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    Green Diamond Resource Company - Botanical Technician

    Job Posting:


    Conduct thorough floristic surveys, documenting abundance and distribution of rare and sensitive species on company lands in Humboldt, Del Norte & Trinity counties to mitigate potential impacts to populations.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (other duties may be assigned)

    Under the direction of the Botanist the employee will:
    • Conducts seasonally appropriate floristic surveys in a variety of habitats, documenting all species encountered.
    • Utilizes the Jepson manual to key unknown plants, pressing and annotating voucher specimens.
    • Sights, IDs, rare or sensitive plant species and associated habitat encountered and thoroughly document their abundance, distribution and potential threats.
    • Maintains detailed, legible and accurate records of work completed, e.g. survey forms, survey routes, location maps of sensitive plant populations and unique habitat features observed.
    • Conducts botanical research and monitoring duties as needed.
    • Participates actively in Company safety program.

    • Completed or currently pursuing a degree in a university botany program or related field.
    • Current valid driver’s license.
    • Must be able to successfully pass a qualifying course in ATV training.
    • Positive attitude, enthusiasm for botany and the desire to improve one’s skills as a professional botanist.
    • Experience identifying plants, by sight in the field, and with the aid of keys, e.g. Jepson Manual.
    • Excellent observational skills and a demonstrated ability to gather precise data.
    • Team player who has flexibility and physical ability to work the required hours including overtime.
    • Must be a self-starter with a good work ethic towards efficiency and thoroughness on the job.
    • Demonstrated ability to navigate with the aid of map and compass.
    • Some overnight travel may be required
    • Effective and professional relationships with co-workers within immediate work group, outside the immediate department, and with key contacts outside the company.
    • Effective and productive communications skills; speaks well, communicates ideas clearly. Writes well, clearly and concisely. Is approachable and open to discussion.
    • Conducts self in a professional manner at all times. Treats others with respect at all times. Does not tolerate discrimination based on race, gender, religion, ethnic background, or national origin. Shares knowledge with others and participates in mentoring.
    • Manages multiple priorities professionally with minimum disruption to others. Organized and proactively manages environment. Responds to unexpected challenges successfully without losing track of daily responsibilities. Prioritizes workload in order of importance. Reliably follows through with job assignments.
    • Learns, applies and retains new methods and information. Creative in solving problems. Exhibits a “can do” attitude with a positive approach to challenges. Views obstacles as opportunities to learn and grow.

    • Ability to sight ID most plant species encountered locally.
    • Proficiency utilizing the Jepson Manual to key unknown species.
    • Knowledge of local rare and sensitive plant species and their associated habitats.
    • Completed Plant Taxonomy courses, Agrostology and Plant Ecology or their equivalents and/or to those individuals who are familiar with the local flora and have prior survey experience.

    • This position is located in Korbel, CA.
    • Works primarily (90%+) of the time in the field under varying topography and climatic extremes.
    • Ability to orient, climb, and traverse steep rugged, densely vegetated terrain on a consistent basis in in sometimes harsh weather conditions for long periods of time.
    • Must have ability to work independently and without immediate supervision in remote areas.
    • Works in conditions that may expose employee wildlife encounters, poison oak and/or insect bites.
    • Mandatory travel to remote company locations.
    • Ability to tour logging operations, attend training and company functions.
    • Must maintain punctual and regular attendance and present appropriate professional appearance at all times.
    • Requires the use of standard safety equipment in regulation with GDRCo.
    • This position may be exposed to marking paint, pollens, fern spores, dust.
    • Ability to drive long distances on highways and seasonal dirt roads.
    • Ability to load and unload ATV into a pickup truck.
    • This position is a Physical and Mental Requirement Classification 3.