Stephen Smith  |  9/12/2018 6:55:05 PM

Research Associate

(Timber Management)

(This is a grant-funded, non-tenure track position. Funding must be available for any continuation of appointment.)

WORK LOCATION: School of Renewable Natural Resources, LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, La. and Lee Memorial Forest, 21139 Lee Memorial Drive, Franklinton, La.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Assist and coordinate in all phases of timber management activities (e.g. herbicide applications, prescribed burning, timber marking, logging supervision) on Lee Memorial Forest; assist principal investigators in the design and implementation of research projects including but not limited to, on-grounds maintenance of research areas and data collection; assist in the maintenance of grounds, facilities, and equipment at Lee Memorial Forest including activities such as carpentry, plumbing, mechanics and equipment operation; assist with maintaining and updating project database, conducting data analysis, and fulfilling periodic reporting requirements such as monthly vehicle and building inspections, quarterly safety meetings, and daily work logs.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree in forestry or related agricultural field. Other degree may be accepted with two years of forestry related experience.Experience with carpentry, plumbing or mechanics is desirable. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and have the ability to work well independently or within collaborative teams. Applicant must meet the following physical criteria: the ability to work outdoors that include hot and humid weather, dense vegetation,and insects; the ability to move quickly and safely in a forest environment that include physical exertions such as bending, crouching, stretching, or similar activities;the ability to lift up to 80 pounds regularly; the ability to recognize and respond to dangerous situations.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.The LSU AgCenter has an attractive benefits package with a wide variety of benefit options.Benefits offered include retirement, multiple medical insurance options, supplemental insurances (dental, life, long-term disability, accident, vision, long-term care, etc.), Tax Saver Flexible Benefits Plan (saves tax dollars on some child care and medical expenses), university holidays (14 per year, typically includes a week off at Christmas), generous annual (vacation) and sick leave benefits, Employee Assistance Program, and possible educational leave and tuition exemption for coursework at campuses of the LSU System.Specific benefits depend on job category, percent effort and length of employment.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:September 30, 2018 or until suitable candidate is located.

DATE AVAILABLE:Upon completion of interview process.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:Must apply online at (or through Workday for internal applicants) by attaching cover letter with resume, transcripts, and the names and contact information for three professional references.For more information contact:

Joseph Nehlig

Lee Memorial Forest

21139 Lee Memorial Drive

Franklinton, Louisiana 70438

Office: 985-848-5709; Cell 985-515-4837



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