Summer 2018 Field Technician Position (Invasive Plant Control)

The Eastern Nevada Landscape Coalition (ENLC) is currently seeking one
(1) invasive plant technician for a five person crew to work in the Elko, NV District of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

INVASIVE PLANT TECHNICIAN DUTIES: Field crews will work with an experienced crew lead while assisting in inventory and management of invasive plants on public lands. Inventory duties include correctly identifying invasive plant species and infestations, surveying, recording and managing data. Invasive plant control will predominantly consist of herbicide application and manual control (hand pulling/hand tools). All technicians will be responsible for drivingĀ  large, federal pick-ups (often towing trailers), operating ATVs and UTVs and hiking to treatment/inventory sites. It is also suggested that technicians have navigational skills and can read locations of township and range maps.
Technicians are also required to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Some PPE (neoprene gloves, safety glasses, etc) will be provided by the BLM;closed-toed shoes, long pants, and long sleeved shirts must be provided by applicant. Technicians must be comfortable with truck camping in the backcountry for up to 4 days at a time and MUST be physically able to hike while wearing a 40 lb. backpack sprayer over rough and steep terrain.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Qualified applicants should have experience and/or education in invasive plant management, biological sciences, natural resources, plant identification, GIS, rangeland management, or general plant taxonomy and the ability to follow directions and safety protocols. Applicants must be experienced with 4WD vehicles and should have a clean driving record for the past 3 years. Experience with utilizing GPS units and programs (Trimble units and ArcPad) and ATVs/UTVs is a plus. Preference is also given to applicants with mechanical experience and those with experience identifying native and invasive/noxious plants of the Great Basin.

SALARY: $14-16/hour, depending on experience (plus $38/day per diem when

SCHEDULE: Positions run from late April/early May (start date flexible) through the end of September and follow a 10-hour day/four-day work week. Crews will generally return to Elko in the evenings, though camping near a project site for 4 days at a time will be required for up to two pay periods.

Technicians are responsible for providing their own housing in Elko.

Applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and the contact information for at least three references to Steph Frederick Please include “Invasive Plant Technician” in the email subject line. Materials will be accepted until position is filled.
For more information, please visit our website ( or email Steph.

About ENLC and the Elko Area

Located in Ely, Nevada, ENLC is a non-profit conservation organization comprised of public, private, and non-profit partners dedicated to the restoration of the 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).