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29 Mar 2023

Environment Ecological Monitoring Technician (AIM)

Great Basin Institute – Posted by Recrutiment Reno, Nevada, United States

Job Description

GBI is recruiting Ecological Monitoring Soils and Vegetation Technicians to work with GBI and BLM staff. Each technician will work with one other technician under the supervision of a Field Lead to characterize vegetation using the terrestrial AIM core methods. In some instances, Habitat Assessment Framework (HAF), and/or other supplemental protocols will be performed, for which training will be provided. Aside from core AIM sampling, any supplemental protocols implemented will vary by location.

Duties include following established field protocols to perform vegetation sampling and field data collection at new and existing sampling plots. Data will be used by resource specialists and land managers to inform decisions regarding land management at various temporal and spatial scales. During field work, car camping for 7 night “hitches” in remote locations will typically be required.

Field work will include:
• Maintaining safety awareness and practices;
• Extensive 4×4 driving on unmaintained roads;
• Navigating off-trail to sampling sites;
• Establishing sampling plots and transects;
• Identifying and describing soil horizons to help verify ecological site descriptions (ESDs);
• Collecting vegetation data (including species inventory, forb diversity, species abundance, sagebrush shape, foliar cover, canopy gap, and herbaceous and woody heights);
• Taking photo-points.

Additional duties include:
• Regular communication with GBI support staff and agency staff;
• Participation in GBI and agency trainings;
• Entering data into both Field Maps and Survey 123 software;
• Identifying plants to species using dichotomous keys; and
• Employing extensive QA/QC data checks.

Compensation and Benefits:
Total approximate compensation: $3,500-3,800/month before taxes (including benefits the approximate hourly equivalent: $22-24/hour), plus health insurance (monthly premiums fully paid by GBI) and paid time off.

• $18-20/hour depending on experience
• $150 bi-weekly housing stipend (Pro-rated if less than 80 hours worked)*
• $30 per diem for every night camped in the field (up
to 7 units in an 8 day work week)
• Affordable Care Act Compliant Health insurance
including vision and dental provided at no cost to
the employee starting the first day of the month
following employment start date.
• Paid federal holidays
• Paid personal time off (amount dependent on contract
length)

How to Apply

For more information and to apply, please visit the Great Basin Institutes website.

Job Categories: Seasonal. Job Types: Environment. Job Tags: #environmental, Botany Field, crew, and ecology.

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