Seasonal Research Technician Job Description

1 position@ Fort Valley Experimental Forest
This position will be hired through NAU but supported by funds from the U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. Employment will be full time and begin on or about May 11, 2015, and continue until approximately mid-August, 2015 ($10/hour for 14 weeks). The work will occur primarily within driving distance of Flagstaff, AZ.

The successful hire must be extremely proficient in all phases of tree and stand measurement, including diameter, height and basal area measurements, tree coring, crown measurements, seedling counts, and soils measurements. The individual must be proficient in the use of Microsoft EXCEL and GPS equipment. As quality of data is essential, the individual must possess superb attention to detail. Must possess valid driver’s license and be comfortable working in a solitary field setting.

The individual will work on the following project:
A seedling survival study on Fort Valley Experimental Forest, Centennial Forest and neighboring National Forests, where she/he will count and measure seedlings, conduct diameter and crown measurements of overstory trees, measure depth of soil litter and duff, locate each plot spatially using commercial GPS equipment, enter data into spreadsheets and other unspecified duties.

As other project opportunities on Fort Valley Experimental Forest become available, the individual may be assigned to them. The skills required will be similar to what is outlined above.

To apply, send a statement of interest and a resume to either Dr. Kristen M. Waring, Northern Arizona University, or Dr. W. Keith Moser, U.S. Forest Service, Scientist-in-charge, Fort Valley Experimental Forest,<>. Position open until filled; review of applications will begin on March 1, 2015.