Company: San Francisco Estuary Invasive Spartina Project
Location: San Francisco Bay, California (Office in Berkeley)
Final Application Date: May 18, 2011
Job Description: Spartina Control Monitor interns will assist in conducting field monitoring of Spartina control activities. Interns will be trained in the identification of native and invasive Spartina species and their hybrids, and in the use of ArcPad software on Trimble GPS units to relocate previously-mapped invasive Spartina patches and to record treatment of these patches during treatment activities. Interns will also be trained in the use of desktop-computer based ArcPad and/or ArcGIS to edit field-collected data as needed. Work will begin in mid June and will continue through mid to late September. Work may start as early as 5 am and end as late as 8 pm depending on tides and weather conditions. Position requires the ability to work well independently and in a field team setting, follow project-specific field protocols and data entry/editing procedures. Requires a basic understanding of and some familiarity with plant identification, GPS and computer-based mapping. Must provide own transportation to field sites around the San Francisco Bay. (Mileage is reimbursed; driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance are required.)
Term: Paid training and field work will begin in early June and continue through mid to late September. Hours are variable from 0 – 50 hrs/wk depending on project needs, but are expected to average 30 to 35 hours/week. Pay rate is $15-$18/hour based on experience. No benefits are available for this position.