USGS seasonal field technician position – Colorado Plateau

Currently open on USGS seasonal field work on the Colorado Plateau

The Southwest Biological Science CenterÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s Canyonlands Research Station in Moab, UT, is recruiting two Biological Science Technicians (GG-0404-04). These positions are seasonal, not-to-exceed 180 days, Full-time, temporary work (May through September) that pay $14.95/hour. Work consists primarily of 8-10 consecutive field days with 6 days off in between. The technician will participate in a research program focusing on vegetation and soil changes resulting from the effects of energy exploration and development (EED) activities on the Colorado Plateau. A team of two technicians and one project lead will collect field data following the BLM AIM strategy core methods, including line point intercept, vegetation height, canopy gap, and soil aggregate stability. Field locations include Vernal, White River, Colorado River Valley, Grand Junction, Moab, Price, and Farmington. Work is physically demanding and may involve moderate or sometimes extreme exposure to discomforts of rain, cold/hot weather, etc. A pre-employment physical is required.

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This announcement opened at 9 am 2/24/2020 and closes at noon (MT) on 2/27/2020. The job may be reposted in March until the hiring needs have been met.