Field Technician: California

Agency
University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Location
Susanville, California (base)
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Website
https://jobs.ucop.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=60208
Salary
$17.29/hr (min)
Start Date
05/08/2017
Last Date to Apply
03/10/2017
Description
The Field Technician will assist in all phases of field work. They will assist with and provide a variety of duties associated with establishing and maintaining research plots including laying out field plots, seeding plots, counting densities of plants and clipping and weighing plants, as well as data collection and data entry. This position will also be expected to perform other duties, as needed, including maintenance, cleaning and organizing of lab, field equipment and files.

The ability to work in remote, harsh and rapidly changing environments, work in all types of weather conditions, traverse uneven terrain, and camp in the field up to 4 nights a week is required.

Position duration: 3-5 months
Qualifications
•Familiarity with or ability to quickly learn native and invasive plants of the sampling area, vegetation sampling methods and associated natural resource issues
•Experience navigating and collecting coordinates with hand-held GPS units, performing basic functions with GIS software (ArcMap), and using topographic maps
•Ability to work in remote, harsh and rapidly changing environments, work in all types of weather conditions, traverse uneven terrain, carry upwards of 30 pounds in a backpack, and otherwise maintain good physical condition and willingness to spend multiple days camping in the field
•Communicate effectively with team members
•Ability to read and track plot maps and record data accurately using basic field survey methods
•Ability to properly use and operate scientific and farm equipment.
•Ability to operate 4WD/ATV vehicles on paved and unpaved roads, often in narrow or rocky areas
•Able to work independently, with minimal supervision
•Proficient in use of Windows based computer and Microsoft Office
•Ability to follow oral and written instructions and exercise basic quality control procedures

How to apply:
Visit the following website and follow instructions- https://jobs.ucop.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=60208

(Please note: the job description posted on this job board is more accurate than the description in the link)
Contact Person
Janyne Little
Contact Phone
219-718-5722
Contact eMail
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