Midwest Natural Resources (MNR) is seeking applicants for a seasonal or fulltime, entry-level field position with a botanical focus. Qualified candidates must have basic experience with the field identification of the regional flora for the Upper Midwest or Great Plains.
JOB TASKS include:
• Assisting with rare plant surveys
• Habitat assessments
• Native plant community classification
• Wetland delineations
QUALIFICATIONS include an academic background in natural resources (BS or higher with degrees in botany or plant ecology preferred), field experience, GIS/GPS coursework, strong technical writing, with analytical skills a plus. Undergraduates may be considered for seasonal employment depending on qualifications.
FURTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS include:
• Experience with dichotomous keys
• Knowledge of Minnesota and Wisconsin flora
• Coursework in ecology, plant taxonomy a plus
• Good communication skills
• Enjoyment of the outdoors
• Technical writing
• Working knowledge of ESRI software
• Ability to work in extreme weather
• Ability to work long hours in the field
• Ability to contribute within a team setting
• Travel for extended periods of time during the field season
• Must have a valid driver’s license and good driving record
Benefits for fulltime staff include medical/dental insurance, 401K (5% match), and paid time-off.
Midwest Natural Resources (MNR) is a Twin Cities based natural resources consulting firm focused on ecological field studies ranging from botanical, wildlife, and wetland surveys. The company, which was founded by a field botanist, has been in business for more than fifteen years.
We offer a diversity of opportunities for those who have a passion for natural resources. Our work is a mix of both private and public sector projects, with a large component focused on conservation, documentation, and preservation. Such opportunities afford our botanical staff the ability to work in some of the most ecologically intact areas in Minnesota and throughout the country.
TO APPLY, please send a cover letter, resume, a list of pertinent coursework, and three professional references. The cover letter must address how the applicant meets the qualifications/job requirements. Email the application to email@example.com and please use the subject line: Field Botanist Position. No calls please.