Wildlife Area Technician 1

  • Nevada Department of Wildlife
  • Ely, NV, United States
  • Mar 10, 2017
Full time Biology/Ecology Natural Resources Wetlands/Coastlines/Floodpains Wildlife/Endangered Species

Job Description

The Position

Wildlife Area Technicians may be assigned to work at a wildlife management area, on a water development crew or as a regional utility person. Typical duties involve the maintenance of wildlife habitat by operating light and heavy equipment, controlling water levels in wetland areas, managing vegetation and related activities intended to develop and enhance an environment which will support the State's wildlife species.Incumbents perform in a trainee capacity and acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required in this occupation.

This position is assigned to the Wayne E. Kirch Wildlife Management Area and will be performing duties involving the maintenance of wildlife habitat by operating and maintaining light and heavy equipment, surveying wildlife populations and hunters, controlling water levels in wetland areas, managing vegetation and maintaining public use facilities.

This position is located in a remote area approximately 70 miles south of Ely or 175 miles north of Las Vegas. Successful candidate will be required to reside in housing at the Wayne E. Kirch Wildlife Management Area provided by the Department of Wildlife. A deduction for the current rent amount of $50 is taken from the employee's paycheck every two weeks. A refundable $500 cleaning/damage deposit will be required at the date of hire or payroll deduction. This position is being recruited at both the Wildlife Area Technician 1 and 2 levels. Position may be filled at either level. Applicants are encouraged to apply for the level that best matches their education and experience.

To see full Class Specifications visit: http://hr.nv.gov/Resources/ClassSpecs/Class_Specifications-1_0/

To Qualify:

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

Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)   

Graduation from high school or equivalent education and three years of experience in maintenance, farming or construction work; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Requirements   

Pursuant to NRS 284.4006, positions in this series have been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in these positions must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances.   Positions in this series are required to obtain and maintain a valid Nevada commercial driver's license with tanker endorsement and air brake certification within six months of appointment.   A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.

The Examination

Application Evaluation ExamThe exam will consist of an application evaluation. It is essential that applications include extensively detailed information with time frames regarding education and experience. The most qualified applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for interview.


Government- State/Provincial


$33,679.44 to $49,047.12