Forest Ecology Field Technician Positions at the Teakettle Experimental Forest (Sierra Nevada)

Subject: Forest Ecology Field Technician Positions at the Teakettle Experimental Forest (Sierra Nevada)

We are hiring 6 to 8 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. The forest is comprised of both burned and unburned experimental plots and a second entry prescribed burn was implemented in the fall of 2017. Duties will include, but are not limited to mapping forest structure and shrub cover using a surveyor’s total station, basic tree measurements, fuel surveys and assisting visiting scientists with their projects as needed. These projects may include: basic soils work (coring, soil moisture, etc.), seedling inventories, understory plant surveys, 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, a kitchen and common space; individuals will spend the summer sleeping in tents. The nearest town for supplies is
Shaver Lake, CA, approximately a one hour drive from the field station.

The pay rate is $14/hr and crew members will work four 10 hour days each week. The field season will run from the middle of June to the first
week of September.

To apply, please go to
site=14#staff. The reqID is 4037 or you can search for the job title “Forest Ecology Field Technician”.

If you have any trouble with the application process, please contact Marissa Goodwin at Review of applications will begin March 9th.

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