Desert Cleanup Coordinator – Nevada

Agency
Great Basin Institute
Location
Las Vegas, NV
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$15.00/Hour and Health Insurance
Start Date
07/10/2017
Last Date to Apply
06/18/2017
Website
http://crcareers.thegreatbasininstitute.org/careers/careers.aspx?rf=TAM&req=2017-RAP-034
Description
The Mojave Desert is home to several federally listed threatened and endangered species and numerous BLM Special Status Species requiring active resource management and protection. Pressure from increasing population growth and the Las Vegas urban interface has led to an increase in illegal dumping on public lands causing public health and safety issues, proliferation of roads, and habitat deterioration for many Special Status Species and the environment. The Southern Nevada District Office’s Desert Cleanup and Restoration Program works directly with local communities to implement desert cleanup projects and restore disturbed areas. The aim of the Desert Cleanup and Restoration Program is to remove household trash, construction debris, tires, and abandoned vehicles from public lands administered by BLM. The Coordinator will review the BLM Las Vegas District Office Resource Management Plan, PM-10, Clark County Air Quality Plan, and current Supplemental Rules or closures related to Off Highway Vehicle activity. They will also analyze data to enable ground truthing of closure boundaries with GPS unit and using GIS information. The Coordinator will assist in stabilization of soil under BLM jurisdiction within non-attainment areas and coordinate efforts with the Air-Quality Specialist, Desert Dumping team, state and local air quality specialists and law enforcement. In addition to quarterly reports and a final report, the Coordinator will assist the Desert Dumping team with planning, coordination and implementation of desert dumping cleanups.

Location:
The technician will be based out of the BLM Southern Nevada District office, which is located in northwest Las Vegas, NV. The Southern Nevada District Office manages more than three million acres of Mojave Desert in Clark and Nye counties. The scenery varies from dramatically colorful geologic landforms and largely unspoiled panoramic vistas of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area to remote and rugged wild landscapes of the recently designated Gold Butte National Monument. Recreation opportunities abound and viewing sites for desert plants and animals are easily accessible.

Compensation:
• Rate of Pay: $15.00/hour
• Health and Dental benefits

Timeline:
• May/June 2017 to May 2018; potential for extension pending available funding and positive performance review
• Full time, 40 hours per week; overtime and/or weekend hours will be required occasionally

How to Apply:
Please follow this link to apply directly through our online portal: http://crcareers.thegreatbasininstitute.org/careers/careers.aspx?rf=TAM&req=2017-RAP-034

We conform to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit Retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.
Qualifications
Technical requirements-
• Bachelor’s degree and/or natural resource management, environmental science or related field;
• Experience conducting and/or overseeing restoration projects;
• Knowledge of Mojave flora, fauna and environmental conditions desirable;
• Experience using and manipulating data in GIS and/or database programs;
• Experience using hand-held GPS equipment for navigation and/or data collection;
• Ability to read topographic maps and utilize a compass for navigation;
• Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse public;
• Experience developing and conducting effective environmental educational programs, including public outreach materials;
• Ability to guide, engage and motivate volunteer groups (e.g.: school groups, homeowners associations, “Friends” groups);
• Experience operating heavy equipment including, but not limited to a front-end loader or Bobcat – CDL preferable, but not required; and
• Ability to work in all types of weather and terrain in the harsh Mojave Desert environment.

Additional requirements-
• Valid, state-issued driver’s license and clean driving record; experience operating 4WD trucks on paved and unpaved roads;
• Ability to work independently;
• Ability to self-direct and self-motivate
• 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);
• Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments, work in all types of weather conditions and traverse uneven terrain; and
• 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.

How to Apply:
Please follow this link to apply directly through our online portal: http:// http://crcareers.thegreatbasininstitute.org/careers/careers.aspx?rf=TAM&req=2017-RAP-034

We conform to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit Retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.
Contact Person
Momoka Maeda
Contact Phone
7756745475
Contact eMail
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