This recruitment will be used to fill two full-time Bio Sciences Research Technician 1 positions for the Forest Engineering, Resources & Management at Oregon State University.
These positions will support a research project investigating the impacts of uneven-aged silvicultural systems on tree growth and vegetation dynamics in Douglas Fir stands in Western Oregon. Duties include collecting inventory data used to sample overstory and understory vegetation composition and structure. Work will be conducted in a field setting on the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest.
75% – Field Work:
- Conduct basic forest inventory measurements (e.g., measuring tree diameters, heights, and canopy cover) on an established plot network.
- Conduct tree regeneration inventories.
- Collect understory vegetation data using ocular cover estimates in small quadrats and planar intercept transects.
- Utilize GPS units and map and compass navigation to locate established field plots.
15% – Lead small field crew and mentor student workers. Answer questions from crew; demonstrate mensuration/inventory techniques.
5% – Maintain field mensuration equipment.
5% – Transcribe data from field forms into spreadsheet templates.
Drive Oregon State University (OSU) Motor Pool vehicles from campus to the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, and within the field site on forested roads.
Two years of college-level courses in (specific field of biological science); OR an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Additional Required Qualifications
Preferred (Special) Qualifications
Working Conditions / Work Schedule
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