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Soils Field Technician – Ely, NV
Tetra Tech • Ely, NV
Posted 5 days ago
Tetra Tech Inc. is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees—17,000 people working together across disciplines and time zones to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in 400 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams.
Tetra Tech, Inc., currently seeks enthusiastic and experienced Soils Field Technician to assist with vegetation and soils monitoring throughout Nevada Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands and potentially other areas in the western US. Applicants must be willing to commit to the position from April to November 2019. Potential for extension may exist. Salary is between $16-$18.50 per hour, depending on experience, and per diem.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Conduct vegetation and soils monitoring for BLM Assessment Inventory and Monitoring (AIM)
This position requires extensive travel during the field season, with overnight travel for up to 8-10 days anticipated
Camping in remote areas for up to 8 days anticipated
The ideal candidate will have a positive attitude and demonstrated skills in rangeland ecology and evaluating soils of the Great Basin and Mohave desert
Experience conducting field work, including monitoring, surveying, hiking in remote areas, and camping, is preferred
Following fieldwork office tasks will include data entry and management and assisting with report preparation
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATION:
Bachelor’s degree in soil science, rangeland ecology, or similar with at least 9 semester hours in soils courses in areas such as soil genesis, pedology, soil chemistry, soil physics and soil fertility, or working toward this type of degree with a minimum of 9 semester hours as indicated above
A strong background of coursework and/or experience in soil science and conducting field work is important
Must have the ability to dig a soil pit 2-3 feet in diameter to a depth of at least 70 cm and describe the soil horizons
Must have a college level coursework or technical courses in the area of soil science or rangeland ecology
Staff performing surveys should also have knowledge of rangeland plants and ecosystems Attention to detail, ability to work independently, willingness to work as part of team, and the ability to stay positive and effective during long days in the field are critical
Applicants must be willing to work in sometimes difficult conditions, and often miles from the truck
Physical challenges typically encountered may include long off trail hikes, steep slopes, snakes, ticks, 4X4 roads, and extremes of hot and cold
The successful applicant will be safety conscience, and continually assess ways to mitigate hazards
Applicant must possess a valid driver’s license and have experience driving a four-wheel drive pickup truck on rough terrain
OTHER DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
Knowledge and/or experience identifying evaluating soil pits and conducting field work
Knowledge and/or experience with botanical surveys and a variety of vegetation sampling techniques such as line-point intercept and other BLM AIM core methods
Experience with electronic field data collection devices and software (GPS units, handheld tablets, and ArcCollector for GIS)
Ability to use standard office software (excel, word, etc)
Experience with other natural resources surveys (wildlife surveys, wetland delineations) a plus
Attention to detail and good communication skills, including oral and written
Positive attitude, willingness to learn, and enjoy working outdoors
Experience operating ATVs or UTVs and towing a trailer a plus
If you are interested in joining our dynamic team, for immediate consideration please submit your resume to Tetra Tech, Inc., at www.tetratech.com. Please mention the position you are applying for in your cover letter and include salary requirements. A Pre-employment drug screen is required.
Tetra Tech, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we value workplace diversity. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.
Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA federal contractor and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions. Please visit our website at www.tetratech.com for more information on our company and to apply for this position.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted directly.
If you are disabled and need assistance with your job application process, please fax the position you are applying for to: (973) 630-8111.