Senior Botanist: Remote or Sacramento, CA

Chicago Botanic Garden
Remote or Sacramento, CA
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
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This Senior Botanist role is a contract-funded position for 15 months, working with the BLM California State office in Sacramento, CA. Remote work is an option, but the employee would need to be available during Pacific Time working hours. The position will involve managing and coordinating BLM California Plant Conservation and Restoration Program (PCRP) data and preparing reports, as well as working with BLM staff to help plan and implement Seeds of Success (SOS) seed collections across the state. This position will also respond to internal and external dataset and report requests, including geospatial information requests. Duties will also involve creating a geospatial layer for all seed collections and conducting a thorough analysis of the California Seeds of Success program, identifying gaps in previous collection efforts. Responsibilities In this role you will be responsible for the following: • Gather and compile all available seed collection data into a single database • Plan and implement SOS seed collections • Manage and coordinate program data and prepare reports • Assist with botanical surveys, inventory, and monitoring • Assist with writing preliminary sections of NEPA documents for collections and restoration projects • Respond to internal and external customer service requests for SOS data, including geospatial information requests • Develop informational outreach materials for BLM field and district offices, website, and general public as needed • Prepare and make presentations to BLM field and district offices about seed collection activity and future directions • Prepare four quarterly program summary reports and a year-end report that document program activities We are looking to fill the position as soon as possible.
• M.S. in Botany, Plant Science, Ecology, Environmental Science, or a related field • Experience working with large data sets • Experience using ArcGIS to create maps and perform geospatial analysis • Experience with the national Seeds of Success protocol and associated data • Excellent organization skills and ability to handle several projects and deadlines at once • Experience documenting work-flows and processes, thorough note-taking • Experience writing concise narrative technical reports and summaries in a timely manner • Self-starter, independent worker, able to learn quickly and adapt to challenges • Experience developing scientific outreach/training materials
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Chris Woolridge
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