18 de marzo de 2005


The Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Habitat Conservation Plan Science section anticipates offering six temporary research technician positions beginning mid-April 2005. Appointments are temporary, approximately 6 to 9 months in length. The research technicians will perform compliance and effectiveness monitoring of WA DNR conservation strategies. This is a pre-announcement.
JOB DESCRIPTION: Highly motivated individuals are sought who can work both independently and as part of a team to provide field and office support to WA DNR HCP monitoring efforts.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The incumbent's primary duty will be to conduct fieldwork
including: the location, installation, and measurement of forest and/or or instream study plots; the operation and maintenance of field equipment; and the collection of basic forest measurements. The incumbent must keep detailed field notes and records, including surveys and reports of field conditions. The incumbent will be required to drive a vehicle on unimproved roads, navigate unmarked road systems, hike rugged terrain, and cope with harsh outdoor conditions.
Specific skill requirements will vary by position and may include basic forest stand measurements, plant taxonomy, species cover estimates, the identification of forest soils, and the ability to carry out detailed survey protocols. All positions will require well-developed organizational skills. Proficiency with MS Word, MS Excel, basic GIS Arc View skills, and a background in natural sciences is desired.
Some positions will include office work, including data entry and the preparation of field data, maps and photo materials for analysis.
LOCATION: Stationed in Olympia Washington but each job may include extensive multi-day travel throughout western Washington.
QUALIFICATIONS: Valid driver's license required. Experience with 4WD vehicles preferred. Incumbent must be able to navigate with a map and compass. Previous off-trail, back county travel experience a plus, but not required. Ability to use, or learn the use of, GPS receivers, radios, PDA's, and other field equipment is required. Successful candidates should be field savvy and have a passion for working outdoors
PAY: $13.50/hour, 40 hours/week. Positions are expected to begin mid-April,
2005, for 6 to 9 months depending on job.
To ensure you are notified when positions are advertised send a brief letter of introduction, resume, and three references by March 23, 2005 to:
Jeff Ricklefs
Land Management Division
Washington State Dept. of Natural Resources
PO Box 47014
Olympia, Washington 98504-7014

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