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LAND HEALTH ASSESSMENT DISTRICT LEAD, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, November 20, 2014, 01:14 AM
 
LAND HEALTH ASSESSMENT DISTRICT LEAD: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: $1,400 biweekly salary with field per diem + Benefits: Health insurance, Paid personal leave. Dates: 19 January 2015 - 20 November 2015; potential for extension pending positive performance review and funding.
Location: The Great Basin Institute, Battle Mountain, Nevada.
Qual: Bachelor’s degree in one of the major natural sciences – applicants with advanced degrees preferred; • Applicant must be able to demonstrate strong leadership skills; • Applicant must possess strong plant identification skills; those with additional soil identification experience will be given preference; • Applicants should possess relevant or related field experience – knowledge of and/or experience in high desert and Great Basin ecology preferred; • Understanding of basic principles related to botany, soil science, wildlife biology, geology, and/or hydrology; • Ability to navigate and set a bearing using a compass and to read a topographical map; • Ability to collect, QA/QC, and post-process data using handheld GPS units, required; • Possess a clear understanding of GIS theory and applications, including experience with ArcGIS 10.x to create maps, manipulate and analyze data, and generate reports; • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, with a diverse audience; • Physically fit to work outdoors, carry personal and field equipment, and withstand working and camping in inclement weather during late winter, spring, and summer in northern Nevada; • Possess a clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license and the ability to operate a 4WD vehicle on and off paved roads; and • Meet requirements of federal agency security background checks (i.e., FBI criminal and National Sex Offender Public Registry, Department of Interior Security Screening).
Duties: The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the Nevada Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is recruiting an experienced ecologist to work cooperatively as a Battle Mountain District Lead on a three-person interdisciplinary field team. The overall objective of the team is to perform land health assessments through inventory and monitoring of sage-grouse habitat on NV public range lands and riparian systems within the BLM Battle Mountain district. Biotic, hydrologic, and soil qualitative indicators are used in conjunction with quantitative data to inform conservation planning and adaptive management decisions. General field duties include implementing standardized assessment and monitoring protocols (Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring [AIM] Strategy, and Interpreting Indicators for Range Health [IIRH]); walking long distances over uneven terrain; taking GPS points and photos at each site; data management; and reporting on a quarterly basis. The District Lead will also coordinate with the LHA Program Coordinator, the Data Specialist and the BLM Lead for project planning, field protocol and data QA/QC, team deployment and supervision, equipment organization and maintenance. This is a supervisory position, thus the successful applicant must have strong communication skills (both verbal and written) and exhibit strong leadership and organization skills. Office tasks include generating sampling site locations using a randomized selection process in ArcGIS; data organization, processing and QA/QC; post-processing GPS points; utilizing geoprocessing tools in GIS to create and edit polygons as well as point and line data; creating queries in an Access database and creating reports with GIS maps, pictures and concise field notes. This position requires advanced GIS skills in ArcGIS 10.x and related mapping software and will play a vital role in facilitating the effective and efficient collection of monitoring data. This position will require regular travel and camping during the field season in order to ensure that all transects are successfully completed during the field season and may require long hours including early mornings and weekends. Battle Mountain, NV. Terrain is typical of the Great Basin High Desert with wide, long valleys bordered by mountain ranges. Field conditions include hot, arid days with high exposure to the sun, as well as cold, damp winter weather. Resources of the region include threatened and/or endangered species habitat, big game habitat, Wilderness Study Areas, active grazing allotments, abandoned mine lands, historic and prehistoric cultural sites, and wild horse management areas.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, GBI HR Coordinator, Email: agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.
 
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HUMAN RESOURCES & COMPLIANCE ASSISTANT, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, November 20, 2014, 01:08 AM
 
HUMAN RESOURCES & COMPLIANCE ASSISTANT: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: $15.00/hour or commensurate with experience, Paid Health/Dental/Vision Coverage (after 90 days probation), Accrued Personal Leave (after 90 days probation), 401k Plan Option (after 90 days probation). Dates: Upon availability for an annual appointment.
Location: The Great Basin Institute, Reno, Nevada.
Qual: Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field; • Previous experience with or knowledge of the AmeriCorps program, preferably administering a State Program or Education Award Program; • Two years of human resources, office administration, payroll and/or auditing (or relatable) experience; • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Drive; • Working knowledge of employment laws; • Strong organizational skills and demonstrated experience handling multiple priorities; • Exceptional interpersonal and written/oral communication skills; • Strong attention to detail; • Ability to work under limited supervision; • Excellent judgment and problem-solving skills; • Team player.
Duties: The Human Resources and Compliance Assistant will join GBI prepared to be part of a team at a fast-paced, non-profit, conservation organization. This position is responsible for all aspects of AmeriCorps and program compliance as it relates to policies and procedures, paperwork/file processing, performance measure/participation tracking, and reporting for the Great Basin Institute’s Nevada Conservation Corps AmeriCorps program and the Research Associate Program’s Education Award Program (EAP). This individual will work closely with Human Resources staff and Program Directors to develop and maintain compliance tracking and auditing systems in accordance with AmeriCorps program guidelines and all state and federal laws. This individual will also be responsible for preparing payroll for the Nevada Conservation Corps Program, including collecting and processing service logs, data entry, and expense tracking. This individual will also assist with aspects of member recruitment and on-boarding and program reporting for the Great Basin Institute’s Nevada Conservation Corps AmeriCorps program. This individual may also assist with direct training for new members, developing recruitment and outreach materials, and exploring new recruitment tools and outlets. • Collect, file, and track all new member paperwork; • Track members through term in order to enroll them, initiate evaluations, suspend terms as necessary, and exit members in compliance with standards and procedures; • Ensure compliance with file audit guidelines; • Enroll and exit members in eGrants system: • Collect and process service logs (review for errors and request corrections); • Data entry of hours, pay rate, and expense reimbursement into Labor Codes Report; • Review timesheets and track AmeriCorps hours using Excel; and • Collect In-kind documentation, weekly reports and partner evaluations. Additional Responsibilities: • Recruit, screen, interview, conduct reference checks, on-board members, and conduct background checks to fill 100% of Nevada Conservation Corps AmeriCorps slots; • Generate position descriptions, advertise and market all available employment opportunities via the internet, newspapers, public presentations, events, etc.; • Develop and maintain relationships with colleges/universities, professional societies, non-governmental organizations, and other recruitment sources; • Track applicants and maintain records using Microsoft Excel and Google Docs; • Update new member paperwork and resource documents as necessary, generate new member contracts, distribute all new member paperwork; • Ensure compliance with internal HR and grantor/partner standards and procedures; • Work closely with program directors, HR, and administration to provide regular recruiting updates and to ensure organizational cohesion; • Provide assistance to programs run out of the Southern Nevada office • Assist with program and organizational reporting; • Perform general public outreach at events and job fairs; and • Perform other tasks/ projects as assigned. This position will be based out of GBI’s northern Nevada office in Reno, NV.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, GBI HR Coordinator, Email: agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.
 
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INTEGRATED UPLAND MONITORING FIELD CREW SUPERVISOR, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, November 20, 2014, 01:05 AM
 
INTEGRATED UPLAND MONITORING FIELD CREW SUPERVISOR: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: $1,600 biweekly salary; full time (40 hours per week), long days, some weekend and evenings maybe required + Health Insurance and holidays. Dates: 15 December 2014 - 30 April 2015; potential for extension pending funding and positive performance review.
Location: The Great Basin Institute, Joshua Tree National Park, California.
Qual: Advanced degree or equivalent experience in one of the major natural sciences; • Familiarity and experience with identification of Mojave Desert plants is preferred; • Understanding of basic principles related to botany, soil science, wildlife biology, geology, and/or hydrology; • Applicants should possess relevant or related field experience – knowledge of and/or experience in Mojave Desert and nearby regions preferred; • Applicant must be able to demonstrate strong leadership and good organizational skills; • Ability to lead and manage the collection of field data according to protocol guidelines followed by a detailed QA/QC process; possess experience and confidence analyzing geospatial data and creating map products; • Possess a clear understanding of GIS theory and applications, including experience with ArcGIS 10.x to create maps, manipulate and analyze data, and generate reports; • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, with a diverse audience; • Ability to navigate and set a bearing using a compass and to read a topographical map; • First Aid and Wilderness First Aid training preferred; • Experience working with federal land management agencies, members of the public, or non-profit organizations; • Possess a clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license and the ability to operate a 4WD vehicle on and off paved roads; and • Meet requirements of federal agency security background checks (i.e., FBI criminal and National Sex Offender Public Registry, Department of Interior Security Screening).
Duties: The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the National Park Service Mojave Desert Network (MOJN) Inventory & Monitoring (I&M) program, is recruiting a Field Crew Supervisor to oversee the implementation of an I&M long-term monitoring project. The overall objective is to perform integrated upland monitoring in Joshua tree woodlands at Joshua Tree National Park (NP), CA. Vegetation, soils, and target invasive species will be monitored for status and trends. Data collected is intended to provide decision-makers with indicators and data on the upland communities. The Field Crew Supervisor will serve as the primary on-site point of contact for the project and work closely with the MOJN I&M program and park staff to fulfill the goals and objectives for upland monitoring. This is a supervisory position and consists of approximately 80% office work and 20% field work; thus, the successful applicant must have strong communication skills (both verbal and written) and exhibit strong leadership and organization skills. Specific duties include: • Supervision of the GBI I&M Integrated Upland monitoring field crews; • Participate in preparing for the field season, including assisting on determining field site order, field accessibility, gathering materials need to conduct field work; • Developing field schedules and training material; • Submit daily backcountry travel plans; • Acting as liaison to MOJN I&M staff and Joshua Tree NP park managers; • Serve as the safety lead and primary safety point of contact for field crews; • Project planning, equipment organization and maintenance, vehicle coordination, field protocol and data QA/QC, and team deployment; • Supporting data organization, processing and QA/QC; utilizing GIS to develop reports and other mapping products; • Ensuring that field data collected is consistent across crew members and crews throughout the field season; • Occasional travel, camping, and site visits to the MOJN I&M office; • Determine lodging options for field crew; and • Participate in GBI or partner-sponsored training opportunities, and/or facilitate GBI workshops for Research Associates and AmeriCorps crews. Joshua Tree National Park is of special management concern, lying in the transition of the Mojave Desert and the Colorado Desert. Terrain of the survey area is typical of the Mojave Desert with wide, long valleys bordered by mountain ranges. Field conditions include hot, arid days with high exposure to the sun, as well as cold, winter weather. Resources of the region include threatened and/or endangered species habitat, big game habitats, abandoned mine lands, and historic and prehistoric cultural sites.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, GBI HR Coordinator, Email: agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: 11/24/14.
 
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HYDROLOGIST, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, November 20, 2014, 12:52 AM
 
HYDROLOGIST: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: $23.00/hour + Benefits: Affordable Care Act-compliant health insurance (medical, dental and vision); paid holidays, sick and personal leave; 401(k) retirement Plan. Dates: 15-month appointment beginning in December 2014, or upon availability and adjudication of a Department of Interior Federal Background Investigation.
Location: The Great Basin Institute / BLM Winnemucca District, Nevada.
Qual: Bachelor’s degree in hydrology, geography/geology, soil/range science or related field; • Minimum of 1 year experience related to hydrology or surface/ground water management and/or planning and documentation, or other related experience; • Experience using ArcGIS 10.x and operating hand-held GPS units for navigation and electronic field data collection (previous experience operating Trimble units a plus); • Prior experience interpreting and or preparing documents for NEPA, CEQA, or related environmental policy highly desirable; • Strong written and oral communication skills, with the ability to effectively communicate in an Interdisciplinary Team setting, and educate a diverse public on BLM land management (multiple-use) principles and range/water resource management concepts; • Experience conducting research and literature reviews, reviewing and drafting technical reports, and document editing; • Ability to read and interpret topographical maps and navigate using a compass; and • Previous experience working with the BLM and/or working in the Central Great Basin region highly desirable. Additional requirements: • Ability to work independently and in a team setting to accomplish project goals; • Possess good organizational skills with ability to meet deadlines and produce professional deliverables including draft documents for team review; • Ability to operate basic computer equipment, including scanners, and Microsoft Office programs, including Access; • Flexibility and capability to meet the demands of rapidly changing plans and schedules; • Possess a valid, state-issued driver’s license and clean driving record with experience safely operating 4WD trucks on and off paved roads, including narrow and steep forest roads, and conducting routine vehicle maintenance; • Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments, work in all types of weather conditions, traverse uneven terrain, carry upwards of 40 pounds in a backpack, and otherwise maintain good physical condition; and • Some knowledge of NV water law preferred, but not required. • Successful applicant(s) must complete a Department of Interior (DOI) Background Investigation (BI). Applicants who already possess an active and fully adjudicated BI will be strongly considered.
Duties: Working collaboratively with BLM Winnemucca District, the Great Basin Institute is recruiting to hire a Hydrologist to support development of a comprehensive Environmental Analysis (EA) with FONSI and Decision Record (DR). The objective of the overall EA planning effort is to provide the BLM with a defensible NEPA document to support the final decision for proposed range improvements. The EA will address a wide variety of BLM program areas. Activities may include, but are not limited to: • collecting, monitoring, and recording data for condition within permitted rangeland management areas; • researching and analyzing data associated with water rights for range improvements; • GIS mapping, data management and analysis; • evaluating permitted actions within rangeland management areas for compliance with Federal laws, rules, regulations, and policies; and • preparing the surface/ground water section of the EA. The successful applicant will work in a team setting and be exposed to a myriad of resource areas including natural and cultural resource, recreation, wildlife, and rangeland management, as well environmental monitoring. The selected candidate will be exposed to a federal land management work environment and will receive training in the appropriate areas where needed to ensure compliance with those determinations required in the BLM H-1601-1 Land Use Planning Handbook. The BLM Winnemucca District (WD) encompasses roughly 11 million acres, of which 7.38 million acres are public lands managed by the BLM. Elevations range from approximately 4,000 feet to close to 10,000 feet. Winnemucca lies roughly in the northwest part of Nevada, nested in the basin and range province of the western U.S. The WD is approximately 2.5 hours east of Reno, NV and 2 hours west of Elko, NV on I-80, and 5.5 hours south of Boise, ID on State Highway 95.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, GBI HR Coordinator, Email: agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.
 
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CONSERVATION SPECIALIST, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, November 20, 2014, 12:46 AM
 
CONSERVATION SPECIALIST: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: $23.00/hour + Benefits: Affordable Care Act-compliant health insurance (medical, dental and vision); paid holidays, sick and personal leave; 401(k) retirement Plan. Dates: 15-month appointment beginning in December 2014, or upon availability and adjudication of a Department of Interior Federal Background Investigation.
Location: The Great Basin Institute / BLM Winnemucca District, Nevada.
Qual: Bachelor’s degree in range or soil science, ecology/biology, or related field; • Minimum of 1 year experience related to rangeland management and/or planning and documentation, or other related experience; • Experience using ArcGIS 10.x and operating hand-held GPS units for navigation and electronic field data collection (previous experience operating Trimble units a plus); • Prior experience interpreting and or preparing documents for NEPA, CEQA, or related environmental policy highly desirable; • Strong written and oral communication skills, with the ability to effectively communicate in an Interdisciplinary Team setting, and educate a diverse public on BLM land management (multiple-use) principles and range management concepts; • Experience conducting research and literature reviews, reviewing and drafting technical reports, and document editing; • Ability to read and interpret topographical maps and navigate using a compass; and • Previous experience working with the BLM and/or working in the Central Great Basin region highly desirable. Additional requirements: • Ability to work independently and in a team setting to accomplish project goals; • Possess good organizational skills with ability to meet deadlines and produce professional deliverables including draft documents for team review;
• Ability to operate basic computer equipment, including scanners, and Microsoft Office programs, including Access; • Flexibility and capability to meet the demands of rapidly changing plans and schedules; • Possess a valid, state-issued driver’s license and clean driving record with experience safely operating 4WD trucks on and off paved roads, including narrow and steep forest roads, and conducting routine vehicle maintenance; and • Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments, work in all types of weather conditions, traverse uneven terrain, carry upwards of 40 pounds in a backpack, and otherwise maintain good physical condition. • Successful applicant(s) must complete a Department of Interior (DOI) Background Investigation (BI). Applicants who already possess an active and fully adjudicated BI will be strongly considered.
Duties: Working collaboratively with BLM Winnemucca District, the Great Basin Institute is recruiting to hire a Range Conservation Specialist to support development of a comprehensive Environmental Analysis (EA) with FONSI and Decision Record (DR). The objective of the overall EA planning effort is to provide the BLM with a defensible NEPA document to support the final decision for proposed range improvements. The EA will address a wide variety of BLM program areas. Activities may include, but are not limited to: • collecting, monitoring, and recording data for condition within permitted rangeland management areas; • researching and analyzing data associated with water rights for range improvements in coordination with the Hydrologist; • GIS mapping, data management and analysis; • completing field reports for Threatened and Endangered (T&E) and BLM Sensitive Species; • evaluating permitted actions within rangeland management areas for compliance with Federal laws, rules, regulations, and policies; • researching and compile pertinent field office data; and • preparing the rangeland management section of the EA. The successful applicant will work in a team setting and be exposed to a myriad of resource areas including natural and cultural resource, recreation, and wildlife management, as well environmental monitoring. The selected candidate will be exposed to a federal land management work environment and will receive training in the appropriate areas where needed to ensure compliance with those determinations required in the BLM H-1601-1 Land Use Planning Handbook. The BLM Winnemucca District (WD) encompasses roughly 11 million acres, of which 7.38 million acres are public lands managed by the BLM. Elevations range from approximately 4,000 feet to close to 10,000 feet. Winnemucca lies roughly in the northwest part of Nevada, nested in the basin and range province of the western U.S. The WD is approximately 2.5 hours east of Reno, NV and 2 hours west of Elko, NV on I-80, and 5.5 hours south of Boise, ID on State Highway 95.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, GBI HR Coordinator, Email: agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.
 
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RECREATION & WILDERNESS SPECIALIST, Nevada (OPEN)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, November 20, 2014, 12:37 AM
 
RECREATION & WILDERNESS SPECIALIST: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: $23.00/hour + Benefits: Affordable Care Act-compliant health insurance (medical, dental and vision); paid holidays, sick and personal leave; 401(k) retirement Plan. Dates: 15-month appointment beginning in December 2014, or upon availability and adjudication of a Department of Interior Federal Background Investigation.
Location: The Great Basin Institute / BLM Winnemucca District, Nevada.
Qual: Educational and field experiences related to recreation/wilderness management, natural resources, or related field; • Experience collecting field data and/or following established field collection protocols; • Experience using ArcGIS 10.x; • Experience operating hand-held GPS units for navigation and electronic field data collection (previous experience operating Trimble units a plus); • Demonstrated proficiency and prior experience with technical writing (report writing); • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, with a diverse audience including field and office personnel, and the general public; • Experience preparing, reviewing and documenting recreation and/or wilderness resources; • Ability to read and interpret topographical maps and navigate using a compass; and • Previous experience working with the BLM, involvement in NEPA process, and/or working in the Central Great Basin region highly desirable. Additional requirements: • Ability to work independently and in a team setting to accomplish project goals; • Possess good organizational skills with ability to balance concurrent tasks and produce professional deliverables including draft documents for team review; • Flexibility and capability to meet the demands of rapidly changing plans and schedules; • Possess a valid, state-issued driver’s license and clean driving record with experience safely operating 4WD trucks on and off paved roads, including narrow and steep forest roads, and conducting routine vehicle maintenance; and • Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments, work in all types of weather conditions, traverse uneven terrain, carry upwards of 40 pounds in a backpack, and otherwise maintain good physical condition.• Successful applicant(s) must complete a Department of Interior (DOI) Background Investigation (BI). Applicants who already possess a fully adjudicated BI will be strongly considered.
Duties: Working collaboratively with BLM Winnemucca District, the Great Basin Institute is recruiting to hire a Recreation and Wilderness Specialist to support development of a comprehensive Environmental Analysis (EA) with FONSI and Decision Record (DR). The objective of the overall EA planning effort is to provide the BLM with a defensible NEPA document to support the final decision for proposed range improvements. The EA will address a wide variety of BLM program areas. Activities may include, but are not limited to: • collecting, monitoring, and recording data for condition within recreation areas; • GIS mapping, data management and data analysis; • completing field reports; • evaluating permitted actions within recreation areas for compliance with Federal laws, rules, regulations, and policy; and • preparing the Recreation and Wilderness section of the EA. The successful applicant will work in a team setting and be exposed to a myriad of resource areas outside of recreation and wilderness resources including natural and cultural resource, rangeland, and wildlife management, as well environmental monitoring. The selected candidate will be exposed to a federal land management work environment and will receive training in the appropriate areas where needed to ensure compliance with those determinations required in the BLM H-1601-1 Land Use Planning Handbook. The BLM Winnemucca District (WD) encompasses roughly 11 million acres, of which 7.38 million acres are public lands managed by the BLM. Elevations range from approximately 4,000 feet to close to 10,000 feet. Winnemucca lies roughly in the northwest part of Nevada, nested in the basin and range province of the western U.S. The WD is approximately 2.5 hours east of Reno, NV and 2 hours west of Elko, NV on I-80, and 5.5 hours south of Boise, ID on State Highway 95.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, GBI HR Coordinator, Email: agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.
 
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WILDLIFE ECOLOGIST, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, November 20, 2014, 12:30 AM
 
WILDLIFE ECOLOGIST: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: $23.00/hour + Benefits: Affordable Care Act-compliant health insurance (medical, dental and vision); paid holidays, sick and personal leave; 401(k) retirement Plan. Dates: 15-month appointment beginning in December 2014, or upon availability and adjudication of a Department of Interior Background Investigation.
Location: The Great Basin Institute / BLM Winnemucca District, Nevada.
Qual: Bachelor’s degree in ecology, biology, zoology, environmental studies, or related field; • Minimum of 1 year experience related to wildlife ecology and/or planning and documentation, or other related experience; • Experience using ArcGIS 10.x and operating hand-held GPS units for navigation and electronic field data collection (previous experience operating Trimble units a plus); • Prior experience interpreting and or preparing documents for NEPA, CEQA, or related environmental policy highly desirable; • Strong written and oral communication skills, with the ability to effectively communicate in an Interdisciplinary Team setting, and educate a diverse public on BLM land management (multiple-use) principles and wildlife management concepts; • Experience conducting research and literature reviews, reviewing and drafting technical reports, and document editing; • Ability to read and interpret topographical maps and navigate using a compass; and • Previous experience working with the BLM and/or working in the Central Great Basin region highly desirable. Additional requirements: • Ability to work independently and in a team setting to accomplish project goals; • Possess good organizational skills with ability meet deadlines and produce professional deliverables including draft documents for team review; • Ability to operate basic computer equipment, including scanners, and Microsoft Office programs, including Access; • Flexibility and capability to meet the demands of rapidly changing plans and schedules; • Possess a valid, state-issued driver’s license and clean driving record with experience safely operating 4WD trucks on and off paved roads, including narrow and steep forest roads, and conducting routine vehicle maintenance; and • Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments, work in all types of weather conditions, traverse uneven terrain, carry upwards of 40 pounds in a backpack, and otherwise maintain good physical condition. • Successful applicant(s) must complete a Department of Interior (DOI) Background Investigation (BI). Applicants who already possess a fully adjudicated BI will be strongly considered.
Duties: Working collaboratively with BLM Winnemucca District, the Great Basin Institute is recruiting to hire a Wildlife Ecologist to support development of a comprehensive Environmental Analysis (EA) with FONSI and Decision Record (DR). The objective of the overall EA planning effort is to provide the BLM with a defensible NEPA document to support the final decision for proposed range improvements. The EA will address a wide variety of BLM program areas. Activities may include, but are not limited to: • collecting, monitoring, and recording data for condition within permitted rangeland management areas; • researching and analyzing data associated with water rights for range improvements; • conducting field surveys/monitoring and preparing associated field reports for wildlife; • GIS mapping, data management and analysis; • completing field reports for Threatened and Endangered (T&E) and BLM Sensitive Species; • evaluating permitted actions within rangeland management areas for compliance with Federal laws, rules, regulations, and policies; and • preparing the wildlife management section of the EA. The successful applicant will work in a team setting and be exposed to a myriad of resource areas outside of wildlife including natural and cultural resource, recreation, and rangeland management, as well environmental monitoring. The selected candidate will be exposed to a federal land management work environment and will receive training in the appropriate areas where needed to ensure compliance with those determinations required in the BLM H-1601-1 Land Use Planning Handbook. The BLM Winnemucca District (WD) encompasses roughly 11 million acres, of which 7.38 million acres are public lands managed by the BLM. Elevations range from approximately 4,000 feet to close to 10,000 feet. Winnemucca lies roughly in the northwest part of Nevada, nested in the basin and range province of the western U.S. The WD is approximately 2.5 hours east of Reno, NV and 2 hours west of Elko, NV on I-80, and 5.5 hours south of Boise, ID on State Highway 95.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, GBI HR Coordinator, Email: agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.
 
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TEMPORARY FINANCIAL ASSOCIATE, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, November 6, 2014, 12:16 AM
 
TEMPORARY FINANCIAL ASSOCIATE: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: $12 -14 per hour based on experience + Health insurance. Dates: 6 months beginning Dec 1, 2014.
Location: The Great Basin Institute, Reno, Nevada.
Qual: A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field from a four-year accredited university; A fundamental understanding of basic accounting functions. Demonstrated time management and planning skills. Ability to communicate with people at all levels of the organization. Ability to work in a team environment, and work unsupervised. Demonstrated problem solving skills, including the ability to analyze issues and problems, and provide recommendations; Proven proficiency using MS Office applications. Desirable: 1-2 years experience; Environmental and Nonprofit Industry experience or knowledge.
Duties: The Great Basin Institute is looking for a highly motivated Financial Associate to join our multi-disciplinary team for 6 months beginning on December 1, 2014. This position will report to the Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for processing and monitoring expenditures and administrative financial support. Position could become permanent based on performance and funding availability after 6 months. Full time, 40 hours per week. Academic transcripts and criminal background check are required.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, Great Basin Institute Human Resources Coordinator, email: agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.
 
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DIRECTOR RESTORATION & CONSERVATION SCIENCE PROGRAM, California (11/30/14)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Monday, November 3, 2014, 12:46 AM
 
DIRECTOR RESTORATION & CONSERVATION SCIENCE PROGRAM: A Permanent, Full-time Position. Pay: Negotiable. Dates: Start: ASAP.
Location: Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation, Santa Rosa, California.
Qual: University degree in natural sciences or closely related field. Advanced degree highly desirable. • Three to five years of experience with increasing responsibility in developing and managing natural resource programs and projects and funding development • Knowledge of California native flora, fauna, and ecosystems. • Basic working knowledge of ARCMap GIS mapping software and GPS equipment to collect field data. • Medium to high level of proficiency in the use of MS Office applications. • Possession of or ability to obtain herbicide applicators license.
Duties: Reports To: Executive Director Incumbent: Positions Reporting to Director of Restoration and Conservation Science Programs: Conservation Science Program Manager, Restoration Project Supervisor, Restoration Field Technicians, Restoration Interns, Volunteers Position Classification: Full Time, Exempt The Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation is a 501©3 non-profit dedicated to conserving, restoring and inspiring public appreciation for the Laguna de Santa Rosa. The Laguna is a 22 mile long wetland complex that drains a 250 sq. mile watershed. It has been recognized as a Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. The Foundation operates the Laguna Environmental Center which is located on the City of Santa Rosa's Stone Farm. The property has approximately a quarter mile of Laguna frontage. The Foundation's leased property includes a restored Victorian era farmhouse that is now the Foundation offices, an outdoor learning center where visitors can learn about the Laguna ecosystem a native plant nursery and a multipurpose building that is used for public education events, meetings, etc. The Restoration and Conservation Science Programs are key aspects of the Foundation's mission to conserve and restore the Laguna de Santa Rosa. The positionholder works with many stakeholders to accomplish position objectives including the Sonoma County Water Agency, the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District, the Water Quality Control Board, the cities of Santa Rosa and Sebastopol, the Department of Fish & Wildlife, the Coastal Conservancy, private environmental consulting firms, and more. A key challenge is to manage existing projects while at the same time working to keep the project pipeline full with future projects. Key Accountabilities: 1. Ensure that sufficient funding is available to meet Department financial needs by researching grant opportunities and writing grant proposals that contribute to the accomplishment of the Foundation’s mission and also respond to and seek profitable fee-for-service projects. 2. Assure the smooth implementation of restoration and conservation science projects by making detailed project plans including irrigation plans, planting plans, etc., by calculating staffing needs and hiring and managing appropriate personnel, by selecting and overseeing the work of outside contractors or youth groups and by supervising the project in the field as necessary. 3. Manage project budgets to assure that funds are available to accomplish project deliverables within agreed upon time frames. 4. Assure that project funder’s requirements regarding invoicing and project reports are followed so that the Foundation promptly receives the funds by developing and implementing invoicing policies and procedures in collaboration with the Foundation bookkeeper. 5. Assure that projects are a success in the long run by designing, implementing and monitoring and maintenance programs, and documenting the progress and effectiveness of projects so that the Foundation increases its knowledge of what works. 6. Provide management direction to subordinates, including hiring, reviewing performance, scheduling, etc. to ensure that they are accomplishing position objectives. 7. Contribute to the cost effective achievement of project objectives by directing and overseeing the internship program. 8. Assure that an adequate supply of native plant material is available for planned projects by planning and overseeing the collection of seed stock, propagation scheduling and by overseeing the planting and maintenance of the material in the Foundation’s Native Plant Nursery, the Jail Industries Nursery and contract growers as needed. 9. Assure that governmental regulations regarding herbicide use and reporting are followed by maintaining an applicator license, training and supervising employees and interns in the application of pesticides and overseeing proper use reporting.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: Laguna De Santa Rosa Foundation, David Bannister, Executive Director, 900 Sanford Road, Santa Rosa, California 95401. Ph: 7075279277, Fax: 707-527-5075. Email: david@lagunafoundation.org, Website: www.lagunafoundation.org.
Filing Date: 11/30/14.
 
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by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Monday, October 27, 2014, 11:31 AM
 
FIELD INSTRUCTORS: Two (2) Temporary, Full-time Positions. Pay: $500-$600 2x monthly plus room, board, and a sickness/accidental insurance plan.. Dates: Feb 2015 through May 2015.
Location: Clemson University's Youth Learning Institute, 4 locations, South Carolina.
Qual: BA or BS in Environmental Education, Natural Sciences, Forestry, Geology, Education • Must have the patience, understanding, flexibility, and a lot of energy. • Must demonstrate teaching skills and the ability to implement creative “hands on” teaching methods. • Must be willing to sacrifice, adapt and work hard as part of a team pursuing an objective. • Must be physically able to perform the tasks required to teach outdoors. • Must be willing to work long hours.
Duties: Regularly teach at least two curriculum components in the field study programs • Lead students in daily program activities (wake-up, flagpole, meals, canteen, and campfire). • Be actively involved in all program activities, leading and participating in evening recreational and instructional times as scheduled. • Assist with routine clean up and set up of program areas. • Perform direct supervision of children while involved with activities. • Facilitate groups utilizing adventure activities. 4 Locations in South Carolina depending on the program. Camp Bob Cooper, Summerton, SC; Teaching Kids about the Environment (K.A.T.E.) features academically based, hands-on exploration of forestry, soils, water ecology, and wildlife resources. Developed by YLI and the coalition for Natural Resources, the program is endorsed by the S.C. Department of Education. The Leadership Education through Adventure and Discovery (L.E.A.D.) program combines experiential science and natural resources studies with adventure and leadership activities. Customized team-building activities include climbing, zip lining, canoeing and hiking. E-TECH combines environmental science with technology as students learn about soil, water, birding and forestry and then use digital cameras, global positioning systems, computers and various software applications to research and demonstrate what they’ve learned. Camp Hannon, Sunset, SC; The program combines a unique opportunity to work in varied curriculums and educate children in forestry/mountain ecology. Exploration Hannon teaches students how to determine if a new plot of land is acceptable for human life. From hiking to stream mapping, this program uses exciting activities to enable children to learn by participating in hands-on activities. Exploration Hannon takes you through an experience that will last you a lifetime. Camp Long, Aiken, South Carolina; The program combines a unique opportunity to work in varied curriculums and educate in forensic sciences. Experience the exciting and spellbinding world of crime scene investigations through CSI: Clemson Student Investigators. Designed for 4th through 8th grade students, CSI brings an incredible learning adventure where students become forensic investigators, solving mysteries with math, forensic science and technology. Students perform hair, fiber and soil analysis, pH tests, handwriting analysis, paper chromatography, fingerprinting, footprint casting and more! Sewee Coastal Retreat Center, Awendaw, SC; The program combines a unique opportunity to work in varied curriculums and educate children in natural resources and marine biology. We are hiring instructors to work at the Sewee Coastal Retreat Center in Awendaw, SC, where we teach our Expedition Sewee program (marine science). We work with students from 2nd to 8th grade and instruct day and night programming. In addition, we also facilitate team initiatives and games. Regularly teach all marine science and natural resource components of the core curriculum and Create and master lesson plans for six marine science classes including marine life, salt marsh and barrier island beach studies. BA or BS in Environmental Education, Natural Sciences, Geology, Education, Marine Biology or related field is preferred
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: Clemson University, Rebecca Hayes, 698 Concord Church Rd, Pickens, South Carolina 29671. Ph: 8648781103. Email: RLHayes@clemson.edu. Website: http://www.clemson.edu/yli.
Filing Date: 11/30/14.

 
 
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