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GRAIP Jobs and Summer Employment

Seasonal Field Work - Types of Jobs and Crews

Seasonal Hydrologic Technician

The US Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station will soon be hiring people to conduct inventories to help understand the environmental impacts of roads. Field crews will conduct detailed GPS-based road inventories using the GRAIP (Geomorphic Roads Analysis and Inventory Package) road inventory system. The work will be conducted from a vehicle and on foot. For more information on GRAIP. Crews will be based in northeastern California, northwest Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and/or western Montana.

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Type of Positions: Crew members. The two-person crews will work closely together all summer collecting data on forest roads. Some crews will work in one or two watershed areas with ample recreation opportunities, and other crews will have the privilege of visiting many national forests throughout the greater northwestern U.S. from Montana to northern California. We are hiring for six to eight crews.

Locations:Crews will be based in Quincy, CA, Verlot, WA, one location in Oregon or Idaho yet to be determined, as well as the possibility of Council, ID or Seeley Lake, MT. Some crews may have bunkhouse accommodations, and other crews will camp out.

Salary: Positions will be filled at the GS-4 ($13.55/hr) and GS-5 ($15.15/hr) levels depending on experience.


Work Schedule: Full-time. Typically, the work schedule will be 10 hours per day, 8 consecutive days per two-week hitch.


Qualifications: Course work in geomorphology, hydrology, geology, earth science, forestry, GIS, physical geography, or engineering is preferred. Field work experience, GPS, and GIS experience are highly desirable. Candidates should be organized, self-motivated, and have an excellent driving record. A current state driver’s license is required. Successful candidates will be physically fit and have the capacity to enjoy long field days and the peaceful solitude of nights in the woods.

Employment Period: Work will begin in Boise, ID in late May continue through August or September, 2014.

Application Deadline: We are currently taking inquiries and resumes and will begin the application process on March 3, 2014. Please contact us and send in a resume before then.

For more information and to learn how to apply, contact Kris Felt at kjfelt[at]


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USDA Forest Service - GRAIP - Geomorphic Road Analysis and Inventory Package
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