NPS Forest Monitoring Technician opening 2/14-21/22

Subject: NPS Forest Monitoring Technician opening 2/14-21/22The Schoodic Institute located at Acadia National Park is recruiting 5 seasonal Forest Monitoring Technicians to be a part of a field crew that will be collecting forest health data in 20 National Parks throughout the Eastern US.Job Title: Forest Monitoring TechnicianJob Type: full-time, temporary positionOrganization: Schoodic InstituteLocation: Bar Harbor, ME (Field Station first 9 weeks), and Fredericksburg, VA (Field Station second 10 weeks)Open Period: February 14 – 21, 2022Vacancies: 5 crew membersDuration: 20 weeks mid-May through September (exact dates TBD)Compensation: $14-16/hour depending on experienceJob Description:Incumbents will work as part of a travelling forest health crew to sample permanent forest monitoring plots in 20 national park sites from Virginia to Maine. In each plot, crews collect data on forest health, structure and composition, tree regeneration, understory vegetation, coarse woody debris, and soil characteristics. This is largely a field-based position, and incumbents will be required to carry heavy field equipment (40+lbs), hike though rough terrain, work in all weather conditions, and be on travel for weeks at a time. Incumbent may be exposed to deer ticks that carry Lyme disease, biting insects, poison ivy and dense brush.The crew will stay in park housing where available, and lodging may include hotels, historic buildings and cabins. While on travel, housing and a meals stipend will be provided (~50% of position). While at the field station, park housing will be reserved, but employees must pay rent. Some housing may require room sharing.More information about the NPS long-term forest monitoring programs and the parks involved can be found here:Northeast Temperate NetworkMid-Atlantic Network:For more information about the position and to apply, please view the announcement on the Schoodic Institute website:Position Description:  Forest  Monitoring Technicians