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Default Seasonal Botany Survey Technician

At Sierra Pacific Industries, we understand our greatest strength is the people who choose to build a career with us.

And, what does it mean to be part of the Sierra Pacific family? It means you are a valued team member and part of a growing third-generation family-owned forest products company built on hard work, innovation, and wise investments.

With over 5,000 crew members in over 30 states, Sierra Pacific offers many opportunities for personal and professional growth; from entry-level to skilled trades, from truck drivers to sales managers, from foresters to engineers – for everyone! We invite you to learn more about our history, our 2 million acres of forestlands, and our state-of-the-art wood product and window manufacturing facilities at

Under the supervision of a botany crew leader, the successful applicants will survey plants on SPI forests. These detailed surveys will be conducted in various vegetation types throughout northern & central CA so the Botanical Survey Technicians must be willing to travel. The qualified applicants must be able to work in remote field locations, hike steep slopes over rocky ground, and be willing to work full days in all types of weather. Transportation from the base location to the field is provided.

About The Position

• Navigating forest roads & terrain using digital and hard copy maps
• Measuring/recording topographic & geological characteristics of a site
• Plant ID of CA flora to family, genus, and species
• Survey proposed timber harvest areas for rare plant species & collect supporting documentation and vouchers

• College coursework in botany, biology, forestry, or related natural resource field. Coursework must include plant taxonomy or plant ID. Desirable coursework includes general botany/biology, plant ecology, soil science, geology, and plant physiology.
• One season of botanical field work is desirable, but not required.
• Ability to ID plant species in the Klamath, Cascade, and Sierra Nevada regions.
• Map/photo interpretation ability. Prior GPS and data recorder/tablet use desirable.
• Driver license required.

How To Apply
If you are qualified and would like to apply, please send a cover letter referencing the location and position and a resume by March 5, 2019 to:

Sierra Pacific Industries
Jennifer Podva, Human Resources
PO Box 496014
Redding, CA 96049

Interested in SPI, but not this job? Look for future openings at:

About Our Company
Sierra Pacific Industries is a third generation family-owned company based in Northern California. Sierra Pacific owns and sustainably manages nearly 2 million acres of timberland in California and Washington. We are growing forests for our future, planting over 6 million new trees every year. Our forests are managed under a 100-year plan by Registered Professional Foresters, Wildlife Biologists, Botanists, and other professionals.
Sierra Pacific effectively utilize nearly 100% of every piece of wood we bring to our mills. In fact, the small amount that isn’t turned into windows, millwork, lumber, or landscaping material is actually converted into electricity in our seven biomass-fueled power plants.
As part of our safety in the workplace policy, an offer of employment is subject to a negative drug screen result. We are also proud that all Sierra Pacific facilities follow our tobacco-free policy. We verify the social security number of all newly hired employees. Sierra Pacific is an (EOE) Equal Opportunity Employer, including those with a disability and veterans.
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