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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST 4
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $58,380.48 to  $87,320.16  PAY GRADE: 38
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.
JOB INFORMATION
Work Type: A Permanent, full time vacancy
Department: Conservation and Natural Resources
Division: Environmental Protection Administration
Location: Las Vegas, Boulder City, Indian Springs, Jean, Henderson
Job Class Code: 10.545
RECRUITMENT INFORMATION
Announcement Number: 38223
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 09/18/2019
Close Date: 02/11/2020
Recruiter:
   KENNETH SCHULZ
   Phone: (775)684-0147
   Email: krschulz@admin.nv.gov
Applications accepted for another Expired
The Position
Environmental Scientists perform program research, planning and development, permitting, compliance monitoring, inspections/enforcement, and technical support services in relation to air, water, waste, federal facilities, corrective action, mining, biology and other environmental programs.
Incumbents serve as the technical scientific expert for a bureau within the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. This position will serve as the Technical Scientific Expert for the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Federal Facilities. Incumbent must possess a broad scientific background in multiple disciplines, including health physics, to exercise an expert level of judgement in planning long-range programmatic efforts to address state priorities for the disposal of a wide variety of low-level radiological waste generated by 26 United States Department of Energy (DOE) sites located throughout the United States at the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS; formerly the Nevada Test Site), located in Mercury, Nevada. The incumbent must also be able to identify when and how to make programmatic adjustments, assess the risk to Nevada from any wastestream destined for disposal within the state and develop policy, guidance and procedures to address low-level waste related issues and problems. The Technical Scientific Expert (TSE) for the Bureau of Federal Facilities would be relied upon to: travel to and develop a working relationship with personnel at each of the 26 DOE sites to determine the types and volumes of low-level waste from each of the sites destined, or potentially destined for the NNSS, at the present time and in the foreseeable future. This waste disposition planning and forecasting will require developing an in-depth working knowledge of each of the 26 DOE sites in regards to site layout, specific radioactive waste types present at the facility, waste generation plans, timeframes and budgets. This TSE would also be required to: work with the DOE at both the local and national level to further refine the present low-level radiological waste classification system or develop and implement a new, complex waste classification system and program to manage radioactive waste in the United States that is reasonable, achievable and protective of human health and the environment; draft and present any new legislation at the state and/or national level required by a refined or new low-level radiological waste classification system; develop, present and implement any subsequent complex technical regulations, guidance and plans and procedures at the state level. Additionally, the TSE would plan, execute and oversee enhanced waste verification activities at the various DOE sites, as well as at the NNSS, in order to rely less on generator and process knowledge and more on chemical analyses or real-time radiography methods.
They would also increase the outreach to 21 different, identified stakeholder groups or individuals that share an interest in the management and disposal of low-level waste at the NNSS to include developing and making presentations to the public, task forces, working groups, the scientific community and legislature. Review and comment on every low-level waste profile submitted by any of the 26 DOE generators who request disposal of a low-level waste stream at the NNSS from a health physics expertise and viewpoint, such as radiological safety, is also required. Additionally, independent production of reports for management briefings on the various tasks performed and the exercise of an expert level of scientific and technical judgement to arrive at logical and defensible decisions in the areas described above is required. The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, domestic partnership, genetic information (GINA), or compensation and/or wages.

To Qualify:
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 the physical, natural resource or life sciences, engineering or closely related field and four years of professional environmental experience which involved environmental program research and planning; OR graduation from high school or equivalent and six years of professional environmental experience as described above; OR one year of experience as an Environmental Scientist III in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.
Special Notes
    Some positions may require a valid driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
Additional Position Criteria
    This position requires applicants to have successfully completed Part I of the written examination administrated by the American Academy of Health Physics (AAHP). As a condition of continuing employment, continual progress toward passing Part II of the examination for obtaining the Certified Health Physicist designation must be made.
    This position will require the employee to successfully obtain and maintain a "Q" (top secret) security clearance through the DOE.
    At least 50% travel throughout the United States will be required with the slight possibility of international travel.
The Examination
Application Evaluation Exam
The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview. The hiring agency may require specific skills related testing as part of the interviewing process.
INFORMATIONAL LINKS
For more information about state employment, visit the following:
Division of Human Resource Management: http://hr.nv.gov
Public Employees Retirement System: http://www.nvpers.org
Public Employees Benefits Program: http://pebp.state.nv.us
More Benefits Information: http://nvjobs.nv.gov/Applicants/EB
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Email
Direct Inquiries or Correspondence to:
Division of Human Resource Management
Northern Nevada
209 East Musser Street,
Room 101
Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204

TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868
Division of Human Resource Management
Southern Nevada
555 East Washington Avenue,
Suite 1400
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101-1046

TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868


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