Botany Intern (PO-00734402)

The Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest will host a 16-week, botany field crew member to conduct  native seed site mapping and seed collection across Forest. This position will report to the North Zone Botanist and will be part of a 2-person field crew focusing on identifying native seed collection areas across the Forest. Travel will be required during some weeks where you will camp near project sites or utilize Forest bunkhouses if available. Travel per diem is available for overnight travel. Housing is available at the Darrington Ranger Station. This position reports to the Darrington Ranger Station in June and runs through mid Sept.

Skills/Education requirements: Ability to identify native and non-native plant species using field guides and dichotomous keys. Ability to work and hike in rugged terrain in field conditions in both heat and cold. Ability to operate a 4-wheel drive vehicle safely across rugged roads, and ability to work both independently and with a team. Ability to carry and load up to 50 lb bags of seed, and to carry 20-lb lawn seeders over rugged terrain.

Member Compensation Package:

  • $1,100 to from travel allowance (one time)
  • $550 weekly living allowance (paid bi-weekly)
  • $50 weekly commuting allowance (paid bi-weekly)
  • $500 monthly housing allowance to be paid to USFS (4 disbursements)
  • $2,000 Duty-Related Travel & Other Reimbursable Funding (Receipt required)
  • All Weather Uniform Package
  • 24-7 Incident Response
  • Personal Program Coordinator

*All allowances subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes

This position is NOT AmeriCorps eligible due to high compensation package

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Position ID: PO-00734402

Expected Dates: June 5, 2023 - September 23, 2023

1405 Emens Ave N
Darrington, WA 98241

Main Area of Focus: Natural Resources Mgmt

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Not Eligible

Driving Logistics: Required

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