Job opening HJA maintenance position

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Trade/Maintenance Worker 2 position for the College of Forestry, at Oregon State University. This position will be located in Blue River, Oregon.

This position provides maintenance of the facilities at the Headquarters Site and remote research installations of the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest (HJA) near Blue River, Oregon. Oregon State University’s (OSU) Department of Forest Ecosystems & Society jointly administers the HJA with the United States Forest Service (USFS), Pacific Northwest (PNW) Research Station.

The mission of the HJA is to support basic and applied ecological research, especially long-term studies concerning forests, streams, and watersheds; create and maintain strong linkages among research, education, and forest management; and provide educational opportunities in ecosystem science and natural resource management. About 120 active research projects occur on the HJA each year. Current use of the HJA is estimated to exceed 8400 day users per year. The physical plant to house, and support, such a large research and education effort is correspondingly large. The first permanent building was constructed using National Science Foundation (NSF) funding provided to OSU for facilities development at HJA. Subsequent development has led to close to 42,000 square feet of lab, office, and meeting space. Fourteen apartments provide overnight or field season accommodations for up to 80 people, including students and researchers from OSU, other academic institutions, and federal agencies.

The purpose of this position is to:
1) maintain the laboratory/office and dormitory facilities of the Headquarters site of the HJA;
2) perform remodeling/renovation /construction work as needed to accommodate research and educational needs;
3) assist field technicians with maintenance of long-term research infrastructure; and
4) assist USFS PNW Research Station Engineers with identifying and facilitating contracted facility improvement projects.