The Eastern Nevada Landscape Coalition (ENLC) is currently seeking five (5) vegetation monitoring technicians for the upcoming 2017 summer field season to work in the Elko, NV District of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
Located in Ely, Nevada, the ENLC is a non-profit conservation organization comprised of public, private, and non-profit partners dedicated to the restoration of Western ecosystems through collaborative teamwork.
Elko is located in the remote, northeastern corner of Nevada. The area has a unique blend of Northern Basin and Range and sage brush steppe attributes including beautiful expanses of sagebrush flats and many mountain ranges available for exploring and recreating. The rugged Ruby Mountains lie 20 miles to the southeast of Elko and offer unique hiking, backpacking, climbing, fishing and camping experiences. The city of Elko has a lively downtown area and hosts cultural events throughout the summer (including the International Basque festival, rodeos and the Ruby Mountain Relay).
VEGETATION MONITORING DUTIES: Field crews=92 primary responsibility will be to collect post-fire vegetative response data in burned areas on public lands managed by the BLM as part of the Emergency Stabilization and Rehabilitation (ES&R) program, primarily utilizing Assessment, Inventory and Monitoring (AIM) protocols. Data collected will be used to evaluate the effectiveness of post wildfire rehabilitation treatments. Technicians will be responsible for driving federal vehicles, hiking to sampling locations, following rigorous sampling protocols for vegetation data collection, data quality control and data entry.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Applicants should have graduated from a program in biological sciences, ecology, natural resources or other field or have prior working experience in natural resources. Experience in plant identification and a general knowledge of plant taxonomy is required. Applicants should be able to hike 2-10 miles a day while carrying a pack with field equipment, and be comfortable with truck camping in the backcountry for up to 8 days at a time in sometimes harsh weather conditions. Preferred applicants will be experienced with Microsoft Excel and Access, 4WD vehicles, GPS navigation, and have had a clean driving record for the past 3 years.
SALARY: $15-$16/hour, depending on experience (plus $34/day per diem when camping).
SCHEDULE: Positions in the Elko District will begin in early May and continue through October (start and end dates may change based on weather conditions and work load). Work will occur on an 8-days-on/6-
days-off schedule (10-hour days).
Applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and the contact information for at least three references to Steph Frederick firstname.lastname@example.org. Materials must be emailed by Tuesday February 28, 2017. For more information, please visit our website (http://www.envlc.org) or email Steph. Please include =93Vegetation Monitoring Technician=94 in the email subject line.