State of Nevada BIOLOGIST 3 - GIS Analyst in Nevada
- GIS Analyst
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL SALARY -
PAY GRADE: 35
For more information on benefit and retirement programs, please see the sections below.
In order to receive consideration, applicants must indicate their availability for any work type, travel, and location requirements listed.
Work Type: A Permanent, full time vacancy
Division: Division of Data and Technology Services (DATS)
Location: Reno, Sparks
Job Class Code:
Announcement Number: 40700
Open to all qualified persons.
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.
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 possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform work independently with little or no additional training. The incumbent should possess a thorough knowledge of current GIS software and tools. Ideal candidate possess experience in ArcMap, ArcPro, ArcGIS Online, Survey123, Collector, and Web AppBuilder. The incumbent should be highly proficient in current skills, techniques, and methodologies commonly used in GIS, including but not limited to data management, database development, cartography, spatial analysis, task automation, and scripting. Familiarity with enterprise-level systems, servers, and native app/web development a plus.
Duties include participating in daily Scrum meetings; completing GIS tasks as assigned; processing internal and external GIS data requests; building, maintaining, and working with data management systems; processing and analyzing wildlife resource and habitat data; building and maintaining mobile and web-based tools for field data entry and viewing; building and maintaining web-based dashboards and summary tools for management use.
Additional duties include participating in GIS project planning; providing alternative methods to improve accuracy or efficiency; identifying and participating in relevant training events or conferences; providing technical support to NDOW staff for GIS software and applications; participating in field work when necessary for learning purposes and/or product testing. 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.
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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 three years 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 two years of experience as a Biologist II in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Working on occasional nights and/or weekends may be required.
Specialized experience may be required and will be identified at the time of recruitment.
Additional Position Criteria
GIS experience is required.
Experience performing data queries and spatial analysis is required.
Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access)
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) Describe your experience with each of the ESRI products - ArcMap, ArcPro, ArcGIS Online, Survey123, Collector, Web AppBuilder
2) Describe your experience with problem solving and technical support for GIS products and software.
3) Describe your experience with cartography.
For more information about state employment, visit the following:
Division of Human Resource Management: http://hr.nv.gov
Public Employees Retirement System: http://www.nvpers.org
Public Employees Benefits Program: http://pebp.state.nv.us
More Benefits Information: http://nvjobs.nv.gov/Applicants/EB
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Division of Human Resource Management Northern Nevada 209 East Musser Street, Room 101 Carson City, Nevada 89701-4204TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868
Division of Human Resource Management Southern Nevada 555 East Washington Avenue, Suite 1400 Las Vegas, Nevada 89101-1046TDD for the Hearing Impaired (800) 326-6868
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