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State of Nevada Announces
An Open Competitive Recruitment for:
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -  $67,296.24 to  $100,098.72  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: Permanent, full time vacancies as they may occur in this geographical location.
Department: Conservation and Natural Resources
Division: Division of Forestry
Location: Carson, Minden, Gardnerville, Genoa
Job Class Code: 01.810
Announcement Number: 47827
Open to all qualified persons.
Posted 06/18/2024
   Email: d.labarbera@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
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 is responsible for leadership and guidance of all Biomass Utilization and Forest Products programming which includes the coordination and oversight of all biomass utilization and management approaches, technology, equipment, and best management practices used by the agency in the course of forest, range and watershed stewardship projects. The position also assists in the management of equipment used by field staff to perform program functions. The incumbent will assist in the formulation and development of policies and programs; compile technical data; consult with field personnel; assess needs; develop goals, objectives, and timeframes; write specifications; design and plan activities; evaluate budget provisions; analyze, evaluate and develop grant proposals; coordinate resources available; and formulate annual work plans for implementation.
They manage contracts, agreements; develop, evaluate, monitor and mediate procurement and implementation of services contracts; maintain appropriate records and prepare reports. They review, evaluate and oversee program operations; review reports and statistics; analyze information regarding new technology and methods available; conduct field inspections; assess program quality and results; develop and recommend alternative approaches; prepare summary reports; monitor budget and cost effectiveness in order to meet program objectives and increase efficiency. 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 Notes
    Incumbents may be required to obtain and maintain certification as an Agency Certified Contract Monitor.
    Some positions require specialized skills and experience in grant management, policy development, equipment and property management, fire and/or resource management, or other natural resource field and will be identified at the time of recruitment.
    Current Certification as a Professional in Rangeland Management (CPRM) from the Society of Range Management, current certification as a Certified Forester from the Society of American Foresters, or current certification as an Associate Wildlife Biologist (AWB) from the Wildlife Society is equivalent to one year of professional experience. This certification must be attached at the time of application.
    Successful completion of the Research Associate Program through the Great Basin Institute will qualify applicants at the Conservation Staff Specialist Trainee II level.
    One year of experience in the AmeriCorps Program will qualify applicants at the Conservation Staff Specialist Trainee I level.
Special Requirements
    Some positions require a valid Nevada Class A or B driver's license at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
    A valid drivers license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
    Applicants are required to pass a thorough medical examination and physical agility test prior to appointment and for 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 in developing policies and procedures; coordinating special grant programs and/or contracts; and coordinating training programs.
2) Describe your grants experience.
3) Describe your budgets experience.
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

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

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