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Ecological and Vegetation Monitoring Crew Members (8) – Las Cruces or Carlsbad, NM

Vegetation & Ecological Monitoring with

the Bureau of Land Management

and Southwest Conservation Corps

Position Title: Crew Member (Botany or Soils Emphasis)

Position Type: Full-time, temporary, 23 weeks

Location: Las Cruces, NM or Carlsbad, NM

Living Stipend: $520/week

Benefits: Paid training; camping food allowance; AmeriCorps Education Award of $2,907.50 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.

Program Dates: July 16 Ãf¢ÒÂEURҔ December 18, 2020

Southwest Conservation CorpsÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s Mission

It is the mission of the Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) to empower individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities, and the environment. For more information, visit https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sccorps.org%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C1c98b425f8714e78ad8c08d7d6e63cbd%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637214156675282743&sdata=0kEx4dyhOm18GgWhL5LyqoUWZsuh9gNUocpueyC38f8%3D&reserved=0.

Program Overview:

Participants will manage all aspects of vegetation monitoring using the Bureau of Land ManagementÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s (BLM) Assessment, Inventory, & Monitoring (AIM) methodology. More information on the BLMÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s AIM strategy can be found on the AIM website: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Faim.landscapetoolbox.org%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C1c98b425f8714e78ad8c08d7d6e63cbd%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637214156675292738&sdata=uG6Yum5hoI8Gi%2Fy%2FbTKy3X18cEjIMjPfIM7t1%2FoG%2Bp8%3D&reserved=0. Crews will consist of three or four individuals: two or three crew members and one crew lead. Together, they will monitor land health on BLM lands.

Within all plots, vegetation will be identified to species, line-point intercept will be used to gather species cover and composition data, soil stability will be measured, and soil pit descriptions will be completed. 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 for later use by land management specialists. The crew may also have the opportunity to assist with other public land management projects involving wildlife, range, and forestry, if time allows.

Work will be completed in remote areas on BLM lands. Crews will be required to drive to several different areas of the Field or District Office throughout a four- to eight-day work week (Ãf¢ÒÂEURÃ’ÂoehitchÃf¢ÒÂEURҝ), camp overnight, hike several miles a day, and return to the office for equipment and data management.

Botany Crew MemberÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s Responsibilities

Provides botanical expertise to the Crew Lead and Soils Crew Member while on plot, as well as to the project as a whole; completes the species inventory the majority of the time. Maintains and tracks botanical specimens of known and unknown species throughout the field season and keep records updated as needed. Continues to learn the local flora from the crew lead and local resources and builds botanical knowledge. Botany Crew Member should be passionate about the botanical world and have a willingness to share that knowledge with the Crew Lead and fellow Soils Crew Member. Botany Crew Member is expected to learn and assist with all of the Soils Crew MemberÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s responsibilities.

Soils Crew MemberÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s Responsibilities

Provides expertise on soils and soils-forming mechanisms that occur on and near plot to help characterize the site. Soils Crew Member will either perform or verify every soil pit characterization completed on plot, namely, soil horizons and textures. Works closely with Crew Lead to discuss and come to consensus on which ecological site or soil series the plot falls on. May maintain specimens and records of unique soils throughout the field office to develop and maintain a unique soil library for the field office. Provides guidance on soil texturing techniques to Crew Lead and fellow Botany Crew Member. Soils Crew Member is expected to learn and assist with all of the Botany Crew MemberÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s responsibilities.

Minimal Qualifications:

– College coursework (2 years, at minimum) in ecology, botany, plant ecology, plant biology, plant systematics, soils science, geology, horticulture, natural resource management, environmental science, or a related field;

o OR previous college- or professional-level experience in the above fields, plus familiarity with data collection and sound science principles

– Eligible to accept a 900-hour service term with Americorps

o Aged between 21 and 30 (civilian) or 35 (veteran) years upon hire

o With U.S. Citizenship or Lawful Permanent Residence and associated identification, including an image of a signed social security card AND another acceptable primary form of documentation – Ability to produce identification as stipulated by I-9 upon hire

– Valid US driver’s license and insurable driving record

– Ability to pass Conservation LegacyÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s and the Department of InteriorÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s background checks – Experience working as part of a small team and able to work well with others

o Excellent communication, organizational, and planning skills.

– Experience with and knowledge of Microsoft Suite Software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) or other data-collection software

– Self-motivated and able to work independently with limited supervision after the initial training period. The applicant must be able to maneuver and operate in a mixture of office and field work.

– Physically capable of standing and walking (at a minimum 6 miles/day on rough, uneven terrain), bending, crouching and stooping for long periods of time, and lifting/carrying items that weigh up to 40 pounds, in upwards of 100 degree (F) heat while maintaining a professional demeanor.

– Experience and willingness to spending multiple days (1-6 days at a time) car-camping in remote areas; familiarity or willingness to learn and adhere to best practices for field safety and Leave No Trace principles.

– Willingness to spend several hours per day and/or per week riding in, navigating, and driving a company truck on- and off-highway.

– Ability to work in and respond to adverse weather conditions including extreme heat, monsoonal rains, and hazardous wildlife (i.e. rattlesnakes, scorpions, biting/stinging insects, horses)

– Current or ability to obtain CPR, Wilderness First Aid, and Defensive Driver Training certificates

Preferred Qualifications (Botany Emphasis):

– College graduate (BachelorÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s, MasterÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s) with degree in ecology, botany, plant ecology, plant biology, plant systematics, horticulture, natural resource management, environmental science, or a related field.

– At least 1 to 2 years of experience using taxonomic keys to identify plants to species in the field, from photos, and from pressed specimens.

Ãf’Ò· Familiarity with Colorado/New Mexico flora in general and AckerfieldÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s Flora of Colorado/Flora Neomexicana III is preferred.

Ãf’Ò· Experience with floras from adjacent states to Colorado or New Mexico

Ãf’Ò· Experience working in regions with high floristic diversity

– Experience or interest in large scale, spatially-balanced monitoring designs

– Experience with handheld GPS units and External GNSS GPS antennae and basic troubleshooting

– Experience with ArcGIS Online interface

Ãf’Ò· Knowledge of downloading, using, and syncing ArcGIS Online Maps

– Experience safely operating 4WD trucks on paved and unpaved roads, often in remote areas on unimproved roads and driving for extended periods (2-3 hours at a time).

– Experience working or recreating in rangeland

Preferred Qualifications (Soils Emphasis): – Experience or education using taxonomic soil keys or equivalent mechanism to identify ecological sites

Ãf’Ò· Familiarity with New Mexico soils

Ãf’Ò· Experience hand texturing various types of soils

Ãf’Ò· Experience digging quality soil pits to characterize and document all horizons

Ãf’Ò· Experience using soil series descriptions, web soil survey, or equivalent soil datasets

– Experience or interest in large scale, spatially-balanced monitoring designs, and how extensive sampling can augment the precision of soil maps

– Experience with handheld GPS units and External GNSS GPS antennae and basic troubleshooting

– Experience with ArcGIS Online interface

Ãf’Ò· Knowledge of downloading, using, and syncing ArcGIS Online Maps

– Experience safely operating 4WD trucks on paved and unpaved roads, often in remote areas on unimproved roads, and driving for extended periods (2-3 hours at a time).

– Experience working or recreating in rangeland

Public Land Corps:

The Public Land Corps program provides the opportunity for young people between the ages of 16 and 30 years to work on conservation projects on public lands. Participants must successfully complete 640 hours that include at least 120 hours on federal lands through the PLC. PLC members are not federal government employees, but those who successfully complete the PLC requirements are then eligible to use, for two years, a noncompetitive hiring status for consideration when applying to competitive service positions. https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.blm.gov%2Fcareers%2Fstudents-and-grads%2Fpublic-lands-corps&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C1c98b425f8714e78ad8c08d7d6e63cbd%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637214156675292738&sdata=MqoHJle8QyfQtEhwfRo%2FL%2BlIkPtma0qiKoE8DEN0y5I%3D&reserved=0

To apply, go to page: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsccorps.org%2Fsmall-teams&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C1c98b425f8714e78ad8c08d7d6e63cbd%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637214156675292738&sdata=ZaEb4uS%2FQlQOjweY7D0j%2FPES4d3Ale1eR1ZyVTWs4cM%3D&reserved=0

Scroll and follow the link for this position to the electronic application.

Application requires a cover letter, resume/CV, and screening questions.

SCC offers several Ecological Monitoring crew positions across Colorado and New Mexico. PLEASE SPECIFICALLY MENTION AND RANK LOCATIONS ON INTEREST. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so please apply promptly.

Feel free to reach out to Ecological Monitoring Coordinator Cassandra Owen at cowen@conservationlegacy.org with questions.

Direct link to application: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsccorps-openhire.silkroad.com%2Fepostings%2Findex.cfm%3Ffuseaction%3Dapp.jobinfo%26jobid%3D2080%26source%3DONLINE%26JobOwner%3D992385%26company_id%3D16984%26version%3D1%26byBusinessUnit%3D%26bycountry%3D%26bystate%3D%26byRegion%3D%26bylocation%3D%26keywords%3D%26byCat%3D%26proximityCountry%3D%26postalCode%3D%26radiusDistance%3D%26isKilometers%3D%26tosearch%3Dno%26city%3D&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C1c98b425f8714e78ad8c08d7d6e63cbd%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637214156675292738&sdata=zQNeyDa2UYUp7IV38UPz2PdlKUEHXNfZz5iaWTotKIs%3D&reserved=0

Ecological and Vegetation Monitoring Crew Leaders (4) – Las Cruces or Carlsbad, NM

 Ecological & Vegetation Monitoring with

the Bureau of Land Management

and Southwest Conservation Corps

Position Title: Crew Leader

Position Type: Full-time, temporary, 52 or 33 weeks

Number of Positions: 4

Location: Las Cruces, NM (52 or 33 weeks)

Carlsbad, NM (52 weeks)

Salary: $685/week

Benefits: Paid training; camping food allowance; 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.

Program Dates: Las Cruces: July 6, 2020 Ãf¢ÒÂEURҔ July 2, 2021 (52 weeks)

or July 6, 2020 Ãf¢ÒÂEURҔ Feb 19, 2021 (33 weeks)

Carlsbad: Approx. June 22, 2020 Ãf¢ÒÂEURҔ approx. June 18, 2021 (52 weeks)

Southwest Conservation CorpsÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s Mission

It is the mission of the Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) to empower individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities, and the environment. For more information, visit https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sccorps.org%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C1c98b425f8714e78ad8c08d7d6e63cbd%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637214156675292738&sdata=oC0%2BPlq6jU%2BgdIgIUG7YyT1eTLyx2KJMdMesKGkV%2F6E%3D&reserved=0.

Program Overview:

Crews will manage all aspects of vegetation monitoring using the Bureau of Land ManagementÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s (BLM) Assessment, Inventory, & Monitoring (AIM) methodology. More information on the BLMÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s AIM strategy can be found on the AIM website: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Faim.landscapetoolbox.org%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C1c98b425f8714e78ad8c08d7d6e63cbd%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637214156675292738&sdata=uG6Yum5hoI8Gi%2Fy%2FbTKy3X18cEjIMjPfIM7t1%2FoG%2Bp8%3D&reserved=0. 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, vegetation will be identified to species, line-point intercept will be used to gather species cover and composition data, soil stability will be measured, and soil pit descriptions will be completed. 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 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.

Fieldwork is often in remote areas. Crews are often required to drive to several different areas of the Field or District Office throughout a four- to eight-day work week (Ãf¢ÒÂEURÃ’ÂoehitchÃf¢ÒÂEURҝ), camp overnight, share camp meals and chores, hike several miles per day, and return to the office for equipment and data management.

Crew LeadÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s Responsibilities

Supports and manages the field crewÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s safety, wellbeing, and development. Consistently exercises discretion and judgment. Coordinates field logistics, scheduling, crew tasks, and management of the crewÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s equipment. Provides/asks for feedback to/from crew members regarding performance.

Is the primary contact between the crew and the SCC supervisor/BLM staff. Completes necessary administrative paperwork. Before, during, and after field data collection, the lead is responsible for the organization and quality control of all AIM data collected in both DIMA and ArcGIS.

The crew lead will analyze, interpret, or make deductions for varying data, and will be required report data to various BLM offices and stakeholders. Written reports will be completed and involve the presentation of scientific data and pre/post treatment analysis.

The crew lead should be passionate about sound science principles, be an advocate for the AIM program in the field office, and have a willingness to learn about how AIM data could be used in range, forestry, fire and wildlife programs within the BLM. The crew lead should be passionate about facilitating the crew membersÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm) experience similarly.

Minimal Qualifications:

– College Graduate (BachelorÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s, at minimum) with degree in ecology, botany, range science, soil science, wildlife biology, natural resource management, conservation biology, or a related field.

Ãf’Ò· OR previous experience performing AIM methodology

– Aged at least 21 years upon hire – Ability to produce identification as stipulated by I-9 upon hire

– Valid US driver’s license and insurable driving record

– Ability to pass Conservation LegacyÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s and the Department of InteriorÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s background checks

– Experience with and knowledge of Microsoft Suite Software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) or other data-collection software

– Self-motivated and able to work independently with limited supervision after the initial training period. The applicant must be able to maneuver and operate in a mixture of office and fieldwork.

– Willing to empower crew members to improve in performing their responsibilities.

– Physically capable of standing and walking (at a minimum 6 miles/day on rough, uneven terrain), bending, crouching and stooping for long periods of time, and lifting/carrying items that weigh up to 40 pounds, in upwards of 100 degree (F) heat while maintaining a cheery to neutral attitude.

– Experience and willingness to spending multiple days (1-6 days at a time) car-camping in remote areas; familiarity with and willingness to adhere to best practices for field safety and Leave No Trace principles

– Willingness to spend several hours per day and/or per week riding in, navigating, and driving a work vehicle on- and off-highway.

– Experience safely operating 4WD trucks on paved and unpaved roads, often in remote areas on unimproved roads. Willingness to constantly teach and demonstrate best driving practices.

– Ability to work in and respond to adverse weather conditions including extreme heat, monsoonal rains, and hazardous wildlife (i.e. rattlesnakes, scorpions)

– Current or ability to obtain CPR, First Aid and Defensive Driver Training Certificates

– At least 1 to 2 years of experience identifying and/or using taxonomic keys to identify plants to species in the field, from photos, and from pressed specimens.

Preferred Qualifications:

– At least 6 monthsÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm) experience in vegetation monitoring and leading a crew of 2 or more people

– Applicants with previous AIM or Interpreting Indicators of Rangeland Health experience are highly preferred.

– Experience working as part of a team and be able to work well with others

– Have excellent communication, organizational, and planning skills

– Familiarity with Colorado flora and its associated taxonomic keys is preferred.

– Experience with hand texturing, characterizing soil pits, and identifying soil series or ecological sites based on observational and quantitative data

– Experience with handheld GPS units and External GNSS GPS antennae and basic troubleshooting

– Experience with ArcMap, ArcCatalog and ArcGIS Online interface

– Knowledge of creating maps, performing basic analysis, and organizing data

– Knowledge of downloading, using, and syncing ArcGIS Online Maps

– Field Safety and Risk Management Training

Public Land Corps:

The Public Land Corps (PLC) program provides the opportunity for young people between the ages of 16 and 30 (civilian) or 35 (veteran) years to work on conservation projects on public lands. Participants must successfully complete 640 hours that include at least 120 hours on federal lands through the PLC. PLC members are not federal government employees, but those who successfully complete the PLC requirements are then eligible to use, for two years, a noncompetitive hiring status for consideration when applying to competitive service positions. https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.blm.gov%2Fcareers%2Fstudents-and-grads%2Fpublic-lands-corps&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C1c98b425f8714e78ad8c08d7d6e63cbd%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637214156675292738&sdata=MqoHJle8QyfQtEhwfRo%2FL%2BlIkPtma0qiKoE8DEN0y5I%3D&reserved=0

To apply, go to page: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsccorps.org%2Fsmall-teams&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C1c98b425f8714e78ad8c08d7d6e63cbd%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637214156675302734&sdata=I3u43J9JKep4kazjoMlhSQ1FWRuFjW8%2B980frpmqAlg%3D&reserved=0

And follow the link for this position to the electronic application.

OR, go directly to the application: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsccorps-openhire.silkroad.com%2Fepostings%2Findex.cfm%3Ffuseaction%3Dapp.jobinfo%26jobid%3D2076%26source%3DONLINE%26JobOwner%3D992385%26company_id%3D16984%26version%3D1%26byBusinessUnit%3D%26bycountry%3D%26bystate%3D%26byRegion%3D%26bylocation%3D%26keywords%3D%26byCat%3D%26proximityCountry%3D%26postalCode%3D%26radiusDistance%3D%26isKilometers%3D%26tosearch%3Dno%26city%3D&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C1c98b425f8714e78ad8c08d7d6e63cbd%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637214156675302734&sdata=2tt2ytcxaRqtf%2B9OSWSnjuRyjyux%2Fxt8hdGBebeYN%2Fs%3D&reserved=0

The application requires a cover letter, resume/CV, and screening questions.

SCC offers several Ecological Monitoring crew positions across Colorado and New Mexico. Please state or rank your interest in location. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Feel free to reach out to Ecological Monitoring Coordinator Cassandra Owen at cowen@conservationlegacy.org with questions.

Job Announcement — Assistant Editor for Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment

The Ecological Society of America is seeking a full-time Assistant Editor to help produce Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, a high-ranking monthly journal focusing on ecological and environmental science. Duties include copyediting and proofreading scientific manuscripts, managing the online peer-review system, writing copy and occasional short news stories, conducting cover photo searches, designing covers and in-house advertisements, and running the Frontiers Twitter account. A MasterÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s or BachelorÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s degree in a relevant life science (ecology, environmental science, or conservation biology preferred) is a must, as is 2Ãf¢ÒÂEURҔ3 yearsÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm) editorial experience. Design and image editing experience (using Photoshop and InDesign, or similar) a major advantage. Competitive salary (commensurate with experience) and benefits (including 100% employer-paid health insurance; paid vacation and sick leave; 10% employer contribution to retirement plan after first 6 months). Possibility of either working in-house at DC headquarters or remote teleworking, for the right candidate (US-based applicants only).

Title:          Assistant Editor Ãf¢ÒÂEURҔ Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment

Salary range:   $45,000Ãf¢ÒÂEURҔ$55,000

Classification: Exempt

Description of duties:

Assists the Editor in Chief and Executive Editor in preparing and publishing 10 issues/year of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Administration of peer-review system:

o       Administers the ScholarOne online manuscript submission system (including allocating submissions to Editorial Board members, requesting reviewers, chasing overdue reviews and recommendations)

o       Responds to author queries regarding the status of their manuscript, assists users with navigating the system, etc

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Journal production:

o       Downloads accepted papers, ensuring that manuscripts are complete

o       Copyedits peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed manuscripts

o       Prepares photos and figures for transmittal to publisher

o       Proofreads PDF proofs of articles and adds author and editorial corrections

o       Conducts image searches and designs covers, in-house ads, as well as other materials

o       Coordinates with the rest of the Frontiers team regarding all sections of the journal

o       Writes news stories and other short texts as required

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Other duties:

o       Runs the Frontiers Twitter account

o       Assists with preparations for and activities at the ESA Annual Meeting

o       Performs additional duties as required

Qualifications and experience:

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    A BachelorÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s or MasterÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s degree in a relevant life science subject (ecology, environmental science, or conservation preferred)

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Excellent editing skills (at least 2Ãf¢ÒÂEURҔ3 yearsÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm) experience)

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Outstanding oral and written communication skills

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    An ability to correct author graphics and improve photos (eg cropping, color balance, brightness), along with a flair for designing covers, in-house ads, etc

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Able to handle and prioritize multiple tasks, often under deadline

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Detail-oriented and focused

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive), Photoshop, InDesign, etc

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Experience with Twitter and WordPress

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Ability to work as part of a small, close-knit, remote team

HOW TO APPLY

Email cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to Dr. Sue Silver, at suesilver@esa.org Ãf¢ÒÂEURҔ put Ãf¢ÒÂEURÃ’ÂoeAssistant Editor SearchÃf¢ÒÂEURҝ in the subject line.

Deadline for applications: Thursday, April 9, 2020

Fall Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program at Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)

2020 Fall Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program at Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)

FULLY FUNDED MARINE SCIENCE, OCEANOGRAPHIC AND ATMOSPHERIC UNDERGRADUATE INTERNSHIPS

The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) has received funding from the National Science Foundation, (NSF Award number OCE-1757475), for the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bios.edu%2Feducation%2Freu%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C7be3538d232444bece7708d7d553f834%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637212428939470900&sdata=6k4plX3ZCcRKut7HxqIxhD7LW%2FqfImbVXtPmgWHOeg0%3D&reserved=0) to support eight internships for undergraduate student research at BIOS during fall 2020 (students will arrive August 30 and depart November 21).

A 12-week REU internship at BIOS is an ideal way to gain the practical experience necessary to embark on graduate studies or careers in oceanography and the marine and atmospheric sciences. REU interns will carry out an independent research project under the expert supervision of BIOS scientists and undertake training in scientific communication, research methods and ethics, and career development. You will give presentations about your research to your peers and colleagues at BIOS. Our program offers the opportunity to take part in various field excursions to learn about BermudaÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s natural history, flora and fauna plus all students will have the opportunity to participate in an oceanographic research cruise aboard our research vessel R/V Atlantic Explorer.

Funding includes return air travel from the US to Bermuda, accommodation and meals. Each successful REU applicant will also receive a competitive stipend.

This program provides recipients with the opportunity to design and conduct intensive, hands-on research projects – under faculty supervision and mentorship, within several research areas including:

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢        Biology, chemistry, and physics of the open ocean

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢        Biology, physiology, and biochemistry of reef building corals and reef ecosystems

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢        Molecular biology of marine organisms

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢        Environmental chemistry of Bermuda’s atmosphere and inshore waters

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢        Effects and consequences of global environmental change

Further information on the REU program at BIOS can be found here https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bios.edu%2Feducation%2Freu%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C7be3538d232444bece7708d7d553f834%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637212428939470900&sdata=6k4plX3ZCcRKut7HxqIxhD7LW%2FqfImbVXtPmgWHOeg0%3D&reserved=0 including eligibility, application instructions, online application form, past student testimonials and details of the potential projects that students may apply to work on in 2020.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

Completed at least one year of undergraduate study

Will still be enrolled as an undergraduate in the fall of 2020

U.S. citizen or permanent resident

The application deadline is May 31, 2020

We urge all successful applicants to arrange for independent study credit through their home institutions.

Underrepresented groups, and students attending colleges or universities where research opportunities in STEM are limited, are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants are ineligible if they have participated in a prior NSF-funded REU in Ocean Sciences

Questions? Please contact us at education@bios.edu

Field Assistants Samsonvale Bird Project, Queensland, Australia

Project Title: Brood ParasiteâÂEUR”Host Interactions between Australian Cuckoos

and their Hosts

Location: near Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Duration: Approx. 5 months (late July 2020 âÂEUR” mid December 2020); subject to

change depending on COVID-19 restrictions, see below.

Job Type: Volunteer

Number of Openings: 5-6

Description:

*COVID-19 could have implications for the running of our field season. We

are planning to proceed as usual but will adapt to changes where needed. If

you are interested in the position but have any queries or concerns

regarding how COVID-19 could affect the field season, please drop us an

email.*

Field assistants required from late July to mid December 2020 for

behavioural / evolutionary ecology research in Queensland, Australia.

We are seeking volunteers to join us for our sixth season on a long-term

project investigating brood parasiteâÂEUR”host interactions between cuckoos and

their passerine hosts at a field site on the shores of Lake Samsonvale just

outside Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. This year we will continue to

collect long-term monitoring data on several species of host (Red-backed,

Variegated and Superb Fairywrens) and cuckoos (principally HorsfieldâÂEURÂ(tm)s

Bronze and Brush Cuckoos), run behavioural experiments, colour-band

individuals and collect genetic samples.

This collaborative study is led by James Kennerley

, a PhD student at the

University of Cambridge, Dr William Feeney  at

Griffith University and Prof Mike Webster

at Cornell

University/Cornell Lab of Ornithology).

The primary responsibility of these positions are to search for and monitor

nests of Red-backed, Variegated and Superb Fairywrens. Additional

responsibilities include conducting behavioural observations, territory

mapping, habitat surveys as well as data entry. There will also be ample

opportunity to participate in mist-netting and the colour-banding of birds,

as well as collection of blood samples. Furthermore, we encourage

volunteers to become involved in the research wherever possible; see Feeney

et al. (2018)

, Kennerley et al (2019)

, Poje et al. (2019)

, Richardson et al. (2019)

,

for examples of studies which were led by and/or heavily involved previous

volunteers on the project.

A typical day in the field will begin at dawn and continue into the early

afternoon. This is followed by data entry in the afternoon and an

opportunity to relax (or explore!).

By the middle of the season, temperatures average in the mid-30âÂEURÂ(tm)s Celsius

(mid-90âÂEURÂ(tm)s Fahrenheit) and can exceed 40Ò°C (104Ò°F) under an intense sun.

Venomous snakes and ticks are also in abundance. Thus, suitable applicants

will enjoy long, often hot and challenging days hiking across rugged

terrain and crawling through dense vegetation closely following and

observing birds, whilst keeping neat and organised field notes.

The site boasts a fantastic range of birds (eBird lists the field site in

the top ten for bird diversity in Australia,

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iconic species such as Koala and Short-beaked Echidna. Furthermore, the

site is in close proximity to rainforests, beaches and the city of

Brisbane, all of which can be explored on rest days âÂEUR” typically one day per

week, but sometimes we venture farther afield and camp for a couple of

nights (see the Instagram for photos of what we get up

to, @samsonvalebirdproject). We also work closely with the local banding

group so there are opportunities to join in with their activities as well.

Accommodation is provided in a large house and the cost of food and

transportation are paid for by the project, but we are not able to cover

flights to and from Brisbane. These positions are an excellent opportunity

for students or recent graduates to gain valuable experience in the field

and be a part of some cool cutting-edge research. ItâÂEURÂ(tm)s also a great chance

to mix with like-minded scientists and ornithologists from several

nationalities, and to develop the skills needed to take your career to the

next level. Past seasons have been great fun, and we hope this one will be

the same!

Applicants will be interviewed and places offered as applications are

received. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified after positions are

filled.

Qualifications:  It is essential that applicants have a strong interest in

birds and/or biology, are self-motivated, are meticulous at keeping

detailed and legible notes and are comfortable living closely and

cooperatively with others, with a positive attitude, flexibility and a good

sense of humour.

Applicants with previous experience nest searching are highly desired, and

experience birding, conducting bird surveys or banding are a plus.

To apply, please send a covering letter detailing your interests and any

previous experience as well as dates of availability, CV, and contact

details for two referees to James Kennerley and William Feeney (email:

samsonvalebirdproject@gmail.com). Applicants are also encouraged to include

a link to their eBird profile and/or examples of field notes in their

application.

Please feel free to enquire with any questions pertinent to the application

process or regarding the project in general.

Employment Opportunity: Conservation and Restoration Crew Leader Positions in Northern Nevada

POSITION TITLE: Conservation and Restoration Crew Leader

STATUS: Full Time, Non-Exempt

REPORTS TO: Conservation and Restoration Field Manager

POSITIONS REPORTING TO THIS POSITION: 5-6 AmeriCorps Members

LOCATION: Yerington, NV (exact reporting location TBD based on area of focus)

BACKGROUND: Established in 2014, the Walker Basin Conservancy (WBC) is leading the effort to restore and maintain Walker Lake while protecting agricultural, environmental and recreational interests in the Walker Basin (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.walkerbasin.org&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C543181527b8348a0ea6108d7cfd4003a%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637206381815245176&sdata=l%2BPwFHAkTlpvI2j7RROAQ6uQ48nVIQGPhW4q676SEZ0%3D&reserved=0). The nascent and dynamic nature of the WBC and its diverse management obligations provide unique opportunities to develop operations from the ground level up, working closely with staff who are passionate about their mission.

The WBC currently manages thousands of acres of land and assets on multiple properties in the Walker Basin.  Land planning activities are underway and focus on assessing public use opportunities, conservation values, long term land ownership and stewardship, active and passive revegetation and restoration activities.

JOB PURPOSE: The primary purpose of a Conservation and Restoration Crew Leader is to support field operations of the Walker Basin Conservancy’s (WBC) to ensure the successful transition of retired farmlands to self-sustaining vegetation communities that are able to thrive in the absence of supplemental irrigation. The Crew Leader will work with the Field Manager, Land Manger and other staff to implement and monitor stewardship projects and is expected to spend a significant amount of time in the field. The Crew Leader will oversee the operation of five or more AmeriCorps members on their team, including being responsible for safety, project performance, and some weekly administration paperwork.

A knowledge of desert plant ecology and ecological restoration, nursery or horticultural practices, or agricultural systems, irrigation equipment, and large equipment operation is essential. The Conservation Crew Leader should also have a sincere interest in sharing their knowledge of Great Basin desert ecology, restoration practices, the flora and fauna of Nevada, and agricultural applications as they relate to conservation success. The Crew Leader position requires mentorship, patience, technical aptitude, focus on efficiency, and a high level of comfort in the outdoors. Crew Leaders are ultimately responsible for successes and short-comings of the crew.

Essential Functions

*             In cooperation with the Field Manager and Land Manger, implement the day to day operations of conservation lands managed by WBC and track progress of assigned field projects.

*             Assist with all aspects of successful stewardship implementation. Duties may include ground preparation, seeding, planting, irrigation, weed control, or other tasks as necessary.

*             Manage, supervise, and lead the day-to-day details of project work with the assigned crew.

*             Implement skills training on work-site and facilitate intentional discussions via informal lessons to contribute to the crew’s personal growth and group dynamics.

*             Install and manage drip, handline, trench, and wheel line irrigation systems.

*             Oversee and manage AmeriCorps members who are planting shrubs, grasses and forbs from containerized stock and seed as part of the WBC’s re-vegetation program on retired farmlands.

*             Ability to identify the native and non-native flora of Nevada.

*             Collect and compile field data with program data forms, GPS, cameras and other equipment. Ensure that accurate records of planting and seeding activity, herbicide applications, and irrigation activity are kept and delivered to the appropriate parties.

*             Ensure that crew members complete administrative tasks such as timesheets efficiently and accurately.

*             Develop a deep working knowledge off all equipment, irrigation infrastructure, project partners, and vegetation management techniques used by the Program.

*             Responsible for crew operational safety, maintaining and transporting a variety of small to heavy equipment (hand tools, power tools, tractors, mowers, trimmers, chainsaws, backhoe, water truck, and road grader).

*             Some administrative responsibilities including weekly reports, member timesheet submission, and AmeriCorps performance measure reporting.

*             Other duties as assigned mutually agreeable between Walker Basin Conservancy and the employee.

Qualifications

*             3+ years of experience in a natural resources, agricultural, or landscaping setting with demonstrated leadership experience;

*             General experience with and knowledge of irrigation equipment and operations;

*             Ability to safely operate large machinery and vehicles including tractors, ATVs, trucks, and trailers;

*             Ability to safely operate chainsaws, brush cutters, backpack sprayers, and other equipment;

*             Ability to keep detailed records, communicate with other staff and supervisors, and to work unsupervised to accomplish program tasks;

*             Clean driving record and a NV State driver’s license, or ability to obtain within 1 month of hire;

*             Ability to lift 50+ pounds and to work long hours in an outdoor setting;

*             Strong oral and written communication, conflict resolution, and project management skills; and

*             Ability to complete Leadership Training within 3 months of hire.

Physical and Mental Requirements

Strength, dexterity, coordination, and vision to use tools and equipment for prolonged periods.  Strength and stamina to bend, stoop, sit, and stand for long periods of time.  Strength and dexterity to operate small, medium, and heavy equipment.  Strength and stamina to endure standing and working for long periods of time and in extreme weather conditions.  Dexterity and vision to observe oncoming traffic hazards and react quickly to emergency situations.  Some heavy lifting (over 75 pounds) is occasionally required.

In compliance with applicable disability laws, reasonable accommodations may be provided to qualified individuals with a disability who require and request such accommodations.  Applicants and incumbents are encouraged to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Working Conditions

Technicians work in an outdoor setting with varying weather conditions, including, but not limited to: extreme heat, dry conditions, rain, snow or hail, and extreme cold.  Work sites will generally be in areas with at least primitive road access for crew vehicles. Work sites will generally not have access to potable water, restroom facilities, or cellphone signals, and Technicians will be expected to follow Leave No Trace principals on work sites without facilities. Work will frequently require hiking over rough terrain while carrying tools and equipment.

Position may occasionally be required to operate heavy machinery in hazardous environments. Environment is generally dirty, with prolonged exposure to conditions such as dust, fumes, noise, or odors. Frequent interruptions to planned work activities occur.

Salary & Benefits:

Pay range of $16-$22 per hour depending on experience. Benefits include a paid health, dental and vision care plan and generous paid leave and retirement plans.

Excellent employee benefits package which includes:

*             Employer paid health, dental, vision and life insurance plans for employee Retirement 403(b) plan includes a 6% automatic company contribution;

*             120 hours of annual paid vacation, increasing to 160 hours after first year of employment;

*             16 hours of annual personal leave;

*             Company paid holiday week between Christmas and New Year’s;

*             60 hours of annual sick leave;

*             11 paid holidays;

*             Health and wellness subsidy; and

*             Employer paid professional development.

Position will remain open until filled. Only top candidates will be contacted.

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Amy Gladding

amy.gladding@walkerbasin.org

Subject Line: Conservation Crew Leader

Please call (775) 463-9887 ext. 116 with questions.

Walker Basin Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer.

Equal Opportunity Statement – Walker Basin Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer. WBC does not discriminate against any employee, applicant, director, officer, contractor, or any other person with whom it deals because of race, creed, color, disability, age, sex, veteran status, religion or political affiliation. WBC complies with all federal and local statutes prohibiting discrimination in employment.

Reasonable accommodations may be provided for qualified individuals with a disability.

Disclaimer – The statements contained herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by the employees in these positions. The statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in each position. Other responsibilities, duties, and skills may be assigned and management retains the right to add or change the responsibilities, duties, and skills at any time.

Seasonal Job Posting – Avian Field Technician for Summer/Fall 2020

*Job Title:* Avian Field Technician

*Agency: *West Virginia University

*Location: *Allegheny National Forest, Irvine, Pennsylvania

*Job Category:* Temporary/Seasonal position

*Dates:* Flexible, but expected to start July 15th and end by October 31st.

*Salary:* $1600/month; field housing and work vehicle provided.

*Project Description*: Seeking a highly motivated field technician to

assist with mist netting, insect trapping, fruit surveys, and vegetation

surveys approximately July 15th to October 31st. The technician will

participate in a project assessing the impacts of spotted wing

drosophila (*Drosophila

suzukii* Matsumura, SWD), a nonnative invasive insect pest of fruiting

plants, on forest bird communities. SWD causes extensive damage to vital

fruit resources, which could have dramatic consequences for fruit-consuming

wildlife, especially frugivorous birds.

Field work will be conducted at Allegheny National Forest (ANF) in

northwestern Pennsylvania. Daily work will consist of early mornings and

require extensive walking on hot summer days with little cover through

dense, difficult-to-traverse vegetation. The ideal applicant will need to

be physically fit, able to work long days, flexible with day-to-day tasks,

and comfortable working both with others and independently. While the

applicant will work closely with the grad student leading the project, they

will need to run nets, extract birds, and band birds *without supervision*.

The ideal applicant will also bring a positive attitude, a hard work ethic,

and enthusiasm for avian ecology research. In addition to early and long

days, the applicant can expect to work an irregular work week, 5 days per

week (including at least some weekends), with days off for inclement

weather. Housing and field vehicle will be on-site and provided through the

project, though cell service and internet might be limited.

*Primary Duties:*

Ò·      Set up mist-nets, conduct net runs, and extract birds safely and

quickly

Ò·      Band, age, and sex birds, and collect multiple morphological

measurements

Ò·      Conduct fruiting plant surveys following mist-netting

Ò·      Prepare, erect, and collect fruit fly traps

Ò·      Conduct vegetation surveys simultaneous with fruit surveys

*Additional Duties: *

Ò·      Data entry and data proofing

Ò·      Process fruit samples for parasitism by SWD

Ò·      Sort adult fly samples from fly traps

*Qualifications:*

Ò·      Previous experience mist netting, banding, and ageing/sexing birds

Ò·      Ability to identify eastern U.S. bird species (especially during

migration)

Ò·      Possess a Bachelor of Science degree in wildlife science, ecology,

natural resources, or a similar field

Ò·      Comfortable working in a remote outdoor setting

Ò·      Valid driverâÂEURÂ(tm)s license with a clean driving record

Ò·      Northeastern fruiting plant species ID skills and experience with

taking bird measurements are also highly desirable.

To apply, please email 1) a cover letter outlining relevant work

experiences with mist netting passerines in forest ecosystems, 2)

resume/CV, and 3) contact information for 3 references to Dan Roche at

dpr0008@mix.wvu.edu. Applications will be reviewed as received. Deadline

for application is April 30, 2020.

*Contact Person:* Dan Roche

*Contact Email:* dpr0008@mix.wvu.edu

Job Posting – Research Fellowship in Ecology, South Carolina

Ecology Research Fellowship Ãf¢ÒÂEURҔ South Carolina

Agency: Palmetto Bluff Conservancy

Location: Bluffton, SC

Salary: $16.83/hour plus benefits

Last Date to Apply: 4/7/2020

Job Summary:  The Palmetto Bluff Conservancy, in collaboration with Friends of the Palmetto Bluff Conservancy, is seeking a highly qualified applicant for a 12-month Research Fellowship to assist in various research initiatives.  The responsibilities of the fellow include:

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Assisting with a study that evaluates the influence of residential land use on arthropod biodiversity.  The fellow will collect insects in traps, sort and identify insects to taxonomic family, conduct vegetation transects, and assist with data entry.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Documenting composition of small mammal communities in several coastal habitats, including saltmarsh, upland pine forest, and maritime forest.  The fellow will set and bait traps, check traps, and collect data on captured individuals.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Assisting with the ConservancyÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s long-term monitoring of coastal bat species.  The fellow will track species of interest and collect data on roost sites.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Entering and organizing datasheets.

The successful candidate will be encouraged to develop and publish a research study outside of (but aligned with) the currently funded projects.  Travel to regional conferences will be provided for the fellow to present their work.

Duration: The fellowship will last 12 months with a tentative start date of June 1, 2020.  Due to recent concerns related to coronavirus, the start date will be largely dependent on recommendations regarding return to normal working conditions.  This is a full-time position that works up to 40 hours per week with occasional work on weekends and holidays.

Compensation:  The qualified applicant will receive $16.83 per hour plus benefits.

Qualifications:

Minimum qualifications:

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    BachelorÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s degree in biology, ecology, wildlife sciences, or related field.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Experience using a dichotomous key.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Ability to work both independently and in a group setting.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Strong quantitative analysis skills with some prior use of the statistical program R.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Applicant must have a valid US driverÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s license.

Preference will be given to applicants with prior knowledge of insect taxonomy and identification.  Pre-rabies vaccination and prior experience handling and/or tracking bats is a plus but is not required.

Field work often requires long hours in trying conditions.  Applicant must be willing to work in a hot, humid, and buggy environment.

To apply:

Email a CV, 1-2 paragraph description of research interests, list of 3 references, and cover letter describing experience, skills, and ability to meet the qualifications described above.

Please submit the above materials in a single document (PDF or Word).  Name your document: last name_first name_research fellow.

Contact Person: Lydia Moore

Contact Email: lmoore@pbconservancy.org

Seed Collection Crew Leader- Santa Fe, NM

The Institute for Applied Ecology- Southwest Office is hiring a Seed Collection Crew Leader out of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Anticipated start date is June 1st and work will run through August 14th with possibility of extension. Full-time, temporary position $18/hour.The position will be mainly field based, leading a crew of 2 to collect native seed on national forests, in addition to managing data and coordinating with other crews.

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fappliedeco.org%2Fget-involved%2Fjobs%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C543181527b8348a0ea6108d7cfd4003a%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637206381815275160&sdata=kSzGb2Kmma5n8Y2ZkmgUbmgHYmP7e8YHvzbpu83tQNQ%3D&reserved=0

Applications are due April 1st!

Seed Collection Crew Leader- Santa Fe, NM

The Institute for Applied Ecology is hiring a Seed Collection Crew Leader in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The position will involve leading a field crew to collect native seed on three national forests as part of the Southwest Seed Partnership and will begin on June 1. For more information and to apply please visit:

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Oregon Aquatic Biologist I

Oregon Aquatic Biologist I (two 3-month positions; one 2-month position) needed to conduct aquatic ecology surveys on public and private forest lands. Duties include backpack electrofishing, collection of macroinvertebrate and periphyton samples, habitat surveys, and working closely with primary investigators.  Experience with ecology field work and interest in aquatic ecology is desired.  Applicants should be comfortable navigating in remote backcountry settings and be able to work as a team member under difficult field conditions. Overnight camping is expected.  Position extends from mid-June to mid-September 2020 or July to August 2020.  Full position announcement available at: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ncasi.org%2Fabout-ncasi%2Fcareers%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C5ac3984f0b524c325cd808d7c72eda4f%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637196876374193587&sdata=GUU%2FKR8y7kFXjB9KfJRCRhtc6rrXTbYoJ02LHVsipwI%3D&reserved=0 Pursuing a bachelorÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s degree in a biological sciences discipline is required.  Please send cover letter, resume, and 3 references with phone numbers and e-mail addresses to: Laurie Clark, National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, Inc.: lclark@ncasi.org.  Applicant review will begin March 16, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. NCASI is an equal opportunity employer.

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Plague and small mammal conservation research technician – NM

Agency: U.S. Geological Survey

Location: Ruidoso, New Mexico

Start Date: 10 May 2020

Salary: ~560/month living stipend plus housing

Application deadline: 20 March 2020

Website:

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*Job description:*

Plague (a vector-borne disease of mammalian hosts) is causing significant

and chronic conservation dilemmas in the western US. We are studying the

ecology of plague in the White Mountains of New Mexico.  The Penasco least

chipmunk is a species of conservation concern and is currently only known

to exist in a few locations within the White Mountains.  Their range has

declined with some populations going locally extinct.  We will work with

species associated with the Penasco least chipmunk in areas close to or

within historically occupied Penasco chipmunk sites.  Our questions

include: (1) is plague present in any of the small mammals associated with

the Penasco least chipmunk, (2) if plague is present, what is its effect

on  demographics of the small mammal community, (3) what is the host flea

community (fleas are the main vector of plague) and (4) what tools are most

effective for plague management in this study system.   Our ultimate goal

is to conserve wildlife and preserve ecosystems.

We seek volunteer field assistants to help us capture and mark small

mammals (mice, voles, woodrats, chipmunks, etc.).  In addition, we will

anesthetize and collect fleas from individuals.  We will also use a vaccine

to test for differences in survival among treatments.  All participants

will gain experience using multiple types of traps, handle and mark

multiple species of small mammal, anesthetize individuals, comb fleas, and

vaccinate individuals.

Field work will occur between ~10-May and 10-October 2020.  Long days and

odd hours will be required and work will be physically demanding.  You must

be able to lift and carry traps over short distances (up to 300m).  Terrain

is uneven and requires being able to maneuver with equipment over rocks,

logs, and thorny vegetation.  Furthermore, temperatures do fluctuate

between below freezing to over 90 degrees Fahrenheit.  Hours and workdays

will change depending on the temperature, weather, and capture rates so you

must be willing to work a flexible schedule.  Technicians must be

comfortable working at night.

We provide shared housing (trailers) and trucks to travel between the

trailers and field work.  There will not be any running water and

electricity is limited to powering the refrigerator and lights.  We will

move regularly among the field sites.  Some locations are more remote than

others (distance to town varies from a 15-min to 45-min drive).  Each field

assistant will receive a daily stipend (work days only) of $28/day or about

$560/month.

*Qualifications;*

*Required Qualifications: *

   – Must be able to work under harsh conditions (hot/cold weather, rough

   terrain, etc.)

   – Have a positive attitude and a commitment to wildlife conservation

   – Be physically fit enough to walk over uneven terrain throughout the

   work day

   – Ability to pay attention to detail and record data carefully

   – Ability to follow field protocols

   – Be able to work both independently and with a group

*Desired Qualifications:*

   – Prior field experience is desired but not required

   – Experience living or working remotely

   – Experience handling wildlife

   – Experience hiking and being outdoors

   – Commitment to the entire field season

   – Previous experience driving a four-wheel drive vehicle

   – Experience entering data into Excel

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and positions will

remain open until they are filled.  Please submit application materials to:

Dean Biggins (nm.plaguestudy@gmail.com): Please include in a *single*

document (PDF or Word) a brief cover letter, your CV/resume, list of 3

references, and (if possible and applicable) unofficial/official college

transcripts.  Please include the following information in your cover

letter: dates of availability (priority will be given to those that can

commit to the entire duration of the field season), a brief description of

why you are interested in this position, and any further information that

may speak to your qualifications as outlined in the announcement.  Please

write âÂEURÂoeVolunteer Field TechnicianâÂEUR in the subject line of the email.

MA Division of Ecological Restoration is hiring a summer intern

The Massachusetts Division of Ecological Restoration (DER) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Streamflow Restoration Intern. The Streamflow Restoration Intern supports the restoration of more natural streamflow regimes and aquatic ecosystem health.  This position will assist Streamflow Restoration Program staff with the collection and analysis of streamflow data to inform sustainable water management and ecological restoration actions.  Work will involve assisting with monitoring equipment installation and maintenance, field measurements, and data analysis and modeling.  The Intern may also provide technical assistance, such as monitoring support, to the Division of Ecological Restoration river and wetland restoration projects, as time and interest allow.

To view the job announcement and apply online, please visit the MassCareers website at:

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For more information about the position, please contact Kate Bentsen at Kate.Bentsen@mass.gov or 617-626-1533. For questions specific to the application process, please refer to the MassCareers website (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.mass.gov%2Ffind-your-future-commonwealth-job&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C8b6646e89d074bd9547a08d7c665d185%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637196012951126184&sdata=I6Jcy2wdUs7HGyyU%2B9uCvDV7M%2BzBwzz6FZ%2BLRxgyO7U%3D&reserved=0) and information contained within the job announcement.

Posting Date: 3/11/2020

Closing Date: Please note that requisitions will remain open for 90 days; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days of the posting.

Ecological & Vegetation Monitoring Crew Members (24 positions) – Colorado, New Mexico

Vegetation & Ecological Monitoring with the Bureau of Land Management and Southwest Conservation Corps

Position Title: Crew Member (Botany or Soils Emphasis)

Position Type: Full-time, temporary, 23 weeks

Locations: Dolores, Montrose, Grand Junction, Gunnison, CaÃfÂfÒ±on City, and Monte Vista, CO

Farmington, Taos, Albuquerque, and Socorro, NM

Living Stipend: $520/week

Benefits: Paid training; camping food allowance; AmeriCorps Education Award of $2,907.50 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.

Program Dates: Colorado: May 4th Ãf¢ÒÂEURҔ Oct 9th, 2020

New Mexico: May 11th Ãf¢ÒÂEURҔ Oct 16th, 2020

Southwest Conservation CorpsÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s Mission

It is the mission of the Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) to empower individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities, and the environment. For more information, visit https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.sccorps.org&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C8b6646e89d074bd9547a08d7c665d185%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637196012951116189&sdata=DDmdOpdiIHbGxNnYSQEMY5Jt8vK03SgkVGbvzM8%2FPfg%3D&reserved=0.

Program Overview:

Participants will manage all aspects of vegetation monitoring using the Bureau of Land ManagementÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s (BLM) Assessment, Inventory, & Monitoring (AIM) methodology. More information on the BLMÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s AIM strategy can be found on the AIM website: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Faim.landscapetoolbox.org%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C8b6646e89d074bd9547a08d7c665d185%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637196012951116189&sdata=vjP%2B73DWBn9VJ0NCphBMU49TkJu6Q6dYzx7USilWi9o%3D&reserved=0. Crews will consist of three or four individuals: two or three crew members and one crew lead. Together, they will monitor land health on BLM lands.

Within all plots, vegetation will be identified to species, line-point intercept will be used to gather species cover and composition data, soil stability will be measured, and soil pit descriptions will be completed. 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 for later use by land management specialists. The crew may also have the opportunity to assist with other public land management projects involving wildlife, range, and forestry, if time allows.

Work will be completed in remote areas on BLM lands. Crews will be required to drive to several different areas of the Field or District Office throughout a four- to eight-day work week (Ãf¢ÒÂEURÃ’ÂoehitchÃf¢ÒÂEURҝ), camp overnight, hike several miles a day, and return to the office for equipment and data management.

Botany Crew MemberÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s Responsibilities

Provides botanical expertise to the Crew Lead and Soils Crew Member while on plot, as well as to the project as a whole; completes the species inventory the majority of the time. Maintains and tracks botanical specimens of known and unknown species throughout the field season and keep records updated as needed. Continues to learn the local flora from the crew lead and local resources and builds botanical knowledge. Botany Crew Member should be passionate about the botanical world and have a willingness to share that knowledge with the Crew Lead and fellow Soils Crew Member. Botany Crew Member is expected to learn and assist with all of the Soils Crew MemberÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s responsibilities.

Soils Crew MemberÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s Responsibilities

Provides expertise on soils and soils-forming mechanisms that occur on and near plot to help characterize the site. Soils Crew Member will either perform or verify every soil pit characterization completed on plot, namely, soil horizons and textures. Works closely with Crew Lead to discuss and come to consensus on which ecological site or soil series the plot falls on. May maintain specimens and records of unique soils throughout the field office to develop and maintain a unique soil library for the field office. Provides guidance on soil texturing techniques to Crew Lead and fellow Botany Crew Member. Soils Crew Member is expected to learn and assist with all of the Botany Crew MemberÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s responsibilities.

Minimal Qualifications:

– College coursework (2 years, at minimum) in ecology, botany, plant ecology, plant biology, plant systematics, soils science, geology, horticulture, natural resource management, environmental science, or a related field;

o OR previous college- or professional-level experience in the above fields, plus familiarity with data collection and sound science principles

– Eligible to accept a 900-hour service term with Americorps

o Aged between 21 and 30 (civilian) or 35 (veteran) years upon hire

o With U.S. Citizenship or Lawful Permanent Residence and associated identification, including an image of a signed social security card AND another acceptable primary form of documentation – Ability to produce identification as stipulated by I-9 upon hire

– Valid US driver’s license and insurable driving record

– Ability to pass Conservation LegacyÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s and the Department of InteriorÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s background checks – Experience working as part of a small team and able to work well with others

o Excellent communication, organizational, and planning skills.

– Experience with and knowledge of Microsoft Suite Software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) or other data-collection software

– Self-motivated and able to work independently with limited supervision after the initial training period. The applicant must be able to maneuver and operate in a mixture of office and field work.

– Physically capable of standing and walking (at a minimum 6 miles/day on rough, uneven terrain), bending, crouching and stooping for long periods of time, and lifting/carrying items that weigh up to 40 pounds, in upwards of 100 degree (F) heat while maintaining a professional demeanor.

– Experience and willingness to spending multiple days (1-6 days at a time) car-camping in remote areas; familiarity or willingness to learn and adhere to best practices for field safety and Leave No Trace principles.

– Willingness to spend several hours per day and/or per week riding in, navigating, and driving a company truck on- and off-highway.

– Ability to work in and respond to adverse weather conditions including extreme heat, monsoonal rains, and hazardous wildlife (i.e. rattlesnakes, scorpions, biting/stinging insects, horses)

– Current or ability to obtain CPR, Wilderness First Aid, and Defensive Driver Training certificates

Preferred Qualifications (Botany Emphasis):

– College graduate (BachelorÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s, MasterÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s) with degree in ecology, botany, plant ecology, plant biology, plant systematics, horticulture, natural resource management, environmental science, or a related field.

– At least 1 to 2 years of experience using taxonomic keys to identify plants to species in the field, from photos, and from pressed specimens.

Ãf’Ò· Familiarity with Colorado/New Mexico flora in general and AckerfieldÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s Flora of Colorado/Flora Neomexicana III is preferred.

Ãf’Ò· Experience with floras from adjacent states to Colorado or New Mexico

Ãf’Ò· Experience working in regions with high floristic diversity

– Experience or interest in large scale, spatially-balanced monitoring designs

– Experience with handheld GPS units and External GNSS GPS antennae and basic troubleshooting

– Experience with ArcGIS Online interface

Ãf’Ò· Knowledge of downloading, using, and syncing ArcGIS Online Maps

– Experience safely operating 4WD trucks on paved and unpaved roads, often in remote areas on unimproved roads and driving for extended periods (2-3 hours at a time).

– Experience working or recreating in rangeland

Preferred Qualifications (Soils Emphasis): – Experience or education using taxonomic soil keys or equivalent mechanism to identify ecological sites

Ãf’Ò· Familiarity with New Mexico soils

Ãf’Ò· Experience hand texturing various types of soils

Ãf’Ò· Experience digging quality soil pits to characterize and document all horizons

Ãf’Ò· Experience using soil series descriptions, web soil survey, or equivalent soil datasets

– Experience or interest in large scale, spatially-balanced monitoring designs, and how extensive sampling can augment the precision of soil maps

– Experience with handheld GPS units and External GNSS GPS antennae and basic troubleshooting

– Experience with ArcGIS Online interface

Ãf’Ò· Knowledge of downloading, using, and syncing ArcGIS Online Maps

– Experience safely operating 4WD trucks on paved and unpaved roads, often in remote areas on unimproved roads, and driving for extended periods (2-3 hours at a time).

– Experience working or recreating in rangeland

Public Land Corps:

The Public Land Corps program provides the opportunity for young people between the ages of 16 and 30 years to work on conservation projects on public lands. Participants must successfully complete 640 hours that include at least 120 hours on federal lands through the PLC. PLC members are not federal government employees, but those who successfully complete the PLC requirements are then eligible to use, for two years, a noncompetitive hiring status for consideration when applying to competitive service positions. https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.blm.gov%2Fcareers%2Fstudents-and-grads%2Fpublic-lands-corps&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C8b6646e89d074bd9547a08d7c665d185%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637196012951116189&sdata=TxBgR6IlqSg6BEUEdiDmvPoOJg4xyzW%2FeGng%2FeXbVuE%3D&reserved=0

To apply, go to page: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsccorps.org%2Fsmall-teams&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C8b6646e89d074bd9547a08d7c665d185%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637196012951116189&sdata=G62vLJpbXMGodBSZp09SDzrS00Cowuik%2FdUvqFfIWkE%3D&reserved=0

Scroll and follow the link for this position to the electronic application.

Application requires a cover letter, resume/CV, and screening questions.

SCC offers several Ecological Monitoring crew positions across Colorado and New Mexico. PLEASE SPECIFICALLY MENTION AND RANK LOCATIONS ON INTEREST. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, so please apply promptly.

Feel free to reach out to Ecological Monitoring Coordinator Cassandra Owen at cowen@conservationlegacy.org with questions.

Direct link to application: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsccorps-openhire.silkroad.com%2Fepostings%2Findex.cfm%3Ffuseaction%3Dapp.jobinfo%26jobid%3D1940%26source%3DONLINE%26JobOwner%3D992385%26company_id%3D16984%26version%3D1%26byBusinessUnit%3D%26bycountry%3D%26bystate%3D%26byRegion%3D%26bylocation%3D%26keywords%3D%26byCat%3D%26proximityCountry%3D%26postalCode%3D%26radiusDistance%3D%26isKilometers%3D%26tosearch%3Dno%26city&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C8b6646e89d074bd9547a08d7c665d185%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637196012951116189&sdata=7d2ueZEl3tuW7i%2BQvaSuGZOtXsbqiPI%2F5Y2wOsc3TlQ%3D&reserved=0=

Spring and Summer Positions in Mineland Reclamation Researc

The Jacobs lab at Purdue FNR is currently conducting a project investigating success of hardwood plantings on reclaimed mine sites in southern Indiana. We are looking to hire 1-3 technicians to assist us. Field research will occur in Pike county and surrounding counties at a range of reclaimed mines. We are looking for field assistants that are motivated, hard-working, and willing to work outdoors in rugged conditions and any weather. The conditions on site are very weedy, open, and often have ticks; but also have great views and diverse wildlife. Technicians will gain experience in soil sampling, GPS and orientation, tree identification, and data collection. Employment will last until the end of May and may also be extended into the summer.

Compensation: $13/hour, housing provided for work trips.

Hours: Flexible, but must be able to work on overnight trips, unless you live locally. Typically 8-10 hours a day, 2-4 days a week. Ability to work Fridays-Sundays is preferred. We are willing to work with your schedule.

Timing: March-May 2020, with possibility of continuing into summer if desired.

Qualifications: Ability to work in outdoor environments in any weather. Dendrology skills ar strongly preferred.

To apply: Contact Caleb Redick at credick@purdue.edu. Application deadline 5/01/20.

Coastal Water Quality Modeler

The Water Institute of the Gulf is seeking a Coastal Water Quality Modeler to conduct numerical modeling work in coastal and deltaic environments with a focus of simulating water quality constituents of nutrients, phytoplankton, salinity, total suspended solids, and dissolved oxygen. This is a full-time position with benefits and will report to and work closely with Melissa Baustian, Coastal Ecologist and Director of the RESTORE Act Center of Excellence as well as work closely with research engineers and water resource scientists from the Coastal & Deltaic Systems Modeling group. The position will provide technical support in the development and application of surface water quality models (e.g., Delft3D-WAQ, FVCOM, ROMS, EFDC/HEM3D, WASP, SWAT, FVCOM) to assess how coastal ecosystems respond to restoration alternatives, land use, climate change, and other stressors. Therefore, this candidate will be expected to work closely with partners from academia, industry, and local, state, and regional governments as necessary to generate exemplary, world-class applied research.

This position will involve working within a dynamic team of natural and social science researchers at the Water Institute supporting a variety of coastal restoration studies, mostly in coastal Louisiana. The incumbent will calibrate and validate an existing ecosystem model of coastal Louisiana and develop new regional models to estimate how various coastal restoration decisions can influence the estuarine hydrology, water quality, and biogeochemical cycles and budgets (nitrogen, phosphorus, and carbon). The position may also require integration of natural and human system data to assess the effectiveness of nature-based solutions.

Interested persons should apply online at The Water Institute of the Gulf’s Career Center.

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Applications should include a cover letter highlighting accomplishments as they relate to the position, a full CV, pdf copies of representative writing (e.g., thesis or peer-reviewed publications), and the names and contact information of three references.

Undergrad Summer Interns for Grassland Research

The Lemoine Lab at Marquette University is hiring three interns for summer 2020 (early May Ãf¢ÒÂEURҔ late August) to work on an NSF-funded project examining the role of insect herbivores in grasslands. Interns will be responsible for maintaining and implementing the main project, as well as conducting independent research projects. Duties include manual construction of drought shelters including use of power tools, insect collections, plant identification and collections, soil respiration measurements via incubation, and plant gas exchange measurements using a LICOR 6800. Undergraduate interns will primarily assist full-time technicians and graduate students. Field sites are in Custer State Park, South Dakota and Milwaukee, WI.

Compensation: $3,000 stipend for the summer. Housing is provided in South Dakota and Milwaukee.

Qualifications:

Ideal applicants have a strong interest in ecology, plant physiology, entomology or other related field and are currently enrolled in an accredited college or university. Applicants must have the ability and willingness to work outdoors in remote grasslands, handle soil, plants, and insects, and endure log field days with adverse weather conditions. Strong work ethic, exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail, and a current drivers license are required.

Please send a cover letter,  CV, and two references to Michelle Budny: michelle.budny@marquette.edu

Deadline to Apply: 15 Apr 2020

Ecological & Vegetation Monitoring Crew Leader – New Mexico

Position Title:        Crew Leader

Position Type:         Full-time, temporary, 52 or 44 weeks

Number of Positions:   2

Location:              Albuquerque, NM (52 weeks, with the possibility of extension on the front end)

                       Socorro, NM (44 weeks)

Salary:                $685/week

Benefits:              Paid training; camping food allowance; 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.

Program Dates:          Albuquerque: ASAP, or from mid-April 2020 to mid-April 2021 (52+ weeks)

                        Socorro: From mid-to late-April 2020 to mid-April 2021, with furlough from December 2020 to January 2021 (44 weeks)

Southwest Conservation CorpsÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s Mission

It is the mission of the Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) to empower individuals to positively impact their lives, their communities, and the environment. For more information, visit https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.sccorps.org&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C8b6646e89d074bd9547a08d7c665d185%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637196012951096204&sdata=YVu5vNli8jD7lc3m2v%2BF57MpXksmXW9eaehWkAh2f0Q%3D&reserved=0.

Program Overview:

Crews will manage all aspects of vegetation monitoring using the Bureau of Land ManagementÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s (BLM) Assessment, Inventory, & Monitoring (AIM) methodology. More information on the BLMÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s AIM strategy can be found on the AIM website: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Faim.landscapetoolbox.org%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C8b6646e89d074bd9547a08d7c665d185%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637196012951096204&sdata=%2F9yfOh6nvvhx25dILUlcX%2FwqFsWFPnis8SYbB%2FA2zXk%3D&reserved=0.  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, vegetation will be identified to species, line-point intercept will be used to gather species cover and composition data, soil stability will be measured, and soil pit descriptions will be completed. 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 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.

Fieldwork is often in remote areas.  Crews are often required to drive to several different areas of the Field or District Office throughout a four- to eight-day work week (Ãf¢ÒÂEURÃ’ÂoehitchÃf¢ÒÂEURҝ), camp overnight, share camp meals and chores, hike several miles per day, and return to the office for equipment and data management.

Crew LeadÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s Responsibilities

Supports and manages the field crewÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s safety, wellbeing, and development.  Consistently exercises discretion and judgment. Coordinates field logistics, scheduling, crew tasks, and management of the crewÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s equipment.  Provides/asks for feedback to/from crew members regarding performance.

Is the primary contact between the crew and the SCC supervisor/BLM staff. Completes necessary administrative paperwork. Before, during, and after field data collection, the lead is responsible for the organization and quality control of all AIM data collected in both DIMA and ArcGIS.

The crew lead will analyze, interpret, or make deductions for varying data, and will be required report data to various BLM offices and stakeholders. Written reports will be completed and involve the presentation of scientific data and pre/post treatment analysis.

The crew lead should be passionate about sound science principles, be an advocate for the AIM program in the field office, and have a willingness to learn about how AIM data could be used in range, forestry, fire and wildlife programs within the BLM.  The crew lead should be passionate about facilitating the crew membersÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm) experience similarly.

Minimal Qualifications:

–       College Graduate (BachelorÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s, at minimum) with degree in ecology, botany, range science, soil science, wildlife biology, natural resource management, conservation biology, or a related field.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    OR previous experience performing AIM methodology

–       Aged at least 21 years upon hire

–       Ability to produce identification as stipulated by I-9 upon hire

–       Valid US driver’s license and insurable driving record

–       Ability to pass Conservation LegacyÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s and the Department of InteriorÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s background checks

–       Experience with and knowledge of Microsoft Suite Software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) or other data-collection software

–       Self-motivated and able to work independently with limited supervision after the initial training period.  The applicant must be able to maneuver and operate in a mixture of office and fieldwork.

–       Willing to empower crew members to improve in performing their responsibilities.

–       Physically capable of standing and walking (at a minimum 6 miles/day on rough, uneven terrain), bending, crouching and stooping for long periods of time, and lifting/carrying items that weigh up to 40 pounds, in upwards of 100 degree (F) heat while maintaining a cheery to neutral attitude.

–       Experience and willingness to spending multiple days (1-6 days at a time) car-camping in remote areas; familiarity with and willingness to adhere to best practices for field safety and Leave No Trace principles

–       Willingness to spend several hours per day and/or per week riding in, navigating, and driving a work vehicle on- and off-highway.

–       Experience safely operating 4WD trucks on paved and unpaved roads, often in remote areas on unimproved roads. Willingness to constantly teach and demonstrate best driving practices.

–       Ability to work in and respond to adverse weather conditions including extreme heat, monsoonal rains, and hazardous wildlife (i.e. rattlesnakes, scorpions)

–       Current or ability to obtain CPR, First Aid and Defensive Driver Training Certificates

–       At least 1 to 2 years of experience identifying and/or using taxonomic keys to identify plants to species in the field, from photos, and from pressed specimens.

Preferred Qualifications:

–       At least 6 monthsÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm) experience in vegetation monitoring and leading a crew of 2 or more people

–       Applicants with previous AIM or Interpreting Indicators of Rangeland Health experience are highly preferred.

–       Experience working as part of a team and be able to work well with others

–       Have excellent communication, organizational, and planning skills

–       Familiarity with Colorado flora and its associated taxonomic keys is preferred.

–       Experience with hand texturing, characterizing soil pits, and identifying soil series or ecological sites based on observational and quantitative data

–       Experience with handheld GPS units and External GNSS GPS antennae and basic troubleshooting

–       Experience with ArcMap, ArcCatalog and ArcGIS Online interface

–       Knowledge of creating maps, performing basic analysis, and organizing data

–       Knowledge of downloading, using, and syncing ArcGIS Online Maps

–       Field Safety and Risk Management Training

Public Land Corps:

The Public Land Corps (PLC) program provides the opportunity for young people between the ages of 16 and 30 (civilian) or 35 (veteran) years to work on conservation projects on public lands. Participants must successfully complete 640 hours that include at least 120 hours on federal lands through the PLC. PLC members are not federal government employees, but those who successfully complete the PLC requirements are then eligible to use, for two years, a noncompetitive hiring status for consideration when applying to competitive service positions. https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.blm.gov%2Fcareers%2Fstudents-and-grads%2Fpublic-lands-corps&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C8b6646e89d074bd9547a08d7c665d185%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637196012951096204&sdata=Tggb0jBdZE9m%2BCW37YNF3S%2B69aM2KdOPaX%2FgGxbLSEg%3D&reserved=0

To apply, go to page: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsccorps.org%2Fsmall-teams&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C8b6646e89d074bd9547a08d7c665d185%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637196012951096204&sdata=xMRUgzN4%2B2S3sp87aWKuwapp7qNHvnjhL7YEImwR7Xk%3D&reserved=0

And follow the link for this position to the electronic application.

OR, go directly to the application: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsccorps-openhire.silkroad.com%2Fepostings%2Findex.cfm%3Ffuseaction%3Dapp.jobinfo%26jobid%3D1939%26source%3DONLINE%26JobOwner%3D992385%26company_id%3D16984%26version%3D1%26byBusinessUnit%3D%26bycountry%3D%26bystate%3D%26byRegion%3D%26bylocation%3D%26keywords%3D%26byCat%3D%26proximityCountry%3D%26postalCode%3D%26radiusDistance%3D%26isKilometers%3D%26tosearch%3Dno%26city&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C8b6646e89d074bd9547a08d7c665d185%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637196012951096204&sdata=Le9TDaZ8Zh5mgY4OyNixs%2Fl9kFYdaig2yy4brqIq3gw%3D&reserved=0=

The application requires a cover letter, resume/CV, and screening questions.

SCC offers several Ecological Monitoring crew positions across Colorado and New Mexico.  Please state or rank your interest in location.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Feel free to reach out to Ecological Monitoring Coordinator Cassandra Owen at cowen@conservationlegacy.org with questions.

Caving Position Available in Montana

*Position Information*

The Montana Conservation Corps is partnering with the  U.S. Forest Service

and Bureau of Land Management to conduct cave inventory and monitoring of

cave resources. Cave entrance location from a November 2017 recon flight

and other information sources will be used to identify potential caves for

inventory, monitoring and significance evaluation.

Duties will include:

   – navigating to the points collected during the helicopter flight use

   GPS

   – investigating to see if the location is a cave entrance, document what

   they find using a standardized inventory protocol and digital photos

   – locating and entering cave systems to document and monitor physical

   cave characteristics, including biologic, geologic, hydrologic, and

   cultural resource

   – incorporating findings into work on USFS and BLM Cave Management Plans

   and Federal Cave Resources Protection Act significant cave designations

   – additional time will be spent organizing and compiling data, including

   digital photos, populating inventory databases and/or hard copy files.

Program Dates:

   – May 13th – October 2nd

Benefits

   – AmeriCorps Living Stipend – $504 biweekly

   – AmeriCorps Education Award $2,360 upon completion of the program

   – Health Insurance at no cost

   – Shared bunkhouse housing provided

Anyone interested should apply* HERE

*

*Preferential Application Deadline: March 15, 2020 *

Due to a shift in timelines we are able to keep this position open for another week. If you are interested and missed the first deadline find the description and applications instructions below.

Title: Outreach and Communications Intern

Location: Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Front Royal, VA

Project: Changing Landscapes Initiative

Project Description:

The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI – https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fnationalzoo.si.edu%2Fconservation&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C11e5442d99954ded969508d7c59cafcc%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637195149087113586&sdata=XvRBZgvy4tmXv%2BtWIg10Zha0pztYY%2BuyKT8NXsMhlxs%3D&reserved=0) is offering an internship in outreach and communication as part of the Changing Landscapes Initiative (CLI). CLI’s mission is to combine scientific rigor with community wisdom to help secure a vibrant and healthy future for people and wildlife. The goal is to provide local land use planners with insights into the potential future of the region as informed by conservation science. In this way, CLI provides relevant information for supporting strategic decision making that balances the diverse needs of people and the environment that supports them.

Learning Objectives:

In this internship, the selected intern will learn, expand, and refine skills essential for community outreach including event planning, logistics, and conservation communication by assisting with the execution of CLI’s communications strategy and preparation of stakeholder meetings throughout late spring/summer. The intern will gain first-hand insight into how science is communicated, especially in the context of influencing policy. They will have the opportunity to meet individuals from a variety of NGOs and government agencies and learn how these different groups interact with each other. The intern will also be able to improve their skills in public speaking, writing and design by contributing to outreach communications materials and presentations. The intern’s work/schedule will be active and diverse, ranging from digital to intrapersonal communications requiring travel.

Skill Building Opportunities:

Interns will have the opportunity to learn and develop skills and experience in community outreach by:

-Communicating with a network of current project stakeholders

-Searching for new stakeholders and integrating them into the project network

-Collaborating in the coordination of meetings, including developing presentation materials and keeping meeting minutes

-Helping draft and define communications strategy to inform stakeholders and the public about project initiatives and results

-Seeking out opportunities to share project initiatives and results with NGOs and academic organizations

-Traveling for intrapersonal partnership-building meetings with communications lead

-Aid with development and public delivery of presentations with the communications lead

-Helping prepare status reports, documenting ongoing activities, current schedule trend, challenges, events, and project requirements

Who Should Apply:

Interns with the following will benefit the most from this opportunity:

-Excellent written and verbal communication skills with strong interpersonal skills to engage effectively with internal team members and external stakeholders

-Organized and self-motivated individuals, able to handle tight deadlines with strong multi-tasking and prioritizing abilities.

-Independent and team-oriented experience for a collaborative project

-Adaptable to a dynamic environment and its challenges with a flexible personality and strong problem-solving skills

-Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and computer proficiency

-Project management certification or previous experience in program management and communications

-Strong strategic thinking and planning skills

-Ability to work independently and remotely

-Experience working effectively with both governmental agencies and private parties

-Experience using database and/or visual graphics software (Access, Publisher, InDesign)

Stipend:

$1500 per month.

Terms of Appointment:

6-month full time (40 hrs/wk) internship. Internship will consist of remote digital work, in-person meetings, and at times weekly travel within Virginia and D.C. Anticipated start date in April 2020.

Requirements

Valid driver’s license

Location:

The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute is located at the north entrance of the Shenandoah National Park about 60 miles west of Washington, D.C., in Front Royal, VA.

Often, the intern will travel to other parts of Northwestern Virginia, Washington D.C. or the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center in Edgewater, MD for meetings.

Application Deadline:

March 15, 2020 11pm EST

To apply:

Send a resume and cover letter in a single pdf file to fergusc@si.edu   using the subject line “COMMUNICATION INTERNSHIP APPLICATION 2020” Title the pdf file “LastName_Communication2020”. Applications that do not follow this format may not be considered.

Your cover letter should explain your interest in this program, express how you could benefit from the training, how it could contribute to your future career goals, and why you would make a strong candidate

Job opportunity: Conservation Crew Leader in Northern Nevada

POSITION TITLE: Conservation Crew Leader

STATUS: Full Time, Non-Exempt

REPORTS TO: Field Manager

POSITIONS REPORTING TO THIS POSITION: 5-6 AmeriCorps Members

LOCATION: Yerington, NV (exact reporting location TBD based on area of focus)

BACKGROUND: Established in 2014, the Walker Basin Conservancy (WBC) is leading the effort to restore and maintain Walker Lake while protecting agricultural, environmental and recreational interests in the Walker Basin (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.walkerbasin.org&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C11e5442d99954ded969508d7c59cafcc%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637195149087113586&sdata=RExWcPdEvNwuy5ldyqoAcnRIbXDm3YltVaWioVEjE7g%3D&reserved=0). The nascent and dynamic nature of the WBC and its diverse management obligations provide unique opportunities to develop operations from the ground level up, working closely with staff who are passionate about their mission.

The WBC currently manages thousands of acres of land and assets on multiple properties in the Walker Basin.  Land planning activities are underway and focus on assessing public use opportunities, conservation values, long term land ownership and stewardship, active and passive revegetation and restoration activities.

JOB PURPOSE: The primary purpose of a Conservation Crew Leader is to support field operations of the Walker Basin Conservancy’s (WBC) to ensure the successful transition of retired farmlands to self-sustaining vegetation communities that are able to thrive in the absence of supplemental irrigation. The Crew Leader will work with the Field Manager, Land Manger and other staff to implement and monitor stewardship projects and is expected to spend a significant amount of time in the field. The Crew Leader will oversee the operation of five or more AmeriCorps members on their team, including being responsible for safety, project performance, and some weekly administration paperwork.

A knowledge of desert plant ecology and ecological restoration, nursery or horticultural practices, or agricultural systems, irrigation equipment, and large equipment operation is essential. The Conservation Crew Leader should also have a sincere interest in sharing their knowledge of Great Basin desert ecology, restoration practices, the flora and fauna of Nevada, and agricultural applications as they relate to conservation success. The Crew Leader position requires mentorship, patience, technical aptitude, focus on efficiency, and a high level of comfort in the outdoors. Crew Leaders are ultimately responsible for successes and short-comings of the crew.

Essential Functions

*             In cooperation with the Field Manager and Land Manger, implement the day to day operations of conservation lands managed by WBC and track progress of assigned field projects.

*             Assist with all aspects of successful stewardship implementation. Duties may include ground preparation, seeding, planting, irrigation, weed control, or other tasks as necessary.

*             Manage, supervise, and lead the day-to-day details of project work with the assigned crew.

*             Implement skills training on work-site and facilitate intentional discussions via informal lessons to contribute to the crew’s personal growth and group dynamics.

*             Install and manage drip, handline, trench, and wheel line irrigation systems.

*             Oversee and manage AmeriCorps members who are planting shrubs, grasses and forbs from containerized stock and seed as part of the WBC’s re-vegetation program on retired farmlands.

*             Ability to identify the native and non-native flora of Nevada.

*             Collect and compile field data with program data forms, GPS, cameras and other equipment. Ensure that accurate records of planting and seeding activity, herbicide applications, and irrigation activity are kept and delivered to the appropriate parties.

*             Ensure that crew members complete administrative tasks such as timesheets efficiently and accurately.

*             Develop a deep working knowledge off all equipment, irrigation infrastructure, project partners, and vegetation management techniques used by the Program.

*             Responsible for crew operational safety, maintaining and transporting a variety of small to heavy equipment (hand tools, power tools, tractors, mowers, trimmers, chainsaws, backhoe, water truck, and road grader).

*             Some administrative responsibilities including weekly reports, member timesheet submission, and AmeriCorps performance measure reporting.

*             Other duties as assigned mutually agreeable between Walker Basin Conservancy and the employee.

Qualifications

*             3+ years of experience in a natural resources, agricultural, or landscaping setting with demonstrated leadership experience;

*             General experience with and knowledge of irrigation equipment and operations;

*             Ability to safely operate large machinery and vehicles including tractors, ATVs, trucks, and trailers;

*             Ability to safely operate chainsaws, brush cutters, backpack sprayers, and other equipment;

*             Ability to keep detailed records, communicate with other staff and supervisors, and to work unsupervised to accomplish program tasks;

*             Clean driving record and a NV State driver’s license, or ability to obtain within 1 month of hire;

*             Ability to lift 50+ pounds and to work long hours in an outdoor setting;

*             Strong oral and written communication, conflict resolution, and project management skills; and

*             Ability to complete Leadership Training within 3 months of hire.

Physical and Mental Requirements

Strength, dexterity, coordination, and vision to use tools and equipment for prolonged periods.  Strength and stamina to bend, stoop, sit, and stand for long periods of time.  Strength and dexterity to operate small, medium, and heavy equipment.  Strength and stamina to endure standing and working for long periods of time and in extreme weather conditions.  Dexterity and vision to observe oncoming traffic hazards and react quickly to emergency situations.  Some heavy lifting (over 75 pounds) is occasionally required.

In compliance with applicable disability laws, reasonable accommodations may be provided to qualified individuals with a disability who require and request such accommodations.  Applicants and incumbents are encouraged to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Working Conditions

Technicians work in an outdoor setting with varying weather conditions, including, but not limited to: extreme heat, dry conditions, rain, snow or hail, and extreme cold.  Work sites will generally be in areas with at least primitive road access for crew vehicles. Work sites will generally not have access to potable water, restroom facilities, or cellphone signals, and Technicians will be expected to follow Leave No Trace principals on work sites without facilities. Work will frequently require hiking over rough terrain while carrying tools and equipment.

Position may occasionally be required to operate heavy machinery in hazardous environments. Environment is generally dirty, with prolonged exposure to conditions such as dust, fumes, noise, or odors. Frequent interruptions to planned work activities occur.

Salary & Benefits:

Pay range of $16-$22 per hour depending on experience. Benefits include a paid health, dental and vision care plan and generous paid leave and retirement plans.

Excellent employee benefits package which includes:

*             Employer paid health, dental, vision and life insurance plans for employee Retirement 403(b) plan includes a 6% automatic company contribution;

*             120 hours of annual paid vacation, increasing to 160 hours after first year of employment;

*             16 hours of annual personal leave;

*             Company paid holiday week between Christmas and New Year’s;

*             60 hours of annual sick leave;

*             11 paid holidays;

*             Health and wellness subsidy; and

*             Employer paid professional development.

Position will remain open until filled. Only top candidates will be contacted.

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Amy Gladding

amy.gladding@walkerbasin.org

Subject Line: Conservation Crew Leader

Please call (775) 463-9887 ext. 116 with questions.

Walker Basin Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer.

Equal Opportunity Statement – Walker Basin Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer. WBC does not discriminate against any employee, applicant, director, officer, contractor, or any other person with whom it deals because of race, creed, color, disability, age, sex, veteran status, religion or political affiliation. WBC complies with all federal and local statutes prohibiting discrimination in employment.

Reasonable accommodations may be provided for qualified individuals with a disability.

Disclaimer – The statements contained herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by the employees in these positions. The statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in each position. Other responsibilities, duties, and skills may be assigned and management retains the right to add or change the responsibilities, duties, and skills at any time.

Native seed collection and rare plant surveys – Institute for Applied Ecology

The Institute for Applied Ecology is hiring 3 crew leads and 6 technicians for remote native seed collection and rare plant survey projects taking place in Oregon, Idaho, and northern California this season. Native seed collection crews will be based in Prineville, OR, Vale, OR, or Ukiah, CA, while rare plant survey crews will be based in Boise or Idaho Falls, ID. Positions are expected to last from late-April to mid-August, but start and end dates are flexible.

See full job descriptions and application information here: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fappliedeco.org%2Fget-involved%2Fjobs%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C11e5442d99954ded969508d7c59cafcc%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637195149087113586&sdata=gCKmOGOvJa1V23XIForBAkxBhG4AH47jzCy2p1TRIUw%3D&reserved=0

We will review applications as they are received! Please feel free to contact me with any questions (lisa  appliedeco.org).

Carbon farming lab technician position at UC Davis

Carbon farming laboratory assistant III position at UC Davis

Under the direct supervision of Working Lands Innovation Center (WLIC), Program manager and/or the John Muir Institute of the Environment Director assist with leading activities for this new multi-stakeholder consortium focused on testing the carbon and crop benefits of soil amendments in CA’s agricultural lands. Primary roles of position as lead technician to monitor crop, soil and greenhouse gas dynamics at ~100 acres of soil amendment demonstration sites that span Coastal CA, the Central Valley, and Imperial Valley. Coordinate and guide research activities, assuring data quality and adhering to university health and safety policies and protocols. Field and laboratory responsibilities include; soil sampling agricultural fields to at least 1-meter by soil auger and greenhouse gas collection from automated chambers. Focusing on measuring carbon sequestration rates (inorganic and organic carbon), greenhouse gas reductions (CO2, N2O, CH4), soil health indicators, crop yields and forage biomass, crop nutrition, and nutrient and water use efficiency. Mentor, train and supervise undergraduates on policies and procedures for field and lab processes.

POSITION INFORMATION

Job Title: LAB AST 3 (Field & Laboratory Technician)

Job ID: 6795

Salary Range: $21.79 – $25.94 /HR.

No. of Positions: 1

Appointment Type: Contract for one year with the possibility of extension based on available funding.

Percentage of Time: Fulltime, 100%

Shift Hours: M-F, 8 to 5

Location: UC Davis

Union Representation: Yes

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Apply by Date: 3/23/2020

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

-Wear personal protective equipment (PPE) at all times when in the laboratory or field; lab goggles, lab coat, mask, closed toed shoes, sun glasses, hats, sunblock, long pants, etc.

-Work in varied temperatures; cold, wind, rain, fog and heat collecting samples in various dirt/dusty field locations with Coastal California.

-Ability to lift research materials or equipment weight up to 50 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

-Frequent travel to field sites to collect samples during the week with occasional weekends or holidays.

-Current and valid Driver’s License with good driving record.

-UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

-Upper division college courework in Biological Sciences, Geology, Soil Science, Agricultural Sciences, Ecology, Biogeochemistry, Environmental Sciences or a related field with minimum of 1 year experience leading and working a field and laboratory research setting.

-Familiarity with basic concepts or components of soils to assist with monitoring crop, soil and greenhouse gas dynamics.

-Experience measuring carbon sequestration rates, greenhouse gas reductions, soil health indicators, crop yields, etc.

-Experience in laboratory procedures including soil processing, pH measurement, CN sample preparation, nitrate extractions, etc.

-Ability to use soil augers and greenhouse gas automated chambers.

-Familiarity with chemical safety, storage and disposal procures and/or ability to learn all UC Davis health & safety policies and procedures for lab/field protocols.

-Proficiency in both written and verbal English.

Preferred:

-Experience in MS Word, Excel, and R or other software packages to organize, summarize and analyze data.

-Ability to create and/or maintain existing data tables and provide basic data analyses.

See complete description at:

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BinghamtonU.REU.PacificNW_HostParasitoid

REU summer internship in host-parasitoid interactions and global change in
> the Pacific Northwest(Binghamton University SUNY)
>
> Overview:The Prior Lab at Binghamton University SUNY is seeking one
> undergraduate student for a Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU)
> internship this summer. The successful applicant will develop an
> independent project that contributes to NSF-funded research investigating
> how insect host parasitoid communities are altered under global change in
> the Pacific Northwest. Please see the Prior Lab website for the type of
> research projects that we work on (https://nam10.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.priorecologylab.com&data=02%7C01%7Cmiranda.l.davis%40uconn.edu%7Cd6e057f682f84e88a83508d7c5a988c8%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637195204246316688&sdata=OYwmgMaOaDO8RIlxvRy6wfy94Fb0jEscAeIL7OG7GLU%3D&reserved=0).
>
> We seek a highly motivated and enthusiastic undergraduate student for a
> 10-week full-time, paid internship. The majority of the time (~ 8 weeks)
> will be spent conducting field research in the Pacific Northwest (northern
> Oregon, Washington State, and Vancouver Island, British Columbia), with the
> remaining (~ 2 weeks) in the lab at Binghamton University, NY analyzing
> results and writing a report. Dates are somewhat flexible, between mid-May
> and mid-August 2020.
>
> The selected students will conduct independent research, mentored by Dr.
> Kirsten Prior, in conjunction with an NSF-funded research project:
> Uncovering the role of altered cryptic interactions in driving the
> demographic success of a range-expanding species.? This project focuses on
> how insect communities (oak gall wasps and parasitoids) are altered under
> range expansions. One gall wasp species recently expanded its range from
> mainland western North America to Vancouver Island, British Columbia, where
> it’s outbreaking and has become a tree pest. We’re investigating how
> interactions with other gall wasps (competitors), parasitoids (enemies),
> and the host plant (oak) are altered when this species’ expands its range,
> and how these altered interactions facilitate outbreaks. We combine field
> surveys and experiments in the species’ native and expanded ranges, along
> with molecular tools to understand how interactions are altered and
> contribute to outbreaks. There are several independent research project
> ideas that the selected student could develop within this study system, and
> will work with Dr. Prior to develop a project.
>
> Benefits:The selected student will receive a $5000 stipend and housing
> during the 10-week program. Additionally, up to $700 will be provided to
> travel to the Pacific Northwest. There are also modest funds for supplies.
> The student will live in a shared residence with Ph.D. students and field
> technicians. The student will pay for their own food with the use of a
> field vehicle that can be used to get groceries and a kitchen to prepare
> food.
>
> Eligibility:Applicants must be rising sophomore, junior, or senior
> undergraduate students currently enrolled in a degree program. Due to NSF
> funding restrictions, only U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents
> are eligible. Students must have a valid passport and driver’s license.
> Applicants should be willing and able to work under sometimes strenuous
> field conditions, work and live will with others, and be able to adapt to
> flexible and irregular hours that are needed when conducting field research.
>
> To Apply:Applications should be submitted to Dr. Kirsten Prior by email (
> kprior@binghamton.edu). Applications are being considered now, and will be
> considered up to?March 27, 2020. Applications should include the following
> documents: (1) letter of interest that describes your educational
> background, career goals, and how this internship will contribute towards
> those goals (4 paragraphs maximum), (2) current curriculum vitae/resume,
> and (3) unofficial transcripts. We strongly encourage undergraduates in
> underrepresented groups in STEM to apply.
>
> Kirsten M. Prior, PhD
> Assistant Professor
> Binghamton University (SUNY)
> Department of Biological Sciences
> Science III, Rm. 106
> (607) 777-4448
> priorecologylab.com
>
> “Kirsten M. Prior” <kprior@binghamton.edu>
>

Summer Research Assistant positions in the Berry Crops Entomology Lab at MSU

Where: Isaacs Lab, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Duration: Early May to late August 2020. Possibility of extension into the fall.

Salary: Full time: 40 hours/week, $12.00/hour

Spend your summer studying insect pests and pollinators on berry farms throughout

Michigan! Daily tasks include insect scouting/trapping at farms and research stations, fruit

damage assessments, pollinator observations, data entry, insect rearing, and labeling and

curating insect specimens. Travel to field sites is in a university vehicle (travel time is paid)

and overnight stays at Michigan State University field research stations are possible (accommodations at the field station are covered). More info at: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.isaacslab.ent.msu.edu&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C7fb6d1d3c12d4fa0fb3c08d7c28047ac%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637191728594197790&amp;sdata=h5qK3h3eB8QwvtKlOk1jpAWDsj%2F3c8QqgZFN%2FfMd64U%3D&amp;reserved=0

Required Qualifications:

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Interest in entomology, biology, agriculture, or related fields

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Valid U.S. driverÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s license

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Ability to work outside for long periods of time

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Attention to detail and protocols

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Desired Skills:

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Field research and/or lab experience

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Experience with data entry and analysis

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Experience with insect collection and identification

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Experience with plant and/or pollen identification

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Lifting equipment up to 40 pounds

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Ability to communicate with a wide variety of people, including scientists and growers

To apply: Send a full CV and a cover letter describing relevant research experience

and primary interests. Include the names and email addresses of up to three

references. Send as one PDF to Jackie Perkins (albertj9@msu.edu) by March 27,

2020.

Disease Ecology Project Assistant Opportunities Available at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

The Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies is accepting applications for the

following position:

Disease Ecology Project Assistant, âÂEURÂoeThe Tick ProjectâÂEUR (up to 12)

Research:  The Tick Project  is a randomized,

placebo-controlled, double-blind research program to design and test a

tick-control strategy for preventing human cases of tick-borne disease.

The study is conducted at the scale of entire residential neighborhoods

within the Lyme-disease endemic zone of the northeastern United States.

The study emphasizes principles of disease ecology in the context of disease

prevention.

Job Description: Project Assistants are needed to study the effects of tick

management interventions on the abundance and distribution of blacklegged

ticks and risk of tick-borne disease in people.  Location is the Cary

Institute of Ecosystem Studies in New YorkâÂEURÂ(tm)s Hudson River Valley, with

travel to sites throughout Dutchess County, New York.  Duties include

sampling, collecting, and identifying ticks from residential neighborhoods,

live-trapping small mammals, along with gathering and entering data on tick

encounters with local residents.

Qualifications: Meticulous attention to detail and experience in field

ecology is required. Prior experience with tick sampling or handling small

mammals is highly desirable. The ability to work in small teams and to

withstand hot and humid field conditions is essential.

Employment: Employment to begin between April 13 and May 15, with an end

date of approximately September 11, 2020 with the possibility of extension.

Position reports to Dr. Richard S. Ostfeld and is full time, 35 hours/week.

This is an hourly, non-exempt, non-benefited position. Wages are

commensurate with education and experience. The final candidate will be

required to complete a post-offer, pre-employment driving background check

successfully. Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S. On-site or

nearby housing is available. Review of applications will occur as

applications are received. Posting is open until April 1, 2020 or until

filled.

To Apply: Please submit a job application using this link

and

clicking the âÂEURÂoeApply NowâÂEUR button at the bottom of the page. Under âÂEURÂoeResumeâÂEUR

on the application page, click the âÂEURÂoeUpload ResumeâÂEUR link to upload a single

PDF file consisting of a letter of application, a resume, and the names,

phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references. Please

contact Patricia Jones (jonesp@caryinstitute.org) with any questions about

applying.

The Cary Institute is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative

Action (AA) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal

employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to

race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national

origin, age, familial status, protected veteran or disabled status, or

genetic information.

Seasonal Land Stewardship Positions at Longwood Gardens

Seasonal employees working in Land Stewardship have the opportunity to work with our staff and volunteers across Longwood Gardens’ 700+ acres of natural lands in the Pennsylvania Piedmont. Typical duties include planting native trees, shrubs and herbaceous vegetation; weeding, watering, mulching, and pruning; maintaining trails, managing invasive species, collecting ecological data, interacting with guests, and performing other general land stewardship tasks. Working as a seasonal employee in Land Stewardship is an excellent way to gain experience and improve skills in hands-on land management and ecological restoration as you work with professional technicians in a variety of habitats. Prior land stewardship or horticultural experience preferred, as is experience with string trimmers and utility vehicles; we will also train motivated individuals.

Length of employment is flexible, from May-June through August-October, with occasional weekend work required. Seasonal employees in Land Stewardship must be able to lift 50 lbs. and work outdoors in all kinds of weather conditions. To operate vehicles and equipment, applicants must be at least eighteen years old with a valid driverÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s license. Review of applications begins immediately.

To apply:

https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Flongwoodgardens.org%2Femployment%2Fseasonal-job-opportunities&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C7fb6d1d3c12d4fa0fb3c08d7c28047ac%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637191728594207784&amp;sdata=LUSJq8ZwFYWDy3Ex5y3BHCHOAC%2BzxRCKtSrwH1Pi5ys%3D&amp;reserved=0

Kansas State Summer Field Tech Plant Ecology

The Louthan Lab at Kansas State University is recruiting up to three seasonal field technicians beginning as soon as May 1. Our lab works at the intersection of population and community plant ecology, focusing on how species interactions and climate change jointly influence population dynamics and distribution patterns. Technicians will assist in establishing experimental manipulations of large herbivores and drought and initiating long term studies of plant performance, largely at Konza Prairie LTER near Manhattan, Kansas.

REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have an interest in fieldwork (though no prior experience is required). Prospective technicians must be comfortable with long days outside in rough field conditions (e.g. uneven terrain, hot/humid weather). They must be both team- and detail-oriented.

SCHEDULE: May to August 2020. Work week will be 40 hours, M-F; however, schedules with longer workdays and extended weekends may occur to accomplish project goals (busy time periods will be balanced with adequate rest days).

HOUSING: Provided for those not in the Manhattan area. Housing will be dormitory-style and located at Konza Prairie LTER just outside of Manhattan, Kansas.

TO APPLY: Contact Allison Louthan (amlouthan@ksu.edu) with a cover letter, current CV that includes previous research experience, and contact information for three references. Please put Ãf¢ÒÂEURÃ’ÂoeSummer Field TechnicianÃf¢ÒÂEURҝ in the subject line. Priority will be given to applications received before April 1.

Botany technician

Please see our website for information about a job opportunity for a Botany Technician:  https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fappliedeco.org%2Fget-involved%2Fjobs%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C66681b1756924bd2673b08d7c4d37cf3%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637194285060055354&amp;sdata=PCjNtU%2BjExHyzbwmRD9iWATB9yus%2FP5lgGEvgafxoAg%3D&amp;reserved=0

The Botany Technician will be based out of the Carlsbad, NM BLM Field Office to work alongside the Botany and Wildlife staff. This position will be for 30 weeks with the possibility of extension depending on funding, weather, and plant phenology. The work week will vary between five 8 hour days, Monday through Friday, and four 10-hour days, Monday through Thursday. This position will involve some office work (i.e., data entry, site planning), and the rest of the week will be spent in the field.

Seasonal Rangeland Vegetation Technician

SEASONAL TECHNICIAN needed for a variety of field projects studying rangelands across the Intermountain West.

All projects are part of Dr. Kari Veblen’s lab at Utah State University, investigating restoration possibilities across the Intermountain West. Technicians will be expected to identify forbs, grasses, and shrubs to species, dig and characterize soil pits, and follow lab protocols. Duties may also include lab work and data entry.

Field technicians will work under the supervision of researchers in the field but will be expected to be independent and reliable at collecting field data. Ideal candidates will have field experience, some plant and/or soil classification experience, a strong academic background, and will work well in groups and have enthusiasm for fieldwork. Long workdays are expected and technicians need to be flexible with schedules.

Position runs from early May thru August 2020. Work will be based in Logan, UT. In May-June, sites are spread throughout Utah, Idaho, Oregon, Nevada, and Washington and we will primarily work 8 days on 6 days off. In July-August, work will be based out of Soda Springs, ID and work will primarily consist of 4 days on 3 days off. Transportation between Logan, UT and field sites will be provided. Technicians are responsible for their own housing between work periods and while conducting lab work in Logan, UT.

Review of applicants will occur on a rolling basis and will continue until positions are filled. Pay is $11-$14/hr depending on experience; $15/day camp per diem while in the field.

Please send Cover Letter, CV/Resume, and 3 References in ONE PDF to:

Sofia Koutzoukis, skoutzoukis@gmail.com

Summer Research Assistant in Plant Ecology at RMBL

Summer Research Assistant Position in Plant Evolutionary Ecology at RMBL

The Campbell lab at the University of California at Irvine

(https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Ffaculty.sites.uci.edu%2Fcampbelllab%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C66681b1756924bd2673b08d7c4d37cf3%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637194285060045362&amp;sdata=ZwoEggG1J4k2dlbIFScm2V95J%2Fw1EQEuZfhnWazbeag%3D&amp;reserved=0) is seeking a field research

assistant to join our team in plant evolutionary ecology for summer

2020. The work will be based at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory

(https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.rmbl.org%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C66681b1756924bd2673b08d7c4d37cf3%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637194285060045362&amp;sdata=glvY%2BVhmua%2FReUkN2jesAckr42P3gZQI0UaGhGvBZ1Q%3D&amp;reserved=0) in Colorado. The assistant will help with data

collection of vegetative, physiological, and floral traits for long-term

projects. These projects are aimed at testing whether plant populations

can adapt quickly enough to environmental change to avoid extinction.

The fieldwork can be strenuous and sometimes involves extensive hiking

at high elevations and work during inclement weather. In addition to

field and laboratory work, the assistant is expected to be an active

participant in the research community. Applicants should have some

college level coursework in ecology. Those with prior laboratory or

fieldwork experience with plants are especially encouraged to apply. The

full-time position is available from early June to the end of August,

with exact start and end dates flexible. Compensation includes station

fees and housing at RMBL, and a salary.

To apply, please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names and

contact information for two references. Screening of applicants will

begin March 11 and continue until the position is filled. Applications,

or requests for more information, should be directed to Dr. Diane

Campbell (drcampbe@uci.edu ).

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative

Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants

will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,

religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin,

disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories

covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Summer 2020 Forest Ecology REU – University of Idaho

Forest Ecology REU (Summer 2020) at University of Idaho

The Idaho Terrestrial Ecosystem Analysis and Modeling Lab (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fiteamlab.weebly.com%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C66681b1756924bd2673b08d7c4d37cf3%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637194285060045362&amp;sdata=CY5%2FvHJ2eQuB40j%2BBX3XqUbYsRA9BGbDSUASDdWGE%2FI%3D&amp;reserved=0) at the University of Idaho is seeking two paid undergraduate Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) interns for the Summer 2020. The NSF REU opportunity provides 11 weeks of full-time (40 hrs/week) funding ($500 stipend/week) and a housing allowance.

The ITEAM lab uses field data and ecosystem models to study the impacts of climate change, policy decisions, and natural and human disturbances on forest ecosystem processes, with a current focus on disturbance-prone conifer forests in the Northern Rocky Mountains. We have two local field sites in the UIdaho experimental forest where we conduct automated and survey measurements of forest ecosystem growth, photosynthesis, respiration, and transpiration in the context of thinning experiments. This summer, weÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)ve also planned rapid forest carbon inventories at subalpine lakes.

The REU student will develop and implement a unique and independent research project associated with the labÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s research.  There are many opportunities to develop an independent project with the mentoring of ITEAM members (PI, grad students, post-docs).

Description: Field (40%) and lab/project (60%) work at UIdaho and field sites. Weekly visits to 2 local field sites. Several multi-day field excursions to subalpine lakes in ID, MT, and CO. Interns will assist with sample processing and field data collection, including: carbon flux survey measurements, downloading automatic flux measurements, tree coring, root/soil sampling, and tree inventories.

Location: REU positions will be based out of the UIdaho campus in Moscow, ID. Lab work will take place on campus. Field projects are currently on-going near campus on Ãf¢ÒÂEURÃ’ÂoeMoscow MountainÃf¢ÒÂEURҝ, in the Northern Rockies in the Idaho Panhandle and NW Montana, and in the Colorado Rockies. The REU interns will have the opportunity to work weekly on all field and lab-based projects.

Requirements: Junior-standing undergraduate (as of Fall 2020) who can move to Moscow, ID for summer 2020; interest in forest ecology, field research, camping, hiking, and outdoor elements.

Ability to complete 11 consecutive weeks of work between May 1 and October 1, 2020.

While a vehicle is not a requirement for the position, it will be helpful for completing field work and allow the intern the ability to travel to local recreation opportunities more easily on days off.

Application:  Please submit the following by 3/13/20 to Kristina Bartowitz (kbartowitz@uidaho.edu) –

1) cover letter (detailing interest in position, relevant experiences and skills),

2) resume,

3) academic transcripts (unofficial OK), and

4) two letters of recommendation

Deer Habitat Research Technician Needed

Job Title: Deer Habitat Research Technician

Agency: Purdue University, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources

Location: West Lafayette, Indiana

Job Category: Full-Time Temporary

Salary: $12/hour

Duration: May 4 Ãf¢ÒÂEURҔ Oct 2

Last Date to Apply: Open until filled

Description: The Department of Forestry and Natural Resources has an opening for a technician to assist with fieldwork on the Integrated Deer Management Project. The Deer Project is a multiyear, statewide research effort seeking to combine information on deer populations, current deer habitat, and peopleÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s attitudes and expectations about deer populations for improved understanding and management of deer in Indiana. The successful applicant will work with Purdue faculty, staff, and graduate students to study the impacts of deer on habitat condition in Indiana.

Technician duties include, but are not limited to, identifying woody and herbaceous plant species, performing browse surveys, tallying sapling and seedling densities along transects, and planting/ measuring growth of oak seedlings. Shared housing will be provided. Applications will be evaluated as they are received.

Required Qualifications:

–       Progress towards or completion of BachelorÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s degree with coursework in Wildlife Biology, Forestry, or a related field

–       Knowledge and ability to use basic wildlife research tools and equipment including compass and hand-held GPS

–       Ability to accurately record scientific data

–       Ability to work effectively as part of a team

–       Ability to work in extreme and variable conditions (long days, inclement weather including extreme heat and rain, the presence of biting insects, and rugged terrain)

–       Ability to work a flexible schedule, with potential weekend work

–       Comfortable speaking to law enforcement, landowners and other stakeholders

–       Valid U.S. driverÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s license and the ability to drive University vehicles

Preferred Qualifications:

–       Experience with browse surveys

–       Prior experience in identification of woody and herbaceous plant species in the Midwestern U.S.

–       First Aid/CPR certification

To Apply: Send a brief cover letter (Ãf¢ÒÂ?Ò¤ 1 page), resume, and contact information for at least two references in a single PDF document to Patrick McGovern (pmcgove@purdue.edu) and Richard Sample (rsample@purdue.edu). Save the file as Ãf¢ÒÂEURÃ’ÂoeLastname_Habitat_Tech.pdfÃf¢ÒÂEURҝ (e.g, McGovern_Habitat_Tech.pdf).

Contact Person: Patrick McGovern

Contact Email: pmcgove@purdue.edu

Job: Plant Ecology Seasonal Technician – southwest Georgia

The Plant Ecology lab at the Jones Center at Ichauway invites applications for a Seasonal Technician. Job duties include assisting with seed collection and processing, long-term data collection, data entry, and other field and laboratory work as needed. This 3-month position begins in May 2020, with the possibility of extension. On-site housing is provided on a limited basis, but is optional. This position will report directly to the Plant Ecology Research Associate.

The 28,000-acre research center is located approximately 30 miles south of Albany, Georgia. The CenterÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s research, education, and conservation programs focus on ecology and natural resource management. The site includes 16,000 acres of longleaf pine forests, over 1,000 acres of wetlands, and 26 miles of stream and river ecosystems. For more information visit our web site: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.jonesctr.org%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C66681b1756924bd2673b08d7c4d37cf3%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637194285060035370&amp;sdata=rRQYLMMYTCPmPQ%2Fj5QJhBfpPhVpbv0fec%2BlEUPeZj9A%3D&amp;reserved=0.

Job Requirements: Ability to independently follow instructions. Field work requires moderate to strenuous physical activity in the field, under demanding conditions (e.g., heat, high humidity, exposure to poison oak/ivy, and insects). Must have a valid driverÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s license.

Qualifications: Undergraduate degree in biology, botany, horticulture, plant ecology, or a related field. Previous experience with seed collection or plant identification in the southeastern U.S. and the use of dichotomous keys is highly desired. Computer and laboratory-related experience is also preferable.

Wages: $11.00 per hour (limited housing available); $12.00 per hour (without housing)

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume, list of relevant coursework, list of three references with contact information, and the date they are available to begin working as a single document by email to: jobs@jonesctr.org, Subject: Plant Ecology Seasonal Technician.

For specific questions or more information on this position, contact: Lisa Giencke, Plant Ecology Research Associate, by email: lisa.giencke@jonesctr.org or phone: (229) 734-4706.

The Jones Center at Ichauway is an Equal Opportunity/E-Verify/Affirmative Action Employer. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

Temporary Full Time Fisheries Research Assistant âÂEUR” New England Aquarium, Boston

Position: The Fisheries Science and Emerging Technologies Program at the New England AquariumÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life is seeking a full-time Research Assistant to assist with field work primarily related to sharks, and to provide data collection and analysis support for several ongoing projects. Position will be primarily based in southeastern Massachusetts with work taking place in and around Cape Cod, Boston, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket. The position includes funding for 5 months, from approximately mid-May through mid-October, with the potential for extension contingent on funding and performance. Must be available to begin by June 1.

Duties: The successful candidate will assist with research and data collection for several field-based projects including the investigation of spatial ecology and behavior of coastal and pelagic sharks and the post-release monitoring of sharks and sea turtles following interaction with fishing gear. At-sea sampling will include rod and reel, gillnet, and longline fishing, tagging target species, and deploying, downloading, and maintaining acoustic monitoring equipment.

Qualifications: Position requires an undergraduate degree in Marine Science, Biology, Fisheries, or related discipline. MasterÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s degree or extensive (4+ years) field research experience strongly preferred. Must have extensive boating and fishing experience as well as own transportation to and from sites around Cape Cod and Boston, MA.

To view the full job posting and apply: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fneaq.applicantpro.com%2Fjobs%2F1354431.html&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C66681b1756924bd2673b08d7c4d37cf3%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637194285060055354&amp;sdata=iqS7v37wU1FgNt0yxGzRaKWSiRpQfFQGwt2DrpUfTTM%3D&amp;reserved=0

PAID FIELD ASSISTANT FOR INSECT HOST-PARASITOID & GLOBAL CHANGE PROJECT IN WESTERN OAK ECOSYSTEMS

PAID FIELD ASSISTANT FOR INSECT HOST-PARASITOID & GLOBAL CHANGE PROJECT IN WESTERN OAK ECOSYSTEMS led by Dr. Kirsten Prior at Binghamton University SUNY (priorecologylab.com). We are looking for a field assistant to work collaboratively as a part of a team examining insect-host parasitoid interactions in oak gall-wasp communities in western oak savanna ecosystems. This project examines the community dynamics of range expansions, asking how interactions are altered under range expansions, and how altered interactions influence the dynamics of range-expanding species. The field assistant will be responsible for assisting with conducting experiments and sampling oak galls on Garry (Oregon white) oak trees (Quercus garryana) in northern Oregon, Washington State, and Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

Duties will involve daily travel to and from field sites (from 20 mins. To 1.5 hours away), collecting oak gall-wasps from trees, sorting and rearing galls and gall emergents, collecting other spatial and environmental data at sites, setting up enclosure experiments at sites, and data entry and processing. Given the nature of conducting time-sensitive surveys in the field, and the logistics of traveling to several regions, the work schedule needs to be flexible, and work hours will depend on when tasks need to be completed and on weather conditions. Thus, the candidate should be able to work somewhat flexible hours (i.e., maybe on a Saturday). The candidate needs to like to spend time outdoors, be comfortable hiking long distances on hilly terrain, be able to travel considerable distances in a vehicle, be willing to camp for several nights at a time, be able to work well in a team and to maintain a positive disposition under field conditions. The candidate should also have an ability to focus, be motivated to complete sometimes tedious tasks (e.g., working with small organisms), be motivated to learn to identify species in the field.

Qualifications: 1) A BachelorÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s degree (or working towards) in biology, ecology & evolution, entomology, or a related field. 2) Previous field research experience. 3) Have an interest in ecology & evolution, botany, or entomology. 4) Be mature, responsible, flexible, dedicated, and motivated. 5) Be able to work well as a part of a team and to live and work well with others. 6) Be able to hike long distances and in hilly terrain. 8) Must have a valid driverÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s license and a passport. 7) Be comfortable driving a large vehicle, sometimes for long distances.

Compensation & Details: Salary is commensurate with experience. Housing will be paid (shared housing with ~1 graduate student) likely in northern Oregon. The technician will be responsible for their own food, and there will be a kitchen in the shared residence. Gas will be covered for the use of a vehicle to get groceries. Ideally, the technician will travel to Binghamton, NY and help to drive the field vehicle (with one other person) to the west coast. Travel to and from Binghamton will be covered. Ideal dates are from mid-May through July; however, dates can be somewhat flexible and could be extended. The candidate must commit to the full working period – with some exceptions that would need to be discussed upfront.

To apply send (1) a cover letter explaining why you are interested in the position and highlight your relevant qualifications; (2) a CV or resume; (3) the names and contact information (email and phone number) for three references. Email the document as a single PDF file (file name should include your last name) to Kirsten Prior (kprior@binghamton.edu) with Ãf¢ÒÂEURÃ’ÂoeWestern oak_field assistant positionÃf¢ÒÂEURҝ in the subject line. We will begin reviewing applications immediately. Please apply as soon as possible, but by March 25th for full consideration.

Full-time research technician positions in plant ecology, Utah and Idaho

Here’s an opportunity for the EEB website:

Dr. Peter Adler (Utah State University) and Dr. Matt Germino (USGS) seek experienced field ecologists to implement a series of experiments focused on understanding how climate change will affect the trajectory of the cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) invasion in the Intermountain West.  Two positions are available: one stationed Logan, Utah with AdlerÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s research group, and the other stationed in Boise, Idaho with GerminoÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s research group. These are temporary (two year), full-time positions with annual income of $32,000-35,000 plus benefits. Positions will begin between May and July, 2020.

Responsibilities include:

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Leading the implementation of large common garden experiments, including site preparation, seed preparation, and seed planting.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Collecting data on plant demographic rates, functional traits, and abiotic conditions.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Data entry and QAQC.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Supervising student research assistants.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Assisting PIs with project management.

Minimum qualifications:

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Bachelor degree in biology, ecology, natural resources or a related field, or equivalent job experience

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Previous experience with plant ecology field experiments

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Knowledge of Intermountain West flora

Preferred Qualifications:

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    MS degree in biology, ecology, natural resources or a related field

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Project management experience

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Competence in the R statistical environment

To apply, please email a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to Peter Adler (peter.adler@usu.edu). Please indicate whether you are interested in the Boise and/or the Logan position.

Research Associate, Dept Natural Resource Ecology & Management, Iowa State University

The Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management (NREM) within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University is seeking a Research Associate II to work, under the supervision of the Principal Investigator (Dr. Julie Blanchong), on a project whose objective is to develop genomic tools for white-tailed deer.

The individual in this position will a) communicate with state natural resource agencies to coordinate collection of hunter-harvested deer samples, b) conduct lab work including solution preparation, DNA extraction, DNA quantification, and agarose gel electrophoresis, and c) organize, maintain, and map records of deer samples using Excel or Access and GIS. The individual will work closely with the PI to select samples for a SNP array, analyze SNP data, and develop a plan for communicating results to state natural resource agencies.

This is a 12 month position. Salary will be determined based on experience.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and 1 year of related experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience managing and organizing data in Excel or Access

Experience using GIS

Experience in lab work including preparation of solutions, DNA extraction, agarose gel electrophoresis

Experience, or interest in, working with SNP data

Degree in wildlife biology or related field

To apply: Visit the Iowa State University Job Board and search for Job R1889 or follow the link below:

https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fisu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com%2FIowaStateJobs%2Fjob%2FAmes-IA%2FResearch-Associate-II—Natural-Resource-Ecology-and-Management_R1889&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Cd2c82c0cb2fc41d5bc5208d7bd0020fb%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637185680577438607&amp;sdata=ySoz8YLmlP63KYh8F7F60Zlw6CBWcpEOKzZbMPjxSOc%3D&amp;reserved=0

Questions can be directed to Dr. Julie Blanchong at julieb@iastate.edu

Seasonal research assistants in plant ecology, Utah and Idaho

Dr. Peter Adler (Utah State University) and Dr. Matt Germino (USGS) seek experienced field ecologists to help implement and monitor a series of experiments focused on understanding how climate change will affect the trajectory of the cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum) invasion in the Intermountain West. Two positions are available: one stationed Logan, Utah with AdlerÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s research group, and the other stationed in Boise, Idaho with GerminoÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s research group. These are seasonal, hourly positions ($12-13/hr) for the period May-September, 2020.

Responsibilities include:

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Assist with implementation of large common garden experiments, including seed preparation, site preparation, and seed planting.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Collection of data on plant species composition.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Data entry, including digitization of maps using ArcGIS, and QAQC.

Desired qualifications include:

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Previous field experience.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Knowledge of Intermountain West flora.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Ability to perform tedious tasks over long periods under adverse weather conditions.

To apply, please email a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to Peter Adler (peter.adler@usu.edu). Please indicate if you are interested in the Boise and/or Logan positions.

USDA-ARS Seasonal position; Fort Collins, CO; plant phys, hydrology, micrometeorology

The USDA Agricultural Research Service Water Management and Systems Research Unit will be hiring a seasonal position starting spring of 2020. This position will be full-time during the summer and may extend to part-time through the remainder of the year. Salary will range from $13.39 to $16.40 per hour depending on education and experience. This position will be hired as a temporary federal position with paid holidays, sick and annual leave, and may be renewable annually. A valid driverÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s license and U.S. citizenship is required. We will also consider students eligible for CSU Work-Study.

The position will support research on plant anatomy and physiology, micrometeorology, and watershed hydrology with the overall research goal of improving understanding of water resource availability, and interactions between agricultural productivity and climate variability. The position will be supervised by research scientists and will provide opportunities to gain experience with plant physiology and anatomy lab techniques; data collection, entry, and processing; remote sensing; and installation and maintenance of meteorological and hydrological instrumentation. Work will be a mixture of indoor and outdoor settings and may involve sitting for long periods of time or physical activity under potentially extreme working conditions (e.g., high heat, pollen levels). A familiarity with plant biology, and spreadsheets is required. Experience with computational coding or a willingness to learn (R or Python) is highly desired.

Position details Ãf¢ÒÂEURҔ incumbent will assist in the collection and processing of plant physiological and anatomical data; management of greenhouse and field crops for scientific experiments; maintenance and installation of meteorological sensors; and general labor in indoor and outdoor settings. Suggested majors are Horticulture, Crop or Soil Sciences, Ecology, Natural Resources, Atmospheric Science, Hydrology.

Applications are due by noon on March 16th, and we plan to interview during the week of March 23rd. Please send electronic applications with a subject line of Ãf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â~Student technician positionÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm). Applicants should apply directly to Dave Barnard (contact information below) by sending a one-page cover letter expressing interest in the position; a resume with contact information; statement of U.S. citizenship; work history; education (year and major); and other relevant experiences; list of references; and a copy of unofficial transcripts.

Apply to:

Dr. David Barnard (Dave), Research Agroecologist, 970-492-7404, david.barnard@usda.gov

Research Associate Technician (Paid Intern) NYC

Billion Oyster Project – Research Associate Technician Intern

DEADLINE MARCH 31ST

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This internship is open to recent High School graduates, College undergrads, and postgraduates.

Start date is June 1st 2020 to August 15th. (ThereÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s flexibility to start earlier and end later)

The Internship Site

Main location Ãf¢ÒÂEURҔ 134 Carder Rd, Governors Island

Additional locations Ãf¢ÒÂEURҔ New York Harbor

Responsibilities Include:

Interns will work with all of the following programs, in accordance with the needs of the business.

Additionally, interns are expected to complete an independent research project to present at the end of

the season.

Billion Oyster Project Programs:

Education:

Ãf¢ÒÂ-ҏ Assist with preparation and execution of oyster research station (ORS) basic trainings, and symposium.

Ãf¢ÒÂ-ҏ Help provide support with field expeditions, ORS maintenance, data collection, curriculum research, and

education outreach activities.

Ãf¢ÒÂ-ҏ Assist with field expeditions at ORS sites and STEM Hubs.

Restoration:

Ãf¢ÒÂ-ҏ Support Hatchery Manager with managing stock in the lab as well as on the eco-dock through daily

assessment and action with the help of 4-8 high school interns.

Ãf¢ÒÂ-ҏ Assist with installations, monitorings, and research activities related to field stations, community reefs, and

oyster nurseries in Brooklyn Bridge Park, Bush Terminal Park, Jamaica Bay, Great Kills Harbor, Lemon

Creek, Coney Island Creek, Paerdegat Basin, Soundview Park, and upper New York Harbor.

Ãf¢ÒÂ-ҏ Help categorize documents, survey/research photos, and assist with mapping.

Public Engagement:

Ãf¢ÒÂ-ҏ Assist with the operation of the BOP public exhibit for visitors to Governors Island.

Ãf¢ÒÂ-ҏ Support volunteer activities including but not limited to building oyster structures, preparing recycled

shells for seeding, sorting and counting oysters, conducting oyster monitoring protocols, and preparing

materials prior to volunteer days.

Development (Fundraising), Communications and Administration:

Ãf¢ÒÂ-ҏ Assist the Development Team in facilitating major donor cultivation, managing and updating our

Salesforce contact database, donor acknowledgment, and fundraising activities.

Ãf¢ÒÂ-ҏ Provide media relations support to communications team, be a part of the photo team to add images to our

archives

Ãf¢ÒÂ-ҏ Support team with data entry, field/office logistics, and other administrative duties.

Requirements Are:

Ãf’Ò· Self-motivated, highly-organized, upbeat, and flexible

Ãf’Ò· Ability to work independently and in collaboration with all teams.

Ãf’Ò· Ability to work closely with volunteers and the public in a professional manner

Ãf’Ò· Positive work ethic

Ãf’Ò· Strong verbal and written communication skills

Ãf’Ò· Strong time management skills

Ãf’Ò· Experience teaching or providing informal instruction to children and/or adults preferred

Ãf’Ò· Strong public speaking skills

Ãf’Ò· Proficiency in MS Office Suite and/or Google Suite

Ãf’Ò· Ability to work some weekends and evening hours

Ãf’Ò· Some duties may require moving equipment weighing up to 50 pounds

Ãf’Ò· Frequently outdoors: some work will take place on boats, wading in the water, and on-shore in various

weather conditions.

Ãf’Ò· Any person working in the New York City DOE buildings, working with NYC DOE students or who has access to NYC

DOE confidential information is required by New York State law to undergo a security clearance, including fingerprints, prior

to commencing services. All prospective employees (either working for NYC DOE or for a Vendor) must have a security

clearance before starting work. No one can be fingerprinted by the NYC DOE or undergo the security clearance unless they

have been added to the organization or agency’s PETS (Personnel Eligibility Tracking System) roster.

The Ideal Candidate:

Ãf’Ò· Familiar with, marine science, environmental studies, and/or the maritime industry

Ãf’Ò· Be able to communicate with the public about Billion Oyster Project programs and policies.

Ãf’Ò· Enjoys working with students, volunteers, and marine life

Ãf’Ò· Be able to perform office and administrative tasks

Ãf’Ò· Work weekends on a rotating schedule

Ãf’Ò· Enjoys working in and/or around the water and being outdoors for an extended time.

Ãf’Ò· Flexible to change

Ãf’Ò· Ability to travel with the crew on small vessels

SALARY: $16/hour

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UREx SRN 2020 Research Experience for Undergrads (REU)

Applications for the Research Experience for Undergraduates are currently being accepted. The summer program runs June 17 – Aug 12th 2020. Application deadline is March 20, 2020. View Phoenix opportunities at: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsustainability.asu.edu%2Furbanresilience%2Fopportunities%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Cf0ffdd96b27949d46a3308d7bb6dec3b%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637183953105527678&amp;sdata=Gj1fsqjSLxuODRtL519PVu40brVQDqpkWPgzOdrLByc%3D&amp;reserved=0.

Emily Key

Education Program Coordinator, Sr.

emily.key@asu.edu

Ph 480-727-7426

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USGS seasonal field technician position – Colorado Plateau

Currently open on indeed.com: USGS seasonal field work on the Colorado Plateau

The Southwest Biological Science CenterÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s Canyonlands Research Station in Moab, UT, is recruiting two Biological Science Technicians (GG-0404-04). These positions are seasonal, not-to-exceed 180 days, Full-time, temporary work (May through September) that pay $14.95/hour. Work consists primarily of 8-10 consecutive field days with 6 days off in between. The technician will participate in a research program focusing on vegetation and soil changes resulting from the effects of energy exploration and development (EED) activities on the Colorado Plateau. A team of two technicians and one project lead will collect field data following the BLM AIM strategy core methods, including line point intercept, vegetation height, canopy gap, and soil aggregate stability. Field locations include Vernal, White River, Colorado River Valley, Grand Junction, Moab, Price, and Farmington. Work is physically demanding and may involve moderate or sometimes extreme exposure to discomforts of rain, cold/hot weather, etc. A pre-employment physical is required.

The full announcement is posted on indeed.com

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This announcement opened at 9 am 2/24/2020 and closes at noon (MT) on 2/27/2020. The job may be reposted in March until the hiring needs have been met.

Oyster Hatchery Technician Position at the Florida State University Coastal & Marine Laboratory

POSTED Job description Ã’Â- The Florida State University Coastal & Marine Laboratory seeks an Oyster Hatchery Technician with strong interests in shellfish husbandry to be involved in hatchery operations as part of the Apalachicola Bay System Initiative. This position will contribute to a long-term research project examining the health and mapping a trajectory for recovery of oyster reefs in the Apalachicola Bay.  The hatchery will focus on the production of oyster larvae and seed for experimental purposes. Note that this is not for commercial production. This position will report to the ABSI Hatchery Manager and will be involved in all aspects of shellfish production (specifically the eastern oyster).

To apply, please visit https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.jobs.fsu.edu&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Cf0ffdd96b27949d46a3308d7bb6dec3b%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637183953105507687&amp;sdata=filcLqXm2GAYt5L0ZmGjgkjWRSPzGsYKYVXIIhTCRQw%3D&amp;reserved=0 and submit an application to job ID 47206. The deadline to apply is March 18, 2020.

Florida State University is An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.hr.fsu.edu%2FPDF%2FPublications%2Fdiversity%2FEEO_Statement.pdf&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Cf0ffdd96b27949d46a3308d7bb6dec3b%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637183953105507687&amp;sdata=LQLIipaIEAe7xHjUJyMaVtWtcYnGv%2B%2F2nJP1kLJZ0nU%3D&amp;reserved=0

2020 Seasonal Fisheries Technicians – Kansas

Position Description: One or two fisheries positions will be available this summer working for Pittsburg State University under the supervision of Kali Boroughs and Dr. James Whitney. Tasks will include conducting Neosho Madtom surveys, collecting measurements of physicochemical stream habitat variables, and sampling benthic macroinvertebrates. Lab work involving the identification and measurement of macroinvertebrates will also be part of technician responsibilities.  Training will be provided.

Minimum Requirements: Technicians need to be able to think and work independently and as part of a team to complete assigned tasks. Must be able to travel and stay overnight during the week and weekends if necessary. Extended travel with overnight stays away from Pittsburg for up to one week may be required. Must be able to work long days and in harsh field conditions (e.g. mud, rain, 100+ degree temperatures, poisonous plants, biting insects, etc.). Handling of live organisms including fish and insects is required. Required to be at least 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license. Individuals working towards a natural resources or biology degree will be given higher preference.

Start Date: May 18, 2020

End Date: August 14, 2020. There is the potential for one position to continue into the school year working ~20 hours/week.

Benefits: Hourly wage: $11.00 per hour. Normal work week will be Monday-Friday, sometimes weekends (if necessary), 40 hours per week. No paid holidays. Hotel, meal, and travel expenses for overnight work-related trips will be covered.

How To Apply: Send a resume and contact information for 3 professional or academic references to Kali Boroughs at kboroughs@gus.pittstate.edu or Dr. James Whitney at jewhitney@pittstate.edu. Please include “PSU Fisheries Technicians” in subject line.

Closing Date: March 16, 2020

Field technician position in permafrost research in Alaska

Project description: The focus of our research program is to understand the effects of climate change on carbon cycling in tundra ecosystems. The field site borders Denali National Park in Healy, AK. Find more information about the research at:

(https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww2.nau.edu%2Fschuurlab-p%2Fresearch.html&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C485466738a754f67ed0008d7baa4ef2f%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637183089895998329&amp;sdata=XFtbVUhGRInMTrCoQjfqioruZMwNEgbIJF5rw05zTzE%3D&amp;reserved=0).

Position duration: March 25th until November 2020 with some flexibility

Job description: Fieldwork will include the operation of technical sensors and data loggers, maintenance of experimental plots, measurements of ecosystem-level carbon exchange and ancillary environmental variables. The technician will work closely with a field manager, other technicians, graduate and undergraduate students to collect data and maintain field equipment. Other responsibilities will include data entry, preliminary data processing, and data quality control.

The technician will work and live in a shared rustic cabin with an outhouse, on the outskirts of Healy, Alaska near Denali Nat’l Park. Travel to and from the field site is via ATV or car.

Required qualifications:

B.S in biology/ecology or other related fields.

Must be eligible to work in the US (Canadian or Mexican applicants with TN visa eligibility is OK).

Must have a valid drivers license.

Must be able to lift and carry at least 50 lbs.

Must have attention to detail, ability to work independently as well as part of a research team.

Must have the desire to live and work in a remote setting.

Must have willingness to learn and operate technical sensors and data loggers.

Applicants should be prepared to work long hours, sometimes in cold and adverse weather conditions.

Desired qualifications:

Prior experience with technical sensors and data loggers, scientific fieldwork.

Carbon flux or ecosystem function measurements is beneficial, but not necessary.

To apply, please email Justin Ledman (justin.ledman@gmail.com) by March 1st 2020 with the following:

Cover letter,

CV or resume,

List of 3 references

Applications will be reviewed after the closing date, and you will be contacted for an interview.

Field Technicians – Osprey Recovery in Illinois

I am looking for three or four field technicians with a strong work ethic to assist with the osprey hacking program in Illinois as part of the osprey recovery effort for this state-endangered species.

The positions, based at different sites, have the following responsibilities:

* Daily Observations – conduct daily behavioral observations of osprey chicks at the hacking site to ensure their well-being.  Make notes of presence of potential predators or competitors in the vicinity of the hacking site.

* Daily Tracking – conduct daily tracking of ospreys once they fledge and note their locations before migration.

* Food Preparation and Feeding – conduct daily preparation of fish and feeding to the hacked ospreys.

* Planning and Coordination – conduct regular fish pick-ups from the project partners.  Coordinate with the field personnel at the other hacking site for project purposes when required.

* Daily Reports – contribute to daily reports regarding the behaviors, locations, and fish consumption by ospreys.  Record any other notable events related to the birds.

* Maintenance – assist with the maintenance and clean-up of the hacking box/tower after the season, as well as the maintenance and inventory of the field gear and equipment.

Qualifications for the positions:

Successful candidates must have a B.S. degree in environmental science, wildlife, biology, or related field.  Experiences working with birds of prey, as well as paddling skills, are highly preferred.  Proficiency with Microsoft Office, ArcGIS, and GPS is highly desirable.  Successful candidates must be a team-player, demonstrate strong communication skills, follow instructions well, and pay attention to detail.  Candidates must have a commitment to field personnel and equipment safety.  Individuals must have and maintain a valid driver’s license as well as be able to work outdoors in extreme weather conditions and for long hours.

Application: Review of applications will start immediately until the positions are filled.

Starting date: July 1, 2020.

Anticipated ending date: October 6, 2020.

Salary: $500-$560 per WEEK (depending on the skills and experiences).  Housing or camping gear (except sleeping gear) are provided.

To apply, please send the following (via email) to Dr. Tih-Fen Ting at tting1@uis.edu:

1)  Cover letter addressing background and extent of qualifications;

2)  Resume, including contact information for three references; and

3)  Transcripts (unofficial or scanned copy acceptable).

Tih-Fen Ting

Department of Environmental Studies

University of Illinois at Springfield

Springfield, IL 62703

(217) 206-7876

tting1@uis.edu

Summer Field Technician in Grassland Insect Ecology

JOB: Summer Research Technician in Grassland Insect Ecology (4 months, Montana and Wyoming)

The USDA, Agriculture Research Service, Northern Plains Agriculture Research Laboratory in Sidney, MT is seeking an enthusiastic and hard-working individual to assist in grassland insect field research. Field work will be conducted both at ~9000 feet elevation in the Bighorn National Forest in northern Wyoming and on diverse native rangelands in eastern Montana and on the Little Missouri National Grassland in western North Dakota. Our research primarily focuses on grassland insect and rangeland ecology; specifically how interactions between grasshoppers and Mormon crickets affect grassland health and livestock grazing sustainability, how drought and weather variation affects grasshopper outbreaks and ecosystem processes, and how fire and livestock grazing can reduce grasshopper outbreaks. The diverse work duties will include sampling grasshoppers and other rangeland insects in large scale experiments, identifying and sampling rangeland plants, setting up and conducting small scale manipulative experiments in the field and greenhouse, behavioral observations, and lab work to sort and process samples collected.  Overnight travel to Wyoming and eastern Montana is required, with government vehicles provided. Candidates will gain hands on experience with diverse field sampling and experimental methods, as well as insect and plant identification techniques, while working in a team oriented research environment.

Salary: Full time, $12.21-$13.32 per hour (GS-2 – GS-3) dependent on experience and education.  The candidate will receive overtime pay when working more than 40 hours per week. Dorm-style, shared housing is available on location for ~$140 per month, including utilities, internet and basic cable TV.

Dates: June through the end of September, depending on a candidate’s availability.

Qualifications: The candidate should be able to walk rapidly over rangeland and work at high elevation sites, be physically fit, and able to spend long hours in difficult field conditions (hot weather, biting insects, mountain weather). Willingness to work long days and weekends when necessary is a must.  Undergraduate course work in ecology, entomology, or range science, and previous field research experience is preferred, but not required. Must be a US citizen.

Application process: Please send cover letter describing relevant experience or coursework, resume (including major, relevant experience/coursework, technical skills, and prior employment), and names and contact information of two references (electronically) to Nicole Davidson (nicole.davidson@usda.gov).  Be sure to include available start and end dates.

Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information on the research program visit:  https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.ars.usda.gov%2Fpa%2Fnparl%2Fdbranson&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C99db14f02e20494744d508d7b9db870c%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637182224861516404&amp;sdata=pymSrUoNBCM3ol9%2BByTLmpq%2FEHfe4EHcD%2BOkvQ5LLAo%3D&amp;reserved=0 or contact us directly.

Field technician position for vector ecology project in San Francisco, CA

The Swei lab at San Francisco State University seeks two (2) research technicians with field ecology experience to work with graduate and undergraduate students in a vector and pathogen ecology study in San Francisco, California. This research is part of an NSF-funded study to investigate small mammal host and pathogen genetic diversity of tick-borne pathogens such as Borrelia burgdorferi and Borrelia miyamotoi. The successful candidate will conduct animal population surveys and pathogen infection monitoring in small mammal, reptile, and ticks in the San Francisco Bay Area. Specific tasks include small mammal live trapping and handling, tissue collection, lizard trapping and handling, tick drag sampling, and wildlife camera monitoring and analysis. Additional tasks will include data entry and some laboratory work to detect and characterize pathogen infection and data analysis. The position is short-term from April 6th through June 5th, 2020.

Required Qualifications:

Coursework in biology (esp. ecology, entomology, mammalogy, or wildlife biology) and one year of technical research or field ecology work experience are required. Must be able to work well in a team under adverse, outdoor conditions. Must also be interested in and willing to learn field and molecular techniques.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates with experience conducting field ecology projects. In particular, experience handling and identifying vertebrates, especially small mammals is preferred. Additional animal handling experience and molecular lab experience will be given preference. Experience working both independently and as a part of a multidisciplinary team, and a demonstrated ability to problem-solve independently are ideal. A valid California driver’s license is preferred.

Salary:

Salary for one full time research assistant from April 6th, 2020 through July 5th, 2020 is $3103/month. This position is based in San Francisco, CA but will involve extensive field work and occasional camping in more remote locations in northern California. The candidate is responsible for their own housing but costs for camping, when applicable, will be covered.

Application Instructions:

All interested, qualified persons must contact Andrea Swei at aswei@sfsu.edu with a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references. The deadline for applying is March 15th, 2020; If you have questions regarding this position, please email Andrea Swei or refer to the lab website: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.sweilab.com&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C99db14f02e20494744d508d7b9db870c%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637182224861506407&amp;sdata=niwRWr2XlpEyEhUMKrE5ICgfsrOsplP6laHvf8gQpAY%3D&amp;reserved=0

Field assistant job – EcoEpidemiology lab at Columbia University (2nd call)

The eco-epidemiology lab at Columbia University (Diuk-Wasser lab: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fecoepidemiologylab.e3b.columbia.edu%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C99db14f02e20494744d508d7b9db870c%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637182224861496414&amp;sdata=4rMDVBw49BQG1oxBHqfG9sCuLjsJvs%2Bt7ttFWKDbqTI%3D&amp;reserved=0) has multiple paid research assistant positions for the 2020 summer field season to work on one of these projects:

(1) Host association of the Lyme disease agent on Block Island, RI

(2) New York City coupled natural-human system (human dimensions)

(3) New York City coupled natural-human system (the natural cycle)

Host association of the Lyme disease agent on Block Island, RI

This research will examine mammalian and avian host specialization by the spirochetal bacteria, Borrelia burgdorferi. We are recruiting motivated field technician(s) for field sampling from late May through the end of August on Block Island, RI. Primary duties will include handling and processing (collecting blood, tissue, and ticks) samples from small mammals, sampling for questing ticks, and mist netting, handling, and processing samples from birds. Other duties include bird surveys (depending on skills), maintaining field equipment and data entry. This position will provide strong field training in tick species and life-stage identification, data collection and management skills, tick collection methods, and mark-recapturing of small mammals. Preference will be given to individuals with experience collecting blood samples, having knowledge of the New England avian fauna, and having experience conducting bird point counts.

NYC coupled natural-human system (human dimensions)

This project examines the human dimensions of the coupled human natural system of Lyme disease on Staten Island, NY. Our research team will conduct household epidemiological surveys and tick dragging in residential properties to evaluate the human exposure to ticks and the risk of Lyme disease in urban areas. The responsibilities of the RA will include: conducting in-person recruitment and surveys to householders, conducting an ecological assessment of the property that includes tick sampling in the yard, and coordinating field logistics and data entry with a field crew of 3-4 students. The start date is negotiable; however, we aim to start the position May 25th, 2020. This position will provide strong training in conducting epidemiological surveys in the field, tick collection and identification, and data management skills.

NYC coupled natural-human system (the natural cycle)

This project examines the natural transmission cycle of the Lyme disease agent within the coupled human natural system on Staten Island, NY. Our mobile research team will collect samples from small mammals (blood, tissue, and ticks), sample questing ticks, and use camera traps in urban public parks to understand the ecological drivers of Lyme disease risk on Staten Island. Experience leading a field crew and small mammal trapping is preferred. The start date is negotiable; however, we aim to start the position May 18th, 2020. Early morning and late afternoon hours, as well as Sunday evenings, are required. This position will provide strong field training in tick species and life-stage identification, data collection and management skills, tick collection methods, and mark-recapturing of small mammals with opportunities to participate in mesomammal trapping.

Relevant information for all positions

Housing, field equipment, and transportation within the study area will be provided. Jobs are full time, 35-40 hours/week.  Wage is commensurate with education and experience. Applicants should have interest in disease ecology/environmental health/epidemiology/public health, have strong leadership skills, and be highly organized with clear handwriting. Technician(s) must be in good physical condition and capable of working in unfavorable environmental conditions (e.g. rain, heat, tick infested forest). A valid U.S. driver’s license and clean driving record is required. If interested, please fill the google form where you can provide a list of three professional references and attach a single pdf document (with your last name in the subject) including 1) a cover letter (noting which position you are applying to) and relevant field experience; and 2) a CV/resume by March 15, 2020, for full consideration.

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Please contact Maria Diuk-Wasser if you have any questions: mad2256@columbia.edu