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Apr 25 17

Research Aid Technicians – University of Washington

by Marissa M. Donohue

2 Research Aid 1 Technicians (wildlife) with the University of Washington
(fieldwork to be conducted
along the Columbia River, near the John Day dam, Oregon/Washington border)

Start and end dates:
May 2017 to end of July 2017, with a possible extension to September 2017


Project description:
Conduct a comprehensive inventory of wildlife species (mammals, reptiles,
and amphibians) at two sites
one along the Columbia River near the John Day dam and one at the Willow
Creek dam project area.
The mammal surveys will use a combination of motion-activated camera
trapping and live trapping for
capture-mark-recapture (CMR) analysis to detect and enumerate both small
and large species.
Accordingly, applicants must be familiar with small mammal trapping and
identifying species, and
preference will be given to those who are familiar with taxa of the Pacific
Northwest. To survey for
reptiles and amphibians, we will use a combination of techniques, including
nocturnal call surveys
(recording sound at sample points and later identifying the species).
Accordingly, preference will be
given to applicants who are familiar with using herpetofaunal calls to
identify species. Technicians will
also use visual encounter surveys and roadkill/ basking surveys to identify
species and estimate
abundance. This work supports a larger project for the U.S. Army Corps of

Applicant should be responsible, organized and motivated. Field work will
involve navigating and hiking
across rugged terrain to field sites while carrying heavy equipment (e.g.,
live traps and cameras).
During periods without field work, efforts will be focused on data entry
and identifying wildlife species in
camera-trap photos.  Cameras will be deployed at the beginning of the field
season and then checked
regularly. Small-mammal trapping will occur in the early morning (6:00 AM –
10:00 AM) and again in the
early evening (4:00 PM – 8:00 PM) to ensure small mammal safety.

Applicants must have experience handling small-mammals, working with
small-mammal live-traps and
Oregon/Washington small-mammal identification. Strong preference will also
be given to applicants with
experience deploying camera traps and with handling and identifying
reptiles and amphibians. Applicant
should be detail oriented with the ability to take careful notes in field
and office settings (Microsoft
Excel experience); preference will also be given to those with GIS
experience. Applicants should be in
good physical condition with the ability to hike in hot temperatures and in
rugged terrain while carrying
equipment, and should be comfortable working outdoors and in challenging
field conditions (e.g.
hot/cold) including along roadsides, fast moving water, and railroad right
of ways. Applicant should have
basic competency using GPS/maps to locate field sites and record waypoints.
Availability to work full-
time (40 hours/week) is essential. Applicants must have their own vehicle
(mileage reimbursement at

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your resume, cover
letter, and three references to
Michael Case (

Please respond no later than April 30, 2017

Apr 18 17

CitySprouts Garden Coordinator

by Marissa M. Donohue
CitySprouts Garden Coordinator
February 1 ­December 31 (40 hrs/week)
Start Date: June 12, 2017 – August 14, 2017
CitySprouts is a nonprofit school garden organization that partners with public schools in Boston and Cambridge to integrate academic and environmental education in the schools and neighborhood. CitySprouts¹ School Partnership Program provides schools with on-site gardens that function as outdoor classrooms; on-going maintenance and development of these outdoor classroom gardens; and support to teachers in integrating their classroom curricula outside to the school garden. CitySprouts¹ Middle School Program consists of both afterschool and summer programming with a goal to make the experience of garden-based learning accessible to all students.


The Garden Coordinator is a full-time, 11-month staff position. The Garden Coordinator encourages and supports teachers¹ use of the garden for instruction during the school year, maintains the school’s¹ outdoor classroom garden, and is a team leader for the Summer Middle School Program. This Garden Coordinator position is responsible for 4 school partners, allocating approximately 8 hours/week to each school during the school year with additional time each week for team meetings and projects. The Garden Coordinator reports to the Program Director.
Job Responsibilities
Encourage & support teachers¹ use of the CitySprouts garden for instruction
  • Serve as the garden ³expert² to the school community
  • Coordinate use of the growing space for teachers, school staff and community partners, ensuring that children at all grade levels have access to garden experience
  • Provide technical support for teachers to develop garden-based extension to classroom lessons and units
  • Co-teach with teachers in the garden and classroom
  • Document teachers¹ garden use at each school


Maintain schools¹ outdoor classroom garden as an educational resource for teachers and the school community
  • Maintain an attractive & functional garden space with a variety of edible crops, flowers, native species, and specialty plants throughout the growing season, using sustainable gardening practices
  • Ensure that teachers and community members have access to school garden supplies and resources
  • Coordinate and lead volunteer opportunities in the garden


Lead teams of middle school youth in CitySprouts summer program
  • Teach gardening, food systems, cooking skills, environmental science and support social emotional growth for school-based teams of youth in 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grades
  • Mentor 2 Summer Fellows in running CitySprouts summer program, helping them develop garden educator, youth development and leadership skills
  • Support and actively engage families of summer program participants
  • Experience in a public school setting
  • Experience working with middle school youth, preferably in outdoor education
  • Experience managing a food-producing garden & maintain a working knowledge of sustainable gardening practices
  • Experience managing staff or mentoring interns and volunteers
  • Strong interpersonal skills including excellent listening, public speaking, oral and written communications skills
  • Proven capacity to work in a multicultural workforce, including sensitivity and competency in working with individuals and groups of diverse cultural, socioeconomic, and lifestyle backgrounds
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to and passion for the CitySprouts mission
  • Ability to do physical work outside
  • Access to a car (mileage reimbursement included)


Base annual salary for this Garden Coordinator position (40 hours per week, February through December) is $32,640 (Benefits include health insurance, Simple IRA plan match & generous paid time off policy)


Please submit a cover letter and resume to on or before Monday, May 1, 2017. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
Apr 18 17

Research Technician (Game Birds): Hawaii

by Marissa M. Donohue

Title: Research Technician (Game Birds): Hawaii

Agency: University of Wyoming

Type: Temporary/Seasonal Positions


Salary: $1000 per month plus housing and use of vehicle

Start date: flexible, but early July is preferred

End date: 6 month commitment is required with the potential to extend

Last date to apply: 5/10/2017

Technician needed (1 position) to study game bird ecology as part of a seed
dispersal study on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. Forest ecosystems of the
Hawaiian Islands have increasingly faced threats of species extinction and
biological invasion, resulting in novel communities composed of native and
nonnative species. Although many native Hawaiian plants rely on birds for
seed dispersal, nearly all native frugivorous birds are extinct. In the
last century, the Kalij Pheasant (Lophura leucomelanos) and Erckel¹s
Francolin (Pternistis erckelii) were introduced to the Hawaiian Islands for
recreational hunting. We are investigating the ecological impacts of these
2 species on seed dispersal networks.

Technician responsibilities will include line transect surveys, bird
capture and banding, GPS telemetry, behavioral observations, vegetation
surveys, fecal sample collection, seed identification with microscope, and
data entry. Fieldwork will involve long days of strenuous hiking and heavy
lifting in temperamental weather conditions.

The technician will mostly work independently but in close contact with the
Hawaii VINE Project, a collaborative research effort seeking to determine
how well different species of non-native vertebrates disperse native plant
species. Technician will be working and living with a crew of 4-5 field
techs that is predominantly focused on study of seed dispersal by
songbirds. Technician will be solely responsible for game bird fieldwork
once the graduate student leaves, and will report to a graduate student
that will be off island for most of the field season.

Start date is flexible, but early July is preferred. The duration of this
position is 6 months, with the potential to extend. Technician will be
provided with housing, a living stipend of $1,000 per month, and access to

Qualifications: A bachelor¹s degree in wildlife biology, zoology, ecology
or a related field and at least two years of field experience pertaining to
wildlife biology or botany are required. Experience working with game bird
species or demonstrated knowledge of Hawaiian forest ecosystems may
substitute some requirements. Applicant must be responsible, organized, and
comfortable working independently. An enthusiasm for research and fieldwork
is essential, as well as patience and a strong work ethic.

Contact: Please email a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact
information for three references as a single PDF document to Sam Case
( by May 10th, 2017. A phone number and email
address must be included for each reference.

Apr 18 17

Environmental Public Health Intern – NH

by Marissa M. Donohue

See the attached job ad for more information, or visit the New Hampshire State Job Board.

The position number is SNL2626 and the JobID is 8961.




Internship Position with the New Hampshire

 Environmental Public Health Tracking Program


Are you a current student or a recent graduate, interested in applying your skills and knowledge to address real-world environmental public health challenges? Are you interested in innovative data analysis, environmental health, or web programming? If you are, visit the NH DHHS Job Board to learn more about this new data analyst position (Job ID = 8961). See the attached job description for more details.


The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (NH DHHS) is looking for a recent graduate interested in the intersection between human health and the environment with expertise in statistical analysis and web programming. See the attached job description for more information.


Look for the official job posting at the NH State Job Board.


This position will support the Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) Program by analyzing data, publishing web apps, and developing reports. The EPHT Program is funded by the CDC National Environmental Public Health Tracking Program, which supports the collection, analysis, and interpretation of environmental health data. This work links health outcomes to environmental hazards. Data analysis will support the planning, implementation and evaluation of environmental health interventions in New Hampshire as well as outreach and communication of state-wide environmental health issues.


Minimum Qualifications:

Education: High school diploma. Currently enrolled or a recent graduate from a recognized college or technical institute with a major study in environmental science, public health, statistics, mathematics, data science, or related field. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.


Experience: Two years’ experience involving the preparation of statistical reports. Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience collecting, analyzing and communicating environmental health information. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, R programming, and ArcGIS for data analysis and production of charts, graphs, and maps. Previous experience preparing presentations in Microsoft Powerpoint.


For more information send your resume to Kathleen Bush, Program Manager;


Phone: 603-271-1106


(Job Id 8961)



Post Date: 04/06/2017

Salary: 10.850-12.150 USD



Thank you for your interest in exploring career opportunities in New Hampshire State Government. Prior to clicking the “Apply Now” button above, it is important that you read the requirements for this position below. Please bear in mind that your education and experience must be relevant to the specific position you apply for. Complete your on-line profile including your employment history, education history, credentials, and contact information. You are encouraged to attach a copy of your current resume, however resumes will not be accepted in place of a fully completed application for employment. Original transcripts with a Registrar’s signature and/or seal may be scanned and attached to your profile. Attachments made to your profile will be submitted with each application. If transcripts are required and are not attached to your profile, please forward copies of original transcripts with a Registrar’s signature and/or seal, to the Human Resources office listed below referencing the Job Id you have applied to.


State of New Hampshire Job Posting

Environmental Public Health Tracking Intern

Department of Health & Human Services

Division of Public Health

Hazen Drive-Concord NH

Labor Grade 2

Position # SNL2626

29.5 Hours per week (Position end date 9/30/17)



The State of New Hampshire, Department of Health & Human Services, Division of Public Health has a temporary vacancy for Environmental Public Health Tracking Intern



Collects and compiles environmental health surveillance data for the Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) Program under the direction of the EPHT Program Manager. Performs preliminary statistical analysis and prepares summary reports. Works with partners in the field, manages data, and provides key information to other project partners.



  • Interacts with other state and federal agencies as well as internal and external partners to collect and analyze environmental health data and other statistical information through oral and written correspondence.
  • Operates and performs data entry using standard statistical software.
  • Organizes and prepares data for analysis.
  • Implements quality assurance procedures to insure completeness, accuracy, and validity of data.
  • Ensures key data variables are complete and accurate for grant reporting and statistical analysis.
  • Performs preliminary statistical analysis and prepares EPHT summary reports. Compiles, computes and develops charts, tables, maps, and graphs for use by program personnel in project planning and the preparation of grants or studies.
  • Disseminates findings through summary reports, public presentations, and other outreach materials.
  • Maintains complete confidentiality of all sensitive information and adheres to rigorous system security procedures.




Education: High school diploma. Currently enrolled or a recent graduate from a recognized college or technical institute with a major study in environmental science, public health, statistics, mathematics, data science, or related field. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.


Experience: Two years’ experience involving the preparation of statistical reports. Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience collecting, analyzing and communicating environmental health information. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, R programming, and ArcGIS for data analysis and production of charts, graphs, and maps. Previous experience preparing presentations in Microsoft Powerpoint.


Employees may be required to pay an agency/union fee.


For further information please contact:

Kathleen Bush, Ph.D.

Program Manager




Apr 18 17

Hawaii Environmental Internship

by Marissa M. Donohue


EnviroServices & Training Center, LLC (ETC) is a Hawaii-based environmental consulting firm serving industry and government clients for over 20 years. Each summer, ETC offers one individual an opportunity for an internship to gain valuable hands-on experience, balanced with our need to deliver quality, real-world services to our clients. We will introduce you to the many technical, business, community, and other professional aspects of our business. Our goal is to provide you with an introduction to our profession and to enhance your future job opportunities, possibly with our firm.


  • Full time students who have completed their sophomore year, currently enrolled in college majoring

    in the natural/physical sciences (bio, chem, env science, geology, physics, etc.) or in engineering

    (chem, civil, env, etc.) and are authorized to work in the United States are eligible to apply.

  • Submit a Resume including the name, email and telephone number of one (1) personal and one (1)

    professional reference who we may contact about your skills, abilities, and character.

  • Submit an unofficial academic transcript. Note that you must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.
  • Submit a one page maximum, 12 pt, double-spaced essay, to the following prompt.

    Our clients are commonly faced with complex environmental challenges and exacting time constraints. Such high pressure situations require us to find creative and balanced solutions to satisfy multiple parties that include demanding clients, strict regulators, contentious attorneys, and a concerned community. Why would you make a good intern and why are you passionate about this internship opportunity?


    • Applications will be accepted between December 1 (preceding year) and May 5.
    • Interns will work 8 hours per day, Mon-Fri (except federal holidays), 6-8 consecutive weeks (May
    • through August).
    • We anticipate hiring 1 intern per summer who will be paid a $1,500 stipend.
    • Interns must be able to sit for long periods of time working at a computer and proficient with MS

      Office, and able to work outdoors in the sun and rain, walk on uneven, slippery, sloped terrain, and

      able to lift 25 lbs.

    • Although we will make every attempt to be fair and reasonable, be advised that all of the information

      and terms provided herein are subject to change without notice and this internship may be terminated at anytime with or without cause at ETC’s sole discretion. If you have any questions at any time please contact our HR Manager at 808-839-7222.

      Applications will be reviewed by a committee of ETC employees. Applicants will be scored and ranked based on their work experience, classes taken and grades, major/discipline relevant to our needs at the time, essay, (telephone) interview, and to a lesser extent, other accomplishments, awards, and extracurricular activities.

Apr 18 17

Adappt Internships Summer 2017

by Marissa M. Donohue

View intern descriptions here:


Apr 18 17

Produce Project Summer Intern at Capital Roots – Troy, New York

by Marissa M. Donohue

About Capital Roots:

For 40 years, Capital Roots (formerly Capital District Community Gardens)
worked to reduce the impact poor nutrition has had on public health in the
Capital Region by organizing community food gardens, offering healthy food
access, providing nutritional and horticultural education for all ages, and
coordinating urban greening programs.

About The Produce Project:

The Produce Project is a job readiness program which since 2009 has engaged
youth from Troy High School in the year-round production and sale of
vegetables. With help from the program¹s Farmer and Educator, students
their crops from seed through sale, while earning a stipend and a food
to take home to their families.

Responsibilities include:
* Works in partnership with a youth leader to lead a crew of 6-8 high
students in our summer program (June 26-August 25). Acts as a youth mentor
ally as well as a supervisor.
* Assists staff in applying an activity-based curriculum focused on
sustainable agriculture, productive communication, teamwork, and
* Assists staff in teaching and supervising youth in farm tasks including
preparation, planting, weeding, and harvesting.
* Participates in weekly leadership meetings with Produce Project staff and
youth leaders.

* Has or wishes to acquire farming and teaching experience
* Enjoys spending large amounts of time outdoors
* Has an interest in community food security, nutrition, and sustainable
* Is enthusiastic about empowering youth


* Must be available to work 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Mondays, Tuesdays,
Thursdays, and Fridays. July 31-August 4 is our summer vacation week and
accommodations can be made for certain summer commitments or school
before August 25. We will help you earn needed internship credits if
applicable. A stipend and weekly share of produce are available.

Send cover letter and resume to:
Peter Jenkins, Produce Project Educator
Capital Roots
594 River Street
Troy, NY 12180
Tel: 518-274-8685

Apr 18 17

Davis Square Farmers Market Manager

by Marissa M. Donohue
2017 Farmers Market Manager Job Description
The Davis Square Farmers Market Manager iresponsible for daily operations of the Market fromid-May through late November. The position is available immediately and includes on the job training.
The Market Manager ithe ³goto² person for vendors and consumers during market hours and is the onsite Mass Farmers Markets (MFM) representative. The job requires personal confidence, conflict management skills, and theability to effectively communicate with a variety of people including municipal employees. Mass Farmers Markets relies on the market manager to be its liaison with and between all parties served by the market. The manager¹sgeneral responsibilities include: fostering communitsupport for the market, helping promote the market and MFM, and keeping accurate weeklrecords of market activities. Successful managers understand both the vendors¹ andthconsumers¹ needs and, in conjunction with MFM staff, design and implement strategies to meet these needs. The manager irequired to be on-site at market and available tvendors and consumers for the majority of themarkets hours.
General Requirements:
Managers are required to be available for cell phone contact with MFM staff on market day and for regular email contact throughout the duration of their employment. Managers must be willing and able to work outdoors and tosafely lift and carry 50 pounds. The position requires the ability to work independently as well as inter-dependently with a team of other staff members.
Specific Responsibilities:
Specific manager responsibilities vary by market and are determined by the needs of both the community and the specific vendors at the market. Generally, the market manageis responsiblfor the following activities.
  • Develops and maintains good working relationships with fellow market managers, the market advisor(s) (elected by vendors), each farmer and vendor, consumers, and community members, groups, and organizations
  • Update and prepare vendor applications, Market Rules and Managed Market Policy
  • Assists vendors, community representatives, and consumers by providing market-relateinformation, conflict resolution, and general aid as appropriate
  • Enforces market ruleand manages disputes between vendors
  • Communicates regularly with the MFM office staff
  • Managers may occasionally assist vendors by providing limited set up help and brief personal breaks.


  • Works in tandem with MFM office staff to promote the market using social media and other tools.
  • Raises consumer and community consciousness about MFM and farmers markets role in the greater Boston food system through conversations and targeted activities.
  • Educates consumers about locally grown produce
  • Establishes a consistent space to set up and operate the market manager¹s table and display materials. Operation of the market manager¹s table includes: displaying and distributing educational materials; collectingconsumer contact information; displaying and distributing promotional materials; hosting guest  participants, nonprofits or events; running the EBT Terminal with and promoting the SNAP program at farmermarkets.
  • Identifies and either initiates or recommends followup communication with area businesses and community organizations, as well as local police or other municipal employees, who may provide assistance to the market.
  • Leads efforts to bring cooking demonstrations, educational programming, music or other cultural activities and special events to the market.
  • Regularly reads community news publications and coordinates with the office staff to become involved icommunity functions and issues where appropriate.
  • Works with the office staff to seek and coordinate volunteers to assist market and MFM operations.
  • Arrives at market 1 ­ 1.5 hours before opening to coordinate market setup, vendor assignments, and set up manager booth. The manager stays at market until all vendors have left (no more than 1 hour after market closing except on rare occasions.
  • Ensures safety and cleanliness of the site before, during, and at the conclusion of eacmarket.
  • Places directional signs promoting the market around the community at key locations prior to opening on each market day, and removes the same signs at the close of market.
  • Maintains and transmits the daily records and reports required by MFM to the Operations Manager on a weekly basis
  • Performs other duties necessary to support the market.
The ideal candidate will have an interest ilocal agriculture, food, community, and / or local economies. S/he must be reliable, friendly, selfmotivated, and have access to a vehicle, or the ability to get all supplies and equipment tothe market on each and every market day.
This is a parttime, seasonal, hourly position and requires managing market operations for 8 hours (depending on market hours) on market days, plus an additional 2 ­ 3 hours per week on nonmarket days.
COMPENSATION: $15-20/hr, based on experience
To apply, please send cover letter and resume to:
Sarah Gupton
240 Beaver St., Waltham, MA 02452
ATTN: Market Manager Hiring
E-mail preferred.
Apr 11 17

Education Coordinator

by Marissa M. Donohue
Boston Area Gleaners is seeking an Education and Outreach Coordinator who will work throughout the community to engage people in the work of our mission. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter stating your interest in the position to: Laurie Caldwell at
Posting Date: March 22, 2017
Proposed Start Date: May 1
JOB TITLE: Education and Outreach Coordinator
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
Position Description
The Education and Outreach Coordinator will work collaboratively with programs and development to conduct effective education and outreach throughout our operating region in order to engage a larger number of individuals and groups in our work.  Education and outreach efforts will include public speaking, presentations, and group organizing, as well as promoting our work to local businesses, educational institutions, and communities of faith.
Qualifications and Experience
Outgoing and personable, with an abiding interest in our mission and the local food system.  Experience and/or interest in public speaking, presentation, and teaching.  Communication skills must be exceptional, with a proven ability to work independently while part of a cohesive team.  Experience in group organizing and/or working with volunteers is essential.  
Status, Compensation, and Benefits
  • Permanent part-time, flexible hours with periodic evening and weekend responsibilities.
  • $20-$25K/yr. equivalent, depending on experience.
  • Paid holidays, vacation, sick time, professional development allowance, cellphone allowance, and access to surplus produce.
  • Opportunity for additional hours during harvest season in operations.
Boston Area Gleaners is dedicated to rescuing surplus farm crops for donation to those in need in eastern Massachusetts. We are building a reliable supply chain of agricultural surplus to regional food agencies that serve people in need. By organizing volunteers to harvest and sort crops on farms, we have gleaned and donated over 1,000,000 pounds of high quality produce since our founding in 2004.
Apr 11 17

Santa Barbara REU

by Marissa M. Donohue

A Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) summer fellowship is
available for one student in partnership with the Santa Barbara Coastal Long Term Ecological
Research program at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Duration is 10
weeks, June 19-Aug 31, although these dates are flexible. We invite applications from
qualified, highly motivated undergraduate students from U.S. colleges/universities to
participate in a 10-week lab and field based summer research experience. The student will be
involved with an NSF-funded project on the cycling of terrestrially and marine-derived
organic matter in kelp forests and nearby marine sediments. The main objective of this
project is to evaluate how the input of various kinds of organic matter affects nitrogen and
carbon cycling in kelp forest ecosystems and surrounding regions and to develop a
quantitative understanding of the potential supply of nutrients provided by these
organic matter inputs.Applicants should possess a strong analytical chemistry background, an
interest in fieldwork, and the desire to conduct an independent project. Applications
will be accepted through May 1, 2017.

You are eligible if you are an undergraduate student who has completed at
least two years of study towards a bachelor’s degree in a related topic (including
chemistry, biology,ecology, or physics), and if you will still be an undergraduate in the fall
term following the summer fellowship.  Students from underrepresented groups and from
institutions with limited research opportunities are especially encouraged to apply.
Applicants must be U.S.citizens or permanent residents. The University of California is an equal
opportunity employer and educator.

Interested applicants should send a statement of interest, resume,
unofficial transcript,one letter of recommendation, and contact information for one additional
reference. The statement of interest should be less than 500 words and include the
following information:
(i) professional goals, (ii) interest in position, and (iii) relevant
experience.  Send application materials as a single PDF, to Heili Lowman
Please title file names and email subject lines with ³REU Application ­
YOUR NAME². The letter of recommendation should be sent directly from the recommender
(please include the applicant’s name in the subject line for emails). Incomplete
applications will not beconsidered. Applications will be accepted through May 1, 2017.