State of Nevada BIOLOGIST 2 - Underfill for Biologist 3 in Nevada


  • Underfill for Biologist 3


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

in this geographical location.

Department: Agriculture

Division: Veterinary Medical Services

Location: Elko

Job Class Code:



Announcement Number: 34433

Open to all qualified persons.






Phone: (775)684-0110


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. 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.

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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 and one year of professional wildlife management experience such as conducting research studies including data collection, analysis and interpretation; development and implementation of project proposals for fisheries, wildlife and/or habitat management projects; OR one year of experience as a Biologist I in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Notes

Work may be performed under adverse weather conditions and include extensive walking under difficult conditions in remote and/or primitive locations.

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

Statewide travel and outdoor work is required.

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

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) Do you have experience in postmortem disease investigations? If so, in what species and setting?

2) Do you have laboratory setting experience? If so, can you explain?

3) Do you have experience in predatory animal work?


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