Looking for a way to gain skills in your field this summer and beyond? Consider applying to the 2015 EPA Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships.

Please note May 19th deadline!

Brief Description:
2015 EPA Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships for Undergraduate Environmental Study. The U.S. EPA, as part of its GRO Fellowships program, is offering undergraduate fellowships for bachelor level students in environmental fields of study. Subject to availability of funding and other applicable considerations, the Agency plans to award approximately 34 new fellowships. Eligible students will receive support for their junior and senior years of undergraduate study and for an internship at an EPA facility during the summer of their junior year. The fellowship provides up to $20,700 per academic year of support and $8,600 of support for a three-month summer internship. The deadline for receipt of applications is May 19, 2015.

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Company Name: Bureau of Land Management
Website: https://jobs.mgsapps.monster.com/blm/vacancy/viewVacancyDetail!execute.hms?orgId=3&jnum=112296

Title: Planning and Environmental Coordinator
Location: Battle Mountain, NV

This incumbent functions as the Team Lead for the Battle Mountain District Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement providing oversight, guidance and direction for development of the 10.5 million acre District-wide land use plan revision incorporating four counties and multiple interested and affected groups, local, state and federal agencies, and Tribal governments.

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Company Name: Small Mine Development (SMD)
Website: www.undergroundmining.com

Title: Safety/HR Manager
Location: Battle Mountain, NV

Small Mine Development (SMD) was founded in 1982. Since then our Company continues to be on the leading edge of mechanized underground mining innovation. Our goal today is to continue the traditions of this great Company and continue to embrace the future of underground mining. We are looking for a unique individual to join our team.
The official title of this position is Safety/Human Resources Manager, but the successful candidate will do far more than what is in the title. If selected, you will be joining a highly successful team of experienced underground miners who want to work together with you to make our operations as safe and productive as they can be. Operating out of our Battle Mountain, Nevada offices, reporting directly to the General Manager, you will use your mining experience to plan, direct, and implement our safety program to ensure a safe, health, and accident-free workplace. You will travel to our various operations on a regular basis, inspecting them to detect existing or potential accident and health hazards, determine corrective or preventative measures and work with the crews and their supervisors to ensure measures have been implemented.
The second major part of this position is to assist the General Manager and site personnel in Human Resources administration. That will include recruiting, employee relations, HR related recordkeeping, benefits administration, terminations, promotions, and governmental reporting.

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Company Name: The Great Basin Institute
Website: http://www.thegreatbasininstitute.org/employment/research-associates-employment/forestry-technician/

Title: Forestry Technician
Location: Carson City, NV

The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management Nevada – Carson City District Office, is recruiting a Forestry Technician to work cooperatively with BLM resource staff to perform vegetation management projects, restoration projects within forest/woodland areas, and utilization of forest products in support of the BLM Nevada Forestry Program. Duties will include:
– Layout, preparation, and monitoring of forest product sale areas;
– Assisting the District Forester with vegetative permits;
– Assessing treatment prescriptions and methods (mechanical versus hand) for out-year planning of vegetation treatments;
– Mapping, inventory, and assessment of treatment needs for forest and woodland stands;
– Working with Nevada Conservation Corps crews to accomplish vegetation treatment projects;
– Assisting with the reforestation program by collecting tree seed and overseeing the planting of seedlings; and
– Monitoring public woodcutting areas on weekends.

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Company Name: The Great Basin Institute
Website: http://www.thegreatbasininstitute.org/employment/research-associates-employment/land-health-assessment-field-technicians/

Title: Land Health Assessment Field Technicians
Location: Elko, NV

Duties: General field duties include walking long distances over uneven terrain while carrying equipment. Field technicians will collect GPS and photo points, identify soil characteristics, and vegetative demographics and distribution. Office tasks may include assisting with data organization, plant identification, processing and QA/QC; post-processing GPS points; and contributing to report writing. Overnight camping will be required for up to eight days at time. This position will require travel to and from field sites and field camping in order to ensure that all transects are successfully completed during the field season. Implementation may require long hours including early mornings and weekends. The timeframe for field data collection will generally be either 4 days on (Mon-Thurs) or 8 days on (Wed-Wed) – followed by either 3 days off (Fri-Sun) or 6 days off (Thu-Tue).

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Company Name: The Great Basin Institute
Website: http://www.thegreatbasininstitute.org/employment/research-associates-employment/recreation-technician-ely-nv/

Title: Recreation Technician
Location: Ely, NV

– Gather data to inventory wilderness study areas for incursions and write environmental assessment(s) to reclaim those areas;
– Work jointly with the BLM outdoor recreation and wilderness planner(s) to provide field monitoring, project management and visitor outreach duties;
– Maintain and update the recreation and wilderness paper and electronic files as needed;
– Coordinate with BLM Outdoor Recreation Planner(s) (ORP) to identify sites that need to be monitored, write-up monitoring forms, and update existing forms when necessary;
– Work in a team environment with internal and external partners to assess resource condition and visitor use as necessary to recommend physical protection measures at recreation sites and wilderness areas;
– Maintain database(s) for roads and trails identification to document, evaluate, and monitor road condition, status, and use patterns;
– Evaluate and compile recreation use information, campsite condition assessments, and transportation access information for planning efforts;
– Assess roads and assist with the development of transportation management plans to include effective public outreach strategies and informational/educational materials, such as signs, brochures, and kiosks to support road designation effort(s); and
– Maintain recreation facilities, e.g. place brochures and maps at sites, clean and maintain restrooms, gather data from traffic counters, etc.;
– Special Recreation Permit monitoring;
– Field inventories to determine compliance with permits;
– OHV trail system and Pony Express National Historic Trail monitoring;
– Installing and replacing signs and route identification stickers;
– Resource damage documentation;
– Collecting GPS data;
– Compiling and electronically entering field reports, and
– Recreation site monitoring to determine potential and current recreational usage.

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Company Name: Stantec
Website: https://jobs-stantec.icims.com/jobs/21739/staff-scientist-or-geologist/job?mode=job&iis=Job+Board&iisn=Indeed&mobile=false&width=689&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-480&jun1offset=-420

Title: Staff Scientist or Geologist
Location: Las Vegas, NV

Duties may include handling day to day tasks such as:
– Performing task management for sites undergoing assessment and/or active remediation.
– Scheduling, scoping, reporting, and budgeting
– Coordinating with subcontractors
– Field work will be required, including ground water sampling, drilling and construction oversight.
– Work will be conducted under the supervision of a project manager.
– Other duties as assigned.

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Company Name: Marigold Mine
Website: https://silverstandard-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.dspjob&jobid=150&company_id=30070&version=1&jobBoardId=1112

Title: Environmental Technician
Location: Valmy, NV

The key responsibilities of the Environmental Technician include, but are not limited to the following:
· Conducting environmental field work such as surface water, ground water, soils, air quality, and other environmental sampling.
· Management of site environmental data.
· Conducting routine site and area inspections, including but not limited to: chemical storage, waste/hazardous waste, and other materials management areas.
· Training of site workforce in environmental issues and controls.
· Assisting site personnel in a customer service and technical resource role.
· Assisting in oversight of reclamation, weed management, recycling, and storm water programs.
· Assisting in the oversight of environmental contractors and consultants.

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Company Name: Newmont
Website: https://newmont.taleo.net/careersection/newmont+external/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=150651&src=JB-10320

Title: GIS Support Technician, Surface Geology
Location: Elko, NV

To support GIS software and hardware issues specifically within the Nevada Geology group. This includes supporting mine site geologists at Twin Creeks, Phoenix and Gold Quarry. Assist Sr. GIS Specialist with special projects and data requests. Provide one on one training with users at their workstation or in the field. Essential job duties include:
– Troubleshoot mapping software/hardware issues and perform basic problem resolution assessments along with appropriate follow up
– Position requires same day travel to mine sites within Nevada, on a regular basis
– Advise and/or assist geology staff on cartographic best practices, map presentation and data management
– Provide backup graphics support for management presentation slides or maps
– Document processes, workflows and populate metadata related to GIS databases
– Enter rock and soil surface sampling data into SQL server database, troubleshoot QA/QC software and export sample data from ArcSDE geodatabases
– Obtain necessary technical training specific to GIS, Databases, Graphics to enhance flexibility and increase ability to support geology group
– Assist with rollout of digital field mapping manual to mine site geologists
– Act as a liaison with IT department, submit tickets for software/hardware problems and purchase of new equipment, install software updates and service packs
– Working with SQL spatial databases, performing queries and granting user permissions

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Company Name: Magee Geophysical Services LLC
Website: www.gravityandmag.com

Title: Geophysical Technician
Location: Various Field Locations

Geophysical field technicians operate gravity meters and magnetometers along with GPS. Company will train. Responsibilities include data acquisition, data management and reporting. Most work is in the western USA but international work is a possibility as well.

Minimum Qualifications:
Geoscience degree not required. Candidates need basic computer skills and a willingness to learn. Training will be provided. These are field positions and require travel, 11 hour days – 7 days per week, and operations in remote areas. This can be physically hard work and often involves extensive hiking through steep terrain. Self-starters with ability to work independently. Conscientious and a good work ethic. Must have valid drivers license with reasonably clean driving record.

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