Botanist/Plant Ecologist Resource Assistant – REMOTE – Milwaukee, WI

Start/End Dates: February 5, 2024 – September 30, 2024

Compensation: $650 per week + $1000 monthly for housing

Medical insurance provided on request.

Application Due: October 31, 2023 

This position is a remote, work from home opportunity. 

The Resource Assistants Program seeks to engage ethnically and racially diverse young professionals in natural resource careers. You must be:

  • a U.S. citizen or legal resident.
  • a college graduate.

Please Apply Here

Position Description: 

As a Botanist, the RA will be providing much needed strategic thinking and support in launching our operations in the newly established Eastern Planning Service Group. This organization will be providing land management plan revision services to the Eastern and Southern Regions following the complex 2012 Planning Rule. 

  • The RA will grow expertise in botany and plant ecology to serve on virtual teams that are developing *how* we’re going to establish more consistent and effective approaches to plan revision. 
  • Opportunity to travel for team building or provide support to the first national forests that will be revising may be possible.


  • Serving on a team to develop assignments related to plan revision programs of work.
  • Completing assignments through the guidance of the supervisor to support program development in the botany or plant ecology programs. 
  • Networking with other professionals to develop solutions and integrate them into a project management approach. 
  • Create clear and concise documents to support program development or fit into the plan revision process.


  • Major studies relevant to this position include Botany or plant science/ecology, environmental science with a plant ecology focus. 
  • Critical thinking, good teamwork, problem solving, positive attitude, sound decision making, an openness and enthusiasm to learn, innovation/creativity.
  • Research on teams to solve problems, seasonal work on national forests, leading or participating on field crews. 
  • Some experience in either botany/plant ecology either through academic or work experience will likely be key to success.

Direct Hire Authority (DHA)

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EEO Statement

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