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Field technicians (9-12 positions) and field crew leads (2-3 positions)

Northeast
Posted 1 week ago
Employer:  Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative (FEMC)

Location: Burlington, VT with field visits throughout New England and New York

Application deadline: None listed. Review has begun and is on rolling basis until filled.

Full position description for field technicians and application instructions

Full position description for field crew leads and application instructions

Technicians: Inventory and measure forest plots as part of the Forest Health Monitoring (FHM) Program. Annually, the FHM program collects data on forest stand composition and structure, canopy condition and crown health, crown closure, tree regeneration, and forest stressors and threats using a variety of field collection tools and protocols.

With support from the FEMC staff and state coordinators, the technicians will split into crews of 3-4 and travel to monitoring plots in each of the 7 states to collect forest health data. Crews will train with FEMC staff and state agency personnel to learn the data collection protocols, methods, and techniques. Following training, crews will be responsible for planning daily trips, maintaining equipment, traveling to and from field sites, conducting field work, contributing to FEMC social media outlets, and entering quality assured data.

Crew leads:

With support from the FEMC staff and state coordinators, the technicians will oversee and lead crews of 3-4 crew members and travel to monitoring plots in each of the 7 states to collect forest health data. Crews will train with FEMC staff and state agency personnel to learn the data collection protocols, methods, and techniques. Following training, crew leads will be responsible for planning trip logistics, maintaining equipment, traveling to and from field sites, conducting field work, and entering quality assured data. In addition to these responsibilities the crew lead will also be responsible for managing a safe and inclusive work environment, relaying consistent communications between supervisor and field crew, helping with travel planning and logistics, and making decisions in the field for the crew.

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