Restoration Technician – Southern Nevada

Great Basin Institute/ Bureau of Land Management
Las Vegas, NV
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Total Living allowance: $30,200 PLUS $6,345 AmeriCorps Education Award
Last Date to Apply
The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), is recruiting a Restoration Technician to assist with a variety of restoration and wildlife monitoring projects on BLM lands in Southern Nevada. Work will include working closely with the BLM biologists, volunteers from the Virgin River Coalition, and 5-10 person Nevada Conservation Corps (NCC) field crews to implement restoration projects in riparian and aquatic habitats at springs. Fall/Spring (Restoration) Work will mainly focus on Restoration Projects during the Fall and Spring. Primary duty will be coordinating NCC crews for restoration project implementation in riparian areas and springs restorations. Restoration activities will include: Planting container saplings, protecting revegetation efforts with fencing and plant cages, installing beaver dam analogs, and collecting and sowing seeds. Restoration work may include but is not limited to erosion control, revegetation, seeding, fence construction, illegal route decommissioning, and installing signs. Ability to work as a team is required. Work can be repetitive and monotonous. Summer (Wildlife Monitoring) During the summer months technician will conduct Raven surveys and monitoring in Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC). Duties will include: Driving powerline right of ways and collecting data on raven and hawk nests. Collecting predation samples and other wildlife duties related to desert tortoise recovery including assisting with telemetry projects and culvert wildlife camera data analysis. Primary Responsibilities: • Coordination of Riparian Restoration work with 5-10 person NCC crews • Restoration e.g. planting, fencing, seed collection, erosion control • Wildlife Monitoring e.g. survey, data collection • Data collection and management • Must be able to operate a 4-wheel-drive vehicle and pass a federal background check. Physical Demands: • Lift up to 40 pounds of material or equipment • Bend, lift, pull, and push • Crouch, stoop, kneel, stand, or bend for long periods of time • Walk for long periods of time on uneven surfaces carrying equipment • Be outside in extreme heat or cold (depending upon the season) • Work up to 10 hour days • Travel overnight or up to 4 days to complete project work Contract Timeline: • Start Date: January 2022 • Term of Service: 1 year (AmeriCorps 1700 hour term of service) • Full-time, up to 40 hours per week Compensation and Benefits: • Total Living allowance: $30,200.00 • AmeriCorps Education Award: $6,345.00 upon successful completion of term of service • Sick Leave, Vacation, and Federal Holidays • Eligibility for Student Loan Forbearance • Child Care support for eligible Members • Fully covered health, dental, and vision insurance available starting the first of the month after your start date Job Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resource Management, Restoration, or similar fields; preferred • Experience with leading Restoration Activities • Experience leading crews in conservation activities • Ability to drive 4x4 vehicle, and navigate in the backcountry using maps and GPS units • Ability to use ArcGIS software such as ArcMap • Ability to use a GPS unit such as Garmin or Arc Field Maps • Ability to use Microsoft Office Programs • Ability to do physical labor in the backcountry • Ability to communicate with staff in an appropriate manner in written and verbal form • Must pass a federal background check and National Sex Offender Public Registry check Successful applicant(s) must complete a Department of Interior (DOI) Background Investigation (BI) or submit paperwork to BLM human resources indicating an active and fully adjudicated BI has already been completed prior to beginning position.
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Sarah Mendoza
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