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ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST V, Florida (5/23/15)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 09:49 PM
 
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, 4049 Reid St, Palatka, FL 32177. Ph: (386) 329-4282. Website: http://www.floridaswater.com.
Filing Date: 5/23/15.
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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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LAND MANAGEMENT INTERN, Utah (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, March 19, 2015, 01:07 AM
 
LAND MANAGEMENT INTERN: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: Living Allowance: $24,200, AmeriCorps Education Award*: $5,645, Student Loan Forbearance**, Paid Interest Accrual**, Housing not provided. Dates: March 2015 or upon availability for one year.
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, or related subject; 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 Some college education, desirable but not required; o Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments; o Possess clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license; and o Meet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements: (1) U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status, (2) 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 invasive 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. Duties and responsibilities will include: • Processing and analyzing data from soundscape stations; • Assisting with cave gate construction and ground truthing cave and karst; • (Dark Sky) Data entry into databases; • Testing water quality on selected springs, maintaining and deploying weather stations. This will include using a YSI multi-parameter water quality device. Entry of water quality parameters , create monthly precipitation models, create polygons of prior cave inventory efforts, create polygons of water rights in the vicinity of spring heads; and • Administrative duties including producing project bi-weekly and project completion reports, photo documentation, training, maintenance tasks, public outreach, youth camp assistance, etc. * 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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NATURE COUNSELOR (Insect or Bird Specialist), New Hampshire (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Monday, March 16, 2015, 12:25 AM
 
NATURE COUNSELOR (Insect or Bird Specialist): A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: at least $2500 (higher depending on qualifications and experience) Room and board is provided. Dates: June 13, 2015-August 16, 2015.
Location: Camp Pemigewassett, Wentworth, New Hampshire.
Qual: We seek an enthusiastic, knowledgeable person to teach in and help administer a large, established nature program. While we will consider all applicants, our ideal will have a broad background in natural history, with a special interest in at least two of the following: entomology, ornithology/birding, astronomy, aquatic (fresh water) ecology. Teaching experience in a school, in an environmental or outdoor ed. Program, or at a camp, museum, or science center, while not required, is a real plus. He or she must enjoy working with kids aged 8-15. We hope to find a candidate who might be interested in establishing a longer term relationship with the camp but will consider candidates who can only commit to this summer. Specialty nature instruction training is provided at a 5.5 day long nature instruction clinic run in-house. We have excellent facilities including reference collections of rocks and minerals, insects, and plants, field and laboratory equipment, a darkroom, an 8 inch reflecting telescope, and a 1000 volume library, all housed in a large nature center. We are a private, residential camp for boys 8-15 located on a small lake in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Our 700 acre campus has a range of habitats from floating acid bog to hardwood and conifer forests. We are close to many other mountain, meadow, lake, and river localities. Most of our campers are with us for our full 7 week season. We have an 85 year tradition of nature education and the program is headed by a geologist with 45 years of camp experience. The associate program head (also a geologist) has over 20 years of outdoor/environmental education experience.
Duties: Duties would include teaching three, week-long “mini courses” per week (for example, Beginning Butterflies and Moths, Ponds and Streams, Birding, Forest Ecology, Natural Dying and Weaving, etc.), leading out of camp field trips, helping to maintain an in-camp museum, shared supervision of other nature staff, and some camp administrative tasks. Camp Pemigewassett has a long tradition of science-based nature study. We offer a wide range of activities from Birding to Butterflies, Wilderness Survival to Wild Foods, Rocks and Minerals to Astronomy. We teach at both beginning and advanced levels. This position also requires attendance at the 5 1/2 day long nature instruction clinic that the camp runs from June 14-19. Attendees become familiar with local natural history and learn specialized teaching and lesson-planning techniques that will help them to run or work in a science-based nature program.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: Camp Pemigewassett, R. Laurence Davis, Director of Nature Programs and Teaching, Dept of Biology and Environmental Sciences-Univ of New Haven, 300 Boston Post Rd, West Haven, CT 06516. Ph: 203-932-7108, Email: rldavis@newhaven.edu.Website: www.camppemi.com.
Filing Date: Open.
 
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NFWF VEGETATION/HABITAT ASSESSMENT FIELD TECHNICIAN, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Monday, March 16, 2015, 12:12 AM
 
NFWF VEGETATION/HABITAT ASSESSMENT FIELD TECHNICIAN: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: Living Allowance: $5800, AmeriCorps Education Award*: $2150, Student loan forbearance, Field camping per diem & Health insurance provided. Dates: April 20, 2015 - September 11, 2015 (flexible start date may be considered for qualified applicants).
Location: The Great Basin Institute and Nevada Department of Wildlife, Reno, Nevada.
Qual: Bachelor’s degree or coursework in one of the major natural sciences; • Understanding of basic principles related to the fields of botany, soil science, wildlife biology, geology, and/or hydrology; • Applicants should possess some relevant or related field experience; applicants with plant identification experience preferred • Ability to navigate and set a bearing using a compass, navigate to predetermined locations using GPS, and read a topographical map; both on foot and driving an off-road vehicle • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, with a diverse audience; • Physically fit to work outdoors, carry personal and field equipment, lift heavy gear, and withstand working and primitive camping with no amenities for up to eight consecutive days in sometimes inclement weather during spring and summer in northern Nevada; and • Meet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements: (1) U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status, (2) eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or equivalent of 2 full-time awards), and (3) pass National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR) and federal criminal background checks.
Duties: Supported by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and in cooperation with the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW), The Great Basin Institute is recruiting 3 AmeriCorps members to serve as part of an inter-disciplinary vegetation/habitat assessment team. The overall objective of this habitat assessment effort is to perform detailed vegetation and site data collection within population management units of the genetically distinct Bi-State Sage Grouse located along the western Nevada border where habitat restoration projects will be undertaken or are currently underway. Restoration project sites are located in Wyoming sagebrush, pinyon-juniper woodlands and mountain sagebrush communities and are focused on wildlife habitat including Sage Grouse (endangered species candidate), Mule deer, and a variety of non-game species. The vegetation and site data are used to help guide proper treatment design and to provide a baseline data set against which treatment effects may be measured. Availability of this position is pending a funding decision. General field duties include walking long distances over uneven and sometimes steep terrain, collecting GPS locations of sampling plots and other plot-specific data, observing wildlife, identifying vegetative demographics and distribution, and taking photo-points. Sampling vegetation structure and composition using the Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) methodology will be the principle focus of field data collection, resulting in estimates for foliar cover, canopy gap, herbaceous and woody density, and plant species richness. AIM field data will be entered into the electronic Database for Inventory, Monitoring and Assessment. This position will require travel to and from field sites and extended field camping in order to ensure that all transects are successfully completed during the field season. Implementation may require long hours including early mornings and weekends. The timeframe for field data collection will generally be 8 days on (Wed-Wed) – for travel to sampling region, field sampling and on-site camping, and return to GBI/NDOW in Reno – followed by 6 days off (Thu-Tue). Time will also be spent in the GBI offices performing data entry and QA/QC, plant identification, and other office-related tasks. Time spent training during the beginning of the field season and post-season office work involving data QA/QC and other assigned duties will follow a typical Mon-Fri schedule. * AmeriCorps Education Award may be used for past, present or future education experiences, including payment of qualified federal student loans. The position will be based out of GBI’s Reno, NV office and field work will be staged from the Nevada Department of Wildlife Reno office. Field sites are located through northern Nevada, and may require several hours up to a full day of travel time to access. Terrain is typical of the Great Basin with wide, long valleys bordered by mountain ranges. Field conditions include hot, arid days with high exposure to the sun and nights with temperatures possibly dropping to near freezing at high elevations. Resources include big game habitat, Wilderness Study Areas, active grazing allotments, abandoned mine lands, historic and prehistoric cultural sites, and wild horse management areas.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, GBI Human Resources Coordinator, at agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.
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NATURALIST/ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATOR, California, (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, March 5, 2015, 01:21 AM
 
NATURALIST/ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATOR: Two (2) Temporary, Full-time Positions. Pay: Living Stipend of $1800 + $1195 education award. Dates: June 8, 2015 and ending August 7, 2015.
Location: The Great Basin Institute at Galena Environmental Science Camps and Field Study Programs, California.
Qual: College level coursework in education or the natural sciences; Bachelor’s Degree preferred; • Strong communication and interpersonal skills; • Background working with K-12 children and/or in natural history; • Campfire skills (song leading, guitar, storytelling) desirable; • Enthusiasm and commitment to youth outdoor education; • Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments, work in all types of weather conditions, and otherwise maintain good physical condition. • 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: Great Basin Institute at Galena’s Summer Camps comprises eight weeks of theme-based activities that capitalize on the unique natural setting of Galena Creek Park and the Sierra Nevada region. Themes include natural and cultural history topics that allow children to experience the outdoors through discovery-based, environmental education. • Summer Camp includes hands-on games, hikes, guided activities, field trips, guest presenters, and simple exploration and play. • As the only fully outdoor environmental science field study program in Nevada, our goal is to provide local youth with opportunities to experience the outdoors in a safe, fun, nurturing and engaging setting. • This is an AmeriCorps position, and candidates will receive a stipend of $1,800. Upon successful completion of the AmeriCorps service term, members shall receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award in the amount of $1,195 that can be used for paying off student loans, or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college. • Shared, on-site housing is available. • A first aid/CPR course will be offered during the week of training. • Deliver environmental education curriculum to students and youth both in the field and in the classroom. • Assist Program Coordinator in the development and enhancement of curriculum for day and residential outdoor education school field studies. • Assist in assuring the safety of students and campers . • Present clear, well-organized educational programs that exemplify professional delivery, thematic development, cohesive structure that are consistently appropriate for the activity and the audience. • Communicate effectively and develop relationships with participating teachers, parents and chaperones. • Review and evaluate the technical accuracy, effectiveness and public approval of the interpretive programs and devise and apply measures for program improvement. • Assist with staffing GCVC information desk, providing customer service, and assisting in daily upkeep of GCVC.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, Human Resources Coordinator, Email: agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.
 
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ES&R (Post-Fire) MONITORING TECHNICIAN, California (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, March 5, 2015, 01:07 AM
 
ES&R (Post-Fire) MONITORING TECHNICIAN: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: $15.00 Hourly • $75/week housing stipend • $15.00 Field per diem • Health Insurance Option Timeline: • Full time, 40 hours per week *pending funding availability. Dates: 13 April – 18 September 2015.
Location: The Great Basin Institute / BLM California, Eagle Lake and Surprise Field Offices, California.
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 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 California’s BLM Eagle Lake and Surprise Field Office, the Great Basin Institute is recruiting five Emergency, Stabilization, and Rehabilitation (ES&R) Monitoring Technician. Each Field Technician will serve on a field crew monitoring the effectiveness of post-wildfire stabilization and rehabilitation efforts across the region. This will be done using a variety of monitoring protocols detailed in the Monitoring Manual for Grasslands, Shrubland, and Savanna Ecosystems, Volume 1: USDA-ARS Jornada Experimental Range. Training will be provided by The Jornada in either Reno (20-24 April) or Boise (27 April – 1 May). 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. Other duties of this position will be to analyze field data and prepare written monitoring summary reports for the ES&R program. There may also be opportunities to aid in the preparation of ES (Emergency Stabilization) and BAR (Burned Area Rehabilitation) plans, including site evaluation, inventory, and GPS/GIS work. Collectively, the team is responsible for data collection, entry and analysis; report writing; project planning and mapping; and other tasks assigned by ES&R personnel. Location: BLM Eagle Lake Field Office, Susanville, California and BLM Field Office in Surprise, California.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, Human Resources Coordinator, Email: agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.
 
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YOUTH INTERPRETIVE INTERNSHIP, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, March 5, 2015, 12:55 AM
 
YOUTH INTERPRETIVE INTERNSHIP: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: Living allowance: $8,000 o AmeriCorps Education Award*: $2,822 o Housing Stipend: $75.00/week o Full-time, up to 40 hours per week. Dates: Start: Six-month appointment beginning March 23, 2015 (or upon availability).
Location: The Great Basin Institute / BLM Elko, CA Trail Center, Nevada.
Qual: Must be age 25 or younger on first day of internship; o Knowledge or interest in American history; o Experience, knowledge, or interest in Interpretation, desirable; o Knowledge of American pioneer-era skills and crafts; o Experience with historic and academic research; o Strong oral and written communication skills; o Experience facilitating educational programs with large groups; o Experience and desire to work with children or school groups; o Self-motivated with ability to maintain a positive attitude while working in a diverse team environment; o Possess a valid, clean, state-issued driver’s license; 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), and (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. O This position will have access to vulnerable populations. Applicants will have to go through a background check including FBI fingerprint check, State repository checks, and a National Sex Offender Public Registry name search. Member will not be allowed unaccompanied access to vulnerable populations until background check is completed and reviewed.
Duties: The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the BLM Elko CA Trail Interpretive Center, is recruiting a Youth Interpretive Intern to serve as part of our AmeriCorps program. This position is seeking a youth who is age 25 or younger on the first day of the internship who is interested in gaining professional development and experience in visitor outreach, interpretation, and public history. The mission of the California Trail Center is to interpret the California Trail experience, its related themes, and provide educational and cultural enrichment to the general public. Through interpretation the Trail Center will contribute to the appreciation and preservation of historic and cultural sites and, by forging strong community partnerships, enhance sustainable tourism in the region. Interpretation is driven by a philosophy that charges interpreters to help audiences care about park resources so they might support the care for park resources. Interpretation establishes the value of preserving park resources by helping audiences discover the meanings and significance associated with those resources. Primary Duties for the internship include: • Monitor/station the front informational desk at the center, and provide information about the center to visitors and callers; • Research, develop, and present formal and informal interpretative programs; • Research, develop present costumed interpretation both in third and first person; • Facilitate historic curriculum-based education programs, and develop additional educational programs; • Assist in graphic design and informational material development (brochures, bulletins, etc.) * AmeriCorps Education Award may be used for past, present or future educational experiences including, but not limited to, paying off/down federal student loan debt and is valid for up to seven (7) years after completion of a term of service. The California Trail Interpretive Center (Trail Center) is located 8 miles west of Elko, Nevada, just off I–80. The Trail Center is administered by the Bureau of Land Management, Elko District Office. The majority of the work will be performed inside the Trail Center and on the center grounds. This is a great opportunity to gain experience in historic interpretation and all aspects of Interpretive/Visitor Center operations.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, Human Resources Coordinator, Email: agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.
 

 
 
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