Southwest Conservation Corps is currently accepting applications for Ecological Monitoring crew leaders and members in Las Cruces, NM.
Number of Positions: 3
Location: Las Cruces BLM District Office in New Mexico
1 position: July 5, 2021 to July 1, 2022 (52 weeks)
2 positions: July 5, 2021 to February 18, 2022 (33 weeks)
Benefits: Paid training; camping food allowance ($13/day via company credit card); health benefits package
Hiring Benefits: Public Land Corps hiring authority: eligible to use, for two years upon completion of term, a noncompetitive hiring status for consideration when applying to competitive service positions for a federal agency.
Number of Positions: 6
Location: Las Cruces, NM
Living Stipend: $520/week
Benefits: Paid training; camping food allowance ($13/day via company credit card); AmeriCorps Education Award of $3,907.50 upon satisfactory completion of term
Hiring Benefits: Public Land Corps hiring authority: eligible to use, for two years upon completion of term, a noncompetitive hiring status for consideration when applying to competitive service positions for a federal agency. See below. Must be under age 31 upon issue of certificate.
Program Dates: July 12 – December 17, 2021
Crews will conduct vegetation monitoring using the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Terrestrial Assessment, Inventory, & Monitoring (AIM) methodology. More information on the BLM’s AIM strategy can be found on the AIM website: BLM AIM. Crews will consist of three individuals: two crew members and one crew lead. Together, they will monitor land health on BLM lands including National Monument lands, vegetation treatments, rangeland allotments, or reference areas using AIM methodology.
Within all plots, the crew will identify vegetation to species, gather species cover and composition data using line-point intercept and gap measurements, measure soil stability, and describe the site and soil pits. All data will be georeferenced using a GPS unit and stored in an ArcGIS geodatabase. Data are entered into a database on site with ruggedized tablets and are further analyzed and, at the end of the season, synthesized into various reports for future land management planning. The crew may also have the opportunity to assist with other public land management projects involving wildlife, range, and forestry.
Subject: Alaska Field Technician Position
The Hydro-Biogeochemical Research Group at the University of Washington is looking to fill a paid summer field technician position.
Starting in late May 2021, the hydro-biogeochemistry group at UW in Seattle (UW Hydro-biogeochemistry Opportunities) has an opening for a summer field technician. The technician will be working at two field sites located in Alaska “one in Fairbanks and one in Kenai” on a project investigating methane production and methane oxidation in permafrost thaw bogs. The project is focused on advancing understanding of how permafrost landscapes in Northern latitudes affect, and are affected by, climatic change. The site in Fairbanks is in the Bonanza Creek LTER research forest and is part of the Alaska Peatland Experiment (APEX). The site in Kenai is in Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. The technician will live in Fairbanks over the summer in supplied housing and travel back and forth to the two field sites by car. All travel, including flights to Alaska (if needed) and transportation while in Alaska, are paid for by the program. Position responsibilities include assisting the field efforts of a graduate student researcher, making various routine measurements (e.g., gas flux, well elevations, water levels, active layer depth, etc.), overseeing performance and troubleshooting of an automated belowground root imaging and oxygen sensor network, and carrying heavy loads of equipment to and from the site (~1 mile distance).
If you are interested, please contact Rebecca Neumann (email@example.com) with:
1) A cover letter expressing why you are interested and qualified for the position
2) A CV or resume
3) Names and contact information of three individuals able to provide a letter of recommendation.
The Nyholm Lab in Molecular and Cell Biology is looking for some help taking care of our squid this fall! This would involve monitoring water quality, feeding squid/shrimp, and sometimes going into the field to catch shrimp. We will teach you everything you need to know on the job. It’s a great opportunity to work hands-on with animals. This is a volunteer position, BUT if you are eligible for work study, we can hire you through the work study program so you can be paid for this work.
To apply, fill out this Google form by end of day, April 28, 2021: https://forms.gle/YBijHc6TexPrFYNp9
If you are interested in the lab’s research, you can learn more at our site this here: https://nyholmlab.uconn.edu/
If you have any questions, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org