Job– Botanist/Plant Ecologist (CA)

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WRA, Inc. is an environmental consulting firm with offices in San Rafael, Fort Bragg, and Los Angeles, California.  For over 30 years, WRA has provided outstanding ecological and design expertise to develop successful
solutions for our clients.  We employ experts in the fields of plant,
wildlife, and wetland ecology, GIS, CEQA/NEPA and landscape architecture.

We are looking for energetic, career-minded botanists/plant ecologists to join us on a full-time basis in our San Rafael office. We currently have entry-level openings and are looking for someone with experience in California plant, vegetation, and wetland identification.  Southern California and desert experience is preferred, but not required.  The work that this position entails is varied and may include environmental compliance (CEQA, wetland delineation and permitting), mitigation and conservation banking/planning, rare plant surveys, and restoration planning.
Experience in these areas is preferred, but not required.

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher in biology with an emphasis in botany or plant ecology.  Desired qualifications include:
education and experience in California plant taxonomy and surveys, habitat/association mapping, environmental impact analysis, permit preparation, and mitigation analysis.  Demonstrable technical writing ability and excellent communication skills are essential.

We offer an excellent salary and benefits package and a positive, progressive work environment. Our employment package includes medical, dental, and 401K with generous match.  More information about WRA and our areas of expertise can be found at http://www.wra-ca.com.

Interested candidates should respond by e-mailing your cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts, and three references to info@wra-ca.com and reference “Botanist / Plant Ecologist.”  Please also reference where you heard about the position.  WRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.  Close date for submission of application materials is March 1, 2013.