INVASIVE PLANT TECHNICIANS – SEASONAL 2015

The Eastern Nevada Landscape Coalition (ENLC) is currently hiring four(4) invasive plant technicians to work in the Elko District of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

INVASIVE PLANT TECHNICIAN DUTIES: Field crews will work with an experienced crew lead while assisting in inventory and management of invasive plants on public lands. Inventory duties include identifying invasive plant infestations, surveying, recording and managing data. Control of invasive plants may involve hand pulling, hand tools, power tools, and herbicide application. All technicians will be responsible for driving (including all-terrain vehicles) and hiking to treatment/inventory sites. Technicians must be physically able to hike while wearing a backpack sprayer over rough and steep terrain.
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Qualified applicants should have experience and/or education in invasive plant management, biological sciences, natural resources, plant identification or general plant taxonomy, and the ability to follow directions and safety protocols. Applicants must be experienced with 4WD vehicles, GPS navigation, and have had a clean driving record for the past 3 years. Experience with ATVs and UTVs a plus.

SALARY: $15/hour, there may be some overtime.

SCHEDULE: Positions run June through September and follow a 10-hour day/four-day work week. Crews will return to Elko in the evenings, though camping near a project site may occasionally be required.

Applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and the contact information for at least three references to Betsy Macfarlan at execdir@envlc.org. Please put “Weed technician” in the subject line. Materials should be emailed by March 1, 2015.

For more information, please visit our website (http://www.envlc.org) or email Betsy Macfarlan at execdir@envlc.org.

Located in Ely, Nevada, ENLC is a non-profit conservation organization comprised of public, private, and non-profit partners dedicated to the restoration of the Western ecosystems through collaborative teamwork.

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