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AIM VEGETATION MONITORING FIELD LEAD, Washington (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 11:40 PM
 
AIM VEGETATION MONITORING FIELD LEAD: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: $1360 bi-weekly salary, Additional $75.00/week housing stipend, $15.00 Field per diem, Health Insurance Option. Dates: 4 May – mid-August*, Full time, 40 hours per week minimum, * Duration of position is dependent upon funding availability.
Location: Great Basin Institute / BLM- Wenatchee, Washington.
Qual: Leadership experience; 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 eastern Washington 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); Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments, work in all types of weather conditions, traverse uneven terrain, carry upwards of 40 pounds in a backpack, and otherwise maintain good physical condition; and Pass National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) and federal criminal background checks.
Duties: In cooperation with the BLM-Washington, Spokane District Office, GBI is recruiting one Field Lead to work cooperatively with BLM Rangeland Managers and GBI Vegetation Monitoring Field Technicians. Each Field Lead will coordinate a field crew (one Lead and two Technicians) to characterize vegetation using the Assessment, Inventory and Monitoring (AIM) protocol and Interpreting Indicators of Rangeland Health (IIRH), for which training will be provided. Duties include following established field protocols to conduct vegetation sampling and field data collection on new monitoring sites within eastern Washington. 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), taking photo-points, and quality-checking data. During these periods of field work, camping will be required. Additional duties include coordination and oversight of field safety and logistics, scheduling, database management, and reporting. Field data will be used by BLM Natural Resource Specialists to inform management decisions. Please follow this link for a video that highlights the BLM’s national strategy for landscape-scale data capture across the western states using AIM: http://youtu.be/LciTBPG2-Ss. The Great Basin Institute is recruiting one Field Lead to be placed in Wenatchee, WA with the BLM Spokane District Office. Public lands managed by this district office cover over 425,000 acres east of the Cascade crest in the central Columbia Basin and in the highlands of northeastern Washington along the Canadian border. These lands cover a full range of habitats, including the central Columbia Basin sagebrush regime, many riparian zones, and the coniferous forest and sub-alpine areas of northeast Washington.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, GBI HR Coordinator, Email: agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.
 
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AIM VEGEATION MONITORING FIELD TECHNICIANS, Washington (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 11:27 PM
 
AIM VEGEATION MONITORING FIELD TECHNICIANS: Several Temporary, Full-time Positions. Pay: $15.00/hr • Housing stipend = $75/week • Camping Per Diem = $15/night. Dates: 11 May – mid-August*, Full time, 40 hours per week minimum, * Duration of position is dependent upon funding availability.
Location: The Great Basin Institute / BLM-Wenatchee, Washington.
Qual: 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 eastern Washington 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); 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-Washington Spokane Field Office, GBI is recruiting two Field Technicians to work cooperatively with BLM Rangeland Managers and GBI Vegetation Monitoring Field Lead. Each of these Field Technicians will serve on a field crew (one Lead and two Technicians) to characterize vegetation using the Assessment, Inventory and Monitoring (AIM) protocol and Interpreting Indicators of Rangeland Health (IIRH), for which training will be provided. Duties include following established field protocols to conduct vegetation sampling and field data collection on new and existing monitoring sites within eastern Washington. 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), taking photo-points, and quality-checking data. During these periods of field work, camping will be required. Field data will be used by BLM Natural Resource Specialists to inform management decisions. Please follow this link for a video that highlights the BLM’s national strategy for landscape-scale data capture across the western states using AIM: http://youtu.be/LciTBPG2-Ss. The Great Basin Institute is recruiting one Field Lead to be placed in Wenatchee, WA with the BLM Spokane District Office. Public lands managed by this district office cover over 425,000 acres east of the Cascade crest in the central Columbia Basin and in the highlands of northeastern Washington along the Canadian border. These lands cover a full range of habitats, including the central Columbia Basin sagebrush regime, many riparian zones, and the coniferous forest and sub-alpine areas of northeast Washington.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, GBI HR Coordinator, Email: agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.
 
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AIM VEGETATION MONITORING FIELD TECHNICIANS, Idaho (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 11:22 PM
 
AIM VEGETATION MONITORING FIELD TECHNICIANS: Several Temporary, Full-time Positions. Pay: $15.00/hr • Housing stipend = $75/week • Camping Per Diem = $15/night. Dates: 11 May – mid-September*, Full time, 40 hours per week minimum, * Duration of position is dependent upon funding availability.
Location: The Great Basin Institute / BLM- Boise, Idaho.
Qual: 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 southeastern Idaho 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); 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-Idaho, Bruneau Field Office, GBI is recruiting four Field Technicians to work cooperatively with BLM Rangeland Managers and GBI Vegetation Monitoring Field Leads. Each of these Field Technicians will serve on a field crew (one Lead and two Technicians) to characterize vegetation using the Assessment, Inventory and Monitoring (AIM) protocol and Interpreting Indicators of Rangeland Health (IIRH), for which training will be provided. Duties include following established field protocols to conduct vegetation sampling and field data collection on new and existing monitoring sites within southeastern Idaho. 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), taking photo-points, and quality-checking data. During these periods of field work, camping will be required. Field data will be used by BLM Natural Resource Specialists to inform management decisions. Please follow this link for a video that highlights the BLM’s national strategy for landscape-scale data capture across the western states using AIM: http://youtu.be/LciTBPG2-Ss. Initial training in Reno, NV with work based out of the Bruneau Field Office located in Boise, ID
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, GBI HR Coordinator, Email: agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.
 
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AIM VEGETATION MONITORING FIELD LEADS, Idaho (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 11:15 PM
 
AIM VEGETATION MONITORING FIELD LEADS: Several Temporary, Full-time Positions. Pay: $1360 bi-weekly salary, Additional $75.00/week housing stipend, $15.00 Field per diem, Health Insurance Option. Dates: 4 May – late-September*, Full time, 40 hours per week minimum, * Duration of position is dependent upon funding availability.
Location: The Great Basin Institute / BLM- Boise, Idaho.
Qual: Leadership experience; 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 southeastern Idaho 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); Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments, work in all types of weather conditions, traverse uneven terrain, carry upwards of 40 pounds in a backpack, and otherwise maintain good physical condition; and Pass National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) and federal criminal background checks.
Duties: In cooperation with the BLM-Idaho, Bruneau Field Office, GBI is recruiting two Field Leads to work cooperatively with BLM Rangeland Managers and GBI Vegetation Monitoring Field Technicians. Each Field Lead will coordinate a field crew (one Lead and two Technicians) to characterize vegetation using the Assessment, Inventory and Monitoring (AIM) protocol and Interpreting Indicators of Rangeland Health (IIRH), for which training will be provided. Duties include following established field protocols to conduct vegetation sampling and field data collection on new monitoring sites within southeastern Idaho. 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), taking photo-points, and quality-checking data. During these periods of field work, camping will be required. Additional duties include coordination and oversight of field safety and logistics, scheduling, database management, and reporting. Field data will be used by BLM Natural Resource Specialists to inform management decisions. Please follow this link for a video that highlights the BLM’s national strategy for landscape-scale data capture across the western states using AIM: http://youtu.be/LciTBPG2-Ss. Initial training in Reno, NV with work based out of the Bruneau Field Office located in Boise, ID.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, GBI HR Coordinator, Email: agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.
 
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ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST V, Florida (5/23/15)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Sunday, April 12, 2015, 12:37 AM
 
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST V: A Permanent, Full-time Position. Job #87010100. Pay: TBD. Dates: Start: TBD.
Location: St. Johns River Water Management District, Palatka Florida.
Qual: Minimum qualifications are a master’s degree in botany, ecology, biology, limnology, chemistry, 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 in botany, ecology, biology, limnology, chemistry, 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.
Duties: St. Johns River Water Management District is actively seeking applications for an Environmental Scientist V. Applications for this position are accepted online only through the Careers section at www.floridaswater.com. Last date to apply is May 23, 2015. This professional position involves independent scientific contributions to the work of multidisciplinary teams, project management and preparation of technical publications related to management of Florida’s water resources. The candidate must have demonstrable skill in elucidating the roles of phytoplankton in estuarine and coastal systems, including the development and application of empirical, analytical or simulation models. The preferred candidate also will have documented knowledge of and experience with population dynamics, analysis of trophic webs and application of end-to-end models for estuarine and coastal systems. In addition, we seek candidates who have participated in multidisciplinary teams that translated experimental and theoretical work into insights to guide the actions of natural resource managers. The candidate should provide evidence of an ability to analyze scientific data; write scientific reports; manage contracts; contribute to special committees; and communicate complex scientific concepts and information to the scientific community and the lay public. Job duties include conducting scientific research, analyzing data, writing reports and scientific publications, developing scopes of work and managing contracts, maintaining a high level of professional expertise, and reviewing and updating research and management plans. Working conditions include fieldwork, traveling by automobile or boat, and exposure to extreme weather conditions and temperatures.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and apply online at www.floridaswater.com.
Contact: St. Johns River Water Management District, Website: http://www.floridaswater.com.
Filing Date: 5/23/15.
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MEMBERSHIP & COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR, Wisconsin (4/27/15)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Sunday, April 12, 2015, 12:33 AM
 
MEMBERSHIP & COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR: A Permanent, Part-time Position. Pay: $12-$15 based on experience. Dates: Start: Late April/Early May.
Location: Northeast Wisconsin Land Trust, Appleton, Wisconsin.
Qual: We are seeking a candidate who has a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in a relevant field. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated and well organized with proven office management skills and a friendly, outgoing demeanor/attitude. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are necessary. Must be able to multitask and work independently without close supervision. Job Status: 30 hrs/week Pay Rate: $12.00-15.00/hour. Benefit Information: Northeast Wisconsin Land Trust has a generous holiday, sick day and vacation offerings. No medical, dental, or retirement savings plan currently provided.
Duties: Communications and Outreach • Prepare and distribute outreach materials including brochures, newsletters, annual report, invitations, e-newsletters, and press releases. • Organize mailings. • Manage website and Facebook. • Plan events, community meetings and fieldtrips. • Coordinate volunteers as needed. Membership and Fundraising • Manage membership information in database and process donations. • Draft appeals, generate membership mailings and support fundraising efforts. • Assist in grant seeking, drafting grant proposals and reports. • Maintain fundraising records and generate reports. • Coordinate meetings and prepare materials for fundraising efforts. Office Management and Administration • Receptionist duties including the ability to provide information about our mission and programs. • Prepare and file organizational and land acquisition forms. • Schedule meetings and maintain office calendar. • Oversee IT systems and maintenance, including hardware and software upgrades. • Assist with coordination of committee and board meetings. Prepare and distribute meeting materials. • Maintain inventory of office supplies and basic office housekeeping. Accounting and Financial • Process payroll and forms. • Generate and distribute regular financial reports. • Maintain financial records and compile information for executive director, treasurer, and accountants as needed. Land Preservation • Respond to inquiries from landowners and general public. Answer basic questions about land protection, land stewardship activities, and the work of the land trust. • Coordinate volunteers for monitoring and maintain monitoring records. • Provide all necessary support to the Executive Director and Board of Directors.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume, 3 references and a short writing sample.
Contact: Kari Hopfensperger, Northeast Wisconsin Land Trust 14 Tri-Park Way, Ste. 1 Appleton, WI 54914. E-mail submission is preferred to karih@newlt.org.
Filing Date: 4/27/15.
 
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SOCIAL MEDIA TECHNICIAN (Vegetation), California (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, April 2, 2015, 01:00 AM
 
SOCIAL MEDIA TECHNICIAN (Vegetation): A Permanent, Full-time Position. Pay: $21.00/hour o Benefits: Affordable Care Act-compliant health benefits (medical, dental, vision); paid personal and sick leave; 401(k) retirement plan o Timeline: 53-week appointment beginning in May 2015, or upon availability and completion of DOI Background Investigation; potential for extension pending funding and favorable performance review
Location: The Great Basin Institute / Joshua Tree National Park, California.
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 Knowledge of guiding principles of cultural and/or natural resource management - emphasis or demonstrated experience with botany/vegetation, 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) or possess an active and favorably adjudicated BI prior to beginning the position. If you already have a favorably adjudicated BI, please state that 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 a Social Media Technician. The overarching objective of this position is to assist with public land management as it relates to natural resources and the Park’s vegetation. More specifically, the Technician will aid in a variety of public support activities including, but not limited to: • populating and managing the iNaturalist project; • populating the photo gallery for the web-based flora; • establishing a web-based Flora through SEINet, using the Symbiota platform; • assisting with web-page development for the various botanical hiking guides; • creating brochures for the botanical trail guides using various applications (i.e. InDesign); • creating a bridge between the iNat project and the Wildflower Watch and web-based flora; • assisting with populating the Wildflower Watch reports; and • updating and reorganizing the various webpages currently on-line, as well as creating other vegetation related website info (e.g. bryophyte or rare plant page). The Technician 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. 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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GAME WARDEN, Wyoming (7/6/15)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Monday, March 23, 2015, 01:35 PM
 
GAME WARDEN: 3-5 Permanent, Full-time Positions. Pay: $3454-$4318. Dates: Start: December 2015.
Location: Wyoming Game And Fish Department, Statewide Wyoming.
Qual: The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is offering the game warden competitive examination online in 2015. To qualify for the exam, applicants must have earned a bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology or wildlife-related field, or be on track to earn the degree by August 31, 2015. Primary responsibilities include wildlife management, data collection and analysis, enforcement of game and fish laws and regulations, evaluation of damage to crops and livestock by wildlife, and acting as local liaison between the department and the public. Please view a short video from Chief Game Warden Brian Nesvik regarding Wyoming game wardens at http://wgfd.wyo.gov/web2011/wildlife-1001571.aspx. Details for exam registration are available on this site as well.
Duties: Participates in research projects and population surveys. •Assists in providing information on wildlife education, law enforcement and management. •Gathers and compiles data into statistical information to meet requirements of periodic or other reports. •Patrols assigned areas to check for violations of game and fish and watercraft laws. •Carries out a variety of tasks in the habitat development and propagation of wildlife.
Appl: Apply online at https://wgfd.wyo.gov/web2011/wildlife-1001571.aspx.
Contact: Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Dillon Herman, Game Warden, 5400 Bishop Blvd., Cheyenne, Wyoming 82006. Ph: 307-777-4585, Fax: 307-777-4610. Email: wgf.wildlife@wyo.gov, Website: https://wgfd.wyo.gov/web2011/wildlife-1001571.aspx.
Filing Date: 7/6/15.
 
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SEEDS OF SUCCESS NATIVE SEED COLLECTION TECHNICIANS, New Mexico (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, March 19, 2015, 01:23 AM
 
SEEDS OF SUCCESS NATIVE SEED COLLECTION TECHNICIANS: Several Temporary, Full-time Positions. Pay: Living Allowance: $8,000, Housing: BLM-provided housing option or a $75/week housing stipend. Dates: 20-week term of service (June, 22, 2015 – November 06, 2015.
Location: The Great Basin Institute / Colorado Plateau Native Plants Program, New Mexico.
Qual: Bachelors degree with coursework and field experience related to biology, botany, plant science, or related field; • Experience identifying plants using taxonomic keys or familiarity with Colorado Plateau plants; • Experience using hand-held GPS equipment for data collection and navigation; • Ability to read and navigate using topographic maps and a compass; • Understanding and/or experience using ArcView GIS software, helpful; • Willingness and ability to work in harsh, ever-changing desert conditions, including extreme temperatures, independently or as part of a team; • Ability to bend and stoop for long periods of time while collecting seed, and to use hand tools, and occasionally lift buckets of water and other heavy loads; • Ability to work a non-standard schedule, such as beginning at 5 am to avoid heat-related issues, or after dusk to conduct bat surveys; • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, with a diverse audience; • Willingness to camp in remote, undeveloped sites for multiple days, if necessary; • Valid, state-issued driver’s license and familiarity driving 4WD vehicles 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), (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: The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management’s Colorado Plateau Native Plants Program (CPNPP), is recruiting two (2) individuals to join our AmeriCorps Program as Seeds of Success (SOS) Native Seed Collection Technicians. The overarching goal of the CPNPP is to “improve the quality of, and increase the availability of, native seed commercially available for use in restoration and reclamation in areas of Utah, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona.” The Technicians will conduct native seed collection and associated activities (e.g. seed cleaning and storage) on BLM lands managed by the Carlsbad (N.M.) Field Office, which has a major need for seed collection, including in some geologically specific areas (gypsum-rich). Specific tasks may include, but are not limited to the following: • Scouting and identifying populations of target native plant species suitable for the program; • GPS mapping populations of plants, disturbance areas, and other features; • Monitoring the phenology of plant populations to identify optimal seed collection times; • Collecting seed from plant populations and completing data forms in accordance with the Seeds of Success (SOS) Technical Protocol; • Taking herbarium vouchers, and processing and shipping seed as necessary; • Recording data electronically and on paper data forms, entering and editing data related to restoration activities; and • Reporting accomplishments and providing recommendations for program improvements, priorities, and future projects. The Technicians will also have an opportunity to support a wide array of other natural and cultural resource projects through their appointment, which may include: wildlife surveys (e.g. herp, bird, terrestrial insect, aquatic macroinvertebrate, and bat surveys); participating in restoration projects; AIM survey work; herbicide treatment monitoring or research on herbicide effects on seed production, etc., given the widespread use of herbicide to deal with mesquite and creosote across New Mexico ("Restore New Mexico" Program). Segal AmeriCorps Education Award: $2,150 that can be used to pay off qualified student loans or paying for expenses at a Title IV accredited college or program. The Technician(s) will be based out of the BLM’s Carlsbad Field Office (CFO), located in the southeast corner of New Mexico. The CFO manages two million acres of public lands and showcases high desert treasures and backcountry adventures. Recreational activities, including hiking, horseback riding, camping, biking, off-road vehicle use, fishing, caving, hunting, and wildlife/ wildflower viewing (among others) can be explored in a variety of topographic and vegetative genres.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, Human Resources Coordinator, at agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.
 
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INTERPRETATION, EDUCATION AND PUBLIC OUTREACH INTERN, Utah (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, March 19, 2015, 01:10 AM
 
INTERPRETATION, EDUCATION AND PUBLIC OUTREACH INTERN: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: Living Allowance: $12,800, AmeriCorps Education Award*: $2,822, Student Loan Forbearance**, Paid Interest Accrual**, Housing not provided. Dates: Starts March 2015 or upon availability for six months.
Location: NPS, Grand Canyon, Parashant National Monument/Great Basin Institute, St. George, Utah.
Qual: Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences preferred, such as: Natural Resources Management, Environmental Resources, Environmental Education, or related subject; o Experience developing and implementing environmental education and outreach programs; o 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 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) 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: Working collaboratively with the Grand Canyon – Parashant National Monument, the Great Basin Institute is recruiting one intern to assist with environmental stewardship and historical preservation by spending time working on projects such as invasives inventory, air quality monitoring and the production of a variety of public education materials. These projects will assist in the creation, promotion, facilitation and improvement of the public’s understanding of natural, historic and cultural resources significance, as well as recreational opportunities within the Monument. The intern will be spending the majority of time on writing and researching scientific and historic information to be used in the Parashant National Monument Mobile Application. Other duties will include public events and outreach, data entry, compiling information to be used in social media and assisting with other natural and cultural resource projects. * AmeriCorps Education Award may be used for past, present or future educational expenses. ** On qualifying federal student loans. St. George, UT. The Grand Canyon – Parashant National Monument is located in the northwest corner of Arizona, bordering Nevada to the west and near the southern border of Utah.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, Human Resources Coordinator, at agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.
 

 
 
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