Forest Ecology Field Technician Positions at the Teakettle Experimental Forest in California

We are hiring 4 to 10 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 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 $13.95/hr and crewmembers will work four 10-hour days each week. The field season will run 12 weeks from the middle of June to the beginning of September. The official start date will be determined in late April.

To apply, please go to
The reqID is “Req7258” 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 on February 11, 2019 and will be reviewed in the order they are received. The application will close after all positions have been filled.

**Please note that a New Mexico Drivers License IS NOT REQUIRED for this position**