Botanist and Field Crew Lead

Position description:
Field crew lead and botanist position available starting June 5th through
~July 16th. The position is with the University of Colorado-Boulder but
will be stationed out of Moab, UT. Primarily a field position, the work
involves ecological monitoring of fuel reduction and active seeding
treatments in Pinyon-Juniper (P-J) woodlands on Bureau of Land Management
(BLM) lands. The fuel reduction treatments were initiated approximately 1-8
years prior and involved cutting the overstory P-J woody biomass and
spreading it across the soil surface. Vegetation, fuel loading, and soil
characteristics at these treated sites will be recorded using BLM
Assessment Inventory and Monitoring (AIM) protocols.

Job duties/requirements include:
>Identifying plant species (or obtaining samples of unknowns) to
>Collecting fuel, soil, and other ecological measurements
>Leading a field crew of three
>Maintaining data integrity during collection and entry
>Ability to camp near field sites with limited amenities

Preferred qualifications:
>Experience working on and leading field crews with limited supervision
>Experience with identifying plants in the field through field guides and
dichotomous keys
>Knowledge of Colorado Plateau Plants species and/or ability to obtain this
>Ability to drive on four-wheel drive roads
>Knowledge of BLM AIM protocols is a plus

>$12.00- $15.00/hour depending on experience
>Perdiem of $20/day when camping at sites
>Housing in Moab provided
>Work schedule will mostly be five days on and two days off with potential
for longer weeks depending on location and size of the field site.
>Must find own transportation to Moab, UT by June 5th start date.

Additional opportunity:
If interested, this position can also join a May 22nd through ~June 2nd
field trip for an ongoing biological soil crust restoration project east of
Salt Lake City, UT but is not required. More information on how these two
projects are linked can be explained during the interview process.

If interested in this position:
Please email Akasha Faist ( by Monday, April 17th
with a current resume and brief statement of interest for the Moab, UT
position. Please also note if interested in joining the May 22nd-June 2nd
field campaign as well. Interviews will likely be conducted shortly after
the April 17th deadline.