Ecologist / Botanist: Alaska

US Forest Service
Cordova, Alaska
Job Category
Fellowships & Scholarships
$750 per week, $1000 per month housing stipend
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
8 month position that qualifies incumbent for DIRECT HIRE. Looking for a recent Graduate with a MASTERS in Ecology or Botany. This is an incredible opportunity to get into a permanent full time FEDERAL JOB. Job Overview This position will work with the Ecology team on the Prince William Sound Zone. This position will include plant surveys, invasive assessments, aquatic invasive species monitoring, outreach and education and data analysis and report writing. Responsibilities and Duties ● Elodea canadensis monitoring and report writing. Field work on the Copper River Delta using drysuits and packrafts. This effort takes about two weeks a month during the summer including data entry and analysis. Eldoea assessment is going to be a large part of this position and the data analysis and report will synthesize 8 years of project work to be included in a USFS Scientific Paper and potentially other published papers. ● Invasive species monitoring and treatments. We work collaboratively with a local non profit to address invasive concerns and both manual and chemical treatments (chemical treatments conducted by partners). ● Community engagement. We have a variety of opportunities to outreach to the public in collaboration with local events as well as developing walks and talks and then culminating during the summer with our local Fungus Festival. ● Ecological assessments. This would involve plant identification, dirt turning project effects on ecological systems and mitigation measure such as native seed dispersal. This is a also where there would be analysis and report writing.
● A degree in Botany or Ecology (plant focused). Masters is preferred but bachelors may be accepted. ● Plant Identification Skills ● Physical fitness. This position requires long days outside in the summer and potential to hike long distances carrying a pack when needed. ● Comfortable working from boats including both power and human powered (packrafts) ● Comfortable working in remote field camps or on boat based field camp platforms for up to 10 days away from town.
Contact Person
Erin Cooper
Contact Phone
(907) 429-5560
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