Entry-Level Plant Ecologist / Plant Biologist

We have an immediate opening in our Los Gatos office for a full-time, entry-level plant ecologist/plant biologist. This person will conduct field studies, including plant community mapping, rare plant surveys, and wetland assessments and delineations, and will prepare a variety of reports/technical studies, including biological resource reports, resource agency permit applications, and natural resource management plans. 

Required qualifications: 

  • Academic background in plant biology, plant ecology, plant sciences, or biological sciences with emphasis in botany and ecology 
  • Experience in some or most of the following areas: plant identification, quantitative field surveys, plant community/association mapping, wetland delineation, environmental impact analysis, permit preparation, Trimble GeoXT/XH, and general GIS/Arc View 
  • Demonstrable technical writing ability 
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills 
  • Willingness to travel throughout California and beyond

Candidates with an M.S. or a Ph.D. are preferred, but those with a B.S. and direct relevant experience will be considered.

Additional qualifications:

  • Valid driver’s license with no major traffic violations or multiple minor violations
  • Willingness to work irregular hours (e.g., early mornings, late nights, weekends)
  • Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments, work in all types of weather conditions, walking over varied terrain, bending, lifting, and carrying upwards of 50 pounds, and otherwise maintain good physical condition
  • Familiarity with best practices for field safety and low impact principles
  • Prior experience in the following areas a plus: 
  • California flora
  • Insect/pollinator sampling and/or identification
  • Biological consulting 
  • Range management

H. T. Harvey & Associates

Website http://www.harveyecology.com/

E-mail Contact: personnel@harveyecology.com

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