Natural Areas Stewardship Manager - Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Commission
Apply: By February 15, 2013
Land Stewardship Technician - Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Commission
Apply: By February 15, 2013
Northwoods Cooperative Weed Management Area
Position Description: COORDINATOR
DATE: August 22, 2012
GENERAL POSITION DESCRIPTION
The Northwoods Cooperative Weed Management Area (NCWMA) seeks a Coordinator to carry out projects and events in support of its mission with assistance from NCWMA member agencies and their staff. The position is funded for 18 months, with further employment contingent on acquisition of additional funding.
The NCWMA seeks to protect native ecosystems of northern Wisconsin by decreasing the impacts of invasive species. We work to achieve this by raising awareness of invasive species and their impacts in our region, preventing the introduction and spread of invasive species, managing invasive species through cooperative efforts using appropriate and effective control methods, sharing resources, and building partnerships to leverage the resources in our community. More information about the NCWMA can be found at our website, northwoodscwma.org.
Job Title: Oak Openings Restoration Assistant
Job ID: 39985
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Ottawa Lake, Michigan (MI)
The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 30 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, The mission of the Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Visit www.nature.org/aboutus to learn more.
The Oak Openings Restoration Assistant performs land restoration and management activities as part of the Lake Plains Project Office Interagency Restoration Team stationed in Ottawa Lake, Michigan. This may include seed collecting, seed processing and planting, tree removal, mowing, litter clean-ups, prescribed burning, and weed control using herbicide. He/she will be responsible for preparation and maintenance of equipment used in these management activities. This is a full time, short term position (approximately 6 months from starting date) that involves extensive outdoor physical labor in diverse weather conditions and may require working some weekends. The Oak Openings Restoration Assistant is supervised by the GRI Restoration Crew Leader, does not supervise other staff, but may supervise volunteers.
The Oak Openings Restoration Assistant performs activities including, but not limited to, the following:
Job Title: Restoration Management Assistant
Job ID: 40028
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Tecumseh, Michigan (MI)
The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the wo! rld in more than 30 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Visit www.nature.org/aboutus to learn more.
The successful applicant will apply knowledge and sk! ills related to both wetland and upland restoration in southeast Michigan ecosystems with primary focus on fen and savanna. Under supervision of the Assistant Land Steward, the restoration management assistant will assist in the removal of non-native plant species, native seed collection, and preserve maintenance. This is a short-term temporary position from early June through September. Although the majority of duties will be carried out in and around the River Raisin conservation areas in southeast Michigan, the applicant should expect to spend some time on other sites in Michigan.
Job Title: Conservation Practitioner
Job ID: 40018
Full/Part Time: Description: Full-Time
Cassopolis, Michigan (MI)
The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world i! n more than 30 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, The mission of the Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Visit www.nature.org/aboutus to learn more.
The Conservation Practitioner travels extens! ively as part of a two person crew mainly responsible for implementing restoration management work in many portfolio sites around southwest Michigan. Some of the duties include intensive mechanical and chemical (herbicide) invasive plant removal, seed collection and planting, capital improvements, and monitoring. He or she will also perform site preparation to conduct prescribe burns and fire effects monitoring on both native and invasive species as needed in southwest MI and throughout Michigan. This is a short-term job (six months or fewer).
Natural Resource Management Crew Seasonal Laborer
Location: Operations and Law Enforcement Facility, Joliet
Department: Planning and Development
Type: Part-Time Seasonal
Schedule: Monday-Friday up to 32 Hours per Week Average
Salary: $11.00/Hour to $12.00/Hour
The Forest Preserve District of Will County is accepting resumes for multiple Natural Resource Management Crew Seasonal Laborer positions. Under the supervision of the Land Management Program Coordinator and daily guidance of the Resource Management Crew Leader, this position is responsible for implementing land management, restoration, and research activities listed within annual preserve management schedules.
Please note that only a cover letter and resume are required to apply for this position. Submitting an application (on-line or paper) is not recommended.
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Donna Suca, Human Resource Coordinator
PART-TIME OUTREACH SPECIALIST
CHICAGO AREA, ILLINOIS
The Illinois Natural History Survey is looking for an individual to conduct outreach on OIT (Organisms in Trade) issues including developing publications, staffing booths at trade shows, developing an OIT branding, giving presentations to hobbyist groups, working with Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant communications personnel on media messaging, and working with Chicago Botanic Garden personnel on signage and training workshops.
The OIT outreach programming will include but is not limited to 1) working with outside partners/contractors to conduct an OIT needs assessment, develop a logo for OIT outreach, and develop a cell-phone OIT application; 2) assisting Chicago Botanic Garden (CBG) staff with the installation of and outreach regarding the CBG AIS-free water garden, 3) developing two OIT publications, 4) assisting the University of Illinois extension staff with media messaging, 5) staffing booths at relevant shows and 6) giving presentations to relevant audiences.
Qualifications & Requirements: MS in environmental biology, ecology, zoology, or related field with coursework and/or experience in aquatic systems. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills to work and communicate well with diverse groups. Ability to prepare and conduct presentations and workshops on AIS. Strong written and electronic communication skills. Ability to work independently and complete projects in a timely manner. Willingness to occasionally work irregular hours and to travel overnight. Preferred: Familiarity with AIS. Field experience. Experience in presenting scientific information to non-scientific audiences.
Salary: $20,000 - $22,000 per year commensurate with experience and education. This is a regular, academic professional, 50% time, grant-supported, 12-month position. The estimated starting date is June 1, 2012 (negotiable).
Benefits: Generous vacation and sick leave. State Universities Retirement System. Group health, dental, vision and life insurance, prorated to percentage of employment.
Applications must be received by May 11, 2012. To apply, all candidates must submit an online profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu by the close of the posting period. Qualified candidates must upload a letter of which details qualifications noted above, curriculum vitae or resume, working e-mail address, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered. Incomplete information will not be reviewed. Applications may be reviewed prior to closing.
For further information please contact Erica Hanson, Human Resources, Illinois Natural History Survey, 217-333-6897, firstname.lastname@example.org. For technical questions, please contact: Pat Charlebois, Search Committee Member, email@example.com.
The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The administration, faculty, and staff embrace diversity and are committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. Visit www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu.
Conservation Technician, Invasive Plants
Employer: LUMBERJACK RC&D COUNCIL INC
315 S ONEIDA AVE
RHINELANDER, WI 54501
Work Site County/ies: Oneida, Vilas
On Bus Route? No
Pay: $11.50 Per Hour to $11.50 Per Hour
.80 per mile Survey completion incentive paid for each mile completed
Duration/Usual Hours Per Week: Full-Time, 40 Hours Per Week Maximum
Job start dates will be decided upon hiring. The position will run 600 hours during the summer months.
Shift/Work Days: First Shift - Monday-Friday.
Number of Openings: 2
Minimum Requirements of Employer: Education: Other Desired
Minimum three years of completed undergraduate level coursework in fore stry, biology, botany, or related natural resource management program, or undergraduate Senior or Graduate level student in a related field and experience in forestry fieldwork is preferred.
* This position description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this job. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required
Professional Licenses / Certifications: No Licenses or Certifications Requested
Type: No Drivers License Requested
Endorsements: No Endorsement Requested
Age: No Age Requested
Experience / Qualifications: Knowledge and Skills Required
Job Announcement: Invasive Plant Ecology Field Technician in St. Louis, Missouri
Job Description: We are hiring a field technician for our experimental research on the population dynamics of invasive plant species based out of the Washington University Department of Biology and Tyson Research Center.
Our research strives to understand why some plant species are noxious invaders while others are benign members of the community. We examine the interactive roles of plant evolutionary history, plant responses to disturbances (in particular, fire), and plant-animal interactions. The research involves collecting demographic data on native and exotic plants in different treatments and then projecting plant population dynamics. The hiree will work closely with Tiffany Knight and Raelene Crandall, performing tasks related to data collection, data analysis, and project maintenance.
Location: Washington University's Tyson Research Center (
http://www.tyson.wustl.edu/) is located near St. Louis Missouri. Glades, prairies, and oak-hickory forests comprise the 2, 000 acre research area.
It is home to more than 550 plant species as well as hundreds of insect species.
Education: Bachelor's degree or higher.
Preferred Experience: Applicants should have experience collecting field ecological data, managing databases (including proficiency with Microsoft Excel), identifying plants and insects, working with GIS data, and collecting plant demographic data.
Other Critical Skills: Applicants should be capable of working in inclement weather and rough terrain, carrying heavy equipment, walking long distances, following directions and working independently, solving problems in the field, and leading a diverse crew of undergraduate and high school students.
Application Information: Start date is negotiable, but preference will be given to individuals who can start on or before June 1, 2012. This is a full-time 1 year position with potential to be renewed for up to three years based on performance evaluations. Please submit a current resume/CV, names of three references, and a cover letter outlining your background and interests, including any botanical experience or training. Application materials are due April 16, 2012. To view the complete job description and to apply, please visit the Washington University employment website at https://jobs.wustl.edu and search for job title "Research/Lab Technician II" or job id "23551" in the keyword search. If you have any questions about the position, please contact Raelene Crandall at Rcrandall@biology2.wustl.edu.
Invasive Species and Minnesota Forests - Research Internship Available
We are looking for four research interns during the summer of 2012 to assist with an interdisciplinary project to reduce the spread of invasive earthworms in northern hardwoods forests. This is a great opportunity to interact with people and help reduce the devastating impact of invasive earthworms on Minnesota forests. This work is funded by a grant from the US Department of Agriculture.
Internship 1: Work near Duluth surveying anglers visiting local bait shops.
Internship 2: Work near Cass Lake at fishing resorts to evaluate ecological labeling of bait containers.
Internships 3 and 4: Work in the Cass Lake area to develop and communicate outreach materials.
Examples of possible Independent Projects
Application Materials (Deadline: March 30, 2012):
Notification of Award: April 16, 2012.
Send as a single electronic file to Elise Rosengren firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject line should indicate if you are applying for Internship 1, 2, or 3/4.
Applicants from underrepresented groups in science will be favored. This includes minorities, American Indians, and first-generation college/university students.
Stipend: $5000, work-related travel will be reimbursed at 55c/mile. Field component of internship is from May through August 2012.
ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: R2-12-STEP-001 Biological Science Technician, GS-0404-4 (2 positions available)
APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY FEBRUARY 22, 2012
DUTIES: This is a STUDENT TEMPORARY position located at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, Indiahoma, OK. The incumbent will participate in conducting field work, locating and mapping invasive plant species, controlling the infestations with a combination of mechanical and chemical methods. Gather and collate technical information and inputting data into a Geographic Information System (GIS) database. Assist in other related duties as necessary.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Successful completion of 2 years of study that included at least 12 semester hours in any combination of scientific or technical courses such as biology, chemistry, statistics, entomology, animal husbandry, botany, physics, agriculture, or mathematics (at least 6 semester hours of courses must be directly related to the position) OR 6 months of general experience and 6 months of specialized experience.
SALARY :GS-4: $13.41 Per Hour (Housing may be available)
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
PROVIDE: Resume, Transcripts, DD-214 (Applicable to Veterans only)
Please send application packet to:
Email To: Monica_Salazar@fws.gov (preferred method)
Fax To: 505-248-6856
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (HR)
Attn: Monica Salazar, HR Spec.
P.O. Box 1306
Albuquerque, NM 87103-1306
For specific questions regarding this position, please contact: Jeremy Dixon @ 580-429-2163 or Jeremy_Dixon@fws.gov
APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY FEBRUARY 22, 2012
Invasive Plant Control Travel Team Technician
10-12 OPENINGS AVAILABLE!
Positions are available 2012 (Seasonal/Permanent) Compensation is negotiable depending on experience.
Applicants will have the opportunity to work in various natural areas throughout the eastern United States with an emphasis on invasive plant management. Invasive Plant Control, Inc. will provide you with the opportunity to conduct intensive habitat rehabilitation of many different native plant communities with the main emphasis in invasive plant management. IPC is a privately owned company considered one of the leaders in the invasive plant control market in the US. IPC emphasizes control in natural area settings.
Primary function will be to travel continuously throughout the eastern US as part of an invasive plant management team and utilize a variety of techniques including chemical and mechanical methods to control invasive exotic plants.
Applicant will have the opportunity to participate in seminars or training sessions regarding: Invasive plant removal techniques; first aid; chainsaw and hand-tool safety; pesticide safety; application equipment; ATV use and orienteering. There will be opportunities to visit many culturally and historically significant sites; attend educational workshops or meetings concerning vegetation management and work alongside professionals involved in many different areas of resource management.
To Apply, Send Cover Letter and Resume to: Lee Patrick at email@example.com
Invasive Plant Control, Inc.
PO Box 50556
Nashville, TN 37205
Invasive Plant Control, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Field Botanist Northern Research Station USFS, Morgantown, WV - Temporary, May - Aug/Sept
Job Title: Field Technicians/Botanists (3 positions)
Series and Grade: 0404 and GS 3 or 4, Temporary (about $10.46 -- $11.78/hr)
Location (Duty Station): Morgantown, WV
Time Period: Mid-May – mid August, 2012, possible extensions through September
Duties: The selected persons will assist in surveying 56 research plots for three invasive plant species. The goal of this project is to evaluate invasive species growth and survival in sites with 1) no treatment, 2) prescribed burn, 3) shelterwood harvest, and 4) diameter-limit harvest, all with and without deer herbivory control. The research plots are located in WV, OH, and VA. A second project will require re-sampling 30 closed-canopy forests in WV that are 90+ years old. A third project consists of re-sampling the understory vegetation at three sites in northern PA. These sites are part of an experiment testing for the effects of fencing, fire, herbicide, and harvesting on understory plants.
While botanical and taxonomic skills are not required, a strong interest in understory vegetation is necessary. Good orienteering skills are desired. There may be a need to re-establish some plots which could require carrying relatively heavy equipment. Those selected may also help with greenhouse/growth chamber/common garden studies, enter data, and mount herbarium specimens.
The selected persons must be willing to relocate to Morgantown, WV. They must also be a licensed driver, willing to travel extensively (with reimbursement and in provided government vehicles), and able to drive 4WD vehicles. Willingness to work in rough terrain and in over-grown vegetation with the possibility of encountering insects, ticks, snakes, and black bears, as well as in all kinds of weather is required. The persons should also work well independently as well as with others.
Application Procedure: The vacancy announcements for these positions are posted at www.usajobs.gov under OCRT-404-3-General-DT and OCRT-404-4-Plant-DT. These are Open Continuous vacancy announcements. Those that wish to be considered for these positions must apply by March 1, 2012. The Referral Lists will be issued on approximately March 2, 2012.All qualified applicants who have applied to the announcement on or before March 1, 2012 will be considered. Before applying, you will need to set up your profile in AVUE at https://www.avuedigitalservices.com/usfs/applicant.html and click on Sign up. Be sure to include WV in your desired localities and to apply to both the 03 and 04 if you wish to be considered for both grade levels. Please also submit your resume to Dr. Cynthia Huebner, USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station, 180 Canfield St., Morgantown, WV 26505, firstname.lastname@example.org; (304) 285-1582 by March 1, 2012 or preferably earlier so that your application status can be confirmed.
If you are a student and will be a student next year, you can apply directly as part of the Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP). Please provide a CV/resume, letter from your college/university confirming your student status, and copies of your transcripts to: Dr. Cynthia Huebner, USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station, 180 Canfield St., Morgantown, WV 26505, email@example.com; (304) 285-1582. Please also apply through AVUE as described above.
Contact Dr. Huebner if you have questions.
River Protection Steward - St. Croix River Association, St. Croix Falls, WI
This position will focus on the SCRA core function: Improving water quality, recognizing its
interconnection with land use. The SCRA River Protection Steward will work in the entire St.
Croix River Watershed. The St. Croix River watershed comprises 7,760 square miles, and
encompasses 10 counties in Minnesota and 9 in Wisconsin, with the river itself forming the border between the two states for much of its length. This position will office in St. Croix Falls, WI. Extensive travel within the watershed is expected, and may include work in the field.
Download flyer with complete job description and instructions on how to apply. Application Deadline: January 15, 2012
Conservation Technician - Madison, WI
This is technical support and manual work in relationship to the City's Conservation Parks. This work involves the performance of a wide variety of conservation parks and facilities maintenance and construction activities in maintaining, restoring, and land management of 2000 acres of conservation park land; cross-country ski trail grooming and maintenance; and minor maintenance and repair of facilities and equipment. The work is performed under the general supervision of the Conservation Resources Supervisor. Employees in this class may also provide direction to seasonal/hourly employees.
Follow this link for more information and instructions on how to apply: http://www.cityofmadison.com/HR/employment/JobOpenings.cfm
Application deadline is January 16, 2012.
Invasive Plant Internships - Charlestown, RI
Position Description: Rhode Island’s 400 miles of coastline include coastal wildlife habitat as well as public beaches, walking trails, shoreline cliffs, and historical lighthouses. New England’s coastal habitat currently faces a number of threats including aggressive exotic invasive plant species. Interns will carry out much needed control of invasive plants threatening coastal shrub-scrub and salt-marsh habitat, which are critical to migrating and breeding birds, as well as many other species of wildlife. Control methods include hand-pulling, herbicide application, and cutting and digging with hand tools. Duties also include conducting annual monitoring of rare plants such as Agalinis acuta (sandplain gerardia) and Platanthera ciliaris (yellow-fringed orchid), and habitat mapping using GPS technology.
Qualifications: Applicants must possess excellent field botany skills, and have the ability to work outdoors in all types of weather conditions, especially heat and humidity, endure biting insects, and to work well with others. Must be a team player and willing to work on other biological program projects such as Piping Plover protection and monitoring. Additionally, applicants must be in good physical shape and be able to hike long distances while carrying tools and bagged plants, and possess a valid driver’s license. Experience using GPS units or GIS is a plus.
Duration: Two positions available from May 29 to August 24. There is the possibility of a position extending through November 2 depending upon funding and job performance. If extended, responsibilities will also include assisting with mist-netting and banding of fall migratory songbirds and shrub land vegetation surveys.
Salary: Compensation $215/wk plus possibility of housing.
Send letter of interest, resume and contact information for 3 references to Rhonda Smith, 50 Bend Road, Charlestown, RI 02813 OR email materials to Rhonda_Smith@fws.gov.
Application deadline is January 27