The University of Montana
The Center for Integrated Research on the Environment (CIRE) invites applications for two (2) Temporary Tree Surveyors (Research Assistant II) to survey approximately 8,600 trees at the highly secure Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls, Montana. Tree Surveyors will accurately collect and record data related to species identification, Diameter at Breast Height (DBH), height, condition (health, and possible reasons for stress, estimated age, and canopy area. This position will provide the opportunity to hone and train skills in tree survey methodology. This position will work a schedule of 10 hours a day, 4 days a week, for approximately 5-6 weeks. Required Skills Must possess basic forestry management skills and\/or the ability to learn such skills rapidly. Ability to operate a 4WD pickup in a professional manner as operations will occur on-base at Malmstrom AFB. Able to communicate in a professional and courteous manner. Ability to lift heavy objects, which requires mobility and physical demands. Must be able to pass a federal background check. Minimum Required Experience High School diploma or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Possess valid driver\u2019s license. Preferred Qualifications Possess or pursuing a degree in Forestry Management or related field. About the Center for Integrated Research on the Environment (CIRE) and The mission of the Center for Integrated Research on the Environment (CIRE) is to promote the development of Montana\u2019s science and technology resources at the University of Montana in Natural Resource Management and Ecology and Cultural Resource Management and Human Affairs. It is specifically designed to work with federal, state and tribal administrations and agencies to collect, analyze, and apply environmental and cultural resource data, as well as to implement land rehabilitation and maintenance for management of public lands within a nationwide capacity. CIRE applies best practices for sustainable use of land and water resources, innovative technologies, effective monitoring, education and training. CIRE is a center designed to handle a large Cooperative Agreement (CA) with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) with research tasks encompassing natural and cultural resource issues around the world. The agreement is for a period of 5-years, June 1, 2014 through May 31, 2019, with an expenditure limit of $45 million. The University of Montana provides a culture that values hard work, intellectual curiosity, diversity, collegiality, innovative thinking, and teamwork, making it a great place to grow and develop professionally. The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action\/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its essential values of innovation and creativity, impact, openness, and partnership. Position Details Position Title: Temporary Tree Surveyor (Research Assistant II) Department: Center for Integrated Research on the Environment Work Schedule: Full-time, 1.0 FTE (40 Hours a week), 10 hours a day 4 Days a week Duration: Estimated to be 5-6 weeks during the Summer of 2018 Salary: $13.00\/hr Union Affiliation: none A Federal Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment In accordance with University regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA\/EOE\/AA\/Veteran's Preference Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity\/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans\u2019 or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References: References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing: Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility: All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).
The University of Montana
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Nestled in the heart of western Montana’s stunning natural landscape, the University of Montana is a place where top-tier students, educators and researchers from across the country and around the globe come and thrive. UM is located in Missoula, Montana’s second-largest city with a population of 80,000 residents. The University draws a diverse population to Missoula and helps cultivate an educated, engaged and vibrant community.