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Natural Areas Stewardship Manager - Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Commission
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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.

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Job Title: Oak Openings Restoration Assistant

Job ID: 39985
Location: Michigan
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary

OFFICE LOCATION
Ottawa Lake, Michigan (MI)

ABOUT US
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.

POSITION SUMMARY
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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The Oak Openings Restoration Assistant performs activities including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Remove woody vegetation by mowing with a tractor, using power equipment such as a chainsaw or brush cutter, or by hand cutting.
  • Control invasive species using various techniques including herbicide application.
  • Collect, process, and plant native seeds in restoration areas; monitor seedlings and plants.
  • Assist in prescribed fire operations at training and experience level of Fire Fighter Type 2 including, but not limited to, fireline preparation, ignition, implementation, and mop up.
  • Maintain tools, vehicles, and equipment used in management activities.
  • BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
    • High school diploma and 1 year's training in science-related field or related experience in land management.
    • Experience recognizing plant and animal species.
    • Experience operating various types of equipment.
    • Experience performing physical work.
    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
    • High school diploma and 1-2 years training in science-related field or related experience in land management.
    • Experience working with or knowledge of natural systems in Ohio. Ability to recognize plant and animal species as required to complete preserve management activities.
    • Ability to operate and maintain various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g.; lawn mower, chainsaw, brush cutter, ATV, tractor, two-way radio, etc)
    • Ability to follow instructions from colleagues
    • Ability to perform physical work, sometime under adverse conditions or in inclement weather
    • Training or certifications needed to perform job duties (e.g. prescribed fire FFT2, prescribed fire physical fitness test, herbicide application, driver's license.)
    • Experience using computers with Microsoft software applications and to access internet.
    ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION
    June - December 2012 (full-time, short term)

    WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL EFFORT
    The Oak Openings Restoration Assistant may work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances. These conditions:

    • require considerable physical exertion and/or muscular strain
    • present frequent possibility of injury
    • require long hours, including some weekend hours, in isolated settings
    BENEFITS
    The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.

    HOW TO APPLY
    To apply to position number 39985, submit resume and cover letter as one document.

    All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 8, 2012.

    Failure to complete all of the required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration. The information entered in the education and work experience sections are auto screened by the system based on the basic qualifications of the position.

    You must click submit to apply for the position. Click save if you want to be able to return to your application and submit it later. Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited.

    EOE STATEMENT
    The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



    Job Title: Restoration Management Assistant

    Job ID: 40028
    Location: Michigan
    Full/Part Time: Full-Time
    Regular/Temporary: Temporary

    OFFICE LOCATION
    Tecumseh, Michigan (MI)

    ABOUT US
    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.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
    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.

    BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

    • High school diploma and 6 months of related experience
    • Experience recognizing plant and animal species.
    • Experience operating various types of equipment.
    • Experience performing physical work.
    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
    • High school diploma and 6 months-1 year of related experience
    • Experience working with or knowledge of natural systems.
    • Ability to recognize plant and animal species as required to complete preserve management activities.
    • Ability to operate various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner (e.g.; lawn mower, chainsaw, tractor, two-way r! adio, etc).
    • Ability to follow instructions from colleagues.
    • Ability to perform physical work, sometime under adverse conditions or in inclement weather
    • Possess or ability to obtain related licenses or certifications such as first aid, CPR, commercial herbicide application, driver license.
    • Optional: PC familiarity, including database knowledge, in order to maintain preserve records.
    ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION
    • Duration: 3 Months - Approximately mid-June 2012 through mid-September 2012.
    • Housing will be provided near Tecumseh, MI.
    WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL EFFORT
    The Conservation Practitioner I may work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances. These conditions:

    • require considerable physical exertion and/or muscular strain
    • present frequent possibility of injury
    • require long hours in isolated settings
    BENEFITS
    The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.

    SALARY INFORMATION
    $12.25-14/hr DOE.

    HOW TO APPLY
    To apply to position number 40028, submit resume and! cover letter as one document.

    All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 11, 2012.

    Failure to complete all of the required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration. The information entered in the education and work experience sections are auto screened by the system based on the basic qualifications of the position.

    You must click submit to apply for the position. Click save if you want to be able to return to your application and submit it later. Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited.

    EOE STATEMENT
    The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



    Job Title: Conservation Practitioner

    Job ID: 40018
    Location: Michigan
    Full/Part Time: Description: Full-Time
    Regular/Temporary: Temporary

    OFFICE LOCATION
    Cassopolis, Michigan (MI)

    ABOUT US
    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.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
    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).

    BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

    • High school diploma and 1 year's training in science-related field or related experience ecological restoration management.
    • Experience recognizing plant and animal species.
    • Experience operating various types of equipment.
    • Experience performing physical work.
    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
    • High school diploma and 1-2 years training in science-related field or related experience in ecological restoration land management.
    • Ability to recognize local plant and animal species as required in order to complete restoration management activities.
    • Ability to operate various types of equipment in a safe an! d efficient manner (e.g.; brushcutter, chainsaw, tractor, two-way radio! , RTV, etc).
    • Ability to follow instructions from colleagues.
    • Ability to perform physical work, sometimes under adverse conditions or in inclement weather.
    • Obtain or be able to renew related licenses or certifications such as first aid, CPR, commercial herbicide application, chauffeur driver license.
    • Optional: PC familiarity, including database knowledge, in order to maintain preserve records.
    ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION
    This is a full-time, temporary position that begins in mid May 2012 - mid Otober 2012.

    WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL EFFORT
    The Conservation Practitioner may work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances. These conditions:

    • require considerable physical exertion and/or muscular strain
    • present frequent possibility of injury
    • require long hours in isolated settings
    • Housing and work truck will be provided. House is located at the Edward Lowe Foundation (http://edwardlowe.org/) near Cassopolis, MI.
    BENEFITS
    The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.

    SALARY INFORMATION
    The salary for this position(s) is $12.00 to $14.00/hour DOE.

    HOW TO APPLY
    To apply to position number 40018, submit resume and cover letter as one document.

    All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on May 9, 2012.

    Failure to complete all of the required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration. The information entered in the education and work experience sections are auto screened by the system based on the basic qualifications of the position.

    You must click submit to apply for the position. Click save if you want to be able to return to your application and submit it later. Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited.

    EOE STATEMENT
    The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



    Natural Resource Management Crew Seasonal Laborer

    Posted: 5/2/2012
    Deadline: 5/18/2012
    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

    Position:
    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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    To learn more about this opportunity, contact:
    Donna Suca, Human Resource Coordinator
    dsuca@fpdwc.org
    815.722.5667



    POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
    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, elhanson@inhs.illinois.edu. For technical questions, please contact: Pat Charlebois, Search Committee Member, charlebo@illinois.edu.

    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
    SUITE 206
    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
    Vehicle: Required
    Drivers License:
    Type: No Drivers License Requested
    Endorsements: No Endorsement Requested
    Age: No Age Requested
    Experience / Qualifications: Knowledge and Skills Required

    1. Strong ability to recognize terrestrial invasive plant species.
    2. Ability to complete tasks effectively and efficiently when unsupervised.
    3. Experience with GPS equipment, G IS software and IBM compatible computers and basic programs are preferred.
    4. Access to a mobile phone is preferred.
    5. Properly licensed and insured to operate a motor vehicle to access daily work areas and the county courthouse. Operation of a bicycle to be provided by the employee.
    6. Physical requirements: Work will involve walking and/or bicycling approximately 400 miles of rights-of-way while exposed to typical Wisconsin weather.
    7. Hours worked are flexible, but not to exceed 40 hours a week. A weekly summary of survey miles completed must be submitted to each respective county.

    Duties and Responsibilities of the Job:
    Purpose of Positions
    Two Limited Term Employee (LTE) Conservation Technician positions are available with Lumberjack Resource Conservation & Development, Inc. The work for each position will be performed in either Oneida or Vilas Counties of north central WI for up to 600 hours each, during the summer of 2012, beginning in June. Each LTE will be responsible for completing an invasive species survey for the presence of specified invasive plants along both sides of approximately 200 miles of county highways. Both LTEs will be trained and overseen by steering committee members of the Wisconsin Headwaters Invasives Partnership (WHIP).

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities
      Perform roadside invasive species surveys on lands adjacent to county highways throughout Vilas or Oneida County, Wi sconsin. All populations of invasive plants found will be mapped with a GPS based field computer to be provided.
    Periodic travel to the respective county courthouse will be necessary for the purpose of down-loading collected data to a county computer. Daily survey areas will be traversed by bicycle and/or on foot after driving to the designed daily area. All other duties as deemed necessary to perform the responsibilities of this position.
    Benefits: The employer does not provide benefits for this job.
    Company Profile:
    Lumberjack is a 501(c)(3) non-profit supporting projects in conservation, development and utilization of natural resources to improve the standard of living.

    How To Apply:
    Mail a Resume:
    Lumberjack RC&D Council, Inc.
    315 S. Oneida Avenue, Suite 206
    Rhinelander, Wisconsin 54501

    E-Mail a Resume:
    claudia_b@newnorth.net




    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.

    Duties include

    • Assisting in conducting experiments and collecting and managing data.
    • Conducting an independent research project.
    • Writing a report on the independent project and presenting it orally.

    Examples of possible Independent Projects

    1. Impact of earthworms on maple sap production.
    2. Impact of earthworms on invertebrate communities associated with vernal pools.
    3. Importance of anglers as a vector of earthworm spread in forests.
    4. Importance of users of ATVs as a vector of earthworm spread in forests.
    5. Effective ways to train the trainers to deliver information on invasive earthworms.
    6. Effectiveness of different bait label designs to change angler behavior.
    7. GIS mapping of the expected spread of invasive earthworms in northern Minnesota.

    Eligibility:

    • Must now be an upper level undergraduate or Master’s student at a US College or University
    • Must have a driver’s license and a car

    Application Materials (Deadline: March 30, 2012):

    • Resume
    • Course transcript (unofficial transcript is ok)
    • List of two academic or work references (with telephone numbers and email addresses)
    • Letter of application (400 words maximum) explaining interest in this internship, abilities to contribute to the project, and pertinent research experience

    Notification of Award: April 16, 2012.

    Send as a single electronic file to Elise Rosengren rose0096@umn.edu. 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.