Wildlife Biologist: Nevada
Great Basin Institute
Full time Positions
Last Date to Apply
Great Basin Institute / BLM Winnemucca District Office
Working with the BLM Winnemucca District Office, GBI is recruiting a Wildlife Biologist to work cooperatively with BLM’s biology team. The Wildlife Biologist will be provided an orientation to BLM policies, regulations, procedures, programs, and operations; particularly focusing on conducting habitat and wildlife monitoring; reviewing habitat assessment documents; and participating in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process. The position will work cooperatively as part of an inter-disciplinary team under the direction of BLM wildlife biologists or other staff specialists. Specific tasks include, but are not limited to:
Assist BLM Wildlife Biologists
• With review of NEPA documents;
• With review of site specific habitat assessments to determine required species survey protocols needed
• Conducting project specific site visits to verify habitat assessment results.
• Document wildlife, riparian, and rangeland habitat condition, quality, and quantity on BLM lands using established BLM Protocols. Document animal presence and movement patterns.
• Learn about ePlanning
• Complete and submit quarterly progress reports to GBI; and
• Participation in GBI and BLM training opportunities.
The BLM Winnemucca District (WD) lies roughly in the northwest part of Nevada, nested in the basin and range province of the western U.S. The WD is approximately 2.5 hours east of Reno, NV and 2 hours west of Elko, NV on I-80, and 5.5 hours south of Boise, ID on State Highway 95. The WD encompasses roughly 11 million acres, of which 7.38 million acres are public lands managed by the BLM. Elevations range from approximately 4,000 feet to close to 10,000 feet.
o Paid Medical and Dental Benefits
o Start Date: January 14, 2013 – August 23, 2013; potential for extension pending funding and favorable performance review
o Full time, 40 hours per week
How to Apply:
Qualified and interested applicants should forward a cover letter, their résumé, and a list of three professional references to email@example.com. Please include where you found this position posted.
This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or religion. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
o A combination of education related to the position of interest (Wildlife, Natural Resources Management, Ecology, Botany or other similar degree). Some field experience is desirable.
o Experience using GIS software (e.g.: ArcMap) to upload, create and manipulate data and maps;
o Experience working with basic Microsoft computer programs (e.g.: Word, Excel, Access);
o An understanding of basic principles related to the fields of wildlife, ecology, range management, botany, soil science, and/or livestock science.
o Knowledge of Great Basin ecology, preferable.
o Knowledge and ability to use various monitoring techniques to determine the presence of various wildlife species, range vegetation and animal condition (e.g. utilization, nested frequency, rangeland health indicators, water availability/condition, habitat condition).
o Ability to navigate and collect data using handheld GPS units and read a topographical map, required.
o Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, with a diverse audience.
o Ability to work independently and within a team environment.
o Successful applicant must be physically fit to work outdoors, carry personal and field equipment, and withstand the rigors of the Great Basin in the summer, fall and/or early winter.
o Successful applicant will possess a clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license and ability to operate a 4WD vehicle on- and off-road.
o Motivated, self-starter, organized, detail oriented, and works well in team environment.