Be on Alert – Fraudulent Employment Offers. Learn More

Sacramento, California, United States of America
JOB #R2301243

Botanist On-Call Northern CA

Botanist On-Call

Sacramento, San Francisco & Northern CA 

We are the Environment & Planning Division. We are passionate about doing what’s right for our clients, our people, the communities where we live and work, and the environment. We are planners, scientists, program managers, communicators, economists, technologists, and strategists. We are collaborative, curious, and committed to excellence—these are qualities we value that make us who we are and inspire us to grow.  If you perform well in a fast-paced, engaging, and collaborative environment, and would like to work with a diverse team of industry professionals, we encourage you to learn more about ICF ( and consider applying to join our team.      

ICF is seeking On-Call Botanist to support projects located throughout Sacramento, San Francisco Bay Area and Northern CA.

About On-Call Employment with ICF

Given the seasonal or project-specific nature of our environmental work, ICF often hires environmental professionals as “On-Call” employees. On-Call employees are scheduled for work hours as they become available (we usually schedule work hours a few weeks ahead of time), and each on-call employee is free to accept or refuse the hours assigned to them in a given week. On-Call employees may work concurrent projects outside of their ICF assignment (along as their outside work does not create a conflict of interest with the work, they do for ICF).

What You Will Do

  • Conduct small to large-scale field surveys for vegetation mapping, wetland delineation, and rare plants

  • Collect and synthesize data in the field

  • Maintain close communication with project manager and co-workers

  • Work alone or in groups; may direct the work of a small number of individuals in the field

  • Walk on uneven and sometimes steep terrain in a variety of plant communities and landforms. On occasion, ability to excavate, using hand tools, soil pits to a depth of 18 inches. Ability to conduct field surveys wearing a backpack or carry up to 20 pounds of gear during field surveys.

What You Must Have

  • BS in Botany, Biology, or Ecology

  • 3+ years of experience conducting botanical surveys and wetland delineations.

  • Must have valid driver’s license and successfully pass a Motor Vehicle Records (MVR) check.

What We’d Like You to Have

  • MS in Botany, Biology, or Ecology

  • California Rapid Assessment Method (CRAM) trained

  • Knowledge of special-status plant species and wetland guidance and regulations

  • Strong knowledge of California flora and taxonomy

  • Experience using dichotomous keys and applying federal, state, and local agency guidelines to identify plant specimens, vegetation communities, and wetland types.

  • Construction monitoring experience

  • Experience managing or leading staff in biological or wetland projects

  • 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

  • Ability to be flexible to handle multiple priorities and to work limited overtime as necessary

  • Familiarity with GPS mapping technology

  • Must have valid driver’s license and successfully pass a Motor Vehicle Records

This is an outstanding opportunity to work with talented and passionate individuals and to grow with a firm that believes in nurturing talent and developing long-term career success. ICF is a purpose driven company with a strong culture and underlying values that prize diversity, opportunity, equality, and respect. Our core values include Embracing Differences, and we seek candidates who are passionate about building a culture that encourages, embraces, and hires dimensions of differences.

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.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email 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:  Know Your Rights and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Pay Range - There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final pay for a position, including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and competencies that align to the specified role, geographic location, education and certifications as well as contract provisions regarding labor categories that are specific to the position. The pay range for this position is:

$58,520.00 - $99,484.00

Sacramento, CA (CA82)


Who is ICF?

A global consulting and technology services company with approximately 9,000 employees, but we are not your typical consultants.

Join our talent network

ICF is growing, and we add new open roles to our site regularly. If you're waiting for that perfect opportunity at ICF or want an inside look at what it's like to do world-changing work, join our talent network to stay updated.