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Marketing Events & Promotions Coordinator, Sustainable Agriculture Division New York, New York
The Sustainable Agriculture Division of the Rainforest Alliance is a member of the Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN), a coalition of independent, nonproﬁt conservation groups in Latin America, and serves as the SAN’s International Secretariat as well. After more than 15 years of proving the concept and value of sustainable agriculture practices with farmers, scientists and coffee industry leaders, certiﬁed sustainable coffee is ﬁnding increasing enthusiasm in the marketplace. The program faces interesting challenges and is poised for rapid growth. RA and SAN manage a program to guide, motivate and verify social and environmental improvements on farms, awarding a seal of approval (Rainforest Alliance Certiﬁed) to farms that meet its comprehensive standards. Summary of Position: The Marketing Events & Promotions Coordinator will be a professional with experience in branding and promotion. This position will be responsible for developing strategic marketing tools, related media and collateral that build cohesive branding messages and strengthen brand recognition and equity for RA, its certiﬁcation programs, and its program constituents. This position will coordinate promotional events and related trade show participation on behalf of RA’s Sustainable Agriculture Division and its participating companies. Skill Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required. A minimum of three to ﬁve years progressively responsible experience in consumer marketing and promotions; Proven experience developing promotional and/or educational campaigns. Excellent writing, editing and message development skills; Requires ability to work within a team structure as well as independently, a creative out-of-box thinker, take initiative and be attentive to detail; Proven experience in juggling multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment with frequent and concurrent deadlines; Strong computer skills (Microsoft Ofﬁce, Word, Excel); Spanish language skills a plus; An interest in our organization’s mission and its goals; and Willingness to travel 20%of time; some of it may be international. To apply: Send resume, cover letter, and salary history to Human Resources, Rainforest Alliance, 665 Broadway, Suite 500, New York, NY 10012. Fax: 212-677-2187. E-mail: Personnel@ra.org.
JFNew is a progressive and rapidly growing ecological services and environmental engineering consulting ﬁrm specializing in watershed management, ecological restoration, wetlands, and natural resource consulting. With multiple Midwestern locations, our ﬁrm’s talented professionals provide a wide range of services to corporations, federal, state, and municipal governments, as well as private landowners. Our culture, values and reputation have attracted a diverse team with a passion for natural resources and environmental stewardship. At the same time, an entrepreneurial spirit and strong leadership team has been cultivated to combine technical and professional expertise with sound, viable business management practices.
Landscape Designer (CAD Technician) Restoration Services Project Manager Business Development Professional Regional Ofﬁce Manager Senior Project Manager Project Engineer/EIT Project Technician View these and other openings under JFNew at www.environmentalcareer.com JFNew is an Equal Opportunity Employer; minorities are encouraged to apply.
JFNew 708 Roosevelt Road Walkerton, Indiana 46574 www.jfnew.com
Volume I Number 1
The journal of the environmental careers world. Dedicated to bringing those in the environmental careers ﬁeld the information they need to succeed.
On the cover: The Solar Decathalon competion on the Mall in Washington DC during the summer of 2005.
GCJ Staff: John Esson, Publisher Jeremy Esson, Editor in Chief Karen Fitzgerald, Jobs Editor
In this issue
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Editor’s Note Conservation Biologist for Gabon Biodiversity Program Washington, DC Background on Gabon Biodiversity Program: SI/MAB’s mission is to promote the conservation of biodiversity through research and education. The Gabon Biodiversity Program, established in 2001 in Gamba, southwestern Gabon, has conducted extensive multi-taxa biodiversity studies in national parks and other areas; established a natural history reference collection and biodiversity laboratory; contributed to training and capacity building of local staff; and conducted applied conservation research to topics such as ecological connectivity of African forest elephant landscapes, impacts of roads on wildlife, forest fragmentation and logging impacts, and best-practice oil development in lowland rainforest habitats. See program website: http://nationalzoo.si.edu/ ConservationAndScience/MAB/researchprojects/appliedconservation/gabon/ Conservation Biologist Post-doc Description: We are seeking several post-doctoral researchers in conservation biology to lead different axes of research in developing the ecological monitoring plan listed above. The project could include all stages of research, from literature review, study design, data collection, data analysis, and publication of results. We seek individuals with background in and the desire to contribute to applied research in one or more of the above topics, while also contributing to the program’s operation on other fronts and studies. Fellowships will be based in Washington, D.C. with the potential to conduct research in ﬁeld sites as the operation dictates. This position will work with a variety of MAB staff. The Director for Conservation and Development will serve as advisor to the fellowship. Qualiﬁcations: Doctoral degree in biology, ecology or related ﬁeld. Experience in gathering, analyzing and interpreting biological data. Excellent oral and written communications skills. Fluent in English; French desired. Ability to conduct independent research as well as part of a research team. Must be able to start in early 2006. Stipend: 40-50k USD plus allowances. Type: One-year with potential to be renewed. Date Closing: March 1, 2006. Please send via email, a cover letter, CV and the name and contact information of three individuals that can serve as references to:
Welcome to the inaugural issue of the Green Careers Journal. I want to thank everyone who took the time to answer our online survey to help us focus the Green Careers Journal on your needs. In the upcoming issues of the Green Careers Journal, you will notice new features, employer proﬁles, salary and career survey results, and more jobs in green energy, sustainable planning and design, and international career ﬁelds. These new listings will supplement our core job listings that you expect from us -- that is comprehensive job listings in environmental science and engineering, biology and ecology, forestry/natural resources, environmental education, environmental policy and management, and environmental advocacy. This month, we feature solar energy jobs. Andy Black’s article from Solar Today is an outstanding and informative insight to that niche renewable energy/ environmental career ﬁeld. The solar industry is hot and getting hotter. Next month, the Green Careers Journal will focus on green building careers. Green building careers are not only for architects and engineers, but the ﬁeld also needs environmental scientists as our 2004 Green Building Careers Survey results show. The ﬁeld especially needs environmental professionals who know well the ﬁeld of recycling, pollution prevention, renewable energy, and green materials. Please contact us at email@example.com whenever you want to discuss environmental careers or want to contribute to the Green Careers Journal.
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NEPA ENVIRONMENTAL COORDINATOR Denver, Colorado
Biologist Albuquerque, New Mexico
Responsible for coordinating the development, planning, preparation and monitoring of environmental studies and reports for assigned projects; developing, and implementing natural resources, air, water quality, hazardous waste, and toxic substance compliance programs.
Biologist sought for a full-time position in Albuquerque, New Mexico with Ecosystem Management, Inc (EMI), a full services environmental ﬁrm. The position requires a BA/BS in biology, botany, ecology, or wildlife (Master’s degree preferred). The biologist will conduct ﬁeld biological surveys, wetland delineations, and prepare environmental documents. The projects will range from water/wastewater resources, local and federal government, energy resources, transportation, and ecological research including land management planning, natural resources studies, monitoring and restoration. Individuals with expertise and permits for handling Endangered Species, including reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates are encouraged to apply. Direct environmental consulting experience desirable. ARCGIS mapping skills desirable. Wetland delineation experience preferred. Southwestern ecosystems experience desirable. Excellent writing and interpersonal skills required. EMI performs work in several western states. Medical, dental, and 401K beneﬁts. Send resume and three references by February 21, 2006. The position requires a BA/BS in biology, botany, ecology, or wildlife (Master’s degree preferred). Direct environmental consulting experience desirable. ARCGIS mapping skills desirable. Wetland delineation experience preferred. Southwestern ecosystems experience desirable.
● Bachelor’s degree in physical or biological sciences or related area, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience. ● Five years of professional experience in environmental planning, or related ﬁeld, preferably related to electric utilities. ● One year of experience in a lead or coordinator role. ● Strong experience and working knowledge of the National Environmental Policy Act regarding environmental planning and permitting associated with power transmission construction projects. Competitive assistance.
Submit resume and salary history to Tri-State Generation and Transmission Assoc., Inc., P.O. Box 33695, HR ENCRNEP, Denver, CO 80233 or submit online at www.tristategt.org, then click on Careers. Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran
Ecosystem Management, Inc 4004 Carlisle Blvd NE Suite C Albuquerque, New Mexico 87107 www.emi-nm.com
Finding Your Dream Job In Solar How to build the skills, experience and connections that will give you an edge By Andy Black More and more people are looking for a job in the solar business these days. With booming consumer interest, strong public support in terms of legislation and incentives, and growing market demand worldwide, enormous opportunity exists for those who want to jump into solar. Jobs are becoming available for installers, sales people, mechanical engineers, manufacturing personnel, R&D scientists and engineers, marketing and ﬁnance, to name just a few positions. Though it is impossible to accurately predict the number of solar jobs that will be created in coming years, what is clear is that the industry is growing rapidly. According to Photon International magazine, sales growth typically has been 30 to 40 percent per year worldwide during the past ﬁve years. Last year was a breakout year at over 50 percent. This growth in sales is expected to continue at over 30 percent for the next ﬁve years as well, making solar the fastest-growing industry of signiﬁcant size in the world. The solar industry exceeded the 1gigawatt mark in annual production in 2004, and represents a $6 billion to $7 billion industry worldwide. Do you have the skills, desire and attitude to get involved? Are you willing to obtain the required expertise? This article will encourage you to develop a useful skill and a network of colleagues.
Is a Solar Career for You? First, let’s determine if a solar career is a good ﬁt for you. Do you want a rewarding job where you feel great about your work, and can be proud of what you do? Do you want people to respond “Cool!” when you tell them what you do? If so, solar may be a great ﬁeld for you. Now for the harder questions: Are you willing to take a cut in pay? Most people and positions I know of pay about half what you might earn in the rest of the “for-proﬁt industrial world.” For example, while a salesperson working outside the industry might earn $100,000 to $400,000 per year, a solar salesperson might make an annual salary of $40,000, up to $100,000 if they’re especially good. An installer (rarely unionized in the solar ﬁeld) generally earns $8 to $16 per hour — again, about half what a similar job might pay in another ﬁeld. Are you willing to put job satisfaction ahead of pay?
What about work hours? Most people I know in this business work a lot more than 40 hours a week. They do so because they love it. The successful people in the solar ﬁeld generally are committed to their jobs and expend a considerable amount of extra effort. This extra effort beneﬁts not only your employer and the industry as a whole, but also yourself, through the extra experience, skills and knowledge acquired. If you’re serious about getting into solar, then the long hours are an opportunity for you to spend more time doing something you love. I encourage you to think hard about whether the extra commitment required in solar works for your life. Informational interviews are a great way to gather more information about a particular job or the industry in general. They can help you determine if this line of work is right for you. To do a successful informational interview, seek out someone in the industry at or above the level of the position you’re targeting. Explain that you’d like 30 minutes for an informational interview. Be concise with your questions, respect their time and don’t look to this person to hire you. Have fun with this evaluation process; enjoy it, and make sure you enjoy the industry and job you’re getting serious about. If you take no pleasure in it, you probably won’t be good at it, and eventually you may become frustrated and move on. Save yourself and everyone around you that agony — give up the job so that someone else can enjoy it and succeed. It will free you to ﬁnd what you really want to do.
Learning the Business Don’t try to rush the process. And don’t be surprised if it takes a while. The industry has been challenged in dealing with lots of people with good intentions who seek to get into solar, but who often don’t last because they hadn’t considered the downsides. Employers have learned to evaluate a candidate’s long-term interest before investing a signiﬁcant amount of training time to teach the specialized skills and knowledge for this line of work. You can demonstrate consistent long-term interest by getting involved in the industry. Consider starting your involvement well before you quit your other line of work. Two ways to get involved are through training and education and volunteer (continued on page 15)
Solar industry growth is expected to continue at over 30 percent for the next ﬁve years making solar the fastest-growing industry of signiﬁcant size in the world.
Solar Decathlon Washington Mall And the winner is … all of us! The Solar Decathlon was recently held on the National Mall in Washington DC. It is an international solar energy competition comprised of 18 college and university s t u d e n t t e a m s . The teams compete by designing, University of Maryland solar house building, and operating the most attractive and energy-efﬁcient solar-powered home. The solar homes are then transported to the National Mall, where they comprise a solar village. The teams compete in 10 categories which include architecture, energy balance, lighting, hot water, communications, documentation and comfort. Using only solar energy, the teams generate enough electricity to power a modern household. With a focus on energy efﬁciency, the students choose the systems, products, and appliances for their solar home. The University of Colorado successfully defended their championship and took ﬁrst place overall in the competition. Cornell University placed second and California Polytechnic State University ﬁnished third. Competing university teams included Maryland, Virginia Tech, NYIT, Texas, Missouri Rolla, Madrid, Pittsburgh, Puerto Rico, Crowder (MO), Florida International, Washington State, and Canada. The Solar Decathletes are tomorrow’s engineers, architects and researchers. They utilized the newest technologies and products in the competition. The solar homes were built for today’s competition with the promise of a brighter future for us all. Solar energy accounts for about 1 percent of the United States energy consumption. Costs for a typical residential solar system are over $20,000 and average about 25 cents a kilowatthour. Programs to encourage solar use in several states, and a new federal residential tax of up to $2000 beginning in 2006, will help make solar energy investment more ﬁnancially attractive. The Solar Decathlon is organized and sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ofﬁce of Energy Efﬁciency and Renewable Energy in partnership with its National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the American Institute of Architects, the National Association of Homebuilders, BP, the DIY Network and Sprint. The next Solar Decathlon is scheduled for Washington DC in 2007. Details are available at: www.eere.energy. gov/solar_decathlon/solar_decathlon_2007.html
What You Should Know How to Write that Cover Letter
Improve Your Chances of Getting the Interview by Laura Adams
Part 2 - Summary of your Qualiﬁcations:
Nearly all job seekers are well aware of the importance of a resume when applying for a professional opinion, but few realize the vital role that an accompanying cover letter plays in the selection process. In fact, your cover letter is just as important to your job search as is your resume.
Highlight your strongest qualiﬁcations for the position you are seeking. Be sure to limit your qualiﬁcations to only those that are the most relevant to the position. Show, rather than simply tell, the manager your qualiﬁcations by including speciﬁc, credible examples from your experience. Quantify these qualiﬁcations whenever possible by focusing on pertinent ﬁgures, projects, awards, and equipment/ software/tools you’ve used that are relevant to the job you want. For example, rather than highlighting your “excellent customer service skills” indicates that you “achieved a 98% customer satisfaction rating” or “increased department sales by 25% in the ﬁrst quarter”.
Consider this: recruiters and managers often receive dozens, if not hundreds, of applicants for every one available position. With so many applicants to review, interviewers do not have much time to determine if you are qualiﬁed for the job. In fact, a recruiter typically spends between one and two minutes quickly glancing over a resume, hardly enough to thoroughly investigate if your skills set and experience is a good match for the position.
Part 3 - Why you are Interested in the Position:
This is why a cover letter is such a critical tool to the job seeking process. The purpose of a cover letter is to clearly express your interest in and qualiﬁcations for a position to a prospective employer. So while the resume is a generic advertisement, your cover letter tailors your application to each speciﬁc job. By condensing your resume into key points and drawing the recruiter’s attention to the most relevant areas of your experience, you are assisting the recruiter in matching up your qualiﬁcations to that of the open position. And by taking the guesswork out of your resume, you greatly increase your chances of getting a call for an interview.
Let the recruiter know why you want to work at their company. What is it about the company that appeals to you? Why does this particular position appeal to you? Indicate why you are a good ﬁt for the company. How will be an asset to the team?
Part 4 - Conclusion and Follow-up: Refer employers to your enclosed resume so that they can review your qualiﬁcations in further detail. Request a personal interview or meeting with the hiring manager. Indicate how the recruiter should contact you. Be sure to provide a working phone number or e-mail address. Set a time to follow up. For example indicate that you “will call to follow up on Monday afternoon”. Thank the reader for his or her time.
A cover letter has to “sell” your qualiﬁcations to a complete stranger and convince them that you are worthy of an in-person meeting. Therefore, as you can imagine, it is not an easy document to write. There are several guidelines, though, that should assist you in the cover letter development process.
One ﬁnal note: your cover letter is the ﬁrst impression that recruiters will get of you. A strong focused cover letter can convey a powerful, positive ﬁrst impression. A weak non-focused letter, though, can kill any interest a recruiter may have in your qualiﬁcations, regardless of how strong of a ﬁt you may be for the position. Be sure that you proofread carefully for grammatical and typographical errors before sending any correspondence.
Typically a cover letter is less than one page in length and has four main sections: the introduction, a highlight of your qualiﬁcations, a summary of why you are interested in the position, and a concluding followup. Before you start listing a litany of skills, though, it’s important to do some research on the company and the position for which you are applying to give you a better understanding of the company’s products or services, history, values, and target customer market. This will help give you a better idea of what recruiters are likely to be seeking in a candidate, and allow you to tailor your cover letter to speciﬁcally address those areas.
About the Author
Part 1 - The Introduction:
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Your cover letter should be addressed to the hiring manager, whenever possible. Speciﬁcally mention the position(s) that you are seeking Let the recruiter know how you heard about the position. If you saw the position advertised or were referred by someone, be sure to include this information. Grab the reader’s attention and stimulate their interest in you right away!!
G r e e n Corps is the nonproﬁt Field School for Environmental Organizing, founded by leading environmentalists in 1992 to identify and train environmental leaders. Our 2006 Green Corps class photo program includes intensive classroom training, hands-on experience running urgent environmental and public health campaigns, and placement in permanent leadership positions with leading environmental and social change groups. Green Corps’ mission is to teach the next generation of environmental leaders the strategies and skills they’ll need to win tomorrow’s environmental battles while providing critical ﬁeld support for today’s pressing environmental problems. Since our inception, we have trained thousands of young people in the skills of organizing and advocacy who have led scores of critical environmental campaigns, and helped launch the careers of 200 Green Corps graduates currently holding positions of leadership in the environmental and social change movement. It takes vision and courage to tackle our planet’s massive environmental problems. But, to actually change the practices behind the pollution, waste and destruction, it takes leadership. Green Corps graduates aspire to be among the leaders of the next generation that create a greener and more sustainable future for our communities and world. Green Corps’ one-year, full-time, paid Environmental Leadership Training Program gives the best instruction and experience available to launch an organizing and advocacy career. Our program includes intensive classroom training, hands-on experience running urgent environmental and public health campaigns, and career placement in permanent leadership positions with leading environmental groups. There are three parts to our program.
Part One: Classroom Training Our intensive classroom training features workshops such as Global Warming Strategy, Corporate Accountability Campaigns, Community Organizing Against Toxic Threats and Effective Media: Messaging and Framing. Workshops are lead by the nation’s top environmental and social change leaders, such as Adam Ruben, Political Director of MoveOn.org, Bob Bingaman, National Field Director of Sierra Club, and Dolores Huerta, Co-Founder of United Farm Workers. Our ﬁeld training puts you on the front lines of today’s most urgent environmental campaigns.
Part Two: Field Training With Green Corps, you’ll plan
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ENTRIX, Inc. is an environmental consulting services company specializing in water resources management, environmental risk management, natural resources management, natural resource economics, and facility permitting and compliance. Its staff includes experts in environmental sciences, geosciences, and environmental engineering. ENTRIX was founded in 1984 and currently has ofďŹ ces throughout the United States and in Canada and Ecuador. View and a apply to a variety of careers with ENTRIX, Inc. we currently have listed at the EnvironmentalCareer.com job board.
5252 Westchester, Suite 250 Houston, TX 77005 www.entrix.com
Northland College - 1411 Ellis Avenue - Ashland, Wisconsin 54806-3999
Brighten Your Future With Edison Southern California Edison (SCE) is one of the nation’s largest investor-owned, regulated electric utilities, and the largest subsidiary of Edison International. On an average day, SCE provides power for 11 million individuals, 800 communities and cities, 5,000 large businesses, and 280,000 small businesses in central, coastal and Southern California. Delivering that power takes 16 utility interconnections, 4,900 transmission and distribution circuits, 365 transmission and distribution crews, the days and nights more than 14,000 employees, and over a century of experience. Our heritage at SCE is based on reliability, and our history is deﬁned by a proud tradition of service performed by generations of diverse, dedicated, inspired individuals. Starting with the certainty that our greatest asset is the quality and capabilities of our employees, we strive to attract, retain, develop, nurture and advance a diverse and talented workforce.
Southern California Edison - 8631 Rush Street - Rosemead, California 91770 www.edisonjobs.com
Senior Manager Environmental Programs Irvine, California
This position will be responsible for developing and managing Gateway’s environmental programs. This includes monitoring, interpreting, and developing/driving compliance programs for existing and emerging global regulations for areas that include: packaging, energy, hazardous materials/substances, recycling and recovery, battery management/disposal, etc. The candidate must be a strong, directive leader with excellent communication skills and the ability to provide strategic guidance to management in setting environmental policy and direction. Since its founding in 1985, Irvine, Calif.-based Gateway (NYSE: GTW) has been a technology pioneer, offering award-winning PCs and related products to consumers, businesses, government and educational institutions. Since acquiring eMachines in early 2004, Gateway is now the third largest PC company in the U.S. and among the top ten worldwide. The company's value-based eMachines brand is sold exclusively by leading retailers worldwide, while the premium Gateway line is available at major retailers, over the web and phone, and through its direct sales force. We are continuing to grow and have opportunities for individuals to join our team.
Gateway Computers 7565 Irvine Center Drive Irvine, California 92618
Founder of The Natural Step Visits Northland College
Center for Sustainable Engineering Created by Engineers at Three Universities Pittsburg, PA
A collaborative research team led by Carnegie Mellon University’s Cliff Davidson, David Allen of The University of Texas at Austin and Brad Allenby of Arizona State University plan to revolutionize the way engineering education is taught by creating a new Center for Sustainable Engineering.
Sustainability guru and founder of The Natural Step, Dr. Karl-Henrik Robèrt, spent time at Northland College working with staff, students, faculty and community members about how we can implement The Natural Step at Northland College and the region. The Chequamegon Bay region of northern Wisconsin is one of four areas in the nation adopting the Natural Step. Created 16 years ago by Dr. KarlHenrik Robèrt, the Natural Step is a model for survival. Currently, companies such as IKEA, Nike and McDonalds have adopted practices used in the Natural Step. Regionally, Washburn and Ashland city councils, along with Northland College, have committed to implementing the Natural Step into their comprehensive plan. The fundamental goal of the natural step is creating economic development while living within our natural environment. Robert believes we are in reverse evolution. “We are approaching the republic of insects and grass,” Dr. Robèrt said. “The gap between the ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’ is growing. This is not sustainable.” Four fundamental guidelines exist for those wishing to reduce their ecological imprint: reduce dependence on fossil fuels and extracted underground metals and minerals, reduce dependence on chemicals and other manufactured substances that accumulate in Nature, reduce dependence on activities that harm life-sustaining ecosystems and meet the hierarchy of present and future human needs fairly and efﬁciently. Dr. Robèrt believes that adopting this plan has inﬂuenced countless individuals, governments, universities and companies to consider the fate of the earth in their operations. “It is a quest for survival. We need to be sustainable.” During his time at Northland College, Dr. Robèrt presented at a workshop for faculty, staff and community members to learn more about being sustainable in their community. About 100 people attended the workshop, including the several local mayors. Hundreds of community members and Northland College students attended the free evening lecture which focused more on how The Natural Step came to be and what individuals can do. Dr. Robèrt suggested making sustainable decisions, like buying organic produce, when spending money. Other tips for individuals wanting to adopt The Natural Step include educating yourself and sharing the knowledge with others and making it a priority when determining who you will vote for. Last but not least, Dr. Robèrt says the key to making this work is having organizations stepping back and looking at the big picture. “The details don’t make sense until we understand the whole system.”
Dr. Karl-Henrik Robèrt speaks about Natural Step
About Northland College: Northland College integrates liberal arts studies with an environmental emphasis, enabling those it serves to address the challenges of the future. The college is located in the Chequamegon Bay of Lake Superior in northern Wisconsin. Info: www.northland.edu
and implement a series of environmental campaigns conducted on behalf of groups like Rainforest Action Network, the Sierra Club and Defenders of Wildlife. Your responsibilities will include recruiting, training, and supervising volunteers, interns, and staff; working with the media; fundraising; and mobilizing grassroots support.
Part Three: Career Opportunities With Top Organizations Green Corps graduates are in high demand and quickly ﬁnd jobs working on issues they care about. After you complete the training program, Green Corps will connect you to organizations seeking fulltime professional staff. Green Corps graduates hold leadership positions with Sierra Club, Greenpeace, Global Exchange, Endangered Species Coalition, Appalachian Mountain Club, ForestEthics, Natural Resources Defense Council and more. We will invite 25 recent college graduates to join Green Corps in 2006-2007. We are looking for people who are serious about saving the planet, have demonstrated leadership experience, and want to work for change over the long haul. We provide a salary of $23,750, optional group health care coverage, paid sick days and holidays, two weeks paid vacation, and a student loan repayment program for qualifying staff. To apply for Green Corps’ 2006-2007 Environmental Leadership Training Program, ﬁll out our online application. Regional deadlines, campus interview dates, and online application are at www. greencorps.org. For more information, contact Jesse Littlewood, Recruitment Director, at jobs@greencorps. org, or 617-426-8506.
The center, supported by $1.7 million from the National Science Foundation and $350,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is designed to help future engineers better manage increased stress on the world’s limited resources. The Center’s programs will include holding workshops to improve engineering faculty teaching, creating a Web site with peer-reviewed educational materials about sustainable engineering with Prentice Hall’s Pearson Custom Publishing, and conducting a nationwide survey of sustainable engineering programs and courses to benchmark the status of education in this emerging discipline. “We want this new center to help the nation’s 1,500 engineering programs realize that being green may not be easy, but it is vitally important,” said Davidson, a professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carnegie Mellon. “One of the most challenging jobs to ﬁll is an engineer position for the sustainable design/green building industry,” advised John Esson, Director of the Environmental Career Center in Hampton, Virginia. “Eco-design and green construction career opportunities are growing while sustainability savvy engineers are in short supply. The Center for Sustainable Engineering will be a welcome asset for training eco-engineers to help meet the demand.” The Center for Engineering Sustainability’s ﬁrst workshops are scheduled for July 17-19, 2006, and July 19-21, 2006, at Carnegie Mellon.
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Green Building Coordinator - U.S. Green Building Council, Missouri Botanical Garden, EarthWays Center, St. Louis, Missouri. Full time, regular. Duties: Provides leadership and support for the U.S. Green Building Council-St. Louis Regional Chapter, a volunteer-based organization housed in the Missouri Botanical Garden’s EarthWays Center. Coordinates and follows up on all Executive Committee activities including monthly meetings and bi-annual retreats. Assists with chapter committees’ work including recruitment and support of chapter membership, oversight and participation in monthly and special program arrangements. Assists in design and implementation of support strategies to communicate chapter activities. Initiates and supports outreach efforts to promote green building to municipalities, institutions, private industry and key decision makers. May assist in promotion and development of other EarthWays Center programs and activities. Qualiﬁcations include a Bachelor’s degree in related ﬁeld and three years related experience, including experience and/or understanding of the building industry, speciﬁcally issues associated with green building design and construction principles. Demonstrated skills in capacity building and managing volunteers required. Must possess highly client-oriented skills and overall knowledge of budget management. Strong communication, organizational and interpersonal skills required. Proven record in fundraising and proposal writing a plus. Missouri Botanical Garden accepts resumes and employment applications for current job openings only. Please indicate the speciﬁc job opening(Coordinator, U.S. Green Building Council) for which you are applying on your resume or employment application. You may apply in one of the following ways: Download and Print: Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format or Microsoft Word format at www.mobot.org/jobs/how.asp. Mail: Mail resumes or application to Human Resource Management, 2345 Tower Grove Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110; Fax: (314) 577-9597; Email: email@example.com Coordinator of Sustainability and Community Development - New Mexico. F/T. Responsible for coordinating real estate developer’s efforts to accomplish large mixed use development in a sustainable manner while managing employer’s community development outreach efforts. Must have excellent interpersonal skills, be selfmotivated, team oriented, and have extensive experience in real estate development. Job requires a minimum of bachelor’s degree. Must pass drug test and background check. Send resume to 801 University Blvd. SE, Suite 200, Albuquerque, NM 87106, no later than February 15, 2006.
Policy Associate - Alliance to Save Energy, Washington, DC. Provides crucial support to the Alliance Policy Team in their efforts to promote energy-efﬁciency at the Federal and State levels. Speciﬁc responsibilities of the Policy Associate include: Assisting in energy efﬁciency policy advocacy efforts through direct congressional advocacy and grassroots outreach; Developing and maintaining the Alliance to Save Energy’s electronic activist network and corresponding campaigns; and Conducting legislative research and providing programmatic and administrative support to the Policy Team. Applicants must be self-motivated and comfortable working in a high demand, multiple task environment with changing priorities. Bachelor’s degree required plus at least 2 years of legislative experience. Salary $28,000-$31,000, based upon experience; includes 3 weeks vacation, paid medical, competitive beneﬁts. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume by mail, fax, or email to: Policy Director, Alliance to Save Energy, 1200 18th Street, NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20036-2506; Fax 202-331-9588; Email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Say you found the listing at Green Careers Journal. Senior Energy Analyst - Union of Concerned Scientists, Clean Energy Program, Berkeley, CA. Focus on renewable energy issues in California and the western United States. Undertake research and advocacy in support of renewable energy and climate policies. Must have a strong background in the energy ﬁeld. See www.ucsusa.org/ucs/about/jobs-atucs.html. Qualiﬁcations: Bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in engineering, science, economics, public policy, or other ﬁeld related to energy and solid relevant work experience on energy issues. Proven commitment to the promotion of clean, renewable sources of electricity generation. Required Skills: Strong quantitative, analytical, and research skills; proﬁciency with computer spreadsheet and word processing software; ability to write well for scientiﬁc and general audiences; ability to write and present formal briefs and testimony, and develop UCS’s strategy in regulatory proceedings; familiarity with economics and public policy; excellent public speaking skills; team orientation. Knowledge of California energy and climate change issues strongly preferred. Preferred Skills and Experience: Senior-level experience in the renewable energy sector. Detailed understanding of renewable energy technologies, electric industry operations, regulations, and legal framework, and electricity modeling techniques. Prior experience with advocacy before government agencies and policy-making bodies preferred. Managerial experience preferred. Salary commensurate with experience and training. Excellent beneﬁts. UCS is an equal opportunity employer continually seeking to diversify its staff. To Apply: Please submit letter, resume, and 1-3 page writing sample by February 10, 2006 via email to email@example.com. No calls please. Please submit application by February 10, 2006; position open until ﬁlled. Say you found he listing at Green Careers World. Clean Energy Outreach Specialist - Combined Heat and Power, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Climate Protection Partnerships Division, Energy Supply & Industry Branch, Washington, DC. GS – 11/12. Responsible for promoting combined heat and power and clean distributed generation to Partners and collaborators including targeted companies and institutions. Visit www.epa.gov/chp and www.epa.gov/cleanenergy for more information on EPA’s progam. Requires: Experience in energy ﬁeld,including energy efﬁciency and/or clean energy like combined heat and power (CHP or cogeneration). Should be enthusiastic, organized self-starters with experience in sales or outreach; experience with project development, engineering or clean energy technologies is a plus. Must possess strong writing and speaking capabilities to a variety of audiences. Must be able to convert complex information into easy-to-understand messages for outreach. Must also possess demonstrated strong analytical and interpersonal skills. This is not an ofﬁcial job application process, but a request for resumes. Job will be announced through EPA’s EZ hire website soon. E-mail your resume to Patricia Younger at younger. firstname.lastname@example.org, and reference the Green Careers Journal listing. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE Part Time Sales Agents - Green Mountain Energy, Florida. Sign up customers for cleaner, renewable electricity service through grassroots campaigns at storefront booths and events (festivals, concerts, trade shows, etc.) in the following areas: Palm Beach/Martin County; Sarasota/Fort Myers/ Naples; Miami/Ft. Lauderdale. Position Duties: Setting up tables at storefronts and events and talking to potential customers to sign them up for cleaner renewable energy. Educate prospective customers about the importance of renewable energy and its growth in Florida. Requirements: High level of personal integrity; Dependable and reliable; Adaptable and ﬂexible (weekend work is required); Outgoing personality; Sincere interest in the promotion of renewable energy; Access to reliable transportation; Minimum sales standards met; Ability to work 12-25 hours/week. Preferred: Knowledge of renewable energy; 1+ year of successful sales experience; Bilingual (Spanish/English) a plus. Great hourly rate with huge commission opportunity. Please send resume to email@example.com. Say you found the listing in Green Careers Journal.
Research Assistant Intern - American Council On Renewable Energy, Washington, DC. Support the development of renewables market and technology research. The research will support the data collection process for upcoming publications. This unpaid position involves: Independent style research with daily or weekly consultation with management and staff; Researching and collecting information on markets, industry, economics, programs or policy by applying a variety of techniques which may include: internet and library based research and phone interviews; Preparing brief reports, including writing text, assembling tables, graphs and Powerpoint presentations. Ideal candidate will have a strong academic record that supports their research, analytical and writing abilities, combined with excellent interpersonal skills. Candidates should have a strong interest in employment in the renewable energy or renewables fuels sector, or related ﬁelds. To apply please submit a letter or interest and resume to Jodie Roussell at Roussell@acore.org. For more information see www.acore.org. Solar Commercial Sales Director - Solar Works, NY & NJ. Responsible for increasing Solar Works business within the commercial marketplace. Successful candidate will build positive relationships and propose Solar Works solutions to the key decision makers for energy utilization at major commercial and institutional facilities. Individual will assist in the design and implementation of marketing programs as well as develop partnerships within the ﬁnancial arena to assist customers with ﬁnancing solutions, tax credits and rebates. Qualiﬁcations: Demonstrated sales success of PV systems or a related sector; Experience in negotiating, executing and managing commercial contracts; Superior communication and relationship building skills; Team player who listens, learns, and problem solves; Experienced computer user, proﬁcient in MS Ofﬁce; BA/BS in Marketing, Communications, Engineering or Finance. Send resume to: Solar Works, Inc., 64 Main Street, Montpelier, VT 05602; (802) 223-7804; Fax: (802) 223-8980; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Solar Product Marketing Manager - Nanosolar, Palo Alto, California. Nanosolar is looking for exceptional people who like to develop innovative products with major impact. Work with others to deﬁne and initiate product programs to support the overall product line strategy, including: Assist in monitoring the business environment: market evolution, product requirements, competition analysis; identify potential new markets and evaluate entry feasibility. Provide technical analysis of target customer applications to determine system cost and requirements ﬁt. Provide feedback to R&D based on customer interactions. Send a text (ASCII) or HTML version of your resume to email@example.com. Recruitment Agencies: Nanosolar does not accept agency resumes. Nanosolar is an equal opportunity employer and offers comprehensive employee beneﬁts in addition to competitive salaries and substantial equity participation.
Pipiping Plover Field Technicians (6-9 positions) - April - August, 2005. Monitoring the population dynamics of piping plovers nesting on the Missouri River in South Dakota. Qualiﬁcations: bachelors degree in Wildlife Science, Environmental Science, or a related ﬁeld, preferred. In addition, experience with boats, banding, and shorebirds is preferred, but training will be provided. $400 / week and housing included. Position will open until ﬁlled, with a tentative deadline of February 15, 2006. Send vita including academic background, work experience, overall and major GPA, and contact info for 3 references to: Daniel H. Catlin, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0321, firstname.lastname@example.org. (Prefer e-mail attachment).Virginia Tech is an EO/AA employer. Wildlife Ecology Graduate Research Assistantship - Ph.D. or M.S., Division of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries Resources Program, West Virginia U. Start May 2005 or negotiable. Project is designed to study avian ecology with emphasis on ruffed grouse in riparian management zones. Student will work toward a M.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Resources or a Ph.D.in Forest Science (Emphasis in Wildlife and Fisheries Science) at West Virginia University. Qual: B. S. (for M.S. degree) or M.S. (for Ph.D.) in Botany, Wildlife, Environmental Science, or closely related ﬁeld. Minimum GPA of 3.0 and combined quantitative/verbal GRE scores of 1100. Strong interest in avian ecology, forest management, or riparian areas is essential. Industrious, hard-working student that can make decisions independently, work cooperatively with other students, and supervise technicians preferred. Stipend: $12,000/year (M.S.), $15,000/year
(Ph.D.) plus health insurance and complete tuition waiver. Contact: Interested individuals should send a letter of interest, resume, a 500-word statement of purpose (why you want to work on this project at WVU, your research and career interests, etc.) copy of transcripts and GRE scores, and contact information for 3 references to Jim Anderson. Dr. James T. Anderson, West Virginia University, Division of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries Resources Program, 322 Percival Hall, P. O. Box 6125, Morgantown, WV 26506-6125; (304) 293-2941, x2445; Fax (304) 293-2441; email@example.com. Avian Conservation Biology Interns (6 positions) - needed mid-March to mid-June 2006 (3 months) to assist in an NSF-sponsored study, on the effects of habitat fragmentation and edge on avian reproductive success and survival in coastal sage scrub habitat near San Diego, CA. Successful applicants will be part of a ﬁeld team that includes faculty, post-doc, graduate students, and other interns. Salary of $600/mo.; apartment housing provided. Previous nest-ﬁnding experience preferred but not required. Training provided. Duties likely will include determining breeding territories, nest searching, nest monitoring, radiotelemetry tracking, banding birds, predator, arthropod, and vegetation surveys. Must be enthusiastic, self-motivated, hardworking, reliable, and work well as part of a group. We especially encourage applicants that are considering going to graduate school. To Apply: Send resumé / curriculum vitae, the names of 3 references (including your association with, address, phone number, and email), a statement of interest on why you are applying for the position, what makes you uniquely qualiﬁed, and what your future career plans are. Send completed application materials by email to firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred) or by mail (non-preferred method) to Dr. Eric L. Walters, Environmental Studies Program, 6182 Steele Hall, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 03755. Please visit http://www.dartmouth. edu/~ewalters/sandiego.htm for more information on the project. Evaluation of applicants is underway and will continue until the positions are ﬁlled in January. Postdoctoral Associates - The National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for Postdoctoral Associates. NCEAS promotes the analysis and synthesis of scientiﬁc data to address important ecological questions. Applications are open to all areas of inquiry, with interdisciplinary projects ranging across the sciences and into many allied disciplines. Postdoctoral appointments offer an unusual opportunity with the advantages of both independence and collaboration with working groups including scores of researchers in diverse ﬁelds. Since 1995, NCEAS has hosted 3,500 individuals and supported 370 projects that have yielded more than 1,000 scientiﬁc articles. The Center’s work is based on the use of existing data and information and does not support ﬁeld or laboratory research. Associates are appointed for up to two years with a third year possible. Associates receive a salary of approximately $40,500, plus beneﬁts, a discretionary fund, mentoring funds, and access to all Center and UC Santa Barbara facilities. For additional information and application instructions, go to: http://www.nceas.ucsb.edu/opportunity Or, contact the Center: Telephone: (805) 892-2500, Fax: (805) 892-2510, Email: email@example.com. Close Date: Until Filled. Wildlife Biologist - The Modoc National Forest will soon be advertising for a Wildlife Biologist, GS-0486-11, position for the Big Valley Ranger District Ofﬁce in Adin, California. The position is not as yet listed but an outreach form is included in the position information linked here. For more information about the position and how to apply, please contact Laurence Crabtree at firstname.lastname@example.org or 530-299-3215. Close Date: Until Filled. Conservation Ecologist – Alaska. We seek an applied ecologist who can synthesize existing information and develop new information critical for improving understanding and recommending land management and protection decisions in Alaska. The Ecologist is responsible for designing, developing and implementing a program of ecological and conservation biology research in support of, and in collaboration with, The Wilderness Society’s Alaska conservation campaigns. Major issues addressed include: identifying ecologically signiﬁcant areas in need of protection, building the scientific justification for protection, and understanding and documenting current and future threats to ecosystem integrity. This person has the opportunity to develop some innovative research projects in collaboration with our Alaskan Resource Economist in Alaska. To apply please submit a cover letter explaining your qualiﬁcations for this position, resume, writing sample, and names, addresses, phone numbers of three references to: Ms. Geri Wardlow, Recruiting Consultant; 1615 M Street, Washington DC 20036; fax #703-327-0415;email: email@example.com. Close Date: Until Filled. Research Assistant – Kingsville, TX. Research assistant will assist with the South Texas Quail Research Project. Primary duties include northern bobwhite trapping, radiotracking, density estimates, predator surveys (mammalian and raptor), vegetation measurements, & data entry.
Biology & Ecology Opportunities for professional growth exist via participation at professional meetings and publications, as well as opportunities for graduate school. Qualiﬁcations: B.S. in wildlife science, range science, or closely related discipline. Strong work ethic, excellent interpersonal skills, and good verbal and written communication skills are essential. Ability to work under harsh environmental conditions in remote areas is essential. Contact: Dr. Fidel Hernandez at ﬁdel. firstname.lastname@example.org. Close Date: Until Filled. Field Research Assistant – Avon Park, FL. Needed for project on the population dynamics of Florida scrub-jays (FSJs) at the Avon Park Air Force Range, in south-central Florida. The position requires independent work in oak scrub habitat, often in remote areas of a 100,000-acre military reserve. Duties include nest-searching, monitoring reproductive success, accurately reading color bands during regular censuses, assisting in trapping, banding, and bleeding adults and nestlings, limited data entry, GPS data collection, using an ATV to conduct habitat surveys. Applicants should be able to read color bands. A keen interest in birds is the most important prerequisite, but experience in reading color bands, capturing, handling and banding birds, tolerance for a vast array of snakes and biting insects, and working under hot-humid ﬁeld conditions will be helpful, though not essential. Only individuals who are US or Canadian citizens, or have a current US work Visa need apply. Applicants should send a letter of interest and resume with names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references via email to mdent@archbold-station. org or via snail mail to Archbold Biological Station Ofﬁce, Avon Park Air Force Range, 475 Easy Street, Avon Park, FL 33825. E-mail applications preferred (please indicate ‘ﬁeld assistant application’ in the subject heading). Close Date: Until Filled. Field Assistants - Needed 5 March - 17 June 2006 for an ongoing behavioral study of lance-tailed manakins (Chiroxiphia lanceolata) in Panama. Males of this manakin species form cooperative pairs to females, and perform displays on dispersed display territories. Assistants responsibilities include conducting many two-hour behavioral observations at display sites, nest-searching, and mistnetting birds for banding and blood sampling, and data entry. Experience in one or more of these areas is required, and experience working in isolated ﬁeld settings and/or living in close quarters with a small ﬁeld crew is strongly preferred. Assistants may also share responsibility for daily logistics and organization while I am temporarily off-site (1-3 weeks). Applicants must have excellent color vision, be in reasonably good physical condition, and be tolerant of hot, humid, buggy conditions. Ability to interact well with other ﬁeld crew members, tourists, and members of the community is essential; ability to speak Spanish is highly desirable but not required. The ﬁeld site is a 50 ha plot of secondary-growth dry forest on a large island in Panama s Gulf of Chiriquí. The site is home to many other resident and migrant bird species, howler monkeys, anteaters, iguanas, boas, eccentric locals, and a jagarundi. Assistants will work long days (7 am to 5 pm) six days a week, with an opportunity to go into town for one day every other week. Food, housing, and required transportation within Panama will be provided. Some funding may be available to defray the cost of plane tickets depending on applicant s qualiﬁcations and project budget. To apply, send 1) coverletter 2) resume 3) email and phone numbers of three references to: EMILY DuVAL, email@example.com, Max Planck Institut fuer Ornithologie, Postfach 1564, Haus Nr. 5, D-82319 Seewiesen, Germany. Close Date: Until Filled.
conducted outdoors in hot or possibly inclement weather. This position provides a great opportunity for interacting with a state agency and gaining hands-on aquaculture experience. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a college program that has an emphasis in biology, aquaculture/ﬁsheries, or related subject. Position will begin May 1 and run through August 31 (start and end dates are ﬂexible but will select applicants by March 30, 2006). $750 per month with on-site housing provided. Contact: Dr. Heidi Atwood, atwoodh@mrd. dnr.state.sc.us. Close Date: March 30, 2006. Waterfowl Banding Intern (4) - Primary duties: Capture waterfowl using drive-trapping and night-lighting in northcentral, westcentral, and northwestern Minnesota. Captured waterfowl will be identiﬁed, aged, sexed, and banded. Waterfowl must be handled in a humane manner. Other duties include accurately recording location (GPS) and waterfowl capture data, data entry, writing work summaries, maintaining and repairing ﬁeld equipment, contacting and communicating with private landowners, and dealing with the public and coworkers in a professional manner. Fieldwork will occur in rural areas under a variety of environmental conditions. Work Hours: Typically 80 hours per two-week pay period, with additional hours likely but dependent upon weather and other environmental conditions. Interns will work a combination of day and night hours, including some weekend work. When in travel status away from Bemidji, lodging will be provided and meals will be reimbursed. Interns should be enrolled in an accredited college for course credits as part of their internship. Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and list of 3-5 references to Jim Berdeen at the email address provided or: MNDNR - Wetlands Research Group, 102 23rd St NE, Bemidji, MN 56601. Close Date: March 20, 2006. Graduate Research Assistant - Columbus, Ohio. Graduate Assistant (M.S.) needed to conduct research on the stopover ecology and conservation of passerine landbirds. Study area lies in the Western Basin of Lake Erie in northwestern Ohio, an important concentration area for migrating birds in spring. Thesis topic somewhat ﬂexible, with possibilities including habitat relationships, resource availability, energetics, seasonal interactions, and migratory connectivity. Applicants must be experienced in identiﬁcation, mist netting, and ageing and sexing passerine landbirds. Fieldwork will begin in April with classes to start in September 2006. Please email cover letter, CV, unofﬁcial transcripts and GRE scores, and the names and contact information for 3-4 references to Paul Rodewald as soon as possible. Contact Paul Rodeweald at firstname.lastname@example.org. Close Date: Until Filled.
Botany Team Crew Leader - Missouri Department of Conservation. Crew leader will handle the daily management of a botany crew to complete vegetation sampling for monitoring evaluation projects. Sampling will include species identiﬁcation and vegetation structure measurements in tallgrass prairies. Crews will travel statewide to assist with ongoing monitoring projects. Crew leader must have ability to work as a team and make decisions in remote situations. Qualiﬁcations: Field botany course or relevant experience. Prefer experience with tallgrass prairie communities, but training will be provided. Knowledge of vegetation sampling techniques not required, but strongly encouraged. Attention to detail, organization skills and ability to work as a team necessary. Prefer previous supervisory experience. GPS experience encouraged. Employee must be able to travel statewide including overnight stays and be able to work outdoors in all weather conditions. Crew leader must have a valid driver s license. This position is a great opportunity to learn Missouri plants and interact with professionals in the ﬁeld. Contact Sherry Leis at email@example.com. Close Date: Until Filled.
Public Lands Biologist/Supervisor – Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife. Characteristics of class: Supervises all aspects of wildlife management activities on public Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) in part or all of one of the agency s watershed regions in cooperation with Regional Coordinator, and performs other duties as required. Examples of Duties and Responsibilities: This position serves as team leader in the supervision of all or a cluster of public lands staff in the 34-county Bluegrass Region and works directly with the Regional Coordinator to ensure completion of necessary tasks and to address Wildlife Division priorities. The position entails a combination of administrative and field work and is responsible for day-to-day decision making on matters relating to public lands, including handling public inquiries, managing hunts and collecting biological data, servicing requests from the administration on regional WMA issues, developing WMA budgets, compiling work plans, and writing/editing land acquisition proposals and other reports. The person in the position will work closely with the Regional Coordinator in developing Regional strategies to meet habitat and species goals and with WMA staff in developing and implementing long-term habitat management approaches and goals for multiple WMAs. The position will help coordinate activities with other divisions, agencies, NGOs and other landholders to promote conservation on WMAs and their neighboring lands. The public lands biologist will also conduct and oversee ﬁeld work involving habitat management, wildlife surveys, population monitoring, and research, primarily on public lands. There will be opportunities for the public lands biologist to work with traditional game and non-game species, potentially bear and elk as their populations expand, and to become a Division expert in one or more areas. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills (written, oral, email, etc.), computer aptitude, and be adaptable. Ability to drive/obtain Kentucky driver s license, operate four-wheel drive vehicles and ATVs, shoot riﬂes and shotguns for biological specimen collection, and work in rugged conditions and terrain are required. Contact Brian Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org. Close Date: Until Filled.
Aquaculture Summer Internship - Assist with research projects involving marine invertebrate and ﬁsh species including Pacific white shrimp, red drum and cobia in ponds and raceways and recirculating systems. Interns will participate in setting up experiments, feeding and sampling of animals, collection and analysis of water quality data, data entry and analysis, and maintenance of experimental systems. Interns will also help with other projects at the facility as required. This position is fulltime (40 hours/week) and some overtime may be required. Most work will be
Biological Technician - Yosemite National Park, California. Yosemite National Park is located in the central Sierra Nevada Mountains of California and lies 150 miles east of San Francisco. Yosemite is internationally recognized for its spectacular granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, giant sequoia groves, and biological diversity. The 750,000-acre, 1,200 square-mile park ranges in elevation from 2,500 to over 13,000 and contains thousands of lakes and ponds, 1600 miles of streams, and 800 miles of hiking trails. With 94% of the park declared undeveloped wilderness, Yosemite
contains the largest unfragmented blocks of old growth forest left in the Sierra Nevada. These forests provide habitat for California spotted owls, northern goshawks, great grey owls, and many other migratory and resident birds, plus mountain lion, American black bear, pine marten, ﬁsher, bobcat, grey fox, coyote, white-tailed deer and many other species. This is the third year of the project. To apply please send (email or snail mail): Resume or CV; The names and contact phone numbers for 3 references, including at least 1 former employer; College transcripts (unofﬁcial) To: Susan Roberts, USGS-WERC Davis Field Station, University of California, Davis, 1 Shields Ave, Davis, CA 95616. Email: email@example.com. Please direct any questions to the above email address or as a last resort you can call me at 530-601-0001. Close Date: Until Filled. Marine Fisheries Observers - Work at sea collecting and recording data and biological samples for the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) aboard commercial ﬁshing vessels. Observers work on deck on vessels ranging from 40 to 100 ft on trips ranging from 1 to 14 days collecting data on ﬁsh catch and discard. Positions are located in ports from Maine to North Carolina. This is a challenging job and candidates must be physically able to handle heavy lifting, working odd hours and long days in rough seas. Observing provides an excellent start to a career in marine biology, as observers are widely recognized as being excellent ﬁeld biologists. Qualiﬁcations: A BS in Marine Biology or Biology is required. Candidates are expected to commit to the program for at least a year. Your own transportation is required. At-sea experience is desirable. Candidates must be either a US Citizen, a Canadian Citizen or a non-citizen who has legally resided in US for the past 2 years. These are full time positions based on an average of 12 sea days a month. Sea day rates based on experience and qualiﬁcations. Email resume, references, list of biology courses and cover letter detailing sea and ﬁsh experience to: firstname.lastname@example.org . Please put job code ‘AIS007’ in the Subject Line. Close Date: Until Filled. Field Botany Technician - Duties will include species level inventories, vegetation structure sampling, and biomass collection. The crew will travel throughout the state to complete botanical inventories with emphasis on projects in tallgrass prairie. The two primary studies involve understanding the role of grazing and ﬁre on plant communities and control methods for Lespedeza cuneata and invasive plant. The crew will also travel to assist other Department project managers with ongoing botanical monitoring projects. This position is a great opportunity to learn Missouri plants and interact with professionals in the ﬁeld. Crew members must have completed a ﬁeld botany class or other relevant experience. Interest in learning about tallgrass prairie plant communities preferred. Additional botanical training will be provided. Attention to detail and ability to work with a group desired. Workers will be required to work in remote settings and in all weather conditions. Current project needs require the crew to travel throughout Missouri including overnight stays. GPS skills a plus. Contact Sherry Leis at email@example.com. Close Date: Until Filled. Senior Biological Technician - The Senior Biological Technician is responsible for assisting with research efforts that further The Nature Conservancy’s terrestrial and aquatic restoration goals on the Conservancy’s Ellsworth Creek Preserve. The preserve, located in southwestern Washington, harbors the entire Ellsworth Creek watershed as well as adjacent estuary and forest habitat. This preserve includes nearly 300 acres of remnant old-growth forest surrounded by approximately 7000 acres of younger forest that was intensively managed for timber production prior to Conservancy ownership. The Conservancy is now conducting extensive research to investigate methods of restoring late-successional characteristics in the younger forests. Rigorous scientiﬁc study of several abiotic and biotic responses is being conducted in order to assess restoration effectiveness. The Senior Biological Technician will perform a variety of ﬁeld and ofﬁce tasks in support of these research efforts. The main focus will be preparation and implementation of a forest vegetation survey designed to characterize response of vegetation composition and structure to restoration treatments. This will include: assisting the Ellsworth Creek Ecologist with location and installation of vegetation plots; leading a 4-person seasonal ﬁeld crew in conducting forest vegetation surveys; preparing data loggers for ﬁeld data collection; and managing collection, quality control, and storage of vegetation data. In addition, the Senior Biological Technician will assist with various tasks that are critical to the successful implementation of an adaptive management restoration program. These tasks may include, but are not limited to: assisting with location and installation of permanent aquatic survey reaches; preparing data loggers for collection of stream habitat survey data; surveying roads for hydrologic connectivity to streams; measuring stream depth and ﬂow; entering data; and performing miscellaneous ofﬁce tasks. This is a full-time, exempt position supervised by the Ellsworth Creek Ecologist. This position is expected to start January 2006, and is currently funded for 40 weeks (10 months). Qualiﬁcations: Degree in botany, ecology, biology, forestry, or closely related ﬁeld and one year relevant experience. Previous
ﬁeld experience in sampling forest overstory and understory vegetation. Demonstrated skills leading and supervising a ﬁeld crew in the collection of vegetation data. Experience identifying ﬂora in the Paciﬁc Northwest and ability to utilize a taxonomic key. Experience using an electronic data logger. Demonstrated orienteering experience, including the use of topograhic maps, aerial photography, and global positioning systems (GPS). Basic computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Excel for data management and spreadsheet development. A working knowledge of Microsoft Access and GIS ArcMap recommended. Excellent communications and leadership skills. Ability to work effectively as a team leader and member. Strong organizational skills. Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously. Ability to meet project deadlines. Ability to work independently. Resourceful in developing practical solutions to daily challenges. Excellent physical condition and a good sense of humor. Work requires long days of physical exertion such as walking with ﬁeld gear and equipment over very steep and rough terrain in inclement (often rainy, cold, and windy) weather conditions. Valid driver’s license required. Experience driving on forest roads and using a 4-wheel drive vehicle preferred. Demonstrated commitment to the preservation of biological diversity. Please send cover letter and resume to: TNC Search Committee, Ellsworth, 750 Commercial St, #212, Astoria, OR 97103 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Close Date: Until Filled. Field Biologist Intern - Many Field Biologist Interns are needed in 2006 to operate constant effort mistnetting and banding (MAPS) stations throughout the continental U.S. Join this continent-wide, cutting edge effort to determine the vital rates that cause changes in North American landbird populations. Positions are available in the Northwest region (Oregon, and Washington), California, the Western Midwest/ Texas region (Missouri and Texas), and the Eastern Midwest/ East region (Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, West Virginia, and North Carolina). Interns are accepted into a given region and, after training, are assigned to a speciﬁc location. Internships are from 1 May (23 Apr for Midwest/TX) through 8 August. Enthusiastic individuals with previous birding and/or ﬁeld research experience are preferred. Prior banding experience is not necessary as all internships include an intensive, two week training course in mistnetting, banding, and aging and sexing small landbirds. Flexibility, good physical condition, a tolerance of long days that begin before dawn and the ability to endure sometimes difﬁcult ﬁeld conditions are required. Applicants with good ﬁeld vehicles are especially needed. Shared housing and a per diem of $20 - $25 (depending on location and experience) for food and other out-of-pocket expenses, amounting to $1680 - $2250 for the season, are provided. Interns are expected to work a minimum of 6 of every 10 days, sometimes more depending on weather. For more information and application materials please visit our website at www.birdpop.org or contact Kelly Gordon, The Institute for Bird Populations, PO Box 1346, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956. FAX 415-663-9482, PH 415-663-1436, EMAIL: email@example.com. Close Date: Until Filled. Amphibian Technician - Laurel, MD. The U.S. Geological Survey’s Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative Northeast program needs one full-time summer technician(June to mid-August 2006). The technician will conduct amphibian surveys at National Parks and National Wildlife Refuges in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia (e.g. Patuxent Research Refuge, C&O Canal National Historic Park, Rock Creek Park, Shenandoah National Park, and Prince William Forest Park). Field work involves identifying, catching, and measuring amphibians and some reptiles, collecting water quality and environmental data, and sampling for available pond habitats. The student will be required to conduct ﬁeld surveys using techniques including visual encounter and coverboard surveys, dip netting, calling surveys, stream transect searches and temporary removal sampling. Data may be entered onto palm pilots in the ﬁeld and later downloaded to computers for prooﬁng. Data entry into the National ARMI Database is a required part of the position. The position requires completion of academic coursework related to wildlife biology. Previous ﬁeld experience with amphibians and/or reptiles is highly recommended. The position requires the use of GPS units, palm pilots, digital cameras, and computer software for data entry and presentation (e.g. Microsoft Excel, Access). Knowledge of GIS is preferred but not required. Most of the work is outdoors, sometimes under harsh or hot conditions. The student needs to be in good physical condition, as the job requires long hours in the ﬁeld (including some night-time surveys) and hiking with up to 25 pounds of equipment. Students may also be asked to mark amphibians with ﬂorescent elastomer. Contact Sandra Mattfeldt at Sandra_mattﬁeldt@usgs.gov. Close Date: Until Filled. Research Associate - The Sevilleta Long Term Ecological Research Program is looking to hire a Field Research Associate. This person will work as part of a four person ﬁeld crew to collect botanical and associated zoological data for several research projects. Projects include, but are not limited to, Net Primary Productivity, Line Intercept Transects, Small Mammal Exclosure Study, Arthropod Pitfall Traps and Mammal Trapping. This person will be required to live much of the time at the Sevilleta Wildlife Refuge (housing
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March 7-9, 2006-- Towards Sustainability: Western Regional Conference and Expo, California State University - Chico. Info: http://rce.csuchico.edu/ sustainability; 530-898-6105 or email firstname.lastname@example.org March 16 -- 2006 Built Green Conference & Expo, Washington State Convention & Trade Center, Seattle, Washington. Info: www.builtgreen.net/ conference.html or contact David Manning at (425) 821-8448. April 12-13 -- Green Construction 2006, San Jose Convention Center, California. Info: www.greenconstruction2006.com April 22-27--2006 Ground Water Summit, National Groundwater Association, San Antonio, Texas. Info: www.ngwa.org/e/conf/0604235095.cfm or email@example.com or call 800 551.7379 April 23-26 -- 31st Annual Conference of the National Association of Environmental Professionals, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Info: www.naep. org/displayconvention.cfm or 301-860-1140. May 2-3, 2006 - EnviroExpo & Conference Boston, Massachusetts. Info: www.enviroexpo.com. Contact: Kristin Stromberg, Conference Manager, 1-312-628-5870, ext. 231; firstname.lastname@example.org May 3-7, 2006 - EDRA37 Annual Conference of the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA), Sheraton Midtown, Atlanta. Info: www.edra.org May 23-26 -- 26th Annual Conference of the International Association of Impact Assessment, Stavanger, Norway. Features an Environmental Career Seminar hosted by the Environmental Career Center, publishers of the Green Careers Journal. Info: www.iaia.org or email@example.com or 701-297-7908 June 20-23 -- Air and Waste Management Assocaition’s 99th Annual Conference & Exhibition, New Orleans, Louisiana. Info: www.awma.org/ ACE2006/default.asp August 6-11 -- 91st Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Memphis, Tennessee. Info: www.esa.org/memphis September 23-27 -- 13th Annual The Wildlife Society Conference, Anchorage, Alaska. In fo: www.wildlife.org/conference/index.cfm or email Arrangements Committee Co-chairs- gino_delfrate@ﬁshgame.state.ak.us or howard_ golden@ﬁshgame.state.ak.us.
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provided) and work half of the year on the Albuquerque campus of UNM. This position collects ﬁeld data, enters data, processes lab samples, and manages large data sets. To apply for this position, you must apply through UNM’s eJobs website at and look for requisition # M43151. This is a full time position that pays $24-26k per year with beneﬁts. For further questions, contact Karen Wetherill, karen@sevilleta. unm.edu. Close Date: Until Filled. PhD Position - We are seeking a PhD candidate (3 yrs) with a strong interest in the evolution of ecological traits to study mechanisms of habitat adaptation in Silene. This project will involve ﬁeld and common garden experiments as well as QTL analyses and will be conducted within the Plant Ecological Genetics group at ETH Zürich. Our group is using Silene as a model system for ecological genetics and current research topics include hybridisation and introgression, QTL analyses, habitat adaptation, reproductive isolation, ﬂoral odor, and genomics. We welcome candidates who enjoy team work but are also used to contributing independent ideas. Experience with experimental field work and statistical analyses, as well as a talent for organization are a must. Knowledge of genetic laboratory methods (AFLP, microsatellites) would be advantageous but is not required. Candidates should have completed their Master’s degree or equivalent (Diplom) in a relevant ﬁeld and be ﬂuent in
English. Our group offers a supportive and stimulating environment, a state-of-the-art molecular lab (including real-time PCR, an automated sequencer, and a BioRobot), as well as excellent climate chambers, greenhouses and common garden facilities. The position can start as early as January 2006, however, later staring dates until March 2006 can be negotiated. To apply, please send to address given below: 1) a letter describing your research motivation and experience 2) a CV together with a copy of your degree certiﬁcates (graduate and undergraduate) 3) full contact details of two scientiﬁc referees. Applications by email are encouraged. For further information: Dr. Sophie Karrenberg, Plant Ecological Genetics (Prof. Widmer), Geobotanical Institute ETH , ETH-Zentrum, CH-8092 Zürich, Switzerland. e-mail: email@example.com, tel.: +41 44 632 8713. Close Date: Until Filled. Coordinator Position - Coordinator to lead an emerging landscape-scale bird conservation partnership in the East Gulf Coastal Plain during its formative years. The longterm vision is for this partnership to evolve into a fully functional Joint Venture that conducts bird conservation planning, implementation and evaluation activities within a regional ecosystem context. A Joint Venture is a selfdirected conservation partnership designed to improve focus, increase resources, and undertake efforts for the conservation of all birds within its geographic boundaries. This includes working to achieve the objectives of the North American Waterfowl Management Plan, the North American Landbird Conservation Plan (Partners in Flight), the United States Shorebird Conservation Plan, the North American Waterbird Conservation Plan, the Northern Bobwhite Conservation Initiative, and state-developed Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategies. The Coordinator will work under the direction of a multi-partner “Management Board” to achieve the collective ecological and conservation planning principles. Provides advanced level professional services and assistance for any of a variety of wildlife programs which may involve a combination of outreach, research, instruction and business administrative work. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution (Wildlife Science or related ﬁeld desired) with six years of experience in wildlife management or research; OR a Master’s degree from an accredited institution and three years of experience stated experience. This position requires an understanding of relevant ecological and conservation planning principles, a strong background in avian biology/ ecology, an understanding of land-use issues affecting bird conservation, familiarity with the politics and economics of conservation, and the ability to work successfully with a broad range of stakeholders. Strong leadership, administrative, organizational and communication skills. Must be self motivated and demonstrate initiative. Master’s degree from an accredited institution in Wildlife Science highly desired. Refer to Requisition #21405 and apply on-line at www.auemployment.com. Close Date: Until Filled. Biological Science Technicians (Wildlife) - The NPS is seeking up to eleven biological science technicians for the 2006 summer ﬁeld season at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (SEKI). Vacancies include up to nine GS-5 positions ($13.21/hr) and up to two GS-6 positions ($14.72/ hr) and involve an array of wildlife projects. Depending on the position, duties include 1) implementing the black bear management plan, in which bear technicians work with both the public (education about food storage) and the bears (marking and radio-collaring, radio telemetry, hazing), 2) implementing the mountain yellow-legged frog restoration project, in which introduced trout populations are removed from lakes and streams using gill nets and backpack electroﬁshers and native frog populations are monitored, or 3) monitoring bird assemblages at various ﬁeld stations in these parks. Emphasis is on ﬁeld work in both team and individual settings. Work locations and dates depend on both the position and the timing of snowmelt. The black bear management and bird monitoring positions are based in the frontcountry with estimated work dates from April or May to August, September or October. The frog restoration positions are based in high elevation wilderness with estimated work dates from June or July to September. Interested applicants must apply through the USAJOBS website . The announcement number is SEKI-06-12EQ and can be found by following the “Search Jobs” link at the top of the USAJOBS homepage, and then typing in the announcement number in the “Keyword Search” window, and then following the link to the actual announcement. Applications must include a resume, a completed questionnaire, and a copy of your college transcripts (if you wish to be qualiﬁed based on experience and education). Read the announcement for speciﬁc details. For general application questions call SEKI Personnel at 559-565-3752. For bear management and bird monitoring questions (serious inquiries only, please), contact Rachel Mazur, SEKI Wildlife Biologist, at Rachel_Mazur@nps.gov. For frog restoration questions (serious inquiries only, please), contact Danny Boiano, SEKI Aquatic Ecologist, at Danny_Boiano@nps.gov. Close Date: Until Filled. Wildlife Program Associate - The School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences at Auburn University is seeking a Coordinator to lead an emerging landscape-scale bird conservation partnership in the East Gulf Coastal Plain during
its formative years. The long-term vision is for this partnership to evolve into a fully functional Joint Venture that conducts bird conservation planning, implementation and evaluation activities within a regional ecosystem context. A Joint Venture is a self-directed conservation partnership designed to improve focus, increase resources, and undertake efforts for the conservation of all birds within its geographic boundaries. This includes working to achieve the objectives of the North American Waterfowl Management Plan, the North American Landbird Conservation Plan (Partners in Flight), the United States Shorebird Conservation Plan, the North American Waterbird Conservation Plan, the Northern Bobwhite Conservation Initiative, and state-developed Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategies. The Coordinator will work under the direction of a multi-partner “Management Board” to achieve the collective ecological and conservation planning principles. Provides advanced level professional services and assistance for any of a variety of wildlife programs which may involve a combination of outreach, research, instruction and business administrative work. Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution (Wildlife Science or related ﬁeld desired) with six years of experience in wildlife management or research; OR a Master’s degree from an accredited institution and three years of experience stated experience. This position requires an understanding of relevant ecological and conservation planning principles, a strong background in avian biology/ ecology, an understanding of land-use issues affecting bird conservation, familiarity with the politics and economics of conservation, and the ability to work successfully with a broad range of stakeholders. Strong leadership, administrative, organizational and communication skills. Must be self motivated and demonstrate initiative. Desired Qualiﬁcations Master’s degree from an accredited institution in Wildlife Science highly desired. Refer to Requisition #21405 and apply on-line at: www.auemployment.com on any computer with internet access. If you need any assistance, contact Auburn University’s Department of Human Resources at (334) 844-4145. Internet access is also available through your local state employment service ofﬁce and public library. Close Date: Until Filled. Senior Ecologist - As a senior-level ecologist incumbent works on a joint National Park Service (NPS) and US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) interdisciplinary team evaluating and contributing to ecosystem restoration in South Florida. The incumbent works with ecologists, hydrologists, engineers, attorneys, private citizens, resource managers, and other professionals, in evaluating human-related impacts to the Everglades ecosystem due to nutrient inputs and changes in hydrology. Incumbent will compile and analyze ecological data; prepare documents for judicial and administrative proceedings; attend meetings and represent the Everglades National Park and A.R.M. Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge on technical and policy matters associated with protecting and conserving Everglades water resources. For more information contact Dr. Nick Aumen, Everglades National Park, 561-735-6001, firstname.lastname@example.org. Close Date: Until Filled. Postdoctoral Position - We seek a highly qualified individual with research experience and interest in the fields of biological oceanography, marine biology and carbonate chemistry. A PhD at the time of appointment in oceanography, environmental science, marine science, ecology, or related fields is required for this position, as well as a signiﬁcant record of research productivity. Experience with ﬁeld sampling approaches, diving, setting up ecophysiological experiments and aquarium maintenance is also desired, but not requisite. Funding is made available by the EU through the CarboOceans integrated project which investigates marine carbon sources and sinks (http://www.carboocean.org/). The successful applicant will work in close collaboration with partners involved in theme 4 “Biogeochemical feedbacks on the oceanic carbon sink”. Information from the research group is available at: http:// www.obs-vlfr.fr/~gattuso. The position will be for two years, with a starting date any time after 1st January 2006. To apply, please send a CV, relevant publications and the contact information of three references to: Jean-Pierre Gattuso, CNRS-University of Paris VI, Laboratoire d’Océanographie, BP 28 06234 Villefranche-sur-mer Cedex, France. Or send electronic copies of information to mailto: gattuso [at] obs-vlfr. fr. Close Date: Until Filled. Island Restoration Manager - Lead and coordinate preserve restoration and natural area stewardship work for The Nature Conservancy’s Santa Cruz Island Preserve. Work with TNC and partner staff to develop and implement preserve management plans, which include habitat restoration, species monitoring and research, captive population management, invasive plant and animal species control, prescribed burning, and volunteer stewardship workdays. Provide support for logistics and operations associated with the restoration program. May manage restoration related contracts. Work with senior science staff to facilitate the design, collection, compilation, analysis and dissemination of data relevant to the island recovery program. Team with the Island Facilities Manager, and other island staff and partners, to provide general preserve management, restorationrelated facilities repairs, upgrades, communications and compliance. Participate in and provide interpretation for ﬁeld
Biology & Ecology trips and education/public outreach activities and events. Qualiﬁcations: Bachelors degree in biology, ecology, natural resources management or related ﬁeld and two to three years related work or other experience. Masters degree preferred. Exceptional time management and organizational skills. Results oriented. Solid researching, editing, writing and oral communications skills. Demonstrated excellence in technical writing. Experience in MS Ofﬁce, Word, and Excel, and familiarity with GIS systems such as ARCINFO. Ability to manage, analyze and interpret data, and produce reports. Experience working with or knowledge of natural systems. Ability to recognize plant and animal species as required to complete preserve management activities. Experience leading and supervising others in the completion of tasks. Ability to use safely and maintain preserve tools and equipment, including power and construction tools. Ability to operate heavy machinery preferred. Ability to obtain related licenses or certiﬁcations such as ﬁrst aid, CPR, herbicide application, heavy machinery and equipment. Work requires a valid driver’s license, safe driving record, and current insurance . Please send cover letter and resume to: email@example.com and reference Job No.8025. Close Date: Until Filled. Waterbird Research Volunteer (1-2) - Seeking 1 or 2 volunteers at the USGS San Francisco Bay Estuary Field Station (15 February 2006 – 15 August 2006; start and end dates are negotiable, but must include 1 April 2006 – 1 July 2006) to help with American Avocet, Black-necked Stilt, Forester’s Tern, and Caspian Tern foraging ecology, contaminant uptake, and reproductive success studies in San Francisco Bay. Main duties will include assisting with capturing and marking waterbirds, locating birds using vehicle mounted radio telemetry equipment, monitoring nest success, and compiling and summarizing data using spreadsheets. We will provide training, but applicant should possess a positive attitude, a strong science ethic, and a desire to gain experience in a variety of ecological data collection techniques. Must be comfortable on small boats and in heavy, urban trafﬁc conditions. Experience with the operation of 4WD vehicles and boats, microcomputer system and ﬁle management, ﬁeld and laboratory methods, and waterbird identiﬁcation is desirable but not mandatory. Volunteer will sometimes be asked to work long hours (including early morning or evening hours and some weekend days as needed) under difﬁcult conditions to accomplish ﬁeldwork. Good physical condition, a current driver’s license, and a good driving record are required. Applicants working toward or possessing a wildlife or related bachelor’s degree, or with some prior ﬁeld experience will be given priority. REMOTE HOUSING, TRAVEL PER DIEM (approximately $700/month), AND APPLICABLE FEDERAL TRAINING COURSES WILL BE PROVIDED. Housing will be provided at San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Newark, CA, and ﬁeldwork will be conducted at several sites around the Bay. If interested send cover letter, resume, and 3 references VIA EMAIL to: Dr. Josh Ackerman, USGS Davis Field Station, One Shields Ave., University of California, Davis, CA 95616; Fax: 530-752-9680; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org AND carbon copy sad29@humboldt. edu and email@example.com. Close Date: Until Filled. Biological Science Technicians - (1-2). Seeking 1 to 2 Biological Science Technicians (GG-5) at the USGS San Francisco Bay Estuary Field Station (about 27 February – 25 August 2006) for studies on Black Rail foraging ecology, and contaminant uptake in north San Francisco Bay. Duties will involve capturing and marking birds, tracking marked birds using hand-held telemetry equipment, collecting blood and feathers, conducting vegetation surveys, collecting invertebrate and ﬁsh samples for contaminant analyses, maintaining equipment, and collecting other ecological data as directed by supervisor. Experience with radio telemetry and capturing and handling birds is preferred. Excellent hearing is required for radio telemetry work. Experience with the operation of 4WD vehicles and boats, microcomputer system and ﬁle management, ﬁeld and laboratory methods, and techniques for conducting research on wildlife populations are desirable. Incumbents must be comfortable on small boats. Incumbents will be expected to enter data into spreadsheets, compile and organize ﬁeld data, as well as prepare tabular data, graphs, charts, and reports under the direction of the supervisor. All positions will require incumbent to work independently and as a team member to execute ﬁeld research. We are seeking enthusiastic and versatile people with strong science and work ethics and a desire to gain experience in a variety of disciplines. Must be willing to work some long hours, including early morning, evening, or nighttime hours and some weekends as needed. Housing is not provided. Positions are located in Vallejo, CA. If interested send cover letter, resume, and 3 references VIA EMAIL to: Danika Tsao Melcer, USGS Davis Field Station, One Shields Ave., University of California, Davis, CA 95616; Fax: 530-752-9680; Email: dtsao@usgs. gov. Close Date: Until Filled. Conservation Biologist - The Department of Environmental Studies at Antioch New England Graduate School invites applications for a one year teaching position for a conservation biologist or ecologist to begin fall 2006. Candidates will have Ph.D. in Ecology, Wildlife Biology, or Conservation Biology with an active research program
preferably in wildlife-related conservation issues. We seek candidates who are interested in the interdisciplinary nature of conservation biology, and enthusiastic about joining our interdisciplinary program in environmental studies. Candidates should send curriculum vitae, statement of research ,teaching interests, and list of three references. For a full description of the position go to www.antiochne. edu. Close Date: Until Filled. Research Assistant - We seek a motivated, experienced avian ecologist for a research assistant’s position in the Avian Ecology Laboratory of Reed Bowman at Archbold Biological Station. Duties include field data collection, ﬁeld experiments, data analysis, computer work, lab work, supervision of daily activities during the ﬁeld season and interactions with graduate students and interns. Our research focuses on avian population biology, behavioral ecology, urban ecology, conservation biology, physiological ecology, and ecological genetics. We conduct detailed observational and experimental studies on four color-banded populations of Florida Scrub-Jays that span an environmental gradient from wildlands through isolated patches of natural habitats embedded in suburbia. Our lab consists of several full time scientists, several long-term collaborators, and a variable numbers of graduate students and interns. Archbold is devoted to research, conservation, and education and is particularly strong in demography, conservation biology, ﬁre ecology, and behavioral ecology. Archbold’s 7000+ acre natural area has outstanding examples of central Florida ecosystems and unique species. We also work within a network of protected areas in the region. The applicant should have at least BA or BS in ecology, biology or a related ﬁeld, however an MS degree is preferred, demonstrated interest and experience in avian ecology and experience in ﬁeld work, computer and data handling. In addition, we value willingness to work both independently and as part of research teams, and physical stamina to work outdoors in a subtropical climate during the summer. Beneﬁts include salary in the mid-upper 20k’s (depending on experience), annual leave, paid holidays, health insurance, disability beneﬁts, and, after one year service, participation in our excellent retirement program. I also believe in professional development of research assistants; many of our past RA’s have published papers based on their work at Archbold and many have gone on to further graduate school. This position is funded in part by research grants. We currently have support for two years and seek an applicant willing to make a firm commitment for that time period. We anticipate continued support beyond two years. Prospective applicants should seek more information on Archbold and the Avian Ecology Lab at archbold-station.org. Send a letter summarizing experience and qualiﬁcations, a CV or resume, lists of courses and grades, and names, phone numbers, and email addresses for 3 references. Email applications are preferred. Dr. Reed Bowman, Avian Ecology Lab, Archbold Biological Station, P.O. Box 2057, Lake Placid, FL 33862. 863-465-2571 (phone). Email: rbowman@archbold-station. org. Close Date: Until Filled. Wildlife Technician - Provide technical support on the University of Alaska Southeast/ U.S. Forest Service, Tongass Old Growth Reserve Connectivity Study, focusing on Northern Flying Squirrels. Duties include, but not limited to: small mammal trapping, animal processing, day and night-based telemetry, den-site habitat surveys, data recording and entry. Additional logistical support will also be needed to maintain equipment, ﬁeld camp, and supplies. Everything will be in cooperation with project heads, a crew leader, and other members of the crew as needs arise. Individuals will be expected to cope with physically challenging terrain, inclement weather, and long work days in a remote environment. Preference will be given to individuals who have experience working and living in remote areas, experience with live-trapping and handling small mammals, and experience with radio-telemetry. Employment period is from March 1- April 15. $1200/month salary, $700 travel allowance, food and housing. To apply, please email a letter brieﬂy describing your interests and experience and a resume including three references. Colin Shanley, Research Assistant, University of Alaska Southeast, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Close Date: Until Filled. Biological Science Technicians (4-6) - Seeking 4 to 6 Biological Science Technicians (GG-5) at the USGS San Francisco Bay Estuary Field Station (2-3 positions from about 6 February – 4 August 2006 and 2-3 positions from about 20 February – 18 August 2006) for studies on American Avocet, Black-necked Stilt, Forester’s Tern, and Caspian Tern foraging ecology, contaminant uptake, and reproductive success in San Francisco Bay. Duties will involve capturing, marking, and collecting birds, tracking marked birds using hand-held or vehicle mounted radio telemetry equipment, locating and monitoring nests, collecting blood and feathers, conducting bird surveys, maintaining equipment, and collecting other ecological data as directed by supervisor. Experience with radio telemetry, capturing and handling waterbirds, and monitoring nest success is preferred. Excellent hearing is required for radio telemetry work. Experience with the operation of 4WD vehicles and boats, microcomputer system and ﬁle management, ﬁeld and laboratory methods, and techniques for conducting research on wildlife populations are desirable. Incumbents must
be comfortable on small boats and in heavy, urban trafﬁc conditions. Incumbents will be expected to enter data into spreadsheets, compile and organize ﬁeld data, as well as prepare tabular data, graphs, charts, and reports under the direction of the supervisor. All positions will require incumbent to work independently and as a team member to execute ﬁeld research. We are seeking enthusiastic and versatile people with strong science and work ethics and a desire to gain experience in a variety of disciplines. Must be willing to work some long hours, including early morning, evening, or nighttime hours and some weekends as needed. Housing is not provided. Positions are located in south San Francisco Bay (around Newark, CA). If interested send cover letter, resume, and 3 references VIA EMAIL to: Dr. Josh Ackerman, USGS Davis Field Station, One Shields Ave., University of California, Davis, CA 95616; Fax: 530752-9680; Email: email@example.com AND carbon copy firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Close Date: Until Filled. Research Technician III – One or two people needed Jan. 3 – April 30, 2006, with possible extension through late summer depending on funding. $2,023/month plus hotel lodging and food stipend. Technicians will work as part of a two person team conducting exotic ectoparasite surveillance throughout Florida for the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, College of Veterinary Medicine, The University of Georgia. Responsibilities include: live-trapping medium to small-sized mammals, mist netting of birds, handling of herps, conducting thorough ectoparasite exams on captured animals, performing tick drags, collecting and handling of biomedical specimens, data entry, and cleaning ﬁeld equipment and vehicles. Typically, work will begin on Monday and end by Friday. Preference will be given to applicants with experience capturing and identifying animals found in Florida. Work may be conducted in inclement weather including rain. Expect long, irregular work hours. Project vehicle provided for ﬁeld work. Please email a resume, cover letter and contact info for three references to Britta Hanson (firstname.lastname@example.org). Provide speciﬁc details in your application regarding your experience (i.e. approximate number and type of animals trapped, number of birds you have removed from mist nets, etc.). Call (305) 393-3101 (10 am to 8 pm EST) if you have questions. Close Date: Until Filled. Staff Positions - PRBO Conservation Science seeks 3 seasonal staff biologists to participate in desert breeding bird research in the lower Colorado River Valley and at Amargosa Canyon, near Death Valley, California. Primary ﬁeld duties will include crew supervision, point counting, spot-mapping, nest searching and monitoring, and vegetation assessments. Applicants MUST have a 4WD- or AWD-vehicle, prior nest searching experience, and be willing to work long hours in demanding habitats. Prior survey experience with Willow Flycatchers and/or Bell’s Vireos is a plus. Each location is in a California Audubon Important Bird Area, and each location hosts a wide variety of breeders and migrants to ogle and master. Each of the positions has varying duration, with the longest running from 1 Feb - 1 Aug 2006. Positions earn $1600-$2100/month, depending on experience. Housing may be provided, contingent on funding. To apply, e-mail a resume and one-page maximum cover letter brieﬂy detailing your past experience and future goals to CHRIS McCREEDY (EM: email@example.com). Close Date: Until Filled. Field Biologist (10) - The Nature Conservancy, in cooperation with the Department of Defense, is conducting a long-term monitoring program on the federally endangered Black-capped Vireo. The study takes place at Fort Hood, an 87,890-ha military installation. Seasonal Field Biologists will work in 6 intensive study areas as well as other sites to gather data which will be used to analyze population trends and productivity. The primary task of 7 crew members will be to ﬁnd nests, monitor nests, map territories, and band nestlings. The main duty of 3 crew members will be to conduct point counts, but they will participate in other monitoring activities as time allows (usually 2 full and 3 partial days a week). All crew members will locate color-banded birds, assist with mist-netting and banding, and will be responsible for keeping extensive, detailed records. Timely and careful completion of records is an essential component of the work. Field Biologists must provide their own housing and transportation to work. Positions available 6 Mar - 7 Jul 2006. Location: Killeen, Texas. Salary: $869.23/biweekly (housing not provided). Applicants should review complete Job Description at http://nature.org/careers. Total available positions contingent upon fund availability. CONTACT, in writing with a cover letter or email firstname.lastname@example.org, resume and telephone numbers and/or email addresses of three references: The Nature Conservancy, P.O. Box 5190, Fort Hood, TX 76544-0190. Close Date: Until Filled. Internships - PRBO Conservation Science is seeking 1-2 motivated xerophiles to assist with breeding and migratory landbird surveys in Sonoran Desert Woodland in the lower Colorado River Valley. Primary ﬁeld duties will include point counting, nest searching, and vegetation assessments. Prior bird surveying experience deﬁnitely a plus, and applicants must be willing to work long hours/camp in the ﬁeld. 4WD vehicle also a plus. Housing and a monthly reimbursement stipend of $1050 will be provided. Positions begin
approximately 1 Mar 2006 and extend through mid-May 2006. To apply, e-mail a resume and one-page maximum cover letter brieﬂy detailing your past experience and future goals to CHRIS McCREEDY (EM: email@example.com). Close Date: Until Filled. Field Technician - 3-5 seasonal positions available from mid-February to mid-November, 2006. Duties include data collection for pre-construction surveys, research investigating the effects of prescribed burns and vegetation removal on herpetofauna, surveys and habitat assessments for endangered and threatened herps. Data entry, biological monitoring, drift fence installation, trap building and some ofﬁce work may be required. Field work may involve long work days with potential early and late shifts and lengthy commutes. Applicants must be able to work in hot, dry conditions; field sites are steep and demanding. Field technicians must be willing to work on some holidays and weekends during the ﬁeld season. Use of personal vehicles may be required (mileage will be reimbursed at the standard rate). Potential permanent, full-time appointment is contingent on performance and funding. Qualiﬁcations: B.S. in wildlife biology, ecology, zoology or closely related ﬁeld. Upper-level undergraduate students with relevant experience will also be considered. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license. Previous ﬁeld experience, strong identiﬁcation skills, accurate data collection, a good sense of direction, and willingness to work with rattlesnakes are essential. Ability to use digital cameras and drive a 4x4 vehicle off road is ideal. Preference will be given to biologists with experience handling snakes and PIT tagging. Applicants should be comfortable working alone, as well as part of a team. Salary: $12-18/hour, commensurate with experience. No housing provided. Send cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references by email to Tammy Lim, Project Manager/Wildlife Biologist. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: (510) 761-0164. Close Date: Until Filled. Technicians - Gopher Tortoise Field Technicians (2) are needed to study the responses of gopher tortoises to military training activities on Camp Shelby in southeastern Mississippi using automated radio telemetry systems, video surveillance, sound/ground vibration recording equipment, etc. Duties: assist other project personnel with the following: 1) tortoise and burrow surveys, 2) relocating tortoises using hand held antennas, 3) data entry, 4) vegetation surveys, 5) deployment and retrieval of ﬁeld equipment, 6) collection and downloading of data from the field, 7) behavioral observation, 8) transmitter and data logger attachment, and 9) coordination with installation and project personnel. Candidates must be willing and able to work under difﬁcult ﬁeld conditions involving high temperature and humidity, biting insects, lifting heavy loads, etc. Positions are temporary, lasting from 20 Mar 2006 through 30 Sep 2006. Pay is between $12-13K, depending on experience and funding availability, for ~6.5 months of work. Housing and beneﬁts is not provided for these positions. Candidates must have a valid driver’s license and be U.S. citizens. To apply, please send cover letter, CV, and names, addresses, current phone numbers, and emails for 3 professional references to David Delaney, USACERL, P.O. Box 9005, Champaign, IL 61826 (email: David.Delaney@erdc.usace.army.mil). Application by email is preferred. Close Date: Until Filled. PhD Positions - One position is available for a highly motivated graduate student at the PhD level. The successful applicant will have a strong interest in remote sensing applications to avian ecology, landscape ecology, monitoring and conservation. Research areas include assessing and modeling the relationship between image texture, vegetation structure, and breeding bird species richness, abundance, and presence. New tools are needed for monitoring biodiversity and the ecological integrity of landscapes. It is generally impractical to implement traditional ﬁeld methods for identifying where speciﬁc bird species and where hotspots of species richness or abundance occur over broad regions, yet there is evidence that monitoring and management is most effective when it incorporates broad scales. Traditional methods can be limiting because of difﬁculties associated with habitat classiﬁcation in some ecosystems. Thus new methods are needed to predict avian patterns of distribution and abundance. In this project the PhD student will explore the usefulness of image texture as a source of information about biodiversity, and a conservation tool. The focus of this study is Fort McCoy, WI, located about 90 miles northwest of Madison. Initial models will be developed using existing data on bird occurrence and digital orthophotos, with ﬁeld validation to follow. The person selected for this Fort McCoy project will coordinate closely with a similar project conducted in parallel on Fort Bliss, NM (see http://www.silvis.forest. wisc.edu/projects/texture_analysis.asp). Working under Dr. Anna Pidgeon and Dr. Volker Radeloff the student will join the research team in the SILVIS Lab in the Department of Forest Ecology and Management (http://forest.wisc.edu) at UW-Madison. A listing of current members of the lab and research projects can be found at the SILVIS Lab website (http://www.silvis.forest.wisc.edu/silvis.asp). Candidates should have the following skills: Educational background in landscape or avian ecology, geography, forestry, environmental science, or a related discipline; Interest in remote sensing, biodiversity monitoring, and conservation;
Biology & Ecology Experience and/or some background in techniques of remote sensing analysis; Motivation to work independently and to publish in peer-reviewed journals; proﬁciency with GIS and/or statistical analysis software; students with Master’s degree is preferred but exceptional candidate without Master’s degree will be considered.. Strong English writing and verbal communication skills are required. Potential applicants should submit the following (electronically, preferred) to Anna Pidgeon at email@example.com . Or mail materials to this address: Department of Forest Ecology and Management, 1630 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706-1598. Cover letter summarizing research interests and academic and professional background; Resume/ CV; Copies of transcripts (unofﬁcial transcripts acceptable at this point); GRE scores, if available; Names and contact information for three references (no letters needed at this time). Close Date: Until Filled. Wildlife Technician – Individuals are needed to assist in a study of the effects of fuels reduction on riparian forest birds in central New Mexico. Technicians are needed to work full-time from April to September 2006. Beginning and ending work dates can vary depending on funding, school schedules, etc. Most work involves conducting point count surveys and nest searching and monitoring. Additional work includes habitat analysis of nest trees and study sites. Previous experience conducting point counts and the ability to identify southwestern song birds by sight and sound is a must to be hired for surveying positions. Experience in identifying plants and using standard ﬁeld equipment is helpful, but not required. Applicants must be in good physical condition and willing to work long hours in hot and often unpleasant ﬁeld conditions. Applicants will be hired at the GS-4 or GS-5 level depending upon experience and available funding. Employees will be based at the US Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station in Albuquerque, NM and vehicles are provided for transport to and from study sites. No housing is available. Applicants MUST apply using the AVUE system at the USAJOBS web site (URL: http://www.usajobs.opm.gov) when the positions are advertised. The US Forest Service is an equal opportunity employer and qualiﬁed minority and female applicants are encouraged to apply. Qualiﬁed students are also encouraged to apply. To submit inquiries and resumes and to be notiﬁed when applications to job announcements can be submitted to AVUE, contact Dave Hawksworth, USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station, 333 Broadway SE Suite 115, Albuquerque, NM 87102-3497 (EM: dlhawksworth@fs. fed.us , PH; 505-724-3675). Close Date: Until Filled. Graduate Research Assistantship - An M.S. Research Assistantship is available at the University of Kentucky to participate in a multi-state study evaluating the response of forest songbird communities to forest management. Special emphasis will be placed on identifying silvicultural practices and habitat features that enhance habitat for the cerulean warbler, a species of high conservation concern. Study sites are located in the Daniel Boone National Forest near Morehead, KY. The candidate must be willing to spend approximately three months in the ﬁeld each spring/summer supervising 4-5 ﬁeld assistants. Stipend is $12,000/year; health beneﬁts and tuition waver also provided. Qualiﬁcations: A B.S. degree in wildlife, zoology, biology, or closely related ﬁeld. Minimum entry requirements are 3.0 GPA and combined verbal + quantitative GRE score >1000. The successful applicant will also have previous avian ﬁeld experience, well-developed writing and communication skills, a strong work ethic, the ability to work both independently and be a leader in a team setting. Preference will be given to applicants with nest-searching experience and/or the ability to identify birds of the eastern U.S. by sight and sound. To apply, please email a letter of interest (stating qualiﬁcations and career goals), a CV, and the names and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Dave Maehr c/o Patricia Hartman (firstname.lastname@example.org), University of Kentucky, Department of Forestry. Close Date: Until Filled. Research Intern - Research Interns (2) needed to assist with study of montane forest birds in high-elevation forests in the Santa Catalina Mountains of southeastern Arizona (10 miles north of Tucson). The objectives of this research are to estimate nesting success, measure habitat characteristics at nest sites, track population trends, and identify common nest predators of montane forest birds using time-lapse video cameras. Duties will include: 1) maintenance of video cameras at nests; 2) measuring habitat characteristics associated with nests; and 3) locating and monitoring nests. Applicants should be able to work independently and willing to work long hours in the ﬁeld. Applicants must be good physical condition in order to carry 45-lb batteries (using a backpack) over rough terrain to reach video cameras. This is a great opportunity to work closely with some of southeastern Arizona’s unique breeding bird species (e.g., red-faced warbler and yellow-eyed junco) in a cool, forested environment. Field work will run from approximately 25 April to 20 August 2006 (start and end dates somewhat ﬂexible). A $500/month stipend and transportation to/from ﬁeld site provided. During the ﬁeld season, Research Interns will camp at the University of Arizona’s Steward Observatory facility at the summit of the Santa Catalina Mountains and have access to bathroom, shower, and kitchen facilities.
Send resume (with names, phone numbers, and email addresses of 3 references) by email (preferred) or by mail to: Moez Ali, Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, 104 Biological Sciences East, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ 85721; email: email@example.com. Close Date: April 1, 2006. Biological Science Technicians (3-4) - Needed to assist in a study of the effects of wildﬁre on bird and plant communities along the Middle Rio Grande, New Mexico. Technicians are needed to work full-time from May to September. Beginning and ending work dates may vary depending on funding, school schedules, etc. Most work involves conducting point count surveys and nest searching and monitoring, including nest box monitoring. Additional work includes habitat analysis of nest trees and study sites. Previous experience conducting point counts and the ability to identify southwestern song birds by sight and sound is a must to be hired for surveying positions. Experience in identifying plants and using standard ﬁeld equipment is helpful, but not required. Applicants must be in good physical condition and willing to work in arid and often unpleasant ﬁeld conditions. Applicants will be hired at the GS-4 ($11.81/hour) or GS5 ($13.21/hour) level depending upon experience and available funding. Employees will be based at the US Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station in Albuquerque, NM and vehicles are provided for transport to and from study sites. No housing is available. Applicants MUST apply using the AVUE system at the USAJOBS web site (URL: http://www.usajobs.opm.gov) when the positions are advertised. The US Forest Service is an equal opportunity employer and qualiﬁed minority and female applicants are encouraged to apply. Qualiﬁed students (at least half-time) must apply directly to the RMRS contact listed. When submitting a student application, please include a resume, transcripts, and veriﬁcation of good standing (veriﬁcation of enrollment in degree program). For further information, or to be notiﬁed when applications for job announcements can be submitted to AVUE, contact June M. Galloway, USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station, 333 Broadway SE Suite 115, Albuquerque, NM 87102-3497 (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ,Phone: 505-724-3676). Close Date: Until Filled. Biological Science Technicians (Wildlife) - The National Park Service is seeking up to eleven biological science technicians for the 2006 summer ﬁeld season at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (SEKI). Vacancies include up to nine GS-5 positions ($13.21/hr) and up to two GS-6 positions ($14.72/hr) and involve an array of wildlife projects. Depending on the position, duties include 1) implementing the black bear management plan, in which bear technicians work with both the public (education about food storage) and the bears (marking and radio-collaring, radio telemetry, hazing), 2) implementing the mountain yellow-legged frog restoration project, in which introduced trout populations are removed from lakes and streams using gill nets and backpack electroﬁshers and native frog populations are monitored, or 3) monitoring bird assemblages at various ﬁeld stations in these parks. Emphasis is on ﬁeld work in both team and individual settings. Work locations and dates depend on both the position and the timing of snowmelt. The black bear management and bird monitoring positions are based in the frontcountry with estimated work dates from April or May to August, September or October. The frog restoration positions are based in high elevation wilderness with estimated work dates from June or July to September. Interested applicants must apply through the USAJOBS website at http://www.usajobs.opm.gov. The announcement number is SEKI-06-12EQ and can be found by following the “Search Jobs” link at the top of the USAJOBS homepage, and then typing in the announcement number in the “Keyword Search” window, and then following the link to the actual announcement. Applications must include a resume, a completed questionnaire (shown in announcement), and a copy of your college transcripts (if you wish to be qualiﬁed based on experience and education). Read the announcement for speciﬁc details. For general application questions call the SEKI Personnel Department at 559-565-3752. For bear management and bird monitoring questions (serious inquiries only, please), contact Rachel Mazur, SEKI Wildlife Biologist, at Rachel_Mazur@nps. gov. For frog restoration questions (serious inquiries only, please), contact Danny Boiano, SEKI Aquatic Ecologist, at Danny_Boiano@nps.gov. Close Date: Until Filled. Avian Lab Manager - Seeking a manager to head our Avian Research Lab (ARL). The ARL is a state of the art facility for the management of wildlife hazards and remote sensing of wildlife. Candidate shall be responsible for the intellectual leadership of the Laboratory, must have an undergraduate degree in ornithology or related ﬁeld. Graduate degrees required. Candidate should also be a recognized intellectual leader in the Bird Air Strike Hazard (BASH) community with a minimum ten years experience in managing projects including cost and schedule; as well as experience in bird migration and bird/aircraft air strike projects. Experience in performing under U.S. government contracts mandatory. Candidate must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, and demonstrate experience in staff management and budgeting; need someone who is proﬁcient with MS ofﬁce software products. GIS conversant (ArcInfo, ArcView) a plus. Travel 25-30%.
Currently accepting US citizens or applicants with proper authorization to work in the US only. The ARL is a center of excellence for remote sensing of wildlife and also home to the Avian Hazard Advisory System (AHAS). AHAS is the world’s largest system devoted to the real time monitoring of wildlife. Contact: Steve Silva at email@example.com. Close Date: Until Filled. Wetland Biologist - David Evans and Associates, Inc. (DEA), is a professional services consulting firm that combines the talents of architects, engineers, scientists, landscape architects, planners, surveyors, and related professionals to serve the needs of society, industry, and the future. We are currently hiring a Wetland Biologist in Bellevue, WA. The Environmental Business Group in the Bellevue Ofﬁce is seeking a team-oriented, selfstarting mid to senior level Wetland Biologist. Primary job responsibilities will include wetlands delineation and functions assessments, fieldwork, reports, regulatory permitting, proposals, and assisting project client in performing their duties. Qualiﬁcations: Bachelor’s degree in a relevant natural science--supplemental wetlands delineation training a plus; Three or more years of experience in ﬁeld work with an understanding of current wetland and critical area regulations; Excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to interact effectively with a variety of staff; Proﬁciency with Microsoft Ofﬁce software applications; Proﬁciency with Trimble GPS equipment is preferred, as is experience using GPS data in GIS or CAD; Team-oriented, yet a self starter; Wetland banking experience is a plus DEA offers excellent compensation and beneﬁts, including 100% company-paid health beneﬁts for employees and their families. Visit www.deainc.com. Send resume attn: Isabel Stearns, David Evans and Associates, Inc., 2100 SW River Parkway, Portland, OR 97201 or e-mail to istearns@deainc. com. Close Date: Until Filled. Wildlife Technician - Provide technical support on the University of Alaska Southeast/ U.S. Forest Service, Tongass Old Growth Reserve Connectivity Study, focusing on Northern Flying Squirrels. Duties include, but not limited to: small mammal trapping, animal processing, day and night-based telemetry, den-site habitat surveys, data recording and entry. Additional logistical support will also be needed to maintain equipment, ﬁeld camp, and supplies. Everything will be in cooperation with project heads, a crew leader, and other members of the crew as needs arise. Individuals will be expected to cope with physically challenging terrain, inclement weather, and long work days in a remote environment. Preference will be given to individuals who have experience working and living in remote areas, experience with live-trapping and handling small mammals, and experience with radio-telemetry. Employment period is from March 15- April 15. $700 travel allowance, food and housing. To apply, please email a letter brieﬂy describing your interests and experience and a resume including three references. Colin Shanley, Research Assistant, University of Alaska Southeast, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Close Date: Until Filled. Research Technicians - Ducks Unlimited’s Great Plains Regional Ofﬁce seeks highly motivated research technicians to participate in an ongoing study of waterfowl and shorebird populations. This research is designed to investigate relationships between population dynamics of ducks and shorebirds in North and South Dakota and landscape-scale habitat and climatic factors. Positions will last for approximately 3 months beginning in mid-April. Responsibilities will include waterfowl and shorebird nest searching using ATVs, monitoring of duck and shorebird nests, decoy trapping and nest trapping ducks, marking of female ducks and ducklings, re-sighting marked ducks, and trapping small mammals. Technicians can expect long (~10- to 12-hour) days of highly demanding ﬁeldwork under challenging environmental conditions. Therefore, only enthusiastic, dedicated individuals should apply. A strong interest in avian ecology, a desire to spend long days in the ﬁeld, and a drive to get the job done well—despite adversity—is required. Experience nest searching; identifying waterfowl and shorebirds on the wing; trapping, marking, and handling waterfowl; and trapping small mammals is preferred. Preferred applicants will also have experience with ﬁeld data collection using handheld computers and GPS systems and possess good leadership, organizational and communication skills. Successful applicants will be expected to work effectively alone and as part of a team. Salary is $1800/month for technicians and $2000/month for crew leaders. Housing is provided. A minimum of ﬁfteen positions will be ﬁlled including three crew leader positions. Electronic submissions are encouraged. Send letter of interest (must include date available to start work), resume, and phone numbers of three references to: Johann Walker, Ducks Unlimited, Inc., 2525 River Road, Bismarck, ND 58503. Phone (701) 355-3597. Fax (701) 355-3547. Email: email@example.com. Close Date: Until Filled. Research Opportunity - The UCA Miraﬂor is a resident/ producer’s cooperative in charge of the management of a small national reserve, Reserva Miraﬂor, in northern Nicaragua. This cooperative runs a small ecotourism operation, based in part around bird watching, especially the Respendent Quetzal. The UCA Miraﬂor is seeking a
researcher to undertake a project studying the effect of tourism on the local quetzal population, in response to growing concern among residents that the population may be in decline. The UCA Miraﬂor cannot provide funding, but can offer logistical assistants, free service of local guides, and reduced housing costs for anyone interested in this project. This cooperative is very dedicated to providing beneﬁts to local communities through low impact tourism. If interested, please contact Francisco Munoz, director of UCA Miraﬂor (EM: miraﬂor@ibw.com.ni), with the subject line “Munoz Proyecto Quetzales.” Close Date: Until Filled. Aviculture Interns - Needed for the Hawaii Endangered Bird Conservation Program at the Keauhou Bird Conservation Center (KBCC) on the Big Island of Hawaii and the Maui Bird Conservation Center (MBCC) on the island of Maui. Daily tasks include husbandry duties such as: diet preparation, aviary and facility maintenance, behavioral observations of breeding birds, grounds keeping, predator control. Applicant must be able to live with several roommates in a remote area and should show enthusiasm for work with captive endangered Hawaiian birds. Applicant must have a valid driver’s license and health insurance. Internships last for a 3-6 month period. Interns receive $20/day stipend plus housing. For more information on internships at KBCC, please send a resume, cover letter and the names and contacts of three references to: Tracey Goltz, P.O. Box 39 Volcano, HI 96785 or fax (FX: 808-985-7034). Close Date: Until Filled. Watch Position - The New Jersey Audubon Society’s Sandy Hook Bird Observatory is looking for an experienced hawkwatcher/birder for a two-month position counting diurnal migratory birds (primarily loons, cormorants, herons, egrets, ibis, raptors, and passerines) at Sandy Hook, NJ from 15 Mar through 15 May 2006. Expect a eight-hour workday with six days on, one day off. Housing is provided at Sandy Hook by the National Park Service. Applicants should have a thorough knowledge of ﬁeld identiﬁcation of most eastern birds, excellent interpretive skills, and a willingness to interact with birders and the general public. Expect windy and often cold conditions. Count totals vary from 3,000 to 5,000 hawks per season, plus thousands of other migrants. $2000 plus housing. Please respond to Scott Barnes, c/o NJ Audubon-Sandy Hook Bird Observatory, P.O. Box 553, Sandy Hook, NJ 07732 (EM: firstname.lastname@example.org, URL: http://www.njaudubon.org, PH: 732-872-2500). Close Date: Until Filled. Field Biologists (28) - The Nature Conservancy, in cooperation with the Department of Defense, is conducting a long-term monitoring project on the federally endangered golden-cheeked warbler. The study takes place at Fort Hood, an 87,890-ha military post. Seasonal Field Biologists gather data used to assess population trends and to examine possible causes of those trends. Primary duties for 11 seasonal ﬁeld biologists include resighting colorbanded Golden-cheeked Warblers, target mist-netting them using playback of recorded vocalizations, banding them and determining their age and sex, territory delineation, nest searching and monitoring, searching for ﬂedglings, completing data sheets, and maintaining a ﬁeld journal, work vehicle, and other ﬁeld equipment. Primary duties for the other 2 seasonal ﬁeld biologists will include conducting point count surveys, completing data sheets, and maintaining a ﬁeld journal, work vehicle, and other ﬁeld equipment, but also they will participate in the ﬁeld work described above as time allows. Seasonal ﬁeld biologists must provide their own housing and transportation to work. Positions available 27 Feb - 16 Jun 2006. Location: Killeen, Texas. Salary: $869.23/ biweekly (housing not provided). Applicants should review complete Job Description at http://nature.org/careers. Total available positions contingent upon fund availability. Contact in writing with a cover letter or email email@example.com, resume and telephone numbers and/or email addresses of three references: The Nature Conservancy, P.O. Box 5190, Fort Hood, TX 76544-0190. Close Date: Until Filled. Field Technician - Individual needed for a study of the Florida Grasshopper sparrow at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park in south-central Florida. The goal of this study is to determine if song patterns change with mating and nesting status. The results of this study could have important implications on future assessments of habitat quality and management effects for this highly endangered species. Field-work will include setup and maintenance of sound recording systems, mist-netting, territory mapping, nest searching, and behavioral observations. The successful applicant needs to be independent and self-motivated enough to ensure high data quality even during the absence of a supervisor. At the same time, (s)he needs to be able to cooperate well with other researchers studying this species in the park, and has to be able to work productively in hot and humid environments, and in the presence of stinging and biting animals ranging from mosquitoes to alligators. A deep commitment to the preservation of grassland birds and their habitat is highly desirable. Housing might not be available, but a campground with showers and washing machine is within walking distance to the study site. Field-work will last about 3 months between 31 Mar to 30 Jun 2006. Payment will depend on the qualiﬁcation of the applicant. Please send a letter of interest and a resume, including the names and
Getting a Solar Dream Job participation. Training and education are straightforward ways to develop skills and explore a career with low risk. They are also a great way to start building your network of professional colleagues, beginning with the class leader and the other students. These connections can be lifelong relationships. Both the training itself and your connections to the others in the class will lead to other opportunities if you keep your eyes and ears open. One of the best places I know for getting training is Solar Energy International (see sidebar, “Getting Started”). SEI offers a number of intense, indepth, sometimes multiweek hands-on and classroom courses at several U.S. locations. Most of their instructors are industry leaders who offer a terriﬁc, practical education.
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I got my ﬁrst solar job offer (unsolicited!). Not only have these volunteer opportunities helped me to meet potential employers, but I’ve also learned a great deal in attempting to answer questions from the general public during outreach and similar events. Sometimes a volunteer role can have especially good results. One year, our chapter decided to sell advertising in our guidebook for our tour as part of the ASES National Solar Tour. I took responsibility for selling most of the advertisements. As a result, I had a great excuse to speak with key personnel at all of the local and some of the national solar companies. In the process, we got to know each other a little bit.
Finding a “Green” Job Online Environmental Career Center: www.environmentalcareer.com Idealist.org: www.idealist.org Environmental Career Opportunities: www.ecojobs.com Environmental Careers Organization: www.eco.org Green Dream Jobs: www.sustainablebusiness.com/jobs Green Jobs: www.greenjobs.com Federal Government Jobs: www.usajobs.opm. gov Renewable Energy Access Jobs: www.renewableenergyaccess.com/rea/jobs/ home College is also appropriate for work as an engineer. I run into many engineers interested in switching to solar work. You may have noticed in the introduction that I mentioned an industry need for mechanical engineers. Most solar installations require relatively little engineering (most has been done at the factory or in the National Electric Code). The engineering that remains usually is speciﬁcally related to the mechanical attachment of the solar panels to the building or ground. More jobs for mechanical and electrical engineers are available in R&D of new products such as solar modules, inverters and mounting hardware.
Those seeking introductory-level courses can choose Another opportunity came along when our chapter from quite a few short courses offered at various decided to publish a solar resource guide. I volunteered locations nationwide and at most renewable energy to write the article on solar ﬁnance and payback, which festivals and events. Some of the bigger venues include has led to many follow-on opportunities. In fact, any the American Solar Energy Society (ASES) annual chance you get to write an article for publication is an conference, Solar Living Institute, Midwest Renewable opportunity for you to put your name out there. The Energy Association and its annual fair, and the North bottom line of getting hired: Hiring managers need Carolina Solar Center. There to know you exist. Sharing any are many more; see the knowledge you can with others Getting Started sidebar, “Getting Started” for can help them, and they may a sampling. remember you for it. Take a Hands-on Class: Solar Energy International: www. Along with building your skills and getting training, Another source of substantial Making the Leap solarenergy.org I would encourage you to earn any certiﬁcations that education can be found in Solar Living Institute: www.solarliving.org might apply to your ﬁeld of interest. In particular, if industry-related books, This process of becoming known Midwest Renewable Energy Association: you’re interested in solar electric installation, consider periodicals and online sources. for your expertise involves skills www.the-mrea.org earning Photovoltaic Installer Certiﬁcation from the Two of the most important building and networking — two North Carolina Solar Center: www.ncsc. North American Board of Certiﬁed Energy Practitioners periodicals are SOLAR TODAY efforts that can be achieved ncsu.edu (details at www.nabcep.org). Applicants must possess a and Home Power. Both provide through active participation in certain level of experience or combination of experience good links to educational and the industry. The more you can Read Solar News and Info: and training, but some of this experience may be volunteer opportunities. build your skills and network, SOLAR TODAY magazine: www. earned through volunteer projects. For those already the more experience you’ll solartoday.org having experience in the PV installation, certiﬁcation Volunteering is an excellent acquire, both to offer a potential Home Power magazine: www. may help you move to a job you like better. way to improve your skills employer and to judge your homepower.com and expand your industry potential for this line of work. Renewable Energy Access: Once you have acquired some experience and skills, network. Among many RenewableEnergyAccess.com it’s time to put together a professional resume and such opportunities, San In the daylong class I teach on SolarBuzz: SolarBuzz.com have it critiqued by someone with business experience. Francisco-based GRID ﬁnding your dream job in solar, If possible, choose someone in the area of the solar Alternatives is a nonproﬁt I encourage participants to Get Involved: business in which you’d like to work. organization dedicated to develop a skill that’s valuable American Solar Energy Society and its bringing renewable energy to to the industry. It could be in nationwide chapters: Look for opportunities in the solar industry through communities in need. Recent marketing, sales, installation, www.ases.org online job sites, solar training organizations and projects include installing legal, ﬁnance, or some other Home Power events listing: publications, and professional organizations like your solar electric systems at area of need. The solar industry www.homepower.com/events/fairs.cfm local ASES chapter (see sidebar, “Finding a ‘Green’ Habitat for Humanity homes is a business like any other, Grid Alternatives: www.gridalternatives. Job Online”). Let those in your network know what in California. with the usual business needs org opportunity you’re seeking. Above all, be patient and for personnel. Chances are you For a more complete list, visit www. persistent. It just might lead you to your dream job. ● Another way of getting to can use the skills you already ongrid.net/ know industry players is by have, and with some additional dreamjobresources.html. volunteering at the ASES training apply them in the solar Andy Black is the owner of OnGrid Solar, specializing in solar ﬁnancial analysis and purchasers’ consultations. He serves on the boards of the American Solar Energy annual conference each industry. Society (ASES) and NorCal Solar, an ASES chapter. Black also teaches “How to Find summer. 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Biology & Ecology e-mail addresses of three references to: Maiken Winter, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, 159 Sapsucker Wood Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850, or (preferred) by e-mail (EM: mw267@cornell. edu). Close Date: Until Filled. Field Assistants – We are seeking ﬁeld assistants to work on research on movement of Darwin’s ﬁnches in Santa Cruz, Galapagos, Ecuador. Project will be running from Apr through Aug and a commitment of one month minimum is required. Prior experience in the ﬁeld and experience handling birds necessary. Volunteers must be able to walk for several hours on difﬁcult terrain carrying equipment and enough water for the day or for camping. We will work six days a weeks from 5 am until noon or later. Some knowledge of Spanish would be helpful. Volunteers will need to be able to cover their own travel expenses to and from the islands, room and board, and park fees. For more information e-mail questions to (EM: firstname.lastname@example.org). To apply please send a cover letter, resume, and names and addresses of three references. Close Date: Until Filled. Radar Ornithologist - Supports avian remote-sensing and monitoring studies. Primarily a research position working with endangered species as well as other wildlife. Field work will use primarily marine-band radar to conduct local avian surveys. Will ensure proper protocols are employed during studies, and ensure proper radar system operations during studies. Will perform visual observations and nocturnal (ceiliometry or thermal) observations of airborne targets, including songbirds, bats, raptors, waterfowl, and insects. Will also use and interpret Nexrad radar for large-area remote sensing of avian activity. Will perform biological/ environmental statistics analysis and write reports to support GMI projects. Signiﬁcant travel required. Requires an M.S. in Ornithology, Environmental Science or Biology, and demonstrated work experience using radars for remotesensing of birds. Required skills include recognition of birds and adequate knowledge of wildlife management principles, NEXRAD radar data formats, land use effects and meteorological data that affect avian activity. Required software skills include GIS tools (ESRI/ArcView products or Idrisi32), statistical analysis programming (SAS preferred), Microsoft Ofﬁce and the Windows NT/2000/XP environment. Experience with thermal imaging and/or acoustic monitoring of airborne activity desired. We are currently accepting applications only from US Citizens or persons authorized to work in the United States. To apply, please visit our website: http://www.geo-marine.com/careers. Submit resumes to: email@example.com. Close Date: Until Filled. Bird Banding Supervisor - Volunteer needed to train in-country staff and establish a mist-netting program in Honduras, 15 Jan to 15 Mar 2006. Duties will consist of assisting in the development of a mist-netting program in lowland rain forests in Pico Bonito National Park, situated near the Caribbean coast of Honduras. Your job will be to select net sites and impart a high level of competence in net deployment, bird extraction, and banding skills to Honduran biologists and park guards. You will be assisting a doctoral student from the Louisiana State University Museum of Natural Science in a study of canopy birds, and will have the opportunity to participate in canopy netting and canopybased observation as well as recording bird vocalizations in one of the most rugged and highly esteemed parks in Honduras. Candidate must pay airfare to Honduras; food and travel in Honduras will be paid by the investigator. Skills required: high level of expertise in bird banding protocol, use of the Pyle guide, net maintenance and repair, ability to train others in these skills, demonstrated enthusiasm for working in rugged ﬁeld conditions, basic Spanish. Desired skills include: technical climbing, familiarity with (Central American) tropical avifauna, awesome people skills. Send resume and cover letter with three references to DAVID ANDERSON (EM: firstname.lastname@example.org). Close Date: Until Filled. Outdoor Aviculturalist - The Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary is currently seeking an energetic person to ﬁll an immediate full-time position. This job includes daily care of over 500 avian residents in a fast paced environment. Wildlife/Biology degree or avian experience required. Must be able to handle hot, dirty outdoor conditions and lift 50 lbs. Must be willing to work weekends and holidays. Excellent communication skills required. Duties include: food prep., feeding, behavioral observations, volunteer relations, positive public interaction, and general/ground maintenance. Salary is comparable to that of a non-proﬁt organization starting at $290.00 per week. Full beneﬁts package including health, dental, and life offered after 1 year. A working interview of 1 day is required before hire. Please send cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary 18328 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shores, FL 33785 (FX: 727-3992923. EM: email@example.com URL: http://www. seabirdsanctuary.org). Close Date: Until Filled. Avian Care Specialist - The Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary is currently seeking a dedicated energetic person to ﬁll an immediate full-time position in our fast-paced wild bird hospital. The Sanctuary is a non-proﬁt facility that is open 365 days a year. To provide this service, staff works a rotating schedule that includes day and evening shifts, weekends, and holidays. Responsibilities include, but not limited to,
admission, triage, daily medical care and maintenance of avian patients. Excellent behavioral observation, volunteer relation, and public interaction skills a must. Position requires extended periods of standing and lifting of up to 50 lbs. Wildlife/Biology/Vet Tech degree or avian rehabilitation experience required. Salary is comparable to that of a low-income non-proﬁt organization but does include fullpaid health, dental, and life insurance. A working interview of 1 day is required before hire. Please send cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary 18328 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shores, FL 33785 (FX: 727-3992923. EM: firstname.lastname@example.org URL: http://www. seabirdsanctuary.org). Close Date: Until Filled. Sage Grouse Field Assistants – Individuals needed for study in Eastern Nevada. We are studying the effects of a new transmission line installed in Sage Grouse habitat. All positions start mid Feb with variable end times ranging from 30 Apr to 31 Jul. We will be night trapping Sage Grouse, radiocollaring & tracking hens, and conducting lek observations & raptor surveys throughout the breeding season. We will also be monitoring nests, gathering vegetation data, brood trapping, and conducting brood surveys during the later part of the season. Successful applicants must be selfmotivated, able to work independently and in teams, and be willing to work long hours under diverse ﬁeld conditions. Experience with bird handling, banding, & identiﬁcation, plant identiﬁcation, ATVs, and driving in back country conditions a plus. $374 per week with food and ﬁeld camp provided. Send resume and contact information (name, title, phone number, & email) for three references to Michael Atamian at the University of Nevada, Reno (EM: email@example.com) or 1000 Valley Rd MS 186, Reno, Nevada 89512. Close Date: Until Filled. Seasonal Field Biologists - (up to 7) needed, 1 Mar through Jul, to assist with the fourth year of the avian monitoring component of the Leon River Restoration Project (LRRP) in central Texas. Our goal is to contribute to wildlife conservation through public-private partnerships. This project focuses on monitoring songbirds, including the federally endangered black- capped vireo and goldencheeked warbler, and their response to habitat management. Work will be conducted almost exclusively on private lands where the primary land use is cattle grazing and management for wildlife. Seasonal ﬁeld biologists will be expected to work 5 to 6 days per week, averaging 40 hours per week. Duties: conducting point count surveys for all avian species, nest searching, vegetation sampling, data entry. Qualiﬁcations: experience in wildlife biology or closely related ﬁeld; ability to accurately collect and process ﬁeld data with strong attention to detail; begin work very early in the morning, 0500; maintain a positive attitude in adverse environmental conditions such as fire ants, chiggers, rattlesnakes, normal daily temperatures of over 90°F, intense sun, navigating through thick and thorny brush; ability to operate 4X4 trucks and ATV; patience and focus needed to quietly observe and follow nesting birds for hours at a time; good eyesight and hearing ability; must be comfortable working on private ranches and interacting with landowners; must supply your own binoculars. Preference will be given to applicants with experience identifying birds by sight and sound, experience nest searching, familiarity identifying plants, experience navigating using handheld GPS unit, use of Microsoft Access, Excel, ArcView, B.S. or B.A. in wildlife biology or closely related ﬁeld. PAY is $10/hour. Housing is provided in Gatesville, TX. Positions will be ﬁlled as suitable applicants are identiﬁed. Please write “LRRP Application” in the subject line of your email and include your last name in the ﬁle attachment. To apply: submit cover letter, resume (include GPA), and contacts for 3 references (preferably email address) to: Andrew Campomizzi, (EM: firstname.lastname@example.org). If you can not submit an application by email, please mail it to: Research Assistant, 215 Old Heep Building, 2258 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-2258. Close Date: Until Filled. Spring Field Assistant – Individual needed for a study of California towhee social behavior and communication in Carmel Valley California. Assistant will work with a graduate student studying the evolution of vocal signals. Duties will include monitoring a color-banded population, nest searching, capturing and handling birds in the ﬁeld, territory mapping, GIS work, audio ﬁeld recording and assistance with experimental manipulations. Applicants should have experience in ﬁeld biology, preferably with birds. Experience monitoring color-banded populations is a plus. Experience or special interest in recording animal vocalizations is also a plus. Applicants should be able to work independently in the ﬁeld for long hours, including early mornings. Research will be conducted 6 days a week at the Hastings Natural History Reservation, run by the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley. The position includes on-site housing and a $600 monthly stipend. Dates are 1 Mar - 31 May 2006. Interested parties please send a resume and 3 references (name, phone number and email) to Lauryn Benedict via email (EM: LB43@berkeley.edu). Applications will be reviewed as they arrive. Early submission is appreciated. Close Date: Until Filled. Field Assistants – Seven needed from 20 Apr through 20 Jul to assist PhD student with a study of songbird vital
rates in relation to ﬁre history in mountain big sagebrush communities. Assistants will be housed onsite on the Sheldon National Antelope Refuge (Nevada) in rustic and remote accommodations (no internet, limited electricity, 60+ miles from town). Duties will revolve around locating and monitoring songbird nests and sampling vegetation. Some time will also be spent assisting with small mammal trapping, mist-netting and color banding of songbirds, snake surveys, and the deployment and maintenance of remote micro video recording systems. Applicants should have previous experience with one or more of the following in descending order of importance: nest searching and monitoring, remote ﬁeld camp living, sagebrush ecosystems, and banding birds. Applicants should be in good physical condition and able to hike several miles per day over rough terrain while carrying a heavy pack (some days up to 40 lbs). Salary is $1,600 per month with 3 month temporary appointment through Oregon State University. To apply please email Aaron Holmes (EM: email@example.com. Close Date: Until Filled. Field Assistants - Nesting ecology and habitat use of American Dippers in Junau, Southeast Alaska, 1 May - 20 Jul, 2006. Position requires rigorous stream-walking and hill-scrambling, some extended hiking, ability to read colored leg bands, experience with mist-netting and banding of birds, ability to work both independently and in a team, and careful recording of data. Study also involves sampling macroinvertebrates and ﬁsh in streams. $2000/mo (plus $300/mo living allowance). Send resume with names and contact information (including email addresses) of at least 3 references who know your work, to Dr. Mary F. Willson, (EM: firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications will be processed beginning in Dec 2005. Close Date: Until Filled. Bird Positions – We are seeking to ﬁll the following spring 2006 positions: Waterbird Counter (15 Apr - 7 Jun) - must be proﬁcient at identifying ﬂying loons, grebes, ducks, gulls, terns and shorebirds at a distance. Hawk Counter (15 Mar - 7 Jun) - must be proﬁcient at identifying hawks, eagles and falcons at a distance. Pay is $1000/month. Housing is provided. Please send cover letter, resume and list of 3 references to: Richard Keith, 5750 East S. Ave., Vicksburg, MI49097 (EM: warblerrke AT iserv.net). Close Date: Until Filled.
Housing will not be provided but reasonably priced on-site Forest Service housing is a possibility. The work schedule will be 6 days on 1 day off. These positions will start in mid Apr and end in mid-Jul. Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter (including available dates), and a list of 3 references (phone/ e-mail address) to Amanda Rodewald, (EM: email@example.com) at the Ohio State University, School of Natural Resources, 210 Kottman Hall, 2021 Coffey Rd., Columbus, OH 43210. E-mail applications are preferred. Close Date: Until Filled. Experienced Hawk Watchers – Needed spring 2006 - northcentral Pennsylvania Experienced hawkwatcher wanted to conduct migration monitoring in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania (north of Williamsport). The focus will be on the early spring migration of golden eagles. Pay is $10/hr + lodging provided. Applicants must watch full-time from late Feb through mid-Apr 2006, and must have transportation. Submit resume with three references to Dr. David Brandes, (EM: firstname.lastname@example.org). Close Date: Until Filled. Field Assistants – Individuals (up to 10) needed for ongoing population studies of the endangered Least Bell’s Vireo, Southwestern Willow Flycatcher, and other riparian birds in San Diego County, California. Duties include surveying coastal riparian habitat for vireos and ﬂycatchers, nest monitoring, resighting color banded birds, and vegetation sampling. Additional duties (approximately 20% time) include capturing and banding riparian birds at two MAPS stations. Employment dates for the Least Bell’s Vireo projects are 20 Mar - mid-Aug 2006, and for the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher project are 8 May - mid-Aug 2006. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, and must be reliable, in good physical condition, able to work independently in sometimes remote locations, and able to maintain a positive attitude under beautiful but sometimes challenging ﬁeld conditions that can include dense vegetation, poison oak, rattlesnakes, and biting insects. Applicants must also possess a valid driver’s license, be able to operate 4WD vehicles, and be willing occasionally to use their personal vehicle for travel to ﬁeld sites when necessary if government vehicles are temporarily unavailable (mileage reimbursed at $0.485/ mile). Preference will be given to applicants holding current endangered species permits authorizing surveying and nestmonitoring of Least Bell’s Vireo and/or Southwestern Willow Flycatcher, or with ﬁeld experience with these or similar species. Experience handling and banding passerines is also preferred. Housing is available at the San Diego State University Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve ($8/day; no pets). Salary ranges from $15-$17/hour depending on experience. Please submit a cover letter describing interest and qualiﬁcations, a CV or resume, your speciﬁc dates of availability, and the names and contact information (including email) of at least two references. Mail/fax/email applications to Barbara Kus, USGS Western Ecological Research Center, San Diego Field Station, 4165 Spruance Road, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92101 (PH: 619-225-6421, FX: 619-225-6436, EM: email@example.com). Close Date: Until Filled. Experienced Hawkwatcher - Experienced hawkwatcher wanted for full-time spring count (25 Feb - 30 Apr) at Tussey Mountain, near State College, PA. Expect to endure some harsh weather conditions early in the season; however, high golden eagle counts will be your reward. Duties include identiﬁcation of hawks and eagles in ﬂight, hourly data recording, and posting of results to HawkCount. See http://www.users.fast.net/~aquilac/tussey/ for detailed site information. Salary dependent on experience, but will be in the $1000 - $1200/month range. Housing to be provided a short distance from the count site. A brief ﬁnal report is required at the end of the season. Email letter, resume, and three references to Dan Ombalski, (EM: ombalski@juno. com). Close Date: Until Filled.
Project Supervisor & Field Assistant - Needed from 1 Apr through 9 Jun to conduct point count surveys on the Hanford Reach National Monument in eastern Washington. The project, in its 3rd year, is a collaborative effort between PRBO Conservation Science and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. Survey locations are throughout the North Slope portion of the refuge in shrubsteppe habitats ranging from exotic grassland to native grassland with and without sagebrush. In addition to conducting point counts, both positions include vegetation sampling and data entry. Housing is provided adjacent to the refuge. Salary is $19502050 per month (assistant) and $2100-2200 per month (supervisor). At least one season’s experience conducting point count surveys is required for either position. To apply please send a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for 3 references to: Aaron Holmes, PRBO Conservation Science, Terrestrial Ecology Division (EM: firstname.lastname@example.org). Close Date: Until Filled. Avian Technicians - Cerulean Warblers (3-4): Needed for a study on the breeding ecology of Cerulean Warblers in the beautiful Appalachian foothills of Southeast Ohio (near Athens). We will be examining nesting success, density, and site ﬁdelity. Duties will include: nest searching, spot mapping, point counts, target banding, resighting, and vegetation sampling. Preference will be given to those with proven skills in several of these activities. Pay rate will be ~$1400/mo.
Monitoring Positions - Many Field Biologist Interns are needed in 2006 to operate constant effort mistnetting and banding (MAPS) stations throughout the continental U.S. Join this continent-wide, cutting edge effort to determine the vital rates that cause changes in North American landbird populations. Positions are available in the Northwest region (Oregon, and Washington), California, the Western Midwest/ Texas region (Missouri and Texas), and the Eastern Midwest/ East region (Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, West Virginia, and North Carolina). Interns are accepted into a given region and, after training, are assigned to a speciﬁc location. Internships are from 1 May (23 Apr for Midwest/TX) through 8 Aug. Enthusiastic individuals with previous birding and/or ﬁeld research experience are preferred. Prior banding experience is not necessary as all internships include an intensive, two week training course in mistnetting, banding, and aging and sexing small landbirds. Flexibility, good physical condition, a tolerance of long days that begin before dawn and the ability to endure sometimes difﬁcult ﬁeld conditions are required. Applicants willing to use their vehicles in the ﬁeld are especially needed. Shared housing and a stipend of $20 $25/day (depending on location and experience) for food and other out-of-pocket expenses, amounting to $1680 - $2250 for the season, are provided. Interns are expected to work a minimum of 6 of every 10 days, sometimes more depending on weather. For more information and application materials please visit our website (URL: http://www.birdpop.org) or
Biology & Ecology contact Kelly Gordon, The Institute for Bird Populations, PO Box 1346, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956. (FX 415663-9482, PH 415-663-1436, EM: email@example.com). Close Date: Until Filled. Avian Technicians (5-6) - Needed for a study on the breeding and post-ﬂedging ecology of mature-forest birds in the beautiful Appalachian foothills of Southeast Ohio (near Athens). We will be examining nesting success, density, and post-ﬂedging movements and survival. An emphasis will be placed on Cerulean Warblers, Worm-eating Warblers, and Ovenbirds. Duties will include: nest searching, spot mapping, point counts, target banding, resighting, radio telemetry, and vegetation sampling. Preference will be given to those with proven skills in several of these activities. Pay rate will be $1300-1400/mo and housing will be provided. The work schedule will be 6 days on 1 day off. These positions will start in mid Apr and end in early to mid Aug. Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter (including available dates), and a list of 3 references (phone/ e-mail address) to Amanda Rodewald, (EM: firstname.lastname@example.org) at the Ohio State University, School of Natural Resources, 210 Kottman Hall, 2021 Coffey Rd., Columbus, OH 43210. E-mail applications are preferred. Close Date: Until Filled. Field Research Assistants (3) - Needed from approximately 15 May to 31 Jul 2006 for a long-term study (the Critical Trends Assessment Program or CTAP) which monitors the condition of forests, wetlands, grasslands, and streams over time throughout the state of Illinois, through the use of plants, insects and birds as indicators of habitat condition. Duties and prerequisites for this position include: 1) independently conducting avian point-count censuses in forests, wetlands, and grasslands on both public and private properties throughout Illinois; 2) the use of GPS (Global Positioning System) hardware and GIS software to locate study areas and download site information; 3) orienteering skills and 4) assisting in ofﬁce work, data entry and preparation for ﬁeldwork. The MOST IMPORTANT QUALIFICATION that the successful candidate must possess is the ability to identify all species of bird that occur or are likely to occur in Illinois, by both sight and sound (song and calls), so previous experience censusing mid-western bird species is preferred, if not essential. Excellent hearing is required. The applicant must also be willing and able to work outside under a variety of ﬁeld and environmental conditions and travel regularly for 3-4 days at a time throughout Illinois with overnight stays. Salary: $10/hr. and approximately 40 hours per week. Some overtime work may be necessary and a valid automobile driver’s license is required. Housing is not provided but the ﬁeld assistant will be reimbursed for costs of motel visits incurred while in the process of completing censuses. A vehicle may be provided or reimbursement provided on a per mile basis for the use of the applicants personal vehicle. Please send a cover letter, resume and contact information (e-mail and phone numbers) for three references to: Steven Bailey, 607 E. Peabody Dr., Champaign, IL 61820 (EM: email@example.com , PH: 217/244-2174). More information can be found on the CTAP at http://ctap.inhs.uiuc.edu/ and http://www.inhs.uiuc. edu/. Close Date: Until Filled. Seasonal Wildlife Technician - Mendocino Redwood Company, LLC., located in Ukiah, California is a leading provider of sustainable forest products. We are looking for Seasonal Wildlife Technicians to join our growing team. Five--six to nine month seasonal positions (40 + hours per week) having an anticipated start date of 13 Feb. These are seasonal positions to survey and monitor threatened, endangered, and sensitive species associated with timber harvest plans (THPs), collect baseline biological data for species to be included in a future Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP), and conduct surveys for non-Threatened Endangered Sensitive (TES) species across MRC’s property. Essential Duties include, but are not limited to the following. Other duties may be assigned. *Northern Spotted Owl (NSO) surveys and monitoring; *Northern Spotted Owl (NSO) habitat measurements; *Diurnal surveys for Threatened Endangered Sensitive (TES) species (e.g., Marbled Murrelet, Red Tree Vole, Point Arena Mountain Beaver); *General biodiversity surveys for songbirds, herpetofauna, small mammals and mesocarnivores *Database, ofﬁce and ﬁeld preparations; *Ability to care for and maintain rodent colony, feed live mice to NSOs to assess reproductive status; *Ability to work alone at night in remote areas (i.e. conducting night surveys on foot) and during inclement weather; Must carry a valid California Driver’s License and be eligible to operate a company vehicle off-road under company policy guidelines. Qualiﬁcations: Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) from four-year College or university in Wildlife Biology or Forest Science, or related ﬁeld; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience, including familiarity with safe capturing and handling of small mammals; familiarity with concepts in forest ecology, sampling theory, avian point-count methodologies, and wildlife management. Interested applicants please submit a cover letter and resume to: recruiter@mendoco. com. To learn more about the organization, please visit our website (URL: http://www.mrc.com ). Close Date: Until Filled. Field Assistants - (nest searchers) are needed from early
Apr through Jul to assist with PRBO Conservation Science study in the Upper Green River Basin in Wyoming. Research focuses on factors affecting annual reproductive success and survival of sagebrush obligate songbirds in the context of natural gas development. Duties revolve around locating and monitoring nests of Sage Sparrow, Brewer’s Sparrow, and Sage Thrasher but all positions also involve vegetation sampling and data entry. Experience with bird identiﬁcation, ﬁeld surveys, mist netting, and/or nest ﬁnding is helpful but not necessarily required. The most important qualiﬁcations are the ability and desire to spend long hours in the ﬁeld - sometimes in windy and/or cold conditions, patience, and capability of working both alone and in small teams. Applicants willing to use a personal vehicle to commute to and from the study sites desired (reimbursed at 40.5 cents per mile). A stipend of $1000 per month and housing in Pinedale, Wyoming is provided. To apply please email Aaron Holmes, PRBO Conservation Science, Terrestrial Ecology Division (EM: firstname.lastname@example.org) a letter of interest describing previous experience with ﬁeld research, speciﬁc dates of availability and whether or not you have a vehicle, your C.V., and contact information for three references. Close Date: Until Filled. Field Assistants - Individuals are needed for a research project on Gunnison sage-grouse (GUSG) in sagebrush communities in SW Colorado. The project objectives are to investigate: 1) GUSG demography by estimating nest success and survival (juvenile and adult), and 2) movement patterns by recording radiotelemetry locations. Job responsibilities will include: capture, radio-mark, and band GUSG; monitor nests; track movements using radiotelemetry and GPS equipment; monitor juvenile and adult survival; and sample vegetation at nest, brood, and use sites. The applicant must have good computer skills; experience with radiotelemetry and GPS technology; able to work in harsh weather conditions; be physically ﬁt and able to meet the rigorous demands of ﬁeld work; able to adapt to a ﬂexible day/night work schedule; live in rural or isolated locations; and able to operate a 4-WD pickup and ATV. The applicant must have excellent communication skills (written and oral); able to accurately collect and record ﬁeld data; and be able to work cooperatively with a variety of individuals, and also capable of working independently with little daily supervision. Experience with sage-grouse and sagebrush habitat is required for the Technician. Experienced is preferred, but not required for Assistants. These are 3-6 month positions. Start dates are either 20 Mar or 1 Apr 2006. Salaries are $11.64/hr (TECH); $10.84/hr (ASSIST). Housing is not provided. Please send a cover letter, resume and 3 references (via email is preferred) to Michael Phillips (Wildlife Research Biologist), Colorado Division of Wildlife, Wildlife Research Center, 317 W. Prospect Rd., Ft. Collins, CO 80526 (PH: 970-472-4404, EM: mike.phillips@state. co.us). Close Date: Until Filled. Graduate Position - I am looking for a graduate student to work on a project studying the effects of salt marsh restoration on saltmarsh sharp-tailed sparrows, beginning in fall 2006 (potentially starting ﬁeld work in late May). Current funding includes a full RA for the ﬁrst 20 months (3 semesters), and full funding for two ﬁeld seasons; TA support would be available thereafter. The funded project is suitable for an MS thesis, or as the foundation for a PhD; preference will be given to the latter. Candidates must have prior mistnetting experience, and would beneﬁt from prior experience with nest-searching, bird identification, and vegetation sampling. The successful candidate must be able to swim, be willing to paddle a canoe or kayak, and enjoy long days of muddy, wet ﬁeld work in the marsh. Strong quantitative skills, the ability to manage and analyze large data sets, and experience managing a small ﬁeld crew are also very desirable. If interested, please email me a note describing your relevant experience and ideas about how you might develop your thesis research. Please also attach a current CV and names and contact information for your references. For more information about the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut please visit http://hydrodictyon.eeb.uconn.edu/eebweb/ or contact Chris Elphick, (EM: email@example.com). The University of Connecticut is located in Storrs, recently named the safest place to live in America by Slate magazine http://www.slate.com/id/2126321/ (it’s pretty nice too). Close Date: Until Filled. Crew Leader - Platte River Whooping Crane Maintenance Trust near Grand Island, NE. From 15 May until 15 Aug. Crew leader will aid biologists studying the impacts of habitat management on the occurrence and density of avian species. The crew leader will direct a crew of 2 interns in addition to spot mapping and insect sampling. Crew leader will also be responsible for data entry and management. Prior mist netting experience required, prior MAPS experience preferred. Salary $1,200 - 1,600/Month based on experience. Housing provided. Send 1) Cover letter explaining job qualiﬁcations; 2) a resume; 3) the names, email address and phone number of 3 references. to Daniel Kim. Platte River Whooping Crane Maintenance Trust, Wood River, NE. 68883 (EM: dkim@whoopingcrane. org, URL: http://www.whoopingcrane.org). Close Date: Until Filled.
Bander in Charge –Innis Point Bird Observatory is located on the south side of the Ottawa River about 15 km west of downtown Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. It has been in operation since 1982, with a Spring Migration Monitoring Program (SMMP) since 1997. The SMMP, run under a ﬁxed protocol, consists of a standardized banding program using mist nets, a standardized one hour census, general observations of birds, and the determination of Estimated Daily Totals (EDT). Overall, the program will run for 45 days from 24 Apr to 7 Jun 2006. Except as indicated below, or otherwise arranged, the BIC will be in charge of the program during that time period. The total remuneration will be $3,300 (including legal beneﬁts such as vacation pay), paid in four instalments during the course of the program. Payment of the ﬁnal instalment may be withheld pending completion of the brief report outlined below. On the day before the program starts, Sunday, 24 Apr, the BIC will receive orientation at the Observatory. The BIC will be responsible for the ﬁeldwork from Sunday to Friday during the remainder of the period. This will include coordinating the ﬁeldwork of all volunteers assisting with the program. Many of the volunteers have no experience of extracting birds from mist nets. The BIC will train all volunteers, lacking such experience, in extraction, as well as in banding if the volunteer so desires. The BIC will demonstrate observatory activities to occasional groups of visitors. Other special duties, such as screening the birds captured for ticks, may be included. The BIC will be responsible for completion of the EDT sheet and the Daily Log during the days that he/she is present, and also for computer entry of banding and EDT data for all days during the entire SMMP period. The BIC will be asked to provide a brief report on any reﬁnements to the protocol, or changes to other program practices, it is thought would improve migration monitoring at Innis Point. Basic spartan accommodations will be provided on site at no charge. However, the BIC will be responsible for purchasing and stocking his/her own food. All equipment and material required for the banding program will be supplied, except for binoculars. The BIC must hold or be eligible for a Banding Permit. Experience of work at other bird observatories is highly desirable. Interested candidates are invited to apply, with CV, to Peter Browne (PH: 613-745-1303; EM: firstname.lastname@example.org). Close Date: Until Filled. Ph.D. Positions - Needed in avian neuroethology at the University of Auckland, New Zealand--We have two fully funded PhD positions to study auditory processing of communication signals in songbirds on a project funded by the Royal Society of New Zealand, Marsden Fund awarded to Drs M Fabiana Kubke, J Martin Wild, Mark E Hauber. This project will commence on 1 Mar 2006. These studies will require the ability to perform electophysiological, behavioural and anatomical studies. The PhD program in New Zealand is a 3 year program, with no course or teaching requirements. There may be an incentive of up to 6,000 dollars for students defending their thesis within 4 years of the commencement date. Interested individuals should have a Masters-level or equivalent degree in an area related to Neuroscience or Neuroethology, and should have full command of the English language. For further inquiries, please contact: Fabiana Kubke, Department of Anatomy, University of Auckland, New Zealand.(EM: email@example.com). Close Date: Until Filled. Interns – Individuals are needed from approximately 15 Mar through 15 May and again from 15 May through 15 Jul to study birds in southeastern pine forests. On-going research projects include studies of the effects of growing season prescribed ﬁres on Bachman’s sparrows, nesting ecology of brown-headed nuthatches, and monitoring of red-cockaded woodpeckers on some of the last remaining old-growth longleaf pine forests in the southeast (http://www. ttrs.org/wadetract.html). Studies take place on private lands along the Georgia/Florida border 30 miles north of Tallahassee. Duties include: assisting with mist-netting and banding, assisting with prescribed burning, following banded individuals to estimate home range, nest searching, point counts, monitoring breeding behavior, vegetation sampling and data entry. Interns also are encouraged to develop speciﬁc research questions within the broader research and monitoring programs described above. Qualiﬁcations: degree (or pursuing degree) in biology, wildlife/conservation or equivalent, good vision, bird identiﬁcation skills, and tolerance of heat and biting insects. Experience using MS Access, MS Excel, and ArcView a plus. Good sense of humor, interest in little brown birds, and willingness to learn also are important. Housing and a stipend of $750/ month are provided. Review of applications will begin 1 Jan and continue until the position(s) are ﬁlled. To apply send (email preferred) a letter of interest, resume, and 3 references to Jim Cox (EM: firstname.lastname@example.org, 13093 Henry Beadel Dr., Tallahassee, FL 32312), a letter of interest describing previous experience with ﬁeld research and the speciﬁc dates that you are available, your C.V., and contact information for three references. Close Date: Until Filled. Water Program Coordinator - Mass Audubon is seeking a highly motivated, energetic individual to coordinate the activities of its Coastal Waterbird Program that monitors and protects piping plover, terns, and other shorebirds across more than 80 sites in southeastern Massachusetts. Individual will also contribute to avian research projects and surveys
of Massachusetts birds. Individual will manage all aspects of the Coastal Waterbird Program including supervising 1-2 full-time staff and 25+ seasonal staff, fund-raising, budget management, media relations, education, and public and community relations, and will act as the spokesperson for Mass Audubon for the Coastal Waterbird Program. Qualiﬁcations: M.S. in Ornithology or equivalent experience. Excellent ﬁeld knowledge of the birds of northeastern U. S. Proven ﬁeld research experience, including demonstrated experience in the management of research projects, fundraising, and the writing and publication of technical and peer-reviewed reports. Experience working with a variety of organizations including the birding community, private landowners, municipalities, NGO partners, and state and federal government agencies. Strong writing and public speaking skills. Working knowledge of statistical software and ArcView. Willingness to travel and work under a variety of conditions. Beneﬁts: Salary depending on experience and qualiﬁcations; includes full beneﬁts. Application Deadline: To apply: Submit cover letter, resume, and the names of three references to: Ellen Garcia, 208 South Great Road, Lincoln, MA 01773 (EM: email@example.com) or contact for a complete job description. Close Date: Until Filled. Field Biologist Interns – Seven individuals needed 24 May - 15 Jul 2006 to survey for Willow Flycatchers in Yosemite National Park. Applicants with prior birding experience and familiarity with the songs and calls of western montane landbirds are preferred. Seeking applicants in excellent physical condition with a willingness to backpack to remote sites and camp out most nights. A personal vehicle is desirable but not required. Prior knowledge of western montane ﬂora is a plus. Shared housing and on-the-job mileage reimbursement provided along with a per diem of $32 for food and general living expenses (amounts to $800 per month). Send cover letter, résumé and the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of two references to: Bob Wilkerson, Biologist The Institute for Bird Populations, P.O. Box 1346 Point Reyes Station, CA 94956-1346. (PH: 415663-2051, FX: 415-663-9482, EM: bwilkerson@birdpop. org, URL: http://www.birdpop.org). Electronic application submissions are preferred. Close Date: Until Filled. Fellowship - The Center for Population Biology at the University of California Davis invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Population Biology, broadly deﬁned to include ecology, systematics, population genetics, and evolution. The position is for two years, subject to review after one year, and can begin as early as 1 July 2006. It has an annual salary of $35,000 plus beneﬁts, and $4,000 per annum in research support. The Fellow will be a fully participating member in the Center for Population Biology, and will be expected to have an independent research program that bridges the interests of two or more CPB laboratory groups. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, a short (1-2 page) description of research accomplishments, and a short (1-2 page) description of proposed research indicating potential faculty mentors, and copies of two publications at http://www2.eve.ucdavis. edu/jobs/ all as PDFs. You should also have 3 letters of reference sent by email to Stephanie Macey-Gallow (firstname.lastname@example.org ); please follow instructions at the website. Close Date: Until Filled. Research Associate - Join us as a research associate at various project partner locations throughout Nevada. Presently, we are seeking a qualiﬁed applicant to provide assistance and support to Air Quality Specialists, Botanists, and Wildlife Biologists in order to carry out assignments which involve the administration of BLM land and wildlife habitat management programs. The associate must have education and experience related to wildlife and habitat management, and must have knowledge and abilities in the understanding of management principles that allow them to assist experienced BLM staff in evaluating proposed actions. This research associate position is with the Bureau of Land Management at their Las Vegas Field Ofﬁce. For greater details about this position please visit the employment section of the Research Associate tab on the Great Basin Institute website. Qualiﬁed applicants should send resume, three references, and a cover letter to Chris Warner, Research Associate Coordinator, at email@example.com. edu. Close Date: Until Filled. Conservation Ecologist - The Wilderness Society seeks an experienced conservation ecologist, with an ability to work in the nexus between public policy and science, to join our regional conservation team’s efforts to protect California’s wildlands. This is an exceptional opportunity for a conservation scientist interested in applying their scientiﬁc expertise to real world land management challenges. We seek an applied ecologist who can synthesize and analyze existing scientiﬁc information, develop new information, and translate these ideas into a format that will inﬂuence federal land management decisions in California. The primary goal of this position will be to strengthen conservation practices on federal lands managed by the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management. This position will be a critical part of our multidisciplinary team in California, providing the bedrock of our science-based advocacy, as well as serving as a senior member of our Ecology and Economics Research Department. The ecologist will be involved in numerous
Forestry & Natural Resources aspects of The Wilderness Society’s regional program, but project work will initially be centered on the development of ecological information needed to shape the Forest Service’s decisions regarding off-road vehicle (ORV) management in the 19 California National Forests. The ecologist will lead the development of an ecological framework for evaluating ORV route systems, apply that framework in priority areas, and present those ﬁndings to the agency, elected ofﬁcials, the public and the media in ways that positively inﬂuence Forest Service actions. The ideal candidate has substantial scientiﬁc experience post graduate school, experience with land conservation issues and policies, expertise in California ecosystems, outstanding communication skills, and a proven ability to translate ecological information into public policy and land management recommendations. This is a senior science level position within The Wilderness Society and compensation is competitive with University and Governmental science programs. This position is available immediately and is located in our San Francisco ofﬁce. The Wilderness Society is an equal opportunity employer. The Wilderness Society offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. To apply, please submit a cover letter explaining your qualiﬁcations for this position, resume, writing sample, and names, addresses, phone numbers of three references to: Ms. Geri Wardlow, Recruiting Consultant, The Wilderness Society, 1615 M Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036. Fax: 703-327-0415. Close Date: Until Filled. Field Technician - We are looking for a hard-working and self-motivated individual to assist with ﬁeldwork in a project on the geographic distribution and abundance of the endangered Puerto Rican Nightjar, Caprimulgus noctitherus. Research will be conducted in the dry coastal forests of southwestern Puerto Rico. Field research will include nightjar population surveys and habitat sampling. Applicants must be willing to work long hours during the night, hike in mountainous terrain, and work under sometimes extreme weather conditions. Applicants with coursework in wildlife biology or zoology, and knowledge of avian ecology preferred. Use of GPS equipment and basic conversational skills in Spanish are desirable. The successful applicant must be able to operate trucks with manual transmission and all-terrain vehicles. Salary will be $8/hour plus fringe beneﬁts. This is a full time position with a maximum of 40 hours per week, anticipated starting date of Jan 2006. Housing and work vehicles will be provided. Position will remain open until suitable candidate is found. Include resume and contact information for 3 references. Send materials to: Dr. Francisco J. Vilella, USGS-BRD Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Mail Stop 9691, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Mississippi State, MS 39762; email applications encouraged (EM: fvilella@cfr. msstate.edu). Close Date: Until Filled. Researchers - Opportunities in the ISU Stream Ecology Center: (1) A graduate assistantship for a Ph.D. student will be available beginning summer 2006 to study direct and indirect effects of nonnative brook trout on linked stream-riparian food webs in watersheds of the northern Rocky Mountains. Student will conduct research as part of an NSF-funded collaboration led by Drs. Colden Baxter (ISU) and Kurt Fausch (Colorado State) to investigate these effects and how they may differ between northern and central regions of the Rocky Mountains. Preference will be given to applicants with an M.S. degree in aquatic ecology or related discipline. Candidate must be highly motivated, willing to conduct research in wilderness settings, and work well with a team. Desired qualiﬁcations also include excellent academic record, substantial ﬁeld experience in aquatic ecosystems, a good quantitative background, and strong writing and computing skills. A graduate stipend and full tuition waiver is provided. For more information contact Dr. Colden Baxter (firstname.lastname@example.org, 208-282-6098). (2) A graduate assistantship for a Ph.D. student will be available beginning summer 2006 to study river ecosystem processes in a combination of wilderness and humandominated watersheds of the northern Rocky Mountains. The student will conduct research as part of an NSF-funded, interdisciplinary study focused on understanding human alteration of carbon and nutrient dynamics in watersheds of Idaho. Preference will be given to applicants with an M.S. degree in aquatic ecology, biogeochemistry, or ecosystem ecology. Candidate must be highly motivated, willing to conduct research in wilderness settings, and work well with a team. Desired qualiﬁcations also include excellent academic record, experience with techniques for measuring ecosystem metabolism and nutrient dynamics, a good quantitative background, and strong writing and computing skills. A graduate stipend and full tuition waiver is provided. For more information contact Dr. Colden Baxter (baxtcold@isu. edu, 208-282-6098). (3) A graduate assistantship for a M.S. student will be available beginning summer 2006 to study river-ﬂoodplain linkages in the Salmon River basin located in the mountains of central Idaho. In portions of this basin, ﬂoodplain connectivity has been compromised by land uses such as dredge-mining, while other portions possess some of the most pristine wilderness habitat remaining in the lower 48 states. The student will conduct research in this combination of settings, with the aim of informing habitat and salmon population restoration efforts in the region. Candidate should have a B.S. in biology, ecology,
or related ﬁeld, experience sampling streams and aquatic biota, and demonstrated writing proﬁciency. Student must be highly motivated, willing to conduct research in remote settings, and work well with a team. A graduate stipend and full tuition waiver is provided. For more information contact Dr. Colden Baxter (email@example.com, 208-282-6098). Close Date: Until Filled. Ecological Genomics Position - Genes in Ecology and Ecology in Genes. Graduate Fellowships available for admission in Fall 2006 to participate in this newly emerging ﬁeld at the interface of ecology and genomics. This research initiative will link responses of living systems to environmental change at the genetic level. The overarching goal of this research initiative is to identify the genes that are involved in organismal responses to the environment. This Ecological Genomics initiative takes advantage of existing strengths at Kansas State University in genetics and genomics, ecology and evolutionary biology to answer cross-cutting questions that lie at the interface of genomics and ecology. This collaborative research effort will cross disciplines (genetics and ecology) and departments. In addition, this initiative will also take advantage of experimental manipulations at the Konza Prairie Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) site. Research and education opportunities exist for Graduate Students to work towards a MS or PhD degree in this large collaborative and interdisciplinary effort. Twenty faculty with interests spanning from genetics and genomics of model organisms (Arabidopsis, C. elegans, Drosophila) to microbial, plant and animal organismic biology, and ecosystem ecology are involved in this new research initiative. Applicants should have the interest and willingness to cross disciplines. If you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Close Date: Until Filled. Plant Biologist - The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University invites applications for two year research fellowships in evolutionary biology, biogeography, systematics, development, ecology, genetics, and physiology. Candidates are expected to pursue independent research projects, but must be sponsored by a research scientist or faculty member based at the Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University Herbaria, or Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology. The stipend is $40k per annum plus beneﬁts, with up to $12k additional funds available for research costs. Applications consisting of: curriculum vitae; research proposal (limited to eight single-spaced pages, 12-point font, 1-inch margins including a proposed budget of research costs); statement of relevance of proposed research to applicant’s career goals; letter of support from the Harvard sponsor(s); and three letters of recommendation, should be sent to Dr. Robert Cook, Director, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. Close Date: Until Filled. Assistantship - A 4-yr PhD assistantship in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife is available to investigate the effects of livestock grazing on abundance and reproduction of grassland passerines. This avian ecology project is part of a collaborative (OSU and The Nature Conservancy) research program funded by USDA - NRI to conduct a large-scale experimental investigation of grassland food web responses to livestock stocking rates. The successful candidate will be part of a team of scientists representing the disciplines of Animal Science, Entomology, Plant Ecology and Wildlife Ecology. The prospective student should have a M.S. degree in Wildlife Biology, Ecology or related discipline. S(he) should also have background and strong interest in avian population ecology. Experience working on multi-disciplinary grassland projects is desirable as are excellent quantitative skills and publication experience. The assistantship will be available May 1, 2006. Coursework will be completed at OSU in Corvallis and research will be conducted at The Nature Conservancy’s Zumwalt Prairie Preserve. After coursework is completed the student will work at Union Experiment Station in Union, OR (location of Dr. Patricia Kennedy - PhD advisor). Assistantships include a 12-month stipend ($1650/ mos), tuition, and health insurance. See here and here for admission requirements. Send (email preferred) a cover letter summarizing your background, relevant experience, motivation and interests, a resume, transcripts, GRE scores and contact information for three references to: Patricia L. Kennedy, Eastern Oregon Agricultural Research Center, Union Experiment Station, P.O. Box E, Union, OR 97883, pat. email@example.com. Close Date: Until Filled. Research Assistant - The Centre for Applied Conservation Research is seeking to ﬁll a full-time research assistant position. The position is for six months initially, with a possible 12 – 18 month extension. This job will be related to a collaborative project of the Centre for Applied Conservation Research (Forestry, UBC) Parks Canada and BC Ministry of Environment to develop and evaluate quantitative methods for identifying critical habitat in the context of Canada’s Species at Risk Act. The incumbent will be responsible for assisting faculty and collaborators with (1) the collection of life history and habitat data, (2) assembling data for a review of the potential and actual applications of quantitative methods for critical habitat identiﬁcation, (3) producing and summarizing model output using spatially-explicit population viability analysis software (e.g. RAMAS GIS, PATCH, VORTEX) and (4) completing other tasks related to the project, as required. Personal Speciﬁcations And Skills:
A well motivated individual with an excellent combination of technical and communication skills is required. The successful applicant is expected, under general supervision, to perform a variety of non-technical and technical scientiﬁc activities in the computer lab. S/he must have excellent communication skills both verbal and written in order to contact different agencies or individuals for data collection. The applicant must have at least a university degree, preferably an MSc with expertise in population ecology, metapopulation dynamics and/or landscape ecology. S/he must have a good basic understanding of statistics, strong database management skills, experience performing spatial population viability analyses and knowledge of GIS. Experience with literature reviews and manuscript preparation would also be valued assets. Ability to work at a computer on a full-time basis is required. For more details regarding the application procedure, or to submit an application, please go here and click on Trades/Technical. This position will be posted at this website from 12 – 16 December 2005. All applications must be submitted to UBC Human Resources. For more details regarding the position, please feel free to contact Janelle Curtis at janelle. firstname.lastname@example.org. Close Date: Until Filled.
Field Station Manager - The Department of Biology of the University of Akron is seeking a ﬁeld station manager for the newly acquired Martin Center for Field Studies and Environmental Education, located on the 400 acre Bath Nature Preserve. In addition to primary use by The Department of Biology, the preserve and ﬁeld station are used by a variety of departments, including Geology, Geography and Planning, and Anthropology for both research and environmental education classes. The successful applicant will have a Masters or PhD degree in a ﬁeld of environmental science or biology and will be responsible for: 1) Oversight of ﬁeld station building maintenance, including care and maintenance of research and teaching equipment, 2) coordinating and participating in research/teaching activities at the station and on the nature preserve, and 3) promoting development of the station according to its combined mission of teaching, research and outreach. Preference will be given to candidates with proven teaching experience, especially in the area of biological and ﬁeld/environmental studies. Candidates with previous experience managing or working in a ﬁeld station are encouraged to apply. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, brief statements on research and teaching interests, and three letters of recommendation to: Chair, Field Station Manager Search, Department of Biology, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325-3908. Close Date: Until Filled. Forest Crew Team Leader - Plant, cultivate and care for trees, ﬂowers, plants, shrubs and other ﬂora. Lead silviculture, site preparation and natural restoration work. Provide on-site coordination of restoration efforts with contractors, park managers, local community groups and other organizations. Ensure compliance with appropriate rules and regulations. Assist in formulating, designing, writing and implementing silviculture and forest management plans, proposals and projects. Supervise ﬁeld crew(s) composed of forestry technicians, seasonal employees, volunteers and others. Manage personnel issues, and ensure needed materials are available for projects. Two years of full-time experience in gardening work, including experience in each of the following: planting, cultivating and caring for the trees, plants, shrubs and lawns; or Thirty credits in horticulture, agriculture or a related ﬁeld from an accredited college or community college, and one year of experience as described in “1” above; or A certiﬁcate from a recognized horticultural or botanical program, and one year of full-time experience described in “1” above; or Education and/or experience equivalent to “1”, “2”, or “3” above. However, candidates must have at least one year of full-time experience as described in “1” above. Valid New York State Driver License. A commercial Pesticide Applicator-Category 3A License issued by the State of New York Department of Environmental Conservation. To apply, please submit cover letter & resume with JVN # to: David Terhune, Director of Personnel, City of New York/Parks & Recreation, 24 West 61st Street, 2nd ﬂoor, New York, NY 10023. Email: email@example.com, Attention: JVN # 846-06-11432. Close Date: Until Filled. Prescribed Fire Crew Technician - The job will entail working with others as a team in preparing for and conducting prescribed burns on TNC-LAFO preserves in Louisiana, mainly in St. Tammany Parish, but occasionally in other parts of the state . Preparation for burns will chieﬂy involve creating fire breaks and travel lanes, controlling burn hazards, and maintaining and staging equipment. During
burns, ﬁre crew members will work under the TNC ﬁre leader and perform various duties instrumental to the burn, including ignition, ﬁre monitoring patrol, and controlling ﬁre escapes. Many other general stewardship activities will be performed when weather conditions do not permit burning, and may include exotic species control, habitat plantings, trail maintenance, equipment maintenance, ecological monitoring, boundary marking and other activities. Excellent physical condition. Ability to meet minimum TNC training and health requirements for prescribed burning at the arduous level. For LAFO: 45 pound pack test result of 45 minutes or less. Possession of “Red Card” and prior experience with prescribed burning preferred but not mandatory. S130/190 training will be required in the case of no current Red Card. Base salary will be $10.00/hour, with overtime salary (time and a half) of $15.00/hour. Work weeks: Standard work weeks will be 35 hours of work each week, provided the weather is suitable for working, there is no ofﬁcial TNC holiday(s) that week, or no other unforeseen extenuating circumstance occurs that would prevent the crew from working. Overtime is paid for all hours that exceed 40 hours per work week. Typical non-burn work days will be 7 hours (8.5 hours including lunch and breaks). Most prescribed ﬁre days exceed a 10 hour day, so overtime can be expected to be common during an active burn period. Housing: Crew members may be required to live in provided housing. If speciﬁed housing is not required, housing may be provided but will be a taxable beneﬁt. Please contact Latimore Smith of TNC-LAFO at phone 985-796-5600 or 225-338-1040, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information about this position. Close Date: Until Filled. Graduate Student Positions (2) - School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science. We are seeking two graduate students (Ph.D.) for the following positions. Each position includes tuition and a competitive stipend. Funds are also available to cover travel and ﬁeld expenses. This project is supported by the National Science Foundation. For more information, contact David Flaspohler (djﬂaspo@mtu.edu, phone: 906-487-3608) or Chris Webster (cwebster@mtu. edu; phone: 906-487-3618). Both projects will examine trade-offs between plant and avian community diversity and productivity in grassland and forest landscapes in the Great Lakes region. One position will focus on northern forest ecosystems and the other will focus on southern grasslands (restored tallgrass prairies). Applicants should have a strong quantitative background in ﬁeld ecology. Qualiﬁed candidates should have a M.S. in wildlife ecology, forestry, natural resource management, botany/plant ecology, environmental science, or a related discipline. A basic familiarity with plant and bird species in the region and some prior coursework in statistics and GIS are preferred. Close Date: Until Filled. Postdoctoral Position - A postdoctoral position is available for an NSF-Plant Genome Research Program funded project on the proteomics of seed development in oilseeds. The project will involve large scale proteomic analysis of seed coat, embryo, and endosperm tissues from crop oilseeds. Advanced protein quantiﬁcation and identiﬁcation techniques will be employed for this project. Funding for this project is renewable for a period of four years. Access and training on mass spectrometry instrumentation will be provided. Prior experience in any of the following areas: protein biochemistry, proteomics, mass spectrometry and bioinformatics is desirable. Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry, Biology or Molecular Biology and have a strong interest in seed metabolism. Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work well in a collaborative research environment are essential. Competitive salary (commensurate with experience), fringe beneﬁts including health insurance, and travel support to meetings are available for this position. Please email a cover letter and recent CV to Jay Thelen at thelenj@missouri. edu Job Contact Email: email@example.com. Close Date: Until Filled. Landscape Ecology Position - Have you ever considered the Washington State Department of Natural Resources is recruiting for a Landscape Ecologist. This position is responsible for developing a research and monitoring program with an emphasis on landscapes managed for northern spotted owl, marbeled murrelet, riparian and other habitats of concern. This position is located in Olympia, WA. Monthly salary up to $5,175 with a complete beneﬁts package. Interested? You can obtain the complete job announcement with application instructions at: www.dnr. wa.gov/jobs. If you have questions please contact us at: DNRrecruiting@wadnr.gov or 360.902.1142. Close Date: Until Filled. Cooperative Extension Specialist – University of California. The Forest Management Specialist is a senior level position responsible for developing a strong research and outreach program focused on sustainable management of California’s forest and woodland resources. It is a career-track, 11-month position in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at the University of California at Berkeley, available July 1, 2006. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. degree in forest management or closely related ﬁeld with a proven record of accomplishment in problemsolving research and effective outreach in forest and natural
Forestry & Natural Resources resource management. We are looking for candidates who have demonstrated a professional understanding and interest in a broad range of natural resource ﬁelds related to forest and hardwood rangeland management. All applicants should have the qualiﬁcations necessary to attain licensing as a Registered Professional Forester in the state of California within three years of appointment. The specialist will be a member of the Ecosystem Science Division of the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management. The Specialist may request an appointment as Adjunct Professor that will allow the supervision of graduate students. Please submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of research and outreach interests, pertinent reprints, and three letters of reference to the address listed below. Please refer your referees to the UC Berkeley Statement of Conﬁdentiality found at: http://apo. chance.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html. Chair, Forest Management Specialist Search Committee, Department of Environmental Science Policy and Management, 137 Mulford Hall MC 3114, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-3114. Close Date: Until Filled. Forest Resource Economist - The Wilderness Society is developing a dynamic interdisciplinary Forest Campaign in the Northern Rockies. The campaign will focus on restoration forestry and roadless area protection, including designing and implementing comprehensive conservation strategies for a number of ecologically important forest landscapes. Illustrating the positive linkage between the economy and protecting wildlands is an important component of this campaign, including building the case for sustainable jobs linked to wildland restoration and protection. Our resource economist will build a factual foundation to inform a broad public discussion of the need for protecting wildlands and for a restoration program that improves ecological integrity while building sustainable economies. We seek an applied economist who can synthesize existing information and develop new information critical to improving understanding of the relationships between wildlands and sustainable economies in Northern Rockies and to support sound conservation and management decisions affecting those wildlands. The resource economist is responsible for designing, developing and implementing a program of economic research and extension in support of The Wilderness Society’s Forest Restoration campaigns. The economy in the Northern Rockies has experienced a signiﬁcant shift away from development of natural resources toward an information- and amenity-based economy. One of the advantages the region enjoys is proximity to wildlands and outdoor recreation. The resource economist will synthesize existing and develop new information that illustrates how protecting those wildlands enhances the economy. Part of the restoration forestry program will include showing how restoration can lead to sustainable jobs and healthy vibrant economies Understanding the economic ramiﬁcations for Forest Service management and funding options and inﬂuencing how the Forest Service allocates their limited resources will help move a conservation agenda. The Resource Economist will also communicate information gained to a variety of audiences, including decision-makers in management agencies, reporters and others in the media, conservation organizations, business and economic development community, and community members. In some places, we may work in collaborative processes and the resource economist will be an important source of information and possible solutions to management questions. Development of scientiﬁc reports, science and policy briefs, comment letters, and peer-reviewed journal articles are important products. Qualiﬁcations: Doctoral (strongly preferred) or master’s degree in economics (agricultural, natural resource, environmental, or regional economics preferred) or in natural resource management, public policy or a related discipline with a strong economic component; Exceptional written and oral communication skills that show the ability to translate complex economic facts into information that can be understood and used by the conservation community, agency staff, and media personnel; Understanding of federal land management and federal environmental laws is helpful. Knowledge of conservation issues on Northern Rockies public lands and how these relate to natural resource management and federal public land policy is helpful; Solid computer skills (spreadsheet, database, econometric package, word processing/desktop publishing, GIS); Experience collecting, processing and communicating quantitative information; Experience working in multi-disciplinary teams and with diverse groups in and outside the conservation community; Ability to think strategically and participate in the development of conservation programs essential; Demonstrated ability to work independently, think creatively, and write convincingly; Frequent, short-duration travel, both in and out of the region is required. To apply please submit a cover letter explaining your qualiﬁcations for this position, resume, writing sample, and names, addresses, phone numbers of three references to: Ms. Geri Wardlow, Recruiting Consultant; 1615 M Street, NW Washington, DC 20036; fax #703-327-0415;email firstname.lastname@example.org. Close Date: Until Filled. Forestry Technician - Under supervision, assist with natural area management work such as planting, cultivating and caring for trees, plants, shrubs and other ﬂora. Operate cars, trucks and other types of motorized vehicles and
equipment incidental to the performance of duties. Collect statistical data and make ﬁeld measurements for natural area inventory, monitoring and management. Operate and maintain technical and professional instruments, kits and tools incidental to management, research, inventory and survey duties. May supervise volunteers and seasonal and temporary employees. Maintain daily records, monitor progress of ﬁeld projects and write status reports. Qualiﬁcations: One year of full-time experience in gardening work, including experience in each of the following: planting, cultivating and caring for trees, plants, shrubs and lawns; or Thirty credits, at least ﬁfteen of which must pertain to horticulture, agriculture or a related ﬁeld from an accredited college or community college; or a certiﬁcate from a recognized horticultural or botanical program; or Education and/or experience equivalent to “1” or “2” above. Motor vehicle Driver License valid in the state of New York. Qualiﬁcations: Bachelor’s degree or graduate degree with emphasis in botany, ecology, forestry, and wildlife management or related ﬁelds. Experience with hand and power tools used in natural resource work a plus. Familiarity with both native and invasive species of the northeastern United States. Valid pesticide applicator license. Ability to safely lift 50 lbs. of weight. To apply, please submit cover letter & resume with JVN # to: David Terhune, Director of Personnel, City of New York/Parks & Recreation, 24 West 61st Street, 2nd ﬂoor, New York, NY 10023. Email: email@example.com, Attention: JVN # 846-06-11433. Close Date: Until Filled. Natural Resource Specialist - The Great Basin Institute is looking to hire a natural resource specialist research associate to provide assistance and support to Air Quality Specialists, Botanists, and Wildlife Biologists in order to carry out assignments which involve the administration of BLM land and wildlife habitat management programs. The associate must have education and experience related to wildlife and habitat management, and must have knowledge and abilities in the understanding of management principles that allow them to assist experienced BLM staff in evaluating proposed actions. The successful applicant must have college coursework in environmental science, wildlife biology, and/or ecology. As well, the successful applicant must possess effective communications skills and familiarity with ArcView GIS software and GPS equipment. While an applicant possessing or working towards a Master’s degree is preferred, applicants with a BS and signiﬁcant ﬁeld experience in an appropriate and related ﬁeld will be considered. In addition, the successful applicant will have an understanding of the Endangered Species Act, and interest in the BLM permitting process. Previous work experience in the Mojave Desert, especially with the Desert Tortoise (gopherus agassizii), and/or endangered species management, NEPA compliance, or BLM policies are a plus. Qualiﬁed applicants should send a resume, cover letter and three references to Chris warner (firstname.lastname@example.org. edu). Close Date: Until Filled. Project Manager (Forestry) – New York. Under general supervision, with some latitude for independent initiative for independent and judgement, perform difﬁcult supervisory or administrative functions. Develop and implement plans to conserve and restore the city’s forest ecosystem, including strategies for soils and invasive and native plant species. Oversee the collection of statistical measurements, monitoring and inventory data in support of Parks’ forest management goals. Manage restoration projects and field crews; administer funds and track expenditures; complete projects on time and within budget. Prepare and update speadsheets, correspondence, maps and reports documenting status and progress of projects. Work with other Parks staff to develop grant proposals and attend meetings within and outside the agency as needed. Qualiﬁcations: Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and three years of satisfactory, full-time progressively responsible clerical/administrative experience, one year of which must have been in an administrative capacity or supervising staff performing clerical/administrative work of more than moderate difﬁculty; or An associate degree or 60 semester credits from an accredited college and four years of satisfactory, full-time progressively responsible experience as described in “1” above; or A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and ﬁve years of satisfactory, full-time progressively responsible experience as described in “1” above; or Education and/or experience equivalent to “1”, “2”, or “3” above. However, all candidates must possess the one year of administrative or supervisory experience as described in “1” above. Education above the high school level may be substituted for the general clerical/administrative experience (but not for the one year of administrative or supervisory experience described in “1” above) at a rate of 30 semester credits from an accredited college for 6 months of experience up to a maximum of 3 ½ years. Year-Round Parks & Recreation employees who need resume assistance may call 212-830-7851 for an appointment. To apply, please submit cover letter & resume with JVN # to: David Terhune, Director of Personnel, City of New York/Parks & Recreation, 24 West 61st Street, 2nd ﬂoor, New York, NY 10023. Email: email@example.com, Attention: JVN # 846-06-11431. Close Date: Until Filled. Natural Resource Specialist - Virginia Tech University.
These are long-term positions with full beneﬁts through Virginia Tech University. Work location is Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. Will work as part of a team with project PIs (Jeff Walters and Carola Haas), graduate students, a ﬁeld coordinator and two other technicians studying red-cockaded woodpeckers, Florida bog frogs, ﬂatwoods salamanders and other species of conservation interest. Must be in good physical condition, willing to climb to 60’ and able to operate power drills, and able to walk through streams and wetlands wearing waders. Degree in biology, zoology, ﬁsheries and wildlife biology or related ﬁeld required. Experience working with red-cockaded woodpeckers, identifying birds by sight and sound, capturing and marking amphibians, measuring wetland habitats, conducting frog call counts, reading color bands, constructing artiﬁcial cavities and banding birds preferred. Pay band 2, salary dependent on qualiﬁcations. Access our web site at http://www.hr.vt.edu/ to submit an application, (resume or cover letter also requested), search on posting number 043298. Individuals desiring assistance/accommodation in the application/interview process should contact us (PH: 540 231-5301 voice, 540 231-6258 TDD). For more information contact Jeff Walters (EM: firstname.lastname@example.org), Carola Haas, (EM: email@example.com), or JIM KOWALSKY (EM: firstname.lastname@example.org). Close Date: Until Filled. Postdoctoral Appointments (2) - The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) invites applications for two (2) postdoctoral appointments in a new and experimental teaching and research program. The teaching component will entail instruction in a Federal 401 Certiﬁcation Program for Fire Management Personnel. Students from ﬁre management positions in 5 government agencies (primarily BLM) will come to UNLV to take 8 intensive two-week courses over a 15-month period, including Introductory Biology (2 courses), Conservation Biology, Ecology, Biological Modeling, Field Ecology, Plant Ecology, and Biogeography. Each course will include full T.A. support for the postdoctoral instructors. When not teaching in these two-week courses, the post-docs will be expected to engage in a research program in collaboration with one or more of the participating faculty in this program -- Daniel Thompson, Lawrence Walker, Brett Riddle, Stan Smith, Paul Schulte, and Peter Starkweather. Please see our department’s web site for a description of the research programs for these faculty. Assuming two-week preparation time for each intensive course, and four courses per postdoc, we anticipate that each postdoctoral position will be approximately 1/3 teaching and 2/3 research. Each position is currently for one year, with potential for a second year. Please e-mail Dr. Daniel Thompson (dthompson@ccmail. nevada.edu) for further information on the program. We seek candidates for this position with teaching experience and a desire to participate in a unique program that will provide instruction, with an emphasis on resource management, to highly motivated mid-career professionals in the ﬁelds of ecology, conservation biology, and basic biology. Applications should include a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy that is speciﬁc for the 401 Certiﬁcation Program, a statement of research interests, and a list of at least three referees with their current email addresses. Research programs that span the expertise of several faculty labs are encouraged. Applications should be sent to Dr. Daniel Thompson, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Nevada Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV 89154-4004. Close Date: Until Filled. Burn Specialist - Minimum Qualiﬁcations: B.S. or B.A. in Biology, Conservation Biology, Ecology, Environmental Studies, Wildlife Management, or a similar program; additional experience helpful. Location: Tall Timbers Research Station, Tallahassee, FL. Duration: Approximately 6 months; great short-term position for recent graduates, but no renewal anticipated. Pay: Approximately $13,500.00. Contact: Dr. Kevin Robertson, (EM: email@example.com; PH: 850-893-4153 ext. 254). Tall Timbers Research Station is working with state agencies in Florida to develop methods for monitoring the prescribed burning conducted on Florida conservation lands. The objectives of the work are (1) to conduct a thorough review of existing ﬁre-monitoring procedures and enter references into a bibliographic database; (2) to solicit critical reviews of ﬁre-monitoring procedures from land managers throughout Florida and determine procedures that satisfy management objectives; (3) to test standard procedures for collecting data on prescribed burns at several managed areas in Florida; and (4) to evaluate and reﬁne procedures based on ﬁeld trials and to assist in developing a draft instruction manual. In addition to minimum qualiﬁcations, applicants should have strong communication and writing skills, enjoy ﬁeld work in hot and often buggy settings, and work well with a broad range of people. Experience with Access, ProCite, Excel, ArcView or ArcGIS, and vegetation sampling techniques also will be helpful. The position will be stationed at Tall Timbers Research Station with work statewide. We anticipate approximately 1 month of total travel time this Spring. Applicants should send a cover letter and a resume (with at least 3 references) to firstname.lastname@example.org. The letter and resume should be created using Word or WordPerfect, and please include “Prescribed Burn Specialist” in subject line. Close Date: Until Filled.
Researcher - A post-doctoral position is available to work with Dr Maria Uriarte at Columbia University on a project aimed at examining the impact of forest harvesting regimes on forest composition and economic value. Applicants should have a PhD in ecology, statistics, or computer science. Applicants must have an excellent command of C++ and artiﬁcial neural networks; experience with forest models is desirable. The position will be based in New York City. This appointment, which is funded by NSF, is available for up to 2 years depending on qualiﬁcations, experience and performance. The position offers competitive salary plus beneﬁts. Post-doctoral associates are also eligible for subsidized Columbia housing. The desired start date is March 1, 2006, but this date is ﬂexible for exceptional candidates. Applications, including a cover letter, copy of a CV, representative publications and the names and addresses of three referees, should be sent by post or email to Dr. Maria Uriarte, Dept. of Ecology, Evolution & Environmental Biology, 10th Floor Schermerhorn Extension, 1200 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027. Email: email@example.com. Close Date: Until Filled. Natural Resources Management Director - BHE Environmental, Inc., an environmental consulting company providing a broad range of services to clients nationwide, has an immediate opening in our Cincinnati ofﬁce for the Director of our Natural Resources Management Group. Position requires an MS or PhD in biology, botany, zoology, wildlife biology or related environmental/natural science discipline and 10+ years of experience. Prior consulting experience is a must. Candidates must have a strong applied technical knowledge of, and management experience with regulatory compliance projects focusing upon NEPA (EA, EIS), CWA (§404 and §401 permitting), and ESA (§7 and §10), and be familiar with the compliance and planning needs of agencies including DoD, FERC, and state DOTs. Experience should reﬂect capabilities in designing and managing linear corridor projects, private real property development, and federal resource conservation programs. Responsibilities will include project and client management, providing group leadership, overall managerial direction and administration, and guidance to meet established ﬁnancial standards. This role carries the responsibility of overall group productivity, proﬁtability, client satisfaction, and quality of work. The successful candidate will oversee the group’s business planning, the professional and personal development of staff, and employee relations. This position requires excellent organizational skills; strong oral and written communication skills; the ability to work well with others, as well as working independently to accomplish duties with minimal supervision; and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced/high pressure environment with a commitment to outstanding customer service. Submit resume, salary history, and references: BHE Environmental, Inc., Attn: Human Resources, 11733 Chesterdale Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45246. Fax (513) 326-1586, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Close Date: Until Filled. Researcher - We are seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral candidate who will work with an interdisciplinary group on studying the impacts of forest harvesting and reservoir on the carbon budget of aquatic ecosystem in eastern Canada, Project goals are to: 1) understand the factors responsible for the degradation or sequestration of terrestrial organic matter; 2) develop a new process-based model by linking the forest and aquatic ecosystems; 3) use the resulting data and the new carbon model to investigate the potential impacts of forest harvesting and reservoir impoundment on these factors in terms of changes in the greenhouse gas emission budgets at watershed scale. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in ecology, environmental science, soil science, geography, forest science, or natural resource management, and a strong interest in modelling and biogeochemical cycles. Expertise in carbon modelling and computer programming (C, C++) and experience with ﬁeld measurements, GIS, and data analysis are desirable. A competitive salary, commensurate with experience will be offered. The initial appointment is for 1 year with possibility of extension to 2-3 years. Continuation of employment is dependent upon satisfactory work performance and availability of funds. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, CV, and the names/contact information for three references to Dr. Changhui Peng (peng.changhui@uqam. ca). The anticipated starting date will be on January 2006 or as soon as possible. For more information, please contact: Prof. Changhui Peng, Ph.D., Canada Research Chair (Environment Modelling), Institiute of environment sciences, University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM), Case postale 8888, succ Centre-Ville, Montreal (QC), Canada H3C 3P8. Tel: (514) 987-3000 ext. 1056#; Fax: (514) 987-4718. Close Date: Until Filled. Forestry Technician - Seeking applicants to ﬁll a full-time forestry technician position based in the Santa Rosa area. Responsibilities include timber harvest plan preparation, timber marking, inventory and general forestry ﬁeld and ofﬁce work under the supervision of a California Registered Professional Forester. The position requires a valid driver’s license, ability to work in a forested environment, under all weather conditions, and on steep ground. Qualiﬁcations: Minimum 2-year Associate in Science Degree in Forestry or related natural resource ﬁeld, or adequate experience
Environmental Science & Engineering and training to meet this requirement. Written and verbal communication skills, and computer skills are required. Environmental Resource Solutions, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Work will be directed from ERS’s Santa Rosa ofﬁce. Please submit resume with salary history to: Environmental Resource Solutions, Inc., attn. John W. Williams, 2300 Northpoint Parkway, Santa Rosa, CA 95407; e-mail: email@example.com; Phone: 707-566-7510; Fax: 707-566-7368. Close Date :Until Filled. Assistant Forester - The County of San Bernardino (County) Public Works Department (Department) is seeking the services of a Registered Professional Forester to perform various duties as a contract employee. In addition to a Registered Professional Forester, the County is soliciting services of an Assistant Forester. Applications will be accepted for both fulltime positions with anticipated employment duration through 2007. Part time status will be considered at the request of the applicant. An hourly rate fee proposal, including estimated travel costs, administrative, etc., is requested along with a resume. The positions require a minimum of 10 ofﬁce hours per week with the ofﬁce being located in the Running Springs area of the San Bernardino County Mountains. The positions also require a valid driver’s licenses, ability to work in a forest environment, strong communication skills and ability to deal with the public as well as various agencies. Interested parties are requested to submit resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org or send to PO Box 130HT, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92352 attention Erwin Fogerson. Phone (909) 239-2052. Close Date: Until Filled. Forester - Mendocino Redwood Company, LLC, is looking for Inventory Forester for their Northern California redwood forests (Ukiah area). The Inventory Forester will collect and analyze data relating to timberlands and long term planning, and create reports and maps to be distributed to Area Foresters, Biologists and management for strategic planning purposes. Essential duties and responsibilities: develop, organize and implement timber cruising for the Company; interpret aerial photographs to determine timber types and other forest attributes; develop and maintain timber stands using a GIS software program (ArcView, Arcedit); design speciﬁc maps as requested using GIS software; maintain and update Access databases; conduct model runs and generate reports for analysis; manage and maintain MRC’s inventory, growth and harvest information and provide regular reports of such to internal staff, managers, regulators and owners; and coordinate the acquisition and analysis of data. The
person in this position will provide work direction to others but does not have direct performance appraisal responsibility for them. Must carry a valid California Driver’s License and be eligible to operate a company vehicle under company policy guidelines. Education and/or Experience: Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. MRC offers excellent compensation and beneﬁts. Interested candidates should forward a resume to email@example.com. For more information about MRC visit www.mrc.com. Close Date: Until Filled. Biologists – We anticipate hiring several biologists to conduct biological resource assessments for California Department of Forestry projects in San Diego, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. Primary duties will include: conducting ﬁeld assessments to document baseline conditions of biological resources, identiﬁcation and mapping of sensitive biological resources (e.g., wetlands, meadows), identiﬁcation and mapping of habitat for special-status species, and preparing scientiﬁc reports that document the results of ﬁeld assessment and provide recommendations for the protection of sensitive or important biological resources. Position is expected to last for several months, and perhaps longer. Additional work opportunities with TSS are possible upon completion of the project. Salary will be $20/hour. Positions will be open until ﬁlled. Applicants should posses a B.S. degree in ecology, biology, botany, wildlife management, or related discipline. Applicants should have biological ﬁeld experience in Southern California and knowledge of the region’s ﬂora and fauna. Biologists must be in good physical condition and must be able to work independently. Strong scientiﬁc writing skills are required (applicants will be required to demonstrate their scientiﬁc writing abilities). Knowledge of forestry and CA Forest Practice Rules is desirable, but not required. To apply, send a resume and list of references to: Scott Cashen, TSS Consultants, 3264 Hudson Ave., Walnut Creek, CA 94597. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Close Date: Until Filled. Ph.D. or M.S. Graduate Research Assistantship Wildlife Ecology, Division of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries Resources Program. Starting Date: May 2006 or negotiable. This project is designed to study the effects of various canopy removal levels and large woody debris manipulation on birds in streamside management zones. Speciﬁc objectives are to: 1. document the short-term response of vegetation to
two levels of canopy removal in riparian zones, emphasizing habitat characteristics important to ruffed grouse, woodcock, and songbirds; 2. determine the response of terrestrial arthropods to two levels of canopy removal in riparian zones; and 3. evaluate the response of the avian community to two levels of canopy removal in riparian zones, and compare avian communities between riparian and upland areas. This project will be part of a larger project that also includes water quality, benthic invertebrates, and ﬁsh. The student will be working toward a M.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Resources or a Ph.D. in Forest Science (Emphasis in Wildlife and Fisheries Science). Qualiﬁcations: B. S. (for M.S. degree) or M.S. (for Ph.D.) in Wildlife, or closely related ﬁeld. Minimum GPA of 3.0 and combined quantitative/verbal GRE scores of 1100. A strong interest in avian ecology, forest management, or riparian areas is essential. Industrious, hard-working student that can make decisions independently, work cooperatively with other students, and supervise technicians is required. Stipend: $12k/year (M.S.), $15k/year (Ph.D.) plus health insurance and complete tuition waiver. Interested individuals should send a letter of interest, resume, a 500-word statement of purpose (why you want to work on this project at WVU, your research and career interests, etc.), copy of transcripts and GRE scores, and contact information for 3 references to Dr. James T. Anderson, West Virginia University, Division of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries Resources Program, 322 Percival Hall, P. O. Box 6125, Morgantown, WV 26506-6125 USA. Telephone (304) 293-2941, extension 2445, Fax (304) 293-2441, E-mail: email@example.com. Close Date: Until Filled. Researchers - Departments of Forestry and Geography, Michigan State University. Candidates are sought to join a multidisciplinary team studying the environmental and economic consequences of land use/land cover changes (LUCC) in Chinas upper Yangtze basin. Expectations for the position would be to develop land use/land cover classifications for the study area and to use these to project impacts of LUCC on soil erosion and regional C sequestration. A Ph.D in ecology, geography or related discipline is required, as well as demonstrated expertise in remote sensing and GIS modeling. The position is annually renewable for up to two years. Please send CV, statement of research accomplishments and interests, representative publications, and three letters of reference to: David Rothstein, Department of Forestry, Michigan State University, E. Lansing, MI 48824-1222. Close Date: Until Filled.
Environmental Coordinator Fannin, Texas
Coleto Creek Power, LP, a well established 632 MW coal-ﬁred power plant in Goliad County Texas, has an immediate opening for an Environmental Coordinator. This critical role facilitates and coordinates all environmental programs to ensure overall plant and regulatory requirements are met. We offer challenging and rewarding work, with a competitive salary and beneﬁts package. Essential Duties Include: Monitors Air, Wastewater and Hazardous Waste permit conditions to ensure compliance with permit conditions. Coordinates regulatory reporting to environmental, safety, and industrial hygiene agencies, ensures regulatory notiﬁcations are made as required by environmental, safety, and industrial hygiene regulations for releases and upset conditions and services as a focal point for regulatory agencies. Provides day-to-day technical and regulatory support to the plant with support, as needed, from the appropriate program area sections in Environmental Services. Maintains a working knowledge of environmental regulatory requirements applicable to the power plants. Coordinates and/or provides required environmental and safety training. Participates in planning and implementing community based and other civic programs involving environmental matters. Lead root cause mapping processes and identify solutions to prevent recurrence of accidents or non-compliance incidents. Qualiﬁed candidates must meet the following requirements: Must have a Bachelor Degree, preferably in Science, Engineering, or related ﬁeld. Strong working knowledge of EPA, TCEQ, OSHA and other government regulations that apply to employee health and safety and environmental compliance. Minimum of four (4) years of environmental experience, or equivalent. Thorough understanding of power plant environmental, health, and safety issues. Excellent writing and verbal communication skills. The selected candidate must work well in a team environment, be dependable, highly organized, and detail oriented. TO APPLY: Visit our Careers Opportunity web site and apply on line at www. sempra.com. Coleto Creek Power, LP is an Equal Opportunity employer. Coleto Creek is part of Topaz Power Group, a joint venture owned by Sempra Energy Partners and Carlyle/Riverstone.
Postdoctoral Position - Earth and Environmental Systems Institute, Pennsylvania State University. A postdoctoral position is available to work on the interactions between climatic change and terrestrial ecosystems. Topics include the potential effects of warming, changes in precipitation, increased CO2 concentrations, and/or increased concentrations of O3 in the lower atmosphere on the structure and functioning of ecosystems. We are seeking an innovative individual who will become a catalyst for interactions among ecologists and climate scientists. The scientist will have considerable freedom to develop their own research projects within the broader context of the research programs of the Northeastern Regional Center of the Department of Energy’s National Institutes for Climatic Change Research. The successful candidate should have a strong background in terrestrial ecology, atmospheric sciences, or a closely related ﬁeld. Strong quantitative skills, particularly the ability to work with complex databases and numerical models, are required. Experience with terrestrial ecology, statistics, geospatial analyses, and inverse methods in the earth sciences is especially desirable. Strong collaborative skills will be necessary. The initial appointment is for one year, with good potential for continued support. The position is available immediately. Applications received by 20 January, 2006 will receive full consideration. The salary will be competitive, commensurate with experience. Please send a curriculum vitae including list of publications (a sample publication is welcome but not required), the names and addresses of three references, and a short (one to two page) statement of research interests and long-term goals to: Linda Decker, Administrative Assistant, Northeastern Regional Center of the DOE National Institute for Climatic Change Research, 2217 Earth and Engineering Sciences Building, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 814-863-9563, Fax: 814-865-3191. Close Date: Until Filled. Research Associate - The USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Grassland, Soil and Water Research Laboratory in Temple, Texas, is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate, (Research Ecologist) for a two year appointment.
A Ph.D. is required. Salary is commensurate with experience ($50,593 - $78,826 per annum) plus beneﬁts. Citizenship restrictions apply. The incumbent will conduct ﬁeld research on the responses of dominant grasses in the Central Plains to precipitation variability and the likely consequences for carbon cycling. Knowledge of plant ecology and experience with techniques in plant ecophysiology and soil tissue analysis are desirable. Refer to www.ars.usda.gov/careers for further information on Postdoctoral Research Associate positions, for complete application instructions, and the full text announcement (RA-06-014H). Send application materials (email preferred) and three letters of reference to Dr. Philip Fay, USDA-ARS, Grassland, Soil and Water Research Laboratory, 808 E. Blackland Road, Temple, TX 76502, email@example.com. Close Date: Until Filled. Environmental Specialist – Jefferson City, Missouri. The Missouri Department of Transportation is seeking qualiﬁed candidates for an intermediate or senior level environmental specialist. The intermediate or senior environmental specialist ensures that assigned projects comply with federal and state environmental regulations. This is one position, to be hired at either level dependent on qualiﬁcations. Job may require exposure to moderately adverse and undesirable environmental conditions if job tasks focus on environmental impacts in the areas of hazardous materials, wetlands, or biological sciences/endangered species. Both levels require a Bachelors Degree in Social, Environmental, or Natural Sciences, or related ﬁeld. The intermediate level requires two years of experience in environmental studies; the senior level requires four years. Starting salary range is expected to be $3400 to $4357 monthly, dependent on qualiﬁcations. This position is for a specialist involved in wetlands delineation, Section 404 permit processing, and mitigation development. The specialist prepares permit applications or reviews consultation documents, assists in preparation of contract special provisions, and develops and monitors mitigation projects. Wetland delineation training and experience with Section 404 of the Clean Water Act is desirable. A background in soils, plant taxonomy and/or hydrology is preferred. Familiarity with laws, policies and procedures related to wetlands and streams, and knowledge of geography, cartography, computer applications and global positioning systems is desired. Position is located in the state capitol of Jefferson City, in beautiful mid-Missouri. Small town environment, just 30 miles from the bustling small city of Columbia (home of the University of Missouri and consistently ranked as one of America’s best places to live) and two hours from both Kansas City and St. Louis. Here, you can truly have the best of both worlds, in a very low cost of living area where your housing and living dollar has tremendous buying power. Great state beneﬁts package, tuition reimbursement, employee medical insurance premium completely employer-paid for some plans, unrivaled retirement program. Join the best DOT in America, whose goal is to provide a world-class transportation experience that delights our customers and promotes a prosperous Missouri! Online and e-mailed resumes NOT accepted. Please visit our website www.modot.org to download an application. Mail completed MoDOT application and college transcripts (required for consideration) to MoDOT Central Ofﬁce HR, PO Box 1787, Jefferson City, MO 65102. Close Date: Until Filled. Senior Environmental Scientist – West Palm Beach, FL. A senior-level professional position responsible for independently conducting applied ecological research leading to the enhancement and protection of the Everglades. The Senior Environmental Scientist will provide consultation services on environmental issues to government agencies. A senior-level professional position responsible for independently conducting overall project management and coordination activities. Job Requirements: Ph.D. in Environmental or Ecological Science, Biology, Zoology, Botany or related; a minimum of 6-12 years of progressively responsible research experience. Diverse background in ecological research, including knowledge of wetland ecology and biogeochemistry. Strong quantitative analysis skills, including design of experiments, statistics (including BACI and Bayesian), and graphing. Proven communications expertise, both written and verbal. Leadership and managerial skills to coordinate project management between TBE and clients. Background in ﬁeld research; willingness to work in hot, wet conditions, in areas occupied by alligators, insects, etc. for extended periods of time; routine lifting of loads in excess of 25 pounds under challenging ﬁeld conditions. Apply on-line at www.tbegroup. com. Close Date: Until Filled. Postdoctoral Position - We seek an innovative, enthusiastic individual ready to develop new, practical approaches to issues of systematic conservation planning and progress assessment, focusing on Florida. The successful candidate will work closely with Professor David Wilcove in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy. Candidate must demonstrate strong interest in conservation, familiarity with conservation planning literature, and strong collaborative and computational skills, including ability to analyze large spatial datasets. Experience with habitat modeling, GIS, programming, and/or reserve-design algorithms helpful. Applicants must have Ph.D. in ecology, conservation biology, or related ﬁeld. Competitive salary, commensurate
Environmental Policy & Law with experience, and excellent benefits offered. Send application including CV, statement of research interest, and names of three references to Geraldine Rhodes, Robertson Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about applying to Princeton, please link to: http://web.princeton. edu/sites/dof/ApplicantsInfo.htm. Close Date: Until Filled. Field Hydrogeologist - The Division of Hydrologic Sciences (DHS) of the Desert Research Institute (DRI) is seeking a Field Hydrogeologist with expertise in the operation and maintenance of instrumentation and equipment related to aquifer testing, geophysical well logging, meteorologic investigations, and vadose zone monitoring. Expertise in the collection, compilation, management, and preliminary analysis of the resultant data is also sought. Applicants are expected to possess appropriate professional experience including a Bachelors or Masters Degree in Hydrogeology, Geology, or a closely related Earth Science ﬁeld. Applicants must be able to meet the requirements of a security clearance and be a U.S. citizen. speciﬁc requirements and application instructions are available at www.dri.edu. Close Date: Until Filled.
Lead Environmental Engineer - Mining Green Bay, Wisconsin
Foth & Van Dyke is nationally recognized for its outstanding engineering, scientiﬁc and planning consulting services. At the core of our success is a team of great people, offering smart client-centered solutions. Join our growing group of professionals as an Environmental Engineer in our Green Bay, WI location. The successful candidate will provide expertise in metallic mining projects, as it relates to the protection and management of local water resources. Will develop strategies for project execution and interface with all project stakeholders, prepare and manage a complex annual budget and accounting systems for projects, and provide leadership and guidance to the client on engineering, environmental and economic issues. This position requires a BS/MS degree in Environmental, Geotechnical or Water Resource Engineering, with background in groundwater and surface water hydrology. Minimum of 10 years experience in project management, permitting, and EIS development is also required, along with working knowledge of geotechnical engineering and construction, water resource engineering, and mining environmental management. Foth & Van Dyke is an employer of choice, offering an attractive compensation/beneﬁts package and a formalized professional development program. If you are committed to making the most of your career with a progressive, values based ﬁrm, we look forward to receiving your resume! Contact Information: Kristine Walker, Foth & Van Dyke, email@example.com PO Box 19012, Green Bay, WI 54307-9012; fax: 920-497-8516 Foth & Van Dyke is an Equal Opportunity Employer/ Afﬁrmative Action Employer
Project Coordinator - The Stroud Water Research Center (Avondale, PA; www.stroudcenter.org) is seeking a postdoctoral candidate to coordinate the ﬁeld and laboratory components of a multi-investigator, large-scale study of streams and rivers in North, Central, and South America. The study will involve the collection, processing, and analysis of a variety of biological (population, community, and ecosystem level), chemical (inorganic/organic), and physical parameters and using them to promote and support conservation efforts. Extensive ﬁeldwork is required at various times throughout the study year at remote ﬁeld sites. Project duties will also include integrating results into project reports, peer reviewed publications, web sites, and general publications. Strong candidates will have broad knowledge of stream ecology, previous research experience in some particular stream/river sub-discipline (especially biological or chemical monitoring), good statistical background, the ability to build, manage, and analyze large sets of data, and some experience with GIS. A working knowledge of Spanish is required. Experience working at and coordinating logistical details for remote ﬁeld stations/sites are desirable characteristics. Applicants need to have excellent communication skills and be well organized, motivated, and ﬂexible. . The position will last
at least one year, with possible continuation based on funding. Please send a cover letter, CV, representative publications (as PDF ﬁles), transcripts (as PDF ﬁles), and names and contact information for 3 references to mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org. Close Date: Until Filled. Postdoctoral Associate – Syracuse, NY. A two-year position is available, starting February 2006, to examine environmental controls, including herbivory and soil moisture and fertility, on C ﬂuxes in grasslands of Yellowstone National Park. The postdoc will be expected to spend 6 mos. of each year in Yellowstone Park conducting ﬁeld research and the remainder of each year at Syracuse University. A Ph.D. in ecology or related ﬁeld and an ability to work well with graduate students and technicians is required. Salary is commensurate with qualiﬁcations. Applicants should send cover letter describing relevant training and experience, CV, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to: Doug Frank, Biological Research Labs, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244-1220, or electronically to dafrank@syr. edu. Close Date: Until Filled. Manager - The Contra Costa Water District is now recruiting for a Senior Watershed Resources Specialist for the 20,000acre Los Vaqueros Reservoir Watershed. In addition, the District is also seeking qualiﬁed candidates for a key senior management role as Watershed and Lands Manager. For more information about these two positions go to: http:// www.ccwater.com/WatershedPositions.asp. Close Date: Until Filled. Scientist - AgResearch: Providing scientiﬁc leadership to the agricultural industry to help promote and achieve an innovative, sustainable and prosperous farming sector in NZ. Are you a career-orientated “up and coming” scientist who wants to step up to the challenge? To be the successful scientist in this role you will possess the following: Knowledge and research experience in soil and water management. Knowledge of New Zealand’s grassland farming systems. Ability to communicate well with farmers, policy agents and the public. Excellent communication skills. You will be contributing to the development and evaluation of technologies to increase resource efﬁciency and reduce contaminant losses to waterways and atmosphere. We are a multidisciplinary team that provides technologies for farming systems that create wealth whilst enhancing the sustainability of New Zealand’s natural resources. For more information about this position, including a full position description, or to apply online please go to: www.agresearch. co.nz/recruitment, or alternatively, you can contact Kim Cole on email@example.com. Close Date: Until Filled. PhD Graduate Research Assistantship – Position in biogeochemistry and soil ecology is available to participate in a multi-disciplinary, collaborative project funded by the NSF Biogeosciences Program. The successful applicant will investigate physical, chemical, and biological controls over soil organic matter storage and dynamics using innovative molecular, isotopic, and microbiological methods. A successional chronosequence of C3 woody plant invasion into a subtropical C4 grassland will be utilized as a model system to examine how these controls interact in response to this vegetation change. An M.S. in ecology, soil science, organic geochemistry, or closely related ﬁeld is required. Experience with stable isotope analyses (C-13 and N-15), physical and/or chemical characterization of soil organic matter, and techniques for characterizing soil microbial community composition and function are desirable, but not required. Prior experience with ecological ﬁeld work, experimental design, data management, and statistics would also be advantageous. Applicants must be available to begin a degree program between January-August of 2006. The successful applicant will receive an annual stipend of $18,500, a full tuition waiver, and health insurance. Students with exceptional academic credentials may be eligible to apply for more lucrative fellowships from Texas A&M during their ﬁrst year of study. Contact Dr. Thomas W. Boutton for more information or to apply (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. edu; phone 979-845-8027). Close Date: Until Filled. Technician - The Oren lab has an immediate opening for a full-time ﬁeld and laboratory technician to work on ecosystem carbon storage/balance projects at the Duke FACE (Free Air CO2 Enrichment) site and surrounding ecosystems. Field measurements include tree diameter growth, leaf area index, litterfall, and environmental climatic data, as well as maintenance of corresponding equipment/systems. Lab work includes processing litterfall material, processing ﬁeld data, hiring and coordination of part-time workers, and general management of the lab. Candidates should have bachelors or masters degree in biological or forest sciences, be in good physical condition, be able to work at canopy-level heights, and be able to work occasionally at dawn or dusk. Position starts immediately and includes beneﬁts. Annual salary is $25,750 with cost of living raises each summer. To apply, send cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references to Jeffrey Pippen at email@example.com. Close Date: Until Filled. Post-Doctoral Associate - Applications are invited for a post-doctoral associate on a project investigating threshold dynamics of shallow-water estuarine communities of the
southern New England and how the distribution of distinct, easily recognized alternate communities can be used to develop and measure the success of management decisions on local to regional scales. We seek a candidate with a Ph.D. in estuarine/marine ecology or a related discipline. The ideal person will have broad experience in the development and use of numerical models, in the study of food web dynamics, a background in marine ecology, and a strong knowledge of benthic systems. The selected candidate will work with Dr. Richard Osman (SERC), Drs. Robert Whitlatch and John Hamilton (University of Connecticut), and Dr. Roman Zajac (University of New Haven). The starting date is April 2006. The appointment is for 2 years subject to a review after 1 year. The stipend includes an annual salary of $37k plus funds to support research and travel. Submit a statement of interest, curriculum vitae, transcripts (photocopies acceptable), and contact information for three references to Dr. Richard Osman at osmanr@si. edu. The successful candidate will be housed at SERC (Smithsonian Environmental Research Center). This is not a Federal position. For a fuller description of the position see the SERC Benthic Ecology Laboratory website. Close Date: Until Filled.
Conservation Science Internship - Four-month Conservation Science Internships consist of exposure to and training in all aspects of Sanctuary conservation, including science, education, and conservation focused on migratory raptors, environmental survey and monitoring, data management, land management, ecotourism, membership programs and fundraising, and the use of volunteer resources. Interns work at the Sanctuary’s worldclass Acopian Center for Conservation Learning, where they have individual work stations and laptop computers with access to Hawk Mountain’s databases and the Internet, and are able to use one of the largest collections of raptor literature in the world. Interns work shoulder-to-shoulder with professional mentors, and each intern completes a collaborative project while at the Sanctuary. More than 210 interns from 38 countries on six continents have interned at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary. Many have gone on to productive careers in conservation science, science education, and natural resource management, making the Sanctuary’s international internship program one of its most successful conservation actions. In addition to professional training and experiential learning, internship and training programs help develop multicultural awareness and international partnerships, essential aspects of successful large-scale conservation efforts. Start Date: March 13, 2006. End Date: approx. July 10, 2006. Interns receive free housing at the Sanctuary’s Acopian Center for Conservation Learning and a monthly stipend of $600. Visit the Internships page on www. hawkmountian.org for application information and materials. Send all application materials and inquiries to: Gail Farmer, Research Biologist, Acopian Center for Conservation Learning, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, 410 Summer Valley Rd., Orwigsburg, PA 17961. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Close Date: Until Filled. Director of Conservation Science - The Center for Natural Lands Management (San Diego Co., California) seeks an exceptional and highly motivated individual to lead its conservation science program. This person will play a vital role in deﬁning the quality of science that is applied to lands under the management responsibility of CNLM. The Director of Conservation Science (DCS) will ensure that CNLM’s conservation programs advance based on the best available science. The DCS will be responsible for increasing the CNLM’s effectiveness and efﬁciency in conserving species, habitats, and ecosystems, and resolving other critical science issues including how to measure the effectiveness of our conservation stewardship strategies. This position will be responsible for the development, dissemination and promotion of sound natural resources land management practices and their application applied to CNLM’s preserves. The DCS supports the Preserve Managers in all ﬁeld activities including site- and ecoregional based planning, preserve development and monitoring, measures of success implementation, monitoring-protocol development and implementation, coordination of ﬁeldwork for ecological research and general science guidance, and methods and technical support needed to complete and implement preserve management plans and annual work plans. The DCS helps to identify priority conservation targets, threats to those targets, strategies to abate those threats, and indicators to monitor and measure the impact of those strategies. A strong team ethic is required to effectively collaborate with colleagues and external partners in order to develop innovative, adaptable, and scientiﬁcally credible methods, analyses, and decision-making tools. The DCS
also is responsible for engaging external conservation scientists and research institutions as partners in the work of the Center, and serves as a liaison with state and federal resource agencies. Qualiﬁcations: Applicants should demonstrate a high level of competency and experience in ecological monitoring within the framework of adaptive management of natural communities and sensitive species habitats. We are seeking a practitioner, not an academic. Education/Skills: A Ph.D., or M.S. and the equivalent in experience, in conservation biology, natural resources management or environmental science and a minimum of ﬁve (5) years of related practical experience in natural areas planning or management. To Apply: Qualified applicants must provide a detailed letter of interest, current resume, three (3) examples of professional writing, salary requirements, and three (3) professional references. Mail or email these materials to: Sherry Teresa, Executive Director, Center for Natural Lands Management, 425 East Alvarado Street, Suite H, Fallbrook, CA 92028-2960. 760 731-7790, email@example.com. Close Date: Until Filled. Director of Stewardship - We are currently seeking a team leader to oversee the management of all Conservancyowned lands in Pennsylvania, as well as direct ecological management and restoration components of a state conservation program based in Harrisburg. In addition to acting as liaison to public and private partners, this position will recruit, hire, and supervise stewardship program staff. The Director of Stewardship has primary responsibility for developing and monitoring annual budgets and operational plans. BS and 3-5 years experience required in natural resource management in a conservation setting, as well as successful supervisory experience. Successful experience working with government agencies on land and water management issues and in ﬁre management and/or invasives control highly desirable. Only those applicants that submit a resume, cover letter & salary requirements will be considered. Please apply to Job #DOS at pacareers@tnc. org. No phone calls please. Close Date: Until Filled. Policy Coordinator - The mission of the Wild Salmon Center is to identify, understand and protect the best wild salmon ecosystems of the Paciﬁc Rim. We devise and implement practical strategies, based on the best science, to protect forever these extraordinary places and their biodiversity. The Wild Salmon Center is an international organization with operations in the Russian Far East, Kamchatka, the Olympic Peninsula, and on the Oregon Coast. The home ofﬁce is located in Portland, Oregon with satellite ofﬁces in Port Angeles, Washington and in Petropavlovsk, Russia. The State of the Salmon consortium is a joint project between the Wild Salmon Center and Ecotrust. Located in Portland, it works to build the world’s most credible, comprehensive source of data and information on North Paciﬁc salmon to inform salmon conservation and management for long-term sustainability. Reporting to the Vice President for Science, the State of the Salmon Policy Coordinator?s principal responsibility is to facilitate the maximum effectiveness of the State of the Salmon Team in achieving its mission of communicating the condition of salmon and contributing to human attempts to sustain wild salmon biodiversity in perpetuity. This role will require knowledge of ﬁsheries management and policy processes, experience in working with diverse constituencies and management expertise. It is a full-time position based at the Wild Salmon Center?s headquarters, in Portland, Oregon. Qualiﬁcations: Master’s degree in natural resource policy, marine policy, or similar program; Ability to develop working partnerships with state, federal and tribal ﬁshery managers, non-proﬁts, etc.; Knowledge of regional salmon management and policy issues; Demonstrated capacity to assess and take advantage of policy opportunities; Excellent writing, analytical and oral communications skills; Demonstrated relationship builder and ability to lead a multidisciplinary team; and Coalition or legislative staff experience preferred. Send resume and list of references to: SoS Policy Coordinator Application, Wild Salmon Center, Natural Capital Center, 721 NW Ninth Avenue, Suite 290, Portland, Oregon 97209-3451. Or to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please insert Policy Coordinator Application in the subject line. Close Date: Until Filled. Conservation Project Manager - The Conservation Project Manager is responsible for researching, editing and successfully writing grant proposals seeking potential foundation and government funding. Works closely with TNC program staff to identify fundable priority work and grant funding opportunities. Monitors activities of grant funded programs to insure compliance with grantors’ requests and produces or coordinates the production of required reports. Works with grants specialist or administrator to structure, track and report on grant programs, both public and privately funded. Qualiﬁcations: Bachelor’s degree and 3 to 5 years related experience in successful grant writing, researching and editing. Proven track record of successful grant writing and grants management. Knowledge of current trends in the conservation ﬁeld. Superb writing, editing and verbal communication skills. Excellent organizational and proofreading skills. Ability to set priorities, organize and manage diverse activities. Meet deadlines. Successful experience in interviewing, researching, and compiling information from many sources. Demonstrated experience in MS Ofﬁce, Word, and Excel. Ability to use advanced
Environmental Policy & Law computer functions including navigating the Internet. Ability to manipulate, analyze and interpret data. To apply for this position, send your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: The Nature Conservancy, 222 S. Westmonte Drive, Suite 300, Altamonte Springs, Florida 32714, Attn: Sherry Gardner. Or via email: sgardner@tnc. org. Close Date: Until Filled. Prospect Information Specialist - The Prospect Information Specialist has principal responsibility for analyzing information on the giving capacity and interests of potential prospects for major gifts identiﬁed by the Worldwide Ofﬁce research department and other sources in order to help prioritize and develop broad strategies for groups of prospects. S/he also conducts research as needed on individual prospects using print and electronic sources of information. The Prospect Information Specialist works closely with Florida staff and Worldwide Ofﬁce staff in FMS and Research. This position may supervise volunteers and interns.The Prospect Information Specialist has responsibility for the content and accuracy of all philanthropy databases, ensuring that gifts and pledges are properly allocated and tracked and that all interactions with major donors, prospect ratings, changes of address and other data are entered into Team Approach (The Nature Conservancy’s fundraising database of record) and other chapter data bases in an accurate and timely manner. S/he is responsible for providing timely and accurate coding for charitable gifts and pledges to the Philanthropy Systems Specialist as well for the timely and accurate recording of background information on donors and prospects. S/he arranges data in speciﬁed sequences, assigns codes, and updates ﬁles used in preparing reports and master lists, and runs such reports and lists on a regular or as-requested basis. Qualiﬁcations: Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications or a related ﬁeld and three or more years experience in prospect research experience. Solid knowledge of word-processing, database management and spreadsheet software, along with ability to navigate and use the Internet. Knowledge of fundraising principles and practices, preferably in a non-proﬁt environment. Ability to conduct research with an emphasis on assessing wealth and giving capacity. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. To Apply, Send Cover Letter and Resume To: Toni Stelter, Florida Major Gifts Manager, C/o Heather Zarcone, Receptionist/Clerical Assistant, The Nature Conservancy, 222 S. Westmonte Drive, Ste. 300, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714. Email: email@example.com. No phone calls please. Close Date: Until Filled. Associate/Assistant Director of Development – Arizona. Responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and acknowledging gifts for Audubon Arizona in Phoenix, Arizona. Participates in setting annual performance goals for development activity and results. Manages a caseload of approximately 150 prospects ranging from established individual and corporate donors to new prospects with no prior Audubon association. Reports all activity monthly to the Director of Development to ensure effective cultivation ending in eventual closure of major gifts. Participates in additional support activities of state development department including “Bird-A-Thons”, special events, and other meetings. Will also be responsible for managing the day to day activities of the Development ofﬁce, as the Director of Development concentrates on the capital campaign activities. Qualifications: Bachelors degree required; Advanced study preferred; Eight to ten years of professional development experience, including prior major gift solicitation. Working knowledge of Phoenix donor base, community leadership, and philanthropic activity highly desirable; Be comfortable and productive in a fast-paced, collegial, team, results oriented environment while being responsible for attaining own annual performance goals; Be articulate and engaging, possessing interpersonal skills that can engage and be receptive to donor interest and perspectives. Be well organized and able to handle details while pursuing overall goals; must be able to adapt quickly to a new organization, Self-starter, and quickly create a positive network of relationships out in the ﬁeld. Will represent Audubon’s mission, goals, and philosophies with the highest professional standards. Computer literate; knowledge of Word, Excel, Access, Power Point desirable. For more information please contact Randy Schilling. firstname.lastname@example.org. Close Date: Until Filled. Executive Director – Texas. Audubon seeks a dynamic, creative State Executive Director to lead the implementation of its ambitious strategic vision by attracting signiﬁcant new resources and talent to this well-established organization. The Executive Director will be the chief executive ofﬁcer for Audubon in Texas and will exercise broad management and leadership responsibility in developing and supervising all its facilities and programs statewide. The Executive Director reports to the Chief Field Operations Ofﬁcer, and will be jointly supervised by the Audubon Texas state board of directors, which is an advisory board. The Executive Director and all employees of Audubon Texas are employees of National Audubon Society. The Executive Director will be appointed an ofﬁcer of National Audubon Society and will participate as a member of a team of state directors to help achieve Audubon goals. Qualiﬁcations: The successful candidate will be a creative leader who is passionate about Audubon’s vision. The individual must embrace Audubon’s distinct grassroots foundation and believe firmly in its
non-partisan, collaborative approach to public policy. The position calls for an entrepreneurial spirit coupled with strong business and management skills. The Executive Director must be a strategic thinker, persuasive communicator, an excellent fundraiser and be able to engage the diverse communities of Texas. Audubon Texas is seeking: An engaging leader; an individual who can inspire and motivate staff, volunteers, donors, potential partners, and who will enthusiastically embrace the full array of duties required in this position: strategic planning, organizational management, public policy advocacy, grass roots work, fund raising, communications, and partnership building. A seasoned organizational leader with at least ten years of progressively responsible experience with private, non-proﬁt, or public sector organizations, including ﬁve years at management level with comparable staff and budget. Proven visionary leadership and effective management of an organization of talented professionals, ideally one with multiple ofﬁces or sites. Experience managing institutional growth and change. An individual who is knowledgeable and passionate about Texas, its heritage, natural resources, and its conservation issues. An enthusiastic and skilled executive in marketing and fund raising, ideally including campaign experience and work with major donors. Demonstrated outstanding stakeholder relations skills; an ability to work with a wide range of individuals, volunteers, donors, and organizations on the local, regional and national level. Ability to establish productive working relationships with diverse constituencies. Excellent oral and written communications skills, including substantial public speaking experience. The candidate should be a leader who can develop and maintain effective representation of Audubon in Texas and nationally, building public recognition of its brand and mission. Willingness and ability to travel routinely throughout the state and elsewhere as required. A Search Committee will oversee the recruitment process. Please submit a cover letter, including salary requirements, and a résumé to: Seniorpositions@audubon. org. Close Date: Until Filled. Center & Campaign Director – Seattle, WA. The Director of the Seward Park Environmental and Audubon Center must be a charismatic leader with the skills of a fundraiser, environmental educator, entrepreneur, manager, strategic planner, and program builder. He or she must be able to mobilize the southeast eattle community and campaign volunteers to complete the capital campaign for the Center, and work with a partnership of public and private entities create and administer a ﬂagship Audubon Center in the heart of Seattle. He or she will be responsible for working closely with the Centers and Education Director in the ﬁnal phases as planning and development; all aspects of fundraising, operating, and managing the Center and its educational programs; and for carrying out the mission of Audubon Washington and the National Audubon Society at the Center. Qualiﬁcations: Minimum Bachelors degree in education, nonproﬁt management, environmental studies, or related ﬁeld; graduate degree preferred. At least ﬁve years of leadership experience in nature centers, science museums, zoos, other ﬁeld studies programs, or other public or private programs emphasizing science or nature education. Demonstrated fundraising ability and success. Capital and community fundraising campaign experience preferred. Working knowledge of local conservation issues and ability to articulate them and inspire participation. Working knowledge of outdoor environmental educational program design, implementation, and assessment. Working knowledge of volunteer board management and motivation. Superior writing, speaking, and presentation skills. Proven experience in budget development, ﬁnancial reporting, and management. Demonstrated leadership abilities, including effective community outreach. Demonstrated success in working with multi-ethnic, multi-lingual, and urban audiences and stakeholders. Demonstrated success in teaching and mentoring youth and teens. Demonstrated success in the management of very motivated staff and volunteers. Proﬁciency with standard word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, e-mail, and internet browser programs. Bilingual abilities desired, but not required. Strong connection with southeast Seattle community and political leaders desired. Working knowledge of environmental health and environmental justice issues and programs desired. Contact: HumanResources@audubon.org; phone: 212 979-3000. Address: 700 Broadway, New York, NY 10003. Close Date: Until Filled. Assistant Director of Conservation – Arkansas. Duties: Development and implementation of conservation easement, development rights, and acquisition programs. Development of watershed protection ordinances, facilitating the adoption of ordinances in target municipalities. Development, facilitation, and management of watershed committees. Management of the development of outreach and education materials. Development and implementation of habitat conservation programs. Manager and contact point for Audubon activities in the NW Region of Arkansas. Qualifications: Excellent organizational skills; ability to work with minimum supervision on multiple assignments and projects; excellent communications skills and an ability to work well with people; computer design skill to develop information materials is desirable; MS degree in a related field is desired. Experience with Microsoft programs; GIS skill a bonus. Send letter of introduction and resume
to: Kevin Pierson, Director of Conservation, Audubon Arkansas, Heritage West, Suite 450, 201 East Markham Street, Little Rock, AR 72201. Email: kpierson@audubon. org. 501-244-2229 (phone). 501-244-2231 (fax). Close Date: Until Filled.
Program Leader Senior Program Ofﬁcer
Kathryn S. Fuller Innovations Fund Washington, District of Columbia World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the global conservation organization, seeks an effective, energetic person to oversee the new Kathryn S. Fuller Innovations Fund within our Conservation Science Program. The Program Leader will coordinate all aspects of the program, which includes post-doctoral fellowships, visiting scholars, annual symposia, regular seminars, and small grants. Major duties include helping to design the new program, overseeing the fellowship selection process, developing themes and topics for symposia and seminars, organizing these events, and working closely with WWF staff to integrate the Fund into our global conservation activities. Other duties include liaising effectively with universities and prospective fellows and speakers, communicating externally about the Fund, coordinating gatherings for fellows, and fundraising to grow the Fund. Position requires at least a Master’s degree in Conservation Biology or related ﬁeld, ﬁve to seven years of experience in conservation, ﬁrm understanding of current conservation science issues, demonstrated project management experience, and exceptional organizational, communications, and interpersonal skills. Experience in web content management and event planning preferred; competency in a foreign language ideal. We encourage interested applicants to apply by February 15, 2006.
issues. A proven record of leadership of and effective work in partnerships and coalitions. A strong background in and familiarity with federal, state and local governments and in public policy processes and institutions. Strong writing skills and the ability to speak effectively in public. Extensive experience in effectively representing issues and positions to the media. Strong organizational and management skills and the ability to maintain an effective working environment while working under pressure. Please send resume and cover letter to: NTWC Director Search, c/o Wildlands CPR, PO Box 7516, Missoula, MT 59807. Close Date: Until Filled. Regional Program Coordinator - The Regional Program Coordinator is responsible for providing programmatic and administrative support to The Wilderness Society’s six person California/Nevada regional team. This is an excellent opportunity for an entry level position with The Wilderness Society (TWS), a national non-proﬁt membership organization devoted to the conservation of wilderness and public lands. The Regional Program Coordinator will spend the majority of their time (70%) providing programmatic assistance to the regional program staff. The Coordinator will work on a wide variety of projects related to conservation issues such as wilderness designation, forest management, wildﬁre, desert protection, and off-road vehicle use. The Regional Program Coordinator will spend the rest of their time (30%) providing light administrative assistance. The ideal candidate is a highly organized, energetic self-starter who is committed to conservation and excited about being a member of a dynamic, creative, busy team. This individual must be willing to work on a wide range of projects, be able to juggle competing priorities, and bear responsibility for the implementation of discrete projects often with minimal supervision. Strong research, writing and communication skills are essential. Familiarity with conservation issues, particularly in California, is desirable. The ability to work well and communicate with a diverse array of people is necessary. Flexibility, reliability, and a calm, pleasant “cando” attitude are musts. Submit résumé, cover letter, writing samples and references to: The Wilderness Society, Attn: Regional Program Coordinator, Presidio Building #1016, P.O. Box 29241, San Francisco, CA 94129. Fax: 415-561-6640. Close Date: Until Filled.
Director of Annual Campaign - Responsible for soliciting major gifts for Audubon of Connecticut. Helps set and achieve annual campaign goals for Audubon Centers in Connecticut. Initiates, organizes, and follows up educational and fundraising events. Qualiﬁcations: Bachelors degree required; Master’s degree and/or advanced study preferred; Five to Ten years of professional face-to-face solicitation experience. Be comfortable and productive in a fastpaced, collegial, team, results oriented environment while being responsible for attaining own annual performance goals; Superior interpersonal, creative, organizational skills. Attention to detail. Self-starter. Will represent Audubon’s mission, goals, and philosophies with the highest professional standards. Computer literate; knowledge of Word, Excel, Access, Power Point desirable. Please fax or email cover letter and resume to (203) 869-4437, email@example.com. Close Date: Until Filled.
Policy Analyst - The Wilderness Society (TWS), a national non-proﬁt membership organization devoted to preserving wilderness and wildlife, seeks a policy analyst with strong experience working with Congress and/or land management agencies on federal policy and budget matters to join its Wildland Fire Program. The Policy Analyst will be the lead person responsible for crafting and implementing strategies to achieve goals tied to wildland ﬁre policy and funding reforms based on their original review and understanding of existing ﬁre policy and annual appropriations. More speciﬁcally, the Policy Analyst will assess current wildland ﬁre and landscape-restoration policies, laws and regulations, and institutional (dis)incentives, and identify opportunities for reform and strategies to achieve that reform. To that end, the Analyst must demonstrate an ability to understand federal budget and policy nuance and have a proven record of success working with Congress and/or land management agency leaders. Experience working successfully with the media is important The ideal candidate’s strong background in policy research is coupled with signiﬁcant experience in advocacy, campaign, environment, and/or political work, good strategic instincts, excellent writing skills, an ability to work cooperatively across organizational departments and programs, and a record of successful media relations and broader communications initiatives for a diverse array of audiences. This is a senior position on the team and reports to the Director of the Wildland Fire Campaign. The Wilderness Society offered a very competitive salary and beneﬁts package, including health and dental insurance and a pension plan. Submit resume and cover letter to: Kelly White, Director of Human Resources, The Wilderness Society, 1615 M Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036. Fax: 202-454-2546. Close Date: Until Filled.
Director - The Natural Trails and Waters Coalition works to protect and restore all public lands and waters from the damage caused by dirt bikes, jet skis and all other off-road vehicles. To achieve its mission, the Coalition is using a variety of legislative, administrative, legal, media, and grassroots strategies targeted at those who manage or make decisions or policies regarding our state and federal public lands. The Director provides the vision and leadership to guide Natural Trails and its national campaign. This includes developing strategy and direction for and overseeing implementation of the campaign as well as supervising a staff of two. As the Coalition’s senior staff person, the Director also serves as the primary spokesman and point of contact for the media, congressional ofﬁces, departments and agencies, and other outside organizations and individuals. It is the Director’s responsibility to assign speciﬁc tasks to staff based on his or her assessment of how best to accomplish the Coalition’s work. The ideal candidate should possess the following skills and experience: A record of success directing grassroots advocacy campaign work in a highly complex, multi-layered, intellectually charged work environment. Strong understanding and knowledge in environmental advocacy, public policy, political issues, media outlets, grassroots organizing, and/or public lands
Forest Campaign Manager - The Forest Campaign will focus on restoration forestry and roadless area protection, including designing and implementing comprehensive conservation strategies for number of ecologically important forest landscapes. The manger will also work to apply lessons learned from that work toward national policy.The Montana Forest campaign will have capacity in areas of ecology, economics, policy and communication, which will be coordinated by the manager. The manager will ensure that team members have specific goals, communicate effectively with each other, are clear on their individual roles and responsibilities, and are well-integrated into the campaign. The Manager needs to be committed to grounding conservation and advocacy in science and policy, as well as being effective when communicating to the general public, communities and opinion leaders.The manager will work to build relationships with stakeholders in key communities such as local ofﬁcials, Forest Service land managers, relevant state officials, and a wide range of conservation partners. The ideal candidate has: Minimum of ﬁve years experience working in campaigns designed to achieve stronger stewardship and protection on National Forests. Successful track record of working with a wide range of interests including local citizens and
Environmental Education & Eco Tourism stakeholders, conservation organizations, federal, state, and/or local agencies. Experience with and knowledge of National Forest management policies. Demonstrated ability to translate and use scientiﬁc information in the development of a campaign based on conservation biology and resource and community economics. Demonstrated ability to communicate with diverse interests in an effective manner. Must be highly motivated, a self starter, and able to manage effectively multiple demands and deadlines. Must have a broad view of conservation issues and have demonstrated the ability to think strategically about conservation campaigns. Must be able to lead and work effectively in a team environment. Demonstrated ability to lead and coordinate with diverse groups and individuals. Excellent analytical and communication skills, ability to write and speak concisely and persuasively, and competent in typing and personal computer skills. Bachelor’s degree and graduate courses or comparable work experience in natural resource management or related ﬁeld. Submit résumé, cover letter, writing samples and references to: Anne Rockhold, The Wilderness Society, 503 W. Mendenhall St., Bozeman, MT 59715. Close Date: Until Filled. Regional Development Director - TWS’s major gifts program is complex and comprehensive. The major gifts department of The Wilderness Society contributes anywhere from 15 - 25% of annual revenue ($2,500,000 - $4,000,000), through unrestricted and restricted gifts ranging in amount from $1,000 to over $1 million. Nationwide, nearly 1,000 donors are considered Advocates for Wilderness; they give $1,000 or more annually. Over the last six years, the program has grown to include six Regional Development Directors (in Seattle, San Francisco, Durango, Minneapolis, and Washington, D.C.), plus a Campaign Coordinator, Major Gifts Coordinator, two research staff, and two support staff in the D.C. ofﬁce. The Midwest Regional Development Director will responsibility for major gifts fundraising for the Midwest regions, and will have particular responsibility for developing a cohesive and comprehensive major gifts program for the metro Chicago and Minneapolis areas. Signiﬁcant travel will be required. Qualiﬁcations: Proven track record in major gifts fundraising. Six years of major gift fundraising required. Evidence of increasing major gifts fundraising experience, and ability to close six- and sevenﬁgure gifts. Conservation knowledge coupled with deep knowledge of individual funding sources desired. Excellent communication skills (written and verbal). Focus must be on the bottom line and attaining goals, and engaging program and senior staff and volunteers effectively to secure gifts. Please send resume, cover letter, and writing sample to: Vera Lochan, The Wilderness Society, 1615 M Street, N.W., Suite 100, Washington, D.C. 20036. Fax: 202-454-2546. Close Date: Until Filled. Director of Development - The Wilderness Society (TWS), a national conservation organization working to protect America’s wilderness, seeks a Director of Development Operations. The Director oversees the operations of the Development department including planning, implementing and directing a comprehensive donor cultivation and outreach program. Responsibilities include creating and implementing procedures, setting priorities, maintaining the budget, and overseeing proactive research and prospect management. The position is based in The Wilderness Society’s Washington, DC headquarters. TWS also has nine regionally-based ofﬁces in Anchorage, Atlanta, Boston, Boise, Bozeman, Denver, Durango, San Francisco, and Seattle. Qualiﬁcations: Minimum 6 years experience overseeing the operations of a busy development department including experience in planning, staff management, high dollar direct mail, budget preparation, database management, special events and marketing. BA degree required. Experience with Team Approach database preferred. Submit resume, cover letter, and references to: Kelly White, The Wilderness Society, 1615 M Street, N.W., Suite 100, Washington, D.C. 20036. Fax: 202-429-3945. Close Date: Until Filled. Director - The Wilderness Society (TWS) works to protect America’s wilderness and wild lands, with a focus on our public lands. The Director for Wildlife Refuges and Wildlife is responsible for developing and leading The Wilderness Society’s program for protection and proper management of land in the National Wildlife Refuge System and other high priority wildlands. Included in this responsibility is leadership of TWS’s campaign to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Qualiﬁcations: Bachelor’s degree required. Graduate degree strongly preferred. Minimum six years practical experience in a public policy role such as working with a federal or state agency, elected ofﬁcials or leaders, or with a conservation or other non proﬁt organization. Additional relevant policy experience preferred, as well as experience working with the media. Experience with wildlife or land conservation issues and with the National Wildlife Refuge System strongly preferred. Excellent written and verbal communication and strong advocacy skills are required. Position requires excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, willingness to take initiative, and ability to work effectively under pressure. Must be able to plan and implement comprehensive, goal-oriented issue campaigns. Computer proﬁciency is required. Some travel is required. Working hours must be ﬂexible enough to adapt to congressional schedules. Please submit resume,
cover letter, and writing sample to: The Wilderness Society, Attention: Louise Tucker, 1615 M Street, N.W., Suite 100, Washington, D.C. 20036. Fax: 202-429-3945. Close Date: Until Filled. Director, Major Gifts - TWS’s major gifts program is complex and comprehensive. The major gifts department of The Wilderness Society contributes anywhere from 15 - 25% of annual revenue ($2,500,000 - $4,000,000), through unrestricted and restricted gifts ranging in amount from $1,000 to over $1 million. Nationwide, nearly 1,000 donors are considered Advocates for Wilderness, because they give $1,000 or more annually. Over the last six years, the program has grown to include six Regional Development Directors (in Seattle, San Francisco, Durango, Minneapolis, and Washington, D.C.), plus a Campaign Coordinator, Major Gifts Coordinator, and two support staff in the D.C. ofﬁce. The Eastern Region Director will have supervisory and management responsibilities for major gifts fundraising for the Northeast, Atlantic, Southeast, and Midwest regions, and will have particular responsibility for developing a cohesive and comprehensive major gifts program for the metro New York City area. Qualiﬁcations: Proven track record in major gifts fundraising. Six years of major gift fundraising required. Evidence of increasing supervisory and fundraising management experience. Conservation knowledge coupled with deep knowledge of individual funding sources desired. Excellent communication skills. Focus must be on the bottom line and attaining goals, and motivating staff to perform and secure gifts. Submit resume, cover letter, and brief writing sample to: Elizabeth North, Vice President, Campaign and Leadership Gifts, The Wilderness Society, 1615 M Street, N.W., Suite 100, Washington, D.C. 20036. Fax: 202-4293945. Close Date: Until Filled. Associate Director - The Assistant Director of Conservation Planning provides scientiﬁc leadership and management for the Conservancy’s conservation planning and GIS (Geographic Information Systems) work statewide. The Director oversees and leads the chapter’s Measures of Success (MOS) program, which includes developing methods and tools to track ecoregional and statewide progress towards goals. This work will involve close coordination with the Conservancy’s Conservation Measures Group, senior management, and staff. A strong team ethic is required to effectively collaborate with other scientists and conservation staff across ecoregions and OUs to identify and resolve issues and to widely communicate solutions and best practices. In addition, the Director will have responsibility for leading Conservancy efforts to incorporate climate change predictions into ecoregional and statewide planning efforts, as well as into analyses for project-based work; this work will reply, in part, on developing key partnerships with external experts. The Director will supervise the Manager of Ecoregional Planning and the Manager of GIS and must have a proven track record of strong personnel management. The Director serves as a spokesperson for TNC with public and private conservation partners, natural resource agencies, scientiﬁc organizations, and the academic community to facilitate effective, sciencebased conservation. Qualiﬁcations: Advanced degree in geography, ecology, the natural sciences, or information management. Five years experience in conservation or natural resources management with experience in developing and applying practical applications of scientiﬁc concepts and technical innovations for conservation purposes. Experience in biodiversity conservation planning at multiple scales. Experience in the spatial and cartographic representation of biological data sets. Demonstrated skill manipulating, analyzing and interpreting spatial and tabular data. Demonstrated proﬁciency with GIS systems such as ARC/INFO or ArcView. Experience in complex geospatial analysis, including applications of remote sensing and spatial simulation, highly desirable. Demonstrated experience with standard graphical, statistical and database software packages. Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, including MS Ofﬁce, Word, Excel, and Access. Good grasp of biological and land and water conservation issues highly desirable. Familiarity with recent literature and concepts in conservation biology related to conservation planning, applying GIS tools to ecological questions, and climate changes predictions and analyses. Understands customer needs and delivers practical, adaptable products and services within deadline. Supervisory experience required. Ability to motivate teams and individuals. Proven project management experience in accurately scoping, setting priorities, and managing ﬁnances, people and workloads. Skilled in working with decentralized teams and providing effective leadership. Please send cover letter and resume to: TNC Search Committee, 217 Pine St, #1100, Seattle, WA 98101 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Close Date: Until Filled. Program Director - Responsible for developing and implementing conservation strategies at multiple scales in the Upper Mississippi River Basin in cooperation with ﬁve state chapters, the U.S. Central Region, and the Worldwide Office. Work includes strategic leadership as well as application of various conservation tools, including planning and implementation. Position typically involves working across state and geographical boundaries and requires the ability to work with and inﬂuence others in leadership
positions both within and outside of the Conservancy. Direct this multi-faceted program by providing leadership and working collaboratively with staff, Conservancy leadership, landowners, corporations, donors, government agencies and Board/Trustee members. The UMR Program Director is responsible for program funding, budget administration and monitoring. Manage and supervise staff, interns or volunteers at various locations. Must be able to travel 30-40% of time as needed to manage projects and make presentations. Qualiﬁcations: Bachelor’s degree and at least 7 years related experience, including previous experience working at a senior level, or equivalent combination. Master’s degree preferred. Extensive management experience, including ability to motivate, lead, set individual and programwide objectives, and manage performance of a large multi-disciplinary team. Ability to foster and environment of creativity and professional growth. Strategic vision. Expert knowledge of current and evolving trends in river conservation . Positive reputation for excellence within discipline. Excellent conceptual and communication skills. Successful experience in creating new initiatives to address long-standing problems. Creativity essential. Please forward a cover letter and resume no later than to Karen Spiller via email at email@example.com. Close Date: Until Filled. Director of Conservation Science - The Center for Natural Lands Management (San Diego Co., California) seeks an exceptional and highly motivated individual to lead its conservation science program. This person will play a vital role in deﬁning the quality of science that is applied to lands under the management responsibility of CNLM. The Director of Conservation Science (DCS) will ensure that CNLM’s conservation programs advance based on the best available science. The DCS will be responsible for increasing the CNLM’s effectiveness and efﬁciency in conserving species, habitats, and ecosystems, and resolving other critical science issues including how to measure the effectiveness of our conservation stewardship strategies. This position will be responsible for the development, dissemination and promotion of sound natural resources land management practices and their application applied to CNLM’s preserves. The DCS supports the Preserve Managers in all ﬁeld activities including site- and ecoregional based planning, preserve development and monitoring, measures of success implementation, monitoring-protocol development and implementation, coordination of ﬁeldwork for ecological research and general science guidance, and methods and technical support needed to complete and implement preserve management plans and annual work plans. The DCS helps to identify priority conservation targets, threats to those targets, strategies to abate those threats, and indicators to monitor and measure the impact of those strategies. A strong team ethic is required to effectively collaborate with colleagues and external partners in order to develop innovative, adaptable, and scientiﬁcally credible methods, analyses, and decision-making tools. The DCS also is responsible for engaging external conservation scientists and research institutions as partners in the work of the Center, and serves as a liaison with state and federal resource agencies. Qualiﬁcations: Applicants should demonstrate a high level of competency and experience in ecological monitoring within the framework of adaptive management of natural communities and sensitive species habitats. We are seeking a practitioner, not an academic. Education/Skills: A Ph.D., or M.S. and the equivalent in experience, in conservation biology, natural resources management or environmental science and a minimum of ﬁve (5) years of related practical experience in natural areas planning or management. To Apply: Qualified applicants must provide a detailed letter of interest, current resume, three (3) examples of professional writing, salary requirements, and three (3) professional references. Mail or email these materials to: Sherry Teresa, Executive Director, Center for Natural Lands Management, 425 East Alvarado Street, Suite H, Fallbrook, CA 92028-2960. 760 731-7790, firstname.lastname@example.org. Close Date: Until Filled. Facilitator - Several members of the R.I. Habitat Restoration Team recently volunteered to form a work group to conduct research and draft background materials regarding past, ongoing, and potential future restoration activities around the State as a basis for developing an overall state-wide habitat restoration strategy and associated priorities. Types of restoration include anadromous ﬁsh passage, dune, eelgrass, forest, fresh water wetland, grassland, riparian buffer, tidal wetland, and shellﬁsh. The following outlines a scope of work to assist these individuals and the Restoration Team in organizing the effort to develop a draft and ﬁnal strategy. Task 1 – Facilitate Initial Discussions and Track Outputs of Work Group Volunteer Authors – Assist in organizing and facilitating discussions of work group to: (1) reﬁne charge; and (2) establish basic organizational structure for materials (i.e. what should be covered in each habitat section). Initial discussions will be via conference call and email. Brief notes from discussions will be drafted and sent to the Restoration Team. Plan for an initial organizational meeting followed by a status report meeting approximately two weeks later. January 2006. Task 2 – Compile Preliminary Draft Strategy – Compile written materials prepared by each volunteer author into a single document. Prepare an introductory section and an initial overall strategy section (based on the individual habitat sections). Mid-February
2006. Task 3 – Facilitate Author Review and Comment - Circulate preliminary draft strategy to volunteer authors and schedule a meeting to review and discuss the draft. Revise the draft based on discussion and circulate to Restoration Team. Mid-March 2006. Task 4 – Compile Restoration Team Comments and Facilitate Restoration Team Discussion – Compile and summarize comments from the Restoration Team. Facilitate discussion at Restoration Team meeting regarding the strategy and priorities. April 2006. Task 5 – Prepare Final Strategy Document – Revise draft strategy based on Restoration Team meeting and prepare ﬁnal strategy. May 2006. Task 6 – Coordinate with Work Group– Assume three meetings with work group as follows: (1) kick off to discuss scope and contents of strategy document; (2) check point to discuss status and make any necessary mid-course decisions (timed to coincide with preliminary draft); and (3) post Restoration Team meeting to discuss move from draft to ﬁnal document. Please send resume and correspondence to: Scott Ruhren, Ph.D., The Audubon Society of Rhode Island, 12 Sanderson Road, Smithﬁeld, RI 02917-2600 (please, no phone calls). Close Date: Until Filled. Associate Director, Oceans and Coastal Policy - The new Nicholas Institute of Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University is in the process of hiring its core substantive positions. We are currently interviewing for an economist, this ocean and coastal policy position, and an upcoming water management and policy position. The Associate Director will work closely with the Director and staff of the Institute to identify and develop substantive projects. In addition, the Associate Director will work to help further the Institute’s mission, recruit participants from a wide range of disciplines to tackle projects, and manage the projects once begun. The Nicholas Institute, a newly-formed, University-wide applied policy institute, will seek to improve the communication of scientiﬁc understanding and policy approaches to policymakers, business leaders and journalists concerned with environmental issues. The candidate should have a demonstrated ability to communicate scientiﬁc understanding and policy approaches to the Institute’s target audiences. The ideal candidate should ideally have experience in both the academic science and environmental policy arenas. If the candidate has more scientiﬁc expertise, a Masters degree in an environmentally-related scientiﬁc or engineering discipline is required; a Ph.D. in these ﬁelds is preferred. For candidates with more legal experience, a law degree is required and either a Masters in ocean related science, or signiﬁcant experience working on scientiﬁc or technically based issues. Candidates must possess exceptional oral and written communication skills, have project management experience, and have both grant proposal and legislative writing experience. It is also anticipated that the Associate Director will hold an appointment in the Nicholas School as a Research Scientist, or at a comparable level. Interested applicants should contact Tim Profeta or Lydia Olander at (919) 613-8709 or Tim.Profeta@duke.edu; Lydia. Olander@duke.edu. We will be interviewing for this position soon. We’d like to get someone up and running and into the current discussion on the major oceans reports from last year and the reauthorization of the Magnuson - Stevens which is underway in the Senate. Close Date: Until Filled.
Environmental Educator/Public Programs Coordinator - Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, Lanesboro, Minnesota. Full-time, year-round Public Programs Coordinator will instruct students during the school year, market Eagle Bluff facilities to potential summer users, and coordinate all aspects of the overnight and day camp programs. This person is also responsible for planning and implementing community programs or special events hosted by Eagle Bluff. Training and Skills: B.A/B.S. in environmental education, biology, natural resources, or related ﬁeld. Experience in environmental and outdoor education, including natural history knowledge and outdoor recreation skills. Self-motivation, flexibility, enthusiasm, creativity, and organizational skills. Experience planning and coordinating events. Preferred certiﬁcations include, but are not limited to: CDL, Class B with passenger endorsement, First Responder, Life Guarding, and Firearms Safety Instructor. Detailed job info: www.eagle-bluff.org. Please submit a cover letter and resume to: Director of Operations, Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, RR2 Box 156A, Lanesboro, MN 55949; 507-467-2437. Deadline: February 15, 2006 Senior Naturalist - The Martha Laﬁte Thompson Nature Sanctuary is a not-for-proﬁt corporation located northeast of Kansas City, MO. The Sanctuary is located on 96 acres, and is home to a 6,800 square foot nature center, two houses,
Environmental Education & Eco Tourism and other structures. Annual visitation is approximately 22,000. Responsibilities for position include: Coordinates, develops, implements & increases interpretive programs and activities for schools & public through on and off-site programming. Schedules all school, public, birthday, scout and special event programs. Establishes and coordinates an effective volunteer program. Develops and maintains displays, other exhibits, and signage. Establishes and maintains internship program with area colleges and universities. Director of Day Camp program. Coordinating and/or assisting with special events. Assists director in researching, writing, and editing grants. Establishes and maintains contacts with city and local college ofﬁcials and represents the sanctuary at informational booths and other community events. Assists with land management projects as time permits. Assists with light maintenance tasks. Works weekends and evenings as needed. Individual responsible for representing the sanctuary in a professional manner and present a positive attitude to the general public and co-workers. Other duties as assigned. Send thoughtful letter of interest, current resume, and references to: Carla Fairbanks, 407 N. LaFrenz Road, Liberty, MO 64068. Close Date: Until Filled. Education Specialist – Alaska. Develop and lead strategically-selected education activities to increase public understanding about nature, build a culture of conservation, and complement other Audubon programs in Alaska. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in education, natural sciences, environmental studies or similar programs of study, or equivalent experience and training, with a minimum of three years experience. An advanced degree is a strong plus. Must have demonstrated experience in designing, implementing, and evaluating education programs and teaching experience with children and adults, in formal and informal settings. Must have excellent organizational skills, written and verbal communication skills, and computer literacy, particularly in word-processing, presentation, and desk-top publishing software. Must be knowledgeable about, and committed to, conservation of birds, other wildlife and their habitats. Familiarity with writing grant proposals and other forms of fund-raising is also highly desirable. Contact: HumanResources@audubon.org; phone: 212 979-3000. Address: 700 Broadway, New York, NY 10003. Close Date: Until Filled. Education Manager - The Wilderness Society is looking for a Science Education Manager to work with our expanding
conservation team in the Northern Rockies. We are seeking a highly skilled and creative science communications expert to increase the impact of our scientiﬁc work on conservation campaigns. Someone that can identify the critical communication questions that highlight the needed scientiﬁc information is a key part of our campaign strategy. We need a skilled person that can leverage scientific knowledge with agencies, academics, decision makers, and the media to move our conservation campaign goals The ideal candidate has shown the ability to translate complex scientiﬁc information into outreach and education materials that are appropriate for diverse audiences and move a conservation agenda. The individual would be expected to ﬁlter the masses of information, select what is relevant, and put it into compelling language. The person will be expected to engage in a forward looking manner that brings scientiﬁc information to bear on conservation issues in the Northern Rockies. Qualiﬁcations: Advanced degree in conservation biology, economics, political science, social science, environmental studies or related ﬁeld is required with a demonstrated ability to present scientiﬁc information to lay audiences. Exceptional communication skills that show the ability to translate complex ecological and economic facts into information that can be understood and used by the conservation community, agency staff, and media personnel; Demonstrated ability to work with scientists and ability to understand and translate science essential; Signiﬁcant experience in advocacy, campaign, and environmental communication and education work preferred; The ability to lead initiatives, juggle competing priorities and work effectively within teams and coalitions is important; Demonstrated ability to work independently, think creatively, and write convincingly; Frequent, shortduration travel, both in and out of the region, is required; This position is available immediately and is located in our Boise, Idaho ofﬁce. The Wilderness Society is an equal opportunity employer. The Wilderness Society offers a competitive compensation and beneﬁts package. To apply please submit a cover letter explaining your qualiﬁcations for this position, resume, writing sample, and names, addresses, phone numbers of three references to: Ms. Geri Wardlow, Recruiting Consultant, The Wilderness Society, 1615 M Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036. Fax: 703-327-0415. Close Date: Until Filled. Environmental Education Manager - Manager needed for the Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center to administer the operations of a 25.000 sq. foot facility
located in a 9,000 acre preserve. Primary duties include overseeing the development of education and interpretive programs targeting a variety of audiences, developing budgets, coordinating facilities and exhibits maintenance, supervising staff and volunteers, coordinating with other professionals in a variety of fields, planning outreach programs, conducting socio-economic research and interacting with the public. The employee exercises a great degree of independent judgment and initiative in this position and assumes a great degree of responsibility in guiding a complex and highly visible program. Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Education Program Manager. The qualiﬁed candidate must demonstrate knowledge of: environmental education theory and practice; evaluation tools and their applications; social sciences research methods; principles and practices of an organization’s administration; budget planning and management methods; modern information-transfer technologies and methods. The candidate must also demonstrate an ability to: plan, coordinate, and manage the delivery of educational programs; plan, supervise, and review the activities of professional and support personnel; communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing; develop effective and innovative community-based education programs; and, think critically and creatively. Minimum Qualiﬁcations: Master’s degree in environmental education, natural or biological sciences or related ﬁeld, and 5 years professional environmental education experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Highly Desirable: Experience in education delivery at an environmental center; familiarity with: education research techniques; community-based social marketing; Florida’s ecology and natural history, and the cultural and socioeconomic make-up of the tri-county area around the Brooker Creek Preserve. Special Requirements: Possession and retention of a Florida Driver’s license. Salary: $64,055 - $96,083 (typically hiring at base). Contact: Grace Gomez, Administrative Support Specialist, Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center, 3940 Keystone Rd., Tarpon Springs, FL 34688. Email: email@example.com. Close Date: Until Filled. Outdoor Leaders - The Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC) is seeking highly motivated, well-organized individuals to train and supervise small teams of high school and college-age crew members in our conservation work and education program. Build cohesive teams while completing high-priority work projects and facilitating educational
activities. Projects include state park management, trail construction, and watershed restoration in either day or residential settings. Salary: $420 - $560/week plus potential for an AmeriCorps Education Award, room and board (depending on position and contract length), and compensated staff training upon successful completion. The VYCC is also currently hiring 22 full-time AmeriCorps Members in ten-month positions to complete conservation projects and assist with emergency and disaster education and response. Members receive a weekly stipend, room and board, and a $4,725 education award upon successful completion of the program. Seasonal positions begin in April and May. Visit our website www.vycc.org today for more information and an application or call us at: (800) 639-8922/(802) 434-3969. The VYCC is proud to be an AmeriCorps program. Please apply on-line at www.vycc. org or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Close Date: Until Filled, Environmental Education Instructor - The Ecology Center at Herring Ridge is a new environmental education center for students and the community located in the mountains of North Carolina. In spring 2006 the Ecology Center will offer several programs: Planet Herring Ridge for 5th-8th graders, day programs for all grade levels and a full teambuilding program. Herring Ridge also hosts numerous conference and retreat groups throughout the year and staff will assist with programming for these groups when needed. Responsibilities include teaching environmental education classes to elementary and middle school students with an emphasis on forest ecology, water ecology, resource use and character education; facilitating groups on our ropes course; adventure programming for retreat groups and assisting with hosting for youth and adult weekend groups as needed. Staff will play an integral part of the development of environmental programming at Herring Ridge, creating a foundation for this brand new environmental center. Qualiﬁcations include BA/ BS in Environmental Education, biology, ecology, or related ﬁeld and/or previous experience teaching science in the outdoors to children; current ﬁrst aid and CPR required, life guarding certiﬁcation preferred. The ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships including effective communication, problem solving and interpersonal skills will be essential. All applicants must possess self-motivation, high energy, a team-player attitude, and willingness to create magical moments for all of our students. $235/week includes housing. Meals are provided when programs are in session. Contact: Pam Clark, PO Box 256, Boomer, NC
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Environmental Education 28606. Phone: 336.921.7035. Email: pam@herringridge. org. Close Date: Until Filled. Manager - BS degree in Natural Resource Management, Outdoor Recreation, Environmental Education or related field and three years experience. Responsible for management of the District’s two natural areas - the Belmont Prairie and Lyman Woods including the operations and maintenance of the Lyman Woods Interpretive Center. Responsibilities also include developing, implementing, promoting and evaluating a comprehensive program of outdoor recreation and environmental education opportunities for school, scout, youth groups, indiviudals, families and other groups; designing and developing nature center exhibits; coordinating and implementing volunteer land management activities with direction from the Parks Division staff; personnel (staff and volunteers) and ﬁnancial management; grant writing and working with associated community groups. $44,856 - $51,990. Contact: Karen Shannon, Downers Grove Park District, 2455 Warrenville Road, Downers Grove, IL 60515. Phone: 630-963-1304. Close Date: Until Filled. Naturalist Internship - Currently placing interns for Winter/ Spring 06, Fall 06, and Winter/Spring 07 terms with summer jobs available. Length of stay is 4 to 6 months with possible extension as an Administrative Intern. Location: 1,000 acre nature preserve of protected forests, wetlands, prairies, valleys carved by glacial melt waters, cascades, and a natural spring for which the neighboring village is named. Facilities: a small museum, staff housing, day lodge, camper dorms, and nationally recognized raptor rehabilitation center. Transportation is the responsibility of interns, the village is within walking distance and some bicycles are available. We can not host children or pets. Although interns are accepted from all over the world, ﬂuent English skills are necessary. Beneﬁts include: >Earn 10 graduate or 12 undergraduate credits through Antioch College with tuition and fees waived> Opportunity to work with birds of prey >$260/ month stipend >Room and board, including vegan friendly meal options. Qualiﬁcations: >High energy level >Strong love for nature >Enjoys working with children >Minimum of two years college Responsibilities >Teach environmental education to visiting school groups as part of the SchoolCamp program >Lead educational hikes that focus on: Environmental problem- solving, Geology, Raptor ecology, Living history, stream study and other related topics. To apply, visit: http://www.glenhelen.org/oec/nat/nat. htm and download an application form. Return completed form to Susan Kamins, Director of Residential Programs, (EM: email@example.com), 1075 SR 343, Yellow Springs, OH 45387 Positions are open until ﬁlled. Preference is given to early applicants. Naturalist Internship - Terms Durations: Spring semester 2006 and the 2006-2007 academic year, with summer jobs available. Length of stay is 4 to 6 months with possible promotion as an Administrative Intern. Location: 1,000 acre nature preserve of protected forests, wetlands, prairies, valleys carved by glacial melt waters, cascades, and a natural spring for which the neighboring village is named. Facilities: a small museum, staff housing, day lodge, and nationally recognized raptor rehabilitation center. Transportation is the responsibility of interns, the village is within walking distance. We cannot host children or pets. Although interns are accepted from all over the world, ﬂuent English skills are necessary. Beneﬁts include: >Earn 10 graduate or 12 undergraduate credits through Antioch College >Opportunity to work with birds of prey >Tuition waived for duration of internship >$260/ month stipend >Room and board, including vegan friendly meal options. Qualiﬁcations: >High energy level >Strong love for nature >Enjoys working with children >Minimum of two years college Responsibilities >Teach environmental education to visiting school groups as part of the SchoolCamp program >Lead educational hikes that focus on: Environmental problem-solving, Geology, Raptor ecology, Living history, stream study and other related topics. To apply, visit: http://www.glenhelen.org/oec/nat/nat.htm and download an application form. Return completed form to Susan Kamins, Director of Residential Programs, (EM: firstname.lastname@example.org) 1075 SR 343, Yellow Springs, OH 45387. Close Date: Until Filled. Program Leader - The Multnomah Education Service District in Portland, OR seeks individuals for their sixth grade residential Outdoor School program. This position requires 24 hour residence on site. Program leaders supervise sixth grade students, supervise and mentor high school student leaders, assist in teaching environmental ﬁeld studies, supervise daily duties, recreation, and other duties as assigned. May be used for an internship program. Agency application required. H.S. Diploma or GED, two years college experience in science or education or two years work experience in science or education, experience working with children and/or adolescents, experience in a professional ﬁeld, valid First Aid/CPR by ﬁrst day of employment. Recommended: Seasonal summer camp supervisory experience, experience supervising sixth grade and high school students. Agency application required. For application packet download it from the Outdoor Education home page at http://w3.mesd.k12.or.us/os/opportunities.
htm or send a self-addressed stamped envelope with $0.74 in postage. Grand Teton National Park, P.O. Drawer 170, Moose, Wyoming 83012, Attention: Andrew Langford. Close Date: March 1, 2006. Education Program Coordinator - Conduct interpretive programs for all ages in desert ecology, watershed, Sonoran Desert conservation, natural and cultural resources of the Southwest region; Develop programs; and supervising volunteers. Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Environmental Science, Environmental Health, Environmental Education, Wildlife Biology, Wildlife & Fisheries Science, Renewable Natural Resources, Watershed Management or Range Management and three years of experience coordinating, monitoring, and/or administering program activities which includes two years of supervisory experience. (Additional relevant education may substitute for one year of the aforementioned experience.) OR Seven years of progressively responsible experience in public administration, communications, management or in a ﬁeld applicable to the program’s operation which includes a minimum of two years of supervisory experience. Applications supplemental forms and class speciﬁcations are available at the Pima County Human Resources Department. Contact: Pima County Human Resources Department, 150 W. Congress, 4 th Floor, Tucson, Arizona 85701. Phone: (520) 877-6122. Email: email@example.com. Close Date: Until Filled. EE Program Presenter - Part-time position (approx.10-12 hours/week, two days a week-either Mon & Wed or Tu &Th) giving “Watershed Adventures” presentations to fourth grade classes in Alameda County. Conduct fast-paced, exciting classroom activities which help students learn how they can play a role in protecting creeks, watersheds and SF Bay from pollution. Requirements: Understanding of environmental concepts related to watersheds, water pollution and conservation; college-level environmental studies/science courses preferred. Experience working with /teaching elementary school age children required. Strong oral communication skills; able to give lively, fun and enthusiastic presentations. Energetic. Excellent organizational skills; organized, neat, punctual, detail oriented, self-motivated. Experience working as part of a team or group. Good communication skills, ﬂexible. Able to lift equipment up to 50 lbs. Need secure space to store several boxes of supplies at home. Must have reliable car (and space in car to transport bulky program materials, including watershed model); auto insurance, valid CDL. Able to start work early AM, navigate way throughout Alameda County to schools; able to read and use street maps. Must reside in or very near to Alameda County due to limited funds available for mileage reimbursement. Daily access to internet, and phone with voice mail are necessities for program communications. Duration: January - early May 2006. Please email your resume or note of inquiry and indicate available start date. $16-17 per hour/ depending on level of responsibility assigned. Contact: Alameda County Resource Conservation District, 3585 Greenville Rd. Suite 2, Livermore, CA 94550. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Close Date: Until Filled. Education Coordinator - This is a part-time professional position with the potential to become full-time. Using the garden cycle as a tool, the mission of the WYG is to inspire children and families to engage in self-discovery, explore relationships with food and the natural world, and contribute to the health and well-being of their communities. Responsibilities include: Develop and conduct educational programs for four major programs, which include handson, cooperative, and interdisciplinary activities in the classroom as well as in the garden. Develop gardening and curriculum workshops for local educators with the help of the Garden Coordinator and Program Director. Develop program schedules and maintain contact with local schools and other partners pertinent to WYG programs. Assist with daily operations of the WYG. Coordinate with Program Director to secure in-kind program supplies. Recruit, train and supervise Garden Educator volunteers and interns. The Education Coordinator must have a BA/BS in Education or a related ﬁeld. The ability to communicate well with children, teachers, parents, staff and volunteers is imperative. (S)he must be capable of physical work in various weather conditions and able to lift 50 lbs. Classroom teaching and agricultural/horticultural/ experience is ideal. Arts/creative experiences, First Aid/CPR certiﬁcation and bilingual skills are highly recommended. 24 hours per week at $12/hr. Workmen¡¦s compensation. Washington Youth Garden, Friends of the National Arboretum, 3501 New York Avenue, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20002. Email: email@example.com. usda.gov. Close Date: Until Filled. Outdoor Educator - YMCA Camp Lincoln (www. ymcacamplincoln.org) has been located in the unique Sea Coast Region of New Hampshire since 1926 on seventy acres of land with one mile of waterfront. We are one hour north of Boston, one hour south of Franconia Notch in the White Mountains and twenty minutes from the Atlantic shore. We offer day and overnight programs for area schools during the Spring and Fall seasons. Our programs highlight our High Ropes Course, Challenge Course, Archery Range, Nature
Environmental Scientist or Geologist Totowa, New Jersey
GES is a leader in providing innovative, high quality environmental services, specializing in soil and groundwater contaminant assessment and remediation since 1985. Our employees are hands-on, results-oriented professionals committed to providing responsive environmental services to a diverse, progressive client base that includes the petroleum industry, government agencies, and industrial markets. We have about 500 employees in 26 ofﬁces across 18 states, and are growing. We have an exciting career challenge for a mid-level Geologist or Environmental Scientist in our Northern NJ ofﬁce located in Totowa. This person will perform ﬁeld site investigations including drilling, surveying, soil/ groundwater sampling, aquifer/feasbilitiy studies, construction oversight, and phase I studies. This person will perform case management duties afﬁlated with technical report writing, budget/project management, feasibility testing, aquifer test analyses and data reduction. Experience with RCRA and storage tank regulations a plus. Requires Bachelor’s degree in geology, hydrogeology, earth science, environmental science or related major, 2 to 4+ years of closely-related experience. Or, Master’s plus 1 or more years experience. Seek someone with project management skills, UST, RCRA, good working knowledge of NJ regulations. Diverse industry experience highly desired, as is experience working speciﬁcally in an environmental consulting role. GES is an equal opportunity/afﬁrmative action employer that strongly values diversity. EOE/AA/M/F/V/D Please visit our website www.gesonline.com to learn more about our company.
Senior Biologist Tempe, Arizona
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Logan Simpson Design Inc. is an environmental planning and landscape architecture ﬁrm headquartered in Tempe, Arizona and is currently seeking a Senior Biologist. We are seeking an energetic individual to lead and play signiﬁcant role in ﬁeld investigations of wetlands, plant/wildlife inventories, protected species surveys, and ecological communities to characterize resources and evaluate environmental impacts under NEPA, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, and state and federal resource agency permitting. Essential Duties: Conducting ﬁeld surveys for plant and/or wildlife species and their habitats, especially threatened, endangered or sensitive (TES) species. Provides technical writing support for environmental permitting, planning, and compliance projects. Plays a signiﬁcant role in resource identiﬁcation and evaluation of potential impacts for environmental planning and development projects. Direct experience with NEPA compliance (including generation of narratives and editing) and resource management plans a plus. Ability to conduct ﬁeld surveys in remote, rugged terrain in extreme climates required. Willingness to travel within the Southwestern United States required. BS in biology, ecology, wildlife management, ﬁshery sciences, botany, or similar ﬁeld required. MS in similar ﬁelds preferred. Minimum of 5-10 years experience in private or public sector in a related position required. With a MS, 3-8 years experience will be considered. Experience with federal regulatory and land managing agencies, other state agencies (AGFD, UDWR), utility/energy industry, and/or transportation industry desired. Preference for candidates with experiences in the southwestern US: Arizona, New Mexico, or southern Utah. Please send resume with salary requirements and references to: Logan Simpson Design Inc. Attn: Kym Rettig 51 West Third Street Suite 450 Tempe, Arizona 85281
Academic Trails, and providing extensive Kayaking and Canoeing opportunities from the shores of Kingston Lake. There are occasional weekend rentals that need programming. Maintenance work opportunities. Summer duties include leading YMCA Camp Lincoln Adventure Trips to the White Mountains, central and eastern Maine, Cape Cod and the islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. Activities include Rock Climbing, Whitewater Rafting and Kayaking, Hiking, Mountain Biking and Lounging on the Beach. Requirements: experience leading Outdoor Education programs, experience leading/participating in wilderness trips, Wilderness Medicine &/or CPR, First Aid Certiﬁcation (willingness to obtain), Lifeguard Certiﬁcation a plus, Ropes Course and Rock Climbing experience and knowledge in top roping and rappelling (ability to learn). Educators are provided with onsite housing and a food stipend in addition to hourly wages. Positions begin with ﬂexibility May 1, 2006. Send Resume and Cover Letter to Jeff Gleason, Outdoor Adventure Director (email@example.com) or call 603642-3361 with questions. Close Date: Until Filled. Summer Teacher/Naturalist - Work in all aspects of implementing summer residential environmental education program for youth including: develop and teach daily natural history activities; conduct evening programs; colead backpacking trips; supervise campers in the lodge, and other summer camp related activities. Implement and teach adult summer programs that focus on the natural and cultural history of the Smoky Mountains. Serve in a leadership capacity for summer interns. Qualiﬁcations: Energetic, enthusiastic, and committed individuals. Must have experience and training in environmental education, natural history, plus experience working with children and adults in outdoor educational settings. A minimum of two years of college in a related degree plus summer camp experience. Basic First Aid and Community CPR training preferred. $200-$250 weekly plus housing, meals and clothing allowance. Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont, 9275 Tremont Road, Townsend, Tennessee 37882. Phone: (865) 448-6709. Close Date: Until Filled. Environmental Educator - The Chewonki Foundation is a private non-proﬁt educational institution located on a 400 acre peninsula on the coast of Maine. Our environmental educator is a three-season position from April to November with some opportunities for continuing through the winter. It involves teaching natural history and leading group challenges in our residential camping program for school groups during the spring and fall as well as taking a leadership role in our summer camp program. Those with trip leading experience may help lead canoeing, kayaking, hiking, sailing or sea kayaking trips in the summer. Contact: Chewonki Foundation, 485 Chewonki Neck Road, Wiscasset, Maine 04578. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Close Date: March 1, 2006. Outdoor Education Instructor - Nature’s Classroom Institute is seeking college graduates to become members of our teaching staff. No teaching experience or certiﬁcation is required, only a strong commitment to children and the environment. Our ﬁve-day residential environmental education program provides an active, multidisciplinary curriculum to 1st - 8th graders. We focus on student motivation, environmental connections, listening & communication skills, and team problem-solving. NCI provides students with an exploration of nearly 400 acres of diverse ecosystems, low-ropes teambuilding facilitation, and innovative cultural and historical simulations. We are currently developing alternative energies programming and implementing our agricultural biodynamic school curriculum. Our facilities include a working organic farm, a water-science lab, and our own Montessori school. For information, contact Geoffrey Bishop at email@example.com or call 262-363-6820. Close Date: Until Filled. Shipboard Crew - The Living Classrooms Foundation is a non-proﬁt educational organization in Baltimore, MD that provides hands-on, interdisciplinary learning programs in challenging environments for students of all ages and backgrounds. We are currently seeking enthusiastic individuals for the positions of DECKHANDS, COOKS AND MATES. These individuals must be interested in joining a team of dedicated professionals to work with young people aboard one of our three historic Chesapeake Bay workboats – the pungy schooner LADY MARYLAND, buyboat MILDRED BELLE, and skipjack SIGSBEE. Programs range in length from one-day trips to ten-day extended land/sea expeditions in the waters of Baltimore, the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries as well as off the New England coast. Qualiﬁed applicants must possess a strong commitment to the education of all students, be motivated self-starters, function successfully as part of a team, and maintain a desire to work outdoors in a challenging but fun environment. Education/biology background is preferred, but we will train the right people. Contact: Living Classrooms Foundation, 802 S. Caroline St., Baltimore, MD 21231. Phone: 410-685-9043. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Close Date: March 1, 2006. Environmental Education Center Manager - The Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center seeks Manager to administer operations of 25.000 sq. ft. facility
in a 9,000 acre preserve. Duties: oversees the development of: education/interpretive programs for varied audiences, budgets. Coordinates facilities/exhibits maintenance Supervises staff/volunteers. Plans outreach programs, conducts socio-economic research and interacts with the public. Exercises independent judgment and initiative. Assumes a great degree of responsibility in guiding a complex and highly visible program. Knowledge of environmental education theory and practice; evaluation tools and their applications; social sciences research methods; principles and practices of an organization’s administration; budget planning and management methods; modern informationtransfer technologies and methods. Candidate must also demonstrate an ability to: plan, coordinate, and manage the delivery of educational programs; supervise/ review the activities of professional and support personnel; communicate concisely, orally/written; develop effective/ innovative community-based education programs; and, think critically/creatively. Qualiﬁcations: Master’s degree in environmental education, natural/biological sciences or related ﬁeld, and 5 years professional environmental education experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Experience in education delivery at an environmental center; familiarity with education research techniques; community-based social marketing. Contact: Brooker Creek Preserve, Environmental Educ Center, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs, FL 34688. Email: email@example.com. Close Date: Until Filled.
outdoor, or science education; environmental or cultural interpretation; or related ﬁeld. Knowledge of the natural history of Illinois. Experience working with groups of children, families, and/or teachers. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Experience working with volunteers. Current and valid driver’s license. $14.92 per hour plus beneﬁts. Contact: McHenry County Conservation District, Prairieview Education Center, Attn: Deb Chapman, 2112 Behan Road, Crystal Lake, IL 60014. Phone: (815) 4795779. Close Date: Until Filled.
Education Apprenticeship - Land Between The Lakes (LBL) is a 170,000-acre National Recreation Area located in Kentucky and Tennessee and is administered by the U.S. Forest Service. Apprenticeship positions are designed for college graduates who desire a well-rounded experience with facility operations; program planning, delivery, and evaluation; and promotions of services for a variety of visitors. Apprentices would be responsible in assisting in all areas of operations for The Homeplace, a living history center, with the dispersed interpretation program, and in other LBL facilities requiring interpretive programs. Duties include: program planning, implementation, and evaluation; care/handling of live animal exhibits, research, benchmarking, and special projects related to increased customer satisfaction. Requirements & Beneﬁts: Possess a Bachelor’s degree in recreation, environmental education, related ﬁelds, or equivalent experience; Professional work experience desirable; Ability and enthusiasm for working with a variety of people in the out-of-doors; Varied work schedule including weekends, evenings, and most holidays; Weekly subsistence allowance of $200.00 (Non-Taxed); on-site government housing included, and; Position length is up to 1 year. USDA Forest Service, Land Between the Lakes NRA, 100 Van Morgan Drive, Golden Pond, KY 42211. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Close Date: Until Filled.
Naturalist - Two Positions Available. Working with a local government land acquisition program, the successful candidates will plan and present educational nature programs to schools, community groups, summer camps, Nature Sanctuary patrons and the public on County inland and ocean-front natural lands, in meeting rooms, classrooms, and on school grounds. Opportunities to develop curriculum, educational programming, teacher in-service workshops, self guided hikes, interactive exhibits, interpretive signs, and brochures for a variety of audiences. Qualiﬁcations: A total of two (2) years of college level education, paid experience and/or volunteer work pertaining to the natural sciences, natural resources, environment, teaching, presentation of tours, plants, animals, forestry, horticulture and/or a closely related ﬁeld, including six (6) months of experience dealing with the public and/or school children. Additional qualifying education and/or experience may be substituted on a year for year basis. Familiarity with Project Wild is preferred. Application form available on-line. 11.91/hr+beneﬁts. Actual salary may be negotiable based on experience. Contact: Environmentally Endangered Lands Programs, 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Bldg. B, Viera, FL 32940. Phone: 321633-2031. Close Date: Until Filled.
Apprenticeship - Land Between The Lakes (LBL) is a 170,000-acre National Recreation Area located in Kentucky and Tennessee and is administered by the U.S. Forest Service. Apprenticeship positions are designed for college graduates who desire a well-rounded experience with facility operations; program planning, delivery, and evaluation; and promotions of services for a variety of visitors. Apprentices would be responsible in assisting in all areas of operations for The Woodlands Nature Station, with the dispersed interpretation program, and in other LBL facilities requiring interpretive programs. Duties include: program planning, implementation, and evaluation; care/handling of live animal exhibits, research, benchmarking, and special projects related to increased customer satisfaction. Requirements & Beneﬁts: Possess a Bachelor’s degree in recreation, environmental education, related fields, or equivalent experience; Professional work experience desirable; Ability and enthusiasm for working with a variety of people in the out-of-doors; Varied work schedule including weekends, evenings, and most holidays; Weekly subsistence allowance of $200.00 (Non-Taxed); on-site government housing included, and; Position length is up to 1 year. USDA Forest Service, Land Between the Lakes NRA, 100 Van Morgan Drive, Golden Pond, KY 42211. Email: email@example.com. us. Close Date: Until Filled. Animal Caretaker Preceptor - The Wildlife Center of Virginia is a non-proﬁt hospital for wildlife with the mission of teaching the world to care for and care about wildlife and the environment. The preceptor program gives handson experience in the ﬁeld of wildlife rehabilitation. Lasting 8 weeks, the preceptorship focuses on orphan raising, wildlife nutrition, animal housing, physical therapy, capture and restraint, and safety techniques. The Wildlife Center of Virginia, PO Box 1557, Waynesboro, VA 22980. Email: anich firstname.lastname@example.org. Close Date: March 1, 2006. Education Program Assistant - Duties: Assists the Education Program Coordinator with planning, preparation, presentation, and clean-up for school ﬁeld trips and public programs. Assists with cultural and natural history special events. Develops, promotes, delivers and evaluates programs for a variety of public audiences. Assists with the writing of interpretive materials and development of loan materials, displays and exhibits. Qualiﬁcations: College degree or knowledge equivalent in environmental,
Nature Intern Center Intern - Strawberry Hill Nature Center and Preserve is seeking a full-time seasonal intern to assist with its environmental education programs and natural resource management projects. The internship lasts for 15 weeks (February 15-May 26). Strawberry Hill is a 609-acre preserve and nature center located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Pennsylvania. Qualiﬁcations: Previous experience working with groups of children. Teaching experience is a plus. Enthusiasm for and a basic knowledge of the natural world are important. Ability to walk/hike the main teaching trails on the preserve. Ability to work outdoors for extended periods in a wide range of weather conditions. Excellent communication skills. Enthusiastic self-starter who enjoys working in a small organization. Intern must have own car. Beneﬁts include private housing (a cottage by a singing stream) and a $150/week stipend. Send a resume and cover letter to: Mr. Eddy Rubin, EE Coordinator at email@example.com. Close Date: Until Filled.
Interpretation Manager - Brooklyn Botanic Garden seeks experienced professional to plan, develop and implement a new interpretation program. Permanent, temporary, and seasonal signage, exhibits, displays and programs. Print, web material and nontraditional/new media. BA req’d; MA desired. Min. 3 years related work experience, visitor programs/studies, exhibit design, and museum studies. Knowledge of horticulture, environmental studies or botany desired. Excellent planning, organization, interpersonal, written and verbal skills. Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, 1000 Washington Ave, Bklyn, NY 11225. Email: personnel@bbg. org. Close Date: Until Filled. Project Coordinator - Schoolyard Habitat Project Coordinator & Education Assistant – Yakima, WA. Help schools create native habitat gardens & curricula. This position involves outreach, curricula development, teaching and working on hands-on gardening projects with students and teachers. Beneﬁts: $963/mo stipend, health insurance, $4,725 scholarship, childcare allowance, training opportunities and loan forbearance. For more info visit our website www.northwestserviceacademy.org OR contact us at 509) 395 – 3465. Interviews are under way - Apply today! Close Date: Until Filled. Hatchery Information & Education Assistant – Underwood, WA. Work with Spring Creek & Carson Fish Hatcheries to expand their outreach and education programs throughout the Columbia Gorge. Conduct educational tours; provide technical assistance with natural resource education programs; coordinate outreach and public information programs and more! Beneﬁts: $963/mo stipend, health insurance, $4,725 scholarship, childcare allowance, training opportunities and loan forbearance. For more info visit our website www.northwestserviceacademy.org or contact us at (509) 395 – 3465. Close Date: Until Filled. Youth Program Director - Oversee the Camp Habitat and Camp Habitat After school programs, fund raising, program development, and community outreach. Camp Habitat is a partnership with Northern Alaska Environmental Center, Friends of Creamer’s Field and Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Will work as lead in a team environment. $31,000 with benefits. Northern Alaska Environmental Center, 830 College Road, Fairbanks, AK 99701. Email: David@northern.org. Close Date: Until Filled. Education Intern - The Education Intern will coordinate
the collection, cataloguing and validating of pedagogically and scientiﬁcally sound ecology education material into the ecoed.net digital library. Other responsibilities include developing and disseminating education and outreach materials, responding to science, career, and education related inquiries from the public and assisting with special projects, including brieﬁngs and career fairs. Qualiﬁcations: Bachelor degree with a focus in either ecology, biology, or education. This position requires a high degree of motivation, initiative, maturity, and responsibility. Experience in web design and the ability to conceptually organize information, text and graphics a plus. $2000 for three month commitment. Ecological Society of America, 1400 Spring St. #330, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Close Date: Until Filled. Education Teaching Internship - Zoo Atlanta offers a teaching internship for Education Programs where interns discover the teaching and learning involved in environmental and conservation education. This position works directly with the Fee Programs team teaching education programs. Interns will lead groups of all ages using interactive activities to teach them about the zoo, caring for animals, conservation, and our environment. Interns will also lead programs at Zoo Atlanta as well as outreach programs off-site, up to 45 miles away. Internship programs are experience based, therefore are unpaid. If you have a passion for animals and children, this will one of the most learning-intensive and leadershipbased internships you will ﬁnd! Internships are unpaid and housing is not provided. Send cover letter, resume, and two letters of reference. Transcripts may be required. Contact: Zoo Atlanta, Human Resources, 800 Cherokee Avenue, SE, Atlanta, GA 30315. Phone: (404) 624-5600. Option 6, then Option 2. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Close Date: Until Filled.
Assistant Professor - The Department of Biological Sciences, Towson University, seeks applicants for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin mid-August, 2005. A Ph.D. in an appropriate ﬁeld is required. Teaching and post-doctoral experience is desirable. Candidates must have a strong commitment to excellence in both teaching and research. Initial teaching responsibilities will include the following: 1) a majors’ introductory course in either Biodiversity or Ecology, Evolution and Behavior (to be determined), 2) upper-level undergraduate/graduate-level courses in Invertebrate Zoology and Entomology. Eventually the person in this position may also teach a graduate (Master’s) level course in their area of specialization. The candidate is expected to develop an active research program involving undergraduate and graduate students. Pursuit of extramural funding is also required. Preference will be given to individuals whose research is at least partly ﬁeld-oriented and involves the ecology, evolution, behavior, systematics or conservation of invertebrate animals. The successful candidate will be eligible to compete with other junior faculty for a three-year appointment as the newly established Jess Fisher Endowed Chair in the Biological and Physical Sciences. The holder of Chair will receive additional funds to support her/his research program. Much more additional information on this position is available at: http://wwwnew. towson.edu/biology Qualiﬁed applicants should send letter of interest, C.V., one page statements of teaching philosophy and research plans, photocopies of all transcripts, and three letters of recommendation (hard copies of all documents only) to: Chair, Invertebrate Zoologist Search Committee/ Department of Biological Sciences / Towson University / Towson MD 21252 USA. Close Date: Until Filled. Faculty Position - The Department of International Development, Community, and Environment (IDCE) at Clark University has expanded its search and now seeks to ﬁll TWO tenure-track positions in International Development and Social Change to begin Academic Year 2006-07. It is expected that one of these positions will be ﬁlled at an advanced assistant or associate professor level. Signiﬁcant ﬁeld research and/or applied experience in developing countries is essential. Ph.D. or equivalent in any relevant discipline is required. Discipline and area are open: we expect to hire one individual with experience in Africa and one individual with expertise in another area. Candidates should be able to teach courses supporting Master’s level programs in international development, as well as undergraduate courses. Primary areas of expertise should include two or more of the following areas: environment, humanitarian assistance, food security, gender and development, community participation and empowerment, non-governmental organizations, involuntary relocation, conflict/post-conflict and development, and health. Application should include curriculum vitae, a list of references, and a detailed statement of interest including
Academic research foci and teaching philosophy. These should be sent should be sent to electronically to email@example.com or mailed to Chair, ID Search Committee, IDCE, Clark University, 950 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01610. Close Date: Until Filled. Lecturer - Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Applications are invited for the position of Lecturer (Ph.D. or equivalent) to offer an auto-tutorial sequence in INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY, beginning July, 2005. This general biology sequence is two semesters in length and is offered in parallel with a traditional lecture/lab course. It services 150 – 200 students with a staff of about twenty teaching assistants. The successful candidate must have strong interpersonal relationship skills and is expected to incorporate modern developments in biology into the curriculum. For further information, contact Dr. Robert Turgeon (607) 255-8395, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Send a curriculum vitae, a narrative describing teaching interests, and contact information for at least three references to Ms. Christie Sayre, Introductory Biology Search Committee, 20 Plant Science Building, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853. Close Date: Until Filled. Cultural Geography Faculty - The Department of Geography at the University of Hawaii (UH) at Manoa (http://www.geography.hawaii.edu/) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY and HUMAN-ENVIRONMENT relations to begin in August 1, 2006, contingent on funding. Complementary research expertise and interest in the Asia-Paciﬁc area and the relationship between indigenous/ minority peoples and resources are highly desirable, as is potential to work with the East-West Center on its research programs and with the students associated with the Center. UH Manoa is a Doctoral/Research University and the ﬂagship campus of the University of Hawaii system. The East-West Center is an education and research organization established by the U.S. Congress in 1960 to promote dialog on critical issues of common concern to the Asia/Paciﬁc region and the United States. All required work for the Ph.D. in Geography or allied ﬁeld must be completed by the start of the appointment. Applications should include a CV, a letter describing research interests and teaching philosophy, and the names and addresses of at least three academic referees. Applications should be sent to Professor Everett Wingert, Chair of Search Committee, Department of Geography, 2424 Maile Way, Room 445, Honolulu, HI 96822. E-mail: Everett@Hawaii.edu. Close Date: Until Filled. Chair in White-Tailed Deer Research – Kingsville, TX. This position will provide direction and assistance in all tasks associated with the development of the Institute’s program in research and management of white-tailed deer in south Texas. This position will require grant writing to enhance the deer research program, direction of graduate students, frequent publications in peer-reviewed journals, leadership of an external Deer Advisory Group. Position is 75% research and 25% teaching. The candidate must have 18 graduate hours in every ﬁeld in which they will teach. Twelve month, tenured position (with TAMUS Board of Regents approval), with appropriate academic rank. Qualiﬁcations: Ph.D. from a regionally accredited institution or university in wildlife science or closely related ﬁeld. Applicant must have research experience with ungulate species, preferably white-tailed deer. Also, strong leadership, writing, quantitative, and grantsmanship skills are required. Candidate must demonstrate a strong publication record in peer reviewed journals. No less than 8 years research experience beyond the Ph.D. degree. Must possess strong work ethic and excellent interpersonal skills. Submit Texas A&M University-Kingsville application (www.tamuk.edu/jobs/pdf/app.pdf), letter of interest/goals, vitae, transcripts, and 3 letters of recommendation. Prior to issuing a letter of appointment, ofﬁcial transcripts must be received directly from each degree-granting institution by the Ofﬁce of the Provost, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, MSC 102, Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202. However, for review of application, applicants may submit unofﬁcial transcripts from each institution of higher education attended directly to the search committee chair. Submit to: Charles A. DeYoung, Search Committee Chair, Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, 700 University Blvd, MSC 218, Kingsville, TX 78363. Phone: 361-593-3687 FAX 361-593-3924. Email: email@example.com. Close Date: Until Filled. Teaching Assistantship - I am seeking a M.S. student to conduct research on the genetic population structure of terrestrial snails in the Potomac River Basin starting August 2006. The project will involve fieldwork and laboratory analysis using molecular techniques. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, able to work independently and have a strong interest in population genetics and conservation. Experience with molecular techniques (PCR, electrophoresis, sequence analysis) a plus but not required. Towson University is located in suburban Baltimore, Maryland. The Department of Biological Sciences has a growing graduate student body pursuing research in organismal biology, conservation and ecology. A number of competitive research/teaching assistantships are available for students pursuing a Master of Science degree.
Assistantships include a stipend and tuition waiver. For more information on the Department of Biological Sciences and the graduate program visit http://wwwnew.towson.edu/biology. Interested students should send: a cover letter, resume, unofﬁcial copies of transcripts, GRE scores (if available) or planned GRE test date, and names and contact information for two references. Dr. Colleen Sinclair, Department of Biological Sciences, Towson University, 8000 York Road, Towson, MD 21252. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Close Date: Until Filled. Forestry Academic Position - Department of Forestry & Environmental Resources, North Carolina State University. Twelve-month, tenure-track, assistant / associate professor. 50% teaching and 50% research. Undergraduate course in urban and community forestry; graduate course in specialization; advise students; develop externally funded research; work with department on developing undergraduate major concentration. Qualiﬁcations: Doctorate in appropriate ﬁeld by July 2006; demonstrated teaching and advising competence; expertise in urban ecosystems, urban and community forestry, or green infrastructure; interdisciplinary approach; outstanding problem-solving, oral and written communication; capacity to secure external funding. Starting date for position is July 1, 2006. Contact: Submit letter of application, including description of current research program and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and names and contact information for at least three references to: George Hess and Toddi Steelman, Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources, Box 8008, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 276958008. Contact Toddi_Steelman@ncsu.edu (919-513-0408). Close Date: Until Filled. Assistant Professor - Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, The School of Natural Resources, College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri 65211. Position - Assistant Professor, Wildlife Conservation, specializing in avian ecology in grassland and agricultural ecosystems (tenuretrack, 12 month appointment). Salary - Commensurate with experience. Starting date - 1 Aug 2006, or as negotiated. Responsibilities - This is a tenure-track position with primary responsibilities in research and teaching, and some outreach, in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences within The School of Natural Resources. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a nationally/ internationally recognized, externally-funded research program addressing the ecology of birds, in grassland and agricultural ecosystems, with an emphasis on conservation. This individual will be expected to mentor graduate students, teach Ornithology and Terrestrial Ecosystems Management at the undergraduate level and a graduate course related to her/his expertise (2 or 3 courses per year). Qualiﬁcations - A Ph.D. with an emphasis on the conservation and ecology of birds in grassland and agricultural ecosystems is preferred; postdoctoral experience and publications in peer reviewed journals is desired. The area of expertise should match and complement existing research and teaching in the applied aspects of this Fisheries and Wildlife program and/or the department’s parallel emphasis in Conservation Biology. The candidate should have proven experience in at least two of the following areas: landscape ecology; restoration ecology and management; population/community ecology and management; quantitative skills in mark-recapture, survival analysis, or spatial data analyses. Female and minority applications are strongly encouraged. Application -Applicants should submit a letter of application, resume, representative publications, academic transcripts, description of research interests and teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference to Dr. Jack Jones, Chair, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, School of Natural Resources, 302 Anheuser-Busch Natural Resources Building, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211-7240. (PH: 573-882-3543, FX 573.884.5070, EM: email@example.com). Close Date: Until Filled. Assistant Professor - Paciﬁc Lutheran University. The Department of Biology at Paciﬁc Lutheran University invites applications from organismal-level vertebrate biologists for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin 1 Sep 2006. Ph.D. required. Teaching responsibilities will include participation in introductory biology courses for majors/ non-majors, an upper-division majors’ course focusing on vertebrates, and other courses related to the candidate’s area of specialty. Research involving undergraduates is expected and supported. Please submit your curriculum vitae, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a summary of current research interests; also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent on your behalf. Send all materials to: Dr. Dana Garrigan, Chair of Vertebrate Biology Search Committee, Department of Biology, Paciﬁc Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA 98447. Close Date: Until Filled. Assistant Professor - The Biological Sciences Department at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in vertebrate biology, beginning Sep 2006. Consideration is given to candidates who combine modern field and laboratory approaches to the study of terrestrial vertebrates. A Ph.D. in Biology, Zoology, or related ﬁeld with a specialty
in vertebrate biology is required. Post-doctoral experience is preferred. The successful candidate will combine excellence in teaching with an externally funded research program that will involve undergraduate and Master’s students conducting field projects on the biology of terrestrial vertebrates. Teaching responsibilities will include courses in herpetology, introductory zoology/biology, and development of a graduate-level course related to the individual’s area of expertise. The teaching assignment may include contributions to courses in conservation biology. The department has traditionally maintained and seeks to continue relationships with state and federal management agencies (e.g. California Department of Fish and Game; USFWS), which provide opportunities for student research and employment. Cal Poly Pomona is a comprehensive Master’s level university with a diverse student body. The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to be responsive to the educational equity goals of the university and its increasing ethnic diversity and international character. Applicants should forward (1) curriculum vitae, (2) statement of teaching philosophy, (3) proposed plan of research, (4) reprints of three representative publications, and (5) the names and contact information of three references to: Chair, Vertebrate Biologist Search Committee, Biological Sciences Department, California State Polytechnic University, 3801 West Temple Avenue, Pomona, CA 91768-4132. Review of applications begins on 16 Jan 2006. Ofﬁcial transcripts and three letters of reference will be required of all ﬁnalists. For further information, visit the Department web site (URL: http://www.csupomona.edu/~biology). Close Date: Until Filled. Assistant/Associate Professor - Wildlife Care and Education. Unity College seeks a faculty member for this new position. Primary responsibilities include leading and coordinating existing curricula, mentoring 50 or more program students in educational and co-curricular activities, and developing the program curriculum. The successful candidate must demonstrate knowledge of the wildlife care and education ﬁelds gained through academic education and experience. Ph.D. preferred or a combination of education and experience combining non-formal and interpretive services with wildlife care and rehabilitation. Workload includes teaching 21 credits, advising, and service on campus committees. Faculty members have the opportunity to be involved in the delivery and continuing development of the College’s interdisciplinary Environmental Stewardship core curriculum. Contact: Kathleen Hale, Unity College, Ofﬁce of Human Resources, Faculty Search, 90 Quaker Hill Road, Unity, ME 04988. Phone: 207-948-3131. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Close Date: Until Filled. Faculty Position - We seek a broadly trained faculty member with academic training and demonstrated expertise in sustainability studies to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels. This full-time position involves planning and teaching team-taught, interdisciplinary programs with faculty members from a wide range of disciplines. Opportunities exist locally for collaboration with community organizations. Numerous offerings from across the curriculum explore issues of sustainability from a variety of perspectives, and there is widespread faculty interest in sustainability. This position will help to strengthen current offerings as well as develop new ones in a liberal arts context. The successful candidate will have a strong theoretical background in sustainability studies (e.g. systems perspective), and experience that demonstrates critical thinking about sustainability issues. In addition, the applicant will have a genuine curiosity, enthusiasm, and commitment for teaching and learning in an interdisciplinary environment. The applicant will have education and experience that demonstrates knowledge of both theory and practice in sustainable systems thinking in the built and/or natural environments, and in the public and/or private sector. Also required is the ability to work effectively with students on writing, critical thinking, and the design and implementation of sustainability projects and studies. In addition, candidates must have demonstrated expertise in a particular ﬁeld where they have actively explored sustainability issues. Potential ﬁelds include, but are not limited to the following alphabetical list: anthropology, community development, design, ecology, energy studies, engineering and physical systems, environmental design, environmental and/or ecological economics, environmental and social justice, landuse planning, natural systems perturbations, organizational development and management, philosophy, technology innovation and management, transport systems, and urban and regional planning We strongly encourage candidates to apply who have demonstrated experience in teaching, have experience in pursuing innovative and engaging teaching strategies working with faculty from other disciplines and who have experience working with diverse and underserved populations. To apply, please enter the following information to our online application form at: http://www.evergreen.edu/ facultyhiring. Submit the following items as an attachment(s) with your email: Curriculum vitae. Letter of application. 1-2 page statement on your understanding of the concept of sustainability, written to a broad liberal arts faculty audience. 1-2 page statement of your teaching philosophy and practice. 1-2 page statement of your multicultural experience and/or practice. (more information is available on our website: http:// www.evergreen.edu/facultyhiring/multiculturalexperience.
htm). Examples of scholarly or artistic work. Evaluations by students (if available). Two to three current letters of reference from professional colleagues that speak to your teaching experience; in addition, letters from students are often useful. Letters of reference may be emailed or mailed directly to our faculty hiring ofﬁce. If you cannot attach the application materials, please mail the information to the faculty hiring ofﬁce. Jan Sharkey, Faculty Hiring Coordinator, The Evergreen State College, 2700 Evergreen Parkway NW, Olympia, WA 98505. Fax : 360 867-6794. E-mail : email@example.com. Close Date: Until Filled. Researcher - Division of Environmental Sciences and Policy, Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University. Our program is expanding again and we are now inviting applications for a new Assistant Professor of the Practice (9 month, regular rank, non-tenure) of Geospatial Analysis position, beginning summer/fall 2006. We are searching for an individual interested in developing graduate level curricula and a focused research program that directly joins geospatial analysis tools and technologies with environmental science and management research and practice. Responsibilities are primarily graduate instruction (75%), with a secondary emphasis on research and research support (25%). Though not tenure-track, the position is intended to be long-term (renewable 3-yr contracts). The ideal candidate will have demonstrated technical and analytical skills in geospatial analysis (e.g. Geographic Information Systems, Satellite Remote Sensing, Spatial Simulation) as well as disciplinary interests in an active area of ecosystem science, applied conservation ecology or land use management. The Nicholas School has particular strength in the areas of conservation science, ecosystem management, watershed ecology, environmental health, environmental economics and policy, and earth sciences. An interest and ability to effectively work across disciplinary boundaries will be highly desirable for this position. Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in an appropriate area of environmental science, environmental management or other closely allied discipline, and have demonstrated excellence in teaching, research, and communication. The successful candidate will be expected to teach graduate courses, develop a vigorous research program and actively supervise graduate and professional students. Send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, reprints, and names and contact information for three references to: Patrick N. Halpin, Chair, Geospatial Analysis Search Committee, Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708. Inquiries may be directed to Patrick Halpin via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Close Date: Until Filled. Professor Position - San Diego State University is seeking applications for a tenure-track position. We wish to complement existing expertise in organismal biology and ecology with an individual who has a strong research focus in empirical, quantitative, and ﬁeld-based studies of animal behavior at the level of the individual, population, and/or community. The successful candidate will join the 14member faculty group that comprises the Ecology Program Area within the Department of Biology and will be expected to interact with a diverse student body. Opportunities also exist for interactions with members of the Evolutionary Biology and Cell and Molecular Biology Program Areas. The appointment for this position will be at the level of Assistant Professor. A Ph.D. is required and postdoctoral experience is highly desirable. Potential areas of research expertise for applicants could include, but are not limited to, elucidating behavioral processes to predict ecological patterns, using empirical and comparative analyses to relate behavior to the environment in which it occurs, conducting behavioral studies with relevance to conservation and examining links between evolutionary adaptations and behavioral ecology. The Ecology Program is responsible for a large researchoriented master’s program, and cooperates with the ecology faculty of UC Davis in offering a doctoral program in ecology. Evidence of research productivity will be given heavy weight, and the successful candidate will be expected to maintain an externally funded research program that includes participation of both undergraduate and graduate students. Teaching is an important responsibility of SDSU faculty, and candidates for this position will be evaluated on the basis of their willingness and ability to contribute to the teaching program. Teaching responsibilities will include a graduate level course/seminar in Behavioral Ecology, undergraduate courses in Animal Behavior and Sociobiology, and supervision of graduate students. Periodic participation in Biostatistics and/or General Ecology is also desirable. The San Diego region offers excellent opportunities for ﬁeld-based behavioral research. It has perhaps the highest biodiversity in the continental U.S. The mild climate allows year-round ﬁeldwork in a variety of habitats. SDSU has three ﬁeld stations with a combined total area of over 6,000 acres. Other research areas available by arrangement include extensive national forests, regional and state parks and military bases in the region. Persons wishing to apply for this position should submit a curriculum vitae, separate statements of their research and teaching interests, three representative publications and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: Behavioral Ecologist Search Committee, Department of Biology, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182-4614. Close Date: Until Filled.
Career Changers & Support Research Professor, Biology - The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for two Research Assistant Professor positions jointly held in the Public Lands Institute (PLI) and the Department of Biological Sciences, College of Sciences, commencing Spring 2006. These are full-time, 12-month, non-tenure-track, renewable positions that are primarily externally funded. One position is in Vascular Plant research, and the second in Wildlife Biology. Review of applications is currently underway, but applications will continue to be accepted until the posiiton is ﬁlled. Responsibilities: For the Public Lands Institute, the research assistant professors will be the Program Manager for three contracted monitoring and data management projects with the National Park Service: wildlife, vegetation, and archaeology at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and adjacent lands. Although project coordinators and staff with subject matter expertise and responsibility for meeting task agreement deliverables will be on the PLI staff, the research assistant professors will be the subject matter experts for the contracted projects, will supervise staff, and will have overall program responsibility. The overall program objective is the preservation and conservation of species of interest within all federal lands in southern Nevada. Additional duties will include facilitating meetings, collaborating with government program managers and technical representatives, supervising ﬁeld crews of staff and interns, tracking project expenditures and progress, and compiling quarterly and annual reports to federal and county agencies. For the Department of Biological Sciences, the research assistant professors will be expected to teach one or more courses per year assigned from general or introductory undergraduate courses for majors or non-majors, upper-division courses, and/or graduate-level courses in the successful candidate’s area of expertise. The faculty member will be expected to be committed to teaching excellence, develop a rigorous externally funded research program that complements the National Park Service’s monitoring and management needs at Lake Mead, publish research in peer-reviewed literature, participate in the supervision of graduate students at both the master’s and doctorate levels, and engage in service activities appropriate to the position. Qualiﬁcations: Candidates must have a doctoral degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in biological sciences or a related ﬁeld, and four or more years of demonstrated related experience in managing, developing, and/or conducting scientiﬁc research projects applicable in part to resource management. Applications: For more detailed information on these positions and application instructions, please visit the Public Lands Institute web site and UNLV’s Human Resources Department. Contact Information: Crystal Erickson, Administrative Assistant to the Search Committee or Bob Sitts, HR Director (702) 895-1655 hrsearch@ccmail. nevada.edu. Close Date: Until Filled. Ecology Positions - Two tenure track appointments are offered at the assistant professor level in the San Diego State University Biology Department to begin Fall 2006. Ph.D. required and post-doctoral experience preferred. Successful applicants will be expected to establish externally funded research programs involving B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. students and to interact with a diverse student body. Consideration will include the candidate’s perceived match to our programmatic strengths including research emphases, teaching innovation, and student mentoring. Candidates should be able to interact with 14 full-time ecology faculty members with research emphases in coastal marine ecology, ecosystem/global change, and conservation/restoration ecology. 1. Behavioral Ecologist Research interests must be ﬁeld-based and could include elucidating behavioral processes to predict ecological patterns, using empirical and comparative analyses to relate behavior to the environment, conducting behavioral studies with relevance to conservation, and examining links between evolutionary adaptations and behavioral ecology. Teaching responsibilities to include graduate seminar/course in behavioral ecology and undergraduate courses in animal behavior and sociobiology. Periodic participation in undergraduate biostatistics and/or general ecology also desirable. 2. Ecosystems Ecologist Desirable research interests include ecosystem carbon ﬂux, nutrient dynamics, earth system science, sustainability, and/or modeling of ecosystem dynamics and distributions. Teaching responsibilities to include upper division/graduate courses in one’s area of specialty, general ecology, biostatisics, and/or a non-majors course in environmental science. More information on both positions. Applicants for either position should submit a curriculum vitae, separate statements of research and teaching interests, 3 representative publications and arrange for 3 letters of recommendation to be sent to the Behavioral Ecologist Search Committee or Ecosystem Ecologist Search Committee, Department of Biology, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 921824614. Close Date: Until Filled. Assistant Professorship - The Ohio State University at Mansﬁeld is seeking to ﬁll a nine-month tenure, tenuretrack Assistant Professorship in Environment and Natural Resources beginning autumn 2006. The successful applicant will be expected to conduct research and teach general biology, environmental science, and more advanced courses related to a research specialty. The
standard teaching load is six courses distributed over three quarters. We are especially interested in candidates with a background in forestry, soils, and/or watershed management. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in forest science, soil science, plant ecology, natural resources, or a related ﬁeld. Salary is dependent on qualiﬁcations and experience. The Ohio State University offers one of the most comprehensive beneﬁts packages in the nation, which includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; tuition authorization; sick leave; ten paid holidays; and retirement through the State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio (STRS) or an alternative program. Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, three letters of reference, and teaching portfolio materials (if available) to: Dr. Ted Dahlstrand, Associate Dean, The Ohio State University at Mansﬁeld, 1680 University Dr., Mansﬁeld, OH 44906. Close Date: Until Filled. Department Head - The Department of Biological Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is a dynamic, expanding department of 20 diverse faculty and more than 400 undergraduate and graduate students. We are seeking a highly qualiﬁed person to lead an exciting transformation from a predominant focus on undergraduate teaching to one that also fosters research and scholarship, while maintaining our excellence in teaching and career development. Vigorous efforts to advocate for substantial research funding and facilities, and to recruit and retain students and faculty from groups that are underrepresented in the biological sciences are also important components of the position. Futher information about the position, Biological Sciences and RIT and can be found at www.biology.rit. edu. A complete application, from individuals holding a doctorate in a pertinent area of life sciences, must include a curriculum vitae, brief summaries of research interests and administrative and teaching philosophies, and four letters of reference sent to Dr. G. Thomas Frederick, Chair, Department Head Search Committee (PC#8911-ASPB), Rochester Institute of Technology, 85 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY 14623. We wish to ﬁll this 12-month position by July 1, 2006. Close Date: Until Filled. Faculty Position - The Department of Geology at the University of Kansas seeks applications for an academic year, tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level in the ﬁeld of paleobiogeochemistry. We seek an outstanding colleague who applies geochemical techniques such as isotopes, compound analysis, and biomarkers for the detection and identiﬁcation of organisms or organismal activity in the geologic record. Priority consideration will be given to individuals whose research emphasizes the origin and evolution of life and paleoenvironmental reconstructions. This is a new position in our growing program in Geobiology. The successful candidate is expected to complement the existing expertise in paleobiology and geomicrobiology. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an externally funded interdisciplinary research program, direct graduate students, and participate in teaching graduate and undergraduate students. Women, minorities and candidates who will contribute to the climate of diversity in the College, which includes a diversity of scholarly approaches, are especially encouraged to apply. Refer to www.geo.ku.edu and links for additional information about the department and the University of Kansas. Appointment will begin August 18, 2006, or later. Applicants should arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to search committee chair and send the following information to the search committee chair: 1) statement of research interests; 2) statement of teaching interests, 3) Curriculum Vitae. Send all material to Paleobiogeochemistry Search; Attention: Luis A. Gonzalez, Department of Geology, 1475 Jayhawk Blvd., 120 Lindley Hall, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045-7613 (tel. 785-864-2743; fax 785-864-5276, e-mail email@example.com). Close Date: Until Filled. Assistant Professor - The successful candidate will be responsible for developing an externally funded reseach program that addresses ﬁsh ecology and management in freshwater systems with an emphasis on population and habitat issues. Potential research areas may include but are not limited to ﬁsh population ecology; predator-prey relationships; competition between native and introduced species; ﬁsh community dynamics; and ﬁsh habitat, including issues related to river restoration, forestry, agriculture and development. Candidates will be expected to teach an undergraduate course in statistical applications in wildlife ecology, teach an upper-division course in freshwater ﬁsheries management in alternate years, and a graduate course in area of expertise in freshwater ﬁsheries. The candidate also will be expected to advise undergraduate students, mentor graduate students, and provide service/ expertise in ﬁsheries to the university, natural resource agencies, public and private organizations, and the ﬁsheries profession. A Ph.D. degree in ﬁsheries or wildlife science or a related discipline from an accredited institution of gigher learning and a dissertation focus on freshwater ﬁsheries. Demonstrated ability to conduct and direct high quality research in the areas of ﬁsh population ecology and management and to publish results in respected, peerreviewed journals. Educational background and experience to provide instruction in statistical applications in wildlife
ecology and in freshwater ﬁsheries, and a demonstrated ability to develop and teach university courses. Contact: Dr. James Gilbert at James_Gilbert@umit.maine.edu. Close Date: Until Filled. Assistant Professor - The Biology Department at the University of Illinois at Springﬁeld (UIS;http://www.uis.edu/ biology) invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level, beginning August 2006. The primary teaching responsibility of the position will be courses relating techniques of mathematical modeling to ecological or molecular biology problems. The ideal candidate for this position will have research interests in landscape ecology, resource management, population biology, bioinformatics, molecular data mining or a related ﬁeld. The ability to teach introductory level courses for biology majors and non-majors is expected, as is the ability to develop additional courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. Candidates with experience working in prairie ecosystems are particularly encouraged to apply. The University of Illinois at Springﬁeld is currently developing a new ﬁeld station on the Illinois River, which will be of particular interest to candidates interested in developing ﬁeld-based research programs (http://emiquon.uis.edu/). The successful candidate will join a department with broad research interests (oak and invertebrate systematics, microbial and forest ecology) and would ideally contribute to a growing departmental focus in restoration ecology. Qualiﬁcations: a Ph.D. in biological sciences or a related ﬁeld. Applicants with postdoctoral research and college teaching experience, as well as a record of publications and the ability to acquire external funding will be given preference. A cover letter clearly stating the applicant’s suitability to the position, curriculum vitae, a summary of teaching and research interests and three letters of reference should be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred) or by mail to: Dr. James Bonacum, Biology Department, University of Illinois at Springﬁeld, One University Plaza, MS HSB 223, Springﬁeld, IL 62703-5407. Close Date: Until Filled. Assistant Professor of Biology - Tenure track appointment beginning August 2006, University of South Carolina Sumter. Ph.D. in Biology required at time of appointment. 12 contact hours/semester, all undergraduate; expectations include excellence in teaching & potential for research/scholarship. Ability to teach introductory Biology courses, ecology/ evolution, and environmental science with accompanying ﬁeld work to majors and non-majors. You may apply online for all job vacancies with the University of South Carolina. You may access the USC Job Online Employment site or submit an application letter (which should include philosophy of teaching and professional goals and interests), vita, three current letters of recommendation, copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts, writing samples, and summaries of teaching evaluations, or other evidence of excellence in teaching. Send materials to Professor Charles F. Denny, Chair, Division of Science, Mathematics and Engineering, USC Sumter, 200 Miller Road, Sumter, SC 29150-2498. If you have questions about the application procedures, please call (803)938-3721. Foreign nationals should indicate current US immigration status. Close Date: Until Filled. Professor Positions - We have two positions open in our department (Fisheries & Wildlife Sciences) and anticipate additional ones later this year and in subsequent years (disease ecology upcoming). There are also ecological/ organismal positions open in the Biology Department at Virginia Tech. Academic year, tenure track faculty positions(2) in wildlife and/or ﬁsheries sciences, likely to be ﬁlled at the Assistant Professor level. Anticipated start date August 10, 2006. Research focus in wildlife and/or ﬁsheries ecology, with applied emphasis. The incumbent will be expected to teach and to conduct research in their area of expertise. Evidence of innovative research, grantsmanship, teaching experience, and commitment to cultural diversity are required. Candidate must have a PhD in wildlife, ﬁsheries, conservation biology, or allied ﬁeld. Applications must be submitted electronically through http://jobs.vt.edu, posting numbers 043225 (wildlife) or 043226 (ﬁsheries).. Direct preliminary inquires to Dr. Dean F. Stauffer, ﬁwsearch@vt. edu. Close Date: Until Filled. Chair, Biology Department - The Department of Biology invites applications for a departmental Chair beginning August 28, 2006. Salary is competitive and signiﬁcant research support will be provided. The successful candidate must have a distinguished record which would merit appointment at the rank of Full Professor with tenure. Applicants should have a commitment to promoting research, teaching and service at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and should have excellent interpersonal skills. Duties will include supervising support staff, instructors and faculty and being an advocate for Biology’s interests to the College, University and community. Candidates who can articulate and implement plans that allow faculty to continue their recent gains in research productivity are preferred. Primary among such skills must be the ability to spearhead implementation of a new Ph.D. program in Integrated Bioscience. This program is designed to increase collaborative research between Biology and other sciences, both at The University of Akron and regionally. Candidates
should be both conversant across a broad spectrum of biological disciplines and have the ability to facilitate interactions with other departments. The Department is also strongly committed to teaching excellence and innovation, at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Candidate must be able to lead our department in its quest for excellence in service to university, profession and community. Ability to cultivate new fund-raising opportunities for the department and the college required. The Department of Biology has 20 full-time faculty enrolling 600 majors. Faculty members have active, extramurally-funded research programs that span the range from molecular biology to community ecology. Extramural research funding to Biology faculty has more than doubled in the last 10 years, with total funding exceeding $1,000,000 annually. The Department is housed in a 38,000 sq ft building, with a new ~45,000 sq ft building planned to begin construction in 2006. The Department oversees an animal research facility and a ﬁeld station located on a nearby nature preserve. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, statements on administrative philosophy, research and teaching, copies of recent publications, and three letters of recommendation to: Chair, Biology Chair Search, Department of Biology, The University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325-3908. Close Date: Until Filled.
Costa Rica Office Manager - The In-country Office Manager performs or oversees all ﬁnancial and operational transactions of a TNC in-country ofﬁce. S/he handles external vendor accounts and payments, internal accounting transactions (reimbursements, petty cash, etc.) and prepares/monitors the budgets for ofﬁce operation and other programs as appropriate. S/he manages in-country bank account(s) and prepares monthly ﬁnancial reports detailing ofﬁce income and expenditures. Works as needed with Regional Operations staff and in-country external accounting advisors to ensure that the ﬁnancial operations comply with local legal requirements and maintains accurate ﬁnancial ﬁles. May assist in ﬁnancial follow-up with local partner NGO and/or projects. S/he coordinates all ofﬁce related tasks (ie. supplies, TIS and ofﬁce equipment, reception, etc…) and is responsible for all Human Resource related tasks including new hire paperwork and orientation procedures. S/he also ensures compliance with all relevant TNC policies and procedures. Qualiﬁcations: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, HR Management plus 3-5 years related experience or equivalent combination. Non-proﬁt accounting and U.S. government grants accounting experience desirable. Excellent verbal and written skills in English and language spoken in country. Demonstrated experience in MS Office, Word and Excel. Technical command of spreadsheet programs, general ledger reports and other ﬁnancial management tools. Ability to manipulate, analyze and interpret data. Knowledge of current trends and legal requirements in the ﬁnancial, payroll and labor law areas in the country of assignment. Supervisory experience, including ability to set objectives and manage performance a plus. Proven organizational and analytical skills and attention to detail. Contact Karla Sauma at email@example.com. Close Date: Until Filled. Administrative Assistant - The Administrative Assistant is responsible for a wide range of general support duties at the Kansas Chapter. Acts as the ofﬁce receptionist, managing telephone and public reception. Responsible for ofﬁce supplies and ensuring maintenance of ofﬁce equipment, organizes meetings and schedules conference calls, ﬁles and maintains records. Provides support to the philanthropy team, handling gift processing, gift records management, donor mailings, events assistance, and other fundraising activities. Provides support to the Director of Administration, including processing expenses. Proactive in assisting State Director and other staff as needed. This position requires independent judgment, initiative, ﬂexibility, great attention to detail, and conﬁdentiality. The ability to work and communicate with a diverse group of people is crucial, including members, volunteers, the Board of Trustees, vendors, public ofﬁcials, and other staff. The Administrative Assistant is supervised by the Director of Administration and supervises no staff. This is a full-time position, requiring 35 hours per week. Qualiﬁcations: Three or more years ofﬁce administration experience. Associate degree or ofﬁce training preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Strong telephone skills. Familiarity with standard business communications. Ability to draft and edit correspondence. Strong computer skills. Ability to learn in-house software programs and willingness to undergo IS training essential. Extensive knowledge of MS Ofﬁce and navigating the Internet. Spreadsheet experience. Typing 50+ preferred. Ability to work independently on multiple tasks, understand priorities, track progress of assignments and follow-up, and meet deadlines. Proven organizational
Career Changers & Support and administrative skills and ability to learn new systems. Willingness to research and problem-solve independently. Attention to accuracy and detail essential. Capacity to work as part of a team, dealing with a wide variety of people and cooperate with all levels of staff and volunteers. Available to work full-time, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Must be responsible and dependable. May need to work extra hours for projects or special events on rare occasions. Contact: Director of Administration,The Nature Conservancy, Kansas Chapter, 700 SW Jackson Street, Suite 804, Topeka, KS 66603-3758. Phone 785-233-4400. Email: kmorris@tnc. org. Please send resume, cover letter, and salary history/ requirements. Close Date: Until Filled. Alaskan Economist - The Wilderness Society is looking for a Resource Economist to work with our expanding conservation team in Alaska. We seek an applied economist who can synthesize existing information and develop new information critical to improving understanding of the relationships between wildlands and sustainable economies in Alaska and to supporting sound conservation and management decisions affecting those wildlands The Resource Economist is responsible for designing, developing and implementing a program of economic research, extension and demonstration in support of The Wilderness Society’s Alaska conservation campaigns. Major areas of inquiry include: estimating the economic beneﬁts of public land conservation and protection; fostering ecologically sustainable development opportunities; clarifying the economic importance of recreational and subsistence uses of public lands; and otherwise exploring the relationships between regional economies and ecosystem health. The Resource Economist will also communicate information gained through this inquiry in written and oral forms to a variety of audiences, including decision-makers in management agencies, reporters and others in the media, conservation organizations, business and economic development community, and community members. Development of scientific reports, science and policy briefs, comment letters, and peer-reviewed journal articles are important products. This person has the opportunity to develop some innovative research projects in collaboration with our Alaskan Ecologist in Alaska. Qualiﬁcations: Doctoral (strongly preferred) or master’s degree in economics (agricultural, natural resource, environmental, or regional economics preferred) or in natural resource management, public policy or a related discipline with a strong economic component; Exceptional written and oral communication skills that show the ability to translate complex economic facts into information that can be understood and used by the conservation community, agency staff, and media personnel; Understanding of federal land management and federal environmental laws is helpful. Knowledge of conservation issues on Alaskan public lands and how these relate to natural resource management and federal public land policy is helpful; Solid computer skills (spreadsheet, database, econometric package, word processing/desktop publishing, GIS); Experience collecting, processing and communicating quantitative information; Experience working in multi-disciplinary teams and with diverse groups in and outside the conservation community; Ability to think strategically and participate in the development of conservation programs essential; Demonstrated ability to work independently, think creatively, and write convincingly; Frequent, short-duration travel, both in and out of the region is required. To apply, please submit a cover letter explaining your qualiﬁcations for this position, resume, writing sample, and names, addresses, phone numbers of three references to: Ms. Geri Wardlow, Recruiting Consultant, The Wilderness Society, 1615 M Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036. Fax: 703-327-0415. Close Date: Until Filled. Ofﬁce Administrator - The Wilderness Society, a national non-proﬁt organization devoted to preserving wilderness and wildlife, is seeking an experienced Ofﬁce Administrator to be responsible for the overall administrative operation of The Wilderness Society’s Paciﬁc Northwest Regional Ofﬁce (PNW), including support of TWS’s Center for Landscape Analysis. In addition to the administrative duties and assisting the PNW Regional Director with assigned tasks, the Ofﬁce Administrator will be responsible for ensuring that the PNW ofﬁce functions effectively and efﬁciently on a daily basis. This person will be a key member of a dynamic, creative, and skilled team working to protect wilderness and wildlife in Washington and Oregon. Qualiﬁcations: The ideal candidate for this position has extensive ofﬁce administrative experience, is highly motivated, well-organized; an energetic self-starter who can work efﬁciently with attention to detail and with minimal supervision. Ability to work effectively and diplomatically under pressure with a wide variety of people is essential. Excellent verbal & written communication skills are required; proven problem-solving abilities, effective time management and a friendly, positive attitude is desired. Must be a team player, willing to respond quickly and ﬂexibly to changing events and work assignments in a dynamic and challenging work environment. Experience in organizing special events is helpful. Proficiency with Microsoft Windows 98/XP, Microsoft Ofﬁce (MS Word, Access and Excel), Quicken, electronic mail and Internet essentials is required; experience with Power Point is a plus. Familiarity with environmental issues is a plus. Must take initiative and have the willingness to perform a variety of assignments and
ability to prioritize work. Submit resume and cover letter to: Kelly White, Director of Human Resources, The Wilderness Society, 1615 M Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036. Fax: 202-454-2546. Close Date: Until Filled. Forest & Fire Program Assistant - The Forest and Fire Program Associate will work to build public and political support in Southern California for policies and practices that protect Southern California’s national forests and promote sound and sustainable ﬁre management practices on the Los Padres, Cleveland, Angeles, and San Bernardino National Forests (with a particular emphasis on the San Bernardino and Angeles). The ideal candidate has signiﬁcant scientiﬁc and policy knowledge of forest management and wildﬁre issues, as well as experience with environmental advocacy at the community level and media outreach. The ability to communicate with a diverse array of people and build coalitions is essential. This individual must be willing to work in a leadership capacity on a wide range of projects and be able to juggle competing priorities. The position is fast-paced and challenging. Submit résumé, cover letter, writing samples and references to: The Wilderness Society, Attn: Forest and Fire Program Associate, Presidio Building #1016, P.O. Box 29241, San Francisco, CA 94129. Fax: 415-561-6640. Close Date: Until Filled. Forest Resource Economist - The Wilderness Society is developing a dynamic interdisciplinary Forest Campaign in the Northern Rockies. The campaign will focus on restoration forestry and roadless area protection, including designing and implementing comprehensive conservation strategies for a number of ecologically important forest landscapes. Illustrating the positive linkage between the economy and protecting wildlands is an important component of this campaign, including building the case for sustainable jobs linked to wildland restoration and protection. Our resource economist will build a factual foundation to inform a broad public discussion of the need for protecting wildlands and for a restoration program that improves ecological integrity while building sustainable economies. We seek an applied economist who can synthesize existing information and develop new information critical to improving understanding of the relationships between wildlands and sustainable economies in Northern Rockies and to support sound conservation and management decisions affecting those wildlands. The resource economist is responsible for designing, developing and implementing a program of economic research and extension in support of The Wilderness Society’s Forest Restoration campaigns. The Resource Economist will also communicate information gained to a variety of audiences, including decision-makers in management agencies, reporters and others in the media, conservation organizations, business and economic development community, and community members. In some places, we may work in collaborative processes and the resource economist will be an important source of information and possible solutions to management questions. Development of scientiﬁc reports, science and policy briefs, comment letters, and peer-reviewed journal articles are important products. Qualiﬁcations: Doctoral (strongly preferred) or master’s degree in economics (agricultural, natural resource, environmental, or regional economics preferred) or in natural resource management, public policy or a related discipline with a strong economic component; Exceptional written and oral communication skills that show the ability to translate complex economic facts into information that can be understood and used by the conservation community, agency staff, and media personnel; Understanding of federal land management and federal environmental laws is helpful. Knowledge of conservation issues on Northern Rockies public lands and how these relate to natural resource management and federal public land policy is helpful; Solid computer skills (spreadsheet, database, econometric package, word processing/desktop publishing, GIS); Experience collecting, processing and communicating quantitative information; Experience working in multi-disciplinary teams and with diverse groups in and outside the conservation community; Ability to think strategically and participate in the development of conservation programs essential; Demonstrated ability to work independently, think creatively, and write convincingly; Frequent, short-duration travel, both in and out of the region is required. To apply please submit a cover letter explaining your qualiﬁcations for this position, resume, writing sample, and names, addresses, phone numbers of three references to: Tom Bancroft, Vice President, Ecology and Economics Research Department, 1615 M Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036. Fax: 202-454-2546. Close Date: Until Filled. Development/Ofﬁce Assistant – Minnesota. This position will assist staff in the smooth running of day-to-day ofﬁce needs while working with the Director to develop and implement fund-raising strategies for Audubon Minnesota and the Upper Mississippi River Campaign. Qualiﬁcations: Bachelor’s degree. Major gifts or other direct fundraising experience a plus. Experienced with IBM-based computers and software (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Quicken, Access, Abode Design Collection). Demonstrated experience using effective interpersonal skills, listening, and diplomacy to build strong relationships with donors, volunteers, and staff. Ability to maintain conﬁdentiality. Excellent writing and oral communication skills, experience in fund-raising;
keen interest in nature, conservation and working with people; ability to thrive in a team environment. Ability to communicate a compelling and inspired vision of Audubon’s purpose and programs. Working knowledge or willingness and ability to learn basics of charitable gift planning. Ability to learn and use database to achieve desired results. Ability to help manage and track multiple prospects and donors. Contact: HumanResources@audubon.org; phone: 212 979-3000. Address: 700 Broadway, New York, NY 10003. Close Date: Until Filled. Development Associate – Lincoln, NE. The Development Associate will be responsible for both administrative support and activities designed to broaden the scope and effectiveness of Audubon Nebraska’s fundraising initiatives with special reference to the Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center and the Iain Nicolson Audubon Center at Rowe Sanctuary. The Development Associate will be responsible for the processing of gifts, the recognition of donors, and tracking and projection of contributed revenue. The Development Associate will be responsible for tracking ongoing efforts to cultivate both individual and institutional donors and, when appropriate, to solicit contributions from them. The Development Associate will assist the Center Directors with correspondence, and with other development-related tasks such as producing grant proposals and requests, managing grants, coordinating special events, producing development promotional materials (including print, multimedia and web-based materials) and other administrative duties as assigned. Qualiﬁcations: Applicant should have: excellent written/oral communication skills; excellent organizational skills; ability to handle simultaneous projects and meet deadlines; good knowledge of computer software including Microsoft Word, Excel and Access; creative team player; ability to handle conﬁdential information with discretion and integrity; willing to take initiative. Bachelor’s degree preferred together with at least three years of experience in a position handling functions similar to those needed for the primary duties described above. Experience with event planning preferred. Experience using desktop publishing; photo editing and presentation software (such as Microsoft Publisher, Adobe Photoshop Elements and Microsoft Powerpoint) would be a plus. Similarly, experience in obtaining ﬁnancial and personal information about companies and individual on line would be a plus. Successful candidate will be trained in Millennium, a donor management database program. Applicant should have a basic appreciation for or interest in nature and
conservation. Contact: HumanResources@audubon.org; phone: 212 979-3000. Address: 700 Broadway, New York, NY 10003. Close Date: Until Filled. Assistant Ofﬁce Manager – Arizona. The Assistant Ofﬁce Manager will work with the Director and Assistant Director of the Research Ranch to ensure department goals are met. He/She will share responsibility for effective and efﬁcient ofﬁce operation. Qualiﬁcations: Knowledge of general ofﬁce practices and procedures; knowledge of business English and arithmetic; knowledge of the principles and practices of clerical accounting and bookkeeping; computer experience and/or training in computer hardware and software applications including word processing (MS Word preferred), spreadsheets (Excel preferred),Quicken; ability to work with a wide variety of people in a pleasant and courteous manner at all times; understanding of the teamwork required while working for a nonproﬁt organization; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; personable; ability to maintain sense of humor; ability to operate the range of modern ofﬁce equipment; and most importantly, shares a love of Audubon, or at least Audubon’s mission to protect birds and other wildlife. Contact: HumanResources@audubon. org; phone: 212 979-3000. Address: 700 Broadway, New York, NY 10003. Close Date: Until Filled.
Performance Track Associate Cambridge, Massachusetts
The Performance Track Associate carries out assignments on IEc projects under the general supervision of Principals or Senior Associates. This person manages the day to day operations of the Performance Track Information Center, co-managing junior staff and collaborating with other team members on Performance Track analysis and development. The Performance Track Associate also has extensive interaction with EPA Performance Track staff as well as Performance Track members. The Performance Track Information Center maintains a call center and email account to service member information requests related to application processes, annual reporting requirements, and related programmatic questions. The Performance Track Associate works closely with the Systems Development Manager to enhance, update, and manage the online Performance Track reporting system as well as the tools and databases used to manage and store a variety of program related information. In addition, the Performance Track Associate works with the Reporting and Performance Measurement Manager to support EPA data analysis needs. Required Knowledge. Skills and Abilities: Because IEc is committed to growth from within, we seek Associate candidates with a long-term interest in a consulting career. Successful Associate candidates possess graduate training in environmental or public policy, or economics, and have a broad knowledge of quantitative analytic methods. Demonstrated interest in developing and maintaining information management systems and relational databases is required, as are excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to speak and write effectively. Experience programming in Visual Basic or other programming languages and a knowledge of voluntary pollution prevention programs are preferred. Industrial Economics, Incorporated (IEc) 2067 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, Massachusetts 02140 www.indecon.com
Senior Business Information System Consultant Atlanta, Georgia
The Senior Business Information System Consultant develops creative solutions to meet our clients’ business information needs. They will lead Information Technology projects within a business Region and provide oversight and career direction for a group of IT consulting staff. They will apply their knowledge of the needs of clients and conduct problem solving with the objective of meeting the business process and information system needs of the client. They must have the ability to manage projects associated with business process analysis, system design, IT planning, information design, system implementation, and work management perspectives. The Senior Business Information System Consultant manages client relationships including both sales and delivery aspects.
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The ideal candidate will be highly motivated and should have 8 to 10 years of experience with a signiﬁcant fraction of that time in consulting. Experience with municipal water and/or wastewater utilities is important. Familiarity with system development, life cycle methodologies, application development, web development, data warehouse technologies, system architecture, and system design concepts will be key success criteria. All candidates must have excellent written and oral communications skills, strong interpersonal skills in listening, and the ability to work in a team environment. Technical skills may include one or more of the following: Optimization; Problem solving; Business process mapping and analysis; Database architecture; Procurement advisory; Organizational assessments; Information Technology master planning; Information Technology software selection and implementation; Asset Management Systems; Electronic Document Management Systems; Environmental Management Systems; Computerized Maintenance Management Systems; Strong application development experience (Oracle, Dbase, Access) is a plus. Education and experience: Bachelor’s degree in a business, IT, or related ﬁeld or equivalent relevant experience. Minimum one year experience as a Junior Business Systems Analyst or equivalent experience. External consulting skills are desired but not mandatory Brown and Caldwell 201 North Civic Drive Walnut Creek, CA 94596 www.brownandcaldwell.com
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