Position Announcement - Illinois Natural History Survey

Hugh Wilson wilson at BIO.TAMU.EDU
Tue Feb 2 09:02:49 CST 1999

Wetland Plant Ecologist, Illinois Natural History Survey

Appointment: Wetland Plant Ecologist- Assistant Research Scientist
(grant-supported full-time position), Illinois Natural History Survey.
The position is stationed at the Survey's offices on the campus of the
University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.

Job Description: The Wetland Ecologist will conduct biological
assessments of Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) project
areas, with emphasis on wetlands. Primary responsibilities involve
completing routine on-site wetland determinations, including analysis
of vegetation, soils and hydrology. The successful applicant will also
participate in long term wetland mitigation projects, including
locating and evaluating potential mitigation sites, assisting with
site design, selecting appropriate species for revegetation, and
designing and implementing monitoring programs. Duties include
collecting and analyzing field data and conducting quantitative
vegetation sampling to characterize and map plant communities and
wetlands, and preparing and submitting reports for funding agencies.
Independent research and publication in peer reviewed journals will be
encouraged as time permits.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline (with
field experience) required. Master's preferred. Strong skills are
required in field identification of midwestern vascular flora with an
emphasis on wetland species and threatened and endangered species.
Familiarity with current federal wetland determination methods and
current wetland restoration/creation techniques is strongly desired.
Ability to identify hydric soils and interpret wetland hydrology is
desired. The Wetland Ecologist should have the scientific skills and
ability necessary to collect and analyze field data for the completion
of ecological studies, as well as strong verbal and written
communication skills to translate survey and research findings into
appropriate management recommendations, and reports and presentations
to scientific and lay communities. The Wetland Ecologist should have
good interpersonal and organizational skills. The applicant must have
a valid automobile driver's license, and be willing to travel
overnight throughout Illinois and work under adverse weather

Salary: $25,000 to 28,000.

Benefits: Vacation and sick leave. State Universities Retirement
System. State Health Insurance.

Availability: 31 May 1990.

Application: To ensure full consideration, applications should be
received by 22 March 1999. Send cover letter, resume, and the names,
addresses and telephone numbers of three references to:

 Ms. Susan Key, Human Resources Manager
Illinois Natural History Survey
607 E. Peabody Drive
Champaign, IL 61820
voice: 217 244-7790; fax: 217 333-4949.

Specific questions regarding this position should be referred to Allen
Plocher, Search Chair, Center for Wildlife Ecology, Illinois Natural
History Survey, (217) 333-6292. Applicants should note that this
position is exempt from the State Personnel Code and is under the
Board of Natural Resources and Conservation (BNRC) and follows BNRC
policies and procedures. This is not a Bargaining Unit position nor a
Merit Comp position The Illinois Natural History Survey does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex national origin, age or
handicap in admission to or treatment or employment in programs or
activities in compliance with the Illinois Human Rights Act, the
Illinois Constitution, Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Section
504 of the Rehabilitation act of 1973, as amended, and the U.S.
Constitution. [Posted 1 February 1999]

Forwarded by Dr. Ken Robertson

Hugh D. Wilson
Texas A&M University - Biology
h-wilson at tamu.edu (409-845-3354)

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