8 Total Positions Available: 2 Crew Leads, 6 Technicians for Summer 2019 
Monday, May 13th* – Friday, August 9th**
*Crew Leaders must be available beginning Wednesday, May 8th
**with possible extension through Friday, August 16th

Location: 4 positions in State College, PA and 4 positions in Coudersport, PA

Pay: Full time, 40hr/week appointment. Crew leaders – $12.50/hr; technicians – 
$11.50/hr. Housing is also provided for field crews.

Description: These positions are part of a long-term vegetation research and 
monitoring project assessing the effects of white-tailed deer browsing and 
other factors on understory plant community composition and tree regeneration 
in central and northern Pennsylvania.

Technicians: Must be able to find, monument, and inventory permanent forest 
vegetation plots using GPS and other tools in central or northern Pennsylvania. 
Daily duties include navigation to remote parts of Pennsylvania state forest 
lands, hiking up to 2 miles with equipment, and collection of quality 
vegetation monitoring data—the identification, size class, and abundance of 
more than 100 species of overstory and understory plants—with a field PC.

Crew Leaders: In addition to performing the duties described above, crew 
leaders must be able to successfully manage and lead a vegetation monitoring 
crew while they perform daily duties. This includes daily planning of plot 
visits, assessing access routes and equipment needs, and management/archiving 
of collected data. 

Key qualifications: 
Technicians: At least two years toward a natural resources baccalaureate 
degree; demonstrated plant identification skills (as evidenced by a course in 
plant ID, such as dendrology, and/or field experience collecting vegetation 
data); ability to work independently and reliably without direct supervision in 
challenging field conditions; and possession of a valid driver’s license. 

Crew Leaders: Possession of a baccalaureate degree in natural resources or a 
related field; demonstrated plant identification skills (as evidenced by at 
least one year experience as field technician monitoring vegetation data); 
ability to supervise and manage field crews under difficult field conditions; 
possession of a valid driver’s license.

Questions: Contact Michael Perkins at mdp...@psu.edu.

Application deadline: Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and 
position are available until filled.

To apply: Send a letter, résumé, transcripts, and contact information for three 
references (via email preferred) to Bobbi Joy Scovern. At least one reference 
should be able to comment on your plant identification skills. In your letter, 
please indicate if you would like to be considered for a crew leader position.

Email applications to:
Bobbi Joy Scovern, Administrative Support Assistant
Pennsylvania Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
419 Forest Resources Building 
University Park, PA 16802 
Email: b...@psu.edu 
Phone: 814-865-4511

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