We are seeking technicians to assist with vegetation surveys in sagebrush-steppe and mixed conifer-aspen forests in Spanish Fork, Utah. Surveys will assist with research examining the response of wildlife to fire and cattle density. Technicians may also have the opportunity to assist with camera trapping.
Sampling will occur over two periods: May 17 - June 18 and July 19 - August 20. One technician is needed for each sampling period. Technicians will work 40 hours/week, with weekends off. Preference will be given to technicians who are available for both sampling periods. Applicants who are not available for a full sampling period but are interested in working for a week or two are also welcome.
Applicants will be conducting line-transect and quadrat vegetation surveys, vegetation clipping, and camera trap maintenance.
Applicants must have a personal vehicle and be willing to maintain a positive attitude under challenging field conditions. Since we will be camping for the duration of field work, candidates must also be comfortable living and working outdoors for extended periods of time. Willingness to work individually and as part of a team is essential. Experience conducting vegetation surveys and/or identifying plants in western ecosystems is ideal, but not required.
Along with the online application, please attach:
1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted into a text box at the end of the application
**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**
The position requires considerable physical activity. Employees must have sufficient strength to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position including heavy lifting (50 pounds) and/or pushing and pulling of heavy objects. Employees must be prepared to assume uncomfortable positions such as crawling, kneeling, and squatting. Additionally, the work environment can include confined or narrow spaces. Employees must adhere to safety precautions and may be required to use protective equipment.
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