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Vegetation/Wetlands Field Technicians

Plant Ecology

— This position is based in Fairbanks or Anchorage, Alaska —



Seasonal positions may range 1–4 months. Work begins in early June and concludes in September. Deployments may require up to 21 consecutive days of work.


ABR is seeking Vegetation/Wetlands Technicians to support field research projects throughout Alaska. 


  • Assist in collecting vegetation and soils data for long-term monitoring studies, mapping projects, wetland delineations, and land rehabilitation studies.

  • Assist in field mobilization and demobilization, including managing field sampling gear.

  • Record data using tablets with customized data-collection apps.

  • Review data for errors and completeness, in field and office settings.

  • Participate in job-specific field-protocol training.

  • Participate in safety training and follow ABR’s safety policy.


  • Strong background in the identification of Alaskan vascular plants; expertise with nonvascular plants is helpful.

  • Experience with quantitative vegetation sampling, soil characterization, and field wetland determinations.

  • Ability to carry up to 50 lbs., excavate soil pits up to 50 cm deep, and work outdoors 10–12 hours per day in remote locations in bear country.

  • Ability to travel in helicopters, small fixed-wing aircraft, and/or small boats.

  • Ability to live and work cooperatively with others, to work independently when needed, and to maintain a positive attitude under a heavy workload and challenging outdoor conditions.

  • B.S. degree in biology, soils, environmental science, or related field and/or previous experience as a field technician.

  • Proof of eligibility to work in the United States is required if selected for hire.

  • Valid driver’s license is required.


$20–25/hour, depending on experience; overtime eligible. Room and board provided only while in the field.


Open until filled. First review begins 1 December 2023.


Please email resume, 3 professional references with phone numbers (prefer previous supervisors), and cover letter specifying dates of availability to If you have any questions about the position, please contact JJ Frost.

ABR, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

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