Multiple Positions, TetraTech

Ely, NV

Organization: TetraTech

Overview: Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 400 locations around the world. Their reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of their employees— 20,000 associates working together to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. They are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. At Tetra Tech, you will work with high-performing teams who are passionate about using their expertise to find solutions to complex problems in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.

Botanical Field Technician Responsibilities:

  • The primary responsibilities will be to conduct vegetation and soils monitoring for BLM AIM. Monitoring will follow established BLM protocols and training will be provided.
  • This is an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience and work with a variety of BLM natural resource employees.
  • The ideal candidate will have a positive attitude and demonstrated plant taxonomic skills with flora of the sagebrush, shrubland, grassland, and pinyon-juniper ecosystems of the Great Basin and Mohave desert. Experience conducting field work, including monitoring with preference given to those with Terrestrial AIM training and experience, hiking in remote areas, and camping, is preferred.
  • Following fieldwork completion by end of September, office tasks will include data entry and management, plant identification, and assisting with report preparation through November 5.

Monitoring Field Crew Leader Responsibilities:  The ideal candidate will have a positive attitude, experience, or willingness to learn field season logistics, supporting a crew, time management and planning, and managing crew safety and wellbeing. Requires demonstrated soils and plant taxonomic skills with flora of the sagebrush, shrubland, grassland, and pinyon-juniper ecosystems of the Great Basin and Mohave desert.

Experience conducting field work, including monitoring with preference given to those with Terrestrial AIM training and experience, hiking in remote areas, and camping, is preferred.
Following fieldwork completion by end of September, office tasks will include data entry and management, plant identification, and assisting with report preparation through November 5.

Soil Field Technician Responsibilities:

  • The primary responsibilities will be to conduct soils and vegetation monitoring for BLM AIM.
  • Monitoring will follow established BLM protocols and training will be provided.
  • The soils technician will carry a shovel, dig a soils pit, and describe the soils layers in a variety of different ecological settings.
  • The ideal candidate will have a positive attitude and demonstrated skills in rangeland ecology and evaluating soils of the Great Basin and Mohave desert.
  • Experience conducting field work, including monitoring, surveying, hiking in remote areas, and camping, is preferred.
  • Following fieldwork completion by end of September, office tasks will include data entry and management and assisting with report preparation through November 5.

Requirements:

  • A strong background of coursework and/or experience in soil science or rangeland ecology and conducting field work is important.
  • Must have the ability to dig a soil pit 2-3 feet in diameter to a depth of at least 70 cm and describe the soil horizons.
  • Should also have knowledge of rangeland plants and ecosystems.
  • Attention to detail, ability to work independently, willingness to work as part of team, and the ability to stay positive and effective during long days in the field are critical.
  • Applicants must be willing to work in sometimes difficult conditions, and often miles from the vehicle.
  • Physical challenges typically encountered may include long off trail hikes, steep slopes, extreme hot and cold conditions, and biological hazards (animals and plants).
  • The successful applicant will be safety conscience, and continually assess ways to mitigate hazards. Applicant must possess a valid driver’s license, safe driving record, and CPR/First Aid training.
  • Preferred experience driving a four-wheel drive pickup truck on rough terrain, ability to operate UTV, trailer equipment, and backup trailers for loading and unloading.

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