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Salary- Wage: $18.00/hr
Camping Per Diem: $20/day (when applicable)
Medical, dental, and vision insurance available at no cost
Paid holidays and personal leave accumulation

Primary Responsibilities:

Lead a crew of 4 technicians (2 botany and 2 fishery)

  • Assists USFS fisheries biologist and aquatic crew leaders in planning and implementing inventories and surveys to support Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit priority projects. This includes hiking in steep terrain and remote locations, working in streams and/or another aquatic habitat. Some duties will require overnight camping.
  • Assists fisheries biologist and aquatic crew leaders in implementing habitat restoration actions for federally listed species. This includes hiking heavy equipment into remote locations (up to 10 miles), overnight camping, and working long days in streams (slippery, steep and uneven terrain).
  •  Assists fisheries biologist and aquatic crew leaders in implementing and providing topside assistance on large scale aquatic invasive weed removal. This includes carrying heavy materials in uneven terrain, working in water environment, and using needed tools for topside and implementation.
  •  Assists fisheries biologist and aquatic crew leaders with data management and database entry.
  •  Leads participants in surveys for fish, amphibians, reptiles, invertebrates, and invasive species.
  •  Uses botanical key to identify plants encountered during field trips or surveys of forest areas. Compiles and summarizes the vegetation types obtained from aerial and ground surveys including forest health monitoring, biological evaluations, and pilot tests conducted as part of the project.
  •  Participates in and conducts a variety of field studies of native and non-native botanical species and their habitats.
  • Collects data for use in habitat and species condition analyses. Collects survey and inventory data to determine species identity, population characteristics, environmental conditions, and factors affecting the vigor and extent of the species and their habitat.
  • Keeps data records and produces maps of survey areas. Lays out monitoring plots by taking measurements and marking corners and boundaries.
  •  Compiles and summarizes data obtained from surveys, inventories, biological evaluations, and monitoring. Uses computer systems and associated software for recording, organizing, storing, and analyzing data.
  • Performs native plant, pollinators, and phenology surveys. Carries out pollinator habitat enhancement, tends restoration gardens and other ecological restoration duties such as planting, seed collection and cleaning, weeding, irrigation of past plantings, or native plant nursery work
  • Identifies invasive non-native plants using various field guides or botanical keys, surveys for target plants, collects and assesses data on infestation location and status, and treats invasive plant infestations. Treatments primarily involve using herbicides, but may also be accomplished by hand-pulling, or using hand tools, power tools, mowers, and other standard control methods.
  • Collects and records data related to infestation location and status. Responsible for ensuring that data related to invasive non-native plant treatments is recorded accurately and legibly, and according to specific protocols.
  • Providing guidance and support of project activities, including ensuring adherence to agreed-upon protocols and procedures; and
  • Facilitating accurate completion and documentation of project efforts.