Botanist Aide

Sierra Pacific Industries
Anderson, CA/Chico, CA/Camino, CA
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
Under the supervision of a botany crew leader, the successful applicants will conduct botanical surveys on SPI forests located throughout northern & central California. Qualified applicants must be able to collect detailed field data, work in remote field locations, hike steep slopes over uneven terrain, and work full days in all types of weather. Transportation from the base location to the field is provided. Duties include, but are not limited to: ▪ Navigating forest roads & terrain using digital and hard copy maps. ▪ Recording geologic, topographic, and habitat site characteristics. ▪ Plant ID of California flora to family, genus, and species. ▪ Survey proposed timber harvest areas and other special projects for rare plant species & collect supporting documentation and vouchers. EMPLOYMENT PERIOD Spring - Fall (flexible start & end dates) APPLICATION DEADLINE Applications open: October 20th 2022 Applications close: February 10th 2023 Interviews will be ongoing as applications are received. Positions may be filled prior to deadline. APPLY ONLINE Applicants must provide a cover letter and resume when submitting application. Compensation includes competitive hourly wage and housing allowance for qualifying individuals. These positions will require overnight travel and work outside of the base location. Meals/lodging will be provided by SPI when assigned to work from a location other than the base location. Employees must find their own housing within the base location during their employment.
▪ College coursework in botany, biology, forestry, or related natural resource field. Coursework must include plant taxonomy or plant ID. ▪ One season of botanical field work is desirable, but not required. ▪ Ability to ID plant species in the North Coast, Klamath, Cascade, Modoc, and Sierra Nevada regions. ▪ Map/photo interpretation ability. Prior GPS and data recorder/tablet use desirable. ▪ Driver license required.
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Erin McLeod
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