Salary: $45,811 - $67,714 per yr
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. This position works within the Department of Agriculture and is located in Elko, NV. Under the supervision of the State Veterinarian the incumbent will coordinate with the Nevada Department of Wildlife, Wildlife Services, livestock producers and the state disease laboratory on predatory animal programs and wildlife habitat management studies. Duties to include collecting and analyzing wildlife, land, water and resource use survey data; to help the department and implement land and predator management plans; field investigations addressing habitat and land use practices associated with predatory work; maintain files on all predatory animal work including, but not limited to federal NEPA and clearance documentation, original projects design, work & costs, maintenance work & costs and long-term trends and results; track, document and prepare reports and summaries of field activities and program accomplishments ; and plan, budget, coordinate and participate in surveys and inspections associated with determining new and ongoing projects. Additional duties to include working closely with State Veterinarian on collecting and analyzing disease outbreaks. The collection of samples to include post mortem sample collection. This position will be required to travel and work in remote areas at project sites throughout Nevada and in some situations, spend up to 5 consecutive days. This position has a 50% travel requirement.
Announcement Number: 34433
Open to all qualified persons.
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.