Field Technician

Job description

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Position Number:


Position Type:


Essential Job Duties:

Assist with forest measurements at a field site in Pisgah National Forest, NC.

Is Time Limited:


If Yes, Appointment Length:

1.5 years

Job City & State:

Pisgah National Forest, NC


Forestry and Environmental Resources

Classification Title:


Working Title:

Field Technician

Work Schedule:

40 hours per week

Other Work/Responsibilities:

The technician will work with a team to measure forest regeneration, groundlayer diversity, microclimate, soil respiration and plant physiology. Field work will be intensive (full-time) from May through September and then intermittent. The site is near Bent Creek Experimental Forest, Asheville, NC

Minimum Experience/Education:

B.S. in forestry, ecology, botany (or related field of study) with 2-3 years of experience assisting in field studies (i.e., following protocols for field measurements, sample processing, data management).

Department Required Skills:

Applicant must have experience and enthusiasm for field measurements.

Valid US driver’s license

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education:

Experience with identification of 200+ herbaceous and woody plants of the Southern Apps and/or with operating various instruments to measure photosynthesis, light, soil respiration, or sap flow is highly desirable.

Required License or Certification:

Valid NC Driver’s license

Valid NC Driver's License required?:


Commercial Driver's License Required?:


Anticipated Hiring Range:

$12 - $15 per hour

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NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

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Job No:
Posted: 4/25/2021
Application Due: 6/24/2021
Work Type: Full Time