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Restoration Coordinator

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Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Company Name Great Basin Institute
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Directory Entry : Conservation jobs with The Great Basin Institute. The Great Basin Institute is an interdisciplinary field studies organization that promotes environmental research, education, and conservation throughout the West
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Restoration Coordinator

The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the U.S Fish & Wildlife Service, is recruiting a Restoration Coordinator. Incumbent will be responsible for facilitating and participating in the ecological restoration of sensitive wetland, riparian, & desert habitat on two National Wildlife Refuges (NWRs) in Clark and Lincoln Counties. Incumbent will coordinate with other federal and state land management agencies to share knowledge, personnel, materials and equipment for the effective restoration and preservation of sensitive public lands in southern Nevada. This is a hands-on field-based position requiring the incumbent to spend significant time in the field; however, office and computer time is mandatory in order to complete reports and satisfactorily fulfill all aspects of this job. Specific tasks will include:

  • Facilitate the restoration of prioritized areas by: gathering materials and equipment, scheduling and supervising restoration crews, and working personally to improve sensitive habitat using appropriate techniques.
  • Restore and enhance habitat for the endangered Southwestern Willow Flycatcher;
  • Assist with re-vegetation efforts, maintain plantings and irrigation systems;
  • Invasive plant and fish removal using manual techniques, herbicides and equipment;
  • Aid in the installation/construction of signs and barriers where necessary, to prevent the degradation of sensitive habitat;
  • Conduct ongoing monitoring of the effectiveness of restoration techniques, signs, and barriers;
  • Maintain a GPS database of monitoring sites, sign/barrier locations, and disturbed/restored habitat;
  • Assist with increasing public awareness regarding habitat restoration activities, and the purpose for each national wildlife refuge;
  • Participate in other tasks to fulfill the purpose of the refuges and mission of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service

Compensation:  Rate of pay: $17.00 per hour with medical and dental benefits

Location: Clark County, NV – The duty station for this position is located the Desert NWR Refuge, which is located approximately 20 miles northwest of as Vegas.  Incumbent will be required to regularly travel between Las Vegas/Desert NWR and Pahranagat NWR.


  • Appointment begins in March 2015 (or upon availability), and may conclude in December 2015 (potential for extension pending funding and positive performance review)
  • Full time, 40 hours per week
  • Minimal overtime may be required


  • Bachelors degree in Botany, Biology, Natural Resource Management or a related field;
  • At least 2 years field experience in general environmental conservation or research and following established field collection protocols;
  • Minimum of one year field experience directly related to habitat restoration or preservation;
  • Knowledge of Mojave desert flora and fauna and/or field experience in southern Nevada desirable;
  • Detail oriented and able to work independently with minimal supervision;
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in written form and work with co-workers, restoration crews, volunteers and a diverse public;
  • Experience working with hand-held GPS equipment;
  • Experience using or the ability to learn GIS and database programs;
  • Experience supervising and working with restoration crews and volunteers, desired;
  • Motivated, responsible, self-starter;
  • Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments; and
  • Possess valid, clean, state-issued driver’s license.

How to Apply:Qualified and interested applicants should forward a cover letter, their résumé, and a list of three professional references to Amy Gladding, HR Coordinator at: agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone inquiries, please.

This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or religion.  Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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