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Monitoring Technician Aide (Temp)

New Mexico Highlands University
New Mexico, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Apr 29, 2022

Position Details

Position Information

Monitoring Technician Aide (Temp)

Full Time/Part Time
Full Time

Job Type
Term Appointment

Position Summary

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. Projects will require in-state travel. 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 difficult terrain.
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 restoration treatments.
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 positive
attitude, and good self-care
Be willing to hike and travel during the summer (sometimes out of cell range, in remote areas of New Mexico)
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

Preferred Qualifications

Minimum 3.0 GPA
work experience in college

Special Conditions for Eligibility

Maintain a valid drivers license and complete a defensive driving certificate.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Familiarity with forest and ecological measurement and techniques
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 vegetation types.
Effective time management and ability to achieve goals and independently undertake tasks with minimum of direct supervision.
Ability to work as a member of team with diverse skills and backgrounds.
Ability to communicate both orally and in written form.

Physical Demands

· Standing Frequently
· Walking (cross country) Frequently
· Bending Frequently
· Squatting Frequently
· Climbing (difficult terrain) Frequently
· Kneeling Frequently

Working Environment

90% outdoors
10% indoors

Pay Rate

Work Location/Campus Center
Las Vegas, NM Campus

EEO Statement

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.

For disabled access or services call 505-454-3242 or email

Visit the link below for more information regarding affirmative action and equal opportunity:
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Documents Needed to Apply
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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/ Letter of Interest
  3. Letter(s) of Recommendation
  4. High School Diploma or GED
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