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Seeking short-term pika field workers
in New Mexico
Seventh Generation Institute, a nonprofit conservation organization
based in Santa Fe New Mexico, is seeking 2-4 short-term independent
contractors to survey for the presence of the American Pika in the
Pecos Wilderness of northern New Mexico.
This opportunity is intended for early career professionals with a
background in ecology, wildlife biology, natural resource
management, or a closely related field. Selected applicants will
gain field experience, learn about the conservation biology of a
sensitive species, see some of the most beautiful country in the
southern Rockies and demonstrate both independent and team work
The position is most suitable to those who live within a few hours
drive of Santa Fe NM, but others are welcome to apply.
Pika, herbivorous relatives of rabbits and hares, typically live in
rocky, talus slopes, often near highland meadows. They are
considered a species of conservation concern because populations are
thought to be declining, perhaps due to global climate change.
Learn more about Seventh Generation Institute at www.seventh-generation.org.
Start and completion dates are expected to be approximately July 15
through mid-October. Actual field days within this period of time
may vary due to weather and the possibility of forest fire.
Work hours: Contractors set their own schedules. But expect to work
nontraditional, variable, generally long and irregular. Candidates
will be expected to work weekends or other continuous schedules to
complete data collection while on loop routes through the
Selected applicants will make one to multiple trips into the Pecos
Wilderness, access the trailheads by vehicle, then hike or backpack
as needed on routes to pre-established survey sites. All survey
sites are off-trail so ability to navigate using a GPS off trail is
vital. After the site is located, surveyors collect data on the
presence or absence of pika and various habitat factors. Once the
survey is completed, surveyors proceed to the next site, which may
be close by or several miles distant. Upon completion of the route,
surveyors return to the trailhead. Some routes may be one way and
require the use of a vehicle shuttle. Most routes are multi-day and
require backpacking. Most trailheads offer campgrounds or the
ability to camp in a vehicle.
There are 40-80 sites to be surveyed, depending on the number of
teams that enter the field.
Physical requirements of the job: Applicants must be capable of
hiking on and off-trail at elevations from 7000 to 12000 ft and over
All work will be done in teams of two for safety reasons as well as
increased detectability of pika. If you apply as an individual, you
will be paired with a team mate. Work is conducted under harsh
environmental conditions, including summer heat, thunderstorms,
lightning exposure, remote locations and exposure to bears and
mountain lions. Hiking distances per day will vary but may be up to
20 miles with a backpack for carrying personal camping equipment,
safety equipment, and data recording equipment. Terrain may be
steep, rocky, loose, brushy or slippery.
Applicants for these contract positions must hold a minimum of a
bachelor's degree and/or significant experience in environmental
science, wildlife biology, natural resource management, forestry, or
a related discipline.
Applicants must be in excellent physical condition and have
excellent eyesight and hearing. Corrected vision using glasses or
contacts is acceptable. Working in the wilderness means that medical
attention can be hours or days away. Hiking is done at high
elevations, typically over 3000 meters.
Applicants must have previous field experience that demonstrates the
Adhering to field data collection protocols and accurately
collecting and recording field data.
Use of a GPS unit.
Ability to safely drive a 4WD vehicle on unpaved roads that can be
steep and rutted. A valid driver's license and clean driving record.
Ability to work productively and cooperatively as part of a team to
accomplish mutual goals.
Ability to backpack and work productively in remote areas and
maintain personal safety.
Certification in wilderness first aid is highly desirable.
Contractors will receive training in the survey protocol to be used
as well as in identification of pika, habitat, and other relevant
factors. Contractors must pass a test to demonstrate field
proficiency before the final contract is signed.
Candidates must provide the following:
Personal vehicle to travel to trailheads. A 4WD is preferred.
Personal backpacking equipment to include gps, clothing, boots,
tent, camera, food and water preparation, first aid, etc.
Personal safety and communication equipment to include a cell phone.
Location and short-term housing
Field work is performed in the Pecos Wilderness, within the Santa Fe
National Forest. This is located in southernmost end of the Rocky
mountains in northern New Mexico.
Successful applicants may need to arrange their own lodging when not
in the field. Small apartments are sometimes available, as are
motels, camping in the Santa Fe National Forest or other
Each site survey correctly completed will result in a payment to the
survey team of $108.00, subject to the condition below.
Payment is made for correct completion of the contract. In other
words, if the contractor fails to complete the contract, partial
payment will not be made. Correct completion of the data will be
randomly checked to ensure that data collection in the field has
actually and correctly occurred.
Please email your resume, cover letter, contact information for two
references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please ensure that your subject line reads "Pika Survey Applicant -
In your letter, please describes in detail your skills, physical
fitness and experience that relate to field work positions and
If you are available for only a portion of the field work period,
please specify the dates you are available.
Please also state the dates for which you are available for
training, in advance of the field data collection window.
There is no deadline to apply, but positions will close when filled.
Questions may also be sent to email@example.com.
Thank you for your interest.
UAS Blackbird Research Technician -
Agency: North Dakota State University (NDSU) in cooperation with the
USDA-APHIS-WS National Wildlife Research Center.
Location: Central North Dakota
Salary: $12/hr with housing provided near Bismarck, ND.
Start Date: 08/25/2021
Last Date to Apply: July 1. Applications will be reviewed starting June
Two technicians are needed from 25 August – 31 October, 2021 to
assist a NDSU graduate student on a blackbird (Icteridae) research
project. The research will evaluate the response of free-ranging
flocks of blackbirds to a spraying UAS (i.e., drone) applying avian
repellent to commercial sunflower fields. This project is part of
on-going research to evaluate novel non-lethal hazing techniques to
mitigate the conflict between blackbirds and sunflower producers.
This position is ideal for a recent graduate that wants to gain
field experience and has previous experience, or strong interest, in
operating drone platforms. The technician will be a full-time
employee through NDSU, allowing for a 40-hour work week schedule. A
typical week will be HIGHLY dependent on weather, and work day
flexibility is a necessity (i.e., field work may not be M-F during
set times, but will instead be weather permitting). However, there
will be down time in the mornings or afternoon/evenings and days off
provided. Field sites are commercial (privately owned) sunflower
fields throughout central North Dakota, and thus requires long days
spent in a truck driving to sites. The technicians will share a
travel trailer for housing.
The technicians are needed to operate a small UAS and collect field
data, while the graduate student is conducting spraying trials with
a larger UAS. The technicians will also help manage videos and data
collection concerning collective animal behavior in response to
drones. Duties will include, assisting the graduate student with UAS
set up, operating a small UAS, acting as a field observer,
monitoring blackbird flocks and their behavior, estimating flock
sizes, and using field equipment such as: binoculars, range finders,
weather meter, sound meter, and other technology related to the UAS.
Trials will most likely take place in the morning, requiring an
early start to the day.
Training will be provided so that the technicians receive their FAA
Part 107 pilot’s license in order to fly a small UAS prior to the
· Degree in Wildlife
Biology, Natural Resources, Environmental Science, Zoology, Biology,
Precision Agriculture or other associated degrees.
experience conducting avian field research.
willing, positive, and dependable attitude.
· Ability to work
well on a small team, with constant car travel, in small shared
· Ability to work
· Preference for
applicants that have previous experience with applying pesticide
· Strong preference
for applicants that have previous experience with operating a small
How to Apply: Send a single document (Word or PDF) that includes
your cover letter, resume/cv, and contact information for 3
references to Jessica Duttenhefner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Forestry Technician-Purdue
Organization: Purdue University
Location: Southern Indiana (field sites)
Hours: up to 40/week
Timing: May-August 2021
The Saunders Lab Group at Purdue University is seeking two summer
field technicians to assist with a number of forestry research
projects focusing on oak regeneration, including helping with
vegetation treatments and collecting plot data in southern Indiana.
Research will primarily occur at Indiana's Crane Naval Base and in
state forests surrounding Bloomington, IN, including Morgan-Monroe
The successful applicants will have at least some coursework in
forestry, fisheries and wildlife, environmental sciences, or closely
related fields, and a willingness to work outdoors in challenging
conditions. This position will require frequent travel to southern
Indiana, particularly Crane Naval Base. Housing will be provided on
overnight trips and mileage reimbursements will be provided when
university vehicles are not available. Experience using a chainsaw
and/or brushsaw is desired, but not a requirement.
How to Apply:
Send a resume and contact information for at least two references to
David Mann at email@example.com
Purdue University is an equal opportunity-affirmative action
Seasonal Technician Position at Kellogg
Biological Station LTER
The Kellogg Biological Station Long Term Ecological Research (LTER)
program is hiring a seasonal technician. Field and lab technicians
collect samples of soil, water, gas, and plants from research plots.
Technicians prepare those samples for laboratory analysis and
archiving. They enter associated data into spreadsheets.
Technicians are also responsible for laboratory and field
maintenance, such as washing dishes, installation and removal of
field equipment, and organization of research materials.
The full job posting and application instructions can be found at: https://careers.msu.edu/en-us/job/506522/technical-aide
Seasonal Biological Monitoring
Technician in the Byrnes Lab at UMass Boston
The Byrnes lab at UMass Boston seeks two summer technicians for work
on biological monitoring of rocky shorelines in the Boston Harbor
Islands in collaboration with the Stone Living Lab. The Stone Living
is a multi-investigator effort to evaluate the effects of green
shoreline protections. Technicians will assist in the intertidal and
subtidal monitoring efforts with the Byrnes lab on multiple Boston
Harbor Islands from June 1 - Aug 31st. Duties include, but are not
limited to, conducting algal and invertebrate surveys in the
intertidal, boat and dive tending, species identification, and data
entry. We hope to hire at least one technician who will also be able
to perform SCUBA surveys (see qualifications below) as part of the
team. Technicians will also work on literature search projects
looking at species interactions and thermal tolerances of species
surveyed as needed.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will need to be able to work as
part of a field research team, with solid communication skills.
Candidates should have familiarity with marine environments - either
a degree or working towards a degree with a marine science focus -
have a strong attention to detail, and confidence to handle
difficult field conditions in collaboration with a supervisor. The
seasonal technician should be able to spend long periods of time
outdoors, be able to lift 50 lbs., and is expected to work 40 hrs a
week, Monday to Friday, with the exception of holidays. Some early
morning hours or working through weekends will be required due to
tidal schedules, with concomitant time off. Scientific diving
certification is required for candidates interested in conducting
Dates: June 1 - Aug. 31, 2021
Salary: The salary for this position is $7,500 for the summer. The
position is non-benefitted.
Covid Precautions: As the candidates will be working both on campus
and on small boats with members of the team, we request that they
are fully vaccinated prior to starting the position, as requested
for all UMB on campus employees.
Application: Please send a cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
with the subject line SLL Summer Technician. Applications will be
considered up to end of day Monday May 17th. Interviews will
be conducted promptly, as we realize this is a tight turnaround.
Further information: For further information or questions, contact email@example.com.
Research technician, River Basin
Center, University of Georgia
The River Basin Center and the Wenger Lab at the University of
Georgia are seeking motivated and enthusiastic applicants for a
temporary field, laboratory and office technician position. The
technician will be involved with a variety of projects that focus on
freshwater fish conservation and ecology in the Upper Coosa River
basin as well as the potential for other aquatic ecology projects.
The technician will interact with multiple principal investigators,
research professionals, and graduate students.
Field work involves participating as a crew member conducting fish
surveys in the upper Coosa Basin, installing and maintaining water
quality sensors, collecting water samples and helping with other
studies. Field research may require overnight travel for up to five
days at a time (transportation is provided departing from UGA). Some
work may be in remote locations under adverse conditions, and work
is physically challenging; successful applicants must be reasonably
fit. Laboratory research involves fish sorting and identification,
aquatic invertebrate sorting and identification, water quality
analyses, and other standard aquatic ecology techniques. Office
research includes data entry, literature reviews, and online
research. This position runs from approximately June 5 through
approximately January 10, 2022. Exact dates can be negotiated.
Applicants must have a bachelor's degree in Ecology, Fisheries, or
related field. A valid driver's license is required. Previous
experience in various aquatic ecology field and lab methods (e.g.,
fish surveys, invertebrate sorting, water sample collection,
weighing) is a plus. Applicants should have excellent problem
solving, time management, organization and communications skills.
Proficiency with software including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, is
required, and experience with R is preferred. We actively encourage
individuals from diverse backgrounds, particularly those
historically underrepresented, to apply. This position is ideal for
candidates considering a career in aquatic ecology and aspirations
of attending graduate school in a similar field.
Location: This position is based at the University of Georgia in
Athens, GA. Field work will be based primarily in Athens and North
Georgia. To apply and for complete details go to https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/195767.
The job posting number is G/R12393P. A resume/CV and cover letter
are required. Applications submitted by May 21, 2021 will
receive full consideration.
2021 Fall Research Experiences for
Undergraduates (REU) Program at Bermuda Institute of Ocean
Sciences (BIOS): Collaborative Marine Research
FULLY FUNDED MARINE SCIENCE, OCEANOGRAPHIC AND ATMOSPHERIC
The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) has funding from the
National Science Foundation, (NSF Award number OCE-2050858), for the
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program to support
nine x 12-week internships for undergraduate student research at
BIOS during fall 2021 (starts August 30, ends November 19).
An REU internship at BIOS is a great way to gain the experience
necessary to embark on graduate studies or careers in oceanography
and the marine and atmospheric sciences.
Students will conduct individual research projects in a
collaborative team environment under the expert mentorship of BIOS
faculty and staff. This year's REU research projects will be based
around the following broad research themes:
Coral Reef Systems Ecology
Plastics in the Marine Environment
Biological Production and Exports: Assessing the Biological Carbon
Pump in the Sargasso Sea
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 have the opportunity to participate in a variety
of field excursions to learn about Bermuda's natural history, flora
and fauna. We also offer a program of career development workshops
and seminars hosted by BIOS faculty.
Funding includes return air travel from the U.S. to Bermuda,
accommodation and meals. Each successful REU applicant will also
receive a competitive stipend. (Medical/travel insurance is the
responsibility of the student).
Further information on the REU program at BIOS can be found here http://www.bios.edu/education/reu/
including a link to the online application form, past student
testimonials and details of potential projects.
To be eligible, applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent
residents, over 18 years of age and enrolled in a program of
undergraduate study immediately before and after the program
We urge all successful applicants to arrange for independent study
credit through their home institutions.
Underrepresented groups, and students attending colleges or
universities where research opportunities in STEM are limited, are
especially encouraged to apply.
Applicants are ineligible if they have participated in a prior
NSF-funded REU in Ocean Sciences.
Application deadline is May 31, 2021
Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences is an independent U.S.
not-for-profit marine research and educational organization with
501(c)(3) status and a Bermuda Registered Charity (#116).
Visit us in Bermuda or at www.bios.edu
Research Internships in Plant Ecology,
Archbold Biological Station, Florida
Beginning June/July 2021; running about 8 months.
Review of applications will begin May 17, 2021.
Ideal for Students with Undergraduate Degrees Contemplating Graduate
Includes independent research project. Provides Stipend, Room and
Internships available at Archbold Biological Station in
south-central Florida in the Plant Ecology Program, led by incoming
director Dr. Aaron David, 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 unique,
long-term datasets on dozens of scrub plants gives context to
short-term, focused, field 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
or our intern website: https://www.archbold-station.org/html/research/internship/internship.html.
Interns receive a weekly stipend of $185 plus meals (breakfast and
lunch Mon-Fri) and lodging at the Station (sharing housing, no
pets). Each intern works 20 hours per week assisting with a wide
range of ongoing research projects. The remainder of the week can be
devoted to an independent research project. Internships run for
about 8 months (can sometimes be shorter or longer) and offer an
opportunity for experience in every aspect of scientific research,
from project choice and experimental design to oral and written
presentations. Our internships are ideal preparation for graduate
research in ecology. Most of our interns have gone on to academic or
professional positions and many have first-authored publications
based on their intern projects.
Archbold Biological Station is active in research, conservation, and
education. Our facilities include a 5000 ha preserve, an outstanding
regional library and a GIS lab running ArcINFO. We have a staff of
about 50 with many visiting scientists, an active seminar program,
and a relaxed biological station atmosphere.
Ideal candidates will have independent research experience,
classwork and experience in ecology and botany, field ecology
experience, strong grades, statistical and/or GIS skills, and
To apply for an internship in the plant ecology lab, please provide
the following in a single PDF or Word document: (1) a cover letter
stating research interests, (2) a resume or CV, (3) unofficial
transcripts, and (4) contact information for three professional
Email applications to Dr. Aaron David at email@example.com
Archbold is an equal opportunity employer and encourages
applications from members of underrepresented groups
Battelle/NEON -Temporary Field
Battelle manages and operates the National Ecological Observatory
Network (NEON) project, which is solely funded by the National
Science Foundation. A 30+ year project dedicated to understanding
how changes in climate, land use and invasive species impact
ecology, the observatory’s scientists and engineers are collecting a
comprehensive range of ecological data on a continental scale across
20 eco-climatic domains representing US ecosystems. Our teams
use cutting-edge technology, including an airborne observation
platform that captures images of regional landscapes and vegetation;
mobile, relocatable, and fixed data collection sites with automated
ground sensors to monitor soil and atmosphere; and trained field
crews who observe and sample populations of diverse organisms and
collect soil and water data. Once structures are completed, a
leading edge cyberinfrastructure will calibrate, store and publish
this information. The Observatory includes more than 500+
personnel and is the first of its kind designed to detect and enable
forecasting of ecological change at continental scales. For more
information about the NEON project, visit https://www.neonscience.org/.
We are currently seeking Temporary Field Technicians in
Massachusetts, Kansas, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Virginia, North Dakota,
Alabama, Montana and Alaska.
Temporary Field Technicians perform seasonal and periodic sampling
of physical, chemical and biological data at one (1)-five (5) field
sites, while exercising good judgement and decision-making abilities
to interpret protocol requirements. Temporary Field Technicians are
assigned an area of primary responsibility within the scope of data
collection: botany, entomology, mammalogy (except Puerto Rico and
Hawaii), or limnology (except Hawaii).
Field observations and collection are conducted using
approximately 30 different protocols and multiple Standard Operating
Procedures with varying schedule requirements based on local
ecosystem and current field conditions.
Daily and weekly work schedules will fluctuate. Workdays
can be up to twelve hours long and may be split with both morning
and evening work, with work, at times, beginning at dawn and going
through to dusk. Workweeks can include weekends and
occasionally may be up to 12 consecutive days.
Individuals are responsible for their own housing and
transportation to primary work location.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Performs field assignments in a variety of conditions (e.g.,
weather, terrain, diverse assigned biomes, etc.).
Follows established, standardized field procedures for sample
collection; records data from sample collection; and processes
Records activities and completed work according to Field Operations
Follows safety and Field Operations policy and procedures.
Reports issues with implementation of procedures and coordinates
resolution with manager and technicians.
Assists with routine administrative duties, special projects and
other duties as assigned.
Carries, moves and lifts field supplies (pack weighing up to 40
lbs.) to assigned field site (which involves diverse and uneven
REQUIRED: EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, AND SKILLS
High School Diploma. Some post high school, specialized training or
technical certificate may be required.
Knowledge of best practices for accurate and repeatable field and
laboratory measurements across multiple scientific disciplines.
Complex and variable systems require judgment and independent
Technical skills using best practices in field and ability to
identify aquatic or terrestrial flora and fauna to genus and
Due to the limited number of positions in each domain, technicians
must be willing and able to learn and perform procedures and methods
outside of the primary responsibility.
Willingness to perform maintenance and field sampling outdoors in
sparsely populated, remote locations, with distances ranging from
1/2 hour to 6 hours from the domain office. Overnight travel, hiking
off trail, and wading in water are typical in most locations.
Ability and willingness to work varied field operations schedules
(up to 12+ hours per day), including split-shift, part-time,
pre-dawn early mornings, evenings and weekends.
Ability to hike off trail, long distances, on uneven terrain, at
remote locations, in all types of weather, carrying packs weighing
up to 40lbs.
Ability to work on instrument towers ranging in height from 26 feet
to 240 feet and at altitudes of up to 11,000 feet (depending on
assigned Domain), involving the ability to ascend and descend
multiple flights of stairs.
Ability to withstand exposure to fumes, dust, and noise. Field work
may require frequent exposure to toxicodendrons (e.g. poison ivy and
poison oak), ticks, biting insects and other natural hazards.
Proficiency with MS Office Suite (e.g., Excel, Word).
Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.
High level of attention to detail and accuracy.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Strong work ethic and enthusiasm.
Previous NEON Project field experience will be highly considered.
Applicants must have authorization to work in the United States.
Employment is contingent on background screen, drug screen, motor
vehicle records check and physical.
Must possess a current and valid State issued driver’s license with
insurable Department of Motor vehicle record (parking violations,
minor driving offenses excluded) as determined by Battelle’s
To apply, and view all locations, visit https://jobs.battelle.org/ListJobs?Keyword=NEON
Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement,
compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit,
without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy),
national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital
status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status, or any
other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or
local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity
to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and
organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for
equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified
employees at all levels within Battelle.
Hannah Kuchta (she/her/hers)
1685 38th Street Suite 100.
Boulder, CO 80301
Hiring a research field technician/seed
collector - Boise, Idaho
Hello! We are anticipating hiring a research field technician/seed
collector to help a graduate student collect their data for five
Dates: June 15th-July 16th 2021 (five weeks, start and end date not
Salary: $15/hour and $20 per diem for camping grocery expenses
Location: Boise, Idaho
Position description: The field technician will be employed at the
University of Nevada, Reno, and help the graduate student collect
seeds and data from 12 species from public lands. The field sites
are located in rural areas in western Idaho and eastern Oregon
(mostly Owyhee and Malheur counties) and may require up to 8 hours
of driving on paved and unpaved roads. The crew will camp at field
sites, possibly every week, for 1-4 nights at undeveloped campsites
using Leave No Trace Principles. You will need to supply your own
camping gear (tent, sleeping pad, and a sleeping bag), field
clothes, and a comfortable medium sized backpack, and we will
provide seed collection and cooking equipment. We provide a $20 per
diem for grocery expenses for every day spent in the field during
camping trips. There is no per diem for workdays that do not involve
camping. The typical work week will be 40 hours with 10-hour days
Monday through Thursday. You will learn how to identify common
species in the Northern Great Basin Desert, learn about research
project design, gain career experience in seed collection and data
collection, and get to work outdoors in beautiful natural areas.
-The technician must be 18 years old or older
-Driver's license and ability to drive up to 8 hours a day on paved
and unpaved roads
-Willingness to work and camp outside under various environmental
conditions (hot, inclement weather, rain, cold nights)
-Willingness to camp in undeveloped sites (no bathrooms or running
water) using Leave No Trace Principles for 1-4 nights per week
-Basic botanical knowledge and ability to tell a target species
apart from look-alike species, or demonstrated observational skills
-Knowledge of the flora of the northern Great Basin Desert
-Experience driving four-wheel-drive vehicles on undeveloped roads
-Experience camping in undeveloped areas and knowledge of Leave No
-Trained in Wilderness First Aid
To apply: please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you and happy spring!
Santa Fe National Forest COVID Response
Team Crew Member Applications Open!!
Southwest Conservation Corps and the Santa Fe National Forest are
looking to run COVID Response crews to help keep up with increased
visitation during the pandemic. Application are accepted on a
rolling basis, apply today!!
Position: Santa Fe National Forest Covid Response Team – Crew Member
Dates: May 17, 2021 – October, 2021
Status: Seasonal, Full-time, Camping Program
Location: Santa Fe National Forest, New Mexico
Ages: 18 – 30
Health Benefits: Not Health Benefit Eligible
Other Benefits: Food provided while in the field, uniform
shirts, personal protective equipment, development opportunities
AmeriCorps Education Award: $2,360 upon successful completion of the
Southwest Conservation Corps:
The Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) is a program of the
non-profit service organization, Conservation Legacy, that is built
on the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) that operated
from 1933 – 1942. SCC provides youth and young adults opportunities
to complete conservation projects on public lands. While serving
with SCC, members receive training on job skills, conflict
resolution, leadership, teamwork, and environmental stewardship.
Programs are developed using a step ladder approach to provide a
progression of skill development based on a member’s needs. Members
receive a weekly living allowance, training, and an AmeriCorps
Education Award (for qualifying individuals).
For the health and safety of our crews, staff and communities,
projects may be postponed or adjusted due to COVID-19. The
information provided in this Position Description is an outline of
how our program has typically been operating, however is subject to
change. As this situation develops, and decisions are made, we will
provide updates. We encourage you to continue with the application
process and we will keep consistent and direct communication with
The Santa Fe Covid Response Team is a smaller crew, consisting of 1
Leader and 2 Members. This smaller size allows the crew more
mobility and ease of travel throughout the forest to respond to
unique project needs.
Crews work primarily in frontcountry locations in all weather
conditions. Standard schedule consists of 5 days on-hitch (8
hours/day) and 2 days off with some exception. On-hitch, crews camp
together, prepare all meals together, and work together as a group
to complete all projects and chores. SCC does not provide
accommodations off-hitch and Crew Members will be responsible for
their own accommodations during that time. The Crews will be based
out of Santa Fe and can expect not to return to SCC’s office during
The Santa Fe National Forest, Covid Response Crew will work with the
Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District or the Jemez Ranger District for
their season. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Districts received
an amount of visitation far beyond the seasonal crew capacity to
maintain recreation facilities’ cleanliness, address vandalism
repairs, and address resource impacts to dispersed recreation
Project work will include, but not limited to: Install signage in
highly impacted areas, replace doors and other structures that were
vandalized during closures, Repair damaged picnic tables, Assist
with the district’s cleaning schedule to ensure an acceptable state
of recreational facilities, Remove trash, and address the immediate
3-5 miles of highly impacted trails.
To qualify, you must be between the ages of 18 and 30
Regularly lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.
A US citizen that has received (or on track to receive) a high
school diploma or GED
All offers of employment are conditional upon completion of an
acceptable check of the National Sex Offender Public Registry and
federal criminal background check.
Participant Essential Eligibility Requirements
Essential eligibility requirements for the program must be met. If
you are unable to meet certain requirements, we may be able to
assist you with some modification unless it alters the fundamental
nature of the program, compromises the health and safety of
participants or staff, or places an undue financial or
administrative burden on the organization.
Participant and Expedition Behavior
Work effectively as a member of a team despite potentially stressful
and difficult conditions
Willingness and ability to complete all aspects of the program
Contribute to a safe learning environment; no harassment of any kind
Appropriately represent SCC and AmeriCorps to the public and project
partners at all time
Risk Management and Judgement
Effectively follow direction by others, so that you will be able to
successfully manage hazards
Ask clarifying question when you do not understand a task
Maintain focus during workday, both while traveling and working in
varied weather conditions.
If taking prescription medications, participants must be able to
maintain proper dosage without assistance from others.
Environmental Ethics & Outdoor Skills
Learn and safely perform fundamental outdoor living and work skills
as appropriate to the project.
Live in a physically demanding, possibly remote environment for an
uninterrupted period of up to several weeks
In accordance with a drug free workplace, alcohol and drugs are
prohibited while participating in AmeriCorps and SCC activities, and
while on organization property.
Complete the Crew Member application HERE
by selecting “New Application” AFTER reading the entire position
Any questions can be addressed to: Lisa Slupianek, Four Corners
Adult Program Manager - email@example.com
Summer Fish Technician -
Position Title: Seasonal Summer Technician
Start Date: 06/01/2021
Hourly Wage: $11.00 per hour
Institution/Location: University of Arkansas - Fayetteville-
The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Arkansas
in collaboration with the USGS Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Unit
are seeking to hire a technician for the summer beginning in June
2021 through mid-August 2021. The project goal will be to determine
relative abundance and occupancy estimates of the federally
endangered Yellowcheek Darter (Nothonotus moorei) utilizing
snorkel and underwater camera surveys in the Little Red River, AR.
The selected individual will gain field experience consisting of:
freshwater fish identification, snorkel surveys, use and analysis of
underwater camera photos/videos, and abiotic stream monitoring. The
individual will also be involved in data organization and analysis.
Candidates must be 18 years of age or older with a valid driver's
license. This position will require individuals to work outside for
long hours in a group environment. Candidates must work well in a
team setting and be okay with getting dirty/wet and actively being
in river environments (i.e. swimming/wading). The ideal candidate
will be a current student or recent graduate with interests in
fisheries, ecology, biology, and/or conservation of freshwater
fishes. Previous experience with freshwater fish identification,
aquatic field research, working in a team setting, performing
snorkel surveys, and/or having used underwater cameras is preferred,
but not required.
Please email a CV/resume, cover letter outlining past experience and
desire to work on this project, and three references to Kearstin
Findley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Conservation Intern (paid) at
the Audubon Center in Columbus, OH
Summer Conservation Intern at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center
Position Summary: The summer intern will contribute to conservation
and outreach work around the Grange Insurance Audubon center.
In particular, the intern will work on the “gardening for birds”
project, helping to plant and maintain a hummingbird garden as well
as other native gardens around the center and interpreting for the
public. The applicant must be highly motivated in engaging the
public. The applicant will also be a ‘roving naturalist’, assisting
with turtle care, assisting with weekly programming for young
children and adults on a variety of nature topics, and working with
volunteers with conservation events including river clean ups and
invasive species removal. Applicant will be provided
with training in: plant and bird identification, educational program
development, gardening skills and tool use, leading educational
programs, and professional development such as cover letter or CV
mentorship. Applicant will work closely with center
conservation manager and learn about various conservation programs.
Help maintain and plant native gardens on site as part of the
“gardening for birds” initiative.
Assist with and lead programming of daily center activities (topics
can vary based on personal interest).
Care for center animals (turtles).
Maintain garden tools and other equipment.
Create social media posts and videos demonstrating native plant
gardening and other conservation activities.
Be physically able to accompany program attendees to any program
Be a representative of Audubon when dealing with visitors and
May occasionally fill in at front desk or other duties as required.
Desired Qualifications and Experience: (e.g., education,
training, experience, licenses and skills)
Interest or experience in native plants, gardening, or backyard
habitat. Interest in birds a plus.
Interest or experience in environmental education, interpretation or
Interest or experience in caring for reptiles or other small
Desire to educate others, with an emphasis on young people, about
conservation and the natural world.
Must be in active pursuit of a college degree in a related field to
internship focus (biology, environmental science, etc.), two or more
years of coursework preferred.
Willingness to spend periods of time outside in varied weather
Possess the necessary communication and motivational skills to lead
Experience teaching or working with diverse audiences.
High Degree of personal initiative, flexibility, and energy.
Willingness to submit to a criminal history background check.
Available to work Saturdays and evenings.
This paid internship is a 3 month commitment for summer 2021, May
17th-August 20th. Exact start and end date negotiable. Part
time and full time position both may be available- please state your
preference in your cover letter. Work days would be scheduled
between Tuesday-Sunday, either 9:00am to 4:30pm or 11-7pm (depending
on programming needs). Exact days worked would vary week to
week (but scheduled well in advance).
Grange Insurance Audubon Center is located in beautiful downtown
Columbus in the Scioto Audubon Metro Park. This position will
have a dedicated workspace with shared computer. They will
report to the Conservation Manager and work closely with the
Educator Coordinator, Center Director, staff, and volunteers of
If interested, send resume and cover letter
Rebecca Swab, Conservation Manager
Grange Insurance Audubon Center
505 W. Whittier St.
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Research Experiences for Undergraduates
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences
Deadline Date 31-May-2021
Contact Name Dr. Andrew Peters
Contact Telephone 441-297-1880 x240
Contact Email email@example.com
Sponsor Website http://www.bios.edu/education/
BIOS has National Science Foundation Research Experiences for
Undergraduates (REU) funding to support 8 undergraduate student
researchers at BIOS during the 2021 fall semester (August 29 through
November 20, 2021).
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