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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
BIOLOGIST 3 - GIS
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $58,025.52 to  $86,150.88  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: Permanent, full time vacancies as they may occur in this geographical location.
Department: Wildlife
Division: Division of Data and Technology Services (DATS)
Location: Reno, Sparks
Job Class Code: 01.729
RECRUITMENT INFORMATION
Announcement Number: 42594
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 07/06/2023
Close Date: 02/16/2024
Recruiter:
   KRISTIN BOWLING
   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 possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform work independently with little or no additional training.
The incumbent should possess a thorough knowledge of current GIS software and tools, including but not limited to ArcMap, ArcPro, ArcGIS Online, Survey123, Collector, and Web AppBuilder. The incumbent should be highly proficient in current skills, techniques, and methodologies commonly used in GIS, including but not limited to data management, database development, cartography, spatial analysis, task automation, and scripting. Familiarity with enterprise-level systems, servers, and native app/web development a plus. Duties include participating in daily Scrum meetings; completing GIS tasks as assigned; processing internal and external GIS data requests; building, maintaining, and working with data management systems; processing and analyzing wildlife resource and habitat data; building and maintaining mobile and web-based tools for field data entry and viewing; building and maintaining web-based dashboards and summary tools for management use. Additional duties include participating in GIS project planning; providing alternative methods to improve accuracy or efficiency; identifying and participating in relevant training events or conferences; providing technical support to NDOW staff for GIS software and applications; participating in field work when necessary for learning purposes and/or product testing. 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 three years 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 two years of experience as a Biologist II in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.
Special Notes
    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.
Skills Required
    Experience with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access).
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) Describe your experience building and working with databases.
2) Describe your experience with each of the ESRI products - ArcMap, ArcPro, ArcGIS Online, Survey123, Collector, Web AppBuilder.
3) Describe your experience with problem solving and technical support for GIS products and software.
4) Describe your experience with cartography.
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
515 East Musser Street,
First Floor
Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204

TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868
Division of Human Resource Management
Southern Nevada
7251 Amigo St,
Suite 120
Las Vegas, NV 89119

TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868


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