Ecology/ Botany Student Field Technician Positions ~

21 de febrero de 2011

Ecology/ Botany Student Field Technician Positions

Deschutes, Ochoco, and Fremont-Winema National Forests
Based out of Bend or Silver Lake, OR

The U.S. Forest Service will be 2 hiring temporary biological technicians
for the 2011 field season. Positions may be based out of Bend or Silver
Lake, OR.
Position: Biological Technician (Plants) GS-3 or GS-4
Technician will assist with vegetation data collection on white-headed
woodpecker plots and fire ecology plots from mid-June through September
(dates are flexible depending on student schedule).
Appropriate training will be provided. In addition to the above duties,
positions may require: Doing a variety of vegetation and fuels
measurements, keying unknown plant species, installing and maintaining
research plots, carrying a pack with field and safety gear, hiking through
rough terrain, using a GPS unit to navigate to and record field locations,
using a PDA for certain types of data entry, driving Forest Service
vehicles on paved and dirt roads, frequent camping, and working with
others on a small field crew.
There will be considerable travel, mostly camping, throughout Central
Oregon and Northern California. A strong interest in botany and/or ecology
is required. Must be able to work with a small field crew in a variety of
physical conditions, have a positive attitude, good work ethic, and enjoy
field work, hiking, and camping.
Full-time positions.
Dates: Mid-June through September. Dates are flexible.
Location: Bend or Silver Lake, OR. Housing is not provided.
Pay: GS-3 ($11.95/hour) or GS-4 ($13.41/hour), for info about GS level
qualifications see

You may apply as a student if you...
Are accepted or enrolled as a degree-seeking student, are enrolled at
least half time in the spring of 2010 and planning to enroll at least half
time for the fall of 2010, are in good academic standing.
Submit (1) a cover letter, (2) transcripts, and (3) a complete resume
which includes exact dates of employment, employer name and address,
supervisor name and phone number, detailed description of your duties,
your available dates (from and to), and location/GS level(s) you’d like to
apply for.

Send to: Elizabeth Johnson, Deschutes National Forest, 1001 SW Emkay
Drive, Bend, OR 97702.

For full consideration, submit your application by March 7

Contact: Elizabeth Johnson, Deschutes National Forest, 1001 SW Emkay
Drive, Bend, OR 97702, 541-383-5427,

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