Author: Davis, Miranda L.

Marine Fisheries Ecology Internship: Mississippi – December grads

The Mississippi State University Marine Fisheries Ecology Program (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fcoastal.msstate.edu%2Fmarine-fisheries-ecology&data=04%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7Cce56af98102a4cbe276008d896ab3365%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C1%7C637425009501160693%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=241Q6%2FdnBB%2F5oTAkYBWr7qgvPNBolWLpCKublaG1RkA%3D&reserved=0) is seeking applicants for an internship position working under the direction of Dr. Marcus Drymon and Extension Associates at the Coastal Research and Extension Center (CREC) in Biloxi, MS. This paid internship is available starting March 15th and ending October 15th.

The roles of the intern will fall into three categories: field, laboratory, and outreach/education. The first category involves assisting with shark bottom longline surveys throughout the northern Gulf of Mexico. Specifically, the intern will be responsible for preparing gear, performing shark and fish dissections, collecting samples, and recording and entering data. The second category involves completing various laboratory processing tasks using samples collected during the bottom longline surveys. The third category involves helping with outreach and education events and developing materials to use at these events. Travel for field work and outreach events may be necessary.

Requirements:

At least 18 years of age

B.S. or B.A. in biological sciences (Note: must be graduated by the start of this internship)

Valid driverÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s license

Minimum of a 7-month commitment

Willingness to work on a flexible schedule, which may include weekends, evenings, and holidays

Willingness and capacity to spend long days on a boat, potentially in extreme weather conditions, including rough seas

Ability to handle heavy physical work: heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects up to or heavier than 50 pounds

Desired Skills:

Organized and able to work independently

Skilled with computer programs, including Microsoft Office, QGIS, Photoshop, etc.

Comfortable speaking with strangers, particularly in an education setting

Experience on boats

Experience handling fish, collecting samples and data, and conducting field surveys (e.g., trawl, gillnet, quadrat, etc.)

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

Please apply using this link: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fforms.gle%2FyHv3eSkwQaMykYAR9&data=04%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7Cce56af98102a4cbe276008d896ab3365%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C1%7C637425009501170686%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=t%2F3G7Vkw%2BJ20DHDl%2FeCA1bEdTeMbojm9AKF%2F5xT8XqE%3D&reserved=0.

Application deadline is 11:59 PM on February 1, 2021.

Questions? Contact the Marine Fisheries Ecology Program at marinefisheriesecology@gmail.com.

Multi-Watershed Monitoring Crew Leader – December grads

Title: Multi-Watershed Monitoring Crew Leader

Dates of Employment: March 22, 2021 âÂEUR” October 29, 2021

Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Non-Exempt

Location: Based out of Durango, CO. Working in SW Colorado, Arizona, and Utah

Salary: $700 / week

Benefits:

Health Benefit Eligible

Uniforms, Personal Protective Equipment and Food while in field

Training in multiple rapid vegetation monitoring protocols

Deadline: open until filled

Program Summary:

The Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) is a program of the non-profit service organization, Conservation Legacy, that is built on the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) that operated from 1933 âÂEUR” 1942. SCC provides youth and young adults opportunities to complete conservation projects on public lands. While serving with SCC, members receive training on job skills, conflict resolution, leadership, teamwork, and environmental stewardship. Programs are developed using a step ladder approach to provide a progression of skill development based on a memberâÂEURÂ(tm)s needs. Members receive a weekly living allowance, training, and an AmeriCorps Education Award (for qualifying individuals).

Position Summary:

This Multi-Watershed Monitoring Crew will work with watershed groups across the Southwest to perform vegetation surveying along streamside habitat in 4 watersheds in Colorado, Utah, and Arizona. Watershed groups include the Dolores River Restoration Partnership, Escalante River Watershed Partnership, Friends of the Verde River, and Gila Watershed Partnership of Arizona. Vegetation monitoring is crucial to informing river restoration efforts across these watersheds that have been severely impacted by invasive species and other stressors.

The primary responsibility of this crew is to collect vegetation monitoring and species inventory data according to each watershedâÂEURÂ(tm)s rapid monitoring protocol. This crew consists of two individuals (1 crew leader and 1 crew member) that will tie in and work closely with field staff from each watershed group in order to collect data. This crew is designed to be flexible to meet the evolving needs of each partnership. Flexibility, adaptability, and the ability to work and manage a crew remotely are essential for this Crew Leader position. While working (i.e. on-hitch), the crew will camp together, prepare all meals together, and work together as a group to complete all projects and chores. Hitch schedules may vary between 4 on, 3 off or 5 on, 2 off to 8 on, 6 off or 10 on, 4 off, and in some rare cases may be as long as 15 days on, 6 off. SCC does not provide accommodations off-hitch and Crew Leaders will be responsible for their own accommodations during that time.

Crew Leaders will lead crews in completing technical conservation projects while instilling interpersonal skills and leadership skills. Crew leaders will also be responsible for leading crews in environmental stewardship, i.e. Leave No Trace, and risk management. A variety of soft skills and technical competencies are required to be successful in this role. See below for core competencies:

For the health and safety of our crews, staff and communities, projects may be postponed due to COVID-19.  The information provided is an outline of how our program has typically been operating, however is subject to change. As this situation develops, and decisions are made, we will provide updates. We encourage you to continue with the application process and we will keep consistent and direct communication with all applicants.

Responsibilities:âÂEUR¯

  *   Leadership & MentorshipâÂEUR¯

  *   Manage, supervise, and lead the day-to-day details of project workâÂEUR¯

  *   Implement skills training on work-site and facilitate intentional discussions via informal lessons to contribute to the crewâÂEURÂ(tm)s personal growth and group dynamics

  *   Promote individual corps member development and a healthy community

  *   Must be willing to follow and enforce all SCC policies, maintain professional boundaries, and appropriately represent Southwest Conservation Corps. This includes creating a substance free work environment, refraining from the use of tobacco products, alcohol, and drugs while on hitch

  *   Project Management, Safety & ImplementationâÂEUR¯

  *   Train and motivate a crew to efficiently complete conservation projects on public lands

  *   Manage the on-the-ground quality and quantity of project work

  *   Think critically to resolve issues and solve problems.

  *   Communicate effectively & coordinate logistics with project partners, crew member, & SCC staff.âÂEUR¯

  *   Monitor, manage, and promote the crewâÂEURÂ(tm)s physical and emotional safety on and off the work site

  *   Exhibit strong situational awareness & promote a culture of safety.

  *   AdministrationâÂEUR¯

  *   Complete professional documentation of time sheets, daily and weekly reports, corps member and peer evaluations, disciplinary action forms, incident reports, etc.âÂEUR¯in a timely manner

  *   Responsible for all project related outcomes and deliverables

  *   Manage food budget and credit card for purchases

Essential Functions:âÂEUR¯

  *   Frequently required to walk, hike, sit and talk or listen

  *   Required to use hands to operate objects, tools or controls, and to reach with hands and arms

  *   Regularly lift and/or move up to 50 poundsâÂEUR¯

  *   Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision and the ability to focus

  *   Required to drive an SCC vehicle – and therefore have a very clean driving record

  *   Must be able to speak, understand, read and write EnglishâÂEUR¯

  *   Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

Preferred Qualifications:âÂEUR¯

  *   Experience crew leading with SCC or other conservation corps or youth corps

  *   Teaching, facilitation, and team-building experience with diverse groups of peopleâÂEUR¯

  *   Strong conflict resolution skillsâÂEUR¯

  *   ArcGIS certification or experience, including use of ArcMap, ArcGIS Online, Arc Collector, and Survey123

  *   Experience performing vegetation surveys or monitoring âÂEUR¯

  *   Sense of humor, spirit of adventure, and desire to make a positive difference and promote leadership in othersâÂEUR¯

Minimum Qualifications:âÂEUR¯

  *   Leadership experience

  *   Strong time-management skills and ability to work independently as well as with othersâÂEUR¯

  *   Ability to manage all aspects of crew life and production effectively and efficiently within a 40-hour work weekâÂEUR¯

  *   Flexibility, adaptability, and capacity to work in a fluid, changing work environment

  *   Willingness to learn and be a part of a dynamic community of peer leadersâÂEUR¯

  *   Willingness to commit fully to the program and its mission

  *   Physically capable of standing and hiking (6-10 miles/day on rough, uneven terrain), bending, crouching and stooping for long periods of time, and lifting/carrying items that weigh up to 50 pounds, in upwards of 100+ degree (F) heat

  *   Experience with backpacking, wilderness living and travel, and LNT principles

  *   Experience safely operating 4WD trucks on paved and unpaved roads, often in remote areas on unimproved roads. Willingness to constantly teach and demonstrate best driving practices.

  *   Botanical identification training/experience

  *   Relevant BachelorâÂEURÂ(tm)s degree (preferably in botany, range science, wildlife or conservation biology, natural resource management, ecology, watershed science, environmental science, or other related field)

  *   Current 80 hour + medical certification (WFR, WEMT, or OEC) with CPR/AEDâÂEUR¯or willingness to obtain certification before the start of the season

  *   Must be 21, have a clean driving record (insurable by SCC), a current driverâÂEURÂ(tm)s license, and have had a valid driverâÂEURÂ(tm)s license for at least 3 years

  *   Ability to pass Conservation LegacyâÂEURÂ(tm)s criminal history checks

Any questions can be addressed to Emily Kasyon, Watershed Programs Manager: ekasyon@conservationlegacy.org

Please visit sccorps.org/small-teams to view the full position description and to access the application.

Summer 2021 Botany Technician

We are seeking an applicant for one summer Botany position at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. The position runs from May 26, 2021 to August 25, 2021 (dates are firm), with a compensation of $21.00/hour.

The incumbent will be employed by Northland College, but will work directly with, and report to, the Great Lakes Network of the National Park Service Inventory & Monitoring (I&M) program. The goals of the I&M program include monitoring key environmental variables so that ecological change can be detected and addressed in a timely manner.

This is largely a field-based position. The incumbent will assist with the sampling of permanent forest monitoring plots at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin. The incumbent will collect extensive data on the herbaceous layer and browse. They will be expected to identify at least 350 herbaceous species, and have considerable experience identifying members of the family Poaceae and genus Carex. Field work will be performed in teams of 2-3 people, and the incumbent will act as a crew leader. The incumbent may also spend approximately 5-10% of time performing computer work.

This position operates on an 8-day on/6-day off schedule. During the 8-day sampling periods, incumbent will be expected to carry field equipment weighing up to 50 lbs. They will be exposed to high temperatures, stinging and biting insects, including thick mosquitoes, and poisonous plants. Hikes to and from plots will be as long as five miles, each direction. The position involves extensive camping, often up to seven consecutive nights.

The incumbent is responsible for securing and paying for their own housing in the Ashland, Wisconsin area. Beginning June 23th, incumbent will be working (and camping) primarily on the islands during their 8-day sampling periods. Logistics will be explained in full during interviews. Due to the remote nature of the work, difficult logistics with boat transport, and the short sampling window, we are unable to accommodate individuals who wish to take leave during the scheduled 8-day sampling events.

Note on COVID: This position will likely require some combination of mandatory mask use, social distancing, and possibly daily temperature checks, and/or negative test results. Specific COVID precautions will be established prior to the start date.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, detailed resume (no page limit), professional references, and unofficial transcripts to Suzanne Sanders (suzanne_sanders@nps.gov) by January 31, 2021. Include a phone number and email address that you check regularly. If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted by telephone in early February. No phone calls or emails, other than applications, please.

Summer 2021 Forestry Technician

We are seeking applicants for three summer Forestry Technician positions at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. These positions run May 26, 2021 to August 25, 2021 (dates are firm) with a compensation of $11.00-$11.22/hour, depending on experience.

The incumbents will be employed by Northland College, but will work directly with, and report to, the Great Lakes Network of the National Park Service Inventory & Monitoring (I&M) program. The goals of the I&M program include monitoring key environmental variables so that ecological change can be detected and addressed in a timely manner. The incumbents will assist with sampling vegetation.

These are largely field based positions. The incumbents will assist with the sampling of permanent forest monitoring plots at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin. Incumbents will collect extensive monitoring data on trees and coarse woody materials, take tree cores, and assess tree health. Field work will be performed in teams of 2-3 people. The incumbents may also spend approximately 5-10% of time performing computer work.

These positions operate on an 8-day on/6-day off schedule. During the 8-day sampling periods, incumbents will be expected to carry field equipment weighing up to 50 lbs. They will be exposed to high temperatures, stinging and biting insects, including thick mosquitoes, and poisonous plants. Hikes to and from plots will be as long as five miles, each direction. The position involves extensive camping, often up to seven consecutive nights.

The incumbents are responsible for securing and paying for their own housing in the Ashland, Wisconsin area. Beginning June 23th, incumbents will be working (and camping) primarily on the islands during their 8-day sampling periods. Logistics will be explained in full during interviews. Due to the remote nature of the work, difficult logistics with boat transport, and the short sampling window, we are unable to accommodate individuals who wish to take leave during the scheduled 8-day sampling events.

Note on COVID: This position will likely require some combination of mandatory mask use, social distancing, and possibly daily temperature checks, and/or negative test results. Specific COVID precautions will be established prior to the start date.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, detailed resume (no page limit), professional references, and unofficial transcripts to Suzanne Sanders (suzanne_sanders@nps.gov) by January 31, 2021. Include a phone number and email address that you check regularly. If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted by telephone in early February. No phone calls or emails, other than applications, please.

Aquatic invasive species summer research technician – Indiana University

The Muthukrishnan Lab at Indiana University is looking to hire for the following position:

Aquatic invasive species summer research technician

Agency: Indiana UniversityÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s Environmental Resilience Institute

Pay:    $12/hour ($440/week up to ~20 weeks)

Hours:  40 hours/week, May through September

Location:       Based in Bloomington, Indiana with frequent multi-day travel between Indiana, Wisconsin, and Minnesota- lodging and meals (per-diem) are covered while traveling

The summer research technician will assist in the fieldwork component of a project studying starry stonewort (Nitellopsis obtusa) invasions across a gradient of climates throughout the Midwest. Starry stonewort is a relatively new invasive aquatic alga that has been found in lakes around the Great Lakes. We will be conducting ecological surveys to help understand the effect starry stonewort is having on native communities in lakes.

Summer field technicians will be expected to help in the day to day fieldwork, including:

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Driving small watercraft

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Assisting divers from the boat or diving (if SCUBA certified)

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Collecting data in the field

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Identifying aquatic plants and sorting them

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Driving between field sites

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Technicians should be comfortable lifting 50+lbs and working long hours outside in all types of weather

Ideal qualifications and skills:

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Pursuing or have completed a degree in Biology, Ecology, Limnology, Environmental Sciences, or a related field

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    SCUBA certification (preferred)

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Boating experience- trailering and driving a boat (preferred)

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Aquatic plant ID/experience identifying plants or experience using ID guides

This is a seasonal position, with no benefits, and an ideal start date in late April or early May. We will be traveling for long periods of time with multiple days off in between. Food and lodging costs will be covered during any research travel.

Due to COVID-19, travel plans are subject to change. The ideal candidate will be expected to follow proper precautions while traveling for work (wearing masks and staying distanced while indoors), and we as a team will be limiting time indoors as much as possible (ordering takeout instead of eating in etc.).

To apply, please email Carolyn Kalinowski at ckalino@iu.edu with a resume or CV and contact information for two references in a single PDF document. In your email, please state your availability for start/end dates. Also feel free to reach out with any questions about the position.

PhD Fellowships for students interested in Agricultural Biotechnology and genetic engineering

The Genetic Engineering and Society (GES) Center at NC State is now recruiting PhD students for our third and final cohort of students for the graduate training program in Agricultural Biotechnology in our evolving Food, Energy, and Water Systems (AgBioFEWS). This interdisciplinary, NSF-funded program is focused on biological and societal aspects of biotech/synbio in agriculture. Applicants from a wide range of disciplines—including the humanities, natural, and social sciences—as well as national and international students, are strongly encouraged to apply.

You can get a feel for the program by going to our website, where you can also check out the profiles of our first and second cohorts. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are recruiting AgBioFEWS Fellows this fall/winter for two years of AgBioFEWS classroom courses and field activities scheduled to begin August 2022. The application deadline is 2/1/21. (Note: Admitted students can begin their PhD work at NC State in August 2021 while engaging in our weekly seminar series).

The best applicants often come from referrals, and we would just ask you to take a moment to think about whether you know someone who might want to apply. If so, please forward the announcement below and put them in touch with the Program Coordinator, Dawn Rodriguez-Ward (dtward2@ncsu.edu).

Agricultural Research Technologist 2

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This position as Agricultural Research Technologist (2) at WSU-TFREC (WSU, Wenatchee, WA) will support the research activities in physiology and pomology (apple and pear) in tree crops in Washington. The incumbent will perform a wide range of duties including field and greenhouse research, laboratory analysis, fruit sorting, and quality analysis.  Applicant should feel comfortable working in adverse outdoor conditions including rain, snow, and extreme heat or cold independently or as part of a team. The incumbent must feel comfortable working on top of ladders and carry up to 50-55 pounds (25kg). Other required activities include data entry, written summary, statistical analysis, and preparation of graphics/presentations, reports and manuscripts. The incumbent will work in flower biology and thinning trials with focus on precision crop load production and final fruit quality. High level of capability in essential computer software (spreadsheets, word processing and presentation) and the ability to learn new software is required. Experience with data analysis platforms is highly desirable (e.g. SAS, R, Matlab, etc.) Job duties also include the ability to locate and purchase supplies, take care of instruments maintenance/calibration, schedule and execute activities independently, and learn new procedures and develop protocols as required. Experimental and analytical skills, precision, reliability, understanding and knowledge of research theory, excellent organizational and project management skills are required qualifications for this position. The incumbent will supervise the activities of hourly workers, assist graduate students in their projects and work with other technical staff and scientists to achieve project goals.  Required qualifications include bachelor’s degree in horticulture, biological, chemical, physical or agricultural sciences and have or be able to obtain a valid driver’s license at the time of hire. Preferred qualifications include experience in microscopy and 2-3 years of field experience in horticulture. Salary commensurate on education and experience.  Apply at https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwsujobs.com%2Fpostings%2F54287&data=04%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7C4804712b090044340c4908d891f431ba%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637419825320298347%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=g%2F74jNASmoCtLRn1FtuNwpxw8SOKR2qbFYaBznVnV4g%3D&reserved=0 by the closing date of December 13, 2020. Please direct other questions regarding the position to Darla Ewald at dewald@wsu.edu. WSU is an EO/AA educator and employer.

Small grants program for ecology and conservation science – Black Rock Forest

We at Black Rock Forest (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.blackrockforest.org%2F&data=04%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7Cad44dec96c8a44f70b0e08d890624e62%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637418099316669388%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=FtF6VJdmAVG1mVYMPM4PJB8T2TD%2Ba%2BeoXtGz%2FwfwDys%3D&reserved=0) invite applications for our annual David Redden Conservation Science Fund Small Grants Program for scientific research at Black Rock Forest.

Grants of up to $6000US will be awarded on a competitive basis to fund scientific research conducted within or pertaining to Black Rock Forest, with a particular emphasis on research with applications to the conservation of species, populations, or ecosystems.

Applications from graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and senior researchers are welcomed. Proposals from undergraduate and high school students are accepted if submitted in collaboration with the faculty who will directly supervise their research. Award funds can be used to purchase project supplies and equipment, to pay for processing of samples at external laboratory facilities, as stipends for students or research assistants, and/or to cover transportation or other incidental costs.

We are especially interested in proposals from underrepresented groups and those that utilize our new wireless mesh network: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.blackrockforest.org%2Fnew-wireless-mesh-network&data=04%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7Cad44dec96c8a44f70b0e08d890624e62%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637418099316669388%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=Y6dAwyyLWEzMwHICgqpXjdq5hqS1JG7Yy77PjEsk49o%3D&reserved=0

For guidelines, application materials, and more information on Black Rock Forest, please visit blackrockforest.org/research.

For questions, please call the Black Rock Forest office at 1-845-534-4517 or email our research manager, Kate Terlizzi: kterlizzi@blackrockforest.org.

Applications must be received by 17:00 (EST) January 29, 2021.

Black Rock Forest is an environmental nonprofit organization founded in 1989 to advance scientific understanding of the natural world. In addition to a nearly 1600 hectare forest, the organization runs a science field station with labs, classrooms and lodging for investigators and students in Cornwall, New York. The Forest features a wide variety of terrestrial and aquatic habitats and contains nearly 70km of forest roads and trails.

Field Technician position working out of Las Vegas, NV

The Chicago Botanic Garden is hiring a contract-funded Field Technician position for 20 months, stationed at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) office in Las Vegas, Nevada. The position will be part of a team of two (1 botanist and 1 field technician) conducting restoration-sized operational native seed collections, developing proposed actions for National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents designed to protect and restore rare plant habitat, identify sites in need of restoration, and conduct small-scale restoration efforts, and survey and monitor rare plant species. The lead botanist will lead the team and coordinate and communicate with Chicago Botanic Garden and BLM staff to plan work and provide updates on project progress.

The position is anticipated to start February 1, 2021, working Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. Ãf¢ÒÂEURҔ 5 p.m.

Qualifications and Experience Desired:

B.S. in botany, plant science, ecology, environmental science, or a related field

Strong plant identification skills (to species) and knowledge of plant taxonomy; strong knowledge of plant biology; familiarity with plants and ecosystems of the western United States

Experience scouting, planning, and conducting seed collections (through SOS programs or other seed handling/collecting work)

Experience maintaining accurate and detailed data records (in field and in electronic databases such as Excel/Access)

Experience working with agency, academic, private, or nonprofit partners to coordinate, plan, and execute fieldwork on public or private lands

Capable of conducting daily fieldwork in rough terrain in harsh environmental conditions and motivating a field crew through those tough conditions

Experience hiking and backcountry camping, and the willingness to do so for this position

Experience driving large field vehicles with four-wheel drive; driving on gravel and dirt roads; off-road driving

Proficiency in ArcGIS to display maps, visualize georeferenced data, and interface with GPS units

Experience with ArcCollector

Wilderness First Aid or other field safety training

This is a contract-funded position, salaried at 40 hours/week and $17.87/hour.

To Apply: Complete an application online at https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.chicagobotanic.org%2Fjobs&data=04%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7Cad44dec96c8a44f70b0e08d890624e62%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637418099316679386%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=7yFuJoBHPgk4q5YQ5uc1EScbWo%2FbdCdlMIUuWXtx4KY%3D&reserved=0 (Requisition number: 801). Your application should include a Chicago Botanic Garden application along with a cover letter, resume, and the names of three professional references. Please send application materials to Chris Woolridge (cwoolridge@chicagobotanic.org) and Mj Kim (mkim@chicagobotanic.org). Questions about the position should be directed to Chris Woolridge at cwoolridge@chicagobotanic.org.