Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC

  • MRC - Botanist, Lead

    Job Locations US-CA-Ukiah
    Job ID 2019-1482
  • Overview

    Mendocino Redwood Company is hiring a Lead Botanist for our Ukiah Forest office. Under the supervision of the Director, Forest Sciences, the Lead Botanist  will be responsible for conducting rare plant surveys, mitigation monitoring, preparing survey reports, consulting with Federal and State agencies, and preparing annual rare plant reports for the Mendocino Redwood Company, LLC, which operates on approximately 230,000 acres of privately owned and managed forest lands in Mendocino and Sonoma Counties, CA.


    This position is responsible for knowing rare plant survey protocols, departmental Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and proper safety procedures associated with assigned tasks, and is capable of training Botany Technicians in the proper survey techniques.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    • Coordinate, schedule, and conduct all rare plant surveys, mitigation monitoring, and habitat analyses required by the Forest Sciences and Forestry departments;
    • Prepare data summaries, and related tables, figures and graphs;
    • Complete survey reports documenting data results and, where appropriate, management mitigation recommendations;
    • Effectively present the results of rare plant surveys in both private and public forums;
    • Capable of training technicians on navigating company property, SOPs, and safety procedures;
    • Prepare annual work plans and budget forecasts;
    • Work alone or with small groups in remote areas;
    • Safely navigate steep and difficult terrain and work in inclement weather.


    • Bachelor's degree (B.S. or B.A.) from a four-year college or university in Botany, Biology, Forestry, Natural Resources, or related field; and a minimum of 6 months related experience and/or training in rare plant surveys.
    • Knowledge of California Department of Fish and Wildlife rare plant survey protocols.
    • Knowledge of the California Environmental Quality Act.
    • Ability to use compass, topographical maps, and GPS. Experience with GIS preferred.
    • Working knowledge of MS Excel, MS Word and MS Outlook, database applications, or similar software programs.
    • Must maintain and carry a valid California driver license and remain eligible and capable of operating company vehicles including automobiles, trucks, all-terrain vehicles, and large 4-wheel drive vehicles in accordance with company policy guidelines.
    • With appropriate training, an individual must be capable of safely and effectively operating (run, maneuver, navigate and drive in various types of territory) all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) in accordance with company policy guidelines. 

    Physical Requirements

    •  The employee is frequently required to walk, sit, and communicate. The employee is frequently required to stand; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
    • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
    • Specific vision abilities required by this position include close, distance, color, peripheral, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
    • This position requires the following personal protective equipment: above ankle boots, eye protection, hearing protection, leather/rubber gloves, hard hat, and ATV helmet.
    • Position has travel requirements of a local nature (within 150 miles one way) usually by pickup truck.
    • The employee is regularly exposed to outside adverse weather and field conditions including walking in steep and difficult terrain.
    • As the employee is often required to use four-wheel drive, ATVs, and chainsaws, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles.
    • The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.
    • Position may require an irregular schedule



    Quality of work

    Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.


    Quantity of work

    Meets productivity standards; completes work in timely manner; strives to increase productivity; uses time efficiently.



    Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.



    Writes and speaks clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information; communicates efficiently with supervisor and other employees.


    Organizational Support

    Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values.


    Safety and Security

    Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions


    The Mendocino Family of Companies (Mendocino Forest Products Company, Mendocino Redwood Company, Humboldt Redwood Company, Humboldt Sawmill Company, and Allweather Wood), is a leading manufacturer and distributor of environmentally certified redwood, Douglas-fir, and preservative treated lumber products throughout California and the Western U.S. Our culture is based in environmental stewardship and community support. The company maintains Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC® C013133) certification for its forestlands, manufacturing, and distribution operations.


    Equal Opportunity Employer, Valuing Diversity of our Workforce and Offering a Drug Free


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