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.