Field Assistant-Indiana

Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment
Nashville, IN
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$12.00-13.00/hour and free housing
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The Field Assistant will help carry out research on the effects of silvicultural treatments on the ecology of managed forests as part of the Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment (HEE). The primary duties of this position will include conducting woodland salamander surveys (March-April), breeding bird surveys (May-June) and small mammal trapping (July-August). This position may have additional responsibility for assisting with moth sampling, data collection for prescribed fire treatments and other tasks as assigned. The field assistant may be asked to perform some limited supervisory duties which could include ensuring safety protocols are followed, preparing and maintaining equipment and vehicles, ensuring data quality, and communicating with the HEE Field Supervisor and Project Coordinator. Field work will be conducted at Morgan-Monroe and Yellowwood State Forests near Martinsville, IN and Bloomington, IN (respectively).
Required -Bachelor’s degree in wildlife ecology, biology, or related natural resources field - Valid driver’s license with a good driving record - Willingness to work in extreme conditions, including traversing rugged terrain through dense, thorny shrubs and working in high temperatures and high humidity - Experience conducting auditory and sight-based bird surveys - Experience with small mammal trapping and handling techniques - Strong bird and mammal identification skills Preferred - Experience leading a field-based sampling crew - Experience with hand-held GPS units, maps, and compass - Experience or training in the safe operation of ATVs and trailers - Chain-saw experience and safety certification on use of chainsaws - First Aid/CPR certification Please contact either Jeff Riegel ( or Charlotte Owings ( with questions regarding this position. To apply, please submit a current resume, including references, and a brief letter of interest by email to: Charlotte Owings, HEE Project Coordinator,, 765-494-1472
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Charlotte Owings
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