We’re looking for an experienced senior botanist and/or wetlands ecologist with a background in wetland delineation and experience in regulatory permitting for a full-time managerial position in the botany group in our San Francisco Bay Area office (Los Gatos, Santa Clara County). This position offers significant opportunities for growth and potential leadership within the botany team and the Bay Area office. The anticipated pay range for this position is $90,500 – $116,000 annually. Actual compensation within the range will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
What it’s like to work with us
H. T. Harvey & Associates has a strong reputation for deep scientific expertise and a high caliber of work. When joining the company, new employees become part of a well-respected team of ecologists with unparalleled expertise with the region’s species, habitats, regulatory environment, and habitat plans. As a member of the botany group, you’ll work closely with Dr. Kelly Hardwicke, principal of the group and have opportunities to lead projects and be part of multidisciplinary project teams with wildlife and restoration ecologists as well as landscape architects.
Our scientists spend time both in the field and in the office (Los Gatos office and home offices). When in the field, you might work on plant community mapping, conduct focused or protocol rare plant surveys and wetland assessments and delineations, assess impacted ecosystems, and identify opportunities for restoration. You may also implement monitoring plans for mitigation sites and preserves, including riparian and wetland mitigation, monitoring, and long term management plans. When not doing field work, you will contribute to and write biological resource reports; prepare or assist in the preparation of mitigation, monitoring, and management plans; prepare or assist in the preparation of habitat restoration plans; and develop regulatory agency permit application packages. In addition to the tasks above, project managers and senior staff will coordinate with clients and regulatory agencies, steward acquisition of regulatory permits, and manage project staff and budgets.
What are some of the important types of projects and habitats the botany group works on?
Competencies, skills, and experience
We aim to hire team members who strive for excellence in their everyday work and who are interested in continually improving their scientific knowledge and collaborating with experts in other fields of ecology. Those who want to join our company at the managerial level should have both a strong relevant scientific background and prior applicable experience. Other core competencies include curiosity and a commitment to continual learning.
In addition to strong technical expertise, we seek team members with a combination of some or all of the following:
If you don’t have all the items above, but have experience with a good portion of them, we still welcome you to submit your application so we can learn more about you and see if it’s a good fit!
A few other nitty gritty details
This position requires the future employee to:
How to apply
To start the application process, please submit your resume and a cover letter through our applicant portal. In your cover letter please share your thoughts about what gets you blooming about plants, why you want to work for us, or what you want to get out of your next position, or whatever else you’d like to share that isn’t obvious from your resume.
Ultimately, we’ll ask for references and potentially a work sample and academic transcripts, but if you don’t have them handy now, they can be submitted later.
Please combine your cover letter and resume into one file and apply through our applicant portal here.
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