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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
CONSERVATION STAFF SPECIALIST 2 - Environmental Improvement Program/Nevada Tahoe Resource Team
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: State Parks
Location: Carson, Minden, Gardnerville, Genoa
Job Class Code: 01.810
Announcement Number: 46176
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 15 Hrs 6 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.
This position represents the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Nevada Division of State Parks (NDSP) on the Nevada Tahoe Resource Team (NTRT). The NTRT implements Nevada's share of the Environmental Improvement Program to improve Lake Tahoe's water quality, and promote sustainable recreation, forest health, and enhanced wildlife habitat. This position is a key member of the NTRT, working with team members to implement sustainable recreation projects in the Tahoe Basin. The EIP Recreation Conservation Staff Specialist position: Requires excellent communication, teamwork, problem-solving, critical thinking, conflict management, adaptability, time management, and organizational skills; Works with the park supervisors of Van Sickle Bi-State Park, Sand Harbor State Park, and Spooner Lake and Backcountry State Park to identify resource concerns within the park. Works to solve resource concerns by creating park improvement projects or working with other resource disciplines to develop and implement environmental improvement projects; Works with the NTRT Program Manager and NDSP Project Managers on capital improvement projects to promote sustainable recreation. The position assists with the development of scope of work, funding, planning, and implementation of projects; Assists the NTRT Program Manager and NDSP Planners with updating park master plans. Independently assists with portions of the master planning effort; Serves as project manager on basic park improvement projects such as trail construction, maintenance, and restoration; Participates in Tahoe regional planning efforts and coordinates sustainable recreation projects in support of EIP goals; Coordinates and participates on multidisciplinary project teams and working groups, with the main objective of coordinating the development of recreation opportunities while preserving natural resources at Lake Tahoe; Works closely with federal and local partners to identify recreation impacts to beaches and land within the Tahoe Basin and develop solutions to improve the trails, facilities, and resources in Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park; Represents NDSP and NTRT in the public eye and is responsible for developing effective working relationships with a wide range of public and private partners.
Day to day responsibilities include a wide range of professional and technical duties, including: plan, organize, and coordinate the sustainable recreation component of the Lake Tahoe Environmental Improvement Program, establish goals, objectives and timetables consistent with the division's mission, analyze problems and develop and recommend effective solutions; develop and justify budgetary requests; perform statistical and cost management analysis; coordinate and implement training and resource management programs; negotiate contracts, grants, leases and agreements; read, interpret and explain technical documents applicable to assigned programs; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with federal, State and local entities, private contractors, boards and commissions involved in natural resource management and conservation; speak effectively and persuasively before groups of people; analyze information, problems, situations, practices and procedures to define problem areas and formulate logical and objective solutions; create and manipulate spreadsheets. 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 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, ecology, environmental studies, environmental science, fire management, forestry, geology, natural resource management, parks management, or related field and three 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 five years of professional experience as described above; OR one year of experience as a Conservation Staff Specialist I 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 on multidisciplinary, interagency teams coordinating and implementing recreation projects with multiple stakeholders, including regulatory agencies, non-profit organizations, contractors, and the public.
2) Describe your experience preparing programmatic work plans and developing reports.
3) Describe your experience with the following planning and project development elements: a) developing scopes of work; b) developing and implementing public participation strategies; c) developing or reviewing regional or long-range plans; d) developing or reviewing project level plans; e) developing and/or reviewing environmental analyses and mitigations; f) developing and administering budgets, g) developing and administering grants and contracts.
4) Describe your experience working in complex natural resources environments.
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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Division of Human Resource Management
Northern Nevada
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Room 101
Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204

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Division of Human Resource Management
Southern Nevada
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Las Vegas, Nevada 89101-1046

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