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NEPA Aquatic Wildlife Specialist
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Job Code:2023-NEPA-003
Location:Reno
State:Nevada
Program:NEPA
Contract Length:Over 12 Months
  
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Job Description:
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The GBI, in partnership with US Forest Service (USFS) and agency collaborators, is seeking to expand its NEPA team with a NEPA Aquatic Wildlife Specialist to contribute to the team supporting the NEPA program initiatives. This highly dynamic position participates in the Institute’s NEPA interdisciplinary resource specialist team and manages subconsultants. As both a scientist/researcher and NEPA team members, the successful candidate must possess a working knowledge of environmental law, public land policy, and best management practices in their resources specialty.

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Duties will be largely office-based (~80%), with some opportunities to support with ongoing NEPA field work (~20%). Office-related work may include: data entry and verification, data organization and management, summarizing information, preparation of figures, report writing, mapping of critical habitat and other tasks related to the completion of NEPA projects.

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Field assignments may be somewhat intermittent depending on project needs, but could involve protocol species surveys (SNYLF, MYLF, YOTO, etc.), electrofishing surveys, seining/netting, documenting the presence and movement of aquatic wildlife, and monitoring. In conjunction with USFS field and project supervisors, the NEPA Aquatic Wildlife Specialist will maintain the organization, integrity and accuracy of project data. The successful applicant will also need the skills and confidence to make decisions and exercise independent judgment to safely implement office and field tasks according to established protocols. This position will be responsible for creation and review of specific NEPA document sections, developing guidelines, design features/criteria, and instructions for implementation of projects.

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Essential Job Functions:

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  • Apply understanding of federal, state, and local regulatory requirements to determine the permitting strategy for projects;
  • Perform research, strategic consultation, and prepare sections of Environmental Assessments (EAs), Environmental Impact Statements (EISs), and other permitting documents;
  • Analyze environmental impacts from project activities and develop written descriptions of impacts for environmental documents;
  • Review and interpret highly technical reports on a variety of subjects primarily aquatic wildlife and fisheries resources (as well as air quality, archaeology, biology, botany, geology, historic resources, hydrology, public lands, recreation, soils, terrestrial wildlife, etc.) and summarize in non-technical language understandable to a layperson;
  • Manage subconsultants and act as GBI’s IDT lead for a subset of the organization’s projects;
  • Contribute to partnership development activities, including client relations and proposal development for new project work;
  • Promote effective internal and external communication;
  • Provide cross-program/department support; and
  • Perform/assist other program- or institute-level functions as needed.
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Contract Timeline:
Exempt, FT Regular Permanent
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Location:
Based at GBI offices in Reno, NV. The city sits in a high desert at ca. 4,500 feet in elevation, at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains, along the Truckee River as it flows from Lake Tahoe to Pyramid Lake. Reno offers easy access to world-class outdoor recreation in the Lake Tahoe Basin and Sierras to the west; Yosemite and Death Valley National Parks, the Pacific Ocean, and California redwood forests are a 3-5-hour drive away.
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Compensation and Benefits:
Starting annual salary is $70k - $80k DOE. In addition to a competitive base salary, this full-time,
onsite position includes comprehensive medical (100% covered by GBI for employees: zero premium, zero deductible), dental, and vision insurance, as well as mental health support resources, 401(k) retirement savings with up to 4% GBI match, competitive PTO accrual, paid holidays (10 per year), and family leave. Total compensation package is $78k-$87k per year, DOE. This exciting role contributes to GBI’s significant positive impacts within the fields of environmental research, education, and conservation.
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Job Qualifications:
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To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily carry out each essential duty. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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Required Qualifications:

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  • Master’s Degree or a Bachelor’s Degree and a combination of academic and/or field experiences related to aquatic wildlife and fisheries resources, or related field;
  • Knowledge of the principles of aquatic wildlife and fisheries resources to collect and work with aquatic wildlife and fisheries resources data, maintain research databases, evaluate data for accuracy, relevancy, and importance, and relate the significance of the results to the higher objectives to which the activity is related;
  • \n Strong written and oral communication skills, including the editing, oversight, and preparation of technical reports;
  • Willingness to learn about and assist with analysis of spatial data (e.g., home range calculation);
  • Ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously;
  • Excellent critical thinking skills;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team in a fast-paced and creative environment;
  • Ability to work independently with a strong work ethic;
  • Excellent oral, writing, communication, presentation, strategic thinking, and “people” skills.
  • Possess a valid, state-issued driver’s license and clean driving record with experience operating 4WD trucks on and off paved roads, including narrow, mountain forest roads – use of ATVs could be expected in some winter conditions (training provided).;
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Preferred Qualifications:

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  • 5+ years of experience in aquatic wildlife and/or fisheries resources successfully managing and preparing environmental document sections and associated technical studies;
  • Experience with and an understanding of the environmental regulatory framework including applicable state and federal laws, USFS monitoring protocols, specific aquatic and fisheries T&E species for the Great Basin and Sierra Nevada region;
  • NEPA and CEQA Experience;
  • Experience in forestry, fire and fuels, or other related project for forest health and post-fire recovery;
  • Experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS);
  • Experience in environmental consulting.
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TO APPLY

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Please submit an up-to-date resume, one-page cover letter and contact information for three professional references to the application link. Qualified applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview. For questions regarding this position, please contact mdemuth@thegreatbasininstitute.org.

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PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands, stand, walk, bend, and have specific vision abilities to include close and distance vision, and ability to adjust focus working with computer business equipment and other job/industry specific equipment. The noise level in the work environment is usually low-level.

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The overall nature of the position is sedentary, requiring little physical effort and occasional light exertion. There is occasional exposure to environmental conditions such as heat, cold, and temperature changes.

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NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

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All offers of employment are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check.

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Disclaimer: Although the Company has attempted to accurately and thoroughly describe this position, the Company reserves the right to change the same, including to change, add to or subtract from the duties outlined, within the sole discretion of the Company, at any time, with or without advance notice.

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EEO Statement
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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NEPA Aquatic Wildlife Specialist

The Great Basin Institute

The Great Basin Institute

Nevada, USA
Posted on Wednesday, August 2, 2023

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NEPA Aquatic Wildlife Specialist
Job Code: 2023-NEPA-003
Location: Reno
State: Nevada
Program: NEPA
Contract Length: Over 12 Months
   

Job Description:

The GBI, in partnership with US Forest Service (USFS) and agency collaborators, is seeking to expand its NEPA team with a NEPA Aquatic Wildlife Specialist to contribute to the team supporting the NEPA program initiatives. This highly dynamic position participates in the Institute’s NEPA interdisciplinary resource specialist team and manages subconsultants. As both a scientist/researcher and NEPA team members, the successful candidate must possess a working knowledge of environmental law, public land policy, and best management practices in their resources specialty.

Duties will be largely office-based (~80%), with some opportunities to support with ongoing NEPA field work (~20%). Office-related work may include: data entry and verification, data organization and management, summarizing information, preparation of figures, report writing, mapping of critical habitat and other tasks related to the completion of NEPA projects.

Field assignments may be somewhat intermittent depending on project needs, but could involve protocol species surveys (SNYLF, MYLF, YOTO, etc.), electrofishing surveys, seining/netting, documenting the presence and movement of aquatic wildlife, and monitoring. In conjunction with USFS field and project supervisors, the NEPA Aquatic Wildlife Specialist will maintain the organization, integrity and accuracy of project data. The successful applicant will also need the skills and confidence to make decisions and exercise independent judgment to safely implement office and field tasks according to established protocols. This position will be responsible for creation and review of specific NEPA document sections, developing guidelines, design features/criteria, and instructions for implementation of projects.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Apply understanding of federal, state, and local regulatory requirements to determine the permitting strategy for projects;
  • Perform research, strategic consultation, and prepare sections of Environmental Assessments (EAs), Environmental Impact Statements (EISs), and other permitting documents;
  • Analyze environmental impacts from project activities and develop written descriptions of impacts for environmental documents;
  • Review and interpret highly technical reports on a variety of subjects primarily aquatic wildlife and fisheries resources (as well as air quality, archaeology, biology, botany, geology, historic resources, hydrology, public lands, recreation, soils, terrestrial wildlife, etc.) and summarize in non-technical language understandable to a layperson;
  • Manage subconsultants and act as GBI’s IDT lead for a subset of the organization’s projects;
  • Contribute to partnership development activities, including client relations and proposal development for new project work;
  • Promote effective internal and external communication;
  • Provide cross-program/department support; and
  • Perform/assist other program- or institute-level functions as needed.

Contract Timeline:
Exempt, FT Regular Permanent

Location:
Based at GBI offices in Reno, NV. The city sits in a high desert at ca. 4,500 feet in elevation, at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains, along the Truckee River as it flows from Lake Tahoe to Pyramid Lake. Reno offers easy access to world-class outdoor recreation in the Lake Tahoe Basin and Sierras to the west; Yosemite and Death Valley National Parks, the Pacific Ocean, and California redwood forests are a 3-5-hour drive away.

Compensation and Benefits:
Starting annual salary is $70k - $80k DOE. In addition to a competitive base salary, this full-time,
onsite position includes comprehensive medical (100% covered by GBI for employees: zero premium, zero deductible), dental, and vision insurance, as well as mental health support resources, 401(k) retirement savings with up to 4% GBI match, competitive PTO accrual, paid holidays (10 per year), and family leave. Total compensation package is $78k-$87k per year, DOE. This exciting role contributes to GBI’s significant positive impacts within the fields of environmental research, education, and conservation.

Job Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily carry out each essential duty. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree or a Bachelor’s Degree and a combination of academic and/or field experiences related to aquatic wildlife and fisheries resources, or related field;
  • Knowledge of the principles of aquatic wildlife and fisheries resources to collect and work with aquatic wildlife and fisheries resources data, maintain research databases, evaluate data for accuracy, relevancy, and importance, and relate the significance of the results to the higher objectives to which the activity is related;
  •  Strong written and oral communication skills, including the editing, oversight, and preparation of technical reports;
  • Willingness to learn about and assist with analysis of spatial data (e.g., home range calculation);
  • Ability to work on several projects or issues simultaneously;
  • Excellent critical thinking skills;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team in a fast-paced and creative environment;
  • Ability to work independently with a strong work ethic;
  • Excellent oral, writing, communication, presentation, strategic thinking, and “people” skills.
  • Possess a valid, state-issued driver’s license and clean driving record with experience operating 4WD trucks on and off paved roads, including narrow, mountain forest roads – use of ATVs could be expected in some winter conditions (training provided).;

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in aquatic wildlife and/or fisheries resources successfully managing and preparing environmental document sections and associated technical studies;
  • Experience with and an understanding of the environmental regulatory framework including applicable state and federal laws, USFS monitoring protocols, specific aquatic and fisheries T&E species for the Great Basin and Sierra Nevada region;
  • NEPA and CEQA Experience;
  • Experience in forestry, fire and fuels, or other related project for forest health and post-fire recovery;
  • Experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS);
  • Experience in environmental consulting.

TO APPLY

Please submit an up-to-date resume, one-page cover letter and contact information for three professional references to the application link. Qualified applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview. For questions regarding this position, please contact mdemuth@thegreatbasininstitute.org.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands, stand, walk, bend, and have specific vision abilities to include close and distance vision, and ability to adjust focus working with computer business equipment and other job/industry specific equipment. The noise level in the work environment is usually low-level.

The overall nature of the position is sedentary, requiring little physical effort and occasional light exertion. There is occasional exposure to environmental conditions such as heat, cold, and temperature changes.

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

All offers of employment are conditional upon completion of an acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and federal criminal background check.

Disclaimer: Although the Company has attempted to accurately and thoroughly describe this position, the Company reserves the right to change the same, including to change, add to or subtract from the duties outlined, within the sole discretion of the Company, at any time, with or without advance notice.


EEO Statement
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.