Ecosystem Ecology Instrumentation Technician Position
The Rangeland Resources Research Unit with USDA-ARS will be hiring an
assistant instrumentation technician for the summer of 2015. The position
will be based in Fort Collins, CO, and involve daily travel to the Central
Plains Experimental Range to assist in the build out of automated
instrumentation for the measurement of micrometeorology and hydrology
variables. Instrumentation will include Eddy Covariance systems,
Microwatersheds, Wind Erosion towers and a Volumetric Soil Moisture network.
Work will consist primarily of the installation of infrastructure, sensors
and dataloggers in several existing field experiments. Position will
provide a great opportunity to learn the design and operation of core
Ecosystem Ecology automated instrumentation. Basic aptitude in engineering
and electronics is preferred. Some heavy lifting and manual labor will be
required. Field site is located in a remote treeless landscape with highly
variable weather conditions. Additional qualifications include careful
attention to detail, minimum GPA of 3.0, positive attitude, sense of humor,
and flexibility in work hours related to weather and experiment requirements.
Dates and Pay: Start and end dates (approximately mid-May to mid-August) are
flexible and can match dates determined by CSU school year. Position is for
40 hrs/week at $12.00/hr.
Applications: Please submit resume, unofficial transcripts, and 3
references as soon as possible to David Smith, David.Smith@ars.usda.gov.
Submissions will be reviewed as received until the position is filled.