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NATURALIST/ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATOR, California, (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, March 5, 2015, 01:21 AM
 
NATURALIST/ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATOR: Two (2) Temporary, Full-time Positions. Pay: Living Stipend of $1800 + $1195 education award. Dates: June 8, 2015 and ending August 7, 2015.
Location: The Great Basin Institute at Galena Environmental Science Camps and Field Study Programs, California.
Qual: College level coursework in education or the natural sciences; Bachelor’s Degree preferred; • Strong communication and interpersonal skills; • Background working with K-12 children and/or in natural history; • Campfire skills (song leading, guitar, storytelling) desirable; • Enthusiasm and commitment to youth outdoor education; • Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments, work in all types of weather conditions, and otherwise maintain good physical condition. • Meet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements: (1) U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status, (2) eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or the equivalent of two full-time education awards), (3) pass National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) and federal criminal background checks, (4) Adhere to the rules, regulations and code of conduct as specified in the Member Service Agreement; and (5) Will not engage in any prohibited activities as listed in the Member Service Agreement.
Duties: Great Basin Institute at Galena’s Summer Camps comprises eight weeks of theme-based activities that capitalize on the unique natural setting of Galena Creek Park and the Sierra Nevada region. Themes include natural and cultural history topics that allow children to experience the outdoors through discovery-based, environmental education. • Summer Camp includes hands-on games, hikes, guided activities, field trips, guest presenters, and simple exploration and play. • As the only fully outdoor environmental science field study program in Nevada, our goal is to provide local youth with opportunities to experience the outdoors in a safe, fun, nurturing and engaging setting. • This is an AmeriCorps position, and candidates will receive a stipend of $1,800. Upon successful completion of the AmeriCorps service term, members shall receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award in the amount of $1,195 that can be used for paying off student loans, or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college. • Shared, on-site housing is available. • A first aid/CPR course will be offered during the week of training. • Deliver environmental education curriculum to students and youth both in the field and in the classroom. • Assist Program Coordinator in the development and enhancement of curriculum for day and residential outdoor education school field studies. • Assist in assuring the safety of students and campers . • Present clear, well-organized educational programs that exemplify professional delivery, thematic development, cohesive structure that are consistently appropriate for the activity and the audience. • Communicate effectively and develop relationships with participating teachers, parents and chaperones. • Review and evaluate the technical accuracy, effectiveness and public approval of the interpretive programs and devise and apply measures for program improvement. • Assist with staffing GCVC information desk, providing customer service, and assisting in daily upkeep of GCVC.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, Human Resources Coordinator, Email: agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.
 
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CALIFORNIA CONDOR MONITORING TECHNICIANS, California (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, March 5, 2015, 01:14 AM
 
CALIFORNIA CONDOR MONITORING TECHNICIANS: Several Temporary, Full-time Positions. Pay: $390 per diem for each 10-day service period o Education Award*: $2,822 o USFWS housing provided during 10-day service period. Dates: 6-month appointment beginning April 13, 2015, or upon availability.
Location: The Great Basin Institute / USFWS Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex, Ventura, California.
Qual: Bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences (e.g., biology, ecology, wildlife management, or related field) or coursework and related experience; o Previous experience following protocols for field sampling and data collection and related experience in data entry, collection and management; o Understanding of issues related to threatened and endangered species, and familiarity with the ecology of the study region preferred; o Previous experience in using radio telemetry to locate free-ranging animals preferred; o Experience in the use of GPS units for navigation and collecting spatial data; o Possess strong 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 while carrying a pack sometimes exceeding 50 lbs.; o Willingness and ability to camp at primitive sites for several consecutive nights; o Ability to work productively as part of a team to accomplish mutual goals and follow safe working practices; o Possess a valid, state-issued driver’s license and clean driving record; o Experience safely operating 4WD vehicles and ATVs; and o Meet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements: (1) U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status, (2) eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or the equivalent of two full-time education awards), (3) pass National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) and federal criminal background checks, (4) Adhere to the rules, regulations and code of conduct as specified in the Member Service Agreement; and (5) Will not engage in any prohibited activities as listed in the Member Service Agreement.
Duties: The Great Basin Institute is working cooperatively with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) Complex based in Ventura, CA to support the California Condor Recovery Program. One or two Monitoring Technicians will be selected to serve as AmeriCorps volunteers to assist in management of the free flying population of California Condors in southern California. These are 6-month commitments during which volunteer interns will receive a living allowance of $39 per day of work while working on and around one of two wildlife refuges central to condor activity in Southern CA. This volunteer opportunity focuses on management of the free flying population of California Condors in Southern California. Selected applicants will track this population throughout its range using radio telemetry and by ground-truthing GPS transmitter data. Volunteers will observe condor behavior at feeding sites, roosts and nests. Field work requires the ability to work independently and as a team; work and sometimes camp in remote areas during inclement weather or harsh environmental conditions; travel via ATV, 4WD vehicle, or by foot, in steep mountainous terrain; carry 50lb carcasses to feeding sites; keep detailed field notes; follow data collection protocols for the collection and entry of accurate and consistent data; and assist in routine office work Monitoring Technicians will track this population throughout its range using radio telemetry and by ground-truthing GPS transmitter data. *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. The Hopper Mountain NWR Complex manages four National Wildlife Refuges, and is headquartered in Ventura, California. It serves as the lead office for the California Condor Recovery Program (http://www.fws.gov/refuge/hopper_mountain/). Located in the southern Los Padres National Forest region, Hopper Mountain NWR is 70 miles northwest of Los Angeles and 70 miles east of Santa Barbara.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, Human Resources Coordinator, Email: agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.
 
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ES&R (Post-Fire) MONITORING TECHNICIAN, California (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, March 5, 2015, 01:07 AM
 
ES&R (Post-Fire) MONITORING TECHNICIAN: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: $15.00 Hourly • $75/week housing stipend • $15.00 Field per diem • Health Insurance Option Timeline: • Full time, 40 hours per week *pending funding availability. Dates: 13 April – 18 September 2015.
Location: The Great Basin Institute / BLM California, Eagle Lake and Surprise Field Offices, California.
Qual: Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences preferred, such as: Botany, Wildlife Biology, Range Ecology, Natural Resources Management, Environmental Resources or related subject; • Coursework in plant taxonomy and/or systematics (transcripts may be requested); • Experience identifying plants in the field and using a dichotomous key; familiarity with native and invasive plants of northeastern California and associated natural resource issues preferred; • Experience conducting plant surveys using various monitoring protocols, including standard rangeland monitoring protocols, photo plots, and site observations; • Experience with data entry and analysis; • Experience with technical writing and/or producing written project/monitoring summary reports/grant reports; • Ability to read, interpret and navigate using topographic maps; • Experience working with hand-held GPS equipment for navigation and data collection; • Experience working with GIS software; and • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access). Additional requirements: • Valid, state-issued driver’s license and clean driving record; • Experience operating 4WD trucks on paved and unpaved roads, including narrow, mountain forest roads; • Experience and training to operate UTV and ATV equipment; • Ability to work productively as part of a team to accomplish mutual goals; • Ability to work independently; • Ability to communicate effectively with team members, agency staff, and a diverse public; • Good organizational skills; • Willingness to spend multiple days camping in the field; • Willingness to sometimes work irregular hours (e.g., early mornings, late nights); and • Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments, work in all types of weather conditions, traverse uneven terrain, carry upwards of 40 pounds in a backpack, and otherwise maintain good physical condition.
Duties: In cooperation with California’s BLM Eagle Lake and Surprise Field Office, the Great Basin Institute is recruiting five Emergency, Stabilization, and Rehabilitation (ES&R) Monitoring Technician. Each Field Technician will serve on a field crew monitoring the effectiveness of post-wildfire stabilization and rehabilitation efforts across the region. This will be done using a variety of monitoring protocols detailed in the Monitoring Manual for Grasslands, Shrubland, and Savanna Ecosystems, Volume 1: USDA-ARS Jornada Experimental Range. Training will be provided by The Jornada in either Reno (20-24 April) or Boise (27 April – 1 May). Field work will include navigating to sampling sites, establishing sampling transects and plots, collecting vegetation data (including species ID, foliar cover, canopy gap, and herbaceous and woody density), taking photo-points, and quality-checking data. During these periods of field work, camping will be required. Other duties of this position will be to analyze field data and prepare written monitoring summary reports for the ES&R program. There may also be opportunities to aid in the preparation of ES (Emergency Stabilization) and BAR (Burned Area Rehabilitation) plans, including site evaluation, inventory, and GPS/GIS work. Collectively, the team is responsible for data collection, entry and analysis; report writing; project planning and mapping; and other tasks assigned by ES&R personnel. Location: BLM Eagle Lake Field Office, Susanville, California and BLM Field Office in Surprise, California.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, Human Resources Coordinator, Email: agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.
 
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ES&R (Post-Fire) MONITORING LEAD, California (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, March 5, 2015, 01:01 AM
 
ES&R (Post-Fire) MONITORING LEAD: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: $1,536.8 biweekly salary, • Additional $75.00/week housing stipend • $15.00 Field per diem • Health Insurance Option. Dates: 30 March – 9 October (28 weeks).
Location: The Great Basin Institute / BLM California, Eagle Lake and Surprise Field Offices, California.
Qual: Leadership experience; • Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences preferred, such as: Botany, Wildlife Biology, Range Ecology, Natural Resources Management, Environmental Resources or related subject; • Coursework in plant taxonomy and/or systematics (transcripts may be requested); • Experience identifying plants in the field and using a dichotomous key; familiarity with native and invasive plants of northeastern California and associated natural resource issues preferred; • Experience conducting plant surveys using various monitoring protocols, including standard rangeland monitoring protocols, photo plots, and site observations; • Experience with data entry and analysis; • Experience with technical writing and/or producing written project/monitoring summary reports/grant reports; • Ability to read, interpret and navigate using topographic maps; • Experience working with hand-held GPS equipment for navigation and data collection; • Experience working with GIS software; and • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access). Additional requirements: • Valid, state-issued driver’s license and clean driving record; • Experience operating 4WD trucks on paved and unpaved roads, including narrow, mountain forest roads; • Experience and training to operate UTV and ATV equipment; • Ability to work productively as part of a team to accomplish mutual goals; • Ability to work independently; • Ability to communicate effectively with team members, agency staff, and a diverse public; • Good organizational skills; • Willingness to spend multiple days camping in the field; • Willingness to sometimes work irregular hours (e.g., early mornings, late nights); and • Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments, work in all types of weather conditions, traverse uneven terrain, carry upwards of 40 pounds in a backpack, and otherwise maintain good physical condition.
Duties: In cooperation with California’s BLM Eagle Lake and Surprise Field Office, the Great Basin Institute is recruiting an Emergency, Stabilization, and Rehabilitation (ES&R) Monitoring Lead. This Lead will oversee and coordinate a field team (one Lead, five Technicians) monitoring the effectiveness of post-wildfire stabilization and rehabilitation efforts across the region. This will be done using a variety of monitoring protocols detailed in the Monitoring Manual for Grasslands, Shrubland, and Savanna Ecosystems, Volume 1: USDA-ARS Jornada Experimental Range. Training will be provided by The Jornada in either Reno (20-24 April) or Boise (27 April – 1 May). Field work will include navigating to sampling sites, establishing sampling transects and plots, collecting vegetation data (including species ID, foliar cover, canopy gap, and herbaceous and woody density), taking photo-points, and quality-checking data. During these periods of field work, camping will be required. Other duties of this position will be to analyze field data and prepare written monitoring summary reports for the ES&R program. There may also be opportunities to aid in the preparation of ES (Emergency Stabilization) and BAR (Burned Area Rehabilitation) plans, including site evaluation, inventory, and GPS/GIS work. Collectively, the team is responsible for data collection, entry and analysis; report writing; project planning and mapping; and other tasks assigned by ES&R personnel. BLM Eagle Lake Field Office, Susanville, California and BLM Surprise Field Office, Surprise, California.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, Human Resources Coordinator, Email: agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.
 
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YOUTH INTERPRETIVE INTERNSHIP, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, March 5, 2015, 12:55 AM
 
YOUTH INTERPRETIVE INTERNSHIP: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: Living allowance: $8,000 o AmeriCorps Education Award*: $2,822 o Housing Stipend: $75.00/week o Full-time, up to 40 hours per week. Dates: Start: Six-month appointment beginning March 23, 2015 (or upon availability).
Location: The Great Basin Institute / BLM Elko, CA Trail Center, Nevada.
Qual: Must be age 25 or younger on first day of internship; o Knowledge or interest in American history; o Experience, knowledge, or interest in Interpretation, desirable; o Knowledge of American pioneer-era skills and crafts; o Experience with historic and academic research; o Strong oral and written communication skills; o Experience facilitating educational programs with large groups; o Experience and desire to work with children or school groups; o Self-motivated with ability to maintain a positive attitude while working in a diverse team environment; o Possess a valid, clean, state-issued driver’s license; o Meet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements: (1) U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status, (2) eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or the equivalent of two full-time education awards), and (3) pass National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) and federal criminal background checks, (4) Adhere to the rules, regulations and code of conduct as specified in the Member Service Agreement; and (5) Will not engage in any prohibited activities as listed in the Member Service Agreement. O This position will have access to vulnerable populations. Applicants will have to go through a background check including FBI fingerprint check, State repository checks, and a National Sex Offender Public Registry name search. Member will not be allowed unaccompanied access to vulnerable populations until background check is completed and reviewed.
Duties: The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the BLM Elko CA Trail Interpretive Center, is recruiting a Youth Interpretive Intern to serve as part of our AmeriCorps program. This position is seeking a youth who is age 25 or younger on the first day of the internship who is interested in gaining professional development and experience in visitor outreach, interpretation, and public history. The mission of the California Trail Center is to interpret the California Trail experience, its related themes, and provide educational and cultural enrichment to the general public. Through interpretation the Trail Center will contribute to the appreciation and preservation of historic and cultural sites and, by forging strong community partnerships, enhance sustainable tourism in the region. Interpretation is driven by a philosophy that charges interpreters to help audiences care about park resources so they might support the care for park resources. Interpretation establishes the value of preserving park resources by helping audiences discover the meanings and significance associated with those resources. Primary Duties for the internship include: • Monitor/station the front informational desk at the center, and provide information about the center to visitors and callers; • Research, develop, and present formal and informal interpretative programs; • Research, develop present costumed interpretation both in third and first person; • Facilitate historic curriculum-based education programs, and develop additional educational programs; • Assist in graphic design and informational material development (brochures, bulletins, etc.) * AmeriCorps Education Award may be used for past, present or future educational experiences including, but not limited to, paying off/down federal student loan debt and is valid for up to seven (7) years after completion of a term of service. The California Trail Interpretive Center (Trail Center) is located 8 miles west of Elko, Nevada, just off I–80. The Trail Center is administered by the Bureau of Land Management, Elko District Office. The majority of the work will be performed inside the Trail Center and on the center grounds. This is a great opportunity to gain experience in historic interpretation and all aspects of Interpretive/Visitor Center operations.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, Human Resources Coordinator, Email: agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.
 
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EDUCATION, OUTREACH & INTERPRETIVE INTERN, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, March 5, 2015, 12:49 AM
 
EDUCATION, OUTREACH & INTERPRETIVE INTERN: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: Living allowance: $8,000 o AmeriCorps Education Award*: $2,822 o Housing Stipend: $75.00/week o Full-time, up to 40 hours per week. Dates: Start: Six-month appointment beginning March 23, 2015 (or upon availability).
Location: The Great Basin Institute / BLM Elko, CA Trail Center, Nevada.
Qual: Knowledge or interest in American history; o Experience, knowledge, or interest in Interpretation, desirable; o Knowledge of American pioneer-era skills and crafts; o Experience with historic and academic research; o Strong oral and written communication skills; o Experience facilitating educational programs with large groups; o Experience and desire to work with children or school groups; o Self-motivated with ability to maintain a positive attitude while working in a diverse team environment; o Possess a valid, clean, state-issued driver’s license; o Meet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements: (1) U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status, (2) eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or the equivalent of two full-time education awards), and (3) pass National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) and federal criminal background checks, (4) Adhere to the rules, regulations and code of conduct as specified in the Member Service Agreement; and (5) Will not engage in any prohibited activities as listed in the Member Service Agreement. O This position will have access to vulnerable populations. Applicants will have to go through a background check including FBI fingerprint check, State repository checks, and a National Sex Offender Public Registry name search. Member will not be allowed unaccompanied access to vulnerable populations until background check is completed and reviewed.
Duties: The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the BLM Elko CA Trail Interpretive Center, is recruiting an Education, Outreach & Interpretive Intern to serve as part of our AmeriCorps program. This position is seeking an individual interested in gaining professional development and experience in visitor outreach, interpretation, and public history. The mission of the California Trail Center is to interpret the California Trail experience, its related themes, and provide educational and cultural enrichment to the general public. Through interpretation the Trail Center will contribute to the appreciation and preservation of historic and cultural sites and, by forging strong community partnerships, enhance sustainable tourism in the region. Interpretation is driven by a philosophy that charges interpreters to help audiences care about park resources so they might support the care for park resources. Interpretation establishes the value of preserving park resources by helping audiences discover the meanings and significance associated with those resources. Primary Duties for the internship include: • Monitor/station the front informational desk at the center, and provide information about the center to visitors and callers; • Research, develop, and present formal and informal interpretative programs; • Research, develop present costumed interpretation both in third and first person; • Facilitate historic curriculum-based education programs, and develop additional educational programs; • Assist in graphic design and informational material development (brochures, bulletins, etc.) * AmeriCorps Education Award may be used for past, present or future educational experiences including, but not limited to, paying off/down federal student loan debt and is valid for up to seven (7) years after completion of a term of service. The California Trail Interpretive Center (Trail Center) is located 8 miles west of Elko, Nevada, just off I–80. The Trail Center is administered by the Bureau of Land Management, Elko District Office. The majority of the work will be performed inside the Trail Center and on the center grounds. This is a great opportunity to gain experience in historic interpretation and all aspects of Interpretive/Visitor Center operations.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, Human Resources Coordinator, Email: agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.
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RANGE TECHNICIAN, Wyoming (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, March 5, 2015, 12:40 AM
 
RANGE TECHNICIAN: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: Living Allowance: $5,425, AmeriCorps Education Award*: $1,493, $75 Weekly Housing Stipend. Dates: May 18, 2015 – August 14, 2015
Location: Great Basin Institute/BLM Casper, Wyoming.
Qual: Interest or experience in botany, biology, hydrology, ecology, or other related field; • Duties include: o Identifying plants to species and subspecies and noxious and invasive plants; o Conducting population surveys; o Performing monitoring on rangeland sites using established protocols; o Carrying a backpack (30lbs) sprayer over rough terrain and spray weeds o Using GPS/GIS technology to collect, organize and display field data; • Technical writing skills that communicate scientific results effectively and efficiently highly desirable; • Familiarity with the NRCS soil survey descriptions highly desirable; • Ability to conduct field work across rugged terrain, carry personal and technical field equipment, and withstand inclement weather conditions; • Ability to be self-motivated and willing to accomplish objectives independently with minimal supervision; • Ability to function as part of an interdisciplinary team comprising various BLM resource specialists; and • Possess a clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license and the ability to safely 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), (3) pass National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) and federal criminal background checks, (4) Adhere to the rules, regulations and code of conduct as specified in the Member Service Agreement; and (5) Will not engage in any prohibited activities as listed in the Member Service Agreement.
Duties: In cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management Casper Field Office, Great Basin Institute is recruiting up to three qualified Range Technicians to join our AmeriCorps program. The Technicians will assist with the following projects: • Range Technicians will work closely with agency personnel to assist with vegetation monitoring, maintain program database and documents, research needed information, and inventory and spraying noxious and invasive weeds. • Plant surveys and mapping efforts in order to refine population boundaries for species of management concern. Survey efforts will be concentrated within areas identified for potential habitat treatment projects and locations where occurrence has been previously documented. • Range Technicians will also be working with the BLM Hydrologist doing field work and will also be available to work with other specialists within the resources section of the BLM Casper Field Office. This position is field-work intensive with approximately 80% of the term spent in the field and the remaining 20% spent analyzing data and compiling progress and final reports to be submitted by established deadlines. *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. Based in Casper, WY, in the vicinity of Casper Mountain and southern Big Horns. The Casper Field Office manages 1,326,733 million acres of public land for diverse resources and uses, including National Historic Trails , rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking and livestock grazing.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, Human Resources Coordinator, Email: agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.
 
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MOUNTAIN-BIKE TRAIL ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT ASSOCIATE, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, February 26, 2015, 01:20 AM
 
MOUNTAIN-BIKE TRAIL ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT ASSOCIATE: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: $18.50/hour, Medical Insurance (health and dental). Dates: Mid-April 2015, following successfully completed Background Investigation, for 27 weeks.
Location: The Great Basin Institute / BLM Ely District, Caliente Field Office, Nevada.
Qual: Bachelor’s degree in recreation resource management, recreation planning, environmental policy/studies, or related field; applicants with an advanced degree are encouraged to apply; o Minimum of 1 year of experience related to natural resource and/or land management planning, environmental documentation, or other related experience; o Prior experience interpreting and/or preparing documents for NEPA, CEQA, or related environmental policy; o Strong written and oral communication skills, with the ability to effectively communicate in an Interdisciplinary Team setting, and educate a diverse public on BLM land management (multiple-use) principles and biking-trail management concepts; o Experience conducting research and literature reviews, reviewing and drafting technical reports, and document editing; o Capable of meeting deadlines and producing professional deliverables including draft documents for team reviews; o Developed project-management skills, including ability to conceptualize goals, prioritize objectives, organize approaches, and incorporate efficiencies in completing tasks; o Proficiency in use and applications of ArcGIS 10.2; o Prior experience with the e-Planning application desired; and o Recreational experience with mountain-biking trails preferred. The successful applicant 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 the position.
Duties: The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Ely District, Caliente Field Office (FO), is recruiting a qualified individual to generate an environmental assessment (EA) for a proposed mountain-bike trail in Lincoln County, NV. Completion of the EA process and document is necessary prior to construction of mountain-bike trails, which are intended to enhance outdoor recreation opportunities, connect residents and visitors with public-land resources, and support the local economy. The EA Associate will work closely with Caliente FO staff and management to ensure creation of a defensible document, which, upon completion, will inform BLM management decisions. Duties will include: • Assist with analysis of mountain-bike trails using BLM-supplied trail designs, drawings and maps; • Meet with Caliente FO staff to identify potential issues, concerns, and conflicts; • Prepare a draft environmental assessment for review and input by Caliente FO staff; • Incorporate comments and revise as necessary to provide a final draft document for public review and comment; • Facilitate a public meeting, incorporate public comments, and address issues with Caliente FO staff; and • Finalize the EA document and prepare associated documentation. This work will provide opportunities to analyze the impacts of constructing mountain-bike trails in a variety of habitats in eastern Lincoln County, NV, and to learn about the preparation of an environmental assessment document in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act, the BLM Ely District Resource Management Plan, and existing laws and regulations based on designs/locations provided by the BLM. Based at the BLM Ely District, Caliente Field Office in eastern Nevada. The Ely District encompasses 12 million acres of desert, valleys and mountains, including 22 wilderness areas. A variety of recreation opportunities exist in the wide open expanses of the Great Basin.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, GBI HR Coordinator, at agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.
 
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VOLUNTEER CAMPGROUND ASSISTANT, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, February 26, 2015, 01:13 AM
 
VOLUNTEER CAMPGROUND ASSISTANT: Twenty-four (24) Temporary, Full-time Positions. Pay: Field per diem of $40.00/night when camping (maximum of $200 per week), • Free campsite at assigned campground for duration of assignment.. Dates: May 15, 2015 through September 8, 2015, • Average of 4-6 hours per day*/ 5-days per week, including all weekend days. (*Hosts make rounds through campgrounds in morning, early afternoon and evening).
Location: The Great Basin Institute, Several locations, Nevada.
Qual: Must provide own camper to reside in for duration of the position; • Must be outgoing, comfortable talking with the public and remain calm and friendly with all visitors; • Ability to work in all types of weather conditions, traverse uneven terrain, and otherwise maintain good physical condition; and • Knowledge of the Tahoe National Forest and surrounding area is desirable.
Duties: Working collaboratively with the U.S. Forest Service, the Great Basin Institute is recruiting 24 Volunteer Campground Assistants to support the Tahoe National Forest. These assistants will be responsible for serving as campground hosts and assisting Forest Service crews in the clean and safe operation of their assigned campgrounds, and ensuring that campers have an informed and memorable experience. Work activities will include: • Greet visitors and assist them with finding their campsite; • Post reserved campsites as reservations are identified in daily arrival reports; • Serve as a liaison between campers and Forest Service staff; • Provide campers with recreation site information including: safe camping, Leave No Trace principles, and campground rules and regulations. • Provide campers with information about recreation activities available in the area and other nearby points of interest; • Assist with special events and educational activities • Assist Forest Service recreation crews with light cleanup and maintenance duties at individual campsites and restrooms. • Complete basic occupancy reports • Be observant for activities within the campground requiring any immediate attention, ranging from hazardous trees to problem campers, and report to Forest Service staff as necessary. The regular schedule for an assistant includes working five-days a week, including weekends. The work is part-time in nature in support of Forest Service crews who conduct the majority of medium and heavy-duty operation and maintenance activities. Each day, work will be performed outdoors in a forest environment and the assistant is expected to live at his/her assigned campground. Assistants will be expected to conduct duties in a safe and orderly manner so as not to endanger self, campers, or property with which entrusted. The Campground Assistants will be based within the Tahoe National Forest at the following campgrounds (number of hosts): American River Ranger District • Sugar Pine (3) • French Meadows Complex (2) Truckee Ranger District • Logger/Stampede (7) • Prosser (2) • Boca Reservoir (3) • 89-South Complex (3) Yuba River Ranger District • White Cloud and Skillman (1) • Indian Springs (1) • Hampshire Rocks (1) • North Fork, Onion Valley, and Tunnel Mills (1).
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, GBI HR Coordinator, at agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.
 
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WILD HORSE & BURRO MONITORING TECHNICIAN, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, February 26, 2015, 12:42 AM
 
WILD HORSE & BURRO MONITORING TECHNICIAN: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay - $16.00/hour, Medical benefits (health and dental). Dates: May 18, 2015 (or upon availability) – November 20, 2015, with potential for extension pending funding and a favorable performance review.
Location: The Great Basin Institute / BLM Battle Mountain District Office, Nevada.
Qual: Applicants should have a combination of educational and field experience related to the position of interest (degree in Rangeland Management/Sciences, Wildlife, Ecology, Botany or other similar degree), including an understanding of basic principles related to the fields of botany, soil science, and/or livestock science; o knowledge of Great Basin ecology, preferable; o knowledge and ability to use various monitoring techniques to determine range vegetation and animal condition (e.g. utilization, nested frequency, rangeland health indicators, water availability/condition, wild horse body condition); o knowledge and ability to identify rangeland vegetation and the functional aspects of rangeland ecology, riparian condition; and livestock and equine health); o ability to navigate and collect data using handheld GPS units, required; o ability to use a compass and read a topographical map; o experience working with ArcGIS, desirable (includes ability to analyze and display data using ArcMap); o possess a clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license and ability to operate a 4WD vehicle on- and off-road; o ability to work independently and within a team environment; o ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, with a diverse audience; o applicant should have good organizational skills; o be physically fit to work outdoors, carry personal and field equipment, and withstand the rigors of the Great Basin in the summer, fall and/or early winter. 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 Mount Lewis Field Office, is recruiting one rangeland ecologist, wildlife biologist, or botanist to conduct upland monitoring across the public lands. The Monitoring Technician will work cooperatively as part of a multi-disciplinary rangeland monitoring team. The overall objective is to collect and compile monitoring data within Wild Horse and Burro Herd Management Areas including but not limited to utilization, nested frequency, rangeland health indicators, water availability/condition, and wild horse or burro body condition. The Monitoring Technician may also be required to work as part of other monitoring teams collecting riparian or wildlife data or vegetation data for fire rehabilitation monitoring. General duties include planning for and completing monitoring within Wild Horse and Burro Herd Management Areas working either alone or in cooperation with the Mount Lewis Field Office Wild Horse and Burro Specialist or other staff member, including other Monitoring Technicians. Monitoring will require adherence to Bureau of Land Management Technical References, use of digital cameras, and detailed documentation of field observations. The incumbent will be responsible for compilation of data, labeling digital photos and analyzing and display of data using GIS (ArcMap). GBI is seeking an associate to fill the monitoring technician position that will perform the following duties: 1. Wild Horse and Burro Monitoring – The Monitoring Technician will be responsible for documenting wild horse and burro body condition on the range under established BLM Protocol (Henneke Condition Scoring). The monitoring will also involve the documentation of animal presence and movement patterns, and habitat quality and quantity including rangeland health indicators and water availability/condition. The Technician may assist with collecting data for wild horse and burro NEPA documentation and assisting with gathers. 2. Plant Identification - plant and plant community identification, including the ability to use vegetation identification keys to properly identify upland range plants common throughout the Great Basin. Responsible for the identification of individual plants, describing existing and potential plant communities using soil survey and ecological site description information. 3. Soil Identification - Has exposure to identification of soils, and is able to use of soil surveys in order to determine soils grouped into the site, identify landscape and soil factors, and determine existing or potential erosional factors. This information would be utilized to aid in determining site potential and evaluation of current conditions. 4. Upland Monitoring Studies – Utilizing plant and soil identification skills, the Monitoring Technician will be responsible for conducting upland monitoring studies under established BLM protocol. Monitoring could include but is not limited to Utilization, Use Pattern Mapping, Ecological Site Inventory, Cover and Density techniques. Battle Mountain, NV is located ~220 miles east of Reno, NV and ~300 west of Salt Lake City, UT along Interstate 80. Battle Mountain and the surrounding area (pop. ~4,000) is predominantly rural; situated in the high desert (~4,500 ft. elevation) where ranching/mining are the local economic drivers. The Mount Lewis Field Office within the Battle Mountain District Office is responsible for managing approximately 4.5 million acres of public land typically of basin-and-range topography with Great Basin Desert/sage brush steppe ecotype.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, GBI HR Coordinator, at agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.
 

 
 
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