Seasonal Ecological Research Technicians
Ecological Restoration Institute
Northern Arizona University
The Ecological Restoration Institute (ERI) at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff is nationally recognized for mobilizing the unique assets of a university to help solve the problem of unnaturally severe wildfire and degraded forest health throughout the American West. The ERI collaborates with land management agencies and communities by providing comprehensive focused studies, monitoring and evaluation research, and technical support. The mission of ERI is to serve as an objective leader in research, scholarship, and education, and in collaborative efforts to plan and implement restoration treatments for frequent-fire forest and woodland landscapes of the West.
The ERI is hiring seasonal field technicians for the 2014 summer field season, with the specialties listed below, to assist with research on forest restoration and ecosystem health projects. Crews will be working in the high elevation coniferous forests of Arizona and possibly other locations and ecosystems. This is a full-time, 40 hours per week position for the duration of the field season. Work consists of 10-hour days during the summer, from May 12th until August 21st (15 weeks). Local work in the vicinity of Flagstaff will be in the form of 4-day weeks, from Monday through Thursday, with three-day weekends off. Out-of-town work typically consists of 8-day trips (Thursday-Thursday). All three positions will require working in remote backcountry settings with diverse groups of people under potentially adverse field conditions. Candidates must have a valid driver’s license and be able to frequently travel away from Flagstaff (up to 20 days per month) for fieldwork.
These positions require crew members to work in isolated and rugged environments at elevations ranging from approximately 5,000-9,500 feet. They also require work in potentially difficult field conditions (steep slopes, rain, lightning, venomous reptiles, etc.). Field gear will need to be carried across rugged terrain, in addition to a personal daypack. Applicants should be prepared physically and have the appropriate clothing and gear to work and camp in these environments.
$13-17.00/hr., depending on position and experience. Subject to funding.
Open until filled.
Contact Walker Chancellor at (928) 523-7284 or Walker.Chancellor@nau.edu for additional details or if you have questions concerning this position.
How to Apply
Please send a resume and cover letter indicating the position for which you are applying to:
Walker Chancellor, Ecological Restoration Institute, Northern Arizona University, P.O. Box 15017, Flagstaff, AZ 86011; firstname.lastname@example.org.