Location Baruch Forest Sci Institute Full/Part Time Full-Time Regular/Temporary Regular
Supervises field technicians in forestry and natural resource monitoring and research program. Manages environmental sensor program for applications in forestry, hydrology, and coastal ecology, including installation, calibration, maintenance and troubleshooting. Performs forestry and natural resources fieldwork. Helps plan and design research implementation, sensor deployment, and forestry and natural resource sampling. JOB DUTIES:
30% - Essential - Fieldwork: Performs field sampling of forest vegetation, soils, water for forest growth, biomass, productivity, nutrient use, etc. Sets up forest sampling plots. Navigating to previously established locations and collecting new waypoints in the field using GPS.
30% - Essential - Sensor Systems: Test, troubleshoot, calibrate and operate instruments, sensors, power systems and other field equipment in support of forest and natural resource analysis and research. Inspects and maintains sensor and field infrastructure including sensor mounts, towers, boardwalks, electrical supplies, and other field equipment, safety equipment, and lab instrumentation. Follows safety and scientific protocols.
20% - Essential - Data Management: Prepares forestry and natural resource samples for analysis. Downloads and prepares forest and natural resource data for analysis and archiving. Performs basic QAQC on data streams. Downloads data from sensor networks according to set schedule/protocol. Executes Data Management Plans as designated in specific projects.
10% - Essential - Project Planning: Uses best practices and scientific literature to design field sampling protocols in forests, wetlands, and agricultural systems with manual collection and sensor systems. Maintains statistical rigor in design and collection. Researches new and current technology in environmental sensors and assists with inventory and acquisition of new instrumentation using fiscally sound strategies.
10% - Essential - Supervision: Supervises field technicians. Coordinates field sampling campaigns. Assigns human and technical resources for forestry and natural resource programs in consultation with institute faculty. Helps to train new technicians and student interns. Works with supervisor and institute director on annual review, hiring, and termination of supervisees. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Masters Degree in Forestry, Natural Resources, Ecology, or Environmental Science and 8 years of related work experience. RESPONSIBILITIES:
JOB KNOWLEDGE Comprehensive Job Knowledge - Comprehensive knowledge of theories and practices and ability to use in complex, difficult and/or unprecedented situations
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES Supervises Work of Others - Supervises work of others and may offer recommendations for hiring, termination and pay adjustments but does not have responsibility for making these decisions.
BUDGETARY RESPONSIBILITIES Monitors Budget - Does not provide input but is responsible for monitoring the departmental budget and may oversee fund allocation. WORKING CONDITIONS:
0% - Exposure to heat or cold 0% - Exposure to dust/fumes 0% - Wet or humid 0% - Noise 0% - Vibration 0% - Mechanical hazards 0% - Chemical hazards 0% - Electrical hazards 0% - Overnight Travel
Must be able to climb 120' triangular tower for sensor installation and maintenance using harness and ropes. Includes exposure to extreme weather conditions ad terrain (including wading in swamps), pesticides, poisonous plants, biting insects, and wild animals (including snakes). Daily schedule depends on field operations and may include long shifts, split shifts, and/or weekends. WORK SCHEDULE:
Standard Hrs: 40, Salary is commensurate with credentials and experience. (Maximum Budgeted $48,000) HOW TO APPLY:
To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter by May 9, 2018. However, the position shall remain open until a suitable candidate is found. CLOSING STATEMENT:
Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.
Internal Number: 102885705
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