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|ES&R (POST FIRE) MONITORING LEAD: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: $18.59 Hourly, Medical Insurance, $300/month housing stipend, Field Per Diem of $15. Dates: July 1 – December 30, 2013 (Pending Funding).
Location: BLM Eagle Lake Field Office, Susanville, California.
Qual: Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences, such as: Botany, Wildlife Biology, Range Ecology, Natural Resources Management, Environmental Resources or related subject; Field leadership experience; Experience conducting ecological field work; collecting field data, following established field collection protocols, and performing vegetation surveys; Coursework in plant taxonomy and/or systematics (transcripts may be requested); Knowledge of Great Basin flora and fauna; Experience using a dichotomous key to identify plants to species; Experience with data entry and analysis; Experience with technical writing and/or producing written project/monitoring summary reports/grant reports; Experience working with hand-held GPS equipment for navigation and data collection; Experience working with GIS software; Ability to read, interpret and navigate using topographic maps; Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access) Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse audience, including agency staff, stakeholders and the general public; Motivated, detail-oriented self-starter; and Possess valid, clean state-issued driver’s license with ability and/or experience operating a 4x4 vehicle on- and off-road; experience operating or comfortable learning to operate an ATV/UTV. Additional requirements: Excellent 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 the California BLM Eagle Lake Field Office, the Great Basin Institute is recruiting an ES&R Monitoring Lead to work cooperatively on post wildfire Emergency Stabilization and Rehabilitation projects across the region. The lead will oversee and coordinate a field team to determine effectiveness of post fire stabilization and rehabilitation efforts. Field monitoring protocols will include line-point intercept, canopy gap, and basal gap intercept as detailed in the Monitoring Manual for Grasslands, Shrubland, and Savanna Ecosystems, Volume 1: USDA-ARS Jornada Experimental Range. The primary duties of this position will be to gather field data and prepare written monitoring summary reports for the ESR program. Additional duties include coordination and oversight of field safety and logistics, scheduling, database management, and reporting. 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 ESR personnel.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, HR Assistant, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Filing Date: Open.
|VISITOR INFORMATION ASSISTANT: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: $9,600 living stipend, AmeriCorps Education Award*: $2,114 + Housing provided at the BLM Black Rock Station in Gerlach, Nevada. Dates: June 3 - October 31, 2013 (22 weeks), 40 hours per week; work may be required on weekends.Location: Great Basin Institute / BLM Black Rock NCA Visitor Center, Gerlach, Nevada.Qual: Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision; • Must be able to multi-task and work with a variety of staff members, volunteers, and young adults; • Demonstrated ability to communicate orally and in writing; • Independent, proven self-starter, has the ability to work under minimal supervision; • Computer literate, including knowledge of Microsoft programs; • Excellent interpersonal and telephone skills; • Money management skills; and • Knowledge of the BLM lands and recreation uses (hiking, biking, etc.)Duties: Great Basin Institute, a Reno-based non-profit organization, in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management, is seeking a Visitor Information Assistant to serve as a primary contact with the public through several venues including over the phone, in-person, and through special events outreach. Black Rock Desert-High Rock Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area (NCA) encompasses ten Wilderness Areas in northwestern Nevada. The Visitor Information Assistant will communicate information regarding the NCA’s geographic features, recreation sites, hiking and recreation opportunities, and local regulations to visitors. The Visitor Information Assistant will work alone most of the time. *The AmeriCorps Education Award may be used for past, present or future education experiences, including payment of qualifying federal student loans. Lone forbearance and accrued interest payment on qualifying student loans is also available. This full time position will be located at the BLM Visitor Center in Gerlach, Nevada. The position’s duties are primarily performed in an office setting with occasional visits to other indoor and outdoor environments. Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, HR Assistant, Email: email@example.com.Filing Date: Open.
|NATIVE SEED TECHNICIAN: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: $3500 living allowance + $1,468 education award. Dates: 3 month renewable contracts beginning June 3, 2013 – August 30, 2013 or upon availability.Location: Great Basin Institute / BLM, Southern Nevada District Office, Nevada.Qual: Bachelor’s degree with coursework and field experience related to biology, botany, plant science, or related field; Experience identifying plants using taxonomic keys or familiarity with Mojave Desert 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 for coordination with team members. Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, with a diverse audience; Willingness to camp in remote, undeveloped sites for multiple days; Valid, state-issued driver’s license and familiarity driving 4WD vehicles on- and off-road; Experience operating All Terrain Vehicles (ATV) on difficult terrain helpful; 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 US citizen that has 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 criminal background checks.Duties: The Great Basin Institute is working cooperatively with the Bureau of Land Management Southern Nevada District Office to conduct seed collecting and ecological restoration activities throughout BLM Southern Nevada District lands. Two Technicians will be hired to support current, on-going, and future restoration efforts. Specific tasks include: 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; Participating in restoration projects, including planting native plants, watering plants, repairing fences, removing non-native plants; Assisting with the coordination of volunteer seed collection and restoration events; Assisting with the coordination of conservation crew work; Reporting accomplishments and providing recommendations for program improvements, priorities, and future projects. The technicians will be based out of the BLM Southern Nevada District office, which is located in northwest Las Vegas, NV. The Southern Nevada District Office manages more than three million acres of Mojave Desert in Clark and Nye counties. The scenery varies from dramatically colorful geologic landforms and largely unspoiled panoramic vistas of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area to remote and rugged wild landscapes of Gold Butte Back Country Byway. Recreation opportunities abound and viewing sites for desert plants and animals are easily accessible.Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references. Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Genevieve Parker, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.Filing Date: 5/30/13.
|2013-2014 YEAR-ROUND CREW MEMBER: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: $14,000 living stipend + $5500 education award and Health Insurance. Dates: August 26, 2013 – August 14, 2014.Location: The Great Basin Institute. All over Nevada see Duties.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 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 a year 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 Nevada in a diverse and beautiful array of desert, mountain and alpine habitats. This is an AmeriCorps volunteer position; candidates will receive a living stipend of $14,000 for the year. This is a fixed amount, not an hourly wage or a salary. This stipend is paid to members in biweekly 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. Conservation Projects: Trail construction and maintenance, Exotic & invasive species removal, Hazardous fuels reduction, Habitat restoration, Riparian restoration, Illegal road decommissioning, Fence construction or decommissioning. 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 with 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 and 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. Work Schedule: Schedules will be dictated by project site and distance from the field station. Crews will be as-signed to several projects throughout the season; therefore there may be a mixture of both 4-day and 8-day tours. All schedules are subject to change due to unpredictable circumstances. Due to the seasonal nature of field work in Nevada, you may be required to relocate more than once dur-ing 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 Reno, NV or Ely, NV 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. Training: Members will attend orientation from August 26—August 30, where they will receive training in technical project skills required to complete project tasks, leave-no-trace ethics, and CPR/First Aid. Ongoing, voluntary workshops may be scheduled. Possible Project Site Locations: Fall/Winter/Spring: Spring Mountains NRA, Lake Mead NRA, Ash Meadows NWR, Desert National NWR, Moapa NWR, Death Val-ley National Park, and Eastern and Southern NV. Summer: Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park, Spring Mountains NRA, Great Basin National Park, Ely Nevada, Elko Nevada, Carson City Nevada, and Mt. Rose Wilderness Area.Appl: Step 1: 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 Genevieve Parker at email@example.com. In addition, please include two professional references complete with contact information (email and phone). Please inform all references that a representative from the NCC program will be con-tacting them to conduct a brief survey regarding their knowledge and experience working with you. Professional references can 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.Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Genevieve Parker, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.Filing Date: 8/1/13.
|2013 FALL RESTORATION TEAM MEMBER: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: $3500 living stipend, $1468 education award. Dates: August 26, 2013 – November 21, 2013.
Location: The Great Basin Institute, Spring Mountains NRA, Red Rock Canyon NCA, Carson City, Nevada or Ely, 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 offers of employment are conditional upon completion of an accepta-ble 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 your fall working and camping outside at some of Nevada’s premier natural areas. Serve alongside vol-unteers from across the country while making a lasting contribution to Nevada’s natural heritage. Gain valua-ble 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. This is an AmeriCorps position; candidates will receive a living stipend of $3,500 for the fall. This is a fixed amount, not an hourly wage or a salary. This stipend paid to members in bi-weekly installments throughout their term of service. Upon completion of AmeriCorps service members shall receive an additional education award in the amount of $1,468 that can be used for paying off student loans or paying tuition for a Title IV ac-credited college. Conservation Projects: Trail construction and maintenance. Hazardous fuels reduction & habitat restoration. 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 with agency project staff. Complying with both production and quality work standards established by NCC. Administration, crew supervisors and project partners. 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. Work Schedule: Crew members will be assigned to serve from the Las Vegas Field Station or the Reno Field Station, and will serve in the field on 4-day tours, 8-day tours, or a mixture of the two. Training: Members will participate in orientation from August 26, 2013 to August 30, 2013. 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. The locations of service will depend on which regional office you are assigned to for during your term of service. Restora-tion crews will deploy from either our Reno or Las Vegas Field station depend-ing on which project you are assigned to for the field season.
Appl: Step 1: 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 Genevieve Parker at email@example.com. In addition, please include two professional references complete with contact information (email and phone). 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. Pro-fessional references can 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.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Genevieve Parker, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Filing Date: 8/1/13.
|COMMISSIONING SUPPORT TECHNICIAN: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: $18.59, Health benefits: Pan American. Dates: May 2013 – February 2014.
Location: Great Basin Institute / Ash Meadows NWR, Amargosa Valley, Nevada.
Qual: Bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences (e.g. biology, ecology, wildlife management, or related field) or engineering with emphasis on aquatic ecology, limnology, ichthyology, mechanical engineering and related coursework – candidates with advanced degrees encouraged to apply; Previous experience in fish culture and water recirculation systems, including water quality monitoring; Previous experience with mechanical equipment (e.g. pumps, heaters, etc.) troubleshooting and installations; Basic construction and plumbing skills. Related experience in data collection and management, and project reporting; Familiarity with and ability to assist in spawning, rearing, harvest, inventory, and identification of fish, algae and invertebrates; Understanding of issues related to threatened and endangered species, and familiarity with aquatic ecology of the desert southwest preferred; Ability to ensure proper maintenance of grounds, buildings, and hatchery equipment, including minor repairs and routine service to pumps, heaters, motor vehicle, and hand tools; Willingness and ability to work in harsh desert conditions, including extreme temperatures, independently or as part of a team; Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, with a diverse audience; Experience in volunteer coordination preferred; and Valid, clean, state-issued driver’s license and familiarity driving 4WD vehicles on- and off-road.
Duties: The Great Basin Institute is working cooperatively with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Ash Meadows Fish Conservation Facility in Amargosa Valley, NV to provide assistance with the commissioning of the Facility and recovery of federally-listed species in Ash Meadows NWR and the greater Death Valley area. The Research Associate in this position will serve as a Commissioning Support Technician and the primary duties will include testing, fine-tuning, and calibrating critical aquatic life support equipment to successfully establish one or more backup populations of federally-listed and/or imperiled aquatic species in the Mojave Desert. Assistance is provided to all phases of facility start-up and commissioning in order to successfully propagate aquatic organisms. The research associate will work directly under the supervision of the Facility Manager and with project partners and cooperators: Commissions a variety of water control and monitoring equipment including, but not limited to, water heaters (propane, submersible, etc.), water chillers, degassers, acid injectors, water pumps, aerators, filters (mechanical, sand, bio, etc.), UV chambers, heat exchangers, water quality sondes and meters, and a ground source heat pump. Plans and performs a variety of tests and commissioning tasks to achieve desirable conditions in the 100,000 gallon refuge tank and various-sized aquaria in the propagation room. Manipulates (e.g. valves), calibrates, and monitors water control equipment to achieve the desired abiotic and biotic conditions important to propagation efforts. Troubleshoots equipment malfunction and finds solutions in a timely matter by referencing O&M manuals, written and video-recorded SOPs, and other resources. Accurately records data and maintains written records of water control manipulations, water quality, commissioning efforts, and other work completed. Compiles, analyzes, and sets forth findings in report and SOP formats to inform counterparts and superiors. Assists in spawning, rearing, harvest, inventory, and identification of fish, algae, and invertebrates in both a laboratory and artificial refugia setting. Ensures proper maintenance of grounds, buildings, and hatchery equipment, including routine cleaning, as well as minor repairs and routine service to facility equipment as necessary to ensure commissioning tasks are completed safely and effectively. Assists in the planning and execution of the planned program by making recommendations and ensuring communication is effective between AMFCF staff, and other partners and offices. Works cooperatively with various Service partners to address commissioning questions to further the successful propagation of native aquatic organisms in the southwest. Assists with the supervision and direction of volunteers, makes assignments, and guides their work activities. Work will take place in both indoor and outdoor locations, often in extreme conditions, and will require physical exertion such as bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, lifting (feed, aquaria, etc.), and netting. The work requires average agility and average to above-average dexterity. Some weekend and odd-hour work may be required. The Ash Meadows Fish Conservation Facility is located within the Ash Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, located approximately 90 miles northwest of Las Vegas, which is a literal oasis within the Mojave Desert. Ash Meadows NWR encompasses over 23,000 acres of spring-fed wetlands and alkaline desert uplands, providing habitat for at least 24 plants and animals found nowhere else in the world. The nearest town is Amargosa Valley, located approximately 8 miles from the refuge, with a single casino/restaurant. Personal amenities are available in Pahrump, NV located approximately 30 miles from the refuge.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, Great Basin Institute Human Resources Coordinator, Email: email@example.com.
Filing Date: Open.
|NR PARKS SPECIALIST SENIOR (Resource Management): A Permanent, Full-time Position. Job # 13DNR000446. Pay: $41,175-$60,385. Dates: Start: Beginning about July 1, 2013.
Location: MN Dept. of Natural Resources, St. Paul, Minnesota.
Qual: Complete Posting can be found at: https://statejobs.doer.state.mn.us/JobPosting/10b1469305f991791018c9e4a24900cc/View. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in one of the following life science or physical science fields: biology, botany, conservation biology, ecology, entomology, forestry, restoration ecology, wildlife, zoology, geology, soil science AND two years of professional level experience in the protection, restoration and management of natural resources including: developing and implementing resource management plans for natural areas, directing personnel, budgeting and project coordination. In lieu of one of the above degrees and experience, individuals must have three years of professional level (NR Specialist or above) experience in the protection, restoration and management of natural resources as described above with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - Division of Parks & Trails or equivalent. Ability to conduct resource management activities such as prescribed burning and exotic species control. Organization and prioritization skills sufficient to complete projects timely and within department requirements. Skills and experience in administration and management of projects and staff. Human relations skills sufficient to create a positive work environment and deal effectively with co-workers and the public. Requires a Class D Driver's License: a single unit vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of less than 26,000 pounds. This is a basic driver's license. Operators may also tow vehicles/trailers as long as the gross combination weight does not exceed 26,000 pounds. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Medium Work occasionally lifting articles such as 50 pound bags of feed maximum and frequently lifting and/or carrying of objects such as heavy tools and file boxes. This job may require walking or standing to a significant degree on rough terrain or may involve sitting most of the time with pushing and pulling of arm and/or leg controls. Applicants must meet the degree and experience requirements identified in the Minimum Qualifications section above. Applicants will be further evaluated on the following: PROVIDE A SEPARATE DOCUMENT detailing your experience and/or training in the following five areas (up to one page each). A. NATURAL RESOURCE PLANNING - Describe your experience in the development, prioritization, coordination and administration of natural resource management plans, projects or programs. B. FIELD RESOURCE MANAGEMENT - Describe your experience in natural community restoration, prescribed burning, exotic species management, rare species, natural community management, environmental review & other similar activities. C. NATURAL RESOURCE FIELD RESEARCH - Describe your experience in designing, conducting, analyzing and preparing reports on natural resource related research. Include your experience with natural resource inventory and monitoring projects. D. COMMUNICATIONS SKILLS - Document your experience in clarifying and articulating resource issues, facilitating meetings, conducting training and in environmental education. Include types of audiences and presentations, interviews with local media, articles or publications you have authored and your skills in personal computer operation and software. E. LEADERSHIP - Describe your training and experience in the hiring, management, direction and coordination of natural resource staff and in prioritizing work and assigning tasks.
Duties: Work schedule will be primarily weekdays, but may occasionally require longer weekday shifts to complete field assignments and may involve evenings and weekends for special events. This position exists to plan, develop, prioritize, direct, implement and evaluate the Minnesota Parks and Trails natural and cultural resource management program in State parks, recreation areas, waysides, trails, water accesses, and waterways in the Central Region. This includes: 1) planning, budgeting, implementing, directing and evaluating the resource management program for each managed unit; 2) implementation of ecological restoration, maintenance and enhancement strategies in a wide diversity of management units and natural communities within four ecological provinces; 3) oversees, directs and coordinates technical and labor staff in resource management efforts in the MN State Parks and Trails system; 4) provides technical and professional direction and leadership for the Division of Parks and Trails on a regional or higher level to other divisions, state agencies, nongovernmental organizations, private contractors and the general public in matters requiring resource management expertise.
Appl: Send Resume, application, statement of interest and documentation listed in Qual.
Contact: Jan Bailey, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by FAX to 651.296-6494.
Filing Date: 5/28/13.
|CRUISER: Three (3) Temporary, Full-time Positions. Pay: Pay will be based on a per point basis and will be commensurate with experience and demonstrated skills. Dates: Start: End of May, 2013.Location: LandVest, Inc., West Stewartstown, New Hampshire.Qual: •Associates or Bachelors degree in Forestry, or be enrolled in a forestry program. •Good computer skills in most elements of Microsoft Office; GPS and introductory GIS skills. •Successful candidate must provide a reliable 4WD vehicle. •Must be willing to work long days outdoors in all weather conditions.Duties: •Cruising: The selected individuals will be cruising timber 5 days per week for the entire summer, regardless of weather. Data will be collected using a handheld data recorder. There will be a limited amount of office work, which will primarily involve uploading/downloading data on a daily basis. •Cruisers must be able to follow cruise protocols and the work must meet our cruising specs for the work to be accepted.Appl: Send Cover Letter and Resume.Contact: LandVest Timberland Office, John Steward, Region Manager, PO Box 237, West Stewartstown, NH 03576. Ph: 603-246-8800, Email: email@example.com. Filing Date: 5/17/13.
|HUMAN DIMENSIONS PROJECT LEADER: A Permanent, Full-time Position. Pay: $3,838-$5,604/mo. Generous benefits package.Location: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Newport, Oregon.Qual: Requires three years’ biological experience in a fisheries/wildlife/natural resources program with one year of experience that technical/professional level performing activities in a fish/wildlife program such as researching and analyzing data, conducting investigations, applying pertinent laws and regulations, or coordinating and monitoring project activities and Bachelor’s degree in Fisheries/Wildlife/Marine Science/Natural Resource Management or related degree; or three additional years’ biological experience. A related Master’s/Doctorate degree will substitute for some of the required experience.Duties: Located in Newport-lead the design, execution, and reporting of human dimensions (social, cultural, and economic) monitoring and evaluation of Oregon’s limited system of marine reserve sites. Contact for human dimensions monitoring of marine reserves/social and economic science for nearshore marine resource management. For more information, see job posting at www.dfw.state.or.us/hr. Appl: Apply on line www.dfw.state.or.us/hr. Contact: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Newport, Oregon. Website: www.dfw.state.or.us/hr.Filing Date: 5/13/13.
|LAND HEALTH ASSESSMENT FIELD TECHNICIAN: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: $9,000 Living Stipend, $2,775 AmeriCorps Education Award, Student loan forbearance, $15 daily field per diem. Dates: Contract length: Six months (26 weeks), starting immediately.
Location: The Great Basin Institute, Elko, Nevada.
Qual: Bachelor’s degree in one of the major natural sciences; Understanding of basic principles related to field science and data collection, including vegetation identification and/or soil science; Ability to navigate and set a bearing using a compass and to read a topographical map; Ability to collect data using handheld GPS units, preferred; Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, with a diverse audience; Willingness to work collaboratively in a team setting; Physically fit to work outdoors, carry personal and field equipment, and withstand working and camping 3-6 consecutive nights in an arid environment; Possess a clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license and the ability to operate a 4WD vehicle 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), and (3) pass National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR) and federal criminal background checks.
Duties: The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management in Nevada, is recruiting for a field technician for a land health assessment crew in Elko, NV. This crew is part of a larger Land Health Assessment project, with 7 land health assessment teams across the state of Nevada. These teams consist of three members including a Crew Lead. Each team is comprised of environmental scientists (ecologists) having diverse areas of training and expertise to work cooperatively in a field based setting. The overall objective of the team is to perform land health assessments through the assessment of soil, hydrology, and vegetative conditions; riparian quality (Proper Functioning Condition assessments); and baseline data collection for Sage Grouse habitat and other indicator species. Data are utilized for adaptive management decisions, restoration projects, and/or to improve wildlife habitat to achieve a healthy and productive ecological condition. The principle purpose of this project is to generate an understanding of the process used to develop land health assessments, including the data capture and evaluation. General field duties include: identifying vegetation, characterizing soils, and collecting GPS and photo points. Field work will involve walking long distances over uneven terrain and camping for 3-6 consecutive nights in an arid environment. Office tasks may include assisting with data organization, processing, and QA/QC; post-processing GPS points; and contributing to report writing. Field Course: Attend the Interpreting Indicators of Rangeland Health training in late May. This position will be based out of Elko, Nevada. 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 potentially cold, damp winter weather. Resources include sage-grouse habitat, 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, Human Resources Assistant, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Filing Date: Open.