The Eastern Nevada Landscape Coalition (ENLC) in Ely, Nevada is currently
seeking at least two temporary/full-time vegetation mapping technicians for
the 2016 field season. Technicians will continue work started in 2015 on a
landscape-scale shrubland vegetation mapping project for the purpose of
characterizing Sage-grouse habitat for the Ely District BLM office.
DUTIES: Under supervision of ENLC staff ecologist, technicians will
delineate and ground truth lower-elevation shrubland communities by dominant
species and height class. Technicians will use ArcGIS to create
preliminary maps with satellite imagery and existing GIS layers. Maps and
GPS units will be used to navigate large shrubland landscapes on unpaved
roads by vehicle. (Vehicle is provided by ENLC.) Technicians will stop
along roads to collect vegetation and geographic data. Back in the
office, technicians will be responsible for processing data and using data
to digitize vegetation polygons in ArcMap.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Applicants should either be currently enrolled in or
graduated from a program in geographic information systems, natural resource
management, environmental sciences or a related field. The applicant should
have training and current practical experience with ArcMap 10.1-10.3
software, general knowledge of Great Basin vegetation, and be proficient
with computers and handheld electronic devices. Applicants must be capable
of reading maps and navigating backcountry terrain with GPS units and
topographic/satellite imagery maps. Experience driving 4WD vehicles on
backcountry roads and a clean driving record for the past 3 years is required.
SALARY: $15-$17/hour, depending on experience (plus $34/day per diem when
SCHEDULE: Mapping technician position will begin in April and end in
September, 2016. Initially, work will be done from the office, then
alternate to the field when weather and road conditions allow. Technicians
will be expected to work 40 hours per week and obtain housing in Ely for the
season. One or two nights of camping per week is allowed when working in
remote parts of the project area.
Applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and the contact information
for at least three references to Julie Thompson at email@example.com.
Materials should be emailed by February 15, 2016. Please write “2016
Shrubland Mapping Technician” in subject line.
ENLC is a non-profit conservation organization comprised of public, private,
and non-profit partners dedicated to the restoration of Western ecosystems
through collaborative teamwork.
For more information, please visit our website (http://www.envlc.org) or
email Julie Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org.