|REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: |
•Master degree in riparian or forest ecology, aquatic biology, or closely related field and three years of professional work experience designing and implementing research related to riparian or forest ecology, or aquatic biology. A PhD may substitute for the required experience provided the field of major study and research was related to riparian or forest ecology, or aquatic biology.
•Knowledge of riparian forest growth and mortality processes and ecology. Knowledge of relationships between forest practices, riparian stand conditions, LWD recruitment, stream temperature, and stream channels/fish habitat. Advanced working knowledge of statistics, including experimental design, sampling procedures, error assessment methods, data analysis procedures, and parametric and non-parametric statistical techniques.
•Ability to use GIS technology, including mapping and querying. Experience in database utilization and data analysis. Ability to effectively plan and organize work activities and prioritize task completion to meet schedules and deadlines with minimum direct supervision. Experience in communicating research results to scientific and non-technical audiences. Strong technical writing skills and ability to produce technical reports and journal articles. Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to collaborate effectively with a diverse interdisciplinary team, provide leadership and facilitate the activities of diverse groups of professional natural resource scientists, train and guide field assistants, and simplify and explain complex scientific data to a general audience.