Field technician positions in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
The Department of Forestry and Natural Resources at Purdue University is hiring two technicians to assist with vegetation plot sampling in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Supervisor: Mike Jenkins
Approximate hours a week: 40
Duration of Position: Mid-May to August 2017
Field technicians will assist with vegetation data collection on vegetation monitoring plots in Great Smoky Mountains National Park for a graduate student whose research examines forest community response to the hemlock woolly adelgid. This job will require spending the summer in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Fieldwork will include woody vegetation identification and sampling in plots throughout the park, as well as collecting environmental data. The position will require hiking through rough terrain and frequent backcountry camping. Housing will be provided.
Woody plant identification skills required
Experience with backcountry navigation using GPS, topographic maps and compass desired Previous field work experience preferred
Backpacking experience desired
Must possess a valid driver=92s license
Must be able to work outdoors in remote conditions, in rough terrain and under inclement weather conditions
Must be in good physical fitness
Deadline to Apply: 3/15/2017 or until positions are filled
To apply:=20 Send cover letter, r=E9sum=E9 (including contact information for two references), unofficial transcript, and dates of availability to Meghan Mulroy (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mike Jenkins (email@example.com)