Summer Field Experience in Research, Ecology & Hydrology of Rangeland Ecosystems - Apply Soon!

Biological Science Technician Positions Spring/Summer 2019
USDA Agricultural Research Service
keywords: Carbon cycling, soil sampling, rangelands, climate experiments, sensors

Are you looking for an opportunity to gain field experience in research, ecology, and hydrology in rangeland ecosystems?  The Rangeland Resources and Systems Research Unit with USDA-ARS will be hiring two field research technicians for the spring and summer of 2019 to collect observational and experimental data to understand how management and climate variability/extremes interact to influence water and carbon dynamics in semi-arid rangelands. The positions will be based in Fort Collins, CO, and involve daily travel to the Central Plains Experimental Range as well as occasional overnight trips to Wyoming and Utah. Duties will involve working with advanced scientific sensors and instruments, collecting soil and plant data, and installing experimental infrastructure. Qualifications include: an ability to work long hours under highly variable weather conditions, careful attention to detail when collecting repetitive measurements, relevant coursework and experience, ability to work independently and with teams, and flexibility in work hours related to weather and experiment requirements.  

Dates and Pay: We are looking to hire one position from April through August/September and the other position from Mid-May to Mid-August.  Position is 40 hrs/week starting at $12.74/hr.  

Applications:  Please submit resume, unofficial transcripts, and 3 references as soon as possible to David Hoover:

Please include in resume:   Major, Relevant Experience/Coursework, Technical Skills, prior employment

Submissions will be reviewed as received until positions are filled.  US citizenship is required. USDA/ARS is an equal opportunity employer and provider.