Forestry Technician

Purdue University

West Lafayette, Indiana

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details $15/hr
Deadline Aug 02, 2024
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

Hardwood Tree Improvement & Regeneration Center (HTIRC) at Purdue is currently conducting a project investigating success of hardwood enrichment plantings and underplantings throughout Indiana (Montgomery, Whitley, Putnam, Jennings, Dubois, and Carroll counties). We are looking to hire a technician to assist us from late August to the end of October (start date is flexible within August). We are looking for a field assistant that is motivated, hard-working, and willing to work outdoors in rugged conditions. The sites are young forests that may be brushy/ticky; but also have great views and diverse wildlife. Technicians will gain experience in tree identification and data collection (seedling growth, crown width, health status). Ability and motivation to work independently in the field is required. Experience with tree identification and forest measurements is strongly preferred.

Hours: Flexible, but must be able to work on overnight trips (housing in hotels and/or cabins will be provided). Part time, typically 8-10 hours a day, 3-4 days per week. Some weekend work will be needed. We are willing to work with your schedule.

Timing: August-October 2024.

Qualifications: Ability to work independently in outdoor environments in any weather. Can maintain a positive attitude even on rough work days.


To apply: Contact Brianne Innusa at Binnusa@purdue.edu. Please mark Subject as "Forestry Technician" and include your resume and a cover letter describing why you'd be a good fit for this position and how it will contribute to your future career goals. 

Application Deadline: 08/02/2024

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

Category Forestry