Month: May 2022

Southwest Conservation Corps

Southwest Conservation Corps Wants YOU!Empowering individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities and the environment, Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) operates conservation service programs across that engage youth, young adults and veterans on public lands in Colorado. SCC works to foster inclusive opportunities and collaborative partnerships for positive growth through development of knowledge, leadership, and compassion towards our lands and communities. We do this work primarily partnering with AmeriCorps to host opportunities where members are able to gain valuable experience and certifications in the fields of resource management, conservation,SCC is looking to fill the last few spots left for the 2022 season and we wanted to share these roles with you! If you’re interested in a summer or long term position in gorgeous Colorado learning trail building, rock work, chainsaw use, invasive species removal, and making a positive impact on our public lands, keep on reading! If you’re further along in your career, we do have staff and leader roles available throughout the year!Dates: May 30th to Mid-November, Shorter (Summer or Fall only) terms availableLocation: Durango or Salida, COStipend: $400/weekAges: 18 – 30Benefits: AmeriCorps Education Award of at least $1,374.60 (Value will change depending on length of service), Food provided while in the field, uniform shirts, personal protective equipment. Wilderness First Aid & CPR/AED certification + the opportunity for other Industry Recognized Certifications, dependent availability 

As a Conservation Crew Member with Southwest Conservation Corps, you will find yourself traversing remote mountain landscapes, exploring the wilderness, and learning how to function as a cohesive group throughout the beautiful state of Colorado! The expedition style of our program allows crews to obtain proficiency in crew dynamics, project logistics, and technical knowledge.Each crew consists of 6 members and 2 leaders. Crews serve and camp in either frontcountry (access to your crew vehicle and trailer), or backcountry (hiking all your supplies in with backpacks) locations. Though the exact schedule will vary, each “hitch” spent in the field will be followed by several days off— typically it’s eight days on and followed by six days off.We are currently filling the final spots on our 2022 crews! Each of these priority roles is highlighted below; please rank in order of preference when applying.No experience is necessary—learn and grow with us!!

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GMUG Veteran Fire Crew (Salida, CO)The Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC), with the partnership of the US Forest Service (USFS), and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) invites you to join the Veterans Conservation Corps for an on-the-job training experience in forestry, conservation, and fuels management. Our program seeks physically capable military Veterans between the ages of 21 – 35 who are willing to operate out of Salida, Colorado, for the duration of the term of service. The program is designed to provide recent era Veterans with the technical skill and physical ability for service in wildland firefighting and natural resource management careers. 

Women’s + Chainsaw Crew (Salida, CO)The term “Women’s +” aims to be inclusive of trans, non-binary, and genderfluid individuals, and cis women. This crew will begin their service going through chainsaw training and earning industry recognized certifications, and then putting those skills to work throughout the season with continued support and growth from crew leaders and staff. Projects include hazardous fuels reduction, corridor clearing, habitat restoration and fencing, re-vegetation and local environmental service projects. Summer only or long term (May-October) available. 

General Chainsaw Crew (Durango, CO)Whether reducing hazardous fuels on the San Juan National Forest or removing invasive trees along the Animas River in Durango, our chainsaws crews spend their season showing up where their skills are needed throughout the region! Summer only or long term (May-November) available. 

Summer Crew Members (Durango and Salida, CO)Perfect for college students or those new to this work, our Summer Crews provide a great short-term opportunity to learn many of the skills valued in the field of conservation! Projects include trail construction & maintenance, habitat improvement, hazardous fuels reduction, re-vegetation and local environmental service projects. 

Santa Fe Strike Team (Durango, CO)The Santa Fe National Forest in the Southwestern Region has 1.5 million acres of mountains, valleys and mesas with recreational and cultural experiences branching out in all directions – ruins and petroglyphs from ancient Indigenous civilizations and incredible scenic features through colorful volcanic formations, deep river gorges, and beautiful pine, fir, spruce and aspen forests. This crew is a smaller crew, 1 leader and 2 members, who will work on a variety of projects throughout the forest. Crews will work at developed recreation sites and dispersed recreation areas, perform light to moderate construction including signs, kiosks, deck repair work, roofing, etc., assist in the implementation of recreation, operation, and maintenance tasks, and complete trail projects on non-motorized trails.Please visit our careers page to submit your application! Be sure to rank your position preferences and include your dates of availability when asked.If you have questions or need help with your application, please contact ttaylor@conservationlegacy.org or ltomassini@conservationlegacy.org

Research Assistant – Arctic Eddy Covariance Flux

Research Assistant – Arctic Eddy Covariance FluxSUMMARY:We seek a Research Assistant to contribute to the establishment of a new Arctic carbon monitoring network, which will include the establishment of new eddy covariance monitoring sites across the Arctic-boreal region and coordination and support for existing flux sites. The Research Assistant will work closely with collaborators and Woodwell scientists to develop the monitoring network, including establishing new flux sites, maintaining new and existing sites, and downloading quality checking and analyzing data. This position is part of a larger project to monitor and forecast Arctic-boreal carbon fluxes. The successful candidate will work within a highly collaborative environment and be supported by a strong project team including process modelers, remote sensing experts, field scientists, a project manager, and communications and policy experts.Responsibilities:– Work closely with Project Scientists and collaborators to establish new eddy covariance flux sites and provide support for existing sites as needed to ensure data continuity and coverage– Travel internationally to establish and maintain eddy covariance flux sites for several 2-3 week-long trips per year– Assist with collection, processing, quality checking, and archiving of eddy covariance flux data– Assist with purchasing, construction, installation, and maintenance of eddy covariance and other micrometeorological instruments– Troubleshoot, maintain, and calibrate instrumentation to maximize data quality and coverage– Assist with data analysis– Coordinate with research personnel, including PIs, station managers, technicians, and research assistantsDesired Qualifications and Experience:– Bachelor’s or Masters degree in Biogeochemistry, Earth System Science, Environmental Science, Ecology, Atmospheric Science, or a related field, or equivalent experience– Experience working with and troubleshooting scientific or technical equipment– Competence with scientific computer software and basic data analysis, experience with R statistical language a plus– Experience setting up and maintaining eddy covariance instrumentation, and collecting, processing, and synthesizing eddy-covariance flux data a plus– Experience with remote power systems (solar, wind, etc.) a plus– Knowledge of Arctic carbon cycling, Arctic ecology, and/or climate change research a plus, but not required– Excellent interpersonal, teamwork, and communication skills– Valid U.S. drivers license– Excellent organization and documentation skillsApplication review will be ongoing.Desired Start Date: Start date is flexible, summer 2022.Classification and Compensation: This is a fixed-term, salaried, exempt position. The salary range is $46,000 – $60,000 depending on experience. This is a one-year fixed-term appointment, from June 13, 2022, through September 15, 2023, with the possibility to extend based on funding and performance. Woodwell offers a generous benefits package and values a healthy work life balance.Location: Based in Falmouth, Massachusetts with international field work.Application Instructions: To apply, please send your cover letter addressing your experience and qualifications in relation to the responsibilities of this position, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references as a single PDF to our careers portal. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Please type “Research Assistant – Arctic Eddy Covariance Flux” on all correspondence.Located on a 10-acre campus near the village of Woods Hole, Woodwell Climate Research Center is a private, non-profit research center. Woodwell is a leading source of climate science that drives the urgent action needed to solve climate change. Woodwell has 80+ staff members and is excited to welcome new employees to this work.Woodwell is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information. Woodwell is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at WoodwellWE NEED ALL VOICES IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGEClimate change is the greatest challenge of our lifetimes. Woodwell Climate Research Center (Woodwell) understands that the climate crisis, from causes to consequences, is inextricably linked with persistent social injustice. Effectively addressing either requires addressing both. The climate crisis demands that we bring to bear all the knowledge, expertise, innovation, and creativity that we can collectively muster, and those who have been marginalized and disproportionately impacted must be heard.The work Woodwell does—the questions we ask, the ways we seek answers, and the strategies we put forward—is stronger when shaped by a diversity of knowledge, perspectives, and experiences. We strive to welcome, respect, and amplify differing voices. We value individuals as they are, with all their differences in race, age, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, language, and mental and physical abilities.Woodwell acknowledges that our organization, and the scientific community more broadly, have a long way to go in living up to these ideals. We approach the work of improving our organization with the same ambition and commitment to systemic change that we bring to addressing climate change.We will inevitably make mistakes, but we will continue to listen, learn, and do this critical work. We understand that this work requires an ongoing commitment from each and every one of us. We are actively engaged in building and sustaining an equitable and inclusive culture within our organization, and in fostering greater diversity in climate science.

Research technician in ecological genomics

esearch technician in ecological genomicsA Research Technologist position is available at The Pennsylvania State University beginning in May 2022, with a flexible start date. The successful candidate will provide research support and perform organizational activities in the laboratory of Dr. Jesse Lasky, Assistant Professor of Biology.Apply for the position on the Penn State jobs page.The Lasky Lab uses lab and field experiments, physiology, and genomics to study how environment shapes genetic diversity of plants, with goals of learning about basic biology and informing management under environmental change. This Research Technologist will assist with research projects and perform tasks related to laboratory operations and maintenance. Under supervision of the Principal Investigator and senior lab members, the technologist will conduct a variety of routine experiments following established procedures and protocols, which may include plant phenotyping, DNA or RNA extraction, and other plant growth or molecular laboratory techniques.Responsibilities may also include:–    Data collection from field or growth chamber experiments–    Analysis of data using basic statistics–    Maintenance and organization of laboratory equipment and supplies–    Plant propagation and maintenance 

Essential functions include:–    Conducts routine experiments following appropriate protocols and procedures–    Records results and maintains accurate records of experiments–    Performs limited data interpretation and assists with basic statistics and analysis–    Maintains laboratory equipment and orders/keeps inventory of supplies–    Prepares stock solutions, reagents and other media–    Monitors plant growth, collects data or samples, and maintains records 

Hands-on laboratory experience is preferred, with expertise in more than one of the following areas: plant growth/horticulture in the field, greenhouse, growth chamber, DNA & RNA extraction, plant physiology, molecular biology and genetics, data management or statistical analysis.The successful applicant must have the ability to plan, execute, interpret, summarize, and troubleshoot independent research and collaborate effectively with members of a research team. Excellent verbal and written English communication skills are required.Additional Information: Include a cover letter that summarizes relevant experience and reasons for interest in the job, along with a CV that includes contact information for three references (name, position title, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address).Education and Experience: This position typically requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 1. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. This job will be filled as a level 1 or level 2, depending upon the successful candidate’s competencies, education, and experience.This is a limited-term appointment funded for one year from the date of hire with the possibility of extension.The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity in society and nature, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here.Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.EEO IS THE LAWPenn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.Federal Contractors Labor Law PosterPA State Labor Law Poster