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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
WILDLIFE AREA TECHNICIAN 3 - Wildlife Water Development
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $49,047.12 to  $72,119.52  PAY GRADE: 31
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: Winnemucca
Job Class Code: 01.785
Announcement Number: 43677
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 08/14/2023
Close Date: 11/03/2023
   Phone: (775)688-1522
   Email: klbowling@ndow.org
Applications accepted for another Expired
The Position
Wildlife Area Technicians may be assigned to work at a wildlife management area, on a water development crew or as a regional utility person. Typical duties involve the maintenance of wildlife habitat by operating light and heavy equipment, controlling water levels in wetland areas, managing vegetation and related activities intended to develop and enhance an environment which will support the State's wildlife species.
Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform advanced-level work and may provide work direction and training to others.
Member of a two-person Wildlife Water Development crew that performs a wide range of necessary water development (guzzler) -related inspection, maintenance, repair, and construction duties. The position will be responsible to operate and maintain vehicles, light and heavy equipment, and various hand and power tools to assure the proper operation and safety on all projects. Incumbents are also responsible for managing an extensive materials inventory and planning/executing materials purchasing for the build season and individual projects. Incumbent will provide training and supervision on relevant equipment and construction to volunteers and, at times, seasonal employees. This position also participates in other programs as needed to achieve assigned habitat program objectives. Duties may require this position working for extended periods in locations that are a significant distance from the home base, inclusive of camping out in remote areas for up to eight days at a time. This position interacts with NDOW and non-NDOW people including the many volunteers assisting the crew on guzzler construction and major rebuild projects. The two positions are being recruited at Wildlife Area Technician 1, 2, and 3 levels. Positions may be filled at any level. To apply for the recruitment, you will need to submit application online at: https://nvapps.state.nv.us 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 WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE DEPENDING ON THE NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. 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)
    Graduation from high school or equivalent education and five years experience in maintenance, farming or construction, two of which included experience in maintaining lands for wildlife, managing water levels and manipulating water flow, maintaining and/or constructing equipment and facilities, and surveying wildlife by counting and taking inventory of species; OR one year of experience as a Wildlife Area Technician II in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.
Special Notes
    Education above the high school level in wildlife management, biology or closely related field may be substituted for the qualifying experience.
    Incumbent is required to obtain and maintain a valid Nevada commercial driver's license.
Special Requirements
    A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continued employment.
    Positions in this series are required to obtain and maintain a valid Nevada commercial driver's license with tanker endorsement and air brake certification within six months of appointment.
    Pursuant to NRS 284.4006, positions in this series have been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in these positions must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances.
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 a Commercial Driver's License?
2) Will you be able to work in remote areas for days at a time, camping with use of a trailer?
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
515 East Musser Street,
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Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204

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Division of Human Resource Management
Southern Nevada
7251 Amigo St,
Suite 120
Las Vegas, NV 89119

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