From: Ecological Society of America: grants, jobs, news
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Jim DeCoster
Sent: Thursday, March 11, 2010 12:38 PM
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Subject: [ECOLOG-L] Seasonal Positions (3) for NPS Veg Crew - Flagstaff
Job Opportunity - Seasonal Research Technicians for NPS vegetation/soil
monitoring crew for summer/fall 2010.
We are looking for people who have experience:
identifying common Colorado Plateau species in the field
collecting ecological field data
using GPS and compass
characterizing soils using hand texturing techniques
conducting fieldwork in remote backcountry settings and under difficult
conditions in a safe and efficient manner.
Our field season runs from mid - June through late October. We work at a
number of upland ecosystems in National Park Service units across the
Southern Colorado Plateau and beyond including: mixed conifer forests on
the North Rim of Grand Canyon and Bandelier; pinyon-juniper woodlands at
Grand Canyon, Bandelier, and Mesa Verde; grasslands and shrublands at
Wupatki and Petrified Forest.
Much of the work entails identifying herbaceous and shrub species and
estimating cover in quadrats, but also includes plot set-up, tree and soil
measurements using established protocols, and data entry. The work
schedule is typically 10 hour days with 8 days on, 6 days off, and
requires nearly constant travel and frequent camping.
We are hiring 3 research specialists at $14.58/hr. Our office is based in
Flagstaff, on Northern Arizona University campus. These positions will be
hired through NAU.
Apply on line on the NAU Human Resources website before March 30:
(click on "Careers at NAU" and scan list for "Research Specialist" Job ID
Contact Jim DeCoster or Megan Swan if you have any questions:
[log in to unmask] 928-523-7454
[log in to unmask] 928-523-7489
Southern Colorado Plateau Network
National Park Service
Northern Arizona University
PO Box 5765
Flagstaff AZ 86011
"In the end, we will conserve only what we love,
we will love only what we understand,
we will understand only what we are taught."
- Baba Dioum