Job of the Day: Botanist/Wetlands Specialist

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Requisition Number: URS51687
Interest Category: Environmental/Sciences

Interest Sub Category: Environmental Sciences

Job Title: Botanist/Wetland Scientist
Employment Category/Status: Full Time

Type of Position: Regular Hire

Country: U.S.

State/Province: California

City: San Diego

Minimum Requirements: Bachelors of Science Degree in Biology with an emphasis in Plant Ecology, Botany or General Ecology
Two plus years of practical experience in plant ecology/botany field work in California or the desert southwest.
Practical experience conducting rare plant surveys, wetland delineation, vegetation mapping, habitat restoration planning and monitoring, preparation of CEQA/NEPA, ESA assessment, and wetland delineation documents.
Proficiency in the identification of plant species of California and the desert southwest and use of botanical nomenclature keys.
Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access) software.
Able to provide examples of excellent writing and communication skills.
Job Description: Staff botanist responsible for conducting rare plant surveys, wetland delineations, vegetation mapping, contribute to habitat restoration planning and monitoring, and preparation of CEQA/NEPA, ESA assessment documents and wetland delineation documents. For larger projects, staffer may be responsible for coordinating teams of field biologists and organizing data collection for subsequent analysis. Projects are usually located in central and southern California, but opportunities for travel to other areas of the US occur occasionally. Position requires candidate to be a self-starter, able to work well as a team member and travel to site locations frequently for periods up to ten (10) days during the field season.

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