Aster Canyon Consulting, Inc. is an environmental consulting firm based in Pinedale, Wyoming. We specialize in environmental field services including; wildlife surveys for threatened and endangered species, wildlife monitoring of gas fields, habitat mitigation recommendations, gas well reclamation monitoring & recommendations, endangered plant surveys, GIS mapping services, wetland delineations, and conservation easement baseline resource inventories. Our clients are oil and gas companies, land trusts, non-profit conservation organizations, government agencies, engineers, land developers, realtors and ranchers. Vegetation inventoried consists of arid cold-desert sagebrush-grassland and desert saltbush species.
We are currently seeking employees for 1 Restoration Ecologists / Botanists positions for the 2017 field season.
Work Timeline. Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Restoration Ecologists =Approximately May through August. Dates are based on business need, and may be subject to change. Employees that demonstrate and ability to work independently may be assigned to other projects extending into September and October.
Work location: Work is based out of our Pinedale Wyoming office and the typical work week consists of 4 days of 10 hour shifts. Daily work is predominantly in the Pinedale area therefore most employees are home every night.
The incumbent is responsible for securing and paying for his/her own housing in the Pinedale Wyoming area and transportation (car) to and from the office. Employees will be responsible for providing their own personal field items, such as field pack, water bottles and steel toed boots. Hard hat and fire resistant coveralls will be provided by Aster Canyon.
Sublette County in Western Wyoming is the gateway to the Wind River Mountains, the Upper Green River Valley, Wyoming Range. Pinedale Wyoming is a paradise at the base of the Wind River Mountains approximately 70 miles south of Jackson Hole, Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. It is home to over 1300 lakes, including Fremont Lake and Half Moon Lake. Throughout Sublette County you will find spectacular scenery, wildlife, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, photography, and so many more exciting adventure opportunities. The primary industries in the county are livestock ranching, natural gas development, tourism, and hunting. The community has only about 7,000 residents throughout 4883 square miles. The county is 80% public land including Bureau of Land Management, State, and the Bridger-Teton National Forest. These are popular destinations for travelers. The area is home to a variety of animals including elk, bison mountain lion, eagles, wolf, sage-grouse, mule deer, pronghorn antelope, black bear and grizzly bear. Public transportation is not available in the area. For more local information check out, www.pinedaleonline.com
• Conduct reclamation monitoring, weed monitoring, vegetation field studies, endangered plant surveys, and wetland delineations.
• Must have knowledge or ability to key out sage-steppe grasses, forbs and shrubs.
• Must have knowledge or ability to identify soils.
• Collect data as per established protocols.
• Run vegetation transects on reclaimed gas well pads and undisturbed rangeland.
• Must accurately and meticulously record data in the field and conduct quality control and quality assurance on collected data.
• Must accurately and meticulously enter data in excel database.
• Locate and use existing reports, scientific studies, data and other relevant documents for educating yourself, creating ideas and for interpreting data and preparation of reports.
• Must accurately and meticulously report findings.
• Must accurately and meticulously maintain database, field truck, field equipment, safety equipment.
• Able to work outside in bad weather conditions.
• Desire to learn.
• Wyoming commercial applicators license a plus.
• Top applicants will possess a B.S. in environmental science, restoration ecology, wildlife, biology, ecology, range ecology or natural resources. However, current students may also be considered for some positions.
• Ability to pass pre-employment drug testing and random drug testing during employment.
• Must demonstrate quick learning, strong observational skills, solid critical thinking, field leadership, and protocol implementation.
• Very strong and demonstrated technical writing and editing skills.
• Top applicants will have excellent interpersonal communication skills, experience interacting with ranchers, hunters, scientists, tourists and oil & gas workers.
• Successful applicants will be flexible, enthusiastic, & hardworking.
• Possess a willingness to work in proximity of oil and gas wells.
• Positions demand sensitive observation and recording skills, persistence, independence and self-reliance.
• Willingness to work a variable schedule (often before sunrise & including weekends) that may change with little or no notice.
• Possess a valid, clean, driver’s license.
• Experience with 4WD vehicles.
• Ability to navigate alone in the field using map, compass, and GPS unit.
• Commitment to the conservation of natural diversity and have a solution minded focus in regards to the natural resource extraction industry.
• Assist project manager in data collection, organization, interpretation and report preparation.
• Use topographical maps, aerial photographs, GPS units, and other maps and scientific, tools and equipment under difficult field conditions.
• Possess current first aid & CPR certification.