Field hands are needed to assist with forest biomass surveys, data entry and camp duties for Native Forest Protection Projects being set-up under the CFI. Native Forest Protection Projects involve protecting forests that would otherwise be cleared for agriculture. Intensive field surveys are required to estimate the biomass of project areas in order to determine the magnitude of CO2 abatement.
Trips are ongoing over the next 3-6 months, and will typically be for 10-12 days at a time.
Field surveys involve measuring the size (stem diameters at 10cm, 30cm and 1.3m and height) of individual trees and shrubs in order to estimate the mass of each individual. The data is collected in field survey sheets and entered into a database each afternoon. Field teams usually camp at field sites. $200-$250 p/day salary plus transport and meals. All equipment provided.
The work can be both physically and mentally demanding often involving significant hiking through the bush, carrying heavy loads in hot conditions. On site accommodation is often in the form of semi-permanent base camps, with tents for sleeping. Trips will involve working closely for extended periods with other team members in often stressful conditions.
We are particularly seeking candidates with experience in the operation of 4WD vehicles. Having the ability to drive a manual vehicle in off road conditions is essential.
If you are a weakling, disinclined to hard physical work, don’t like other people, are a complainer or whinger, then this job is probably not for you. But if you enjoy challenging and exciting field work, working with a dynamic crew, then you could be the person we are looking for.