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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
BIOLOGIST 1 - Wildlife Water Development
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $41,572.08 to  $61,011.36  PAY GRADE: 30
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.
Work Type: Permanent, full time vacancies as they may occur in this geographical location.
Department: Wildlife
Division: Habitat
Location: Las Vegas, Boulder City, Indian Springs, Jean, Henderson
Job Class Code: 01.737
Announcement Number: 39074
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 12/10/2019
Close Date: 01/10/2020
   Phone: (775)688-1522
   Email: klbowling@ndow.org
Applications accepted for another Expired
The Position
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 perform in a trainee capacity and acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required in this occupation. The Biologist attains knowledge of regional natural waters for determining the need for and placement of wildlife water developments to achieve goals & strategies without adverse impacts to existing ecological values. Duties include project planning and construction coordination by working closely with appropriate land management agencies for obtaining necessary clearances and approvals; plans, budgets and coordinates schedules of and participates in aerial surveys associated with new water development projects and maintenance inspections of existing units.
In doing so, the Biologist will: work-out logistics of project related activities by coordinating materials purchases and deliveries, share information, and perform construction and maintenance of wildlife water developments with Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) crews, volunteers, and/or contractors involved; demonstrate proficiency in overseeing two Wildlife Area Technicians; track, document, and prepare reports and summaries of field activities and program accomplishments, including annual Grant Performance Reports; assists in updating NDOW's water development database; builds on professional skills and state-of-the-art knowledge by staying current with scientific-based and trade publications and attending workshops and conferences as opportunities arise; and, represent NDOW and the Water Development Program at remote work sites in the company of volunteers and during meetings with federal, state and local agencies, and NGO's like the Fraternity of the Desert Bighorn, Nevada Bighorns Unlimited, Mule Deer Foundation, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and Wildlife and Habitat Improvement of Nevada. The position is being recruited at all levels - Biologist 1, Biologist 2, and Biologist 3. 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 biology, wildlife management or closely related field; OR an equivalent combination of education and professional experience in conducting research studies; data collection, analysis and interpretation; and development and implementation of project proposals for fisheries, wildlife and/or habitat management projects; OR graduation from high school and two years of technical wildlife management or fisheries experience.
Special Notes
    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.
    Some positions require a valid State of Nevada Commercial Driver's License (CDL) within six months of appointment.
Special Requirements
    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.
    Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, this position has been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in this position must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances.
Additional Position Criteria
    Experience with interpreting locations and/or navigating using topographic maps and a hand-held Geographic Positioning System (GPS) 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) Do you have Intermediate Level experience with computer applications (such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and/or Powerpoint)? If so, please describe your experience.
2) Do you have experience with GIS software? If so, please describe your experience.
3) Do you have a Commercial Driver's License (CDL)?
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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Division of Human Resource Management
Northern Nevada
209 East Musser Street,
Room 101
Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204

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Division of Human Resource Management
Southern Nevada
555 East Washington Avenue,
Suite 1400
Las Vegas, Nevada 89101-1046

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