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EDUCATION COORDINATOR, New Mexico (1/20/15)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, December 18, 2014, 01:39 AM
 
EDUCATION COORDINATOR: A Permanent, Full-time position. Pay: $45 to $50K/year + benefits.
Location: Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program (BEMP) and the Black Institute for Environmental Studies at Bosque School, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Qual: Bosque School is an equal opportunity employer and seeks applicants from diverse backgrounds. Master’s degree in education, a science discipline, or related field and at least 5 years relevant work experience including at least 3 years of K-12 teaching (formal or informal settings) and 2 years of supervisory experience. Deep knowledge of education reform efforts. Strong ecological knowledge (southwest riparian ecosystem knowledge preferred). Demonstrated ability to develop, deliver, and coordinate content-rich, culturally appropriate curriculum to a wide variety of students in a manner that supports and is in concert with education reform efforts. Dynamic educator able to challenge and engage K-12 and university students with field, lab, classroom, and analytical learning experiences. Great flexibility and multi-tasking skills. A typical day might involve being in the field collecting data with a Spanish speaking elementary class in the morning, leading a water chemistry lab in a classroom with an advanced placement high school class in the afternoon, and then presenting a lesson at UNM in the late afternoon. In between might involve scheduling buses, travel to and from sites, and emailing. Prefer that the person in this position is a Spanish speaker, has demonstrated passion for environmental/outdoor education, and experience working with a wide range of students especially from Hispanic, Native American and/or New Mexican communities.
Duties: Be the lead educator in creating and delivering both field and classroom education and outreach programs for thousands of citizen scientists and student researchers in BEMP’s K-12 through university network each year with a priority on multiple contacts with BEMP students. Ensure that BEMP education efforts are hands-on, vibrant, content-rich learning experiences that connect students to their home watershed through student research that is developmentally and culturally appropriate and supports education reform initiatives.Work in a collegial manner to coordinate BEMP education initiatives and activities with the whole BEMP team. Primary job coordination with the BEMP Science and Stewardship Coordinators and Co-Directors is essential. Provide direct support to BEMP classroom teachers while maintaining a special sensitivity to the complexities and demands of their jobs. Participate in and be a vital part of BEMP’s field science and research activities, especially monthly monitoring, arthropod pitfall trapping, and other core activities. Full job posting at:http://www.bosqueschool.org/uploads/files/BEMP%20Education%20Coordinator%20Job%20Announcement.pdf
Appl: Applicants should email a cover letter and resume
Contact: email bemp.job@bosqueschool.org
Filing Date: 1/20/15
 
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2015 AMERICORPS SPRING CREW MEMBER (Southern Nevada Restoration Crews), Nevada (2/16/15)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, December 18, 2014, 01:25 AM
 
2015 AMERICORPS SPRING CREW MEMBER (Southern Nevada Restoration Crews): Several Temporary, Full-time Positions. Pay: Living Stipend of $3500 for the summer, education award of $1493. Dates: Feb 16, 2015 – May 11, 2015
Location: The Great Basin Institutes, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Qual: To qualify, you must be over 17 years of age and a US citizen that has received a high school diploma or GED. All position offers are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check. Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or the equivalent of two full-time education awards).
Duties: Spend three months working and camping at some of Nevada’s premier natural areas. Serve alongside volunteers from across the country while making a lasting contribution to Nevada’s natural heritage. Gain valuable field experience while working on habitat improvement, restoration, and recreation projects with the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and local and state agencies. Provide national service with your environmental restoration efforts and work in a diverse and beautiful array of desert, mountain and alpine habitats. Potential Conservation Projects: • Trail building and rehabilitation • Exotic species removal • Forest thinning • Habitat restoration • Riparian rehabilitation • Illegal road decommissioning Essential: • Percentage of time spent on: lifting and carrying– 70%, traveling– 20%, Hiking– 10% • Lift 25lbs continuously and 50lbs occasionally • Maintain a positive and professional attitude at all times while providing service. • Communicate effectively with crew members, crew leaders, NCC staff and agency project staff. • Comply with both production and quality work standards established by NCC administration, crew supervisors and project partners. • Camp up to seven nights in wilderness setting without formal restroom facilities or running water. • Contribute to basic chores at campsite including cooking, cleaning and organizing crew equipment. • Show respect when interacting with other members, leaders, staff, project sponsors and community members. • Participate in in-field education sessions. Work Schedule: Schedules will be dictated by project site and the travel distance from the field station. Crews can be assigned to multiple projects throughout the season and the schedule may fluctuate between 4- and 8-day tours. All schedules are subject to change due to unpredictable circumstances. Training: Members will participate in orientation from February 16th to February 20th, 2015, where they will receive training in technical skills related to trail building and maintenance and arid land restoration practices. Members will also be trained in Leave No Trace ethics and CPR/First Aid. Sites: These members will be based out of the GBI field station located in Las Vegas, NV for the duration of the spring season. Project locations will be primarily in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area and Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area.
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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2015 AMERICORPS SIX-MONTH CREW MEMBER, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, December 18, 2014, 01:21 AM
 
2015 AMERICORPS SIX-MONTH CREW MEMBER: Several Temporary, Full-time Positions. Pay: Living Stipend of $7,000, education award of $2775. Dates: February 16, 2015 – August 13, 2015.
Location: The Great Basin Institute, Nevada.
Qual: To qualify, you must be over 17 years of age and a US citizen or permanent legal resident that has received a high school diploma or GED. All offers of employment are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check. Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or the equivalent of two 1700-hour education awards).
Duties: Spend six months working and camping at some of Nevada’s premier natural areas. Serve alongside volunteers from across the country while making a lasting contribution to Nevada’s natural heritage. Gain valuable field experience while working on habitat improvement, restoration, and recreation projects with the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and local and state agencies. Provide national service with your environmental restoration efforts and work in a diverse and beautiful array of desert, mountain and alpine habitats. Conservation Projects: •Trail building and rehabilitation •Exotic species removal •Forest thinning •Habitat restoration •Riparian rehabilitation •Illegal road decommissioning. Essential: •Percentage of time spent on: lifting and carrying– 70%, traveling– 20%, Hiking– 10% •Lift 25lbs continuously and 50lbs occasionally •Maintain a positive and professional attitude at all times while providing service •Communicate with agency project staff •Comply with both production and quality work standards established by NCC administration, crew supervisors and project partners •Camp up to seven nights in wilderness setting without formal restroom facilities or running water •Contribute to basic duties at the campsite including cooking, cleaning and organizing crew equipment •Show respect when interacting with other members, leaders, staff, project sponsors and community members. •Participate in in-field education sessions. Work Schedule: Schedules will be dictated by project site and the travel distance from the field station. Crews can be assigned to multiple projects throughout the season and the schedule may fluctuate between 4- and 8-day tours. All schedules are subject to change due to unpredictable circumstances. Members will start term of service based out of our Las Vegas, NV field station. Members will be assigned crews and will serve on a variety of projects in Southern Nevada while based in Las Vegas and will remain there through mid-May 2015. Members will be given the option to continue serving in the Las Vegas area or relocate to our Reno, NV field station or Great Basin National Park service location for the 13-week summer field season. The summer program will begin on May 18, 2015. The NCC will help during the transition time with housing recommendations. The NCC will not provide housing nor sign leases, but can assist with identifying housing options. Training: Members will attend an orientation week, beginning Monday, February 16, 2015, where they will receive background information regarding AmeriCorps national service, the Nevada Conservation Corps, and off-road driver training, prior to joining their team in the field. Orientation consists both of classroom time and hands-on learning in outdoors settings. Crew members are trained in technical skills related to service projects, Leave No Trace ethics, and CPR/First Aid. Possible Project Sites: Great Basin National Park, Spring Mountains NRA, Lake Mead NRA, Ash Meadows NWR, Desert NWR, Mt Rose Wilderness Area, Ruby Mountains, and Schell Mountain Range in eastern NV. The locations of service will depend on which regional office you are assigned to during your term of service.
Appl: Step 1: Click here: ______ Step 2: Click “Apply” then register. Step 3: Once registered login and complete the application. Step 4: Click the “Search Listings” link and search for program name: Nevada Conservation Corps Step 5: Click on the appropriate position title, then hit the “Apply Now” button at the bottom of the listing. Step 6: Please be sure to submit professional references only. Professional references can include past or current job supervisors or volunteer supervisors, academic instructors, or counselors. Step 7: Submit a cover letter stating why you are interested in a position with the NCC program and what you hope to gain from the experience to Amy Gladding at agladding@gbinstitute.org. Upon receipt, a representative from the NCC program will contact you for the next steps in the application process.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Genevieve at gparker@gbinstitute.org.
Filing Date: 2/16/15.
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NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT INTERNS, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, December 18, 2014, 01:10 AM
 
NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT INTERNS: Several Temporary, Full-time Positions. Pay: Living Allowance: $18,000, AmeriCorps Education Award*: $5,645, Student Loan Forbearance**, Paid Interest Accrual**. Dates: Starts December 2014 or January 2015 for one year.
Location: Lake Mead NRA/Great Basin Institute, Boulder City, Nevada.
Qual: Motivated, self-starter who is detail oriented; Flexibility to handle competing and changing priorities; Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse public in a variety of forums; Ability to speak English and Spanish conversationally, desirable but not required; Some college education, desirable but not required; Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments; Possess clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license; and Meet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements: (1) U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status, (2) must be at least 17 years of age and a have received a high school diploma or GED (or be willing to achieve this before using education award), (3) eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime, or equivalent of two full-time terms of service), and (4) pass National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR) and federal/state criminal background checks.
Duties: Working collaboratively with Lake Mead National Recreation Area (LMNRA), the Great Basin Institute is recruiting one intern to learn about and participate on multiple projects including resource management, maintenance, administration and law enforcement at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. During the main boating season (April-September), the intern will also educate the boating public about aquatic invasive species, water safety, and environmental regulations. The intern will gain skills associated with these activities as well as knowledge of natural and cultural resources in the LMNRA.
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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NEVADA CONSERVATION CORPS PROGRAM DIRECTOR, Nevada (12/21/14)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, December 4, 2014, 12:17 AM
 
NEVADA CONSERVATION CORPS PROGRAM DIRECTOR: A Permanent, Full-time Position. Pay: $45,000 - $50,000 yearly salary, DOE, • Paid Health, Dental and Vision benefits and 401K.
Location: The Great Basin Institute, Reno, Nevada.
Qual: Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in environmental studies, nonprofit management, or related field(s) required; • Minimum of two years of AmeriCorps or National Service experience required; • Minimum of two years’ experience supervising staff at multiple sites, projects and personnel; • Demonstrate the ability and experience in areas such as grant writing and management, project development, training, team building, problem solving, and community building; • Excellent budget-development and oversight skills; • Experience developing and implementing agreements and contracts with federal land-management agencies, other governments agencies and nonprofit organizations; • Familiarity with regional environmental community-based agencies, services and resources; • Good interpersonal and organizational skills, with the ability to balance and integrate task-oriented and process-oriented responsibilities; • Excellent written, verbal communication, and facilitation skills; • Driven, patient and adaptable.
Duties: Nevada Conservation Corps Program Director Founded in 1999, the NCC is a well-established statewide environmental program with more than 100 full- and part-time participants. We are seeking a dedicated, service-minded professional who desires to make lasting, positive change for public lands and communities in Nevada and other Western states. Duties and Responsibilities: This leadership position requires a dynamic individual to oversee, manage, mentor and support a large, multi-state conservation and restoration program. The Director will manage current programs, while working to strengthen and develop new partnerships, programs and training opportunities. The Director will be responsible for all of the following: • Overseeing the recruitment, placement, management and development of AmeriCorps and other crew members and interns, with the goal to provide them a world-class professional-development experience. • Administering NCC’s AmeriCorps grant, while complying with all GBI/NCC/AmeriCorps standards, policies and objectives; • Strengthening existing relationships by providing excellent services, products and reports to current project partners; • Expanding NCC’s reach and capacity by developing additional opportunities and relationships; • Overseeing disciplined fiscal management of all NCC projects and activities; • Conducting regular crew and intern site visits to ensure compliance with AmeriCorps and GBI standards and policies; • Coordinating NCC management with other GBI programs as a member of a diverse, driven and successful team; • Other duties as assigned.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, Human Resources Coordinator, at agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: 12/21/14.
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NEVADA CONSERVATION CORPS TRAINING & EDUCATION COORDINATOR, Nevada (12/21/14)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, December 4, 2014, 12:11 AM
 
NEVADA CONSERVATION CORPS TRAINING & EDUCATION COORDINATOR: A Permanent, Full-time Position. Pay: $31,000 yearly salary, DOE, • Paid Health, Dental and Vision benefits and 401K.
Location: The Great Basin Institute, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Qual: Three years of work experience in Natural Resources Management, Environmental Education, Conservation Leadership or related area. • Bachelor’s Degree in Natural resources Management, Conservation Leadership, Environmental or other Education, or related area or three years of related work equivalency • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel • A valid driver’s license and clean driving record • Previous leadership and supervision experience • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills • Relevant technical experience including trail maintenance and construction, chainsaw use and maintenance, desert restoration, Leave No Trace, and back country travel • Ability to work a flexible schedule Desired Qualifications: • Experience in training and facilitation of relevant topics • Strong initiative, and desire to advance NCC education program • Some background in leadership development • Current Wilderness First Aid Certification.
Duties: The Training and Education Coordinator will join GBI prepared to be part of the Nevada Conservation Corps team at our fast-paced conservation organization. This position will work closely with the Nevada Conservation Corps Program Director, Crew Coordinator, and other program staff. This individual is responsible for planning, coordinating and facilitating NCC trainings including orientations, the Leadership Advancement Program, and additional technical and professional development trainings for NCC field staff and AmeriCorps members. Outside of trainings, primary duties include the supervision of NCC field leadership; assuring compliance of all NCC policies and procedures, including but not limited to high standards of safety, professionalism, work ethic, and teamwork. The Training and Education coordinator will provide logistical and administrative support for NCC day-to-day operations, and will assist with the planning and coordination of volunteer events. This is full-time position that requires a flexible schedule and the ability to work in the field for up to eight days in a row, up to two times a month, depending on season. • Plan, coordinate, and facilitate NCC orientations for crews and interns; • Design, plan and facilitate leadership trainings for NCC AmeriCorps members and field staff including but not limited to developing training topics and materials, training schedules, and monitoring training outcomes; • Supervise NCC field leadership; facilitate weekly check-ins, review field evaluations, provide feedback and evaluations as needed; • Ensure and enforce high standards for safety, professionalism, work ethic, and teamwork within NCC crews; • Assist with day-to-day NCC operations; provide administrative and logistical support to GBI Staff and NCC AmeriCorps members; • Provide support and assistance to NCC participants in effort to help them meet personal and program goals; • Maintain, update, and develop standard lesson plans for trainings including trail, chainsaw, restoration, Leave No Trace, leadership modules, and other topics as needed; • Distribute educational materials in an organized package to all regions and support GBI staff in delivering lesson plans; • Provide training and oversee compliance of NCC crew roles; assist with collection and management of crew data; • Conduct project site visits and gather feedback from AmeriCorps members and leadership to identify gaps in crew member, leader and supervisor skill level; • Ensure compliance with standards related to Leave No Trace, S212 Chainsaw operations, trail building, restoration techniques, certified applicator licensure, First Aid, and other standards as assigned. • Create and provide educational resources based on projects, sites and regions; • Identify, plan, or schedule workshops, lectures, and other activities to increase professional development opportunities for NCC participants; • Assist with creation and management of Training Budget and support efforts in identifying additional opportunities and resources to fund training and education program; • Assist in operations and maintenance of field station. • Follow and enforce policies detailed in the GBI employee handbook • Assist with recruitment of NCC field leadership and provide support to incoming participants; • Other duties as assigned.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Instutite, Amy Gladding, Human Resources Coordinator, at agladding@thegreatasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: 12/21/14.
 
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INTEGRATED UPLAND MONITORING FIELD CREW SUPERVISOR, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, November 20, 2014, 01:05 AM
 
INTEGRATED UPLAND MONITORING FIELD CREW SUPERVISOR: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: $1,600 biweekly salary; full time (40 hours per week), long days, some weekend and evenings maybe required + Health Insurance and holidays. Dates: 15 December 2014 - 30 April 2015; potential for extension pending funding and positive performance review.
Location: The Great Basin Institute, Joshua Tree National Park, California.
Qual: Advanced degree or equivalent experience in one of the major natural sciences; • Familiarity and experience with identification of Mojave Desert plants is preferred; • Understanding of basic principles related to botany, soil science, wildlife biology, geology, and/or hydrology; • Applicants should possess relevant or related field experience – knowledge of and/or experience in Mojave Desert and nearby regions preferred; • Applicant must be able to demonstrate strong leadership and good organizational skills; • Ability to lead and manage the collection of field data according to protocol guidelines followed by a detailed QA/QC process; possess experience and confidence analyzing geospatial data and creating map products; • Possess a clear understanding of GIS theory and applications, including experience with ArcGIS 10.x to create maps, manipulate and analyze data, and generate reports; • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, with a diverse audience; • Ability to navigate and set a bearing using a compass and to read a topographical map; • First Aid and Wilderness First Aid training preferred; • Experience working with federal land management agencies, members of the public, or non-profit organizations; • Possess a clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license and the ability to operate a 4WD vehicle on and off paved roads; and • Meet requirements of federal agency security background checks (i.e., FBI criminal and National Sex Offender Public Registry, Department of Interior Security Screening).
Duties: The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the National Park Service Mojave Desert Network (MOJN) Inventory & Monitoring (I&M) program, is recruiting a Field Crew Supervisor to oversee the implementation of an I&M long-term monitoring project. The overall objective is to perform integrated upland monitoring in Joshua tree woodlands at Joshua Tree National Park (NP), CA. Vegetation, soils, and target invasive species will be monitored for status and trends. Data collected is intended to provide decision-makers with indicators and data on the upland communities. The Field Crew Supervisor will serve as the primary on-site point of contact for the project and work closely with the MOJN I&M program and park staff to fulfill the goals and objectives for upland monitoring. This is a supervisory position and consists of approximately 80% office work and 20% field work; thus, the successful applicant must have strong communication skills (both verbal and written) and exhibit strong leadership and organization skills. Specific duties include: • Supervision of the GBI I&M Integrated Upland monitoring field crews; • Participate in preparing for the field season, including assisting on determining field site order, field accessibility, gathering materials need to conduct field work; • Developing field schedules and training material; • Submit daily backcountry travel plans; • Acting as liaison to MOJN I&M staff and Joshua Tree NP park managers; • Serve as the safety lead and primary safety point of contact for field crews; • Project planning, equipment organization and maintenance, vehicle coordination, field protocol and data QA/QC, and team deployment; • Supporting data organization, processing and QA/QC; utilizing GIS to develop reports and other mapping products; • Ensuring that field data collected is consistent across crew members and crews throughout the field season; • Occasional travel, camping, and site visits to the MOJN I&M office; • Determine lodging options for field crew; and • Participate in GBI or partner-sponsored training opportunities, and/or facilitate GBI workshops for Research Associates and AmeriCorps crews. Joshua Tree National Park is of special management concern, lying in the transition of the Mojave Desert and the Colorado Desert. Terrain of the survey area is typical of the Mojave Desert with wide, long valleys bordered by mountain ranges. Field conditions include hot, arid days with high exposure to the sun, as well as cold, winter weather. Resources of the region include threatened and/or endangered species habitat, big game habitats, abandoned mine lands, and historic and prehistoric cultural sites.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, GBI HR Coordinator, Email: agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: 11/24/14.
 
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HYDROLOGIST, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, November 20, 2014, 12:52 AM
 
HYDROLOGIST: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: $23.00/hour + Benefits: Affordable Care Act-compliant health insurance (medical, dental and vision); paid holidays, sick and personal leave; 401(k) retirement Plan. Dates: 15-month appointment beginning in December 2014, or upon availability and adjudication of a Department of Interior Federal Background Investigation.
Location: The Great Basin Institute / BLM Winnemucca District, Nevada.
Qual: Bachelor’s degree in hydrology, geography/geology, soil/range science or related field; • Minimum of 1 year experience related to hydrology or surface/ground water management and/or planning and documentation, or other related experience; • Experience using ArcGIS 10.x and operating hand-held GPS units for navigation and electronic field data collection (previous experience operating Trimble units a plus); • Prior experience interpreting and or preparing documents for NEPA, CEQA, or related environmental policy highly desirable; • 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 range/water resource management concepts; • Experience conducting research and literature reviews, reviewing and drafting technical reports, and document editing; • Ability to read and interpret topographical maps and navigate using a compass; and • Previous experience working with the BLM and/or working in the Central Great Basin region highly desirable. Additional requirements: • Ability to work independently and in a team setting to accomplish project goals; • Possess good organizational skills with ability to meet deadlines and produce professional deliverables including draft documents for team review; • Ability to operate basic computer equipment, including scanners, and Microsoft Office programs, including Access; • Flexibility and capability to meet the demands of rapidly changing plans and schedules; • Possess a valid, state-issued driver’s license and clean driving record with experience safely operating 4WD trucks on and off paved roads, including narrow and steep forest roads, and conducting routine vehicle maintenance; • 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 • Some knowledge of NV water law preferred, but not required. • Successful applicant(s) must complete a Department of Interior (DOI) Background Investigation (BI). Applicants who already possess an active and fully adjudicated BI will be strongly considered.
Duties: Working collaboratively with BLM Winnemucca District, the Great Basin Institute is recruiting to hire a Hydrologist to support development of a comprehensive Environmental Analysis (EA) with FONSI and Decision Record (DR). The objective of the overall EA planning effort is to provide the BLM with a defensible NEPA document to support the final decision for proposed range improvements. The EA will address a wide variety of BLM program areas. Activities may include, but are not limited to: • collecting, monitoring, and recording data for condition within permitted rangeland management areas; • researching and analyzing data associated with water rights for range improvements; • GIS mapping, data management and analysis; • evaluating permitted actions within rangeland management areas for compliance with Federal laws, rules, regulations, and policies; and • preparing the surface/ground water section of the EA. The successful applicant will work in a team setting and be exposed to a myriad of resource areas including natural and cultural resource, recreation, wildlife, and rangeland management, as well environmental monitoring. The selected candidate will be exposed to a federal land management work environment and will receive training in the appropriate areas where needed to ensure compliance with those determinations required in the BLM H-1601-1 Land Use Planning Handbook. The BLM Winnemucca District (WD) encompasses roughly 11 million acres, of which 7.38 million acres are public lands managed by the BLM. Elevations range from approximately 4,000 feet to close to 10,000 feet. Winnemucca lies roughly in the northwest part of Nevada, nested in the basin and range province of the western U.S. The WD is approximately 2.5 hours east of Reno, NV and 2 hours west of Elko, NV on I-80, and 5.5 hours south of Boise, ID on State Highway 95.
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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CONSERVATION SPECIALIST, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, November 20, 2014, 12:46 AM
 
CONSERVATION SPECIALIST: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: $23.00/hour + Benefits: Affordable Care Act-compliant health insurance (medical, dental and vision); paid holidays, sick and personal leave; 401(k) retirement Plan. Dates: 15-month appointment beginning in December 2014, or upon availability and adjudication of a Department of Interior Federal Background Investigation.
Location: The Great Basin Institute / BLM Winnemucca District, Nevada.
Qual: Bachelor’s degree in range or soil science, ecology/biology, or related field; • Minimum of 1 year experience related to rangeland management and/or planning and documentation, or other related experience; • Experience using ArcGIS 10.x and operating hand-held GPS units for navigation and electronic field data collection (previous experience operating Trimble units a plus); • Prior experience interpreting and or preparing documents for NEPA, CEQA, or related environmental policy highly desirable; • 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 range management concepts; • Experience conducting research and literature reviews, reviewing and drafting technical reports, and document editing; • Ability to read and interpret topographical maps and navigate using a compass; and • Previous experience working with the BLM and/or working in the Central Great Basin region highly desirable. Additional requirements: • Ability to work independently and in a team setting to accomplish project goals; • Possess good organizational skills with ability to meet deadlines and produce professional deliverables including draft documents for team review;
• Ability to operate basic computer equipment, including scanners, and Microsoft Office programs, including Access; • Flexibility and capability to meet the demands of rapidly changing plans and schedules; • Possess a valid, state-issued driver’s license and clean driving record with experience safely operating 4WD trucks on and off paved roads, including narrow and steep forest roads, and conducting routine vehicle maintenance; 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. • Successful applicant(s) must complete a Department of Interior (DOI) Background Investigation (BI). Applicants who already possess an active and fully adjudicated BI will be strongly considered.
Duties: Working collaboratively with BLM Winnemucca District, the Great Basin Institute is recruiting to hire a Range Conservation Specialist to support development of a comprehensive Environmental Analysis (EA) with FONSI and Decision Record (DR). The objective of the overall EA planning effort is to provide the BLM with a defensible NEPA document to support the final decision for proposed range improvements. The EA will address a wide variety of BLM program areas. Activities may include, but are not limited to: • collecting, monitoring, and recording data for condition within permitted rangeland management areas; • researching and analyzing data associated with water rights for range improvements in coordination with the Hydrologist; • GIS mapping, data management and analysis; • completing field reports for Threatened and Endangered (T&E) and BLM Sensitive Species; • evaluating permitted actions within rangeland management areas for compliance with Federal laws, rules, regulations, and policies; • researching and compile pertinent field office data; and • preparing the rangeland management section of the EA. The successful applicant will work in a team setting and be exposed to a myriad of resource areas including natural and cultural resource, recreation, and wildlife management, as well environmental monitoring. The selected candidate will be exposed to a federal land management work environment and will receive training in the appropriate areas where needed to ensure compliance with those determinations required in the BLM H-1601-1 Land Use Planning Handbook. The BLM Winnemucca District (WD) encompasses roughly 11 million acres, of which 7.38 million acres are public lands managed by the BLM. Elevations range from approximately 4,000 feet to close to 10,000 feet. Winnemucca lies roughly in the northwest part of Nevada, nested in the basin and range province of the western U.S. The WD is approximately 2.5 hours east of Reno, NV and 2 hours west of Elko, NV on I-80, and 5.5 hours south of Boise, ID on State Highway 95.
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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RECREATION & WILDERNESS SPECIALIST, Nevada (OPEN)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, November 20, 2014, 12:37 AM
 
RECREATION & WILDERNESS SPECIALIST: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: $23.00/hour + Benefits: Affordable Care Act-compliant health insurance (medical, dental and vision); paid holidays, sick and personal leave; 401(k) retirement Plan. Dates: 15-month appointment beginning in December 2014, or upon availability and adjudication of a Department of Interior Federal Background Investigation.
Location: The Great Basin Institute / BLM Winnemucca District, Nevada.
Qual: Educational and field experiences related to recreation/wilderness management, natural resources, or related field; • Experience collecting field data and/or following established field collection protocols; • Experience using ArcGIS 10.x; • Experience operating hand-held GPS units for navigation and electronic field data collection (previous experience operating Trimble units a plus); • Demonstrated proficiency and prior experience with technical writing (report writing); • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, with a diverse audience including field and office personnel, and the general public; • Experience preparing, reviewing and documenting recreation and/or wilderness resources; • Ability to read and interpret topographical maps and navigate using a compass; and • Previous experience working with the BLM, involvement in NEPA process, and/or working in the Central Great Basin region highly desirable. Additional requirements: • Ability to work independently and in a team setting to accomplish project goals; • Possess good organizational skills with ability to balance concurrent tasks and produce professional deliverables including draft documents for team review; • Flexibility and capability to meet the demands of rapidly changing plans and schedules; • Possess a valid, state-issued driver’s license and clean driving record with experience safely operating 4WD trucks on and off paved roads, including narrow and steep forest roads, and conducting routine vehicle maintenance; 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.• Successful applicant(s) must complete a Department of Interior (DOI) Background Investigation (BI). Applicants who already possess a fully adjudicated BI will be strongly considered.
Duties: Working collaboratively with BLM Winnemucca District, the Great Basin Institute is recruiting to hire a Recreation and Wilderness Specialist to support development of a comprehensive Environmental Analysis (EA) with FONSI and Decision Record (DR). The objective of the overall EA planning effort is to provide the BLM with a defensible NEPA document to support the final decision for proposed range improvements. The EA will address a wide variety of BLM program areas. Activities may include, but are not limited to: • collecting, monitoring, and recording data for condition within recreation areas; • GIS mapping, data management and data analysis; • completing field reports; • evaluating permitted actions within recreation areas for compliance with Federal laws, rules, regulations, and policy; and • preparing the Recreation and Wilderness section of the EA. The successful applicant will work in a team setting and be exposed to a myriad of resource areas outside of recreation and wilderness resources including natural and cultural resource, rangeland, and wildlife management, as well environmental monitoring. The selected candidate will be exposed to a federal land management work environment and will receive training in the appropriate areas where needed to ensure compliance with those determinations required in the BLM H-1601-1 Land Use Planning Handbook. The BLM Winnemucca District (WD) encompasses roughly 11 million acres, of which 7.38 million acres are public lands managed by the BLM. Elevations range from approximately 4,000 feet to close to 10,000 feet. Winnemucca lies roughly in the northwest part of Nevada, nested in the basin and range province of the western U.S. The WD is approximately 2.5 hours east of Reno, NV and 2 hours west of Elko, NV on I-80, and 5.5 hours south of Boise, ID on State Highway 95.
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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