DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Division:
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Business Unit:
HR-PLANT HEALTH & QUARANTINE Work Type:
PERMANENT Pay Grade:
GRADE 35 Salary Range:
$51,281.28 - $76,170.24 Fulltime/Parttime:
Full Time Recruiter:
ADRIAN L FOSTER Phone:
702 486-2911 Email:
Conservation Staff Specialists assist in developing, formulating, and coordinating programs, policies and procedures related to areas such as resource management, safety and training, fleet and inventory management, fire management and policy management pertinent to the assigned area of natural resource management, preservation, conservation and protection.
This is a Conservation Staff Specialist 1 position underfilling for the Conservation Staff Specialist 2 position within the Department of Agriculture, located in Carson City. The selected candidate will be responsible for the research and analysis of information to include existing documents, reports and scientific literature related to the conservation, enhancement and/or restoration of sagebrush ecosystems in Nevada as related to the agriculture industry. The incumbent will work with multiple agencies, landowners, and other jurisdictions in the development of plans, methods, and procedures to ensure the success of the Sagebrush Ecosystem Program. Additionally, this position prepares professional reports and presentations to support recommendations for consideration of the Sagebrush Ecosystem Council (SEC).
The selected candidate will use approved habitat modeling and other scientifically vetted tools to ensure the highest level of defensible documentation to address habitat impacts related to anthropogenic and natural disturbance activities within the sagebrush ecosystem. The incumbent will be required to work closely with private landowners in developing rangeland and farmland management plans that enhance or conserve the habitats within the sagebrush ecosystem as well as the long-term sustainability of Nevada agriculture. Additionally, the position prepares and provides recommendations, seeks funding opportunities, and collaborates with other plant specialists in providing options to agencies and private landowners on effective treatment/restoration techniques to reduce or eliminate noxious and invasive species.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in biology, ecology, natural resource management, forestry, parks management, fire management or related field and two years of professional experience in a relevant resource management field that included assisting in developing, formulating, and coordinating programs, policies and procedures; coordinating special grant programs and/or contracts; and coordinating training programs; 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.
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 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:
- A State of Nevada/FBI background check will be required of the selected applicant.
- A pre-employment criminal history check and fingerprinting are required. Persons offered employment in this position will be required to pay for these items.
- A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.
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