The Vegetation Specialists will be primarily responsible for the collection of FIA Vegetation Diversity and Structure Indicator data (http://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/fia/topics/veg/
) including species identification and cover estimates for all trees, shrubs, herbs, graminoids, ferns, and fern allies occurring on FIA plots. The Vegetation Specialist will work as a member of a multi-person FIA field crew under the direction of a crew leader, and will assist with other field measurements as time allows. FIA plot locations are scattered throughout a state or groups of states and are not limited to National Forest Lands; the vast majority of the plots are located on private property. The work requires regular and recurring physical exertion in the form of travel on foot over rough, uneven, and steep terrain. Field crews travel frequently and work independently. The work requires several hours of driving, several days each week. During travel periods (approximately June through September), crews will change locations frequently, often on a weekly or daily basis. Lodging is generally in motel/hotels.
For Further Details: Please see the detailed job announcement posted at: http://nrs.fs.fed.us/fia/employment/