Subject: Hiring a research field technician/seed collector – Boise, Idaho
Hello! We are anticipating hiring a research field technician/seed collector to help a graduate student collect their data for five weeks.
Dates: June 15th-July 16th 2021 (five weeks, start and end date not flexible)
Salary: $15/hour and $20 per diem for camping grocery expenses
Location: Boise, Idaho
Position description: The field technician will be employed at the University of Nevada, Reno, and help the graduate student collect seeds and data from 12 species from public lands. The field sites are located in rural areas in western Idaho and eastern Oregon (mostly Owyhee and Malheur counties) and may require up to 8 hours of driving on paved and unpaved roads. The crew will camp at field sites, possibly every week, for 1-4 nights at undeveloped campsites using Leave No Trace Principles. You will need to supply your own camping gear (tent, sleeping pad, and a sleeping bag), field clothes, and a comfortable medium sized backpack, and we will provide seed collection and cooking equipment. We provide a $20 per diem for grocery expenses for every day spent in the field during camping trips. There is no per diem for workdays that do not involve camping. The typical work week will be 40 hours with 10-hour days Monday through Thursday. You will learn how to identify common species in the Northern Great Basin Desert, learn about research project design, gain career experience in seed collection and data collection, and get to work outdoors in beautiful natural areas.
-The technician must be 18 years old or older
-Driver’s license and ability to drive up to 8 hours a day on paved and unpaved roads
-Willingness to work and camp outside under various environmental conditions (hot, inclement weather, rain, cold nights)
-Willingness to camp in undeveloped sites (no bathrooms or running water) using Leave No Trace Principles for 1-4 nights per week
-Basic botanical knowledge and ability to tell a target species apart from look-alike species, or demonstrated observational skills
-Knowledge of the flora of the northern Great Basin Desert
-Experience driving four-wheel-drive vehicles on undeveloped roads
-Experience camping in undeveloped areas and knowledge of Leave No Trace principles
-Trained in Wilderness First Aid
To apply: please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you and happy spring!