Research Natural Area Monitoring and Post-fire Seeding Technicians-Oregon

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Institute for Applied Ecology will be hiring 2 seasonal technicians to work on a project to monitoring plant species/communities of Research Natural Areas in the Lakeview (OR) BLM District or monitoring Post-fire seeding of areas impacted by wildfire in the Twin Falls (ID) BLM District. Field work will involve botanical surveys, using Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring protocols. Technicians will work with the crew leader and program staff to prepare field equipment, conduct field work, and assist in data management. Position is based in Corvallis, Oregon, but 100% of the field work will be conducted in the Lakeview BLM District in southern Oregon, or in the Twin Falls District in southern Idaho. Out-of-town/overnight (accommodations include hotels and camping) is required, and field work will consist of an 8-day-on/6-day-off schedule (Wednesday-Wednesday). At the conclusion of field data collection, position will be continued in the IAE office in Corvallis, OR.

START DATE: mid-April to early-May (some flexibility) END DATE:  early- to mid-July (some flexibility) **NOTE—Dates are the best projections, but some flexibility is possible due to ensuring timing of sampling to appropriate plant phenology. Updated information will be provided as it becomes available, although we expect the actual dates to be very close to the stated ranges.

**If you previously applied for the position(s), and still would like to be considered, please send a confirmation email**

COMPENSATION: $13.00-14.00/hr depending on experience, plus travel expenses associated with overnight field work (food and lodging).  Housing in Corvallis is not provided.  This is a full-time temporary position with no benefits.

TO APPLY:  You must complete the online application form.  In addition, you need to include a letter of interest stating when you will be available to start work (this is a MUST), resume, transcripts (unofficial is fine) as a single PDF document emailed to no later than Friday, March 29, 2019.

You will be required to include the names and contact information for three references in your online application form.  AT LEAST ONE reference must be from a supervisor from a work experience.

INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Non-U.S. residents must also include a copy of their work visa.  Applications will be considered upon receipt.  Please direct all inquiries to


•BS in a relevant field

•Mature, self-motivated, highly organized, and comfortable working in a 2-4 person field crew •Must have a valid driver’s license, be willing to travel, and be able to perform strenuous work in all weather conditions •Physical requirements include ability to hike 10+ miles in rugged terrain carrying a 30-lb load and work in a bent-over/kneeling/sitting position for long periods of time •Basic computer skills (word processing and spreadsheet applications) required; experience in GIS is a plus

•1 or more seasons of field research experience, with preference given to those with skills in plant identification and vegetation sampling (preference given to those with AIM experience).

IAE supports diversity and equity, and we encourage applications from all groups of people. We recognize that the strength of IAE is in our people, and we believe that every employee has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment. IAE does not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices, and our commitment to equal employment opportunity applies to every aspect of the employment relationship.


Matt Bahm