Range Ecology Technician: Utah

Utah State University
Uintah Basin, Utah/ Logan, Utah
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$12.00-$14.00/hr, depending on education and experience, plus per diem in the field
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
Join the Uintah and Ouray Reservation Range Inventory Team!

5-6 Field Technicians Needed this Summer

Utah State University, in collaboration with the Northern Ute Tribe, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service, seeks to hire summer seasonal technicians to collect data for a range condition inventory of the reservation that provides baseline information to support land management decisions. Approximate employment dates are 9 May through mid to late August.

Put your education to practice and learn new skills!
Major requirements are: 1) having a good attitude in the face of potentially extreme conditions, 2) an ability to work well as part of a productive team, 3) organizational skills, 4) dedication to high-quality work, and 5) having a desire to gain experience in natural resources inventory and management.

This is a demanding job, but it can be very satisfying, providing you with experience in vegetation inventory and Ecological Site development – and a chance to travel to and work in remote wild spaces in the Uintah Basin. You must be able to travel extensively throughout the summer. Crews will mostly work 8 consecutive 10-hour days with 6 days off, camping and cooking on site. Must be able to walk over rough terrain carrying sampling equipment. Must be able to work long days in summer conditions.

Field experience and knowledge of Intermountain West plants are highly desired but not required – we can train you.

Preference given to students enrolled in a university program, or high school students intending to enroll in a university program, in rangeland resources, ecology, forestry, natural resources management, or a related field.

Preference given to Native Americans, especially members of the Northern Ute Tribe, or those who have experience working on Native American Reservations or with Native Americans.

Application: 1) Resume: include relevant education, relevant work experience, Native American status, and the names of and contact information for three references 2) Statement (1 page max) describing why you would be a good member of this team

Contact: Scott Zimmer, scott.zimmer@aggiemail.usu.edu (primary)
Eugene “Geno” Schupp, eugene.schupp@usu.edu
Janis Boettinger, janis.boettinger@usu.edu
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Scott Zimmer
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