Summer 2018 Field Technician Position (Invasive Plant Inventory)

The Eastern Nevada Landscape Coalition (ENLC) is currently hiring one (1) invasive plant inventory technician to work in the Elko, NV District of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on a two person field crew. INVASIVE PLANT INVENTORY TECHNICIAN DUTIES: Field crews will identify and inventory invasive and noxious weeds on public lands, focusing on fire rehab areas that burned in 2017. Inventory duties include identifying invasive plant infestations, surveying, recording and managing data. All technicians will be responsible for driving large, 4-wheel drive pick-up trucks while towing trailers. Utilizing UTVs and/or ATV’s for inventorying large infestations is also required, as well as hiking to and around inventory sites on steep and rocky terrain. Technicians are required to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Technicians must be comfortable with truck camping in the backcountry for up to eight (8) days at a time and MUST be physically able to hike while wearing a backpack over rough and steep terrain. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Qualified applicants should have experience and/or education in invasive plant management, biological sciences, natural resources, botany, 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. Preference is given to applicants with experience utilizing GPS units and programs (Trimble units and ArcPad) and identifying invasive and state listed noxious weeds of the Great Basin. SALARY: $14.50-$16/hour, depending on experience (plus $38/day per diem when camping) SCHEDULE: Positions run from early May through July (3 months) and the work schedule will occur on an 8-days-on/6-days-off schedule (10-hour days, Thursday-Thursday). The crew will camp near the inventory sites for the eight days of work- returning to town mid-way through hitch to take care of data uploading and to replenish H2O, gear, and fuel. Crew members are responsible for their own housing while working on this project. Applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and the contact information for at least three references to Steph Please put “Elko Inventory Technician” in the email subject line. Applications are accepted until positions are filled. Visit for more info. About ENLC & 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).