This position is located within a National Forest. The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a technician to forestry research scientists at one of the several field or laboratory facilities of Research Station.Learn more about this agency
Incumbent independently performs technical duties in support of professional scientists conducting research projects in one or another of the fields of timber, recreation, wildlife, watershed, forest management, or forest fire research. A combination of two or more of the following duties are typical of those performed by the incumbent.
Sets up laboratory equipment for making a variety of scientific measurements and observations of sample materials gathered from experimental field plots.
Analyzes experimental data gathered in the lab by performing statistical manipulations on the data leading to basic conclusions and inferences, and accurately summarizes data.
Locates study areas and study plots in the field according to requirements of a study plan or instructions of supervisor.
Sets up standard equipment for performing any of a variety of field studies; compiles data from field and laboratory observations; analyzes data; and completes and documents data sheets.
Observes, measures, and records a variety of scientific phenomena that affect forest, range, or watershed conditions. Gathers data on such things as temperature, humidity, soil characteristics, precipitation, growth and mortality, cover types, species diameters, height and age of trees, shrub and ground cover vegetation characteristics, and amount and type of recreational use.
Operates scientific or precision instruments, calculating machines, and laboratory apparatus as required.
Assists in developing and adapting sensing and recording instrumentation and in establishing and calibrating instruments for specific experiments.
Maintains and makes minor modifications to sensing and recording instruments.
Uses computers, calculators, recorders and other equipment to assist in compiling and reducing data from laboratory and/or field studies.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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