Job: Summer Field Positions - Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Laboratory - Seattle, WA


The Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Laboratory (PWFSL) in connection with the University of Washington is hiring up to three field assistants to work on multiple post-wildfire monitoring projects across the Western US during the summer of 2019. Work will include:

  • Collection of inventory data in pre/post salvaged logged forests
  • Vegetation surveys in high severity wildfire zones
  • Installation of long-term monitoring plots

PWFSL is looking for individuals who are detail-oriented, able to follow data collection protocol, enjoy working as part of a team outdoors in variable conditions, and can live cooperatively with others. Candidates must be in good physical condition, be able to lift at least 40 lbs, hike across rough terrain and able to work long hours in adverse weather and remote locations.

Positions will start in mid-June and last through mid-August, 8-10 weeks. When based in Seattle, a typical work week will be five 8 hour days. Field work will require travel for extended periods of 14-28 days, often scheduled with little or no notice. Travel to/from field sites and housing will be provided at no cost.

Location: Pacific Wildland Fire Sciences Laboratory
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Contact Name Sarah Harrison
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Post Date

Jun 11, 2019