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Forest Ecology Field Technician - req# 7258

at University of New Mexico

Posted: 12/28/2018
Job Reference #: 7258

Job Description

Field Research Assistant

Requisition IDreq7258
Working TitleForest Ecology Field Technician
Position Grade06
Position Summary

Forest Ecology Field Technician Positions - California

We are hiring field technicians to work at the Teakettle Experimental Forest. Teakettle is a 1300 yr old-growth, mixed-conifer forest 80 km east of Fresno, CA at 2200 m elevation in the Sierra Nevada. The forest is comprised of both burned and unburned experimental plots and a second entry prescribed burn was implemented in the fall of 2017. Duties will include, but are not limited to mapping forest structure and shrub cover using a surveyor’s total station, basic tree measurements, fuel surveys and assisting visiting scientists with their projects as needed.

These projects may include: basic soils work (coring, soil moisture, etc.), seedling inventories, under-story plant surveys, and tree coring. Desired skills include plant identification, use of a total station, basic knowledge of tree measurements, and previous experience working as a crew member. The facilities at Teakettle are rustic due to the remote location of the station. The cabin has solar power, bathrooms, a kitchen and common space; individuals will spend the summer sleeping in tents. The nearest town for supplies is Shaver Lake, CA, approximately a 1-hour drive from the field station.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
  • Possession of a valid New Mexico driver's license is a requirement for this job.
Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or GED; 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

At least one season working on a field crew or have experience working in a remote field location.

Prior experience 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 TypeRegular - Part-Time
Term End Date
Pay$13.95 per hour
Benefits EligibleThis is not a benefits eligible position.
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 Date11/29/2019
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: Copy of high school DiplomaGED certificateOfficial college transcript from a college/University Education Document will be required for hire.

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