Overview

GBI is recruiting Ecological Monitoring Vegetation Field Leads to work with GBI and BLM staff. Each Vegetation Field Lead will coordinate a field crew (one Lead will supervise two Technicians) 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 project.

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Conservation, Crew, Research/Science and Technical

Qualifications:

• Leadership experience, including supervising field crews and managing projects simultaneously.

• Experience, education, or a combination of both in botany and/or range management to meet the following (Crew Leads should have education and experience with plants identification):

• Bachelor’s degree in botany, biology, or rangeland ecology or other natural resources.
• At least 9 semester hours in plant or biological sciences.

AND/OR

• A minimum of 1 year field data collection

Required Skills:

Field work will include:
• Maintaining safety awareness and practices;
• Extensive 4x4 driving on unmaintained roads;
• Navigating off-trail to sampling sites;
• Establishing 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.

About Great Basin Institute

We are an environmental non-profit providing professional development to college students and graduates by offering them positions in environmental protection, restoration and conservation.

Application Instructions

To apply, please visit the Great Basin Institute's website: https://www.vscyberhosting.com/greatbasin/Careers.aspx?req=2022-AIM-011&type=JOBDESCR