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    Summary

    This position is located within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Services (ARS), Rangeland Resources Systems Research Unit, located in Fort Collins, CO.

    This is a term, time-limited appointment with an initial duration no less than 13 months and can be extended up to a total of 4 years.

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    Responsibilities

    • Assists in one or more phases of the research process by performing a variety of technical duties, in a laboratory, field, or greenhouse environment, common to the assigned area of work.
    • Technical duties include collecting, entering, and managing data on ecosystem-level responses to experimentally imposed drought and grazing treatments.
    • Assist with management and maintenance of experimental infrastructure (e.g., rain-out shelters, fencing infrastructure) and sampling equipment (e.g., soil augers, ceptometers, plant sampling equipment).
    • Maintains, calibrates and modifies sampling equipment and automated systems used for test and evaluation procedures.
    • Provides technical support for an innovative multi-year experiment working with collaborators exploring interactions between drought and real-world management strategies.
    • Collects, prepares, evaluates, and verifies plant or soil samples and supporting records.
    • Maintains records and locates and compiles data and other information from various sources.

    Travel Required

    50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    5

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