Summer forestry field technician positions available – N. MI

Subject: Summer forestry field technician positions available – N. MI

Description: The Walters Lab in the Department of Forestry at Michigan State University is looking for up to 10 field technicians for the upcoming field season.  We are an applied forest ecology (silviculture) lab with a current focus on exploring alternative management regimes in northern hardwood forests. Field technician duties will mainly consist of characterizing vegetation structure in forests which have been recently harvested. Some of the technicians will additionally assist in collecting cross-sectional discs from stumps using a chainsaw. Field sites are throughout the Upper Peninsula and northern Lower Peninsula in Michigan.

Desired skills: Experience or aptitude for plant identification and GPS navigation; interest in forest ecology/silviculture; experience and/or desire to work outdoors in rugged conditions; experience or interest in chainsaw work (optional). Recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

Time Frame: Mid-May through Mid-August

Pay rate: $11.50/hr minimum, commensurate with experience. Typically 40 hours/week. We provide housing during work trips.

To apply: Submit a CV or resume, list of three references with contact information (including email and phone number), and a brief cover letter outlining your interest in the position and relevant experience, as well as your dates of availability, to Evan Farinosi
( with “Walters Lab Summer Field Technician” in the subject line.