Pay Range: $45,000 per year or higher depending on education and experience
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Position Summary: The primary purpose of this job is to conduct the research necessary to assess the effectiveness of Best Management Practices (BMPs) to protect critical stream functions in industrial timberlands in northern Idaho.
Minimum Qualifications: - M.S. Degree in Natural Science or Engineering discipline, or a closely related field, or a B.S. and minimum of 2 years post-bachelors degree experience in natural resource research. - At least one year of experience in natural resources or environmental data collection. - Experience managing environmental datasets with common software tools. - Experience with automated environmental data collection or biophysical sampling and monitoring of riparian zones. - Experience monitoring fish populations using electrofishing equipment. - Possess a valid drivers license and be able to drive UI vehicles. - Experience working independently and with an interdisciplinary team.
Preferred Qualifications: - 5 years Natural Resource or environmental data collection experience - Coursework or experience in meteorology, hydrology, fluvial geomorphology, forestry, geology, ecology, statistics, and/or data science, or natural resources or closely related field. - Experience with automated monitoring equipment, ideally systems comprised of Campbell Scientific, Inc. components. - Ability to perform repetitive tasks while maintaining accuracy and excellent organizational skills to plan field campaigns and maintain financial records. - Experience supervising a small team of employees. - Demonstrated ability to effectively manage project budgets. - Previous experience working in remote locations. - Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions: - Off-trail hiking up and down hills and in densely vegetated riparian zones. - Carrying loads up to 30 pounds over long distances and up to 80 pounds over short distances. - Snowmobiling to field sites in the winter to collect data and maintain automated sampling equipment. - Have ability to camp and work in varied field conditions.
Posting Number: SP002414P
Posting Date: 02/10/2020
Closing Date: 3/13/2020
Open Until Filled: No
Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
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