A position is available for a field technician through Utah State University to help collect data on the landscape/stand factors that affect Engelmann spruce regeneration following epidemic spruce beetle outbreaks. Work will be conducted at two sites in Utah: one on the Markagunt Plateau in southern Utah and one in the Uinta Mountains in northern Utah. Work includes field data collection at the two sites, and potential processing in the lab/data entry. Field work will be conducted in some of the most beautiful natural areas in Utah. For example, the southern field site is close to multiple national parks/monuments (e.g. Cedar Breaks National Monument, Zion National Park, and Bryce Canyon National Park).
SPECIFIC DUTIES: The field technician will be responsible for learning and implementing the research protocol; locating study sites using maps and GPS, identifying tree species, taking precise stand/landscape measurements (including but not limited to DBH, slope, aspect, canopy cover, species diversity, etc), and recording data legibly.
WORKING CONDITIONS/SCHEDULE: Field work includes long hours under strenuous field conditions including steep slopes, dense vegetation and variable weather (including cool mornings to hot and dry sunny afternoons, and torrential rain). Work will include extended periods of time in the field. Lodging near study sites will be provided, and camping may be required at more remote sites.
Start Date: June 1, 2017
End Date: August 24, 2017
QUALIFICATIONS: Driver’s License. Ability to work in rugged terrain. Ability to work as a team and take orders. Organized, self-motivated, and attention to detail. Plant identification skills and college experience (or equivalent training) in a related field preferred.
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