The Physical Science Technician will assist senior resource science and management staff with the collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of a wide range of physical science information. The position will conduct many of the following field and office duties:
· Assist with the implementation of a landslide risk assessment of the Park Road corridor with a multi-agency/disciplinary team
· Contribute to the development of an aerial digital photogrammetry program that will utilize park aircraft (airplanes, helicopters, and UAVs)
· Support ongoing fluvial geomorphology monitoring and reclamation efforts related to mining and infrastructure impacts
· Assist with a developing permafrost monitoring program that tracks regional trends and the development of thermokarst features
· Support ongoing paleontology inventory, monitoring, research, and outreach activities that are currently focused on Cretaceous subarctic dinosaurs, but also includes many other paleontological resources
· Installing, calibrating, managing, and retrieving data from remote environmental monitoring equipment including weather stations, water quality sondes, stream gauges, acoustic monitoring devices, remote cameras, and other electronic equipment;
· Taking samples and/or manual measurement, following standard or existing protocols, of environmental parameters such as stream flow, geological materials, collecting water and sediment samples, and audibility;
· Statistically analyze physical-science-based natural resource monitoring data;
· Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to manage and analyze natural resources spatial data;
The position requires extended travel in the backcountry, on and off trail, over rough steep terrain under inclement weather conditions in the subarctic. Wildlife such as moose and bear are regularly encountered in the backcountry; therefore, wildlife safety training is provided.
For questions regarding the duties of this position, please call Denny Capps at (907) 683-9598.