Seasonal forest technician position at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Location: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (stationed in Empire,

Position and Vacancies: Student summer hires (2 vacancies)

Duration: May 30 – August 29, 2018 (starting date firm)

Pay: $11.00-11.50/hour Depending on experience

Description and Duties: The incumbents will be employed by Northland College, but will work directly with, and report to, the Great Lakes Network of the National Park Service Inventory & Monitoring (I&M) program.
The goals of the I&M program include monitoring key environmental variables so that ecological change can be detected and addressed in a timely manner. The incumbents will assist with sampling vegetation.

These are largely field based positions. The incumbents will assist with the establishment and sampling of permanent forest monitoring plots at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Michigan. Incumbents will collect extensive monitoring data on trees and coarse woody materials, take tree cores, and assess tree health. Field work will be performed in teams of 2-3 people. The incumbents may also spend approximately 5-10% of time performing computer work.

This position operates on an 8 day on/6 day off schedule. During the 8-day sampling periods, incumbents will be expected to carry field equipment weighing up to 50 lbs. He/she will be exposed to high temperatures, stinging and biting insects, including extensive mosquitoes and ticks, and poisonous plants.

The incumbents are responsible for securing and paying for their own housing in the Empire, Michigan area.

To Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, references, and unofficial transcripts to Suzanne Sanders ( by January 15, 2018. If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted shortly thereafter. No phone calls or emails, other than applications, please.