*Application period 28 March to 10 April 2013*
Biological technician with emphasis on plants needed to support the environmental stewardship program of the Corps of Engineers Willamette Valley Project. Open to college students who can report to Fern Ridge Lake year 'round.
Job Title:Student Trainee (Biological Science Technician)
Department:Department of the Army
Agency:U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Job Announcement Number:WTHE13521299857903P
Primary duties are related to botany, ecological restoration, and habitat management. Work will focus on rare plant monitoring and inventory; native plant propagation in greenhouse and nursery; plant community inventory and restoration; and invasive plant survey and management. May also assist with wildlife surveys and monitoring; stream restoration; boundary surveys. Additional duties may include data entry; report writing; operation of powered and non-powered watercraft; use of hand and power tools; use of electronic instruments; and use of GIS software.
Successful applicant will work from the Fern Ridge Lake office of the Army Corps of Engineers. Work may be located at any of 13 Corps dams in the Willamette watershed. Work can involve long hours outdoors in any weather on any terrain. Employee must have a valid driver's license.
Knowledge and experience: Seeking applicants with strong interest and coursework in botany and field biology. Some ability to identify Pacific Northwest vascular plants is necessary. Course of study may include wildlife, ecology, horticulture, other specialties in biology. Valid driver's license and good record are required. Working knowledge of GIS software; ability to operate GPS equipment; record observations; enter data into computer spreadsheets will be useful.
Schedule: Employee will be work a full-time schedule during summer break and other breaks in the school year. When employee is in school, employee will work a part-time schedule of approximately 20 hours per week to accommodate the students school schedule.