*For Immediate Hire* Wetland Ecology Field Technician, Texas

Agency
Environmental Institute of Houston; University of Houston-Clear Lake
Location
Based in Houston, TX; includes state-wide overnight travel
Job Category
Internships
Salary
Starting at: $1,400/month (commensurate with experience; full-time, non-benefits eligible); travel expenses during field work covered by grant funds (relocation expenses not provided)
Start Date
08/01/2021
Last Date to Apply
07/06/2021
Website
http://www.eih.uhcl.edu
Description
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is conducting the National Wetland Condition Assessment (NWCA) to assess the condition of the nation’s freshwater and estuarine wetland habitats. The Environmental Institute of Houston (EIH) at the University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL) has been contracted to sample these wetland sites across Texas. We are currently recruiting one position to assist with field sampling starting in August 2021; starting date dependent on ability to complete paperwork in a timely manner. All work will be based out of Houston, TX, but extensive travel is required to conduct state-wide field work. This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable field experience in all aspects of wetland condition assessment including water quality, vegetation, soil, and wetland stressors using EPA rapid assessment methods.
Qualifications
Applicants should be pursuing or possess a Bachelor’s degree in natural resource management, ecology, biology, environmental science or a closely related field. Applicants must be willing to travel but the selected intern(s) will need to have a location to stay nearby UHCL. Required • Travel up to 14 days at a time and work long hours (10+) in the field during high-heat, summer months • Be in good physical condition and able to lift 50 lbs. • Ability to traverse steep and rough terrain and comfortable working from a boat, canoe or kayak • Must possess a positive attitude and willing to work independently and as a member of a team • Availability for overnight travel throughout the duration of the internship (including weekends) Preferred • Experience conducting wetland surveys including sediment and water collection, plant identification, wetland delineation, and/or driving/trailering small vessels/trailers over long distances strongly preferred • Previous scientific data collection and experience in wetland ecology, botany, or similar Additional Notes: All applicants must possess a valid driver’s license and be physically able to drive university vehicles. Applicants must pass criminal and motor vehicle background checks prior to hire. This is not a benefits eligible position. Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references to Mandi Gordon (gordon@uhcl.edu).
Contact Person
Mandi Gordon
Contact eMail
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