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Job Type: part-time temporary position
Posting Date: 12 Feb 14
Closing Date: 31 Mar 14
Copperhead seeks botanists who have flexible schedules and are looking for unique opportunities to expand their field experience. Work hours are variable and may be negotiated. Duties include performing surveys of rare, threatened, endangered, and sensitive plant species and plant communities, surveys of non-native invasive species, general plant community description, and voucher specimen collection and preparation on state and federal lands in the southeastern U.S. Candidates should have excellent knowledge of identifying characters of plant taxa of the southeastern U.S.; ability to identify plants using local floras and dichotomous keys; ability to work independently across rugged terrain and under a variety of weather conditions; ability to follow established survey protocols; ability to collect detailed and accurate data. Candidates should be proficient with a GPS unit, compass, topographic maps, and MS Office (Word, Excel, etc.). Required background: B.S. in botany, forest ecology, plant ecology, natural resources, conservation biology or a closely related field; M.S. degree (completed or in progress) preferred.
Contact Information:For further information and to apply, please e-mail electronic copies of a cover letter describing your qualifications and interest, a CV or resume, and the names of three (3) references to Jeff Schwierjohann at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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