Botanical Field Technicians ― On-call, Temporary Positions (Arcata)

Botanical Field Technicians – On-call, Temporary Positions

Field location: Humboldt County, CA
Project duration: April through September, 2022

Stillwater Sciences is seeking highly motivated and talented junior-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 northern California.

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 ideal 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
  • A valid driver’s license and ability to commute to field sites
How to apply

Compensation and Application Details:

  • Temporary on-call positions based out of Arcata, CA for fieldwork in Humboldt County
  • 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:
  • Please write “Arcata On-call Botanist” in the subject line
  • Hourly rate $18$22 depending on qualifications or experience
  • Position will remain open until filled
  • Due to the collaborative nature of our work and given that our company is a Federal contractor, Stillwater Sciences employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (or apply for an accommodation for a medical reason or sincerely held religious belief), and we strongly encourage employees receive a booster.

About Stillwater Sciences

Stillwater Sciences is an employee-owned environmental consulting firm specializing in scientifically based solutions to aquatic, terrestrial, and watershed resource management. We assist government agencies, NGOs, and private clients with environmental problem solving, planning, and permitting using a multi-disciplinary approach that integrates physical and biological processes. We have approximately 80 full-time dedicated and enthusiastic employees in nine offices throughout the Western U.S.

We maintain a collaborative work environment that promotes productive and rigorous applied scientific research, and pride ourselves on defining and shaping our individual careers in a way that provides a healthy rhythm of work and life responsibilities. Success at Stillwater requires a blend of passion, initiative, commitment, flexibility, and teamwork.  Learn more about us.

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