We are currently seeking a Field Ecologist I – NEON Program – Instrumentation – D8- Alabama. This position is in Tuscaloosa, AL. The Field Ecologist I is a technical position that performs routine maintenance and inventory management on all terrestrial and possibly aquatic instrumentation and sampling equipment.
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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
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