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Work type: Extension, Support Staff
Pay Grade: 00
Major Administrative Unit / College: Michigan State University Extension
Department: Natural Features Inventory Msue 10058661
Sub Area: EXPA- Ext. Prog Assoc
Salary: Pay Commensurate with Experience
Location: In State
Categories: Temporary, Research/Scientific

Position Summary(Basic Job Function)


In alignment with the mission, programs and initiatives of MSU Extension, delivers research-based information to program participants through various methods and/or provides support and coordination of MSU Extension programs.

Unit Position Summary

Seasonal field technicians will be responsible for:

  • Preparing for and conducting rare and invasive species surveys
  • Compiling plant species lists
  • Providing descriptions of survey areas and current threats
  • Capturing GPS data including survey locations of rare species and priority invasive species and survey tracks
  • Taking quality photos, documenting rare plant populations using MNFI field forms or other specified monitoring data
  • Collecting and labeling voucher specimens of new county records
  • Reporting findings at weekly or biweekly intervals
  • Transferring data to excel spreadsheets
  • Writing summary reports of work accomplished

Desired Qualifications

  • Proven ability in establishing and working with a diverse network of constituents and community members across race, gender, socioeconomic class, disabilities and other differences to assist with program development and outreach.
  • Understanding of and ability to implement Civil Rights principles and compliance standards.
  • Intermediate to expert botanical skills in the identification of Michigan plants species and demonstrated fieldwork experience.
  • Strong work ethic, ability to work independently in remote areas, and ability to navigate in the field via map, compass and GPS.
  • Reliable transportation and ability to stay in hotels or campgrounds for up to a week at a time.
  • Available during late May through the end of September and may be able to accommodate those who are only available for a shorter time frame.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Application Materials

Cover letter and Resume

Work Hours


Advertised: Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Eastern Daylight Time

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