Job Announcement: Forest Ecology Field Technicians (CA)

We are hiring field technicians to work at the Teakettle Experimental Forest. Teakettle is a 1300 ha old-growth, mixed-conifer forest 80 km east of Fresno, CA at 2200 m elevation in the Sierra Nevada. Duties will include, but are not limited to mapping forest structure and shrub cover using a surveyor=92s total station, basic tree measurements, and assisting visiting scientists with their projects as needed. These projects may include: basic soils work (coring, soil moisture, etc.), small mammal trapping, seedling inventories, understory plant surveys, soil respiration measurement, microclimate data collection and tree coring. Desired skills include plant identification, use of a total station, basic knowledge of tree measurements, and previous experience working as a crewmember. The facilities at Teakettle are rustic due to the remote location of the station. The cabin has solar power, bathrooms, kitchen and common space; individuals will spend the summer sleeping in tents. The nearest town for supplies is Shaver Lake, CA, approximately a 1-hour drive from the field station.

The pay is $14/hr. The field season will begin in mid-June and run through late August 2017. Transportation to the field location is the responsibility of the technician.

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Title:  Field Research Assistant=20=20 Posting Number:  0837551=20

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please email Marissa Goodwin at