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State of Nevada BIOLOGIST 1 - NRCS/Farm Bill in Nevada


  • NRCS/Farm Bill


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For more information on benefit and retirement programs, please see the sections below.

In order to receive consideration, applicants must indicate their availability for any work type, travel, and location requirements listed.


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

in this geographical location.

Department: Wildlife

Division: Habitat

Location: Reno, Sparks

Job Class Code:



Announcement Number: 40692

Open to all qualified persons.






Phone: (775)688-1522

Email: klbowling@ndow.org

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. This position will have program focus to accelerate Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) Farm Bill Conservation Program participation and the delivery of conservation technical assistance that are of mutual conservation interest to both the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) and NRCS.

This program is a cooperative undertaking between both NDOW and NRCS to provide financial and technical assistance in wildlife habitat improvement activities to landowners, residents, and organizations within the State of Nevada. The combined resources of NDOW and NRCS will result in the enhancement, restoration, and protection of upland and wetland wildlife habitat along with forest and range resources in the state. This position will meet with private landowners to explain, promote, and prepare proposals for potential funding programs. Also the position will facilitate interagency assistance between NDOW and NRCS to utilize the local expertise of NDOW biologists who specialize in specific species and habitats, as appropriate to specific project proposals. 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.

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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; OR an equivalent combination of education and professional experience in conducting research studies; data collection, analysis and interpretation; and development and implementation of project proposals for fisheries, wildlife and/or habitat management projects; OR graduation from high school and two years of technical wildlife management or fisheries experience.

Special Notes

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

Specialized experience may be required and will be identified at the time of recruitment.

Special Requirements

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

Additional Position Criteria

Experience presenting information to private landowners, public agencies, and the general public 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.

The following additional questions are part of this Recruitment

1) Please describe your experience and skill level with Microsoft Word and Excel.

2) Please describe your GIS experience.

3) Please describe your experience and knowledge of NRCS/Farm Bill programs.


For more information about state employment, visit the following:

Division of Human Resource Management: http://hr.nv.gov

Public Employees Retirement System: http://www.nvpers.org

Public Employees Benefits Program: http://pebp.state.nv.us

More Benefits Information: http://nvjobs.nv.gov/Applicants/EB


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Direct Inquiries or Correspondence to:

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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