Temporary Biological Sciences Research Technician 1: Malheur Bee Crew Technician
Oregon State University
Location: Corvallis, Oregon
Internal Number: 149064
Internal Job Number: P04612CT
This recruitment will be used to fill three full-time Temporary Biological Sciences Technician 1 positions for the Forest Engineering, Resources, and Management at Oregon State University (OSU). This position will be in various locations around Oregon.
This position is through OSU's college of Forestry, with the Forest Animal Ecology Lab led by Dr. James Rivers. It exists to assist in the collection of data on bee communities in managed forests as part of an internally funded project.
Two years of college-level courses in (specific field of biological science); OR an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Self-motivated, strong work ethic.
Ability to work harmoniously in a group work environment and living situation.
Ability to maintain a positive disposition under challenging field conditions.
Proven track record of working in a safe, efficient, and cooperative manner in a team setting.
Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
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 University Policy 05-030.
Field work will consist of physically demanding work in challenging conditions (heat, cold, rain, sun, steep slopes, loose rock, logging slash, stinging insects, hazardous plants); working up to 10-hour days, including some weekends; camping for up to a week; driving on logging roads; and navigating through difficult forest terrain, likely without cell service. The ability to carry heavy gear (30+ lbs.) on steep slopes is required. Field safety training will be provided. Travel by vehicle will happen daily to sites, and field crew is responsible for getting themselves to our housing site initially.
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