Month: April 2021

Ecological Monitoring Positions in Las Cruces with Southwest Conservation Corps and Bureau of Land Managemen

Southwest Conservation Corps is currently accepting applications for Ecological Monitoring crew leaders and members in Las Cruces, NM.

Crew Leader
Number of Positions:  3
Location: Las Cruces BLM District Office in New Mexico
Program Dates:
1 position: July 5, 2021 to July 1, 2022 (52 weeks)
2 positions: July 5, 2021 to February 18, 2022 (33 weeks)
Salary:  $685/week
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.

Crew Member
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.

Thank you,

IMMEDIATE HIRE – Northern Spotted Owl Crew Surveyor

From: Turnstone Jobs <jobs@turnstoneenvironmental.com>
Turnstone Environmental Consultants, Inc.
IMMEDIATE HIRE – Northern Spotted Owl Crew Surveyor

Location: Southern & Western Oregon
Salary Range: $2500 to $3500 monthly (compensation may be salary or hourly)
Dates of Employment: Immediate start through June or August 31, 2021

Job Description:
Turnstone is a small, locally owned environmental consulting firm. We help our clients protect and manage shared natural resources with solutions that are practical, forward thinking, and built on a foundation of good science. We are passionate, motivated, and team-oriented professionals who all started as seasonal field technicians ourselves and now strive to be leaders in the wildlife field. Turnstone is currently seeking to fill surveyor positions based out of the Medford area & western Oregon. These are a full-time, temporary-seasonal position, with surveyor duties including, but not limited to:

  *   Conduct broadcast surveys for northern spotted owls; identify, record, and map locations of spotted owls and other owl and raptor species including barred owls, great horned owls, northern pygmy owls, and northern goshawks
  *   Conduct daytime surveys after spotted owl detections in order to locate nests and determine nesting status
  *   Significant job-related travel, including nighttime travel on unpaved forest roads
  *   Record clear, concise, and accurate field data
  *   Communicate clearly with crew leader, project manager, and landowners
Housing is available from April to June with extended work of July and August requiring extensive camping for positions in the Medford area. Field vehicles will be provided unless employees choose to use a personal vehicle for reimbursement. CDC recommended COVID safety guidelines will be observed. Salary range is roughly equivalent to $14-20/hour. Salary will be based on experience as position and location is outlined. Other survey locations are distributed throughout Oregon and will require significant travel. Please indicate your willingness to travel, and any limits or strong preference for general location in your cover letter.

Announcements will remain open until the position is filled.

Minimum Requirements:
A minimum of one year of field survey experience is required. Spotted owl experience is strongly preferred but may not be required if applicant has avian or other relevant field experience. Having a B.S. degree in wildlife biology or related field is required for crew leads. The successful applicant will possess the following characteristics:

  *   Strong data collection skills
  *   Comfortable with a schedule that may include night, day or split shifts which typically range between 9-12 hours per shift
  *   Flexible, detail-oriented, resourceful, and comfortable working independently or as part of a team of peers
  *   Integrity, quality and accuracy in adhering to scientific protocols
  *   Consistent record of working in a safe and efficient manner
  *   Good physical fitness and the ability to hike off trail in steep and/or brushy conditions, sometimes in the dark and/or in inclement weather
  *   Excellent field skills: orienteering, GPS, map reading skills
  *   Ability to operate 4WD vehicles and navigate forest roads of various conditions
  *   Good vision and hearing
  *   Comfortable using electronic (PDF) data forms and Adobe Reader
  *   A solid sense of humor and joy of working in an outdoor setting
Successful candidates will gain outstanding experience in field ornithology, endangered species surveys, advanced field skills, and get a chance to see what a lifelong career in environmental consulting could look like, all while working closely with a diverse team of other motivated folks in the beautiful Pacific Northwest!
To Apply:
To apply, please complete an application through the employment section of our website under the Northern Spotted Owl Crew Leads & Surveyors post. Emailed applications will not be accepted.

Company website: Turnstone Environmental

Alaska Field Technician Position

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 (rbneum@uw.edu) 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.

Nyholm lab

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 derrick.kamp@uconn.edu