Botanist – Pennsylvania

Agency
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
Location
Harrisburg, PA
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
$45,070
Start Date
01/01/2018
Last Date to Apply
11/27/2017
Website
http://www.waterlandlife.org
Description
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) has a full-time opening for a Botanist. This position will be based in Harrisburg, PA. Primary duties will include collecting, assessing and monitoring botanical resources, with emphasis on rare species, for the Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program. This person will design, schedule and manage inventory projects as well as a variety of other projects oriented toward the conservation of biologically significant plant populations and natural communities.
Qualifications
We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits package. If you are interested in this position, please send a letter, resume, and salary requirements to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list Botanist in the subject line of the email. Deadline is 11/27/2017. A Master of Science degree or equivalent work experience in botany or a closely related field; with experience conducting rare plant surveys is required. Demonstrated familiarity with Pennsylvania and/or mid-Atlantic/Midwest regions’ flora and ecosystems is required. Expertise in a few taxonomic groups (e.g., grasses, ferns, etc.) is desired, with some experience with aquatic flora. Must be able to work a flexible schedule, which may include some evenings and weekends. Must be able to traverse rugged terrain, work on extended field excursions, and be able to travel throughout Pennsylvania. Must be able to work independently and with others.
Contact Person
Nancy Bassett
Contact eMail
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