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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
PROGRAM OFFICER 1
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $49,047.12 to  $72,119.52  PAY GRADE: 31
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: Agriculture
Division: Livestock Inspection
Location: Elko
Job Class Code: 07.649
RECRUITMENT INFORMATION
Announcement Number: 46500
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 03/06/2024
Recruiter:
   MELISSA PONTILLO
   Email: mpontillo@admin.nv.gov
Applications accepted until recruitment needs are satisfied

** Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.
The Position
Program Officers administer a program or major component of a program by planning, coordinating and managing services and activities in accordance with legal and regulatory requirements and established program performance standards and objectives.
Incumbents recommend and implement changes to work plans, program performance standards and objectives for providing services, and eligibility requirements as permitted by program regulations and guidelines; and may train, supervise, and evaluate the performance of subordinate staff and/or a staff consisting of several students, volunteers and/or contract staff. This is a Program Officer I position located in Elko, NV. Under direct supervision, the incumbent will administer the daily program activities involved in the Nevada Department of Agriculture, Division of Animal Industry, Livestock Inspection Program, to include supervising Brand Inspector III position regarding hiring, training, work assignments and monitoring of statewide Brand Inspector I and II positions; and monitoring and recording revenues collected and developing reports for management on the program activities. The incumbent will also administer the Recorded Brands Program, to include: researching new brands applications for conflicts of interest; transferring ownership of current brands with accurate and complete documentation; recording of temporary out of state brands; entering all data into database; corresponding with requestors on missing information or conflicts; and compiles new brand data and publishes new brand book and supplements and distributes to brand inspectors and other entities.
Other duties the incumbent will be done is managing Livestock Movement Permits by sending out yearly renewals; receive renewals and verify eligibility; check Head Tax list to ensure permit holder is current; notifies State Veterinarian so new permits can be issued; notify permit holders of any violations; and maintain accurate records of permits issued and returned. Respond to inquiries and requests for information on program areas, explaining regulations and procedures required. Takes complaints and reports from the public involving movement, transfer or sale of livestock and forwards to Division Administrator for action. This position supervises the Elko office clerical staff to include hiring, assignment and review of work, and training and disciplinary action. 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 business or public administration, or other discipline related to the program assignment; OR graduation from high school or equivalent education and two years of para-professional program support experience equivalent to an Administrative Assistant III in Nevada State service which required the application of State and/or federal laws, policy and procedures; reviewing documents prepared by others for program compliance determinations; or preparing reports which summarize financial and statistical information; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.
Special Requirements
    A valid driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility 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

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Division of Human Resource Management
Southern Nevada
7251 Amigo St,
Suite 120
Las Vegas, NV 89119

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