Bureau of Land Management (BLM) & American Conservation Experience (ACE)
$600/wk. per week living allowance to cover Housing, Food, and incidentals. Members will work a flexible schedule totaling 40 hours per week. Housing is not provided, participants are responsible for obtaining their own housing.
SUMMARY: American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management Winnemucca District Office is seeking Two Springs Monitoring Team Members for 21 weeks to assist BLM field offices in monitoring springs, streams, and riparian areas. This opportunity is intended for enthusiastic professionals with a background in biology, hydrology, or a closely related field, with a deep interest in jointly advancing their career goals and the stewardship of Nevada's natural resources through purposeful fieldwork and research.
POSITION DESCRIPTION: At least 50% of the Members' time will be spent in the field monitoring springs, streams, and riparian areas. Field work will be carried out by a team of two in remote areas during all weather conditions. Between monitoring trips Members will enter data into databases, report finding to BLM staff, and prepare for upcoming fieldwork.
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Applicants should have or be working towards a degree in biology, hydrology, fisheries, environmental studies, or related field. Candidates with Master's Degrees and an interest in a career in public lands management are strongly encouraged to apply. Resumes and cover letters must show detailed key project experiences.
US. Citizen or Permanent Resident [as defined by federal agreement]
Members must be 18-30 (Applicants between 31 and 35 may be considered based on veteran status)
Ability and willingness to undergo a federal criminal background check is required
Must have a valid driver's license, clean driving record with ability to provide required documentation; (Driving record checks will be completed during on-boarding process. (Members must be 21+ to drive ACE/Agency vehicles)
Ability to drive an ACE vehicle is required for this position. ACE will conduct a driving record check upon on-boarding and the Member must be cleared by ACE to drive.
Willing to be drug free throughout the term of position. ACE is a federal contractor and grantee and is therefore required by law to maintain a drug free workplace.
Willing and able to represent ACE and the partner organization in a professional, positive, and enthusiastic manner.
Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation
Proven ability to be both self-directed/work alone, and be a positive, contributing member of a group
Ability to work as a member of a small group with minimal supervision
Physically capable of hiking up to 5 miles across rough terrain while carrying field gear
Knowledge of riparian ecosystems
Ability to work long days and camp occasionally to accomplish fieldwork
Ability to take initiative, work independently, and participate in collaborative efforts
Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely with resource professionals
Experience collecting water quality measurements
Knowledge of riparian and wetland plants in the Great Basin
Experience using ArcGIS
Experience navigating and driving in remote areas on unimproved roads
Experience using handheld GPS devices
**This position is subject to change/close at any time**