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    Botanist (Mid-Level)

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    Who we are: We grow and nurture forests, a renewable resource to build homes, schools, and household necessities, harnessing carbon every single day we operate. We’re a family-owned company that is guided by our values of environmental stewardship and supporting our local communities. We do what’s right, even when it is the harder path to follow. We focus on the health and safety of our people first – by taking care of all of our resources, we plan to be here for another 130 years.
    Who you are: You value collaboration and have a curious mind. You want to own your work and will approach it with dedication. You will bring your whole self with your unique ideas and perspectives to make us better. You also take pride in working for a company that aligns with your values of environmental stewardship through smarter forestry practices.
    What you get by working here: You get a team that is more collaborative than competitive, one in which every person can have an impact. With about 350 employees in total, your voice will matter. You receive great benefits, excellent training and professional development. If outdoor recreation is your thing, you’ll have access to our 2.1 million acres of SFI- and FSC-certified timberlands across ten states for hiking, hunting, mushrooms picking, mountain biking, fishing, camping, or just picnicking.
    The main objective for the Botanist is to conduct thorough floristic surveys, documenting abundance and distribution of rare and sensitive species on company lands (Humboldt, Del Norte & Trinity counties) in order to mitigate potential impacts to populations. Both levels of the Botanist (I, II) have unique essential functions giving incumbents a way to not only establish proficiency in the discipline, but allow for career growth. Each person within the department may have some responsibilities not listed based on directives from the Botany Supervisor.
    Under the direction of the Botany Supervisor the employee(s) will:
    All levels:
    • 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.
    • Sight ID’s 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.
    • Willing to accept increasing responsibility.
    • Must be able to train technicians in job safety and protocols.
    • Participates actively in Company safety program.
    • Coordinates specific safety discussions as they relate to crew needs and survey protocols.
    • Responsible for vehicle fleet maintenance records including coordination with CPD vehicle coordinator.
    • Manages field gear inventories and maintenance of assets (i.e. field vests, hand lens, d-tapes, GPS units, tablets, etc.)
    Level I
    • Attend Schedule Review meetings, as needed during the field survey season, to maintain awareness of locations of active timber harvest operations. Report updates from these meetings to Botany Supervisor and Botanist II.
    • Assists with scheduling of floristic surveys as directed by the Botany Supervisor and Botanist II during weekly update meetings.
    • Provides leadership and direction to Resource and Seasonal Technicians in the office and field.
    • Assists with preparation of Botanical Survey Reports as directed by the Botany Supervisor.
    • Assists in other projects as defined by the Botany Supervisor.
      • Completion of a four year degree with emphasis in botany, biology or related field.
      • Level I must have 1 to 3 years of experience, Level II must have 3 to 6 years of experience.
      • 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 professional skills.
      • Experience identifying plants, by sight in the field and with the aid of keys, e.g. The 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 GPS and/or map and compass.
      • Some overnight travel may be required.
      • Ability to work overtime as necessary.
      • Must be willing to accept increasing responsibility.
      • Must have the ability to train others in safety and scientific protocol.
      • Must demonstrate recognized accomplishment of department objectives to ensure quality data entry and accurate report documentation.
      • Effective and productive communications skills: speaks well, communicates ideas clearly, and writes 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.
      • Effective and professional relationships with co-workers within immediate work group, outside the immediate department, and with key contacts outside the company.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • Works in conditions that may expose employee wildlife encounters, poison oak and/or insect bites.
      • 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.
      • Mandatory travel to remote company locations on seasonal dirt roads and highways for long distances.
      • Chainsaw use may be necessary for this position.
      • This position may be exposed to dust, pollen, nettles marking paint, and fern spores.
      • This position is a Physical and Mental Requirement Classification 4.
    • Summary

      This is a full time position with an excellent wage and benefit package.
      Deadline to apply is August 25, 2021