Seasonal Biological Field and Lead Technician – Susanville, CA

Agency
NatureServe
Location
Susanville, CA
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$13.00-$18.50/hr
Last Date to Apply
04/01/2021
Website
http://natureserve.org/about-us/careers
Description
NatureServe is a 501(C)3 organization that supports biodiversity conservation at the local, national and international levels through our network of member programs and other institutional alliances. NatureServe is recruiting seasonal biological field technicians to collect data in support of vegetation community sampling in dry sagebrush and woodland habitats in northeastern California and northwestern Nevada. The project involves field data collection of Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) information on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands in the Applegate and Eagle Lake districts in northeastern California and adjacent Nevada, with supplemental data collection in support of ongoing fuels and fire monitoring. NatureServe is seeking to fill up to four full-time, seasonal field biological technicians and up to three lead field biological technician to conduct field sampling. The field season is expected to occur from late April to mid-August. The work will include following established vegetation and soil sampling methods on new or existing ecological monitoring sites, including plot and line-based sampling, identification of plants to the species level, digging soil pits and analyzing soils. Knowledge of native plants, the flora of northeastern California and northwestern Nevada, ecological field monitoring methods, field sampling and project management needed. Availability for participation in a BLM AIM training near Susanville, CA in late April is strongly preferred.
Qualifications
Required qualifications: -Two years of coursework in ecology, natural resources, range management, or an equivalent combination of training and experience -Field experience collecting scientific data -A valid driver’s license required for all positions -Ability to identify plants in the field to the species level and experience using dichotomous keys required for all positions -Willingness and ability to work long hours and unusual schedules (typically 10 hours a day for 8 days) while car camping -Ability to hike up to 5 miles / day while carrying a heavy pack (up to 40 lbs), and ability to assist in digging soil pits and in analyzing soils and erosion data required for all positions Required for lead technician: -Experience coordinating logistics of data collection and safety planning for field crews -A completed BS/BA degree with two years of coursework in ecology, natural resources, range management -Field experience collecting scientific data and experience with vegetation data sampling -Experience navigating with topographic maps and compass, aerial photography and GPS to remote field locations
Contact Person
Emily Seddon
Contact eMail
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