From: Ecological Society of America: grants, jobs, news
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Sent: Monday, April 12, 2010 4:02 PM
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Subject: [ECOLOG-L] Vegetation Monitoring Field Technician in Eastern Nevada
The Eastern Nevada Landscape Coalition is a non-profit organization
composed of public, private, and non-profit partners dedicated to the
restoration of the Great Basin ecosystems through collaborative teamwork.
Vegetation monitoring is an integral part of the Eastern Nevada Landscape
Coalition goals in assessing the land health of eastern Nevada.
DUTIES: Field crew members will be responsible for collecting vegetation
data in semi-desert and Mojave desert ecosystems. The data will be
collected with using a variety of vegetation monitoring techniques. Crew
members will also be responsible for the collection of unknown plant
specimens for future identification.
CONDITIONS: Candidates must be able and willing to hike long distances
carrying a 30-lb pack over rugged terrain and work long hours in extreme
conditions, including rain and 100+ F° heat, in remote areas. Crew members
will be required to provide their own housing and personal field gear.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Strong applicants will either be currently enrolled
in or graduated from a program in natural resources or a related field.
Experience in taxonomic keys and field botany is essential. A working
knowledge of the flora of the Great Basin desert is preferred but not
required. Applicants must be experienced with 4WD, GPS, backcountry
navigation, and a clean driving record for the past 3 years. Backcountry
camping will be required for certain study areas.
SALARY: $14-16/hour, depending on experience (plus per diem when camping)
DURATION: Positions will begin late April to early May 2010, and last
three months or longer, depending upon availability of work.
LOCATION: The crews will be based out of the Coalition’s office in Ely,
NV, and will be working in White Pine County, Lincoln County, and Lander
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed and applicants
contacted as they come in; the position is open until an applicant is
TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter, resume, and a list of three (3)
references (names, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, and relation to
applicant) via e-mail to:
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Include ‘WA Field Crew Member’ in the subject line of the email.
Phone interviews will be scheduled following the application deadline.
Questions regarding the position should be directed to Moira Kolada at
[log in to unmask] or 775-289-7974 ext. 7#.