Wages range from $22 to $23 per hour
We train and promote from within
Under the supervision of a botany crew leader, the successful applicants will conduct botanical surveys on SPI forests located throughout northern & central California. Qualified applicants must be able to collect detailed field data, work in remote field locations, hike steep slopes over uneven terrain, and work full days in all types of weather. Transportation from the base location to the field is provided.Duties include, but are not limited to
• Navigating forest roads & terrain using digital and hard copy maps.
• Recording geologic, topographic, and habitat site characteristics.
• Plant ID of CA flora to family, genus, and species.
• Survey proposed timber harvest areas and other special projects for rare plant species & collect supporting documentation and vouchers.Qualifications
• College coursework in botany, biology, forestry, or related natural resource field. Coursework must include plant taxonomy or plant ID.
• One season of botanical field work is desirable, but not required.
• Ability to ID plant species in the North Coast, Klamath, Cascade, Modoc, and Sierra Nevada regions.
• Map/photo interpretation ability. Prior GPS and data recorder/tablet use desirable.
• Driver license requiredBase Locations
: Anderson, Camino, or Chico, CaliforniaThese positions will require overnight travel and work outside of the base location. Meals/lodging will be provided by Sierra Pacific Industries when assigned to work from a location other than the base location. Employees must find their own housing within the base location during their employment. Housing allowance provided.How to Apply
Apply online at: spi-ind.com/internships
Applicants must provide a cover letter and resume when submitting application.
Applications Close: February 16th 2024
Interviews will be ongoing as applications are received.
Positions may be filled prior to deadline.
Employment Period: MID-MARCH - OCTOBER 2024 (flexible start & end dates)Sierra Pacific is an (EOE) Equal Opportunity Employer, including those with a disability and veterans.About Our Company
Sierra Pacific Industries started in 1949 and has grown to be one of the largest lumber and millwork producers in the U.S., employing over 6,000 crew members. Sierra Pacific continues to be a company where its employees are proud to work at state-of-the-art facilities and others strive to become part of the team.
We are a third generation family-owned company based in Northern California. Sierra Pacific owns and sustainably manages more than 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 uses nearly 100% of every piece of wood we bring to our facilities. In fact, any small amount that isn't turned into hand-crafted doors and windows, millwork, lumber, or landscaping material is actually converted into electricity in our seven biomass-fueled power plants.
We are proud that all Sierra Pacific facilities follow our drug-free and tobacco-free policies. As part of our safety in the workplace policy, an offer of employment is subject to a negative drug screen result. We use E-verify to verify the social security number and work authorization of all newly hired employees. Sierra Pacific is an (EOE) Equal Opportunity Employer, including those with a disability and veterans.