State of Nevada BIOLOGIST 2 - Elko in Nevada


  • Elko


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Work Type: Permanent, full time vacancies as they may occur

in this geographical location.

Department: Wildlife

Division: Game Management

Location: Elko

Job Class Code:



Announcement Number: 32578

Open to all qualified persons.






Phone: (775)688-1522


Applications accepted

until recruitment needs are satisfied

** Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.

The Position

Biologists conduct fisheries, wildlife and/or habitat management projects and research studies including data collection, analysis and interpretation; develop and implement project proposals and work plans; prepare recommendations; and participate in public relations activities.

Incumbents perform in a trainee capacity and acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required in this occupation. OR Incumbents perform basic tasks or elements of the job not requiring the additional knowledge, skills and abilities to perform at the next level in the series.

The Management Area 10 (Elko Area) Game Biologist position has responsibilities for population management, habitat management and other duties associated with big game and upland game species, including sage-grouse, within NDOW Management Area 10 and NDOW Hunt Unit 078. Major duties consist of survey and inventory which include aerial and ground survey techniques, data management, and data analysis including population modeling, report writing and public presentations. The position will deal extensively with land management agencies, sportsmen and the general public. The ability to organize, conduct, and participate in aerial helicopter population surveys is crucial to success in this position.

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To Qualify:

In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:

Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in biology, wildlife management or closely related field and one year of professional wildlife management experience such as conducting research studies including data collection, analysis and interpretation; development and implementation of project proposals for fisheries, wildlife and/or habitat management projects; OR one year of experience as a Biologist I in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Notes

Work may be performed under adverse weather conditions and include extensive walking under difficult conditions in remote and/or primitive locations.

Working on occasional nights and/or weekends may be required.

Special Requirements

Statewide travel and outdoor work is required.

A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.

Additional Position Experience

Experience with technical writing is required.

Experience (or ability) to conduct extensive aerial surveys in both the front seat and back seat of a helicopter is required.

The Examination

Application Evaluation Exam

The exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications 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.


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Division of Human Resource Management Northern Nevada 209 East Musser Street, Room 101 Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868

Division of Human Resource Management Southern Nevada 555 East Washington Avenue, Suite 1400 Las Vegas, Nevada 89101-1046TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868

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