Biological Science Technician (Botany) ~

26 de febrero de 2007

Biological Science Technician (Botany)

Full time temporary

Hiring 3 technicians to conduct vegetation sampling in Zion NP. Project is
evaluating the treatment effectiveness of a landscape scale application of
the herbicide PlateauT in an effort to control the post-fire spread of
cheatgrass. All applications were applied in Fall 2006.

Duties include identifying plants to species, collecting unknown species for
later identification with the aid of keys (i.e. Jepson Manual), performing a
variety of vegetation sampling techniques, soil sampling, perform Composite
Burn Indexes (in order to quantify burn severity), accurately recording data
in a handheld PDA, and collection of photo points.

Field work will involve long hours of standing, bending, and walking and
hiking over rugged, steep terrain. May be exposed to extreme temps and
weather conditions since work is conducted in burned area with little or no
canopy. May be required to carry up to 35 lbs. Tentative schedule will
consist of eight days on and six off (10 hour work days). Car camping will
be required for days of work.

Preferred candidate will have experience in plant id, be an active team
player with flexibility to work a variable schedule, have the ability to
establish an effective work relationship with coworkers, and to conduct
oneself in a professional manner. Candidates will be chosen based upon a
combination of experience and education. Preferred candidates will be able
to work both spring and fall seasons (with a possibility of work in the
ponderosa pine forests outside Flagstaff, AZ from mid-July till mid-Sept.
This project is looking at different prescribed burn intervals and the
effects on understory vegetation.)

Basically if you want to work with plants, have beautiful Zion National Park
as your workspace, can remain upbeat and work hard, this is the job for you!!!

Duration of work:
Roughly spring sampling season will start in mid April and run till the
beginning of June. Fall season from mid- Sept till the end of Oct. If
interested, possibility of working on similar project outside Flagstaff, AZ
from mid-July till mid-Sept.

Pay Scale:
Dependent upon experience and projects hired for. Between $9- $12 for
spring and Flagstaff project. Possibility of one GS 7 position for
returning member to be crew lead for fall season in Zion.

To apply, send a brief letter of interest, a resume or details of previous
experience and responsibilities, and contact information of 2 references to
Karen Weber preferably via email or Karen Weber NAU School of Forestry | PO
Box 15018 | 110 E Pine Knoll Drive | Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5018.
Position closes: March 16th, 2007 or until positions filled.

Contact: Karen Weber (preferred)

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