Biological Science Technicians, Sequoia-Kings Canyon Field Station

*Extended Deadline*
Summer Employment Opportunity!
Come work among the Giant Sequoias and High Sierras!
 Sequoia-Kings Canyon Field Station (USGS) is currently searching for people interested in summer 2018 Biological Science Technician positions in Forest Ecology.
 Pay: GG-5 (approx. $16.00/hour)     Location: Three Rivers, California
             Crew 1: Measure forest demographics, including measuring trees and seedlings and determining cause of death.  Gain knowledge and experience in ecological research, identifying Sierran trees, and forest pathology. Up to 6 positions will be filled.  Positions are full-time, start in approximately mid-May, and will last about 5 months.
            Crew 2: Participate in research project on whitebark pine persistence across its range in the Sierras. Backpack in a variety of conditions across many regions of the Sierras, including Sequoia-Kings Canyon and Yosemite National Parks. Sample forestry plots in remote areas from 7,000-11,000 feet. Gain knowledge and experience in ecological research, collecting tree cores and other samples, and tree measurements. Up to 2 positions will be filled. Positions are full-time, start approximately late May/early June, and will last up to 4 months.  Ideal candidates will have backpacking experience and feel comfortable spending up to 10 days in the backcountry.
 Must be a US Citizen in order to qualify.  Also need bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and experience. Some field work experience required. Want people with some biological coursework and experience, an interest in forest or field ecology who want to work outdoors, and who like to work in small teams and have strong interpersonal skills.  Housing available for rent.
If interested: e:mail a cover letter, resume, list of references, and unofficial transcripts to:   Anne Pfaff
*To be considered, please send information by February 12, 2018.*
For more information, call Anne at (559) 565-3172 or e:mail at