University of California: Modoc County Summer Research Position

University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources

UCCE Modoc County

Summer Research Assistant

Based in Alturas, CA

Under supervision, this position will help with research organization and outreach for a team of UC Cooperative Extension Advisors and UC Cooperative Extension Specialists on a variety of topics. The Summer Student Assistant will assist in completing research on groundwater, range management, wild horses, juniper, irrigated lands, and other topics. They will also complete a variety of duties associated with talking to stakeholders, interacting with collaborating agencies, and creating outreach materials. This position will be expected to perform other duties, as needed, including photography, and data input. The ability to work in remote, harsh and rapidly changing environments, work in all types of weather conditions, traverse uneven terrain, and interact well with a variety of people is required.


*         Organizing current research and outreach efforts and data

*         Talking to stakeholders, interacting with collaborating agencies, and creating outreach materials

*         Field monitoring, photography, and other duties as assigned

Job Requirements and Preferences

*         Experience with plant ID, groundwater, soil sciences, and/or rangeland management

*         Experience outdoors on public land, private ranches, or other agriculture experience

*         Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Publisher)

*         Experience taking pictures and creating posters, presentations, and flyers

*         Excellent organizational skills

*         Ability to work productively and communicate as part of a team, as well as independently under general direction to accomplish team goals

*         Ability to read, interpret and navigate using topographic maps in remote rangeland settings and collecting coordinates with hand-held GPS units

*         Valid, state-issued driver’s license and clean driving record and experience operating 4WD vehicles and ATVs on paved and unpaved roads, often in narrow or rocky areas

Job Details

*         Position is based on an approximately 40 hour week with irregular work hours and schedule

*         This is an hourly paid internship ($12.50 per hour minimum)

*         Shared housing may be available for $250/month

To Apply

Send Resume, Cover Letter, and 2 References to by April 5, 2019

For questions please contact Laura Snell at 530-233-6400 or

UC ANR is an equal opportunity provider and employer