This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Temporary Biological Sciences Research Technician 1 position for the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society at Oregon State University (OSU).
The employee in this position will serve as crew leader to collect data for the Pacific Northwest Permanent Sample Plot Program. The project objective is to understand the long-term patterns and mechanisms of forest dynamics across a diversity of forest types in Oregon and Washington. Employee will learn about forest succession and tree mortality in mature and old-growth forests of the Cascades and Coast Range. The crew will be based at the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest near Blue River, Oregon. Position will start in mid-June and last until early-September.
Two years of college-level courses in (specific field of biological science); OR an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Two years of college-level courses in forestry, botany, natural resources, environmental science or closely related field; OR an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Ability to follow complex data-collection procedures.
Experience or training in forest inventory methods and measurements.
Experience navigating mountainous terrain using compass, map and GPS.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and with other crew members in a professional manner while maintaining a positive and safe work environment.
This position requires driving a university vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the university; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a motor vehicle history check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per University Policy 05-030.
The employee is required to work in forested, mountainous terrain with steep slopes, dense understory vegetation and biting insects, in a range of weather conditions from cold rain to extreme summer heat.
The required work schedule during summer 2020 is anticipated to be four consecutive, 10-hour days followed by three consecutive days off, but is subject to change as needed.
Crews will be based at the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest near Blue River, Oregon, where free housing will be provided at the forest headquarters. Employees will also have free housing when working at Cascade Head and Wind River Experimental Forests, if necessary. Camping is required when working in remote research locations. When camping, a stipend will be paid to cover costs of food and campground fees.
The ability to lift/carry/push/pull objects weighing up to 40 pounds is required.
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