Monitoring Technician Aide (Temp)
Full Time/Part Time
The New Mexico Forest and Watershed Restoration Institute ( NMFWRI
which is located at New Mexico Highlands University, is a statewide
effort that engages government agencies, academic and research
institutions, land managers, and the interested public in the areas
of forest and watershed management. We work with agencies and
stakeholders at all levels!
The position is responsible for working on crews carrying out
NMFWRI’s ecological monitoring and restoration activities on public
and private lands throughout New Mexico, Arizona, and Colorado.
Projects will require travel across the state. Activities are
related to all phases of restoration from research and planning
through project implementation and capacity building. This position
will be filled only if adequate funding is available. Pay is
commensurate with experience.
Duties and Responsibilities
Perform field measurements and assessments of forest resources and
ecological indicators, including data recording and quality
assurance. Work is often performed in remote locations over
Perform computer entry of field data including using FFI protocols
with attention to detail.
Perform field mapping of project sites using Global Positioning
System and Geographic Information Systems technologies.
Perform routine cleaning and maintenance of NMFWRI equipment,
including basic vehicle maintenance.
Participate in the accomplishment of forest and watershed
Maintain regular attendance and clear communication with
supervisors and colleagues.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Job Requirements
Completion of a high school diploma or GED
Have an interest in forestry, natural resource management, outdoor
recreation, and/or ecological restoration
Be a team player with a strong work ethic, attention to detail, a
attitude, and good self-care
Be willing to hike, camp, and travel 4 or more days per week during
the summer (sometimes out of cell range, in remote areas of New
Be willing to work early mornings and long days; be willing to work
in an office; be willing to work on a flexible schedule as needed
to meet deadlines
Be a currently enrolled student at a university
Minimum 3.0 GPA
work experience in college
Special Conditions for Eligibility
Maintain a valid drivers license and complete a defensive driving
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Familiarity with forest and ecological measurement and
Familiarity with vehicle maintenance and field repair
Knowledge of basic forestry and ecological science concepts
Knowledge of plant ID and particularly in the range of southwest
Effective time management and ability to achieve goals and
independently undertake tasks with minimum of direct
Ability to work as a member of team with diverse skills and
Ability to communicate both orally and in written form.
· Standing Frequently
· Walking (cross country) Frequently
· Bending Frequently
· Squatting Frequently
· Climbing (difficult terrain) Frequently
· Kneeling Frequently
Work Location/Campus Center
Las Vegas, NM Campus
New Mexico Highlands University is an affirmative action, equal
opportunity employer, making decisions without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected
class. We are committed to the University values of diversity,
accessibility, excellence, and responsiveness.
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Posting Detail Information
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicant
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Documents Needed to Apply
- How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
- Public Job Posting
- Internal Job Posting
- Agency Referral
- Personal Referral
- Cover Letter/ Letter of Interest
- Letter(s) of Recommendation
- High School Diploma or GED
- Unofficial Transcripts Conferring Required Degree