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SOCIAL MEDIA TECHNICIANS, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 10:39 PM
 
SOCIAL MEDIA TECHNICIANS: Two (2) Temporary, Full-time Positions. Pay: $21.00/hour. Dates: Start: July/August 2015, or upon availability and completion of DOI Background Investigation.
Location: The Great Basin Institute / Joshua Tree National Park, Nevada.
Qual: Coursework and/or demonstrable experience utilizing social media platforms and/or website development tools in an official capacity; developing and/or implementing outreach strategies or visitor services activities; or equivalent experience; o Experience in video editing and production for social media purposes, desirable; o Knowledge of guiding principles of recreation, cultural or natural resource management, desirable; o Experience providing visitor services, environmental education, outreach and/or interpretation; o Experience collecting field data and/or following established data collection protocols; o Proven ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, with a diverse audience including NPS and GBI staff, partner organizations, and the public; o Motivated, self-starter, detail oriented, and possess good organizational skills; o Ability to work independently or cooperatively as part of a team focused on accomplishing goals and mission of the NPS and GBI; o Possess a clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license with ability to safely operate and maintain a 4WD vehicle on and off paved roads; o Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments, in all types of weather conditions, traverse uneven terrain, and be in overall good physical condition; prior experience working in the desert southwest, or similar desert climates, desirable. O Successful applicant must complete a Department of Interior (DOI) Background Investigation (BI) prior to beginning position. Applicants that possess a favorably adjudicated BI should make that clear in your cover letter.
Duties: Working cooperatively with the National Park Service’s Joshua Tree National Park (JOTR), the Great Basin Institute is recruiting to hire two (2) Social Media Technicians. The overarching objective of this position is to assist with public land management as it relates to recreation and visitor services. More specifically, the Technicians will aid in a variety of public support activities including, but not limited to: • Exploring and validating social media as a valuable tool for additional outreach and stewardship development; • Developing social media platforms in conjunction with Park staff, including but not limited to: Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and You Tube; • Collecting and analyzing data from online contacts and outreach to help understand trends and offer solutions to possible outreach scenarios that create more online, “virtual” park stewards; • Supporting development of podcasts to augment the Park’s (and surrounding areas) visibility to the widest audience. This will include analysis of Park trends, as well as national online trends, and using this research to target specific media outlets at specific times; and • Video editing and production for social media purposes. The Technicians will serve as a liaison between other Park Divisions and the Branch of Media within the Park network and will be exposed to and support a variety of other interpretation and outreach activities. This position offers experience working with NPS professionals on public lands and will aid in preparation for a career in public lands recreation management through outreach strategies. Those seeking workforce development experiences for the purpose of public benefit through social media innovation should apply. Length of Appointment: one 12-month and one 6-month position will be hired. Benefits for 12-month: Affordable Care Act-compliant health benefits (medical, dental, vision), paid vacation and sick leave, 401(k) retirement plan. O For 6-month: paid medical and dental benefits, paid personal leave. O Full time, 40 hours/week (some weekend work may be required); potential for extension pending funding and favorable performance review. Joshua Tree National Park is located in southern California, just off I-10, and is a 2- to 3-hour drive from Los Angeles, Phoenix and Las Vegas. Aside from the outdoor recreation opportunities and natural wonders within the park, Death Valley and Grand Canyon National Parks, the Mojave Preserve, as well as Lake Mead and Spring Mountains National Recreation Areas are nearby and afford a diversity of outdoor activities ranging from hiking, mountain biking and rock hounding to fishing, boating and skiing/snowboarding.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, GBI HR Coordinator, at agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.
 
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AT-RISK FIELD INSTRUCTOR, South Carolina (8/10/15)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 10:25 PM
 
AT-RISK FIELD INSTRUCTOR: Three (3) Permanent Full-time Positions. Pay: $550-$600 twice a month plus room, board and insurance. Dates: Start: 08-15-2015.
Location: Clemson University/ Youth Learning, Summerton, South Carolina
Qual: BA or BS in Outdoor Education, Adventure Programming, Math, Science, English, Social Studies, or other related subjects is preferred. •Must have experience teaching at-risk students (behavior or learning differences) •Must have patience, understanding, flexibility, and a high level of energy. •Must demonstrate teaching skills and the ability to implement creative “hands on” teaching methods. •Must be willing to sacrifice, adapt and work hard as part of a team pursuing an objective. •Must be physically able to perform the tasks required to teach outdoor adventure events.
Duties: The Outdoor Youth Development Program works with expelled or suspended students from the county school district. The program focuses on behavior modification and incorporates problem solving skills, interpersonal and intrapersonal awareness, outdoor skills, high adventure, science, outdoor education, and experiential activities to teach and improve behavior. The school runs on a regular schedule with the students arriving by bus in the mornings and picked up in the afternoon. Students stay overnight every other week for field trips and short adventure trips as well as multi-day adventure trips throughout the school year. •Responsible for children during programming. •Develop and teach classes in specified areas (such as Math, Science, English, Social Studies, high adventure, personal development, tripping, etc…) •Write weekly lesson plans for the classes you are teaching. •Be actively involved in all program activities, leading and participating in evening recreational and instructional times and multi-day trips and activities. •Assist in developing a personalized treatment plan for each student. •Assist with routine clean up and set up of program areas. •Perform direct supervision of children while involved with activities. •Counsel students in conflict resolution and problem-solving skills. •Facilitate groups utilizing adventure activities.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and Application.
Contact: Clemson University/ Youth Learning Institute, 8001 MW Rickenbaker Rd. Summerton, South Carolina 29148. Ph: 864-878-1103. Email: ceharpe@clemson.edu.
Filing Date: 8-10-15.
 
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COMMUNITY, NATURAL RESOURCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT EDUCATOR, Wisconsin (7/14/15)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, June 18, 2015, 12:05 AM
 
COMMUNITY, NATURAL RESOURCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT EDUCATOR: A Permanent, Full-time Position . Pay: DOE.
Location: University of Wisconsin-Extension, Brown County, Wisconsin.
Qual: See website for details.
Duties: As a faculty member of the University of Wisconsin-Extension, Cooperative Extension, employed with Brown County, the Community, Natural Resource and Economic Development (CNRED) Educator is an educational leader in teaching, accessing and applying research findings from the fields of leadership and organizational development, community development, local government education, business and economic development and natural resources in order to meet identified educational needs and interests of citizens, civic groups, businesses and local governments. Take a scholarly approach in strengthening communities and local government through educational programming that builds understanding and leads to improved decision-making and leadership skills.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: See Website for contact info. Website: http://jobs.ces.uwex.edu.
Filing Date: 7/14/15.
 
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NEVADA CONSERVATION CORPS CREW MEMBER, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 10:23 PM
 
NEVADA CONSERVATION CORPS CREW MEMBER: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: Three month, 450 hour service term: $3,500 living stipend + $1,493 education award; Six month, 900 hour service term: $7,000 living stipend + $2,822 education award. Dates: 3-6 months starting ASAP.
Location: The Great Basin Institute, 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. 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. 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; candidates will receive a living stipend dependent on their length of service. The living stipend is a fixed amount, not an hourly wage or a salary. This stipend paid to members in bi-weekly installments throughout their term of service. Upon completion of AmeriCorps service members shall receive an additional education award also dependent on the length of service that can be used for paying off student loans or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college. *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 and Compliance Assistant, at jbehrens@thegreatbasininstitute.org. For more details see: http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps.
Filing Date: Open.
 
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NEVADA CONSERVATION CORPS INTERN PROGRAM COORDINATOR, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 09:20 PM
 
NEVADA CONSERVATION CORPS INTERN PROGRAM COORDINATOR: A Permanent, Full-time Position. Pay: $29,120 annual salary, DOE. • Eligible for 401K and paid health and dental benefits after 90-day probationary period. Dates: Start: ASAP.
Location: The Great Basin Institute, Reno, Nevada.
Qual: Education, Experience and Skill preferences: • Bachelor’s Degree in Natural resources Management, Conservation Leadership, Environmental or other Education, or three years of related work equivalency; • Three years of work experience in Natural Resources Management, Environmental Education, Conservation Leadership or related area; • Previous leadership and supervision experience; • Experience in AmeriCorps or volunteer management and leadership development; • Familiarity with Nevada environmental community-based agencies, services and resources; • Strong initiative, and desire to advance NCC intern program; • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills; • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel; • A valid driver’s license; • Ability to work a flexible schedule.
Duties: The Intern Program Coordinator will work closely with the Nevada Conservation Corps Program Director and other program staff to develop internship opportunities and manage agency partnerships, as well as recruiting, placing, supporting and tracking AmeriCorps member interns. The Intern Program Coordinator will work to ensure that all program activities, service, and member management are in compliance with GBI, NCC and AmeriCorps standards and policies. They will also support additional NCC operations in the Southern region as needed. Essential Functions: • Develop internship opportunities for AmeriCorps member placements; • Support agency partners in overseeing AmeriCorps member interns; • Conduct partner site visits to assure understanding of internship agreements and AmeriCorps policy compliance; • Recruit, hire and place applicants into internship opportunities; • Conduct orientations for new AmeriCorps members; • Develop additional training and education opportunities for NCC interns to increase professional development opportunities for participants; • Follow and enforce policies detailed in the GBI employee handbook; • Assist with the financial management of the intern program including tracking contract and agreement balances and managing budgeted intern expenses; • Further support NCC program operations in the Southern Region as needed. • Assist with the operation of the Las Vegas Field Office as needed. • Other duties as assigned.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, Human Resources Coordinator, at agladding@thegreatasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.
 
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NEVADA CONSERVATION CORPS ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 09:13 PM
 
NEVADA CONSERVATION CORPS ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: $11.00 hourly, full-time (up to 40 hours per week). Dates: Start: Upon availability.
Location: The Great Basin Institute, Reno, Nevada.
Qual: Formal training and past experience in office procedures and use of office equipment; • Excellent attention to detail and extremely organized • Ability to communicate accurately and clearly both orally and in writing • Flexible, adaptive approach to work • Knowledge of computers; specifically, experience in Microsoft Office • Superior organizational skills and accuracy. Able to accomplish tasks independently while working as part of a team and operate under deadlines • Excellent problem-solving and people skills • Ability to pass a National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR) name search and an FBI background check necessary.
Duties: The Administrative Assistant position is responsible for assisting with administrative tasks involved in AmeriCorps member enrollment, program reporting, and program compliance for the Great Basin Institute’s Nevada Conservation Corps AmeriCorps program and will provide ongoing and incidental support to GBI directors, NCC staff, and NCC members. Essential Functions: • Assist with collecting all new member paperwork from incoming AmeriCorps members; • Assist with compiling and organizing member files; • Assist with follow-up on missing or incomplete paperwork; • Assist with conducting reference checks on program applicants; • Assist with monthly reporting of programmatic performance measures; • Assist with timesheet reviews, bimonthly payroll, and AmeriCorps hour entries; • Scan service logs each pay period and upload to the GBI server; • Assist with recruitment activities such as posting to online job boards and mailing information to universities; • Track tasks and maintain records using Microsoft Excel and Google Docs; • Ensure compliance with internal HR and grantor/partner standards and procedures by conducting regular file audits; • Work with HR and administration to provide management updates and to ensure organizational cohesion; Additional Responsibilities: • Assist with program and organizational reporting; • Provide assistance to staff in the Southern and Eastern Nevada office(s) • Perform other tasks/ projects as assigned.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Jason Behrens, HR and Compliance Assistant, at jbehrens@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.
 
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FLEET & FACILITY MANAGER, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 09:05 PM
 
FLEET & FACILITY MANAGER: A Permanent, Full-time Position. Pay: $33,280 annual salary, DOE o Benefits Package will be determined based on employment status (i.e. full time vs. part time). Benefits for full time employees include paid health/dental insurance, paid vacation/sick time, and 401K program. Dates: Start: As Soon As Possible.
Location: The Great Basin Institute, Reno, Nevada.
Qual: Experience operating hand tools, chainsaws, generators, and other tools related to conservation projects; o Training and educational background in small engine repair; o Experience with fleet and tool management is desired; o Experience with spreadsheet and database software; o Ability to multi-task and troubleshoot on a daily basis; o Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, with a diverse audience; o Strongly developed organizational skills and ability to self-motivate; o Ability to train others in troubleshooting tool and vehicle issues; o Ability to lift up to 50 pounds for extended periods of time; o Valid, state-issued driver’s license and familiarity driving 4WD vehicles on pavement and off-road; and o Occasional field time and camping may be required.
Duties: The Great Basin Institute seeks a Fleet and Facility Manager to support our large fleet of vehicles, residences, and equipment. The Fleet and Facility Manager will be in charge of developing and implementing systems to effectively track and monitor all vehicles, tools and equipment that are used by employees of the Great Basin Institute. This person will maintain vehicles and tools to the best of their ability and seek out professional help when necessary. This person will ensure that all repairs are completed in a timely manner and that all issues are documented and responded to appropriately. The Fleet and Facility Manager will also oversee the driver’s training program for the Institute and ensure that all drivers participate in the training. This position requires knowledge of hand tool maintenance/repair, the ability to work within a budget, and extensive multi-tasking. Experience with small engine repair, vehicle troubleshooting, and database management are desired. Essential Functions: • Assist program staff in the appropriate assignment of vehicles to projects including managing logistics involved with the transportation of vehicles over large distances. Meet continuously with program directors and program staff to evaluate vehicle needs and status of available fleet; work with program directors and program staff to reallocate vehicles based on needs of each individual program. • Track GBI fleet maintenance and repairs and ensure routine maintenance occurs on a regularly scheduled basis for leased, rented, and GBI owned vehicles. Communicate with GBI program staff to ensure maintenance occurs when vehicles are remote locations; work with GBI program staff to identify locations where maintenance can occur and develop relationships with local vendors. • Document all incidents, repairs, and maintenance costs through spreadsheets and files that include original receipts. • Maintain vehicle registration, smog tests, and insurance on all GBI vehicles. • Ensure all vehicles are properly outfitted with emergency equipment kits and auxiliary equipment including but not limited to spare tire, jack, etc. • Document vehicle condition—including cleanliness—before and after assignments and hold employees responsible for vehicle damage. • Implement GBI’s Drivers Training Course and ensure consistent practices are in place throughout GBI regional offices and employee assignments. • Inventory and monitor all tools and equipment used by the Research Associate Program, Nevada Conservation Corps, and Field Studies programs. Work with program staff to maintain a reliable inventory that tracks what is available for use in the field, what is currently in the field, and what is currently broken and in need of repair. • Collaborate with NCC regional crew coordinators to ensure restoration crew program has the right tool for field projects. • Hold employees accountable for lost or broken equipment. • Repair tools and equipment when needed and feasible. • Coordinate the maintenance of GBI’s various facilities including occasional light maintenance without the help of contractors (total of three residential and one commercial property). Activities may include but are not limited to winterizing properties, coordinating snow removal, scheduling required maintenance on plumbing, electrical, or heating/cooling systems with third party vendor. • Follow and enforce fleet and facility related policies detailed in GBI Personnel Handbook. • Seek out cost-saving measures for repairs, purchases, and tracking of equipment and vehicles. • Other duties as assigned.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, Human Resources Coordinator, Email: agladding@thegreatasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.
 
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FIELD ORGANIZERS, North Dakota (6/22/15)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, June 4, 2015, 02:07 AM
 
FIELD ORGANIZERS: Two (2) Permanent, Full-time Positions. Pay: 33,000. Dates: July 20, 2015.
Location: Dakota Resource Council, Bismarck, North Dakota.
Qual: Commitment to the mission and goals of the organization, and the community organizing approach to social change. • Leadership and organizational development capabilities. • Fundraising ability. • Familiarity with the public policy process and ability to do some policy research. • Experience in issue campaigns, political campaigns and/or community organizing activities. • Comfortable with farmers, ranchers, rural people, and others from a diversity of backgrounds; and knowledgeable about one or more of these issues: oil and gas, community or economic development, is a plus. • Excellent communication and people skills; ability to write well is a must; web and social media expertise is a plus. • High level of maturity. • Capacity to work independently as a salaried employee on a flexible schedule that includes some evenings and weekends. • Willing to travel both in- and out-of-state as necessary, using a DRC vehicle when possible, but able to use his or her own vehicle (with mileage compensation) when necessary.
Duties: Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Field Organizer is responsible for: 1. Empowering individuals to speak for themselves by identifying and developing a diverse group of members who agree to serve as the organization’s public voice on a variety of issues. 2. Formulating sound organizing strategies by analyzing the social and economic forces, power relationships and political agendas that shape the local communities where they live and in North Dakota as a whole. 3. Identifying, recruiting and developing leaders and conducting one-on-ones on a regular basis. 4. Working with people to define problems and issues, and helping them think through the strategies and tactics necessary to act with confidence and win. 5. Recruiting members to strengthen and expand the membership base and making fundraising an integral part of their everyday organizing work. 6. Enabling members to make good decisions by sharing information and raising questions, options and alternatives. 7. Enabling members and leaders to hold good, productive meetings. 8. Ensuring that members receive a consistently high standard of appropriate and effective training, development and support. 9. Striving to reflect on and improve skills on an ongoing basis, and developing an annual self-development plan. 10. Performing the administrative tasks necessary to accomplish his or her job. The community organizer’s specific work assignments will be determined based on the organization’s priorities and available resources, and may include time spent: • Organizing or coordinating a regional or statewide issue campaign and task force, • Working with one or more of DRC’s existing local chapters, • Conducting a new chapter organizing assessment and/or drive, • Spearheading a particular project or programmatic area, • Coordinating a specific fundraising activity or program, • Organizing events, leadership training or workshops, • Producing or assisting with communications through traditional or social media, • Researching policy and writing formal comments, or • Other activities and assignments as needed.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume, writing sample and 3 references.
Contact: Don Morrison, Dakota Resource Council, 1200 Missouri Avenue, Suite 201, Bismarck ND 58504 or email to don@drcinfo.com.
Filing Date: 6/22/15.
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CALIFORNIA CONDOR MONITORING TECHNICIANS, California (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 12:51 AM
 
CALIFORNIA CONDOR MONITORING TECHNICIANS: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: $39/day, USFWS housing provided during 10-day service period, o Education Award*: $2,822. Dates: 6-month appointment beginning May 26th or June 1st, 2015, or upon availability
Location: The Great Basin Institute / USFWS Hopper Mountain National Wildlife, California.
Qual: Bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences (e.g., biology, ecology, wildlife management, or related field) or coursework and related experience; o Previous experience following protocols for field sampling and data collection and related experience in data entry, collection and management; o Understanding of issues related to threatened and endangered species, and familiarity with the ecology of the study region preferred; o Previous experience in using radio telemetry to locate free-ranging animals preferred; o Experience in the use of GPS units for navigation and collecting spatial data; o Possess strong organizational skills; o 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.; o Willingness and ability to camp at primitive sites for several consecutive nights; o Ability to work productively as part of a team to accomplish mutual goals and follow safe working practices; o Possess a valid, state-issued driver’s license and clean driving record; o Experience safely operating 4WD vehicles and ATVs; and o 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), (3) pass National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) and federal criminal background checks, (4) Adhere to the rules, regulations and code of conduct as specified in the Member Service Agreement; and (5) Will not engage in any prohibited activities as listed in the Member Service Agreement.
Duties: Refuge Complex Description: 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, GBI Human Resources Coordinator, at agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.
 
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LENTIC AIM VEGETATION MONITORING FIELD TECHNICIANS, California (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 12:45 AM
 
LENTIC AIM VEGETATION MONITORING FIELD TECHNICIANS: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: $15.00/hour, • Additional $75/week housing stipend, • $15.00 Field per diem. Dates: 01 June – 14 August 2015*, • Full time, 40 hours per week.
Location: The Great Basin Institute / BLM-CA Eagle Lake Field Office, California.
Qual: Technical requirements: • Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences preferred, such as: Botany, Wildlife Biology, Range Ecology, Natural Resources Management, Environmental Resources or related subject; • Coursework in plant taxonomy and/or systematics (transcripts may be requested); • Experience identifying plants in the field and using a dichotomous key; familiarity with native and invasive plants of northeastern California and associated natural resource issues preferred; • Experience conducting plant surveys using various monitoring protocols, including standard rangeland monitoring protocols, photo plots, and site observations; • Experience with data entry and analysis; • Experience with technical writing and/or producing written project/monitoring summary reports/grant reports; • Ability to read, interpret and navigate using topographic maps; • Experience working with hand-held GPS equipment for navigation and data collection; • Experience working with GIS software; and • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access). Additional requirements: • Valid, state-issued driver’s license and clean driving record; • Experience operating 4WD trucks on paved and unpaved roads, including narrow, mountain forest roads; • Experience and training to operate UTV and ATV equipment; • Ability to work productively as part of a team to accomplish mutual goals; • Ability to work independently; • Ability to communicate effectively with team members, agency staff, and a diverse public; • Good organizational skills; • Willingness to spend multiple days camping in the field; • Willingness to sometimes work irregular hours (e.g., early mornings, late nights); and • Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments, work in all types of weather conditions, traverse uneven terrain, carry upwards of 40 pounds in a backpack, and otherwise maintain good physical condition.
Duties: In cooperation with the BLM California Eagle Lake Field Office (FO), GBI is recruiting two Field Technicians to work cooperatively with BLM staff and GBI. Each Field Technician will serve on a field crew (one Lead and two Technicians) to characterize riparian vegetation using a pilot study version of Assessment, Inventory and Monitoring (AIM) protocol for which training will be provided in Reno, NV. Duties include implementing field protocols to conduct vegetation sampling and field data collection on new monitoring sites within the Home Camp and Twin Peaks Ground Water Dependent Ecosystems. Field work will include navigating to sampling sites; establishing sampling transects and plots; collecting vegetation data (including species ID, foliar cover, canopy gap, and herbaceous and woody density), site delineation information and soils data; taking photo-points; and quality-checking data. During these periods of field work, camping may be required. Field data will be used by BLM Natural Resource Specialists to inform management decisions. The BLM Eagle Lake Field Office is located in Susanville, CA. Public lands managed by the eastern BLM Northern California District cover over 1.5 million acres in northeastern California. The area features diverse landscapes, including forests, riparian areas, and expansive high deserts.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, GBI Human Resources Coordinator, at agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.
 

 
 
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