Forest Biologist

The Pacific Southwest Research Station (PSW), Forest Ecosystem Function and Health Program, will soon be advertising for a term position (Biologist, GS-0401-09). This appointment, renewable annually up to four years depending on the funding, works in support of Resource Management and Use Research at the PSW Laboratory in Redding, California.  The primary responsibility is to continue data collection efforts on a long-term study of natural regeneration. Duties include surveying, collecting, and analyzing field data, establishing test plots from designed experiments, developing preliminary plans for improving field methods, and leading temporary summer employees. A master degree with one degree in forestry or related natural resources is preferred. A basic knowledge of silviculture and mensurational techniques is required. The person is expected to be a team player.  U.S. Citizenship is required. This position requires work in remote locations with rugged terrain and the ability to backpack in to field sites.

If you have questions about the position, please email Martin Ritchie (<>).

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send an e-mail including your name, address, phone number, and your experience in the areas of silviculture and forest mensuration to Martin Ritchie (<>) PSW Research Station, 3644 Avtech Parkway, Redding CA, 96002, or fax to Martin Ritchie (530-226-5091) by December 28, 2012.

Redding, California
U.S. Forest Service
Martin Ritchie