Botanist position open: Washington, D.C. area

Kathy Bilton frank at fred.net
Mon Aug 5 11:33:25 EST 1996


Still open as of Auguest 5.  

                     The Nature Conservancy
                     Eastern Regional Office
                  201 Devonshire St., 5th Floor
                    Boston, Mass. 02110-1402

                     >>  Current Opening <<        Posted 6/28/96


TITLE:              Botanist

SUPERVISOR:         Program Coordinator, National Capital Region/
                    District of Columbia Natural Heritage Program,
                    or Natural Resource Management Specialist,
                    National Park Service, National Capital Region
                    
LOCATION:           Poolesville, Maryland

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

The National Capital Region/District of Columbia Natural Heritage
Program is managed by the National Park Service, National Capital
Region, in cooperation with The Nature Conservancy, the Maryland
and West Virginia Natural Heritage Programs, the Virginia Division
of Natural Heritage, and the District of Columbia government. The
program facilitates biological diversity (natural heritage
information) exchange between 12 units of the National Park Service
and these three state Natural Heritage programs. Additionally, the
program manages a biological and conservation database on rare
plants, animals and natural communities for the District of
Columbia. The program botanist develops the vascular flora
component of the District of Columbia Natural Heritage Program
database.

Duties:

1. Researches collections, botanical literature, and secures data
from knowledgeable resource management professionals and the local
botanical community to establish information about past and present
vascular flora of the District of Columbia.

2. Locates and records historical occurrences of rare species
within the District from literature and collections.

3. Plans and conducts field surveys. Records biological,
conservation, and spatial information on occurrences of rare
species.

4. Develops and revises conservation ranking forms for all species
known from the District.

5. Responds to requests for information, assists with environmental
reviews, and participates in public outreach efforts.


Requirements:

1. Graduate degree in botany, plant ecology, or related discipline,
or comparable work and/or research experience.

2. Working knowledge of mid-Atlantic region vascular flora and
their habitats.  Heritage program experience and knowledge of
Heritage methodology is highly desirable.

3. Field experience in inventorying vascular plants.

4. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

5. Ability to communicate effectively with and create working
relationships with members of the scientific community, resource
management professionals, and the public. 

6. Experience with microcomputers and database management is
desireable.

7. Willingness to work in natural areas within a major urban area.

8. Commitment to conservation of biological diversity and the goals
of The Nature Conservancy and the National Park Service.

9. Ability and willingness to travel, occasionally overnight and on
weekends.


DIRECT A COVER LETTER ADDRESSING THE ABOVE POINTS, AND RESUME TO:

     Olin Allen, Coordinator
     DC/National Capital Area Heritage Program
     13025 Riley's Lock Road
     Poolesville, MD 20837

     FAX:  (301)-427-1355

THE NATURE CONSERVANCY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Larry Morse <lmorse at tnc.org>
Chief Botanist
The Nature Conservancy




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