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RESEARCH ASSOCIATE PROGRAM SPECIALIST, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 12:12 AM
 
RESEARCH ASSOCIATE PROGRAM SPECIALIST: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: $14.00 per hour.
Location: Great Basin Institute, Reno, Nevada.
Qual: • Interest in natural, cultural or recreation resources, land management, and/or environmental policy preferred; • Experience in environmental research and field work preferred; • Familiarity with project management, including scheduling, logistics, personnel management, staff recruitment and retention, and/or training; • Knowledge of and experience utilizing the Microsoft Office suite of programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Project, Outlook) to develop, manage, present and track Program information; • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, with a diverse audience; • Strongly developed organizational skills and ability to self-motivate; • Willingness and ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic office environment; • Valid, state-issued driver’s license and familiarity with safely driving 4WD vehicles on pavement and unimproved roads; • Ability to pass FBI criminal background and National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR) checks; and • Applicants with additional experience related to the following are encouraged to apply: o Operations of Great Basin Institute or similarly-sized non-profit organization; o AmeriCorps or other national service program requirements (as a member or program staff).
Duties: The Great Basin Institute, based in Reno, NV, promotes environmental research, education, and conservation throughout the West. With a $9 million annual budget, the Institute advances ecological literacy and habitat restoration through educational outreach and direct service programs. The Research Associate (RA) Program seeks a Project Specialist to assist with program logistics and operations of RAs throughout the Great Basin and Mojave Deserts, as well as the Lake Tahoe Basin and other regions in western states. GBI RAs work with federal, state and local land management agencies on a wide variety of field-based projects, including wildlife and vegetation monitoring, invasive plant inventories, recreation use surveys, resource mapping and monitoring, restoration, wilderness monitoring and inventories, cultural resource surveys, travel management inventories, as well as wildland post-fire monitoring. The RA Project Specialist will work with GBI staff to recruit and place Research Associates, coordinate project logistics and scheduling, assist with payroll, help to manage paperwork, and ensure compliance with all AmeriCorps, grant, and agency rules and regulations. Support of project development and grant writing may also be a function of this position. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. • Support logistical planning for new and existing RA projects, including procurement, organization and inventory of equipment and supplies; • Support recruitment for the RA Program, including assisting with interviews, orientation and training; • Communicate regularly with Program staff to support all operations; • Collect, review and process GBI administrative paperwork; • Gather, manage and process data needed to satisfy quarterly and annual reporting requirements; • Participate in production of program newsletter and maintenance of social media sites; • Maintain established systems that enhance the success and satisfaction of RAs in the Program; • Maintain the RA alumni list and other tracking databases; • Assist Program staff with program operations, maintenance and expansion; • Coordinate, collaborate with and assist other GBI programs as required; • Follow and enforce policies detailed in GBI Personnel Handbook; and • Other duties as assigned. Available to work a varied schedule that supports Program activities, including some weekends, evenings and/or holidays.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, GBI HR Coordinator, at agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone inquiries, please. Please let us know if you already have a fully adjudicated DOI background investigation.
Filing Date: Open.
 
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DROUGHT MONITORING TECHNICIAN, Nevada (10/5/14)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 12:02 AM
 
DROUGHT MONITORING TECHNICIAN: A Permanent, Full-time Position. Pay: $15.00/hour, Medical and Dental Benefits, Field Per Diem when camping. Dates: 35-week appointment beginning October 2014, or upon availability and completion of a Department of Interior Background Investigation.
Location: Great Basin Institute / BLM Winnemucca District Office, Nevada,
Qual: Technical requirements: Experience conducting ecological field work, preferably related to botany or range science; o Coursework in plant taxonomy and/or systematics (transcripts may be requested), botany, or range science; o Knowledge of Great Basin flora and fauna; o Experience using a dichotomous key to identify plants to species; o Experience conducting plant surveys using various monitoring protocols, including standard rangeland monitoring protocols, photo plots, and site observations; o Experience with data entry and analysis; o Experience with technical writing and/or producing written project/monitoring summary reports/grant reports; o Experience working with hand-held GPS equipment for navigation and data collection; o Experience working with GIS software; and o Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access) Additional requirements: o Valid, state-issued driver’s license and clean driving record; experience operating 4WD trucks on paved and unpaved roads, including narrow, mountain roads; o Ability to work productively as part of a team to accomplish mutual goals; o Ability to work independently; o Ability to communicate effectively with team members, agency staff, and a diverse public; o Good organizational skills; o Willingness to spend multiple days camping in the field; o Willingness to sometimes work irregular hours (e.g., early mornings, late nights); and o Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments, work in all types of weather conditions, traverse uneven terrain, carry upwards of 40 pounds in a backpack, and otherwise maintain good physical condition. O 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: Working cooperatively with the BLM Winnemucca District Office (WDO), GBI is recruiting a Drought Monitoring Field Technician to work cooperatively with BLM staff to monitoring and identify indicators of drought impacts. The WDO Drought EA analyzes a range of management drought response actions that may be implemented to mitigate the effects of drought and to address emergency situations through the development of the WDO Drought Response Plan (DRP). Emergency situations include but are not limited to wild horse and burro, livestock and wildlife starvation, water deprivation and mortality, degradation of native vegetation communities, major soil erosion events, etc. Drought response actions as identified in the DRP are initiated by Drought Response Triggers (DRTs) described in the DRP and identified through extensive rangeland monitoring. The Technician will gather qualitative and quantitative data on rangeland drought conditions using agency approved protocols, digital cameras and standardized field forms, provide early detection of drought conditions, and identify degradation to affected resources on lands affected by drought. Impacted areas will be mapped using hand-held GPS units and ArcGIS technology. In the office, the Technician will plan field work locations using ArcGIS software, and transfer and process data from GPS using ArcMap. The BLM Winnemucca District Office (WDO) lies roughly in the northwest part of Nevada, nested in the basin and range province of the western U.S. The WDO is approximately 2.5 hours east of Reno, NV and 2 hours west of Elko, NV on I-80, and 5.5 hours south of Boise, ID on State Highway 95. Elevations range from approximately 4,000 feet to close to 10,000 feet. The District encompasses roughly 11 million acres, of which 7.38 million acres are public lands managed by the BLM.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, GBI HR Coordinator, at agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone inquiries, please. Please let us know if you already have a fully adjudicated DOI background investigation.
Filing Date: 10/5/14.
 
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RESEARCH ASSOCIATE PROGRAM SPECIALIST, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Thursday, September 18, 2014, 01:16 AM
 
RESEARCH ASSOCIATE PROGRAM SPECIALIST: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: $14.00 per hour.
Location: The Great Basin Institute, Reno Nevada.
Qual: Interest in natural, cultural or recreation resources, land management, and/or environmental policy preferred; • Experience in environmental research and field work preferred; • Familiarity with project management, including scheduling, logistics, personnel management, staff recruitment and retention, and/or training; • Knowledge of and experience utilizing the Microsoft Office suite of programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Project, Outlook) to manage, present and track Program information; • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, with a diverse audience; • Strongly developed organizational skills and ability to self-motivate; • Willingness and ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic office environment; • Valid, state-issued driver’s license and familiarity with safely driving 4WD vehicles on pavement and unimproved roads; • Ability to pass FBI criminal background and National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR) checks; and • Applicants with additional experience related to the following are encouraged to apply: o Operations of Great Basin Institute or similarly-sized non-profit organization; o AmeriCorps or other national service program requirements (as a member or program staff).
Duties: The Great Basin Institute, based in Reno, NV, promotes environmental research, education, and conservation throughout the West. With a $9 million annual budget, the Institute advances ecological literacy and habitat restoration through educational outreach and direct service programs. The Research Associate (RA) Program seeks a Project Specialist to assist with program logistics and operations of Ras throughout the Great Basin and Mojave Deserts, as well as the Lake Tahoe Basin and other regions in western states. GBI Ras work with federal, state and local land management agencies on a wide variety of field-based projects, including wildlife and vegetation monitoring, invasive plant inventories, recreation use surveys, resource mapping and monitoring, restoration, wilderness monitoring and inventories, cultural resource surveys, travel management inventories, as well as wildland post-fire monitoring. The RA Project Specialist will work with GBI staff to recruit and place Research Associates, coordinate project logistics and scheduling, assist with payroll, help to manage paperwork, and ensure compliance with all AmeriCorps, grant, and agency rules and regulations. Support of project development and grant writing may also be a function of this position. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. Duties: • Support logistical planning and recruitment for new and existing RA projects, including procurement, organization and inventory of equipment and supplies; • Communicate regularly with Program staff to support all operations; • Collect, review and process GBI administrative paperwork; • Gather, manage and process data needed to satisfy quarterly and annual reporting requirements; • Maintain established systems that enhance the success and satisfaction of Ras in the Program; • Assist Program staff with program operations, maintenance and expansion; • Coordinate, collaborate with and assist other GBI programs as required; • Follow and enforce policies detailed in GBI Personnel Handbook; and • Other duties as assigned. Location: Great Basin Institute, 16750 Mt. Rose Hwy., Reno, NV Timeframe: • Start immediately for period of 6 months; renewable pending funding and performance review; • Part time (minimum of 20 hours per week); possibility of full-time schedule starting in spring 2015 • Available to work a varied schedule that supports Program activities, including some weekends, evenings and/or holidays.
Appl: Qualified and interested applicants should forward a cover letter, their résumé, and a list of three professional references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, HR Coordinator, Email: agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.
 
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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Saturday, September 13, 2014, 11:56 PM
 
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT: A Permanent, Full-time Position. Pay: $13.00 hourly, 20-30 hours weekly, possible increase to full time, with the possibility of becoming a salaried position depending on funding.
Location: Great Basin Institute/Reno, Nevada.
Qual: Must have formal training in office procedures and use of office equipment. Must have the ability to communicate accurately and clearly both orally and in writing; pleasant telephone manner; able to think on feet when dealing with callers; customer service oriented with a flexible, adaptive approach to work. Knowledge of computers; specifically, experience in Microsoft Office is preferable. Candidate must have superior organizational skills and accuracy. Excellent problem solving and people skills also required. Relationships: The Administrative Assistant is responsible to the Executive staff for all of the duties and responsibilities listed above and for other duties that the Executive Director may assign during the duration of the employment. Because of his/her involvement in matters related to their responsibilities the Administrative, Assistant would also be required to communicate frequently with the other Directors.
Duties: Administrative Office Position. This position is responsible for assisting in managing the activities of the executive Office at the Great Basin Institute. Job Accountabilities: 1. Primary phone coverage (first to answer all incoming calls); 2. Prepare and mail all US/UPS/Fed Ex packages; 3. Sort and distribute incoming mail; 4. Oversee all aspects of publication orders including inventory and maintenance of inventory; 7. Filing of materials in general files area; 8. Assist with bookkeeping/accounting functions as appropriate; 9. Assist staff in creating a system for responding to telephone and written requests for Information; 10. Assist in developing and instituting methods for quality control and accuracy in membership, partnership, staffing, and other databases; 11. Inventory and track off and on site storage; 12. Be familiar with functions of the executive team so as to enable him/her to assume support roles; 13. May be called upon to assist with special projects and assume responsibility for the development, administration, and promotion of specific projects, as required; 14. Perform other duties as assigned.
Appl: Qualified and interested applicants should forward a cover letter, their résumé, and a list of three professional references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, GBI HR Coordinator, at agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org. Please include where you found this position posted. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone inquiries, please.
Filing Date: Open.
 
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BOTANY TECHNICIAN, Utah (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Saturday, September 13, 2014, 11:50 PM
 
BOTANY TECHNICIAN: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: Living Allowance: $12,700, Education Award*: $2,882, Health Insurance. Dates: Start in mid-October 2014 for 6-month duration during off season. Potential for extension during 2015 field season pending performance review.
Location: Great Basin Institute / BLM UT Colorado Plateau Native Plant Program, Utah.
Qual: Bachelor’s degree and relevant experience in Plant Ecology or closely related field; o Skills and experience in botanical identification; o Familiarity with the Seeds of Success native seed collection program, CPNPP and/or similar native plant material programs; o Understanding of and interest in natural resource issues and management approaches affecting western plant communities and ecology; o Competency in Microsoft Office, Arc Map and other GIS software, internet research; o Quantitative and statistical coursework, skills and experience; o Possess strong communication and outreach skills and experience; o Possess strong organizational and time management skills, and an ability to apply a detail-orientated approach to tasks and projects; o Ability to work productively as part of a team to accomplish mutual goals; o Ability to handle challenging days in the field as well as sedentary office work; o Experience in field work and ability to follow field protocols; o Ability to follow safe working practices in the field; o Willingness to undertake overnight travel for field work, meetings and site visits, if scheduled; o Possess a valid, state-issued driver’s 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 awards), and (3) pass National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR) and federal criminal background checks. 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 position.
Duties: The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the Utah Bureau of Land Management (BLM), is recruiting a Botany Technician to support the Colorado Plateau Native Plant Program (CPNPP) (http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/prog/more/CPNPP.html). The major goals of the CPNPP are to increase the availability of native plant materials and to provide the knowledge and technology required for their use in restoring diverse native plant communities across the Colorado Plateau. The Botany Technician will provide assistance in the implementation of the CPNPP Operation Plan. The Botany Technician will assist the CPNPP Coordinator, partners, and BLM staff in off-season tasks, including data and website management, research, communications, meeting planning and coordination. The candidate will become familiar with a wide variety of tasks and projects including partner research and development efforts. Overnight travel for field work, meetings, site visits may be scheduled, depending on priorities. This position will provide the Botany Technician with opportunities to gain experience in public land management, further their understanding and appreciation of natural and cultural resources, and learn about BLM land-management challenges and responsibilities, applicable Federal laws and regulations, and natural resource issues that apply at multiple scales. *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 position is based at the BLM Utah State Office in Salt Lake City, UT.
Appl: Qualified and interested applicants should forward a cover letter, their résumé, and a list of three professional references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, GBI HR Coordinator, at agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org. Please include where you found this position posted. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone inquiries, please.
Filing Date: Open.
 
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RECREATION TECHNICIAN, California (Open
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Saturday, September 13, 2014, 11:39 PM
 
RECREATION TECHNICIAN: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: Living Allowance: $24,200 + AmeriCorps Education Award*: $ 5,645. Generally 40 hours per week; work may be required on weekends. Dates: Annual appointment beginning in mid-October 2014.
Location: Great Basin Institute / Bureau of Land Management Northern California District, Redding Field Office, California.
Qual: Bachelor’s degree in recreation/wilderness management, natural resources, or equivalent coursework and field experience; Experience collecting field data and/or following established field collection protocols; Strong communication skills and experience in volunteer coordination and in providing visitor services, environmental education, outreach, and/or interpretation; Ability to read and navigate using topographic maps and compass; Experience with use of hand-held GPS units and with GIS mapping; Familiarity with trail development and experience in trail and facility maintenance; Motivated, self-starter, detail oriented, and possess good organizational skills; Ability to camp and work in remote locations; Willingness to work alone or in small groups to support the mission of BLM and GBI, and accomplish targeted goals and objectives; Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments and traverse uneven terrain; Clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license with ability to safely operate 4WD and all-terrain vehicles on unimproved 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 equivalent of two full-time awards), and (3) pass National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR) and federal criminal background checks. 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 position.
Duties: The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management, is recruiting a Recreation Technician to assist BLM Outdoor Recreation Planners with facility and trail planning and maintenance, coordinating with volunteers and private land owners, transportation planning, field studies, recreation-use inventories, and serving as camp host during summer months. The position may include compiling and interpreting information; researching reference materials; writing reports, and assisting a resource team in interpreting and deciphering types of uses and other resource concerns on roads and trails. Preferred candidates will have experience in operating government-owned 4WD and all-terrain vehicles, GIS mapping and use of a hand held GPS, use of heavy equipment, trail and facility maintenance, and trail development. Some work is performed in an outdoor environment that ranges from very cold and wet to very hot and dry. This work may require heavy physical exertion over steep, difficult terrain and uneven or rocky surfaces, and it may include bending, crouching, and stooping, stretching, reaching, and similar activities. Camping for consecutive nights in remote, primitive sites may be required. Work may be required on weekends. This position will provide experience working with a BLM professional on public lands and will aid in preparation for a career in public lands recreation management. Health Insurance *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. The BLM Redding Field Office is located in the northern BLM Northern CA District in the vicinity of many outdoor recreation opportunities, including fishing, mountain biking, hiking/backpacking, and skiing/snowboarding. Redding is located between Shasta-Trinity and Lassen National Forests and is on the I-5 corridor, making points in Oregon and central/southern California easily accessible.
Appl: Qualified and interested applicants should forward a cover letter, their résumé, and a list of three professional references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, GBI HR Coordinator, at agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org. Please include where you found this position posted. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone inquiries, please.
Filing Date: Open.
 
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GIS TECHNICIAN, Nebraska (9/30/14)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 11:27 PM
 
GIS TECHNICIAN: A Permanent, Full-time Position. Pay: $28K - $35K, Dates: Start: Immediately.
Location: GIS Workshop, Inc., Lincoln, Nebraska.
Qual: Experience with industry GIS systems (Esri ArcGIS), Bachelor's degree in GIS, geography or related field.
Duties: Digitizing, Developing and maintaining databases, Converting data (paper, CAD, etc), Collecting Trimble GPS field data, Answering support calls, Developing cartography for paper maps and WebGIS applications.
Appl: Send Resume.
Contact: GIS Workshop, Inc, Christine Niemann, Office Manager, 4949 NW 1st Street Ste 1, Lincoln, NE 68521. Ph: 402-436-2150, Fax: 402-436-2152. Email: cniemann@gisworkshop.com, Website: www.gisworkshop.com.
Filing Date: 9/30/14.
 
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NEVADA CONSERVATION CORPS PROGRAM DIRECTOR, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 11:15 PM
 
NEVADA CONSERVATION CORPS PROGRAM DIRECTOR: A Permanent, Full-time Position. Pay: $45,000 - $50,000 yearly salary, DOE, paid Health, Dental and Vision benefits and 401K.
Location: The Great Basin Institute, Nevada.
Qual: Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in environmental studies, nonprofit management, or related field(s) required; • Minimum of two years of AmeriCorps or National Service experience required; • Minimum of two years’ experience supervising staff at multiple sites, projects and personnel; • Demonstrate the ability and experience in areas such as grant writing and management, project development, training, team building, problem solving, and community building; • Excellent budget-development and oversight skills; • Experience developing and implementing agreements and contracts with federal land-management agencies, other governments agencies and nonprofit organizations; • Familiarity with regional environmental community-based agencies, services and resources; • Good interpersonal and organizational skills, with the ability to balance and integrate task-oriented and process-oriented responsibilities; • Excellent written, verbal communication, and facilitation skills; • Driven, patient and adaptable.
Duties: Founded in 1999, the NCC is a well-established statewide environmental program with more than 100 full- and part-time participants. We are seeking a dedicated, service-minded professional who desires to make lasting, positive change for public lands and communities in Nevada and other Western states. This leadership position requires a dynamic individual to oversee, manage, mentor and support a large, multi-state conservation and restoration program. The Director will manage current programs, while working to strengthen and develop new partnerships, programs and training opportunities. The Director will be responsible for all of the following: • Overseeing the recruitment, placement, management and development of AmeriCorps and other crew members and interns, with the goal to provide them a world-class professional-development experience. • Administering NCC’s AmeriCorps grant, while complying with all GBI/NCC/AmeriCorps standards, policies and objectives; • Strengthening existing relationships by providing excellent services, products and reports to current project partners; • Expanding NCC’s reach and capacity by developing additional opportunities and relationships; • Overseeing disciplined fiscal management of all NCC projects and activities; • Conducting regular crew and intern site visits to ensure compliance with AmeriCorps and GBI standards and policies; • Coordinating NCC management with other GBI programs as a member of a diverse, driven and successful team; • Other duties as assigned. The Great Basin Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, height, weight, or marital status in employment or the provision of services. Women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Appl: Qualified and interested applicants should forward a cover letter, their résumé, and a list of three professional references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Jerry Keir, Executive Director, at jkeir@thegreatbasininstitute.org. No phone inquiries, please.
Filing Date: Open.
 
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FORESTRY TECHNICIAN, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 10:57 PM
 
FORESTRY TECHNICIAN: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: $15/hr. Dates: September 2014, pending availability, for 13 weeks, 40 hours per week, up to 12 hours/day during 6 a.m. - 6 p.m., including weekends.
Location: The Great Basin Institute / BLM Nevada.
Qual: Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, Botany or other related natural science field, with coursework and/or experience that demonstrate understanding of the principles of forestry; o Knowledge of the forest and woodland ecoregions typical of western and central Nevada, including common plants (woody and herbaceous), wildlife, and/or geology/topography, desirable; o Ability to understand, implement and adhere to established data collection, inventory, assessment, and monitoring protocols; o Capacity to collect and maintain field data in an organized manner that is easily understood and accessible to other resources staff (GBI or BLM); o Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, with a diverse audience; o Experience using ArcGIS to create maps; o Ability to navigate and collect data using handheld GPS units; o Experience utilizing a compass and topographic map to navigate; o Possess a clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license with ability to safely operate and maintain a 4WD vehicle on and off paved roads; o Ability to live and work in rural and remote field and office setting; o Physically fit to work outdoors, carry up to 50 pounds of personal and/or field equipment, and withstand the rigors of a forested and/or high desert environment in all seasons; and o Willingness and ability to camp in remote, primitive sites for several consecutive days. O Successful applicants 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 Nevada - Carson City and Ely District Offices, is recruiting two Forestry Technicians to work cooperatively with BLM resource staff to perform vegetation management projects, restoration projects within forest/woodland areas, and utilization of forest products in support of the BLM Nevada Forestry Program. Duties will include: • Layout, preparation, and monitoring of forest product sale areas; • Assisting the District Forester with vegetative permits; • Assessing treatment prescriptions and methods (mechanical versus hand) for out-year planning of vegetation treatments; • Mapping, inventory, and assessment of treatment needs for forest and woodland stands; • Working with Nevada Conservation Corps crews to accomplish vegetation treatment projects; • Assisting with the reforestation program by collecting tree seed and overseeing the planting of seedlings; and • Monitoring public woodcutting areas on weekends. Camping at a work site for several days may be required to meet project objectives. One position will be based in Carson City, NV, and one position will be based in Ely, NV.
Appl: Qualified and interested applicants should forward a cover letter (include where you found this position posted), their résumé, and a list of three professional references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, GBI HR Coordinator, at agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone inquiries, please.
Filing Date: Open.
 
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CALIFORNIA TRAIL INTERPRETIVE CENTER, Nevada (Open)
by Sarah @ The Job Seeker - Monday, August 4, 2014, 11:53 PM
 
CALIFORNIA TRAIL INTERPRETIVE CENTER: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: See Below. Dates: See Below.
Location: California Trail Interpretive Center, Elko, Nevada.
Qual: Must be between ages of 17-25 for entire contract; Knowledge of, or interest in, American history; Knowledge of American pioneer-era skills and crafts; Experience with historic and academic research; Strong oral and written communication skills; Experience facilitating educational programs with large groups; Experience and desire to work with children or school groups; Experience with graphic design desirable; Must enjoy working with children and adults; and Meet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements: (1) U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status, (2) must be at least 17 years of age and a have received a high school diploma or GED (or be willing to achieve this before using education award), (3) eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime, or equivalent of two full-time terms of service), and (4) pass National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR) and federal/state criminal background checks. 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 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. This position is intended for young persons interested in gaining professional development and experience in visitor outreach, interpretation, and public history. 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. • Monitor/station the front informational desk at the center and provide information about the center to visitors and callers; • Present formal and informal interpretative programs; • Present costumed interpretation both in third and first person; • Facilitate historic curriculum-based education programs, and develop additional educational programs; and • Assist in graphic design and informational material development (brochures, bulletins, etc.) • Participate in host site meetings and trainings when appropriate; • Serve as a positive ambassador for the Trail Center, Great Basin Institute (GBI), and AmeriCorps; and • Work on special projects as assigned. Compensation: This is an AmeriCorps position, and members will receive a living stipend of $8,000 total as well as a housing stipend amounting to $2,100 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. Training: Trail Center staff will provide supervision and interpretive training. Safety, CPR, and First Aid training is mandatory. Training will be provided on the BLM mission and procedures. This is a great opportunity to gain experience in all aspects of interpretive/visitor center operations. Equipment: The Trail Center will provide work space, internet access and a laptop computer. Period costumes and props are available. The Trail Center has a small research library on-site. Contract Length: This is a 900-hour (6-month) position, minimum of 40 hours per week, with the possibility of extensions in 900-hour (6-month) increments. Ideally, the position will begin by August 25, 2014, but the start date is somewhat flexible. This is a Youth position. The member must be between the ages of 17-25 for the entire contract. Schedule: The Trail Center is open Wednesday through Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Potential seasonal scheduling variability – Trail Center may run extended hours during summer months. It may be possible to accommodate distance learners with study time depending on Trail Center needs. 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. Work will be performed inside the Trail Center, on the center grounds, and at various locations in the region including on some remote and rugged California Trail segments. These positions do not duplicate work of previous or existing employees or volunteers, supplant the hiring of workers, or include service or duties that have been performed or were performed by a current employee, an employee who recently resigned or was discharged, an employee subject to a reduction in work force, or an employee who is on leave.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Genevieve Parker, Human Resources Associate, Email: gparker@thegreatbasininstitute.org.
Filing Date: Open.
 

 
 
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