Botanical Field Positions – On-call, Temporary positions (Berkeley/Davis CA)

Botanical Field Technicians – On-call, Temporary Positions

Office location: Berkeley, CA or Davis, CA
Field location: Throughout Northern California
Project duration: April through September, 2021

Stillwater Sciences is seeking highly-motivated, talented junior- to mid-level botanists to join our interdisciplinary staff for on-call positions. We are looking for botanists interested in applying their knowledge of California flora to vegetation projects in California. We are for hiring positions in our Berkeley and Davis offices.

Responsibilities include plant identification, vegetation data collection, photographic monitoring, and data entry. This is an on-call temporary position. Field efforts are anticipated to be close to 40 hours per week starting in April or May and will likely extend into September. Scheduling may be somewhat flexible for highly qualified candidates (e.g., to accommodate student’s schedules).

The idea applicant should have:

  • Prior field experience; have earned or in the process of earning a BS or BA in botany or similar degree
  • Excellent plant identification skills (sufficient knowledge of the local flora and familiarity with utilizing eFlora/the printed Jepson Manual to identify fresh and collected specimens to species)
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Endurance to work long days in all types of weather
  • Good attitude and ability to traverse difficult terrain including steep slopes, muddy wetlands with standing water, and extremely dense brush
  • Competency to follow directions and field safety protocols
  • Solid navigational skills using maps and GPS
  • Attention to detail and commitment to sound science
How to apply

Compensation and Application Details:

  • Temporary, on-call positions based out of Berkeley or Davis, CA for fieldwork throughout northern California
  • Please send a cover letter advising how you learned of this job and describing your experience with a resume in MS Word or PDF format to: resume@stillwatersci.com
  • Please write “Berkeley/Davis On-call Botanist” in the subject line
  • Hourly rate $18-$24 depending on qualifications or experience
  • Position will remain open until filled
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