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Seasonal Part Time Summer Internship Opportunity.

Posted by Sophia.hutton | March 4, 2019

Role and Responsibilities
Field technician will assist with data collection on forest characteristics. Experiments are assessing the impacts of the eastside screen on composition, structure, and ecological health of the Fremont National Forest. This landscape is primarily composed of a dry, lowland ponderosa pine and western juniper mixture, and an upland mixed conifer forest. Technicians will be responsible for laying field plots and measuring tree height, diameter at breast height, and basal area, along with collecting species type and tree core data.

Qualifications and Education Requirements
Minimum 2 years towards a degree in a natural resource or environmental science field OR 2 years of field or subprofessional experience.

Preferred Skills
·         Identification of eastern Cascade xerophytic plant species (preferably accompanied with a forest botany course).

·         Training in forest data collection, including the use of a laser rangefinder, spencer tape, relaskop, and tree corer.

·         Some training in CPR and first-aid.

·         Strong ability to hike over long time periods and lengths, extended overnight camping in remote locations.

·         Ability to use GPS technology and map reading.

·         Accurate ability to clearly and concisely collect handwritten data.

·         Positive attitude.

Additional Notes
The work involves long hours spent standing, bending, hiking, and a great amount of physical exertion in rough terrain and strenuous weather conditions (primarily heat). The incumbent may be required to lift containers weighing up to 35 pounds in the performance of the assignment. Work could possibly be done in 10 -12 hours per day; hours can include all times of day and night and will vary during the employment term with weather and field conditions. Core hours will typically be 8am – 5pm. Must have a valid driver’s license. Lodging and transportation will be provided.

Email Resume,  Three References, and Cover Letter to: Sean Alexander
sean.alexander@wsu.edu

Washington State University