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AIM VEGETATION MONITORING FIELD TECHNICIANS, Wyoming/Washington (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, February 26, 2015, 01:34 AM
 
AIM VEGETATION MONITORING FIELD TECHNICIANS: Six (6) Temporary, Full-time Positions. Pay: Living Allowance** = up to $11,075 (23 Weeks*) AmeriCorps Education Award*** = $2,822 • Housing stipend = $75/week • Camping Per Diem = $15/night • Student loan forbearance and interest accrual • Health Insurance Option. Dates: 20 April – 25 September 2015.
Location: The Great Basin Institute / BLM-Lander, Wyoming and Spokane, 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 central Wyoming/ Great Basin Desert 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 • Meet AmeriCorps Eligibility Requirements: 1. U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status; 2. Must be at least 17 years of age; 3. Received a high school diploma or GED (or be willing to achieve this before using education award); 4. Eligible to receive and AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or equivalent of 2 full-time awards); 5. Pass state and federal criminal background checks and a search of the National Sex Offender Public Website (NSPOW); 6. Adhere to the rules, regulations and code of conduct as specified in the Member Service Agreement; and 7. Will not engage in any prohibited activities as listed in the Member Service Agreement.
Duties: In cooperation with the BLM-Wyoming Lander Field Office and BLM-Washington Spokane District Office, GBI is recruiting eight Field Technicians to work cooperatively with BLM Rangeland Managers and GBI Vegetation Monitoring Field Leads. As members of GBI’s AmeriCorps program, these Technicians will not only enhance the vast public lands of southwestern Wyoming and eastern Washington, but will also take part in the national service movement. 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 by The Jornada in Boise (27 April – 1 May). Duties include following established field protocols to conduct vegetation sampling and field data collection on new and existing monitoring sites within central Wyoming. 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 Lander Field Office (LFO) is recruiting six Field Technicians. The LFO manages 2.5 million acres of public lands within in Fremont County, the southwest corner of Natrona Country, and small portions of Carbon, Sweetwater and Hot Springs counties. These lands are multiple-use and offer a wide diversity of resources, including the National Historic Trails, the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail, historic mining areas, rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, hang gliding, livestock grazing and wild horse management.
The BLM Spokane District Office is recruiting two Field Technicians and is located in Spokane, WA. 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. * Duration of position is dependent upon funding availability ** Final living allowance amount and AmeriCorps Education Award value are determined by the length of the appointment ***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.
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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AIM VEGETATION MONITORING FIELD LEADS, Wyoming/Washington (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, February 26, 2015, 01:27 AM
 
AIM VEGETATION MONITORING FIELD LEADS: Two to Three (2-3) Temporary, Full-time Positions. Pay: $1360 bi-weekly salary, Additional $75.00/week housing stipend, $15.00 Field per diem, Health Insurance Option. Dates: Lander, WY: 23 March – 23 October (31 weeks)*, Spokane, WA: 23 March – 16 October (30 weeks)*.
Location: The Great Basin Institute / BLM- Lander, Wyoming and Spokane, 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 central Wyoming/ eastern Washington/ Great Basin desert 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-Wyoming Lander Field Office and BLM-Washington Spokane District Office, GBI is recruiting three 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 by The Jornada in Boise (27 April – 1 May). Duties include following established field protocols to conduct vegetation sampling and field data collection on new and existing monitoring sites within central Wyoming. 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 Lander Field Office (LFO) is recruiting 2-3 Field Leads. The LFO manages 2.5 million acres of public lands within in Fremont County, the southwest corner of Natrona Country, and small portions of Carbon, Sweetwater and Hot Springs counties. These lands are multiple-use and offer a wide diversity of resources, including the National Historic Trails, the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail, historic mining areas, rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, hang gliding, livestock grazing and wild horse management. The BLM Spokane District Office is located in Spokane, WA and is recruiting one Field Lead. 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, at agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.
 
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MOUNTAIN-BIKE TRAIL ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT ASSOCIATE, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, February 26, 2015, 01:20 AM
 
MOUNTAIN-BIKE TRAIL ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT ASSOCIATE: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: $18.50/hour, Medical Insurance (health and dental). Dates: Mid-April 2015, following successfully completed Background Investigation, for 27 weeks.
Location: The Great Basin Institute / BLM Ely District, Caliente Field Office, Nevada.
Qual: Bachelor’s degree in recreation resource management, recreation planning, environmental policy/studies, or related field; applicants with an advanced degree are encouraged to apply; o Minimum of 1 year of experience related to natural resource and/or land management planning, environmental documentation, or other related experience; o Prior experience interpreting and/or preparing documents for NEPA, CEQA, or related environmental policy; o Strong written and oral communication skills, with the ability to effectively communicate in an Interdisciplinary Team setting, and educate a diverse public on BLM land management (multiple-use) principles and biking-trail management concepts; o Experience conducting research and literature reviews, reviewing and drafting technical reports, and document editing; o Capable of meeting deadlines and producing professional deliverables including draft documents for team reviews; o Developed project-management skills, including ability to conceptualize goals, prioritize objectives, organize approaches, and incorporate efficiencies in completing tasks; o Proficiency in use and applications of ArcGIS 10.2; o Prior experience with the e-Planning application desired; and o Recreational experience with mountain-biking trails preferred. The successful applicant 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 the position.
Duties: The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely District, Caliente Field Office (FO), is recruiting a qualified individual to generate an environmental assessment (EA) for a proposed mountain-bike trail in Lincoln County, NV. Completion of the EA process and document is necessary prior to construction of mountain-bike trails, which are intended to enhance outdoor recreation opportunities, connect residents and visitors with public-land resources, and support the local economy. The EA Associate will work closely with Caliente FO staff and management to ensure creation of a defensible document, which, upon completion, will inform BLM management decisions. Duties will include: • Assist with analysis of mountain-bike trails using BLM-supplied trail designs, drawings and maps; • Meet with Caliente FO staff to identify potential issues, concerns, and conflicts; • Prepare a draft environmental assessment for review and input by Caliente FO staff; • Incorporate comments and revise as necessary to provide a final draft document for public review and comment; • Facilitate a public meeting, incorporate public comments, and address issues with Caliente FO staff; and • Finalize the EA document and prepare associated documentation. This work will provide opportunities to analyze the impacts of constructing mountain-bike trails in a variety of habitats in eastern Lincoln County, NV, and to learn about the preparation of an environmental assessment document in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act, the BLM Ely District Resource Management Plan, and existing laws and regulations based on designs/locations provided by the BLM. Based at the BLM Ely District, Caliente Field Office in eastern Nevada. The Ely District encompasses 12 million acres of desert, valleys and mountains, including 22 wilderness areas. A variety of recreation opportunities exist in the wide open expanses of the Great Basin.
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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VOLUNTEER CAMPGROUND ASSISTANT, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, February 26, 2015, 01:13 AM
 
VOLUNTEER CAMPGROUND ASSISTANT: Twenty-four (24) Temporary, Full-time Positions. Pay: Field per diem of $40.00/night when camping (maximum of $200 per week), • Free campsite at assigned campground for duration of assignment.. Dates: May 15, 2015 through September 8, 2015, • Average of 4-6 hours per day*/ 5-days per week, including all weekend days. (*Hosts make rounds through campgrounds in morning, early afternoon and evening).
Location: The Great Basin Institute, Several locations, Nevada.
Qual: Must provide own camper to reside in for duration of the position; • Must be outgoing, comfortable talking with the public and remain calm and friendly with all visitors; • Ability to work in all types of weather conditions, traverse uneven terrain, and otherwise maintain good physical condition; and • Knowledge of the Tahoe National Forest and surrounding area is desirable.
Duties: Working collaboratively with the U.S. Forest Service, the Great Basin Institute is recruiting 24 Volunteer Campground Assistants to support the Tahoe National Forest. These assistants will be responsible for serving as campground hosts and assisting Forest Service crews in the clean and safe operation of their assigned campgrounds, and ensuring that campers have an informed and memorable experience. Work activities will include: • Greet visitors and assist them with finding their campsite; • Post reserved campsites as reservations are identified in daily arrival reports; • Serve as a liaison between campers and Forest Service staff; • Provide campers with recreation site information including: safe camping, Leave No Trace principles, and campground rules and regulations. • Provide campers with information about recreation activities available in the area and other nearby points of interest; • Assist with special events and educational activities • Assist Forest Service recreation crews with light cleanup and maintenance duties at individual campsites and restrooms. • Complete basic occupancy reports • Be observant for activities within the campground requiring any immediate attention, ranging from hazardous trees to problem campers, and report to Forest Service staff as necessary. The regular schedule for an assistant includes working five-days a week, including weekends. The work is part-time in nature in support of Forest Service crews who conduct the majority of medium and heavy-duty operation and maintenance activities. Each day, work will be performed outdoors in a forest environment and the assistant is expected to live at his/her assigned campground. Assistants will be expected to conduct duties in a safe and orderly manner so as not to endanger self, campers, or property with which entrusted. The Campground Assistants will be based within the Tahoe National Forest at the following campgrounds (number of hosts): American River Ranger District • Sugar Pine (3) • French Meadows Complex (2) Truckee Ranger District • Logger/Stampede (7) • Prosser (2) • Boca Reservoir (3) • 89-South Complex (3) Yuba River Ranger District • White Cloud and Skillman (1) • Indian Springs (1) • Hampshire Rocks (1) • North Fork, Onion Valley, and Tunnel Mills (1).
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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WILD HORSE & BURRO MONITORING TECHNICIAN, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, February 26, 2015, 12:42 AM
 
WILD HORSE & BURRO MONITORING TECHNICIAN: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay - $16.00/hour, Medical benefits (health and dental). Dates: May 18, 2015 (or upon availability) – November 20, 2015, with potential for extension pending funding and a favorable performance review.
Location: The Great Basin Institute / BLM Battle Mountain District Office, Nevada.
Qual: Applicants should have a combination of educational and field experience related to the position of interest (degree in Rangeland Management/Sciences, Wildlife, Ecology, Botany or other similar degree), including an understanding of basic principles related to the fields of botany, soil science, and/or livestock science; o knowledge of Great Basin ecology, preferable; o knowledge and ability to use various monitoring techniques to determine range vegetation and animal condition (e.g. utilization, nested frequency, rangeland health indicators, water availability/condition, wild horse body condition); o knowledge and ability to identify rangeland vegetation and the functional aspects of rangeland ecology, riparian condition; and livestock and equine health); o ability to navigate and collect data using handheld GPS units, required; o ability to use a compass and read a topographical map; o experience working with ArcGIS, desirable (includes ability to analyze and display data using ArcMap); o possess a clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license and ability to operate a 4WD vehicle on- and off-road; o ability to work independently and within a team environment; o ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, with a diverse audience; o applicant should have good organizational skills; o be physically fit to work outdoors, carry personal and field equipment, and withstand the rigors of the Great Basin in the summer, fall and/or early winter. O Successful applicant(s) must complete a Department of Interior (DOI) Background Investigation (BI) or submit paperwork to BLM human resources indicating an active and fully adjudicated BI has already been completed prior to beginning position.
Duties: The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management Mount Lewis Field Office, is recruiting one rangeland ecologist, wildlife biologist, or botanist to conduct upland monitoring across the public lands. The Monitoring Technician will work cooperatively as part of a multi-disciplinary rangeland monitoring team. The overall objective is to collect and compile monitoring data within Wild Horse and Burro Herd Management Areas including but not limited to utilization, nested frequency, rangeland health indicators, water availability/condition, and wild horse or burro body condition. The Monitoring Technician may also be required to work as part of other monitoring teams collecting riparian or wildlife data or vegetation data for fire rehabilitation monitoring. General duties include planning for and completing monitoring within Wild Horse and Burro Herd Management Areas working either alone or in cooperation with the Mount Lewis Field Office Wild Horse and Burro Specialist or other staff member, including other Monitoring Technicians. Monitoring will require adherence to Bureau of Land Management Technical References, use of digital cameras, and detailed documentation of field observations. The incumbent will be responsible for compilation of data, labeling digital photos and analyzing and display of data using GIS (ArcMap). GBI is seeking an associate to fill the monitoring technician position that will perform the following duties: 1. Wild Horse and Burro Monitoring – The Monitoring Technician will be responsible for documenting wild horse and burro body condition on the range under established BLM Protocol (Henneke Condition Scoring). The monitoring will also involve the documentation of animal presence and movement patterns, and habitat quality and quantity including rangeland health indicators and water availability/condition. The Technician may assist with collecting data for wild horse and burro NEPA documentation and assisting with gathers. 2. Plant Identification - plant and plant community identification, including the ability to use vegetation identification keys to properly identify upland range plants common throughout the Great Basin. Responsible for the identification of individual plants, describing existing and potential plant communities using soil survey and ecological site description information. 3. Soil Identification - Has exposure to identification of soils, and is able to use of soil surveys in order to determine soils grouped into the site, identify landscape and soil factors, and determine existing or potential erosional factors. This information would be utilized to aid in determining site potential and evaluation of current conditions. 4. Upland Monitoring Studies – Utilizing plant and soil identification skills, the Monitoring Technician will be responsible for conducting upland monitoring studies under established BLM protocol. Monitoring could include but is not limited to Utilization, Use Pattern Mapping, Ecological Site Inventory, Cover and Density techniques. Battle Mountain, NV is located ~220 miles east of Reno, NV and ~300 west of Salt Lake City, UT along Interstate 80. Battle Mountain and the surrounding area (pop. ~4,000) is predominantly rural; situated in the high desert (~4,500 ft. elevation) where ranching/mining are the local economic drivers. The Mount Lewis Field Office within the Battle Mountain District Office is responsible for managing approximately 4.5 million acres of public land typically of basin-and-range topography with Great Basin Desert/sage brush steppe ecotype.
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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RANGELAND & DROUGHT MONITORING TECHNICIAN, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, February 26, 2015, 12:34 AM
 
RANGELAND & DROUGHT MONITORING TECHNICIAN: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: Pay: $16.00/hour, Medical benefits (health and dental). Dates: May 18, 2015 (or upon availability) and continue through mid-November; potential for extension pending funding and a favorable performance review.
Location: The Great Basin Institute / BLM Battle Mountain District Office, Nevada.
Qual: Applicants should have a combination of educational and field experience related to the position of interest, and an understanding of basic principles related to the fields of botany and/or soil science; o Knowledge of Great Basin ecology, preferable; o Ability to navigate and collect data using handheld GPS units, required; o Experience working with ArcGIS, desirable; o Possess a clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license with the ability to safely operate a 4WD vehicle on and off paved roads; o Proficient in the use of a compass and ability to read a topographical map; o Effectively communicate, both written and orally, with a diverse audience; and o Physically fit to work outdoors, carry personal and field equipment, and withstand the rigors of the Great Basin in the spring, summer and fall. 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: Impacts from a changing climate are being realized in a variety of ways, including prolonged and intensified drought conditions. The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management, is recruiting three (3) Rangeland Monitoring Technicians to implement a variety of upland monitoring protocols across public lands in support of drought management decisions and/or rangeland health evaluations. Working with existing GBI staff, one (1) Technician will support the Mount Lewis Field Office and two (2) will support the Tonopah Field Offices. General duties include working cooperatively with BLM Rangeland Management Specialists as part of an upland rangeland monitoring team utilizing various field data collection methodologies to determine current upland range condition. Drought monitoring will be conducted to identify affected resources and monitor the condition of forage resources and level of use by livestock within allotments, wild horses and burros within Herd Management Areas, and within greater sage-grouse preliminary priority habitat. Monitoring data may also be collected to determine the effectiveness of emergency stabilization and rehabilitation (ESR) treatments after wildfires. The Technicians will be responsible for providing written documentation of data collection (survey forms) and organizing photographic and GPS/GIS documentation of survey areas. Based on collected data, conclusions and recommendations can be made in support of evaluating upland range and vegetative conditions in order to maintain, restore, and/or improve upland resource values to achieve a healthy and productive ecological condition. GBI is seeking Research Associates that possess the following qualifications to perform the duties described: 1. Plant Identification - plant and plant community identification, including upland range plant taxonomy and ecology common throughout the Great Basin. Responsible for the identification of individual plants, describing existing and potential plant communities using soil survey information, interpreting vegetation, and successional sequences. 2. Upland Monitoring Studies – utilize plant and soil identification skills to conduct upland range monitoring studies under established BLM protocols. Monitoring consists of double-weight sampling, ecological site inventory, utilization, use pattern mapping, cover, line-point intercept, gap-intercept, and density techniques. Duties may also consist of conducting livestock compliance checks, which provide information on livestock placement and movement as it relates to annual authorized use. 3. Soil Identification - exposure to identification of soils, use of soil surveys, determine soils grouped into the site, identify landscape and soil factors, and determine existing or potential erosional factors. This information is utilized to aid in determining site potential and evaluation of current conditions. Battle Mountain, NV is located ~220 miles east of Reno, NV along Interstate 80. Battle Mountain and the surrounding area (pop. ~4,000) is predominantly rural; situated in the high desert (~4,500 ft. elevation) where ranching/mining are the local economic drivers. The Mount Lewis Field Office is responsible for managing approximately 4.5 million acres of public land typically of basin-and-range topography with Great Basin Desert/sage brush steppe ecotype. Tonopah, NV is located roughly half way between Reno and Las Vegas, NV along Interstate 95. Economic drivers in the Tonopah, NV and surrounding area (pop. ~2,600/~6,000 ft. elevation) include mining and renewable energy. The Tonopah Field Office manages 6 million acres of public land and has two distinct ecotypes Mojave desert and Mojave/Great Basin transition zone.
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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BOTANIST/ RIPARIAN VEGETATION SPECIALIST, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, February 26, 2015, 12:22 AM
 
BOTANIST/ RIPARIAN VEGETATION SPECIALIST: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay - $16.00/hour, Medical benefits (health and dental). Dates: May 18, 2015 (or upon availability) – November 20, 2015, with potential for extension pending funding and a favorable performance review.
Location: The Great Basin Institute / BLM Battle Mountain District Office, Nevada.
Qual: Bachelor’s degree in natural science field, with coursework and/or experience that demonstrate an understanding of the principles of botany; o Knowledge of riparian soil characteristics and how they relate to plant communities; o Knowledge of the Great Basin’s most common riparian/wetland plants (or willingness to learn prior to employment); o Experience identifying riparian/wetland vegetation and ability to relate plant species to soil characteristics and water availability; o Experience performing vegetation surveys, analyzing the data, and drawing conclusions; o Ability to navigate and collect data using handheld GPS units; o Experience utilizing a compass and reading topographic map; o Experience using ArcGIS to create maps, analyze data, and organize layers; 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 collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team; o Effectively communicate, both written and orally, with a diverse audience; o Ability to live and work in rural and remote field and office environment; and o Physically fit to work outdoors, carry up to 50 pounds of personal and/or field equipment, and withstand the rigors of the Great Basin in the summer, fall and/or early winter. O Successful applicant(s) must complete a Department of Interior (DOI) Background Investigation (BI) or submit paperwork to BLM human resources indicating an active and fully adjudicated BI has already been completed prior to beginning position.
Duties: The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management’s Battle Mountain District Office, is recruiting an experienced botanist to work cooperatively with a BLM surface water hydrologist and GBI Riparian Specialist as part of a multi-disciplinary team to characterize current riparian-wetland condition/functionality. Information collected is used in support of drought management decisions and/or rangeland health evaluations. The successful candidate should have a solid background in riparian-wetland botany, including plant and plant community identification and aquatic ecology. Additionally, the individual should have a solid understanding of soil science and the inter-relationship between soil type, water availability, and vegetative composition. General duties will be to identify individual riparian plants, describe existing and potential plant communities using soil survey information, detail successional sequences and assist with field survey techniques; proper functioning condition (PFC) assessments, multiple indicator monitoring (MIM) and surveys associated with drought monitoring. Additionally, Specialist is responsible for providing written documentation of data collection; organizing photographic and GPS/GIS documentation of survey areas; recommending ways to maintain/improve watershed conditions; identifying soil types and relationships between site potential, current vegetation, and expected future conditions; developing conceptual models, and identifying trends. Battle Mountain, NV is located ~220 miles east of Reno, NV and ~300 west of Salt Lake City, UT along Interstate 80. Battle Mountain and the surrounding area (pop. ~4,000) is predominantly rural; situated in the high desert (~4,500 ft. elevation) where ranching/mining are the local economic drivers. The Mount Lewis Field Office within the Battle Mountain District Office is responsible for managing approximately 4.5 million acres of public land typically of basin-and-range topography with Great Basin Desert/sage brush steppe ecotype.
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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RAPTOR SURVEY FIELD TECHNICIAN - Northern Goshawk, California Spotted Owl, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, February 19, 2015, 01:11 AM
 
RAPTOR SURVEY FIELD TECHNICIAN - Northern Goshawk, California Spotted Owl: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: Living Allowance: $5,700.00, AmeriCorps Education Award*: $1,493, $15 field per diem (for up to 10 nights camping), Housing stipend. Dates: 18 May - 14 August 2015 (13 weeks).
Location: The Great Basin Institute and Nevada Department of Wildlife, Nevada.
Qual: Technical requirements: o Bachelor’s degree or coursework and experience in biology (wildlife or conservation), ecology or related field; o Experience in conducting avian surveys and nest monitoring preferred; o Previous field experience that included: – adhering to field data collection protocols, and – accurately collecting and recording field data; o Experience in habitat evaluation and collection of vegetation data preferred; o Ability to use a GPS unit for navigation and data collection; o Familiarity with raptor species of the Tahoe Basin and their habitat preferred; and o Familiarity with and/or interest in forest ecology, and avian ecology and conservation biology. Additional requirements: o Possess a valid, state-issued driver’s license and clean driving record; o Ability to safely drive a 4WD vehicle on unpaved roads that can be steep and rutted; o Ability to work productively, consistently and cooperatively as part of a team to accomplish mutual goals; o Possess strong organizational skills; o Ability to work in variable weather conditions, traverse uneven terrain, carry upwards of 20 pounds in a backpack, and otherwise maintain good physical condition; o Willingness and ability to camp in remote areas; o Familiarity with backcountry, low-impact principles preferred; and o Meet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements: (1) U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status, (2) eligible to receive 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: In cooperation with the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW), the Great Basin Institute is recruiting a Raptor Survey Field Technician (Field Technician) to assist with surveys of two sensitive raptor species, Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) and California Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis occidentalis), in the east Lake Tahoe Basin, NV and adjacent areas of the Carson Range. Both of these species are known to occur in the region, and the goal of this project will be to detect nesting territories and monitor nest success. The Field Technician and a Raptor Survey Field Lead will coordinate with NDOW on surveys and associated work. The majority of the survey effort will focus on the Northern Goshawk, with some Spotted Owl work interspersed throughout the field season. Work will include: • Broadcast surveys for Northern Goshawk and Spotted Owl • Stand searches for Northern Goshawk and Spotted Owl • Nest monitoring for Northern Goshawk and Spotted Owl • Habitat evaluation and vegetation data collection • Aspen stand inventory and mapping (as time allows) • Assisting with other NDOW wildlife work (as time allows) The Field Technician must be able to work in difficult terrain that may include steep, rocky slopes, areas of dense trees, and exposure to adverse weather. This work is physically demanding and requires long hours of off-trail hiking while conducting surveys. Goshawk surveys will be conducted at all hours of day, and Spotted Owl surveys will be conducted at all hours of night. Overnight camping may be required in some cases. Travel to survey sites may require driving on narrow, winding, dirt roads for distances up to 20 miles. While driving to and from survey sites, frequent encounters with vehicles, hikers, mountain bikers, and horseback riders should be expected on backcountry roads. Radio communication will be necessary for emergencies and for communication with the Project Manager. *Education Award may be used for past, present or future education expenses, including payment of qualifying federal student loans. Loan forbearance and accrued interest payment on qualifying student loans is also available. Field work will be conducted in backcountry regions of the east Tahoe Basin, NV and adjacent areas of the Carson Range. Many recreational opportunities are available in the region, which is considered by many as among the most scenic in the country. Base of operations: Reno, NV.
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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RAPTOR SURVEY FIELD LEAD- Northern Goshawk, California Spotted Owl, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, February 19, 2015, 01:04 AM
 
RAPTOR SURVEY FIELD LEAD- Northern Goshawk, California Spotted Owl: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: $15.00/hour, $15 field per diem (for up to 10 nights camping), Housing stipend. Dates: 18 May - 21 August 2015 (14 weeks).
Location: The Great Basin Institute and Nevada Department of Wildlife, Nevada.
Qual: Technical requirements: o Bachelor’s degree in biology (wildlife or conservation), ecology or related field; o Experience in conducting surveys for Northern Goshawks, including nest monitoring and knowledge of vocalizations, signs, and behavior (required); o Previous field experience that included: – adhering to field data collection protocols, and – accurately collecting, recording and managing field data; o Experience in habitat evaluation and collection of vegetation data preferred; o Ability to use:  standard methods and equipment for habitat characterization,  a GPS unit for navigation and data collection, and  GIS technology for mapping and other uses; o Familiarity with raptor species of the Tahoe Basin and their habitat preferred; and o Familiarity with and/or interest in forest ecology and avian ecology and conservation biology. Additional requirements: o Possess a valid, state-issued driver’s license and clean driving record; o Ability to safely drive a 4WD vehicle on unpaved roads that can be steep and rutted; o Experience in supporting field assistants during training and field work; o Ability to work productively, consistently and cooperatively as part of a team to accomplish mutual goals; o Possess strong organizational skills; o Ability to work in variable weather conditions, traverse uneven terrain, carry upwards of 20 pounds in a backpack, and otherwise maintain good physical condition; o Willingness and ability to camp in remote areas; o Familiarity with backcountry, low-impact principles preferred; and o 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 a Raptor Survey Field Lead (Field Lead) to assist with surveys of two sensitive raptor species, Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) and California Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis occidentalis), in the east Lake Tahoe Basin, NV and adjacent areas of the Carson Range. Both of these species are known to occur in the region, and the goal of this project will be to detect nesting territories and monitor nest success. The Field Lead and a Raptor Survey Field Technician will coordinate with NDOW on surveys and associated work. The majority of the survey effort will focus on the Northern Goshawk, with some Spotted Owl work interspersed throughout the field season. Work will include: • Broadcast surveys for Northern Goshawk and Spotted Owl • Stand searches for Northern Goshawk and Spotted Owl • Nest monitoring for Northern Goshawk and Spotted Owl • Habitat evaluation and vegetation data collection • Data organization and report write-up • Aspen stand inventory and mapping (as time allows) • Assisting with other NDOW wildlife work (as time allows). The Field Lead must be able to work in difficult terrain that may include steep, rocky slopes, areas of dense trees, and exposure to adverse weather. This work is physically demanding and requires long hours of off-trail hiking while conducting surveys. Goshawk surveys will be conducted at all hours of day, and Spotted Owl surveys will be conducted at all hours of night. Overnight camping may be required in some cases. Travel to survey sites may require driving on narrow, winding, dirt roads for distances up to 20 miles. While driving to and from survey sites, frequent encounters with vehicles, hikers, mountain bikers, and horseback riders should be expected on backcountry roads. Radio communication will be necessary for emergencies and for communication with the Project Manager. Field work will be conducted in backcountry regions of the east Tahoe Basin, NV and adjacent areas of the Carson Range. Many recreational opportunities are available in the region, which is considered by many as among the most scenic in the country. Base of operations: Reno, NV.
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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BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE (WILDLIFE) TECHNICIAN, California (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, February 19, 2015, 12:56 AM
 
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE (WILDLIFE) TECHNICIAN: A Permanent, Full-time Position. Pay: $15.15/hr. Dates: 26 weeks starting 3/2/15.
Location: The Great Basin Institute / USFS, Pacific Southwest Research Station, Shaver Lake, California.
Qual: Technical requirements: o A combination of educational and/or field experiences related to wildlife and/or conservation biology, ecology, environmental science, or related field; o Knowledge of the basic principles of wildlife biology to collect research data, maintain research databases, evaluate data for accuracy, relevancy, and importance, and relate the significance of the results to the higher objectives to which the activity is related; o Familiarity with forest carnivore research methodology including but not limited to the use of remote cameras, scat detector dogs, radio telemetry, and live capture and handling; o Good verbal and written communication skills with the ability to articulate biological principles and philosophy to the public; o Knowledge and ability to monitor management activities and document potential impacts; o A documented ability to work safely in remote, technically challenging environments o Ability or willingness to summarize data and field experiences; o Ability to work as part of a research team, respect the rights of other employees, identify and communicate concerns to supervisors; o Ability to execute a number of types of sequential, related steps or assemble and deploy several pieces of equipment; and o Experience working with hand-held GPS equipment for navigation and data collection. Additional requirements: o Possess a valid, state-issued drivers license and clean driving record with experience operating 4WD trucks on and off paved roads, including narrow, mountain forest roads – use of ATVs, snowmobiles, and fixed-wing aircraft is to be expected; o Highly self-motivated and self-reliant with good organizational skills; o First aid, Wilderness First Responder (WFR), Federal red card, or Leave No Trace training/certification, desirable but not required o Comfortable in remote settings including the front- and backcountry; and o Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments, work in all types of weather conditions, traverse uneven terrain, be physically fit and able to carry upwards of 40 pounds in a backpack.
Duties: In cooperation with the Pacific Southwest Research Station, the Great Basin Institute is recruiting up to three (3) Biological Science (Wildlife) Technicians. The Technician(s) will work independently or as a small team in a forest environment where terrain is often uneven, rocky, and covered with thick vegetation, and where there is exposure to extremes of weather and temperature. The Technician provides technical assistance to professional and technical research personnel by accomplishing biological support work. The successful applicant(s) needs the skills and confidence to make decisions and exercise independent judgment while implementing field and office tasks. Technician duties include conducting established wildlife-related research activities on the status, behavior and distribution of fishers (Pekania pennanti) which may include: safe capture and handling of fishers and other wildlife, installing and monitoring remote camera stations, aerial and ground radio telemetry work, and helping with scat detection dog surveys. Assignments may involve monitoring the presence and movement of wildlife, data management, equipment maintenance, and facilities upkeep. Possibility of extension contingent on funding and favorable performance review. The Technician(s) will be based in Shaver Lake, CA at the USFS Pacific Southwest Research Station’s Dinkey Creek Work Center in support the Conservation of Biodiversity program.
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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