The Eastern Nevada Landscape Coalition (ENLC) is currently seeking one (1) invasive plant crew lead to work in the Elko, NV District of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
INVASIVE PLANT CREW LEAD DUTIES: The crew lead will be responsible for supervising a field crew of 2-4 invasive plant technicians. Field crews (including lead) will assist with inventory and management of invasive plants on public lands. Inventory duties include correctly identifying invasive plant species and infestations, surveying, recording and managing data. Invasive plant control will predominantly consist of herbicide application and manual control (hand pulling/hand tools). All crew members will be responsible for driving large, federal pick-ups (often towing trailers), operating ATVs and UTVs and hiking to treatment/inventory sites. Crew leads are to enforce and set an example for requirements for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other safety protocols. Some PPE (neoprene gloves, etc) will be provided by the BLM, but closed-toed shoes and long pants must be provided by applicant. The crew lead must be comfortable with truck camping in the backcountry for up to 4 days at a time and MUST be physically able to hike while wearing a 40 lb. backpack sprayer over rough and steep terrain.
SCHEDULE: Position will run from mid-April through mid-October and follow a 10-hour day/four-day work week. Crews will generally return to Elko in the evenings, though camping near a project site for 4 days at a time will be required for up to two pay periods.
Applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and the contact information for at least three references to Steph Frederick firstname.lastname@example.org. Materials will be accepted until position is filled. For more information, please visit our website (http://www.envlc.org) or email Steph. Please include “Invasive Plant Crew Lead” in the email subject line.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Qualified applicants should have experience leading invasive plant crews in the past. Applicants must have, or be willing to obtain, the Nevada Restricted Use Pesticide (RUP) applicator’s certification. Applicants should possess leadership qualities, the ability to give clear directions and enforce safety protocols. Applicants must be experienced with 4WD vehicles and should have a clean driving record for the past 3 years. Experience with utilizing GPS units and programs (Trimble units and ArcPad) and ATVs/UTVs is a plus. Preference is also given to applicants with mechanical skills and experience.