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NUMBER OF POSITIONS: 3 in total, 1 Crew Lead and 2 Technicians
WORK LOCATIONS: Based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Travel throughout Utah.
PAY RATE: Crew leads: $20-22/hr. Technicians: $17-19/hr. Depending on experience and position. ~$60.00/day per diem & gear reimbursement when traveling beyond base location. Total reimbursement = $395-455/two-week hitch. Health insurance, retirement, paid federal holidays, and sick leave provided.
DURATION: April 24–September 1, 2023. Crew Lead starts April 17. Dates are approximate.
Summary of Positions:
In partnership with the Utah Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Colorado Natural Heritage Program (CNHP) is seeking experienced field technicians to collect wetland monitoring data through BLM’s Riparian & Wetland Assessment, Inventory and Monitoring (AIM) Program. Successful applicants will be trained in the methods by Wetland Ecologists from CNHP and BLM’s National Operations Center and will spend the summer applying the protocol in wetlands and riparian areas on BLM lands throughout the state of Utah. Quantitative vegetation data will be collected using the line-pointintercept (LPI) method. Additional data collection will include soils, hydrology, water quality, and surrounding land use. All technicians must be available for the weeklong training May 1-6, 2023 in Carson City, NV.
One field team of three technicians will be hired (1 Crew Lead and 2 Technicians). The team will be stationed out of the Salt Lake BLM Field Office. The typical hitch schedule during the field season is 8 days on with 6 days off. All teams will travel extensively across Utah, collecting data in a wide variety of settings. Field Protocol can be found here: DRAFT Field Protocol for Lentic Riparian and Wetland Systems.
Crew Lead positions may start up to 2 weeks in advance of the field season (estimated start date is April 10) to plan field season logistics. The Crew Lead will be responsible for supporting and managing crew safety and wellbeing, coordinating field logistics and scheduling, managing the crew’s equipment, and completing administrative paperwork. Before, during, and after field data collection, the Crew Lead will be responsible for the organization and quality control of all data collected using iPad tablets and occasional paper forms.
Qualifications for All Positions:
To apply email resume, cover letter, and three references (please include both phone number and email) to Katrina Castro at Katrina.Castro@colostate.edu.
Please indicate if you would like to be considered for the Lead Technician and which state you would prefer to work in.
In addition to Utah, CNHP will be managing crews in California, Colorado and Wyoming. Position descriptions can be found here: Employment - Colorado Natural Heritage Program
Applications will continue to be accepted until all positions are filled or until May 1, 2023, whichever comes first. Applicants for the Lead Technician Position are encouraged to apply early.