Seasonal Rangeland/Natural Resource Technician, Y2 Consultants

Jackson, WY


Organization: Y2 Consultants

Type of opportunity: Y2 Consultants, LLC. is an Environmental & Engineering Consulting Firm located in Jackson, Wyoming. Y2’s natural resource department focuses on providing rangeland inventory and monitoring services for private clients on public land. Y2 is currently hiring one (1) field rangeland/natural resource technician to join our team for the 2019 field season. The majority of the field work is located in Nevada, Oregon, Wyoming, Montana, and other western states. The base location between field hitches has not yet been determined. The ability to travel and have a flexible schedule is required for this position.

Duties: Technician will work with an experienced crew lead, assisting in rangeland inventory on public and private lands. Field work takes up about 85% of the position responsibilities. Inventory duties include the ability to navigate to pre-determined field locations using Collector for ArcGIS or GPS unit and completing data collection to their entirety. Familiarity with line/gap-intercept, line point-intercept, utilization, nested frequency, basic plant ID, and soil stability are essential. The technician will be responsible for driving and hiking to inventory sites. Work is in rugged and remote areas. Office work consists of mainly data entry and back up, as well as some sample processing. Technicians must be physically able to complete the job.

Desired qualifications: Qualified applicants should have experience and/or education in rangeland management, natural resources, vegetation monitoring, plant identification, soil science or general plant taxonomy, and the ability to follow directions and safety protocols. Preference will be given to individuals possessing or pursuing a degree in rangeland management/science. Applicants must be experienced with 4WD vehicles, loading & pulling small trailers, GPS navigation, able to read maps and have had a clean driving record for the past 3 years. Experience with ATV’s and UTV’s is beneficial. Must be capable of hiking and camping for up to 8-9 nights in remote locations. Must be able to squat/kneel for extended periods of time for data collection. Proficiency with Microsoft programs is necessary. Experience with ArcGIS, pedology, AIM protocols, and DIMA desired but not required.

Start and end dates: The position will start in May 2019 and continue through August/September, with a possibility to extend later into the season. A field schedule of 10-days on/4-days off will typically be followed. Work days are long and vary in length of 8-12 hours per 10 days when in the field. The applicant will need to use personal camping supplies during the 10-day field visits. Crews will return to a predetermined base on day 10 of field stint.

Salary/pay: $500-600/week depending upon experience, plus all expenses (food, lodging, gas, and company vehicle) covered during field stints.

How to apply: Applicants should E-MAIL letter of interest, resume, and contact information for at least three references to No phone calls please. Include “Rangeland/Natural Resource Technician” in the subject line. Open until filled.