Soil Monitoring Crew Member (Field Soil Scientist)

Tetra Tech
Full Time
Ely, NV
$22 - $24 an hour
Posted 30+ days ago
Job description

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Tetra Tech’s commitment to hiring the best talent in the industry and helping them thrive professionally is stronger than ever. We are currently seeking enthusiastic Soils Field Crew Members (Field Soil Scientist) to be a part of a three-person crew conducting vegetation and soils monitoring throughout the Ely District of Nevada Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands.


The primary responsibilities will be to conduct vegetation and soils monitoring for BLM Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM). Monitoring will follow established BLM protocols and training will be provided. Many plots will be located in areas that have received treatment (seeding, thinning) giving the candidate the chance to observe the outcome of common BLM restoration and fuel management techniques. This is an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience and work with a variety of BLM natural resource employees.


Work may begin early as mid-April (likely late May) and run as late as November. However, current students and recent graduates only available for shorter durations encouraged to apply. Opportunities for post-field season office work are potentially available for the right candidate.


This position requires extensive travel in remote areas during the field season, with up to eight

days/seven nights of overnight camping per field hitch anticipated. Field hitches are eight 10-hour

days, Tuesday to Tuesday, with six days off between hitches or four 10-hour days Monday to Thursday

with three days off. The hitch schedule may be modified around federal holidays. Day trips from Ely may occur during some hitches.


Total compensation is approximately $22-$24/hour commensurate with experience (base hourly rate $17-$19 plus $50 daily un-taxed per diem) plus additional holiday pay and opportunities for employer discounted health insurance.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in geology, environmental studies, ecology, rangeland sciences, or related field, or working toward this type of degree.
  • A background of coursework and/or experience in geology, soils and conducting field work is important.
  • 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 vehicle.
  • The successful applicant will be safety conscience, and continually assess ways to mitigate hazards.
  • Applicant must possess a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record.
  • Positive attitude, willingness to learn, and enjoy working outdoors.
  • Physical challenges typically encountered may include long off trail hikes, steep slopes, extreme hot and cold conditions, and biological hazards (animals and plants).
  • Experience driving a four-wheel drive pickup truck on rough terrain.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of rangeland ecosystems and soils.
  • Experience navigating with topographic map and GPS.
  • Ability to use standard office software (Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.).
  • Experience digging soil pits and interpreting soil horizons.
  • Experience with electronic field data collection devices and software (GPS units, handheld tablets, and ESRI’s Field Maps).
  • Training and experience with UTVs and trailers.
  • First Aid/CPR certification. Wilderness First Aid a plus.

Location:

Ely is a small town located in eastern Nevada with wide-ranging services including groceries and restaurants. Outdoor recreation in the area is plentiful and includes rock climbing, hunting, mountain biking, and hiking. The hitch-based schedule allows for ample time to explore the abundant natural areas within Nevada and adjacent Utah. Mountain biking and hiking trails start right outside town and Great Basin National Park is an hour away. The nearest major metropolitan areas are Las Vegas and Salt Lake City, which are both about three and half hours away.


Physical Demands & Work Environment:

Has ability to perform bending, kneeling, standing, and lifting and carrying objects weighing 35 lbs. and have a tolerance for working in outdoor environments, including prolonged walking or standing on various terrain in a wide range of weather conditions.

Performs manual labor including excavation with shovels.

Availability to work extended field rotations (sometimes 10-12 days at a time).


At Tetra Tech, health and safety play a vital role in our success. Tetra Tech’s employees work together to comply with all applicable health & safety practices and protocols, including health orders and regulations related to COVID-19 that are mandated by local, state, and federal authorities as well as project requirements.


About Tetra Tech:

Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 400 locations around the world. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees—20,000 associates working together to provide smart, scalable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.


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Tetra Tech is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity, inclusion, and equity are among Tetra Tech’s core values. Throughout our history, the company has prioritized equitable inclusion of all people. All qualified candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, military or veteran status, gender, age, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information and any other characteristics protected by the law. We invite resumes from all interested parties. Please visit our website at www.tetratech.com to see the array of diverse services and exciting projects we are currently working on.


At Tetra Tech, we provide a collaborative environment that supports individual performance, innovation, and creativity. We are proud to offer competitive compensation and benefits. Learn more by visiting http://www.tetratech.com/en/benefits


Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA federal contractor and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions.


We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


Please no phone calls or agencies.

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