Environmental Technician (Temporary): Nevada

Elko, Nevada or Reno, Nevada
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
Description Grounded in safety, quality, and ethics, our environmental experts lead their fields and guide our work with rigor, a creative spirit, and vision for growth. We draw from more than 20 technical specialties in northern Nevada and are committed to fostering an inclusive community of diverse talents, backgrounds, and expertise. We’re a place to apply your passion and collaborate with top environmental talents on work that’s critical to our clients and the communities they support. Join a team that has the environment down to a science. Your Opportunity You will assist with field work throughout northern Nevada. This will include conducting and assisting in conducting environmental studies for a variety of resource, infrastructure and development projects. The work to be completed will depend on projects contracted for the 2023 field season Your Key Responsibilities Conduct surveys for wildlife, including but not limited to surveys for migratory nesting birds, raptor nests, Greater Sage-grouse, pygmy rabbits, and Western burrowing owls. Conduct vegetation surveys, including but not limited to riparian plants, noxious and invasive weed species, and vegetation community mapping. Perform surface water and groundwater sampling for flow and water quality. Collecting water and soil samples and submit samples to independent laboratories for analysis. Perform field techniques including taking measurements and collecting samples, use basic field equipment such as data recorders and geographic positioning systems to gather plant and animal survey data. Assist in completion of technical reports and data management. Actively participate in maintaining Stantec's safety culture. Work in remote locations performing sampling and surveys. Travel will be required.
Your Capabilities and Credentials Must be comfortable working outdoors for extended periods of time and camping in remote locations. Must be able to hike for extended periods of time and work outside during adverse weather conditions. Working knowledge and experience navigating via Global Positioning System devices, topographic maps, aerial photographs, etc. is preferred. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Strong note-taking skills and attention to detail. Basic understanding of technical writing skills. Work well in a team atmosphere and independently, as required. Working knowledge of field sampling techniques is a plus. Identification of common Great Basin plant species. Must have the willingness to learn new skills while conducting field work. Must be conscientious, organized, and disciplined. Build and maintain a productive professional and personal networking relationship within their technical team. Good driving record and valid driver’s license required. Prior to employment, this position may require the successful passing of a pre-employment physical and drug screen. Education and Experience Technical degree/diploma/certificate in natural resources, rangeland ecology, wildlife biologist, or equivalent in related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum of 0-2 years of experience. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather such as extreme heat, cold, precipitation, and dry conditions. Camping and overnight travel may be required. This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice. Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best. Benefits Summary: Full-time and part-time employees have access to medical, dental, and vision plans, a wellness program, health saving accounts, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan, employee stock purchase program, life and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, short-term/long-term disability plans, emergency travel benefits, tuition reimbursement, professional membership fee coverage and paid family leave. Employees will receive ten paid holidays in each calendar year. In addition, employees will be eligible to accrue vacation between 10 and 20 days per year and eligible for paid sick leave (and if more generous, in accordance with state and local law). Temporary employees have access to 401(k) plans, employee stock purchase program, and paid leave, in accordance with state and local law.
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Courtney Martinez
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