Plant Ecology Technician Announcement

Subject: Plant Ecology Technician Announcement

The Schoodic Institute located at Acadia National Park is recruiting one full-time, temporary position (June 1 to end of August) to conduct long-term vegetation monitoring and contribute to forest research in the Acadia National Park region.

Job Title: Plant Ecology Technician
Job Type: full-time, temporary position
Organization: Schoodic Institute
Location: Bar Harbor, ME
Open Period: March 12 – March 22, 2021
Vacancies: 1 position
Duration: 14 weeks June 1 to end of August
Compensation: $14/hour

Primary Responsibilities: The incumbent will assist with long-term vegetation monitoring programs in Acadia National Park. This is a field-based position, and incumbent will be required to carry a 35+ pound pack, work in all weather conditions, and hike off trail through rough terrain. Incumbent may be exposed to deer ticks that carry Lyme disease, biting insects, poison ivy and dense brush.

-Attend forest crew training and sample permanent forest health plots in Acadia National Park (June and July).
-Assist with intensive wetland monitoring in 10 sentinel sites in Acadia National Park, including sampling vegetation, collecting water samples, and assessing buffer condition (August).
-Other duties may include disinfecting equipment, pressing unknown plant specimens, assisting with park vegetation inventories, preparing soil samples for processing, data entry, and data quality assurance/quality control.

Qualifications and Job Requirements:
-Experience conducting field work in difficult conditions (e.g., harsh terrain, high heat/humidity, and biting insects)
-Experience with and interest in learning plant identification, including ability to identify northeastern trees and shrubs.
-Must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to drive NPS-provided vehicles throughout the season.
-Must be a US Citizen
-Upon selection, applicant will be subjected to a federal background investigation and must receive favorable adjudication to be hired.
-o be considered for the position, incumbent must agree to follow COVID-safety measures, which will be discussed in more detail during the interview process.

For more information and to apply, view the job announcement on the Schoodic Institute website: