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Ecologist

Employer
Listed in sponsorship recognition field
Location
Ely, Nevada
Salary
$28/hour plus paid vacation and sick leave and health insurance
Closing date
Jan 5, 2023
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The Eastern Nevada Landscape Coalition seeks to hire an Ecologist to add to our full-time staff. The successful candidate will manage several projects in cooperation with state and federal agencies, oversee crews, and write technical reports.

The position is based at our headquarters in Ely, Nevada. During the field season, some travel will be required to meet with crews, conduct trainings, and attend meetings/conferences.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Hire, train, and supervise seasonal technicians on a variety of projects including vegetation monitoring and restoration, noxious weed treatments, and sensitive species surveys Assist in project planning and writing of federal, state, and contract funding Ensure high-quality data collection and safety standards are followed Collect, analyze, and summarize vegetation and associated data Prepare technical reports and funding proposals

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Ecology, Biology, or Natural Resources 5 years’ experience with project and/or personnel management in the semi-arid west Experience conducting ecological site evaluations and vegetative surveys/monitoring with federal agencies ArcGIS expertise

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in ecology, biology, environmental science, or related field 3 years’ experience planning, designing, and/or project management 3 years’ relevant experience leading field crews, vegetation monitoring, or sensitive species surveys Experience in the conceptualization, design, construction, and monitoring of habitat restoration projects GIS experience Ability to follow rigorous standardized protocols Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing Experience working and leading crews in remote, backcountry settings Flexibility and adaptability, and willingness to learn on the job

 

Schedule:

  • This is a full-time, 40 hours per week and may require overtime during the field season Non-field season work schedule is Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm Field season schedule is dictated by project needs and will require scheduling flexibility some weekends, 4 10 hour day work weeks, or an 8-on 6-off schedule

 

About the Organization: The ENLC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was established in 2001. Our Mission is to restore the dynamic, diverse, resilient landscapes of the arid and semi-arid west for present and future generations though education, research, advocacy, partnerships, and the implementation of on-the-ground projects. Through cooperative agreements, grants, contracts, and memberships, ENLC works diligently with our partners to restore these fragile, yet resilient, ecosystems.

 

About the Area: Nestled in the heart of eastern Nevada’s Great Basin, Ely, NV is centrally located in the western U.S. While the area is remote and sparsely populated, eastern Nevada has incredible outdoor recreation opportunities for the adventurous, including over 700,000 acres of designated wilderness to explore. Hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, rock climbing, rock hounding, backcountry skiing, disc golfing, fishing, and hunting are a small sampling of the area’s outdoor activities. Over 90% of the county is publicly owned. This includes lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management, US Forest Service, and the National Park Service. Great Basin National Park is an hour from Ely, providing spectacular hikes, vistas, and camping retreats from 6,200 to 13,159 ft. No matter your preferred outdoor activity, eastern Nevada has something for everyone. It is also the perfect stepping-off point for numerous regional outdoor opportunities.

 

How to Apply: Applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and the contact information for at least three (3) references to Susi Algrim at execdir@envlc.org. Please put “Ecologist” in the email subject line. Applications are accepted until positions are filled. Visit www.envlc.org for more information.

 

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