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Seasonal Soil Technician

Grouse Mountain Environmental Consultants Buffalo, Wyoming
Job Type Seasonal / temporary

GMEC is seeking multiple Soil Technicians with experience in digging soil pits and identifying soil horizons based out of their Buffalo, WY, office. Technicians will be completing rangeland assessments in accordance with the BLM’s Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) protocol. The candidates that are selected will be traveling and sampling rangeland sites throughout the state of Wyoming including Buffalo, Casper, Cody, and Worland, WY. Candidates will need to navigate to rangeland sites using a GPS and a 4-wheel vehicle to collect accurate field data using a Microsoft Tablet. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in soil identification and experience in texturing soils and the ability to identify the correct Ecological Site Description (ESD) for the rangeland site. The position will start in May and continue into early September (dates flexible).

Responsibilities

  • Reading maps and using Trimble GPS to find remote locations
  • Collecting accurate field data using a Microsoft tablet
  • Reading and recording line point intercept transects
  • Dig soil pits and identify soil horizons
  • Texture and color soils
  • Identify Ecological Site Description (ESD) based on collected vegetation and soil data

Requirements 

  • Experience classifying soil composition and texture
  • Willing to hike in rough terrain
  • Proficient in reading maps
  • Skilled with operating UTVs
  • Willingness to travel and camp overnight across Wyoming
  • Previous AIM training a plus, not required

About Grouse Mountain Environmental Consultants….

Grouse Mountain Environmental Consultants (GMEC) is an independently owned and multi-disciplinary natural resource consulting firm whose comprehensive blend of disciplines and years of experience allow us to provide solutions to unique and contemporary issues. GMEC began operations in 2006 located in Buffalo, Wyoming at the base of the Bighorn Mountains. We started out by providing federal oil and gas permitting and environmental consulting services to the Powder River Basin region of Wyoming and Montana.

Since that time, we have grown to a diverse group of permitting specialists, wildlife biologists, NEPA specialists, ecologists, range management specialists, and GIS analysts that manage a wide variety of projects through the Rocky Mountain West and Great Plains Regions. Our services include federal and state oil and gas as well as renewable energy permitting; wildlife and T&E species surveys and support; third-party NEPA preparation; rangeland health assessments and monitoring; Storm-Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) creation and inspections; reclamation planning and implementation, wetland delineations; and Proper Functioning Condition (PFC) assessments of streams.

Our team has extensive experience working with private landowners, federal and state entities, and private industry on a variety of natural resource related projects. Several of our employees’ have backgrounds in farming and ranching as well as previous employment with a variety of government agencies including USDA-NRCS, USDA-USFS, WY-DEQ and USDI-BLM which allow GMEC to approach projects with a perspective that facilitates cooperation between the involved parties and aids in the development of plans that are mutually acceptable to all involved.

HOW TO APPLY

If interested, please send resume to Kyle Todd,  ktodd@gmecwy.com 

Please feel free to contact Kyle Todd or Hillary Duncan with additional questions regarding this position 307-684-2112

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