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Great Basin Institute/Nevada Conservation Corps Land Health Assessment Field Technician, BTT Gateway Job ID 6932

Thu, March 28, 2013

Great Basin Institute/Nevada Conservation Corps Land Health Assessment Field Technician, BTT Gateway Job ID 6932

Description: The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management in Nevadais recruiting field technicians for land health assessment teams across the state. These teams will consist of three members including a Crew Lead. Each team will be comprised of environmental scientists (ecologists) having diverse areas of training and expertise to work cooperatively in a field based setting. The overall objective of the team is to perform land health assessments through the assessment of soil, hydrology and biological (vegetative) conditions; water quality and quantity sampling (Proper Functioning Condition); and baseline data collection for Sage Grouse habitat and other indicator species. Data are utilized for adaptive management decisions, restoration projects, and/or to improve wildlife habitat to achieve a healthy and productive ecological condition. The principle purpose of this project is to generate an understanding of the process used to develop land health assessments, including the data capture and evaluation. 

Duties: General field duties include walking long distances over uneven terrain, and will require Field Technicians to identify vegetation, characterize soils, and collect GPS and photo points. Office tasks may include assisting with data organization, processing and QA/QC; post-processing GPS points; and contribute to report writing. 

To apply, forward a cover letter, a résumé, and a list of three professional references to Amy Gladding, Human Resources Coordinator at agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org.  Application deadline is 3/28/2013.


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