Year-Long NEPA Position in Death Valley National Park $21.00/hour

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*Description: *

Working cooperatively with the National Park Service’s Death Valley

National Park (DEVA), the Great Basin Institute is recruiting an (1) NEPA

Compliance Research Associate (RA) to join our program and assist the

Park’s Resource Management Division with the completion of project planning

and compliance associated with the National Environmental Policy Act

(NEPA). DEVA manages a large volume of historical preservation, routine and

deferred maintenance, new construction, and research activities all of

which require compliance with NEPA. The RA will assist with review of NEPA

documents, developing guidelines, procedures and instructions for the

program; and researching and tracking recent applicable legal decisions,

regulations, and policy guidance. Familiarity with section 106 of the

National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) process desired. Strong

communication skills are imperative as the RA must be approachable and work

well in both team and individual work environments.  This position with

involve field work, data processing, as well as document writing and


*Compensation: *

– Rate of pay: $21.35/hour

– Health Insurance

– Paid personal leave and holidays

*Technical Requirements:*

– Degree in Natural Resource Management, Recreation Management or related

field, Master’s degree desirable;

– Field experiences related to botany, wildlife, natural resource or

recreation management;

– Experience in supporting NEPA process and documentation required;

– Understanding the Section 106 process;

– Ability to understand, implement and adhere to established data

collection, inventory, recording, and monitoring protocols;

– Capacity to collect and maintain field data in an organized manner that

is easily understood and accessible to other resources staff (GBI or NPS);

– Experience preparing, reviewing and writing reports;

– Ability to utilize ArcGIS software to build maps, organize and manage

data, and manipulate data layers;

– Experience operating hand-held GPS equipment for navigation and

electronic field data collection; experience post-processing field data, a


– Read and interpret topographical maps and navigate using a compass;

– Possess a clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license with ability to

safely operate and maintain a 4WD vehicle on and off paved roads;

– Ability to work productively and cooperatively as part of a team focused

on accomplishing mutual goals and communicate effectively, both written and

orally, with a diverse audience;

– Flexibility and capability to meet the demands of rapidly changing plans

and schedules;

– Possess good organizational skills and be detail oriented; and

– Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments, camp in the

backcountry for consecutive days, work in all types of weather conditions,

traverse uneven terrain, carry a heavy pack in excess of 35-45 lbs, and be

in overall good physical condition; prior experience working in the desert

southwest, or similar desert climates, desirable.

Successful applicant must complete a Department of Interior (DOI)

Background Investigation (BI) or submit paperwork to NPS human resources

indicating an active and fully adjudicated BI has already been completed

prior to beginning position. If you already have a fully adjudicated BI,

please let us know in your application.

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