APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -
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.
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.
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 Management Area 7 Game Division Biologist is responsible for surveying and monitoring various game species within northeastern Elko County. Duties include survey and inventory of big game and small game species. Many of these surveys are conducted aerially using a helicopter; however, some surveys can be conducted via ground by foot or vehicle. Data management, data analyses including population modeling, report writing, and public presentations are essential to this position. A significant portion of this position?s time is also dedicated to the Elk Incentive Program and requires significant coordination with local landowners. In conjunction with applicable staff from the Habitat Division, this position is also partially responsible for developing and administering habitat improvement projects and conducting technical review of federal land use planning documents. The position will also deal extensively with land management agencies, sportsmen and the general public. The position is being recruited at Biologist 1, 2, and 3 levels. Position may be filled at any level. To apply for the recruitment, you will need to submit application online at: https://nvapps.state.nv.us.
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.
Work may be performed under adverse weather conditions and include extensive walking under difficult conditions in remote and/or primitive locations.
Working on occasional nights and/or weekends may be required.
Specialized experience may be required and will be identified at the time of recruitment.
Statewide travel and outdoor work is required.
A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
Additional Position Criteria
Experience and/or the ability to conduct extensive aerial surveys in both the front seat and back seat of a helicopter is required.
Describe your technical writing experience regarding biology and wildlife; project performance reporting; and development of management plans.
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 GIS and quantitative analysis skills.
2) This position requires travelling, camping, and backpacking in remote areas. At times this may be for more than 50% of the work schedule.
3) Describe your experience working with federal land management agencies, private landowners, and the general public.