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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $60,635.52 to  $90,180.72  PAY GRADE: 36
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: Conservation and Natural Resources
Division: Environmental Protection Administration
Location: Carson, Minden, Gardnerville, Genoa
Job Class Code: 10.525
Announcement Number: 45200
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 11/17/2023
Close Date: 12/17/2023
   Phone: (775)684-0116
   Email: j.terrazas@admin.nv.gov
Applications accepted for another 10 Days 8 Hrs 38 Mins
The Position
Environmental Scientists perform program research, planning and development, permitting, compliance monitoring, inspections/enforcement, and technical support services in relation to air, water, waste, federal facilities, corrective action, mining, biology and other environmental programs.
Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform advanced-level work and may provide work direction and training to others. The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Water Quality Planning, is seeking qualified applicants for an Environmental Scientist III position in Carson City, NV. This position is in the Standards, Assessment, and Monitoring Branch. This Branch is responsible for monitoring surface water quality, assessment and reporting of surface water quality, and development of Standards to Protect Designated Uses on surface waters of the State. Candidates are encouraged to apply at the ES1, ES2, or ES3 level based on education and experience.
Specific duties include conducting chemical, physical, and biological monitoring of surface water throughout the State according to established quality assurance/quality control protocols. Travel for fieldwork is typically multi-day as sampling locations are often remote and require overnight travel. This position frequently requires working in and around surface water including lakes, streams, and rivers. Working conditions may be variable including changing weather conditions, exposure to wildlife, and traveling long distances through rugged terrain by 4WD and/or hiking. Incumbent is required to operate and perform sampling in small boats during lake and reservoir sampling. Additional work includes reviewing water quality standards and drafting regulatory petitions to add new or revise surface water quality standards, as outlined in the Nevada Administrative Code; assessing Nevada's surface waters to determine support of beneficial uses and development of Nevada's 303(d)/305(b) Integrated Report; analyzing data and writing technical reports to support regulation changes; conducting data analysis and preparing various reports and technical papers required under the Federal Clean Water Act; 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 the physical, natural resource or life sciences, engineering or closely related field and three years of professional environmental experience which involved environmental program research and planning; OR graduation from high school or equivalent and five years of professional environmental experience as described above; OR one year of experience as an Environmental Scientist II in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.
Special Notes
    Some positions may require specialized education and/or experience which will be identified at the time of recruitment.
    Some positions may require a valid driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
Special Requirements
    This position has a 25% travel requirement.
    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, if any, in the environmental science field including where and when you obtained this experience.
2) Describe your experience, if any, with environmental monitoring including where and when you obtained this experience.
3) Describe your experience, if any, with environmental data analysis including where and when you obtained this experience.
4) Describe your experience, if any, with technical writing including where and when you obtained this experience.
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
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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