The USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station is announcing an upcoming vacancy for an Ecologist (GS-0408-11) position that is a permanent appointment with a full-time tour of duty, stationed in either Grand Rapids, MN or Durham, NH.The Ecologist will be responsible for data sets associated with both the Hubbard Brook and Marcell Experimental Forests.
The Research Technician III is responsible for an Eddy flux system on Barro Colorado Island (Panama) and sap flow systems in Parque Natural Metropolitano, Barro Colorado Island, and the Bosque Protector San Lorenzo, as well as associated data quality control and associated data collection.
The Senior Metrology Technician provides support by testing and maintaining Calibration and Validation (CVAL) fixtures and supporting test instrumentation. The primary duties include providing support for the outdoor calibration laboratory, which involves sensor installation, sensor maintenance, site maintenance, and spiking, filling and assaying compressed gas cylinders. Other duties include maintaining and operating calibration fixtures.
The Field Technician reports to the Field Operations Manager and will be hired as a Field Technician I, II, or III level depending on skills, experience, and education.
INSTRUMENTATION (TOWER) EMPHASIS:
* Test, troubleshoot and operate instruments, calibration equipment and test fixtures.
* Inspect and maintain civil infrastructure including boom arms, sensor mounts, towers, boardwalks and instrument huts.
* Assist the NEON Systems Engineering Product Team with instrument installation and testing (approximately the first 6 months).
* Record activities, completed work and trouble tickets according to Field Operations protocol.
The work is physical and involves walking, hiking, prolonged standing, walking and bending. Heavy items (e.g. equipment and packs up to 40 pounds) must be lifted and carried on a routine basis.
Field work includes exposure to extreme weather conditions and terrain, pesticides, poisonous plants, biting insects, and wild animals. Tower work involves performing work on instrument towers ranging in height from 24 feet to 300 feet which will include ascending and descending multiple flights of stairs.
NEON offers competitive salaries (DOE) with a substantial benefits package.
For more details and to apply online visit our careers page at http://www.neoninc.org/about/careers