Job Opportunity: Range Technician

How to Apply:

Interested and qualified applicants should apply using the following link:


In cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management Casper Field Office, Great Basin Institute is recruiting two (2) qualified Range Technicians to join our AmeriCorps program. TheTechnicians will assist with the following projects:

=95Range Technicians will work closely with agency personnel to assist with vegetation monitoring, maintain program database and documents, research needed information, and inventoryand spraying noxious and invasive weeds.=20=20=95Plant surveys and mapping efforts in order to refine population boundaries for species of management concern. Survey efforts will be concentrated within areas identified forpotential habitat treatment projects and locations where occurrence has been previously documented.

This position is field-work intensive with approximately 80% of the term spent in the field and the remaining 20% spent analyzing data and compiling progress and final reports to besubmitted by established deadlines.

Compensation:=20=95Living Allowance: $5,659.20

=95AmeriCorps Education Award*: $1,527.45

=95$34/night field per diem (as needed)

=95$75 Weekly Housing Stipend

*AmeriCorps Education Award may be used for past, present or future education experiences, including payment of qualifying federal student loans. Loan forbearance and accruedinterest payment on qualifying student loans is also available.

Timeline:May 22, 2017 =96 August 18, 2017

Location:Based in Casper, WY, in the vicinity of Casper Mountain and southern Big Horns. The Casper Field Office manages 1,326,733 million acres of public land for diverse resources and uses,including National Historic Trails , rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking and livestock grazing.


=95Interest or experience in botany, biology, ecology, or other related field;

=95Duties include:

     -Identifying  plants to species and subspecies and noxious and invasive plants;

     -Conducting population surveys;

     -Performing monitoring on rangeland sites using established protocols;

     -Carrying a backpack (30lbs) sprayer over rough terrain and spray weeds

     -Using GPS/GIS technology to collect, organize and display field data;=20=95Technical writing skills that communicate scientific results effectively and efficiently highly desirable;

=95Familiarity with the NRCS soil survey descriptions highly desirable;=20=95Ability to conduct field work across rugged terrain, carry personal and technical field equipment, and withstand inclement weather conditions;

=95Ability to be self-motivated and willing to accomplish objectives independently with minimal supervision;=20=95Ability to function as part of an interdisciplinary team comprising various BLM resource specialists; and

=95Possess a clean, valid, state-issued driver=92s license and the ability to safely operate a 4WD vehicle on and off paved roads; and

=95Meet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements: (1) U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status, (2) eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime orthe equivalent of two full-time education awards), (3) pass National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) and federal criminal background checks, (4) Adhere to the rules, regulationsand code of conduct as specified in the Member Service Agreement; and (5) Will not engage in any prohibited activities as listed in the Member Service Agreement.

How to Apply:

Interested and qualified applicants should apply using the following link: