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Job Title:  CONSERVATION EDUCATOR 3 - Wildlife Education

Posting Close Date:  N/A


Requisition Id:  5447





*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.


Coordinates and manages Wildlife Education and Volunteer Programs for northwestern Nevada. Coordinate, recruit, supervise, train, and schedule all Wildlife Education and volunteers in the Western Region. Coordinates, schedules and manages volunteer projects in the Western Region. Maintain and track technical reports on student visitation data and instructor volunteer hours for federal aid grants.


Manage and maintain the Oxbow Nature Study Area and Verdi Nature trail. Develop and present wildlife education and interpretive programs for children and adults at the Oxbow Nature Study Area and the Verdi Nature Center. Recruit, train, coordinate, supervise and schedule volunteer instructors and interpreters for the wildlife education program, and train volunteer leaders for scheduled projects. Plan and implement continuing maintenance of Oxbow and Verdi facilities. Lead Project WILD and Aquatic WILD classes. Participate in Trout in the Classroom training classes for teachers and participate in other Wildlife Education programs such as the Maison T. Ortiz camp. Take part in agency participation in regional events such as the Wild Sheep Foundation Expo. As assigned writes for publications, helps with videotaping efforts or radio presentations, and prepares visual aids and equipment. Also assists with research or other writing projects. Support coordination efforts of Statewide Wildlife Education Coordinator with planning and implementation of statewide Wildlife Education programming. Develop regional Wildlife Education and Volunteer budgets. Assist in maintaining the Trout in the Classroom Program (TIC).

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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.
A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.
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: Reno
Nearest Secondary Market: Tahoe