The Institute for Natural Resources at Portland State University is hiring an Urban Vegetation Technician for a project investigating the drivers of vascular plant and microbe diversity in Portland yards.
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Compensation and Timing:
The season is expected to extend from early May through the end of August. Work will be 40 hours/week with no overtime anticipated. Compensation is $20.00/hour plus $0.58/mile for use of a personal vehicle (if applicable).
• Visit properties in the Portland metro area and survey the outdoor and vegetated portions of the property.
• Work independently (following 2 weeks of training), organizing your own daily and weekly schedule.
• Maintain organized records for each site visited, entering property information and vascular plant lists into a spreadsheet weekly.
• (optional) Assist with overnight fieldwork in Eastern Oregon monitoring native vegetation.
• Knowledge of common ornamental plants and weeds. Experience and skill using technical resources to identify unknown plants.
• Ability to work safely and independently in an urban environment.
• Strong organizational skills and experience with spreadsheets.
• At least six months of experience working outside in hot conditions.
• At least six months of experience collecting data for scientific research.
• A valid driver’s license and clean 3 year driving record.
*To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to Ray Brunner
(firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>) with the subject “Urban Vegetation Technician Application”. We will begin reviewing applications on or before March 5th, 2021.*