Updated: 07 July, 2014


Job Opportunities

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

Ecology / Botany Program Manager


Everett, Washington


Are you excited about working in a challenging, highly diverse, dynamic, urban environment?  Are you looking for opportunities to engage a variety of people and partners to explore creative ways of accomplishing and communicating the mission of the Forest Service?  Are you looking for challenges across a complex and diverse landscape?   If yes, then we have the job for you!


Located in stunning Northwest Washington, the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest (MBS) places a high value on its relationships with our public and visitors/users, other government agencies, Tribal governments, partners, and local communities.  The MBS is looking for an individual with strong ecology and botany skills to support a diverse program of work.  The forest would like someone who can help with landscape level analysis to support our vegetation management program as well as prepare the forest for forest plan revision.  In addition, the position would manage the MBS botany and invasive plant program.  Botanical skills would be a definite plus.


Major duties would include serving as the Program Manager and Staff Specialist for the Ecology and Botanical program areas with responsibility for leadership, coordination, planning, and implementation of these areas. These responsibilities include providing expert advice to Interdisciplinary Team members, Forest Supervisor, Resource Staff Officers, and District Rangers; serving as liaison between the Forest and the Regional Office; formulating and recommending local policy; representing the Forest at meetings and workshops; developing program budgets for out-year planning; serving as internal and external Forest contact for ecology and botany activities; and developing and implementing in-service training for Forest personnel.


To Show Your Interest in This Position


This is an outreach notice for a permanent, full-time position that serves as the ecologist/botanist for the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.  The duty station is in Everett, Washington and the job series is GS-0408-12.  You cannot apply for this position yet.  When ready, the vacancy announcement to apply for the position will be posted on usajobs.gov.  If you respond to this outreach, we will email you the USAJOBS link to the vacancy announcement when it is posted open for applications.


The responses to this outreach will give us an idea of interest in the position and help us determine the grade level of the position.  Please email your outreach response (see attached form) by July 14, 2014.  If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact:


The Gifford Pinchot National Forest will soon be hiring a permanent seasonal (18/8) Biological Technician (plants) to join the Gifford Pinchot National Forest Botany Program.  This position has a guarantee of 18 pay periods of full time employment each year.   Additional work beyond the 18 guaranteed periods may be offered if a need and financial resources are available.  This position will have a duty station at Mt. Adams Ranger District located in Trout Lake, Washington.  The position has a strong field component, and will work primarily across the south zone of the forest.  The position requires a valid driver’s license, and ability to work independently in all kinds of weather and terrain.

This position serves as a Biological Technician assisting the journey level Botanist assigned to the south “zone” of the forest (Mt. Adams and Mt. St. Helens Districts) with a variety of botanical duties in support of Forest activities, including data collection to support National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis, conservation of Threatened, Endangered, and Sensitive (TES) botanical species, maintenance of native plant material availability for restoration purposes, and coordination of a large invasive species control program. Major duties of the position include survey, identification, and data entry for TES plant species, invasive species, and native species for propagation; preparation of reports summarizing data and management recommendations; administration of projects, which may sometimes involve working as a Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) or inspector for contracts, and coordinating volunteers; data summarization, analysis, and mapping; environmental education, training and awareness programs ensuring that employees, volunteers, partners and others can identify target plant species; and assigned phases of program administration, contract preparation, budgeting, etc.

We are seeking an individual who has:

  • Professional knowledge of plant taxonomy in order to identify plants during field inventories and to confirm identification utilizing other resources.
  • Knowledge of basic principles, concepts and methods of forestry and biological/ecological field work for the purpose of characterization of forest and ecosystem attributes.
  • Knowledge of computer functions related to data input, retrieval, and routine analysis of data.
  • Ability to perform recurring assignments independently in both the field and the office.
  • Skill in technical writing and public speaking sufficient to complete written or verbal reports, information responses, and develop and present program recommendations.
  • A safe and professional working attitude.
  • The ability to create a work environment that respects, appreciates, and accepts the contributions and perspectives of all employees.
  • Curiosity, and enthusiasm for the natural world.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions!

Andrea Ruchty

South Zone Botanist

MS Ecology

Certified Lichenologist

Gifford Pinchot National Forest

Mt. Adams Ranger District

2455 Hwy 141

Trout Lake, WA 98650

(509) 395-3414



Fifteenmile Watershed Council, The Dalles, Oregon

Closes:  Friday, July 11, 2014


The Fifteenmile Watershed Council, in partnership with The Freshwater Trust, is currently recruiting for a seasonal staff to coordinate the FAST program.  The position will be housed at the Wasco County SWCD in The Dalles.


Complete job description and application instructions are available at:

Please contact Anna Buckley, Watershed Coordinator, at 541-296-6178 x119 oranna.buckley@or.nacdnet.net, if you have questions.

We are hiring a Range and Training Land Assessment Coordinator for Engineering and Environment, Inc. to work at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The position is basically a biologist position focused on monitoring prairie vegetation, data management/analysis, with some additional duties. It is fascinating and challenging to work in the intersection between intensive military training and sustainable land/habitat management. The job link is: https://fortress.wa.gov/esd/worksource/ShowJobDetail.aspx?JobID=3158399&SearchID=438688724&Sort=&Direction=&PageSize=25&PageIndex=0&RecordCount=1&Sender=Employment


Interested candidates can contact me with any questions.

Dan Grosboll

Integrated Training Area Management Coordinator

Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization, and Security

Attn: Range Support, ITAM

Box 339500 Mail Stop 16c

Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA 98433-9500

Phone: 253.967.1549

Cell: 360.213.7847

Fax: 253.967.4520



Internship/Seasonal Job


Portland Community College-Rock Creek Campus, Portland, Oregon
Closes:  Application review will begin Monday, July 14, 2014Location: 17705 NW Springville Road, Portland, OR  97229 

Dates of Service: September 8, 2014-July 31, 2015 -1700 hours over 11 months

The Learning Garden Educator will support the campus Sustainability Office by leading educational activities for the Learning Garden, solid waste, recycling and composting efforts, and other related sustainability projects.

The Learning Garden includes 51 raised beds (for food service and community members), two acres for row crops, a cob tool shed with solar powered irrigation, earthen oven with a green roof, fruit trees, blueberries, plots for an organic gardening class and the childcare center, plus public art pieces throughout. Recruiting, training and supervising service learning students, PCC club members, community and PCC volunteers in support of the garden, will be a key component of the job. Additionally, the Learning Garden Educator will lead efforts to develop new hunger relief efforts and expand the Learning Garden’s impact.

This position is offered through Oregon State Service Corps.

CONTACT: Elaine Cole, Sustainability Coordinator, 971-722-7655, elaine.cole16@pcc.edu

City of Portland Parks & Recreation, Portland, Oregon
Closes:   Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Tree Plan Coordinator will promote education and awareness around the urban forest while coordinating stewardship events with new and existing volunteers. The coordinator will also promote the involvement of low-income and low-canopy neighborhoods in the Street Tree Inventory. Since Urban Forestry operates many of its education and outreach programs at the neighborhood-level, we think it would be great to see some applicants who are already involved with their neighborhoods at a grassroots-level. There’s plenty of support available from the supervisor and staff, and the service member even has the opportunity to serve on the Education and Outreach Committee of the Urban Forestry Commission, helping to plan Arbor Month and additional educational events.


Those selected for the 10-month position will receive a living stipend and be eligible for an education award scholarship. Service members may be eligible for food stamps, childcare stipend, medical insurance, and other benefits. Unlike other AmeriCorps programs, there is NO age-limit associated with this position.

A complete job description and application instructions are available at:
Confluence Environmental Center – Confluence AmeriCorps Positions