Yosemite National Park is currently seeking qualified applicants for a three-month detail to a GS-11 botanist position. The projected start date will be in March, but this is negotiable. The park will pay salary and travel to and from Yosemite and provide housing in El Portal. Per diem is not authorized.
The park’s botanist manages a program focused on rare plants, meadow management and revegetation of disturbed areas. Program management responsibilities include project coordination, proposal development, staffing and budget. In addition, the person selected will serve as a key botanical and/or plant ecology subject matter expert in support of park planning and management. The botanist supervises a staff of ten, mostly in term positions.
Meadow management is a particularly high priority in the park and the detail botanist will provide leadership and assist with several critical short-term needs. The person selected will also:
- Lead a stock use impact working group that will identify data gaps, information and data sets already existing and develop an interdisciplinary proposal to seek funding to close identified data gaps. The detailee will also serve as the vegetation/wetland technical expert on this team.
- Serve as park lead in development of a cooperative project with university specialists to design a meadow monitoring program.
- Coordinate and oversee implementation of pilot monitoring for meadow protocol developed through cooperative agreement, supporting indicator and standards developed for the Merced and Tuolumne Wild and Scenic River planning efforts.
Candidates need to have skills in the following areas:
- Natural resources program administration
- Specialized knowledge in botany and/or plant ecology
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Experience in managing cooperative agreements, and working with specialized cooperators
Additional needed skills include the ability for critical thinking and insightful review of management and planning documents, some study/monitoring design experience, and an ability to juggle multiple projects and priorities. In addition, experience with wetland assessment, identifying or reviewing ecological indicators, and/or grazing or meadow management would be helpful.
If you are interested in more information regarding this detail opportunity, contact Judi Weaser, Branch of Vegetation and Ecological Restoration at 209-379-3296 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Applications may be submitted electronically or by mail. Applications must be postmarked/dated by February 28th. Send electronic applications to: email@example.com. Send mailed applications to: Cyndi Mattiuzzi Yosemite Human Resources PO Box 700-HR El Portal, CA 95318. Interested applicants should submit a resume and a current SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action.