Field Technicians: Oak forest regeneration and restoration
We are hiring two technicians to collect field data at sites within the Hoosier National Forest in southern Indiana as part of a collaborative study between Purdue University and the USDA Forest Service. The goal of the project is to determine how overstory removal, competition control and prescribed fire can be used to regenerate and maintain oak forests.
Mid-May to August 2018 (40 hours/week)
$11.50 per hour. Housing is included.
Experience and Skills:
The ability to identify woody plants of the Midwest is strongly desired.
We also desire basic knowledge of forest measurement practices, experience with backcountry navigation using a topographic map and compass, familiarity with standard equipment including GPS, and experience/training in identifying herbaceous vegetation. Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license.
Please email a cover letter describing your qualifications, resume (including contact information for two references) and unofficial transcripts to Mike Jenkins (firstname.lastname@example.org). We will begin reviewing applications on April 4, 2018 and will continue until the positions are filled.
Please contact Mike Jenkins if you have any questions about the positions.