Rangeland Management Field Lead – Environmental
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Founded in 1973 by two former U.S. Forest Service employees who saw a need for a company that uniquely understood Forest Service projects, DJ&A has continued to grow and expand over the last 49 years by embracing the values of our founders. Today, we have a team of 100+ skilled professionals spanning across offices in Missoula, MT (headquarters); Bozeman, MT; Vancouver, WA; Denver, CO; and Sioux Falls, SD.
The DJ&A Environmental Group is seeking one full-time Rangeland Management Field Lead with experience in Rangeland Management and/or Natural Resource Management. The position will be primarily in the field with rotation into a data quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) position. The ideal candidate will have experience completing and leading rangeland surveys in the Great Basin or in other rangeland ecosystems of the western U.S. Other experience can include soil science, botanical monitoring, riparian monitoring, wetland delineation, and technical writing (NEPA and/or biological reports). This is a full time year-round position with DJ&A with the potential to work on other company projects. The expected start date for this position is 2/1/2023.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
• It is expected this work will take up to approximately 90% of an individual’s time; other time will be spent supporting other company environmental projects in the region.
• Lead field crews to complete range monitoring across Nevada following established protocols.
• Help with training of field crews in coordination with the BLM and the field coordinator in relevant monitoring methods, data entry procedures, and data QA/QC processes
• This position requires regular travel and occasionally will require camping.
• Work hours will sometime be outside of a normal work week or workday; this is to ensure completion of field monitoring, safety of crews, communication with field coordinator, and timely review of data.
• Sampling plots are in remote locations of Nevada and safety is critical in these harsh and variable desert conditions.
• Hiking off trail and travel on unimproved roads using 4x4 trucks, trailers and UTV’s will be required.
• Coordinate with the field coordinator and project manager to ensure sampling schedules, budgets, data quality and agency requirements are achieved.
• Perform QA/QC of all data and reports before they are submitted to the field coordinator. Professionally respond to or address comments about data.
• Professional interaction with agency staff, contractors, landowners, and others.
• Candidate will help set up the satellite DJ&A office in Reno, with potential for expansion.
Required Skills and Abilities:
• Demonstrated experience in various rangeland monitoring protocols including utilization, production, cover, frequency, riparian assessments, Assessment Indicator Monitoring (AIM) and/or Multiple Indicator Monitoring (MIM).
• Demonstrated experience or familiarity with Great Basin vegetation identification
• Excellent crew management experience
• Proficient in Microsoft software (Office, Excel, Word, etc.)
• Experience conducting data QA/QC
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Excellent planning, organizational, and communication skills.
• Highly proficient analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Independent, self-motivated, results-oriented, and dynamic.
• Ability to work under tight deadlines and with geographically dispersed teams.
Education and Experience:
• B.S. in Rangeland Management or Natural Resource Management. A Master’s in Rangeland Management or Natural Resource Management is a plus.
• Between 1 and 5 years of experience related to rangeland management or natural resource management.
• Project experience with federal or state agencies (FHWA, NPS, BLM, DNRC, USFS, NRCS, etc.) is a plus.
• Prolonged periods working in the field in various conditions and over varied and difficult terrain.
• Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds at times.
• Must be able to travel to various (and sometimes remote) sampling sites.
• Must be able to access and navigate sampling sites.
• Must be able to safely and comfortably operate a vehicle, ATV/UTV, and a trailer on 4-wheel drive roads and in remote conditions.
Salary and Benefits
• Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Hourly wage $20-30 DOE.
• Per diem reimbursement of $45/night.
• Medical, dental and vision benefits (monthly medical premiums fully paid).
• Long-term disability and life insurance.
• Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA) with annual company deposit.
• Roth and 401(k) retirement accounts.
• Profit sharing and bonus plan.
• 9/80 work schedule.
• Paid time off and holidays.
• Professional development training.
• Friendly, supportive, knowledgeable staff and culture!
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