University of Minnesota - North Central Research and Outreach Center
- 218-327-4490 Ext. 2013
- 1861 E Hwy 169
Grand Rapids, MN
- Open Until
- University of Minnesota - North Central Research and Outreach Center
- Employment Type
- Part Time
- $11.00/hour (academic year) - $12.00/hour (summer) / Hour
The forestry unit at the North Central Research and Outreach Center (NCROC) in Grand Rapids, MN is currently seeking highly motivated and skilled seasonal workers. Individuals will work as part of a research team to assist with projects focused on strategies for integrating environmental and economic objectives in stand-level reforestation activities.
Each seasonal/temporary employee is limited to no more than 100 work days in 2019. Uncertain NCROC budget may add additional limits on total hours available. Duties will include, tree planting, tending, budcapping, weeding, tree and stand measurements, plant identification, computerized record keeping, basic spacial analysis and mapping. Each assistant will also help host visitor tours, interacting with the general public concerning information about forestry and the NCROC forestry program.
Applications may be picked up at, or resumes mailed to:
North Central Research and Outreach Center
1861 E Hwy 169
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Requirements & Qualifications
Qualifications and Educational Requirements:
- Must maintain at least half-time enrollment while employed
- Must meet financial aid eligibility requirements
- Must be a current ICC student in good academic standing
- High School Diploma/GD with valid driver's license
- Must be able to perform physical work for 6-8 hours per day in the woods alone in potentially inclement weather along with mosquitoes and other biting insects
- Prior work experience with references regarding ability to work hard with minimal supervision
- Forestry education including experience in forestry field measurement techniques
- Demonstrated interest in applying science, technology and math in problem solving
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Familiar with NCROC forest
- Long-term interest in forestry, with potential to work in forestry at NCROC in future years while pursuing a 4-year forestry degree
- Available at least 4 full days in may for spring planting
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