Seasonal Botanist – KY

Copperhead Environmental Consulting
Paint Lick, KY
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Temporary/Seasonal Positions
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BOTANIST Employment Status: Seasonal / Temporary FLSA Status: Non-Exempt, Hourly Location: Paint Lick, KY # of Hires Needed: 1 Amount of Travel: Estimated between 80% - 100% during peak seasons How to Apply: Website About the Opportunity Copperhead Environmental Consulting is expanding our team and actively seeking a Botanist to join our family of professional consultants. We are seeking a candidate who is looking to develop a long-term career in the environmental consulting industry and is open to diversification across the company. Key Benefits: • Competitive salary • Free, on-site living quarters available for the season if needed Responsibilities • Proposal and study plan preparation • Surveys of rare and sensitive plants and/or plant communities • Develop, evaluate, and monitor threatened, endangered, and sensitive plant species and plant community and vegetation management programs • Develop and/or modify established procedures for recording plant survey information in order to meet environmental assessment requirements • General plant community description • Voucher specimen collection and preparation • Wetland delineations • Prepare technical reports summarizing field findings • Provide business development efforts to expand client base • Learn other aspects of environmental consulting • Be a mentor to other staff & be mentored on the job • Improve and increase specific skill sets Equal Opportunity Employment Copperhead Environmental Consulting is an equal employment opportunity employer and seeks diversity in its workforce. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, ethnic or national origin, marital status, or other statuses protected by law. Candidates must be able to pass a background check and drug test, as applicable for the role. COVID-19 Vaccination Employees will be expected to comply with Copperhead's COVID-19 vaccination requirement unless reasonable accommodations are needed under applicable law.
Required Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Botany, Plant Ecology, Natural Resources, or a closely related field; Master’s degree is preferred • Candidates who have advanced knowledge of plant taxonomy in the southeastern US and who focused their master’s thesis on floral inventories will receive top consideration • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience conducting vegetation surveys • Minimum of 24 credit hours in botany • Ability to identify flora of the Appalachians, New England, or Mid-Atlantic region • Strong technical writing, organization, and time management skills • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines • Ability to travel on short notice, at night, and/or on weekends, and potentially for extended periods of time • Excellent attention to detail • Excellent customer service skills • Must be able to thrive in a self-directed manner • Excellent communication skills • Ability to promote Copperhead’s services internally and externally • Ability to take initiative, resolve problems and ensure tasks are completed in the most effective and safe manner possible • Ability to work as a member of a team as well as independently to make decisions and complete tasks in the most effective and safe manner possible • Willing to work long hours and extended periods away from home • Experience working in challenging weather conditions • Ability to carry heavy equipment long distances in rugged terrain • Federal/State wetland permitting experience is preferred • Must hold a valid driver’s license
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