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Forest Monitoring Field Technicians Posted May 02
NAU/Forest Service , Flagstaff, AZ
Overview: In 2016 and 2017, NAU and the Forest Service worked together to implement ‘rapid plot’ sampling on the Coconino and Kaibab National Forests. This novel monitoring approach is designed to maximize recurrent sampling efficiency of biophysical variables, with a focus on forest and woodland structure and fuels, which can then be used to track changes in forests, watersheds, and wildlife habitat through time. During these two summers, a field crew of three averaged about 25 forest plots per week. Over the course of this summer, we will continue rapid plot sampling on the Coconino and Kaibab National Forests.

Qualifications: We will be hiring three technicians, including one who will act as crew leader and inspector. The technicians should have field experience, preferably with silvicultural and vegetation measurement techniques. The crew leader must have forestry field experience, preferably crew supervisor experience, and must have excellent organization and communication skills. The crew will camp while out in the field and will be expected to navigate dirt roads and work through inclement weather at times. They will enter data on mobile devices and the crew leader will be expected to deliver the data at the end of each week.

Work schedule: Crew will most likely be in the field M-Th, with some flexibility. Work is expected to begin June 4 and continue through August.

Compensation: 1 crew leader will be paid $17.50/hr and 2 field technicians will be paid $15/hr, as well as a per diem.

To apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to Miranda Gray, at