August Employment and Events

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

Field Botany Technician (invasive plants) at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

In collaboration with the Angeles National Forest, you’ll work in a team to assist the field crew lead and director of conservation programs with invasive plant management in the Angeles National Forest. Duties include hand removal of invasive plant species, herbicide application, rugged backcountry hiking, and some GPS mapping of plant populations. Must approach all tasks with respect for natural, cultural, and fiscal resources, as well as co-workers, volunteers, partner agencies, and organizations. This is a full-time temporary position (40 hours a week for one year, with possibility of extension, starting in July or as soon as positions are filled). Learn more here.

Biological Scientist, Seed Bank Manager: Forest Service Nursery/Seed ExtractorDeadline: 09/01/2018

Overview: This position is located at a Forest Service Nursery/Seed Extractory. The incumbent is responsible for implementing seed operations and managing seed stores for reforestation and vegetation restoration activities.
Position: Biological Scientist, Seed Bank Manager
Location: Camino, CA
Compensation: GS-0401-07/09 PFT
Who may apply: Open to all.

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The vacancy announcement for this position will be posted in the USAJOBS Website

The Humboldt-Toiyabe (H-T) National Forest, Santa Rosa Ranger District Zone Botanist position

GS-0430-07/09/11 with a target series and grade of GS-0430-11
Series/Grade: GS-0430-07/09/11
Title: Zone Botanist
Duty Station: Winnemucca, Nevada with possible alternative locations in Elko or Wells.
Tour of Duty: Permanent – Full Time
Housing: Not available
Email completed Outreach Notice Form to: Joe Garrotto District Ranger, at Please reply by August 15, 2018.
PhD research assistantship in the Department of Entomology/Nematology at the University of Florida
Position: PhD research assistantship
Location: The student will be located at the main campus of UF in Gainesville, Florida. Gainesville is a lively college town offering a strong arts and music scene along with plentiful outdoor recreation activities. UF was recently ranked in the top 10 public universities in the U.S., and UF’s Department of Entomology and Nematology was rated best in the world in 2017.
Deadline: 08/31/2018.

A PhD research assistantship in the Department of Entomology/Nematology at the University of Florida is available starting spring semester 2019 in the laboratory of Dr. Rachel Mallinger. The successful candidate will conduct research on blueberry pollination ecology in collaboration with Dr. Patricio Munoz and the Blueberry Breeding and Genomics Lab at UF. Potential research topics include investigating variation in pollinator visitation across blueberry genotypes, determining the role of floral traits in mediating pollinator attraction, and evaluating factors that influence pollination success including farm size, farm management, or pollinator behavior. The student will join a growing and active research group, and will have the opportunity to engage in extension with Florida blueberry growers.  Learn more here.


August 26-30, 2018
  Association of Zoological Horticulture Annual Conference, Winnipeg, Canada. For more information, click here.

September 13-14, 2018  
State of the World’s Fungi Symposium, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. More information here.

October 23-25, 2018  Natural Areas Conference, “Building Resilience: The Future of Natural Areas”.  Indiana Memorial Union, Bloomington, Indiana. More info here.

SAVE THE DATE May 2-4, 2019, CPC National Meeting at the Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe Illinois. More information.

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