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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
WILDLIFE STAFF SPECIALIST - Location to be considered: Reno, Fallon, Winnemucca, Elko, or Ely
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
Job Class Code: 01.712
Announcement Number: 44832
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 10/20/2023
Close Date: 11/28/2023
   Phone: (775)688-1522
   Email: klbowling@ndow.org
Applications accepted for another Expired
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 will be the lead private lands program manager for the Department, including subdivision review (except Clark County). This is a new position providing oversight to this program whereby the incumbent will utilize their creativity in program development and administration. The incumbent will further develop a program to evaluate and prioritize actions and locations to most efficiently and effectively administer private lands program work including oversight of the subdivision review program, acquisitions, conservation and access easements, technical advising, implementation of habitat improvement projects, etc. The incumbent will work closely with and provide oversight and support to partner positions. This position will also assist and provide support with connectivity and migration corridor planning and implementation work for private land opportunities. This is a leadership position that will be acting as liaison with state, local, and federal agencies and a variety of national and state conservation organizations to pursue, capture and leverage funds and resources for private lands program actions and development authorization decisions. 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 where subdivision development is proposed, on private lands and associated with private water rights. This position will assist the restoration and rehabilitation and technical review programs as well. An ecological background with knowledge of Nevada's wildlife, habitats, plants, soils, and systems is preferred.
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 private lands 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. Duty location dependent, required travel may exceed 50% of time. Duty location consideration include Reno HQ, Fallon, Winnemucca, Elko, or Ely and is subject to having adequate office space. 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.

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 working with private landowners, government agencies, and non-profit organizations on private lands issues such as habitat and wildlife management, conservation easements, candidate conservation agreements, or other similar efforts.
2) Please describe your familiarity with partnerships and funding sources to facilitate conservation easements, acquisition, and other private land opportunities.
3) Please describe any experience you have with providing feedback on impacts to wildlife due to an anthropogenic activity.
4) What is your preferred duty location - Reno, Fallon, Winnemucca, Elko, Ely, or other? Are you willing to work in the Reno Headquarters office?
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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Direct Inquiries or Correspondence to:
Division of Human Resource Management
Northern Nevada
515 East Musser Street,
First Floor
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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