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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
BIOLOGIST 3 - Rare Plant Specialist
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: Conservation and Natural Resources
Division: Natural Heritage
Location: Carson, Minden, Gardnerville, Genoa
Job Class Code: 01.729
RECRUITMENT INFORMATION
Announcement Number: 44166
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 09/14/2023
Close Date: 10/13/2023
Recruiter:
   JON TERRAZAS
   Phone: (775)684-0116
   Email: j.terrazas@admin.nv.gov
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 Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources' Division of Natural Heritage (NDNH) is the state's comprehensive source of scientific data for Nevada's at-risk plants, animals, and ecological communities. Our mission is to maintain these data to support land management decisions and ensure the continued existence of Nevada's unique biodiversity. This position serves as a Biologist III, Rare Plant Specialist, for the Nevada Division of Natural Heritage within the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources located in Carson City, NV. Principal duties include assisting with rare plant data development (entering data, documenting, and monitoring Nevada's rare plant diversity through fieldwork) and using scientific data and technical expertise to assist with conservation and management. Position tasks include statewide rare plant data collection, processing, and management, including both geospatial and tabular data; working cooperatively with numerous governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations, Tribes, and the public through working groups, professional meetings, and other opportunities; grant proposal development and management; and other duties as assigned. 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)
    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
    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.
Special Requirements
    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.
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 in Nevada native plants.
2) Describe your experience in using NatureServe, the NatureServe Network, Natural Heritage Methodology, and Biotics.
3) Describe your experience in using ESRI products including ArcGIS, ArcPro, AGOL, and Survey123.
4) Describe your experience in proposal development.
5) Describe your experience in grants management.
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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