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MINERALS RESOURCE MONITORING TECHNICIAN, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Friday, January 30, 2015, 12:05 AM
 
MINERALS RESOURCE MONITORING TECHNICIAN: Two (2) Temporary, Full-time Positions. Pay: $18.50/hour, Paid Medical and Dental Benefits. Dates: 28-week appointment beginning in March 2014 (or upon availability), with potential for extension pending funding and positive performance review, Local applicants with housing and/or minimal relocation time will be strongly considered.
Location: The Great Basin Institute / BLM Winnemucca District Office, Nevada.
Qual: Bachelor’s Degree or coursework in a natural resource field, preferably Geology, Mining Engineering, or Environmental Engineering; • Ability to collect and accurately record field data in accordance with established methodologies; • Ability to operate a handheld GPS unit for navigation and/or field data collection; • Experience utilizing ArcGIS software to manage and manipulate data, and create appropriately scaled maps; • Proven ability to safely work towards common goals in a field setting, alone or as part of a small team, with minimal direction and supervision; • Organized self-starter with excellent written and oral communication skills; • Willingness and ability to work in harsh, rapidly changing and often remote environments with extreme variation in elevation, temperature, and terrain; • Physically capable to hike extended distances with personal and/or field gear, as well as camp overnight in the field and/or work on weekends if necessary; • Clean, state-issued driver’s license with proven experience safely operating a 4WD truck in an off-road setting; ATV experience w/ safety course completion and excellent safety record, desirable. • Successful applicant(s) must complete a Department of Interior (DOI) Background Investigation (BI); applicants already in possession of a fully adjudicated DOI BI should highlight this in their cover letter.
Duties: Working cooperatively with the BLM Winnemucca District Office (WDO), the Great Basin Institute is recruiting to hire two (2) Minerals Resource Monitoring Technicians. The Technicians will work out of the Winnemucca District Office and will be guided and mentored by a BLM staff member. The Technicians will work as part of a two-person team and learn the basic physical techniques for mineral exploration; principles of reclamation of mineral exploration disturbances; and how to collect, manage, consolidate and present data in a form that is usable and easily understood. Recent revision of the surface management regulations (governing operations conducted for the exploration of minerals subject to claim under the General Mining Law) has resulted in the expiration of many notices (proposals that disturbed less than five acres), predominately proposals for exploratory drilling. These expired notice sites must be inspected and any outstanding reclamation requirements must be verified and documented. Technicians will perform those inspections, produce all pertinent documentation, and may draft follow-up correspondence to the operator of each expired notice. The primary objective is to have every expired notice in the WDO inspected and to begin follow-up on those notices that have been inspected in the past. The Technicians will perform a variety of office a field tasks including: Pre-Field Work • Review the notice case file and make copies of appropriate maps • Compare with other files in the area to determine any overlapping disturbance Field Work • GPS and photograph all surface disturbance • Obtain data on vegetation coverage, type and percentage • Identify safety hazards (shafts, adits, open pits, open drill holes) Post Field Work • Download GPS data to Pathfinder Office • Export GPS data into ArcMAP and create map of appropriate scale • Fill out inspection form • Download pictures to servers and/or disks and print copies as appropriate • Submit 3809 inspection form, photos and ArcMAP Map to the supervisor • Begin follow-up research – e.g. status of claims, status of operator, and likelihood of success in accomplishing reclamation. The BLM Winnemucca District Office manages approximately 8.3 million acres of public lands in northwestern Nevada. Most of the district is within the Basin and Range physiographic province and the Great Basin hydrologic province with elevations ranging from just below 4000’ to almost 10,000’. The presence of numerous mineral exploration projects, small- to large-scale mining operations for locatable minerals, active sales of mineral materials, and development activities for geothermal energy provide challenges for multiple-use land management concepts and the potential for significant conflicts with other resources. The district is fairly typical of a semi-arid high desert in the Basin and Range. Average annual precipitation is about 8” in the valleys and over 15” in the higher mountain ranges; most of that falls from October through April. Summertime high temperatures are typically over 90°F in the valleys, while the overnight lows are often in the 50°s.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, HR Coordinator at agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org
Filing Date: Open.
 
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INVASIVE PLANT SURVEY, MAPPING & TREATMENT TECHNICIAN, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 12:25 AM
 
INVASIVE PLANT SURVEY, MAPPING & TREATMENT TECHNICIAN: Fourteen (14) Temporary, Full-time Positions. Pay: See Below. Dates: See Below.
Location: The Great Basin Institute / U.S. Forest Service Humboldt-Toiyabe Nat’l Forest, Nevada.
Qual: Technical requirements: o The successful candidates will possess knowledge and interest in botany and plant identification - prior experience with invasive plant management, desirable; o Willingness to utilize chemical herbicide treatment methods, and ability to pass Nevada State Applicator exam; o Experience utilizing hand-held GPS units and/or PDRs for navigation and/or data collections, along with basic computer skills; o Ability to carry backpack sprayer or up to 40 pounds in a backpack, and otherwise maintain good physical condition; o Experience operating 4WD trucks on and off-road, including mountain forest roads; o Knowledge and experience in operating off highway vehicles, which includes Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTV), and All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV), desirable; and o Experience with towing and backing-up a trailer, desirable. Additional requirements: o Ability to self-direct and self-motivate; o Possess good organizational skills; o Tolerant of working in variable weather conditions, willing and able to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions, and able to hike 2-5+ miles daily on uneven terrain; o Ability to work productively as part of a team to accomplish mutual goals and follow safe working practices; o Communicate effectively with a diverse public; o Possess a valid, state-issued drivers license and clean driving record; 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 two full-time terms of service), and (3) pass National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR) and federal criminal background checks.
Duties: The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, is recruiting for fourteen (14) Research Associates to perform botanical surveys for invasive and noxious weeds in support of the Forest's Statewide Noxious Weed Program. As members of GBI’s AmeriCorps program, Technicians will not only enhance the vast public lands of northern and central Nevada, but will also take part in the national service movement. The primary duties for this position include: treating noxious weed populations by hand or through chemical application of herbicides; inventorying wilderness and non-wilderness forest lands for noxious weed populations; and mapping treatment areas and plant populations using a hand-held PDR (personal data recorder) and GPS unit. The majority of this work is conducted using UTV and large 4WD spray rigs (trucks) traveling on remote 4WD roads. A multi-week training session including invasive plant and noxious weed identification, herbicide safety (including applicator certification), technical training with PDRs and associated software, UTV and 4WD operation, and first aid will be provided at the beginning of the field season. Openings are available in Northeastern Nevada including Wells (2) and Elko (2), in central Nevada including Austin (2), Winnemucca (2), and Ely (4), and along the eastern Sierras in Carson City (2). Timeline: 20- and 24-week appointments beginning the week of May 11, 2015, o Elko, Wells and Ely (20 weeks), o Austin, Carson City, Winnemucca (24 weeks). Compensation: o Living Allowance* = $8,250 (20 weeks) or $9,900 (24 weeks) o AmeriCorps Education Award** = $2,150 (20 weeks) or $2,822 (24 weeks) o Housing options = USFS barracks provided in Wells, Elko, Ely, Winnemucca and Austin; Monthly housing stipend offered for Carson City positions. * Final living allowance amount and AmeriCorps Education Award value are determined by the length of the appointment **AmeriCorps Education Award may be used for past, present or future education experiences, including payment of qualifying federal student loans. Loan forbearance and accrued interest payment on qualifying student loans is also available.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, GBI Human Resources Coordinator, at agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.
 
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NFWF VEGETATION/HABITAT ASSESSMENT FIELD TECHNICIAN, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 11:43 PM
 
NFWF VEGETATION/HABITAT ASSESSMENT FIELD TECHNICIAN: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: Living Allowance: $4,400, AmeriCorps Education Award*: $1,493, Student loan forbearance, Field camping per diem & Health insurance provided. Dates: April 20, 2015 - August 7, 2015 (flexible start date may be considered for qualified applicants).
Location: The Great Basin Institute and Nevada Department of Wildlife, Reno, Nevada.
Qual: Bachelor’s degree or coursework in one of the major natural sciences; • Understanding of basic principles related to the fields of botany, soil science, wildlife biology, geology, and/or hydrology; • Applicants should possess some relevant or related field experience; applicants with plant identification experience preferred • Ability to navigate and set a bearing using a compass, navigate to predetermined locations using GPS, and read a topographical map; both on foot and driving an off-road vehicle • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, with a diverse audience; • Physically fit to work outdoors, carry personal and field equipment, lift heavy gear, and withstand working and primitive camping with no amenities for up to eight consecutive days in sometimes inclement weather during spring and summer in northern Nevada; and • Meet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements: (1) U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status, (2) eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or equivalent of 2 full-time awards), and (3) pass National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR) and federal criminal background checks.
Duties: Supported by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and in cooperation with the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW), The Great Basin Institute is recruiting 3 AmeriCorps members to serve as part of an inter-disciplinary vegetation/habitat assessment team. The overall objective of this habitat assessment effort is to perform detailed vegetation and site data collection within population management units of the genetically distinct Bi-State Sage Grouse located along the western Nevada border where habitat restoration projects will be undertaken or are currently underway. Restoration project sites are located in Wyoming sagebrush, pinyon-juniper woodlands and mountain sagebrush communities and are focused on wildlife habitat including Sage Grouse (endangered species candidate), Mule deer, and a variety of non-game species. The vegetation and site data are used to help guide proper treatment design and to provide a baseline data set against which treatment effects may be measured. Availability of this position is pending a funding decision. General field duties include walking long distances over uneven and sometimes steep terrain, collecting GPS locations of sampling plots and other plot-specific data, observing wildlife, identifying vegetative demographics and distribution, and taking photo-points. Sampling vegetation structure and composition using the Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) methodology will be the principle focus of field data collection, resulting in estimates for foliar cover, canopy gap, herbaceous and woody density, and plant species richness. AIM field data will be entered into the electronic Database for Inventory, Monitoring and Assessment. This position will require travel to and from field sites and extended field camping in order to ensure that all transects are successfully completed during the field season. Implementation may require long hours including early mornings and weekends. The timeframe for field data collection will generally be 8 days on (Wed-Wed) – for travel to sampling region, field sampling and on-site camping, and return to GBI/NDOW in Reno – followed by 6 days off (Thu-Tue). Time will also be spent in the GBI offices performing data entry and QA/QC, plant identification, and other office-related tasks. Time spent training during the beginning of the field season and post-season office work involving data QA/QC and other assigned duties will follow a typical Mon-Fri schedule. * AmeriCorps Education Award may be used for past, present or future education experiences, including payment of qualified federal student loans. The position will be based out of GBI’s Reno, NV office and field work will be staged from the Nevada Department of Wildlife Reno office. Field sites are located through northern Nevada, and may require several hours up to a full day of travel time to access. Terrain is typical of the Great Basin with wide, long valleys bordered by mountain ranges. Field conditions include hot, arid days with high exposure to the sun and nights with temperatures possibly dropping to near freezing at high elevations. Resources include big game habitat, Wilderness Study Areas, active grazing allotments, abandoned mine lands, historic and prehistoric cultural sites, and wild horse management areas.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, GBI Human Resources Coordinator, at agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.
 
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NFWF VEGETATION/HABITAT ASSESSMENT FIELD LEAD, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 11:31 PM
 
NFWF VEGETATION/HABITAT ASSESSMENT FIELD LEAD: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: $1392 bi-weekly salary + field per diem + Health Insurance. Dates: 13 April, 2015 - August 14, 2015 (flexible start date may be considered for qualified applicants).
Location: The Great Basin Institute, Reno, Nevada.
Qual: Bachelor’s degree in one of the major natural sciences – applicants with advanced degrees encouraged to apply; • Previous experience leading a field crew strongly preferred • Strong knowledge of botany, use of dichotomous keys and making field collections of plants – knowledge of Great Basin plants, vegetation and the Intermountain Flora preferred; • Understanding of basic principles related to the fields of soil science, wildlife biology, geology, and/or hydrology; • Applicants should possess relevant or related field experience – knowledge of and/or experience working in sage-grouse habitat and/or high desert ecology, preferable; • Ability to navigate and set a bearing using a compass, navigate to predetermined locations using GPS, and read a topographic map while navigating in vehicle or on foot; • Ability to collect, QA/QC, and post-process data using the DIMA, required; • Preference for 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; • Physically fit to work outdoors, carry personal and field equipment, lift heavy gear, and withstand working and primitive camping with no amenities for up to eight consecutive days in sometimes inclement weather during spring and summer in northern Nevada; • Possess a clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license and the ability to safely operate a 4WD vehicle on and off paved roads; and • Pass FBI criminal and National Sex Offender Public Registry background checks.
Duties: Supported by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and in cooperation with the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW), The Great Basin Institute is recruiting an experienced individual to serve as Vegetation/Habitat Assessment Field Lead. The overall objective of this habitat assessment effort is to perform detailed vegetation and site data collection within population management units of the genetically distinct Bi-State Sage Grouse located along the western Nevada border where habitat restoration projects will be undertaken or are currently underway. Restoration project sites are located in Wyoming sagebrush, pinyon-juniper woodlands and mountain sagebrush communities and are focused on wildlife habitat including Sage Grouse (endangered species candidate), Mule deer, and a variety of non-game species. The vegetation and site data are used to help guide proper treatment design and to provide a baseline data set against which treatment effects may be measured. Availability of this position is pending a funding decision. This position will play a vital role in facilitating the effective and efficient collection of monitoring data. General field duties include walking long distances over uneven and sometimes steep terrain, collecting GPS points of sampling plots and other plot-specific data, observing wildlife, identifying vegetative demographics and distribution, and taking photo-points. Sampling vegetation structure and composition using the Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) methodology will be the principle focus of field data collection, resulting in estimates for foliar cover, canopy gap, herbaceous and woody density, and plant species richness. AIM field data will be entered into the electronic Database for Inventory, Monitoring and Assessment (DIMA). The Field Lead will also coordinate with the GBI Project Lead and the NDOW Lead for project planning, equipment organization and maintenance, vehicle coordination, field protocol and data QA/QC, and team deployment and supervision. The successful applicant must have strong communication skills (both verbal and written) and exhibit strong leadership and organization skills. Office tasks include data organization, processing and QA/QC; post-processing GPS points; utilizing GIS to edit polygons as well as point and line data; and creating reports with GIS maps, pictures and concise field notes. This position may require pre-season travel to and from field sites with occasional camping in order to ground truth transect start points and to ensure that all transects are successfully completed during the field season, and may require long hours including early mornings and weekends. The timeframe for field data collection will generally be 8 days on (Wed-Wed) – for travel to sampling region, field sampling and on-site camping, and return to GBI/NDOW in Reno – followed by 6 days off (Thu-Tue). Time spent training during the beginning of the field season and post-season office work involving data QA/QC and report writing will follow a typical Mon-Fri schedule. The position will be based out of GBI’s Reno, NV office and field work will be staged from the Nevada Department of Wildlife Reno office. Field sites are located through northern Nevada, and may require several hours to access. Terrain is typical of the Great Basin with wide, long valleys bordered by mountain ranges. Field conditions include hot, arid days with high exposure to the sun and nights with temperatures possibly dropping to near freezing at high elevations. Resources include big game habitat, Wilderness Study Areas, active grazing allotments, abandoned mine lands, historic and prehistoric cultural sites, and wild horse management areas.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, GBI Human Resources Coordinator, at agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.
 
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ARID LAND RESTORATION & NATIVE SEED INTERNS, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 07:11 PM
 
ARID LAND RESTORATION & NATIVE SEED INTERNS: Several Temporary, Full-time Positions. Pay: See Below. Dates: 6-month contract beginning ASAP (by February 16, 2015; possibility of extension based on performance and available funding;
Location: The Great Basin Institute / BLM, Southern Nevada District Office, Nevada.
Qual: Bachelors degree with coursework and field experience related to biology, botany, plant science, or related field; • Experience identifying plants using taxonomic keys or familiarity with 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 interns will be selected 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; • Provide support for arid land restoration projects; • Reporting accomplishments and providing recommendations for program improvements, priorities, and future projects. Compensation: This is an AmeriCorps position, and members will receive a living stipend of $6,696 total as well as a housing stipend amounting to $1,800 total. This is not an hourly wage or a salary and is paid to members bi-weekly throughout their term of service. Upon completion of AmeriCorps service members shall receive an additional education award in the amount of $2,822 that can be used for paying off qualified student loans or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college or program. The technician 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, Jason Behrens, HR and Compliance Assistant, at jbehrens@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.
 
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NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT INTERNS, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 07:03 PM
 
NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT INTERNS: Several Temporary, Full-time Positions. Living Allowance: $9,500, AmeriCorps Education Award*: $2,822, Student Loan Forbearance**, Paid Interest Accrual**. Dates: 6-month position beginning in mid-March 2015.
Location: The Great Basin Institute / Lake Mead NRA, Boulder City, Nevada.
Qual: Interest in and/or experience presenting information related to natural and water resources; o Willingness and ability to work in harsh, ever-changing desert conditions, including extreme temperatures; o Ability to stand for extended periods of time and maintain a positive attitude while interacting with the general public; o Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, with a diverse audience; and o Valid, state-issued driver’s license. O 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 (9) nine natural resource interns. The primary responsibility of the interns will be to provide outreach to visitors to Lake Mead regarding boat and water safety, and invasive quagga mussels, as well as general information about Lake Mead and the opportunities the NRA provides. Interns will provide logistic support at boat launches, especially during peak put-in and take-out times, to ensure visitors launch and take-out boats in an orderly fashion and with the hope of reducing wait times and greenhouse gas emissions from idling vehicles and boats. Training to provide immediate response to medical emergencies will also be provided. Interns will also have the opportunity to learn about and participate on multiple projects including resource management, maintenance, administration and law enforcement at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The intern will gain skills associated with these activities as well as knowledge of natural and cultural resources in the LMNRA. This full-time position requires an ability to work outdoors during the intense heat of the summer months. The position is 40 hours a week, working weekends and holidays during the months of June, July, and August. Employees will be given two consecutive days off during the week.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Jason Behrens, HR and Compliance Assistant, at jbehrens@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.
 
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AIM VEGETATION MONITORING FIELD TECHNICIANS, California (2/8/15)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 06:56 PM
 
AIM VEGETATION MONITORING FIELD TECHNICIANS: Four (4) Temporary, Full-time Positions. Pay: $15.00/hour, $15.00 Field per diem + Housing support. Dates: 23 February - 10 April 2014 (7 weeks); possibility of extending to position with BLM-OR Spokane District Office, or BLM-WY Lander Field Office.
Location: The Great Basin Institute and BLM-California, Palm Springs/South Coast Field Office, California.
Qual: Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences, such as: Botany, Wildlife Biology, Range Ecology, Natural Resources Management, Environmental Resources or related subject; Experience collecting field data and/or following established field collection protocols; experience with vegetation surveys preferred; Familiarity with native and invasive plants of southern California and associated natural resource issues preferred; Experience working with basic Microsoft computer program (e.g., Word, Excel, Access); Experience utilizing hand-held GPS equipment for navigation or data collection; Ability to read, interpret and navigate using topographic maps; Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse audience, including agency staff, stakeholders and the general public; Motivated, detail-oriented self-starter; Ability to work in harsh environments, in remote locations, on uneven terrain, and physically fit to carry field and personal equipment; 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. Successful applicants must complete a Department of Interior Background Investigation (BI). Applicants who already possess a fully adjudicated BI are preferred.
Duties: In cooperation with the BLM-California Desert District Office, Palm Springs/South Coast Field Office, GBI is recruiting four Field Technicians to work cooperatively with BLM Resource Managers and GBI Vegetation Monitoring Field Leads. Field Leads will coordinate a field team to characterize vegetation using the Assessment, Inventory and Monitoring (AIM) protocol, for which training will be provided at Agua Fria National Monument near Black Canyon, AZ during 23-27 February. Duties include following established field protocols to conduct vegetation assessments and collect quantitative and qualitative field data at designated sampling sites. Field work will include navigating to sampling sites, establishing plots and transects, collecting vegetation data (including species ID, foliar cover, canopy gap, and herbaceous and woody density), taking photo-points, and quality-checking data. Field data will be used by BLM Natural Resource Specialists to inform decisions regarding solar energy installations and other land management issues. Terrain and climate of the survey region is typical of southwestern deserts. Field camping may be required. Funding for this full duration of this work is pending. The jurisdiction of the Palm Springs/South Coast Field office includes BLM lands within four counties of southern CA – Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Diego, comprising a wide range of habitats and geography, and diverse plant and animal populations. Major land management issues include alternative energy generation and transmission, wilderness and habitat conservation, and desert restoration.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, GBI HR Coordinator, at agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: 2/8/15.
 
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COMMUNITY, NATURAL RESOURCE & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT EDUCATOR, Wisconsin (2/10/15)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 06:40 PM
 
COMMUNITY, NATURAL RESOURCE & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT EDUCATOR: A Permanent, Full-time Position. Pay: $45,000-$56,000. Dates: Start: TBD.
Location: University of Wisconsin Extension, Marinette, Wisconsin.
Qual: Master’s or other graduate degree, with at least one degree in a field that relates to the responsibilities of this position such as community development, economic development, urban and regional planning, leadership and organizational development, and business -Current content knowledge in fields related to the purpose of this position such as community and economic development, workforce and labor force development, and/or business and organizational development -Demonstrated skill in planning, implementing or teaching educational programs -Experience (paid or volunteer) in working at a community level and partnering with others to address educational needs -Knowledge and skills to effectively interact with people from different cultural backgrounds, including those associated with race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, socioeconomic status, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, and other aspects of human diversity.
Duties: As a faculty member of the University of Wisconsin-Extension, Cooperative Extension, employed with Marinette County, the Community, Natural Resource and Economic Development Educator is an educational leader in teaching, accessing and applying research findings from the fields of leadership and organizational development, community development, local government education, business and economic development and natural resources in order to meet identified educational needs and interests of citizens, civic groups, businesses and local governments. The Community, Natural Resource and Economic Development Educator takes a scholarly approach in strengthening communities and local government through educational programming that builds understanding and leads to improved decision-making and leadership skills.
Appl: Apply ONLY on the following web address: http://www.uwex.edu/ces/hr
Contact: University of Wisconsin Extension, CES Human Resources, 432 N Lake Street Rm 249, Madison, WI 53706. Ph: 608-263-1945, Email: ces.jobs@ces.uwex.edu, Website: http://www.uwex.edu/ces/hr.
Filing Date: 02/10/2015.
 
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VEGETATION/HABITAT ASSESSMENT FIELD TECHNICIAN, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, January 22, 2015, 01:46 AM
 
VEGETATION/HABITAT ASSESSMENT FIELD TECHNICIAN: Several Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: See Below. Dates: See Below.
Location: Great Basin Institute and Nevada Department of Wildlife, Nevada.
Qual: Bachelor’s degree or coursework in one of the major natural sciences; • Understanding of basic principles related to the fields of botany, soil science, wildlife biology, geology, and/or hydrology; • Applicants should possess some relevant or related field experience; applicants with plant identification experience preferred • Ability to navigate and set a bearing using a compass, navigate to predetermined locations using GPS, and read a topographical map; both on foot and driving an off-road vehicle • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, with a diverse audience; • Physically fit to work outdoors, carry personal and field equipment, lift heavy gear, and withstand working and primitive camping with no amenities for up to eight consecutive days in sometimes inclement weather during spring and summer in northern Nevada; and • Meet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements: (1) U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status, (2) eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or equivalent of 2 full-time awards), and (3) pass National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR) and federal criminal background checks.
Duties: In cooperation with the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW), The Great Basin Institute is recruiting 6 AmeriCorps members to serve as part of an inter-disciplinary vegetation/habitat assessment team. The overall objective of this habitat assessment effort is to perform detailed vegetation and site data collection at locations where habitat restoration projects will be undertaken and at sites where restoration is underway. Sites for monitoring climate change will also be sampled. Restoration project sites are located in Wyoming sagebrush, pinyon-juniper woodlands and mountain sagebrush communities across northern Nevada. Restoration projects are focused on wildlife habitat including Sage Grouse (endangered species candidate), Mule deer, and a variety of non-game species. The vegetation and site data are used to help guide proper treatment design and to provide a baseline data set against which treatment effects may be measured. General field duties include walking long distances over uneven and sometimes steep terrain, collecting GPS locations of sampling plots and other plot-specific data, observing wildlife, identifying vegetative demographics and distribution, and taking photo-points. Sampling vegetation structure and composition using the Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) methodology will be the principle focus of field data collection, resulting in estimates for foliar cover, canopy gap, herbaceous and woody density, and plant species richness. AIM field data will be entered into the electronic Database for Inventory, Monitoring and Assessment. This position will require travel to and from field sites and extended field camping in order to ensure that all transects are successfully completed during the field season. Implementation may require long hours including early mornings and weekends. The timeframe for field data collection will generally be 8 days on (Wed-Wed) – for travel to sampling region, field sampling and on-site camping, and return to GBI/NDOW in Reno – followed by 6 days off (Thu-Tue). Time will also be spent in the GBI offices performing data entry and QA/QC, plant identification, and other office-related tasks. Time spent training during the beginning of the field season and post-season office work involving data QA/QC and other assigned duties will follow a typical Mon-Fri schedule. Positions; 21-week positions (4) Contract length: April 20, 2015 - September 11, 2015 Living Allowance: $5,880 AmeriCorps Education Award*: $2,150 Monthly housing stipend: $350 Student loan forbearance, Field camping per diem, Health insurance provided. 15-week positions (2) Contract length: May 4, 2015 – August 14, 2015 (flexible start date may be considered for qualified applicants) Living Allowance: $4,275 AmeriCorps Education Award*: $1,493 Monthly housing stipend: $350 Student loan forbearance, Field camping per diem, Health insurance provided. * AmeriCorps Education Award may be used for past, present or future education experiences, including payment of qualified federal student loans. The position will be based out of GBI’s Reno, NV office and field work will be staged from the Nevada Department of Wildlife Reno office. Field sites are located through northern Nevada, and may require several hours up to a full day of travel time to access. Terrain is typical of the Great Basin with wide, long valleys bordered by mountain ranges. Field conditions include hot, arid days with high exposure to the sun and nights with temperatures possibly dropping to near freezing at high elevations. Resources include big game habitat, Wilderness Study Areas, active grazing allotments, abandoned mine lands, historic and prehistoric cultural sites, and wild horse management areas.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, GBI Human Resources Coordinator, at agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filling Date: Open.
 
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VEGETATION/HABITAT ASSESSMENT FIELD LEAD, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, January 22, 2015, 01:37 AM
 
VEGETATION/HABITAT ASSESSMENT FIELD LEAD: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: $1392 bi-weekly salary + field per diem + Health Insurance: Provided. Dates: 13 April, 2015 - October 16, 2015 (27 weeks).
Location: Great Basin Institute and Nevada Department of Wildlife, Nevada.
Qual: Bachelor’s degree in one of the major natural sciences – applicants with advanced degrees encouraged to apply; • Previous experience leading a field crew strongly preferred • Strong knowledge of botany, use of dichotomous keys and making field collections of plants – knowledge of Great Basin plants, vegetation and the Intermountain Flora preferred; • Understanding of basic principles related to the fields of soil science, wildlife biology, geology, and/or hydrology; • Applicants should possess relevant or related field experience – knowledge of and/or experience working in sage-grouse habitat and/or high desert ecology, preferable; • Ability to navigate and set a bearing using a compass, navigate to predetermined locations using GPS, and read a topographic map while navigating in vehicle or on foot; • Ability to collect, QA/QC, and post-process data using the DIMA, required; • Preference for 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; • Physically fit to work outdoors, carry personal and field equipment, lift heavy gear, and withstand working and primitive camping with no amenities for up to eight consecutive days in sometimes inclement weather during spring and summer in northern Nevada; • Possess a clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license and the ability to safely operate a 4WD vehicle on and off paved roads; and • Pass FBI criminal and National Sex Offender Public Registry background check.
Duties: In cooperation with the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW), The Great Basin Institute is recruiting 2 experienced individuals to serve as Vegetation/Habitat Assessment Field Leads. The overall objective of this habitat assessment effort is to perform detailed vegetation and site data collection at locations where habitat restoration projects will be undertaken and at sites where restoration is underway. Sites for monitoring climate change will also be sampled. Restoration project sites are located in Wyoming sagebrush, pinyon-juniper woodlands and mountain sagebrush communities across northern Nevada. Restoration projects are focused on wildlife habitat including Sage Grouse (endangered species candidate), Mule deer, and a variety of non-game species. The vegetation and site data are used to help guide proper treatment design and to provide a baseline data set against which treatment effects may be measured. This position will play a vital role in facilitating the effective and efficient collection of monitoring data. General field duties include walking long distances over uneven and sometimes steep terrain, collecting GPS points of sampling plots and other plot-specific data, observing wildlife, identifying vegetative demographics and distribution, and taking photo-points. Sampling vegetation structure and composition using the Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) methodology will be the principle focus of field data collection, resulting in estimates for foliar cover, canopy gap, herbaceous and woody density, and plant species richness. AIM field data will be entered into the electronic Database for Inventory, Monitoring and Assessment (DIMA). The Field Lead will also coordinate with the GBI Project Lead and the NDOW Lead for project planning, equipment organization and maintenance, vehicle coordination, field protocol and data QA/QC, and team deployment and supervision. The successful applicant must have strong communication skills (both verbal and written) and exhibit strong leadership and organization skills. Office tasks include data organization, processing and QA/QC; post-processing GPS points; utilizing GIS to edit polygons as well as point and line data; and creating reports with GIS maps, pictures and concise field notes. This position may require pre-season travel to and from field sites with occasional camping in order to ground truth transect start points and to ensure that all transects are successfully completed during the field season, and may require long hours including early mornings and weekends. The timeframe for field data collection will generally be 8 days on (Wed-Wed) – for travel to sampling region, field sampling and on-site camping, and return to GBI/NDOW in Reno – followed by 6 days off (Thu-Tue). Time spent training during the beginning of the field season and post-season office work involving data QA/QC and report writing will follow a typical Mon-Fri schedule. The position will be based out of GBI’s Reno, NV office and field work will be staged from the Nevada Department of Wildlife Reno office. Field sites are located through northern Nevada, and may require several hours up to a full day of travel time to access. Terrain is typical of the Great Basin with wide, long valleys bordered by mountain ranges. Field conditions include hot, arid days with high exposure to the sun and nights with temperatures possibly dropping to near freezing at high elevations. Resources include big game habitat, Wilderness Study Areas, active grazing allotments, abandoned mine lands, historic and prehistoric cultural sites, and wild horse management areas.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, GBI Human Resources Coordinator, at agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filling Date: Open.
 

 
 
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