Ecological Field Monitoring Technician (Former Employee) – Lander, WY – November 26, 2017
Since the company hires recent graduates, it is a great place to build up some skills. It is a very exciting job that has the opportunity for some fun adventures and great memories. It is hard work because you are lugging around gear in the middle of summer, but if you have a positive attitude and a love for the outdoors it is really a great position. I personally found the people doing the hiring within the company to be the least organized.
per diem stipends, living expense accommodation, learning opportunities
Gear is sometimes lacking, working in variable weather conditions
Research Associate (Former Employee) – Ely, NV – March 24, 2018
My position worked closely with BLM employees in the Ely, NV BLM District Office and involved a lot of "car camping" with BLM vehicles. This position was very interesting in subject matter if you like working with plants and in a team. It requires long days (often 10+ hours). However, you do get ample time off after each week. The work weeks were either 4 days on followed by 3 days off or 8 days on followed by 6 days off. The majority of the season was field work in remote areas. This field work often involved camping in remote areas for days at a time to document present vegetation and collect unindentifiable vegetation samples to be indentified later at the office. The vegetation monitoring was done to assist the Fuels Department of the BLM in making management decisions for treatment of plants and trees. Training in AIM protocol, which was used by our crews to establish and monitor plots, was provided at the beginning of the season, and quarterly reports were written and provided to GBI to document our work. The end of the season consists of almost entirely data entry and management. This is only for about the last month or so though.
Primarily outdoors, consecutive days off consistently