Ecological/Archaeological Monitoring Field Technician Needed

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The ecological monitoring program at GBI serves as an excellent

professional development opportunity for burgeoning natural resource

professionals looking for experience in botanical, soil, and rangeland

surveys. This program is a component of our well-established Research

Associate Program, which focuses on the conservation of natural resources

in the Intermountain West. As an element of this program, participants will

implement the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) national Assessment,

Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) strategy, which is targeted at collecting

standardized inventory and long-term ecological data at multiple scales

across western public lands. In accordance with these strategies and

through partnerships with multiple agencies, GBI’s ecological monitoring

program is dedicated to providing college graduates and emerging

professionals with hands-on survey, inventory, monitoring, and reporting

experience in natural resource management.

In order to follow required compliances for cultural resources, GBI is

recruiting a field lead with archaeological competencies for this work in

the Moab and Monticello BLM Field Offices, stationed out of a remote GBI

office in Moab, Utah.


In cooperation with the BLM-Utah, Moab and Monticello Field Offices, GBI is

recruiting two Field Technicians to work cooperatively with BLM Resource

Managers and GBI Ecological Monitoring Leads and another Field Technician.

The Field Lead will coordinate the field crew consisting of one Lead and

two Technicians to characterize vegetation using the Assessment, Inventory

and Monitoring (AIM) protocol. Training for AIM will be provided by the GBI

and the BLM.

Duties include following established field protocols to conduct vegetation

sampling and field data collection on new and existing monitoring sites

within the Moab and Monticello BLM Field Offices. Prior to establishing and

sampling a site, an archaeological clearance will be performed by the BLM

initially of known archeological sites and this technician will assist if

more sites are found when doing the AIM protocol.

*Field work will include:*

– Conducting a general survey of the site to ensure that cultural sites and

artifacts are not affected by vegetation sampling;

– Maintaining safety awareness and practices;

– Navigating off-trail to sampling sites;

– Establishing sampling plots and transects;

– Identifying and describing soil horizons;

– Collecting vegetation data (including species inventory, foliar cover,

canopy gap, and herbaceous and woody heights);

– Making qualitative range assessments; and

Taking photo-points.

*Additional duties include:*

– Regular communication with GBI support staff and agency staff;

– Participation in GBI and agency trainings;

– Entering data into and managing an Survey123 database;

– Identifying plants to species using dichotomous keys;

– Assisting in extensive QA/QC data checks