Logistics Coordinator (NPS, Sierra Network)

Great Basin Institute

Three Rivers, California

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details $23.56/hr

The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the Sierra Nevada Inventory & Monitoring Program is seeking a Logistics Coordinator to support the planning, logistics, operations, and data management for a wide variety of biological and natural resource monitoring projects. Project Leads, monitoring protocols, and associated Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) provide detailed guidance on many aspects of the work, but the position is frequently required to use independent judgment to help support project goals and needs to possess a solid understanding of field operations in large wilderness or back country settings. The majority of work will take place in an office setting, though there will be an opportunity to join field staff working in remote, backcountry locations with overnight camping and travel required. This position will be supervised by the network's program manager.. More information can be found at https://www.nps.gov/im/sien/index.htm 

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Provides logistical support (e.g., arranging vehicles, campsites, and backcountry caches, and managing equipment and supplies) and solves logistical or operational problems within the scope of the incumbent's authority.
  • Works in a team environment, interacting regularly with network staff, park staff, and cooperators to support program logistics, safety, and communication needs.
  • Operates, tracks, and maintains field gear and sampling equipment (e.g., camping equipment, cameras, communication devises, etc.) and works with network staff to order replacement parts, new equipment, and additional supplies when necessary.
  • Supports management of collected field data, including organizing digital files (both tabular and spatial), creating meta data, and documenting and cataloging photographs.
  • Uses GIS tools to perform tasks related to geoprocessing and manipulation of spatial data to create field maps and document and archive data collected on multiple GPS units.

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks represent an extraordinary continuum of ecosystems (96% designated wilderness) arrayed along the greatest vertical relief (1,370 to 14,505 feet elevation) of any protected area in the lower 48 states. They are the highest, most rugged reaches of the Sierra Nevada Mountains (including Mount Whitney at 14,500 feet elevation) and feature the world's largest trees - Giant Sequoias. Sequoia National Park is the nation's second oldest national park (established September 25, 1890) and encompasses 404,863 acres. Kings Canyon was established on March 4, 1940 and encompasses 458,847 acres. Both parks provide a wealth of recreational opportunities via 835 miles of trails, wild and scenic rivers, alpine lakes, and caves, along with a full range of overnight lodging prospects to choose from that include 14 campgrounds. For area information visit: https://www.nps.gov/seki/getinvolved/workwithus.htm.

Contract Timeline:

  • 8-month appointment beginning late February through October, but flexible for the right candidate. We hope to hire a candidate in time for them to attend an early March conference, if interested.
  • Full-time (40 hr/wk), over time eligible.

Duty station is based out of Three Rivers, California.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • $23.56/hour
  • Camping per diem rate of $40.00/day
  • Travel per diem (conferences, training) at GSA rate
  • Eligibility for prodeals
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance available at no extra cost (premiums paid for) by GBI

Job Qualifications:

Technical requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or coursework and experience in biology (wildlife or conservation), ecology or a related field;
  • Prior field experience that included adhering to safety protocols and conducting ecological surveys, leadership experience preferred; 
  • Extensive outdoor and backcountry experience, with a mind for safety and logistics; 
  • Including ability to use a GPS unit for navigation and data collection; 
  • Office or administrative experience that included supporting different teams (ex; coordination, arranging logistics, tracking moving schedules and details);
  • Strong communication and organizational skills, with experience working independently and with different teams; 
  • Experience working with tabular data in relational databases (e.g. Access or similar platform) and spreadsheets
  • Experience with spatial data and mapping applications

Additional requirements:

  • Possess a valid, state-issued driver’s license and clean driving record;
  • Ability to safely drive a 4WD vehicle on unpaved roads that can be steep and rutted;
  • Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments, work in all types of weather conditions, traverse uneven terrain, carry upwards of 40 pounds in a backpack, and otherwise maintain good physical condition;
  • Ability to work productively, consistently and cooperatively as part of a team to accomplish mutual goals;
  • Familiarity with backcountry, low-impact principles preferred;
  • Possess a valid, state-issued driver’s license and clean driving record; and
  • Ability to pass a federal background check. 

The successful applicant must complete a Department of Interior (DOI) Background Investigation (BI) or submit paperwork to NPS human resources indicating an active and fully adjudicated BI has already been completed prior to beginning position. If you already have a fully adjudicated BI, please let us know in your application. 


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Category Admin & Leadership
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