Range Monitoring Research Specialist-Mohave County

Tucson, AZ
Feb 17, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:



Mohave County Office

Department Website Link:



County Extensions and Farms


2304 N. 3rd St, Flagstaff, AZ 86004 USA

Position Highlights:

This position will be housed in our Flagstaff office.

Primary duties are to conduct a variety of standard vegetation sampling procedures for inventory and monitoring of soils and vegetation on rangeland ecosystems and to summarize, analyze and display results using GIS software. Most field work will occur on public lands administered by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities:

• Conduct vegetation sampling at locations throughout the assigned area using electronic field devices and summarize results.

• Evaluate and update USFS files with summarized field data and provide reports to USFS personnel and grazing permittees.

• Enter, display and analyze results spatially using GIS mapping applications and tools.
• Review and evaluate monitoring plans and procedures for adequacy and consistency.

• Evaluate monitoring techniques.

• Assist other efforts of the United Forest Service Rangeland Monitoring Program as needed.

• Teach and assist USFS personnel and grazing permittees regarding range monitoring techniques and protocols.

• Assemble and present rangeland data and results at workshops and national meetings as requested.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Up to 1 year of relevant work experience may be required.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through experience required.
  • Ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy https://risk.arizona.edu/sites/default/files/fleetsafetypolicy.pdf

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Natural Resources or Agriculture



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

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Job Category:

Agriculture and Extension

Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:


Compensation Type:

hourly rate



Career Stream and Level:


Job Family:


Job Function:

Agriculture & Extension

Type of criminal background check required::

Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

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Expected End Date:

Contact Information for Candidates:

Andrew Brischke
[email protected]

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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