Stream Survey Technician, Great Basin Institute

Reno, NV

Position Title: Stream Survey Technician

Organization: Great Basin Institute (GBI)

Location: Reno, NV

Position Overview: GBI is recruiting Stream Survey Technicians to work with GBI and United States Geological Survey staff. Each Stream Technician will work under the supervision of one Crew Lead to collect streams data with the FLOwPER field form to provide standardized data collection to map the presence of flow in streams, and upload them into an ArcGIS database. This data can be used for multiple purposes, such as archiving where flowing water is present in forest planning units, informing modeling efforts of streamflow permanence, and providing information needed to update stream classifications across any spatial extent.

Field crews will also collect road stream crossings (ROADXStr) observations using the ROADXStr app. Road networks are a constant presence of human infrastructure in Pacific Northwest ecosystems. Maintaining and inventorying stream-road crossings is extremely important due to how impactful road networks are on stream systems. During field work, car camping for 7 night “hitches” in remote locations will typically be required.


  • Maintaining safety awareness and practices
  • Collecting data to characterize streamflow
  • Entering data into FLOwPER and ROADXStr applications
  • Locating survey sites using GPS and topographic maps
  • Navigating rough backcountry roads with 4WD vehicles
  • Hiking off trail and over rough terrain
  • Working with a small team to complete protocols
  • Field camping for 8-day stints will be required

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Aquatic Ecology, Fisheries, Hydrology, Water Resources, or other relative Natural Resource degree.

Start/End Dates: June 5- September 29

Salary/Pay: $18/ per hour

Application Deadline: March 30

How to Apply:
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