SALARY: $14-16/hour, depending on experience (plus $34/day per diem when camping)
Last Date to Apply
The Eastern Nevada Landscape Coalition (ENLC) is currently seeking one (1) invasive plant technician to complete a 5 person crew for work in the Elko, NV District of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
INVASIVE PLANT TECHNICIAN DUTIES: Field crews will work with an experienced crew lead while assisting in 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 technicians will be responsible for driving large, federal pick-ups (often towing trailers), operating ATVs and UTVs and hiking to treatment/inventory sites. Technicians are also required to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Some PPE (neoprene gloves, etc) will be provided by the BLM, but closed-toed shoes and long pants must be provided by applicant. Technicians 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: Positions run from May 1st through the end of September 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 mailto:email@example.com. 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 Technician” in the email subject line.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Qualified applicants should have experience and/or education in invasive plant management, biological sciences, natural resources, plant identification or general plant taxonomy and the ability to follow directions and 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.