NRI Field Data Collection Assistant

Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$20/hr Direct
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Zia Engineering & Environmental Consultants, LLC has a need to fill one position for a two-person team to collect range, pasture and BLM lands data for natural resources inventories (NRI) for the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). NRI instructions for on-site data collection can be reviewed at: On-Site Data Collection Handbook of Instructions | NRI Grazing Land ( The period of performance is between March 2023 – September 2023 and will involve fieldwork during the summer heat. This position is New Mexico statewide, however the primary team is located in Las Cruces, NM (origin of mobilization to field sites) The position is part-time/on-call as segment/point locations are obtained to inventory. Zia will provide vehicles for each team requiring applicants to have a valid driver’s license for insurance requirements. Field duration depends on the location of the data collection sites and from the site of mobilization. Travel will include local day trips as well as overnight from one to 5 nights. Per Diem and lodging expenses are paid by Zia. Position needed: Range Science/ Plant Science Field Data Collection Assistant FT/PT/Temp: Temp Location: New Mexico Position Type: Environmental Zia Engineering and Environmental Consultants, LLC has a potential opening for a Range Science/ Plant Science Field Data Collection Assistant. Email resumes to Equal Opportunity Employer.
Requirements: Education: Bachelor’s degree in Range Management or a related discipline (preferred); or coursework with a combination of biological, physical or earth science with minimum 15 hours in such subjects as soil genesis, pedology, soil chemistry, soil physics, and soil fertility. Experience: Working knowledge of Range Science/Plant Science and Field data collection including field experience in western states. Knowledge: Native plant identification, soil science, use of GPS equipment, field data recording instruments/ computers, compass, clinometers and other equipment is a plus. The applicant should have a working knowledge of the NRI grazing land field protocols and should be comfortable with outdoor field work. Applicant must have a valid driver’s license and the ability to secure and maintain a government security clearance. Overnight travel will be required. Email resumes to Equal Opportunity Employer.
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