Natural Resources Technician-Nevada

Summit Lake Paiute Tribe
Reno, Nevada
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Temporary/Seasonal Positions
13-18 DOQ
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Summit Lake Indian Reservation is located three hours north of Reno, NV. Travel to and from the reservation is provided from the tribal office, located near Reno. The Natural Resource Technician Position is an exciting opportunity to work on a variety of projects assisting Fish and Wildlife Biologist(s) and other Natural Resources Department employees performing natural resources projects. This is a great opportunity to work with the federally threatened Lahontan Cutthroat Trout (LCT) conducting sampling events, monitoring habitat, water quality and quantity. As part of preserving habitat for LCT, Technicians and Biologists perform noxious weeds control in upland habitats and when conditions permit within the riparian corridor. Technicians will also be trained in proper handling and survey techniques for conducting sage grouse telemetry work within and around the reservation. Additional duties delegated by supervisors may include other biological, meteorological, or habitat related work. As this location is remote the incumbent may be called upon to perform work tasks to assist in the maintenance and upkeep of the reservation. These projects are funded through grants and may vary depending on availability of funding. Please go to our website under the employment tab for further information on applying and to obtain an application. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Responsible for performing all tasks associated with surveying, counting, trapping, collaring, and tracking Sage Grouse in the study area. 2. Responsible for performing all tasks associated with surveying, counting, capturing, and tagging Lahontan cutthroat trout. 3. Responsible for performing all tasks associated with noxious weed treatments. 4. Responsible for assisting with range improvement projects such as repair and construction of fences, and livestock water facilities. 5. Responsible for assisting with monitoring water quality, stream flows, and weather. 6. Responsible for the maintenance of Tribal property and facilities. 7. Responsible for operating, repairing, and maintaining various types of equipment and tools, including handheld GPS units, passive integrated transponder tagging equipment, radio telemetry receivers, transmitters, and antennae. 8. Assisting with data collection and data entry. 9. Responsible for the operation, repair, maintenance, and record keeping for GSA and Tribal vehicles (if and when applicable). 10. Additional duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Must be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED. 2. Must be in good physical condition with the ability to hike for extended periods of time over uneven terrain in inclement weather, often in the dark. 3. Incumbent must be able to live and work as a team member in an extremely remote area of Northern Nevada for extended periods of time. 4. Incumbent must be comfortable working in both extremely cold and extremely hot temperatures, and enjoy primitive living conditions for extended periods of time. 5. Incumbent must be able to maintain a flexible work schedule - i.e. working until very late at night (2am or later) and/or beginning the work day pre-dawn (3am or earlier) for most of the field season. 6. Must be self-motivated, have a positive attitude, and demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Previous experience with tracking wildlife using radio-telemetry. 2. Experience trapping and handling large birds. 3. Experience surveying Sage Grouse leks and nests. 4. Experience handling, measuring, electrofishing, and setting trap nets to capture and tag fish. 5. Experience measuring, monitoring and analyzing water quality, stream flow, and weather. 6. Experience identifying plant and applying herbicides to treat noxious weeds, or current certification to apply herbicides. 7. Experience constructing and repairing rangeland fences 8. Ability to interpret and follow instructions, work at own initiative, and apply various rules, regulations policies and procedures. 9. Ability to keep records and accurate data, be flexible with work schedules and maintain data inventory. 10. Bachelor’s degree in fisheries, wildlife ecology or related field. 11. Valid state drivers license and insurable by Tribe’s insurance carrier. 12. Experience driving on unmaintained dirt/gravel roads. 13. Experience operating ATV’s and familiarity with safe operation practices, or current safety certification. 14. Experience operating boats and familiarity with safe operation practices, or current boating safety certification. 15. Experience using handheld GPS units. 16. First aid and CPR certified.
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Nicholas Rzyska-Filipek
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