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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $66,043.44 to  $98,783.28  PAY GRADE: 38
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: Wildlife
Division: Habitat
Location: Reno, Sparks
Job Class Code: 01.712
Announcement Number: 42604
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 07/06/2023
   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
Under general direction, Wildlife Staff Specialists perform program research, planning, analysis and evaluation; draft proposed legislation, policies, procedures and regulations related to wildlife management programs and activities throughout the State.
This position co-leads the Habitat Restoration and Rehabilitation Program for the Department. The program coordinates, plans, funds, implements, and monitors projects aimed at improving habitat values for wildlife. The incumbent will evaluate and prioritize actions and locations to most efficiently and effectively rehabilitate degraded vegetative communities that have been impacted by land use, infested with noxious/invasive plants or damaged by wildfire. This position administers the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration (WSFR) Program's W-24 Wildlife Habitat Restoration Grant. This position is the implementation lead providing support to staff on project administration activities including coordination, contract administration, agreement administration and reporting, NDOW funding program administration and support, etc. An ecological background with knowledge and experience of Nevada's habitats, plants, soils, systems, and rangeland restoration techniques is necessary. Knowledge and experience with geo-spatial information, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and databases is preferred. This position is also responsible for reporting on program accomplishments and working with NDOW?s Conservation Education Division on media releases. This position also provides support to the other program co-lead on an as needed basis assisting with the vegetation monitoring programs, science/research, and planning needs.
This is a leadership position that will be acting as liaison with state and federal land management agencies and a variety of national and state conservation organizations to pursue, capture and leverage funds and resources for habitat restoration actions. Coordination and communication with restoration biologists, cooperating agencies and entities is required for the purpose of negotiating approaches and solutions to major resource issues in Nevada's ecosystems, especially the Great Basin. The position will have fiscal responsibilities such as; applying for, managing and reporting on various grants and agreements, as well as assisting on overarching contracts, subgrants and purchase requisitions. This will also involve coordinating the development of policies and procedures necessary to operate the restoration and rehabilitation program. Work is performed independently within the framework of department policies and all applicable laws, regulations and statutory requirements; project management includes determining work priorities, standards, techniques and guidelines; when standards and techniques are not adequate or applicable, judgment and ingenuity must be exercised. 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 wildlife management, biology or closely related field and four years of professional experience that included organizing, planning and completing wildlife management studies, writing technical reports and preparing species or land use management plans and recommendations related to wildlife management; OR one year as a Biologist III in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.
Special Requirements
    A valid drivers license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing 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) Describe your experience developing and administering restoration or rehabilitation plans and projects.
2) Describe your experience with geo-spatial programs and databases.
3) Describe your experience administering, monitoring and maintaining federal grants in the following areas: 1) writing project agreements and grants 2) working with grant administrators 3) monitoring cost accounting system and reports.
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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