Lassen Land and Trails Trust field technician for field inventory


June 11, 2010


Lassen Land and Trails Trust, a non-profit conservation organization based in Susanville, CA is looking for a field technician to perform field inventory work along a 85 mile former railroad corridor in Lassen and Modoc counties, California. Duties will include mapping and recording of surface conditions, structural elements (culverts, bridges, etc), erosion and other ecological issues (weeds, habitat types, land use) along the corridor. Applicants should have a background in natural resources, road construction or civil engineering.

Essential skills: familiarity with GPS (Trimble) and basic GIS functions, basic field inventory and data recording skills (including digital photography), identification of wetland habitats, basic map reading and orienteering skills. Must have a reliable, insured vehicle with sufficient clearance. Work will be performed in remote areas under sometimes adverse weather conditions typical of the desert environment.

Applicants must be dependable, self-motivated and require minimal supervision. This is a temporary, full-time position (at will) based out of Susanville with no benefits. Hourly wage $11.00-$14.00, DOE. Expected duration of employment is 2 months (July/August 2010). Submit resume and cover letter, explaining relevant experiences and skills to: director@llttweb.org.

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