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Dec 10 18

Research Assistant | Applied Economics Clinic

by Grace L. Schumaker

First deadline for applications is December 21st.

The Clinic provides on-the-job training to graduate and advanced undergraduate students in the form of paid internships as research assistants. Research assistants learn practical skills, gain knowledge regarding the fields of economics, energy, environmental protection, and consumer equity, and have the opportunity to work on applied projects.

We are currently hiring for Spring 2019 research assistants. To apply for a research assistant position for Spring 2019, please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, Excel spreadsheet example, and three references to info@aeclinic.org. If you are a Tufts University student, please indicate if you have a work-study award (note that non-Tufts students are also eligible to apply).

Dec 10 18

Ecology Field-Work | Isle Royale National Park

by Grace L. Schumaker

Number of Positions: 2

Duration: May 14 – August 28, 2019 (dates are firm)

Pay: $20.00-$21.00/hour

Description and Duties: The incumbent will be employed by Northland College, but will work directly with, and report to, the Great Lakes Network of the National Park Service Inventory & Monitoring (I&M) program. The goals of the I&M program include monitoring key environmental variables so that ecological change can be detected and addressed in a timely manner.

This is largely a field-based position. The incumbent will assist with the sampling of permanent forest monitoring plots at Isle Royale National Park in Michigan. The incumbent will collect extensive data on the herbaceous layer and browse. He/she will be expected to identify at least 350 herbaceous species, and have considerable experience identifying members of the family Poaceae and genus Carex. Field work will be performed in teams of 3-4 people. The incumbent may also spend approximately 5-10% of time performing computer work.

This position operates on an 8 day on/6 day off schedule. During the 8-day sampling periods, incumbent will be expected to carry field equipment weighing up to 50 lbs. He/she will be exposed to high temperatures, stinging and biting insects, including extensive mosquitoes, and poisonous plants. Hikes to and from plots will be as long as six miles, each direction. The position will also involve camping, sometimes up to seven consecutive nights.

The incumbents are responsible for securing and paying for their own housing while at the park. Isle Royale is remote and opportunities for travel to the mainland will be limited. Housing accommodations will be shared with others and employees will be expected to be flexible and accommodating, as well as team players. Logistics will be explained in full, during interviews.

To Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, references, and unofficial transcripts to Suzanne Sanders (suzanne_sanders@nps.gov) by January 21, 2019. If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted shortly thereafter. No phone calls or emails, other than applications, please.

Dec 7 18

GIS Intern | Vanguard Renewables

by Grace L. Schumaker
GIS INTERN – VANGUARD RENEWABLES
20 Walnut Street
Wellesley, MA
Contact:  William Jorgenson, wjorgenson@vanguardrenewables.com
617-510-5245
 
Please review www.vanguardrenewables.com for a brief overview on the company.  We are devoted to farm digesters which take food wastes (feedstocks) and mix with dairy cow manure on farms to make renewable energy – either electricity or renewable natural gas.  The energy is used by companies, universities, and the food industry to find a way to use all their waste to reduce greenhouse gases as well as make our farms more sustainable for the next generation.
 
Vanguard Renewables is five years old now having four operational digesters in MA, with one more under construction.  We have new projects coming in VT and NY.  We are institutionally funded by private investors whose primary objectives are to help develop business which can build models to reduce the effects of climate change.
 
We are wanting to explore some additional development sites which will incorporate a series of geographic characteristics for best potential.  We are looking for someone with a GIS background who can help us think through not only what to do and how to do maps for refining our development areas but also make suggestions and seek out sources which could make the entire effort more robust.
We can work out a schedule to spend some time in the office to meet the personnel and get an introduction to the business, but then work can be done remotely at whatever hours suit the candidate’s schedule.  We are open to graduate and undergraduate candidates.  Ideally having some work experience would be beneficial.
 
We expect this effort will go through the end of January but might be carried over through the following quarter depending on what a candidate can help us find.
 
The compensation is $15 per hour.  Please email William Jorgenson to apply for this internship.
 
Dec 7 18

Naturalist Guide | Camp Denali and North Face Lodge

by Grace L. Schumaker

Camp Denali and North Face Lodge in Denali National Park, Alaska are looking for skilled and experienced Naturalist Guides for the summer of 2019.

Our naturalist guides are teachers of experiential learning, backcountry hiking guides, and competent drivers.  Guides are responsible for: leading lodge guests into the trail-less backcountry of Denali National Park on day hikes; using creative teaching techniques to expand the guests’ knowledge of Alaskan ecosystems and to encourage land stewardship; and safely transporting people over the unpaved, mountainous park road.  The position is usually combined with positions in other departments depending on company needs.

Current WFR and CPR certifications and a solid academic background in the natural sciences or education are required (MS preferred).   Experience in arctic/sub-arctic or alpine regions is desired.  This is a rewarding and challenging position, set in an unparalleled location, among an interesting, committed, and conservation-minded community of staff.  For over 60 years, Camp Denali and North Face Lodge have been family-owned and -operated lodges with a reputation for excellence. We seek to offer the highest quality experience for visitors who venture out with our diverse and qualified staff of naturalists.  This is not your average job in Denali.

Interviews begin in December 2018 and will continue through January as needed until the positions are filled. For more information including a complete job announcement, or to apply, please see the employment page at www.campdenali.com or contact jobs@campdenali.com.

Dec 7 18

Program Analyst

by Scarlet R. Bliss
This position serves to coordinate research amongst the Long Term Agroecological Research (LTAR) network working with the current 18 LTAR sites who are actively involved in field, laboratory, computational modeling and other studies aimed at promoting the sustainable intensification of U.S. agriculture.
This position is located within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Center for Agricultural Resources Research, Rangeland Resources and Systems Research Unit located in Fort Collins, CO.
This is a term, time-limited appointment with an initial duration no less than 13 months and can be extended up to a total of 4 years.
This position has been posted to the USA jobs website and is open from December 6, 2018 to December 20, 2018.  Here is the link to access the announcement: ARS-S18Y-0492
Major Duties may include, but are not limited to:
  • Developing and establishing strategic plans for an organization and maintaining records of network outputs and impacts.
  • Tracking and reporting timelines and project deliverables.
  • Promoting capabilities of a network to interested parties or organizations, and encouraging partnership opportunities
  • Coordinating to implement program improvements based on feedback from members and evaluation of the network organization
  • Collaborating to resolve management, administrative, and implementation issues associated with a network
  • Developing a communications strategy across multiple sites and partners, both internal and external.
  • Updating work content on websites and social media platforms
  • Producing briefing materials, reports, and updates for leadership and external partners.
  • Scheduling regular conference calls and meetings to facilitate research coordination.
Dec 7 18

Field Coordinator – Vegetation and Invertebrate Sampling

by Scarlet R. Bliss

We are recruiting for a dedicated individual to assist with an ongoing research project focused on measuring and mapping invertebrate availability as a food source for birds in Golden Valley and Musselshell Counties, MT. The selected applicant will be responsible for coordination and conduct of fieldwork, supervision of up to 3 other field technicians, and ensuring quality handling and reporting of GPS surveys, vegetation sampling and insect collections. The coordinator will synthesize data in progress reports and contribute to the preparation of a final progress report for State of Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks. The Field Coordinator may interact with private landowners or other agency professionals during the regular course of field work and must be comfortable with this.

Job Length: Full-time seasonal support is available for up to two field seasons (4/1/2019 – 7/26/2019, 4/6/2020 – 7/24/2020). Two months/ year of flexible time for data synthesis and report preparation with space provided on campus at University of Montana.

Compensation: $16 – $20 per hour. Lodging, transportation and per diem provided during the field effort.

Required Qualifications
•       Bachelor’s degree in entomology, ecology or a related natural resources field
•       Excellent organizational and communication skills
•       Attention to detail and ability to follow a detailed protocol
•       Ability to carry up to 50 lbs across uneven ground
•       Valid driver’s license with a good driving record
•       Professionalism, flexibility, and a positive attitude
•       Current first aid / CPR certification

Preferred Qualifications
•       Previous field research experience, preferably in rangeland ecosystems and on private lands
•       Previous supervisory experience
•       Prior experience identifying rangeland vegetation and insect species
•       Prior experience with field techniques, including GPS operations, transect sampling and vegetation cover estimation, and invertebrate
surveys
•       Experience interacting with private landowners and agency professionals

The successful applicant must be able to work in remote locations and able to live in a communal, rustic setting.  If you do not have current First Aid/CPR certification, you must become certified before arriving to begin work. The work schedule is subject to the weather, which may cause unpredictable days off—applicants must be willing to work when needed and take days off when the opportunity arises.  Applicants must enjoy working and living in a remote rural area with a diverse group of people including private landowners and livestock producers.  Provided lodging will include up to 7 other people working on other field projects.  Conditions include extreme temperatures, rain, snow, “gumbo” roads, wind, rattlesnakes, and abundant prickly pear.  The rewards include the endless vistas of central Montana, abundant recreation opportunities within a short (1-2 hour) drive, calf branding and roadside chats with ranchers, phenomenal wildlife viewing, and field research experience. A strong work ethic, good physical condition, and sense of humor are a must.  The position will require hiking up to several miles each day through sagebrush, over uneven terrain, and in very hot temperatures to reach some sampling sites; and driving a few hours each day in trucks over low maintenance roads.

To apply, please send a current resume, 1-page cover letter, and names and contact information for 3 references to Jessica Mitchell (Jessica.mitchell@mso.umt.edu) with the subject line “Field Coordinator – Invertebrate Surveys”.  Review of applications will begin February 26th, and continue until a suitable applicant is found.

Dec 7 18

Naturalist

by Scarlet R. Bliss

Seasonal, full-time position. Applications accepted starting December 2018.

13 weeks beginning early June  through early September, 2019
35 hours per week, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM (one-hour unpaid lunch break), Tuesday – Sunday, with flex day off. Must work weekends,  July 4, and Labor Day Monday.  There may be times, especially at the beginning and end of term, that fall outside the Tues. – Sun. schedule.

Position and Responsibilities:

The Naturalists for the Bruce Museum Seaside Center at Greenwich Point Park are responsible for the operation and care of the building and marine touch tanks, under the supervision of Museum staff and in cooperation with the Town of Greenwich.  The Naturalists are responsible for the development, implementation, staffing and evaluation of educational programs at the Seaside Center as well as the supervision of interns, volunteers and the general public.

The position requires a high degree of independence, managing the public and groups of all ages, working in a marine environment, being able to operate a vehicle, and dealing with facilities that are unequipped to accommodate the physically challenged.

The position reports to  Seaside Center Manager Kate Dzikiewicz, (and other museum staff as appropriate, e.g. manager of School/ Community Partnerships, Volunteer Program Manager, Exhibitions Design, Curator of Science, Finance or Facilities Maintenance). Comp/flex-time, as approved by supervisor.

Illustrative Examples of Work:

Oversees the operation of the Seaside Center as part of a two-person team.
Responsible for the supervision and scheduling of interns and volunteers in cooperation with Volunteer Manager.
Monitors budgets under supervision of Museum staff.
Keeps accurate records on Seaside Center attendance and volunteer hours.
Files weekly reports as well as a season-end report to the Seaside Center Manager with attendance figures, volunteer hours, daily activities, building maintenance, etc.
Coordinates activities and building maintenance with the appropriate Town of Greenwich officials through appropriate Museum staff, including beach access for interns, volunteers and special groups.
Schedules and organizes groups in coordination with the Bruce Museum Seaside Center Manager.
Develops and executes education programs for general visitors, group visits, and special public programs (i.e. nature walks, seining activities, workshops, crafts, etc.).
Trains, schedules and evaluates interns and volunteers.
Maintains saltwater aquaria and responsible for the care and feeding of marine life.
Maintains daily cleanliness of Seaside Center facility.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Traits:

Demonstrated management skills.
Teaching experience.
Knowledge of marine life and environmental science and ability to handle natural history collection objects in accordance with general museum practices.
Knowledge of informal and museum/naturalist education methods.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Computer literate.
Familiarity with general office procedures.
Current driver’s license.
US citizens only, local resident, a plus.
Recommended Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in science, education, museum studies or related field.
Ability to work with children and adults of all ages.
Knowledge of marine and terrestrial ecosystems

Compensation: $ 12 – 14/hour, dependent on experience.
Send resume and cover letter to: Seaside Center Manager Kate Dzikiewicz, KDzikiewicz@brucemuseum.org

Dec 7 18

Research Technician | Landscape Fire and Conservation Science Research Group (LCRSG)

by Grace L. Schumaker
The Landscape Fire and Conservation Science Research Group (LCRSG) at Oregon State University is hiring 3-4 field research technicians to assist with data collection on a landscape scale retrospective study examining biodiversity responses to wildfire, salvage logging, and intensive forest management in the Klamath ecoregion of southwest Oregon during summer 2019.
Early seral pre-forest habitats created by stand-replacing disturbances are increasingly recognized for their critical role in supporting a diverse suite of birds, plants, pollinators, and other taxa. The Klamath ecoregion is a globally recognized biodiversity hotspot, home to one of the world’s most diverse temperate coniferous forests. A patchwork of public and private ownership in the region presents a unique opportunity to directly compare the biodiversity of early seral habitats generated by high severity wildfire, fire followed by salvage logging, and management practices associated with industrial plantation forestry.
Technicians will be involved in data collection on avian, pollinator, and plant communities and vegetation structure. We are particularly seeking individuals with a high degree of expertise in plant identification or avian point count techniques, ideally in early seral environments and/or in southwest Oregon. Housing will be provided in nearby Roseburg, Canyonville, or Grants Pass and compensation will range from $13.05 – $18.55 per hour, commensurate with experience. We anticipate a start date of 4/23/19, extending through the end of August, but start dates can be somewhat flexible to accommodate academic calendars or other particularities of individual schedules.
For more information and to submit an application, please follow this link https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/69368. For full consideration, please apply by January 6, 2019. After this date, we will continue to accept applications until all positions have been filled. Questions can be directed to Graham Frank (graham [dot] frank [at] oregonstate.edu) or Meg Krawchuk (meg [dot] krawchuk [at] oregonstate.edu).
The LCRSG focuses on research in landscape ecology, biogeography, and conservation at scales ranging from local to global, with the specific aim of addressing the causes and consequences of ecological disturbances. More information on our group can be found here: http://people.forestry.oregonstate.edu/meg-krawchuk/lab
Dec 7 18

Junior Specialist, Marine Ecology

by Scarlet R. Bliss

JPF01427 Junior Specialist in a Marine Ecology Laboratory – Marine Science Institute

The Marine Science Institute at the University of California, Santa Barbara, seeks a Junior Specialist to
assist in experimental field marine ecology within a Marine Ecology Laboratory. The Junior Specialist
will assist in laboratory work and field work for the Moorea Coral Reef LTER in addition to designing
and running their own ecological experiments as part of our research program. This work will include a
significant amount of coral reef ecology fieldwork in Moorea, French Polynesia.

Research will include SCUBA diving via small boats to gather data on fish and coral communities and to
set up ecological experiments. This position will entail significant detailed analyses of videos on fish
foraging and photographs of coral communities to quantify organism e.g. coral, algae, etc) identity and
abundance, which requires specialized knowledge and expertise in fish behavior, the taxonomy of fishes,
corals, and algae, and specific computer programs for video and photo analyses.

The Junior Specialist will also be responsible for physical oceanography data collection using a variety of
instruments and be expected to participate in field expeditions without the PI, which will entail them
using their creativity to set up their own experiments to expand our ongoing work in Moorea.

Basic qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in biology, marine biology, ecology, or 3 years of equivalent experience required at
the time of application
• SCUBA and AAUS certification with 100’ depth certification.
Additional qualifications:
• 2 years experience handling small vessels in near-shore systems.
• 2 years experience with physical oceanography instrumentation.
• 1 year experience with basic data management and analyses including the use of computer software
packages such as PGAdmin, Excel and SeaTerm.
Preferred qualifications:
• Experience in field marine ecology, Indo-Pacific coral reef biology and taxonomy, and oceanographic
processes.
• Demonstrate skills to design and conduct their own experiments in coral reef ecology.
Special Requirements:
• Applicants must have a good driving record with a California driver’s license
• Must possess or be able to obtain the necessary documentation, e.g. US Passport, required to allow
travel to French Polynesia and be able to travel and reside outside of the United States for extended
periods of time.

Please note this position is a combination of 100% time some months, and part-time some other
months.  The anticipated start date of the position is January 2019 and it is for 9 months total from January 2019 to
September 2019. It will be full time for January, June, July and August and 65% (26 hours/week) for
February, March, April and May with the possibility of extension depending on performance and funding
availability.

Salary and benefits are competitive, commensurate with the applicant’s qualifications and experience.
Electronic applications (including a cover letter, CV and names only of 3 references) should be sent to:
https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01427

For full consideration, please apply by December 13, 2018. Thereafter, position will be open until filled.
The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of
the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position.

Dec 7 18

Environmental Fellowship

by Scarlet R. Bliss
EARLY APPLICATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 18!
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Green Corps is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on the biggest environmental challenges of our day.



Our year-long program puts you in an intensive classroom training with people like Bill McKibben of 350.org and other guest speakers. Then, you move to hands-on experience working with groups like Oceana, Corporate Accountability, The Wilderness Society and Mighty Earth to fight climate change, protect public lands and reform our food system. And when you graduate we will help you find a career with one of the nation’s leading environmental and social change groups.


The planet needs all the help it can get, especially now with so many protections under attack. To win now and build a strong foundation for lasting progress, we need people who know how to organize: to run organizations and campaigns that will inspire the support and action we need to save our planet.


We’re accepting the top 25 out of more than 1000 applicants for our 2019-2020 program. If you’re passionate about the environment and ready to learn and practice the craft of organizing, click here to apply.


Green Corps’ year long program begins in August 2019 with Introductory Classroom Training, and continues with field placements in multiple locations across the U.S. Candidates must be willing to relocate.