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VEGETATION/HABITAT ASSESSMENT FIELD TECHNICIAN, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, January 22, 2015, 01:46 AM
 
VEGETATION/HABITAT ASSESSMENT FIELD TECHNICIAN: Several Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: See Below. Dates: See Below.
Location: Great Basin Institute and Nevada Department of Wildlife, Nevada.
Qual: Bachelor’s degree or coursework in one of the major natural sciences; • Understanding of basic principles related to the fields of botany, soil science, wildlife biology, geology, and/or hydrology; • Applicants should possess some relevant or related field experience; applicants with plant identification experience preferred • Ability to navigate and set a bearing using a compass, navigate to predetermined locations using GPS, and read a topographical map; both on foot and driving an off-road vehicle • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, with a diverse audience; • Physically fit to work outdoors, carry personal and field equipment, lift heavy gear, and withstand working and primitive camping with no amenities for up to eight consecutive days in sometimes inclement weather during spring and summer in northern Nevada; 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 2 full-time awards), and (3) pass National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR) and federal criminal background checks.
Duties: In cooperation with the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW), The Great Basin Institute is recruiting 6 AmeriCorps members to serve as part of an inter-disciplinary vegetation/habitat assessment team. The overall objective of this habitat assessment effort is to perform detailed vegetation and site data collection at locations where habitat restoration projects will be undertaken and at sites where restoration is underway. Sites for monitoring climate change will also be sampled. Restoration project sites are located in Wyoming sagebrush, pinyon-juniper woodlands and mountain sagebrush communities across northern Nevada. Restoration projects are focused on wildlife habitat including Sage Grouse (endangered species candidate), Mule deer, and a variety of non-game species. The vegetation and site data are used to help guide proper treatment design and to provide a baseline data set against which treatment effects may be measured. General field duties include walking long distances over uneven and sometimes steep terrain, collecting GPS locations of sampling plots and other plot-specific data, observing wildlife, identifying vegetative demographics and distribution, and taking photo-points. Sampling vegetation structure and composition using the Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) methodology will be the principle focus of field data collection, resulting in estimates for foliar cover, canopy gap, herbaceous and woody density, and plant species richness. AIM field data will be entered into the electronic Database for Inventory, Monitoring and Assessment. This position will require travel to and from field sites and extended field camping in order to ensure that all transects are successfully completed during the field season. Implementation may require long hours including early mornings and weekends. The timeframe for field data collection will generally be 8 days on (Wed-Wed) – for travel to sampling region, field sampling and on-site camping, and return to GBI/NDOW in Reno – followed by 6 days off (Thu-Tue). Time will also be spent in the GBI offices performing data entry and QA/QC, plant identification, and other office-related tasks. Time spent training during the beginning of the field season and post-season office work involving data QA/QC and other assigned duties will follow a typical Mon-Fri schedule. Positions; 21-week positions (4) Contract length: April 20, 2015 - September 11, 2015 Living Allowance: $5,880 AmeriCorps Education Award*: $2,150 Monthly housing stipend: $350 Student loan forbearance, Field camping per diem, Health insurance provided. 15-week positions (2) Contract length: May 4, 2015 – August 14, 2015 (flexible start date may be considered for qualified applicants) Living Allowance: $4,275 AmeriCorps Education Award*: $1,493 Monthly housing stipend: $350 Student loan forbearance, Field camping per diem, Health insurance provided. * AmeriCorps Education Award may be used for past, present or future education experiences, including payment of qualified federal student loans. The position will be based out of GBI’s Reno, NV office and field work will be staged from the Nevada Department of Wildlife Reno office. Field sites are located through northern Nevada, and may require several hours up to a full day of travel time to access. Terrain is typical of the Great Basin with wide, long valleys bordered by mountain ranges. Field conditions include hot, arid days with high exposure to the sun and nights with temperatures possibly dropping to near freezing at high elevations. Resources include 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 Human Resources Coordinator, at agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filling Date: Open.
 
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VEGETATION/HABITAT ASSESSMENT FIELD LEAD, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, January 22, 2015, 01:37 AM
 
VEGETATION/HABITAT ASSESSMENT FIELD LEAD: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: $1392 bi-weekly salary + field per diem + Health Insurance: Provided. Dates: 13 April, 2015 - October 16, 2015 (27 weeks).
Location: Great Basin Institute and Nevada Department of Wildlife, Nevada.
Qual: Bachelor’s degree in one of the major natural sciences – applicants with advanced degrees encouraged to apply; • Previous experience leading a field crew strongly preferred • Strong knowledge of botany, use of dichotomous keys and making field collections of plants – knowledge of Great Basin plants, vegetation and the Intermountain Flora preferred; • Understanding of basic principles related to the fields of soil science, wildlife biology, geology, and/or hydrology; • Applicants should possess relevant or related field experience – knowledge of and/or experience working in sage-grouse habitat and/or high desert ecology, preferable; • Ability to navigate and set a bearing using a compass, navigate to predetermined locations using GPS, and read a topographic map while navigating in vehicle or on foot; • Ability to collect, QA/QC, and post-process data using the DIMA, required; • Preference for 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, lift heavy gear, and withstand working and primitive camping with no amenities for up to eight consecutive days in sometimes inclement weather during spring and summer in northern Nevada; • Possess a clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license and the ability to safely operate a 4WD vehicle on and off paved roads; and • Pass FBI criminal and National Sex Offender Public Registry background check.
Duties: In cooperation with the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW), The Great Basin Institute is recruiting 2 experienced individuals to serve as Vegetation/Habitat Assessment Field Leads. The overall objective of this habitat assessment effort is to perform detailed vegetation and site data collection at locations where habitat restoration projects will be undertaken and at sites where restoration is underway. Sites for monitoring climate change will also be sampled. Restoration project sites are located in Wyoming sagebrush, pinyon-juniper woodlands and mountain sagebrush communities across northern Nevada. Restoration projects are focused on wildlife habitat including Sage Grouse (endangered species candidate), Mule deer, and a variety of non-game species. The vegetation and site data are used to help guide proper treatment design and to provide a baseline data set against which treatment effects may be measured. This position will play a vital role in facilitating the effective and efficient collection of monitoring data. General field duties include walking long distances over uneven and sometimes steep terrain, collecting GPS points of sampling plots and other plot-specific data, observing wildlife, identifying vegetative demographics and distribution, and taking photo-points. Sampling vegetation structure and composition using the Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) methodology will be the principle focus of field data collection, resulting in estimates for foliar cover, canopy gap, herbaceous and woody density, and plant species richness. AIM field data will be entered into the electronic Database for Inventory, Monitoring and Assessment (DIMA). The Field Lead will also coordinate with the GBI Project Lead and the NDOW Lead for project planning, equipment organization and maintenance, vehicle coordination, field protocol and data QA/QC, and team deployment and supervision. The successful applicant must have strong communication skills (both verbal and written) and exhibit strong leadership and organization skills. Office tasks include data organization, processing and QA/QC; post-processing GPS points; utilizing GIS to edit polygons as well as point and line data; and creating reports with GIS maps, pictures and concise field notes. This position may require pre-season travel to and from field sites with occasional camping in order to ground truth transect start points and to ensure that all transects are successfully completed during the field season, and may require long hours including early mornings and weekends. The timeframe for field data collection will generally be 8 days on (Wed-Wed) – for travel to sampling region, field sampling and on-site camping, and return to GBI/NDOW in Reno – followed by 6 days off (Thu-Tue). Time spent training during the beginning of the field season and post-season office work involving data QA/QC and report writing will follow a typical Mon-Fri schedule. The position will be based out of GBI’s Reno, NV office and field work will be staged from the Nevada Department of Wildlife Reno office. Field sites are located through northern Nevada, and may require several hours up to a full day of travel time to access. Terrain is typical of the Great Basin with wide, long valleys bordered by mountain ranges. Field conditions include hot, arid days with high exposure to the sun and nights with temperatures possibly dropping to near freezing at high elevations. Resources include 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 Human Resources Coordinator, at agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filling Date: Open.
 
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2015 AMERICORPS SIX-MONTH CREW MEMBER, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, January 22, 2015, 01:26 AM
 
2015 AMERICORPS SIX-MONTH CREW MEMBER: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: Living stipend of $7,000. Dates: May 18, 2015 – November 9, 2015.
Location: Nevada Conservation Corps Restoration Crew, 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 between 17 and 25 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. As a NCC crew member, you will live and work in some of Nevada’s premiere outdoor recreation and wilderness areas. You will work alongside other members from across the country who share a common passion for conservation and the outdoors. The NCC strives to contribute real and meaningful improvements to Nevada’s public lands, and as such our crew related work focuses on on-the-ground implementation of conservation projects. As a member you will be in the field, swinging tools, and getting your hands dirty every day of service. The NCC is looking for members that understand the value of hard work and are ready to get in the field and get things done. To facilitate a safe and successful conservation experience, the NCC puts all members through an extensive, week-long orientation where they receive training in technical skills related to chainsaw use and land restoration practices, while obtaining certifications in Leave No Trace ethics and CPR/First Aid. 6-month members will participate in orientation from May 18th to May 22nd, 2015. Schedules for the summer and fall will be dictated by project requirements and site locations. These positions will be based out of Reno or Ely. Crews may be assigned to a variety of projects throughout the season, and the schedule may fluctuate between 4 and 8 day tours. Project work may include improving and restoring critical wildlife habitat, select thinning of timber stands, and fire fuels reduction. While on tour, you will camp at the project site, sharing in campsite responsibilities, cooking meals with fellow crew members, and participating in group discussions and learning activities around the campfire. This shared responsibility and crew bonding is an important part of NCC member development strategy, and has contributed not only to the success of the program, but also to the formation of friendships and a passion for conservation work that last long after members finish their service. Crew members will be responsible for self transport to and from their assigned Field Station, but once there, Crew Leaders will provide transportation to project sites in program vehicles. Campsites are often in remote places that do not have running water or toilet facilities. While on tour, you will camp at the project site, sharing in campsite responsibilities, cooking meals with fellow crew members, and participating in group discussions and learning activities around the campfire. Crews will be outfitted with large water containers and kitchen equipment for storing and preparing meals. Each crew member will be responsible for providing personal camping gear such as a tent, sleeping bag, backpack or duffel, etc. Members are responsible for providing their own food for each tour. A food subsidy will be provided at $7.25 for every day spent in the field to help offset the cost of food during the work week. This will be included as a reimbursement on the biweekly living stipend check. This is an AmeriCorps volunteer position.* Selected candidates will receive a living stipend of $7,000 for the six month time period. This is not an hourly wage or a salary and is paid to members bi-weekly throughout their term of service. Members and leaders also receive a food per-diem while on project at a rate of $7.25 a day. Upon completion of the AmeriCorps national service contract, members shall receive an education award in the amount of $2,822 that can be used to pay off qualified student loans or to pay tuition at a Title IV accredited college. The NCC does not provide housing nor sign leases, but can assist with identifying housing options in your area of service.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Jason Behrens, HR Associate, at jbehrens@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filling Date: Open.
 
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2015 AMERICORPS SUMMER CREW MEMBER, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, January 22, 2015, 01:16 AM
 
2015 AMERICORPS SUMMER CREW MEMBER: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: Living stipend of $3,500. Dates: Mid-May to Mid-August depending on placement.
Location: The Great Basin Institute, Nevada Conservation Corps, Reno, Nevada.
Qual: Possess the desire and drive to perform meaningful conservation work on a variety of projects throughout southern Nevada.  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 over 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. Position Description: As a NCC crew member, you will live and work in some of Nevada’s premiere outdoor recreation and wilderness areas. Project work for the summer may include constructing new recreation trails, improving and restoring critical wildlife habitat, and/or restoration of stream and riparian environments. Led by a Crew Leader who has passed through the NCC’s extensive Leadership Development Program, you will work alongside other members from across the country who share a common passion for conservation and the outdoors. The NCC strives to contribute real and meaningful improvements to Nevada’s public lands, and as such our crew related work focuses on on-the-ground implementation of conservation projects. As a member you will be in the field, swinging tools, planting plants, and getting your hands dirty every day of service. The NCC is looking for members that understand the value of hard work and are ready to get in the field and get things done. To facilitate a safe and successful conservation experience, the NCC puts all members through an extensive, week-long orientation where they receive training in technical skills related to trail building and land restoration practices, while obtaining certifications in Leave No Trace ethics and CPR/First Aid. Summer members will participate in orientation during their first week. In addition to orientation, NCC staff and leaders offer continuing on-the-job training to improve member’s technical and soft skills, and facilitating learning modules to educate members about the work we do and the areas we serve. The NCC also organizes educational opportunities with agency project partners and industry professionals, providing members with an inside look at the management strategies and technical research behind our project work. Summer members will be based out of GBI’s Reno, Las Vegas, or Ely office. Schedules will be dictated by project requirements and site location. Crews may be assigned to a variety of projects throughout the season, and the schedule may fluctuate between 4- and 8-day tours. While on tour, you will camp at the project site, sharing in campsite responsibilities, cooking meals with fellow crew members, and participating in group discussions and learning activities around the campfire. This shared responsibility and crew bonding is an important part of NCC member development strategy, and has contributed not only to the success of the program, but also to the formation of friendships and a passion for conservation work that last long after members finish their service. This is an AmeriCorps* position. Selected candidates will receive a living stipend of $3,500 for the season. This is not an hourly wage or salary, and is paid to members every two weeks throughout their term of service. Members also receive a food per-diem while on project at a rate of $7.25 a day. Upon completion of AmeriCorps service, members are eligible to receive an education award in the amount of $1,493 that can be used to pay off qualified student loans or to pay tuition at a Title IV accredited college. *The NCC does not provide housing nor sign leases, but can assist with identifying housing options in your area of service.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume, and a list of three professional references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Jason Behrens, HR and Compliance Assistant, Email: jbehrens@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.
 
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REGULATORY SCIENTIST II, Florida (2/2/15)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, January 22, 2015, 12:52 AM
 
REGULATORY SCIENTIST II: A Permanent, Full-time Position. Pay: $45,802-$76,336. Dates: TBD.
Location: St. Johns River Water Management District, Maitland, Florida.
Qual: A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in biology, ecology, botany or environmental science and four years professional experience in the environmental field. A master's degree from an accredited college or university in biology, ecology, botany or environmental science can substitute for one year of the required experience. Professional experience as described above can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education. A valid Florida driver's license is required.
Duties: St. Johns River Water Management District is actively seeking applications for a Regulatory Scientist II in Maitland FL. This is professional work reviewing complex and/or controversial permit applications, serving as an expert witness, and preparing technical staff reports. Job duties include: Reviews the environmental portion of the moderately complex applications for Environmental Resource Permits (ERPs), including Sovereign Submerged Lands (SSL) authorizations, and Consumptive Use Permits (CUPs). Responsibilities include: o performing wetland delineations; o applying the Uniform Mitigation Assessment Method (UMAM); o conducting site inspections for environmental assessments; o reviewing construction plans, mitigation plans, and environmental data; o preparing technical staff reports and letters; o conducting pre-application meetings and meetings during the review process to assist consultants & applicants with developing and completing applications through the design-review process; o coordinating the review of projects with other review team members and the Supervising Regulatory Scientist; o performing environmental assessments using hydrologic model simulations of aquifer changes, aerial photographs, vegetation, soils, rainfall and other environmental data; Reviews the environmental portion of moderately complex compliance and enforcement projects, including to evaluate conformance with District rules and issued permits. Responsibilities include: o conducting periodic site inspection during and upon completion of project construction/implementation to monitor environmental conditions; o evaluating compliance submittals; o reviewing and evaluating monitoring reports; o evaluating the progress of mitigation areas; o responding to complaints and public information requests pertaining to rule violations and environmental impacts; o facilitating resolutions to non-compliance issues; o performing permit determinations; o writing technical reports and enforcement actions; o reviewing legal documents and coordinating with legal staff; o coordinating with other compliance team members and supervisors; - Documents project actions, activities and pertinent information in e-Reg; - Communicates regularly with the supervisory staff, compliance manager, and Service Center Director on matters of heightened concern; Prefer candidate who has: Knowledge of flora, fauna, and soils of Florida, wetland delineation; wetland and surface water ecology; threatened and endangered species identification and habitat requirements; interpretation of aerial photographs; wetland and surface water impact assessments; ERP, CUP and SSL rules; application of UMAM; wetland mitigation restoration and enhancement techniques; biological monitoring and vegetative sampling methodologies and theories; upland restoration and enhancement; land management practices; - Skill in collaborative problem solving; project management; identification of plants, animals and hydric soils; application of ERP, SSL, CUP and UMAM rules; delineating wetland boundaries in accordance with 62-340, F.A.C.; interpretation of aerial photographs; the ability to read maps and engineering drawings; use of ArcMap and Global Position Systems (GPS), the use of basic computer software; writing technical reports and letters; and effectively communicating with others within formal and informal settings; - Ability to complete assigned tasks on time; work well independently demonstrating the initiative to complete the necessary and appropriate tasks expected of the position; effectively coordinate and communicate with co-reviewers; communicate with the public effectively and professionally; conduct field work; manage projects in coordination with consultants and applicants; prepare technical reports, proactively facilitate solving problems; coordinate and communicate with other agencies, divisions and programs as it relates to District rules and objectives. Working Conditions: General office environment and outdoor field work required in Florida throughout the year which may include walking in natural areas with rugged terrain and heavy vegetation; occasional overnight travel.
Appl: Applications for this position are accepted online only through the Careers section at www.floridaswater.com.
Contact: St. Johns River Water Management District, Rita Smith, Regulatory Scientist II, 4049 Reid St, Palatka, FL 32177. Ph: 386-329-4282, Email: rcsmith@sjrwmd.com, Website: www.floridaswater.com.
Filing Date: 2/2/15.
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LAND HEALTH ASSESSMENT FIELD TECHNICIAN, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Friday, January 16, 2015, 12:19 AM
 
LAND HEALTH ASSESSMENT FIELD TECHNICIAN: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: $12,800 Living Allowance, $2,822 AmeriCorps Education Award, Student loan forbearance and interest accrual, Daily field per diem. Dates: March 30th 2015– September 25th, 2015.
Location: The Great Basin Institute, Nevada.
Qual: Bachelor’s degree in one of the major natural sciences; applicants with a background in soils or botany preferred; Understanding of basic principles related to field science and data collection. Be able to utilize dichotomous keys for plant identification, knowledge and/or field experience of plant ecology in the Great Basin Desert region. Familiarity in describing and sampling soils, experience in soil texturing, identifying soil horizons, and soil properties. Ability to navigate and set a bearing using a compass and to read a topographical map; Ability to collect data using handheld GPS units, preferred; Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, with a diverse audience; Willingness to work collaboratively in a team setting; Physically fit to work outdoors, carry personal and field equipment, and withstand working and camping in an arid, desert environment for up to eight days at a time; Possess a clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license and the ability to operate a 4WD vehicle on and off paved roads; 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 the equivalent of two full-time education awards), and (3) pass National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR) and federal criminal background checks.
Duties: The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management, is recruiting 14 field technicians for land health assessment teams. Each team will consist of three members, including the district LHA lead, and will comprise technicians having diverse areas of training and expertise to work cooperatively in a field-based setting. The overall objective of the team is to perform land health assessments through inventory and monitoring of geomorphic, vegetative and hydrologic characteristics of the landscape. Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) methods are implemented to collect quantitative landscape data, while Interpreting Indicators of Rangeland Health (IIRH) methods are implemented to collect qualitative landscape data. Analysis of soil pits dug on site will be used to confirm Ecological Site Descriptions (ESDs) to aid in accurate assessments. All data collected is entered into an electronic database, and will be utilized for adaptive management decisions, restoration projects, and/or to improve wildlife habitat to achieve a healthy and productive ecological condition. General field duties include walking long distances over uneven terrain while carrying equipment. Field technicians will collect GPS and photo points, identify soil characteristics, and vegetative demographics and distribution. Office tasks may include assisting with data organization, plant identification, processing and QA/QC; post-processing GPS points; and contributing to report writing. Overnight camping will be required for up to eight days at time. This position will require travel to and from field sites and field camping in order to ensure that all transects are successfully completed during the field season. Implementation may require long hours including early mornings and weekends. The timeframe for field data collection will generally be either 4 days on (Mon-Thurs) or 8 days on (Wed‐Wed) – followed by either 3 days off (Fri-Sun) or 6 days off (Thu‐Tue). Field Course: Participate in a field-based AIM and IIRH environmental methods and field protocols training and additional BLM trainings. These positions will be based out of five Nevada BLM district office locations: Ely, Winnemucca, Carson City, Battle Mountain and Elko. Terrain is typical of the Great Basin desert, with wide long valleys bordered by mountain ranges. Field conditions include hot, arid days with high exposure to the sun, and potentially cold, damp winter weather. Resources include Greater Sage-Grouse 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, Human Resources Coordinator, Email: agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.
 
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OUTDOOR EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR, Pennsylvania (3/20/15)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Friday, January 16, 2015, 12:09 AM
 
OUTDOOR EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR: Three (3) Temporary, Part-time Positions. Pay: Starting salary of $250 per week, on-site housing, meals when groups are scheduled, laundry facilities, Wi-Fi, YMCA Membership, opportunity to stay on for summer and fall, located near two state parks, only 2 hours away from New York City and Philadelphia, quiet location while still being convenient to shopping. Dates: Start: April 7, 2015.
Location: YMCA Camp Kresge/Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, White Haven, PA.
Qual: Bachelor's Degree strongly desired; high school diploma or equivalent required; experience working with youth in outdoor setting is preferred; able to stay motivated, professional, patient, positive, hardworking and flexible in an outdoor setting.
Duties: Outdoor Education Instructors will teach lessons and lead recreation activities in a wide range of topics including Lake Study, Animal Adaptations, Discovery Hike, Team Building, Climbing Tower, High Ropes Course, Archery and more. Most Outdoor Education visits are single day groups ranging from preschool to high school. Each class lasts about an hour (3 classes per visit) with a group size of 12-15 students. Other components of the job include: rotation of working weekend groups, hosting meals, leading orientation, assisting in the kitchen and dining hall, housekeeping duties, facility upkeep, organizing class supplies, completing camp projects, new program development and participating in staff training.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: YMCA Camp Kresge, Laura Buzzell-McElhinney, Outdoor Education Director, 382 Camp Kresge Lane, White Haven, PA 18661. Ph: 570-970-5052. Email: kresge.outdoored@wbymca.org, Website: wbymca.org.
Filing Date: 3/20/15.
 
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CALIFORNIA CONDOR MONITORING TECHNICIANS, California (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, January 15, 2015, 01:16 AM
 
CALIFORNIA CONDOR MONITORING TECHNICIANS: Several Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: $390 per diem for each 10-day service period, Education Award*: $2,882, USFWS housing provided during 10-day service period. Dates: 6-month appointment beginning February 2015, or upon availability.
Location: The Great Basin Institute / USFWS Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Ventura, California.
Qual: Bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences (e.g., biology, ecology, wildlife management, or related field) or coursework and related experience; Previous experience following protocols for field sampling and data collection and related experience in data entry, collection and management; Understanding of issues related to threatened and endangered species, and familiarity with the ecology of the study region preferred; Previous experience in using radio telemetry to locate free-ranging animals preferred; Experience in the use of GPS units for navigation and collecting spatial data; Possess strong organizational skills; Tolerant of working in variable weather conditions, willing and able to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions, and able to hike 2-5+ miles daily on uneven terrain while carrying a pack sometimes exceeding 50 lbs.; Willingness and ability to camp at primitive sites for several consecutive nights; Ability to work productively as part of a team to accomplish mutual goals and follow safe working practices; Possess a valid, state-issued driver’s license and clean driving record; Experience safely operating 4WD vehicles and ATVs; 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: The Great Basin Institute is working cooperatively with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) Complex based in Ventura, CA to support the California Condor Recovery Program. One or two Monitoring Technicians will be selected to serve as AmeriCorps volunteers to assist in management of the free flying population of California Condors in southern California. These are 6-month commitments during which volunteer interns will receive a living allowance of $39 per day of work while working on and around one of two wildlife refuges central to condor activity in Southern CA. This volunteer opportunity focuses on management of the free flying population of California Condors in Southern California. Selected applicants will track this population throughout its range using radio telemetry and by ground-truthing GPS transmitter data. Volunteers will observe condor behavior at feeding sites, roosts and nests. Field work requires the ability to work independently and as a team; work and sometimes camp in remote areas during inclement weather or harsh environmental conditions; travel via ATV, 4WD vehicle, or by foot, in steep mountainous terrain; carry 50lb carcasses to feeding sites; keep detailed field notes; follow data collection protocols for the collection and entry of accurate and consistent data; and assist in routine office work Monitoring Technicians will track this population throughout its range using radio telemetry and by ground-truthing GPS transmitter data. *AmeriCorps Education Award may be used for past, present or future education experiences, including payment of qualifying federal student loans. Loan forbearance and accrued interest payment on qualifying student loans is also available. The Hopper Mountain NWR Complex manages four National Wildlife Refuges, and is headquartered in Ventura, California. It serves as the lead office for the California Condor Recovery Program (http://www.fws.gov/refuge/hopper_mountain/). Located in the southern Los Padres National Forest region, Hopper Mountain NWR is 70 miles northwest of Los Angeles and 70 miles east of Santa Barbara.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, Email: agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.
 
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VEGETATION AND ES&R MONITORING TECHNICIAN, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, January 15, 2015, 01:09 AM
 
VEGETATION AND ES&R MONITORING TECHNICIAN: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: $15.25/hour, o Medical and Dental Benefits o Field Per Diem when camping. Dates: 26-week appointment beginning March 16, 2015, or upon availability.
Location: The Great Basin Institute / BLM Winnemucca District Office, Nevada.
Qual: Bachelor’s Degree (or coursework towards a degree) in Life Sciences, such as: Botany, Wildlife, Biology, Range Ecology, Natural Resources Management, Environmental Resources or related subject matter; o Experience conducting ecological field work; o Knowledge of Great Basin flora and fauna (preferable); o Experience using a dichotomous key to identify plants to species; o Experience conducting plant surveys using various monitoring protocols, including standard rangeland monitoring protocols, photo plots, and site observations; o Experience with data entry and analysis; o Experience with technical writing and/or producing written project/monitoring summary reports/grant reports; o Experience working with hand-held GPS equipment for navigation and data collection; o Experience working with GIS software; and o Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access) Additional requirements: o Valid, state-issued driver’s license and clean driving record; experience operating 4WD trucks on paved and unpaved roads, including narrow, mountain forest roads; o Ability to work productively as part of a team to accomplish mutual goals; o Ability to work independently; o Ability to communicate effectively with team members, agency staff, and a diverse public; o Good organizational skills; o Willingness to spend multiple days camping in the field; o Willingness to sometimes work irregular hours (e.g., early mornings, late nights); and o 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. 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: Working cooperatively with the BLM Winnemucca District Office, GBI is recruiting two to three (2-3) Field Technicians to work cooperatively with BLM staff on post-wildfire Emergency Stabilization and Rehabilitation (ES&R), fuels, and weeds projects. The Technicians will work on a number of projects, including a variety of monitoring protocols designed to determine effectiveness of post-fire stabilization and rehabilitation efforts including line-point intercept, canopy gap, and basal gap intercept as detailed in the Monitoring Manual for Grasslands, Shrubland, and Savanna Ecosystems, Volume 1: USDA-ARS Jornada Experimental Range. The primary duties of this position will be to collect field data and assist in written monitoring summary reports for the ES&R program. There may also be opportunities to aid in the preparation of ES (Emergency Stabilization) and BAR (Burned Area Rehabilitation) plans, including site evaluation, inventory, and GPS/GIS work. Collectively, the team is responsible for data collection, entry and analysis; report writing; project planning and mapping; and other tasks assigned by ESR personnel. The BLM Winnemucca District Office (WDO) lies roughly in the northwest part of Nevada, nested in the basin and range province of the western U.S. The WDO 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. Elevations range from approximately 4,000 feet to close to 10,000 feet. The District encompasses roughly 11 million acres, of which 7.38 million acres are public lands managed by the BLM.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, Email: agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.
 
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LAND HEALTH ASSESSMENT DISTRICT LEAD, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, January 15, 2015, 01:02 AM
 
LAND HEALTH ASSESSMENT DISTRICT LEAD: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: $1,400 biweekly salary, Health insurance, • Paid personal leave, • Field per diem. Dates: March 2, 2015 - November 20, 2015; potential for extension pending positive performance review and funding.
Location: The Great Basin Institute, Elko, 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 two experienced ecologists to work cooperatively as Elko District Leads on one of two 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 Elko 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. 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, Email: agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.
 

 
 
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