The Illinois Natural History Survey at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is seeking 2 Field Technicians to work with Survey botanists to conduct statewide monitoring of forest, wetland, and grassland vegetation for the Critical Trends Assessment Program (CTAP). This position is based in Champaign, Illinois. Candidates must have undergraduate coursework in biology, ecology, botany, or related subjects, preferably with field experience in plant biology. Applicants must be 1) willing to work outside under sometimes difficult field and environmental conditions, 2) travel regularly for 3-4 days at a time throughout Illinois with overnight hotel stays and sharded driving responsibilities, 3) competently use a computer and other electronic equipment, and 4) show good organizational skills. Long workdays are expected. A valid driver's license is requested. Ability to sort insects to order preferred, but not required. Salary $12.50 - $14.50 per hour depending on experience. Up to 40 hours per week. Available: Preferred duration: 16 May through 31 August 2022. Start and end dates are somewhat flexible. To Apply: Email cover letter explaining your interests, qualifications, resume/CV, and names and contact information for three references (including email addresses) to Timothy Rye at firstname.lastname@example.org, (reference "Summer Botanist" in the subject line) Application deadline is March 15, 2022, but will remain open until positions are filled.
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