The Schoodic Institute located at Acadia National Park is recruiting 3 
seasonal Forestry Technicians to be a part of a 4 person field crew that 
will be collecting forest health data in 16 National Parks throughout the 
Eastern US.

Job Title: Forestry Technician- Traveling
Job Type: full-time, temporary position
Organization: Schoodic Institute
Location: Bar Harbor, ME (Field Station first 9 weeks), and 
Fredericksburg, VA (Field Station second 9 weeks)
Open Period: February 9-16, 2018
Vacancies: 3 crew members
Duration: 18 weeks mid May to September (exact dates TBD)

Job Description:
Incumbents will sample permanent forest monitoring plots collecting data 
on forest health, structure and composition, regeneration, understory 
vegetation, coarse woody debris, and soil characteristics. The crew will 
work in 16 park sites from Virginia to Maine, starting with a week of 
training in Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in 
Woodstock, VT. The first 4 weeks of the season will be spent sampling 
National Historic Parks in New York, New England. The crew will then spend 
approximately 5 weeks sampling in Acadia National Park, and 8 weeks 
working in Mid-Atlantic parks located in Virginia and Pennsylvania. The 
crew will stay in park housing where available, and lodging may include 
hotels, historic buildings and cabins. Other duties may include pressing 
unknown plant specimens, equipment maintenance and repair, preparing soil 
samples for processing, and data entry.
This is largely a field based position, and incumbents will be required to 
carry heavy field equipment (40+lbs), hike though rough terrain, learn and 
identify plants common to eastern forests, and work in all weather 
conditions.  Incumbent may be exposed to deer ticks that carry Lyme 
disease, biting insects, poison ivy and dense brush. 

For more information and to apply, please view the announcement on the 
Schoodic Institute website:

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