The Kentucky Natural Heritage is hiring a field biologist with an emphasis in botany. The position entails fieldwork, as well as office work and specific duties consist of performing rare plant surveys and population monitoring, as well as assisting with biological inventories for other taxonomic groups, recording field data including GPS coordinates; collecting, identifying and processing botanical specimens for inclusion into university herbaria; assisting with providing public and private entities education and development of strategies to protect and recover rare plant species and communities.
Qualifications: Bachelor Degree in Wildlife Sciences, Biological Sciences, or related major; or an equivalent combination of education and experience plus either one year of experience that can be substituted by graduate work on a year by year basis. Candidates with a background and interest in botany will be preferred.
Special requirements: Ability to work as part of a team. Ability to work outdoors in inclement weather and rough terrain, requiring extended hours and overnight stays. Specifically the candidate will assist with biological surveys throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Ability to accurately and legibly record data and read maps. Familiarity with databases, Arc GIS and GPS units preferred. Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs for short distances. Ability to follow instructions and protocol and communicate with supervisors. Driver’s license required, and ability to operate 4-wheel drive vehicles and boats preferred.
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
This position will be listed shortly on the Kentucky State Registrar as an Environmental Scientist II.
How to apply: All interested candidates must access the State Personnel website and create a user account and general application. https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_home.asp?partnerid=20101&siteid=5031. Once the position is officially posted, submit a cover letter, State application form, resume reflecting a complete record of education (transcripts are desired) and experience, and contact information for three (3) references by March 20, 2017 to Martina Hines, natural Heritage Branch Manager, Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission, 801Teton Trail, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, (502) 573-2886; or email as attachments (preferred): email@example.com.