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Botanist

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Listed in sponsorship recognition field
Location
Ely, Nevada
Salary
$28/hour plus paid vacation and sick leave and health insurance
Closing date
Apr 20, 2023

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The Eastern Nevada Landscape Coalition, a non-profit 501(c)(3) conservation organization dedicated to restoring the dynamic, diverse, resilient landscapes of the arid and semi-arid west is currently looking for a botanist to join our team. Work will include researching and writing grants, agreements, and contract proposals, hiring, training, and supervising seasonal field technicians, collecting, managing, interpreting, and analyzing data and preparing technical reports and organize deliverables that meet acceptable standards on federal and state contracts, among other duties assigned

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist in project planning and writing of federal, state and other organization bids, cooperative agreements, and grants. Hire, train and supervise season technicians on a variety of projects, including vegetation monitoring and restoration, ecological monitoring, noxious weed control, endangered and sensitive species surveys and monitoring. Herbarium curation, including collecting, mounting, digitizing specimens, etc. Prepare technical reports and organize deliverables that meet acceptable standards on federal and state contracts. Collect, analyze, and present multiple types of data (e.g., GIS shape files, vegetation monitoring data, etc.) Ensure high quality data and safety standards are followed on projects.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in botany, biology, ecology, or related field from an accredited university. A minimum of 3 years’ experience in planning, designing and/or maintaining landscape scale restoration projects. At least 3 years’ relevant experience leading field crews on landscape restoration projects, vegetation monitoring, or endangered and sensitive species surveys and monitoring projects. Experience conducting ecological site evaluations and reporting data to state and federal agencies. Experience using ArcGIS, Trimble GPS Units, Garmin GPS units, and other data collection software. Experience reading maps and accessing remote areas in large, 4WD vehicles Ability to follow rigorous standardized protocols and record detailed notes. Flexibility and adaptability in all situations and willingness to learn on the job.

Salary & Benefits: $28/hour plus paid vacation, sick leave, health insurance and a 403(b)

Schedule:

  • This is a full-time position working 40 hours per week. The work schedule is Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm. There may be occasional weekends when work is required, depending on grant and report deadlines, field crew issues, and other unforeseen circumstances.

About the Organization: The ENLC has been in business for over two decades and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is headquartered in Ely, NV. ENLC is dedicated to restoring the dynamic, diverse, resilient landscapes of the arid and semi-arid west for present and future generations. It accomplishes this though education, research, advocacy, partnerships, and the implementation of on-the-ground projects. Through cooperative agreements, grants, contracts, and memberships, ENLC works diligently with its partners to restore these fragile, yet resilient, ecosystems.

About the Area: Nestled in the heart of the eastern Nevada’s Great Basin, ENLC is headquartered in Ely, NV. 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, the summit of Mt. Wheeler. In addition, the Ely BLM district covers 11 million acres, including portions of the Mojave and Great Basin Deserts, as well as higher elevations typified by pinyon-juniper woodlands, scrub-oak, and montane conifer, and aspen stands. No matter your preferred outdoor activity, eastern Nevada has something for everyone.

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 “Botanist” in the email subject line. Applications are accepted until positions are filled. Visit http://www.envlc.org/ for more information.

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