Seasonal Resource Technician: Forest Ecosystem Health and Ecology – New Haven

Seasonal Resource Technician: Forest Ecosystem Health and Ecology
New Haven

The Department of Environmental Science and Forestry at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station in New Haven, CT is accepting applications for seasonal resource technician positions to assist Dr. Elisabeth Ward with a variety of research projects related to forest ecosystem health, productivity, and ecology. This position is primarily field based with the possibility of conducting occasional soil laboratory work as well.

Typical duties will involve the collection of field data to support long-term forest monitoring projects and data entry and management. Projects will include forest health monitoring as part of a regional network in the Northeast, assessing forest ecosystem responses to ash mortality from Emerald Ash Borer, and monitoring the impacts of Beech Leef Disease on forest productivity and tree mortality. This is a great opportunity for students and recent graduates to obtain professional experience in natural resource management, forestry/silviculture, and sampling methodologies while working in collaboration with forestry stakeholders across the state.

Ideal candidates must be able to perform physical labor and be comfortable performing outdoor work under potentially adverse weather conditions. They should be well-versed in plant identification, data collection and management and able to work both independently and as part of a team. Additional on-the-job training will be provided. The positions are durational from May 19, 2024 through August 31, 2024. The salary is $16.00/hour (no paid holidays or vacation) for 35 hours/week. The typical workday will be 8:00AM – 3:30PM but will include some longer/shorter workdays to accommodate fieldwork. Candidates must have a valid driver’s license.

Review of applicants will begin on March 15, 2024 and continue until positions are filled. Interested applicants should send (1) a cover letter, (2) resume with education and work experience, (3) school transcripts (unofficial is ok), and (4) the names and contact information for three references as a single, consolidated PDF to

The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station is a research agency that investigates pests, pathogens, and diseases that damage trees and crops; analyzes food safety, water quality, and soil properties; studies the genetics and biochemistry of plants; and performs experiments to test new crops and the impacts of changing forests to help benefit the citizens of Connecticut.

Equal employment opportunity means employment of people without consideration of age, ancestry, color, criminal record (in state employment and licensing), gender identity or expression, genetic information, intellectual disability, learning disability, marital status, mental disability (past or present), national origin, physical disability (including blindness), race, religious creed, retaliation for previously opposed discrimination or coercion, sex (pregnancy or sexual harassment), sexual orientation, veteran status, and workplace hazards to reproductive systems unless the provisions of sec. 46a-80(b) or 46a-81(b) of the Connecticut General Statutes are controlling or there are bona fide occupational qualifications excluding persons in one of the above protected classes. To file a complaint of discrimination, contact Dr. Jason White, Director, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, P.O. Box 1106, New Haven, CT 06504, (203) 974-8440 (voice), or (e-mail). CAES is an affirmative action/equal opportunity provider and employer. Persons with disabilities who require alternate means of communication of program information should contact the Chief of Services, Michael Last at (203) 974-8442 (voice), (203) 974-8502 (FAX), or (e-mail).

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