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Botanist

at SWCA Environmental Consultants

Posted: 9/27/2019
Job Reference #: 10654
Categories: Other/General
Keywords: online

Job Description

  • Requisition Number
    2019-10654
    # of Openings
    1
    Office Location
    US-HI-Honolulu
    Program
    Natural Resources/Biology/Ecology
    Hire Type
    Regular
    Hourly/Salary
    Hourly
  • About the opportunity

    Do you thrive in the pursuit of ensuring excellence in environmental consulting services for your clients? SWCA Environmental Consultants is expanding their team and looking for dynamic individuals who are following their passion in delivering the highest-quality project work.

    Our Pacific Islands office offers a unique work environment and specializes in natural resources and environmental permitting.

    This is a part-time, hourly, regular status position.

    What you will accomplish

    Your role will be to assist and lead field invasive species surveys and report writing for a statewide invasive species management project.

    • Assist with program development, planning, implementation and overall program strategy of invasive species prevention, including early detection and management efforts
    • Contributes substantially to program level procedures and protocols to meet scientific and regulatory standards in an efficient and cost effective manner
    • Assist with preparing and writing of planning documents including technical reports from field work.
    • Knowledge of botanical survey and monitoring techniques and ability to learn and implement new protocols
    • Conduct field surveys, prepare field equipment, identify and plan field logistics
    • Provide oversight of survey implementation and data management
    • Take initiative using problem solving techniques
    • Maintain current knowledge of invasive species issues in Hawaii

    Experience and qualifications for success

    • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Botany, Biology, Ecology, or plant-related field required
    • A minimum of 2 years of experience in plant-related fieldwork required
    • Candidates must have knowledge and experience with the [species or identification of common and rare endemic flora] in Hawaii
    • Knowledge of Hawaii biogeography and vascular plant diversity
    • Knowledge of botanical survey and monitoring techniques and ability to learn and implement new protocols
    • Valid driver’s license and the ability to drive a 4WD vehicle on rugged, backcountry roads required
    • Ability to travel to a location, walk and conduct fieldwork for long hours, sometimes in inclement weather, rugged terrain, often at high altitudes, and ability to carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 40 pounds is required

    SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full-spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms.

    If you would like to contact SWCA regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the online application process due to a disability, please email accommodations@swca.com or call 800-828-8517. This contact information is for disability accommodation requests only. All other inquiries will not receive a response.

    EOE - women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

    Not ready to apply? Connect with us for general consideration.