The Utah Forest Institute at Utah State University is seeking applications for a full-time technical analyst to start between April 1st and May 1st, 2019. Applications will be reviewed starting March 14, 2019, with applications being considered until the position is filled.
The person hired for this position will serve as the principal fire analyst for the Utah Forest Institute reporting to the Director, Utah Forest Institute. Responsibilities will include:
Some travel will be required to train field crews at the beginning of each field season (camping required) and coordinate with other Institutes and agencies.
The Utah Forest Institute is housed in the S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources at Utah State University.
BS in natural sciences, physical sciences, math, or engineering
Experience with R and ESRI software
One full summer of field work in ecological research or land management
Strong interpersonal skills
MS in natural sciences, physical sciences, math, or engineering
Employment experience with R, ESRI, MySQL, Dreamweaver, and Amazon.com cloud services
Experience with pre-fire and post-fire vegetation and fuels sampling
Knowledge of spectral remote sensing
Along with the online application, please attach:
1. Cover Letter (Please do not attach cover letter. You will be instructed to copy and paste your cover letter in the application)
**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**
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