Approximate employment dates are from late April through October. We are open to discussing flexibility in start and end dates for students.
Travel to plots will be by helicopter, 4-wheel drive vehicle, ATV, riverboat, and foot. Significant amounts of off-trail hiking, in steep and difficult terrain, with heavy backpacks is required. Working conditions can be difficult, with exposure to hazards such as bad weather, stinging and biting insects, and encounters with wildlife.
Job Duties are listed below.
Interest in natural sciences; field experience; knowledge of boreal tree species; high level of physical fitness, in particular, the ability to walk long distances in rugged terrain; ability to maintain a positive attitude while working long days in all types of conditions; back country camping experience; ability to follow instructions, work independently and as part of a team, and take responsibility for collecting high quality data; basic computer spreadsheet software skills. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in fieldwork, knowledge of boreal plant species, data management, and coursework in biology/ecology/forestry or a related field.
Adequate experience in ecology, biology, or natural resources to perform the assigned duties. PREFERRED: Experience with field logistics in a remote setting.
Typical Education or Training:
Proof of valid driver's license will be required at time of hire. Education or field experience related to ecology, biology, or natural resources.
NOTE: While we welcome out of state applicants, this position does not provide travel to Fairbanks, housing, or meals. (Food will be covered during all camping trips.)
Please submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references with your application.
This is a pool position. We will begin reviewing applicants March 27th. Though the pool will remain open for submission, late applications will only be reviewed on an as needed basis.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A POOL POSITION; SUCCESSFUL ACCEPTANCE INTO THE POOL DOES NOT GUARANTEE AN OFFER NOR REVIEW OF APPLICANT MATERIALS.
Non-represented Student/Adjuncts/Temporary (At-Will):
Pursuant to Board of Regents' Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees and those positions designated by the president as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action:
The University of Alaska is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and educational institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.
It is the policy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF. The policy can be located at: http://www.uaf.edu/chancellor/policy/04.07.010/
UAF Campus is a tobacco free campus. For more information, please go to: http://www.uaf.edu/tobaccofreecampus/
If you need assistance applying to this posting, please contact UAF Office of Human Resources at 907-474-7700.