Two Seasonal Research Assistants, Alturas, CA

Position ideal for recently graduated or current students

University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources

UCCE Modoc County

Two Seasonal Research Assistants

Based in Alturas, CA

Under supervision, these positions will help with research and outreach for a team of UC Cooperative Extension Advisors and UC Cooperative Extension Specialists on a variety of topics. The Seasonal Research Assistants will assist in completing research on groundwater, range management, wild horses, juniper, irrigated lands, habitat restoration, wildlife, and more. Collecting plant and soil samples, water quality and quantity sampling, and climate related variables. Assistants 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, writing, 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. There is one three month position and one six month position available starting about May 24, 2021.


Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Organizing current research and outreach efforts and data

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Talking to stakeholders, interacting with collaborating agencies, and creating outreach materials

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Field monitoring, photography, and other duties as assigned

Job Requirements and Preferences

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Experience with wildlife, plant ID, livestock, hydrology, geology, and/or rangeland management

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Experience outdoors collecting data or other agricultural experience

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Publisher)

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Experience writing or taking pictures and creating posters, presentations, and flyers

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Excellent organizational skills

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

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Ability to read, interpret and navigate using topographic maps in remote rangeland settings and collect coordinates with hand-held GPS units

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Valid, state-issued driverÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)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

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Position is based on an approximately 40 hour week with irregular work hours and schedule

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Position ideal for recently graduated or current students

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    One three month and one six month position starting May 24, 2021

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    This is an hourly paid internship ($13.00 per hour, $2200 monthly minimum based on experience)

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Shared housing may be available

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To Apply

Send cover letter and resume by March 1, 2020 Ãf¢ÒÂEURҔapplications will be reviewed as they arrive

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

UC ANR is an equal opportunity provider and employer