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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
CONSERVATION EDUCATOR 3 - Southern Region
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $51,281.28 to  $76,170.24  PAY GRADE: 35
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: Wildlife
Division: Conservation Education
Location: Las Vegas, Boulder City, Indian Springs, Jean, Henderson
Job Class Code: 01.755
RECRUITMENT INFORMATION
Announcement Number: 38641
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 10/30/2019
Close Date: 01/03/2020
Recruiter:
   KRISTIN BOWLING
   Phone: (775)688-1522
   Email: klbowling@ndow.org
Applications accepted for another Expired
The Position
Conservation Educators plan, organize, implement and evaluate educational programs designed to teach hunter and boating safety, environmental concepts and other wildlife related areas to the public, and participate in public relations activities.
Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform advanced-level work and may provide work direction and training to others. The position will serve as the Urban Wildlife Coordinator and will be the first point of contact for the public in regards to questions, concerns, or reports about human-wildlife conflicts. In addition, the incumbent plans, organizes, implements, and conducts educational programs about the behaviors of wildlife, how to prevent human-wildlife conflicts, and what to do when conflicts arise. Inquiries or complaints about urban wildlife generally come from those who are unfamiliar with wildlife and are often concerned for their own or someone else's safety or for the animal itself. The position creates educational programs to address specific community needs regarding human-wildlife conflict; develops lesson plans and visual aid materials based on those needs; designs and delivers community outreach programming and educational campaigns; creates and distributes collateral materials to support educational efforts; and researches the specific subject matter of interest, evaluating educational and outreach programs utilized in locations where similar problems exist, identifying the information that best applies to the local situation, and developing the appropriate format for sharing that information. The position also develops and supports equitable, high-quality K-12 STEM educational programming for audiences from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.
In addition, the position recruits, trains and evaluates volunteers who assist with implementation of the Urban Wildlife program. It also works with a diverse collection of government agencies and community organizations to create and maintain effective partnerships in order to enhance urban wildlife awareness and facilitate associated education efforts.

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 education, journalism, communications, outdoor recreation/leadership/education, wildlife management, biology or related field and two years of professional experience in conservation education which included presenting educational programs, writing news releases, developing written materials for publication, providing interviews for print and broadcast media and/or preparing and presenting radio and television broadcasts; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience; OR one year of experience as a Conservation Educator II in Nevada State service.
Special Requirements
    A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required. Persons offered employment in this position will be required to pay for these items.
    A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
    Occasional nights and/or weekends may be required.
    Pursuant to NRS 432A.170, positions offered employment in these positions must submit to a State of Nevada/FBI pre-employment background investigation.
Additional Position Criteria
    Experience with GIS mapping and analyzing data is required.
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.
The following additional questions are part of this Recruitment
1) What types of public presentations have you given?
2) What types of group, organizational or program coordination have you done?
3) Do you have experience organizing, implementing and conducting education programs? Please explain.
4) Please explain any experience with database management.
5) What type of promotional or educational campaigns have you administered?
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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