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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
WILDLIFE STAFF SPECIALIST
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $66,043.44 to  $98,783.28  PAY GRADE: 38
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: Wildlife
Division: Habitat
Location: Reno, Sparks
Job Class Code: 01.712
RECRUITMENT INFORMATION
Announcement Number: 46992
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 04/10/2024
Recruiter:
   KRISTIN BOWLING
   Phone: (775)688-1522
   Email: klbowling@ndow.org
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
Under general direction, Wildlife Staff Specialists perform program research, planning, analysis and evaluation; draft proposed legislation, policies, procedures and regulations related to wildlife management programs and activities throughout the State.
We're seeking a proactive individual to our department's restoration, rehabilitation, and funding initiatives. As a key player, you'll administer various funding opportunities, including the Wildlife Heritage, Habitat Conservation Fee, Upland Game Bird, Duck Stamp, and conservation bond programs, all aimed at bolstering habitat quality and wildlife populations. In this role, you'll ensure that agency objectives are met by overseeing program and project management needs such as reviewing projects, budget management, schedule tracking, and database management and maintenance, contracting, and interagency agreements. As the lead manager of the Habitat Conservation Framework project portal, proficiency in geo-spatial information, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and databases is preferred. Additionally, you'll be responsible for reporting program achievements through legislative reports, Nevada Board of Wildlife Commissioner meetings, federal grants, and other platforms. Your support will extend to the Habitat Restoration and Rehabilitation Program, where you'll contribute creatively to its growth and effectiveness. With a solid foundation in biological principles and project management, you'll navigate decision-making processes with finesse. An ecological background, coupled with knowledge of Nevada's habitats, plants, soils, and rangeland systems, is essential. As a leader in this position, you'll act as a liaison with state and federal land management agencies, as well as various conservation organizations, to secure and leverage funds for habitat restoration efforts. Collaboration with restoration biologists and other stakeholders will be key to addressing major resource challenges, particularly in Nevada's Great Basin region. Your fiscal responsibilities will include managing grants and agreements, overseeing contracts and subgrants, and contributing to policy development to drive the success of our restoration and rehabilitation program. Operating within department policies and legal frameworks, you'll exercise judgment and ingenuity to prioritize work and devise effective strategies.
If you're ready to make a tangible difference in Nevada's ecosystems and wildlife habitats, join us in this fulfilling leadership role. Your dedication and expertise will be instrumental in shaping a brighter future for our natural landscapes and the wild creatures that call them home. To apply for the recruitment, you will need to submit application online at: https://nvapps.state.nv.us. 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 wildlife management, biology or closely related field and four years of professional experience that included organizing, planning and completing wildlife management studies, writing technical reports and preparing species or land use management plans and recommendations related to wildlife management; OR one year as a Biologist III 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.
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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