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AQUATIC POSITIONS:

Aquatic Ecological Monitoring Crew Lead and Member in Las Cruces, NM

Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) is recruiting one crew lead and one crew member to assist in the implementation of the National Aquatic Monitoring Framework (NAMF) to fulfill the Assessment, Inventory, & Monitoring (AIM) initiative of lotic ecosystems.  The NAMF has been developed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the National Aquatic Monitoring Center.  The crew will collect water quality data, stream habitat data, and benthic macroinvertebrate samples, entering data directly in a tablet-based database.  Work will be completed in remote areas on BLM lands across the state of New Mexico, often requiring overnight camping, and will be based out of Las Cruces BLM District Office.  It is the mission of SCC to empower individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities, and the environment.

Aquatic Crew Lead Job Announcement

Aquatic Crew Member Job Announcement

Aquatic Monitoring Technicians, Crew Leads and Riparian Botanists

Montana Natural Heritage Program is hiring for the 2020 field season to work on projects based in Idaho, Nevada, Wyoming, or as part of a roaming crew that will travel across the Western US. For more information on the positions and how to apply please read the Aquatic Job Announcement.

Aquatic Field Crew Leads and Technicians (Colorado and Oregon locations)

GBI is recruiting Aquatic Monitoring Field Leads to assist in the implementation of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) National Aquatic Monitoring Framework (NAMF) for Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) of lotic ecosystems, as well as Multiple Indicator Monitoring (MIM) of stream channels and streamside vegetation. The Aquatic Monitoring Field Lead and Technicians will work with GBI staff, BLM staff, and Aquatic Monitoring Field Technicians and Riparian Botanists. Each crew member will work as part of a two-person crew (one Crew Lead, one Technician) (southwestern Colorado) or three-person crew (one Crew Lead, one Riparian Botanist, one Technician) (eastern Oregon) to sample streams and assess riparian vegetation on BLM-managed land using the BLM’s Aquatic AIM protocol. If part of a three-person crew, technicians will also assess riparian vegetation using the MIM protocol for stream channels and streamside vegetation. AIM seeks to standardize the collection data that can be used at multiple scales to assist the BLM in making resource management decisions.

To apply: Great Basic Institute Careers

Riparian Botanists (Oregon)

GBI is recruiting Riparian Botanists to assist in the implementation of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) National Aquatic Monitoring Framework (NAMF) for Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) of lotic ecosystems, as well as Multiple Indicator Monitoring (MIM) of stream channels and streamside vegetation. The Riparian Botanist will work with GBI staff, BLM staff, and Aquatic Monitoring Field Leads and Technicians. Each Botanist will work as part of a three-person crew (one Crew Lead, one Riparian Botanist, and one Technician) in eastern Oregon to sample streams and assess riparian vegetation on BLM-managed land using the BLM’s Aquatic AIM protocol. As part of a three-person crew, the Riparian Botanist’s main responsibility will be to assess riparian vegetation using the MIM protocol for stream channels and streamside vegetation. AIM seeks to standardize the collection data that can be used at multiple scales to assist the BLM in making resource management decisions.

To apply: Great Basin Institute Careers

Stream Habitat Assessment Technician

The National Aquatic Monitoring Center is seeking 2 stream habitat assessment technicians to assist in the implementation of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Lotic Assessment, Inventory, Monitoring (AIM) of lotic ecosystems. These technicians will specifically be implementing the boatable protocol as part of a crew of three.  AIM seeks to standardize the collection of quantitative data that can be used at multiple scales to assist the BLM in making land management decisions. More information about AIM and AIM implementation can be found at http://aim.landscapetoolbox.org/

To apply: https://careers-usu.icims.com/jobs/2236/stream-habitat-assessment-technician/job

River Assessment Boating Crew Lead (Lotic AIM Program)

The National Aquatic Monitoring Center is seeking a boating crew lead to assist in the implementation of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lotic Assessment, Inventory, Monitoring (AIM) program. AIM seeks to standardize the collection of quantitative data that can be used at multiple scales to assist the BLM in making resource management decisions. More information about AIM and AIM implementation can be found at the AIM website listed below.

Website: http://www.usu.edu/buglab/ and https://aim.landscapetoolbox.org/

To apply: https://careers-usu.icims.com/jobs/2234/river-assessment-boating-crew-lead-%28lotic-aim-program%29/job

 

TERRESTRIAL POSITIONS:

Vegetation and Ecological Monitoring across Colorado and New Mexico

Southwest Conservation Corps is recruiting crew leads and members for the 2020 field season to collect data for the Bureau of Land Management’s Assessment, Inventory, & Monitoring (AIM) initiative.  Crews will follow the AIM protocols, and in some instances the D/IIRH (Describing/Interpreting Indicator of Rangeland Health), HAF (Habitat Assessment Monitoring Framework), and other supplemental protocols.  Each crew will be based in a BLM Field Office and work with the resource specialists and land managers to successfully collect data.  The data will be used to inform land management decisions at multiple spatial and temporal scales.  Willingness to camp and work up to eight days in a row for “hitch” is required.  t is the mission of SCC to empower individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities, and the environment.

Vegetation and Ecological Monitoring Crew Lead Job Announcement (New Mexico, 33-52 weeks)

Vegetation and Ecological Monitoring Crew Lead Job Announcement (Colorado, 28 weeks)

Vegetation and Ecological Monitoring Crew Member Job Announcement

Ecological Monitoring Technicians and Crew Leads

Montana Natural Heritage Program is hiring for the 2020 field season to work on projects based in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. For more information on the positions and how to apply please read the Terrestrial Job Announcement.

Terrestrial Field Crew Leads

GBI is recruiting Ecological Monitoring Field Leads to work with GBI and BLM staff. Each Field Lead will coordinate a field crew (one Lead will supervise two Technicians) to characterize vegetation using the terrestrial AIM protocols. In some instances, Describing/Interpreting Indicators of Rangeland Health (D/IIRH), Habitat Assessment Framework (HAF), and/or other supplemental protocols will be performed, for which training will be provided. Aside from core AIM sampling, any supplemental protocols implemented will vary by location.
Duties include following established field protocols to perform vegetation sampling and field data collection at new and existing sampling plots. Data will be used by resource specialists and land managers to inform decisions regarding land management at various temporal and spatial scales. During field work, car camping for 7 night “hitches” in remote locations will typically be required.
Dependent on performance and completion of work term this position can qualify for Public Lands Corps (PLC) status given that the applicant is 30 years old or younger at the time of GBI employment. This status will last for two years after the end of GBI employment.

To apply: Great Basin Institute Careers

Terrestrial Field Crew Technicians

GBI is recruiting Ecological Monitoring Field Technicians to work with GBI and BLM staff. Each Field Tech will work with one other tech under the supervision of a Field Lead to characterize vegetation using the terrestrial AIM protocols. In some instances, Describing/Interpreting Indicators of Rangeland Health (D/IIRH), Habitat Assessment Framework (HAF), and/or other supplemental protocols will be performed, for which training will be provided. Aside from core AIM sampling, any supplemental protocols implemented will vary by location.
Duties include following established field protocols to perform vegetation sampling and field data collection at new and existing sampling plots. Data will be used by resource specialists and land managers to inform decisions regarding land management at various temporal and spatial scales. During field work, car camping for 7 night “hitches” in remote location will be typically be required.
Dependent on performance and completion of work term this position can qualify for Public Lands Corps (PLC) status given that the applicant is 30 years old or younger at the time of GBI employment. This status will last two years from the end of GBI employment.

To apply: Great Basin Institute Careers

Graduate Assistantship for Masters in Environmental Change at New Mexico State University
We invite applications for an NSF-funded masters project at New Mexico State University. The position
provides exciting opportunities to be a part of a multi-disciplinary, international group engaged in an
NSF-NERC Collaborative Research project exploring impacts of regional ecosystem change on aeolian
(wind-driven sediment transport) processes across North American drylands. Under the supervision of
the PIs, the student will develop research into interactions between biotic and abiotic drivers of
ecosystem change. Areas of focus for the project are:
1. Impacts of oil and gas development on ecosystems and aeolian processes in the Upper Colorado
River Basin.
Or
2. Impacts of shrub invasion on aeolian processes in Chihuahuan Desert grasslands.
The research will use national ecological monitoring datasets (e.g., LTAR, BLM AIM), sensor networks,
remote sensing and numerical modeling to characterize how Upper Colorado River Basin and
Chihuahuan Desert ecosystems are changing in response to different disturbance mechanisms that may
also impact aeolian processes. The research scope is broad, with options for the student to focus on
ecological, geomorphic, and/or restoration ecology aspects of the problem depending on their
interests.
Applicants must have a strong academic record in ecology, geomorphology, geography, environmental
science, or a similar natural resource related field, as well as the ability to effectively collaborate and
work independently. Preference will be given to applicants who have strong quantitative skills and an
enthusiasm for using big data to address multi-disciplinary problems. The student is expected to work in
collaboration with PIs at the New Mexico State University Department of Plant and Environmental
Sciences, Department of Animal and Range Sciences, USDA-ARS Jornada Experimental Range and Cardiff
University, Wales. The position will be funded through a graduate assistantship.
Please find further lab information about the Jornada Experimental Range: https://jornada.nmsu.edu/
and NMSU’s Graduate School: https://gradschool.nmsu.edu/.
For more information please contact Dr. Nicholas Webb (nwebb@nmsu.edu) or Dr. Akasha Faist
(afaist@nmsu.edu). To apply, please submit a letter of interest stating motivation for applying to the
position and your research interests, curriculum vitae, copy of transcript(s), and contact information for
3 references to the above email address. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. The
positions will remain open until filled.
Address applications to:
Nicholas Webb
USDA-ARS Jornada Experimental Range
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM 88011
+1 575-646-2263

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