Wildlife Staff Sepcialist – Nevada

Agency
Nevada Department of Wildlife
Location
Reno, Nevada
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY - $58,380.48 to $87,320.16 PAY GRADE: 38
Last Date to Apply
02/07/2021
Website
https://nvapps.state.nv.us/NEATS/Recruiting/ViewAnnouncement.aep?recruitmentId=41618
Description
This position will be the science lead and grant manager for the Department's habitat restoration or rehabilitation program. The incumbent will evaluate and prioritize actions and locations to most efficiently and effectively rehabilitate degraded vegetative communities that have been impacted by land use, infested with noxious/invasive plants or damaged by wildfire. This position oversees NDOW's seed procurement and development program as well as the soil sampling and vegetation monitoring program so an ecological background with knowledge of Nevada's habitats, plants, soils, and systems is necessary. This position will design, implement and oversee a vegetation monitoring program and seasonal crew. A knowledge of sampling techniques, protocols and plant identification are required along with experience in designing, creating and managing databases and geo-spatial information to analyze relevant data, evaluate treatment efficacies and outcomes. This is a leadership position that will be acting as liaison with state and federal land management agencies and a variety of national and state conservation organizations to pursue, capture and leverage funds and resources for habitat restoration actions. Coordination and communication with cooperating agencies and entities is required for the purpose of negotiating approaches and solutions to major resource issues in Nevada's ecosystems, especially the Great Basin. The position will have fiscal responsibilities such as; applying for, managing and reporting on various grants, as well as assisting on overarching contracts, subgrants and purchase requisitions. This will also involve coordinating the developing policies and procedures necessary to operate the restoration and rehabilitation program. Work is performed independently within the framework of department policies and all applicable laws, regulations and statutory requirements; project management includes determining work priorities, standards, techniques and guidelines; when standards and techniques are not adequate or applicable, judgment and ingenuity must be exercised. 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. TO APPLY: https://nvapps.state.nv.us/NEATS/Recruiting/ViewAnnouncement.aep?recruitmentId=41618
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. TO APPLY: https://nvapps.state.nv.us/NEATS/Recruiting/ViewAnnouncement.aep?recruitmentId=41618
Contact Person
Kristin Bowling
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