Black Rock Field Office – Biological Science Technician (2 positions)

Environment for the Americas
February 5, 2019
Job Type


This is a Direct Hiring Authority (DHA) position. If already graduated applicants can not have a graduation date later than Dec. 1st, 2018.

Job Description: The interns would work on a project conducting Land Health Assessment (LHA) monitoring using Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) methods. In addition, when vegetation monitoring occurs in Greater Sage Grouse (GRSG) habitat, vegetation monitoring would also assess GRSG habitat suitability using Habitat Assessment Framework (HAF) methods. The data collected in the field would be used to inform GRSG Habitat Suitability Assessments and would be used in the GRSG Habitat Summary Reports. This project directly supports the implementation of the Nevada and Northeastern California Greater Sage-Grouse Approved Resource Management Plan Amendment. Those with experience with field research, data collection/entry, vegetation identification/surveys, technical writing, and using topographical maps are highly encouraged to apply.

Start/End Date: Due to trainings the recommended start date would be April 15th though could be pushed back to May 6th at the latest. There is a possibility of more trainings that could make the start date more flexible. This Internship will run 11 weeks.

Housing: To be determined.

Living conditions: The project will function out of the Black Rock Field Office in Winnemucca, Nevada. Work will require travel to and from field sites. Collecting data will require work in all types of weather and for interns to be able to traverse uneven terrain, carry upwards of 40 pounds in a backpack, and otherwise maintain good physical condition.

Vehicle: A vehicle and license are required.

Stipend: $500/perweek

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