Botanist – Pennsylvania

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
Harrisburg, PA
Job Category
Full time Positions
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
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.
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 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.
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Nancy Bassett
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