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Monitoring Technician

Posted 1 month ago

Employer: New Mexico Highlands University, Forest and Watershed Restoration Institute

Location: Las Vegas, New Mexico

Application deadline: None listed. Still posted as of January 18, 2022.

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The position is responsible for responsible for leading crews carrying out NMFWRI’s ecological monitoring and restoration activities on public and private lands throughout New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado.  Projects will require travel across the state. Activities are related to all phases of restoration from research and planning through project implementation and capacity building.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform field measurements and assessments of forest resources and ecological indicators, including data recording and quality assurance.  Work is often performed in remote locations over difficult terrain.
  • Perform computer entry of field data including using FFI, Microsoft Excel, or other database software with attention to detail.
  • Assist the monitoring staff in generating summary reports of field data.
  • Perform field mapping of project sites using Global Positioning System and Geographic Information Systems technologies.
  • Assist NMFWRI staff and NMHU faculty in conducting training related to forest measurement, treatment, and analysis techniques. During the field season months this includes participation and leadership in the field monitoring crew, training student interns or work-studies when available, and overnight travel.
  • Take a leadership role in crew preparation, management, and accomplishment of field tasks.
  • And more…

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