Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Nevada is a land of magnificent and unique natural resources – from the shores of the Colorado River in the south, to the high deserts of Elko County in the north; from the waters of Lake Tahoe in the west, to the limestone geology of the east. Nevada’s natural diversity and abundance is second to none.

Preserving, protecting and enhancing these wonders is the responsibility of the more than 900 employees of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Through their dedication and professionalism, Nevada continues to be one of the wealthiest states in the nation in terms of natural resources.

Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA
Aug 09, 2019
Full time
The Position Environmental Scientists perform program research, planning and development, permitting, compliance monitoring, inspections/enforcement, and technical support services in relation to air, water, waste, federal facilities, corrective action, mining, biology and other environmental programs. Incumbents possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform advanced-level work and may provide work direction and training to others. This position coordinates stream restoration and water quality improvement projects on the Nevada-side of the Lake Tahoe Basin as part of an interdisciplinary team implementing the Lake Tahoe Environmental Improvement Program. The incumbent coordinates design and construction of restoration, water quality, and erosion control projects; coordinates with local, state, and federal agencies to protect water quality; facilitates Technical Advisory Committee meetings with stakeholders that prioritize projects to restore and preserve the Lake Tahoe Basin; and represents the state at various meetings regarding water quality issues. This position is responsible for managing two grant programs: the Lake Tahoe License Plate grant program and the Water Quality and Erosion Control grant program. ***THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME BASED ON THE AMOUNT OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. QUALIFIED APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.*** To see full Class Specifications visit:   http://hr.nv.gov/Resources/ClassSpecs/Class_Specifications-10_0/ 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 the physical, natural resource or life sciences, engineering or closely related field and three years of professional environmental experience which involved environmental program research and planning; OR graduation from high school or equivalent and five years of professional environmental experience as described above; OR one year of experience as an Environmental Scientist II in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.Special Requirements   This position has a 25% travel requirement.   A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Nevada, USA
Aug 09, 2019
Full time
The PositionConservation Staff Specialists assist in developing, formulating, and coordinating programs, policies and procedures related to areas such as resource management, safety and training, fire management and policy management pertinent to the assigned area of natural resource management, preservation, conservation and protection. The Nevada Network of Fire Adapted Communities (The Network) (http://forestry.nv.gov/fire-adapted-communities/) is a statewide organization that promotes wildfire preparedness, including defensible space and threat mitigation activities across all 17 counties of Nevada. As a collaborative focal point to support the development of fire-adapted communities, The Network works collaboratively with a variety of government organizations, homeowner, and community-based partners. The Executive Coordinator is responsible for providing the leadership and oversight necessary to: Create a sustainable organization consisting of an effective statewide network of local fire-adapted communities fully prepared for the occurrence of wildfire, 2 Support the development of community wildfire protection planning efforts to better prepare communities, counties and agencies for wildfire, 3 Promote fuels reduction and mitigation projects in wildland-urban interface communities to reduce risk and mitigate potential loss. The Executive Coordinator will provide programmatic development, establishment, and operations management following the recommendations of the Advisory Board, with the supervisory, legal, logistical, and fiscal oversight provided by staff of the Nevada Division of Forestry. Applicants should visit http://forestry.nv.gov/fire-adapted-communities/ to gain better insight on the position specifics prior to applying for the position. ***THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME BASED ON THE AMOUNT OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED. QUALIFIED APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.*** 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, ecology, natural resource management, forestry, parks management, fire management or related field and three years of journey-level 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/or coordinating training programs; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Special Notes    Some positions require specialized skills and experience in grant management, policy development, equipment and property management, fire and/or resource management, or other natural resource field and will be identified at the time of recruitment. Special Requirements   A valid drivers license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment. Additional Position Criteria    Experience with financial management to include working with grants and creating related reports is required.   Experience with community wildfire issues and adaptation principles is required.   Experience with map-based tracking, analysis, and planning is required.    Microsoft Publisher   Microsoft PowerPoint   Microsoft Excel Intermediate level   Microsoft Word Intermediate level   Microsoft Access Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com