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Forestry - Botanist Aide

Chico Forestry District
Chico, CA
Close Date:  02/16/2024
Job Type: Temporary

Job Description

Wages range from $22 to $23 per hour
We train and promote from within

Under the supervision of a botany crew leader, the successful applicants will conduct botanical surveys on SPI forests located throughout northern & central California. Qualified applicants must be able to collect detailed field data, work in remote field locations, hike steep slopes over uneven terrain, and work full days in all types of weather. Transportation from the base location to the field is provided.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
• Navigating forest roads & terrain using digital and hard copy maps.
• Recording geologic, topographic, and habitat site characteristics.
• Plant ID of CA flora to family, genus, and species.
• Survey proposed timber harvest areas and other special projects for rare plant species & collect supporting documentation and vouchers.

• College coursework in botany, biology, forestry, or related natural resource field. Coursework must include plant taxonomy or plant ID.
• One season of botanical field work is desirable, but not required.
• Ability to ID plant species in the North Coast, Klamath, Cascade, Modoc, and Sierra Nevada regions.
• Map/photo interpretation ability. Prior GPS and data recorder/tablet use desirable.
• Driver license required

Base Locations: Anderson, Camino, or Chico, California

These positions will require overnight travel and work outside of the base location. Meals/lodging will be provided by Sierra Pacific Industries when assigned to work from a location other than the base location. Employees must find their own housing within the base location during their employment.

How to Apply

Apply online at:
Applicants must provide a cover letter and resume when submitting application.

Applications Close: February 16th 2024
Interviews will be ongoing as applications are received.
Positions may be filled prior to deadline.

Employment Period: MID-MARCH - OCTOBER 2024 (flexible start & end dates)

Sierra Pacific is an (EOE) Equal Opportunity Employer, including those with a disability and veterans.

At Sierra Pacific Industries, we understand our greatest strength is the people who choose to build a career with us.

What does it mean to be part of the Sierra Pacific family? It means you are a valued team member and part of a growing, third-generation family-owned, forest products company built on hard work, innovation, and wise investments.

With nearly 6,000 crew members in over 30 states, Sierra Pacific offers many opportunities for personal and professional growth; from entry-level to skilled trades, from truck drivers to sales managers, from foresters to engineers – for everyone! We invite you to learn more about our history, our 2.4 million acres of forestlands, and our state-of-the-art wood product and window manufacturing facilities at

As part of our safety in the workplace policy, an offer of employment is subject to a negative drug screen result. We are also proud that all Sierra Pacific facilities follow our tobacco-free policy. Sierra Pacific adheres to E-verify to verify the social security number of all newly hired employees. Sierra Pacific is an (EOE) Equal Opportunity Employer, including those with a disability and veterans. If you are an individual with a disability and need accommodation to complete the application process, please call 800-378-8001 or write to Sierra Pacific Industries at PO Box 496011, Redding, CA 96049.

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