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Seasonal Bio Science Research Tech 3: Bat Field Technician

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Applications will be reviewed located on the information submitted on the employment profile with education and work history along with any other requested documentation i.e. Posting specific question responses, transcripts, etc. Your profile MUST clearly show how you meet the minimum/required qualifications for the position. Resumes are NOT accepted at the application stage for classified staff positions.

Typically, the starting income is at the lower end of the income range.

For additional information Contact Us by: human.resources@osucascades.edu.

OSU is committed to the health of our local and global community. All employees and students are required to comply with the university's COVID-19 Vaccination Program. Please visit https://covid.oregonstate.edu/ for additional information about OSU's plans for safety and success, as well as options for compliance with the vaccination program.

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the capability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

This position requires driving a university vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the university; therefore, the incumbent must prosperously complete a motor vehicle history check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver's license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per University Policy 05-030 et seq. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the motor vehicle check requirement.

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Department Acad Prog / Student Aff (LCB)
Classification Title Bio Science Research Tech 3
Job Title Seasonal Bio Science Research Tech 3: Bat Field Technician
Appointment Type Classified Staff
Job Location Bend
Position Appointment Percent 100
Appointment Basis 12
Pay Method Hourly
Pay Period 16th - 15th of the following month
Pay Date Last working day of the month
Min income $16.71
Max income $24.83
Employment Category Seasonal
Position Summary This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time (1.0 FTE) Seasonal Biological Sciences Research Technician 3 position in the Northwestern Bat Hub. This position will be located in Bend, OR.

The seasonal Biological Sciences Research Technician 3 (BSRT3) position in the Northwestern Bat Hub within the Human and Ecosystem Resiliency and Sustaincapability Lab (HERS) will be assisting with bat research and monitoring projects across the Pacific Northwest. The BSRT3 provides technical support for field operations to meet project objectives including determining new bat detector locations within focal study areas, deciding when surveys will be conducted within field sampling periods to efficiently meet sample size goals, determining best access and navigation to survey locations, implementing quality assurance during surveys (e.g., troubleshooting bat detector operation), and provides directions to student technicians.

Duration of seasonal employment is located on project needs (e.g., for summertime bat acoustic survey monitoring). The position is expected to last approximately 6 months from the appointment begin date, though the length of employment may be extended subject to available funding.

Position tasks 80% Field Work

Serve as coordinator of field crews tasked with field surveys for bats using remotely-deployed acoustic detection equipment all over Oregon, Washington, Idaho, or Northern California following standardized protocols.

Serve as the main point of contact for field crew troubleshooting and guidance all over the acoustic survey season.

Coordinate the citizen science initiative connected with the NW Bat Hub Audible Bat Science Program, including volunteer recruitment and training, volunteer coordination, data summary and analysis, and project reporting.

Support NW Bat Hub acoustic call vetting by processing subsets of calls submitted to the Hub by project partners.

Support NW Bat Hub projects as necessary.

15% Office Data Management

Download and manage data including conducting quality assurance & control procedures.
Processing call files at HERS lab computer workstations.

Overall lab project support.

5% Other tasks as Assigned


Minimum Qualifications
A Bachelor's degree in (specific area of biological science) and two years of practice related to the area of assignment at a Biological Science Research Technician 2 level. Three additional years of practice related to the area of assignment at the Biological Science Research Technician 2 level may be substituted for the Bachelor's degree.
Additional Required Qualifications At least two (2) seasons of practice working as a field technician on wildlife or other natural resources or ecological field study projects including:
   » Working outdoors under variable environmental and weather conditions (e.g., heat, heavy rain);
   » hiking with heavy packs (45 lbs.) through rugged terrain;
   » navigating in the backcountry using GPS devices and/or map and compass;
   » operating 4WD vehicles on unmaintained roads;
   » collecting field data following standardized protocols and data forms and managing field data for delivery to managery staff;
   » working with field electronics - data loggers and sensor equipment

practice using Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel)

Strong communication and organization expertise

capability to work independently and as a member of a team in remote locations

A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity

This position requires driving a university vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the university; therefore, the incumbent must prosperously complete a motor vehicle history check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver's license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per University Policy 05-030.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications practice working as a crew leader with responsibilities in running field operations in remote settings including making everyday plans, delegating tasks to crew members, and problem solving.

One or more years of practice in bat echolocation detector operation and maintenance, e.g., Pettersson, Anabat, and Wildlife Acoustics bat detectors.

practice working with mobile data collection technologies, e.g., using Collector for ArcGIS or Survey123 on mobile devices (e.g., phones and tablets).

practice building items for scientific experiments and field studies (e.g., constructing support structures with PVC and rebar).

practice performing surveys documenting signs of bat presence such as in winter hibernacula or other roosts, could include practice in caving (or spelunking) or rock climbing and rappelling (project dependent).

practice performing capture surveys for bats including handling bats to determine species, sex, age, and taking measurements (project dependent).

Working Conditions / Work Schedule candidates must be FLEXIBLE in when and where they will be working given changing field conditions and project needs.

Field work often occurs in difficult weather conditions (e.g. hot), sometimes involving tough hikes with heavy packs containing recording equipment and deployment gear.

Long drives will be required between field sites.

Lodging will often be in remote backcountry campsites.

This position is deemed essential and the incumbent may be expected to report to work during inclement weather, emergency and other University work curtailments or closures. No
This position requires a clear and unambiguous commitment to compliance of all National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) regulations for Division I (FBS) universities. No

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number P03679CT
Number of Vacancies 1
Anticipated Appointment Begin Date 08/01/2022
Anticipated Appointment End Date
Posting Date 07/14/2022
Full Consideration Date
Closing Date 07/20/2022
Indicate how you intend to recruit for this search Competitive / External - open to ALL qualified candidates
Special Instructions to candidates Applications will be reviewed located on the information submitted on the employment profile with education and work history along with any other requested documentation i.e. Posting specific question responses, transcripts, etc. Your profile MUST clearly show how you meet the minimum/required qualifications for the position. Resumes are NOT accepted at the application stage for classified staff positions.

Typically, the starting income is at the lower end of the income range.

For additional information Contact Us by: human.resources@osucascades.edu.

OSU is committed to the health of our local and global community. All employees and students are required to comply with the university's COVID-19 Vaccination Program. Please visit https://covid.oregonstate.edu/ for additional information about OSU's plans for safety and success, as well as options for compliance with the vaccination program.

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the capability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

This position requires driving a university vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the university; therefore, the incumbent must prosperously complete a motor vehicle history check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver's license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per University Policy 05-030 et seq. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the motor vehicle check requirement.

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Job Location: Corvallis, Oregon
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Post Date: 01/24/2023 / Viewed 95 times
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Company: Oregon State University
Contact Email: human.resources@osucascades.edu


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