Careers in the Plant Sciences

Botanical Survey Technicians

Sierra Pacific Industries - Anderson, CA, United States

Position Title: Botanical Survey Technicians
Position Type: Temporary Position
Application Review Begins: Thursday, November 21, 2019
Application Deadline: Friday, November 06, 2020
Institution: Sierra Pacific Industries
Department/Division: Forestry
Field (e.g., systematics): Botany, Biology, Plant Ecology, Soil Science, Geology
City: Anderson, CA, United States
General Information: Under the supervision of a botany crew leader, the successful applicants will conduct botanical surveys on SPI forests. These surveys are conducted in various forest types throughout northern and central CA. Qualified applicants must be able to collect detailed field data, work in remote field locations, hike steep slopes over uneven terrain, and work full days in all types of weather. Transportation from the base location to the field is provided.
Qualifications/Requirements: -College coursework in botany, biology, forestry, or related natural resource field. Coursework must include plant taxonomy or plant ID. Desirable coursework includes general botany, biology, plant ecology, soil science, and geology.
-One season of botanical field work is desirable, but not required.
-Ability to ID plant species in North Coast, Klammath, Cascade, Modoc, and Sierra Nevada regions.
-Map/photo interpretation ability. Prior GPS and data recorder/tablet use desirable.
-Driver license required.
Responsibilities: -Navigating forest roads and terrain using digital and hard copy maps.
-Recording geologic topographic, and habitat site characteristics.
-Plant ID of CA flora to family, genus, and species.
-Survey proposed timber harvest areas and other special projects for rare plant species and collect supporting documentation and vouchers.
Application Instructions (submission methods, etc.): Please visit SPI-IND.COM/INTERNSHIPS to APPLY
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Contact Name: SPI Careers, careers@spi-ind.com