ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIALIST Job at Clark County, NV, Las Vegas, NV

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  • Clark County, NV
  • Las Vegas, NV

Job Description

Salary: $31.79 - $49.33 Hourly

Location : Clark County - Las Vegas, NV

Job Type: PERMANENT

Job Number: 27694

Department: Environment and Sustainability

Division: AQM

Opening Date: 06/25/2024

Closing Date: 7/9/2024 5:01 PM Pacific

Max Number of Applicants: 250

ABOUT THE POSITION


The Clark County Department of Environment and Sustainability is seeking qualified candidates to apply for the Environmental Specialist position in the Office of Sustainability. As a member of the team in the Office of Sustainability, you will provide technical and administrative support to various organizations as a part of the County's sustainability efforts. An ideal candidate coordinates efforts and collaborates with partners on local and state-wide issues, such as transportation electrification, community resilience and health, circular economy, and other sustainability related focus areas.

THIS RECRUITMENT IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 250 APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AND WILL CLOSE WITHOUT NOTICE ONCE THAT NUMBER IS REACHED.

This examination will establish an Open Competitive Eligibility list to fill current and/or future vacancies that may occur within the next six (6) months or may be extended as needed by Human Resources.


Human Resources reserves the right to call only the most qualified applicants to the selection process.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS


Education and Experience: Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science, Biology, Planning, Business or Public Administration or a closely related field and two (2) years of full-time professional experience in performing environmental and natural resource management analyses and studies or similar analyses and studies. Full-time administrative experience in a field related to the work may be substituted for the degree on a year-for-year basis to a maximum of two (2) years. An appropriate advanced degree is desirable.

Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see attached resume" on your application.

Working Conditions: Attend meetings outside of normal working hours. Requires travel by automobile to various locations throughout the County. May conduct site visits out of doors in varying weather conditions.

Licensing and Certification: Specified positions may require possession of a valid Nevada Class C Driver's License at time of appointment.

Background Investigation: Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation. Periodically after employment background investigations may be conducted.

Citizenship: Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Please note, Clark County does not provide H1B visa sponsorships or transfers for any employment positions.

Pre-Employment Drug Testing: Employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment drug examination.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Performs tasks directly related to regulatory compliance and permitting associated with the Endangered Species Act, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and other applicable regulations. Plans, oversees, reviews, and evaluates the work of professional service consultants and ensures that project and program goals and objectives are achieved. Performs full range of project management work, including the development of scopes of work for complex and technical nature resource related projects, including request for proposal (RFP) development, contractor selection, budget and schedule preparation and negotiation, and tracking of scope, schedule and budget compliance. Performs site visits. Negotiates and administers contracts for professional services relating to property acquisition and management. Serves on, and may provide staff support to, a variety of committees and task forces related to the projects or programs to which assigned.

Coordinate with federal, state, and local governments, private contractors and nonprofit organizations on conservation related projects. Confers with and represents the department and the County in meetings with staff from other departments, representatives of governmental, community, business, professional and public agencies and the public. Reviews and evaluates land and resource management plans, biological studies, and other technical environmental documents, and provides recommendations. Plans and organizes administrative, operational, budgetary, environmental or other studies related to the activities or operational area to which assigned. Determines analytical techniques and data gathering processes and obtains required information for analysis. Plans and organizes administrative, operational, budgetary, environmental or other studies related to the activities or operational area to which assigned. Determines analytical techniques and data gathering processes and obtains required information for analysis.

Analyzes alternatives and makes recommendations regarding such matters as team improvement and productivity alternatives, project and program budget development and administration, project related staffing and facilities, and policy and procedure development and implementation. Confers with management and operational staff and assists in implementing changes resulting from such studies and analyses. Works with the general public by providing information and education on environmental and natural resource issues. Assists with and performs specific management support activities such as coordinating and preparing Board agenda items, coordinating departmental budget and administration, reviewing and assessing proposed legislation, coordinating the development of departmental automated systems and representing the department head and others as specified. Prepares and presents presentations. Maintains accurate records and files related to the areas of assignment. Prepares a variety of technical, statistical and narrative reports, correspondence and other written materials. Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the unit's service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a work team. Prepares and submits reports to various regulatory agencies, funding sources and other organizations. May direct the work of professional, technical or office support staff on a project or day to day basis. Uses standard office equipment including a computer, in the course of the work; may drive a County or personal motor vehicle or be able to arrange for appropriate transportation in order to attend off-site meetings and visit various work sites.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS


Mobility to work in a typical office setting, use standard office equipment, and be capable of driving a motor vehicle or arranging for transportation in order to attend off-site meetings and visit various work sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone. Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.

Come Make a Difference and Join the Clark County Family where we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
  • Flexible Schedules including 4/10 options
  • More Money in Your Pocket
    • 100% Employer Paid Defined Benefit Retirement
    • No Social Security Deduction
    • No State Income Taxes
  • Two Employer Sponsored Health Plans Offered - Choice of PPO or EPO (hybrid of HMO)
    • - Employer pays 90% of premium
      • Pharmacy Benefits (30, 90-day retail or mail order fills)
      • 24/7 Telephone Advice Nurse - no employee cost
      • Teledoc, Doctoroo, and Dispatch Health
  • Retiree insurance - eligible after 5 years of service
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life Insurance - Employer Paid
  • AD&D - Employer Paid
  • Long Term Disability - Employer Paid
  • Generous Leave Accruals that include:
    • 13 Paid Holidays including a Floating Birthday Holiday
    • Paid Vacation Leave
    • Paid Sick Leave
    • Holiday Leave
  • Other leave options
    • Catastrophic Leave
    • Parental Leave - Up to 90 days
  • Wide Variety of Voluntary Benefits that include
    • Guardian - Accident, Cancer, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity, and Short-Term Disability Insurance.
    • Trustmark - Permanent Life Insurance benefits and long-term care.
    • Sunlife Financial - Basic and Voluntary Life Insurance, AD&D, and long-term disability insurance
    • TASC - Flexible Spending Account - FSA & Dependent Day Care Debit Card Available
    • Morgan Stanley - Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Onsite Fitness Center - $12/month
*Benefits vary and are subject to change depending on assignment, hiring organization and bargaining unit.

01



The following questions 1-5 will be used to determine if candidates meet the minimum qualifications and must be completed in its entirety.
Which describes your highest level of education?
  • Some High School
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Trade School or Technical Degree
  • Some College (1-29 semester credits)
  • Some College (30-59 semester credits)
  • Some College (60-89 semester credits)
  • Some College (90-120+ semester credits)
  • Associates Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree or higher
  • None of the above

02


Please indicate the major of your degree that best qualifies you for this position.
  • Environmental Science
  • Biology
  • Planning
  • Business
  • Public Administration
  • Sustainability
  • Environmental Planning
  • Sociology
  • Public Health
  • Urban Design
  • Water Resources Management
  • Environmental Resource Economics
  • Other
  • Not Applicable

03


If you indicated "Other" in question 2, please list what major your degree was in. If this does not apply, type N/A.

04


Indicate your full-time professional experience performing environmental and natural resource management analyses and studies or similar analyses and studies.
  • No Experience
  • Less than 2 years
  • 2 to 3 years
  • 3 to 4 years
  • 4 to 5 years
  • More than 5 years

05


Please list the employer(s) on your application where your experience was obtained in question 4. The template provided below must be completed in its entirety or the application will be considered incomplete and not eligible to move forward in the process. Type N/A only if you have no related experience (see template below).

Employer Name:
Job Title:
Hours Worked Per Week:
Dates of Employment:

06


Do you currently hold a valid driver's license?
  • Yes, I currently hold a valid Nevada driver's license.
  • Yes, I currently hold a valid driver's license from another state.
  • No, I do not currently hold a valid driver's license.

07



The following skills assessment is a self-assessment used to evaluate an applicant's training and experience.
I understand that:
A) Part-time experience must be prorated and credited as half of full-time experience (i.e., if you performed the task for two years in a part-time position, 20 hours per week, you can only credit yourself with one year of experience in that area)
B) The education, knowledge, and experience levels indicated by my skills assessment responses must be supported and clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of my application;
C) Any falsification or misrepresentation of the information listed on the employment application or skills assessment may result in removal from the eligibility list or rescinding a job offer;
D) Responses to assessment questions that are not supported and clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections on the application may result in question scores being adjusted to receive zero points;
E) Assessment scores may be used to consider applicants for the selection process;
F) I further understand that since exam scores will be automatically generated based on the applicant's response to each item in the assessment, score appeals will not be allowed for this recruitment.


  • I have read and understand the above information regarding the completion of the following skills assessment questions. I further understand that this recruitment includes a skills assessment and that the answers I provide must be consistent with the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections detailed on my application and that scoring appeals will not be allowed for this recruitment.

08


Indicate your full-time professional experience providing technical assistance to the public or other groups.
  • No Experience
  • Less than 2 years
  • 2 to 4 years
  • 4 to 6 years
  • More than 6 years

09


Indicate your full-time professional experience writing and reviewing technical reports.
  • No Experience
  • Less than 2 years
  • 2 to 4 years
  • 4 to 6 years
  • More than 6 years

10


Please list the employer(s) on your application where your experience was obtained in question(s) 8-9. The template provided below must be completed in its entirety or the application will be considered incomplete and not eligible to move forward in the process. Type N/A only if you have no related experience (see template below).

Employer Name:
Job Title:
Hours Worked Per Week:
Dates of Employment:

11


Indicate your full-time professional experience managing or coordinating projects.
  • No Experience
  • Less than 2 years
  • 2 to 4 years
  • 4 to 6 years
  • More than 6 years

12


Indicate your full-time professional experience working in sustainability or resiliency program implementation.
  • No Experience
  • Less than 2 years
  • 2 to 4 years
  • 4 to 6 years
  • More than 6 years

13


Please list the employer(s) on your application where your experience was obtained in question(s) 11-12. The template provided below must be completed in its entirety or the application will be considered incomplete and not eligible to move forward in the process. Type N/A only if you have no related experience (see template below).

Employer Name:
Job Title:
Hours Worked Per Week:
Dates of Employment:

14


Indicate your proficiency level with Microsoft Word.
  • No Experience
  • Basic (can setup a document, format the text, and edit the document)
  • Intermediate (can navigate the title and ribbon bar, can use spellcheck and grammar check, can create templates)
  • Advanced (can perform mail merge, edit headers/footers and add page numbers and title pages)
  • Expert (can insert pictures/borders, SmartArt, and charts/graphs)

15


Indicate your proficiency level with Microsoft Excel.
  • No Experience
  • Basic (navigate excel, input & enter data, sort and print preparation)
  • Intermediate (create spreadsheets, input data, create formulas, report formatting)
  • Advanced (consolidating data, using pivot tables, charting data, and formatting charts)
  • Expert (advanced formulas, if statements, VLOOKUP, VBA, and Macros)

16


Indicate your proficiency level with Microsoft Outlook.
  • No Experience
  • Basic (can create and send email messages)
  • Intermediate (can create new folders, archive and store emails, can set appointments and create to-do lists)
  • Advanced (can set up contacts, generate auto-replies, can configure email settings)
  • Expert (can create, schedule and delegate tasks, plan meetings, and share and configure calendars)

Required Question

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