APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -
PAY GRADE: 37
For more information on benefit and retirement programs, please see the sections below.
In order to receive consideration, applicants must indicate their availability for any work type, travel, and location requirements listed.
Biologists conduct fisheries, wildlife and/or habitat management projects and research studies including data collection, analysis and interpretation; develop and implement project proposals and work plans; prepare recommendations; and participate in public relations activities.
Incumbents function as first-line supervisors who train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; assign and review work; and initiate disciplinary action.
Provides supervision for non-game field biologists and implements science-based Wildlife Diversity management programs to meet the needs of wildlife resources region-wide. Coordinates staff to accomplish Wildlife Diversity Division work program objectives and implements programs and procedures for non-game program elements guided by Nevada's Wildlife Action Plan. In addition, this position coordinates environmental inputs and habitat restoration efforts with the Habitat Division and is the terrestrial wildlife lead on the multiple Habitat Conservation Plans in Southern Nevada. This position is also the primary contact to assist the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in dealing with desert tortoise issues and concerns in Southern Nevada. The incumbent will manage budgets, develop and assist with grants, contracts, subgrants, and final reporting. Incumbent must have high level of verbal and written communication skills in order to effectively communicate with public, community and organizational leaders, and government officials. Develop and conduct presentations to public and professional bodies along with representing the Department and Division in various partner working groups and throughout NEPA processes, meetings, and issue resolution.
In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:
Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in biology, wildlife management or closely related field and four years of professional experience in wildlife, fisheries or habitat management; OR one year of experience as a Biologist III in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Work may be performed under adverse weather conditions and include extensive walking under difficult conditions in remote and/or primitive locations.
Working on occasional nights and/or weekends may be required.
Specialized experience may be required and will be identified at the time of recruitment.
Statewide travel and outdoor work is required.
A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
Additional Position Criteria
Experience with NEPA
Biologist IV - Habitat (NDOW)
The exam will consist of a rating of training and experience weighted 100%. It is essential that applications include extensively detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. Your score will be based on the information provided in your application and your responses to the questions asked below. If there are several parts to a question, answer each part separately. Along with each answer, identify the position(s) and/or training (as described in your application) where you gained the background asked for in the question. Absence of experience/training asked for in a question is not necessarily disqualifying. Failure to answer the questions will result in a score based solely on the application.
Qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview.
1) Describe your field experience, including the number of years, in wildlife.
2) Describe your GIS experience.
3) Describe your public contact experience in which you were responsible for explaining, defending, and/or educating others. In your description include your subject/topic and public group that you were addressing.
4) Describe your technical writing experience regarding biology, wildlife and fisheries management, impact assessment and mitigation formulation.
5) Describe your experience supervising wildlife specific positions.
6) Do you have Master's or Doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in a related field? If so, please indicate your degree(s), the name of the accredited college or university the degree(s) was obtained, and date of completion.
7) Describe your budgeting and grant proposal experience.
8) Describe your experience working with regulatory agencies and project proponents on impact assessment and related projects.
9) Describe your experience with the interpretation and/or application of Environmental Protection laws and regulations including National Environmental Policy Act, Federal Land Policy Management Act, Forest Management Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, and the Utility Environmental Protection Act.
The following additional questions are part of this Recruitment
1) Please describe your experience with grant process which includes applying, monitoring, and final reporting.
2) Describe your experience with making professional presentations
3) Describe your supervisory experience.
4) Describe your experience working with partners and other entities on shared wildlife management goals, conservation plans, and/or agreements.
5) Please provide an existing sample of your writing (e.g. scientific manuscript, thesis, NEPA comments/letters, general articles, etc.)