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7 Feb 2023

Environment Vegetation Monitoring Technician

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

Job Description

For the 2023 field season, GBI is recruiting Vegetation Monitoring Technicians to work with GBI and NDOW staff. Each Tech will work under the supervision of a Crew Lead to characterize vegetation using LHA protocols, on various sampling sites across northern Nevada. Monitoring projects are predominantly located in sagebrush ecosystems and focused on post-fire restoration, habitat improvement, and baseline habitat condition. This opportunity differs from other GBI Ecological Monitoring positions as the primary monitoring goal is to conduct long-term vegetation monitoring, excluding soil indicators.

During the first month of training, the typical schedule is 5 days on (Monday-Friday) and 2 days off. During field work, car camping for 8 day “hitches” (Wednesday-Wednesday) in remote locations will be required, followed by 6 days off (Thursday-Tuesday). At the end of the field season, there is one week of office work, primarily focused on data QC and season wrap-up.

Field work will include:
• Maintaining safety awareness and practices;
• Extensive 4×4 driving on unmaintained roads;
• Navigating off-trail to sampling sites;
• Establishing or revisiting sampling plots and transects;
• Collecting vegetation data (including species inventory, forb diversity, species abundance, sagebrush shape, foliar cover, canopy gap, and herbaceous and woody heights);
• Taking photo-points;
• Making qualitative treatment assessments;
• Identifying plants to species in the field and/or using dichotomous keys; and
• Supporting extensive QA/QC data checks.

Additional duties include:
• Regular communication with GBI support staff and agency staff;
• Participation in GBI and agency trainings; and
• Entering data into both Field Maps and Survey 123 software.

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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