This position is with the Upper Columbia Basin Network of the NPS Inventory and Monitoring program. The UCBN has an office in Moscow, ID and in Bend, OR. This is a career seasonal position involving a full-time work schedule for 7-9 months of the year (typically March - November). The position is responsible for independently conducting terrestrial vegetation monitoring, managing complex field schedules, and maintaining and improving guidance documents and standard operating procedures. Emphasis will be on rangeland vegetation monitoring. The incumbent will communicate with collaborators and contribute to the development of reports and data products; maintain detailed documentation of methods for data collection, equipment maintenance and setup, and improvement of guidance documents for data collection, data quality control, and data management; and contribute to reports and presentations. The position requires an ability to work independently toward established strategic goals, to lead data management for large project datasets, and to coordinate the maintenance and improvement of an array of guidance and technical documents.
Excellent botany skills, particularly for rangeland vegetation of the Columbia Basin and Great Basin regions. Ability to work independently, serve as a crew leader, and exercise strong organization and communication skills. The position requires good computer skills with an emphasis on database applications for data entry and data management, as well as on GIS software for managing spatial data and preparing maps, and the use of GPS units to load point locations and navigate in the field. Applicable work experience involves one or more aspects of terrestrial vegetation monitoring or research such as: conducting systematic sampling of vegetation, processing vegetation datasets for quality control, managing complex databases to organize and analyze vegetation monitoring data, developing detailed guidance documents on field methods and data processing, summarizing vegetation monitoring data for formal reports, and providing information and assistant in the development of environmental analysis for botanical resources.
Applications must be submitted through the USAJOBS website. There are two concurrent job announcements for this position. One is open to all citizens (https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473983800) and one is open to past or current federal employees, permanent or seasonal (https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/473983700). Applicants can apply to one or both of these job announcements. It is possible that the closing date (July 21) of these job announcements will be extended.