Rangelands

Rangeland Management Field Technician - Environmental

DJ&A

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
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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.