Assistant Crew Coordinator – Nevada

The Great Basin Institute
Reno, NV
Job Category
Full time Positions
$36,400-$40,000 DOE
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
In cooperation with the Nevada Department of Wildlife, the Great Basin Institute is recruiting a Crew Supervisor Assistant to support the Nevada Partners for Conservation and Development Program (NPCD). Goals of the NPCD are to protect Nevada’s biodiversity, restore productive rangeland ecosystems to support wildlife and agriculture, and provide high quality outdoor recreation opportunities. Work will focus on habitats of Sage grouse, Mule deer and other inhabitants of sagebrush ecosystems characteristic of the Great Basin Desert. The assistant will work closely with the Crew Supervisor to support the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) and Nevada Partners for Conservation and Development (NPCD), and to inform restoration and management of wildlife habitat in Nevada, the Crew Survey Assistant will: - Support field operations of multiple crews performing surveys across Nevada including equipment organization and maintenance, vehicle coordination, field protocol implementation and team deployment; - Approve seasonal employee and intern timesheets and expenditures; - Assist in the recruitment of 19+ seasonal employees and interns including interviewing and managing contracts; - Lead and assist in the administrative, botanical, and protocol training of 19+ seasonal employees and interns; - Conduct habitat assessments focusing on vegetation attributes, including species identification, cover, density and frequency; - Generate and manipulate geodatabases, and produce maps of project assessment and treatment areas; - Identify and voucher unknown plant specimens; and - Performing related duties as required or directed by management. As an employee of Great Basin Institute’s Research Associate (RA) program, the RA is expected to satisfactorily complete the following tasks: - Adhere to daily/weekly work schedules that are subject to change in response to project needs; - Participation in GBI and/or NDOW training opportunities; - Complete and submit quarterly progress reports to GBI staff. Reports are due on January 15th, April 15th, July 15th, and October 15th; a final report, describing activities during your last quarter, will be due no later than one week before the end of contract; - Other duties as assigned by GBI and NDOW staff.
Technical Requirements - Bachelor’s degree in biology, botany, wildlife management or related natural resource field and at least three years of experience; - Background in NPCD field methods for sampling vegetation attributes, including identification of individual plant species and use of the Intermountain Flora; - Experience with sagebrush vegetation and associated methods preferred; - Understanding of plant community ecology and relationships between animals such as Sage grouse or Mule deer and their preferred habitat types; - Experience with re-vegetation following fire or other disturbance preferred, including use of native and non-native plant species in restoration, and experience with or willingness to learn about the use of applicable machinery; - Strong back-country skills, including safety, navigation, and low impact principles; - Experience working with hand-held GPS equipment for navigation and tablet computers for data collection; - Knowledge of ArcGIS and Google Earth Pro software for making maps and generating metadata; - Experience with technical writing and/or producing written project reports; and - Knowledge of database use for data analyses preferred Additional requirements: - Possess a valid, state-issued driver’s license and clean driving record; - Experience operating 4WD trucks on- and off-road, including unimproved roads; - Ability to work productively as part of a team to accomplish mutual goals; - Strong ability to communicate effectively with multiple stakeholders who have diverse interests in habitat project outcomes; - Ability to work in all types of climate and weather conditions, traverse uneven terrain, carry upwards of 40 pounds in a backpack, and otherwise maintain good physical condition; - Willingness to work occasional evenings, weekends and holidays; - Willingness to travel statewide to remote field sites; - Willingness to camp, sometimes in remote areas, up to four night per week; and - Pass National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR) and federal criminal background checks. To apply please follow the link below:
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Sage Bates
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