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Stream Survey Crew Lead

Great Basin Institute


Opportunity summary

Term length

6/5/2024 - 9/20/2024

Application window

3/1/2024 - 5/30/2024


Reno, Nevada

Hourly pay equivalent


Project summary

Utilizing USGS's FLOwPER app to map streams accurately, crucial for understanding stream dynamics and ecosystem management. Data informs various purposes including forest planning, streamflow modeling, and updating stream classifications. Additionally, field crews document road stream crossings with the ROADXStr app, essential for ecosystem preservation given the impact of road networks on stream systems in the Pacific Northwest.

Opportunity description

GBI seeks Stream Survey Crew Leads to collaborate with USGS, using FLOwPER app for accurate stream mapping. Leads manage crews collecting standardized data, aiding in forest planning, streamflow modeling, and stream classification updates. Crews also document road stream crossings with ROADXStr app, crucial for ecosystem preservation. Fieldwork involves 7-night remote camping "hitches".


  • Workforce credential or certificate
  • Housing
  • Healthcare

Requirements and qualifications


Leadership experience, including supervising field crews and managing projects simultaneously. Bachelor's degree in Aquatic Ecology, Fisheries, Hydrology, Water Resources, or other relative Natural Resource degree. Experience with data entry and management. Ability to read, interpret and navigate using topographic maps. Experience safely operating 4WD trucks on paved and unpaved roads, often in remote areas on unimproved roads.

Preferred qualifications

Willingness and ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic setting, and to consistently enact high performance standards and a strong work and team ethic in support of the goals and objectives of the Ecological Monitoring Program and the mission of GBI. Valid, state-issued driver's license and clean driving record. Ability to work productively as part of a team to accomplish mutual goals. Ability to work independently.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Natural resource preservation and conservation
  • Biodiversity protection and restoration
  • Waterway restoration
  • Outdoor recreation access improvements
  • Stormwater management
  • Environmental research and citizen science

Work environment

  • Team based
  • Rural
  • Outdoor