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Posting Close Date:  N/A


Requisition Id:  12470


Recruitment Type: Open Competitive 

Posting Close Date: N/A 

Geographical Location: Carson, Minden, Gardnerville, Genoa  






*Pay Grade: GRADE 29 

Salary Range: $41,133.60 - $60,134.40 

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full Time 


Recruiter: JONI M ABRAHAM 

Phone:  702 486-2900 




Position Description

Conservation Crew Supervisors supervise crews of Nevada Department of Corrections (NDOC) inmates and/or Nevada Division of Forestry (NDF) staff, maintain security, and provide training in equipment use and safety in completing projects in resource conservation and/or fire management.  


This position will be assigned at the Washoe Nursery as the Nursery Crew Supervisor. We are hiring positions at the following Conservation Camp: Carson City. This is an underfill for a Conservation Crew Supervisor 3.  Positions in the Conservation Crew Supervisor - Option A will be enrolled into the regular retirement in PERS and will not be covered under the Heart and Lung bill.


The Division of Forestry's mission is to provide professional natural resource and wildland fire management services to enhance, conserve and protect forest, rangeland and watershed values, endangered plants, and other native flora. The Division of Forestry has a unique partnership with the Department of Corrections to train and provide labor skills in natural resource and wildland fire management to minimum security inmates to help rehabilitate and reduce return rates. Under the supervision of the Conservation Camp Supervisor, this position supervises and directs up to 12 inmate crew members at the Washoe Nursery.  Nursery work may include, but is not limited to, tree planting, planting of seeds and/or cuttings, transplanting, mixing soil, irrigation management, pest, weed, and diseases identification and mitigation, building and grounds maintenance, equipment maintenance, customer service, and follow safety policies and procedures. Conservation Crew Supervisors supervise and evaluate crew member skill levels; plan, assign and review work; brief crew regarding work requirements and processes, job hazards and safety standards; direct projects to ensure timely completion and production rates are met; identify problems and take corrective action; and ensure the custody and security of crew members. Crew supervisors also compile data and prepare records and reports related to project outcomes and accomplishments; equipment usage, maintenance, and repair; and crew member evaluations, training and cohesion.


Incumbents receive training in performing all or part of the duties outlined in the series concept and in specialized areas in either Natural Resource or Fire Suppression. This is the trainee level in the series and progression to the next level in the series may occur upon meeting minimum qualifications, satisfactory performance, and with the approval of the appointing authority.


To view the full class specifications for this position, visit:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from high school or equivalent education and two years of general work experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.


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.

Information Notes

  • Possession of a Class B driver’s license with air brake endorsement is required within one year of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in biology, ecology, natural resource management, forestry, or closely related field can be substituted for the NDF Resource Task Book.
  • NWCG Task Books for Faller 3 (FAL3), Faller 2 (FAL2), Helicopter Manager (HMGB), or Crew Boss (CRWB) will be granted reciprocity for equivalent qualifications for the requirements of Option A: Natural Resource.
  • Positions must obtain and maintain required qualifications within agency defined time frames as a condition of continuing employment.
  • All positions must obtain Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers (CPR & AED) American Heart Association certification and a qualification of First Aid or higher certification during the probationary period and must maintain certification as a condition of continuing employment.

Special Requirements

  • Possession of a valid driver’s license is required at the time of application and as a condition of continuing employment.
  • Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, all positions in this class have been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in this class must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances.
  • Incumbents employed at the Conservation Crew Supervisor I and II – Both Options, must initiate and successfully complete the required NDF or National Wildland Coordinating Group (NWCG) task books within three years of appointment, and as a condition of continuing employment, in order to progress to the next level in the series.
  • Applicants are required to undergo a Nevada Department of Corrections (NDOC) background investigation prior to being considered for employment.
  • Positions are required to work weekends and/or holidays and must be available for emergency assignments up to 14 days in duration.
  • Positions must complete a 40-hour pre-service training in supervision of NDOC crews after hire.

This recruitment may close at any time based on the number of applications received.  Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.


*The salary range indicated in this announcement is based on the Employee/Employer retirement compensation schedule. An employer-only option is available at a reduced salary range.


The State of Nevada is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate on the basis of 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.


Nearest Major Market: Carson City
Nearest Secondary Market: Reno