Hydrologic Technician and Plant Biology Technician
Employer:The USDA Forest Service
Job Field:Natural Resources Recreation and Tourism
Job Field:Water and Soil Resources
Job Type:Full Time
Job Type:Seasonal, Temporary, Internship
Location Detail:Sierra National Forest
The USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station (PSW), is advertising for hydrologic technicians and plant biological science technicians for the Kings River Experimental Watersheds project. These positions will mostly involve field work in the Sierra National Forest at elevations between 5,000 and 8,000 feet, but some work will be located in the office and laboratory in Fresno. It includes locating permanent sampling areas with a compass and GPS, installing resin lysimeters, collecting hydrology and sediment data, and measuring vegetation and fuels. The Kings River Experimental Watersheds Project is a watershed-level, integrated ecosystem project for headwater streams in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. The employee will be working with the lead research scientist, Dr. Carolyn Hunsaker, or with a hydrologist or hydrologic technician in the field. Background information on the research project can be found at www.fs.fed.us/psw/programs/snrc/water/kingsriver.
Good Microsoft Excel skills and experience with GPS are desired. This is a federal government position and only U.S. citizens qualify. A valid driver's license and a good driving record are required for field work.
Work would start in early June of 2012 and could extend through September or October. Government housing is available for rent near Shaver Lake, CA.
Salary will be based on the applicant's completed years of college and/or experience ($13 to $15 per hour).
How to Apply:
The vacancy announcement for this position will be posted on the U.S. Government's official website for employment opportunities www.usajobs.gov in April of 2012.
05/06/2012 (All day)
Last updated April 06, 2012