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Ecological Monitoring Crew Member (Field Ecologist) – Ely, NV

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  • Attention to detail, ability to work independently, willingness to work as part of team, and the ability to stay positive and effective during long days in the field are critical.
  • Applicants must be willing to work in sometimes difficult conditions, and often miles from the vehicle.
  • The successful applicant will be safety conscience, and continually assess ways to mitigate hazards.
  • Applicant must possess a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record.
  • Positive attitude, willingness to learn, and enjoy working outdoors.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in botany, ecology, rangeland sciences, or related field, or working toward this type of degree.
  • A background or coursework and/or experience in either rangeland sciences, biology, ecology, soils, botany, or a related field with emphasis in field work
  • Able to identify and key out plant species (and habitats) found in the Great Basin and Mohave desert, specifically Nevada.
  • Knowledge of rangeland ecosystems and soils.
  • Physical challenges typically encountered may include long off trail hikes, steep slopes, extreme hot and cold conditions, and biological hazards (animals and plants).
  • Experience navigating with topographic map and GPS.
  • Ability to use standard office software (Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.).
  • Knowledge and/or experience with botanical surveys and a variety of vegetation sampling techniques such as line-point intercept and other BLM AIM core methods.
  • Experience with electronic field data collection devices and software (GPS units, handheld tablets, and ESRI’s Field Maps).
  • Training and experience with UTVs and trailers.
  • Experience driving a four-wheel drive pickup truck on rough terrain.
  • First Aid/CPR certification. Wilderness First Aid a plus.



Ely is a small town located in eastern Nevada with wide-ranging services including groceries and restaurants. Outdoor recreation in the area is plentiful and includes rock climbing, hunting, mountain biking, and hiking. The hitch-based schedule allows for ample time to explore the abundant natural areas within Nevada and adjacent Utah. Mountain biking and hiking trails start right outside town and Great Basin National Park is an hour away. The nearest major metropolitan areas are Las Vegas and Salt Lake City, which are both about three and half hours away.


Physical Demands & Work Environment:

  • Has ability to perform bending, kneeling, standing, and lifting and carrying objects weighing 35 lbs. and have a tolerance for working in outdoor environments, including prolonged walking or standing on various terrain in a wide range of weather conditions.
  • Performs manual labor including excavation with shovels. 
  • Availability to work extended field rotations (sometimes 10-12 days at a time).


At Tetra Tech, health and safety play a vital role in our success.  Tetra Tech’s employees work together to comply with all applicable health & safety practices and protocols, including health orders and regulations related to COVID-19 that are mandated by local, state, and federal authorities as well as project requirements.


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