Vegetation Monitoring Technician: Washington

University of Washington
Central Washington state
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$15-$17 DOE
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
Two field crew positions are available as part of a multi-agency project evaluating long-term vegetation dynamics in the sagebrush-steppe of central Washington ( The project is a collaboration between the University of Washington, The Ohio State University, Department of Defense, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Fieldwork will take place in and around the Yakima Training Center and the Arid Lands Ecology Reserve (Hanford Reach National Monument). The position is best suited to mature, upper- level undergraduates or recent graduates who are considering advanced study or professional work in plant ecology or range management.

Specific duties include:
Relocate permanent vegetation monitoring plots, and rephotograph photopoints
Collect vegetation cover and plant density data using established methodologies
Identify plants to species using botanical keys, and prepare herbarium specimens
Assist with day-to-day field logistics
Input data into database and perform quality assurance
To apply please visit this link with specific application instructions:

Experience in standard vegetation sampling techniques, familiarity with basic surveying tools
Two years of college credits with a focus on range ecology, botany, or a related field, or two years of relevant work experience
Good physical condition, and able to work long hours in variable weather
Drivers license and experience driving off-road
Neat and legible handwriting
Able to work and live cooperatively with others
U.S. citizenship, and no felony offenses - all individuals must pass a background check before being permitted onto the Yakima Training Center
Familiarity with the flora of sagebrush-steppe systems is desirable
Contact Person
Claire Wainwright
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