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PRESERVE MAINTENANCE WORKER, Illinois (5/27/16)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 09:43 AM
 
PRESERVE MAINTENANCE WORKER: A Permanent, Full-time Position. Pay: $30,296 TO $37,871 PER YEAR. Dates: Start: 07/01/2016.
Location: Forest Preserve District of Kane County, Elburn, Illinois.
Qual: - Minimum Age Requirement: 18 years old - Education: High school diploma or GED equivalent. - Experience: One (1) year in landscaping, natural resources, recreation, or closely related field a plus; previous experience operating required equipment; or an equivalent combination of relevant education, experience and training. - Certifications/Licenses: CPR/1st AID/AED, CDL Class A, Pesticide Operator; S-130 and S-190 Prescribe Burn or equivalent; all licenses/certifications must be obtained and maintained within one year of employment.
Duties: The Forest Preserve District of Kane County’s Operations & Maintenance Department is accepting applications for a Preserve Maintenance Worker for the South Operations. WORKSITE: GRUNWALD FARMS FOREST PRESERVE, ELBURN, ILLINOIS, APPROXIMATELY 60 MILES WEST OF CHICAGO. Under direction of the Operations Supervisor or Operations Senior Staff, performs a wide variety of assigned work required to protect, preserve, interpret, operate and maintain District property. Emphasis is placed on carrying out preserve operations and maintenance for active open space and structural facilities, natural resource management projects, and providing visitor services such as: emergency response, ordinance interpretation, preserve information, and maintaining safe, clean, functional facilities. Acts as a crew leader for summer seasonal staff. ESSENTIAL POSITION DUTIES & FUNCTIONS Operations: - Mows and maintains District open space areas, bike trails, multi-use trails and roadways; removes fallen trees/branches caused by storm damage or other natural events. - Insures proper maintenance of equipment and tools; performs routine inspection and preventative maintenance on assigned equipment - Assists Ranger staff as required and assigned: cleans and sanitizes restrooms and rental buildings, replenishes supplies; cleans up spills and picnic shelters. - Collects and disposes of solid waste and litter from buildings and grounds. - Performs semi-skilled building and structural maintenance. - Operates trucks of various sizes and weights; loading, hauling and unloading of various equipment and material. - Assists the public as needed. - Operates light to heavy construction and power equipment. - Performs general and preventative maintenance on equipment and vehicles. - Installs preserve boundary, directional and informational signs. - Provides assistance with the preparation and maintenance of District garden areas. - Provides assistance with the campground operation and collection of fees. - Performs room setup for District events. - Prepares site and provides assistance with District special events as well as special use permits obtained by the public. - Opens and closes preserve gates as needed. - Responds to emergency call-outs on a 24-hour, 7-days a week basis. - Works irregular hours, including weekends, evenings and holidays. - Possesses and maintains a valid and current Illinois driver’s license free from suspension or revocation during term of employment; must maintain insurability with the District's fleet insurance carrier. - Ability to obtain and maintain a CDL Class A license, and operate vehicles/trailers requiring such license.
- Performs the job safely and in compliance with District policies, procedures, work and safety rules, and the Employee Handbook. Administration: - Establishes positive relationships with community and preserve users. - Provides input during the budget preparation process. Staff Supervision: - Acts as a crew leader to Summer Seasonals; carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Additional duties and functions may be essential.
Appl: All candidates must apply on-line at: http://www.kaneforest.com/employment/apply.aspx.
Contact: Betsy Scaletta, Human Resources Specialist, Forest Preserve District of Kane County, 1996 South Kirk Road, Suite 320, Geneva, IL 60134. Ph: 630-208-8662, Fax: 630-232-2038. Email: scalettabetsy@kaneforest.com, Website: http://kaneforest.com/employment/apply.aspx.
Filing Date: 5/27/16
 
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ASSISTANT NATURALIST, New York (6/13/16)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 09:29 AM
 
ASSISTANT NATURALIST: A Temporary, Part-time Position. Pay: $12.15 per hour (approx 15-20 hours per week.). Dates: mid-June through late August 2016.
Location: Warren County Parks, Recreation and Railroad, Bolton Landing, NweYork.
Qual: College student, Good communication skills, Ability to work with the public, Major in environmental science or studies, Related undergraduate course work, This position is part-time temporary without benefits. Applicants must have a flexible schedule. Workdays and hours may vary.
Duties: Provide information to visitors, Assist with nature program preparation and presentation, Maintain exhibits and displays, Prepare and distribute promotional materials, Perform building, grounds, and trail maintenance.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: Up Yonda Farm Environmental Education Center, PO Box 1453, Bolton Landing, NY 12814. Ph: 518-644-9767, Fax: 518-644-3824. Email: info@upyondafarm.com, Website: http://www.upyondafarm.com.
Filing Date: 6/13/16.
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PROGRAM ASSISTANT, New York (5/13/16)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, April 7, 2016, 01:04 AM
 
PROGRAM ASSISTANT: A Permanent, Full-time Position. Pay: $33,854. Dates: Start: June 27, 2016.
Location: PNW BOCES Center for Environmental Education, Yorktown Heights, New York.
Qual: Requirements include: • Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science, Natural Science, Ecology, Conservation or closely related field • Minimum of four years of experience in a nature center, residential center, school, zoo or camp. Individual Should: • have good knowledge of the principles of the natural sciences and sustainability • be highly organized, detail-oriented, self-directed and able to multi-task • have strong communication skills • use sound professional judgment • be able to perform some manual labor • be proficient in MS software applications • have a car to drive to schools (mileage reimbursed). Position includes housing. Must be available to provide weekend coverage on a rotating basis with other staff. Must qualify through civil service. Excellent benefit and retirement package.
Duties: CEE is a unique and innovative, non-residential program in southeastern NY. We provide environmental, cultural, and character-building programs to some 30,000 K-12 children in 30 school districts each year. The Assistant’s responsibilities include both instruction and administration. In addition to teaching, this position overseas the day-to-day aspects of the student programs and facility, and works closely with the Coordinator on other components of the program Responsibilities include:
• setting up and maintaining program schedule • serving as lead instructor • planning and developing programs • handling and caring for raptors, mammals and reptiles • coordinating summer camp program • assisting in the selection, supervision and training of staff • preparing and creating displays and exhibits.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: PNW BOCES, Dorna Schroeter, Program Coordinator, 200 BOCES Dr, Yorktown Heights, New York 10598. Ph: 914-248-2335, Email: dschroeter@pnwboces.org, Website: www.pnwboces.org/environmental.
Filing Date: 5/13/16.
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NATURE COUNSELOR (General), New Hampshire (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Monday, April 4, 2016, 05:41 PM
 
NATURE COUNSELOR (General): A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: $1750-$4000/summer depending on qualifications (room and board included). Dates: 12 June 2016 (but can be somewhat flexible) through 17 August 2016.
Location: Camp Pemigewassett, Wentworth, New Hampshire.
Qual: For this position, the candidate must have a broad background in natural history with a strong interest in at least one of these areas: ornithology, astronomy, fresh-water ecology, darkroom (film) photography. Interest in other aspects of natural history (such as entomology or geology or environmental sculpture, etc.) would be a plus (but not required) as would teaching experience in a school, in an environmental or outdoor education program, or at a camp, museum, or science center (but also not required). He or she must enjoy working with children aged 8-15. While we will consider all applicants, we hope to find a candidate who might be interested in establishing a longer term relationship with the camp. We have excellent facilities including reference collections of rocks and minerals, insects, and plants, field and laboratory equipment, a darkroom, microscopes, an 8 inch reflecting telescope, and a 1000 volume library, all housed in a large nature center. We are a private, residential camp for boys 8-15 located on a small lake in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Our 700 acre campus has a range of habitats from floating acid bog to hardwood and conifer forests. We are close to many other mountain, meadow, lake, and river localities. The majority of our campers are with us for our full 7 week season. We have a 91 year tradition of science-based nature education and the program is headed by a geologist with 47 years of camp experience. Our associate program head (also a geologist) has over 22 years of nature center/museum/environmental education experience.
Duties: The candidate would be in residence at camp for the entire period. He or she would teach during three instructional periods in the morning and lead activities (on a day to day basis) in the afternoon and early evenings. He or she would help with supervision of staff and campers in the Nature Lodge, would participate in planning weekly and daily activities. Male candidates might be asked to live in and supervise a cabin (i.e. be a cabin counselor) and female candidates might be asked to help supervise a cabin. The successful candidate will be expected to attend a 5 1/2 day pre-season nature instruction clinic that runs from 12-17 June 2016 along with general counselor pre-season training that runs from 18-24 June 2016.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references. Please mention which position you're applying for (entomology or "general")
Contact: Camp Pemigewassett, R. Laurence Davis, Director of Nature Programs and Teaching, PO Box 222, Wentworth, NH 03282. Ph: 203-932-7108, Email: rldavis@newhaven.edu, Website: www.camppemi.com.
Filing Date: Open.
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NATURE COUNSELOR (Insect Specialist), New Hampshire (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Monday, April 4, 2016, 05:23 PM
 
NATURE COUNSELOR (Insect Specialist): A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: $1750-$4000/summer depending on qualifications (room and board included). Dates: 12 June 2016 (but can be somewhat flexible) through 17 August 2016.
Location: Camp Pemigewassett, Wentworth, New Hampshire.
Qual: For this position, the candidate must have a broad background in natural history with a strong interest in entomology. The candidate must also be 21 or older as of June 17, 2016 and possess a valid US or Canadian drivers license. Background and interest in one additional area, such as ornithology, astronomy, fresh-water ecology, darkroom (film) photography, or other aspect of natural history would be a plus (but not required) as would teaching experience in a school, in an environmental or outdoor education program, or at a camp, museum, or science center (but also not required). He or she must enjoy working with children aged 8-15. While we will consider all applicants, we hope to find a candidate who might be interested in establishing a longer term relationship with the camp. We have excellent facilities including reference collections of rocks and minerals, insects, and plants, field and laboratory equipment, a darkroom, microscopes, an 8 inch reflecting telescope, and a 1000 volume library, all housed in a large nature center. We are a private, residential camp for boys 8-15 located on a small lake in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Our 700 acre campus has a range of habitats from floating acid bog to hardwood and conifer forests. We are close to many other mountain, meadow, lake, and river localities. The majority of our campers are with us for our full 7 week season. We have a 91 year tradition of science-based nature education and the program is headed by a geologist with 47 years of camp experience. Our associate program head (also a geologist) has over 22 years of nature center/museum/environmental education experience.
Duties: The candidate would be in residence at camp for the entire period. He or she would teach during three instructional periods in the morning and lead activities (on a day to day basis) in the afternoon and early evenings. He or she would help with supervision of staff and campers in the Nature Lodge, would participate in planning weekly and daily activities. Male candidates might be asked to live in and supervise a cabin (i.e. be a cabin counselor) and female candidates might be asked to help supervise a cabin. The successful candidate will be expected to attend a 5 1/2 day pre-season nature instruction clinic that runs from 12-17 June 2016 along with general counselor pre-season training that runs from 18-24 June 2016.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references. Please mention which position you're applying for (entomology or "general")
Contact: Camp Pemigewassett, R. Laurence Davis, Director of Nature Programs and Teaching, PO Box 222, Wentworth, NH 03282. Ph: 203-932-7108, Email: rldavis@newhaven.edu, Website: www.camppemi.com.
Filing Date: Open.
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NEVADA CONSERVATION CORPS SIX MONTH CREW MEMBER, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, March 17, 2016, 12:58 AM
 
NEVADA CONSERVATION CORPS SIX MONTH CREW MEMBER: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: 900 hour service term: $7,000 living stipend + $2,865 education award. Dates: May 23, 2016 – November 17, 2016.
Location: The Great Basin Institute, Nevada.
Qual: Must maintain a positive and professional attitude at all times while providing service. Be able to communicate effectively with members, crew leaders, NCC staff, and project partners. Possess the willingness and ability to work and camp up to seven nights in a row, in a wilderness setting, in all weather conditions, without formal restroom facilities or running water. Be able to lift 25lbs continuously and 50lbs occasionally. Be at least 17 years of age. Be a US citizen. Must possess a high school diploma or GED. Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or the equivalent of two full-time education awards). All position offers are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check.
Duties: Our Mission: Nevada Conservation Corps harnesses the energy and idealism of youth to meet the needs of Nevada’s public lands and communities. As a federally-funded AmeriCorps program, the NCC promotes ecological literacy through field research and direct conservation service. By uniting resources from federal, state, and county agencies, the NCC provides young professionals the opportunity to make meaningful contributions toward protecting and conserving Nevada’s natural heritage while gaining valuable work experience in the conservation field. Description: Spend a season or more working and camping outside at some of Nevada’s premier natural areas. Serve alongside volunteers from across the country while making a lasting contribution to Nevada’s natural heritage. Gain valuable field experience while working on habitat improvement, restoration, and recreation projects with the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Nevada Division of Forestry, and many other federal and state agencies. Projects may include trail construction and maintenance, hazardous fuels reduction, and habitat restoration. Compensation: This is an AmeriCorps position; candidates will receive a living stipend dependent on their length of service. The living stipend is a fixed amount, not an hourly wage or a salary. This stipend paid to members in bi-weekly installments throughout their term of service. Members also receive a food per-diem while on project at a rate of $7.25 per day in the field. Upon completion of AmeriCorps service members shall receive an additional education award also dependent on the length of service that can be used for paying off student loans or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college. Training & Field Work Experience; Members are also compensated by gaining valuable field work experience, professional development and practical trainings and certifications. -First aid and CPR certification; - Leave No Trace (LNT) training; -Trail construction and maintenance training for trail crews; -S212 equivalent chainsaw training for habitat restoration and fuels reduction crews. Building and maintaining trails, restoring and improving wildlife habitat, and reducing hazardous fuels in our forests and public lands; Camping up to seven nights in wilderness setting without formal restroom facilities or running water; Making a commitment of national service to our landscapes and communities; Maintaining a positive and professional attitude at all times while providing service; Communicating effectively with crew members, crew leaders, NCC staff and agency project staff; Complying with both production and quality work standards established by NCC. Administration, crew supervisors and project partners; Contributing to basic duties at the campsite including cooking, cleaning and organizing crew equipment; Showing respect when interacting with other members, leaders, staff, project sponsors and community members; Participating in in-field education sessions; Percentage of time spent on: labor– 70%, traveling– 20%, hiking– 10%; Lifting 25lbs continuously and 50lbs occasionally. Work Schedule & Location: Crew members may be assigned to serve from the Las Vegas or Reno Field Stations, and will serve and camp in the field on 4-day tours, 8-day tours, or a mixture of the two. Schedules will be dictated by project site and distance from the field station. The locations of service will depend on which regional office you are assigned to for your term of service and may change throughout the season. Camping locations are provided during the work week. We will not provide housing nor sign leases, but we can assist with identifying housing options.
Appl: Qualified and interested applicants have two options to apply. Option One – Apply through the AmeriCorps site. Step 1: Click here - https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=64745&fromSearch=true. Step 2: Click “Apply” then register. Step 3: Once registered login and complete the application. Step 4: Click the “Search Listings” link and search for program name: Nevada Conservation Corps. Step 5: Click on the position then hit the “Apply Now” button at the bottom of the listing. Option Two – Email in your resume, cover letter, and references. Forward a cover letter, their résumé, and a list of three professional references to Jason Behrens, HR and Compliance Assistant, at jbehrens@thegreatbasininstitute.org. Please include how you heard about this position. Upon receipt, a representative from the NCC program will contact you for the next steps in the application process. All questions related to the interview and selection process may be sent to Jason.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Jason Behrens, HR and Compliance Assistant, at jbehrens@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.
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GAME WARDEN (Exam Notice), Wyoming (5/17/16)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, March 17, 2016, 12:16 AM
 
GAME WARDEN (Exam Notice): A Permanent, Full-time Position. Pay: $3454-$4318/month, Benefits- Health, Dental, Vision, Retirement.
Location: Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Wyoming, Statewide
Qual: General Knowledge; Knowledge of basic concepts, principles and practices of wildlife management, animal biological processes. Knowledge of game and fish statutes and regulations, and of enforcement of game and fish laws and regulations. Knowledge of wildlife and fish species identification and life history. Knowledge of game and fish statutes and regulations, and of enforcement of game and fish laws and regulations. Knowledge of population ecology. Knowledge of methods, techniques and regulations pertinent to the investigation, court procedures and prosecution of violators in wildlife, hunting or fishing, and watercraft related criminal cases. Knowledge of watercraft safety. Wyoming State Law requires competitive testing (exam) for wildlife law enforcement positions.
Duties: Participates in research projects and population surveys. Assists in providing information on wildlife education, law enforcement and management. Gathers and compiles data into statistical information to meet requirements of periodic or other reports. Patrols assigned areas to check for violations of game and fish and watercraft laws. Carries out a variety of tasks in the habitat development and propagation of wildlife. Job requirement specifics, To qualify for the exam, applicants must have earned a bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology, range management, biology, zoology, or other wildlife related field, or be on track to earn the degree by August 31, 2016.
Appl: Applicants Must Register to take the Wyoming game warden examination at the following link: wgfd.wyo.gov/game-warden-exam.
Contact: Brooke Weaver - Game Warden, Wyoming Game and Fish Department 5400 Bishop Blvd, Cheyenne, WY 82006. Email: wgf.wildlife@wyo.gov. Ph: 307-777-4585.
Filing Date: 5/17/16.
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PLANT ECOLOGY INTERN, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 05:15 PM
 
PLANT ECOLOGY INTERN: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: Living stipend of $8,700 + $2,865 education award. Dates: March 2016 – August 2016.
Location: Bureau of Land Management/Great Basin Institute, U.S. Geological Survey - Henderson, Nevada.
Qual: Bachelor’s degree – or coursework and relevant experience – in Plant Ecology, Botany or related field; •Previous experience with vegetation monitoring and surveys; •Experience following established protocols for field data collection and management; •General knowledge of Southwestern plants preferred; •Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments, traverse uneven terrain and withstand strenuous exertion; •Experience in backcountry field work preferred; •Clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license; and •Meet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements: (1) U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status, (2) eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of two in a lifetime, regardless of award amount), and (3) pass National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR) and federal criminal background checks. A general knowledge of plants of the Southwest would be helpful but is not required.
Duties: Member will provide national service at U.S. Geological Society in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management, a host site for the Nevada Conservation Corps AmeriCorps Program. The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), is recruiting two Plant Ecology Interns to join our AmeriCorps program to assist US Geological Survey researchers with all aspects of post-fire restoration and restoration plant materials development research projects in the Mojave Desert. These projects are designed to evaluate traditional and novel restoration practices based on ecological processes influencing recovery, and evaluate locally-adapted plant materials used in arid land restoration through multiple common gardens across the Mojave Desert. Primary Responsibilities: Interns will assist in establishing treatment sites (including weather station installation), data collection (pre-treatment monitoring of vegetation associated with restoration treatment, species identification, preparation of herbarium specimens), data management, maintenance of field, laboratory and computer equipment, and occasional library research. The interns will collect and organize field and greenhouse data, ensuring adequate quality control of data collected, and assist in identifying erroneous data. The interns will also assist with greenhouse propagation and plantings of perennial species that will be established in multiple common garden sites, measure plant traits in the gardens, and help maintain new plantings (such as watering and weeding). Project work involves long periods of time outside or in a greenhouse making measurements of individual plants or plant communities, and recording data into personal data assistants (PDAs) or onto data sheets. This work requires long hours in the field in remote areas of the Mojave Desert, and will often involve camping. People who enjoy being outdoors, who are physically fit, and who can accurately record data will be excellent candidates for these positions. Project work involves long periods of time outside or in a greenhouse making measurements of individual plants or plant communities, and recording data into personal data assistants (PDAs) or onto data sheets. This work requires long hours in the field in remote areas of the Mojave Desert, and will often involve camping. People who enjoy being outdoors, who are physically fit, and who can accurately record data will be excellent candidates for these positions. Interns may also assist with related research projects at various times, and must remain flexible. Related Responsibilities: ●Participate in trainings provided by BLM and USGS staff and community partners; ●Meet with Host Site Supervisor on a regular basis; ●Participate in community service days organized by NCC Program; and ●Participate in regular AmeriCorps team meetings. Physical Demands: Field work involves hiking off designated trails or routes, across rugged terrain, up to 10 miles per day, but more typically 2-6 miles per day. Weather conditions will vary from cold winds or rain in the early spring to temperatures over 100F in the summer. Greenhouse work involves stooping and moving pots filled with soil. The use of global positioning systems (handheld GPS units), computers, PDAs, digital cameras, and on- and off-road vehicles are an essential part of the job. Only people willing to spend extended periods of several weeks per month camping under primitive conditions at remote locations on data collection trips should apply for the position. Incumbents must also be willing to spend days at a time working at a computer during periods of data entry and analysis. •Lift up to 50-70 pounds of material or equipment •Bend, lift, pull, and push •Crouch, stoop, kneel, stand, or bend for long periods of time •Walk for long periods of time on uneven surfaces carrying equipment •Be outside in extreme heat or cold (depending upon the season) •Work 10 hour days •Travel overnight or up to 8 days at a time for project work. Compensation: This is an AmeriCorps position, and candidates will receive a living stipend of $8,700 for the season. This is not an hourly wage or a salary and is paid to members every other week throughout the service term. Upon completion of AmeriCorps service, members shall receive an additional education award in the amount of $2,865 that can be used for paying off qualified student loans or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college. Location; A personal vehicle is recommended for travel/transport outside of work. Henderson is in Southern Nevada, located near some of the country’s most awe-inspiring public lands. There are numerous mountain ranges nearby — you can drive from the low desert to an alpine habitat in approximately 90 minutes! Henderson has several great outdoor destinations nearby (1 hour or less drive): Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Valley of Fire State Park, Desert National Wildlife Refuge, and the Spring Mountains. A little farther afield (2-3 hours drive) are Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Death Valley National Park, Mojave National Preserve, Zion National Park, and Cedar Breaks National Monument. Driving farther still will get you to Joshua Tree National Park (4 hours), Grand Canyon National Park (5 hours), Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (6 hours), Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (8 hours), and Yosemite National Park (8 hours).
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Jason Behrens, Human Resources Coordinator, at jbehrens@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.
 
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COMMUNITY AND VISITOR EDUCATION AND INTERPRETATION INTERN, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, January 28, 2016, 10:10 PM
 
COMMUNITY AND VISITOR EDUCATION AND INTERPRETATION INTERN: A Temporary Full-time Position. Pay: See Below. Dates: March 2016 – August 2016.
Location: Lake Mead NRA/Great Basin Institute, Boulder City, Nevada.
Qual: Dedication to the position and the AmeriCorps Service Contract •Motivated, self-starter who is detail oriented; •Flexibility to handle competing and changing priorities; •Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse public in a variety of forums; •Ability to speak English and Spanish conversationally, desirable but not required; •Some college education, desirable but not required; •Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments; •Possess clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license; and •Meet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements: (1) U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status, (2) eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime, or equivalent of two full-time terms of service), and (3) pass National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR) and federal criminal background checks.
Duties: Member will provide national service at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, a host site for the Nevada Conservation Corps AmeriCorps Program. Working collaboratively with Lake Mead National Recreation Area (LMNRA), the Great Basin Institute is recruiting one intern to assist with development and completion of resource education programs and projects, including a wide range of formal and informal public and school-based education programs and projects. These will include hikes, lectures, demonstrations, field trips, workshops and activities. Venues will include (but not be limited to) classrooms, fairs, trails, beaches, libraries and visitor centers. Programs and projects will educate and inform the public about the significance and uniqueness of park resources, conservation and ecologically sound practices as well as the laws, rules, and regulations developed to protect park resources. Primary Responsibilities: ●Facilitate youth education and outreach; duties include: development and implementation of programs, lesson plans, and learning modules for youth education programs, schedule programs with local school groups, present materials to student groups and collect data associated with attendees, and educational impacts of presented lessons; ●Develop and conduct presentations to volunteer groups about natural resource management practices within the recreation area; ●Provide community members, visitors, and local constituents with information on park resources, conservation and ecologically sound practices as well as the laws, rules, and regulations developed to protect park resources; ●Research scientific, historical, and technical resources to create interpretive programs using a variety of interpretive techniques including 21st Century Interpretive Skills; ●Research historical and archaeological resources to create web pages about specific historic and archaeological topics; and ●Assist cultural resource staff with a variety of tasks including processing archives and data management. Secondary responsibilities: additional tasks and duties that are preferential but secondary ●Collect field data to maintain documentation of activities; and ●Assist staff on developing and modifying outreach materials. Related Responsibilities: ●Participate in trainings provided by Lake Mead NRA staff and community partners; ●Serve as a front line representative to partners for the National Park Service; ●Meet with Host Site Supervisor on a regular basis; ●Participate in community service days organized by NCC Program; and ●Participate in regular AmeriCorps team meetings. Compensation: This is an AmeriCorps position, and candidates will receive a living stipend of $8,640 for the season. This is not an hourly wage or a salary and is paid to members every other week throughout the service term. Upon completion of AmeriCorps service, members shall receive an additional education award in the amount of $2,865 that can be used for paying off qualified student loans or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college.
Appl: Send cover letter, their résumé, and a list of three professional references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Jason Behrens, Human Resources Coordinator, at jbehrens@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.
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NATIVE SEED INTERNS, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, January 28, 2016, 08:20 PM
 
NATIVE SEED INTERNS: Several Temporary Full-time Positions. Pay: See Below. Dates February 2016 – August 2016.
Location: Bureau of Land Management, Southern Nevada District Office/Great Basin Institute, Nevada.
Qual: Bachelor’s degree with coursework and field experience related to biology, botany, plant science, or related field; •Experience identifying plants using taxonomic keys or familiarity with Mojave Desert plants; •Experience using hand-held GPS equipment for data collection and navigation; •Ability to read and navigate using topographic maps and a compass; •Understanding and/or experience using ArcView GIS software, helpful; •Willingness and ability to work in harsh, ever-changing desert conditions, including extreme temperatures, independently or as part of a team; •Ability to bend and stoop for long periods of time while collecting seed, and to use hand tools, and occasionally lift buckets of water and other heavy loads; •Ability to work a non-standard schedule, such as beginning at 5 am, to avoid heat-related issues, or for coordination with team members. •Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, with a diverse audience; •Willingness to camp in remote, undeveloped sites for multiple days; •Valid, state-issued driver’s license and familiarity driving 4WD vehicles on- and off-road; •Experience operating All Terrain Vehicles (ATV) on difficult terrain helpful; and •Meet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements: (1) U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status, (2) must be at least 17 years of age and a US citizen that has received a high school diploma or GED (or be willing to achieve this before using education award), (3) eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime, or equivalent of two full-time terms of service), and (4) pass National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR) and federal criminal background checks. Physical Demands: Field work involves hiking off designated trails or routes, across rugged terrain, up to 10 miles per day, but more typically 2-6 miles per day. Weather conditions will vary from cold winds or rain in the early spring to temperatures over 100F in the summer. The use of global positioning systems (handheld GPS units), computers, PDAs, digital cameras, and on- and off-road vehicles are an essential part of the job. Only people willing to spend extended periods of several weeks per month camping under primitive conditions at remote locations on data collection trips should apply for the position. Incumbents must also be willing to spend days at a time working at a computer during periods of data entry and analysis. •Lift up to 50-70 pounds of material or equipment •Bend, lift, pull, and push •Crouch, stoop, kneel, stand, or bend for long periods of time •Walk for long periods of time on uneven surfaces carrying equipment •Be outside in extreme heat or cold (depending upon the season) •Work 10 hour days •Travel overnight or up to 8 days at a time for project work.
Duties: Member will provide national service at Bureau of Land Management, a host site for the Nevada Conservation Corps AmeriCorps Program. The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), is recruiting two Native Seed Interns to join our AmeriCorps program to conduct seed collecting and ecological restoration activities throughout BLM Southern Nevada District lands. Primary Responsibilities: •Scouting and identifying populations of target native plant species suitable for the program; •GPS mapping populations of plants, disturbance areas, and other features; •Monitoring the phenology of plant populations to identify optimal seed collection times; •Collecting seed from plant populations and completing data forms in accordance with the Seeds of Success (SOS) Technical Protocol; •Taking herbarium vouchers, and processing and shipping seed as necessary. •Recording data electronically and on paper data forms, entering and editing data related to restoration activities; •Participating in restoration projects, including planting native plants, watering plants, repairing fences, removing non-native plants; •Assisting with the coordination of volunteer seed collection and restoration events; •Assisting with the coordination of conservation crew work; •Provide support for arid land restoration projects; •Reporting accomplishments and providing recommendations for program improvements, priorities, and future projects. Related Responsibilities: ●Participate in trainings provided by BLM and USGS staff and community partners; ●Meet with Host Site Supervisor on a regular basis; ●Participate in community service days organized by NCC Program; and ●Participate in regular AmeriCorps team meetings. Compensation: This is an AmeriCorps position, and candidates will receive a living stipend of $7,800 for the season. This is not an hourly wage or a salary and is paid to members every other week throughout the service term. Upon completion of AmeriCorps service, members shall receive an additional education award in the amount of $2,865 that can be used for paying off qualified student loans or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college. Location; The interns will be based out of the BLM Southern Nevada District office, which is located in northwest Las Vegas, NV. The Southern Nevada District Office manages more than three million acres of Mojave Desert in Clark and Nye counties. The scenery varies from dramatically colorful geologic landforms and largely unspoiled panoramic vistas of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area to remote and rugged wild landscapes of Gold Butte Back Country Byway.
Appl: Send cover letter, their résumé, and a list of three professional references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Jason Behrens, Human Resources Coordinator, at jbehrens@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.
 

 
 
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