Botanical Field Technicians (On-call, Temporary): California

Agency
Stillwater Sciences
Location
Berkeley, CA
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$22–$28/hour
Last Date to Apply
04/30/2022
Website
https://www.stillwatersci.com/careers/
Description
Office Location: Berkeley, CA Field Locations: Throughout northern and central California Stillwater Sciences is seeking highly motivated and talented junior- to mid-level botanists to join our interdisciplinary staff for on-call positions. We are looking for botanists interested in applying their knowledge of California flora to vegetation projects in northern and central California. Positions will be based in our Berkeley, CA office. Responsibilities include plant identification, vegetation data collection, photographic monitoring, and data entry. This is an on-call temporary position. Field efforts are anticipated to be variable in length, potentially up to 50 hours per week starting in April or May and will likely extend into August. Scheduling may be somewhat flexible for highly qualified candidates (e.g., to accommodate student’s schedules). The ideal applicant should have: -Prior field experience; have earned or in the process of earning a BS or BA in botany or similar degree -Excellent plant identification skills (sufficient knowledge of the local flora and familiarity with utilizing eFlora and/or the printed Jepson Manual to identify fresh and collected specimens to species) -Ability to work as part of a team -Endurance to work long days in all types of weather -Willingness to travel and work in remote locations (lodging provided) for 7 – 10 days maximum -Good attitude and ability to traverse difficult terrain including steep slopes, muddy wetlands with standing water, and extremely dense brush -Competency to follow directions and field safety protocols -Solid navigational skills using maps and GPS -Attention to detail and commitment to sound science -A valid driver’s license and ability to commute to field sites Availability, Compensation, and Application Details: -Temporary on-call positions based out of Berkeley, CA for fieldwork throughout northern California -Please send a cover letter advising how you learned of this job and describing your experience with a resume in MS Word or PDF format to: resume@stillwatersci.com -Please write “Berkeley On-call Botanist” in the subject line -Hourly rate $22–$28 depending on qualifications or experience -Position will remain open until filled Due to the collaborative nature of our work and given that our company is a Federal contractor, Stillwater Sciences employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (or apply for an accommodation for a medical reason or sincerely held religious belief), and we strongly encourage employees receive a booster.
Qualifications
The ideal applicant should have: -Prior field experience; have earned or in the process of earning a BS or BA in botany or similar degree -Excellent plant identification skills (sufficient knowledge of the local flora and familiarity with utilizing eFlora and/or the printed Jepson Manual to identify fresh and collected specimens to species) -Ability to work as part of a team -Endurance to work long days in all types of weather -Willingness to travel and work in remote locations (lodging provided) for 7 – 10 days maximum -Good attitude and ability to traverse difficult terrain including steep slopes, muddy wetlands with standing water, and extremely dense brush -Competency to follow directions and field safety protocols -Solid navigational skills using maps and GPS -Attention to detail and commitment to sound science -A valid driver’s license and ability to commute to field sites
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