Botanist – (929): TBD

Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc.
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Full time Positions
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Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc. (WEST) is looking for a full-time Botanist. WEST was founded in 1990 and has grown to be one of the premier environmental and statistical consulting firms in the United States, with offices in 15 states. WEST consists of a core of scientific professionals with broad experience in basic and applied ecological studies and the sophisticated analysis of natural resource data. This unique blend of disciplines and our years of experience allow us to provide original solutions to a wide range of natural resource issues from population estimation to damage assessments, estimation of risk, and cutting-edge research. WEST provides consulting services to government, industry and other organizations. The minimum base salary for the Consulting position is $65,000 and for the senior position $100,000, plus annual bonus. Salary may vary based on education, knowledge and experience. Job Description: The Botanist will be responsible for coordinating and/or managing environmental and botanical studies, including wetland delineations, for projects in different regions throughout the US. This includes identifying the appropriate vegetation surveys for a project, developing a scope of work and budget, coordinating with agency resource specialists, and coordinating and conducting surveys. The incumbent will be responsible for analyzing data and preparing survey reports. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Plan and conduct/lead botany-related field work, including rare plant surveys, restoration and mitigation monitoring, natural vegetation community mapping and characterizations, and wetland surveys. Supervise and work with other field personnel. Coordinate with agency resource specialists. Prepare rare plant and other botany-related survey reports and technical memorandums Prepare wetland delineation reports suitable for submittal to USACE Conduct impact analyses for rare plants and sensitive natural vegetation communities. This is a general description of the functions for this position and is not inclusive of all the duties which may be associated with this position.
Requirements: A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in botany, natural resources or equivalent. A master’s degree in a botany or a related field is preferred. A minimum of three (3) years (one year with master’s degree) of job-related experience conducting botany-related surveys including rare plant surveys and assessments, quantitative vegetation sampling and/or monitoring, plant community/association mapping, and wetland delineations. Proficiency with plant identification and working familiarity with relevant floras. Completion of a Basic Wetland Delineation course. Exceptional and demonstrated technical writing ability. Good organizational and data management skills. Strong analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills. Excellent communication and collaborative skills. GIS experience preferred but not required. WEST is committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for everyone and highly recommends all prospective hires be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to their start date. While WEST does not currently require vaccinations, please be aware that WEST has a mandatory vaccination policy in place should local, state or federal law require vaccinations. Additionally, WEST has certain clients that require all personnel to be vaccinated prior to working on their projects, so individuals will be required to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination prior to working on those projects. As an exception, employees may also request a Medical or Religious exemption from the vaccine requirement and the request must be supported by a doctor for a medical exemption or by a statement from the employee outlining a sincerely held belief to qualify for a religious exemption. Please contact us if you have any questions. After an offer of employment is made, the candidate must successfully pass a pre- employment background check, drug screening, and a DMV records check that meets WEST’s minimum criteria to operate a motor vehicle on behalf of the company. A valid driver’s license will be required. WEST provides equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, genetics, and any protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Further, WEST takes affirmative action to ensure that all individuals are treated fairly, and without discrimination, for recruitment, selection, advancement and every other term and privilege associated with employment.
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Chance Rathburn
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