Quick Carbon at Yale University is hiring a Field Crew Lead for the summer. 
This is a full-time, paid 

*About Quick Carbon*
Quick Carbon is a research initiative led by the Ucross High Plains Stewardship 
Initiative at the Yale 
School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. The Quick Carbon team has 
developed a low-cost 
method for rapidly measuring soil carbon across large landscapes at fine 
spatial resolutions using field 
spectrometers. These affordable, pocket-sized devices estimate soil carbon 
using the reflectance of 
soils in the visible and infrared spectra. The inexpensive nature of this 
methodology lends land 
managers the ability to look at impacts of management decisions on below-ground 
carbon at broad 
extents and frequent time intervals. This summer, in collaboration with Noble 
Research Institute, Our 
Sci, Point Blue Conservation Science and partner ranches, the Quick Carbon team 
will further calibrate 
the device across three regions in the western US, including Montana and 
Find out more about Ucross and Quick Carbon at quickcarbon.org.

*About the Position*
Quick Carbon is seeking a Crew Lead to oversee the field technician team as it 
collects field 
measurements at select ranches in WY and MT. The position will be based out of 
Sheridan, Wyoming; 
however, the tasks involved will take place almost exclusively in the field, 
requiring extensive travel 
within and between ranches in WY and MT.
The Crew Lead will lead a team of two field technicians. Quick Carbon will 
provide onsite training for 
sampling protocol and spectrometer usage during the first week of June. The 
sampling season will last 
three months, from June through August. The Crew Lead and technician team will 
work 10-hour days for 
four days a week, totaling 40 hours per week. The Crew Lead  will be paid at a 
rate of $17 per hour.

*Duties & Responsibilities*
-The Crew Lead will ensure that the field team follows the sampling protocol 
and stays on schedule 
throughout the sampling season.
-The field team will collect field measurements including: soil samples, 
spectrometer readings, and 
vegetation percent cover measurements, among other data.
-Collected data will be entered onsite using a mobile application with 
bluetooth capabilities and synced 
to the spectrometer.
-The field team will be responsible for traveling to sample sites and 
conducting fieldwork in a timely 
manner, following the summer sampling timeline.
-The Crew Lead will be responsible for daily communication with ranch managers 
to ensure that 
research activities are not harming ranch operations.
-The Crew Lead will report any delays or issues to the Quick Carbon project 
*Preferred Qualifications*
-Pursuing or have obtained a B.A. or B.S. in Soil Science, Environmental 
Science, Ecology, Natural 
Resource Management, or a related field.
-Experience with environmental fieldwork, including soil sampling, vegetation 
identification, accurate 
data collection procedures, and data entry.
-Able to hike long distances, withstand summer weather conditions for long 
periods, and lift heavy items 
(50 lbs.) if needed for field safety.
-Able to navigate in remote locations using maps, GPS units, etc.
-Good time management, project management, and organizational skills. 
-Able to follow sampling protocols, stay on task, and work well under time 
constraints to meet sampling 
-Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
-A track record of maintaining positive relationships with coworkers, managers, 
landowners, and clients.
-Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and have a clean driving 
-Must pass a background check.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three 
references to 
jaclyn.kachelme...@yale.edu. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis 
until April 18th.

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