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Gillette, Wyoming, United States of America
JOB #R2201095

Vegetation/Wetland Technician Mountain West

Vegetation/Wetland Technician


We are the Environment & Planning Division. We are passionate about doing what’s right for our clients, our people, the communities where we live and work, and the environment. We are planners, scientists, program managers, communicators, economists, technologists, and strategists. We are collaborative, curious, and committed to excellence—these are qualities we value that make us who we are and inspire us to grow.  If you perform well in a fast-paced, engaging and collaborative environment, and would like to work with a diverse team of industry professionals, we encourage you to learn more about ICF ( and consider applying to join our team.

One of ICF’s many offices around the world is Gillette - located in the heart of Wyoming’s energy producing Powder River Basin. The Gillette office is a small, biology-driven office composed of primarily wildlife biologists. Their work is centered around the mining, oil and gas, and wind energy industries in the Rocky Mountain Region. Gillette is an industrial town of approximately 35,000 people, and within driving distance of the famous Black Hills region, Devil’s Tower, and Big Horn Mountains. Nearest cities include Rapid City, SD, Billings, MT, and Casper, WY.  

ICF is currently seeking On-Call (temporary) Vegetation/Wetland Technicians to join our team for projects located in the Mountain West region. Hourly rate $22.00 to $25 depending on experience.

Job Description

As a Vegetation/Wetland Technician, you will be responsible for floristic surveys, vegetation community mapping, noxious weed surveys, rare plant surveys, wetland delineations, and data entry. The fieldwork will require long and often irregular hours (potentially early mornings, and some weekends). Field work is often performed on foot in rugged terrain and the ability to hike long distances is required. Field work will be conducted in remote areas with the potential for over-night/extended travel. Technicians must be able to confidently identify western flora plant species including grasses, grass-likes, shrubs, forbs, trees, and wetland plant species. Technicians must have excellent navigational skills with GPS as well as maps and compass and be able to operate four-wheel drive trucks. Technicians will be required to work independently in the field, so dedication, resourcefulness, and accountability are essential skills for the position. All work will be carried out as part of a larger team effort and excellent communication skills and an ability to cooperate in a team are equally important qualities.

About On-Call Employment with ICF

Given the seasonal or project-specific nature of our environmental work, ICF often hires environmental professionals as “On-Call” employees. On-call employees are scheduled for work hours as they become available and suitable weather conditions permit (work is usually scheduled a few weeks ahead of time), and each on-call employee is free to accept or refuse the hours assigned to them in a given week. On-call employees may work concurrent projects outside of their ICF assignment (along as their outside work does not create a conflict of interest with the work they do for ICF).

Expected field work responsibilities to include 40-50+ hours per week from May through June. Potential work through July and August. Travel is required for this position.

What You Will Do

  • Floristic surveys, vegetation plant community mapping, and wetland delineation.

  • Soil profile descriptions related to wetland delineations.

  • Record keeping, longhand field notes, and data entry.

  • Work in a manner that promotes safety for yourself and others around you.

What You Must Have

  • B.S. degree in range management, plant sciences, biology or closely related field.

  • Must be proficient in navigation using iPads, maps, and GPS.

  • Must have a valid driver's license and be able to operate four-wheel drive trucks.

  • Must be able to work independently in the field for extended periods of time, often with limited mobile phone reception.

  • Have solid vegetation identification skills and proficiency with botanical keying.

  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, Outlook, Excel), Esri ArcCollector programs

  • Ability to hike long distances, withstand cold/hot and windy conditions for long periods, and be able to lift heavy items (more than 30 lbs.) if needed for field safety.

  • Ability to multi-task and be flexible regarding the work schedule in a fast-paced environment

What We’d Like You to Have

  • Strong knowledge of short-grass prairie/shrub-steppe vegetation preferred.

  • Previous consulting experience or biological resources management.

  • Previous experience conducting rare plant species surveys (threatened and endangered, proposed, candidate, and sensitive)

  • Wetland delineation course/training

  • MSHA certified, preferred but not required.  

Hourly rate $22.00 to $25 depending on experience. ICF offers Paid Sick Leave and an optional retirement benefit for on-call employees, an award-winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized, and empowered workforce. This is an outstanding opportunity to work with talented and passionate individuals and to grow with a firm that believes in nurturing talent and developing long-term career success. ICF is a purpose driven company with a strong culture and underlying values that prize diversity, opportunity, equality, and respect. Our core values include Embracing Differences, and we seek candidates who are passionate about building a culture that encourages, embraces and hires dimensions of differences.

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

COVID-19 Policy: New or prospective U.S. employees must provide proof of complete vaccination on the date of their commencement of employment. If selected for employment, you will provide proof of your full vaccination status, defined as vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use by the FDA.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Gillette, WY (WY01)


Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with approximately 8,000 people across 75+ countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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