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San Diego, California, United States of America
JOB #R2003357

Botanist

Botanist

San Diego, CA

The Southern California Natural Resources Team is looking for a seasoned and technically accomplished botanist to be based in San Diego, CA to conduct floristic surveys, including vegetation mapping and surveys for rare plants throughout southern California. You will monitor habitat restoration projects, ensure compliance of construction sites with environmental permits and other documents, and prepare biological constraints assessments, technical reports, and assist in the preparation of technical studies and sections for California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and/or National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents. You will join an existing team of Natural Resources professionals that includes wildlife biologists, botanists, aquatic resource biologists (waters, wetlands, and riparian areas), restoration ecologists, and regulatory specialists. You may conduct work at project sites across southern California that require travel away from home and overnight stays. 

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Botany, Biology, or Ecology.
  • 5+ years of experience in the botany field.
  • Experience conducting floristic surveys in Southern California and knowledge of local and rare plant species.
  • Proficiency with botanical keying
  • Proficiency with computer software including Word, Excel, and Access
  • Experience in technical report writing
  • Demonstrated ability to interface with clients
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment and with regulatory agency personnel

Preferred Skills/Experience

  • MS degree in Botany, Biology, or Ecology.
  • Jurisdictional delineations and/or CRAM training and experience
  • Working knowledge of federal and state endangered species act and waters permitting
  • Experience with rare or listed animal surveys

Professional Skills

  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision making capabilities, including ability to identify existing or potential problems and recommend solutions
  • Team player with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information
  • Ability to work with all levels of internal staff, as well as outside clients and vendors
  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel)
  • Ability to be flexible to handle multiple priorities and to work limited overtime as necessary

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit www.icf.com/careers to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity). For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email icfcareercenter@icf.com and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

San Diego, CA (CA74)

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