Rangeland Management Field Technician - Environmental


Rangeland Management Field Technician – Environmental
Reno, NV

About DJ&A
DJ&A is a multidisciplinary consulting firm that delivers a wide variety of professional services to clients across the nation. Specializing in Transportation Design, Survey & Mapping, Sustainability, Site Development and Utilities, Construction Inspection/Management, Geospatial Solutions, Terrestrial LiDAR, 3D Scanning, Structural Design, Project Management, Community Involvement, Right of Way, and Environmental Compliance, we perform work in some of the most beautiful locations; National Forests, National Parks and Monuments, campgrounds and other recreational facilities, and other federal lands throughout the United States. DJ&A’s unique and interesting projects create well-rounded employees, promote career development, and provide opportunities to visit these beautiful locales!

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.

Job Summary
The DJ&A Environmental Group is seeking one seasonal full-time Rangeland Management Tech with experience in range or vegetation monitoring. Positions will be primarily field going with rotation into a data QC position. Other experience can include soil science, botanical monitoring, riparian monitoring, wetland delineation, and technical writing (NEPA and/or biological reports). The ideal candidate will have experience completing rangeland monitoring for state and/or federal clients as well as private clients, especially within Nevada. The expected field season for the position is 3/1/2023-10/1/2023 (flexible end date).

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
• It is expected this work will take up to 90% of an individual’s time; other time will be spent supporting other company projects in the region.
• Collect vegetation data for range monitoring across Nevada. Participate in all training activities to ensure quality data collection.
• Familiarity with plants of the Great Basin, ability to use dichotomous keys and other plant ID resources.
• This position requires regular travel and may require occasional camping.
• Sampling plots are in remote locations across Nevada; safety is critical in these harsh and variable desert conditions.
• Hiking off trail and travel on unimproved roads using 4x4 trucks and UTV’s will be required.
• Work hours will sometimes be outside of a normal work week or workday; this is to ensure completion of field monitoring, safety of team members, communication with field coordinator, and timely review of data.
• Professional interaction with agency staff, contractors, landowners, and others.
• Assist crew lead in data organization and QA/QC.

Required Skills and Abilities:
• Demonstrated experience or familiarity with Great Basin vegetation and rangeland monitoring including utilization, production, cover, frequency, riparian assessments, Assessment Inventory Monitoring (AIM), and/or Multiple Indicator Monitoring (MIM).
• Proficient in Microsoft software (Office, Excel, Word, etc.).
• 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 0 and 3 years of experience related to rangeland monitoring
• Project experience with federal or state agencies (FHWA, NPS, BLM, DNRC, USFS, NRCS, etc.) is a plus.
Physical Requirements:
• 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 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.
• 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 during the work season.
• Friendly, supportive, knowledgeable staff and culture!

DJ&A is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, reproductive health decisions, or
related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, political views or activity, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. You may view our Equal Employment Opportunity notice here and Supplemental EEO notice here.
DJ&A is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at careers@djanda.com.