The USDA Forest Service Sierra Cascade Ecology Program is looking for three qualified field botanists and/or ecologists to work in northern California for 3-6 months during the summer of 2014. Salaries range from $15.00 (GS-5) to $18.50 (GS-7) per hour, depending on experience. Government housing may be available. Job Description: We are looking for field assistants to work on several different ecological studies, including: 1) Conducting a post-wildfire inventory and assessment of aspen stands and meadows. Field assistants will collect data describing plant species composition, hydrology, stand structure, and the effects of grazing. Data will be used to identify and prioritize sites for ecological restoration. 2) Participating in ongoing ecological research and monitoring projects, which may include assessing the effects of management activities on rare plants and invasive species, the impacts of grazing on wetlands, and the effects of fire on fuels and forest structure. This is a great opportunity to develop botanical skills and participate in a wide range of ecological studies! Qualifications: We are looking for applicants who have strong skills in the following areas: plant identification and use of taxonomic keys, data collection and entry, use of GPS, topographic map and compass navigation, and operation of vehicles on rough roads. Applicants must be physically fit, willing to travel for extended periods, and willing to work under arduous field conditions. Field crews will occasionally camp in remote field locations. Preference will be given to energetic, detail-oriented candidates with experience in botanical and ecological monitoring methods. Minimum Requirements (can be a combination of education and experience): • GS-5: Bachelor’s degree or 24 semester hours of scientific or technical coursework or 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to a GS-4 • GS-7: Bachelor’s degree plus 1 year of graduate work in biology, botany, natural resources, range science, biology, or related area or 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-7 This position will be based in Quincy, CA. For more information contact Michelle Coppoletta, Ecologist, Sierra Cascade Province; phone:530-283- 7822; email: [email protected] To Apply: Applications must be completed in USAJobs (http://www.usajobs.gov/) and submitted by 11:59 EST on February 4, 2013 These jobs are listed under the following announcement numbers: • Biological Science Technician (Natural Resources) GS-0404-05: Announcement #: 14-TEMP110511-006112AR-DT (https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/359293900) • Biological Science Technician (Natural Resources) GS-0404-07; Announcement #: 14-TEMP110511-006117AR-DT (https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/359296600

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