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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
BIOLOGIST 3 - Botanist & Technology Specialist
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: A Permanent, full time vacancy
Department: Conservation and Natural Resources
Division: Natural Heritage
Location: Carson, Minden, Gardnerville, Genoa
Job Class Code: 01.729
RECRUITMENT INFORMATION
Announcement Number: 46450
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 02/27/2024
Close Date: 03/18/2024
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. This position serves as a Biologist III, Botanist and Technology Specialist, for the Nevada Division of Natural Heritage (NDNH) within the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Principal duties will include documenting, monitoring, and conserving Nevada's rare plant diversity and managing the agency's technology-related efforts.
Botany-related duties include statewide rare plant data collection and management, environmental review, advising the State Forester/Firewarden on rare plant-related topics, grant proposal development and grant management, communicating with and responding to inquiries from the public, working cooperatively with numerous governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations, and Tribes on a variety of botany-related topics, and using scientific data and technical expertise to prepare reports detailing distribution, biology, threats, and professional management recommendations for rare plants. Technology-related duties will include managing and improving the agency website, developing and maintaining GIS spatial layers and products, developing technical queries and reports, and assisting with technical updates to and management of the agency databases. The Biologist III may also be responsible for other duties as assigned. This is a full-time, in person position based out of the NDNH office in Carson City, Nevada. Flexible scheduling within the Monday-Friday work week may be considered with supervisor approval. Up to 25% travel required. 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, 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.
The following additional questions are part of this Recruitment
1) Describe your experience with botanical fieldwork.
2) Describe your experience with NatureServe, the NatureServe Network, Natural Heritage Methodology, and Biotics.
3) Describe your experience in using ESRI products including ArcGIS Pro, AGOL, Field Maps and Survey123.
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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