Utah State University

Rare Plant Technician

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 months ago(7/29/2022 6:55 PM)
Requisition ID
2022-5460
# of Openings
1
Job Locations
US-UT-Logan
Category (Portal Searching)
Research (non-Faculty)
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
Job Classification
Non-Benefited
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
+/-30 hours per week
College
Quinney College of Natural Resourcs
Department
Wildland Resources
Advertised Salary
$18.00 - $20.00 per hour, commensurate with experience

Overview

This position involves rare plant surveys and monitoring across the State of Utah to assist with prioritization of conservation plans and actions. Our team is responsible for tracking Utah's rare plants and maintain the database and information that is kept to assure the preservation of our natural botanical heritage. Assistance with written reports also expected.

Responsibilities

Conduct field and office work in rare plants, and plant and pollination ecology. Specific duties may include, but are not limited to:
Field data collection on rare and common plants and pollinators, rare plant monitoring work, light office duties as assigned. Applicants will be expected to work under difficult field conditions for extended periods of time.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience in field botany
  • Experience with use of dichotomous keys
  • General knowledge of Utah geology
  • Experience with ArcMap and with MS Office products (particularly Excel and Access) necessary
  • Comfort and experience with outdoor living, driving in the backcountry and back country navigation
  • A valid driver's license is required for the purpose of driving a University vehicle
  • 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with ArcGIS

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. Contact information for 3 professional references to be included at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile 
  3. 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

$18.00 - $20.00 per hour, commensurate with experience

ADA

The environment and physical requirements may change depending on the specific function of the work each department performs. Incumbents may be in both indoor and outdoor environments. Indoors, in an office space, event space, or public space are protected from weather conditions, but not necessarily from temperature changes. Incumbents may nearly continuously sit and often use repetitive hand motion (such as typing).  

College/Department Highlights

The S. J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources is nationally and internationally recognized for its research, extension, and teaching on natural and socio-environmental ecosystems. It is a high-impact college at Utah State University with almost $11M in research funding annually, 61 tenure-track faculty in three departments, and close partnerships with federal and state natural resource agencies. 

 

The Department of Wildland Resources in QCNR encompasses research in applied terrestrial ecology, including the ecology and management of wildlife, forests, rangelands, conservation biology, and climate change adaptation.  Award-winning faculty teach courses that prepare students for professional careers in many natural resources fields, including programs accredited by the Society of American Foresters and the Society for Range Management and aligned with the Society of Ecological Restoration.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.

 

USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employees 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.

 

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.

 

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.

 

USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.

 

USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.

 

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 Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

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

 

*Updated 08/2022

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