[Taxacom] Field Botanist Positions

Paul Mueller pmuellerrcd at newnorth.net
Thu Dec 30 12:15:30 CST 2010

Field Botanist

Job Description
Lumberjack RC&D is a non-profit organization contracted primarily by the
Wisconsin DNR to collect data on permanent inventory plots across the State
of Wisconsin.

Lumberjack RC&D has a history of efficiently turning in high quality data
and is currently looking for quality and efficiency minded persons to assist
the permanent inventory crews during the summer of 2011.

This position entails collecting field data on vegetation on Phase 3
permanent forest inventory plots in Wisconsin's State Forests.  The
successful candidate will work with one of Lumberjack's foresters. Each team
member will be responsible for the quality and timely collection of their
portion of the data collected on each inventory plot. 

This position may require extensive travel across the State.  The amount of
travel will depend on the field office the successful candidate is assigned

Description of Duties
Job duties will include, but not be limited to the following:
1) Attend the Phase 3 certification trainings and pass the Vegetation
certification exam. (Tentative training dates are 1 day during the week of
May 16th and a full week in Late May or early June.)
2) Collect detailed measurements on the different forest strata, including
herb, shrub and tree.
3) Compile a complete plant list of the survey areas.
4) Habitat type the inventory plot area.
5) Assist other crew members with their duties when possible.
$18.00/hour, $27.00/hour overtime

Employment Class
Full Time Temporary
The position runs from late May 2011 through late August to mid-September
2011. The position ends when all field plots for the year are completed.

Per Diem ($30.00/full travel day, $22.50/partial travel day) will be paid,
and Hotel (maximum $70.00/night) will be reimbursed while on travel.

No other benefits are offered with this position


Desired Qualifications
Must possess a degree in Botany, or in lieu of a degree have proven
experience working as an accomplished field botanist.

Candidate must possess basic measurement and compass skills and be prepared
to work outdoors in all weather and conditions (heat, rain, bugs, swamps.).

Must be able to work unsupervised both independently and as a team member.

Ability to follow sampling protocols is essential.

Basic knowledge of computer operation is required; good organizational
skills and legible handwriting/printing a must.

A valid driver's license and clean driving record is required.

Hours will be variable depending on weather, plot conditions and individual
crew members.  Most weeks will consist of 40 hours; overtime (over
40hrs/week) is not uncommon, although some weeks may be slightly under 40
hours.  The candidate should expect some days to start early and end late,
while other days may be less than 8 hours.

Application Deadline
March 1, 2011

Application Procedure
Feel free to contact Paul Mueller with any questions.  Send letter of
introduction, resume and three references to:

Paul M. Mueller
Forest Inventory Supervisor
Lumberjack RC&D Council, Inc
5985 County Road K
Rhinelander, Wisconsin 54501
Phone:	(715) 362-1170
Fax:	(715) 362-1112
pmuellerrcd at newnorth.net

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