Employer: Virginia Tech
Pay Rate: $14 per hour, full-time hourly wage, no benefits
Positions available: 2
– valid state driver’s license, less than two accidents for which you were at fault, and less than three traffic violations since May 2013 (background checks are performed)
– ability to hike several miles per day in rough terrain and streams with backpack weighing up to 25 lbs.
– interest in the outdoors, specifically wetlands, streams and rivers
– enthusiasm and good attitude, even under adverse conditions
These positions will work on a team of 4 field technicians to complete an inventory and assessment of structures that pass water beneath roads on the Apalachicola National Forest and neighboring lands. Training and field activities are coordinated by U.S. Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Center for Aquatic Technology Transfer (CATT).
Anticipated start date: November 1, 2017
Anticipated end date: February 28, 2018
Inventory water drainage structures within road system
Assess fish passage through drainage structures
Other duties may be assigned as needed
4×4 trucks, GPS, metal detectors, electronic data recorders and additional equipment; we provide training for all equipment used for field surveys
We are currently seeking a field house and anticipate providing a 3-bedroom house near Bristol, FL for the duration of the project.
Federal, State, and private lands within the Apalachicola River basin. Work is outdoors with full exposure to the environment, including heat/cold, rain, insects, snakes and poisonous plants. The work is physically demanding and requires the ability to hike several miles per day while maintaining enthusiasm and good attitude, even under adverse field conditions.
We do not anticipate the need for overnight travel. Should the need for overnight travel arise, housing (camping, Forest Service housing, or hotel) and a daily per diem to cover food expenses will be provided while in travel status.
Field teams travel in fleet vehicles and work related travel expenses are reimbursed. Waders, wading boots, and other protective equipment are provided as needed; employees must bring adequate work boots, rain gear, and clothing (details provided upon hire).
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