The US Army Corps of Engineers, Portland District is recruiting for several temporary botany positions in support of the stewardship programs at Fern Ridge Reservoir near Eugene, Oregon. One position will be in the GS-0404 Biological Technician series, temporary – not to exceed 6 months – GS 4/5, an and advertised through the USA jobs website, we expect the announcement to op open January 19th and close January 28th. This position is full time for 6 mo months and expected to start in early April, 2018. Two to three more botany po position may be hired through AmeriCorps.
Duties for the GS-0404 Biological Technician botany position include inventory and monitoring for sensitive and ESA listed plant species (Bradshaw’s lomatium, Willamette daisy, Kincaid’s lupine, and others), invasive species inventory and treatment, plant community inventory and site descriptions, seed collection, data entry, report writing, assisting with wildlife surveys, serving as point invasive species inventory and treatment, plant community inventory and site descriptions, seed collection, data entry, report writing, assisting with wildlife surveys, serving as point-of-contact for work crews (high school and corrections), and other stewardship related duties as needed.
The person in this position will work both as a member of a crew, and leader of a smaller crew (depending on project needs) leading a crew of 1-3 Amer AmeriCorps interns in fieldwork. We are seeking someone with strong plant iden identification skills, who will be excited and able to work outdoors in all weat weather, and who communicates and works well with others.
USACE plans to two or three more botany positions through AmeriCorps (via Northwest Youth Corps). These are subject to funding, and will likely be two 675 hour positions (this would be about 4 months at 40 hours per week) beginning in April, 2018 and continuing through the summer. We encourage students to apply, and may accommodate spring term class schedules through June 15th on a case by case basis provided they can work at least two full days per week (M-F) and at least 20 hours/week; however, we may give pr preference to applicants who can work full time in May and June. Duties wi will be similar to the GS 4/5 botany position, but without crew lead re responsibility. Another 450 hour position may be available starting ea earlier. We expect these positions to post to the following website by the en end of January, 2018:
Botanist – USACE Willamette Valley Project Rhiannon.C.Cochrane@usace.army.mil