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Website USDA Forest Service

The Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit of the US Forest Service is offering a permanent opportunity for a GS9 Botanist position.

About the Position:

This position is located in the Forest Supervisor’s Office and serves as a leading role in the robust and fast paced botany program on the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. This position assists the Forest Botanist on all aspects of the botany program, including supervision of field crews, leading plant conservation and invasive plant management projects, supporting unit projects, interdisciplinary team participation, work force planning, herbarium collection management, partnership and collaborative working group engagement, environmental review, and Endangered Species Act compliance. This is an exciting opportunity and will provide the applicant with a challenging and rewarding experience in one of the most beautiful locations in the Nation.

Desired Experience:

Experience with various botanical resource management and botany survey techniques/protocols including, but not limited to, complete floristic inventories, population and community monitoring, collection and preparation of voucher specimens, development and implementation of management plans for the protection and enhancement of habitat for special status plants, invasive plant species control methods including herbicides, analysis and interpretation of data in support of environmental analysis documents, and data records management in appropriate databases is needed.

This position requires knowledge of the National Environmental Policy Act and knowledge of Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act is beneficial. Experience writing biological evaluations and assessments are valuable skillsets for this position as is working knowledge of Forest Service laws, regulations and policies, geographical information systems, and national database management (e.g. Watershed Inventory Tracking, Natural Resource Information System, Forest Service Activity Tracking System).

Experience using and training crews on data collection protocols using Survey123 and/or Collector is needed for the position. Both written and oral communication skills are valuable traits for this position as working with state, local and federal partners, researchers, and the general public is expected.

How to Respond:

To share your interest in this position, please reach out to the Hiring Manager, Emma Williams âÂ?” Forest Botanist at [email protected]
1) Send a detailed resume by July 14, 2022.
2) Apply on USAjobs.gov : outreach respondents interested in the position will be notified when the job announcement is available for application. Please contact the Hiring Manager to be contacted when the announcement is released.

To apply for this job email your details to emma.williams@usda.gov

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