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FORESTRY TECHNICIAN, Calfornia (8/5/14)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 12:55 AM
 
FORESTRY TECHNICIAN: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: $23.00/hour, Medical benefits (health and dental). Dates: Start: Annual appointment beginning in August or September 2014, pending availability and completion of DOI Background Investigation, Full time, 40 hours per week; potential for extension pending funding and favorable performance review.
Location: The Great Basin Institute / BLM California, Redding Field Office, California.
Qual: Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, Botany or other related natural science field, with coursework and/or experience that demonstrate understanding of the principles of forestry; Applicants with advanced degrees are encouraged to apply; o Knowledge of the forested ecoregions typical of northern California, including common plants (woody and herbaceous), wildlife, and/or geology/topography, desirable; o Ability to understand, implement and adhere to established data collection, inventory and monitoring protocols; o Capacity to collect and maintain field data in an organized manner that is easily understood and accessible to other resources staff (GBI or BLM); o Prior experience working collaboratively in a multi-agency environment and as a member of an interdisciplinary team, desirable; o Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, with a diverse audience; o Experience using ArcGIS to create maps, analyze data, and organize layers; o Ability to navigate and collect data using handheld GPS units; o Experience utilizing a compass and topographic map to navigate; 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 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 a forested and/or high desert environment in all seasons. 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 Redding Field Office, is recruiting to hire an experienced Forestry Technician to work cooperatively with BLM resource staff to perform forestry, vegetation management, seed collection, wildlife habitat and fuels management projects. The Technician may also make observations and record data relating to forestry programs including timber sales, FORVIS (Forest Vegetation Information System) inventory, forest stewardship contracting, plant and wildlife studies, as well as assist in public meetings and writing environmental assessments. More specifically, the Technician will assist in implementing elements of the following Redding Field Office programs: • General Forestry Program – Maintain a close interaction with lead forester, wildlife biologists, fuels specialists and other vegetation management specialists in developing and implementing integrated forestry, vegetation management, wildlife habitat, and fuels projects. • Forest Health Timber Sales – Assist with project design and layout; help design and mark temporary road locations and standards for forest product sales; assist in unit layout, marking and cruising. Work with forester to appraise development for timber sales, as well as special forest products. • Forestry Stewardship Program – Work with local community partnerships on stewardship agreements and programs. Help develop new community partnerships where available and feasible. Continue development of the Weaverville Community Forest Stewardship Project with associated partners. The BLM Redding Field Office is located in the northern BLM Northern CA District and is home to an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities including fishing, mountain biking, hiking/backpacking, and skiing/snowboarding, etc. Redding is located between Shasta-Trinity and Lassen National Forests and on the I-5 corridor, making points in Oregon and central/southern California easily accessible.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, GBI HR Coordinator, at agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: 8/5/14.
 
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VISITOR CENTER NATURALIST/HOST, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 11:06 PM
 
VISITOR CENTER NATURALIST/HOST: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: Weekly per diem of $200 + Education Award-$2,114. Dates: August 18, 2014 – January 16, 2015.
Location: The Great Basin Institute at Galena Creek Recreation Area, Nevada.
Qual: Experience interacting with all ages in an educational setting is desirable; • Knowledge of biology, ecology and/or conservation is highly desirable; • 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 conversationally; conversational ability in Spanish desirable but not required; • 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 two full-time terms of service), and 93) pass National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR) and federal criminal background checks.
Duties: The Visitor Center Naturalist/Host will serve as a primary contact with the public through several venues including over the phone, in-person, and through special events outreach. The Galena Creek Recreation Area encompasses Washoe County and U.S. Forest Service lands and is located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, 17 miles from Lake Tahoe, Nevada. The Naturalist/Host will communicate information regarding the Galena Creek Recreation Area’s and Lake Tahoe’s geographic features, recreation sites, hiking and recreation opportunities, and local regulations to visitors. The Naturalist/Host may work alone. As a member of GBI’s AmeriCorps Education Award Program, the Naturalist/Host will: • Maintain the Galena Creek Visitor Center and GBI-furnished equipment in proper working order including, but not limited to 4x4 vehicle(s), GPS unit(s), field map(s) and compass, computer(s), field tools, etc.; • Work under agency guidance to accomplish their goals and objectives in land management, research, education, and community service; • Be prepared for field excursions, service projects, and extended camping in remote areas when required; • Complete all necessary documentation for AmeriCorps Education Award, including reflections, surveys, evaluations, time sheets, etc.; • Participate in GBI and Galena Creek Visitor Center training opportunities; and • Complete and submit progress report and evaluations to Program Director on the 15th of July, October, January and April; and • This position does not have reoccurring access to vulnerable populations. This is an AmeriCorps position, and candidates will receive a weekly per diem of $200. Upon successful completion of the service term, members shall receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award in the amount of $2,114 that can be used for paying off student loans, or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college. Shared, on-site housing, with utilities, is available. A first aid/CPR course will be offered during the week of training. • Assist in preparation and presentation of environmental programming for adults and children; • Lead community, informational hikes; • Interact positively with the public and provide information about the surrounding area; • Assist with daily center upkeep; • Coordinate with Great Basin Institute staff in the implementation of community programs.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, HR Coordinator. Email: agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org. Please include where you found this position posted.
Filing Date: Open.
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FALL YOUTH ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATOR, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 11:06 PM
 
FALL YOUTH ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATOR: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: weekly per diem of $200 Dates: August 18, 2014 – October 11, 2014.
Location: The Great Basin Naturalists Environmental Science Camp in Galena Creek Recreation Area, Nevada.
Qual: College level coursework preferred in education or the natural sciences; • Strong communication and interpersonal skills; • Background working with elementary aged 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. 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), and 5. Pass National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR) and federal criminal background checks.
Duties: The Fall Youth Environmental Educator will assist in the implementation of Great Basin Naturalists Environmental Science Studies at the Galena Creek Visitor Center. The primary programs include: (1) On-site and school-based environmental curriculum for elementary through high school age school groups for day field study trips; (2) On-site school residential programs with curriculum based on Next Generation Science Standards for grades 4 through high school. • Assist in implementing ongoing Great Basin Naturalists curriculum-based interpretive programming about the natural, geological and cultural history of the vicinity for on-site and school-based programs for K– high school groups; • Assist with residential school field studies from one through five days at WeChMe Lodge, with parents and teachers being responsible for overnight supervision; • Assist in developing new curriculum-based programs that reflect the natural, cultural and historical themes of Galena Creek Park; • This position may require working on weekends and holidays; • Maintain Galena Creek Visitor Center and GBI-furnished equipment in proper working order including, but not limited to 4x4 vehicle(s), GPS unit(s), field map(s) and compass, computer(s), field tools, etc.; • Work under agency guidance to accomplish their goals and objectives in land management, research, education, and community service; • Complete all necessary documentation for AmeriCorps Education Award, including reflections, surveys, evaluations, time sheets, etc.; • Participate in GBI and Galena Creek Visitor Center training opportunities; • This position will have reoccurring access to vulnerable populations and will be accompanied by a cleared individual until their heightened 3 part check is received and cleared by GBI human resources staff. This is an AmeriCorps position, and candidates will receive a weekly per diem of $200. Upon successful completion of the AmeriCorps service term, members shall receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award in the amount of $1,175 that can be used for paying off student loans, or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college. Shared, on-site housing, with utilities, is available. A first aid/CPR course will be offered during the week of training.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, HR Coordinator. Email: agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org. Please include where you found this position posted.
Filing Date: Open.
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RESTORATION CREW SUPERVISOR, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 11:03 PM
 
RESTORATION CREW SUPERVISOR: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: $14.00 per hour + Daily Field per diem. Dates: August 18 – December 19, 2014.
Location: The Great Basin Institute & USFS Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Qual: Desired Technical Skills: o Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences, such as: Botany, Wildlife Biology, Range Ecology, Natural Resources Management, Environmental Resources or related subject. Desired but not required; o Leadership experience and ability to guide up to nine NCC crew members through daily restoration activities; o Experience with habitat restoration using a variety of hand tools (e.g. shovels, pick mattock); Additional Required Qualifications: o Ability to perform physical labor for extended periods of time (e.g., digging, bending over, hauling material, hiking); o 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; o Willingness to work irregular hours, including consecutive 12 hour days, and camping for the duration of the work week (you must provide your own camping gear); o Ability to work productively as part of a team to accomplish mutual goals; o Ability to communicate effectively with team members, agency staff, and the public; o Great organizational skills; o Valid, state-issued driver’s license and clean driving record; o Experience operating 4WD trucks on paved and unpaved roads, including narrow, mountain forest roads; o And a great attitude!
Duties: In cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Spring Mountains National Recreation Area (SMNRA), the Great Basin Institute is recruiting a Restoration Crew Supervisor that will guide 8 Nevada Conservation Corps (NCC) members, with one additional crew supervisor, in implementing restoration of unauthorized off-highway vehicle routes across the SMNRA. Restoration will take place in diverse ecosystems and elevations, ranging from blackbrush and Joshua trees at 4500 feet, to Mixed Conifer at 7,500 feet. This project will consist of using hand tools and onsite materials to block and restore unauthorized motorized routes. Camping overnight in the field is required, and may consist of 4 or 8 day spikes. This position requires the ability to follow detailed site specific directions, while encouraging fellow team members under harsh conditions with daily temperatures that can be in excess of 110°. Medical and dental benefits, Observance of Federal Holidays, Optional housing offered in USFS Spring Mountains National Recreation Area in Mt. Charleston, NV (25 miles northwest of Las Vegas, NV). Full time, 40 hours per week. Typically working four consecutive ten hour days. Some weekends may be needed, and the schedule is subject to change on short notice.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, GBI HR Associate, Email: agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.
 
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REGIONAL ORGANIZER, Montana (8/31/14)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Saturday, July 12, 2014, 12:57 AM
 
REGIONAL ORGANIZER: A Permanent, Full-time Position. Pay: DOE. Dates: Start: October, 1, 2014.
Location: WORC, Billings, Montana.
Qual: Personal commitment to the principles of community organizing, with at least five years of experience in community organizing. College graduate with Bachelor's degree or higher. Experience managing local, state, regional and/or national issue campaigns. Experience planning and facilitating leadership and staff development trainings. Knowledge and experience building strong, membership driven organizations. Ability to work effectively in networks and coalitions. Excellent writing, speaking and interpersonal communication skills. Skilled in group dynamics and group decision-making processes. Ability to travel and attend some weekend and evening meetings. Knowledge of the West and its people is a plus. Knowledge of current regional issues including oil and gas development, coal mining, local foods, and livestock market competition is useful but not required. In addition, the ideal candidate will possess a mix of the following qualities and skills. A good people person. Persistence. A good listener. The ability to build trust. The ability to develop and encourage local leaders. A sense of humor. A strategic thinker and planner. A self-starter who can work independently. Open to constructive feedback. The ability to juggle many tasks at once. The ability to motivate people to take action.
Duties: The regional organizer will play a key role in the development and implementation of successful regional campaigns. Specific responsibilities include: Planning and implementing one or more regional campaigns in partnership with leaders and staff of the member groups. Providing strategic support to WORC’s member groups on their local and statewide campaigns. Conducting action-oriented research. Participating as a member of the leadership and staff development training team, and facilitating some training. Building the capacity of WORC’s member groups through the targeted delivery of organizational development, consultation and training assistance. Teaming with staff colleagues on special projects. Ensuring that communications, marketing and technology are an integral part of every campaign. Working with development staff to meet the organization’s fundraising goals. Performing administrative tasks and duties necessary for the smooth functioning of the organizations.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: Patrick Sweeney, Director, Western Organization of Resource Councils, by e mail to billings@worc.org.
Filing Date: 8/31/14.
 
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LAND HEALTH ASSESSMENT DATA SPECIALIST, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Saturday, July 12, 2014, 12:11 AM
 
LAND HEALTH ASSESSMENT DATA SPECIALIST: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: $1,440 bi-weekly salary, Health, dental, and vision insurance, Personal and Sick leave accrual. Dates: July 2014 - November 2014; extension pending funding and favorable performance review.
Location: Great Basin Institute / Bureau of Land Management, Reno, Nevada.
Qual: Advanced degree in Natural Sciences and/or 3-5 years of work experience in related field; • Understanding and proficiency in the fields of landscape ecology, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), botany, soil science, wildlife biology; specialized training in soil characterization, plant identification, and vegetation monitoring is provided; • Applicants should possess knowledge of and/or experience working in greater sage-grouse habitat types and/or the Great Basin and Mojave ecosystems—special attention will be given to applicants with experience working with the BLM and/or rangeland management agencies; • Understanding and proficiency in advanced QA/QC of a large database as well as building and editing Microsoft Access queries is required; • Possess a high level of understanding of GIS theory and application including experience with ArcGIS 10.x to create maps and perform advanced geoprocessing—experience with building and maintaining geodatabases is a plus; • Demonstrated proficiency in statistical theory and application as it relates to rangeland ecology; • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, with a diverse audience; • Willingness to travel throughout the Great Basin for training and project site visits; • Ability to work as a team member in remote, isolated environments under harsh and demanding physical conditions. • 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 (e.g., FBI criminal and National Sex Offender Public Registry).
Duties: The Land Health Assessment (LHA) program is a national effort through which rangeland indicators characterizing soil, vegetative, and hydrologic resource data are collected. GBI’s LHA program area currently encompasses all six Nevada Bureau of Land Management (BLM) districts, and BLM districts in California, Utah, Idaho, and pending districts, with an overall purpose of informing land management decisions and conservation actions. While a primary focus of data collection is to provide information concerning the condition of greater sage-grouse habitat, the collected rangeland data can improve decision-making for post-fire monitoring, grazing allotments, recreation and travel management, herd management areas, sensitive species habitat, minerals development and renewable energy mitigation sites. LHA datasets are extensive and include qualitative indicators, detailed field notes, geospatial information, and data from multiple quantitative methods. Standardization in field methods ensures that the data are comparable at district, state, regional, and landscape levels. The Data Specialist ensures the maintenance and integrity of the dataset, and provides a high level of quality assurance and control (QA/QC) and data analysis and interpretation. Due to an expanding LHA program, we are recruiting a Data Specialist to focus on LHA projects outside of NV, and to cooperate with the LHA-NV Data Specialist and program staff. The LHA Data Specialist will report directly to the LHA Program Coordinator and will work collaboratively to: • Perform and improve upon the process of advanced QA/QC using a large Microsoft Access dataset; • Assist BLM staff in the process of building and maintaining geospatial data that can represent (a) LHA plots assessed and (b) representative areas assessed, and © provide basic indicators derived from the LHA dataset; • Work closely with BLM staff to create maps and map products that facilitate the interpretation of the LHA rangeland data; • Research, analyze, and interpret results derived from the LHA dataset while employing principles of landscape ecology. The research will have special emphasis on Greater sage grouse habitat evaluation, monitoring ecological trend, and sample adequacy. Additional analysis will include but is not limited to: o Characterization of vegetative communities using AIM indicators o Evaluating resource condition on a landscape scale using the soil, hydrologic and biotic indicators outlined in the Interpreting Indicators of Rangeland Health Technical Reference Comparisons of disturbance response groups, ecological sites, or other management units across BLM district boundaries • Assisting the LHA Program Coordinator in the planning and logistics of field crews, preparing and conducting formal and informal trainings and presentations, as well as report writing; • Ensuring data conform with BLM data standards; and • Providing data analysis support to BLM districts as they use the datasets in NEPA analysis, decision documents, grazing permit renewals, and litigation.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, HR Coordinator. Email: agladding@thegreatnbasininstitute.org. Please include where you found this position posted.
Filing Date: Open.
 
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2014 - 2015 YEAR-ROUND RESTORATION CREW MEMBER, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, July 3, 2014, 12:56 PM
 
2014 - 2015 YEAR-ROUND RESTORATION CREW MEMBER: 2014-15 YEAR-ROUND CREW LEADER ADVANCEMENT PROGRAM: Several Temporary, Full-time Positions. Pay: Living stipend $16,000 (see below). Dates: September 2, 2014 – August 20, 2015 (please be prepared to serve for entire term).
Location: The Great Basin Institute, Las Vegas, Nevada.
Qual: US Citizenship or Permanent Legal Residency • At least 18 years of age • Must pass an FBI fingerprint background check and National Sex Offender Public Registry name check; ANY past criminal convictions must be disclosed • Clean driving record (must qualify to drive GBI Vehicles) • Current driver’s license • High School diploma or GED certificate • Eligible to receive an AmeriCorps education award • Physical ability to work long days, in adverse conditions, on labor intensive projects • Effective communication skills • Ability to adapt to changing project and schedule expectations Desired Qualifications: • Previous leadership experience with youth or young adults • Experience working with a Conservation or Youth Corps • Camping/backpacking experience • Experience constructing recreational trails; chainsaw operating experience • Familiarity with basic conservation skills including tool maintenance • Receptive to feedback; able to communicate challenges • Ability to create and facilitate a positive experience for crew members.
Duties: Spend a year working and camping outside at some of Nevada’s premier natural areas and join a program designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills needed to lead a crew in the field, developing communication and leadership skills for life. Your experience begins with nine months as a crew member on a 5-personcrew, during which you’ll gain valuable field experience while working on habitat improvement, restoration, and recreation projects with the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and Nevada Division of Forestry. Projects may include trail construction and maintenance, hazardous fuels reduction, and habitat restoration. During your tenure as a crew member you will receive trainings in leadership development, spend extended periods of time camping in the field with fellow crew leaders candidates, and take turns acting as the lead on service projects that are meant to prepare you for the challenges of leading a crew. Your days will be spent working long hours, honing project management and technical skills; evenings will be spent around the fire learning and practicing the fundamental skills of effective leadership. You will be trained in trail building and maintenance, dry masonry, chainsaw use, Wilderness First Aid, off-road driving, leadership, conflict management, and more. You will also have the opportunity to shadow current NCC field staff, practice leadership techniques and receive the feedback and support needed to improve your skills. Upon successful completion of the leadership development training you will be assigned a summer project (based out of Reno, NV; Las Vegas, NV; Ely, NV; or Great Basin National Park) and will take on the responsibility of leading a crew. You will lead four to nine AmeriCorps Crew Members while building trail or running chainsaws in some of Nevada’s most beautiful locales. You will coordinate with agency partners and collaborate with peers to see that project goals are accomplished safely and efficiently. Based on your specific project you will be camped in the field with your crew on either 4-day or 8-day “tours” often in primitive and remote locations and will responsible for managing and facilitating a healthy and cohesive community within your crew. Different than any other professional experience you could imagine, being a crew leader with the NCC is a full-time, intensive commitment where you will always be a resource to the members serving with you both while on service project sites or back at camp after a long day. Both preparing for and leading a crew requires unwavering dedication, and a willingness to put the needs of others first. Successful applicants will demonstrate dependability, excellent judgment, and high standards. We are looking for individuals who will lead by example and be a role model for the members who join our program. Though this position is challenging, the rewards are abundant and the bonds forged with your crew, peers and with the outdoors will last a lifetime. This is an AmeriCorps volunteer position; candidates will receive a living stipend of $16,000 for the year. This is a fixed amount, not an hourly wage or a salary. This stipend is paid to members in bi-weekly installments throughout the entire year to assist with living expenses. Upon completion of AmeriCorps national service contract, members shall receive an additional education award in the amount of $5,550 that can be used for paying off student loans or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college. Health insurance benefits are provided. Trail construction and maintenance, Exotic & invasive species removal, Hazardous fuels reduction, Habitat restoration, Riparian restoration, Illegal road decommissioning, Fence construction or decommissioning, Essential Duties as Crew Member (Sept-May): Percentage of time spent on: labor– 70%, traveling– 20%, hiking– 10%, Lifting 25lbs continuously and 50lbs occasionally, Maintaining a positive and professional attitude at all times while providing service. Communicating effectively with crew members, crew leaders, NCC staff and agency project staff. Complying with both production and quality work standards established by NCC administration, crew supervisors and project partners. Camping up to seven nights in wilderness setting without formal restroom facilities or running water. Contributing to basic duties at the campsite including cooking, cleaning and organizing crew equipment. Showing respect when interacting with other members, leaders, staff, project sponsors and community members. Participating in in-field education sessions. Essential Duties as Crew Leader (May-August; promotion to Crew Leader is NOT GUARANTEED & depends on performance review: • Exemplify strong work ethic, professionalism, and sound judgment • Lead young adults on a variety of challenging conservation projects • Understand and abide by all NCC policies and procedures; ensure all safety protocols followed • Maintain a positive and professional attitude at all times; be able to boost crew morale • Effectively communicate with NCC staff, partnering agencies, peers, and crew members • Coordinate project logistics with agency partners, Crew Coordinator, and peers • Work alongside members to complete project goals • Provide clear and consistent feedback to crew members • Teach, instruct and support members in trail building, chainsaw use, and other project/NCC specific tasks • Engage members in an active crew life • Facilitate weekly crew meetings and debriefs • Transport crew and equipment safely in NCC trucks • Manage and maintain crew gear, tools and other various NCC/agency equipment • Complete weekly reporting of accomplishments • Uphold NCC and AmeriCorps standards of work production and quality • Support and manage crew meal planning Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work Schedule & Location: Schedules will be dictated by project site and distance from the field station. Crews will be assigned to several projects throughout the season; therefore schedule may vary. Crews typically serve 10 hour days (7:00 AM to 5:30 PM); members could be on a 4/3 (4 days on; 3 days off) or an 8/6 (8 days on; 6 days off. Members could serve up to 50 hours in a week and may be required to attend trainings on some Fridays in addition to time spent “on hitch,” working on regular projects in the field. Due to the seasonal nature of field work in Nevada, you may be required to relocate more than once during the term. Teams will begin service in Southern Nevada, based in Las Vegas, and will remain there until the end of April, when they will be given the option to continue serving in the Las Vegas area or relocate to our Northern or Eastern Nevada field stations for the summer months. The NCC will help during the transition time with housing recommendations. We will not provide housing nor sign leases, but we can assist with identifying housing options. The locations of service will depend on which regional office you are assigned to for during your term of service. Restoration crews will, at least for the first nine months of service, deploy from our Las Vegas Field station. Training: Members will participate in orientation from September 2, 2014 to September 5, 2014. During orientation members will receive training in technical skills related to the specific crew they are placed on. Members will also be trained in Leave-No-Trace ethics and CPR/First Aid.
Appl: 1: Submit a current resume and 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 Genevieve Parker at gparker@gbinstitute.org. Please include three professional references complete with contact information (email and phone). Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Please inform all references that a representative from the NCC program will be contacting them to conduct a brief survey regarding their knowledge and experience working with you. Professional references may include past or current job supervisors or volunteer supervisors, academic instructors, or counselors. Step 2: Upon receipt, a representative from the NCC program will contact you for the next steps in the application process. All questions regarding your application may be directed to Genevieve. These AmeriCorps positions are made possible by a generous grant from Nevada Volunteers.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Genevieve Parker at gparker@gbinstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.
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LAND HEALTH ASSESSMENT PROGRAM COORDINATOR, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 12:54 AM
 
LAND HEALTH ASSESSMENT PROGRAM COORDINATOR: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: $19.51/hour Benefits: Full Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance; Paid personal leave.
Location: The Great Basin Institute, Based in Reno, Nevada.
Qual: Advanced degree or equivalent experience in one of the major natural sciences; • 2 years minimum in a supervisory position; • Experience working with federal land management agencies, members of the public, or non-profit organizations; • Understanding of principles related to the fields of botany, soil science, wildlife biology, geology, hydrology, and spatial analysis; • Applicant should possess relevant or related field experience – knowledge of and/or experience in high desert and Great Basin ecology preferred; • Applicant should possess a strong background in plant community ecology and plant identification; those with additional soil identification experience will be given preference;• 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; • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, with a diverse audience; • Physically fit to work outdoors, carry personal and field equipment, and withstand working and camping in inclement weather during late winter, spring, and summer in Nevada; • Ability to navigate and set a bearing using a compass and to read a topographic map; • 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 (e.g.: FBI criminal and National Sex Offender Public Registry, Department of Interior Security Screening).
Duties: Nevada Position Objectives: The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the Nevada Bureau of Land Management (BLM), is recruiting an experienced ecologist to work cooperatively as the Nevada Land Health Assessment program coordinator. The overall objective of the program is to perform land health assessments through inventory and monitoring of sage grouse habitat and other areas on NV public range lands and riparian systems. Biotic, hydrologic, and soil qualitative indicators are used in conjunction with quantitative data to inform conservation planning and adaptive management decisions. Duties and Responsibilities: The Land Health Assessment Program Coordinator will work collaboratively with program staff (a full time team of six district crew leads and one data specialist) to fulfill the goals and objectives for land health assessment projects. Specific duties include: • Recruitment, supervision, management, training, and coordination of all LHA teams in NV; • Acting as liaison to BLM staff and other project affiliates; • 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 sample design; provide spatial analysis for reports and other mapping products; • Occasional travel, camping, and site visits to BLM district offices; • Budget management and financial reporting; • Plan and coordinate with BLM staff on current and future projects; • Project reporting; • Participate in GBI or partner-sponsored training opportunities, and/or facilitate GBI workshops for Research Associates, AmeriCorps and ICVE interns, and/or NCC/ICVE crews.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, GBI Human Resources Coordinator, Email: agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.
 
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INTERNSHIP-NATURALIST & VISITOR CENTER HOST, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 12:44 AM
 
INTERNSHIP-NATURALIST & VISITOR CENTER HOST: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: A weekly per diem of $150 is provided, Housing and utilities are provided. Dates: Year-round, minimum three-months, timeframe to be arranged with each intern.
Location: The Great Basin Institute, Galena Creek Visitor Center, Reno, Nevada.
Qual: Experience interacting with all ages in a customer service capacity; park and/or visitor center experience is desirable; Knowledge of biology, ecology and/or conservation is highly desirable; 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 conversationally; conversational ability in Spanish desirable but not required; This position could be sponsored through the J-1 Student Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP). To qualify for this program, you must meet the following requirements: 1. Be currently enrolled in and pursuing studies at a foreign degree or certificate-granting post-secondary academic institution outside the United States, or; have graduated from such an institution no more than 12 months prior to his or her exchange visitor program start date and; 2. Possess a valid passport throughout any time spent in the United States. 3. Pay a fee of US $300 plus a refundable deposit of US $150. US $150 will be refunded to you at the end of the program if all equipment and housing is in order. NOTE: J-1 visa fees are separate and are estimated to be US $300.
Duties: This volunteer position(s) of Visitor Center Host will have the primary responsibility of welcoming visitors to the center and providing information about the natural and cultural significance of the region, with special emphasis on the unique ecology of Galena Creek Park. This position will also assist with children’s environmental education field studies and community environmental programs. The Galena Creek Visitor Center is a collaboration between the Great Basin Institute, the U.S. Forest Service and Washoe County. This is a volunteer position for 40 hours a week. Staff the information desk at the Galena Creek Visitor Center; Interact positively with the public and provide information about the surrounding area; Assist in preparation and presentation of environmental programming for adults and children; Assist in preparation of exhibits; Assist with social media outreach; Provide daily center upkeep; and, Other responsibilities as requested.
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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AMERICORPS RECREATION TECHNICIAN, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Monday, May 5, 2014, 10:46 AM
 
AMERICORPS RECREATION TECHNICIAN: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: Living Allowance: $5,760, AmeriCorps Education Award*: $1,468, Student loan forbearance, Housing Stipend: $200/month. Dates: June 2, 2014 – August 22, 2014.
Location: The Great Basin Institute/BLM Elko, Tuscarora Field Office, Nevada.
Qual: Coursework in recreation/wilderness management, natural resources, or equivalent field experience; Ability to take meeting notes and compile them into a written report; o Ability to learn a wide variety of computer programs such as: Microsoft Office Suite and MS Publisher; o Experience creating maps and manipulating data using ArcGIS, desirable; o Ability to read and navigate using topographic maps and a compass; o Experience writing project reports and/or presenting technical data in an organized and understandable manner; o Motivated, self-starter, detail oriented, and possess good organizational skills; o Willingness to work alone or in small groups to accomplish the goals and mission of the BLM; o Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments, traverse uneven terrain and hike cross-country for extended distances (8-10 miles); o Clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license with ability to safely operate an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) or Utility Vehicle (UTV), as well as a 4WD pickup on paved and unpaved roads; o It would be desirable if the technician was fluent in Spanish; 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 equivalent of 2 full-time awards), and (3) pass National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR) and federal criminal background checks.
Duties: The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the Elko Bureau of Land Management, Tuscarora Field Office is hiring one Recreation Technician to assist in the outdoor recreation/wilderness program in the District. The technician will help to plan, organize, promote, record and run four Benefits-based focus groups, and this year’s Take-It-Outside (TIO) program to be held near Elko. In addition, the technician will help to develop next year’s TIO and other recreation programs; develop a list of Elko County organizations that can be called upon for volunteers and funding for recreation programs; and/or provide assistance in developing ideas that would be attractive to people of Elko County to recreate on BLM lands. The technician will perform outreach to local schools and other federal, state, and county agencies in Elko County to recruit participants for the focus groups. The technician will also develop a list of people or organizations that would be available to provide outdoor education activities during recreation events on public lands. Additionally, the technician will perform a wide range of duties in support of gathering data for the Bureau's wilderness program: working in the field conducting inventories, monitoring, data gathering, responding to emergency situations, administering first aid/CPR, litter removal from Wilderness Study Areas (WSAs), and routine maintenance on signs, etc. The technician will provide assistance in identifying, gathering, recording and compiling several types of prescribed route/statistical data and information related to travel into and on WSAs, and enter data into GIS and RMIS databases. Other tasks include route inventory for future travel management planning efforts; inventories of Lands with Wilderness Characteristics; and assisting in providing recreation, wilderness, and visual input on projects occurring in the District. On-the-job training and orientation related to data collection, recreation management, maintenance, and safety programs is required. The technician will be located in the District Office located in Elko, NV. The technician will spend much of her/his time assisting the Recreation Planner in conducting research on WSAs in the Tuscarora Field Office. The work is performed in an outdoor environment in rugged terrain, including very steep, wet, muddy, rough, uneven or rocky surfaces; and the position requires physical exertions, such as, bending, crouching and stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities. Some weekend field work will be required and the technician should be capable of working alone, or with other people, from early morning to late in the day. Work may occur in temperature extremes up to and occasionally exceeding 100 F. There is some flexibility in choosing a work schedule, but likely the technician will work five 8-hour days (Monday - Friday). The four focus groups will be held outside of regular hours with flexibility as long as the 80 hours per 2-week pay period are met. * AmeriCorps Education Award may be used for past, present or future education experiences, including payment of qualified federal student loans.
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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