Job: Summer seasonal Field Techs in western Montana

Summer Field Employment in Forest Ecology

=20=20 The University of Montana=92s Forest Ecology lab

( is hiring field research assistants

for the summer of 2017 in western Montana.  Work will be conducted in the

Flathead and Kootenai National Forests.  The research focuses on forest

stand development in second growth western larch-mixed conifer forest and

snowshoe hares.  Work will include (1) installing and measuring vegetation

plots, (2) sampling relative abundance of snowshoe hare, (3) learning about

the effects of forest management on forest stand succession and wildlife

habitat, and (4) learning about sampling techniques.  Work will include

moving through rough terrain with bulky and/or heavy gear.  This project

requires extensive travel and camping in remote locations.=20

Qualifications:  Previous experience collecting vegetation and wildlife

data, working effectively and safely as a team in challenging environments,

and following complex data collection protocols are required skills.

Candidates must be detail oriented, be able to demonstrate problem solving

skills and be able to work independently or in small groups.  Candidates

also need to be in good physical condition and be able to work long hours in

adverse weather conditions.  Other requirements include a valid driver=92s

license with a clean driving record and first aid training, but applicants

with Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder certification are


Salary: $8.50 to $15.00 per hour depending on experience. Housing is not


Duration and Schedule: Late May through August with a flexible work schedule

that includes up to eight consecutive 10-hour day work trips.

Apply: To apply assemble into a single PDF file and email to (1) a one-page cover letter describing your

reason for applying, specific dates of availability including any potential

mid-summer absences, your qualifications and any relevant coursework; (2) a

resume or CV no longer than 2 pages; (3) contact information (name, phone,

and email) for at least two references with firsthand knowledge of your work

experience (no need to send letters). Hiring preference will be given to

applications received by February 12, 2016.  Final hiring decisions will be

made by February 28th. Exceptional candidates will be selected earlier.

For more information please contact David Wright at the above email address.