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Part-Time Stone Valley Field Research Assistant

Company: Penn State University
Location: University Park
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

CURRENT EMPLOYEES OR STUDENTS:

If you are a current employee (faculty, staff, technical service, or student) at Penn State, please login to Workday to complete the internal application process. If you are a current student at Penn State and seeking employment with Penn State, please login to Workday to complete the student application process.

JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

We are hiring students to join a field crew that will inventory Penn State's Stone Valley Forest, a 7000+ acre area located approximately 15 miles from the University Park campus.

Students will work up to 40-hours per week during the course of this position in the field sampling inventory plots.

Training and field equipment will be provided, and research assistants may be required to drive a University fleet vehicle.

A positive attitude and ability to work safely in potentially challenging environments are required. Previous experience with field data collection, tree and plant identification, mensuration skills, and GPS navigation are desired. Applicants should be prepared to work in conditions that include variable weather, steep/rocky terrain, wildlife encounters, and biting/stinging insects.

This job requires that you operate a motor vehicle as a part of your job duties. A valid US driver's license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here.

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

EEO is the Law

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

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Keywords: Penn State University, Ellicott City , Part-Time Stone Valley Field Research Assistant, Other , University Park, Maryland

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