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Interpretive Technician

Eastern Nevada Landscape Coalition

Ely, Nevada

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details $18.50/hour
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

The Eastern Nevada Landscape Coalition (ENLC), based in Ely, NV, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of environmental conservation through projects, research, education, and partnerships throughout the arid and semi-arid West.

The Eastern Nevada Landscape Coalition (ENLC) is hiring two (2) interpretive field technicians to conduct interpretive and outreach activities on behalf of the US Forest Service (USFS) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) throughout their respective jurisdictions. This project is funded through several Cooperative Agreements between the USFS, BLM, and ENLC. The USFS activities are primarily education- and outreach-based. The work for BLM focuses on collecting acoustic bat data throughout Basin and Range National Monument (BARNM). The positions will begin in April and continue into October with potential opportunities to work beyond. The positions will be based out of our headquarters in Ely, NV, while the fieldwork will take place in BARNM and throughout communities in eastern Nevada.

The Interpretive Technicians will encounter a variety of opportunities for professional development, including communicating and interacting with diverse groups of people, overcoming challenges of working in remote settings, collecting bat acoustic data and organizing large datasets, and the ability to effectively support the success of a mission-driven non-profit organization. This exciting role contributes to ENLC’s significant positive impacts within the fields of environmental research, education, and conservation. 

INTERPRETIVE FIELD TECHNICIAN DUTIES:

  • Work long days outdoors traveling to data collection sites in a myriad of conditions including: heat, cold, rain, sleet, and snow
  • Interact with a wide variety of individuals throughout White Pine County, discussing the importance of noxious and invasive weed management and conservation of native plants
  • Collect acoustic data using ANABat Swift detectors, download data from the devices, organize and maintain large datasets, and upload the data to an online portal
  • Drive large, high clearance 4x4 trucks to sites using remote, two track roads in mountainous and variable terrain
  • Ability to work and camp after spending a day or two in the field
  • Maintain safe and effective working habits including situational awareness and sound judgment
  • Ability to keep detailed notes and perform data entry

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Preference is given to those with experience in the following fields: natural resources, environmental science, biology, or other related fields and the ability to follow directions and safety protocols. Applicants must be experienced with 4WD vehicles and should have a clean driving record for the past three (3) years. Preference is given to applicants with experience using GPS units. Applicants must be able to communicate effectively orally and through written communication with a wide variety of stakeholders.

WAGE AND BENEFITS: $18.50/hour (plus $40 per diem when camping) and eligibility to Pro Deals, such as Outdoor ProLink.

SCHEDULE: This position runs from April through October 2024, with a flexible part-time schedule. Due to many outreach events taking place on weekends, work on weekends may be common. While in the field at the national monument, the crew will truck camp in remote locations. Housing is not provided.

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least 3 references to Kelsey Ekholm at kekholm@envlc.org. Please write “Interpretive Technician” in the email subject line and state where you found the job announcement (i.e., job board, ENLC website, word of mouth, etc.). This position is open until filled and the applicant review and interview process will begin immediately. Visit http://www.envlc.org/ for more information or contact Kelsey if you have questions.

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

Category Environmental Education, Wildlife
Tags Naturalist, Outreach