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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $47,021.76 to  $69,008.40  PAY GRADE: 30
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: Permanent, full time vacancies as they may occur in this geographical location.
Department: Wildlife
Division: Fisheries
Location: Elko
Job Class Code: 01.737
Announcement Number: 47425
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 05/10/2024
   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
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 perform in a trainee capacity and acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required in this occupation.
Incumbent will be responsible for Bull Trout management and implementing management actions to achieve objectives outlined in the 2015 Recovery Plan for the Coterminous United States Population of Bull Trout. The selected applicant will represent NDOW on the Jarbidge Core Area and Upper Snake River Unit teams which will include attending and organizing meetings and coordinating stakeholders including interagency partners, private landowners and industry, and anglers. Incumbent will also be responsible for sportfish management at Elko County waters including Wildhorse Reservoir, Wilson Sink Reservoir, Owyhee River, Bruneau River, and Jarbidge River. Incumbent will be required to work with federal land management agencies and private landowners to construct, build, advise or recommend land management decisions that will benefit critical riparian habitat for all wildlife. Duties will also include developing angling regulations and fish stocking recommendations, completing and analyzing fisheries survey data, completing technical reports, responding to inquiries from the public, and developing new fisheries as opportunities allow. The position is being recruited at the Biologist 1, 2, and 3 level. 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.

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; OR graduation from high school and two years of technical wildlife management or fisheries experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and professional experience in conducting research studies; data collection, analysis and interpretation; and development and implementation of project proposals for fisheries, wildlife and/or habitat management projects.
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.
    Specialized experience may be required and will be identified at the time of recruitment.
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) This position requires travelling, camping, and backpacking in remote areas. At times this may be for more than 50% of the work schedule. Are you able to meet this requirement?
2) Describe your experience with completing fisheries and habitat surveys for ESA listed fish species to meet management and recovery objectives.
3) Describe your experience with completing surveys on lakes and reservoirs to inform management and fish stocking recommendations.
4) Describe your experience working with federal land management agencies, tribal, and private landowners.
5) Describe your technical writing experience regarding biology, wildlife and fisheries management; project performance reporting; and development of species recovery and management plans.
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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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

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