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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
CONSERVATION STAFF SPECIALIST 1 - Walker River State Recreation Area - Biology, Restoration & Conservation
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.
Work Type: A Permanent, full time vacancy
Department: Conservation and Natural Resources
Division: State Parks
Location: Yerington
Job Class Code: 01.809
Announcement Number: 46174
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 02/05/2024
Close Date: 03/06/2024
   Phone: (775)684-0116
   Email: j.terrazas@admin.nv.gov
Applications accepted for another 1 Days 13 Hrs 56 Mins
The Position
Conservation Staff Specialists assist in developing, formulating, and coordinating programs, policies and procedures related to areas such as resource management, safety and training, fire management and policy management pertinent to the assigned area of natural resource management, preservation, conservation and protection.
Under general supervision, Conservation Staff Specialist Is, on a regional basis, develop, formulate, and coordinate programs, policies and procedures related to the assigned area of natural resource management, preservation, conservation and protection. The Nevada Division of State Parks was founded when, during the 1963 session of the Nevada Legislature, a bill was passed to form a new state park agency within the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Since then, we have established 27 Sate Parks throughout the State of Nevada. Popular parks include Valley of Fire State Park located in Southern Nevada and Sand Harbor State Park located on the shores of Lake Tahoe. As team member for the Division, you'll be presented with opportunities to explore, and work in, some of our beautiful parks. This is primarily a field work position to assist the park with all conservation objectives. Aide with projects geared toward the park's conservation, restoration, biology, and recreation objectives. Position will perform a variety of duties that are subject to change.
Will actively participate in weed and other noxious vegetation inventory and removal. Will function as lead on numerous conservation plans, includes spraying, mechanical removal, handwork, and other means to combat invasive and noxious species, including weeds, Russian Olives, mosquitos. Conduct various vegetation projects, park beautification, irrigation projects, do field surveys, weed inventory, weed abatement, trail enhancements, tree health. Seek and help administer conservation related grants and other funding opportunities within conservation program objectives, such as inventory and order chemicals and tools needed to achieve conservation objectives. Use GIS, Tremble units, Scout software to track weed inventory. Organize and share weed inventory information with appropriate other agencies. May function as liaison with contractors or other businesses with conservation related projects (i.e., Manpower, Walker Basin Conservancy, Great Basin Institute, on trail building contractors, special organizations, and events such as NICCA Mountain Bike group). Will work to propagate new plant materials, organize, and maintain the park greenhouse. Will actively assist the Park Supervisor with ranch lease management, rotation plans, water rights, fence maintenance, and protection of riparian areas. Assist the Park with public outreach, education, special events. The State of Nevada is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building diverse, inclusive, and innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. All applicants are considered without regard to 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 PO

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, ecology, environmental studies, environmental science, fire management, forestry, geology, natural resource management, parks management, or related field and two years of professional experience in a relevant resource management field that included assisting in developing, formulating, and coordinating programs, policies and procedures; coordinating special grant programs and/or contracts; and coordinating training programs; OR graduation from high school or equivalent education and four years of professional experience as described above; OR one year of experience as a Biologist II, Conservation Crew Supervisor III, Conservation Staff Specialist Trainee II, Fire Captain, Forester II, Nursery Specialist II, or Park Ranger II (Non-Commissioned) in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.
Special Notes
    May be required to work varying hours and shifts including holidays, weekends and evenings.
    Successful completion of the Research Associate Program through the Great Basin Institute will qualify applicants at the Conservation Staff Specialist Trainee II level.
    One year of experience in the AmeriCorps Program will qualify applicants at the Conservation Staff Specialist Trainee I level.
Special Requirements
    Requires a valid driver's license at the time of appointment and for continuing employment.
Additional Position Criteria
    The selected candidate must obtain a Department of Agriculture Pesticide Applicator Certificate within 12 months of appointment and maintain certification as a condition of continuing employment.
    The selected candidate must complete Department of Conservation and Natural Resources standard flight training and obtain a FAA Part 107 UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle)/drone pilot's license within 12 months of appointment and maintain certifications as a condition of continuing employment.
    This position requires in State and out of State travel up to 25% of the time.
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) The selected candidate must wear a State Parks uniform at work. Can you meet this requirement?
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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