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Job Title:  CONSERVATION EDUCATOR 3 - Volunteer Coordinator

Posting Close Date:  N/A


Requisition Id:  5497





*Pay Grade: GRADE 35 

Salary Range: $51,281.28 - $76,170.24

Fulltime/Parttime: Full Time 



Phone: 775 688-1522 




Position Description

Conservation Educators plan, organize, implement and evaluate educational programs designed to teach hunter and boating safety, environmental concepts and other wildlife related areas to the public, and participate in public relations activities. Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform advanced-level work and may provide work direction and training to others. Incumbant organize and facilitatd family-friendly educational programming designed to introduce the public to the fishing, hunting and shooting sports, Nevada’s wildlife, principles of fisheries and wildlife management, methods for dealing with human wildlife conflict and environmental stewardship are also the position’s responsibilities. Emphasis will be placed on traditional classroom instruction, digital program offerings and experiential learning opportunities. The incumbent will assist with agency outreach efforts by researching and writing news releases, public presentations and informational workshops, representing the agency at special events, and responding to public inquiry.

The incumbent will recruit and onboard agency volunteers who will assist with agency projects across all divisions. Duties will include manage regional Volunteer Program budget (includes grant funds and reporting), coordination with project managers to ensure that volunteer hours and milage for federal aid reporting are sufficient to meet project needs, ensure volunteers are properly registered and documentation is complete, and training is provided. The coordinator will ensure volunteer hours are properly documented and time reporting conforms to Federal reporting standards. The incumbent also will collect and input volunteer data and prepare reports as needed. The volunteer coordinator will be present at work projects to increase likelihood the volunteer timesheets and forms are properly collected and entered in the database. Incumbent will train and guide project leads and biologists on volunteer activities for project without the coordinator but has volunteers. Coordinator will assist education program coordinators in the recruitment and training of volunteer instructors.



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Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in education, journalism, communications, outdoor recreation/leadership/education, wildlife management, biology or related field and two years of professional experience in conservation education which included presenting educational programs, writing news releases, developing written materials for publication, providing interviews for print and broadcast media and/or preparing and presenting radio and television broadcasts; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience; OR one year of experience as a Conservation Educator II in Nevada State service.


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 driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
Occasional nights and/or weekends may be required.
Pursuant to NRS 432A.170, positions offered employment in these positions must submit to a State of Nevada/FBI pre-employment background investigation.
Statewide travel is required.

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: Las Vegas