Seasonal Rangeland/Natural Resource Technician, Y2 Consultants

Jackson, WY

Job Title: Seasonal Rangeland/Natural Resource Technician

Organization: name hyperlinked to company website

Type of opportunity: Y2 Consultants

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

Desired qualifications: Qualified applicants should have experience and/or education in rangeland management, natural resources, vegetation monitoring, plant identification or general plant taxonomy, soil science, 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 have experience operating 4WD vehicles, loading & pulling small trailers, navigating by GPS, reading and interpreting maps, and have had a clean driving record for the past 3 years. Experience with ATV’s and UTV’s is beneficial. The technician must be capable of hiking and camping for up to 8-9 nights in remote locations and must be able to squat/kneel for extended periods of time for data collection. Proficiency with Microsoft programs is necessary and experience with ArcGIS, pedology, AIM protocols, and DIMA is desired but not required.

Start and end dates: The position will start in May 2020 and continue through August 2020, with a possibility to extend later into the season.

Salary/pay: $500-600/week depending upon experience, plus all expenses (lodging, gas, and company vehicle) covered during field hitches. Technicians are reimbursed $30/day after returning from the field to cover food expenses.

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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 “Seasonal Rangeland/Natural Resource Technician” in the subject line. 

Application deadline: Open until filled