This recruitment will be used to fill twelve full-time, seasonal (April – August) Bio Science Research Tech 1 positions for the Institute of Natural Resources Biodiversity Information Center at Oregon State University (OSU). These positions will be located in Eastern Oregon.
The Vegetation Seasonal Field Ecology Crew is a seasonal (4 month) position to obtain primary-source data on sagebrush community vegetation for all shrub steppe habitats in eastern Oregon. The project will entirely involve field research, shrub steppe species identifications, and the use of field sampling software to collect Assessment, Inventory and Monitoring (AIM) information on BLM lands in southeastern Oregon. The work will also include digging soil pits and analyzing soils, as well as gathering accuracy assessment information to assist in the implementation of the Oregon Greater Sage-Grouse action plan. Knowledge of native plants, sagebrush steppe, monitoring methods, field sampling and project management needed.
Two years of college-level courses in (specific field of biological science); OR an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Botany or range science plant identification classes or enrollment in a degree program in the biological sciences or a BA/BS degree in biology.
Experience or familiarity with PC computers and software. Specifically, knowledge of MS Access or other data base management software is desired, with the ability to learn essential.
Knowledge of Oregon flora and geography desired, with the ability to learn essential.
Must be able to assist in digging soil pits and in analyzing soils and erosion data.
This position requires driving a University vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the University; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Motor Vehicle History Check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver's license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per OSU Standard 576-056-0000 et seq. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the Motor Vehicle Check Requirement.
Must be able to work 10 hour days for 8 days at a time (followed by 6 days off). Must be willing to work in hot or otherwise harsh weather. Must be willing to camp and spend a lot of time in a vehicle.
Oregon State is a leading research university located in one of the safest, smartest, greenest small cities in the nation. Situated 90 miles south of Portland, and an hour from the Cascades or the Pacific Coast, Corvallis is the perfect home base for exploring Oregon?s natural wonders.Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose ? making a positive difference in quality of life, natural resources and economic prosperity in Oregon and beyond. Through discovery, innovation and application, we are meeting challenges, solving problems and turning ideas into reality.Founded in 1868, Oregon State is the state?s Land Grant university and is one of only two universities in the U.S. to have Sea Grant, Space Grant and Sun Grant designations. Oregon State is also the only university in Oregon to hold both the Carnegie Foundation's top designation for research institutions and its prestigious Community Engagement classification.As Oregon?s leading public research university, with $261.7 million in external funding in the 2011 fiscal year, Oregon State?s impact reaches across the state and beyond. With 12 colleges, 15 Agricultural Experiment Stations, 35 county Extension offic...es, the Hatfield Marine Sciences Center in Newport and OSU-Cascades in Bend, Oregon State has a presence in every one of Oregon?s 36 counties, with a statewide economic footprint of $2.06 billion.Oregon State welcomes a diverse student body of over 26,000 students from across Oregon, all 50 states and more than 100 countries. They can choose from more than 200 undergraduate and more than 80 graduate degree programs, including over 30 degrees online offered through Oregon State Ecampus. Oregon State increasingly attracts high-achieving students, with nationally recognized programs in areas such as conservation biology, agricultural sciences, nuclear engineering, forestry, fisheries and wildlife management, community health, pharmacy and zoology.Oregon State also ranks high in sustainability, fourth among universities nationwide for using renewable energy and first in the Pac-12 Conference. And our students literally help power the university: 22 exercise machines at Oregon State University has always been a place with a purpose ? making a positive difference in quality of life, natural resources and economic prosperity in Oregon and beyond. Through discovery, innovation and application, we are meeting challenges, solving problems and turning ideas into reality. For more information visithttp://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/index.cfm.The 400-acre main campus in Corvallis includes a Historic District, making Oregon State one of only a handful of U.S. university campuses listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The district includes such icons as Weatherford Hall, the Memorial Union and Benton Hall, the oldest building on the oldest building on campus.
OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.