Term Botanist, USDA Forest Service

Newcastle, WY

Organization: Black Hills National Forest, USDA Forest Service

Duties: Developing, evaluating, and monitoring threatened, endangered and sensitive plant species and plant community and vegetation management programs. Conducting and overseeing vegetation inventories, population, and community monitoring in compliance with selected protocols to contribute to the project’s baseline data for botanical resources and coordinating surveys for special status plants and noxious weeds.

Desired qualifications:

  • Professional knowledge of the basic methods, techniques, and procedures of botany necessary to conduct vegetation inventories and plant work.
  • Professional knowledge of vegetation communities as described in botanical literature to identify plant communities during field inventories.
  • Professional knowledge of plant taxonomy in order to identify plants during field inventories and to confirm identification utilizing other resources.
  • Knowledge of special status vascular plants, nonvascular plants, lichens, and fungi sufficient to locate species during vegetation inventories.
  • Skill in technical writing and public speaking sufficient to complete written or verbal reports, informational responses, and program guidance.

Link to more information: View the full duties and requirements

Application deadline: November 22, 2016

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