Biological Field Technician – Plants and Pollinators

U.S. Geological Survey, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Jamestown, ND
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Temporary/Seasonal Positions
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Duration: June through September, 2023. Exact dates are flexible. Description: This position is in support of a USDA NRCS partnered project to evaluate the effectiveness of high-diversity conservation plantings in providing pollinator habitat by quantifying floral resource use by bees as well as native bee community composition. Duty station will be Jamestown, ND, with field work conducted in North Dakota.
Knowledge and Skills Required for the Position: • Experience identifying flowering plants to species including native and non-native forbs, invasive plants, and/or agricultural crops. • Skilled at entering data in Excel and/or Access. • Ability to communicate with a wide variety of people, including scientists and land-managers. • Must possess a valid state driver’s license. • Must be able to carry field equipment (up to 40 pounds), spend long hours walking through grasslands, and drive field vehicles. Salary: $17.44/hour. Students will be working as independent contractors and do not receive a premium rate for work beyond 8 hours/day or 40 hours/week. Additionally, students are paid only for hours worked (with no holiday or personal leave benefits). Students earn 1 hour of sick leave for every 30 hours worked. Pay Rates for students include cost of self-employment taxes for social security and Medicare. Housing may be available at NPWRC in Jamestown. To Apply: All applicants must be a current student or a recent graduate from a university (within 12 months from degree conferral to date of contract awarding). Please send a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for two references to Mike Simanonok ( Interviews will be conducted as applications are received. Please state your current academic status and available start and end dates in your cover letter.
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Michael Simanonok
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