Research Technician- Surveyor/Terrestrial Laser Scanning Analyst

posted Jul 14, 2009, 8:59 AM by Joseph Wheaton   [ updated Feb 24, 2010, 7:59 AM ]
POSITION FILLED. Thank you to the many applicants who applied for this position. We had an outstanding field of very well-qualified candidates.

The Department of Watershed Sciences at Utah State University seeks a full-time research/field technician to conduct topographic surveys and related analyses as part of field monitoring campaigns in rivers and watersheds throughout the West.  The successful applicant will use a total station, GPS, terrestrial laser scanner (TLS), and small blimp to conduct field surveys and will use a mix of software packages to process the data into various topographic products to support research in the department.  On average, roughly 25-30% of the time will be spent in the field and the remainder in the office. Full training on the use of TLS and other survey equipment as well the software will be provided, but prior surveying experience or training is a must. Field surveys planned for this year include projects in Utah, Colorado, Idaho, and Oregon.  Contract is for one year, with potential for renewal indefinitely. Please visit  for more information and to apply. Contact for further information.