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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
BIOLOGIST 2 - NRCS/Farm Bill
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $47,188.80 to  $69,739.20  PAY GRADE: 33
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: Permanent, full time vacancies as they may occur in this geographical location.
Department: Wildlife
Division: Habitat
Location: Reno, Sparks
Job Class Code: 01.734
RECRUITMENT INFORMATION
Announcement Number: 40693
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 09/15/2020
Recruiter:
   KRISTIN BOWLING
   Phone: (775)688-1522
   Email: klbowling@ndow.org
Applications accepted until recruitment needs are satisfied

** Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.
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. This position will have program focus to accelerate Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) Farm Bill Conservation Program participation and the delivery of conservation technical assistance that are of mutual conservation interest to both the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) and NRCS. This program is a cooperative undertaking between both NDOW and NRCS to provide financial and technical assistance in wildlife habitat improvement activities to landowners, residents, and organizations within the State of Nevada.
The combined resources of NDOW and NRCS will result in the enhancement, restoration, and protection of upland and wetland wildlife habitat along with forest and range resources in the state. This position will meet with private landowners to explain, promote, and prepare proposals for potential funding programs. Also the position will facilitate interagency assistance between NDOW and NRCS to utilize the local expertise of NDOW biologists who specialize in specific species and habitats, as appropriate to specific project proposals. 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 and one year of professional wildlife management experience such as conducting research studies including data collection, analysis and interpretation; development and implementation of project proposals for fisheries, wildlife and/or habitat management projects; OR one year of experience as a Biologist I in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Special Notes
    Working on occasional nights and/or weekends may be required.
    Specialized experience may be required and will be identified at the time of recruitment.
Special Requirements
    A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
Additional Position Criteria
    Experience presenting information to private landowners, public agencies, and the general public 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) Please describe your experience and skill level with Microsoft Word and Excel.
2) Please describe your GIS experience.
3) Please describe your experience and knowledge of NRCS/Farm Bill programs.
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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