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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
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.
Work Type: A Permanent, full time vacancy
Department: Conservation and Natural Resources
Division: Division of Forestry
Location: Elko
Job Class Code: 01.811
Announcement Number: 41638
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 01/12/2021
   Phone: (775)684-0147
   Email: krschulz@admin.nv.gov
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
Foresters perform professional duties in forestry, natural resource management and conservation, fire prevention and suppression, and related areas.
Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform advanced-level work and may provide work direction and training to others. These positions are responsible for planning and implementing vegetation and fuel management projects to reduce the risk of catastrophic loss to communities, infrastructure, and ecosystems in moderate to high wildfire risk priority areas. The positions will coordinate the implementation of wildfire hazard mitigation, prevention, and restoration through contracting hand crews and equipment from Nevada Division of Forestry (NDF), partnering agencies, and private contractors to manage the surface vegetation utilizing appropriate techniques to manage and maintain healthy forests, rangelands and watersheds.
The position also provides the lead administrative role for the resource program and direction in the northern region, consisting of Elko, White Pine, Eureka and Lander counties. The resource program implements primarily rural forestry assistance, forest health, endangered plant protection, forest practice regulations and wildland fire rehabilitation. The position is expected to work across programs in the Division to ensure that the agency is strategically accomplishing strategic goals and objectives. Project management duties include all aspects of project planning, budget development and management including estimating and tracking budgets and supplies for in-house and contracted activities, preparing contract solicitations, grant applications, overseeing field implementation, reporting, and ensuring compliance with state and federal guidelines. Additional information, including a full position description, can be found by going to NDF's Job Page at http://forestry.nv.gov/ndf-jobs/full-time-jobs/ . This position will be filled in Elko. 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. ***THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME BASED ON THE AMOUNT OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. QUALIFIED APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.***

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 forestry or closely related natural resources field and two years of journey level professional natural resource experience in areas such as forest health, forest insect and disease identification and treatment, and vegetation management at a level comparable to Forester II or Nursery Specialist II; OR two years of experience as a Forester II in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.
Special Requirements
    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.
    A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continued employment.
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 planning and/or managing the implementation of vegetation and fuel management projects in Great Basin rangeland and forest ecosystems.
2) Please describe your experience with developing appropriate seed mixes, herbicide treatments and/or other vegetation management, restoration, and rehabilitation practices.
3) Please describe your experience with permits, clearances, and approvals for cultural resources, threatened and endangered species, and/or other protected values when required to implement vegetation management prescriptions in cooperation with federal, corporate, and private landowners.
4) Please describe your experience using geographic information systems (GIS), planning, reporting, and project management technology and software to assist with natural resource management.
5) Please describe your field experience, specifically with work that involved irregular schedules and working in remote locations with little supervisory oversight.
6) Please describe your experience performing administrative duties such supervision, management of teams, equipment and supplies purchasing, expenditure tracking, budget tracking, reporting, planning, inspections, evaluations, coordination meetings, and vehicle maintenance.
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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Direct Inquiries or Correspondence to:
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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