The Great Basin Institute is recruiting ES&R AIM Field Crew Leads to work with GBI and Elko, NV BLM staff. Each Field Crew Lead will work with two other techs to characterize vegetation using the terrestrial AIM protocols. Aside from core AIM sampling, any supplemental protocols implemented will vary by location.
The Emergency Stabilization and Rehabilitation (ES&R) process was developed by the Department of the Interior to help restore public lands to their former state following wildfire impact. Participants will implement the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) strategy for terrestrial systems, targeted at collecting standardized ecological information and long-term vegetation data at multiple scales throughout the Elko, NV BLM district. Technicians will help BLM staff by applying AIM sampling to post-wildfire ES&R projects to gather insightful data on the efficacy of various treatments.
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 location will be typically be required.
Dependent on performance and completion of work term this position can qualify for Public Lands Corps (PLC) status given that the applicant is 30 years old or younger at the time of GBI employment. This status will last two years from the end of GBI employment.
Full position description and qualifications: https://www.vscyberhosting.com/greatbasin/Careers.aspx?req=2021-AIM-002&type=JOBDESCR
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