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Intermittent Workers

Department of Forestry Mississippi State University
Starkville, Mississippi
Closing date
Sep 16, 2022

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Career Level
Student / Graduate
Education Level
Associates Degree
Job Type
Relocation Cost
No Relocation
Sector Type
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Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The primary position responsibilities are to measure forest vegetation, collecting soil and biomass samples, processing and assisting with the processing and analysis of samples in the laboratory, and recording data with proper documentation. The position will be supervised in the field by the project’s Lead Research Technician or a graduate student.  Hours will not exceed 720 prior to July 1, 2023.

The above essential duties are representative of major duties in this position. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs. Other duties may be assigned to the above consistent with the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the job. Not all of the duties may be assigned to a position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: High School Diploma

Experience: Relevant experience related to the essential duties and responsibilities listed above.

Substitutions: An equivalent combination of related education and related experience may be considered for this position.

Must have a valid driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with Forest Inventory.

Experience with field forestry techniques and/or commensurate education in forestry.

A B.S. in forestry or related subject completed or in-progress.

Proficiency using a map and compass to navigate.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Ability to drive long distances and spend long days in the field.

Ability to work with others.

Ability to walk long distances and carry 30+ pounds of gear.

Knowledge of and use of MS Office.

Good organizational skills.

Ability to pay attention to detail.

Able to work independently in remote locations.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

Regularly involves lifting, bending or other physical exertion. Often exposed to one or more

elements such as heat, cold, noise, dust, dirt, chemicals, etc., with one often to the point of

being objectionable. Injuries may require professional treatment.


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