Natural Resource Field Technician
CompanyNorth Wind Resource Consulting
LocationIdaho Falls ID
Job TypeFull Time
Job Description

North Wind Resource Consulting (NWRC) is seeking to fill multiple Natural Resource Field Technician positions for Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) vegetation and soil sampling. Additional information on the AIM program can be found on the Official AIM Website ( The Natural Resource Field Lead position requires an educational and/or experience background in natural resource management, range science, botany, soils, or a related field. These positions would be part of a three person team collecting vegetation, habitat, and soil data on BLM lands in Wyoming, and/or Idaho.

This position is a temporary, full-time, position from approximately April/May to August/September. Start date may be negotiable and additional fall work may be available. The position will report to a Project Manager located in Idaho Falls, Idaho; however, the field technician may be stationed near the survey area.

This is a field based position with approximately 100% of the work taking place in an outdoor environment where the climate, weather and terrain can be demanding. Field teams will be expected to work 10-12 hour days and will be required to camp for extended periods while in the field. In general, the field teams will work an eight (8) days on and six (6) days off field session. The position may involve an irregular schedule and extended hours.

Compensation would be between $16 to $19/hour, commensurate with experience, along with overtime (over 40 hours per week) and per diem. Field sampling equipment and vehicles will be provided by NWRC. Exceptionally well-qualified applicants may be considered for team leader positions and compensation would be higher.

  • Minimum of enrollment in a botany, rangeland science, biology, natural resource management, soils, ecology or related field Bachelor’s degree. Completed Bachelor’s degree preferred but not necessary except for consideration of team leader position.

  • Post-secondary college classes in vegetation identification, soil morphology, botany, or wildlife habitat preferred.

  • Knowledge of vegetation and soil survey and monitoring techniques preferred.

  • GPS experience preferred.

  • Trailer and ATV/UTV experience preferred

  • Ability to travel to a location, walk and conduct fieldwork for long hours, sometimes in inclement weather, rugged terrain, and ability to carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 40 pounds is required.

  • Valid driver’s license and the ability to drive a 4WD vehicle on backcountry roads required.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and attention to detail.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The nature of those accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.  If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact our Helpline +1.208.528.8714 or e-mail   for assistance.

North Wind Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, religion or other legally protected status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.