Job Description

Field Research Tech/Life Sci

Requisition IDreq11587
Working TitleField Research Tech/Life Sci
Position Grade08
Position Summary

We arehiring 10 to 14 field technicians to work at the Teakettle Experimental Forestfor the summer of 2020. Teakettle is a 1300 ha old-growth, mixed-conifer forest80 km east of Fresno, CA at 2200 m elevation in the Sierra Nevada. This summerwe will be collecting pre-treatment data for a watershed wide prescribed burnexperiment. We will be hiring 8 to 10 technicians to work on a forestry crewand 2 to 4 technicians to work on a botany crew.

The forestry crew will be tasked with establishingexperimental plots, mapping forest structure using a surveyor’s total station,basic tree measurements and conducting fuels transect surveys. The botany crewwill be tasked with understory vegetation surveys in both the treated anduntreated plots. Additionally, bothcrews will assist visiting scientists with their projects as needed. Theseprojects may include: basic soils work (coring, soil moisture, etc.), seedlinginventories, and tree coring.

Desired skills include plant identification, useof a total station, basic knowledge of tree measurements, and previousexperience working as a crew member. The facilities at Teakettle are rustic dueto the remote location of the station. The cabin has solar power, bathrooms, a kitchenand common space; individuals will spend the summer sleeping in tents. Thenearest town for supplies is Shaver Lake, CA, approximately a 1-hour drive fromthe field station. In your application, please specify whether you would preferto work on the forestry crew or botany crew.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
  • Successful candidate must submit to post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check.
Minimum Qualifications

Vocational-Technical Training directly related Life Sciences field; at least 1 year of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to applicants who have spent atleast one season working on a field crew or have experience working in a remotefield location.

Preference will also be given to applicants who have priorexperience with plant identification, basic tree measurements (i.e. DBH),line-intercept sampling or using a total station.

Additional Requirements
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentAS Biology General Administrative (048F)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeOn-Call
Term End Date
Pay$13.95 - $16.88
Benefits Eligible
ERB StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check RequiredNo
For Best Consideration Date
Application InstructionsPlease submit:1. Current Resume 2. Cover letter outlining Field Crew/Research experience3. At least Three (3) Previous Supervisor/Instructor References (name, phone number, email address)4. Attach a copy of one of the following: Official college transcript from a college/University Education Document will be required for hire.

Positions posted with a Staff Type of Regular or Term are eligible for the Veteran Preference Program. See the Veteran Preference Program webpage for additional details.

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