Forest Inventory Technician (Limited Term) - Bartlett, NH

Title of Position: Forest Inventory Technician
Supervisor: Dr. Mark Ducey
Work Schedule: 40 hrs/week; flexible schedule; late May – early fall
Compensation: $14-15/hr
Number of Positions: 2-4

Job Description: We are seeking 2-4 highly motivated forest inventory technicians to assist in measurement of the Bartlett Experimental Forest’s (BEF) inventory grid system. The BEF is a long-term research and experimental forest managed by the USDA Forest Service in Bartlett, NH. The BEF’s 5000 acres cover many forest types, includes old-growth stands, and stretches from coves of massive white pine to old-growth spruce-fir at more than 3000 feet elevation. The BEF has been periodically inventoried since the 1930s, and the current inventory is in-progress.

Technicians will work primarily at the BEF, with occasional work at other sites. Work will include both traditional and innovative inventory techniques. Housing at the BEF will be provided for the duration of employment, and travel to-and-from field sites will be reimbursed.

Duties:

  • Conduct forest inventory at the BEF
  • Work with GPS to map study sites
  • Maintain equipment, and keep research lab and other facilities clean
  • Enter and proof data
  • Work on other inventory projects in the area as needed

Qualifications:

  • Student or recent graduate in natural resource field
  • Must be able to reliably identify northern tree and shrub species
  • Must possess an attention to detail and maintain integrity of data/measurements
  • Must be able to work outdoors, on rough terrain and in inclement weather
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Experience with forest inventory preferred
  • Experience working in remote conditions preferred
  • Start/end dates flexible
  • Required availability: June 1 – August 15, but additional availability at the beginning and/or end of the field season is highly desirable

To Apply: Applications will be accepted through April 7th or until all positions are filled. Send résumé, a cover letter outlining your qualifications, dates of availability and at least two references to Mark Ducey at Mark.Ducey@unh.edu.