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Natural Resource Technician
Job Type: full-time temporary position
Posting Date: 17 Feb 14
Closing Date: 1 Apr 14
DUTIES: Field crews will work with an experienced crew lead, assisting in rangeland inventory surveys on public lands. Field work takes up about 85% of the position responsibilities. Inventory duties include ability to navigate to pre-determined field locations using a Garmin or Trimble GPS unit, completing data sheets to their entirety and utilizing basic plant ID skills. Familiarity with line-intercept, point-intercept, green-line, PFC, utilization, nested and pace frequency. All technicians will be responsible for driving (all-terrain vehicles) and hiking to inventory sites. Work is in rugged and remote areas of Nevada and Wyoming. Office work consists of mainly data entry and weighing plant samples collected in the field. Technicians must be physically able to complete job.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Qualified applicants should have experience and/or education in rangeland management, natural resources, biological sciences, plant identification, soil science or general plant taxonomy and the ability to follow directions and safety protocols. Applicants must be experienced with 4WD vehicles and small trailers, GPS navigation, and have had a clean driving record for the past 3 years. Experience with ATV’s and UTV’s beneficial. Must be capable of hiking and camping for up to 8-9 nights. Must be able to squat/kneel for extended periods of time for data collection. Proficiency with Microsoft programs necessary. Experience with ArcGIS software desired but not required.
SALARY: $600/week, plus all expenses (food, lodging, gas, and company vehicle) covered during 10-day field stint.
Contact Information:Applicants should E-MAIL letter of interest, resume, and contact information for at least three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “Natural Resource Technician” in the subject line. Open until filled.
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