The Schoodic Institute located at Acadia National Park is recruiting 1 seasonal Plant Ecology Technician to conduct long-term vegetation monitoring and contribute to forest research in the Acadia National Park region.
Job Title: Plant Ecology Technician
Job Type: full-time, temporary position
Organization: Schoodic Institute
Location: Bar Harbor, ME
Open Period: February 6-12, 2019
Vacancies: 1 position
Duration: 15 weeks mid May to August (exact dates TBD)
The incumbent will contribute to forest research programs with the Schoodic Institute, and assist with long-term vegetation monitoring programs in Acadia National Park. Incumbent will attend forest crew training during the first two weeks of the field season, which will be located at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in Woodstock, VT and in Morristown National Historical Park in Morristown, NJ. Incumbent will then rotate time between assisting the Forest Ecology Program Director with forest research at Schoodic Institute (approx. 4-6 weeks), and sampling forest, rocky intertidal, and freshwater wetland vegetation for long-term monitoring programs in Acadia National Park (approx. 7 weeks). Other duties may include pressing unknown plant specimens, preparing soil samples for processing, data entry, and data quality assurance/quality control.
This is a field-based position, and incumbent will be required to carry a 35+ pound pack, work in all weather conditions, and hike off trail through rough terrain. Incumbent may be exposed to deer ticks that carry Lyme disease, biting insects, poison ivy and dense brush.
For more information and to apply, please view the announcement on the Schoodic Institute website:
- Experience conducting field work in difficult conditions (e.g., harsh terrain, high heat/humidity, and biting insects)
- Experience with plant identification, including ability to identify eastern trees and shrubs.
- Must have a valid driver's license and be willing to drive NPS-provided vehicles throughout the season.
- Must be a US Citizen
- Upon selection, applicant will be subjected to a federal background investigation and must
receive favorable adjudication to be hired.