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Research Internships in Plant Ecology (application deadline extended)

Research Internships in Plant Ecology, Archbold Biological Station
Now Eight Months! Late August 2015 - April 2016. Application Deadline Extended!
Ideal for Students with Undergraduate Degrees Contemplating Graduate School

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

Internships available at Archbold Biological Station in south-central Florida in the Plant Ecology Program. Interns will work in the plant ecology laboratory of Dr. Eric Menges, which emphasizes conservation biology, plant demography, restoration ecology, fire ecology, landscape ecology, and fire management. We study many rare species of endemic vascular plants in endangered Florida scrub and related communities. Active fire management provides outstanding opportunities for short-term comparative studies in fire ecology. Our long-term (as long as 27-year) datasets on dozens of scrub plants gives context to short-term, focused, field projects. A large-scale experimental restoration provides a useful context for restoration ecology projects.  Additional information can be found at the Archbold website:  http://www.archbold-station.org/ or the plant ecology program website: http://www.archbold-station.org/html/research/plant/plant.html

Interns live on site and receive a room, breakfasts and lunches, a meal allowance, and a weekly stipend of $100. They work 20 hours per week as research assistants and the remainder on an independent research project. Internships now run for 8 months (can sometimes be extended) and offer an opportunity for experience in every aspect of scientific research, from project choice and experimental design to oral and written presentations. Our internships are ideal preparation for graduate research in ecology.

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

To apply for an internship in the plant ecology lab, please provide the following: a cover letter stating research interests, a resume or CV, and a summary of grades. Arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent to us via email. Materials should be sent by JUNE 1, 2015.

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

Archbold is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups

Posted 5/6/15

Lentic AIM Vegetation Monitoring Team Needed for CA BLM

http://www.thegreatbasininstitute.org/employment/research-associates-employment/lentic-aim-vegetation-monitoring-field-technicians-susanville-ca/

http://www.thegreatbasininstitute.org/employment/research-associates-employment/lentic-aim-vegetation-monitoring-field-lead-susanville-ca/

In cooperation with the BLM California Eagle Lake Field Office (FO), GBI is recruiting two Field Technicians and one Field Lead to work cooperatively with BLM staff and GBI. Each Field Technician will serve on a field crew (one Lead and two Technicians) to characterize riparian vegetation using a pilot study version ofAssessment, Inventory and Monitoring (AIM) protocol for which training will be provided in Reno, NV. Duties include implementing field protocols to conduct vegetation sampling and field data collection on new monitoring sites within the Home Camp and Twin Peaks Ground Water Dependent Ecosystems.

Field work will include navigating to sampling sites; establishing sampling transects and plots; collecting vegetation data (including species ID, foliar cover, canopy gap, and herbaceous and woody density), site delineation information and soils data; taking photo-points; and quality-checking data. During these periods of field work, camping may be required.  Field data will be used by BLM Natural Resource Specialists to inform management decisions.

The BLM Eagle Lake Field Office is located in Susanville, CA. Public lands managed by the eastern BLM Northern California District cover over  1.5 million acres in northeastern California. The area features diverse landscapes, including forests, riparian areas, and expansive high deserts.

*Lead: *

*Compensation:*
   - $1487.20 biweekly salary
   - Additional $75.00/week housing stipend
   - $15.00 Field per diem

*Timeline:*
·         01 June – 28 August 2015*
·         Full time, 40 hours per week

*Contract duration is pending funding availability

*Qualifications:*

*Technical requirements:*
   - Leadership experience;
   - Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences preferred, such as: Botany, Wildlife Biology, Range Ecology, Natural Resources Management, Environmental Resources or related subject;
   - Coursework in plant taxonomy and/or systematics (transcripts may be requested);
   - Experience identifying plants in the field and using a dichotomous key; familiarity with native and invasive plants of northeastern California and associated natural resource issues preferred;
   - Experience conducting plant surveys using various monitoring protocols, including standard rangeland monitoring protocols, photo plots, and site observations;
   - Experience with data entry and analysis;
   - Experience with technical writing and/or producing written project/monitoring summary reports/grant reports;
   - Ability to read, interpret and navigate using topographic maps;
   - Experience working with hand-held GPS equipment for navigation and data collection;
   - Experience working with GIS software; and
   - Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access).

*Additional requirements:*
   - Valid, state-issued driver’s license and clean driving record;
   - Experience operating 4WD trucks on paved and unpaved roads, including narrow, mountain  forest roads;
   - Experience and training to operate UTV and ATV equipment;
   - Ability to work productively as part of a team to accomplish mutual goals;
   - Ability to work independently;
   - Ability to communicate effectively with team members, agency staff, and a diverse public;
   - Good organizational skills;
   - Willingness to spend multiple days camping in the field;
   - Willingness to sometimes work irregular hours (e.g., early mornings, late nights); and
   - Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments, work in all types of weather conditions, traverse uneven terrain, carry upwards of 40 pounds in a backpack, and otherwise maintain good physical condition.

*Technicians: *

*Compensation:*
   - $15.00/hour
   - Additional $75/week housing stipend
   - $15.00 Field per diem

*Timeline:*
·         01 June – 14 August 2015*
·         Full time, 40 hours per week

*Contract duration is pending funding availability

*Qualifications:*

*Technical requirements:*
   - Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences preferred, such as: Botany, Wildlife Biology, Range Ecology, Natural Resources Management, Environmental Resources or related subject;
   - Coursework in plant taxonomy and/or systematics (transcripts may be requested);
   - Experience identifying plants in the field and using a dichotomous key; familiarity with native and invasive plants of northeastern California and associated natural resource issues preferred;
   - Experience conducting plant surveys using various monitoring protocols, including standard rangeland monitoring protocols, photo plots, and site observations;
   - Experience with data entry and analysis;
   - Experience with technical writing and/or producing written project/monitoring summary reports/grant reports;
   - Ability to read, interpret and navigate using topographic maps;
   - Experience working with hand-held GPS equipment for navigation and data collection;
   - Experience working with GIS software; and
   - Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access).

*Additional requirements:*
   - Valid, state-issued driver’s license and clean driving record;
   - Experience operating 4WD trucks on paved and unpaved roads, including narrow, mountain  forest roads;
   - Experience and training to operate UTV and ATV equipment;
   - Ability to work productively as part of a team to accomplish mutual goals;
   - Ability to work independently;
   - Ability to communicate effectively with team members, agency staff, and a diverse public;
   - Good organizational skills;
   - Willingness to spend multiple days camping in the field;
   - Willingness to sometimes work irregular hours (e.g., early mornings, late nights); and
   - Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments, work in all types of weather conditions, traverse uneven terrain, carry upwards of 40 pounds in a backpack, and otherwise maintain good physical condition.

*How to Apply:*
Qualified and interested applicants should forward a cover letter, their résumé, and a list of three professional references to Amy Gladding, GBI HR Coordinator, at agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org. Please include where you found this position posted. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone inquiries, please.

We conform to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit Retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination

Posted 5/6/15

Recreation and Wilderness Specialist Needed for the BLM in Winnemucca, NV

http://www.thegreatbasininstitute.org/employment/research-associates-employment/recreation-and-wilderness-specialist/

Working collaboratively with BLM Winnemucca District, the Great Basin Institute is recruiting to hire a Recreation and Wilderness Specialist to support development of a comprehensive Environmental Analysis (EA) with FONSI and Decision Record (DR). The objective of the overall EA planning effort is to provide the BLM with a defensible NEPA document to support the final decision for proposed range improvements. The EA will address a wide variety of BLM program areas. Activities may include, but are not limited to:
   - collecting, monitoring, and recording data for condition within recreation areas;
   - GIS mapping, data management and data analysis;
   - completing field reports;
   - evaluating permitted actions within recreation areas for compliance
   with Federal laws, rules, regulations, and policy; and
   - preparing the Recreation and Wilderness section of the EA.

The successful applicant will work in a team setting and be exposed to a myriad of resource areas outside of recreation and wilderness resources including natural and cultural resource, rangeland, and wildlife management, as well environmental monitoring. The selected candidate will be exposed to a federal land management work environment and will receive training in the appropriate areas where needed to ensure compliance with those determinations required in the BLM H-1601-1 Land Use Planning Handbook.

*Compensation, Benefits & Timeline*:

   - Rate of Pay: $23.00/hour
   - Benefits: Affordable Care Act-compliant health insurance (medical, dental and vision); paid holidays, sick and personal leave; 401(k) retirement Plan
   - Timeline: up to a 15-month appointment beginning immediately (May 2015) and adjudication of a Department of Interior Federal Background Investigation

*Location*:

The BLM Winnemucca District (WD) encompasses roughly 11 million acres, of which 7.38 million acres are public lands managed by the BLM. Elevations range from approximately 4,000 feet to close to 10,000 feet. Winnemucca lies roughly in the northwest part of Nevada, nested in the basin and range province of the western U.S. The WD is approximately 2.5 hours east of Reno, NV and 2 hours west of Elko, NV on I-80, and 5.5 hours south of Boise, ID on State Highway 95.

*Qualifications*:

Technical requirements:
   - Educational and field experiences related to recreation/wilderness management, natural resources, or related field;
   - Experience collecting field data and/or following established field collection protocols;
   - Experience using ArcGIS 10.x;
   - Experience operating hand-held GPS units for navigation and electronic field data collection (previous experience operating Trimble units a plus);
   - Demonstrated proficiency and prior experience with technical writing (report writing);
   - Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, with a diverse audience including field and office personnel, and the general public;
   - Experience preparing, reviewing and documenting recreation and/or wilderness resources;
   - Ability to read and interpret topographical maps and navigate using a compass; and
   - Previous experience working with the BLM, involvement in NEPA process, and/or working in the Central Great Basin region highly desirable.

Additional requirements:
   - Ability to work independently and in a team setting to accomplish project goals;
   - Possess good organizational skills with ability to balance concurrent tasks and produce professional deliverables including draft documents for team review;
   - Flexibility and capability to meet the demands of rapidly changing plans and schedules;
   - Possess a valid, state-issued driver’s license and clean driving record with experience safely operating 4WD trucks on and off paved roads, including narrow and steep forest roads, and conducting routine vehicle maintenance; and
   - Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments, work in all types of weather conditions, traverse uneven terrain, carry upwards of 40 pounds in a backpack, and otherwise maintain good physical condition.
   - Successful applicant(s) must complete a Department of Interior (DOI) Background Investigation (BI). Applicants who already possess a fully adjudicated BI will be strongly considered.

*How to Apply:*
Qualified and interested applicants should forward a cover letter, their résumé, and a list of three professional references to Amy Gladding, GBI HR Coordinator, at agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org. Please include where you found this position posted. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone inquiries, please.

We conform to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit Retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination

Posted 5/6/15

Job Announcement -- USFS Biological Technician (Plants) -- Opens May 7 and closes May 13, 2015

USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station, Morgantown, WV

Job Title:  Field Technicians/Botanists (1 position)
Series and Grade: 0404 GS 3 or GS 4, Temporary
Location (Duty Station):  Morgantown, WV
Time Period:  Early June - the end of September, 2015 (potentially longer)

Duties:  The selected person will assist with three studies.  The first study is a large greenhouse, common garden, and growth chamber competition study involving Ailanthus altissima and two native species.  The second study involves vegetative sampling of one site in northern PA.  The purpose of the latter study is to test the effects of leaving residual trees after a harvest on understory vegetation.  Finally, the selected persons may take part in establishing new study plots within the Potomac Highland Cooperative Weed Management Area in WV.

While botanical and taxonomic skills are not required, a strong interest in understory vegetation and ability to learn to identify these plants are necessary.  Good orienteering skills are desired.  There will also be a need to establish, and re-establish some plots which could require carrying relatively heavy equipment in and out of sites on variable terrain.  Mechanically inclined individuals with an interest in or experience helping to maintain growth chambers and a greenhouse are encouraged to apply.  The selected person may also help with data entry and summaries as well as general herbarium tasks.

The selected person must be willing to relocate to Morgantown, WV.  He/she must also be a licensed driver, willing to travel (with reimbursement and in provided government vehicles), and able to drive 4WD vehicles.  Willingness to work in a hot greenhouse, a laboratory, as well as in rough terrain and in over-grown vegetation with the possibility of encountering insects, ticks, snakes, and black bears, and in variable weather is required.  The selected person should also work well independently as well as with others.

Application Procedure: Submit you application to USAJobs using the following information - YOU MUST APPLY TO BOTH POSITIONS (GS3 and GS4) IF YOU WISH TO BE CONSIDERED FOR BOTH POSITIONS.  I will not be able to offer you the GS4, even if you qualify, if you only apply for the GS3 (and vice versa, if you do not qualify for the GS4).  Also, make sure all questions have been answered and all documents (including your transcripts - copies are fine) have be uploaded.  You will be removed from consideration by Human Resources staff, if your application is incomplete.

Announcement: 15-TEMP-RD0404-AID-3-DT-PM  GS-0404-03, BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE AID
Opens: 05/07/2015
Closes: 05/13/2015
You can access this announcement on the date the job opens which is indicated above with the number listed as the announcement # or the USAjobs control #402999300 in USAjobs.

You can view the announcement as well by clicking on the link below, please review the announcement for any edits to be made. Some items on the Announcement may not be edited once it has posted on USAjobs: GS-0404-03, Biological Science Aid, 15-TEMP-RD0404-AID-3-DT-PM<https://fs.usda.ntis.gov/be/index.cfm?event=sm.gotoVacancyDashboard&JobID=894677ae%2D1734%2D4b82%2Db505%2Da48b01595f7e&persistVariables=JobID&bci=1&lid=10203150049>

Announcement: 15-TEMP-RD0404-PLNT-4-DT-PM  GS-0404-04, BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE TECHNICIAN (PLANTS)
Opens: 05/07/2015
Closes: 05/13/2015
You can access this announcement on the date the job opens which is indicated above with the number listed as the announcement # or the USAjobs control #402999700 in USAjobs.

You can view the announcement as well by clicking on the link below, please review the announcement for any edits to be made. Some items on the Announcement may not be edited once it has posted on USAjobs: GS-0404-04, Biological Science Technician (Plants), 15-TEMP-RD0404-PLNT-4-DT-PM<https://fs.usda.ntis.gov/be/index.cfm?event=sm.gotoVacancyDashboard&JobID=7bb63149%2D230c%2D4a95%2Da4f0%2Da48c00a84e8c&persistVariables=JobID&bci=1&lid=08129660049>

If you have questions about the job or have trouble applying, please contact Dr. Cynthia Huebner, USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station, 180 Canfield St., Morgantown, WV 26505, chuebner@fs.fed.us; (304) 285-1582.

Posted 5/6/15

California Condor Monitoring Technicians Needed for the USFWS in Ventura, CA

http://www.thegreatbasininstitute.org/employment/research-associates-employment/california-condor-monitoring-technicians-2/

The Great Basin Institute is working cooperatively with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) Complex based in Ventura, CA to support the California Condor Recovery Program.  One or two Monitoring Technicians will be selected to serve as AmeriCorps volunteers to assist in management of the free flying population of California Condors in southern California. These are 6-month commitments during which volunteer interns will receive a living allowance of $39 per day of work while working on and around one of two wildlife refuges central to condor activity in Southern CA.

This volunteer opportunity focuses on management of the free flying population of California Condors in Southern California. Selected applicants will track this population throughout its range using radio telemetry and by ground-truthing GPS transmitter data. Volunteers will observe condor behavior at feeding sites, roosts and nests. Field work requires the ability to work independently and as a team; work and sometimes camp in remote areas during inclement weather or harsh environmental conditions; travel via ATV, 4WD vehicle, or by foot, in steep mountainous terrain; carry 50lb carcasses to feeding sites; keep detailed field notes; follow data collection protocols for the collection and entry of accurate and consistent data; and assist in routine office work Monitoring Technicians will track this population throughout its range using radio telemetry and by ground-truthing GPS transmitter data.

*Timeline and Compensation:  *

o   6-month appointment beginning May 26th or June 1st, 2015, or upon availability
o   $39/day
   - Education Award*: $2,822
   - USFWS housing provided during 10-day service period

*AmeriCorps Education Award may be used for past, present or future education experiences, including payment of qualifying federal student loans. Loan forbearance and accrued interest payment on qualifying student loans is also available.

*Location:*

The Hopper Mountain NWR Complex manages four National Wildlife Refuges, and is headquartered in Ventura, California. It serves as the lead office for the California Condor Recovery Program (http://www.fws.gov/refuge/hopper_mountain/). Located in the southern Los Padres National Forest region, Hopper Mountain NWR is 70 miles northwest of Los Angeles and 70 miles east of Santa Barbara.

*Qualifications:*
o   Bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences (e.g., biology, ecology, wildlife management, or related field) or coursework and related experience;
o   Previous experience following protocols for field sampling and data collection and related experience in data entry, collection and management;
   - Understanding of issues related to threatened and endangered species, and familiarity with the ecology of the study region preferred;
o   Previous experience in using radio telemetry to locate free-ranging animals preferred;
o   Experience in the use of GPS units for navigation and collecting spatial data;
   - Possess strong organizational skills;
   - Tolerant of working in variable weather conditions, willing and able to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions, and able to hike 2-5+ miles daily on uneven terrain while carrying a pack sometimes exceeding 50 lbs.;
   - Willingness and ability to camp at primitive sites for several consecutive nights;
   - Ability to work productively as part of a team to accomplish mutual goals and follow safe working practices;
   - Possess a valid, state-issued driver’s license and clean driving record;
   - Experience safely operating 4WD vehicles and ATVs; and
   - Meet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements: (1) U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status, (2) eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or the equivalent of two full-time education awards), (3) pass National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) and federal criminal background checks, (4) Adhere to the rules, regulations and code of conduct as specified in the Member Service Agreement; and (5) Will not engage in any prohibited activities as listed in the Member Service Agreement.

*How to Apply:*
Qualified and interested applicants should forward a cover letter, their résumé, and a list of three professional references to Amy Gladding, GBI HR Coordinator, at agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org. Please include where you found this position posted. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone inquiries, please.

We conform to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit Retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination

Posted 5/6/15

Two intern positions - Pacific Biodiversity Institute

Pacific Biodiversity Institute will host two interns starting in June, 2015, for our Ponderosa Pine Forest, Fire Ecology, and Western Gray Squirrel Project. Please see details and application instructions here: http://pacificbio.org/jobs_interns/WesternGraySquirrel_internship_advertisement.html

Sarah Knudsen
Office & Outreach Manager
Pacific Biodiversity Institute
PO Box 298
Winthrop, WA 98862
http://www.pacificbio.org/
office phone: 509.996.2490

Posted 5/6/15

Recreation Technician Needed for the BLM in Ely, NV

http://www.thegreatbasininstitute.org/employment/research-associates-employment/recreation-technician-ely-nv/

The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management Ely District, is recruiting a Recreation Technician. The Technician will assist with the maintenance and development of activities relating to recreation and wilderness resources throughout the Ely District.  Specific tasks include, but are not limited to:
   - Gather data to inventory wilderness study areas for incursions and write environmental assessment(s) to reclaim those areas;
   - Work jointly with the BLM outdoor recreation and wilderness planner(s) to provide field monitoring, project management and visitor outreach duties;
   - Maintain and update the recreation and wilderness paper and electronic files as needed;
   - Coordinate with BLM Outdoor Recreation Planner(s) (ORP) to identify sites that need to be monitored, write-up monitoring forms, and update existing forms when necessary;
   - Work in a team environment with internal and external partners to assess resource condition and visitor use as necessary to recommend physical protection measures at recreation sites and wilderness areas;
   - Maintain database(s) for roads and trails identification to document, evaluate, and monitor road condition, status, and use patterns;
   - Evaluate and compile recreation use information, campsite condition assessments, and transportation access information for planning efforts;
   - Assess roads and assist with the development of transportation management plans to include effective public outreach strategies and informational/educational materials, such as signs, brochures, and kiosks to support road designation effort(s); and
   - Maintain recreation facilities, e.g. place brochures and maps at sites, clean and maintain restrooms, gather data from traffic counters, etc.;
   - Special Recreation Permit monitoring;
   - Field inventories to determine compliance with permits;
   - OHV trail system and Pony Express National Historic Trail monitoring;
   - Installing and replacing signs and route identification stickers;
   - Resource damage documentation;
   - Collecting GPS data;
   - Compiling and electronically entering field reports, and
   - Recreation site monitoring to determine potential and current recreational usage.

Part of this work will require heavy physical exertion in hot, dry conditions. Work may be required on weekends. This position will provide experience working with a BLM professional on public lands and will aid in preparation for a career in public lands recreation management.

*Compensation and Timeline:*
·   Rate of Pay: $16.00/hour
·   Health and dental benefits, if desired, at no additional cost
·   Field per diem and paid holiday/personal leave
·   16-week appointment beginning May 2015, or upon availability and pending completion of DOI Background Investigation

*Location: *Ely, NV (No housing provided).  Ely is located in White Pine County in eastern Nevada.  Situated at about 6,500’, Ely is a community of about 5000 people in a typical basin-and-range valley with the mountains on either side that rise to 10,000 feet or more. The Ely District Office is responsible for managing approximately 12 million acres of public land typically of basin-and-range topography with Great Basin Desert/sage brush steppe ecotype.  Great Basin National Park is about a 1 hour drive.

*Qualifications:*
·   Degree or coursework towards a degree in recreation/wilderness management, natural resources, or equivalent field experience;
·   Experience collecting field data and following established field collection protocols;
·   Ability to use or willingness to be trained in the operation and maintenance of handheld GPS units (e.g. Trimble);
·   Knowledge of ArcGIS software with a proven ability to create maps, as well as organize, manage, upload, and update data/databases, desired;
·   Strong written and oral communication skills and experience in providing visitor services, environmental education, outreach and/or interpretation;
·   Ability to read and navigate using topographic maps and a compass;
·   Motivated, self-starter, detail oriented, and possess good organizational skills;
·   Ability to camp and work in remote locations;
·   Ability to work alone or in small groups to accomplish the goals and mission of the BLM and GBI;
·   Previous work experience in northern Nevada or the Great Basin desert, knowledge of recreation resource and general land management issues, and understanding of the BLM mission, desired;
·   Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments and traverse uneven terrain; and
·   Clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license with ability to safely operate a 4WD vehicle on paved and unpaved roads.
·   Successful applicant(s) must complete a Department of Interior (DOI) Background Investigation (BI) or submit paperwork to BLM human resources indicating an active and fully adjudicated BI has already been completed prior to beginning position.

*How to Apply:*

Qualified and interested applicants should forward a cover letter, their résumé, and a list of three professional references to Amy Gladding, GBI HR Coordinator, at agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org.  Please include where you found this position posted.
 
We conform to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit Retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.

Posted 5/1/15

Employment Opportunity: Land Health Assessment for Sage Grouse, BLM Elko, NV

http://www.thegreatbasininstitute.org/employment/research-associates-employment/land-health-assessment-field-technicians/

The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management, is recruiting 2 field technicians for land health assessment teams. These teams will consist of three members, including a Crew Lead, and will comprise environmental scientists (ecologists) having diverse areas of training and expertise to work cooperatively in a field-based setting. The overall objective of the team is to perform land health assessments through inventory and monitoring of geomorphic, vegetative and hydrologic characteristics of the landscape. Data are utilized for adaptive management decisions, restoration projects, and/or to improve wildlife habitat to achieve a healthy and productive ecological condition.

*Duties:*

General field duties include walking long distances over uneven terrain while carrying equipment. Overnight camping will be required. Field Technicians will collect GPS and photo points, identify soil characteristics, and vegetative demographics and distribution. Office tasks may include assisting with data organization, plant identification, processing and QA/QC; post-processing GPS points; and contributing to report writing.

*Field Course: *Participate in a field-based environmental methods and field protocols training and additional BLM trainings.

*Compensation:*

   - $9,600 Living Allowance
   - $2,150 AmeriCorps Education Award
   - Student loan forbearance and interest accrual
   - Daily field per diem

*Contract length:  *as soon as possible– September 25th, 2015

*Location: *These positions will be based out of the Elko, Nevada BLM district office location. Terrain is typical of the Great Basin desert, with wide long valleys bordered by mountain ranges. Field conditions include hot, arid days with high exposure to the sun, and potentially cold, damp winter weather. Resources include Greater Sage-Grouse habitat, big game habitat, Wilderness Study Areas, active grazing allotments, abandoned mine lands, historic and prehistoric cultural sites, and wild horse management areas.

*Qualifications:*

   - Bachelor’s degree in one of the major natural sciences; applicants with a background in soils or botany preferred;
   - Understanding of basic principles related to field science and data collection.
   - Be able to utilize dichotomous keys for plant identification, knowledge and/or field experience of plant ecology in the Mojave Desert region.
   - Familiarity in describing and sampling soils, experience in soil texturing, identifying soil horizons, and soil properties.
   - Ability to navigate and set a bearing using a compass and to read a topographical map;
   - Ability to collect data using handheld GPS units, preferred;
   - Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, with a diverse audience;
   - Willingness to work collaboratively in a team setting;
   - Physically fit to work outdoors, carry personal and field equipment, and withstand working and camping in an arid, desert environment;
   - Possess a clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license and the ability to operate a 4WD vehicle on and off paved roads; and
   - Meet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements: (1) U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status, (2) eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or the equivalent of two full-time education awards), and (3) pass National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR) and federal criminal background checks.

*How to Apply:*

Qualified and interested applicants should forward a cover letter, their résumé, and a list of three professional references to Amy Gladding, Human Resources Coordinator at agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org. Please include how you heard about this position. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone inquiries, please.

We conform to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit Retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.

Posted 4/29/15

Temporary field technician position

Research Specialist II (Stream Sampling Crew Leader) UT Martin - TEMP
Position - 15000000EZ
Description
 
The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Tennessee at Martin is seeking a stream sampling field-crew leader for a four-month appointment. The position will support a project evaluating the effects of stream restoration on fish communities in west Tennessee.  This is a temporary position and selected candidate will not be eligible for employee benefits

Primary duties include:
Supervising two technicians under the guidance of the project’s primary investigators.
Ensuring timely collection of data and complete laboratory work.
Coordinating and conducting stream habitat surveys and fish community collections.
Performing maintenance and repair of field equipment as needed.
Identifying and enumerating fish species in the field and laboratory.
Managing an Access database, performing data entry, and data QA/QC.
 
 Qualifications
 
Minimum Qualifications
BS in stream/wildlife ecology or related field (e.g., environmental sciences).
Experience conducting stream habitat surveys and fish community collections.
Ability to quickly learn west TN fish fauna.
Valid driver’s license.
Ability to lift and carry 30 lbs in mud-bottom streams.
Ability to work long hours (~10 hrs) in hot and humid field conditions.
 
This is a temporary, non-exempt position for approximately four months and selected candidate will not be eligible for employee benefits.  Extension of the position is contingent on available funding. Low-cost housing (~$40/week) is available at Reelfoot Lake Environmental Field Station or the applicant may find housing in Martin, TN. Research opportunities will be available to those interested.
 
Application Process:  Applicants must apply online at https://ut.taleo.net/careersection/ut_martin/jobdetail.ftl?job=15000000EZ and attach to the application the following:  a cover letter, resume, and two professional references.  

Application Deadline:  Position will remain open until filled and all inquiries should be directed to Dr. Blanchard or Dr. Fore via email to Dr. Blanchard (tblanch@utm.edu; 731-884-7594) and Dr. Fore (jfore@tnc.org; 731-343-2004).

Pay Grade 36 - $10.98 per hour minimum hiring rate.  
To view Annual Security & Fire Report – http://www.utm.edu/departments/publicsafety/index.php
 
Job
Research Technical
Primary Location
US-Tennessee-Martin

EEO/AA Statement /Non-Discrimination Statement
The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), ADEA (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 303 Admin Bldg, Martin, TN 38238, (731) 881-3505 Office, (731) 881-4889 TTY, (731) 881-3507 Fax, equityanddiversity@utm.edu. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the OED office.

Posted 4/29/15

Employment Opportunities for Vegetation and Habitat Assessment with The NV Dept. of Wildlife

The Great Basin Institute is hiring for a Field Lead and Field Technicians to support the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the Nevada Department of Wildlife to perform detailed vegetation and site data collection within population management units of the genetically distinct Bi-State Sage Grouse located along the western Nevada border where habitat restoration projects will be undertaken or are currently underway.

*Field Lead*

This position will play a vital role in facilitating the effective and efficient collection of monitoring data. General field duties include walking long distances over uneven and sometimes steep terrain, collecting GPS points of sampling plots and other plot-specific data, identifying vegetative demographics and distribution, and taking photo-points. Sampling vegetation structure and composition using the Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) methodology will be the principle focus of field data collection, resulting in estimates for foliar cover, canopy gap, herbaceous and woody density, and plant species richness. AIM field data will be entered into the electronic Database for Inventory, Monitoring and Assessment (DIMA). The Field Lead will also coordinate with the GBI Project Lead and the NDOW Lead for project planning, equipment organization and maintenance, vehicle coordination, field protocol and data QA/QC, and team deployment and supervision. The successful applicant must have strong communication skills (both verbal and written) and exhibit strong leadership and organization skills. Office tasks include data organization, processing and QA/QC; post-processing GPS points; utilizing GIS to edit polygons as well as point and line data; and creating reports with GIS maps, pictures and concise field notes. This position may require pre-season travel to and from field sites with occasional camping in order to ground truth transect start points and to ensure that all transects are successfully completed during the field season, and may require long hours including early mornings and weekends. The timeframe for field data collection will generally be 8 days on (Wed-Wed) – for travel to sampling region, field sampling and on-site camping, and return to GBI/NDOW in Reno – followed by 6 days off (Thu-Tue). Time spent training during the beginning of the field season and post-season office work involving data QA/QC and report writing will follow a typical Mon-Fri schedule.

Contract length: mid-May 2015 – mid-October 2015
Compensation: $1392 bi-weekly salary + field per diem
Health Insurance: Provided

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in one of the major natural sciences – applicants with advanced degrees encouraged to apply;
• Previous experience leading a field crew strongly preferred
• Strong knowledge of botany, use of dichotomous keys and making field collections of plants – knowledge of Great Basin plants, vegetation and the Intermountain Flora preferred;
• Understanding of basic principles related to the fields of soil science, wildlife biology, geology, and/or hydrology;
• Applicants should possess relevant or related field experience – knowledge of and/or experience working in sage-grouse habitat and/or high desert ecology, preferable;
• Ability to navigate and set a bearing using a compass, navigate to predetermined locations using GPS, and read a topographic map while navigating in vehicle or on foot;
• Ability to collect, QA/QC, and post-process data using the DIMA, required;
• Preference for a clear understanding of GIS theory and applications, including experience with ArcGIS 10.x to create maps, manipulate and analyze data, and generate reports;
• Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, with a diverse audience;
• Physically fit to work outdoors, carry personal and field equipment, lift heavy gear, and withstand working and primitive camping with no amenities for up to eight consecutive days in sometimes inclement weather during spring and summer in northern Nevada;
• Possess a clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license and the ability to safely operate a 4WD vehicle on and off paved roads; and
• Pass FBI criminal and National Sex Offender Public Registry background checks.

More information and application instructions: http://www.thegreatbasininstitute.org/employment/research-associates-employment/nfwf-vegetationhabitat-assessment-field-lead/

*Field Technicians *

General field duties include walking long distances over uneven and sometimes steep terrain, collecting GPS locations of sampling plots and other plot-specific data, identifying vegetative demographics and distribution, and taking photo-points. Sampling vegetation structure and composition using the Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) methodology will be the principle focus of field data collection, resulting in estimates for foliar cover, canopy gap, herbaceous and woody density, and plant species richness. AIM field data will be entered into the electronic Database for Inventory, Monitoring and Assessment. This position will require travel to and from field sites and extended field camping in order to ensure that all transects are successfully completed during the field season. Implementation may require long hours including early mornings and weekends. The timeframe for field data collection will generally be 8 days on (Wed-Wed) – for travel to sampling region, field sampling and on-site camping, and return to GBI/NDOW in Reno – followed by 6 days off (Thu-Tue). Time will also be spent in the GBI offices performing data entry and QA/QC, plant identification, and other office-related tasks. Time spent training during the beginning of the field season and post-season office work involving data QA/QC and other assigned duties will follow a typical Mon-Fri schedule.

Timeline and Compensation:
Contract length: mid-May 2015 – mid-September 2015
Living Allowance: $4,400
AmeriCorps Education Award*: $1,493
Student loan forbearance
Field camping per diem
Health insurance provided

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree or coursework in one of the major natural sciences;
• Understanding of basic principles related to the fields of botany, soil science, wildlife biology, geology, and/or hydrology;
• Applicants should possess some relevant or related field experience; applicants with plant identification experience preferred
• Ability to navigate and set a bearing using a compass, navigate to predetermined locations using GPS, and read a topographical map; both on foot and driving an off-road vehicle
• Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, with a diverse audience;
• Physically fit to work outdoors, carry personal and field equipment, lift heavy gear, and withstand working and primitive camping with no amenities for up to eight consecutive days in sometimes inclement weather during spring and summer in northern Nevada; and
• Meet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements: (1) U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status, (2) eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or equivalent of 2 full-time awards), and (3) pass National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR) and federal criminal background checks.

More information and application instructions: http://www.thegreatbasininstitute.org/employment/research-associates-employment/7409-2/

Posted 4/25/15

Employment Opportunity: Herbarium Assistant

Herbarium Assistant – BRIT-SMU-VDB

The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) seeks a temporary, full time Herbarium Assistant to assist the Collections Manager in the processing, preparation, and filing of plant specimens and in maintaining the BRIT-SMU-VDB herbarium collections and associated databases. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively are required. The ideal candidate is self-motivated with attention to detail, has strong organization skills, and can work independently and take on supervisory and organizational responsibilities.
 
Candidate must have a bachelors or Masters degree in Biology or a related field, with experience working with scientific collections. Attention to detail and self-motivation are essential. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively. Candidate will be required to work independently of supervision and take on supervisory and organizational responsibilities.

Responsibilities:
The following are a few of the responsibilities, duties and functions for this position. Please review the full announcement for this position on the BRIT website (brit.org) to see the complete job description. 

-Supervises the work and assists in the training of mounting and filing plant specimens by herbarium technicians and volunteers and participates in these activities.
-Assists the Collections Manager in coordinating the activities of herbarium volunteers and trains volunteers in herbarium techniques. Maintains supplies for plant mounters and other volunteers as well as maintaining daily records of volunteer activities.
-Oversees and assists with the unpacking and processing of incoming loan, exchange, and gift transactions in preparation for mounting and/or filing.
-Assists with locating materials for outgoing loans, prepares, packages and ships outgoing transactions.
-Checks plant names and localities of specimens prior to filing to confirm these are current and correct.
- Participates in public tours and other educational activities designed to demonstrate the importance of the collections and inform the public about institutional resources.
-Performs other duties as requested to accomplish the goals of the Institute.

To apply, please submit a cover letter with salary requirements and a resume to: Brithr@brit.org. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. BRIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 
Link to the full job description: http://www.brit.org/employment#herbarium_assistant

Posted 4/24/15

Employment Opportunity – Ecological Monitoring and Ste wardship Technician- The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy in Georgia is seeking a motivated seasonal technician to join the field staff working on the Chattahoochee Fall Line near Columbus, Georgia.  Focus of the Chattahoochee Fall Line Project is on restoring the longleaf pine forest ecosystem on lands degraded by past agricultural use, long-term fire exclusion, and conversion to pine plantations.  The technician will work with one or more field staff to complete a variety of ecological monitoring and forest restoration tasks.

Duties:
  •        Establishment of permanent monitoring plots in a range of forest conditions
  •        Collection of vegetation and forest fuels data
  •        Assisting with prescribed fire activities, including establishment and maintenance of containment lines, prescribed fire operations, post-fire mop-up and monitoring
  •        Assisting with the maintenance and security of conservation land owned and managed by The Nature Conservancy

Work period: June – December

Compensation: $14.50 /hour (35-40 hrs/week), plus housing will be provided at no cost.

Location: West-Central Georgia (Marion County)

Preferred Qualifications:
  •        Associates or Bachelor’s degree in natural resource management, ecology, environmental biology, or environmental studies
  •        Experience collecting and managing field data
  •        Field experience working on invasive species control or trail maintenance
  •        Wildland/prescribed fire experience and training at the Type II-level

To Apply:  Visit The Nature Conservancy careers website, http://www.nature.org/about-us/careers/index.htm and search for the job ID # 43086 or Posting Title Ecological Monitoring Technician.

Open Period: 2 weeks (ending April 7, 2015)

George Matusick
Forest Ecologist
The Nature Conservancy Georgia
The Chattahoochee Fall Line Project

P.O. Box 52452
Ft. Benning, GA 31995-2452
C: 607-377-2686
F: 706-544-6141
gmatusick@tnc.org

Posted 4/24/15

Employment Opportunities in the new Spring Mountains National
              Recreation Area, Las Vegas, NV

*Volunteer Coordinator:
**http://www.thegreatbasininstitute.org/employment/research-associates-employment/volunteer-coordinator/*

In cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service Spring Mountains National Recreation Area (SMNRA), the Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for recruiting, training, supervising, scheduling, coaching and recognizing volunteers as well as working with a team to promote and host special events.  The Coordinator will work with volunteers to ensure they are safe, knowledgeable about natural and cultural history and orientation information, and have friendly, positive visitor interactions.  Volunteers will be managed to accomplish a variety of duties that involve stewardship of the mountain ecosystem and/or engaging visitors in enjoying and learning about the mountain while developing respect for its sensitive ecosystem. The Coordinator will also promote, schedule and help to host special events that take place at the Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway site.  These events will involve a variety of types of groups including families, corporations, community groups, and general public.  Volunteers will help with operating some of the events.

The Coordinator will be a member of a small team that provides volunteer program development, program promotion, interpretation, and visitor information,. An extended team of land management staff and non-profit leaders create a dynamic environment that supports the SMNRA Community Learning and Stewardship Program.

Qualifications:
   - Bachelor’s degree in education, non-profit management or related coursework and/or commensurate field/professional experience
   - Experience recruiting, scheduling, coordinating, training and coaching volunteers;
   - Experience engaging and motivating volunteers  in stewardship and educational projects;
   - Experience in event coordination and promotion;
   - Ability to effectively and efficiently conduct volunteer program development, program promotion, interpretation, and media development;
   - Motivated, detail-oriented, self-starter;
   - Ability and willingness to work collaboratively as part of a small team;
   - Flexibility to handle competing and changing priorities;
   - Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse public in a variety of forums;
   - Ability to speak English and Spanish conversationally, desirable;
   - Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments;
   - Possess clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license; and
   - Meet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements: (1) U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status, (2) eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime, or equivalent of two full-time terms of service), and (3) pass National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR) and federal criminal background checks.

Interpretation & Education Specialist: http://www.thegreatbasininstitute.org/employment/research-associates-employment/interpretation-education-specialist-spring-mountains-national-recreation-area/

In cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service Spring Mountains National Recreation Area (SMNRA), the Great Basin Institute is recruiting an Interpretation & Education Specialist. This position provides an opportunity to practice the art of interpretation at a high level of excellence in a spectacular environment and reveal the wonders of this mountain environment to an urban population. This position is responsible for delivering live programs as part of a small team that engages the local community in learning about and caring for the SMNRA. An extended team of land management staff, exhibit designers, and non-profit leaders create a dynamic environment that supports the interpretive program.

Primary duties of the Specialist will be present a variety of interpretive programs (e.g., campfire talks, night hikes, snowshoe hikes, picnic and campground roving, Jr. Ranger) to large and small audiences both on and off-site that are based on SMNRA interpretive themes. The Specialist will also serve as a primary representative for the SMNRA education program at special events and a wide variety of outreach activities. Additional responsibilities include managing program registration; recording and reporting visitor contact statistics; writing detailed end of season reports; self-led interpretive activities and outreach activities; and developing written plans for seasonal program schedules.

*Qualifications:*
*            Experience:* Three years or more of experience in planning or implementing historical and/or natural resources thematic interpretive programs (Graduate work in interpretation, social sciences, natural sciences, communications, or closely related fields may be substituted for desired experience); coordinating and working with groups, organizations and the general public.
*            Education:* Equivalent to graduation from college with a degree in interpretation, social sciences, communications, biology or closely related fields; Certified Interpretive Guide credential and/or Advanced Certificate of Completion in an NPS distance learning course desirable.
*            Knowledge of:* Interpretive theory, techniques, and media; historical and natural history features and values of Southern Nevada (desired); natural history of forest environments and cultural history of the western US; private and public organizations concerned with historical and natural history interpretive programs.
*            Ability to:* Work independently and be a self-starter. Assume
leadership and provide creativity in the planning and implementing of
interpretive programs for diverse audiences; develop innovative solutions
to interpretive problems; interpret historical and natural history to the
lay person; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; work
efficiently to maintain necessary records and author well-written reports,
plans and program outlines; maintain props and supplies in an organized and
secure manner; communicate effectively orally and in writing; establish
effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Basic
video editing, photographic techniques and communication through social
networking media is a plus.
*            Other Requirements:* Possess a valid, state-issued drivers license and clean driving record; ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments, work in all types of weather conditions, traverse uneven terrain, carry upwards of 40 pounds in a backpack, and otherwise maintain good physical condition; and meet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements: (1) U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status, (2) eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime, or equivalent of two full-time terms of service), and (3) pass National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR) and federal criminal background checks.

Posted 4/24/15

Employment Opportunity: Forestry Technician, Carson City, NV BLM

http://www.thegreatbasininstitute.org/employment/research-associates-employment/forestry-technician/

The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management Nevada - Carson City District Office, is recruiting a Forestry Technician to work cooperatively with BLM resource staff to perform vegetation management projects, restoration projects within forest/woodland areas, and utilization of forest products in support of the BLM Nevada Forestry Program. Duties will include:

·         Layout, preparation, and monitoring of forest product sale areas;
·         Assisting the District Forester with vegetative permits;
·         Assessing treatment prescriptions and methods (mechanical versus hand) for out-year planning of vegetation treatments;
·         Mapping, inventory, and assessment of treatment needs for forest and woodland stands;
·         Working with Nevada Conservation Corps crews to accomplish vegetation treatment projects;
·         Assisting with the reforestation program by collecting tree seed and overseeing the planting of seedlings; and
·         Monitoring public woodcutting areas on weekends.

Camping at a work site for several days may be required to meet project objectives.

*Location:*

   - Carson City, NV.

*Compensation and Timeline:*

   - Rate of Pay: $15.00/hour

o   Duration: 6-month appointment beginning June 2015, or upon availability and completion of a DOI Background Investigation; potential for extension pending funding and favorable performance review

o   Full time, 40 hours per week, up to 12 hours/day during 6 a.m. - 6 p.m., including weekends

*Qualifications:*

   - Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, Botany or other related natural science field, with coursework and/or experience that demonstrate understanding of the principles of forestry;
   - Knowledge of the forest and woodland ecoregions typical of western and central Nevada, including common plants (woody and herbaceous), wildlife, and/or geology/topography, desirable;
   - Ability to understand, implement and adhere to established data collection, inventory, assessment, and monitoring protocols;
   - Capacity to collect and maintain field data in an organized manner that is easily understood and accessible to other resources staff (GBI or BLM);
   - Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, with a diverse audience;
   - Experience using ArcGIS to create maps;
   - Ability to navigate and collect data using handheld GPS units;
   - Experience utilizing a compass and topographic map to navigate;
   - Possess a clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license with ability to safely operate and maintain a 4WD vehicle on and off paved roads;
   - Ability to live and work in rural and remote field and office setting;
   - Physically fit to work outdoors, carry up to 50 pounds of personal and/or field equipment, and withstand the rigors of a forested and/or high desert environment in all seasons; and
   - Willingness and ability to camp in remote, primitive sites for several consecutive days.
   - Successful applicants must complete a Department of Interior (DOI) Background Investigation (BI). Applicants who already possess a favorably adjudicated BI should highlight that in their cover letter.

*How to Apply:*

Qualified and interested applicants should forward a cover letter (include where you found this position posted), their résumé, and a list of three professional references to Amy Gladding, GBI HR Coordinator, at agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone inquiries, please.

We conform to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit Retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.

Posted 4/23/15

Employment Opportunity: Rangeland Ecologists and Botanists wanted for the BLM in NV

Wild Horse & Burro Habitat Monitoring Technician

The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management Mount Lewis Field Office, is recruiting one rangeland ecologist, wildlife biologist, or botanist to conduct upland monitoring across the public lands. The Monitoring Technician will work cooperatively as part of a multi-disciplinary rangeland monitoring team. The overall objective is to collect and compile monitoring data within Wild Horse and Burro Herd Management Areas including but not limited to utilization, nested frequency, rangeland health indicators, water availability/condition, and wild horse or burro body condition. The Monitoring Technician may also be required to work as part of other monitoring teams collecting riparian or wildlife data or vegetation data for fire rehabilitation monitoring.

Visit our website for the full position description and application instructions: http://www.thegreatbasininstitute.org/employment/research-associates-employment/wild-horse-burro-monitoring-technician/

Rangeland & Drought Monitoring Technician

Impacts from a changing climate are being realized in a variety of ways, including prolonged and intensified drought conditions. The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management, is recruiting two (2) Rangeland Monitoring Technicians to implement a variety of upland monitoring protocols across public lands in support of drought management decisions and/or rangeland health evaluations. Working with existing GBI staff, and will support the Tonopah Field Offices.

Visit our website for the full position description and application instructions: http://www.thegreatbasininstitute.org/employment/research-associates-employment/rangeland-drought-monitoring-technician-2/

Posted 4/23/15

Employment Opportunity: Spring Inventory Field Technician, BLM, Winnemucca, NV

The Great Basin Institute is working cooperatively with the Bureau of Land Management Winnemucca District Office to inventory naturally occurring springs on sage grouse Population Management Units (PMUs). These PMUs are considered priority habitat for the greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus), which the United States Fish and Wildlife Service has determined is warranted for listing as threatened, but precluded. Two (2) Field Technicians will be hired to support field efforts such as conducting meadow, spring, and water quality inventories, including collection of qualitative and quantitative data on riparian habitat characteristics, and map riparian areas using GPS units and ArcGIS technology. Additionally, Technicians will monitor for the effect of continuing drought on springs and surrounding areas, as well as assist with drought monitoring, as a component of District-wide efforts to monitor the impacts and effects of long-term drought. The Technicians will utilize digital cameras, portable water quality meters, and standardized field forms. Office tasks include planning field work locations using ArcGIS software, transferring and processing data from GPS using ArcMap, and conducting data input from previous data collection efforts. Travel across the district and field camping for up to four nights per week is required.

*Compensation and Timeline*:

o   Rate of Pay: $15.00/hour
o   Field per diem when overnight camping is required
o   Paid health and dental benefits
o   17-week appointment beginning May 18, 2015 (or upon availability and completion of a DOI Background Investigation)
o   Full-time, 40 hours per week (minimal overtime may be required occasionally)

*Location*:

The BLM Winnemucca District lies roughly in the northwest part of Nevada, nested in the basin and range province of the western U.S. The Winnemucca District Office is located about 2.5 hours east of Reno on I-80, 2 hours west of Elko on I-80, and 5.5 hours south of Boise on SR-95. Elevations range from approximately 4,000 to close to 10,000 feet. The District encompasses approximately 11 million acres, of which 7.38 million acres are public lands managed by the BLM.

Local applicants or those with limited relocation requirements will be strongly considered.

*Qualifications*:

o   Bachelor’s Degree in Physical or Ecological Sciences (such as Environmental Science, Ecology, Hydrology, Rangeland Management or related subject) or a combination of experience and education, with a minimum of 3 years of undergraduate education leading to a Bachelor’s Degree;
o   Experience in water quality data collection and/or landscape/habitat assessments;
o   Experience using hand-held GPS equipment for data collection and navigation;
o   Ability to read and navigate using topographic maps and a compass;
o   Working knowledge of creating maps using ArcGIS and experience processing GPS/GIS data;
o   Willingness and ability to work in harsh and variable desert conditions, including extreme temperatures;
o   Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, with a diverse audience including co-workers, agency and GBI staff, and the general public;
o   Ability to work in teams and independently and be self-motivated both in the office and in the field with limited supervision;
o   Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work assignments;
o   Willingness to camp in remote, undeveloped sites for multiple days; and
o   Possess a valid, state-issued driver’s license and familiarity safely operating 4WD vehicles on- and off-road.
o   Successful applicant(s) must complete a Department of Interior (DOI) Background Investigation (BI). Applicants who already possess a favorably adjudicated BI should reference that in their cover letter.

*How to Apply*:

Qualified and interested applicants should forward a cover letter, their résumé, and a list of three professional references to Amy Gladding, GBI HR Coordinator, at agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org. Please include where you found this position posted.

We conform to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit Retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.

Posted 4/18/14

NEON - Hiring - Mammalogy Field Tech - MA

NEON,  Inc.  - HIRING - Field Technician I - Fitchburg, MA

Compensation: DOE
Full Time Regular
Benefits Eligible
Paid holidays, vacation and PTO

For full job description and to apply please visit our webpage at http://www.neoninc.org/about/careers/seasonal-field-technicians-0

JOB SUMMARY:
The Seasonal Field Technician will perform a variety of scientific and technical tasks. The Seasonal Field Technician is a biological sampling technician performing seasonal and periodic sampling activities. Seasonal field sampling is conducted with direction from and assistance of Field Technician I, II and III. The Seasonal Field Technician will also perform field and laboratory activities. The Lead Seasonal Field Technician may provide guidance to temporary/seasonal field technician crews. This is a temporary assignment. Will work varied schedules (up to 12+ hours per day) including split-shift, part-time, pre-dawn early mornings, evenings and weekends. Daily and weekly work schedules will fluctuate. Work days may be up to twelve hours long. Work days may be split with morning and evening work. At times, work may begin at dawn and go through dusk. The work week may also include weekends and occasionally may be scheduled up to 12 consecutive days.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Follow established, standardized field procedures for sample collection; record data from sample collection; process samples in the domain lab; and prepare samples for shipment to external analytical labs.

Field sampling activities include the following observation and specimen collection activities:
o    Rodent live trapping
o    Invertebrate collections
o    Sediment, soil and water sample collection
o    Plant diversity observations
o    Plant biomass and primary productivity measurements
o    Lake/stream bathymetry and morphology
o    Riparian mapping
*         Operate laboratory equipment including Wiley Mill, drying oven, analytical balance, and muffle furnace.
*         Utilize GPS navigation system for locating, measuring and marking plots; and placing and setting traps.
*         Perform inspection and maintenance of laboratory and field equipment.
*         Assist with materials planning and ordering.
*         Record activities and completed work according to Field Operations protocol.
*         Perform field assignments in a variety of conditions (e.g., weather, terrain, diverse assigned biomes).
*         Carry, move and lift field supplies (pack weighing up to 40 lbs.) to assigned field site (diverse and uneven terrain).
*         Follow NEON safety and Field Operations policy and procedures.

For full job description and to apply please visit our webpage at http://www.neoninc.org/about/careers/seasonal-field-technicians-0

Posted 4/18/15

Great Summer Position: Invasive Plant Survey, Mapping and Treatment Technician, Winnemucca, NV

The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the Nevada Department of Wildlife and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Winnemucca District Office, is recruiting two Research Associates to perform botanical surveys for invasive and noxious weeds in support of the vegetation management program on the district. As members of GBI’s AmeriCorps program, Technicians will not only enhance public lands of northwestern Nevada, but will also take part in the national service movement. The primary duties for this position include: treating noxious weed populations by hand or through chemical application of herbicides; inventorying BLM lands for noxious weed populations; and mapping treatment areas and plant populations. The majority of this work is conducted using   a 4WD spray truck across remote 4WD roads and by hiking cross-country over rough and uneven terrain with backpack sprayers and other tools.  Training at the beginning of the field season will include invasive plant and noxious weed identification, herbicide safety (including applicator certification), other technical training, 4WD operation, and first aid.

*Location:*

The BLM Winnemucca District (WD) encompasses roughly 11 million acres, of which 7.38 million acres are public lands managed by the BLM. Elevations range from approximately 4,000 feet to close to 10,000 feet. Winnemucca is located in northwestern Nevada, nested in the basin and range province of the western U.S. The WD is approximately 2.5 hours northeast of Reno, NV and 2 hours west of Elko, NV on I-80, and 5.5 hours south of Boise, ID on State Highway 95.

*Timeline:* 18 May – 13 August 2015 (13 weeks)

*Compensation:*
   - Living Allowance: $4,899.00
   - AmeriCorps Education Award*: $1,493.00

*AmeriCorps Education Award may be used for past, present or future education expenses, including payment of qualifying federal student loans. Loan forbearance and accrued interest payment on qualifying student loans is also available.

*Qualifications:*

Technical requirements:
   - The successful candidates will possess knowledge and interest in botany and plant identification - prior experience with invasive plant management, desirable;
   - Willingness to utilize chemical herbicide treatment methods, and ability to pass Nevada State Applicator exam;
   - Experience utilizing hand-held GPS units and/or tablets for navigation and/or data collections, along with basic computer skills;
   - Ability to carry backpack sprayer or up to 40 pounds in a backpack, and otherwise maintain good physical condition;
   - Experience operating 4WD trucks on and off-road, including mountain roads;
   - Knowledge and experience in operating off-highway vehicles, which might include a Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTV),  desirable; and
   - Experience with towing and backing a trailer, desirable.

Additional requirements:
   - Ability to self-direct and self-motivate;
   - Willingness to learn and apply proper and safe use in storing, mixing and using herbicides;
   - Ability to read and follow the material safety data sheet and herbicide labels;
   - Possess good organizational skills;
   - Tolerant of working in variable weather conditions, willing and able to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions, and able to hike 2-5+ miles daily on uneven terrain;
   - Ability to work productively as part of a team to accomplish mutual goals and follow safe working practices, other vegetation management duties as assigned;
   - Communicate effectively with a diverse public;
   - Possess a valid, state-issued drivers license and clean driving record; and
o   Meet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements:
1.      U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status;
2.      Must be at least 17 years of age;
3.      Received a high school diploma or GED (or be willing to achieve this before using education award);
4.      Eligible to receive and AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or equivalent of 2 full-time awards);
5.      Pass state and federal criminal background checks and a search of the National Sex Offender Public Website (NSPOW);
6.      Adhere to the rules, regulations and code of conduct as specified in the Member Service Agreement; and
7.      Will not engage in any prohibited activities as listed in the Member Service Agreement

*How to Apply:*

Qualified and interested applicants should forward a cover letter, their résumé, and a list of three professional references to Amy Gladding, GBI HR Coordinator, at agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org.  Please include where you found this position posted. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone inquiries, please.

The Great Basin Institute conforms to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit Retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.

Posted 4/17/15

Job--Avian Point Count Supervisor--NH, starts 11 MAY

Avian Point Count Supervisor-point counts, demographic, arthropod, and vegetation sampling in Northern New England at Umbagog NWR, NH. The project is a collaboration between USGS Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at the University of Maine to study birds in spruce-fir forests throughout New England and their response to forest management. This study will focus primarily on birds in softwood dominated forests, and field research will be conducted in the working forest landscape.

The selected applicant will supervise and conduct avian point count surveys, forested vegetation surveys, arthropod surveys, targeted spruce budworm surveys, and demographic observation of Bay-breasted Warblers. The applicant MUST have previous experience with point count surveys. Please send a CV or resume with a cover letter detailing interest in the position, relevant experience, and the contact information for at least 3 references as a single document to the email indicated below. Include in the subject line: “Supervisor application”.

Qualifications: The ability to identify forest birds of New England by both sight and sound is essential. Experience with multispecies point count surveys for birds, vegetation surveys, arthropod surveys, bird demographic surveys, data entry in Microsoft Excel or Access are preferred. Enrollment or completion of a college degree in biology, wildlife, zoology, or related field also preferred. An ability to independently plan daily and weekly logistics while supervising four other technicians is essential.

Compensation: Employees will be provided housing at Umbagog NWR in NH, a vehicles for fieldwork use, and a wage ranging $11-14 per hour depending on experience with point counts and completion of an undergraduate degree. Research sites are remote, and numerous outdoor recreational opportunities are located nearby such as hiking, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and moose watching.

Contact: Brian Rolek
Contact email: brian.rolek AT maine.edu
Start date: 11 May 2015
End date: 15 August 2015
Application deadline: ASAP

Posted 4/17/15

Employment Opportunity in the Spring Mountains, NV: Botany Field Technician

In cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service Spring Mountains National Recreation Area (SMNRA), the Great Basin Institute is recruiting two (2) Botany Field Technicians to join our AmeriCorps program. The Technicians will work cooperatively as part of a team of Technicians working on restoration, botany and avian biology. The Technicians will work on a number of projects, including a variety of rare plant and butterfly host plant surveys. Other projects will include wild horse and burro monitoring, raptor surveys, and/or migratory bird nest surveys. Collectively, the team is responsible for data collection, entry and analysis; report writing; project planning and mapping; and other tasks assigned by SMNRA resource biologists. Opportunities to participate in training (e.g., GIS) during the season may be available.

*Compensation & Timeline:*
   - 13-week appointment (18 May - 13 August 2015)
      - $5,400 Living Allowance
      - $1,493 Education Award*
   - 20-week appointment (18 May – 01 October 2015)
      - $8,100 Living Allowance
      - $2,882 Education Award*
      - Health insurance
   - Student loan forbearance*
   - $15 field per diem
   - $75 weekly housing stipend

*Location:*
Field work will be conducted in Kyle and Lee Canyons and along Deer Creek Highway outside of Las Vegas, NV. Many developed and undeveloped recreational opportunities are available in the region. Base of operations: Las Vegas, NV.

*Qualifications:*

Technical requirements:
   - Coursework in plant taxonomy and or systematics (transcripts may be requested);
   - Knowledge of southwestern flora and fauna and/or ability to learn southwestern flora and fauna;
   - Experience using a dichotomous plant key without pictures is critical;
   - Experience conducting botanical field work including plant surveys using various protocols. Monitoring protocols include repeat photography, and transect and quadrat systematic sampling;
   - Experiencing collecting, preserving and mounting herbarium samples;
   - Experience working with hand-held GPS equipment for navigation and data collection;
   - Knowledge of GIS software (highly desirable but not required);
   - Experience with technical writing and/or producing written project/grant reports; and
   - Experience with restoration techniques (e.g., seed collection, hand tool use).

Additional requirements:
   - Ability to perform physical labor for extended periods of time (e.g.,    digging, bending over, hauling material, hiking);
   - Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments, work in all types of weather conditions, traverse uneven terrain, carry upwards of 40 pounds in a backpack, and otherwise maintain good physical condition;
   - Willingness to spend multiple days camping in the field;
   - Willingness to sometimes work irregular hours (e.g. pre-sunrise mornings, late nights past midnight);
   - Ability to work productively both independently and as part of a team to accomplish mutual goals;
   - Ability to communicate effectively with team members, agency staff, and a diverse public;
   - Good organizational skills;
   - Valid, state-issued driver’s license; clean driving record; and ability to safely operate a 4WD truck on paved and unpaved roads, including narrow, mountain forest roads; and
   - Meet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements: (1) U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status, (2) eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or the equivalent of two full-time education awards), (3) pass National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) and federal criminal background checks, (4) adhere to the rules, regulations and code of conduct as specified in the Member Service Agreement; and (5) will not engage in any prohibited activities as listed in the Member Service Agreement.

*How to Apply:*

Qualified and interested applicants should forward a cover letter, their résumé, and a list of three professional references to Amy Gladding, GBI HR Coordinator, at agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org.  Please include where you found this position posted. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone inquiries, please.

The Great Basin Institute conforms to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit Retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.

Posted 4/17/15

Employment Opportunity: Raptor & Migratory Breeding Bird Survey Field Technician

In cooperation with Forest Service’s Spring Mountains National Recreation Area (SMNRA), the Great Basin Institute is recruiting two (2) Raptor & Migratory Breeding Bird Survey Field Technicians to join our AmeriCorps program. The Technician will assist with surveys of two sensitive raptor species, Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis) and Flammulated Owl (Psiloscops flammeolus), that are both known to occur in the region. The goal of this project is to detect nesting sites. To accomplish this objective the Technicians and Field Lead will coordinate with USFS staff on surveys and associated work. The majority of the survey effort will focus on broadcast surveys and stand searches the Northern Goshawk and Flammulated Owl, but there will also be surveys performed for migratory bird species of interest. In addition, the Technicians will assist botanical field technicians with botanical surveys for sensitive plants and sensitive butterfly host plants.  On-the-job training in plant identification will be provided.

The Field Technician must be able to work in difficult terrain that may include steep, rocky slopes, areas of dense trees, and exposure to adverse weather. This work is physically demanding and requires long hours of off-trail hiking while conducting surveys. Goshawk surveys will be conducted at all hours of day, and Flammulated Owl surveys will be conducted at all hours of night. Overnight camping may be required in some cases. Travel to survey sites may require driving on narrow, winding, dirt roads for distances up to 20 miles. While driving to and from survey sites, frequent encounters with vehicles, hikers, mountain bikers, and horseback riders should be expected on backcountry roads. Radio communication will be necessary for emergencies and for communication with the Project Manager.

*Compensation and Timeline: *
   - Living Allowance: $5,400
   - AmeriCorps Education Award*: $1,493
   - $15 field per diem (for up to 10 nights camping)
   - $75 weekly housing stipend
   - 13 week appointment: 18 May - 13 August 2015
   - 40 hours per week

*Education Award may be used for past, present or future education expenses, including payment of qualifying federal student loans. Loan forbearance and accrued interest payment on qualifying student loans is also available.

*Location: *

Field work will be conducted in Kyle and Lee Canyons and along Deer Creek Highway outside of Las Vegas, NV. Many developed and undeveloped recreational opportunities are available in the region. Base of operations: Las Vegas, NV.

*Qualifications:*

Technical requirements:

   - Bachelor’s degree or coursework and experience in biology (wildlife or conservation), ecology or related field;
   - Experience in conducting avian surveys and nest monitoring preferred;
   - Previous field experience that included:
–         adhering to field data collection protocols, and
–         accurately collecting and recording field data;
o    Experience in habitat evaluation and collection of vegetation data preferred;
o    Ability to use a GPS unit for navigation and data collection;
o    Familiarity with raptor species of the Great Basin and their habitat preferred; and
o    Familiarity with and/or interest in forest ecology, avian ecology and conservation biology.

Additional requirements:

   - Possess a valid, state-issued driver’s license and clean driving record;
   - Ability to safely drive a 4WD vehicle on unpaved roads that can be steep and rutted;
   - Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments, work in all types of weather conditions, traverse uneven terrain, carry upwards of 40 pounds in a backpack, and otherwise maintain good physical condition;
   - Willingness to spend multiple days camping in the field;
   - Willingness to sometimes work irregular hours (e.g. pre-sunrise mornings, late nights past midnight);
   - Ability to work productively, consistently and cooperatively as part of a team to accomplish mutual goals;
   - Possess strong organizational skills;
   - Familiarity with backcountry, low-impact principles preferred; and 
   - Meet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements: (1) U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status, (2) eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime or the equivalent of two full-time education awards), (3) pass National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) and federal criminal background checks, (4) adhere to the rules, regulations and code of conduct as specified in the Member Service Agreement; and (5) will not engage in any prohibited activities as listed    in the Member Service Agreement.

*How to Apply:*

Qualified and interested applicants should forward a cover letter, their résumé, and a list of three professional references to Amy Gladding, GBI HR Coordinator, at agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org.  Please include where you found this position posted. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone inquiries, please.

The Great Basin Institute conforms to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit Retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.

Posted 4/17/15

Employment Opportunity: Land Health Assessment, Inventory and Monitoring Program Coordinator

The Great Basin Institute is recruiting an experienced ecologist to work cooperatively as a Land Health Assessment, Inventory and Monitoring (AIM) Program Coordinator for projects located in designated western states (currently including CA, ID, UT, WA, WY). The overall objective of the program is to perform land health assessments through inventory and monitoring, predominantly in sage grouse habitat, on public range lands and riparian systems within designated western states. Biotic, hydrologic, and soil qualitative indicators are used in conjunction with quantitative data to inform conservation planning and adaptive management decisions.

The Land Health Assessment, Inventory and Monitoring Program Coordinator will work collaboratively with other staff supporting projects within the Research Associate program. Specific duties include:
   - Recruitment, supervision, management, training, and coordination of AIM projects in designated western states;
   - Acting as liaison to Bureau of Land Management (BLM) staff and other project affiliates to plan and coordinate current and future projects;
   - Project planning, equipment organization and maintenance, vehicle coordination, field protocol and data QA/QC, and team deployment;
   - Supporting data organization, processing and QA/QC; utilizing GIS to develop sample design; provide spatial analysis for reports and other mapping products;
   - Travel, camping, and site visits to BLM district offices;
   - Collaborate with other GBI staff to ensure compliance with grant and agreement terms and conditions, including: compliance with AmeriCorps rules and regulations; budget management, tracking and financial reporting; payroll and invoice review and processing;
   - Project reporting in accordance with programmatic and agency requirements;
   - Participate in GBI or partner-sponsored training opportunities, and/or facilitate GBI workshops for Research Associates, AmeriCorps and ICVE  interns, and/or NCC/ICVE crews.

*Contract length: *Renewable annually depending on funding and performance evaluation
*Rate of Pay:* $1,360-$1,440.00 bi-weekly salary, DOE
*Benefits:* Full Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance; Paid personal leave; 401(k) retirement plan
*Location:* Based in Reno, NV

*Qualifications:*

   - Degree or equivalent experience in one of the major natural sciences – applicants with advanced degrees strongly encouraged to apply;
   - 2 years minimum in a supervisory position;
   - Experience working with federal land management agencies, members of the public, or non-profit organizations;
   - Understanding of principles related to the fields of botany, soil science, wildlife biology, geology, hydrology, and spatial analysis;
   - Applicant should possess relevant or related field experience – knowledge of and/or experience in high desert and Great Basin ecology
   preferred;
   - Applicant should possess a strong background in plant community ecology and plant identification; those with additional soil identification experience will be given preference;
   - Ability to lead and manage the collection of field data according to protocol guidelines followed by a detailed QA/QC process; possess experience and confidence analyzing geospatial data and creating map products;
   - Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, with a diverse audience including members of the public, agency resource staff and management, and GBI program and administrative staff;
   - This is predominantly an office-based position in which extended periods of time using a computer, talking on the phone, and attending meetings is required;
   - Possess a clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license and the ability to operate a 4WD vehicle on and off paved roads; and
   - Meet requirements of federal agency security background checks (e.g.:  FBI criminal and National Sex Offender Public Website, Department of Interior Security Screening).

*How to Apply:*

Qualified and interested applicants should forward a cover letter, their résumé, and a list of three professional references to Amy Gladding, GBI HR Coordinator, at agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org.  Please include where you found this position posted. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone inquiries, please.

The Great Basin Institute conforms to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit Retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.

Posted 4/17/15

Employment Opportunity in the Tahoe National Forest: Watershed Assessment (Hydrology) Technician
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The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service Tahoe National Forest, is recruiting two (2) Watershed Assessment (Hydrology) Technicians. Based in Truckee or Sierraville, CA and in support of the Truckee and Sierraville Ranger Districts, the Technicians will focus on conducting watershed assessments and supporting ongoing watershed restoration projects through implementation of the following tasks:
   - Work with current Lidar, aerial photos, road surveys and stream surveys to locate potential watershed problems and sediment sources.
   - Use U.S. Forest Service protocol for Soil and Water Road-condition Index to survey roads. Provide completed work in a usable final format that includes GIS/GPS processing, data compilation descriptive discussion and maps.
   - Conduct field reconnaissance to check on areas identified remotely and identify on the ground watershed issues not identified remotely. Identify processes occurring and impacts zone related to such sources. Provide a summary and photo documentation GPS/GIS data covering observed areas of concern.
   - Continue ongoing monitoring of flows, groundwater and other watershed attributes, and establish new monitoring locations.  Provide completed data compilation descriptive discussion and maps.
   -  Data collection for potential restoration projects identified during watershed assessments including survey cross sections and wetland delineation assessment.

*Compensation and Timeline:*

   - Rate of Pay: $15.00/hour
   - Timeline: 13-week appointment (June 01, 2015 – September 04, 2015)
   -  Full-time, up to 40 hours per week
   - USFS barracks or other hosing options may be available on either Truckee or Sierraville Districts

*Location:*

The TNF is located in the northern Sierra Nevada (east of Sacramento) and extends from the foothills across the Sierra crest to the California state line. It includes over 850,000 acres of public land. Rivers, snow-capped peaks and dense forests offer outstanding recreation year round. A complex set of ecosystems are found as the terrain ascends from 1,500 feet along the western boundary to over 9,000 feet along the crest. The Truckee Ranger District (located in Truckee, CA) is approximately 30 miles west of Reno, NV and 15 miles from Lake Tahoe’s North Shore.  Sierraville Ranger District is in Sierraville, 25 miles north of Truckee on Highway 89.

*Qualifications:*
   - Bachelor’s degree, or a combination of experience and coursework in the natural sciences – a focus on hydrology, geology, geography, geomorphology, soil science, or other related field, desired;
   - Knowledge and experience working with topographic maps and compass, interpreting aerial photos, and using hand-held GPS units – experience with ArcGIS, desired but not required;
   - Experience conducting stream flow measurements, road surveys, and/or stream surveys including documenting physical habitat attributes (i.e., pools, riffles, substrates);
   - Self-motivated with ability to maintain a positive attitude while working in a diverse team environment;
   - Ability to effectively communicate to a diverse audience including co-workers, members of the pubic, and agency personnel;
   - Ability to walk a minimum of 12km/day in challenging terrain and harsh conditions, including stream channels, and otherwise be in good physical condition;
   - Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, with ability to manually enter, manage, manipulate and graphically display data; and
   - Possess a valid, clean, state-issued driver’s license with the ability to operate a 4WD vehicle on- or off-road if required.

*How to Apply:*

Qualified and interested applicants should forward a cover letter, their résumé, and a list of three professional references to Amy Gladding, GBI HR Coordinator, at agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org.  Please include where you found this position posted. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone inquiries, please.

The Great Basin Institute conforms to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit Retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.

Posted 4/17/15

Employment Opportunity in the Tahoe National Forest: Watershed Assessment (NEPA) Specialist

The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service Tahoe National Forest, is recruiting a Watershed Assessment (NEPA) Specialist. In support of the Truckee and Sierraville Ranger Districts, the watershed Specialist will focus on providing hydrology and/or soils input to Forest Service projects as part of the District’s project planning process. Providing hydrology and/or soils input includes producing a report assessing the current condition of project areas, assessing the potential effects of the proposed actions within the project area, and assessing the cumulative effects of the proposed actions at the watershed scale. This position will provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain insight and knowledge about the NEPA process and prepare them for a future position with a land management agency.

*Compensation and Timeline:*
   - Rate of Pay: $17.00/hour
o   Timeline: 13-week appointment (June 01, 2015 – September 04, 2015)
o   Full-time, up to 40 hours per week
o   USFS barracks or other hosing options may be available on either Truckee or Sierraville Districts

*Location:*

The TNF is located in the northern Sierra Nevada (east of Sacramento) and extends from the foothills across the Sierra crest to the California state line. It includes over 850,000 acres of public land. Rivers, snow-capped peaks and dense forests offer outstanding recreation year round. A complex set of ecosystems are found as the terrain ascends from 1,500 feet along the western boundary to over 9,000 feet along the crest. The Truckee Ranger District (located in Truckee, CA) is approximately 30 miles west of Reno, NV and 15 miles from Lake Tahoe’s North Shore. Sierraville Ranger District is in Sierraville, 25 miles north of Truckee on Highway 89

*Qualifications:*
   - Bachelor’s degree, or a combination of experience and coursework in the natural sciences – a focus on hydrology, geology, geography, geomorphology, soil science, or other related field, desired;
   - Knowledge and experience working with topographic maps and compass, interpreting aerial photos, and using hand-held GPS units – experience with ArcGIS, desired but not required;
   - Knowledge of watershed cumulative effects analysis, desirable;
   - Ability to write reports summarizing potential effects to the resource based on current condition and proposed actions;
   - Ability to effectively communicate to a diverse audience including co-workers, members of the pubic, and agency personnel;
   - Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, with ability to manually enter, manage, manipulate and graphically display data;
   - Self-motivated with ability to maintain a positive attitude while working in a diverse team environment;
   - Ability to walk a minimum of 12km/day in challenging terrain and harsh conditions, including stream channels, and otherwise be in good physical condition; and
   - Possess a valid, clean, state-issued driver’s license with the ability to operate a 4WD vehicle on- or off-road if required.

*How to Apply:*

Qualified and interested applicants should forward a cover letter, their résumé, and a list of three professional references to Amy Gladding, GBI HR Coordinator, at agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org.  Please include where you found this position posted. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone inquiries, please.

The Great Basin Institute conforms to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit Retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.

Posted 4/17/15

Employment Opportunity: AIM Vegetation Monitoring Field Leads and Technicians, Lander, WY

In cooperation with the BLM-Wyoming Lander Field Office, GBI is recruiting  Field Leads and Technicians to work cooperatively with BLM Rangeland Managers and GBI Vegetation Monitoring Field Leads. Each of these Field Technicians will serve on a field crew (one Lead and two Technicians) to characterize vegetation using the Assessment, Inventory and Monitoring (AIM) protocol and Interpreting Indicators of Rangeland Health (IIRH), for which training will be provided. Duties include following established field protocols to conduct vegetation sampling and field data collection on new and existing monitoring sites within central Wyoming. Field work will include navigating to sampling sites, establishing sampling transects and plots, collecting vegetation data (including species ID, foliar cover, canopy gap, and herbaceous and woody density), taking photo-points, and quality-checking data. During these periods of field work, camping will be required.  Field data will be used by BLM Natural Resource Specialists to inform management decisions.

Please follow this link for a video that highlights the BLM’s national strategy for landscape-scale data capture across the western states using AIM: http://youtu.be/LciTBPG2-Ss

*Location:*

The Lander Field Office (LFO) is recruiting four Field Technicians. The LFO manages 2.5 million acres of public lands within in Fremont County, the southwest corner of Natrona Country, and small portions of Carbon, Sweetwater and Hot Springs counties. These lands are multiple-use and offer a wide diversity of resources, including the National Historic Trails, the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail, historic mining areas, rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, hang gliding, livestock grazing and wild horse management.

*How to Apply:*


*Please visit our website for full position descriptions. **http://www.thegreatbasininstitute.org/employment*

Qualified and interested applicants should forward a cover letter, their résumé, and a list of three professional references to Amy Gladding, GBI HR Coordinator, at agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org.  Please include where you found this position posted. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone inquiries, please.

The Great Basin Institute conforms to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit Retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.

Posted 4/17/15

Employment Opportunities for AIM Vegetation Monitoring Field Lead in Wenatchee, WA

GBI is recruiting Field Technicians and Leads to work cooperatively with BLM Rangeland Managers. Each of these Field Technicians and Leads will serve on a field crew to characterize vegetation using the Assessment, Inventory and Monitoring (AIM) protocol and Interpreting Indicators of Rangeland Health (IIRH), for which training will be provided.

Duties for technicians include following established field protocols to conduct vegetation sampling and field data collection on new and existing monitoring sites within eastern Washington. Field work will include navigating to sampling sites, establishing sampling transects and plots, collecting vegetation data (including species ID, foliar cover, canopy gap, and herbaceous and woody density), taking photo-points, and quality-checking data. During these periods of field work, camping will be required.  Field data will be used by BLM Natural Resource Specialists to inform management decisions.

Duties for Leads include following established field protocols to conduct vegetation sampling and field data collection on new monitoring sites within southeastern Idaho. Field work will include navigating to sampling sites, establishing sampling transects and plots, collecting vegetation data (including species ID, foliar cover, canopy gap, and herbaceous and woody density), taking photo-points, and quality-checking data. During these periods of field work, camping will be required.  Additional duties include coordination and oversight of field safety and logistics, scheduling, database management, and reporting. Field data will be used by BLM Natural Resource Specialists to inform management decisions.

Please visit our website for more information: http://www.thegreatbasininstitute.org/employment/research-associates-employment/

Qualified and interested applicants should forward a cover letter, their résumé, and a list of three professional references to Amy Gladding, GBI HR Coordinator, at agladding@thegreatbasininstitute.org.  Please include where you found this position posted. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone inquiries, please.

The Great Basin Institute conforms to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit Retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.

Posted 4/17/15

Job: Wetland bird field technician

Position Title: Wetland Field Technician
Primary Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Work Locations: Saginaw Bay, MI
Duration: late April-August 2014

Michigan Tech Research Institute (MTRI) is a research center of Michigan Technological University. MTRI is a recognized leader in the research, development and practical application of sensor and information technology to solve critical problems in environmental processes.

MTRI is seeking an experienced field technician for summer field work conducting wetland bird and frog/toad point counts in coastal wetlands along Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron. The successful applicant will be part of a field team sampling coastal wetlands across Saginaw Bay as part of a research project focused on monitoring the treatment of invasive Phragmites. The field team will be based in Ann Arbor and travel to various sites along Saginaw Bay multiple times throughout the summer, conducting nighttime frog/toad surveys and both dawn and dusk bird surveys. Willingness and ability to work long/unusual hours and travel extensively during the field season needed. Field housing will be provided when traveling around Saginaw Bay. Apart from fieldwork, the selected technician will aid the Principal Investigator with pre-field season logistics and planning, such as securing permission to access survey sites on private land, scheduling site visits, preparing field maps in ArcGIS, preparing field supplies, and assisting with data entry, QC and analysis.

Excellent wetland bird ID skills required, previous point count experience strongly preferred. Applicants must be in good physical condition and able to work in wetland environments in muddy and occasionally hot/buggy conditions. Possess good organizational and data recording skills.   Interested candidates please apply by sending a cover letter, contact information for at least 2 references and a resume to:

Amanda Grimm
Assistant Research Scientist
aggrimm@mtu.edu

Michigan Technological University is an equal opportunity educational institution/equal opportunity employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Posted 4/16/15

Research Assistant Position: Sleeping Bear Dunes Plant-Fungal Mutualism and Community Ecology

Position description: Volunteer research assistant will work on two projects centered on plant community ecology, climate change, and microbial symbionts in the Great Lakes dunes of Michigan.  Research focuses on how climate change (altered precipitation regime) and fungi in plants affect plant community interactions and ecosystem processes. The Research Assistant will learn experimental design, how to conduct field surveys, plant identification, and dune ecology, with opportunities for independent research and first-authored publication. The project is funded through a grant from the National Park Service, and most of the work will be conducted in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. This position will allow a motivated person the opportunity to gain valuable field research experience.

Dates: mid to late May through mid to late August 2015

Location: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Leelanau County, MI

Position Requirements: Persons with experience in biology, ecology, environmental studies, or a related field. Previous research experience in botany, mycology, or general field ecology helpful, but not required. Access to a vehicle is required. Ability to work independently and with groups is required. The work requires hiking to sites and long field days. Housing in the Leland area is difficult to find so applicants living in the area are highly desired.

Room and board (or travel to and from the sites) will be covered.

Application procedures: (1) Cover letter, (2) Resume or CV, and (3) Names and contact information for two professional references should be sent via email to Lukas Bell-Dereske at University of New Mexico (ldereske@unm.edu) and to Dr. Jennifer Rudgers (jrudgers@unm.edu).

Lukas P. Bell-Dereske
PhD Candidate
University of New Mexico
Dept. of Biology
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Posted 4/10/15

Research Internships in Plant Ecology, Archbold Biological Station

Now Eight Months! Late August 2015 - April 2016
Ideal for Students with Undergraduate Degrees Contemplating Graduate School

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

Internships available at Archbold Biological Station in south-central Florida in the Plant Ecology Program. Interns will work in the plant ecology laboratory of Dr. Eric Menges, which emphasizes conservation biology, plant demography, restoration ecology, fire ecology, landscape ecology, and fire management. We study many rare species of endemic vascular plants in endangered Florida scrub and related communities. Active fire management provides outstanding opportunities for short-term comparative studies in fire ecology. Our long-term (as long as 27-year) datasets on dozens of scrub plants gives context to short-term, focused, field projects. A large-scale experimental restoration provides a useful context for restoration ecology projects.  Additional information can be found at the Archbold website:  http://www.archbold-station.org/ or the plant ecology program website: http://www.archbold-station.org/html/research/plant/plant.html

Interns live on site and receive a room, breakfasts and lunches, a meal allowance, and a weekly stipend of $100. They work 20 hours per week as research assistants and the remainder on an independent research project. Internships now run for 8 months (can sometimes be extended) and offer an opportunity for experience in every aspect of scientific research, from project choice and experimental design to oral and written presentations. Our internships are ideal preparation for graduate research in ecology.

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

To apply for an internship in the plant ecology lab, please provide the following: a cover letter stating research interests, a resume or CV, and a summary of grades. Arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent to us via email. Materials should be sent by MAY 22, 2015.

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

Archbold is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups

Posted 4/9/15

Job Posting: Summer Internship at The New York Botanical Garden

The Cullman Systematics Program at The New York Botanical Garden seeks applicants for one summer paid internship. The Cullman Program includes scientists that use morphological and DNA based approaches to better understand evolution in green algae and land plants. The intern will be responsible for specimen curation, DNA extraction, and data entry in bioinformatic databases. A B.S./B.A. in Phycology, Plant Biology, Aquatic Biology or Ecology is preferred. Knowledge of green algae, herbarium curation, microscopy and molecular laboratory techniques is ideal. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with a start date in late May. Housing will be the responsibility of the applicant. SendCV and cover letter to:

Robin Sleith
The New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Blvd.
Bronx, New York 10458
rsleith@nybg.org

Posted 4/8/15

Forest Ecology/Silviculture Fieldwork Positions

The Department of Forest Management is looking to fill two full-time summer positions to collect field data for a long-term study on the effects of forest overstory and understory treatments on vegetation composition and structure, as well as on seedling/sapling growth.  The research will entail travelling to forested sites in western Montana, north Idaho, and eastern Washington to collect information on understory species and cover, on tree growth and abundance, and on site productivity. 

Fieldwork will commence in early June and run through August 2015.  Work will be based out of Missoula, MT, though data collection at more distant sites will require staying at/near the site for up to 4 nights.

The positions will pay $10.50 to $13.50 per hour (40 hrs/week) depending on experience.  Opportunities also exist for funded graduate research on the project beyond summer 2015.

Qualifications/Interests:
-Able to identify tree and understory species common in the Inland Northwest
-Ability to navigate and locate measurement plots using directions, map, and handheld GPS
-Possess a valid driver’s license

Interested individuals should send resume and/or questions to David Affleck, Associate Professor of Biometrics (david.affleck@montana.edu)

Posted 4/7/15

Summer Help-Assistants to Aquatic Herbicide Applicators

Aquatic Control Technology, LLC has summer positions available within our Chemical Applications Division in Spencer and Sutton MA locations.

The job entails assisting a team leader with the application of state and federally register herbicides and algaecide to manage nuisance and invasive aquatic vegetation in water-bodies within the Northeast and New York. Duration of job will run from early-mid May to late August, early September.

A copy of the actual job description and an application is attached for your convenience.

Call me for further information at 508-885-0101.

Robert Wheaton
Chemical Operations Manager
Aquatic Control Technology
Spencer, MA 01562  

Posted 4/7/15

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

SYNOPSIS:   BIOS has National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) funding to support 8 undergraduate student researchers at BIOS during the 2015 fall semester.

Deadline(s):      05/29/2015

Contact:          Rachel Parsons                                                                                     

Address:          17 Biological Station
                 Ferry Reach
                 St. George's,    GE 01     
                 Bermuda                               
E-mail:           rachel.parsons@bios.edu
Web Site: http://www.bios.edu/education/reu/
Program URL: http://www.bios.edu/uploads/REU_2014.pdf
Tel:              441-297-1880 x726            
Fax:              441-297-8143       

DEADLINE NOTE
BIOS encourages all successful applicants to arrange for independent study credit through their home institutions.

OBJECTIVES:   Students will conduct independent projects under faculty and staff supervision within several research areas including: Biology, chemistry, and physics of the open ocean; Biology, physiology, and biochemistry of reef building corals and reef ecosystems; Molecular biology of marine organisms; Environmental chemistry of Bermuda's atmosphere and inshore waters; and Effects and consequences of global environmental change.  Throughout the semester, REU students will give presentations that outline their research topic, methods, and results, including a final presentation to BIOS faculty, staff, and visiting students. REU students will also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of field excursions to learn about Bermuda's natural history, as well as workshops and seminars given by BIOS faculty.

ELIGIBILITY
Students who have completed at least one year of undergraduate study and who will still be undergraduates in the fall of 2015 are eligible to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Applicants are ineligible if they have participated in a previous NSF-funded REU in Ocean Sciences (other disciplines can apply).

FUNDING
Students will reside on the BIOS campus. Travel expenses, room, board, and a competitive stipend will be covered by the REU program; travel insurance is the responsibility of the student.

Posted 3/6/15

SERC Internship Program in Environmental Studies
Smithsonian Institution

SYNOPSIS:    The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center's (SERC) Internship Program offers undergraduate and beginning graduate students a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the fields of environmental research and education. This program enables students to work on specific projects under the direction of SERC's professional staff and is tailored to provide the maximum educational benefit to each participant.

Deadline(s):      02/01/2015
                 06/01/2015
                 11/15/2015

Contact:          Dan Gustafson                                                                                      

Address:          Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
                 PO Box 28
                 647 Contees Wharf Road
                 Edgewater, MD 21037-0028
                 U.S.A.                                
E-mail:           gustafsond@si.edu
Web Site: http://www.serc.si.edu/pro_training/internships/internships.aspx
Program URL: http://www.serc.si.edu/pro_training/internships/apply.aspx
Tel:              443-482-2217                 
Fax:              443-482-2380       

DEADLINE NOTE
Applicants must register and submit an application online. There are THREE application deadlines: For Winter/Spring projects beginning January - April, the deadline is November 15. For Summer projects beginning May - August, the deadline is February 1. For Fall appointments beginning September - December. the deadline is June 1.

OBJECTIVES:    Projects include terrestrial, atmospheric and estuarine environmental research within the disciplines of ecology, biology, chemistry, microbiology, botany, zoology, mathematics and physics. Projects are also offered in environmental education and environmental information management. Although students will become familiar with all the research being conducted by a particular staff member and with much of the research of SERC in general, individuals will devote most of their time to a project and content area of particular interest to them. Students will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge in a selected field of study and to learn a variety of research techniques through firsthand experience. At the conclusion of the internship, student participants will be expected to present the findings of their independent projects in a formal seminar to the SERC community. As an additional educational benefit, SERC maintains an ongoing seminar program that is designed to bring in noted outside speakers on a variety of topics in the environmental sciences. During the program's spring and summer seasons, field trips to research facilities and Smithsonian museums conducting similar programs are also coordinated.

ELIGIBILITY
The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center will consider applications from currently enrolled undergraduate and beginning graduate students, or students who have recently graduated from an undergraduate or Masters program. Applicants must be in a position to commit fully to the completion of a project. U.S. citizenship is not a requirement to participate in this program.

FUNDING
Internship appointments are generally fulltime (40 hours per week), 12 to 16 weeks in length, and coincide with the usual academic semesters and summer terms. Selected candidates will receive a stipend of $500 per week. Limited on-site dormitory space may be available for $105 per week. SERC does not supply board, although cooking facilities and utensils are available. The two campus dorms can accommodate up to 24 residents (Schmidt has 6 single rooms and Green Village has 8 double rooms and two single rooms). SERC is located in a semi-rural area seven miles south of the nearest public transportation lines; therefore, it is strongly recommended to bring a vehicle for personal transportation, if possible. References may also be available for room rentals in the local area; personal transportation would be necessary for this option. The Smithsonian awards no academic credit for studies conducted at the Institution. However, the Office of Professional Training is eager to assist in establishing mechanisms for universities to award credit upon satisfactory completion of projects.

Posted 2/20/15

Smithsonian Gardens Internship
Smithsonian Institution

SYNOPSIS:   The Smithsonian Gardens provides an exceptionally well-rounded array of experiences in its intern program thanks to the wide diversity of services it offers to the Smithsonian, the world's largest museum complex. Interns will learn skills in a broad range of horticultural endeavors from SI's expert professional staff and can provide a strong practical background to emerging professionals hoping to enter the public gardening world.

Deadline(s):      02/01/2015
                 05/15/2015
                 11/15/2015

Address:          Smithsonian Gardens
                 PO Box 37012
                 Capital Gallery, Suite 3300, MRC 506
                 Washington, DC 20013-7012
                 U.S.A.                                
E-mail:           gardens@si.edu
Web Site: http://www.smithsonianofi.com/internship-opportunities/
Program URL: http://gardens.si.edu/get-involved/internships.html
Tel:              202-633-5840                 

DEADLINE NOTE
Applications for internships should be received no later than the following dates: Summer Internships - February 1; Fall Internships - May 15; and Winter/Spring Internships - November 15.

OBJECTIVES:   The Smithsonian Gardens provides an exceptionally well-rounded array of experiences in its intern program thanks to the wide diversity of services it offers to the Smithsonian, the world's largest museum complex. Interns will learn skills in a broad range of horticultural endeavors from SI's expert professional staff and can provide a strong practical background to emerging professionals hoping to enter the public gardening world.

ELIGIBILITY
Smithsonian Gardens accepts current and recently graduated undergraduate and graduate students studying horticulture, landscape architecture, museum studies, or other related fields.

FUNDING
The duration is 10 to 16 weeks. A limited number of paid internships are available. Candidates must pay for their own travel, housing, and subsistence during the period of the internship. Steel-toe safety shoes are required for certain projects. The shoes must meet ANSI Safety Standard Z41.1.

Posted 2/20/15

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