NEON Field Technician - Temporary - Domain 06

NEON - Battelle

Perform field assignments in a variety of conditions (e.g., weather, terrain, diverse assigned biomes, etc.).
Follow established, standardized field procedures for sample collection; record data from sample collection in handheld tablets, computers, etc.; process and ship samples.
Navigate to field sites and sampling locations.
Report activities and completed work according to protocol.
Follow safety policy and procedures.
Report issues with implementation of procedures and coordinate resolution.
Assist with routine administrative duties, special projects and other duties as assigned.

Key Qualifications
High School Diploma. 
Undergraduate upper-level coursework in ecology, forestry, environmental or related scientific field.
Willingness to perform maintenance and field sampling outdoors in sparsely populated, remote locations, with distances ranging from 1/2 hour to 6 hours from the Domain office. Overnight travel, hiking off trail, and wading in water are typical in most locations.
Willingness and ability to work varied field operations schedules (up to 12+ hours per day), including split-shift, part-time, pre-dawn early mornings, evenings, and weekends.
Ability to hike off trail, long distances, on uneven terrain, at remote locations, in all types of weather, carrying packs weighing up to 40lbs. Ability to walk, hike, stand, bend, and kneel for prolonged periods.
Willingness and ability to learn and perform procedures and methods outside of the primary responsibility.
Ability to work on instrument towers ranging in height from 26 feet to 240 feet and at altitudes of up to 11,000 feet (depending on assigned Domain), involving the ability to ascend and descend multiple flights of stairs.
Ability to withstand exposure to fumes, dust, and noise. Field work may require frequent exposure to toxicodendrons (e.g., poison ivy and poison oak), ticks, biting insects and other natural hazards.
Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.

Equivalent education and experience may be considered. Previous NEON program field experience will be highly considered.

The NEON program will take into consideration qualifications for specific and diverse experience in the following areas:

Effective problem-solving skills and the ability to organize and execute multiple activities and priorities. Ability to proactively identify and resolve resource conflicts.
High level of attention to detail and accuracy
Ability to work independently and as part of a team. 
Demonstrated optimism in adverse conditions and good judgement in identifying, mitigating, and avoiding hazards.
Ability to identify good practices and areas for improvement in team performance.

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