Botany Seasonal Jobs in High Alpine La Sal Range, Moab, UT

Moab, UT

Organization: US forest Service

Type of opportunity: seasonal

Contact: Barb Smith |


Duties and Qualifications:

  • The wildlife/botany program on the Moab/Monticello Ranger District will be hiring 2 seasonal positions for the 2016 field season.
  • The crew lead is a GS-5 Botany Technician, which requires a degree or relevant experience.
  • There is also a GS-3 Biological Aide position available. The job involves rare plant surveys in the high alpine country of the La Sal Mountains.
  • Interest or experience doing field inventory and monitoring for plants is desirable, and the ability to do some serious mountain hiking 4 days per week is required.
  • The duty station is Moab, Utah.
  • Housing is not provided.
  • For the field work, applicants should be comfortable hiking and working in the mountains, using maps/GPS, legibly recording data/observations, driving mountain roads and identifying plants.
  • The job will provide the opportunity to explore some great country and observe a variety of wildlife

Start and end dates:

  • Start date for the positions will be in early June 2016, and would go through August or September.

Salary/pay: See Job Announcement

How to apply: Job Announcement

Application deadline:

  • The job(s) will be open on the USAjobs website in February 2016. The GS-5 job will be listed as 16-TEMP-S4-0404-5PLNTS-DT, and will be open 2/5-2/11. The GS-3 position will be listed as 16-TEMP-R2-0462-3BSA-DT, and will be open for applications 2/10-2/16.