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Job Title:  WILDLIFE STAFF SPECIALIST

WILDLIFE STAFF SPECIALIST - 60034363
Posting Close Date:  N/A
Location: 

RENO, NEVADA, US, 89511

Requisition Id:  10069

WILDLIFE STAFF SPECIALIST - Requisition ID: [[id]] 

Recruitment Type: Open Competitive 

Posting Close Date: N/A 

Geographical Location: Reno, Sparks  

 

Department: DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE

Division: DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE 

Business Unit: HR-DIVERSITY 

Work Type: PERMANENT 

*Pay Grade: GRADE 38 

Salary Range: $58,380.48 - $87,320.16 

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full Time 

 

Recruiter: KRISTIN L BOWLING 

Phone:  775 688-1522 

Email: klbowling@ndow.org 

 

 

Position Description

 

Under general direction, Wildlife Staff Specialists perform program research, planning, analysis and evaluation; draft proposed legislation, policies, procedures and regulations related to wildlife management programs and activities throughout the State.

Nevada has more than 890 species, the majority of which fall under the management responsibility of the Wildlife Diversity Division.  Wildlife Diversity has two staff-level positions that are dedicated to statewide management duties for these species.  This Staff Specialist position is the lead for coordinating Wildlife Diversity Division citizen science projects, assisting with education and outreach focused on Wildlife Diversity Division activities, building and maintaining strategic partnerships with other state, federal and non-governmental organizations, and developing and maintaining wildlife information for the public. This position assists with funding by seeking and developing new grants, implementing projects, and subsequent reporting of accomplishments.  In addition, this position assists with implementing the State Wildlife Action Plan – a comprehensive strategic plan that currently prioritizes 256 species and 22 key habitats in Nevada.  This plan is updated every ten years and is a key guidance document for work the Wildlife Diversity Division conducts.     

The Wildlife Diversity Division is a dynamic team of 13 passionate and dedicated staff located around the state.  The management and conservation focus of the Division includes songbirds, raptors, owls, small mammals like pale and dark kangaroo mice, pika, bats, and reptiles.  The Division is the lead for assistance in recovering species listed under The Endangered Species Act.  We provide data and expertise for use in land management decisions, implement citizen science projects such as the annual winter raptor survey, and partner with a variety of volunteers, other state and federal agencies, non-governmental organizations and universities to conserve Nevada's wildlife.    

To see full Class Specifications visit: http://hr.nv.gov/Resources/ClassSpecs/Class_Specifications-1_0//

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in wildlife management, biology or closely related field and four years of professional experience that included organizing, planning and completing wildlife management studies, writing technical reports and preparing species or land use management plans and recommendations related to wildlife management; OR one year as a Biologist 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: Reno
Nearest Secondary Market: Tahoe