Temporary NC Natural Heritage Program Botanist (Environmental Specialist I)

Event Description:

North Carolina’s Natural Heritage Program is accepting applications for temporary botanists (Environmental Specialist I/GN09) to perform site surveys and write reports describing rare plants and high-quality natural communities during 2020. The Natural Heritage Program is seeking one to three botanists to work on multiple projects funded by contracts and grants, for a period of three to eleven months. Approximately half of the time will be spent in the office, the other half in the field.

The ideal candidate will be available for work beginning March 9 and may conduct field surveys throughout the state. Additional candidates may begin working in April or May, pending funding availability.

The hourly pay rate is $19.01 - $32.34, to be determined based on education and experience.

Please submit a cover letter and one-page resume to Stephanie Horton, Project Manager for Special Projects, NC Natural Heritage Program at natural.heritage@ncdcr.gov. Indicate where in North Carolina you are willing to work (list provinces or counties). Please clearly describe your knowledge, skills, abilities, education and experience as they relate to the following job requirements:

Ability to identify rare plants and natural communities in the field, ability to collect data in the field, map occurrences, and write reports.  Competence with ArcGIS software and MS Office applications (including Word, Excel, and Access); experience preparing and editing technical reports; excellent communication skills, both verbal and written; excellent organizational skills; attention to detail; reliability; and the ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team. Ability to travel overnight to conduct field surveys throughout North Carolina.

Graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in one of the agriculture, biological, engineering, environmental, natural resources sciences or closely related curriculum and two years of experience related to the area of assignment; or an equivalent combination of training and experience that provides functional work experiences needed to perform the work of the position.

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