Restoration Field Technician

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The Great Basin Institute is working cooperatively with the Bureau of

Land Management Southern Nevada District Office to bring on one

Restoration Field Technician.  The restoration field technician will be

responsible for implementing spring and riparian restoration projects,

and performing office and field activities related to spring and

riparian area management, restoration, and monitoring. The technician

will also participate in the implementation of landscape scale upland

habitat restoration projects.

The associate will work under the direction of the BLM Las Vegas

Restoration Program Manager and will engage in tasks including:

=95Field monitoring using basic equipment and standard techniques for

measuring vegetation response, hydrological condition and other

ecological indicators;

=95Independently conduct field work in the Mojave Desert;

=95Drive through rugged terrain using 4WD vehicles or UTV=92s;

=95Conduct work in the field throughout all seasons;

=95Data processing, including GIS work;

=95Gather data, and prepare and submit reports;

=95Coordinate with volunteer groups, and oversee restoration work with

volunteer teams and Nevada Conservation Corps teams  to restore riparian

and upland wildlife habitat;

=95Repair fences, barriers, gates, and signs using construction tools such

as post hole diggers, shovels, digging bars, a generator, electric

drills and other hand tools;

=95Treat exotic plants with mechanical techniques such as pulling, and

coordinate herbicide treatments by certified applicators;

=95Support the planning, designing, and logistics for restoration


=95Work with a variety of specialists from different agencies in order to

assist with the completion of projects;

=95Other restoration activities will be assigned as needed; and

=95Participate in GBI and BLM training opportunities.


The technician will be based out of the BLM Southern Nevada District

office, which is located in northwest Las Vegas, NV. The Southern Nevada

District Office manages more than three million acres of Mojave Desert

in Clark and Nye counties. The scenery varies from dramatically colorful

geologic landforms and largely unspoiled panoramic vistas of Red Rock

Canyon National Conservation Area to remote and rugged wild landscapes

of the recently designated Gold Butte National Monument. Recreation

opportunities abound and viewing sites for desert plants and animals are

easily accessible.


=95Rate of Pay: $15.00/hour

=95Health and Dental benefits


=95March 2017 for a 1 year duration; potential for extension pending

available funding and positive performance review

=95Full time, 40 hours per week; overtime and/or weekend hours may be

required occasionally


Required Qualifications-

=95Bachelor=92s Degree in Physical or Ecological Sciences (such as

Environmental Science, Ecology, Hydrology, Rangeland Management or

related subject);

=95Experience conducting ecological field work, preferably related to


=95Experience in data collection;

=95Coursework in plant restoration, botany,  or range science (transcripts

may be requested);

=95Experience conducting plant surveys using various monitoring protocols,

such as standard rangeland monitoring protocols, photo plots, and site


=95Experience with data entry and analysis;

=95Experience with technical writing and/or producing written

project/monitoring summary reports;

=95Experience working with hand-held GPS equipment for navigation and data


=95Experience working with GIS software; and

=95Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access)

=95Valid, state-issued driver=92s license and clean driving record;

experience operating 4WD trucks on paved and unpaved roads;

=95Ability to work independently, self-direct and self-motivate;

=95Good organizational skills and ability to multitask;

=95Willingness and ability to carry a backpack water sprayer (up to 35

pounds), lift up to 50 pounds, and to perform physical labor, including

but not limited to, manual removal of non-native vegetation, and

planting of native vegetation; and

=95Ability to communicate effectively with team members, agency staff, and

a diverse public;

=95Willingness to spend multiple days camping in the field;

=95Willingness to sometimes work irregular hours (e.g., early mornings,

late nights);

=95Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments, work in all

types of weather conditions and traverse uneven terrain;

=95Willingness to complete chain saw and UTV training; and

=95Successful 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.

Desired Qualifications-

=95Experience conducting and/or overseeing restoration projects;

=95Experience using small engines such as generators, chain saws, and


=95Knowledge of Mojave flora, fauna and environmental conditions


=95Experience using a dichotomous key to identify plants to species; and

=95Experience in applying revegetation and other restoration techniques.

How to Apply:

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