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Requisition Id:  18210

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST 4 - Requisition ID: 18210 

Recruitment Type: Open Competitive 

Posting Close Date: N/A 

Geographical Location: Carson, Minden, Gardnerville, Genoa  






*Pay Grade: GRADE 38 

Salary Range: $58,965.12 - $88,197.12 

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full Time 


Recruiter: JON M TERRAZAS 

Phone:  775 684-0116 




Position Description

Environmental Scientists perform program research, planning and development, permitting, compliance monitoring, inspections/enforcement, and technical support services in relation to air, water, waste, federal facilities, corrective action, mining, biology and other environmental programs.

The Bureau of Water Quality Planning’s Nonpoint Source Pollution Management Program (NPS Program) is the lead agency addressing nonpoint source pollution within Nevada. Our role is to coordinate, collaborate, and build key partnerships with a wide variety of stakeholders and partners to effectively address NPS impacts. The NPS State Management Plan (SMP) describes priority NPS Program goals and objectives and outlines how we will work with partners to address NPS pollution to improve and protect water quality across the State.   

NPS pollution reductions are accomplished through a combination of technical and financial assistance, including training, education, planning and implementation of water quality improvement projects. The State receives approximately $1.4 to $1.5 million annually from the US EPA for implementation of the NPS Program in Nevada.  About one-third of funds support programmatic operational costs while the remaining funds are distributed to partners to implement water quality improvements.

Primary duties and responsibilities of the NPS Program Supervisor are: (1) implementation oversight of the NPS Program consistent with state and federal regulations including the Clean Water Act (CWA), Code of Federal Regulations, Nevada Revised Statues and Nevada Administrative Code; (2) preparation and execution of annual CWA 319(h) grant application, including workplan and budget, quarterly progress reports, and annual report; (3) build and maintain constructive internal and external working relationships to achieve program goals and advance water quality improvement within the State; (4) develop contract workplan and budgets and manage contracts to ensure successful outcomes; (5) supervise staff and delegate tasks to ensure timely and efficient implementation of current workplan; (6) communicate clearly and professionally with the public, agency professionals, stakeholders, and co-workers in an oral and written manner, including during public speaking and presentations.

Incumbents function as first-line supervisors who train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; assign and review work; and initiate disciplinary action; OR incumbents serve as the technical scientific expert for a bureau within the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

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Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in the physical, natural resource or life sciences, engineering or closely related field and four years of professional environmental experience which involved environmental program research and planning; OR graduation from high school or equivalent and six years of professional environmental experience as described above; OR one year of experience as an Environmental Scientist III in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.


The Examination

Application Evaluation Exam

  • The exam will consist of an application and resume evaluation. It is essential that applications/resumes 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.


Special Requirements

  • A valid drivers license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.

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