Internal Job Number: P00756CT
This recruitment will be used to fill 9 full-time Temporary Bio Sci Research Tech 1 positions for the Institute of Natural Resources department. This position will be located in Eastern Oregon.
The Vegetation Seasonal Bio Science Research Technician 1 is a 4-month spring and summer position to obtain primary-source data on sagebrush community vegetation for all shrub steppe habitats in eastern Oregon. The project will entirely involve field research, shrub steppe species identifications, and the use of field sampling software to collect Assessment, Inventory and Monitoring (AIM) information on BLM lands in southeastern Oregon. The work will also include gathering accuracy assessment information, and will assist in the implementation of the Oregon Greater Sage-Grouse action plan. Knowledge of or ability to learn how to identify dominant plant species, collect field data on plants and soils, and to navigate in the field is essential. This is year 2 of a 5 year BLM-OSU cooperative agreement.
Minimum Qualifications (Staff) / Guidelines (Faculty):
Two years of college-level courses in (specific field of biological science); OR an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Botany or range science plant identification classes or enrollment in a degree program in the biological sciences or a BA/BS degree in biology.
Experience or familiarity with PC computers and software. Specifically, knowledge of MS Access or other data base management software is desired, with the ability to learn essential.
Knowledge of Oregon flora and geography desired, with the ability to learn essential.
Must be able to assist in digging soil pits and in analyzing soils and erosion data.
This position requires driving a University vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the University; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Motor Vehicle History Check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver's license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per OSU Standard 576-056-0000 et seq. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the Motor Vehicle Check Requirement.
Must be able to work 10 hour days for 8 days at a time (followed by 6 days off). Must be willing to work in hot or otherwise harsh weather. Must be willing to camp and spend a lot of time in a vehicle.
Salary (Minimum): $12.80
Salary (Maximum): $18.18