Utah State University

Field Technician (Wildland Resources)

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 4 months ago(7/7/2021 2:49 PM)
Requisition ID
2021-3883
# of Openings
2
Job Locations
US-UT-Logan
Category (Portal Searching)
Research (non-Faculty)
Position Type
Temporary Full-Time
Job Classification
Non-Benefited
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
40 hours per week
College
Quinney College of Natural Resourcs
Department
Wildland Resources
Advertised Salary
$12 per hour

Overview

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.

Responsibilities

Applicants will be conducting line-transect and quadrat vegetation surveys, vegetation clipping, and camera trap maintenance.

Qualifications

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.

  • Exceptional listener and communicator who effectively conveys information verbally and in writing.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and juggle multiple projects.
  • Ability to adapt to changing conditions or work assignments.
  • Excellent interpersonal abilities.
  • Cultural sensitivity and an ability to build rapport with a diverse workforce in multicultural settings.
  • Team player who excels at building trusting relationships with customers and co-workers.
  • Productive worker with solid work ethic who exerts effort in successfully completing tasks.
  • Dependable, responsible contributor committed to excellence and success.
  • Self-starter who takes initiative with minimal supervision.
  • Willingness to learn new skills or techniques.

Required Documents

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.**

Advertised Salary

$12 per hour

ADA

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. 

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.

 

A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.

 

The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.

 

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:

 

Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov

 

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.

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