Job– Forest Ecology Field Technicians, Oregon State University, Post-fire re-measurement in Mountain Pine Beetle affected fuels

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Job description: Three field technicians (1 crew lead, 2 techs.) are needed to assist in re-measuring and installing additional plots in central Oregon following the 2012 Pole Creek Fire. Work will be based near Sisters, OR. Camping will be required during work stints and camping per diem will be provided. Work duties will include setting up plot boundaries, measuring stand structure, tree regeneration, surface and crown fuels, and measurement of post-fire effects on forest overstory and understory. Work may often occur in inclement conditions (heat, rain, mosquitoes, etc.). Strong attention to details and a willingness to QA/QC field records necessary.
Qualifications: Experience performing basic forest measurements, basic plant identification, as well as experience hiking off-trail in forested environments and navigating cross-county with compass preferred. Must be able to live, travel and work with people in a friendly and professional environment.
Date: Work will start July 1st and run through mid to late September 2013. Earlier start date may be negotiable for crew lead position.
Salary: $12-14/hour depending on experience.
To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, contact information for 2 references, and any questions to Travis Woolley travis.woolley@oregonstate.edu. Application Deadline May 24th.