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Field Crew Manager

Bureau of Land Management/Utah State University

Logan ,  Utah

The National Aquatic Monitoring Center is seeking a field crew manager to assist in the implementation of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) National Aquatic Monitoring Framework (NAMF) for Assessment, Inventory, Monitoring (AIM) of lotic ecosystems. AIM seeks to standardize the collection of quantitative data that can be used at multiple scales to assist the BLM in making land management decisions. More information about AIM and AIM implementation can be found at http://aim.landscapetoolbox.org/.

The field crew manager’s primary functions are to coordinate field expeditions for four, 2-3 person field crews during the summer and to aid in field season preparation during the months of April and May. Field crews are responsible for traveling around in their duty area monitoring rivers and streams on BLM-managed land using the BLM’s aquatic AIM protocol. The field crew manager will evaluate sample site accessibility and plan field sampling trips for field crews stationed in Utah, Wyoming and Idaho.

This is a management position with approximately 90% of the employee’s time spent in the office and 10% spent in the field. During the office portion of the position, the field crew manager will evaluate field site accessibility using aerial imagery and topographic maps, plan field trips, process paperwork, and communicate with field crews, BLM employees, and private landowners to enable efficient field sampling. The field component of the position will consist of occasional field visits to check-in with crews and aid in stream sampling. Successful applicants will have excellent leadership, management, and interpersonal skills and be able to organize field expeditions for multiple crews.

Qualified applicants must have:
• B.S. in biology, ecology, hydrology, environmental science or other related field
• Positive attitude, strong work ethic, and willingness to learn
• Minimum of 2 seasons of field experience collecting scientific data
• Previous leadership experience
• A detail oriented mindset
• Critical thinking and problem solving skills
• The ability to multitask
• Ability to read, interpret, and navigate using topographic maps
• Ability to interact and communicate professionally with multiple stakeholders including BLM employees and private landowners
• Ability to manage and motivate field crews
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, Google Earth, and ArcMap
• Willingness to perform occasional field work to assist crews.
• Availability to work through October 31

Additional qualifications desired (not required):
• Experience implementing the aquatic AIM protocol
• Knowledge of stream ecology, geomorphology, and hydrology
• Experience working in stream and river systems
• Extensive backcountry travel experience
 
Apply at Career AGGIE:
https://www.myinterfase.com/utahstate/alumni.
Applicants will first have to register for a community member account and wait for account activation before continuing the application process. Once approved, open the Field Crew Manager Position, Job ID 90817, and upload a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references. In your cover letter, explain your field experiences and leadership ability. For more information contact Trip Armstrong usubuglab@gmail.com.

The position starts March 27th and extends through October. Pay is $15-18 per hour depending on experience and/or education, plus per diemwhen in the field. 



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