Duty Station: NW Oregon and SW Washington (work is mostly within 2 hrs.
drive of Portland, OR)
Duration: May 30, 2018 – August 31, 2018
Salary Range: $ 2,200 – $ 2,400 per month, positions do not qualify for
benefits, or housing Project
Description: This research examines differences between forest patches
left after harvest and the surrounding clearcut area. The objectives of
the study include examining differences in vegetation community and
structure between patches and adjacent harvest areas, as well as
examining edge effects of the patches on vegetation. While technicians
will be based out of the Portland, OR area, study sites are located from
southwest Washington to the mid-Oregon coast range. Lodging will be
provided as necessary for long-distance field work, some camping may be
required. Technicians will collect data on vegetation species cover in
retained patches and surrounding clearcuts. Technicians should have a
working knowledge of Pacific Northwest plants, including tree, shrub, and
forb species, and have experience identifying plants using field guides
such as Pojar and MacKinnon (2004), and taxonomic keys like Hitchcock and
Cronquist (1973). Ideally, technicians will have previous field work
experience in the Pacific Northwest, and are comfortable navigating
terrain, conducting field work in the woods, and working outdoors in
Essential Job Functions: 1. Collect data on vegetation species cover in
retained patches and surrounding clearcuts 2. Position will require
working outdoors in inclement weather, often in recently harvested forest
stands. Must be able to get to and work from remote locations, drive
forest roads, read maps, navigate through a forested landscape, and
relate well with the public.
Minimum Qualifications: 1. A Bachelor?s degree in a biological sciences
discipline or related environmental field and knowledge of plant
identification. 2. Must have driving record which can be approved by
Federal Agencies to drive government vehicles. 3. Basic data entry
experience (Microsoft Excel).
Additional Qualifications: 1. Knowledge of local plant communities (west
of the Cascades in Oregon or Washington).
Please send cover letter, resume, and 3 references with phone numbers and
e-mail addresses to: Jake Verschuyl, National Council for Air and Stream
Improvement, Inc., P.O. Box 1259, Anacortes, WA 98221. The positions will
remain open until filled. Materials may be submitted electronically to:
firstname.lastname@example.org. NCASI is an equal opportunity employer.
More information can be found here: http://bit.ly/1kGHagj