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We have several different programs.

Nevada Conservation Corps harnesses the energy and idealism of youth to meet the needs of Nevada public lands and communities, through habitat restoration, invasive species control, trail building, and community conservation events.

Research Associates provide technical assistance, research, analysis and data to support the conservation and management of natural and cultural resource in the West.

AmeriCorps Intern program provides students, recent graduates, and those entering the workforce with opportunities to strengthen communities through various projects, all the while nurturing the spirit of volunteerism and public service.

Galena Creek Visitor Center encourages the understanding, appreciation, and appropriate use of the natural and cultural resources of the Galena Canyon area and the Mount Rose-Lake Tahoe Scenic Byway. The visitor center also runs an environmental summer camp.

Basin and Range Forestry promotes fire-safe communities, healthy forests and protected watersheds by providing integrated forestry services on public lands.


Apply on our website, select the position you have interest in, to view requirements, compensation, and dates.

  • Biological Science Technician

    Research Associate
    Reno, Las Vegas, and Elko
    $420.00 / week

    Invasive plants have been identified as a major threat to the biological diversity and ecological integrity in and near the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest (HTNF). Invasive plants displace native plants; reduce habitat and forage for wildlife and livestock; diminish populations of threatened, endangered, and sensitive species; alter soil properties and productivity; change the intensity and frequency of wildfires; and impact recreation opportunities.

    The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, is recruiting ten AmeriCorps Biological Science Technicians to participate in invasive non-native plant treatment, monitoring, and management projects for the forest's statewide noxious weed control program. The primary focus of this position will be the mechanical and chemical treatment of invasive and noxious weeds. Most of this work is conducted using backpack sprayers, UTV’s, and large 4WD spray vehicles traveling on remote 4WD roads. Appropriate personal protective equipment will be supplied by the Forest Service and utilized by Technicians at all times. A tablet with ArcCollector, Avenza Maps, and EDDMapS Pro, as well as a Garmin InReach device, will be used to record plant populations. 

    Primary duties:
    - Treat invasive plant infestations (Treatments primarily involve using herbicides, but may also be accomplished by hand-pulling and/or using hand tools, power tools, mowers, and other standardized control methods);
    - Identify non-native plant species using various field guides and survey methods for target plants;
    - Collect data on infestation location and status;
    - Accurately and legibly record data related to invasive plant treatments according to specific protocols; and
    - Perform basic mathematical calculations related to herbicide mixing and applications.

     

    Additional Experience Opportunities:

    - Participating in range and ecology vegetation surveying.

    - Assistance with federal resume building and navigating USAjobs.

    Although a small portion of time may be dedicated to data entry and other office tasks, this is primarily a field-based position which requires physical labor and daily hiking. Technicians will often navigate using global positioning systems, topographic maps, and/or compass to remote locations in rugged terrain under possible adverse weather conditions. 

    A training session including plant identification, herbicide safety, use of tablets and associated software, UTV operation, trailer towing, and first aid will be provided at the beginning of the field season. 

    Great Basin Institute, founded at the University of Nevada Reno in 1998, is a mission-driven non-profit organization headquartered in the eastern foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. GBI has been a leader in the conservation stewardship field for over two decades, supporting thousands of individuals each pursuing a career in public land management or advancing their academic standing. Partnering with federal, state and local governments, as well as other NGOs and researchers, GBI supports projects in eleven western states ranging from Alaska to New Mexico, and southern California to northwestern Wyoming.

    Technical requirements:

    - Knowledge and interest in botany and plant identification - prior experience with invasive plant management preferred;

    - Willingness to utilize chemical herbicide treatment methods, and ability to pass Nevada State Applicator exam (training and study time will be provided prior to the exam);

    - Experience utilizing hand-held GPS units or tablets for navigation and/or data collections preferred, along with basic computer skills;

    - Ability to carry backpack sprayer or up to 40 pounds in a backpack, and otherwise maintain good physical condition;

    - Experience operating 4WD trucks on and off-road, including mountainous forest roads, preferred;

    - Knowledge and experience in operating off highway vehicles such as Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTV) desirable; and

    - Experience with towing and backing-up a trailer, desirable.

     

    Additional requirements:

    - Ability to self-direct and self-motivate;

    - Possess good organizational skills;

    - Tolerant of working in variable weather conditions, willing and able to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions, and able to hike 2-5+ miles daily on uneven terrain;

    - Ability to work productively as part of a team to accomplish mutual goals and follow safe working practices;

    - Communicate effectively with a diverse public;

    - Possess a valid, state-issued driver’s license and clean driving record; and

    - The successful applicant(s) must complete the following background checks: (1) AmeriCorps Criminal History Check (state and federal), (2) National Sex Offender registry check, and (3) USDA Forest Service background investigation.

  • California Condor Monitoring Technicians- California

    Research Associate
    $1,767.00 / month

    The Great Basin Institute is working cooperatively with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) Complex based in Ventura, CA to support the California Condor Recovery Program. Two (2) Monitoring Technicians will be selected to serve as AmeriCorps members to assist in management of the free flying population of California Condors in southern California. This is a 6-month commitment during which the technicians will receive a  living allowance while serving on and around one of two wildlife refuges central to condor activity in Southern CA.

    This position focuses on management of the free flying population of California Condors in Southern California. Selected applicants will track this population throughout its range using radio telemetry and by ground-truthing GPS transmitter data. Technicians will observe condor behavior at feeding sites, roosts and nests. Field work requires the ability to work independently and as a team; work and sometimes camp in remote areas during inclement weather or harsh environmental conditions; travel via UTV, 4WD vehicle, or by foot, in steep mountainous terrain; carry 50lb carcasses to feeding sites; keep detailed field notes; follow data collection protocols for the collection and entry of accurate and consistent data; and assist in routine office work.

    Requirements: 

    • Bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences (e.g., biology, ecology, wildlife management, or related field) or coursework and related experience;
    • Previous experience following protocols for field sampling and data collection and related experience in data entry, collection and management
    • Understanding of issues related to threatened and endangered species, and familiarity with the ecology of the study region preferred
    • Previous experience in using radio telemetry to locate free-ranging animals preferred;
    • Experience in the use of GPS units for navigation and collecting spatial data
    • Possess strong organizational skills
    • Tolerant of working in variable weather conditions, willing and able to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions, and able to hike 2-5+ miles daily on uneven terrain while carrying a pack sometimes exceeding 50 lbs.
    • Comfortable handling animal carcasses
    • Willingness and ability to camp at primitive sites for several consecutive nights
    • Ability to work productively as part of a team to accomplish mutual goals and follow safe working practices
    • Possess a valid, state-issued driver’s license and clean driving record
    • Experience safely operating 4WD vehicles and UTVs
    • Meet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements: (1) U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status, (2) eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or the equivalent of two full-time education awards), (3) pass National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) and federal criminal background checks, (4) Adhere to the rules, regulations and code of conduct as specified in the Member Service Agreement; and (5) Will not engage in any prohibited activities as listed in the Member Service Agreement.

    Location: 

    USFWS Ventura, California
    AmeriCorps members will be stationed and will have housing available during work hitch at:
    BitterCreek National Wildlife Refuge Maricopa, CA
    Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Ventura County, CA
     

    Compensation and Benefits: 

    Living allowance: ~$10,604.00 (allocated biweekly)
    Education Award*: $3,172.50
    USFWS housing provided during 10-day service period
    Affordable Care Act compliant health benefits provided

    *AmeriCorps Education Award may be used for past, present or future education experiences, including payment of qualifying federal student loans. Loan forbearance and accrued interest payment on qualifying student loans is also available.

    Living Allowance and Education Award: Crew Members in these AmeriCorps positions will receive a living allowance, the value of which is dependent on the length of service. The living allowance is a fixed amount, not an hourly wage or a salary. The allowance is paid to members in bi-weekly installments throughout their term of service. Upon successful completion of AmeriCorps service, members become eligible for an education award (the amount is dependent on the length of service) that can be used for paying student loans, paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college, as well as additional certifications such as NOLS courses.

    Health Insurance: The Great Basin Institute will cover 100% of the premium for Health, Dental and Vision Insurance for each member.

    Student Loan Forbearance: If you are currently paying on any federal student loans, you have the option to put those loans into forbearance during your time as an AmeriCorps volunteer, allowing you to cease payments while in service.

    Interest Accrual Repayment: As an AmeriCorps alumnus, you will be eligible to have the National Service Trust pay all or a portion of the interest that accumulated on your qualified student loan(s) during your term of service. These payments are made in addition to the Education Award, and are not deducted from your Education Award balance. To be eligible for this service, the loan must have been placed in forbearance for the service period, and you must have successfully completed a term of service and received an Education Award.

    Timeline: 

    6-month appointment beginning early March 2022, or upon availability

  • California Condor Monitoring Technician (Peregrine Fund)

    Research Associate
    $866.00 / month

    The Great Basin Institute is working cooperatively with The Peregrine Fund’s California Condor Reintroduction Program based in Vermilion Cliffs, AZ to support the greater California Condor Recovery Program. One (1) Monitoring Technician will be selected to serve as an AmeriCorps volunteer to assist in management of the free flying population of California Condors in northern Arizona and southern Utah. This is a 6-month commitment, with the potential of an additional 6 months if both parties should agree to continue the relationship, during which volunteer member will work in the Grand Canyon ecoregion.

    This volunteer opportunity focuses on management of the free flying population of California Condors in northern Arizona and southern Utah. Selected applicant will track this population throughout its range using radio telemetry and by ground-truthing GPS transmitter data. The volunteer will observe condor behavior at feeding sites, roosts and nests. Field work requires the ability to work independently and as a team; work and sometimes camp in remote areas during inclement weather or harsh environmental conditions; travel via ATV, 4WD vehicle, or by foot, in steep mountainous terrain; carry 50 lb carcasses to feeding sites; keep detailed field notes; follow data collection protocols for the collection and entry of accurate and consistent data; and assist in routine office work. 

    Requirements: 

    • Bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences (e.g., biology, ecology, wildlife management, or related field) or coursework and related experience;
    • Previous experience following protocols for field sampling and data collection and related experience in data entry, collection and management;
    • Understanding of issues related to threatened and endangered species, and familiarity with the ecology of the study region preferred;
    • Previous experience in using radio telemetry to locate free-ranging animals preferred;
    • Experience in the use of GPS units for navigation and collecting spatial data;
    • Possess strong organizational skills;
    • Tolerant of working in variable weather conditions, willing and able to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions, and able to hike 2-5+ miles daily on uneven terrain while carrying a pack sometimes exceeding 50 lbs.;
    • Willingness and ability to camp at primitive sites for several consecutive nights;
    • Ability to work productively as part of a team to accomplish mutual goals and follow safe working practices;
    • Possess a valid, state-issued driver’s license and clean driving record; 
    • Experience safely operating 4WD vehicles and ATVs; and
    • Meet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements: (1) U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status, (2) eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or the equivalent of two full-time education awards), (3) pass National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) and federal criminal background checks, (4) Adhere to the rules, regulations and code of conduct as specified in the Member Service Agreement; and (5) Will not engage in any prohibited activities as listed in the Member Service Agreement.

    Location: 

    The Peregrine Fund’s field headquarters for the Condor Reintroduction Program is located in the small town of Vermilion Cliffs, AZ, located two hours north of Flagstaff, 30 miles south from the Utah border and a 45 minute drive from Page, AZ, where the nearest grocery store is located. Vermilion Cliffs is considered to be high desert at 4,000 ft elevation and boasts incredible scenery as well as variety of weather conditions spanning heat in excess of 100 degrees and winters with below freezing temperatures.

    Compensation and Benefits: 

    $5,200 Living Stipend
    Education Award*: $3,172.50
    The Peregrine Fund-provided housing
    Limited Health, Dental and Vision Insurance will be completely paid for at no cost to you by the Great Basin Institute and available starting your first day of service

    *AmeriCorps Education Award may be used for past, present or future education experiences, including payment of qualifying federal student loans. Loan forbearance and accrued interest payment on qualifying student loans is also available.

    Timeline: 

    One 6-month appointments beginning early March, or upon availability

  • Native Seed Technician (NV)

    Research Associate
    Reno
    $540.00 / week

    The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the Reno US Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) office and Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, is recruiting four (4) Native Seed Technicians to conduct seed collecting and ecological restoration activities throughout the Great Basin on Department of Interior (DOI) and Forest Service (USFS) lands.

    Primary Responsibilities: 
    • Scouting and identifying populations of target native plant species suitable for collection;
    • GPS mapping populations of plants, disturbance areas, and other features using tablets, handheld devices, ArcGIS Online, ArcPro/Map, and ESRI apps;
    • Monitoring the phenology of plant populations to identify optimal seed collection times;
    • In accordance with the Seeds of Success (SOS) Technical Protocol, collecting seed from plant populations for both operational and conservation collections;
    • Completing paper and digital data forms;
    • Processing and shipping seed following standard industry procedure; 
    • Taking herbarium vouchers, and processing and shipping as necessary;
    • Collecting tissue samples for genetic analysis and processing and shipping; 
    • Recording data electronically and on paper data forms, entering and editing data related to restoration activities;
    • Photographing collection sites and plants;
    • Maintenance and regular inventory of field gear;
    • Daily and monthly vehicle checks;
    • Driving a truck up to 5 hours a day;
    • Traveling in a truck up to ten hours a day;
    • Assisting with the coordination of conservation crew work;
    • Assisting with the coordination of volunteer seed collection and restoration events;
    • Rare plant surveys and support;
    • Providing support for arid land restoration projects;
    • Monitoring and maintenance of reciprocal transplant study plots; 
    • Reporting accomplishments and providing recommendations for program improvements, priorities, and future projects; and
    • Participating in trainings provided by GBI, US Fish & Wildlife, and USFS staff and community partners.

    Physical Demands:  
    Field work involves driving GBI, FWS, or Forest Service trucks on both highways and 4WD roads, often for 100+ miles per day as well as hiking off designated trails or routes, across rugged terrain, up to 5 miles per day, but more typically 0-1 mile per day. Seed collection requires regular stooping, standing and maneuvering on uneven terrain for many hours a day. Weather conditions will vary from cold winds and precipitation in the early spring to temperatures over 100F in the summer. The use of global positioning systems (handheld GPS units), computers, tablets, digital cameras, and on- and off-road vehicles are an essential part of the job. Camping under primitive conditions at remote locations on data collection trips will regularly be required. Schedules are often determined by plant phenology.  


    Incumbents must also be willing to spend days at a time working at a computer during periods of data entry and analysis.

    • Lift up to 50-70 pounds of material or equipment
    • Bend, lift, pull, and push
    • Crouch, stoop, kneel, stand, or bend for long periods of time 
    • Drive for many hours a day on highways and 4WD roads.
    • Handle plant material for many hours a day. 
    • Walk and stand for long periods of time on uneven surfaces carrying equipment
    • Be outside in extreme heat or cold (depending upon the season)
    • Occasionally work 10+ hour days
    • Travel and camp overnight & up to 8 days at a time for project work

    Technical requirements:
    • Bachelor’s degree with coursework and field experience related to biology, botany, ecology, plant science, or related field;
    • Experience identifying plants using taxonomic keys or familiarity with plants of the Great Basin;
    • Experience using hand-held GPS equipment for data collection and navigation;
    • Ability to read and navigate using topographic maps and a compass;
    • Familiarity driving 4WD vehicles on- and off-road; 
    • Experience operating All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV) on difficult terrain, helpful; and
    • Understanding and/or experience using ArcGIS Pro 2.0 software, and ESRI apps like Field Maps and Survey 123, helpful.

    Additional requirements: 
    • Willingness and ability to work in harsh, ever-changing desert conditions, including extreme temperatures, independently or as part of a team;
    • Willingness to camp in remote, undeveloped sites for multiple days, up to 8 days; 
    • Ability to bend and stoop for long periods of time while collecting seed, and to use hand tools, and occasionally lift buckets of water and other heavy loads;
    • Ability to work a non-standard schedule, such as beginning at 5 am, to avoid heat-related issues, to follow plant phenology, or for coordination with team members.  
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, with a diverse audience;
    • Strong interpersonal skills and willingness to work as part of a tight knit team (Most often crews will be two people, which requires technicians to co-lead, take initiative, and behave in a manner that promotes team integrity.);
    • Ability to work independently or in pairs with little supervision, strong initiative and high attention to detail;
    • Possess a valid, state-issued driver’s license and clean driving record; and
    • Meet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements: (1) U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status, (2) eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or the equivalent of two full-time education awards), (3) pass National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) and federal criminal background checks, (4) adhere to the rules, regulations and code of conduct as specified in the Member Service Agreement; and (5) not engage in any prohibited activities as listed in the Member Service Agreement.

    Location: 

    Multiple positions are available in Nevada. Please indicate your availability and preferred locations/positions when applying. We encourage applying early in order to gain the best chance at getting your top-choice locations.

    USFS Location: Reno, NV (working primarily in Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest and adjacent BLM lands)

    FWS Location: Reno, NV (working primarily in Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge and Winnemucca BLM district)

    The Reno-Sparks metropolitan area is home to approximately 500,000 people and offers year-round recreation opportunities, a vibrant urban scene and numerous community events. Reno has over 300 days of sunshine and four distinct seasons. Located on the northwestern edge of Nevada, Reno is a great home base from which to travel to the Great Basin, Lake Tahoe, Sierra Nevada range, San Francisco and more!

    The Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest's spectacular 6.3 million acres makes it the largest national forest in the lower 48 states. Located in Nevada and a small portion of eastern California, The Forest’s landscapes range from towering snow-capped peaks to wide-open sage steppe. Elevation varies from a low of 4,100 feet to a high of 12,374 feet, providing a great diversity of habitats. The vegetation changes from wide open desert with cactus and scrub to ponderosa pine forests, which in turn give way to spruce and aspen then lodgepole pine and alpine tundra.

    The Reno U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Office’s mission is to conserve the natural biological diversity of the Great Basin, eastern Sierra of Nevada, and adjacent portions of eastern California. The Reno Fish and Wildlife Office works closely with many partners to conserve and recover native species throughout these states.

    Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge protects more than half a million acres of high desert habitat for large wintering herds of pronghorn antelope, scattered bands of bighorn sheep, and a rich assortment of other wildlife, and is one of the few intact sagebrush steppe ecosystems in the Great Basin. The landscape is vast, rugged, and punctuated with waterfalls, narrow gorges, and lush springs among rolling hills and expansive tablelands of sagebrush and mountain mahogany.

    The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) administers 47.5 million acres of public land in Nevada alone. Crews will rove between multiple locations across the BLM districts of the Great Basin. The area is home to historic mining and ranching that conjure up images of the Wild West. The Great Basin's mountain ranges and wide open valleys are home to wildlife, livestock and wild horses and burros.

    Compensation and Benefits:

    • Total Living Allowance: $14,100 (Approximately $1,080 biweekly before taxes)
    • Segal AmeriCorps Education Award: $3,172.50 (Upon successful completion, the award may be used for past, present or future educational expenses, including payment of qualifying federal student loans and Title IV accredited college tuition.)
    • Camping Per Diem: $34/day (when applicable)
    • Medical, dental, and vision insurance available at no cost

    Contract Timeline: 

    • 26-week appointment beginning April 2022
    • Full time (40 hours/week)

  • Interpretive Media (Inventory and Mapping) Technicians at Zion National Park

    Americorps Program
    $15,075.00 / season

    Description:

    The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with National Park Service (Zion National Park), is recruiting 2 Interpretive Media Technicians to participate in park Interpretation, Education, and Visitor Services, Natural Resources, and Maintenance staff with multiple projects. During this six-month appointment, the Interpretive Media Technicians will support Zion National Park by mapping and inventory of interpretive media, all wayside and bulletin boards (NPS and partners) located throughout the park and within the gateway communities. This data collection is necessary for the Facility Management Software System (FMSS) in order to maintain these resources.  In collaboration with the park maintenance staff and visual information specialist provide maintenance for waysides and bulletin boards. The technicians will support the National Park Service in providing data to properly update FMMS and inventory and map all of the interpretive media at Zion National Park.

    The FMSS serves as a tracking tool that provides accountability for the Asset management Program (AMP). The technicians will additionally understand the mission of the National Park Service, and the role facilities roads and trails, GIS, and visual information plan in maintaining the visitor experience. This project will provide the technicians with hands-on experience supporting facilities and interpretive media (IM) projects at Zion National Park.

    The Great Basin Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing environmental research, education, and service throughout the West. GBI’s Research Associate Program provides multidisciplinary capacity for professional support of diverse partnerships across western states while presenting emerging professionals with career-enhancing opportunities in natural/cultural/recreation resource management, ecological conservation, environmental stewardship, and related fields. The Technicians will gain exposure to policies and approaches for managing interpretive media on public lands.

    Timeline:

    • 26-week appointment beginning March 1st, 2022, to August 31, 2022 (or upon availability)
    • Full time (minimum 40 hours/week)
    • Weekend hours may be required

    Location:

    Zion National Park is a unique geological, natural, and cultural treasure in southwestern Utah. Opportunities for sightseeing, hiking, and camping abound. Humans have occupied this area for approximately 10,000 years and archaeological sites occur throughout the park. Work will be based out of park offices in Springdale, UT.

    Compensation and Benefits: 

    • Total Living Allowance: up to $15,075.00 (Approximately $1,159.62 biweekly before taxes)
    • Segal AmeriCorps Education Award: $3,172.50 (Upon successful completion, the award may be used for past, present or future educational expenses, including payment of qualifying federal student loans and Title IV accredited college tuition.)
    • Medical, dental, and vision insurance available at no cost
    • Paid leave and holidays

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in geography, outdoor recreation, geology, education or other related coursework and commensurate field experience, desired but not required;
    • At least 6 months experience using GPS equipment in the field without assistance;
    • At least 6 months experience processing GPS data using GIS software;
    • Motivated, self-starter who is detail oriented and capable of working with little direct supervision to execute a work plan that involves backcountry travel;
    • Demonstrated competence identifying problems and proposing solutions to solve them;
    • Flexibility to handle competing and changing priorities;
    • Ability to communicate effectively with the public. Self-motivated with ability to maintain a positive attitude while working in a diverse team environment;
    • Ability to work a variable schedule (including weekends) that may change with little notice;
    • Ability to stand, walk, bend, lift and move heavy materials on a routine basis;
    • Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments; this includes high heat, elevation changes, and ability to travel safely in the backcountry/remote worksites.
    • Possess a valid, clean, state-issued driver’s license;
    • Ability to operate a 4WD vehicle on- or off-road if required;
    • Meet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements: (1) U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status, (2) eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or the equivalent of two full-time education awards), (3) pass National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) and federal criminal background checks, (4) adhere to the rules, regulations and code of conduct as specified in the Member Service Agreement; and (5) not engage in any prohibited activities as listed in the Member Service Agreement.

    The successful applicant must complete a Department of Interior (DOI) Background Investigation (BI) or submit paperwork to NPS human resources indicating an active and fully adjudicated BI has already been completed prior to beginning this position.

    As part of Great Basin Institute’s Covid-19 Vaccination Policy, all employees are required to receive and provide proof of a full course of COVID-19 vaccine prior to the first day of employment, unless a medical or religious exemption is submitted and approved. All employees covered by this policy are required to be fully vaccinated as a term and condition of employment at Great Basin Institute. Employees are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after completing primary vaccination with a COVID-19 vaccine, with, if applicable, at least the minimum recommended interval between doses.

    To review a copy of GBI’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, please visit our Field Updates page for more details. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this policy, please do not hesitate to contact one of our staff members.

    How to Apply:

    Please visit our employment web page to apply directly through our online portal:

    https://www.vscyberhosting.com/greatbasin/careers.aspx?rf=CW&req=2022-ACI-012

    We conform to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit Retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.

  • Queer Forestry Crew (LGBTQ+ Inclusion)

    Nevada Conservation Corps
    Las Vegas
    $400.00 - $520.00 / week

    We are seeking five AmeriCorps members (1 crew lead, 4 crew members) for the Queer Restoration Crew (LGBTQ+ Inclusion Crew) based in Las Vegas, NV. Gain valuable field experience while completing habitat improvement, restoration, and recreation projects with the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, and many other federal and state agencies. Learn firsthand from federal employees and specialists about natural resource and conservation careers. Projects may include trail construction and maintenance, hazardous fuels reduction, and habitat restoration.

    Single-identity or affinity crews are designed to open access to careers in environmental conservation for individuals systematically excluded from opportunities in this field. The goal of this program is to give participants career focused training in an inclusive space to learn and develop alongside peers, leadership, and staff with whom they have shared experience. 

    The ideal candidate will enjoy working outdoors in challenging conditions, have prior experience camping, and share the belief that everyone should feel safe and included in the conservation community. They will also share the mission to be a part of an affirming crew culture with members of diverse identities, experiences, and backgrounds. LGBTQ+ individuals of all identities are encouraged to apply. 

    Typical work days are 10 hours long from 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM. Schedules will be primarily 4-days on Monday through Thursday. Orientation and the last hitch of the season will be an 8-days, including several in-field trainings.

     

    Essential Duties:

    • Exemplify strong work ethic, professionalism, and sound judgment;
    • Communicate effectively with a small team and work collaboratively to ensure project completion and quality
    • Understand and abide by all NCC policies and procedures; 
    • Camp in remote locations for up to 7 nights with limited facilities
    • Drive a 4x4 work vehicle safely and on rugged terrain 
    • Willingness to be flexible to changing work environments 


    Location:

    Las Vegas, NV


    Compensation and Benefits:

    This is an AmeriCorps position; candidates will receive a living allowance dependent on their length of service. The living allowance is a fixed amount, not an hourly wage or a salary. The allowance is paid to members in biweekly installments throughout their term of service. Upon completion of AmeriCorps service members shall receive an additional education award also dependent on the length of service that can be used for paying off student loans or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college.

     

    Crew Member:

    •Living Allowance: approximately $800 every two weeks before taxes
    •Per Diem:$15/day spent in the field. This is in addition to your Living Allowance and on average is $120.00 biweekly. Crews typically combine per diem funds and shop/prepare meals as a team.
    •Housing Stipend: In addition to your Living Allowance and on average is $100.00 biweekly.
    •TOTAL COMPENSATION BIWEEKLY: $1020 (pre-tax)

     

    Crew Lead:

    •Living Allowance: approximately $1040 every two weeks before taxes
    •Per Diem:$15/day spent in the field. This is in addition to your Living Allowance and on average is $120.00 biweekly. Crews typically combine per diem funds and shop/prepare meals as a team.
    •Housing Stipend: In addition to your Living Allowance and on average is $100.00 biweekly.
    •TOTAL COMPENSATION BIWEEKLY: $1260 (pre-tax)


    Segal Education Award:
    After successfully completing an AmeriCorps term of service members are eligible to receive the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award. For this term of service the education award amount will be $1,718.25. You can use the award to repay qualified student loans and to pay current educational expenses at eligible institutions of higher education and training programs.

    Student Loan Forbearance:
    If you are currently paying on any federal student loans you have the option to put those loans into forbearance during your time as an AmeriCorps volunteer, that will allow you to cease payments while serving.

    Interest Accrual Repayment:
    As AmeriCorps alum, you are eligible to have the National Service Trust pay all or a portion of the interest that accumulated on your qualified student loan(s) during your term of service. These payments are made in addition to the Education Award, and are not deducted from your Education Award balance. To be eligible to have accrued interest paid: The loan must have been placed in forbearance for the service period, and you must have successfully completed a term of service and received an Education Award.

    Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Eligibility:
    AmeriCorps Volunteers qualify for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

    Insurance:
    Limited Health, Dental and Vision Insurance will be completely paid for at no cost to you by the Great Basin Institute.


    Job Qualifications:

    • Must maintain a positive and professional attitude at all times while providing service.
    • Be able to communicate effectively with members, crew leaders, NCC staff, and project partners.
    • Possess the willingness and ability to work and camp up to seven nights in a row, in a wilderness setting, in all weather conditions, without formal restroom facilities or running water.
    • Be able to lift 25lbs continuously and 50lbs occasionally
    • Be at least 17 years of age
    • Be a US citizen
    • Must possess a high school diploma or GED
    • Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or the equivalent of two full-time education awards).*All position offers are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check.

     

    Training and Certifications:

    • S-212 chainsaw training (and opportunity for certification)
    • WFA & CPR
    • Off-road driver training
    • GIS/GPS training
    • Federal career, applications & resume workshop with agency staff
    • Opportunities to connect with queer NPS & federal employees

     

    Crew Member applications accepted here.

    Crew Lead applications accepted here

  • Conservation Corps Program Director

    Nevada Conservation Corps
    Reno
    $65,000.00 - $75,000.00 / year

    The Great Basin Institute is an interdisciplinary field studies organization that promotes environmental research, education, and conservation throughout the west. GBI advances applied research to support science-based adaptive management of public lands. The Institute is dedicated to the promotion of science through field studies programs, conservation practices, and public outreach.

    The Nevada Conservation Corps, a program of the Great Basin Institute, provides direct conservation services to public land management agencies throughout Nevada and California. Founded in 1999, the Corps deploys technically proficient restoration teams to enhance species habitat, mitigate fire threats, reduce the spread of invasive species, and restore and re-designate recreational trails. In doing so, NCC provides valuable training and workforce development opportunities for Corps members who seek careers in natural resource management. The NCC is funded by AmeriCorps, a national service program of the Corporation for National and Community Service.

    The Conservation Corps Program Director is a key leadership position that supports AmeriCorps restoration teams across Nevada and California. The Conservation Corps Program Director works with GBI staff, partners, and collaborators to manage conservation projects, including program development and maintaining partner relationships to ensure compliance with grant and agency rules and regulations. This office-based position operates in a dynamic, team-based setting. 

     

    Reports To: GBI Chief Executive Officer and Deputy Director

     

    Essential Functions and Duties:

    This leadership position requires a dynamic individual to oversee, manage, mentor, and support a large conservation and restoration program. The Director will manage current programs while working to strengthen and develop new partnerships, programs, and training opportunities. The Director will be responsible for all of the following: 

    • Overseeing the recruitment, placement, management, and development of restoration crew members and interns, with the goal to provide them with a world-class professional-development service experience;

    • Administering operational grants, while complying with all GBI & AmeriCorps standards, policies, and objectives;

    • Strengthening existing relationships by providing excellent services, products, and reports to current project partners;

    • Expanding programmatic reach and capacity by developing additional opportunities and relationships; 

    • Overseeing disciplined fiscal management of all projects and activities;

    • Activity manages priorities to meet administrative deadlines and standards;

    • Effectively lead diverse staff and crews and implement strategies to build on DEU 

    • Serve as an engaged  member of the GBI Leadership Team to develop and implement strategic priorities; 

    • Coordinating program management as a member of a diverse, driven, and successful leadership team;

    • Other duties as assigned.

     

    Start Date: ASAP

    Full time, exempt position

     

    Schedule: Monday-Friday with occasional weekends, travel, and time in the field supporting partners and crews

     

    Base Rate of Pay: $65K - 75K annual salary, DOE

    Benefits for full-time employees include paid health/dental/eye insurance, paid vacation/sick time, and 401K retirement plan with match.

     

    Location: Based at GBI offices in Reno, NV. The “Biggest Little City in the World”, Reno has an estimated population of just over 230,000; the greater Reno-Sparks metropolitan area has a population of just over 435,000. The city sits in a high desert at 4,500 feet in elevation, at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains along the Truckee River, as it flows from Lake Tahoe to Pyramid Lake. Weather is mild, with distinct four seasons. Reno offers easy access to world-class outdoor recreation, with a 3- to 5-hour drive to Yosemite and Death Valley National Parks, the Pacific Ocean, and California redwood forests. Closer to home, Nevada boasts more natural hot springs than any other state in the country, over 150 named mountain ranges, and 30 mountain peaks over 11,000 feet. In Reno, recreation and entertainment includes eight major ski resorts within 2 hours of the Reno-Tahoe airport; fishing and boating on Lake Tahoe, the Truckee River, and Pyramid Lake; minor league baseball with the Reno Aces (the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks); cultural festivals throughout the summer along the banks of the Truckee River; and a collection of amazing craft microbreweries and micro-distilleries.

     

    Qualifications:

    • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in environmental studies, nonprofit management, or related field(s) required;

    • Minimum of three years of project or program development experience required; 

    • Minimum of three years of experience supervising staff at multiple sites, projects and personnel required; 

    • Minimum of two years of AmeriCorps or National Service experience preferred;

    • Minimum of two years of Conservation Corps experience preferred; 

    • Demonstrate the ability and experience in areas such as grant writing and management, project development, training, team building, problem-solving, and community building; 

    • Excellent financial administration and oversight skills;

    • Experience developing and implementing agreements and contracts with federal land-management agencies, other governments agencies and nonprofit organizations;

    • Familiarity with regional environmental community-based agencies, services and resources; 

    • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize and balance responsibilities; 

    • Excellent written, verbal communication, and facilitation skills;

    • Driven, patient and adaptable;

    • Must be able to pass the organization’s criminal history check requirements;

    • Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or have approved exemption by the first day of employment.

     

    How to Apply:

    Please follow this link to apply directly through our online portal. 

     

    We conform to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit Retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.

     

    The Great Basin Institute is a 501(c)3 promoting ecological literacy and direct service through environmental restoration, education and research for national, state and regional parks and public lands throughout the American West. For more information, visit www.TheGreatBasinInstitute.org

  • Latinx Desert Resource Crew

    Nevada Conservation Corps
    Joshua Tree National Park
    $400.00 - $520.00 / week

    The Nevada Conservation Corps is seeking four (4) AmeriCorps Crew Members to serve on the Latinx Desert Resource Crew based in Joshua Tree National Park. This crew will have the opportunity to gain various perspectives, technical and leadership skills, and experiences while supporting different conservation projects at the Park. Projects will include management of cultural resources, trails/recreation, and wildlife as well as projects with educational outreach/interpretation. Our core purpose is to provide opportunities for young Latinx adults interested in conservation careers to gain valuable skills and experience success. We believe diversity is a key source of strength for our community, and we strive to create a safe and empowering environment for all participants.

    Additional Trainings and Benefits:

    • Wilderness First Aid Certification
    • Public Lands Corps Act non-competitive hiring authority – must be age 18-30 at time of position and meet minimum 640 hours in order to be eligible

    Typical work days are 10 hours long from 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM. Schedules (4- or 8-day tours) will be dictated by project site. All schedules are subject to change due to unpredictable circumstances. Camping locations are often in "front country" settings where there is ready access to crew vehicles, however members often camp in undeveloped sites without access to water or restroom facilities where members practice Leave No Trace techniques for camp etiquette. Members may also camp in backcountry settings where a base-camp is established several miles from vehicles in remote locations.
     

    As an employee of Great Basin Institute’s Nevada Conservation Corps Program (NCC) program, the Employee is expected to satisfactorily complete the following tasks:

    • Adherence to the rules and regulations specified in the Nevada Conservation Corps Crew Member Handbook;
    • Adhere to daily/weekly work schedules that are subject to change in response to project needs;
    • Maintain a positive and professional attitude while working on challenging and diverse


    Essential Duties:

    • Building and maintaining trails, restoring and improving wildlife habitat, and reducing hazardous fuels in our forests and public lands;
    • Camping up to seven nights in wilderness setting without formal restroom facilities or running water;
    • Making a commitment of national service to our landscapes and communities;
    • Maintaining a positive and professional attitude at all times while providing service;
    • Communicating effectively with crew members, crew leaders, NCC staff and agency project staff;
    • Complying with both production and quality work standards established by NCC Administration, crew supervisors and project partners;
    • Contributing to basic duties at the campsite including cooking, cleaning and organizing crew equipment;
    • Showing respect when interacting with other members, leaders, staff, project sponsors and community members;
    • Participating in in-field education sessions;
    • Percentage of time spent on: labor– 70%, traveling– 20%, hiking– 10%;
    • Lifting 25lbs continuously and 50lbs occasionally.

    Make sure to check the Nevada Conservation Corps overview page here.


    Location:

    Joshua Tree National Park

     

    Compensation and Benefits:

    This is an AmeriCorps position; candidates will receive a living allowance dependent on their length of service. The living allowance is a fixed amount, not an hourly wage or a salary. The allowance is paid to members in biweekly installments throughout their term of service. 

    Crew Member:
    •Living Allowance: approximately $800 every two weeks before taxes
    •Per Diem:$15/day spent in the field. This is in addition to your Living Allowance and on average is $120.00 biweekly. Crews typically combine per diem funds and shop/prepare meals as a team.
    •Housing Stipend: In addition to your Living Allowance and on average is $100.00 biweekly.
    •TOTAL COMPENSATION BIWEEKLY: $1020 (pre-tax)


    Segal Education Award:
    After successfully completing an AmeriCorps term of service members are eligible to receive the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award. For this term of service the education award amount will be approximately $3,247.50. You can use the award to repay qualified student loans and to pay current educational expenses at eligible institutions of higher education and training programs.

    Student Loan Forbearance:
    If you are currently paying on any federal student loans you have the option to put those loans into forbearance during your time as an AmeriCorps volunteer, that will allow you to cease payments while serving.

    Interest Accrual Repayment:
    As AmeriCorps alum, you are eligible to have the National Service Trust pay all or a portion of the interest that accumulated on your qualified student loan(s) during your term of service. These payments are made in addition to the Education Award, and are not deducted from your Education Award balance. To be eligible to have accrued interest paid: The loan must have been placed in forbearance for the service period, and you must have successfully completed a term of service and received an Education Award.

    Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Eligibility:
    AmeriCorps Volunteers qualify for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

    Insurance:
    Limited Health, Dental and Vision Insurance will be completely paid for at no cost to you by the Great Basin Institute.


    Job Qualifications:

    • Must maintain a positive and professional attitude at all times while providing service.
    • Be able to communicate effectively with members, crew leaders, NCC staff, and project partners.
    • Possess the willingness and ability to work and camp up to seven nights in a row, in a wilderness setting, in all weather conditions, without formal restroom facilities or running water.
    • Be able to lift 25lbs continuously and 50lbs occasionally
    • Be at least 17 years of age
    • Be a US citizen
    • Must possess a high school diploma or GED
    • Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or the equivalent of two full-time education awards).
    • All position offers are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check.

     

    Crew Member applications are accepted here.

  • Restoration Crew Member (Fall/Winter) - Las Vegas

    Nevada Conservation Corps
    Las Vegas
    $400.00 - $520.00 / week

    Spend a season or more working and camping outside at some of Nevada’s premier natural areas. Serve alongside volunteers from across the country while making a lasting contribution to Nevada’s natural resources and heritage. Gain valuable field experience while working on habitat improvement, restoration, and recreation projects with the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, and many other federal and state agencies. Learn firsthand from federal employees and specialists about natural resource and conservation careers. Projects may include trail construction and maintenance, hazardous fuels reduction, and habitat restoration.

    The ideal candidate will enjoy working outdoors in challenging conditions, have prior experience camping, and share the belief that everyone should feel safe and included in the conservation community. They will also share the mission to be a part of an affirming crew culture with members of diverse identities, experiences, and backgrounds.

    Training and Field Experience:

    • First Aid and CPR certification
    • Leave No Trace (LNT) training
    • Trail construction and maintenance training for trail crews
    • USFS A-Feller certification for forestry crews


    Essential Duties:

    • Building and maintaining trails, restoring and improving wildlife habitat, and reducing hazardous fuels in our forests and public lands;
    • Camping up to seven nights in wilderness setting without formal restroom facilities or running water;
    • Making a commitment of national service to our landscapes and communities;
    • Maintaining a positive and professional attitude at all times while providing service;
    • Communicating effectively with crew members, crew leaders, NCC staff and agency project staff;
    • Complying with both production and quality work standards established by NCC Administration, crew supervisors and project partners;
    • Contributing to basic duties at the campsite including cooking, cleaning and organizing crew equipment;
    • Showing respect when interacting with other members, leaders, staff, project sponsors and community members;
    • Participating in in-field education sessions;
    • Percentage of time spent on: labor– 70%, traveling– 20%, hiking– 10%;
    • Lifting 25lbs continuously and 50lbs occasionally.

    Make sure to check the Nevada Conservation Corps overview page here.

     

    Contract Timeline: 

    *subject to change and depend on service term length desired*
    Start date: October 2022 - January 2023
    End date: December 2022 - March 2023


    Location:

    Las Vegas, NV


    Compensation and Benefits:

    This is an AmeriCorps position; candidates will receive a living allowance dependent on their length of service. The living allowance is a fixed amount, not an hourly wage or a salary. The allowance is paid to members in biweekly installments throughout their term of service. Upon completion of AmeriCorps service members shall receive an additional education award also dependent on the length of service that can be used for paying off student loans or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college.

     

    Crew Member:

    •Living Allowance: approximately $800 every two weeks before taxes
    •Per Diem:$15/day spent in the field. This is in addition to your Living Allowance and on average is $120.00 biweekly. Crews typically combine per diem funds and shop/prepare meals as a team.
    •Housing Stipend: In addition to your Living Allowance and on average is $100.00 biweekly.
    •TOTAL COMPENSATION BIWEEKLY: $1020 (pre-tax)

     

    Crew Lead:

    •Living Allowance: approximately $1040 every two weeks before taxes
    •Per Diem:$15/day spent in the field. This is in addition to your Living Allowance and on average is $120.00 biweekly. Crews typically combine per diem funds and shop/prepare meals as a team.
    •Housing Stipend: In addition to your Living Allowance and on average is $100.00 biweekly.
    •TOTAL COMPENSATION BIWEEKLY: $1260 (pre-tax)

     

    Segal Education Award:
    After successfully completing an AmeriCorps term of service members are eligible to receive the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award. For this term of service the education award amount will vary depending on the length of service term. Education award amounts for this position range from $1,718.25 - $3,247.50. You can use the award to repay qualified student loans and to pay current educational expenses at eligible institutions of higher education and training programs.


    Insurance:
    Limited Health, Dental and Vision Insurance will be completely paid for at no cost to you by the Great Basin Institute.

    Student Loan Forbearance:
    If you are currently paying on any federal student loans you have the option to put those loans into forbearance during your time as an AmeriCorps volunteer, that will allow you to cease payments while serving.

    Interest Accrual Repayment:
    As AmeriCorps alum, you are eligible to have the National Service Trust pay all or a portion of the interest that accumulated on your qualified student loan(s) during your term of service. These payments are made in addition to the Education Award, and are not deducted from your Education Award balance. To be eligible to have accrued interest paid: The loan must have been placed in forbearance for the service period, and you must have successfully completed a term of service and received an Education Award.

    Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Eligibility:
    AmeriCorps Volunteers qualify for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The Nevada Conservation Corps will provide you documentation in proving that you qualify for SNAP.


    Optional Training & Education we will provide include:
    • Defensive Driving Certification
    • Off-Road Driving Class
    • Resume Building Workshop
    • Interview Skills Workshop
    • Native Plant Identification
    • Invasive Plant Identification
    • GPS Unit Training
    • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)


    Job Qualifications:

    •Must maintain a positive and professional attitude at all times while providing service.
    •Be able to communicate effectively with members, crew leaders, NCC staff, and project partners.
    •Possess the willingness and ability to work and camp up to seven nights in a row, in a wilderness setting, in all weather conditions, without formal restroom facilities or running water.
    •Be able to lift 25lbs continuously and 50lbs occasionally
    •Be at least 17 years of age
    •Be a US citizen
    •Must possess a high school diploma or GED
    •Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or the equivalent of two full-time education awards).*
    •All position offers are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check.

     

    Crew Member applications are accepted here

    Crew Lead applications are accepted here

  • Project Manager

    Nevada Conservation Corps
    Las Vegas
    $15.50 / hour

    The Great Basin Institute (GBI) is a dynamic, interdisciplinary field studies organization dedicated to promoting environmental research, education, and conservation throughout the West. The Nevada Conservation Corps (NCC), a program within the GBI, launched in 1999 with the goal of harnessing the energy and idealism of youth to meet the needs of our public lands and communities through habitat restoration, invasive species control, forestry, trail building, and community conservation events. With our AmeriCorps grant we have been able to provide that experience to thousands of members, NCC provides valuable training and workforce development opportunities for staff and corps members who seek careers in natural resource management.

    The Nevada Conservation Corps crews work in Nevada and California. These crews implement a wide variety of work for and in support of Federal Land Management Agencies, State Agencies, and others. Example projects include trail work, ecological restoration and hazard fuels reduction. Many of our crews work in remote field locations on multi-day backcountry field tours.

    We seek a Project Manager to collaborate with NCC staff and Conservation Crews on projects on public lands in some of Nevada and California’s most beautiful locales. Responsibilities of the Project Manager require strong skills in organization, communication, and problem solving. This position requires a pro-active, independent, creative, and thoughtful mindset; an ability to problem solve and ‘make things happen’ is essential for success and happiness. This position is crucial to the success of our field crews and NCC’s mission.

    Reports To: NCC Director of Operations and GBI Southern Operation Coordinator

    Essential Functions and Duties:
    The Project Manager will assist NCC Coordinators and support field crews working in Nevada and California. Project Managers provide technical expertise and training for a variety of projects, including trails construction and maintenance, restoration, pesticide application and chainsaw operations.
    • Provide support and mentorship to field crews
    • Ensuring projects are completed satisfactorily and to spec
    • Ensuring crew members adhere to all NCC policies and procedures
    • Responsible for initiating GBI’s disciplinary action procedures for policy infractions
    • Coordination and leadership for NCC’s Leadership Development Program (LDP)
    • Responsible for accurately completing weekly administrative tasks, including: reporting accomplishments, documenting hours, mileage logs and credit card reporting
    • Assist with logistics, equipment inventory and operate independently to complete vehicle and tool maintenance
    • Ensure safe operations and use of all tools and equipment
    • Support program staff in identifying, implementing, and leading corps member training sessions;
    • Support program staff in mentoring Crew Leaders and Assistant Crew Leaders to develop professional and technical abilities;
    • Support program staff with implementing the crew rig up and derig processes by reviewing project details with crew leads, completing vehicle inspections, handing out electronics, and facilitating equipment issue and return;
    • Serve as project leader and primary point of contact for Crew Leaders and project partners on large projects with multiple NCC field crews.
    • Independently travel to various worksites to provide additional onsite support and training to restoration, trail, and forestry crews
    • Back filling for crew leaders
    • Support NCC Operations Coordinators in project development and planning
    • Other duties as assigned

    As an employee of Great Basin Institute’s Nevada Conservation Corps Program (NCC) program, the Employee is expected to satisfactorily complete the following tasks:
    • Adherence to the rules and regulations specified in the Great Basin Institute Personnel Handbook
    • Adhere to daily/weekly work schedules that are subject to change in response to project needs
    • Participation in GBI meetings and workshops and other GBI or agency training opportunities
    • Other duties as assigned by GBI and agency staff


    Location:

    Las Vegas, NV


    Job Qualifications:

    • Relevant field experience – knowledge of field crew logistics, technical skills and operations; 
    • Preference given to individuals with chainsaw, trails, and/or restoration experience
    • Experience managing and supporting small teams
    • Experience with spreadsheet, software, and basic ArcGIS operations
    • Ability to multi-task and troubleshoot on a daily basis, work independently to identify program needs and execute 
    • Good interpersonal and organizational skills, with the ability to balance and integrate task-oriented and process-oriented responsibilities
    • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds for extended periods of time
    • Willingness to travel on short notice 
    • Possess a clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license and the ability to operate a 4WD vehicle on and off paved roads.
     

    Applications are accepted here

  • Lake Tahoe Prescribed Burn Crew

    Nevada Conservation Corps
    South Lake Tahoe

    We are seeking 1 AmeriCorps Crew Leader and 9 AmeriCorps Crew Members for the Lake Tahoe (LTBMU) Prescribed Burn Crew. The Lake Tahoe Prescribed Burn Crew will be a 10 person crew dedicated to hazardous fuel reduction in the Lake Tahoe basin. The project may involve using chainsaws for thinning of timber, woodlands, or shrubs, utilizing prescribed fire to reduce fuels, piling and chipping of slash, monitoring pre-and post-fire effects, and fire suppression. The crew will be skilled in the use of a variety of hand tools and chainsaws. Candidates must pass pre-employment background checks, and must be physically fit to hike into remote areas with equipment and provisions; and must perform hard labor in hot fire line locations.


    Training and Field Experience:

    • First Aid and CPR certification
    • Leave No Trace (LNT) training
    • Trail construction and maintenance training for trail crews
    • USFS A-Feller certification
    • Crews will receive USFS training modules for the following certifications: I-100, S-130, S-190, L-180 S-212   
      • CREW MEMBERS MUST PASS WORK CAPACITY TEST AT THE ARDUOUS LEVEL & MAINTAIN RED CARD CURRENCY

     

    Make sure to check the Nevada Conservation Corps overview page here.


    Contract Timeline:

    January 3 - November 20, 2023

    *subject to change*


    Location:

    Lake Tahoe Basin

     

    Compensation and Benefits:

    This is an AmeriCorps position; candidates will receive a living allowance dependent on their length of service. The living allowance is a fixed amount, not an hourly wage or a salary. The allowance is paid to members in biweekly installments throughout their term of service.

    • Living Allowance: approximately $1370 every two weeks (pre-tax)
    • Per Diem:$15/day spent in the field. This is in addition to your Living Allowance and on average is $120.00 biweekly. Crews typically combine per diem funds and shop/prepare meals as a team.
    • TOTAL COMPENSATION BIWEEKLY: $1490 (pre-tax)


    Shared housing will be provided at Coyote Den in South Lake Tahoe.

    Segal Education Award:
    After successfully completing an AmeriCorps term of service members are eligible to receive the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award. For this term of service the education award amount will be $6,495.25. You can use the award to repay qualified student loans and to pay current educational expenses at eligible institutions of higher education and training programs.

    Student Loan Forbearance:
    If you are currently paying on any federal student loans you have the option to put those loans into forbearance during your time as an AmeriCorps volunteer, that will allow you to cease payments while serving.

    Interest Accrual Repayment:
    As AmeriCorps alum, you are eligible to have the National Service Trust pay all or a portion of the interest that accumulated on your qualified student loan(s) during your term of service. These payments are made in addition to the Education Award, and are not deducted from your Education Award balance. To be eligible to have accrued interest paid: The loan must have been placed in forbearance for the service period, and you must have successfully completed a term of service and received an Education Award.

    Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Eligibility:
    AmeriCorps Volunteers qualify for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

    Insurance:
    Limited Health, Dental and Vision Insurance will be completely paid for at no cost to you by the Great Basin Institute.


    Job Qualifications:

    • Must maintain a positive and professional attitude at all times while providing service.
    • Be able to communicate effectively with members, crew leaders, NCC staff, and project partners.
    • Possess the willingness and ability to work and camp up to seven nights in a row, in a wilderness setting, in all weather conditions, without formal restroom facilities or running water.
    • Be able to lift 25lbs continuously and 50lbs occasionally
    • Be at least 17 years of age
    • Be a US citizen
    • Must possess a high school diploma or GED
    • Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or the equivalent of two full-time education awards).*
    • All position offers are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check.

     

    Crew Member applications are accepted here.

    Crew Lead applications are accepted here

  • Leadership Development Program (LDP) Member

    Nevada Conservation Corps
    Las Vegas
    $400.00 - $520.00 / week

    Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding career in conservation? The Nevada Conservation Corps Leadership Development Program (LDP) is an opportunity for aspiring leaders to further leadership and technical skills through hands-on training and service. Spend a season with NCC as an AmeriCorps member living and working in the wild and scenic landscapes of Nevada. As an LDP participant you will camp for up to seven nights at a time, explore aspen covered mesas, sagebrush valleys, prehistoric oceans turned salt flats, the darkest, star filled skies in America, ancient volcanoes, massive sand dunes, and snow-capped granite peaks. Nevada’s abundant and diverse public lands provide incredible backdrops for both recreation and career development opportunities.

    For the first three months, LDP members focus on individual and team growth with mentorship that prioritizes the development of skills meant to prepare you for the challenges of leading a crew. Some of the leadership training topics include problem solving, conflict resolution, communication, collaboration, team development, and effective decision-making. Conservation technical training includes hazardous fuels reduction, trails construction and maintenance, habitat restoration, and data collection. At NCC we believe skills are best acquired within the context of daily work challenges. 

    Upon successful completion of the leadership development training program you will be assigned summer projects (based out of Reno, NV; Las Vegas, NV; or Great Basin National Park) and will take on the responsibility of leading a crew. You will coordinate with federal, state, and non-profit partners to meet the conservation and resource management needs of our public lands. You will be expected to collaborate with peers to see that project goals are accomplished safely and efficiently. Based on your specific projects you will be camped in the field with your crew on either 4-day and/or 8-day “tours” in primitive and remote locations. With mentorship and training, crew leaders are expected to manage crews effectively and facilitate an inclusive, cohesive community.

    Different than any other professional experiences, being a crew leader with the NCC is a full-time, intensive commitment. Preparing for projects and leading a crew requires unwavering dedication and a willingness to put the needs of others first. Successful applicants will demonstrate dependability, excellent judgment, and high standards. We are looking for individuals who will lead by example and be a role model for the members who join our program. Though this position is challenging, the rewards are abundant and the bonds forged with your crew, peers, and with the natural world will last a lifetime.


    Technical Trainings and Certifications may include:

    • Trail Maintenance and Construction
    • Dry Stone Masonry
    • USFS Felling and/or Bucking Certification
    • Chainsaw Maintenance
    • Fencing Construction and Maintenance
    • Habitat Restoration Methods
    • First Aid/CPR and Wilderness First Aid Certification
    • Leave No Trace Trainer Certification
    • Pesticide Applicators License (NV or CA)
    • Off Highway Vehicle Training


    Contract Timeline:

    February 6, 2023 - November 21, 2023


    Location:

    Las Vegas, NV


    Compensation and Benefits:

    This is an AmeriCorps position; candidates will receive a living allowance dependent on their length of service. The living allowance is a fixed amount, not an hourly wage or a salary.

    •Living Allowance: approximately $800 every two weeks before taxes.
    •Per Diem:$15/day spent in the field. This is in addition to your Living Allowance and on average is $120.00 biweekly. Crews typically combine per diem funds and shop/prepare meals as a team.
    •Housing Stipend: In addition to your Living Allowance and on average is $100.00 biweekly.
    •TOTAL COMPENSATION BIWEEKLY: $1020 (pre-tax)

    Segal Education Award:
    After successfully completing an AmeriCorps term of service members are eligible to receive the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award. For this term of service the education award amount is $4,546.50. You can use the award to repay qualified student loans and to pay current educational expenses at eligible institutions of higher education and training programs.

    Student Loan Forbearance:
    If you are currently paying on any federal student loans you have the option to put those loans into forbearance during your time as an AmeriCorps volunteer, that will allow you to cease payments while serving.

    Interest Accrual Repayment:
    As AmeriCorps alum, you are eligible to have the National Service Trust pay all or a portion of the interest that accumulated on your qualified student loan(s) during your term of service. These payments are made in addition to the Education Award, and are not deducted from your Education Award balance. To be eligible to have accrued interest paid: The loan must have been placed in forbearance for the service period, and you must have successfully completed a term of service and received an Education Award.

    Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Eligibility:
    AmeriCorps Volunteers qualify for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

    Insurance:
    Limited Health, Dental and Vision Insurance will be completely paid for at no cost to you by the Great Basin Institute.


    Qualifications:

    • Maintaining a positive and professional attitude at all times while providing service
    •  Showing respect when interacting with other members, leaders, staff, project sponsors and community members
    • Participating in in-field education sessions, presentations and crew meetings
    • Participate in Service Day events outside of regular work schedule


    Leadership Qualifications:

    • Clean driving record (must qualify to drive GBI Vehicles)
    • Current driver’s license
    • A willingness and desire to lead
    • Experience working within a Conservation or Youth Corps
    •  Previous experience camping/backpacking in remote locations
    • Previous experience constructing recreational trails
    • Previous experience felling trees using chainsaw and/or crosscut
    • Strong critical thinking skills and creativity
    • Possessing the confidence and ability to make decisions quickly and under pressure
    • Receptive to feedback from superiors, peers, and subordinates.
    • Ability to establish and maintain a positive workplace culture and camp life experience.


    Physical Qualifications:

    • Ability to work for 10.5 hours a day and to contribute to post-work day tasks and chores
    • Ability to hike up to 10 miles a day with heavy backpacks
    • Ability to carry 25 pounds continuously and 50 pounds occasionally
    • Ability to camp up to seven consecutive nights in primitive locations without access to running water and restrooms, all while in an all possible weather conditions. Assisting in food preparation, planning, and clean up
    • Ability to effectively operate machinery and tools while following production and quality standards set by the Nevada Conservation Corps
    • Follow strict safety protocol and maintain personal safety of self and others


    AmeriCorps Qualifications:

    • Ability to commit to an entire term of service with AmeriCorps
    • Be at least 17 years of age
    • Be a U.S Citizen or Legal Resident Alien
    • All position offers are conditional upon successful completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check. Any criminal convictions must be disclosed during the interview process
    • Be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (Limit of four unique terms in a lifetime or the equivalent of two full-time education awards)
    • Possess High school diploma or GED (or provide proof of intent to complete before using education award)

     

    Applications are accepted on our website

  • Restoration Crew Member (Spring) - Las Vegas

    Nevada Conservation Corps
    Las Vegas
    $400.00 - $520.00 / week

    Spend a season or more working and camping outside at some of Nevada’s premier natural areas. Serve alongside volunteers from across the country while making a lasting contribution to Nevada’s natural resources and heritage. Gain valuable field experience while working on habitat improvement, restoration, and recreation projects with the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, and many other federal and state agencies. Learn firsthand from federal employees and specialists about natural resource and conservation careers. Projects may include trail construction and maintenance, hazardous fuels reduction, and habitat restoration.

    The ideal candidate will enjoy working outdoors in challenging conditions, have prior experience camping, and share the belief that everyone should feel safe and included in the conservation community. They will also share the mission to be a part of an affirming crew culture with members of diverse identities, experiences, and backgrounds.

    Training and Field Experience:

    • First Aid and CPR certification
    • Leave No Trace (LNT) training
    • Trail construction and maintenance training for trail crews
    • (Possible) USFS A-Feller certification for forestry crews


    Essential Duties:

    • •Building and maintaining trails, restoring and improving wildlife habitat, and reducing hazardous fuels in our forests and public lands;
    • Camping up to seven nights in wilderness setting without formal restroom facilities or running water;
    • Making a commitment of national service to our landscapes and communities;
    • Maintaining a positive and professional attitude at all times while providing service;
    • Communicating effectively with crew members, crew leaders, NCC staff and agency project staff;
    • Complying with both production and quality work standards established by NCC Administration, crew supervisors and project partners;
    • Contributing to basic duties at the campsite including cooking, cleaning and organizing crew equipment;
    • Showing respect when interacting with other members, leaders, staff, project sponsors and community members;
    • Participating in in-field education sessions;
    • Percentage of time spent on: labor– 70%, traveling– 20%, hiking– 10%;
    • Lifting 25lbs continuously and 50lbs occasionally.

    Make sure to check the Nevada Conservation Corps overview page here.

     

    Contract Timeline:

    February 6, 2023 - May 5, 2023
    *subject to change*


    Location:

    Las Vegas, NV


    Compensation and Benefits:

    This is an AmeriCorps position; candidates will receive a living allowance dependent on their length of service. The living allowance is a fixed amount, not an hourly wage or a salary. The allowance is paid to members in biweekly installments throughout their term of service. Upon completion of AmeriCorps service members shall receive an additional education award also dependent on the length of service that can be used for paying off student loans or paying tuition for a Title IV accredited college.

     

    Crew Member:

    • Living Allowance: approximately $800 every two weeks before taxes
    • Per Diem:$15/day spent in the field. This is in addition to your Living Allowance and on average is $120.00 biweekly. Crews typically combine per diem funds and shop/prepare meals as a team.
    • Housing Stipend: In addition to your Living Allowance and on average is $100.00 biweekly.
    • TOTAL COMPENSATION BIWEEKLY: $1020 (pre-tax)

     

    Crew Lead:

    • Living Allowance: approximately $1040 every two weeks before taxes
    • Per Diem:$15/day spent in the field. This is in addition to your Living Allowance and on average is $120.00 biweekly. Crews typically combine per diem funds and shop/prepare meals as a team.
    • Housing Stipend: In addition to your Living Allowance and on average is $100.00 biweekly.
    • TOTAL COMPENSATION BIWEEKLY: $1260 (pre-tax)

     

    Segal Education Award:
    After successfully completing an AmeriCorps term of service members are eligible to receive the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award. For this term of service the education award amount will be $1,718.25. You can use the award to repay qualified student loans and to pay current educational expenses at eligible institutions of higher education and training programs.


    Insurance:
    Limited Health, Dental and Vision Insurance will be completely paid for at no cost to you by the Great Basin Institute.

    Student Loan Forbearance:
    If you are currently paying on any federal student loans you have the option to put those loans into forbearance during your time as an AmeriCorps volunteer, that will allow you to cease payments while serving.

    Interest Accrual Repayment:
    As AmeriCorps alum, you are eligible to have the National Service Trust pay all or a portion of the interest that accumulated on your qualified student loan(s) during your term of service. These payments are made in addition to the Education Award, and are not deducted from your Education Award balance. To be eligible to have accrued interest paid: The loan must have been placed in forbearance for the service period, and you must have successfully completed a term of service and received an Education Award.

    Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Eligibility:
    AmeriCorps Volunteers qualify for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The Nevada Conservation Corps will provide you documentation in proving that you qualify for SNAP.


    Optional Training & Education we will provide include:
    • Defensive Driving Certification
    • Off-Road Driving Class
    • Resume Building Workshop
    • Interview Skills Workshop
    • Native Plant Identification
    • Invasive Plant Identification
    • GPS Unit Training
    • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)


    Job Qualifications:

    •Must maintain a positive and professional attitude at all times while providing service.
    •Be able to communicate effectively with members, crew leaders, NCC staff, and project partners.
    •Possess the willingness and ability to work and camp up to seven nights in a row, in a wilderness setting, in all weather conditions, without formal restroom facilities or running water.
    •Be able to lift 25lbs continuously and 50lbs occasionally
    •Be at least 17 years of age
    •Be a US citizen
    •Must possess a high school diploma or GED
    •Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or the equivalent of two full-time education awards).*
    •All position offers are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check.

     

    Crew Member applications are accepted here

    Crew Lead applications are accepted here

  • Restoration Crew Member (Spring/Summer) - Reno

    Nevada Conservation Corps
    Reno
    $400.00 - $520.00 / week

    Spend a season or more working and camping outside at some of Nevada’s premier natural areas. Serve alongside volunteers from across the country while making a lasting contribution to Nevada’s natural resources and heritage. Gain valuable field experience while working on habitat improvement, restoration, and recreation projects with the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, and many other federal and state agencies. Learn firsthand from federal employees and specialists about natural resource and conservation careers. Projects may include trail construction and maintenance, hazardous fuels reduction, and habitat restoration.

    The ideal candidate will enjoy working outdoors in challenging conditions, have prior experience camping, and share the belief that everyone should feel safe and included in the conservation community. They will also share the mission to be a part of an affirming crew culture with members of diverse identities, experiences, and backgrounds.

    Training and Field Experience:

    • First Aid and CPR certification
    • Leave No Trace (LNT) training
    • Trail construction and maintenance training for trail crews
    • (Possible) USFS A-Feller certification for forestry crews


    Essential Duties:

    • Building and maintaining trails, restoring and improving wildlife habitat, and reducing hazardous fuels in our forests and public lands;
    • Camping up to seven nights in wilderness setting without formal restroom facilities or running water;
    • Making a commitment of national service to our landscapes and communities;
    • Maintaining a positive and professional attitude at all times while providing service;
    • Communicating effectively with crew members, crew leaders, NCC staff and agency project staff;
    • Complying with both production and quality work standards established by NCC Administration, crew supervisors and project partners;
    • Contributing to basic duties at the campsite including cooking, cleaning and organizing crew equipment;
    • Showing respect when interacting with other members, leaders, staff, project sponsors and community members;
    • Participating in in-field education sessions;
    • Percentage of time spent on: labor– 70%, traveling– 20%, hiking– 10%;
    • Lifting 25lbs continuously and 50lbs occasionally.

    Make sure to check the Nevada Conservation Corps overview page here.

     

    Contract Timeline: 

    *subject to change and depend on service term length desired*
    Start date: May 2023 - August 2023
    End date: August 2023 - November 2023


    Location:

    Reno, NV


    Compensation and Benefits:

    This is an AmeriCorps position; candidates will receive a living allowance dependent on their length of service. The living allowance is a fixed amount, not an hourly wage or a salary. The allowance is paid to members in biweekly installments throughout their term of service. 

     

    Crew Member:

    • Living Allowance: approximately $800 every two weeks before taxes
    • Per Diem:$15/day spent in the field. This is in addition to your Living Allowance and on average is $120.00 biweekly. Crews typically combine per diem funds and shop/prepare meals as a team.
    • Housing Stipend: In addition to your Living Allowance and on average is $100.00 biweekly.
    • TOTAL COMPENSATION BIWEEKLY: $1020 (pre-tax)

     

    Crew Lead:

    • Living Allowance: approximately $1040 every two weeks before taxes
    • Per Diem:$15/day spent in the field. This is in addition to your Living Allowance and on average is $120.00 biweekly. Crews typically combine per diem funds and shop/prepare meals as a team.
    • Housing Stipend: In addition to your Living Allowance and on average is $100.00 biweekly.
    • TOTAL COMPENSATION BIWEEKLY: $1260 (pre-tax)

     

    Segal Education Award:
    After successfully completing an AmeriCorps term of service members are eligible to receive the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award. For this term of service the education award amount will vary depending on the length of service term. Education award amounts for this position range from $1,374.60 - $3,247.50. You can use the award to repay qualified student loans and to pay current educational expenses at eligible institutions of higher education and training programs.


    Insurance:
    Limited Health, Dental and Vision Insurance will be completely paid for at no cost to you by the Great Basin Institute.

    Student Loan Forbearance:
    If you are currently paying on any federal student loans you have the option to put those loans into forbearance during your time as an AmeriCorps volunteer, that will allow you to cease payments while serving.

    Interest Accrual Repayment:
    As AmeriCorps alum, you are eligible to have the National Service Trust pay all or a portion of the interest that accumulated on your qualified student loan(s) during your term of service. These payments are made in addition to the Education Award, and are not deducted from your Education Award balance. To be eligible to have accrued interest paid: The loan must have been placed in forbearance for the service period, and you must have successfully completed a term of service and received an Education Award.

    Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Eligibility:
    AmeriCorps Volunteers qualify for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The Nevada Conservation Corps will provide you documentation in proving that you qualify for SNAP.


    Optional Training & Education we will provide include:
    • Defensive Driving Certification
    • Off-Road Driving Class
    • Resume Building Workshop
    • Interview Skills Workshop
    • Native Plant Identification
    • Invasive Plant Identification
    • GPS Unit Training
    • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)


    Job Qualifications:

    •Must maintain a positive and professional attitude at all times while providing service.
    •Be able to communicate effectively with members, crew leaders, NCC staff, and project partners.
    •Possess the willingness and ability to work and camp up to seven nights in a row, in a wilderness setting, in all weather conditions, without formal restroom facilities or running water.
    •Be able to lift 25lbs continuously and 50lbs occasionally
    •Be at least 17 years of age
    •Be a US citizen
    •Must possess a high school diploma or GED
    •Must be eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or the equivalent of two full-time education awards).*
    •All position offers are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check.

     

    Crew Member applications are accepted here

    Crew Lead applications are accepted here

  • Winter Recreation Technician

    Nevada Conservation Corps
    South Lake Tahoe
    $17.25 - $17.25 / hour

    Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the US Forest Service Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Ruby Mountains, Santa Rosa, and Ely Ranger Districts, is recruiting four Winter Recreation Technicians to enhance winter OHV recreational opportunities and the safety of winter OHV enthusiasts. The technicians will conduct snowmobile patrols in specific winter recreation areas throughout the identified ranger districts, including Lamoille Canyon, Secret Pass, Harrison Pass, Ward Mtn, Success Summit, USFS lands surrounding Cave Lake State Park, Hinkey Summit, and Granite Peak. The day-to-day activities will include backcountry snowmobile patrol, avalanche safety education & response, wilderness boundary signing, and maintenance of existing facilities including grooming trails, clearing snow from parking areas, and cleaning restroom facilities.

    Contract Timeline:

    *subject to change*
    January 2023 - March 2023
    10 week position
    Full time - 40 hours per week

    The position is dependent on having adequate snow levels for public winter recreation activities. Ideal candidates will have flexibility with project start date.


    Location:

    The goal is to place (4) technicians that will rotate between US Forest Service locations in Wells, Paradise Valley, and Ely, NV based on project need.


    Compensation and Benefits:

    • Rate of Pay: $17.25/hour
    • US Forest Service housing available at no cost to employee for duration of project term
    • Medical, dental, and vision benefits paid 100% by Great Basin Institute and available first of the month following first day of employment.
    • US Forest Service snowmobile operation training and certification


    Job Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in recreation/wilderness management, natural resources, or equivalent coursework and field experience preferred;
    • Experience with the proper and safe use of snowmobiles and trailers preferred;
    • Experience following established implementation procedures and protocols for field projects;
    • Knowledge of and experience in best practices for maintaining field safety in remote settings;
    • Ability to safely work in harsh and rapidly changing environments and traverse uneven, steep terrain;
    • Ability to use hand-held GPS units;
    • Strong communication skills, oral and written, with an ability to communicate effectively with agency staff, field and office colleagues, and the general public;
    • Possess self-starting motivation, detail orientation, strong organizational skills, and abilities to effectively work independently and as a team member;
    • Possess a clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license, and an ability to safely operate 4WD vehicle on unimproved roads

    Applications are accepted here

How to Apply

Apply on our website via the link below.


Contact Great Basin Institute