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Job Title:  WILDLIFE AREA TECHNICIAN 2 - Wildlife Water Development

Posting Close Date:  N/A


Requisition Id:  10363

WILDLIFE AREA TECHNICIAN 2 - Wildlife Water Development - Requisition ID: [[id]] 

Recruitment Type: Open Competitive 

Posting Close Date: N/A 

Geographical Location: Las Vegas, Boulder City, Indian Springs, Jean, Henderson  




Business Unit: HR-HABITAT 


*Pay Grade: GRADE 29 

Salary Range: $39,943.44 - $58,380.48 

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full Time 



Phone:  775 688-1522 




Position Description


Wildlife Area Technicians may be assigned to work at a wildlife management area, on a water development crew or as a regional utility person. Typical duties involve the maintenance of wildlife habitat by operating light and heavy equipment, controlling water levels in wetland areas, managing vegetation and related activities intended to develop and enhance an environment which will support the State's wildlife species.


Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform work independently with little or no additional training.


Member of a two-person Wildlife Water Development crew that performs a wide range of necessary water development, guzzler-related, inspection, maintenance, repair, and construction duties. The position will be responsible to operate and maintain vehicles, light and heavy equipment, and various hand and power tools assuring proper operation and safety on all projects. Incumbents are responsible for managing an extensive materials inventory and planning/executing materials purchasing for the build season and individual projects. Incumbent will provide training and supervision on relevant equipment and construction to volunteers and, at times, seasonal employees. This position also participates in other programs as needed to achieve assigned habitat program objectives. Duties may require this position working for extended periods in locations that are a significant distance from the home base, inclusive of camping out in remote areas for up to eight days at a time. This position interacts with NDOW and non-NDOW people including the many volunteers assisting the crew on guzzler construction and major rebuild projects. This position is being recruited at Wildlife Area Technician 1, Wildlife Area Technician 2, and Wildlife Area Technician 3 levels.

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Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from high school or equivalent education and four years of experience in maintenance, farming or construction, one of which was maintaining lands for wildlife, constructing dikes, ditches or roads; applying fertilizers; managing water levels and manipulating flow of water; maintaining equipment and structures by cleaning, painting, repairing and rebuilding structures; and collecting data and surveying wildlife by counting and inventorying species; and/or constructing and/or repairing wildlife water catchment devices; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience; OR one year of experience as a Wildlife Technician I 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

  • Pursuant to NRS 284.4006, positions in this series have been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in these positions must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances.
  • Positions in this series are required to obtain and maintain a valid Nevada commercial driver's license with tanker endorsement and air brake certification within six months of appointment.
  • A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continued employment.
  • Ability to work outdoors in varying weather conditions and terrain.

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