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University of Idaho
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Posted: 06/20/2018
Research Specialist

University of Idaho

Research Specialist

Location: Moscow

Division/College: College of Natural Resources

Employee Category: Exempt

Pay Range: $46,359 annually or higher commensurate with experience

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:

The primary purpose of this job is to conduct the research necessary to assess the effectiveness of riparian buffers to protect critical stream functions in non fish-bearing streams in industrial timberlands in eastern Washington state. Job duties consist of installation and maintenance of automated environmental sensing and sampling equipment, detailed field surveys, data management, and supervision of small field research teams.

Minimum Qualifications:

- M.S. or in progress degree in Natural Science, Computer Science, or Engineering discipline or a closely related field or a B.S. and minimum of 2 years of experience in natural resource data collection.

- Experience with environmental and/or natural resources data collection.

- Possess a valid driver’s license and be able to drive UI vehicles.

- Demonstrated ability to work independently and with an interdisciplinary team.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Coursework or experience in meteorology, hydrology, fluvial geomorphology, forestry, geology, ecology, computer or data science, or natural resources or closely related field.

- Ability to perform repetitive tasks while maintaining accuracy and excellent organizational skills to plan field campaigns.

- Proficiency with terrestrial laser scanning (TLS ) techniques, global positioning system (GPS ) equipment, hemispherical digital image (HDI ) analysis, and/or geographic information systems (GIS ).

- Previous experience working in remote locations.

- Demonstrated experience supervising a small team of employees

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

- Willingness and ability to camp and work in varied field conditions that will involve: 1) off-trail hiking up and down hills and in densely vegetated riparian zones, 2) skiing or snowshoeing to field sites in the winter to collect data.

- Willingness and ability to travel to remote field sites for 4-day sampling periods during the period from May through Oct.

- Willingness and ability to camp for several days, potentially in remote areas.

- Ability to lift, carry, or otherwise move up to 30 lbs.

Posting Number: SP001853P

Posting Date: 06/19/2018

Closing Date: 7/20/2018

Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions:

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement

University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.