Student Photo Interpreter

Oregon State University

Position Details
Position Information

Job Title Student Photo Interpreter
Appointment Type Student Employee
Job Location Corvallis
Position Appointment Percent 100
Appointment Basis 12
Pay Method Hourly
Pay Period 16th – 15th of the following month
Pay Date Last working day of the month
Min Hourly Rate $13.50 (Standard); $12.50 (Non-Urban); $14.75 (Portland Metro)
Max Hourly Rate $20.40 (Standard); $19.90 (Non-Urban); $20.90 (Portland Metro)
Position Summary This recruitment will be used to fill three part-time (a maximum of 20 hours per week) Student Technical Assistants for the College of Earth, Ocean, & Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University (OSU).
These photo-interpretation positions are part of a larger Forest Service funded project to improve tools to map disturbance in forests of the Pacific Northwest. Interpreters will learn tools of time-series satellite image evaluation, and will use web-based interfaces to enter data.
To be fully considered for this position, please complete the photo interpretation exercise we provide at this link:
Position Duties
  • Use visual interpretation and careful documentation to interpret land cover change in forests.
  • Enter interpretations into a web-based interface.
  • Interpreters will be trained and expected to learn rules for determining land cover and disturbance in forests.
Minimum Qualifications Full Employment Eligibility Requirements can be found here:

  • Must be academically enrolled in a high school, community college, or university and pursuing a program or course of study
  • Must meet Academic Standing Requirements; students on academic suspension are not eligible for employment
  • Must meet the applicable minimal enrollment standard
    • High School student: Regularly enrolled in a high school or participating in a home-schooling program
    • Undergraduate and post-baccalaureate student: 6 credit hours per term
    • Undergraduate international student: 12 credit hours per term*
    • Graduate student officially admitted to Graduate School: 5 credit hours per term
    • Graduate international student officially admitted to Graduate School: 9 credit hours per term*

*International students may be allowed to carry fewer hours than specified above and still be considered “full-time” by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). A reduced course load is approved by the Office of International Services (OIS), and must be provided to the Student Employment Center.

Additional Required Qualifications
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to carry out repetitive tasks carefully and consistently.
  • Willingness to include corrective suggestions in task management.
  • Good communication habits and skills.
Preferred (Special) Qualifications
  • Coursework or prior experience in remote sensing or image analysis.
Working Conditions / Work Schedule The student worker may be required to work up to an approximate 20 hours per week.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number P09492SE
Number of Vacancies 3
Anticipated Appointment Begin Date 02/06/2023
Anticipated Appointment End Date 08/31/2023
Posting Date 01/26/2023
Full Consideration Date 01/31/2023
Closing Date 02/03/2023
Indicate how you intend to recruit for this search Competitive / Student – open to ALL qualified/eligible students
Special Instructions to Applicants When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:

  • A short Resume describing your interests and your educational, research, work and other preparatory activities
  • Unofficial Transcripts

To be fully considered for this position, please complete the photo interpretation exercise we provide at this link:
For additional information please contact: Robert Kennedy at [email protected]

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OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.
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