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Range Technician

The Great Basin Institute

Casper, Wyoming

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details $18.75/hr

The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management is recruiting 1 Range Tech Intern for the Casper Field Office, located in Casper, WY. Under the direction of the Bureau of Land Management resource specialists, the selected candidate will assist rangeland monitoring, Range Improvement Projects, invasive species monitoring and treatment, and Land Health Assessments.

Duties Include:

  • Performing vegetation survey protocols and inventories.
  • Inventorying and assisting with treatment of invasive species.
  • Inventorying Range Improvement Projects.
  • Inspecting livestock grazing allotments for compliance.

This position is primarily field based and will require moderate and occasionally strenuous physical exertion, including hiking with 20 to 30 pounds of gear up steep slopes and/or uneven terrain.  Field work would involve driving a BLM provided vehicle to field sites each day.  Common environmental hazards associated with field work could include heat, inclement weather, and strong winds.

Contract Timeline

  • 16-week appointment beginning in May 2024, pending successful completion and passage of federal background check prior to start date;
  • Full-time (40 hrs/wk)

Location:

Based in Casper, WY, in the vicinity of Casper Mountain and southern Big Horns. The Casper Field Office manages 1,326,733 million acres of public land for diverse resources and uses, including National Historic Trails , rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking and livestock grazing.

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Wage: $18.75/hr.
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance available at no cost
  • Candidate is responsible for obtaining housing but BLM can support in navigating housing opportunities locally.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or course work towards a degree in Natural Resources, or related discipline, or a combination of relevant education and field experience.
  • Enthusiasm about the position, with interest in and knowledge of botany and invasive species monitoring;
  • Familiarity with native and invasive plants of Wyoming;
  • Ability to safely navigate to field sites using maps/compass and handheld GPS devices;
  • High level of proficiency leading field work in dynamic field settings;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Experience with data entry and QA/QC procedures;
  • Reliable, team-player with strong leadership and communication skills;
  • Possession of a clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license;
HOW TO APPLY

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Category Botany , Ecology