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UConn SEEDS Presents: Applying to Graduate School

The UConn SEEDS Chapter will be holding our first meeting on Thursday, September 17th from 5-6 pm through Zoom. In this inaugural fall meeting, we will talk about how to apply to graduate school in Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 
Please fill out this Google Form if you are interested in joining us: https://forms.gle/S6dWmUTv12Bmhrow5. This is a great opportunity to explore your possibilities after graduation. Our Graduate Student Representative, Jessica Gutierrez, will be leading this meeting and providing tips to make yourself a stronger candidate. 
We would also love to welcome new members.The mission of the UConn Chapter of SEEDS is to promote the participation, inclusion, and equity of students from underrepresented backgrounds (due to race, ethnicity, first-gen, low income) in the fields of ecology and environmental sciences. Everyone who joins before 09/17 will have the opportunity to vote on a fall invited speaker. To sign up for SEEDS, please fill out the form here: http://www.knutielab.com/UConn-SEEDS

Two Research Assistant positions

Date: Tue,  1 Sep 2020 21:22:40

From: privateemail67714@community.esa.org

Subject: Fall research assistant position with Applied Ecology lab at University of Nevada Las Vegas

Fall 2020 Research Assistant position with the Applied Ecology Research Laboratory at the University of Nevada Las Vegas

Start date: November 1, 2020 or earlier

End date*: January 31, 2021.

*Interested parties can also submit an application for the spring 2021 position, if the botanist position is of interest. Please read requirements below for the spring 2021 position since these positions have different qualifications.

Requirements: Due to potential COVID-related travel restrictions and the nature of the work this fall, local southern Nevada applicants or those willing to relocate to southern Nevada are particularly encouraged to apply. All applicants must be a United States citizen, have a current and valid state driverÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s license, and have no personal at-fault accidents in the last five years. Applicants will be required to fill out an I-9 form and submit personal identification for review before a contract is issued; therefore, the applicant must present identification in person at least 2 weeks before the negotiated start date. Applicants will also be required to follow University policies related to coronavirus at all times, including wearing a mask while on campus, in campus facilities, and in University vehicles.

Position: Research assistants will participate in greenhouse, laboratory, and field research; new field project installations; and field sampling. The fall position will mostly entail working in the laboratory and greenhouse at UNLV. Our current fall projects focus on seed ecology, and include seed germination/viability testing, seed extraction, and seedling emergence. Duties will including using laboratory equipment, such as microscopes, cameras, local flora databases or botanical keys, to extract, identify, and document seeds or seedlings, and test seed viability or germination; participate in field sampling of soils and contents of seed traps and process samples in the laboratory; assist with establishing new greenhouse studies and assist in general greenhouse research maintenance and monitoring; and assist with new installations at a local field site.

Qualifications: Applicants should have at least a bachelorÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s degree in biology, natural resources, environmental science, or a related degree, or equivalent yearsÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm) experience (3-4 years). Applicants should also have an interest in participating in professional research. Although some experience using dichotomous keys, operating a 4WD truck or other 4WD vehicle, and experience with field navigation (compass, map, GPS) is preferable, these are not mandatory requirements for this fall position. Some outdoor/field experience (e.g., camping, hiking, backpacking) is required and an explanation of the applicants participation in these activities must be included in a resume and introductory letter if these activities were not obvious duties in previous position descriptions.

This is a great opportunity for those looking for a career bridge out of a college undergraduate program or have little project management experience and want to gain this type of experience to become more competitive for future jobs.

Spring 20201 Research Assistant/Botanist

Starting in November 2020, we will be accepting applications for 3-4 botanist/research assistant positions.

Start date: February 1, 2021

End date: May 31, 2021- June 30, 2021, end date negotiable

Requirements: Due to potential COVID-related travel restrictions, local southern Nevada applicants, those living close to southern Nevada and willing to travel, or those willing to relocate to southern Nevada are particularly encouraged to apply. All applicants must be a United States citizen, have a current and valid state driverÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s license, and have no personal at-fault accidents in the last five years. Applicants will be required to fill out an I-9 form and submit personal identification for review before a contract is issued; therefore, the applicant must present identification in person at least 2 weeks before the start date. Applicants will also be required to follow all University policies related to coronavirus at all times, including wearing a mask while on campus, in campus facilities, and in University vehicles, unless otherwise notified by the University administration.

Position: This is mostly a field position, with some laboratory or assistance with greenhouse projects. Botanists/research assistants will be responsible for aspects of field and associated laboratory projects, including organizing a field/laboratory schedule with colleagues if needed, data collection and entry, QA/QC, maintaining a digital photograph and plant database archive, data analysis preparation when applicable, and compiling literature. Field project sites are located in southern Nevada and southeastern California (Mojave Desert and Sonoran Desert). All applicants are encouraged to review climate and weather conditions for the southern Nevada and southern California regions before applying.

All camping will be car camping. State vehicles will be provided for projects. If a State vehicle is available but applicant would prefer to use a personal vehicle, no gas reimbursement will be provided. Using a personal vehicle requires School-level permission before use for work trips. Per diem applies to specific out-of-state projects only. No housing is provided for this position.

Qualifications: Applicants should have at least a bachelorÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s degree in biology, natural resources, environmental science, or a related degree, or equivalent yearsÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm) experience (3-4 years); experience using dichotomous keys (academic or professional); experience operating a 4WD truck or other 4WD vehicle; outdoor/field experience (e.g., camping, hiking, backpacking, Corps experience); and experience with field navigation (compass, map, GPS).

A preference will be given to candidates that have professional or academic experience with plant identification in the Mojave and Sonoran deserts, are familiar with and have used regionally applicable dichotomous keys (e.g., Desert Jepson, Arizona Flora, the Flora of Utah), and have some field or laboratory project management experience.

To apply, please send a statement of interest to introduce yourself, a CV or resume, and two-three references to Lindsay Chiquoine (lindsay.chiquoine@unlv.edu). Please include in the subject line the position and the season and year (botanist/research assistant position Spring 2021).

Aquatic Ecologist Position

CLASS TITLE:    Ecologist

CLASS CODE:     B065C

AGENCY: Arkansas Division of Environmental Quality POSTING EXPIRES: 09/04/2020 SALARY RANGE: $40,340.00 – $58,493.00 per year CLASS SUMMARY The Ecologist is responsible for conducting research or performing investigation for the purpose of identifying, abating, or eliminating sources of pollutants or hazards that affect either the environment or the health of the population. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in environmental or natural science or a related field; plus two years of experience in environmental evaluation and control or a related area.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

***REQUIRED***

** Ability to travel overnight

** Ability to work outside in all weather conditions and walk or hike various terrains

** Ability to lift or carry sampling equipment that may weigh up to 40 pounds

***PREFERRED***

** Working knowledge of collection of water quality, habitat, phytoplankton, macroinvertebrate, and fish samples for evaluation

** Ability to evaluate water quality, biological, and other pertinent data for water quality standards and designated use attainment determination

** Working knowledge of macroinvertebrate sorting and fish sorting/identification

** Ability to prepare/present oral/written reports & documents regarding activities and testing results, as required or requested

** Ability to review project plans, quality assurance project documents, use attainability analyses, and project reports and assessments developed by outside entities

** Ability to provide technical information/assistance regarding water resources

** Ability to effectively communicate with members of the public and state and federal agencies

** Working knowledge of public participation and/or stakeholder involvement process

** Ability to collect, interpret, and display GIS/GPS data

** General knowledge of state/federal regulations governing water quality

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USGS Spatial Ecologist Positions (GS-9/11 – Sagebrush & Sage-grouse)

The USGS-Fort Collins Science Center is looking to hire several qualified spatial ecologists to join their productive research team working on sage-grouse and sagebrush ecosystem ecology in GS-9 or GS-11 roles.

JOB DESCRIPTION:  As a Biologist within the Fort Collins Science Center, you would be working closely with Dr. Cameron Aldridge and the broader research team at USGS and Colorado State University.

Duties include:

– Participating in  the planning and execution of complex studies and investigations concerning biological processes that affect ecosystems, with a focus on sagebrush ecosystems.

– Performing data analysis and writing reports to carry out portions of larger biological science investigations of wildlife resources and their habitat conditions.

– Recommending minor modifications to program objectives and associated documentation in accordance with established program directives.

– Gathering, organizing, and interpreting a wide variety of biological data, especially spatial data, with other information pertinent to scientific studies or investigations.

– Developing and maintaining computer databases and spatial datasets; and gathering, analyzing, tabulating and summarizing scientific, programmatic, and/or budgetary data.

A full description of the opportunity can be found here: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.usajobs.gov%2FGetJob%2FViewDetails%2F577075200&data=02%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7C98fc1cde8d074b97280908d84b32f988%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637342029616015626&sdata=UNKgmOND9QBYjoo5%2BvsIvxsvG898KxedBr4tGNitBig%3D&reserved=0

Application Deadline: September 7, 2020.

Grad school opportunity

The Zavaleta lab <https://zavaleta.eeb.ucsc.edu/> in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department <https://www.eeb.ucsc.edu/> at the University of California-Santa Cruz seeks a Ph.D. student to join the Sierra Nevada Rosy-finch Project beginning summer 2021. The project links climate and other environmental changes to the ecology and conservation of mountaintop communities, with opportunities to develop dissertation work on population dynamics, distribution modeling, food webs and local adaptation, among other topics. Our lab, department and campus (an R-1, Hispanic-Serving Institution) value inclusion and diversity, and we encourage prospective students from backgrounds underrepresented in our field to apply.
 
The ideal candidate has experience in and commitment to four areas:
 
– Vertebrate field ecology, with experience handling and observing birds, mammals or herps, and with interest in pursuing research on the ecology and conservation of an alpine-breeding songbird in a range of topic areas.
 
– Work, living and travel in alpine environments including mountain safety and backpacking to enable safe, effective fieldwork in our study system.
 
– Mentoring students from diverse backgrounds in field research experiences, to enable undergraduate field interns to contribute successfully to the project.
 
– Excellent quantitative and writing skills, to analyze and communicate the outcomes of research to scientific and general audiences.
 
To inquire directly about your potential fit or to find out more, please send Erika (Zavaleta@ucsc.edu <mailto:Zavaleta@ucsc.edu>) a cover letter with resume/CV, transcripts (screenshot/ unofficial fine), and a writing sample (paper, statement, proposal, report, etc. with you as sole or lead author). Erika will contact strong candidates for a video interview.
 
UCSC is located on the unceded territory of the Awaswas-speaking Uypi Tribe, at the land-sea interface in one of the most biodiverse places in North America. The EEB Department, on UCSC’s coastal campus at the western edge of town, is home to a close-knit community of faculty, staff and students nested within the vibrant community of Santa Cruz, California.
 

Data Management intern – Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

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Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2020 18:31:57

From: privateemail278908@community.esa.org

Subject: Data Management intern

Position: Data Management intern (6-month appointment with opportunity for extension) at Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI), Front Royal, VA Application deadline: September 5th, 2020 Start date: Late October 2020

Description: The Field Ecology Lab at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute is seeking candidates for a 6-month internship as a data management assistant within the eMammal team and Snapshot USA outreach and project assistant. eMammal (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.emammal.si.edu%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7C1b8c3984c77c405df1ac08d84bfc3b20%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637342894000731970&amp;sdata=ErxMLwJTOjHKYzPs9heqPppK1C2oxLs5VdrCNLCFLvM%3D&amp;reserved=0) is a cloud-based data pipeline for researchers to manage camera trap data, with an emphasis on projects concerning conservation, ecology, and the use of citizen science to meet research objectives. Primary duties for this position will include processing previously completed camera trap data into eMammal, assist with data management at multiple parts of the pipeline and work closely/assist with volunteers assisting with eMammal. There will also be opportunities to coordinate camera trap projects and help project managers troubleshoot issues with eMammal. In addition, the candidate has the possibility to join field-based projects. Snapshot USA is the first nationwide camera trap survey to collect baseline data of wildlife occurring within and across various anthropogenic and environmental gradients in the USA. We will estimate the distributions and abundance of a variety of native and exotic species and use this information to better understand their roles in the anthropogenic ecosystems, interactions with other taxa, and predict future range expansions and contractions as landcover changed in the 21st century. We conducted the first survey in 2019 with the data posted on a Tableau platform (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Femammal.si.edu%2Fsnapshot-usa&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7C1b8c3984c77c405df1ac08d84bfc3b20%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637342894000741964&amp;sdata=SQYf2HRDN0k30X88rLamVXZ0xaI8eZycpsIHWulJZ5I%3D&amp;reserved=0) and will repeat the survey in 2020 (September/October).

Required skills and experience:

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    A good knowledge of computers and programming.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Experience with programming software (R/MySQL)

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Experience in using these languages for data manipulation and management is desirable.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Good communication with team members, project managers and researchers.

Duration, stipend:

The position has a monthly stipend of $1,200 for 6 months. This is fully virtual-online placement. SCBIÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s mission is to advance conservation of biological diversity. In meeting the Smithsonian InstitutionÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s mandate, SCBI increases knowledge through investigations of threatened species, habitats and communities, and disseminates knowledge through advance studies, professional training and public outreach. SCBI has online activities for fully remote interns that allows them to interact with each other and the researchers within SCBI.

Application procedure:

To apply, please send as one PDF document containing your resume or CV, a cover letter describing your interest, qualifications and career plans, and a copy of your unofficial college transcript to SCBIecology@si.edu. We will begin reviewing applications as they arrive.

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Aquatic Ecologist Position

Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2020 14:35:56

From: privateemail339690@community.esa.org

Subject: Aquatic Ecologist Position

CLASS TITLE:    Ecologist

CLASS CODE:     B065C

AGENCY: Arkansas Division of Environmental Quality POSTING EXPIRES: 09/04/2020 SALARY RANGE: $40,340.00 – $58,493.00 per year CLASS SUMMARY The Ecologist is responsible for conducting research or performing investigation for the purpose of identifying, abating, or eliminating sources of pollutants or hazards that affect either the environment or the health of the population. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in environmental or natural science or a related field; plus two years of experience in environmental evaluation and control or a related area.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

***REQUIRED***

** Ability to travel overnight

** Ability to work outside in all weather conditions and walk or hike various terrains

** Ability to lift or carry sampling equipment that may weigh up to 40 pounds

***PREFERRED***

** Working knowledge of collection of water quality, habitat, phytoplankton, macroinvertebrate, and fish samples for evaluation

** Ability to evaluate water quality, biological, and other pertinent data for water quality standards and designated use attainment determination

** Working knowledge of macroinvertebrate sorting and fish sorting/identification

** Ability to prepare/present oral/written reports & documents regarding activities and testing results, as required or requested

** Ability to review project plans, quality assurance project documents, use attainability analyses, and project reports and assessments developed by outside entities

** Ability to provide technical information/assistance regarding water resources

** Ability to effectively communicate with members of the public and state and federal agencies

** Working knowledge of public participation and/or stakeholder involvement process

** Ability to collect, interpret, and display GIS/GPS data

** General knowledge of state/federal regulations governing water quality

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USGS Spatial Ecologist Positions (GS-9/11 – Sagebrush & Sage-grouse)

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/577075200

Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2020 16:07:14

From: privateemail50019@community.esa.org

Subject: Jobs: USGS Spatial Ecologist Positions (GS-9/11 – Sagebrush & Sage-grouse)

The USGS-Fort Collins Science Center is looking to hire several qualified spatial ecologists to join their productive research team working on sage-grouse and sagebrush ecosystem ecology in GS-9 or GS-11 roles.

JOB DESCRIPTION:  As a Biologist within the Fort Collins Science Center, you would be working closely with Dr. Cameron Aldridge and the broader research team at USGS and Colorado State University.

Duties include:

– Participating in  the planning and execution of complex studies and investigations concerning biological processes that affect ecosystems, with a focus on sagebrush ecosystems.

– Performing data analysis and writing reports to carry out portions of larger biological science investigations of wildlife resources and their habitat conditions.

– Recommending minor modifications to program objectives and associated documentation in accordance with established program directives.

– Gathering, organizing, and interpreting a wide variety of biological data, especially spatial data, with other information pertinent to scientific studies or investigations.

– Developing and maintaining computer databases and spatial datasets; and gathering, analyzing, tabulating and summarizing scientific, programmatic, and/or budgetary data.

A full description of the opportunity can be found here: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.usajobs.gov%2FGetJob%2FViewDetails%2F577075200&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7C98fc1cde8d074b97280908d84b32f988%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637342029616015626&amp;sdata=UNKgmOND9QBYjoo5%2BvsIvxsvG898KxedBr4tGNitBig%3D&amp;reserved=0

Application Deadline: September 7, 2020.

 

 

MSU – Associate Director in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI).

Announcement: Associate Director in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI)

Apply at this website: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcareers.msu.edu%2Fen-us%2Fjob%2F503868%2Fspecialist-outreachfixed-term&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7Cef67836ffe6b405eb44408d843575ffa%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637333389854868838&amp;sdata=fffF7Hf%2F6Y9GixAc6OLHKlIFFXImwH7K6gFw4XbJTAM%3D&amp;reserved=0

Job no: 665731

Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff

Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Agriculture And Nat Resources

Department: Office Of Diversity Equity And Inclusion 10002157

Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience

Location: East Lansing

Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Agriculture, Non-Union

Position Summary

This position will serve as Associate Director in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI). The position is responsible for implementing, facilitating, and supporting diversity and inclusion training efforts in the ODEI. Will create and implement programming for faculty, staff, and student professional development, and structural and cultural diversity and equity initiatives in the college. Will also advise and support currently enrolled graduate students in CANR and represent graduate student concerns. Will collect and analyze data on diversity and inclusion efforts within CANR departments to develop best practices for an inclusive CANR. Will represent CANR to industry and higher education organizations as part of diverse recruitment strategies. Will be part of the CANR DEI Committee. Will work to develop and produce DEI content in ODEI and CANR newsletters, magazines and social media. Will represent the Associate Dean for DEI when needed. Will work with the Associate Dean for DEI in the development of evaluations and assessment of college climate and programs and initiatives that focus on DEI. This position is a one-year, fixed-term position, renewable annually based on funding and satisfactory performance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Bachelors -Any field of agriculture and natural resources

Desired Degree

Masters

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in any field of agriculture and natural resources, education, business, business administration, sociology, communications, or agribusiness. Minimum of three years’ experience in program or project development and coordination, preferably in a higher education setting.

Desired Qualifications

Master’s degree preferred. Three years’ experience working in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Experience facilitating, developing, and conducting presentations related to DEI. Knowledge of higher education organizations.

Required Application Materials

1) Resume/CV.

2) Cover letter describing your interest in the position with an emphasis on your experience and philosophical approach(es) to achieving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

3) Names and contact information for three professional references.

Website

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MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: Aug 13, 2020 Eastern Daylight Time

Applications close: Aug 27, 2020 Eastern Daylight Time

Research Assistant, Harmful Algal Blooms — University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas, TX

The Erdner laboratory is seeking a Research Assistant to assist in studies

of HAB-forming toxic dinoflagellates. The position is primarily

laboratory-based and will include algal culture and molecular biology tasks

such as DNA extraction and PCR. Other studies are possible, depending on

background. The position is open without preference to B.S. and M.S. degree

holders, salary will be commensurate with experience. A theoretical

understanding of molecular biology and prior experience with basic

techniques is strongly preferred, experience with both is a definite plus.

The position is initially offered for one year, with continuation possible

based on performance and availability of funding.

The position is at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port

Aransas, TX (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fsites.utexas.edu%2Ferdnerlab%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7Cef67836ffe6b405eb44408d843575ffa%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637333389854888825&amp;sdata=CUkT%2FRdhZwfwbyJES9Bq0Fm0UThim0XpUDg1YSTSSmc%3D&amp;reserved=0). Questions about the

position should be directed to derdner@utexas.edu.

The position is posting # R_00009811 at the University of Texas. To apply:

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Deana L. Erdner

pronouns: she/her/hers

University of Texas

Marine Science Institute

750 Channel View Dr.

Port Aransas, TX 78373

derdner@utexas.edu

(361)749-6719 (office)

Smithsonian’s MarineGEO Seagrass Internship, Fall 2020

Smithsonian’s MarineGEO Seagrass Internship, Fall 2020

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Smithsonian MarineGEO seeks to recruit a motivated intern to join our team for the fall of 2020. The intern will primarily assist with processing data from SeagrassNET, the largest and longest-running seagrass survey on the planet, and the 2020 MarineGEO Global Seagrass Survey, which is currently underway. As part of this effort, we will work with the intern to formulate a novel research question that they will investigate as part of these larger efforts. They will also be able to engage in other MarineGEO and Smithsonian activities, including regular team meetings, discussions, and workshops.

We seek a recent graduate with strong quantitative and computer skills, including proficiency in the R statistical software and Microsoft Office suite. The ideal applicant should have a background in marine ecology and biology. The intern must be highly self-motivated and able to work independently, as they will be based remotely, and must have access to a computer and internet to perform tasks full-time and participate in regular video conferences with MarineGEO staff. The internship will be paid and last approximately 10 weeks, with an option to extend, and the start date is negotiable (but no later than October 2020).

MarineGEO values diversity in all forms. This is an equal opportunity internship, and we encourage persons from any group historically marginalized in marine ecology to apply.

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If interested, please submit a single PDF including cover letter, resume, and two references to marinegeo@si.edu with the subject line Ãf¢ÒÂEURÃ’ÂoeMarineGEO Fall 2020 InternshipÃf¢ÒÂEURҝ by August 31, 2020.

Stipend is $550 per 40-hour week.

Winter Wolf Survey Tech Position

*Winter Wolf Survey Tech Position*

Position background:

One field technician is needed to survey wolves using noninvasive methods in the Superior National Forest, Minnesota from January 3 through the end of March, 2021.  Methods include ground tracking (using snowmobiles, snowshoes, and skis), camera trapping, and collection of scat and other genetic material for individual wolf ID.

Preferred experience includes driving on snowy/icy roads (including unplowed roads), trailering snowmobiles, snowmobiling, animal tracking, camera trapping, orienteering, snowshoeing/cross country skiing, and data processing.

It is extremely important the applicant be safety-conscious at all times.  The volunteer technician will work with our projectâÂEURÂ(tm)s full-time biotechnician while following coronavirus precautions (social distancing, appropriate face covering, hand sanitizing, etc.).  Periodically, our projectâÂEURÂ(tm)s research wildlife biologist may work with the field team as well âÂEUR” but generally it will be the volunteer technician and our project biotechnician that will work as a socially-distancing team of two in the field.

Compensation:

On-site housing (government bunkhouse) and $450 stipend per month is provided.  The work schedule is generally 6 days on / 1 day off (but can sometimes vary).

Minimum qualifications:

1. Required (sorry, no exceptions) completed Bachelor degree in wildlife, biology, ecology, zoology or a related field by the time the position begins.

2.  Great attention to detail, organizational skills and very clear handwriting.

3. Good references.

4. Outdoor and backcountry skills such as orienteering, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, backcountry skiing, excellent winter driving skills, trailering, animal tracking, etc.

5. Must be a US citizen with a social security number (and a US bank account is required for stipend processing).  Due to administrative constraints we are unable to consider international applicants.

6. Must adhere to coronavirus precautions (social distancing, face coverings, hand sanitizing / washing, etc.).

To apply:

Please email these three items – 1) the completed application below, 2) your resume, and 3) transcript (unofficial is fine) to Dr. Shannon Barber-Meyer (supervisor for this position) at sbarber-meyer@usgs.gov  Please *completely fill out* the application form itself (e.g., do not leave sections of the application form incomplete, please do not just reference your resume or other documents).

Apply as soon as possible if you are interested because although the last date to apply is September 10 – the position is* likely to be filled as applications are received* because when time allows we review applications as they come in. Hiring decisions are anticipated to be made before mid-October.

IMPORTANT APPLICATION NOTES:

1) If you are offered and accept the position, we expect you to fulfill the length of the position.  If you might potentially take another position that would cause you to leave this position early or need to start later than the start date, please do not accept the offer of this position.  *We can only hire technicians that are able to commit for the entire duration.* Thank you for understanding.

2) If you anticipate an absence during the position (a wedding, conference,

etc.) please alert Dr. Barber-Meyer to that prior to being hired because it may change whether or not we can hire you.  In some cases we are able to accommodate an absence depending on timing and length but in other cases we cannot.  Thank you for understanding.

*Application form âÂEUR” Winter Wolf Survey Volunteer Technician*

*USGS Minnesota Wolf and Deer Project, Ely, MN*

Please email the three following items to apply: *1) the completed application below, 2) your resume, and 3) transcript (unofficial is fine)* to Dr. Shannon Barber-Meyer at sbarber-meyer@usgs.gov

*Applicant info:*

Name –

Email –

Phone –

Degree date –

University –

Major / minor âÂEUR”

GPA –

*Do you have a valid U.S. state driverâÂEURÂ(tm)s license?*

*List CPR, First Aid, and/or Wilderness First Responder certifications and dates of expiration:*

*Please describe your experience with the following:*

Winter field work –

Driving 4×4 trucks on snowy/icy roads including unplowed roads –

Snowmobiling –

Trailering (snowmobiles, ATVâÂEURÂ(tm)s, boats, etc.) –

Animal tracking (following and identifying tracks, especially large canids)

Camera trapping –

Accurately, neatly, and completely recording data âÂEUR”

Data entry / processing (especially of photos and spatial data) –

GIS –

Orienteering –

Snowshoeing / cross country skiing –

Mechanic / maintenance skills –

*References:* (Provide 3 work references âÂEUR” name, position, and email

address)

1

2

3

*Any additional remarks you would like to make:*

Thank you for your application to the USGS MN Wolf and Deer Project!

Shannon

sbarber-meyer@usgs.gov

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Natural Resources Communications Specialist

In a collaboration between the University of Florida, Mississippi State University, Purdue University, and Iowa State University, we recently received funding to develop a new platform of extension programming to leverage new technologies and reach a broader and more diverse group of stakeholders. The model will focus on science communication through podcasting and social media (see Deer University and the MSU Deer Lab social media for an established example). As part of that objective, we are seeking a highly motivated individual to join the UF D.E.E.R. lab in the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. The individual will be primarily responsible (90% of appointment) for managing a podcast network and social media platforms and developing related online science communication materials in close collaboration with the partner institutions. Those duties will include recording, editing, and production of at least 5 podcasts within the network and development of social media content, extension documents, news and magazine articles, and peer-reviewed publications focused on science communication. The secondary duties of the position include overseeing ongoing research projects, coordinating data collection, database maintenance, statistical analysis of data, and development of the above-mentioned materials in all areas of science communication from data collected. The position may require extensive travel and collection of media content and data in harsh environmental conditions.

Minimum Qualifications:

Either a B.Sc. degree in a Natural Resources related discipline with a demonstrated capacity for science communication or a B.Sc. in a Communications related discipline with a demonstrated passion for conservation of natural resources and 2 years of relevant experience. An advanced degree in a related discipline will be considered as relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Advanced degree in one of the above-mentioned areas. Extensive experience with podcasting, podcast production, UAVs, photography, audio and video editing, and science communication through social media. Experience with agriculture and natural resource activities. Evidence of effective science communication through peer-reviewed publications, extension documents, podcasts, and social media. A background in the outdoors, particularly with hunting and fishing and experience with fire ecology is desirable.

Compensation: Commensurate with level of education and qualifications.

To apply please email pdfs of the following: a cover letter describing why you are interested in this position and highlighting your qualifications, a C.V. including your educational background and all relevant experience with contact information for 3 professional references, and links to related materials demonstrating your level of experience in science communication (e.g., podcast episodes, social media posts, extension documents, peer-reviewed publications, etc.). The position is expected to last up to two years with the possibility of extending further depending on performance and funding.

The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. EST, August 30, 2020. Expected start date: October 1, 2020 but flexible.

Contact: Dr. Marcus Lashley; marcus.lashley@ufl.edu

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Conservation Technician in Northern Nevada

POSITION TITLE: Conservation Technician

STATUS: Full Time, Non-Exempt

REPORTS TO: Conservation Field Manager

POSITIONS REPORTING TO THIS POSITION: Potentially seasonal employees, interns, and contracted crews

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=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.walkerbasin.org%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7C4dfc5a0b899e4943a5be08d83ea061c2%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637328205854833517&amp;sdata=cZ1pch5mzdh%2BaGdhgbNoCt75a2nJNXV2X9QC6JS7IZk%3D&amp;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 the Conservation Technician is to support field operations of the Walker Basin Conservancy 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 Conservation Technician will work with the Conservation Field Manager and the Land Manager and other staff to implement and monitor stewardship projects, and is expected to spend a significant amount of time in the field.

A working knowledge of, or a desire to learn more about desert plant ecology and ecological restoration, nursery or horticultural practices, or agricultural systems, irrigation equipment, and large equipment operation is essential. The Conservation Technicians should also have a sincere interest in expanding their knowledge of Great Basin Desert ecology, restoration practices, the flora and fauna of Nevada, and agricultural methods and equipment.

This is an excellent opportunity to work with a young and growing yet thriving organization that is developing programs and operations from the ground up. WBC has a small, talented and dedicated staff who are passionate about our mission, restoration and conservation. We are looking for new people to come aboard and grow with us! We provide excellent on the job training and encourage those with agricultural, landscape or irrigation experience and training to apply!

LOCATION: Yerington, Nevada is a beautiful rural farming community located approximately 95 miles south of Reno, NV in the foothills of the eastern Sierra mountains. Yerington is small but growing with about 3,100 residents. Established in 1907, the city has heritage and deep roots in agriculture, mining, railroads, and gaming. Some of the nearby attractions, activities and recreational opportunities include:

  *   Camping, biking, hiking, backpacking

  *   Fishing, hunting and boating and OHV trails

  *   Flat and white water boating (1 hour away)

  *   Rock Hounding and climbing

  *   Ghost Town Exploration

  *   Ski Resorts (1.5-2 hours away)

  *   Lake Tahoe (1.5 hours away)

  *   Lahontan Reservoir (30 minutes away)

  *   Walker Lake (45 minutes away)

  *   Topaz Reservoir (45 minutes away)

Essential Functions

  *   In cooperation with the Conservation Field Manager and Land Manager, 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.

  *   Assist with the control of vegetation and noxious weeds by fire, hand or mechanical removal; herbicide application; or direction of weed control contractors.

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

  *   Assist with planting shrubs, grasses and forbs from containerized stock and seed as part of the WBC’s re-vegetation program on retired farmlands.

  *   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.

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

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

Qualifications

  *   1+ years of experience in a natural resources or agricultural or landscaping setting.

  *   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 with minimal supervision 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.

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:

Starting pay $13.50 per hour and can increase depending on experience.

Excellent employee benefits package which includes:

  *    A four-day work week;

  *   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 Technician

All applicants must also submit an Employment Application Acknowledgement form that can be found on our website at: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.walkerbasin.org%2Fjoin-our-team&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7C4dfc5a0b899e4943a5be08d83ea061c2%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637328205854843505&amp;sdata=omM%2Bd8vHgZBL%2B8eyfcaBFiMKwJDZWz6D6neJl3dpCO8%3D&amp;reserved=0

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.

Research Associate in Great Lakes Fish Restoration – University of Michigan

Date: Sun,  9 Aug 2020 19:01:31

From: privateemail9448@community.esa.org

Subject: Job: Research Associate in Fish Restoration

Research Associate in Great Lakes Fish Restoration

School for Environment and Sustainability

University of Michigan

A 1-year position is available for a qualified candidate to join a project funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) that will assess the effectiveness of shoreline restoration projects in the Great Lakes. The successful candidate will be tasked with completing a literature review of habitat requirements for native Great Lakes fish species that are known to use coastal Ãf¢ÒÂEURÃ’ÂoeshorelineÃf¢ÒÂEURҝ habitat for some part of their life cycle (e.g., walleye, yellow perch, lake sturgeon, lake trout, northern pike), and which are frequent targets for restoration efforts. In addition, the individual will help develop recommendations to NOAA for establishing historical or spatial Ãf¢ÒÂEURÃ’ÂoebenchmarksÃf¢ÒÂEURҝ that represent high quality shoreline habitat for target fish species.

The successful candidate will join Drs. Brad Cardinale (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcardinale.seas.umich.edu%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7Cfb8cd5cdf1834e935b5908d83dd70171%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637327340942933399&amp;sdata=CkqVdIHFVe4KOOueSHsNlW06rJg9TcgJviVkpHTapBU%3D&amp;reserved=0) and Karen Alofs (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsites.google.com%2Fumich.edu%2Falofs&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7Cfb8cd5cdf1834e935b5908d83dd70171%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637327340942933399&amp;sdata=K28UBYKxzYrGN5mBUaMqOUv5b9FNCgMjykdNmuvO%2Fi8%3D&amp;reserved=0) at the University of MichiganÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s School for Environment and Sustainability (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fseas.umich.edu%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7Cfb8cd5cdf1834e935b5908d83dd70171%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637327340942933399&amp;sdata=5W8trPbU0nna9QqWnNdnESIfwzk0pZzrVmKxiXbpIB4%3D&amp;reserved=0), who are leading a broader evaluation of Great Lakes shoreline restoration projects. The successful candidate could either join Drs. Cardinale and Alofs at U of MÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s Ann Arbor campus once COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed, OR THE CANDIDATE COULD WORK REMOTELY FROM THEIR CURRENT LOCATION WHILE MEETING WITH THE PROJECT TEAM BY VIDEO.

Candidates should have a B.S. or M.S. in biology, ecology, fisheries and wildlife, or related field. Experience in fish biology or ecology is required. A background in statistics, and prior experience working on data syntheses or literature reviews is desirable.

The position offers a highly competitive salary at $42,000 per year plus benefits. The appointment is for one year. Applications are due September 4th, 2020.

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Big Sky Watershed Corps – AmeriCorps (Field work in Montana

Date: Fri,  7 Aug 2020 17:06:13

From: Bryan Wilson <bryan@mtcorps.org>

Subject: Big Sky Watershed Corps – AmeriCorps

*GAIN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND HELP PROTECT AND PRESERVE MONTANA’S

WATERSHEDS! *

âÂ-        The Big Sky Watershed Corps provides professional training in

fundraising, education/outreach, technical skills, certification in ArcGIS

and Project WET, irrigation/agricultural training,  project management and

so much moreâÂEUR¦

âÂ-        The program also has a *96% professional job placement rate* after

members successfully complete a term of service

* APPLY HERE

*

*Primary duties of the Big Sky Watershed Corps Member (CM) include working

with the Host Site staff to complete tasks related to project design and

implementation, community outreach and education, volunteer generation and

management and reporting functions.  The CM works under the direct

supervision of the Host Site Supervisor and the Big Sky Watershed Corps

Program Staff to ensure successful completion of program objectives.  The

CM is an AmeriCorps Member and is entitled to the benefit package offered

to all AmeriCorps Members*

*BSWC members develop projects to protect local water resources and improve

landscapes, such as watershed inventories, stream and riparian restoration,

re-vegetation projects, drought planning, climate adaptation plans,

sustainability initiatives, water quality/quantity monitoring, riparian

fencing, river clean-ups, abandoned mine reclamation, habitat and wildlife

enhancement, irrigation improvements and much more. BSWC members also

promote watershed health and natural resource conservation through outreach

and education. They engage with local communities through lessons in

schools, community field days, workshops, and trainings. They develop

curriculum, focus on issues with local solutions, implement outreach

initiatives, and organize public meetings and events for community

stakeholders. BSWC members consistently engage volunteers for training and

events that relate to watershed health and protection. Members also develop

a skilled and influential recurring volunteer-base to support local

efforts.*

*Term of Service:* 1/11/2021-11/19/2021

*Living Stipend:* $635 biweekly;

*Health Insurance:* Provided at no cost;

*Education Award:* $6,095 upon successful completion of the program

*Member Assistance Program:* Free access to confidential mental health

services, medical advocacy, financial assistance, legal assistance, life

coaching and moreâÂEUR¦

*Responsibilities:*

âÂEUR¢             Work with Host Site staff to develop and implement

watershed-related field projects.

âÂEUR¢             Assist Host Site staff in the completion of watershed-related

plans.

âÂEUR¢             Recruit and manage volunteers on field and service projects;

ensure participant safety on all projects.

âÂEUR¢             Develop materials (brochures, posters, PowerPoint

presentations) to use in community presentations.

âÂEUR¢             Conduct community outreach to educate community stakeholders

about watershed-related issues.

âÂEUR¢             Work with schools and/or youth groups to develop field

projects or educational presentations.

âÂEUR¢             Maintain accurate personnel, safety and project records.

âÂEUR¢             Complete and submit required program reports in a timely

manner.

âÂEUR¢             Help complete and submit relevant grants.

âÂEUR¢             Help develop and write watershed-related plans, proposals and

reports.

*Required Qualifications:*

âÂEUR¢             College degree (B.A./B.S.), preferably in watershed,

agriculture, environment, or education related field.

âÂEUR¢             Effective written and oral communication skills.

âÂEUR¢             Valid driverâÂEURÂ(tm)s license, access to a vehicle, ability to pass

a motor vehicle records check, US Citizenship or ability to work in the US.

âÂEUR¢             Strong service ethic and desire to serve the community and

the environment.

âÂEUR¢             Ability to provide personal transportation to worksites,

housing, and trainings.

*Preferred Qualifications/Experience*

âÂEUR¢             Previous watershed-related experience, fieldwork, data

collection & analysis or plan development.

âÂEUR¢             Previous teaching or volunteer management experience.

âÂ-                    Ability to work with and build consensus among diverse

stakeholders.

âÂ-                    Open and adaptable to new environments, different

perspectives and rural communities.

âÂ-                    Previous work or volunteer experience with local

stakeholder, watershed or natural resource groups.

*The Big Sky Watershed Corps (BSWC) is an AmeriCorps program created

through collaboration between the Montana Conservation Corps, the Montana

Watershed Coordination Council and the Soil and Water Conservation

Districts of Montana.  The BSWC utilizes community based initiatives to

protect, preserve and restore local watersheds throughout Montana. *

*MCC seeks to provide access and opportunity to a diverse group of staff

and participants, while continuing to identify and reduce barriers to being

involved in our organization and programs.  We encourage applicants of all

backgrounds to apply.*

*While this position description describes the general nature and level of

work being performed by people assigned to this position, it is not an

exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. All

Montana Conservation Corps positions may be required to perform duties

outside of their normal responsibilities.*

*APPLICATIONS DUE SEPTEMBER 20TH*

*APPLY HERE

*

*Or at: *

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Conservation Corps | 206 N Grand Ave, Bozeman, MT 59715 | Office:

406.587.4475 | Cell: 330.242.4482 | bryan@mtcorps.org | https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mtcorps.org%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7Cfb8cd5cdf1834e935b5908d83dd70171%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637327340942913406&amp;sdata=sXnIBldMNbK0K1YHEToFgQvKUJXacODMs0LU3rtnK7U%3D&amp;reserved=0

*Montana Conservation Corps inspires young people through hands-on

conservation service to be leaders, stewards of the land and engaged

citizens who improve their communities.*

FIELD NATURALIST INTERN

Subject: Seasonal Position – Field Naturalist Intern – Monarch Monitoring Project

Job Description: FIELD NATURALIST INTERN for ongoing MONARCH MONITORING PROJECT at New Jersey AudubonÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s Cape May Bird Observatory, Cape May, New Jersey September 1 to October 31. Cape May is renowned as one of the world’s great hot spots for migration. The field naturalist intern will gain valuable experience in progressing from an active learner to a skilled leader with a clear understanding of the ways in which we are working to monitor and protect New JerseyÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s resident and migratory butterflies and wildlife, and the ability to engage a diverse public audience to become stewards of these important resources. NJA fosters the application of sound scientific principles and practices to address conservation issues related to vertebrate and invertebrate fauna, and the natural habitats with which they are associated.

Duties:

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Daily road censuses of migrating Monarchs.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Monarch tagging.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Data entry.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Educating the public about the project and Monarch biology.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Maintain display of monarch caterpillars and chrysalides.

Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills:

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Familiarity with insect ecology a plus, but not required.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Careful data collecting and entry skills.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Willingness to work irregular hours under sometimes difficult field conditions.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Punctual with excellent organizational, time and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects, shifting priorities and meet deadlines.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Strong computer skills Ãf¢ÒÂEURҔ Microsoft Office to fulfill the job requirements.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Excellent written and oral communication skills, and knowledge of environmental and conservation issues required.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills with the ability to relate to and motivate a diverse range of people, exercise cultural competence and inclusion, and accept direction and constructive feedback.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Motivated self-starter with capacity to work productively in a team setting with the ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Strong professionalism and work ethic with the ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Ability to lift 25 lbs. as necessary.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    All applicants must have their own vehicle, and a valid, clean driverÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s license.

Start Date: September 1, 2020

End Date: October 31, 2020

Salary:      $1910/month; housing may be available.

Application Deadline: position open until filled.

Qualified individuals may apply by emailing cover letter of interest, resume, and three references as a single PDF document (including email and phone contact info) to hr.cmboseasonal@njaudubon.org Please indicate in the subject line the position for which you are applying.

We are committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourage all qualified professionals to apply. The New Jersey Audubon Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, national origin, ethnic background, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Job Opportunity to Coordinate WikiProject L&O Education Project

Wikipedia pages are often the first resource that people turn to for finding information. However, Wikipedia articles related to aquatic science topics are difficult to read, poorly organized, or missing information. The primary mission of WikiProject Limnology and Oceanography (WP L&O; https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FWikipedia%3AWikiProject_Limnology_and_Oceanography&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Cd9fe283e27c24359233308d824b1a345%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637299692897322649&amp;sdata=rmJMlyaR%2BDox1L1ZHlbJ62Arm1MiY8PdjHiaGQ5pt2g%3D&amp;reserved=0) is to recruit and train a diverse set of editors to contribute open-access aquatic information to Wikipedia. Our WikiMedia-funded pilot program (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fmeta.wikimedia.org%2Fwiki%2FGrants%3AProject%2FWikiProject_Limnology_and_Oceanography%2Frecruiting_aquatic_editors&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Cd9fe283e27c24359233308d824b1a345%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637299692897322649&amp;sdata=sinHJeWYNyKCBvl6esQOJWWaHXhplrWmrv97mX57ua8%3D&amp;reserved=0) will foster a natural synergy among scientists, educators, and motivated learners that will increase quality aquatic-related information on Wikipedia.

The pilot program is designed to train students to distill primary resources and add aquatic-related content to Wikipedia, an exercise that will improve writing skills and enhance engagement with classroom subject matter. The program will function similarly to a scientific journal, where a subject matter editor (coordinator) finds reviewers (professional aquatic scientists from WP L&O) to help improve content that was contributed by the authors (students participating in our pilot program). We aim to pilot this in 20 undergraduate classrooms.

Want to get involved?

As project coordinator, YOU can help fill this important knowledge gap! We are seeking a graduate student or postdoc in the aquatic sciences who will act as project coordinator. The classroom coordinator will ideally have experience in more than one aquatic discipline and would be comfortable recruiting experts to serve as reviewers. The workload will be roughly 5-10 hrs per week for 20-40 weeks, and the coordinator will be compensated at $30 / hr. The ideal candidate will be comfortable working remotely and will be able to begin work in July, 2020. We expect all coordinator work to be complete by June, 2021.

Expectations of the coordinator:

– Be comfortable working independently and communicating with diverse audiences

– Recruit additional instructors to pilot the program in their classroom in late 2020 and early 2021.  the upcoming fall and/or spring semesters

– Collaborate with WP L&O project team to create instructional materials and Wikipedia editing lesson plan(s)

– Facilitate communication and sharing of ideas and challenges among instructors, students, reviewers, and the WP L&O team

– Organize and participate in regular group meetings throughout the academic year

– Identify and assign WP L&O articles needing improvement

– Match student articles with expert aquatic scientists from WP L&O

– Use and expand their professional network to recruit aquatic scientists to WP L&O as editors or reviewers

To get more information or apply:

– Please email Dr. Jake Zwart (jayzlimno@gmail.com)

– To apply, please send an email to jayzlimno@gmail.com, with the subject heading Ãf¢ÒÂEURÃ’ÂoeApplication for Wikimedia grant CoordinatorÃf¢ÒÂEURҝ, and attach a document summarizing your interests and qualifications for this project (1 page maximum), plus attach a resume/CV.  If you are a student, please also send a letter from your advisor confirming support for this role.

Soil Microbiology Technician at University of Florida Southwest FL Research and Education Center

Position: Biological Scientist I for the Soil Microbiology Lab at the UF-IFAS Southwest Florida Research and Education Center

Job No. 514177

Work type: Staff Full-time, permanent position

Description: Conducts research to support the Soil Microbiology program at the Southwest Florida Research and Education Center in Immokalee, FL. The incumbent will assist in one or more phases of the research process by performing a variety of technical duties in the laboratory, greenhouse, and field. Duties will include but are not limited to:

  *   Preparing, maintaining and monitoring experimental trials in the laboratory, greenhouse, and field; collecting, processing, storing and maintaining soil samples from field, greenhouse, and laboratory experiments.

  *   Conducting various standard and specialized microbiology and molecular biology laboratory procedures such as DNA/RNA extraction/purification/quantification, gel electrophoresis, PCR and quantitative PCR, cloning, culturing; maintaining specialized scientific- or other equipment in and outside the laboratory; preparing microbiological media and chemical solutions; maintaining written and digital laboratory notebooks, maintaining laboratory in a way that work can be accomplished safely and efficiently.

  *   Recording, analyzing and summarizing data and preparing graphs and tables using standard or specialized software.

  *   Assisting in the preparation of written reports and publications and reviewing literature pertinent to the research area as deemed appropriate by the P.I.

  *   Assisting with any related duties required, including purchases of supplies and services, as determined by the P.I.

Advertised Salary: 36,000 âÂEUR” 40,000 annually; commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Minimum requirements: Bachelor’s degree in biology or a closely related life science field.

Preferred qualifications:

  *        Knowledge of the terminology, principles and techniques used in biological research.

  *        Knowledge of basic principles of microbiology and/or soil sciences.

  *        Knowledge of agricultural production systems such as citrus and vegetables.

  *        Knowledge of standard laboratory practices.

  *        Skill in various standard laboratory procedures such as pipetting, DNA extraction, PCR, gel electrophoresis, bacterial/fungal culturing, maintaining detailed records from experiments.

  *        Skill in various specialized laboratory practices such as quantitative PCR, next generation sequencing.

  *        Ability to process large numbers of samples in an adequate time frame.

  *        Ability to use computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and statistical analysis software such as R.

  *        Knowledge of principles of statistics and experimental design.

  *        Ability to plan and coordinate research assignments effectively.

  *        Ability to adhere to safe laboratory and other practices.

  *        Ability to work independently.

  *        Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

  *        Ability to establish an effective working relationship with others.

  *        Ability to follow rules and regulations.

Additional characteristics of the position:

  *   Working under harsh conditions (such as high heat and humidity) outdoors or in a greenhouse for prolonged periods of time.

  *   Standing, walking or bending for extended periods of time

  *   Lifting moderately heavy objects for short periods of time.

  *   Occasional travel to field sites distant from the research station.

Special instructions to applicants:

Must apply through the UF website:

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Apply soon! Applications close July 14, 2020

Questions – please contact:

Sarah Strauss, PhD

Assistant Professor, Soil Microbiology

University of Florida – IFAS

Soil and Water Sciences Department

Southwest Florida Research & Education Center

Immokalee, FL 34142

239-658-3468 (office)

239-658-3447 (lab)

strauss@ufl.edu

@SoilMicroSarah

Fall AmeriCorps Positions Available in Northern Nevada

Positions Available: 300-hour (2-month) term between September 8 and November 5, 2020, 900-hour (6-month) term between September 8, 2020 to March 11, 2021, 1200-hour (9-month) term between September 8, 2020 to May 6, 2021.

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=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.walkerbasin.org%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C947eedb3b62e4ca27a8708d823e88e5b%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637298829177526119&amp;sdata=22R1myqMpKhVGzbvYc0SQ1TPv3jrMb5Lbs0WJIEw7Z8%3D&amp;reserved=0). The growing and dynamic nature of the WBC and its diverse 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, including the Walker River State Recreation Area (parks.nv.gov/parks/walker-river).  Land planning activities are underway and focus on assessing public use opportunities, conservation values, long term land ownership and stewardship, and revegetation and restoration activities.

JOB PURPOSE: The Restoration Team Members will serve alongside other AmeriCorps members and WBC Conservation Technicians conducting primarily invasive species removal and native plant re-vegetation within the Walker River Basin. Members may also work on recreational trail construction, sign installation, and fence construction. Members will work in conjunction with other WBC field staff, providing on the ground support to larger project operations.

A working knowledge of, or a desire to learn more about, desert plant ecology and ecological restoration, nursery or horticultural practices, or agricultural systems and irrigation equipment is essential. The Restoration Team Members should also have a sincere interest in expanding their knowledge of Great Basin Desert ecology, restoration practices, the flora and fauna of Nevada, and agricultural methods and equipment.

LOCATION: Yerington, Nevada is a beautiful rural farming community located approximately 95 miles south of Reno, NV in the foothills of the eastern Sierra mountains. Yerington is small but growing with about 3,100 residents. Established in 1907, the city has heritage and deep roots in agriculture, mining, railroads, and gaming. Some of the nearby attractions, activities and recreational opportunities include:

Camping, biking, hiking, backpacking and paddling Fishing, hunting, boating and OHV trails Flat and white-water boating (1 hour away) Rock hounding and climbing Ghost Town Exploration Ski Resorts (1.5-2 hours away) Lake Tahoe (1.5 hours away) Lahontan Reservoir (30 minutes away) Walker Lake (45 minutes away) Topaz Reservoir (45 minutes away) Yosemite (via Tioga pass, 2.5 hours away) Essential Functions

Under the guidance of a WBC Technician:

Utilizing hand tools and backpack sprayers to conduct invasive plant removal and control.

Utilizing hand and power tools to conduct native plant re-vegetation and restoration.

Utilizing hand and power tools to conduct road decommissioning, recreation trail construction, and sign/fence installation.

Installing, maintaining, and operating a variety of irrigation systems for re-vegetation purposes.

Identify and harvest native plant seeds for use in native plant propagation and re-vegetation.

Communicating effectively and professionally with other members, WBC staff, agency partners, and the public.

Secondary Functions:

Assisting with the management and supervision of community volunteers on WBC conservation projects.

Assisting with the inventory, maintenance, and repair of WBC tools and equipment.

Qualifications

Seasonal positions are open to entry level candidates, no previous conservation experience is required.

Willingness and ability to:

Work outside in unpredictable weather conditions, including extreme temperatures, independently or as part of a team.

Work irregular hours, such as starting early or working more days with shorter hours, in accordance with project specific requirements and conditions.

Bend and crouch for long periods of time and occasionally lift heavy loads or equipment.

The ability to hike to remote locations over uneven ground, tall shrubs, and wetlands.

Use hand and power tools, operate motor vehicles, and work long days on labor intensive projects.

Use chemical herbicides in the treatment and control of invasive weeds while following strict application protocols.

Effective written and oral communication skills.

Meet AmeriCorps Eligibility Requirements, including:

Be at least 17 years of age at the commencement of service; Have a high school diploma or its equivalent; Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States; Pass a National Sex Offender Public Website check and National Service Criminal History Check; and Be eligible to receive and AmeriCorps Education award, with a limit of four total terms in a lifetime and the equivalent of two full-time terms (3400 hours).

Member Training: Members will receive a variety of technical and professional training related to their service activities as well as personal and professional development. Available trainings may include:

First aid and CPR;

Leave no Trace principals;

Native plant identification and revegetation; Invasive species identification and treatment; Irrigation system installation and maintenance; Recreational trail construction; Resume building, USA Jobs, and government application workshop; and Guest speakers on environmental, natural resource, and professional development topics.

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.  Strength and stamina to walk to remote locations over uneven ground.  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

Members 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.  Members may sometimes be required to camp in the field for the duration of the tour. Camping and worksites will generally be in areas with at least primitive road access for crew vehicles, but the spike camping sites will usually be at undeveloped backcountry sites. Both camp and project sites will generally not have access to potable water, restroom facilities, or cellphone signals, and members will be expected to follow Leave No Trace principals in camp and on project. Project work will frequently require hiking over rough terrain while carrying tools and equipment.

Position may occasionally be required to work around 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.

COVID-19 Pandemic Response

Walker Basin Conservancy has been fortunate to maintain some level of operations through the pandemic. We have multiple levels of strict policies and procedures for safe field operations based on Federal and State guidance which can change on short notice. We make every effort to keep applicants informed about our policies and the current hiring situation, but please be aware that the situation is fluid and any offers are contingent on conditions remaining stable or improving. Should COVID-19 infections worsen or government reinstate restrictions, we may be forced to rescind offers in response. Once members have joined the organization, we have contingency and response plans to handle increases in restriction to ensure you are able to complete service safely.

Compensation & Benefits:

300-hour: Living allowance of $3,060 and Education award of $1,311.11; 900-hour: Living allowance of $9,180 and Education award of $3,097.50; 1200-hour: Living allowance of $11,900 and Education award of $4,336.50; Federal student loan forbearance is available for eligible members; Uniform reimbursement; Per diem when on spike (while camping); Paid personal and sick leave; Paid holidays; Opportunities for extension upon good service; and Opportunities for advancement within the organization.

Housing in Yerington can be difficult to find. WBC has limited and optional housing available for a low monthly rate. Housing accommodations are dorm or bunk style housing with shared bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen areas and common spaces. During the COVID Pandemic, WBC housing may be more limited than usual. Depending on current conditions in Nevada and Governor mandates we may have to limit or restrict access to group housing for the safety of employees. We have alternate policies and procedures in place for members who are living in their own housing to allow for continued participation even I f we are not able to offer housing. We will discuss options and the current situation during the interview process, but please know that WBC housing may not be readily available.

HOW TO APPLY

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

Local applicants are STRONGLY encouraged to apply.

To Apply, please send cover letter and resume to:

Amy Gladding

amy.gladding@walkerbasin.org

Subject Line: 2-Month, 6-Month or 9-Month Restoration Team Member

All applicants must also submit an Employment Application Acknowledgement form that can be found on our website at: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.walkerbasin.org%2Fjoin-our-team&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C947eedb3b62e4ca27a8708d823e88e5b%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637298829177526119&amp;sdata=MNpdNe0IPSswcBMn4jArtUoXER4VUsjiwtxe47s0oi4%3D&amp;reserved=0

Please call or email Miguel Gonzales, AmeriCorps Program Manager, at (775) 463-9887 ext. 110 or Miguel.Gonzales@WalkerBasin.org with questions.

Walker Basin Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  The above functions may be completed with or without reasonable accommodations.  This program prohibits discrimination based on race, religion, creed, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, political affiliation or disability.

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.

Wildlife Technician opening with Ya Ha Tinda Research Project, Canada

Wildlife Technician: Ya Ha Tinda Research Project- AB, Canada

Employer: University of Montana & University of Alberta

Location: Ya Ha Tinda Ranch, Clearwater County, AB Canada Job Category: Wildlife Technician (4-month appointment with possible extension)

Salary:  $15-19/hour (Canadian), depending on experience Start Date: 08/01/2020 (may be flexible) Last date to Apply: 07/17/2020

 

Background:

The Ya Ha Tinda Long-Term Elk Monitoring Project is a collaborative research effort between the University of Montana, University of Alberta, Parks Canada, and Alberta Environment and Parks. This project is the longest running elk research project in North America with over 19 years of data on elk movement, migration, and reproduction. The main goal of the project is to monitor adult elk survival and cause-specific mortality, reproduction, and migration to understand differences in fitness between migratory and resident elk. In 2018, the Ya Ha Tinda Elk Project expanded its research to include male elk and for the next year will continue monitoring male elk survival, migration, and habitat selection. For more information about the research project visit our website umt.edu/yahatinda.

 

We are looking for an experienced wildlife technician to lead field operations and data collection at the field site starting August 1, 2020 (preferred). The position will be a 4-month appointment with the potential to extend into 2021. The applicant will be expected to work fully independently at a remote field station in inclement weather conditions while maintaining a positive working relationship with Parks Canada staff. Applicant must have a strong work ethic and be self-motivated to accomplish tasks with little to no direct supervision. Must be able to speak professionally with members of the public including recreationists and hunters. The technician is expected to be familiar with and adhere to Covid-10 precautions as well as other project safety protocols. At this time due to pandemic-related travel restrictions, we can only hire Canadian Citizens.

 

Duties:

The Wildlife Technician will monitor adult elk survival using VHF telemetry and GPS webservices and conduct herd observations to monitor cow:calf ratios and cow-calf resight to monitor the reproductive success of collared females. Additionally, the technician will investigate elk mortalities, conduct vegetation sampling, and conduct backcountry trips to collect data on migratory elk within Banff National Park. The technician will potentially participate in winter elk captures. The technician will be in charge of data entry, sample management, and data analysis, and may be asked to assist with reporting to agencies and publishing research findings.

 

Qualifications:

Due to pandemic-related travel restrictions, applicant must be a Canadian Citizen.

 

Education/Field Experience: Applicants should have an undergraduate or graduate degree directly related to wildlife biology and related field experience.

 

Related Work Skills: Preference will be given to applicants with experience conducting backcountry trips, vegetation surveys, using radio-telemetry to locate animals, investigating mortality sites, and hiking / camping in grizzly bear country. Horseback riding and packing experience is desirable. Must have strong attention to detail and ability to work independently in remote locations without cell service. All applicants must have a current, valid Canadian driverÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s license.

 

Physical Requirements:  Applicants must be in good physical shape and able to hike long distances in mountainous terrain, have the mental and physical strength to hike and camp in the backcountry for multiple days, and manage transport of field equipment into remote areas.

 

To Apply:

Your application should include the following, and be saved as a single pdf named Ãf¢ÒÂEURÃ’ÂoeYourLastname _Technician.pdfÃf¢ÒÂEURҝ:

1)      Cover letter indicating how you meet the project expectations

2)      Resume/CV

3)      Contact information for three professional references

 

Please email your job application and/or any questions you may have regarding the position to:

 

Tara Meyer

Wildlife Biology Program

WA Franke College of Forestry & Conservation University of Montana tara.meyer@umontana.edu

 

 

GIS position at UC Davis

The Cadenasso Landscape and Urban Ecology Lab at UC Davis, Department of Plant Sciences, seeks a GIS Analyst to fill a Research Data Analyst position. The GIS Analyst will work on interdisciplinary projects focused on water use and vegetation in Sacramento, CA. Within this overarching goal, the GIS Analyst will be responsible for locating, curating and analyzing datasets of urban tree inventories; mapping vegetation, parcel, and socio-demographic data; maintaining all appropriate metadata; and contributing to the documentation of methods.  A basic understanding of ecology and environmental science is desired so that the candidate can meaningfully engage with the research. The successful candidate should expect to work with a variety of data and data types, be comfortable with ESRI ArcGIS, and be willing to learn new tools and techniques.

The Analyst will work closely with the Principal Investigator (Cadenasso), a Post-Doctoral Researcher, and undergraduate employees and interns located at UC Davis, as well as with members of the larger collaborative team located throughout California. The successful applicant is expected to generate high quality mapping products for reports, publications, and presentations and, maintain and organize databases. They will also be expected to engage with collaborators, handle data sharing, and be able to articulate the goals of the research project to a wide range of audiences, including academic, public agency, and local community groups.  The Analyst will be considered a full member of the Cadenasso Lab, and as such will be expected to be an active member of a vibrant intellectual community, preparing for and attending lab meetings and providing critical feedback to other projects occurring in the lab.

Qualifications:

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    BachelorÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s or MasterÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s degree in ecology, or related field, with strong GIS skills; Certificate in Geographic Information Systems desired.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Experience using ESRI ArcGIS software suites, specifically the tools and functions within ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Pro 2.5+, ArcMap 10.7+, Survey123 (online and desktop) & Collector for ArcGIS utilizing both tabular and geographic data creatively. Experience using & maintaining these software platforms on iPad and desktop connections is highly desired.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Willingness to think about and use various spatial tools creatively.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Familiarity with spatial statistics tools within ArcGIS.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Strong data and file management skills.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Familiarity with eCognition software a plus.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Excellent written and oral communication skills; comfortable seeking data and information from other professionals by phone.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Flexibility to work both as a team member and independently.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Excited to work with diverse undergraduate interns and graduate students in the lab.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Willingness to travel to Sacramento for project meetings.

Duration:  This position is full time and the initial offer will be for one year with up to a 6 month extension based on performance.  Start date is negotiable, but on or before 1 August 2020 is highly desirable. The position includes salary and benefits commensurate with experience and demonstrated accomplishments.

To apply:  Please send a cover letter highlighting your relevant experience and expertise, what interests you about the position, and career goals. Include a CV and the names and addresses of 3 professional references that can be contacted. It may be helpful to review the Cadenasso Lab website to get a better idea of the type of research we do: cadenassolab@weebly.com Email all materials as a single pdf file to Mary Cadenasso at MLCadenasso@ucdavis.edu, with Ãf¢ÒÂEURÃ’ÂoeResearch Data AnalystÃf¢ÒÂEURҝ in the subject line. Applications will also need to be uploaded to the UC Davis HR site at: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fhr.ucdavis.edu%2Fcareers&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C2b900661188543da01f508d819b12124%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637287595840204204&amp;sdata=v42V%2FrdbX91aNV4nuhlVrf3Ifr28F3xYbwUoZmZzMag%3D&amp;reserved=0

Virtual (international) internship program

Dear Colleagues,

Greetings from Gustolab International Italy!

Could you kindly forward the following to students who might be interested in applying?

Our virtual academic internship program is accepting applications for this summer.

The program is unique and designed to help students gain an international working experience while learning.

Students will work on projects for Italian organizations and focus on the food, sustainability & related fields.  They will be introduced to food & sustainability through through short independent learning modules, and receive Italian language instruction.  They will learn to narrate and think critically about their entire experience by completing graded assignments.

A learning facilitator will support their journey.

Students interested in sustainability may find this program particularly interesting. However, students from all disciplines and universities are welcome to apply!

Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis. The last day to submit an application is July 7, 2020. Applicants will receive admissions decisions as soon as possible.

*Learn more at *https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gustolab.com%2Fvirtual-internship%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C2b900661188543da01f508d819b12124%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637287595840194209&amp;sdata=xm4yxq%2BLhMb4fC4OR7ROhBNxSBElYudorocANfrT80o%3D&amp;reserved=0

Job Announcement – Science Communicator

We are restarting the hiring process to add a Science Communicator to our team at the Integration and Application Network, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science.

Please apply here: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fumces.peopleadmin.com%2Fpostings%2F1385&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C37a178ebd2b5402423aa08d818e7f1b4%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637286731771921720&amp;sdata=WP1qpPFiFQe0N%2FIcGGJ0FZ7KlVAt3QzYmUe4F0Oggrw%3D&amp;reserved=0

We will start reviewing applications on July 13th.

Best,

Alexandra Fries

Program Manager

University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Integration & Application Network

429 4th Street, Annapolis, MD 21403

Freshwater Research Unpaid Internship

World Wildlife Fund seeks a Freshwater Research Intern to undertake an assessment of basin health report cards in order to review and compile basin health indicators and associated methods for data analysis.

The intern will assess the 300+ indicators that have been used and are being used in basin health report cards over the last twenty years. They will categorize these indicators into major categories and determine groups of broadly similar indicators under each category. They will then catalogue the methods for analyzing each indicator, including documentation of minimum data requirements and information on thresholds. The results of the assessment will be compiled in a summary report that includes guidance on methods for processing and analyzing common groups of indicators.

For more details and application process, please see:

https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcareers-wwfus.icims.com%2Fjobs%2F2653%2Fin-20051-freshwater-research-intern%2Fjob&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Cc146cc521741470a543508d8143247e6%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637281553482510245&amp;sdata=2rEYjdUebwBxUYk9rxDu%2BCkxT9wNEl4lj3Rn%2Bupdzsg%3D&amp;reserved=0

USDA-ARS term position; Miles City, MT; drought experiment technician

The USDA Agricultural Research Service Livestock & Range Research Laboratory will be hiring a term position to conduct research from 2020 to 2023.

This position will be full-time position (GS-5) with paid holidays, sick and annual leave.  The position is now open and closes 6/26/2020.

The posted announcement can be found at USA Jobs (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.usajobs.gov%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Cad62ae70ca7e4dee45dc08d80f7af33b%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637276368051960978&amp;sdata=%2FvHR7q%2BJuuRHRv1CDBKl1VIrwfB9YyCTCdPAPFsDQJU%3D&amp;reserved=0) and enter the keyword: ARS-S20Y-10839365-AED

The position will support research on drought resilience of rangelands in the Northern Great Plains.  We are conducting an experiment in Montana that is replicated in Wyoming.  The experiment tests the effects of several drought and grazing treatments on numerous plant and soil properties.  The position will be supervised by research scientists and will provide opportunities to gain experience with plant and soil field and lab techniques; working with livestock; data collection, entry, and processing; and installation and maintenance of rainfall exclusion shelters. 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 rangeland plants and plant biology is preferred.

Suggested majors are Soil Sciences, Ecology, Natural Resources, Rangeland Ecology, and Botany.

Questions may be directed to:

Dr. Kurt Reinhart, Research Ecologist, 406-874-8211, kurt.reinhart@usda.gov

NPS Physical Science Technician Position Outreach

*Overview*

This is an outreach notice for a physical science technician position with the National Park Service (NPS) Southeast Coast Inventory & Monitoring Network (SECN).  Interested applicants should email their resume and an example of GIS work to Lisa Cowart Baron (lisa_baron@nps.gov) before 30 June 2020.

*Position Information*

This position is with the NPS SECN and is based in the networkÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s Jacksonville, Florida field office at Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve. The SECN is one of thirty-two networks across the country that gather and analyze information on specific National Park natural resources that can indicate the overall health of parks. The information collected helps parks make sound, science-based management decisions that help us preserve America’s special places.  The work performed by this position is part of networkÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s long-term Vital Signs monitoring program and will be supervised by the SECN Coastal Ecologist.

The National Park ServiceÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s Southeast Coast Inventory and Monitoring Network Coastal Program is seeking an enthusiastic, responsible, and meticulous individual to work with coastal shoreline change and salt marsh monitoring projects.  This position will assist the Coastal Ecologist in planning and executing physical science monitoring efforts at coastal parks located in the Southeast. These parks include Canaveral National Seashore, Fort Matanzas National Monument, Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve, Fort Pulaski National Monument, Fort Frederica National Monument, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, and Cape Lookout National Seashore. For more detailed information about these projects and our parks, please visit our website at https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fscience.nature.nps.gov%2Fim%2Funits%2Fsecn%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Cad62ae70ca7e4dee45dc08d80f7af33b%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637276368051960978&amp;sdata=bV%2B46DX7k2IpOIpDpRZvP%2F5I5ajzb%2BUJhwvnds1Gous%3D&amp;reserved=0.

The coastal shoreline change monitoring project involves working on the beach both on foot and with the use of Utility Task Vehicle (UTV) or All Terrain Vehicle (ATV). The salt marsh monitoring project involves accessing salt marsh monitoring stations by boat or on foot and working on narrow structures in the marsh. Both projects require the ability to drive and maneuver large trucks with a trailer or trailered boat on roads, in parking areas, and on boat ramps.   Basic training in general safety, boat safety, use of power tools, use of ATV/UTV, and Motorboat Operation training will be provided (if applicable). Previous boat and UTV/ATV experience is not required, but it is highly desired.  In general, the incumbent will need to be comfortable being on the water, in isolated environments, have a safety conscious attitude, and exercise good judgement.  This position will be the Coastal Program field lead and will be responsible for equipment inventory and maintenance, field preparations, and data management (data collection and entry).  For this position, experience with GPS and GIS is required.  The incumbent will be trained to collect, post-process, and manage geospatial data according to SECN protocols.  Once trained, the incumbent may assist in training others using these methods and techniques.  Occasionally, the incumbent will assist with other physical science and monitoring efforts, which may include supporting stream monitoring and terrestrial monitoring efforts.  In addition to general office duties, such as scanning, copying, and filing documents, etc., the incumbent will be expected to assist in editing and providing feedback on standard operating procedures.

This position entails a high level of responsibility and initiative.  The ability to work efficiently, independently, and be detail oriented is essential.  Previous experience organizing and leading field efforts is preferred.  Good leadership skills, commitment to program mission, and respect for authority are essential.

*Major Duties*

The incumbent will be responsible for implementation of the SECN protocol for monitoring shoreline change and salt marsh elevation change. In addition, the incumbent will assist with other network monitoring activities. This position may require up to 50% travel for fieldwork, training, or other work-related duties.

*Major tasks*

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Organizing, scheduling, coordinating, and conducting the collection of shoreline and salt marsh data and other samples as needed, and evaluation of quality assurance compliance. He/she will synthesize ancillary data from related network coastal monitoring activities, conduct geographic information systems (GIS) analysis, and assist the SECN Coastal Ecologist to complete analysis needed to inform park resource management staff.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Maintains up-to-date working knowledge of coastal monitoring equipment maintenance/use and competently performs tasks documented in standard operating procedures. Assists in training Park staff and interns on basics of coastal program monitoring field and office methods. Assist Coastal Ecologist in working with Park staff and partners on technical issues related to coastal program monitoring and/or equipment issues when appropriate.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Utilizes a variety of computer programs to compile, reduce, store, retrieve, analyze, and report data and other related information.  Conducts data entry and implements quality assurance/quality control procedures. Works with the Coastal Ecologist and Data Manager to ensure preservation of paper and electronic files.  Generates metadata for data generating, including tabular data, pictures, and GIS files.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Provides cartographic, GPS, GIS, and spatial data management assistance when needed in support of the Coastal ProgramÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s shoreline and saltmarsh monitoring projects, including processing GPS data, analyzing GIS data, drafting professional quality maps, and generates computerized digital maps.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Prepares graphs, computations, mathematical calculations, and illustrations for technical studies and presentations.  Compiles and summarizes information. Prepares draft project reports which include literature research, descriptions of methods, preliminary data analysis, graphs and charts, results, and recommendations for planning, protection, and mitigation activities. Performs research and assists in writing scientific reports.  Provides advice, assistance, and training to students, student conservation assistants, and volunteers involved in projects and field research.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Ensures safe use and maintenance of field sampling equipment and vehicles. Evaluates and mitigates safety risks prior to and while conducting field operations.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Provides assistance to other SECN data collection efforts and protocol development effort when needed. Works with supervisor and other SECN protocol leads to ensure efficient allocation of time and resources.

*Basic Requirements*

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ BachelorÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s degree in science related area, such as environmental science, geology, etc.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Experience with GPS and GIS Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Comfortable in isolated environments Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Comfortable being on the water in small boats Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Ability to be trained to operate UTV and ATV Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Ability to be trained in small boat safety and operations Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Ability to learn how to trailer small boat and trailer Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Comfortable driving long distances (8-10 hours) Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Ability to carry 50 pounds

*Desired Skills and Experience*

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Experience with survey GPS equipment and SOPs Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Experience with small boat operations Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Experience with trailering Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢ Experience operating UTV and ATV equipment

*AREA INFORMATION*

The Southeast Coast Inventory and Monitoring Network (SECN) is based in Athens, Georgia with remote office locations in St. Marys, Georgia and Jacksonville, Florida. The Southeast Coast I&M Network includes fifteen parks with significant natural resources and extends along the Atlantic coast from the North Carolina-Virginia border south to Cape Canaveral, Florida and inland as far as Atlanta, Georgia and the Alabama Coastal Plain. Parks within the Network include: Canaveral National Seashore, Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Cape Lookout National Seashore, Wright Brothers National Memorial, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, Congaree National Park, Fort Pulaski National Monument, Fort Sumter National Monument, , MooreÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s Creek National Battlefield, Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Kennesaw Mountain National Military Park, Horseshoe Bend National Military Park, Ocmulgee National Monument, Cumberland Island National Seashore, Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve, Fort Frederica National Monument, and Fort Matanzas National Monument. These parks host important examples of a broad range of ecosystems including upland forests and streams; bottomland and floodplain forests; and coastal barrier islands and estuaries.

This position is duty stationed at Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve in Jacksonville, FL.   The Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve park units are located on or near the banks of the St. JohnÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s River, approximately 13 miles from downtown Jacksonville.  The park contains multiple operating sites and is spread throughout Duval County.  All services and amenities are available within the city of Jacksonville.  Temperatures are usually above 90 degrees more than 90 days per year and seldom fall below 30 degrees in the winter.  There are two four-year universities, a state college/community college with 4 campuses and other educational opportunities in Jacksonville or within commuting distance.

internship in plant ecology

Research Internships in Plant Ecology, Archbold Biological Station, Florida

Beginning September 2020; running about 8 months.

Applications due June 30, 2020.

Ideal for Students with Undergraduate Degrees Contemplating Graduate School

Includes independent research project. Provides Stipend, Room and Board.

Internships available at Archbold Biological Station in south-central Florida in the Plant Ecology Program, led by Dr. Eric Menges, which emphasizes conservation biology, plant demography, restoration ecology, fire ecology, landscape ecology, and fire management. We study many rare species of endemic vascular plants in endangered Florida scrub and related communities. Active fire management provides outstanding opportunities for short-term comparative studies in fire ecology. Our long-term (as long as 31-year) datasets on dozens of scrub plants gives context to short-term, focused, field projects. Additional information can be found at the Archbold website:  https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.archbold-station.org%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Cad62ae70ca7e4dee45dc08d80f7af33b%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637276368051970966&amp;sdata=hkDp8hMpqcQ8l0TIqFqsTKsrP6PjgEtP1mj9z7Q%2B3Z4%3D&amp;reserved=0 or the plant ecology program website: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.archbold-station.org%2Fhtml%2Fresearch%2Fplant%2Fplant.html&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Cad62ae70ca7e4dee45dc08d80f7af33b%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637276368051970966&amp;sdata=3P6FnyEAGduJK5szki4bZhkssA2KHF2uz%2F9HV1U9%2Bbg%3D&amp;reserved=0 or our intern website: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.archbold-station.org%2Fhtml%2Fresearch%2Fplant%2Fplantinternship.html&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7Cad62ae70ca7e4dee45dc08d80f7af33b%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637276368051970966&amp;sdata=iT4bZmEg9UrGzgKZdoPpRaQQrgnTf4eKDUJRWp3vL2c%3D&amp;reserved=0

Interns receive a weekly stipend of $160 plus meals (breakfast and lunch Mon-Fri) and lodging at the Station (sharing housing, no pets).    Each intern works 20 hours per week assisting with a wide range of ongoing research projects. The remainder of the week can be devoted to an independent research project. Internships run for about 8 months (can sometimes be shorter or longer) and offer an opportunity for experience in every aspect of scientific research, from project choice and experimental design to oral and written presentations. Our internships are ideal preparation for graduate research in ecology. Most of our interns have gone on to academic or professional positions and many have first-authored publications based on their intern projects.

Archbold Biological Station is active in research, conservation, and education. Our facilities include a 5000 ha preserve, an outstanding regional library and a GIS lab running ArcINFO. We have a staff of about 50 with many visiting scientists, an active seminar program, and a relaxed biological station atmosphere.

Ideal candidates will have independent research experience, classwork and experience in ecology and botany, field ecology experience, strong grades, statistical and GIS skills, and excellent letters of recommendation.

To apply for an internship in the plant ecology lab, please provide the following: a cover letter stating research interests, a resume or CV, and a summary of grades. Arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent to us via email. Materials should be sent by November 1, 2019.

EMAIL APPLICATIONS ONLY! Send to Eric Menges at emenges@archbold-station.org

Archbold is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications

from members of underrepresented groups

JOB: Landscape Scale Planner with New Mexico State Land Office

The New Mexico State Land Office (NMSLO) is hiring its first-ever Landscape Scale Planner.  We would be grateful for your help in circulating this job announcement so that we can attract a talented and well-qualified pool of candidates.

This job exists to develop, employ, and institutionalize landscape scale planning at the New Mexico State Land Office to secure better long term conservation outcomes for state trust land while optimizing the location and generation of revenue generating activities. Historically, NMSLO’s land decisions have been predominantly made on a project by project basis. While NMSLO is involved in several collaborative planning projects across the state, we recognize the need to shift toward even broader based resource planning that allows for more comprehensive public input and, consequently, proactive planning and land use.

To apply for this job please proceed to: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spo.state.nm.us%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C147d1971205b4128432208d80d1fbbed%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637273777236757922&amp;sdata=BTTLyeNcto9t07y7%2B1Tw8k95rl5ditWZr3hAW%2BPsvfA%3D&amp;reserved=0

1.            Click on Ãf¢ÒÂEURÃ’ÂoeView Job Opportunities & ApplyÃf¢ÒÂEURҝ

2.            Search for keyword:  #10111871

This posting closes on June 11th.

More information

The Planner will research and choose landscape-scale planning models best suited for NMSLO and state trust land, recognizing that these lands are widely distributed across New Mexico with varied levels of contiguity and intermixed jurisdictions. These planning models will need to address state trust landÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s diverse natural and cultural resources, uses, and levels of economic activity. The Planner will also need to develop a rationale for choosing planning areas for initiating this program. The Planner will use NMSLO’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and work with NMSLO staff to inventory resources present, revenue-generating opportunities, and conservation opportunities on state trust land. This includes augmenting our GIS with additional data, as needed, to apply the selected planning model(s). The Planner will use these data and analyses to inform decision-making and engage stakeholders in the planning process. These stakeholders include tribes and pueblos, state and federal agencies, local communities and governments, current state trust land lessees, conservation and recreation interests, soil and water conservation districts, and industry partners. The Planner will produce area land use plans with strategies for conserving trust resources and identifying preferred locations for revenue-generating activities. The Planner will explore options for institutionalizing landscape-scale planning at NMSLO.

The ideal candidate will have:

-A Bachelor or graduate degree in land-use planning or a closely related discipline.

-Demonstrated history of leading or participating in complex land planning efforts that address both economic and conservation outcomes.

-Ability to engage and gather priorities from assorted stakeholders.

-Demonstrated knowledge of innovative land planning tools and techniques.

-Skilled in data management and analysis using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software.

You can read more about this position and apply for this job by going to the website referenced above.

UAS Blackbird Technician – North Dakota

*Agency: *North Dakota State University (NDSU) in cooperation with USDA-APHIS-WS National Wildlife Research Center.

*Location: *Central North Dakota

*Salary: *$12/hr with housing provided near Bismarck, ND.

*Start Date: *08/28/2019

*Last Date to Apply: *July 1. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

*Description: *

Two technicians are needed from 28 August âÂEUR” 31 October, 2020 to assist a NDSU graduate student on a blackbird (Icteridae) research project. The research will evaluate the response of free-ranging flocks of blackbirds to a spraying UAS (i.e., drone) applying avian repellent to commercial sunflower fields. This project is part of on-going research to evaluate novel non-lethal hazing techniques to mitigate the conflict between blackbirds and sunflower producers.

This position is ideal for a recent graduate that wants to gain field experience and has previous experience, or strong interest, in operating drone platforms. The technician will be a full-time employee through NDSU, allowing for a 40 hour work week schedule. A typical week will be HIGHLY dependent on weather, and work day flexibility is a necessity (i.e., field work may not be M-F during set times, but will instead be weather permitting). However, there will be down time in the mornings or afternoon/evenings and days off provided. Field sites are commercial (privately owned) sunflower fields throughout central North Dakota, and thus requires long days spent in a truck driving to sites. The technicians will share a travel trailer for housing.

*Duties: *

The technicians are needed to operate a small UAS and collect field data, while the graduate student is conducting spraying trials with a larger UAS.

The technicians will also help manage videos and data collection concerning collective animal behavior in response to drones. Duties will include, assisting the graduate student with UAS set up, operating a small UAS, acting as a field observer, monitoring blackbird flocks and their behavior, estimating flock sizes, and using field equipment such as: binoculars, range finders, weather meter, sound meter, and other technology related to the UAS. Trials will most likely take place in the morning, requiring an early start to the day.

*Training will be provided so that the technicians receive their FAA Part

107 pilotâÂEURÂ(tm)s license in order to fly a small UAS prior to the field season.*

*Desired Qualifications: *

Ò·         Degree in Wildlife Biology, Natural Resources, Environmental

Science, Zoology, Biology or other associated degrees.

Ò·         Previous experience conducting avian field research.

Ò·         Motivated, willing, positive, and dependable attitude.

Ò·         Excellent communication skills.

Ò·         Ability to work well on a small team, with constant car travel,

in small shared housing.

Ò·         Ability to work long/irregular hours.

Ò·         *Strong preference* for applicants that have previous experience

with operating a small UAS.

*How to Apply: *Send a single document (Word or PDF) that includes your cover letter, resume/cv, and contact information for 3 references to Mallory White at mallory.g.white@ndsu.edu.

Botany Technician position with USGS (GG-0404-05)

Botany Technician, U.S. Geological Survey (GG-0404-05)

Description:

This is a pre-announcement for a temporary 9-month Botany Technician position.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is recruiting a Botany Technician to assist with ecological restoration research on decommissioned OHV trails in the Mojave and Colorado Deserts of southern California. Research will take place within the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP) area, which encompasses approximately 22.5 million acres. The DRECP aims to integrate renewable energy planning with natural resource conservation and recreation to effectively allocate and manage land uses. The USGS will: 1) develop and test restoration protocols and techniques, and 2) gather and analyze ecological monitoring data to determine restoration success. The goal of this effort is to provide the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) with a standardized comprehensive guide for future restoration and monitoring of decommissioned OHV trails and roads. The technician will assist the principle investigators in these efforts, both in the office and in the field. Work will primarily be based out of the USGS office in Henderson, NV, with travel to study sites in California required (average 10 travel days per month).

Schedules are highly variable, can change with little notice, and will sometimes require early morning (3 AM) start times, long days, and a few weekends of work. Overnight, primitive car camping in desert conditions (hot/cold weather extremes) is required. Physical work will entail walking and hiking in desert terrain with up to 40-lb packs, in hot or potentially inclement weather.

This temporary position will begin in the beginning of August 2020 and will continue for up to 9 months (180 working days). Extensions are possible, contingent upon performance and funding availability. Temporary employees are covered by the Social Security Retirement system; annual and sick leave will be accrued; employees are ineligible for life insurance coverage.

There is no promotion potential for this position. The full performance level of this position will be set at the grade level at which you are selected.

Relocation expenses will not be covered for the duration of this appointment.

Responsibilities:

Duties will include, but are not limited to:

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Identify desert flora in field or in office using dichotomous keys.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Gather and maintain ecological metadata from the field, develop databases, perform QA/QC, analyze and archive data.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Work with principle investigators to develop study design, select study sites, implement protocols, and train BLM crews.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Implement monitoring protocols to assess the effectiveness of restoration, including metrics to determine when routes are Ãf¢ÒÂEURÃ’ÂoerestoredÃf¢ÒÂEURҝ.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Perform lab analyses including, but not limited to, soil bulk density and soil texture analysis.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Synthesize and communicate results with the BLM and other cooperators.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Participate in workshops with BLM personnel to ensure products will comply with project goals.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Assist with the day-to-day operations of field research (e.g. preparing supplies, vehicle and equipment maintenance).

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Participate in other research projects as assigned.

Qualifications:

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Knowledge of or ability to quickly learn local desert flora required.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Experience collecting and analyzing transect data on vegetation, soils, and wildlife.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Background and strong interest in botany, desert ecology, plant ecology, and restoration.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Experience in statistical analysis (knowledge of R statistical programming preferred).

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Experience using ArcMap and Microsoft Office applications (Filemaker experience preferred, but not required).

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Experience analyzing remotely sensed data for ecological characteristics.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Ability to communicate effectively with crew members, BLM managers, and other agency personnel.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Demonstrated skills in data collection, synthesis, presentation, and technical writing.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Strong organizational skills.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Ability to work independently and with large groups.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Ability to hike and work in desert conditions with up to 40-lb backpack.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Ability to maintain a positive attitude and strong work ethic under the trying conditions of desert restoration.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Ability to adapt to a variable and unpredictable schedule.

To qualify for a GG-5 you need 9 months of field experience OR 3 years of sub-professional work experience OR 3 years of college with courses related to the work of the position to be filled (equivalent to 90 semester/135 quarter hours) plus 3 months of lab or field work experience. Sub-professional experience consists of working as a technician or aid in the field or in a laboratory or similar environment. A valid U.S. driverÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s license, safe driving record, pre-employment physical, and background security investigation are required. All applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Salary: $16.98 hourly, plus paid vacation and sick days.

Application instructions:

For each position on your resume, please be sure to include the number of hours worked per week, as well as exact start and end dates (month/day/year).

Please submit a resume/CV and the contact information for at least three references via e-mail to Ka-Voka Jackson (skjackson@usgs.gov) by 8:00 AM PDT on Monday, June 22nd, 2020. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

If claiming 5 point veterans preference, a DD-214 showing character of discharge is required.  If claiming 10 point veterans preference, a SF-15 with proof of claim is required.

NPS Coastal Ecology Intern Job

Application Deadline: 15 June 2020

Position Description: The Coastal Monitoring Intern will assist with Southeast Coast Inventory & Monitoring (SECN) Coastal Program projects, which includes long-term shoreline and salt marsh monitoring.  The position is located at Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve (TIMU) in Jacksonville, Fl.  The overall objective of this position is to assist in the salt marsh and shoreline monitoring projects that provides long-term data for the parks in making management decisions.  The primary responsibilities of the internship are to assist the SECN Coastal Ecologist in conducting the salt marsh and shoreline monitoring field work, following specific methods and protocols.  The intern will assist the coastal ecologist with material preparation, equipment maintenance, sampling elevation, accretion, collecting GPS surveys, and data collection, processing, and entry.  This data will be used to create reports for the parks and is part of a long-term ecological monitoring effort by NPS to provide data to the parks on the status of biodiversity, ecosystem health, and ecosystem change with significant natural resources.

The Coastal Monitoring Intern will complete the data workflow process for our salt marsh data.  This will include entering and checking the salt marsh data in the data base.  Additionally, the intern will be responsible for ensuring that SECN and our partnerÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s field data forms are scanned, named appropriately, and organized.  The intern will have the opportunity to assist in data collection efforts at SECN Coastal Parks, and create maps using GPS and GIS data.  If time allows, the intern will also have the opportunity to create story maps for the long-term shoreline and salt marsh monitoring projects. The intern will receive safety training, mentorship, and have the opportunity to attend training.

The position starts 04 January 2021 and is for 20 weeks.  Park housing is available at Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve, which includes a private bedroom and shared bathroom, living, and kitchen areas.  A driver’s license and personal vehicle are required for the internship.

Questions about the position can be directed to Lisa Cowart Baron (SECN Coastal Ecologist) at lisa_baron@nps.gov

Technician position

We are looking to hire a technician to work on a collaborative project studying the evolution of the seasonal germination niche in a group of native wildflowers (Streptanthus) with Jenny Gremer, Annie Schmitt, Sharon Strauss, and Julin Maloof.   This is an ideal position for a recent graduate looking for research experience before graduate school.

Responsibilities include carrying out experiments in the field, lab, and controlled environment chambers, collecting field data and plant tissues, propagating plants and maintaining experimental populations.  Field work will include plant surveys and collections of plant specimens and seeds.  The technician will also oversee student assistants, manage databases, and perform basic statistical analyses, as well as coordinate supplies, equipment, and safety protocols.

Requirements:  College-level course-work or equivalent experience/training in plant-related biological sciences or field biology. The applicant must possess excellent written and oral communication and strong organizational skills.  Must be able to organize and coordinate lab, greenhouse, controlled chamber, and field research.  Experience accurately recording, organizing, coordinating and curating data for analysis and reporting required, as well as skills to problem solve and trouble shoot, and ability to work independently and as a member of a research team.  Research experience with plants, especially germination experiments, phenology, and field surveys preferred, as is experience using R software for data management and statistical analyses, experience working with herbarium specimens, and molecular biology lab experience working with DNA and/or RNAseq.

This is a full-time position.  Starting date can be immediately or as soon as possible, with a proposed duration of one year with possibility of extension.

Application:  Please go to the following link to access the UC Davis Human Resources application system and apply by June 6, 2020:

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ESA Science Communications Intern

ESA seeks an energetic candidate with strong communication and organizational skills to 1) help complete a communications plan for the ESA Vegetation Classification Panel, and 2) to enhance communication and outreach implementation for the United States National Vegetation Classification (USNVC). Communications training is required and a basic background in and appreciation for ecology, biology, and/or environmental sciences is desired.

The science communications intern will work with the Associate Director of Science Programs, Science Programs Specialist, and USNVC Implementation Manager to finalize a communications plan and develop appropriate messaging for key USNVC audiences. Additional duties may include taking notes, facilitating conference calls, and website updates.

This is a paid, part-time remote internship. For more information, please see:

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ESA Science Programs Specialist

Title: Program Specialist

Department: Office of Science Programs

Supervisor: Associate Director of Science Programs

Classification: Full time, Temporary, Non-exempt

About ESA

The Ecological Society of America, founded in 1915, is the worldÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s largest community of professional ecologists and a trusted source of ecological knowledge, committed to advancing the understanding of life on Earth. The Society publishes five journals and a membership bulletin and broadly shares ecological information through policy, media outreach, and education initiatives.

About ESAÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s Office of Science Programs

We connect the research and management communities, support the use of science to inform decision making and build capacity among scientists by:

Training: We offer workshops and courses to help scientists gain the skills they need to navigate changes in funding, policy, and technology.

Facilitating engagement: We connect ESA members with agencies that require ecological knowledge and expertise.

Synthesizing information: We help make ecology more accessible to managers and the public.

Facilitating peer review: We help agencies conduct peer reviews of scientific studies and programs that agencies use to support decision making.

Position Overview

ESA seeks an energetic candidate with strong organizational and communication skills to provide administrative and logistical support for a variety of programs in the Office of Science Programs (e.g. ESAÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s Sustaining Biological Infrastructure Training Initiative, and the Panel on Vegetation Classification). A basic background in and appreciation for ecology, biology, and/or environmental sciences is desired.

The Program Specialist will work with the Associate Director of Science Programs to organize and manage special ESA meetings, workshops, and training events that will bring scientists together on a wide range of topics. Additional duties may include taking notes, updating websites, taking photos and creating promotional materials, and tracking budget information. There may be opportunities to network with scientists in a variety of disciplines and contribute to workshop/grant reports and presentations.

For more information about the position and how to apply, please see:

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Research Assistant in Aquatic Ecology and Water Quality – Auburn University

Research Assistant in Aquatic Ecology and Water Quality Auburn University, School of Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Sciences Auburn, AL, USA

Description:

One Research Assistant position is currently available to support several projects focused on the abiotic and biotic factors mediating freshwater harmful algal blooms in aquaculture ponds and drinking water and recreational reservoirs.  The incumbent will participate in field sampling, conduct lab analyses (i.e., phytoplankton and zooplankton enumeration, algal pigments, nutrients), ensure proper maintenance of laboratory equipment, and maintain inventory and order supplies.

Qualifications:

Minimum qualifications include a BS (MS preferred) in biology, ecology, limnology, or related field.  Prior experience in field and laboratory aquatic ecology and water quality research is not required but preferred.

Salary:

Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience.  At a minimum, the salary will be $28,000 plus benefits.

Start date:

Exact start date is negotiable, but a preference would be given to candidates available no later than 1 September 2020.  The position is for one year and may be renewable pending available funds and performance.

How to Apply:

The position will remain open until filled.  For full consideration, please apply by 1 July 2020.  Applicants will be required to submit a statement of research interests and experiences and CV.  Additional information,  including contact information for three references and copies of transcripts, is also requested at the time of application.  For more details about the application process, please visit https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.auemployment.com%2Fpostings%2F7171&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C595ff63b3938437a356708d7fefae301%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637258225844446374&amp;sdata=LvfCJ3Uai1FtglFnmRKtANZTjbVfu8meBfBBfrEdo2o%3D&amp;reserved=0

For more information about the position or our lab, please contact Alan Wilson at wilson@auburn.edu or visit https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwilsonlab.com%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C595ff63b3938437a356708d7fefae301%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637258225844446374&amp;sdata=gynHhA60vMEzcO9eHYF1kLZLlwzkYOv3kaAy6VTuH6Q%3D&amp;reserved=0

Auburn University is an affirmative action equal opportunity employer.

students (or w/in 1 yr of graduation) for fieldwork in mountainous conservation areas across the western USA

Despite a late start due to the pandemic, I’m seeking to hire another student to help with multi-faceted research addressing hypotheses and factors governing distribution and abundance of mountain-dwelling species at numerous spatial and temporal scales. Work this summer will focus on retrieving multi-year data from microclimate sensors in remote areas of Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Custer and especially Gallatin National Forests, and perhaps the Columbia River Gorge, and performing surveys of birds and mammals (especially American pikas) on rocky talus slopes. Fieldwork demands excellent physical endurance and resiliency, as well as great mental acuity and savvy, prudent backcountry decision-making. Work involves walking 6-18 miles per day, often off-trail, to elevations above 4,000 m (~13,000′), all kinds of weather conditions, and careful attention to detail in the data collection. In addition to being a model system for all kinds of ecological theory (e.g., metapopulation dynamics, Island Biogeography Theory, source-sink dynamics, extinction dynamics), our focal systems have inspired monitoring in protected and managed landscapes of >60 management areas across western North America, and have been considered for elevated conservation status under the Endangered Species Act. Based out of Bozeman, MT, work will begin in no later than early July and extend into late August or (preferably) mid-September. Ideal candidates will enjoy daily jaunts up and down (and backpacking in) mountains, and be responsible, passionate, hard-working, intellectually inquisitive, and work well with others.

If interested, U.S. citizens should please send a resume/CV, contact information for 3-5 references who can speak to your fit to the position, and a cover letter that also addresses your fit to the position, to EBeever@usgs.gov . As a backup, feel free to call Erik at (530) 410-9631. Because selection will be made on a rolling basis, please submit application materials ASAP.

Seasonal Position Experienced Songbird Bander for NJ Audubon

Position: Experienced Songbird Banders (2)

Department: Cape May Bird Observatory

Office Location:  Cape May Point, NJ

Site Location: Various, Cape May County, NJ

Supervisor: VP of Research, NJ Audubon

Job Classification: Seasonal Fulltime (40 hours)

Job Description: EXPERIENCED SONGBIRD BANDERS for Cape May long-term bird-banding operation at New Jersey AudubonÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s Cape May Bird Observatory, Cape May, NJ.  Cape May is one of the premier fall migration hot spots in the country.  Specifically, we are hiring 2 Experienced Songbird Banders for the Cape May Bird Banding Project for 24 July to approximately 10 November. NJA fosters the application of sound scientific principles and practices to address conservation issues related to vertebrate and invertebrate fauna, and the natural habitats with which they are associated.

Major Responsibilities Duties:

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Daily operation of banding station at The Nature ConservancyÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s South Cape May Meadows.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Follow strict protocols for daily operations including go/no-go situations.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Site Preparation (i.e. site setup, net lane clearing) and breakdown

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Site Maintenance (maintaining net lanes, net repair, etc.)

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Extracting birds from mist-nets

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Identify, band, weigh, age, sex, and measure all species captured in mistnets.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Record data on paper datasheets daily at banding station, transfer data to Microsoft Excel datasheets weekly, and into the BBLÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s program, BANDIT at the end of the season.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Provide end of season summary report for NJ Audubon publications in timely manner to receive final payment.

Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills:

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Mist-netting and bird banding experience in a high-volume banding station necessary (>5,000 birds/season)

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Experience aging species based on molt, and using Pyle guide required.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Familiarity with bird migration and strong background identifying passerines, near-passerines, raptors and marsh birds by sight.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Strong computer skills Ãf¢ÒÂEURҔ (Microsoft Office) to fulfill the job requirements;  Proficiency with MS Excel and BANDIT essential

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Careful data collecting skills a must.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Willingness to work irregular hours under sometimes difficult field conditions.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Punctual with excellent organizational, time and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects, shifting priorities and meet deadlines.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Excellent communication skills and experience managing volunteers required.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills with the ability to relate to and motivate a diverse range of people, exercise cultural inclusion and accept direction and constructive feedback.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Motivated self-starter with capacity to work productively in a team setting with the ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Strong professionalism and work ethic with the ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Ability to lift and carry 25 lbs. and walk on uneven terrain.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    All applicants must have access to a vehicle, and a valid, clean driverÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s license.

Start Date: July 24, 2020               End Date: November 10, 2020

Salary: $1,600-2,000/month, depending on experience   Housing provided in a bunkhouse environment.

Application Deadline: June 1, 2020.

Qualified individuals may apply by emailing cover letter of interest, resume, and three references as a single PDF document (including email and phone contact info) to hr.research@njaudubon.org

Please indicate Ãf¢ÒÂEURÃ’ÂoeBanderÃf¢ÒÂEURҝ in the subject line to insure your application is properly directed.

We are committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourage all qualified professionals to apply. The New Jersey Audubon Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, national origin, ethnic background, disability or any other characteristic protected by law

Seasonal Position – Songbird Technician NJ Audubon

Position: Songbird Technician

Department: Cape May Bird Observatory

Office Location:  Cape May Point, NJ

Site Location: Various, Cape May County, NJ

Supervisor: VP of Research, NJ Audubon

Job Classification: Seasonal Fulltime (40 hours)

Job Description: SONGBIRD TECHNICIAN for Cape May long-term bird-banding operation at New Jersey AudubonÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s Cape May Bird Observatory, Cape May, NJ.  Cape May is one of the premier fall migration hot spots in the country.  Specifically, we are hiring a songbird technician for the Cape May Bird Banding Project; 24 July through 10 November 2020. NJA fosters the application of sound scientific principles and practices to address conservation issues related to vertebrate and invertebrate fauna, and the natural habitats with which they are associated.

Major Responsibilities Duties:

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Site Preparation (i.e. site setup, net lane clearing) and breakdown

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Site Maintenance (maintaining net lanes, net repair, etc.)

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Extracting birds from mist-nets

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Record data on paper datasheets daily at banding station, transfer data to Microsoft Excel datasheets weekly, and into the BBLÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s program, BANDIT at the end of the season.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Writing summary reports for print and web

Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills:

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Mist-netting and bird banding experience in a high-volume banding station necessary (>5,000 birds/season)

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Bird extraction experience using the body-grasp method required

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Familiarity with bird migration and strong background identifying passerines, near-passerines, raptors and marsh birds by sight.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office) to fulfill the job requirements;  Proficiency with MS Excel and BANDIT essential

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Careful data collecting skills a must.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Willingness to work irregular hours under sometimes difficult field conditions.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Punctual with excellent organizational, time and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects, shifting priorities and meet deadlines.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills with the ability to relate to and motivate a diverse range of people, exercise cultural inclusion and accept direction and constructive feedback.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Motivated self-starter with capacity to work productively in a team setting with the ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Strong professionalism and work ethic with the ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Ability to lift and carry 25 lbs. and walk on uneven terrain.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    All applicants must have access to a vehicle, and a valid, clean driverÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s license.

Start Date: 24 July 2020                End Date: 10 November 2020

Salary: $800 to $1,000/month, depending on experience   Housing provided in a bunkhouse environment.

Application Deadline: June 1, 2020.

Qualified individuals may apply by emailing cover letter of interest, resume, and three references as a single PDF document (including email and phone contact info) to hr.research@njaudubon.org

Please indicate Ãf¢ÒÂEURÃ’ÂoeSongbird TechÃf¢ÒÂEURҝ in the subject line to insure your application is properly directed.

We are committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourage all qualified professionals to apply. The New Jersey Audubon Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, national origin, ethnic background, disability or any other characteristic protected by law

Seeking current or recent student for summer field research

Student needed for rewarding fieldwork in remote mountain areas of the western USA

Despite a late start to the field season owing to the pandemic, I am seeking to hire another student to assist with fieldwork investigating numerous factors and hypotheses relating to the distribution and abundance of mountain-dwelling species in managed and conservation areas across the western USA, and understanding spatio-temporal patterns of adaptive capacity vs. vulnerability to contemporary global change. Focal areas this summer include Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton NP, Custer and especially Gallatin National Forests, and perhaps the Columbia River Gorge in OR and WA. The work involves retrieving and downloading data from microclimate sensors in remote locations across these research theaters, and performing surveys of talus-associated birds and mammals (especially American pikas). These systems have not only been considered as models for much ecological theory (e.g., metapopulation dynamics, Island Biogeography Theory, stepping-stone and extinction dynamics), but have also inspired monitoring across >60 federal and state management units across western North America and were the focal point for considerations for species listing under the Endangered Species Act.  The work involves hiking 6-18 miles per day (often off-trail), walking systematically across rocky talus patches, orienteering to find patches and sensors, careful collection of species and covariate data at each focal patch, greatest movement near the beginning and end of daylight hours (with midday rests), and, on most days, vistas so scenic that even poor photographers produce postcard-like images. The ideal candidate will enjoy hiking up and down (or backpacking in) mountains each day, and be a strong hiker (with both physical endurance and resilience), motivated, intellectually inquisitive, attentive to detail, a savvy decision-maker in backcountry situations, and work well either alone or in team settings. The candidate will receive extensive resources for training (both hands-on field methods and analytical approaches, background and rationale for our questions, etc.), competitive salary, and a new ecological tapestry each day. I expect the work to go from early July through mid-September at the latest.

For interested U.S. citizens that are current students or have graduated within the last year, please send a CV or resume, names of 3-5 persons that can speak of your fit to the position, and a cover letter that also outlines your fit to the position, to EBeever@usgs.gov or call Erik at (530) 410-9631 for more details, after an initial email. I will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis, so if interested, please submit your well-crafted materials ASAP.

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Erik Beever, Research Ecologist & Research Affiliate Professor

USGS Northern Rocky Mtn. Science Center & Montana State University

Bozeman, MT 59715

cel: +1 (530) 410-9631

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Summer research assistant position: epiphyte ecology in Hoh Rainforest

Research assistant position:

Research assistant needed for summer ecology field work in Hoh Rainforest ($2000 stipend, plus room included)

Project description:

NSF-funded postdoctoral scholar in Biology at the University of Puget Sound is currently taking applications for a paid field assistant in old growth temperate rainforest stands near Olympic National Forest, Forks, Washington. These old-growth forests are in part iconic for their abundant epiphytes, or structurally dependent plants such as mosses and ferns growing on the trees. Epiphytes are a vital component of plant diversity, provide resources for animals, and contribute to nutrient cycling in these rainforests.  For example, epiphytes can have more leaf biomass the host trees in which they live! However, because many epiphytes live up in the canopy (and you have to climb the trees to access them), our understanding of their community assembly lags far behind that of terrestrial plants. The goal of the project is to set up a large long-term experiment testing epiphyte community development hypotheses, and compare the results to a parallel project in Santa Fe National Park, Panama.

Field assistant will aid postdoc in setting up the infrastructure of the project and performing initial plant surveys.  Duties will include building common garden tables, hauling equipment in and out of the field site, rigging and climbing trees, identifying, photographing, and approximating cover of vascular and nonvascular plants, and entering data.  Comparative work to Panama project, if assistant is interested, will involve Spanish language.  Field work will take place from June 1st-July 31st 2020. Field assistant will be trained in basic tree-climbing methods and safety techniques.  Strict protocols will be taken to maintain social distancing, limit exposure to other people, and help prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Housing and field site are very rural, with limited contact with other people.

Individuals who identify as belonging to groups historically underrepresented in STEM fields are particularly encouraged to apply. If you think you would be great for this position but do not have all of the requirements, apply anyway.

Skills gained/used in the internship:

Research assistant will gain a wide variety of valuable ecological field techniques as well as hands-on research experience:

-Single-rope climbing techniques used to access tree canopies (up to 35m or 115Ãf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm) high).

-Recognizing and identifying epiphytic plants (especially mosses and liverworts) -Measuring canopy openness with a spherical densiometer -Measuring heights in the canopy with a laser rangefinder -Approximating vegetation cover of nonvascular and vascular epiphytes -Taking high-quality photographs of plants -Collecting, pressing, and preparing plants for deposition in herbaria -Prepping plants in Silica for DNA extraction -Spanish language (if not previously fluent) -Collaborate on postdoc-level ecology research

Compensation:

Upon arrival to Forks, WA (transportation not provided), room is paid for, and research assistant will be compensated $2000 for approximately two months of field work. Opportunities for small concurrent projects in which assistant would be a co-author on a resulting publication are available if the assistant is interested in independent research. Glowing letters of recommendation for the future will be provided upon successful completion of the internship.

Requirements:

-Considering pursuing a career in ecology or conservation biology -Must be able to stay for the entire ~2-month duration -Must hold a driverÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s license -Owns a car OR be able to borrow one for the duration of the field work -Excellent academic and/or professional performance -Physically able to carry 20-50lb of equipment along 2 miles of muddy, hilly, terrain every day -Attention to detail and a high level of patience -Collaborative attitude and prior experience working on teams -Problem solving and practical hands-on skills -Enthusiasm for living in rugged conditions for a few months -Must not be afraid of heights, getting dirty or wet, or getting scratched by spiny plants -Must have a high tolerance for mosquitos and other biting insects -Fluency in English OR Spanish (preferably both)

Preferred additional traits:

-Prior experience doing field research

-Prior experience approximating cover estimates of vegetation -Prior rope-assisted climbing experience -Fluency in Spanish AND English -Extended time periods spent in rugged, rural areas -Bryophyte botany experience -Familiarity with temperate rainforest ecosystems -Resides locally in Washington State

How to apply:

If this position interest you, please send your CV or resume, a short cover letter explaining why you are interested in the position, and an unofficial transcript if available including your GPA to mspicer@pugetsound.edu.  Applications are accepted from now until May 20th. Skype or Zoom interviews (in English or Spanish) will be conducted immediately thereafter. Feel free to email me questions!

ESA Science Programs Specialist

Title: Program Specialist

Department: Office of Science Programs

Supervisor: Associate Director of Science Programs

Classification: Full time, Temporary, Non-exempt

About ESA

The Ecological Society of America, founded in 1915, is the worldÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s largest community of professional ecologists and a trusted source of ecological knowledge, committed to advancing the understanding of life on Earth. The Society publishes five journals and a membership bulletin and broadly shares ecological information through policy, media outreach, and education initiatives.

About ESAÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s Office of Science Programs

We connect the research and management communities, support the use of science to inform decision making and build capacity among scientists by:

Training: We offer workshops and courses to help scientists gain the skills they need to navigate changes in funding, policy, and technology.

Facilitating engagement: We connect ESA members with agencies that require ecological knowledge and expertise.

Synthesizing information: We help make ecology more accessible to managers and the public.

Facilitating peer review: We help agencies conduct peer reviews of scientific studies and programs that agencies use to support decision making.

Position Overview

ESA seeks an energetic candidate with strong organizational and communication skills to provide administrative and logistical support for a variety of programs in the Office of Science Programs (e.g. ESAÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s Sustaining Biological Infrastructure Training Initiative, and the Panel on Vegetation Classification). A basic background in and appreciation for ecology, biology, and/or environmental sciences is desired.

The Program Specialist will work with the Associate Director of Science Programs to organize and manage special ESA meetings, workshops, and training events that will bring scientists together on a wide range of topics. Additional duties may include taking notes, updating websites, taking photos and creating promotional materials, and tracking budget information. There may be opportunities to network with scientists in a variety of disciplines and contribute to workshop/grant reports and presentations.

Responsibilities

Organization and planning: assist with meeting and workshop planning to ensure events run smoothly; manage onsite logistical details for events, including a/v, room setup, printed materials, and timekeeping; schedule and manage conference calls for working groups.

Communications and writing: take effective and concise notes during conference calls and events; contribute to workshop and meeting reports and presentations; liaise with workshop and meeting participants as needed through email, phone, and in-person communication; help draft and proofread grant proposals and reports.

Outreach and marketing: create and refine outreach materials for Science Office programs; this may include email campaigns, flyers, website updates, liaising with ESAÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s Public Affairs office regarding social media updates, and creating/editing videos.

Data entry: act as the point of contact for travel reimbursements; monitor and report on travel budgets.

Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

BachelorÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s degree, with a strong interest or experience in environmental studies, ecology, or a related field

Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle multiple tasks

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Excellent interpersonal skills

Ability to work independently and as part of a team

Basic computer skills, including working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

Willing to perform data entry and other basic tasks

Preferred Qualifications

Project management experience

Meeting facilitation experience in face-to-face and/or online environments

Experience with Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Asana, and/or Google Classroom

Experience with WordPress and/or basic HTML skills

Experience managing social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)

Individuals are encouraged to apply even if they donÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)t meet 100% of these preferred qualifications.

This is a temporary [August 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021] full-time position based in ESAÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s downtown Washington, DC office, with occasional travel involved and remote work permitted. The position pays $18-$22 per hour, based on experience/qualifications, and is contingent on grant funding.

Please email a cover letter and resume, combined in one pdf file, to sbi@esa.org with Ãf¢ÒÂEURÃ’ÂoeProgram SpecialistÃf¢ÒÂEURҝ in the subject line. Applications are due Friday, June 12th. Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be conducted in early July. The position is open until filled.

ESA is an Equal Opportunity employer. We sincerely encourage individuals of all identities, experiences, and backgrounds to apply.

Ecological Society of America

1990 M Street NW, Suite 700

Washington, DC 20036

Program Manager Position with the Institute for Integrative Conservation

The Institute for Integrative Conservation (IIC) at William & Mary is seeking applicants for a Program Manager. The incumbent in this position will be integral to the launch and growth of the IIC, which started operations in January 2020. The Program Manager will be an active team member supporting many external facing functions to promote and develop the work of the IIC. This is an excellent early career opportunity to help launch a new conservation program at William & Mary.

The position is responsible for (but not limited to):

. prepare research proposals and influence the design and implementation of research projects;

. develop in-person and online communications and promote the IIC on social media

. organizing and coordinating IIC programming, including establishing and organizing meetings, workshops, and events with

conservation partners;

. managing relationships with multiple stakeholders who are internal and external to W&M;

. coordinate and manage research projects, including student research, with external partners;

There will also be opportunities for the Program Manager to be involved in conservation-focused curricula and research projects, depending on their interests, as well as opportunities for domestic and international travel.

Required Qualifications:

. Bachelor’s degree in a discipline relevant to conservation (for example, geospatial science, biology, geography, geology,

environmental science, marine science) or related field. Comparable education or experience will be considered.

. Experience or educational concentration in conservation related field.

Volunteer experience will be considered.

. Knowledge of current conservation topics.

. Demonstrates strong presentation and communication ability

. Demonstrates excellence in management and organizational skills

. Strong quantitative and analysis skills

. A commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion

Preferred Qualifications:

. Master’s degree in a conservation-related field

. Proficiency with geospatial and/or data analysis software tools

. Experience with developing and maintaining online communications, through web sites and social media tools

. Experience with travel abroad, to non-English speaking countries

. Previous knowledge of or desire to learn local languages

. Previous experience in conservation research and/or conservation practice

. Prior program management or supervisory experience.

For more information or to apply for this position please visit

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Research Internship in Range Management of Subtropical Grazinglands at Archbold Biological Station

Research Internship in Range Management on Subtropical Grazinglands at Archbold Biological Station (Florida)

The Agroecology Program at Archbold Biological Station (ABS) is seeking an intern (6 to 12 months) to assist with grassland ecology, wetland ecology and range management research on our 10,400-acre cattle ranch in south-central Florida (Buck Island Ranch). The intern will be supervised by Dr. Elizabeth Boughton in a dynamic lab with 2 post-doctoral research associates, 2 research assistants, 1 environmental technician, and 1 ecohydrologist.

Internship highlights

Buck Island Ranch is both an operational cattle ranch and an experimental field station, with a heavy focus on applied ecology. We are thinking both locally and globally. We are part of the Long-Term Agroecosystem Research Network (LTAR, US wide) and the nutrient network (NutNet, worldwide).

Interns will:

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Experience life on a cattle ranch in a collaborative environment.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Assist with research on the effects of prescribed fire, cattle grazing, and pasture management on grasslands and wetlands ecosystems (see our two documentaries https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dy6_WhY3aZB0&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C62fc724c628c43b6b4d508d7f3fa05bc%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637246127515627653&amp;sdata=WCvlVySWQa3D9CgwLqWT4TYCo%2Fkr60tvloOyOznKvBA%3D&amp;reserved=0, https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DrGV_G6dnYHg&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C62fc724c628c43b6b4d508d7f3fa05bc%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637246127515627653&amp;sdata=hvnWV1Dt94K2p6J6afAeJ8M0Puff36PxECX0f2lxuuo%3D&amp;reserved=0).

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Work 20 hours per week assisting with field and lab projects, typically but not always Monday Ãf¢ÒÂEURҔ Friday.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Dedicate remaining time to designing and implementing an independent research project that fits within our research program, with a report and a presentation at the end of internship.

Who should apply?

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Ideal for recent graduates with a Bachelors degree in biology, environmental science or any related fields.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Students interested in applied science who contemplate non-academic positions such as Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Students interested in pursuing a graduate degree in applied ecology, wetland ecology, rangeland ecology

Requirements and internship responsibilities

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Highly motivated and enthusiastic about living and working in a rural field-station setting. A valid DriverÃf¢ÒÂEURÃ’Â(tm)s license and own transportation for personal activities is required.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Respectful of others, as successful interns will share lodging with other interns.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Detail-oriented with respect to following sampling protocols and managing data.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    High tolerance for the extreme heat and humidity that prevail during late spring through summer in southern Florida.

Duties will include a combination of the following:

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Plant community surveys (in wetlands and/or grasslands) and plant biomass collection.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Soil sampling, water sampling, and groundwater well monitoring.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Lab work including soil sieving, biomass grinding, and basic chemistry analysis.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Greenhouse gas fluxes measurements (N2O, CH4, and CO2), Eddy covariance tower maintenance, and weather station maintenance.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Data entry.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Helping with prescribed fires & site visits for water monitoring projects.

Benefit for the successful intern

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Interns will be trained in every aspect of scientific research, from project choice, experimental design, and statistical analysis to oral and written presentations. This will prepare interns for graduate school and/or higher-level report writing required by government agencies. Some interns published their projects in peer-reviewed journals.

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Opportunity to get more familiar with advanced technology (e.g., Eddy covariance, CO2 and methane sensors).

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Experience in applied ecology.

Compensation

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Interns receive lodging at Buck Island Ranch (11 miles away from ABS).

Ãf¢ÒÂEURÒ¢    Weekly stipend of $245.

How to apply?

To apply please email the following to Dr. Elizabeth Boughton (eboughton@archbold-station.org) and Dr. GrÃfÂfÒ©gory Sonnier (gsonnier@archbold-station.org).

o       A recent CV.

o       A cover letter stating research interests and a description of previous research experience.

o       The contact information for three references.

We will start reviewing application on 05/18/2020. The starting date is flexible with a preference for interns able to start in June.

Questions about the program

Please refer to Archbold Biological Station website for more details on our program: https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.archbold-station.org%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C62fc724c628c43b6b4d508d7f3fa05bc%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637246127515637647&amp;sdata=bJ9rdtc8aEAKfvqPO%2FY6dkM7aKn6ztSc33kgm%2BSmX5w%3D&amp;reserved=0.

If you have additional questions regarding the program, please contact Dr. GrÃfÂfÒ©gory Sonnier (gsonnier@archbold-station.org).

Job Opening: LRA III Technician

Earliest Start Date:  June 01, 2020 or when filled Hiring Department:  Department of Integrative Biology Weekly Scheduled Hours:  40 FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt Position Duration:  Expected to Continue Until June 01, 2021.  Renewable.

Location:  BRACKENRIDGE FIELD LAB, Austin, Texas.

Job Description:

Technician will follow the direction of the lead investigator to carry out studies examining the biology and ecology of tawny crazy ants, and natural enemies of this ant particularly microsporidian pathogens.

Job Details:

The Invasive Species Lab at the Brackenridge Field Laboratory, University of Texas at Austin is recruiting a research technician.  The successful applicant will support applied and basic, organismal-level ecological research into questions relevant to biological control, population, behavioral, community, and chemical ecology.

The job is a mixture of field and laboratory-based investigation.  Field work requires overnight travel to field sites in remote regions of Texas and work outside in all seasons, including Texas summer. Camping out is required at some field sites.  Experimental protocols will require a non-standard work schedule sometimes requiring long days, and occasionally working evenings, and/or weekends.

Position ends one year after initial start date.  However may be renewed based upon job performance.

Responsibilities:

Perform field assays of tawny crazy ant, and native ant abundances and experiments on species interactions and ecology.

    Conduct laboratory experiments investigating the biology of a microsporidian pathogen and a phorid fly parasitoid of this ant.

    Staining and counting microsporidian spore loads in infected ants using compound microscope.  Sort, identify and record ants and other arthropods from pitfall traps. Identify ants and phorid flies to species level and other arthropods to order level.

    Record all data in field data sheets and enter data into spreadsheets. Use GPS to set out transects and record features. Store and label specimens in alcohol vials or in pinned collections. Curate materials and maintain records. Clean and organize laboratory space.

    Conducting experiments into the behavioral and chemical ecology of ant species interactions.

    Care for tawny crazy ant nest fragments: feeding, cleaning of nest containers, preparing supplies.

    Driving a personal or UT vehicle is a requirement for the position. Maintain vehicles in clean, roadworthy condition. Maintain the workspace in a orderly state. Organize work-flow, and maintain activity schedule on multiple projects simultaneously. Other related functions as assigned.

Required Qualifications

A combination of two years of experience in a natural science field, or a technical laboratory. A strong work ethic and attention to detail. Ability to work outside throughout the summer and carry loads over rough ground. Tolerance of heat and insect stings / bites. Fine motor skills. Commitment to safety.  Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelors or Masters degree in biological science. Three-year driving record without accidents or tickets.  Strong background and interest in natural history, entomology, chemical ecology behavioral ecology, and biological control. Experience in field ecological studies and experiments. Experience with insect identification. Experience with micro-dissection and microscopy. Laboratory experience in chemistry. Experience with molecular lab procedures. Computer skills including familiarity with spreadsheet manipulation, analysis, and graphing in Microsoft Excel. Experience using GPS. Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to perform as a member of a research team.

Driving Required:

This job requires a class “C” operator’s driver’s license. The applicant selected must provide a current three year driving record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, a Texas driver’s license must be obtained within 30 days of becoming a Texas resident. Employees who are required to have a CDL are subject to drug and alcohol testing (pre-employment, post-accident, reasonable suspicion, random, return-to-duty, and follow-up drug and alcohol testing).

Salary Range:

$28,000 + depending on qualifications

Working Conditions:

    May require overnight travel/camping out at field sites in remote regions of Texas

    May work in extreme temperatures and weather conditions

    May work outside during Texas summer

    May work around chemical fumes

    May work around standard office conditions

    May work around chemicals

    Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation

    Use of manual dexterity

    Climbing of stairs

    Climbing of ladders

    Lifting and moving

Work Shift:

    The job is a mix of field and laboratory-based work.  Field work requires overnight travel to field sites in remote regions of Texas and work outside in all seasons, including Texas summer. Camping out is necessary at some field sites. Experimental protocols will require a non-standard work schedule sometimes requiring long days, working evenings, and/or weekends.

Required Materials:

    Resume/CV

    3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor

    Letter of interest

Retirement Plan Eligibility:

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

Regular Benefits Eligible (Fixed Term)

Background Checks:

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

Job Opening: US Geological Survey, remote sensing, Denver, CO

Physical Scientist GS-11/12

Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center.

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The National Land Cover Database (NLCD) is a nationally consistent multi-temporal land cover and land change database at 30-m resolution.  As a member of the NLCD team this person will perform the following duties:  (1) develop innovative land change monitoring methods that support studies of ecological and geographic processes, (2) apply new techniques and methodologies for processing and analyzing geospatial and remotely sensed data to document land cover change, and (3) effectively communicate results by publishing peer-reviewed scientific and technical papers and reports in the open literature, and participating in professional meetings, symposia and conferences.  This position requires: knowledge of image processing systems and procedures to analyze digital satellite data and generate and interpret spatial models; ability to locate and format digital data; proficiency in scripting models with ESRI and ERDAS IMAGINE software; knowledge of general scripting languages such as Python, Javascript, and R; and the ability to plan work procedures, develop schedules, and lead a team.

Apply here:

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Please contact Catherine Costello (ccostello@usgs.gov)

Fisheries Research Technician at East Carolina University

*Fisheries Research Technician Position in the Department of Biology at

East Carolina University *

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_Position Description_: The Asch Fisheries Oceanography Lab

(https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ecu.edu%2Fcs-cas%2Fbiology%2FRebecca_Asch.cfm&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C9b93923c141f4f7cfe1508d7e3790c0e%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637227981357775992&amp;sdata=R9nPshb8vQWGe8uAFMzuYkb9mRHjHgZBH2vXSGKr4n0%3D&amp;reserved=0) at East Carolina

University (ECU) is seeking to hire a research technician for a

full-time, temporary position. The technician will be involved in two

research projects. Approximately, 75% of the technicianâÂEURÂ(tm)s time will be

spent on a project funded by the North Carolina Division of Marine

Fisheries focused on identifying the offshore migration corridor and

spawning grounds of southern flounder (/Paralichthys lethostigma/). A

team of researchers at ECU, along with collaborators at the University

of North Carolina-Wilmington and North Carolina State University, will

undertake a multi-pronged approach to answer this question. The

technician will play a lead role in aging larval southern flounder based

on daily otolith growth increments. The technician will work closely

with other Asch lab personnel to utilize data on larvae ages to run a

larval dispersal model to back calculate the potential spawning

locations from which these fishes originated. The technician will also

work with a team of ECU researchers from multiple labs to tag adult

southern flounder prior to the start of their offshore migration. The

technician will be involved in fieldwork deploying and maintaining

acoustic receivers to track tagged fishes and utilizing a wave glider

equipped with additional acoustic receivers to follow the location of

tagged fishes. If candidate spawning grounds are successful located, the

technician will assist this research team in conducting surveys to

confirm spawning activity. Using data from these surveys, the technician

will sort plankton samples and use DNA barcoding to confirm the

occurrence of southern flounder eggs and will use histology to assess

the reproductive state of fishes caught near the potential spawning

grounds.__

Approximately 25% of this technicianâÂEURÂ(tm)s time will be spent on a second

project where the Asch Lab is partnering with the Beaufort, North

Carolina branch of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

(NOAA) to expand the Beaufort Inlet Ichthyoplankton Sampling Program

(BIISP). BIISP has been collecting weekly ichthyoplankton samples at

Beaufort Inlet during fall through spring months since the year 1987,

making it the longest continuously operating ichthyoplankton time series

on the east coast of the U.S. This time series has the potential to

provide valuable information on how local fish communities are

responding to climate variability and climate change. We have expanded

the BIISP time series by lengthening the duration of the sampling season

so that it is year round, as well as by collecting weekly

mesozooplankton samples and conducting YSI profiles of temperature,

salinity, dissolved oxygen, pH, and fluorescence. Together with other

members of the Asch lab and NOAA, the technician will be responsible for

traveling to Beaufort once a week, collecting the enhanced BIISP

samples, and recording and transcribing YSI water quality measurements.

Since larval fish are capable of avoiding capture by plankton nets

during the day, all sampling will be conducted at night and will be

timed to coincide with tidal fluctuations. During time periods when

fieldwork is not underway for the southern flounder project, this

technician will help process ichthyoplankton and zooplankton samples

collected by BIISP. Mesozooplankton samples will be analyzed using a

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software, which is used to image a subsample of zooplankton and then

apply a machine learning algorithm to semi-automatically identify taxa.

The technician may also help sort and identify species from BIISP

samples of larval and juvenile fishes collected during summer months.

Lastly, it is expected that this technician will take on some duties

associated with lab management including training students in lab

protocols, helping to order lab supplies, assuring compliance with lab

safety regulations, and maintaining the lab in clean and functioning

order. The successful candidate for this position will also be

encouraged to take on additional roles associated with statistical

analysis of data, preparation of manuscripts for publication, and the

presentation of results at scientific conferences.

This will initially be a one-year position, with the potential for

renewal contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

We aim to have the selected candidate start work in early June. However,

given the COVID-19 pandemic, the starting date for this position is

flexible and may depend on university priorities for critical and

non-critical research during the pandemic.

Located in Greenville, North Carolina, ECU seeks to create an

environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a diverse

student body, faculty, staff and administration and works to increase

diversity and access to higher education for groups underrepresented in

the sciences by building an environment that welcomes, celebrates, and

promotes respect for diversity. East Carolina University is an equal

opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants

will receive consideration for employment without regard to their

race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion,

sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political

affiliation, or veteran status.

_Minimum Education/Experience_*:*

Ò·B.S. degree in marine science, biology, ecology, oceanography, natural

resource management, or similar fields. Must have taken at least some

coursework in marine ecology.

Ò·Ability to drive state owned vehicles, conduct ecological fieldwork in

wet and occasionally uncomfortable conditions at night-time, and carry

field equipment weighing up to ~30 lbs.

Ò·Independent self-starter who is excited to learn new skills and has the

ability to problem shoot technical challenges.

_Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education:_

Ò·Masters of science degree in marine science, biology, ecology,

oceanography, natural resource management, or similar fields.

Ò·1-2 years of experience at the post-baccalaureate level working in a

lab focused on conducting marine ecological or fisheries research.

Ò·Previous experience examining fish otoliths, tagging fishes, collecting

and processing ichthyoplankton and zooplankton samples in marine and

estuarine environments, operating a ZooScan, and/or modeling larval

dispersal.

Ò·Experience operating small boats.

Ò·Experience analyzing data with MATLAB or R.

Ò·Has written and published scientific manuscripts and has presented

scientific results at conferences.

_Salary_: While this is an hourly position, we anticipate that the

salary for this hire will be approximately $31,200 per year. The exact

annual salary will vary depending on the level of experience and hours

worked.

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_Application Instructions_: The full job announcement and instructions

for applying to this position are available:

https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fecu.peopleadmin.com%2Fpostings%2F35046&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C9b93923c141f4f7cfe1508d7e3790c0e%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637227981357785985&amp;sdata=oSzTmFQulbynz31rlAqLufxdJAiIh4l5MfKDSl8hVuY%3D&amp;reserved=0. Please submit a CV, cover

letter, and list of references to Ms. Jennifer B. Jacobs at

jacobsje15@ecu.edu . This position will be

open for applications through April 30, 2020. Please contact Dr. Rebecca

Asch (aschr16@ecu.edu) regarding any questions

that you may have about this posting.

USDA Pollinator resources and pollinator diversity technician; Permanent Full-time

Biological Science Technician GS-7, Permanent Full-time; Pollinator resources and pollinator diversity

The USDA Agricultural Research Service is seeking a permanent, full-time Biological Science Technician to support research on pollinator resource management and pollinator diversity in the Northern Great Plains. The position is at the USDA ARS Pest Management Research Unit, Northern Plains Agricultural Research Laboratory, Sidney MT. We expect the selected candidate to have strong insect collection and identification experience, laboratory organization and fieldwork skills, a great work ethic and excellent workplace interaction expertise. Experience in plant and pollen identification, and statistical and data analysis software are favored but not required. There will be seasonal overnight travel to field sites and work in rough terrain and potentially harsh weather conditions. The mission of the laboratory is to develop and implement ecologically based strategies, technologies, and products for the sustainable management of insects, pests, and weeds in crops and rangeland. Our location houses a team of highly collaborative and enthusiastic scientists and technical staff working in the fields of ecology, botany, entomology, plant restoration, population genetics and agronomy. This permanent position is advertised at the GS-7 ($43K starting salary), includes full government benefits, has promotion potential to GS-9, and is open to all U.S. Citizens and Nationals. Please apply on USAJobs (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.usajobs.gov%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cmadeline.hennessey%40uconn.edu%7C9b93923c141f4f7cfe1508d7e3790c0e%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637227981357775992&amp;sdata=5qKzUU0zJ8u3d%2F0eVx7ahUy8YCn%2Fm6mx200rUZWXC1A%3D&amp;reserved=0; Job Announcement Number: ARS-S20Y-10791197-ILL). Ad opens April 17 and closes on May 1, 2020. Questions? Please contact Dr. Josh Campbell (joshua.campbell@usda.gov).