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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
BIOLOGIST 3 - Botanist
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: 45291
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 11/17/2023
Close Date: 12/19/2023
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, Botanist, for the Nevada Division of Natural Heritage (NDNH) within the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Under general supervision, the Botanist will serve as the lead worker to implement a large grant focusing on data development for critically imperiled and BLM-Sensitive rare plants. Principal duties will be split seasonally between fieldwork and office tasks. Office work duties will include entering data into the NDNH database and using scientific data and technical expertise to prepare reports detailing distribution, biology, threats, and professional management recommendations for individual taxa. The Botanist will also update conservation status rankings in the NDNH database and work cooperatively with numerous governmental agencies to plan summer fieldwork. From mid-April to mid-September, the Botanist will lead one field crew to collect monitoring data for Nevada's rare plant species. 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.
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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