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PRESERVE MAINTENANCE WORKER, Illinois (9/11/14)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Monday, September 1, 2014, 12:48 AM
 
PRESERVE MAINTENANCE WORKER: A Permanent, Full-time Position. Pay: $29,702 TO $37,128 PER YEAR. Dates: Start: 10/01/2014.
Location: Forest Preserve District of Kane County, Elburn, Illinois.
Qual: 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 one (1) Preserve Maintenance Worker for the South Operations. 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. 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://www.kaneforest.com/employment/apply.aspx.
Filing Date: 09/11/2014.
 
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WILDERNESS & RECREATION TECHNICIAN – Cave Management, Nevada (9/2/14)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, August 21, 2014, 03:55 PM
 
WILDERNESS & RECREATION TECHNICIAN – Cave Management: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: $18.50/hour o Medical Insurance (health and dental). Dates: Annual appointment beginning in mid-October 2014 (or upon availability) o Full-time, 40 hours per week (minimal overtime and occasional weekend work may be required).
Location: Great Basin Institute / BLM Ely District Office, Nevada.
Qual: Bachelor’s degree in wilderness/recreation planning, biology/ecology, geology/geography, environmental policy/studies, or related field; o Minimum of 1 year experience related to natural resource and/or land management planning, environmental documentation, or other related experience; o Prior experience interpreting and or preparing documents for NEPA, CEQA, or related environmental policy highly desirable; o 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 cave management concepts; o Interest in and familiarity with the ecology, conservation and management of cave resources o Experience conducting research and literature reviews, reviewing and drafting technical reports, and document editing; o Capable of meeting deadlines and producing professional deliverables including draft documents for team reviews; o Knowledge of ArcGIS 10.1, desirable; o Possess a clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license with the ability to operate 4wd vehicles and ATVs off-road. O Successful applicant(s) must complete a Department of Interior (DOI) Background Investigation (BI) or submit paperwork to BLM human resources indicating an active and fully adjudicated BI has already been completed prior to beginning position.
Duties: The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management Ely District Office, is recruiting to hire a Wilderness & Recreation Technician, with a particular focus on cave management. Working under the direction of BLM Wilderness and Recreation staff, the Technician will work collaboratively to aid in the revision of the District’s Cave Management Plan, which was originally written in 1986. This district-wide plan is in need of revision to provide current and thorough guidance for cave management across the district. More specifically, revisions will address White Nose Syndrome, current recreational pressures, and safety standards, among other updates. Subsequent to revision of the District-wide plan, development of site-specific cave plans will be undertaken. While some cave site visits may be required to understand current conditions, observe recreation pressure(s), or to verify anecdotal notes about disturbances or safety concerns, this will mainly be an office-based position focused on writing and editing documents in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA); including drafting cave management planning documents. There is an urgency to revise the 1986 Plan in anticipation of the 75th National Speleological Society’s Cave Convention, which is to be held in Ely, NV in 2016.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, GBI HR Coordinator, at agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org. Please include how you heard about this position. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Filing Date: 9/2/14.
 
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2014-15 NEVADA CONSERVATION CORPS LEADERSHIP ADVANCEMENT PROGRAM, Nevada (8/25/14)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, August 21, 2014, 03:43 PM
 
2014-15 NEVADA CONSERVATION CORPS LEADERSHIP ADVANCEMENT PROGRAM: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: living stipend of $16,000 for the year. Dates: September 2, 2014 – August 20, 2015 (please be prepared to serve for entire term).
Location: The Great Basin Institute, Nevada.
Qual: US Citizenship or Permanent Legal Residency • At least 18 years of age • Must pass an FBI fingerprint background check and National Sex Offender Public Registry name check; ANY past criminal convictions must be disclosed • Clean driving record (must qualify to drive GBI Vehicles) • Current driver’s license • High School diploma or GED certificate • Eligible to receive an AmeriCorps education award • Physical ability to work long days, in adverse conditions, on labor intensive projects • Effective communication skills • Ability to adapt to changing project and schedule expectations Desired Qualifications: • Previous leadership experience with youth or young adults • Experience working with a Conservation or Youth Corps • Camping/backpacking experience • Experience constructing recreational trails; chainsaw operating experience • Familiarity with basic conservation skills including tool maintenance • Receptive to feedback; able to communicate challenges • Ability to create and facilitate a positive experience for crew members.
Duties: Spend a year working and camping outside at some of Nevada’s premier natural areas and join a program designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills needed to lead a crew in the field, developing communication and leadership skills for life. Your experience begins with nine months as a crew member on a 5-personcrew, during which you’ll gain valuable field experience while working on habitat improvement, restoration, and recreation projects with the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and Nevada Division of Forestry. Projects may include trail construction and maintenance, hazardous fuels reduction, and habitat restoration. During your tenure as a crew member you will receive trainings in leadership development, spend extended periods of time camping in the field with fellow crew leaders candidates, and take turns acting as the lead on service projects that are meant to prepare you for the challenges of leading a crew. Your days will be spent working long hours, honing project management and technical skills; evenings will be spent around the fire learning and practicing the fundamental skills of effective leadership. You will be trained in trail building and maintenance, dry masonry, chainsaw use, Wilderness First Aid, off-road driving, leadership, conflict management, and more. You will also have the opportunity to shadow current NCC field staff, practice leadership techniques and receive the feedback and support needed to improve your skills. Upon successful completion of the leadership development training you will be assigned a summer project (based out of Reno, NV; Las Vegas, NV; Ely, NV; or Great Basin National Park) and will take on the responsibility of leading a crew. You will lead four to nine AmeriCorps Crew Members while building trail or running chainsaws in some of Nevada’s most beautiful locales. You will coordinate with agency partners and collaborate with peers to see that project goals are accomplished safely and efficiently. Based on your specific project you will be camped in the field with your crew on either 4-day or 8-day “tours” often in primitive and remote locations and will responsible for managing and facilitating a healthy and cohesive community within your crew. Different than any other professional experience you could imagine, being a crew leader with the NCC is a full-time, intensive commitment where you will always be a resource to the members serving with you both while on service project sites or back at camp after a long day. Both preparing for and leading a crew requires unwavering dedication, and a willingness to put the needs of others first. Successful applicants will demonstrate dependability, excellent judgment, and high standards. We are looking for individuals who will lead by example and be a role model for the members who join our program. Though this position is challenging, the rewards are abundant and the bonds forged with your crew, peers and with the outdoors will last a lifetime. Compensation: This is an AmeriCorps volunteer position; candidates will receive a living stipend of $16,000 for the year. This is a fixed amount, not an hourly wage or a salary. This stipend is paid to members in bi-weekly installments throughout the entire year to assist with living expenses. Upon completion of AmeriCorps national service contract, members shall receive an additional education award in the amount of $5,645 that can be used for paying off student loans or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college. Health insurance benefits are provided. Conservation Projects: • Trail construction and maintenance • Exotic & invasive species removal • Hazardous fuels reduction • Habitat restoration • Riparian restoration • Illegal road decommissioning • Fence construction or decommissioning Essential Duties as Crew Member (Sept-May): • Percentage of time spent on: labor– 70%, traveling– 20%, hiking– 10% • Lifting 25lbs continuously and 50lbs occasionally • 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. • Camping up to seven nights in wilderness setting without formal restroom facilities or running water. • 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. Essential Duties as Crew Leader (May-August; promotion to Crew Leader is NOT GUARANTEED & depends on performance review: • Exemplify strong work ethic, professionalism, and sound judgment • Lead young adults on a variety of challenging conservation projects • Understand and abide by all NCC policies and procedures; ensure all safety protocols followed • Maintain a positive and professional attitude at all times; be able to boost crew morale • Effectively communicate with NCC staff, partnering agencies, peers, and crew members • Coordinate project logistics with agency partners, Crew Coordinator, and peers • Work alongside members to complete project goals • Provide clear and consistent feedback to crew members • Teach, instruct and support members in trail building, chainsaw use, and other project/NCC specific tasks • Engage members in an active crew life • Facilitate weekly crew meetings and debriefs • Transport crew and equipment safely in NCC trucks • Manage and maintain crew gear, tools and other various NCC/agency equipment • Complete weekly reporting of accomplishments • Uphold NCC and AmeriCorps standards of work production and quality • Support and manage crew meal planning Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Schedules will be dictated by project site and distance from the field station. Crews will be assigned to several projects throughout the season; therefore schedule may vary. Crews typically serve 10 hour days (7:00 AM to 5:30 PM); members could be on a 4/3 (4 days on; 3 days off) or an 8/6 (8 days on; 6 days off. Members could serve up to 50 hours in a week and may be required to attend trainings on some Fridays in addition to time spent “on hitch,” working on regular projects in the field. Due to the seasonal nature of field work in Nevada, you may be required to relocate more than once during the term. Teams will begin service in Southern Nevada, based in Las Vegas, and will remain there until the end of April, when they will be given the option to continue serving in the Las Vegas area or relocate to our Northern or Eastern Nevada field stations for the summer months. The NCC will help during the transition time with housing recommendations. We will not provide housing nor sign leases, but we can assist with identifying housing options. The locations of service will depend on which regional office you are assigned to for during your term of service. Restoration crews will, at least for the first nine months of service, deploy from our Las Vegas Field station. Training: Members will participate in orientation from September 2, 2014 to September 5, 2014. During orientation members will receive training in technical skills related to the specific crew they are placed on. Members will also be trained in Leave-No-Trace ethics and CPR/First Aid.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Genevieve Parker, Human Resources Associate, at gparker@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 3 application process. All questions related to the interview and selection process may be sent to Genevieve. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Filing Date: 8/25/14.
 
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2014 FALL SPRING MOUNTAINS NRA RESTORATION CREW MEMBER, Nevada (8/25/14)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, August 21, 2014, 03:34 PM
 
2014 FALL SPRING MOUNTAINS NRA RESTORATION CREW MEMBER: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: living stipend of $3,500. Dates: August 25, 2014 – November 20, 2014 (please be prepared to serve for entire term).
Location: The Great Basin Institute, Nevada
Qual: To qualify, you must be over 17 years of age and a US citizen that has received a high school diploma or GED. All offers of employment are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check. Applicants must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or the equivalent of two 1700-hour education awards).
Duties: Spend your fall 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. The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Spring Mountains National Recreation Area (SMNRA), is recruiting Restoration Crew Members that will implement restoration of unauthorized off-highway vehicle routes across the SMNRA. Restoration will take place in diverse ecosystems and elevations, ranging from blackbrush and Joshua trees at 4,500 feet to mixed conifer at 7,500 feet. This project will involve using hand tools and onsite materials to block and restore unauthorized motorized routes. Camping overnight in the field is required, and may consist of 4 or 8 day spikes. This position requires the ability to follow detailed site specific directions, while encouraging fellow crew members under harsh conditions with daily temperatures that can be in excess of 100°. Compensation: This is an AmeriCorps position; candidates will receive a living stipend of $3,500 for the fall. This 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. Upon completion of AmeriCorps service members shall receive an additional education award in the amount of $1,493 that can be used for paying off student loans or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college. Bunk-style housing will be provided by the U.S. Forest Service, located in the Spring Mountains. Essential: • Percentage of time spent on: labor– 70%, traveling– 20%, hiking– 10%. • Lift 25lbs continuously and 50lbs occasionally. • Maintain a positive and professional attitude at all times while providing service. • Communicate effectively with crew members, crew supervisor, NCC staff and agency project staff. • Comply with both production and quality work standards established by NCC administration, crew supervisors and project partners. • Camp up to seven nights in wilderness setting without formal restroom facilities or running water. • Contribute to basic duties at the campsite including cooking, cleaning and organizing crew equipment. • Show respect when interacting with other members, leaders, staff, project sponsors and community members. • Participate in in-field education sessions. Crew members will be assigned to serve from the Las Vegas Field Station and will serve in the field on 4-day tours, 8-day tours, or a mixture of the two. All schedules are subject to change due to unpredictable circumstances. Spring Mountains National Recreation Area. Training: Members will participate in orientation the week of August 25, 2014. During orientation members will receive training in technical skills, crew life, Leave-No-Trace ethics and CPR/First Aid.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Genevieve Parker, Human Resources Associate, at gparker@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 3 application process. All questions related to the interview and selection process may be sent to Genevieve. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Filing Date: 8/25/14.
 
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INTERN-RESTORATION & BIOLOGY, Nevada (8/25/14)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, August 21, 2014, 03:28 PM
 
INTERN-RESTORATION & BIOLOGY: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: living stipend of $3,500. Dates: 450-hour (3-mo.) contract starting September 2, 2014 or upon availability. Full-time with some weekend service required.
Location: Great Basin Institute and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Moapa Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Nevada.
Qual: Age 18 or older; • Pursuing a degree, in a related field, at an accredited University or College; • At least 6 months of work experience, preferably field experience or working outdoors; • Detail oriented and able to work independently with minimal supervision; • Motivated, responsible, self-starter; • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in written form and work with supervisor; • Experience using or the ability to learn to use GPS equipment; • Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments; • Possess and maintain a valid, clean, state-issued driver’s license; • Possession of a personal vehicle is highly desirable (because of the location the member will live in); and • Must meet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements: (1) U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status, (2) must have 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/state criminal background checks.
Duties: This member will be responsible for facilitating several key components of ecological restoration of wetland, riparian, & desert habitat at Moapa Valley National Wildlife Refuge in Clark County. The member will also implement or assist with a few biological activities such as inventory and monitoring species or habitats at Moapa Valley NWR. The majority of tasks will be guided by the Refuge Manager, but performed independently by the member. Specific tasks may include (but are not limited to): • Maintaining native plants through routine watering and replacement of plants in restored areas; • Repairing simple, above ground irrigation systems in restored areas; • Conducting photo monitoring of restored sites; • Performing invasive plant removal, primarily through hand removal or mechanical/equipment methods, in both aquatic/stream and terrestrial landscapes; • Conducting or assisting with basic biological activities (e.g., inventory and monitoring species or habitats) for wildlife resources using established protocols or methods; • Updating GIS data for restoration and biological data; • Completing necessary reporting of activities to the Great Basin Institute and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service for databases or data calls; and • Implementing safety measures and using personal protective equipment as appropriate to achieve assigned tasks. As a requirement of this position, the member will have access to government-furnished equipment; therefore the member must be 18 years of age or older. Government-furnished equipment includes, but is not limited to, a vehicle, a computer, GPS units, camera, personal protective gear (such as boots, gloves, hat, etc.), and miscellaneous hand tools and equipment, to achieve the member’s duties. Uniforms will not be provided. The duty station for this position is located on Moapa Valley NWR, which is near the town of Moapa, and is approximately 60 miles north of Las Vegas. This is a hands-on, field-based position requiring the member to spend significant time in the field in hot, Mojave Desert conditions. There are no full-time employees routinely at Moapa Valley NWR; thus, the member must be able to accomplish the above activities without daily guidance and oversight. The member must be responsible, motivated, and be able to work independently. Compensation: This is an AmeriCorps volunteer position, and candidates will receive a living stipend of $3,500 for the three-month time period. This is not an hourly wage or a salary and is paid to members bi-weekly throughout the entire contract period to assist with living expenses. Upon completion of AmeriCorps national service contract, members shall receive an additional education award in the amount of $1,493 that can be used for paying off student loans, or paying tuition or Cost of Attendance at a Title IV accredited college. Government housing is available on site.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Genevieve Parker, Human Resources Associate, at gparker@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 3 application process. All questions related to the interview and selection process may be sent to Genevieve. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Filing Date: 8/25/14.
 
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NCC AMERICORPS CREW LEADER, Nevada (8/25/14)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, August 21, 2014, 03:22 PM
 
NCC AMERICORPS CREW LEADER: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: Living Allowance: 450-hour = $4,000 900-hour = $8,000 • AmeriCorps Education Award*: 450-hour = $1,468 900-hour = $2,775 • Student Loan Forbearance** • Paid Interest Accrual** • Daily field per diem • Health Insurance Option on 900-hour contract. Dates: See Below.
Location: The Great Basin Institute, Reno, Nevada.
Qual: US Citizenship or Permanent Legal Residency • At least 18 years of age • Must pass a 3-part background check (Federal, State, and National Sex Offender Public Registry name check); ANY past criminal convictions must be disclosed • Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or the equivalent of two full-time education awards)
• Clean driving record (must qualify to drive GBI Vehicles) • Current driver’s license • High School diploma or GED certificate • Eligible to receive an AmeriCorps education award • Physical ability to work long days, in adverse conditions, on labor intensive projects • Effective communication skills • Ability to adapt to changing project and schedule expectations Desired Qualifications: • Previous leadership experience with youth or young adults • Experience working with a Conservation or Youth Corps • Camping/backpacking experience • Experience constructing recreational trails; chainsaw operating experience • Familiarity with basic conservation skills including tool maintenance • Receptive to feedback; able to communicate challenges • Ability to create and facilitate a positive experience for crew.
Duties: Challenge yourself as a leader of a 5-person crew while conducting critical conservation work in some of the Southwest’s most beautiful areas. Participate in our Fall program based out of Reno, NV or year-round program out of Las Vegas, NV. Serve from the mountains of Nevada to the vast landscapes of the Great Basin and Mohave Deserts. The NCC is looking for experienced Crew Leaders to tackle day-to-day responsibilities of crew life. Long-term and seasonal openings are available. You will lead four AmeriCorps Crew Members while building trail, running chainsaws, or performing other restoration projects on public lands in some of Nevada’s most beautiful locales. You will coordinate with agency partners and collaborate with peers to see that project goals are accomplished safely and efficiently. Based on your specific project you will be camped in the field with your crew on either 4-day or 8-day “tours” often in primitive and remote locations and will responsible for facilitating a healthy and cohesive community within your crew. Different than any other professional experience you could imagine, being a Crew Leader with the NCC is a full-time commitment where you will always be a resource to the members serving with you both while on service project sites or back at camp after a long day. Both preparing for and leading a crew requires unwavering dedication, and a willingness to put the needs of others first. Successful applicants will demonstrate dependability, excellent judgment, and high standards. We are looking for individuals who will lead by example and be a role model for the members who join our program. Though this position is challenging, the rewards are abundant and the bonds forged with your crew, peers and with the outdoors will last a lifetime. * AmeriCorps Education Award may be used for past, present or future educational expenses. ** On qualifying federal student loans. Schedule & Location: 450-hour = August 25, 2014 — November 24, 2014 900-hour = August 25, 2014 – February 26, 2015. NCC crews have a changing schedule typically working 10 hour days (7:00 AM to 5:30 PM); Member could be on a 4/3 (4 days on; 3 days off) or an 8/6 (8 days on ; 6 days off). Crew Leaders must be present for Crew Member orientation from Tuesday, September 2 – Friday, September 5, 2014. 450-hour Crew Leaders will serve based out of the Reno, NV office. 900-hour Crew Leaders will serve based out of the Las Vegas, NV field station. Supervisor(s): NCC Staff (NCC Program Director, NCC Associate Program Director, Crew Coordinator and Training and Education Coordinator) Projects May Include: Trail building and maintenance, exotic species removal, forest thinning, habitat restoration, riparian and desert rehabilitation, fence building, erosion control, fire rehabilitation, and illegal road decommissioning. Essential: • Exemplify strong work ethic, professionalism, and sound judgment • Lead young adults on a variety of challenging conservation projects • Understand and abide by all NCC policies and procedures; ensure all safety protocols followed • Maintain a positive and professional attitude at all times; be able to boost crew morale • Effectively communicate with NCC staff, partnering agencies, peers, and crew members • Coordinate project logistics with agency partners, Crew Coordinator, and peers • Work alongside members to complete project goals • Provide clear and consistent feedback to crew members • Teach, instruct and support members in trail building, chainsaw use, and other project/NCC specific tasks • Engage members in an active crew life • Facilitate weekly crew meetings and debriefs • Transport crew and equipment safely in NCC trucks • Manage and maintain crew gear, tools and other various NCC/agency equipment • Complete weekly reporting of accomplishments • Uphold NCC and AmeriCorps standards of work production and quality • Support and manage crew meal planning Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Genevieve Parker, Human Resources Associate, at gparker@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 3 application process. All questions related to the interview and selection process may be sent to Genevieve. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Filing Date: 8/25/14.
 
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ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION & OUTREACH YOUTH INTERNS, Nevada (8/25/14)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, August 21, 2014, 03:17 PM
 
ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION & OUTREACH YOUTH INTERNS: Several Temporary, Full-time Positions. Pay: Living Allowance: 450-hour = $5,000 900-hour = $10,500, o AmeriCorps Education Award*: 450-hour = $1,493 900-hour = $2,822, o Student Loan Forbearance**, o Paid Interest Accrual**. Dates: September 2, 2014 or upon availability; potential for extension pending funding authorization and positive performance review o Up to 40 hours per week possibly including holidays and weekends; willing to consider part time position.
Location: Lake Mead NRA/Great Basin Institute, Lake Mead NRA (Boulder City) Nevada.
Qual: Motivated, self-starter who is detail oriented; o Flexibility to handle competing and changing priorities; o Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse public in a variety of forums; o Ability to speak English and Spanish conversationally, desirable but not required; o Some college education, desirable but not required; o Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments; o Possess clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license; and o Meet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements: (1) U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status, (2) must be at least 17 years of age and a have 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/state criminal background checks.
Duties: Working collaboratively with Lake Mead National Recreation Area (LMNRA), the Great Basin Institute is recruiting at least three youth interns to assist with the implementation of interpretation and education programs for Lake Mead National Recreation Area. We encourage youth from a diverse background to apply. These individuals will gain valuable experience in environmental education, interpretation and outreach. Interns will serve alongside park staff contributing to a wide variety of resource management, protection and visitor use projects. This position may require travel throughout the LMNRA, as well as service on weekends and most holidays. Internship opportunities are available in two term lengths: 450-hours (approximately 13 weeks) and 900-hours (approximately 26 weeks). Compensation details for each term length are articulated below. * AmeriCorps Education Award may be used for past, present or future educational expenses. ** On qualifying federal student loans.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Genevieve Parker, Human Resources Associate, at gparker@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 3 application process. All questions related to the interview and selection process may be sent to Genevieve. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Filing Date: 8/25/14.
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2014 FALL RENO-AREA RESTORATION CREW MEMBER, Nevada (8/25/14)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, August 21, 2014, 03:09 PM
 
2014 FALL RENO-AREA RESTORATION CREW MEMBER: A Temporary Full-time Position. Pay: living stipend of $3,500. Dates: August 25, 2014 or September 2, 2014 and ends November 24, 2014 (please be prepared to serve for entire term).
Location: The Great Basin Institute, Reno, Nevada.
Qual: To qualify, you must be over 17 years of age and a US citizen that has received a high school diploma or GED. All offers of employment are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check. Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or the equivalent of two 1700-hour education awards).
Duties: Spend your fall 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, and Nevada Division of Forestry. 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 of $3,500 for the fall. This 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. Upon completion of AmeriCorps service members shall receive an additional education award in the amount of $1,493 that can be used for paying off student loans or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college. Conservation Projects: • Trail construction and maintenance • Hazardous fuels reduction & habitat restoration Essential Duties: • Percentage of time spent on: labor– 70%, traveling– 20%, hiking– 10% • Lifting 25lbs continuously and 50lbs occasionally • 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. • Camping up to seven nights in wilderness setting without formal restroom facilities or running water. • 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. Work Schedule & Location: Crew members will be assigned to serve from the Reno Field Station, and will serve 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. All schedules are subject to change due to unpredictable circumstances. The NCC will help during the transition time with housing recommendations. We will not provide housing nor sign leases, but we can assist with identifying housing options. Possible Project Site Locations: • Carson City, Nevada • Ely, Nevada • Great Basin Nat’l Park, Nevada The locations of service will depend on which project you are assigned to for during your term of service. Restoration crews will deploy from our Reno Field station. Training: Members will participate in orientation from September 2, 2014 to September 5, 2014. During orientation members will receive training in technical skills related to the specific crew they are placed on. Members will also be trained in Leave-No-Trace ethics and CPR/First Aid.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Genevieve Parker, Human Resources Associate, at gparker@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 3 application process. All questions related to the interview and selection process may be sent to Genevieve. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Filing Date: 8/25/14.
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NEVADA CONSERCATION CORPS FALL-WINTER RESTORATION CREW MEMBER, Nevada (8/25/14)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, August 21, 2014, 03:02 PM
 
NEVADA CONSERCATION CORPS FALL-WINTER RESTORATION CREW MEMBER: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: Living Allowance: $7,000, AmeriCorps Education Award*: $2,775, Student Loan Forbearance, Paid Interest Accrual, Daily field per diem, Health Insurance Option. Dates: September 2, 2014-February 26, 2014. Option to renew contract for an additional 900-hours/6 mos. Conditional upon positive performance review.
Location: The Great Basin Institute, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Qual: To qualify, you must be over 17 years of age and a US citizen or permanent legal resident that has received a high school diploma or GED. All offers of employment are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check. Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or the equivalent of two 1700-hour education awards).
Duties: Spend six months working and camping 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, National Park Service, and local and state agencies. Provide national service with your environmental restoration efforts and work in a diverse and beautiful array of desert, mountain and alpine habitats. AmeriCorps Education Award may be used for past, present or future educational expenses. On qualifying federal student loans. Conservation Projects: • Trail building and rehabilitation • Exotic species removal • Forest thinning • Habitat restoration • Riparian rehabilitation • Illegal road decommissioning. Possible Project Site Locations: Great Basin National Park, Spring Mountains NRA, Lake Mead NRA, Ash Meadows NWR, Desert NWR, Mt. Rose Wilderness Area, Ruby Mountains, and Schell Mountain Range. Members will serve based out of our Las Vegas, NV field station. Members will be assigned crews and will serve on a variety of projects in Southern Nevada. The NCC will not provide housing nor sign leases, but can assist with identifying housing options. The locations of service will depend on which projects you are assigned to during your term of service. Essential: • Percentage of time spent on: lifting and carrying– 70%, traveling– 20%, Hiking– 10% • Lift 25lbs continuously and 50lbs occasionally • Maintain a positive and professional attitude at all times while providing service • Communicate with agency project staff • Comply with both production and quality work standards established by NCC administration, crew supervisors and project partners • Camp up to seven nights in wilderness setting without formal restroom facilities or running water • Contribute to basic duties at the campsite including cooking, cleaning and organizing crew equipment • Show respect when interacting with other members, leaders, staff, project sponsors and community members. • Participate in in-field education sessions. Work Schedule: Schedules will be dictated by project site and the travel distance from the field station. Crews can be assigned to multiple projects throughout the season and the schedule may fluctuate between 4- and 8-day tours. All schedules are subject to change due to unpredictable circumstances. Training: Members will attend an orientation week, beginning Tuesday, September 2, 2014, where they will receive background information regarding AmeriCorps national service and the Nevada Conservation Corps prior to joining their team in the field. Orientation consists both of classroom time and hands-on learning in outdoors settings. Crew members are trained in technical skills related to service projects, Leave No Trace ethics, and CPR/First Aid. Six-month NCC members will have the option to join leadership development training sessions outside of normal service hours.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Genevieve Parker, Human Resources Associate, at gparker@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 3 application process. All questions related to the interview and selection process may be sent to Genevieve. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Filing Date: 8/25/14.
 
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ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST V, Florida (9/14/14)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 12:03 AM
 
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST V: A Permanent, Full-time Position. Pay: Annual Salary Range: $57, 678 - $96,137. Dates: TBD.
Location: St. Johns River Water Management District, Palatka Florida.
Qual: A master's degree from an accredited college or university in biology, limnology, chemistry, botany, ecology, environmental science, or related field with environmental science emphasis, four years experience in natural resource management and publication of scientific papers in peer reviewed scientific journals; or, a doctorate from an accredited college or university in biology, limnology, chemistry, botany, ecology, environmental science or a related field with environmental science emphasis, three years experience in natural resource management and publication of scientific papers in peer reviewed scientific journals. SJRWMD has determined this to be a mandatory-testing position as described in Section 440.102, Florida Statutes. Any offer of employment for a mandatory-testing position will be contingent upon successfully passing a drug screening paid by SJRWMD. The SJRWMD Drug Free Workplace Policy is available for review in the Careers section at www.floridaswater.com.
Duties: St. Johns River Water Management District is actively seeking applications for an Environmental Scientist V in Palatka FL. Applications for this position are accepted online only through the Careers section at www.floridaswater.com. This is a senior level professional position that involves independent scientific work, project coordination, research, analysis, and preparation of technical publications related to a major basin or restoration project. Job duties include: ~ Conduct scientific research, analyze data and develop reports and scientific publications; ~ Develop scopes of work and manage contracts; ~ Maintain a high level of professional expertise; ~ Review and update research and management plans. Prefer candidate who has: ~ Knowledge of estuarine and coastal biology/ecology; scientific methods; and contract development and management; ~ Skill in analytical or simulation modeling of estuarine and coastal ecosystems; conducting scientific research and assessments; operation of scientific equipment; and advanced writing; ~ Ability to write scientific reports; analyze scientific data; represent the District on special committees; mentor other scientists in the use of scientific methods, data analysis and reporting; and effectively present complex scientific concepts and information to the scientific community and the lay public. Working conditions: Includes fieldwork, traveling by automobile or boat, and working in extreme weather conditions and temperatures. Your application will receive careful consideration and, if selected for an interview, you will be contacted to schedule an appointment. St. Johns River Water Management District participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is an internet based system that allows businesses to determine the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.
Appl: For more information and to apply, please visit the Careers section at www.floridaswater.com. The St. Johns River Water Management District is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free and Tobacco Free Workplace/E-Verify participating employer. Veteran's Preference will be afforded under applicable Florida law.
Contact: St. Johns River Water Management District, 4049 Reid St. Palatka, FL 32177. Ph: 386-329-4282. Email: rcsmith@sjrwmd.com, Website: www.floridaswater.com.
Filing Date: 9/14/14.

 
 
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