2017 SEASONAL VEGETATION MONITORING TECHNICIAN: Nevada

Agency
Eastern Nevada Landscape Coalition/BLM
Location
Elko, NV
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Website
http://www.envlc.org
Salary
$15-$16/hour, depending on experience (plus $34/day per diem when camping).
Start Date
05/04/2017
Last Date to Apply
05/01/2017
Description
VEGETATION MONITORING DUTIES: Field crews’ primary responsibility will be to collect post-fire vegetative response data in burned areas on public lands managed by the BLM as part of the Emergency Stabilization and Rehabilitation (ES&R) program, primarily utilizing Assessment, Inventory and Monitoring (AIM) protocols. Data collected will be used to evaluate the effectiveness of post wildfire rehabilitation treatments. Technicians will be responsible for driving federal vehicles, hiking to sampling locations, following rigorous sampling protocols for vegetation and soils data collection, data quality control and data entry.

SCHEDULE: Positions in the Elko District will begin May 4th and continue through October (end date may change based on weather conditions and work load). Work will occur on an 8-days-on/6-days-off schedule (10-hour days).

Applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and the contact information for at least three references to Steph Frederick sfrederick@envlc.org. Materials accepted until position is filled. For more information, please visit our website (http://www.envlc.org) or email Steph. Please include “Vegetation Monitoring Technician” in the email subject line.
Qualifications
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Applicants should have graduated from a program in biological sciences, ecology, natural resources or other field and/or have prior working experience in natural resources. Experience in plant identification and a general knowledge of plant taxonomy is required. Applicants should be able to hike 2-10 miles a day while carrying a pack with field equipment, and be comfortable with truck camping in the backcountry for up to 8 days at a time in sometimes harsh weather conditions. Preferred applicants will be experienced with Microsoft Excel and Access, 4WD vehicles, GPS navigation, and have had a clean driving record for the past 3 years.
Contact Person
Steph Frederick
Contact Phone
775-753-0218
Contact eMail
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