Botany Intern - Payette National Forest

The Payette National Forest is recruiting one Botany Technician intern May 28, 2019 through November 8, 2019. Incumbent will primarily be working with our Botany Program surveys, although some duties may entail assisting with plant/seed collections and records management. This position will typically work four days per week (Monday through Thurs), although flexibility with the schedule is a possibility.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Major duties include special status plant species inventory and monitoring (60%), survey documentation and archiving (10%), entering information into databases (10%), and seed/plant material collection and planting (10%). Secondary duties (10%) include scanning and archiving historic documents, collecting and accessioning herbarium specimens, and improving reference materials. The incumbent will be responsible for managing their work and hours.

Required Qualifications:

  • Willingness to work independently

  • Good written and verbal communication skills

  • Self-motivated
    Attention to detail

  • Experience with organizing and archiving survey data and herbarium collections

  • Experience with Access and Excel databases

  • Coursework and experience in botany and plant identification

  • BS degree

Desired Qualifications:

  • A strong interest in botanical sciences

  • Experience working outdoors in remote settings and inclement weather on uneven ground

Duty/Housing Location:

  • Duties are performed out of the Supervisor’s Office in McCall, Idaho. Housing is not provided.

Terms of Employment:

One AmeriCorps member will complete a term of service (length dependent on commitment of hours), starting May 28, 2019 through November 8, 2019. The member must complete a minimum of 900 service hours by the end of their term.

Program Benefits:

$6,250 living allowance dispersed on a monthly basis, a $2,960 education award upon completion of the 900 hours of service. The living allowance and education award are taxable. Members are responsible for providing their own food. Service eligibility is contingent upon the results of a criminal and driving background check. The member will not engage in any prohibited activities as stated in the Member Service Agreement.

Contact Information:

Kristin Williams

(208) 634-0787

Javier Luna

(208) 805-0325