[ECOLOG-L] Job Opportunity: Hydrologist

Description:
Working collaboratively with BLM Winnemucca District, the Great Basin
Institute is recruiting to hire a Hydrologist to support development of
a comprehensive Environmental Analysis (EA) with FONSI and Decision
Record (DR). The objective of the overall EA planning effort is to
provide the BLM with a defensible NEPA document to support the final
decision for proposed range improvements. The EA will address a wide
variety of BLM program areas. Activities may include, but are not
limited to:
• collecting, monitoring, and recording data for condition within
permitted rangeland management areas;
• researching and analyzing data associated with water rights for range
improvements;
• GIS mapping, data management and analysis;
• evaluating permitted actions within rangeland management areas for
compliance with Federal laws, rules, regulations, and policies; and
• preparing the surface/ground water section of the EA.

The successful applicant will work in a team setting and be exposed to a
myriad of resource areas including natural and cultural resource,
recreation, wildlife, and rangeland management, as well environmental
monitoring. The selected candidate will be exposed to a federal land
management work environment and will receive training in the appropriate
areas where needed to ensure compliance with those determinations
required in the BLM H-1601-1 Land Use Planning Handbook.

Compensation, Benefits & Timeline:
• Rate of Pay: $23.00/hour
• Benefits: Affordable Care Act-compliant health insurance (medical,
dental and vision); paid holidays, sick and personal leave; 401(k)
retirement Plan
• Timeline: 15-month appointment beginning in February 2015 or upon
availability and adjudication of a Department of Interior Federal
Background Investigation

Location:
The BLM Winnemucca District (WD) encompasses roughly 11 million acres,
of which 7.38 million acres are public lands managed by the BLM.
Elevations range from approximately 4,000 feet to close to 10,000 feet.
Winnemucca lies roughly in the northwest part of Nevada, nested in the
basin and range province of the western U.S. The WD is approximately 2.5
hours east of Reno, NV and 2 hours west of Elko, NV on I-80, and 5.5
hours south of Boise, ID on State Highway 95.

Qualifications:
Technical requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in hydrology, geography/geology, soil/range science
or related field;
• Minimum of 1 year experience related to hydrology or surface/ground
water management and/or planning and documentation, or other related
experience;
• Experience using ArcGIS 10.x and operating hand-held GPS units for
navigation and electronic field data collection (previous experience
operating Trimble units a plus);
• Prior experience interpreting and or preparing documents for NEPA,
CEQA, or related environmental policy highly desirable;
• Strong written and oral communication skills, with the ability to
effectively communicate in an Interdisciplinary Team setting, and
educate a diverse public on BLM land management (multiple-use)
principles and range/water resource management concepts;
• Experience conducting research and literature reviews, reviewing and
drafting technical reports, and document editing;
• Ability to read and interpret topographical maps and navigate using a
compass; and
• Previous experience working with the BLM and/or working in the Central
Great Basin region highly desirable.

Additional requirements:
• Ability to work independently and in a team setting to accomplish
project goals;
• Possess good organizational skills with ability to meet deadlines and
produce professional deliverables including draft documents for team
review;
• Ability to operate basic computer equipment, including scanners, and
Microsoft Office programs, including Access;
• Flexibility and capability to meet the demands of rapidly changing
plans and schedules;
• Possess a valid, state-issued driver’s license and clean driving
record with experience safely operating 4WD trucks on and off paved
roads, including narrow and steep forest roads, and conducting routine
vehicle maintenance;
• Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments, work in
all types of weather conditions, traverse uneven terrain, carry upwards
of 40 pounds in a backpack, and otherwise maintain good physical
condition; and
• Some knowledge of NV water law preferred, but not required.

• Successful applicant(s) must complete a Department of Interior (DOI)
Background Investigation (BI). Applicants who already possess an active
and fully adjudicated BI will be strongly considered.

How to Apply:
Qualified and interested applicants should forward a cover letter
(include where you found this position posted), their résumé, and a list
of three professional references to Amy Gladding, GBI HR Coordinator, at
agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org. Also, please include where you are
currently living and/or working. Incomplete applications will not be
considered. No phone inquiries, please.

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.

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