Wetland Ecology Field Technicians Research Associate I at the Colorado Natural Heritage Program

Wetland Ecology Field Technicians at the Colorado Natural Heritage Program

CNHP, Colorado State University
Southeast Colorado

TITLE: Wetland Ecology Field Technicians Research Associate I
NUMBER OF POSITIONS: 1-2 (temporary)
WORK LOCATIONS: Southeast Colorado
PAY RATE: $2000 – $2800/month
DURATION: 2-4 months (approx. mid-May–Sept 2014)

The Colorado Natural Heritage Program (CNHP) at Colorado State University (CSU) seeks experienced field technicians for summer field work assessing the condition of wetlands throughout the lower Arkansas River Basin. Positions require field botany and ecology skills. Knowledge of plant taxonomy and species identification required. Preferred qualifications include experience in wetland or riparian ecology, local flora, and familiarity performing field work for long days (10+ hours).

Fieldwork will take place in wetlands in natural areas and in created wetlands managed for wildlife habitat, as part of a wetland condition assessment project in the lower Arkansas River Basin. Standard duties will involve driving and hiking to field sites; in-field plant identification, in-office plant identification with a microscope; detailed completion of field survey forms, data entry, landowner interaction; and extensive collection of vegetation, soil, wildlife habitat, and environmental data. Data will be collected using both rapid assessment protocols and more in-depth vegetation surveys. Field housing will likely be based in Pueblo, CO. Some camping and travel will be necessary.

To apply and view a complete position description, please visit: http://warnercnr.colostate.edu/employment-opportunities.html.

First consideration of applicants will begin on February 17, 2014. Applications will be accepted until July 31, 2014.

CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.

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