Check out the job and internship opportunities relating to natural resources below! For a list of other career related links, visit Careers in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences.



The Research Foundation for

The State University of New York – Environmental Science and Forestry

1 Forestry Drive, Syracuse, New York 13210-2778

July 30, 2014

Title:  Postdoctoral Associate

Department:  Environmental and Forest Biology

Salary:  $40K minimum commensurate with experience

Duration:  3 years, possible extension

Location:  Roosevelt Wild Life Station, SUNY ESF, Syracuse, NY

The Theodore Roosevelt Postdoctoral Scholars Program provides an opportunity for early career scientists to gain professional skills in all aspects of applied conservation research in a university setting.  This particular opportunity focuses on the status of and factors limiting moose populations along their southern range limit in the eastern United States, specifically within the Adirondack Park – the largest contiguous protected area in the lower 48 states.  The Roosevelt Scholar will play a lead investigator role as part of a multi-institutional team, working closely with Dr. Jacqueline Frair at the SUNY ESF Roosevelt Wild Life Station and partners from the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation, Cornell University, and Wildlife Conservation Society.

Brief Description of Duties:

The Roosevelt Scholar will be instrumental in designing a precise, efficient, and robust monitoring program for moose and providing critical information for a statewide moose management plan.  Research will involve aerial and ground surveys with detectability corrections; implementing surveys over multiple years to evaluate moose numbers, distribution and population growth rate; gaining insight into factors limiting population growth such as forage quantity and quality, cover suitability, and diseases; and modeling potential future scenarios for moose populations in the region to guide management decisions.

As part of their post-doctoral training program, Roosevelt Scholars have access to university courses, support for scientific conferences, and unique opportunities to develop marketable skills through teaching and mentoring students, writing and managing grants, and leading professional meetings and workshops.

Required Qualifications:


  • Doctoral degree (Ph.D. completed) in Wildlife Ecology, Population Ecology or equivalent
  • Solid evidence of strong scholarship potential through peer-reviewed manuscripts, grants, and awards/recognition
  • Strong quantitative skills with experience with the analytical tools commonly used in population ecology – e.g., hierarchical models, matrix models, Bayesian and Likelihood inference, and methods for dealing with detectability issues
  • Proficiency with ArcGIS and relevant statistical packages including program R
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of foraging ecology, resource selection, and animal movements
  • Experience with aerial surveys, distance sampling, foraging and forage analysis, and population models
  • Experience working with state or federal conservation agencies


Date to Be Filled:  ASAP.

Application Deadline:  Although we will accept applications until the position is filled, interested candidates should submit their materials by August 22, 2014 to ensure optimal consideration.

Application Procedure: Employment application must be submitted on-line at  follow the Current ESF Vacancies link. You will be asked to submit: (1) Cover letter describing your qualifications as they pertain to this announcement, (2) CV/resume, and (3) contact information for 3-5 references.  All three application pieces should be submitted as a single pdf document.

See for more information on SUNY ESF and for more information on the Roosevelt Wild Life Station.

In accordance with the “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act” institutions of higher education are required to prepare an annual report containing information on campus security policies and campus statistics. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by SUNY-ESF; and on property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a printed copy of this report by contacting SUNY-ESF University Police at 315-470-6667 or by accessing the following web site:

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin and veteran or disability status



Full-Time Property Manager/Groundskeeper:  Highland Forests, LLC

  • We are looking for an independent, hard-working outdoorsman with high standards to manage and improve a 5,000 acre property in the Adirondacks in New York. This is a 100% hands-on role with days spent working on the property.
  • We are offering a career, an opportunity of a lifetime, and not just a job.
  • Reside full time on the property in furnished housing to provide on-site security and oversight.
  • This position reports to the Highland Forests Grounds Committee Chairperson and supports the 13individual owners.

For a complete description of duties and responsibilities check out the link provided here.

Highlands Property Manager Job Description


Cornell Student Sustainability Coordinator                        

A year-long position to begin this summer at 20 hours a week and 10 hours a week during the school year (fall and winter). Pay: $11/hour.  

Job Responsibilities:

·         Planning Orientation outreach efforts, Campus Sustainability Day, and Earth Day events with Sustainability Hub and other student groups.

·         Support student leadership development and training through Orientation, Student Activities Office, and Greek life.

·         Serve as the liaison between students, club leaders, and the Campus Sustainability Office.

·         Support other student engagement projects on an as-needed basis.

·         Support implementation of the Sustainable Events Planning Guide

·         Serve as undergraduate representative on the President’s Sustainable Campus Committee.

Skills and Experience Required:

·         Volunteer management

·         Event planning and production

·         Organizational and project management skills.

·         Educational program planning.

·         Ability to foster social networks and cross-campus relationships

·         Strong verbal and written communication skills.

·         Able to work collaboratively on teams.

·         Background knowledge of environmental sciences and/or sustainable development.

Apply by May 9th-Send a resume and cover letter to Careen M. Arsenault at


Federal River Management Intern at American Rivers Needed for Summer 

TITLE: Federal River Management Intern – Summer 2014
REPORTS TO: Flood Policy Director and Hydropower Reform Coalition Coordinator
LOCATION: Washington, DC

POSITION SUMMARY: American Rivers is seeking a Federal River Management Intern in the Conservation Department at our Washington, DC office. This is an unpaid position, and can be part- or full-time. However, a travel subsidy is available to offset the cost of the intern’s commute and we will work with the successful applicant to obtain school credit if available.

Candidates should be enrolled in or recently graduated from an undergraduate or graduate program.

The intern will work directly with the Federal River Management team to support hydropower and floodplain management initiatives. Responsibilities would include analyzing and documenting records on state renewable portfolio standards, analyzing hydropower licenses, researching state level nonstructural flood management policies, developing support documents for national flood policy reforms and other federal river management support activities as needed.


American Rivers protects wild rivers, restores damaged rivers, and conserves clean water for people and nature. Since 1973, American Rivers has protected and restored more than 150,000 miles of rivers through advocacy efforts, on-the-ground projects, and an annual America’s Most Endangered Rivers® campaign. Headquartered in Washington, DC, American Rivers has offices across the country and more than 200,000 members, supporters, and volunteers.  American Rivers maintains a positive work environment with a culture of learning, support and balance.  For more information please visit


  • Excellent writing, editing, and research skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Background in natural resources or conservation
  • Some knowledge of environmental laws, specifically FPA, NEPA, CWA or ESA preferred
  • Passion for environmental issues
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to interact professionally within a diverse community
  • Advanced degree and GIS skills preferred

 American Rivers is conveniently located within walking distance of multiple Metro and bus stops.

TIME COMMITMENT AND PAY: American Rivers’ internships are unpaid; however, a travel subsidy is available to offset the costs of the intern’s commute.   We request a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week but schedule and length of internship are flexible.

APPLICATIONS: Applications will be considered immediately.  Applicants should submit a resume, three references, and cover letter to Jenny Hughes, Program Assistant, at with “Federal River Management Intern” in the subject line.  No phone calls please.

American Rivers is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


Summer 2014 World Cocoa Foundation Intern

The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) is a membership based non-profit organization founded in 2000 for the purpose of promoting social and economic development as well as environmental stewardship in cocoa-growing communities. WCF achieves its goals by working through public-private partnerships that bring together donors, chocolate/cocoa industry members, cocoa producing country governments, research institutes and non-governmental organizations.  In carrying out its mission, WCF provides a limited number of full-time and part-time Washington-based internship opportunities to motivated undergraduate and graduate students interested in developing their professional capacity in the field of sustainable international development. More information on WCF can be found at

Intern Position Description: 

Primary tasks for the summer 2014 intern will be as follows:

  • Support the Communications and Outreach team:

General advance support for the twice-annual conference, including production of materials, logistics coordination, and participant outreach

Assist in the input of web content (WordPress) and email marketing (Constant Contact, Campaign Monitor)

Prepare weekly compilations of relevant cocoa/chocolate news media articles for dissemination to WCF members

Compose initial drafts of articles, news releases and organizational correspondence

Daily social media coordination, including on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest

  • Provide overall logistical/administrative support to the WCF Communications and Outreach team as needed

Interns work alongside the WCF professional team at our Washington offices and in support of WCF programs taking place in cocoa-producing countries and our outreach efforts around the world. WCF provides a modest stipend to its full-time and part-time interns.  A minimum of 25 hours worked per week at the WCF office is required of part-time interns.  WCF does not provide employee benefits to interns.  Interns are also responsible for arranging their own accommodation in the Washington area and all work-related transportation, as well as other personal needs.

To apply, please send a cover letter and current resume to  No phone calls please.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The summer 2014 internship period begins in June and ends on August 31.



The City of White Plains Youth Bureau Youth Employment Services

SUMMER:  Greening Project Program Assistant

Responsible person wanted as a program assistant for the City of White Plains Youth Bureau’s environmental education program. Duties include but are not limited to assisting program coordinator in supervision and education of 12 youth participants during field trips, gardening, and beautification projects.

Good communication skills, an interest in working outdoors and an interest in working with youth ages 14-17 is a must.

Interest in environmental science, and experience in gardening preferred.

Tuesday, July 1st –Friday, August 8th / Monday-Friday 8-3pm

Must have a valid NYS driver=s license.  Salary commensurate to work experience.

Please forward all resumes to:  Janet Spencer

City of White Plains Youth Bureau, 11 Amherst Place, White Plains, NY 10601

(914) 422-1378 – (fax) 422-6489


SUMMER INTERN with The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy

(ACEEE) is hiring an intern for the summer to help with a research project that looks at energy efficiency and behavior in multifamily buildings in Takoma Park, MD. We are very interested in anyone with an anthropology or sociology background, or any experience at all doing qualitative interview-style research. The Idealist listing is here: We’re looking for someone to work 15-30 hours/week (negotiable), and we pay $12-15/hour, depending on experience.

This would be a great opportunity for a recent college grad to start out in the energy/environment nonprofit world. Some full-time positions may be opening up at the end of the summer, and if the intern we hire makes a good impression, he or she would be a strong candidate to be hired as full-time staff.



Two AmeriCorps VISTA Positions open at Crossroads.  These are full-time, one year of service with stipend.  The links are below,  you will also find the position descriptions in a separate link. The application deadline is in mid-May but it’s likely they will actually extend offers before then so any interested people should apply ASAP.

Job Descriptions can also be found here:

Crossroads-Farmers Market Position

Crossroads-Microenterprise Program Position

Christie Balch, Executive Director, Crossroads Community Food Network



Looking for interesting well-paying work?  The Survey Research Institute is for you!

Are you personable, tenacious and curious by nature? Do you like connecting with people over the phone? Do you want to hone your leadership and people skills? Do you want to work with like-minded people in a competitive and fun environment? Is data collection and research of interest to you?

If you answered yes to most of the above questions, want to do meaningful work, and be a part of a diverse team of Research Assistants, then you could be a good match for Cornell University’s Survey Research Institute.

Throughout the year, we conduct research on a variety of interesting and important topics. Never a boring moment! Our work is often cited in the media and can affect public policy decisions. This is a great experience to put on your resume.

We have immediate openings for Temporary/Part-Time Research Assistants. Our pay is $11.00/hour. Non-students are also welcome. If you’re interested, please apply on our website at Please call us at 607-255-3786 with any questions/concerns. We look forward to working with you!


Shannon Repokis, at Clemson University’s Youth Learning Institute in South Carolina, wrote to let us know that the summer is fast approaching, and they are looking for college students to work for their wildlife summer camp.  This camp works with children ages 8– 14 and focuses on shooting sports, ATVs, fishing and more.  Find the job description at this link:  Wildlife-SC2014

Please feel free to contact Sharon via phone at 864-376-4201 or by email:  Shannon Repokis

For more information you can also check out their website at and click on “Camp Wildlife.”


Internship opportunities at the Ganondagan State Historic Site in Victor, NY.  

The first description is for a Summer Conservation Steward to intern via the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. The second description is for a counselor at the Ganondagan Conservation Program being put on by the Friends of Ganondagan in collaboration with NYS OPRHP.

The Camp Counselor positions are paid, they are looking for 5 students from various environmental science backgrounds. There are 4 Summer Conservation Steward positions, but only 1 will be a paid full-time position. The other three positions will be full/part time based on student desires and are unpaid.

See the links here for attachments that will give you more info.

Summer Conservation Steward Job Description 2014

Counselor Expectations 2014



Seasonal (Spring/Summer) Employment 2014

POSITION: Assistant Horticultural Inspector 1, NS

SALARY: $16.25/hour

APPOINTMENT: Temporary, Non-Competitive

LOCATIONS: Syracuse, Albany, Buffalo, Rochester and Suffolk, NY

Position Description

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets works closely with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to conduct surveys and inspections for specific programs. As an Assistant Horticultural Inspector 1, assigned to the Division of Plant Industry, your duties will include: deploy traps and lures in support of various surveys under established protocols and direction; visually survey for the presence of various pests to assist in identifying plant diseases and insects; collect samples of soil, leaves, seed or other agricultural commodities; label and pack samples for submission to the laboratory for analysis; accurately record survey data and information; assist in data entry of survey information, crop history, dates of survey, field size, treatments and lab results; properly maps properties, trees and species and where they are located to detect, eradicate or control plant pests in an assigned geographic area; reports quantity and disposition of samples to supervisor and/or program manager; disinfesting equipment and machinery; cleans and maintains survey equipment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 30 college credits


  • 30 college credits in horticulture, forestry, plant pathology, botany, entomology, environmental studies/plant science, or a biological science primarily related to the scientific study of plants.
  • Possession of a current, valid driver’s license and use of a vehicle.

TO APPLY: Forward cover letter, resume, employment application (AMP-102) and unofficial transcripts to: NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets

Division of Human Resources Management, 10B Airline Drive, Albany, NY 12235; Telephone: (518) 457-3216; Fax: (518) 457-8852; E-mail:

Please indicate in your cover letter the location(s) in which you would be willing to be considered for a position.


Marten and Fisher Survey Volunteers:  Adirondack Park, NY

The NYSDEC is conducting non-invasive surveys to collect occupancy and abundance data for martens and fishers in Adirondack Park.  The goals of this project are to better understand co-occurrence patterns, estimate population state variables, and quantify movements across the landscape.  In addition to working with NYSDEC Wildlife Unit staff, volunteers will assist and coordinate citizen scientists working on the project.

I am currently accepting applications for 2 volunteer positions that will begin in May (start date flexible) and end in August 2014 (with possible extension through September, if desired).  Surveys will be conducted in several Wilderness Areas of the southern Adirondacks, including the West Canada Lake, Silver Lake, and Siamese Ponds Wilderness (

Work conditions will include substantial hiking along established trails, limited off-trail work in dense vegetation, and ubiquitous biting insects (mosquitoes, black flies, deer flies).  Work schedule may also include weekends and some backcountry camping.

Responsibilities will include:

•   Constructing carnivore detection stations (combination track plate/hair snare device)

•   Conducting surveys using detection stations and camera traps

•   Coordinating citizen scientists working on the project (transferring equipment/supplies, leading surveys, data transfer)

•   Organizing detection data and hair samples

•    Frequent communication with lead technician and PI

Compensation:   These are unpaid, volunteer positions that include shared housing and use of a vehicle for work-related duties.


•  Current undergraduate student (or recent graduate) in wildlife science program desired

•   Valid Driver’s License required

•   Detail-oriented person with ability to closely follow study protocols

•   Experience using GPS units and compass; good orienteering skills

•   Outgoing person with ability to lead and communicate with diverse co-workers

•   Ability to hike moderate-long distances; comfortable working and camping in remote backcountry settings

•   Preference will be given to volunteers that can commit to the entire survey period

 To Apply:  Submit the following documents via email to Paul Jensen by April 28, 2014:

Cover letter (include your dates of availability and a statement of your understanding that this is an unpaid volunteer position), Resume, and Contact Information (phone/email) for 3 references.



Title: Invasives Species Strike Team Specialist – Central and Finger Lakes Regions
May 29 – August 20, 2014
$10.78 per hour – 12 weeks
3 positions available

Position will require some travel using agency vehicle. Starting work location will rotate between Central Region headquarters at Clark Reservation State Park in Jamesville.
PDF of Job Description: 2014 04 14 Strike Team Specialist Job Description_Central_FingerLakes

Title: Invasives Species Strike Team Supervisor – Central and Finger Lakes Regions

May 29 – August 20, 2014
$13.54 per hour – 12 weeks
1 position available

Position will require some travel using agency vehicle. Starting work location will rotate between Central Region headquarters at Clark Reservation State Park in Jamesville, NY and Green Lakes State Park in Fayetteville, NY during the 12-week period.
PDF of Job Description: 2014 04 14 IS Strike Team Supervisor Job Description_Central_FingerLakes

All resumes must be received by Tuesday April 29, 2014.

Tom Hughes
Natural Resource Steward Biologist
Central and Finger Lakes Regions
NYS OPRHP – Central Region
6105 East Seneca Turnpike
Jamesville, NY 13078

office – 315-492-1756
cell – 315-350-1717
fax 315-492-3277


APRIL 11, 2014

The Ithaca Children’s Garden summer positions available

The mission of the Ithaca Children’s Garden is to inspire, promote, and sustain youth and community stewardship of  the natural environment through garden-based learning and discovery.


Get paid  to play!  Lead and support garden-based environmental education and outdoor free play with children ages 3-12 in a public children’s garden setting. Individuals from all backgrounds and disciplines encouraged to apply. No gardening/horticultural experience required.

Gardener/Horticulture Intern

Support the overall maintenance of a three-acre public children’s garden including a cultivated vegetable garden, natural areas including a wetland, wildflower meadow, and bird garden, hundreds of perennial plantings and several art installations, and a progressive play area called the Hands On Nature Anarchy Zone.  Assist with first phase installation of the Edible Forest Garden.

Youth Horticulture Apprentice Program Mentor

Supervise, mentor, and work alongside teen apprentices in food gardening, landscape maintenance, and farmer’s market operation.

Non-Profit Administration Intern

Work closely with ICG’s Executive Director and Administrative Assistant on a variety of behind the scenes tasks including communications, marketing, data management, social media, grant writing, reporting and virtually all aspects of public garden leadership.

Learn more about the Ithaca Children’s Garden:

Find us on Facebook:

To apply, email your resume and cover letter to

Leigh MacDonald-Rizzo, Education Director,


APRIL 8, 2014

Eco Practicum offers intensive environmental education and action programs for college students and recent graduates. The programs consist of hands-on farm work, meetings with experts in many environmental fields, and thoughtful discussions facilitated by skilled democratic educators. Eco Practicum challenges emerging leaders to consider multiple sides of complex issues, while helping them gain practical skills and connect with leading-edge organizations.

Eco Practicum Catskills (May 25 – June 22) is our summer program that delves into the intricate socio-environmental issues affecting the bioregion. This program is comprised of four units, each covering a different topic: food, animals, energy, and land use. Students can take part in one, two, three, or all four of these week-long units.

Students can apply online by April 15th and learn more about the programs at

Eugenia Manwelyan, Program Director, Eco Practicum



Brainfood is looking to fill three internship positions for the summer.  You can find detailed job descriptions here:

Brainfood is a youth development non-profit that seeks to help DC teens build life skills using cooking and nutrition as a tool.  We create a safe space where teens can be empowered to make a change in their selves and communities.  All three internships will involve working on the front line with youth while cooking, eating and supporting Brainfood staff.  There will be a travel stipend included with the internship.

If you (or anyone you know) may be interested please pass this along.  Don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have.

Thank you!!   “Carolyn” <>



 Applications are now being accepted through mid-May for numerous seasonal employment opportunities with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).  The hiring for most of DEC’s seasonal jobs is handled directly by the regional office which encompasses the geographic area where the position exists. In some situations the applications and filling of seasonal positions are handled by a program coordinator.

The majority of openings during the summer months are at DEC campgrounds in the Adirondack Mountains and Catskill Forest Preserve. As diverse as the locations are, so are the positions and skills that are sought – a list of seasonal job titles available are listed below:

Campground Seasonal Employment

DEC Summer Recreation operates 52 public campgrounds and six Day-Use Areas throughout the Adirondack and Catskill Parks.  More than 600 seasonal employees are employed to provide varied services throughout the summer season. Most hiring is done through the regional offices.

Titles used at some (or most) of DEC’s campgrounds with minimum qualifications are:

Assistant Chief Lifeguard: Must meet all the qualification for lifeguards and have been a lifeguard for at least two years prior to appointment or have equivalent non-DEC practical experience.  It is recommended that candidates have instructor ratings in First Aid, CPR, and Water Safety and/or Lifeguarding.

 Conservation Security Worker: Must possess a motor vehicle operator’s license and have completed either:

  • A one-year course at a Ranger School, or similar learning institution, in park or natural resource management, law enforcement or a similar curriculum (this is an educational minimum qualification for college course work such as the Ranger School at Wanakena; ; OR
  • have one season (6 months minimum) of recreation facility experience involving contact with the public or in the enforcement of laws, rules and regulations; OR
  • one year of working or interacting with the public in a recreational facility; OR
  • one year of environmental experience in a remote wilderness setting; OR
  • have six months work experience in law enforcement, security services employment, military service or similar experience actively involved with public contact or in the enforcement of laws, policies, and rules and regulations; OR
  • at least 15 college credit hours in criminal justice or similar course work.

Conservation Recreation Facilities Supervisor (1, 2 or 3 level):  Candidates must have two years experience in maintenance, construction or landscape work, preferably in public recreational facilities.

Lifeguard: All lifeguards must:

  • be at least 16 years of age;
  • possess current certification in American Red Cross Lifeguard Training or equivalent;
  • possess current certification in the American Red Cross Waterfront Module or equivalent;
  • possess a certificate in American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer or equivalent.  A copy of all certificates must be on file with DEC’s Regional Operations Supervisor prior to the first day of employment.  All required certifications must be kept current for the duration of employment.  Copies should be available upon request of the Chief Lifeguard for beach inspections and kept at the facility.
  • successfully complete a practical examination administered by DEC or OPRHP in  Lifesaving and CPR skills;
  • successfully complete a personal interview with DEC staff;
  • have a minimum of 20/40 uncorrected vision in each eye (it is recommended that vision of 20/40 be corrected to 20/20);
  • attend a lifeguard orientation prior to each year of employment.

After receiving an offer of employment, new lifeguards must submit a DEC Medical Standards and Examination Findings for Lifeguard form filled out by a qualified physician; returning lifeguards shall submit a Medical Standards for Returning Lifeguards form.  All medical forms are kept confidential and must be submitted before the first day of a lifeguard’s employment.

Lifeguard 2: After two years of continuous seasonal service in the Lifeguard title, the Lifeguard2 title/wage is given to the employee.

Maintenance Assistant: Two years of experience in maintenance or mechanical work under the supervision of a skilled trades-worker or completion of an appropriate two-year technical school course.

Maintenance Assistant Parks:  Candidates must have two years of experience in maintenance or mechanical work under the supervision of a skilled tradesperson or completion of an appropriate two-year technical school course.

Maintenance Helper: There are no education or experience requirements for this position. Applicants must be physically able to perform moderate to heavy physical labor. When required to operate motor vehicles, candidates must possess a valid New York State Driver’s License appropriate for the type of vehicle operated.

Park Attendant: There are no minimum education or experience requirements; however, the employee must be able to perform the essential functions of the position.

Park and Recreation Aide Series (Level 1-7): Minimum qualifications vary according to the specific duties and responsibilities associated with a particular seasonal assignment and the level of the position.  Possession of a valid New York State driver’s license may be required.

To apply for seasonal employment, an application and resume should be submitted to the DEC Regional Office that covers the geographic area of interest.  A list of regional offices can be found on DEC’s website at   Employment Application Forms are available in PDF format on DEC’s website at

New York State is an equal opportunity employer.  It is the policy of the State of New York to provide for and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, or arrest and /or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or exception.

For more information and to search for open job vacancies visit DEC’s website at or


ARMONIA – seeking undergraduates for summer internship:  website:

Full-time, June – August (10-12 weeks) in Greenwich, CT

A summer intern would have a unique ability to work on a variety of financially-focused projects and mission-related strategies.  The intern would work on all elements of the Armonia portfolio with a specific focus on current projects, including:

  • Sustainable/regenerative food and agriculture:  Potential investment in a local tract of land (i.e., NY, CT region), which would be farmed with holistic practices; investment strategy to transform local food system;
  • Personal transformation:  Exploration of the impact of kindness and mindfulness in the workplace.  We have been piloting this in our own offices, and have been facilitating this work with our partners.
  • Grassfed beef:  Challenging the existing beef production and distribution systems through the potential development of partnernships with grassfed beef stakeholders.  Our Grasslands project successfully focuses on regenerating natural grasslands through the holistic management of cattle; this takes it one step further.

Looking for the following qualifications:

  •  Open-minded, adventurous, creative and collaborative in approach
  • Resonance to the ideas of contemplation, compassion, holism and service
  • A sense of entrepreneurship in defining one’s path and a desire to co-create solutions that impact the world for the better
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-starter, able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong analytical, technological and problem-solving skills

Seeking to interview candidates in April 2014 and to begin work in June.  Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to:


WEEK OF MARCH 24, 2014

SUMMER:  Lake Champlain Boat Launch Stewards Sought
Grand Isle, VT – The Lake Champlain Basin Program is hiring several boat launch stewards for the summer season. Last year, ten stewards worked at NYSDEC and VTFWD boat launch sites around Lake Champlain between Memorial Day and Labor Day, visually surveying 12,814 boats and interacting with 27,078 visitors.
Boat launch steward programs are growing throughout the northeast region. The LCBP stewards found that about 75% of visitors had previous contact with stewards on Lake Champlain or different lakes in 2013.
The stewards greet users who are launching and retrieving recreational vessels from Lake Champlain, and collect survey information about the type of boat, state of registration, and other bodies of water recently visited. Stewards found that over 85% of Lake Champlain visitors surveyed had taken measures to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. Spread prevention measures include:

  • draining the bilge water
  • removing vegetation from the prop, trailer, or anchor
  • washing the boat
  • disinfecting the live well or
  • disposing of bait properly

In 2013, a total of 826 samples containing 1338 species were removed from boats and trailers and identified and recorded. The program found that 7.4% of all boats coming and going from launches were transporting an aquatic organism and overall 2.5% of all boats launching and retrieving were transporting an aquatic INVASIVE species. Stewards conduct courtesy boat inspections and collect organisms hitchhiking on boats to prevent the spread of AIS in and out of Lake Champlain.
For further information on the 2014 LCBP Boat Launch Stewards positions, contact Meg Modley at the Lake Champlain Basin Program, 54 West Shore Road, Grand Isle, Vermont 05458 or call (802) 372-3213.
TWO Summer Job Openings in Department of Natural Resources
Seasonal Field Team Coordinator
Position: Seasonal Field Team Coordinator
Salary: $14.50 per hour (accommodation included)
Duration: 14th April 2014 – 21st July 2014 (14 weeks)
Location: New York – Johnstown, Saratoga Springs and surrounding areas
This aim of this project is to estimate population densities of a riparian dwelling mustelid using established monitoring techniques: non-invasive collection of fecal samples using scat detection dogs, identification of unique individuals using genetic identification, and finally estimating density using spatial capture-recapture modeling. The focus of this position will be the scat collection element, and specifically, the field support for the scat dog teams (consisting of a scat dog and dog handler). The successful applicant will be responsible for the logistical organization and planning of the scat collection and data recording.

Specific Tasks:

  1. Two week preparation period of a large scale field study: a) digital and paper based mapping preparation; b) field crew & scat dog team logistics and coordination
  2.  Day-to-day management of field study
  3. Real time paper and digital data management
  4. Perform data entry and data, and database management
  5. Coordination of proper storage, transportation and documenting of field samples
  6.  Field support for dog teams during scat collection: sample collection, data recording, data entry

* this role involves early mornings and working in water and thick vegetation.
** housing and field vehicles will be provided for the entire duration of the appointment

Experience and qualifications:

  1. Ecology, biological sciences or natural resources related degree
  2. Experience coordinating ecological monitoring programs
  3. Familiarity with ecological census/monitoring techniques
  4. Working knowledge & experience with handheld GPS devices
  5. Working knowledge & experience with basic database management (microsoft access)
  6. Demonstrable interests in mammal/mustelid ecology and/or in ecological monitoring techniques
  7. Well-organized and self-motivated
  8. People/team management skills
  9. MUST have driver’s license

How to apply:
To apply, please send a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for the position to Chris Sutherland ( or Angela Fuller ( You can also contact us if you have any questions about the position.
Seasonal Ecological Field Technician
Position: Seasonal Ecological Field Technician
Salary: $12 per hour (accommodation included)
Duration: 28th April 2014 – 14st July 2014 (11 weeks)
Location: New York – Johnstown, Saratoga Springs and surrounding areas
This aim of this project is to estimate population densities of a riparian dwelling mustelid using established monitoring techniques: non-invasive collection of fecal samples using scat detection dogs, identification of unique individuals using genetic identification, and finally estimating density using spatial capture-recapture modeling. The focus of this position will be the scat collection element, specifically, the field support for the scat dog teams (consisting of a scat dog and dog handler). The successful applicant will be part of the survey team and will be in collect scats located by the scat detection dogs, record the data associated with those samples, and enter those data onto data sheets in the field and subsequently into a central database.

Specific Tasks:

  1.  Responsible for the advising scat dog teams on transect lengths, start and end points
  2. Recording of site level data (vegetation, weather conditions, water state etc…)
  3. Collection and storage of scat samples
  4. Recording of data associated with scat samples
  5.  Storage and post processing of field samples
  6. Data entry

* this role involves early mornings and working in water and thick vegetation.
** housing and field vehicles will be provided for the entire duration of the appointment

Experience and qualifications:

  1. Ecology, biological sciences or natural resources related degree
  2. Experience working on ecological monitoring programs
  3. Familiarity with ecological census/monitoring techniques
  4. Working knowledge & experience with handheld GPS devices
  5. Demonstrable interests in mammal/mustelid ecology and/or in ecological monitoring techniques
  6. Organized and self-motivated
  7. Must have drivers’ license

How to apply:
To apply, please send a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for the position to Chris Sutherland ( or Angela Fuller ( You can also contact us if you have any questions about the position.


Would you like to work with prospective students and their families throughout the summer?!
Are you interested in learning more about the CALS Admissions process?!
Do you currently receive Federal Work Study money?!

If you answered yes to the questions above, then you should click here to learn more about our Student Admissions Assistant position:

Please submit your resume and cover letter to Susan by April 10, 2014.


GRADUATING SENIORS:  Full-time job opportunity!

Land Stewardship Coordinator — Scenic Hudson
Reporting to:  Director of Conservation Science. Conservation Easement Manager
Mission of Position:  The Land Stewardship Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Director of Conservation Science and Conservation Easement Manager with management of all Scenic Hudson lands, including new acquisitions, owned lands, conservation easements, and natural resource monitoring and ecological restoration. He/she will help with collecting and organizing data on new and existing land acquisitions including biological and cultural inventories, site analyses and mapping. He/she will also assist in land stewardship tasks such as invasive species mapping and control, habitat enhancement projects, and bi-annual monitoring and reporting on Scenic Hudson properties. He/she also will assist in the management of Scenic Hudson’s conservation easements over private lands, including resolving easement violations, creating property baseline documentation, and coordinating site visits. The Land Stewardship Coordinator, along with Scenic Hudson’s Parks Stewardship Coordinator, will form the core of a team that will work cooperatively on a variety of projects to protect and enhance the ecological and scenic integrity of Scenic Hudson’s lands.
Qualifications:  Bachelors Degree in biology, natural resource management, environmental science or other related field. At least 2 years experience in land management, ecological restoration, or related field. Must be knowledgeable of local flora and fauna. Basic understanding of conservation easements is highly desirable. Computer Skills: Microsoft Office and ArcGIS required; experience with handheld GPS units and digital cameras a plus. Experience with the use and maintenance of chainsaws, brush-cutters, mowers, tractors, and a variety of other hand and power tools. Strong organizational, database management, and writing skills, and attention to detail. Works well both individually and as part of a team. Must be physically able to lift and carry 50 lbs. and hike long distances over varied terrain in adverse weather conditions.
FOR MORE INFO and to learn how to apply, please go to this link:

GRADUATING SENIORS:  Full-time job opportunity!

Chesapeake Forests Project Manager
The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s Chesapeake Forests program,, seeks a creative person to help us build key areas of work including conservation technology, riparian forest restoration, and conservation finance.

Job Description
Primary duties of the Position include:

  • Manage the development of geospatial datasets to improve and expand our landowner outreach tool, LandServer. (
  • Partner with government agencies, conservation groups, and landowners to improve woodland owner outreach tools and resources.
  • Assess the conservation funding potential and conservation outcomes of private woodland owner activities.
  • Conduct research on the best management practices for marketing, installing, and maintaining riparian forest buffers.
  • Develop proposals and write grants to seek support for Chesapeake Forest Program initiatives.
  • Assist in grant reporting and administration.

Expertise and Skills Required:
Candidates must be well organized and able to learn and adapt quickly. Candidates must also be able to evaluate and solve problems and complete tasks on time and in a quality manner. Candidates should have the ability to take initiative and work independently, but also function as a member of a team. The position requires strong GIS skills including working knowledge of ArcMap 9.3 or later with experience in data management and basic geoprocessing.
The Chesapeake Forests Project Manager will work with and under the supervision of the Chesapeake Forests Program Director.
LocationOne position to be located in the Alliance office in Annapolis, MD
Salary$35,000+ Commensurate with experience, plus benefits.
Closing date: April 21, 2014

To Apply:
Please submit cover letter, resume and a list of 3 references (name, title, address (physical and email), and phone number) with Chesapeake Forest Project Manager Application in the subject line or mail hard copy to 501 Sixth Street, Annapolis, MD 21403.
No phone inquiries please.
The Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Visit our web site at
About the Alliance
The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay is a regional non-profit organization based in Annapolis, MD with offices in Virginia and Pennsylvania, The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay was founded in 1971. Since its beginning, the Alliance has been in the forefront of restoration efforts in the watershed. The Alliance’s core mission is to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers by building partnerships, inspiring local actions, engaging communities to find clean water solutions, and connecting people to the Bay and its rivers. The Alliance also leads a wide array of on-the-ground restoration programs.

GRADUATING SENIORS:  Full-time job opportunity!
Technical Sales Representative — Crop Production Services in Milton, NY:  If interested in the full time position located in the Fingerlakes region described below, please send your resume directly to Charlie Smith no later than 4/21/14.
Crop Production Services in Milton, NY is located in the beautiful Hudson Valley: . Sitting beside some of the early, rich history of the state are some of the greatest agricultural treasures. We are a very diverse agricultural community growing high quality tree fruit, fresh market vegetables and a huge array of specialty crops. We serve conventional and organic farms, large and small operations, single commodity and very diverse businesses. Come join the fun. The learning never stops in agriculture, the practices of yesterday are continually refined and improved to ensure a safe and abundant food supply is available to feed the world tomorrow.

My position in the company is one of sales in the Finger Lakes region of New York state and I have been asked by my superiors to find a replacement for myself, as I intend to retire in the near future.  Ideally I would like a person who understands soils, fertility, pest management, and some knowledge of viticulture.  These traits are desirable, but most of all we need a person who wants to get up every day and visit vineyards and help the growers to produce the best grape crop possible while selling products at a fair profit.

If this person becomes known to me soon, and is hired, I would like to work with him or her for this growing season and possibly to a lesser extent in the next season.

I have thoroughly enjoyed working in the grape region of the Finger Lakes, and my company, again in my opinion, is the best equipped company to help growers achieve all they can.  The right person can have a very successful career with this company providing they work at it.

Please contact me at the e-mail address on this message or call my cell phone, 585-721-4529.
Charlie Smith, Technical sales representative


Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Claire Siegrist (ces262)by Friday, April 18th. Please see the job description below for more information. Please direct any questions to Claire and CC Chelsea Tucker (cmt99).

Consistent with Cornell University’s mission in promoting environmental sustainability on campus, the Student Sustainability Coordinator (SSC) shall address issues relating to environmental sustainability in the Cornell Dining Enterprise. The coordinator will work on projects related to:

  • Purchasing and tracking: help track and promote local food purchases as well as work with the purchasing department to help search for alternative, ecofriendly products to use in the dining locations.
  • Oversight/management of waste (landfill, recycling, and composting): oversee and track Postconsumer composting at the units that compost as well as look to expand composting into all dining locations.
  • Energy efficiency: manage and update the Energy Assessment excel tool, measure results to track progress, continue to do unit audits (as needed), and be the central contact person for the energy efficiency initiative at the dining units.
  • Marketing: manage and update the Unofficial Cornell Dining blog and Facebook page to promote the sustainability dining initiatives on a biweekly or monthly basis as well as help develop consistent marketing messages with the Marketing department.
  • Research: research and suggest new areas for improvement in environmental sustainability for Cornell Dining. Review all research and project requests focused on any environmental sustainability issue (e.g. local food sourcing, food waste) from student groups or courses,or individual students.
  • Special projects/events: As a representative of Cornell Dining, help to coordinate various sustainability events on campus especially Earth Day and Slope Day.
  • Collaboration and Integrations: The SSC will attend Student Assembly Dining Committee and Food Focus Team meetings whenever possible. The SSC will collaborate with other students, staff, and other members of the Cornell community to initiate or enhance environmental sustainability efforts of Cornell Dining. SSC will, often on an ad hoc basis, work with leadership of Sustainability Hub, Dean of Students office, Take Back the Tap, Building administrators, and other groups to coordinate and make efficient the many projects that happen on campus.
  • SME: SSC will act as a “Subject Matter Expert” to respond to queries from student and community groups as well as other colleges and institutions with regard to Cornell Dining’s initiatives.
  • Other duties: as assigned.

Qualifications: A successful sustainability coordinator has superior writing, communication, and time management skills.  SSC must be interested in environmental sustainability issues and their applications on campus; Must be fluent in Excel, Powerpoint, and Word applications. The coordinator will be expected to work approximately 10 hours per week for at least one full academic year. S/he will work with the current student coordinator to help transition into the job.
Camp Director, Assistant Camp Director and Wildlife Instructors Positions available – in Ithaca, NY!
Make Fire.  Laugh.  Sing.  Build a shelter.  Build community.  Play.  Give Thanks.  Join Primitive Pursuits as we create another extraordinary summer of kids connecting to the natural world through primitive skills, nature awareness, and exploration.  We are looking for one or two exceptional folks to join our team as Camp Director(s) this summer.  Add your voice to the call of the wild…    More information and applications may be found here: on the “Request an Application” button!

SUMMER CAMP DIRECTOR:  Primitive Pursuits is interested in hiring May graduates to jump into Camp Director positions post-graduation. We are seeking Summer Camp Director(s) who have a passion for teaching and the natural world and who have experience working with children and staff in outdoor environments.  Experience with primitive skills, natural history of the Northeast, team management, and camp operation preferred.
5-6 month full-time salaried position, from late May through August or September, negotiable.  Camp Director(s) will oversee most aspects of staffing, program, and campers for our 9 week summer season.  Position(s) include 3 months prior to camp opening date to address staff hiring and training, site and resource organization, and program development.  Strong applicants will have prior camp experience, significant background in outdoor skills or natural history, commitment to safety and creating meaningful experiences for entire camp community, flexibility, and a good sense of humor.

Responsibilities include managing staff training, weekly staff meetings, staffing for summer camp weeks, managing camper information and groupings, maintaining camp resources and supplies, interacting with parents, campers, staff, and administration as needed.

Job Description:  This is a 5-6 month full-time salaried position, from late May through August or September, negotiable.  Assistant Camp Directors may begin work in early summer. Salary depends on experience.  The Camp Director(s) supervise Primitive Pursuits Summer Camp overall Operations and Program, assuring quality experiences in a safe and supportive environment for staff and campers, with an emphasis on nature awareness, youth development, and experiential learning.  This position also supports a camp culture of curiosity, connection, compassion, and fun.

Responsibilities:  Develop and coordinate Primitive Pursuits camp programs and activities for a safe, engaging, high quality summer program

  •  Provide organizational and programmatic support as necessary
  •  Oversee hiring and training of all summer camp staff
  • Maintain fiscal records for summer camp program, including summer budget and fundraising efforts
  • Assist Health Director in assuring that Health Department Guidelines are met
  • Oversee the follow-through of any correspondence necessary related to camp functions and activities.  i.e. summer staff contracts, permits, etc.
  • Oversee camp recruitment and registration
  • Oversee designation of camper placement within groups
  • Address crisis management, discipline and troubleshooting issues related to campers and/or staff.
  • Assist in determining supply and equipment needs and in ordering/purchasing
  • Support and supervise instructors in organizing, implementing, decision-making and trouble-shooting
  • Maintain a positive team atmosphere that includes campers, families, camp based and office based staff, and volunteers
  • Schedule, supervise and evaluate program staff, including Lead Instructors, Instructors, CITs and volunteers, providing support and disciplinary measures when necessary.
  • Assist in the evaluation of the camp itself, as well as the camping experience for youth participants.


  •  At least 21 years old;
  • At least 24 weeks of administrative or supervisory experience;
  • Experience teaching students of all ages in a variety of outdoor settings;
  • An understanding and acceptance of diversity;
  • Strong commitment to teaching and to sharing an appreciation for the natural world;
  • Ability to work well with minimal supervision, and to ask for assistance when needed;
  •  Significant experience with nature awareness culture, such as Wilderness Awareness School, Art of Mentoring, or Kimana;
  • Well-developed sense of humor, play and curiosity;
  •  Ability to manage conflict situations appropriately;
  •  Excellent social, communication, writing and computer skills;
  • ARC Responding to Emergencies First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer or equivalent training.

Location: Various camp locations around Ithaca, NY
Employment Period:  3 months, June through August
Job Type: Full time. Summer season: 10 weeks of camp, June 23th-August 29st; staff training, June 19th – 20th; and pre-camp preparation.  Applicants who are available for six or more weeks are preferred.

Description:  Wilderness Field Instructors and Environmental Educators facilitate the core aims of Primitive Pursuits; bringing groups of youth into natural areas, away from facilities and without modern gear, and engaging them in a self-directed inquiry into basic, personal and group survival needs.  As a Wilderness Field Instructor, your key role in this task will be to assist and instruct youth on survival skills in the wild including but not limited to: primitive technology, fire making, shelter construction and procurement of food and water.  As an Environmental Educator, your key role in this task will be mentoring youth in naturalist skills and knowledge, promoting stewardship and building healthful relationships in the outdoor environment.

  • • Creating and implementing experiential environmental immersions for diverse groups of youth in the context of wilderness survival and living skills
    • Creating and implementing experiential environmental immersions for diverse groups of youth in the context of naturalist  skills and knowledge
    • Role-modeling passion and enthusiasm around engaging with the elements of nature
    • Mentoring individuals on a path to comfort and success among their peers and in potentially adverse environments
    • Facilitating group energy and responding swiftly to group needs in order to effectively manage and engage each participant in positive experience
    • Actively contributing to efforts of leadership team in planning, preparing, delivering and evaluating each week and each day of programming
    • Representing the high caliber of the organization when speaking to parents, staff and participants
    • Delivering high-adventure experiences while keeping an unfailing eye on the safety of each activity and each participant and co-worker in accordance with risk management protocols
    • RTE First Aid or WFR Certification, and CPR for the Professional or higher (both RTE and CPR Pro classes are available at the local Red Cross chapter)
    • Ability to meet travel demands of the position
    • Completion of NY DMV approved Defensive Driving course (available if needed) and ability to meet CCETC van driver qualifications are desired but not required
    • Willingness to work in a changing environment and tackle new problems each day
    • Ability to learn and convey skill sets efficiently
    • Demonstrate a high level of comfort and curiosity in the natural world
    • Be passionate about learning new material and practicing skills outside of work
    • Demonstrate ability to inspire and relate positively with kids and teens
    • Reflect on a range of personal experiences working independently and within a team
    • Be a highly functioning communicator with past experiences working with people of diverse educational and cultural backgrounds
    • Be able to participate in rigorous outdoor physical education activities
    • Previous experience with primitive technologies and wilderness survival skills

Weekly salaries are competitive with other summer camps and are based on prior experience. Limited rustic camping facilities are available for staff.

The Don’t Move Firewood campaign, run by The Nature Conservancy, is hiring two interns in Western Massachusetts for this summer. One intern will be a 3 month position, the other will be 6 months extending into the fall.  This is a great opportunity for young conservationists to learn about invasive species and community education.

Please see the job description and application process here:

The Lake George Park Commission is announcing job opportunities for the 2014 boating season as part of the Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Program – Mandatory Trailered Boat Inspections.  One Full-time Park Ranger position, one Full-time General Mechanic with a background in marine mechanics and several Vessel Inspection Technician positions available.

For more info go to:


ARE YOU A RISK TAKER?  PASSIONATE ABOUT MATH?  Then consider a career as an actuary!
The Society of Actuaries will be hosting a presentation on Tuesday, April 15, in 101 Bradfield Hall, beginning at 4:30pm.

·       Be An Actuary ( is an award-winning site geared toward those with a developing interest in the profession (i.e., high-school or career changers).

·       Risk Is Opportunity ( is geared toward current college students and has interactive videos featuring actuaries talking about their success and their pathway to becoming an actuary.  Many actuaries have shared a glimpse of their Outlook calendar and/or Twitter-style feed about what a Day-In-Their-Life looks like as a practicing actuary.

For additional information on the event, contact Professor Joshua Woodard, jdw277@cornell, 217-979-1251; for more information in general,

FULL-TIME Field and Lab Coordinator:  Barnegat Bay Partnership – Tom’s River, New Jersey
The Barnegat Bay Partnership (BBP) is seeking to fill an opening for a full-time field and lab coordinator to be based in our Toms River office. The selected candidate will assist BBP staff with various field and laboratory projects, including water quality monitoring/testing and wetlands, jellyfish, and fisheries monitoring and assessment. They will be responsible for the care of field and laboratory equipment, including various water quality meters and other gear, and will assist with data collection, data entry, and preliminary data analyses and graphical presentation using spreadsheet, database (e.g., Microsoft Excel or Access) and other software. The position also supports field and laboratory projects by conducting literature reviews and drafting short sections for reports. As with all BBP staff they will also be expected to communicate with the public informally regarding the field and or laboratory projects they work on.
Required qualifications include: a Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, or a related discipline (e.g., environmental science, marine biology) required; one year experience in both laboratory and field work; ability to obtain a N.J. Boating Safety certificate within three-months of being hired; one year experience in water quality monitoring, wetland assessment, fishery surveys, or related research activities; ability to work in strenuous field settings, including lifting at least 30 pounds and pulling a seine net; one year demonstrated experience in developing and presenting information on field or laboratory projects; and a N.J. Driver’s license.
This is for an initial contract period of one-year, with further employment depending on available funding. Salary is commensurate with experience, and includes a benefit package.
For additional information and to apply, please visit
The Barnegat Bay Partnership is one of 28 Congressionally designated National Estuary Programs throughout the United States working to improve the health of nationally significant estuaries. The program is sponsored by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the Ocean County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and Ocean County College. For more information on the BBP please visit

New York Sea Grant will be hiring multiple college students to fill our launch steward positions. These are paid positions. Many former stewards have used these positions to fulfill internship requirements for their degree program.  7 county area on Oneida Lake & South/East Lake Ontario

Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. Interviews will begin 3/31/14 or sooner. Applicants can email me the application materials referenced in the position description that is attached or at:

2014 RIVER STEWARD – Ausable River Watershed
Position Description: The Ausable River is nationally and internationally known for its trout fishery, spectacular scenery, and exceptional recreational opportunities. A host of aquatic and terrestrial invasive species threaten these valued resources. The Ausable River Association’s River Steward helps the Association (AsRA) and partners protect the region from these invaders by educating river users and the community about invasive species threats and spread prevention. Primary duties include riverside education of anglers and river users about invasives and how to clean their gear; working with local fly fishing shops to develop cleaning stations and outreach material; hosting farmers’ market stands and other events to educate the general public; and accurate tracking and reporting of activities. The River Steward will work with AsRA’s executive director to develop a work plan that meets the needs of the program and complements the Steward’s skill set and learning objectives.

Qualifications: Qualified River Steward candidates are well-organized, self starters who are outgoing and enthusiastic about working directly with the public; able to communicate effectively in person and in writing; capable of performing duties independently; eager to work outdoors and in all normal weather conditions; and are attentive to detail. Proficiency with Excel and Word programs is essential. Knowledge of data collection techniques and experience with public outreach and education is a plus. A successful candidate will have completed – or be near completion of – a degree in natural resources, biology, environmental science, or a related field. He or she will have demonstrated a commitment to conservation. Knowledge of fisheries, aquatic ecosystems and invasive species is a plus. The Steward must hold a valid driver’s license and have regular access to a reliable vehicle.

Position Details and Compensation: This position is contractual, with hourly compensation of approximately $10-12 per hour (depending on experience) for up to 40 hours each week (hours mid-summer may be lower). Weekend work is required. Position runs from April to October 10, 2014, with some flexibility.

To Apply: Submit a cover letter (explaining your interest and specific qualifications), resume, and contact information for three professional references by email in PDF format to; please place “River Steward” and your last name in the subject line. Application review will begin March 24, 2014but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. AsRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

FULL-TIME position for Graduates or Graduating Seniors: Ausable River Association – Stewardship & Outreach Coordinator–Connecting Communities, Protecting the River
The stewardship & outreach coordinator will work with the executive director (ED) to advance the mission of the Ausable River Association (AsRA). We seek an individual with a passion for understanding and communicating the important role of the Ausable River in our community; a desire to build public awareness of river issues; knowledge of the natural sciences (biology, ecology, botany, hydrology, or similar); experience conducting field monitoring programs; an ease talking and working with the public, technical experts, landowners, government officials, donors, and volunteers; and a flair for managing events as diverse as tree planting, canoe raffles, fly-fishing festivals, donor events, and our Ride for the River. This is a position that can grow over time with the strengths of the right candidate. Work is focused in communities along the river including: Lake Placid, Keene, Keene Valley, Wilmington, Jay, Au Sable Forks, Clintonville, and Keeseville – all in the beautiful Adirondack Park of upstate New York.

Outreach and Education
Raise public awareness of the river and the issues facing it via educational programs for adults and children in a wide variety of venues such as schools, farmers markets, festivals, local business events, and more
·       Organize outreach to the community to gather public and stakeholder input and support for the Ausable River

Watershed Management Plan
·       Attend and assist with municipal planning and technical meetings and training opportunities as requested
·       Oversee summer Port-a-John program
·       Augment work of 2014 River Steward

Event Management
·       Oversee planning, execution, and volunteer support of a wide array of AsRA public events including:
·       Riparian buffer management via tree-planting opportunities
·       Fundraising and awareness building events – Ride for the River and Mountaineer Trail Run
·       Volunteer clean ups and work days
·       Assist board members and ED with donor events

Watershed Stewardship
·       Develop and manage volunteer monitoring programs and train volunteers to assist with field monitoring
·       Provide technical assistance to the public with regard to watershed management
·       Work with ED to learn about and assist with restoration projects so as to better understand and communicate this side of AsRA work to the public, to AsRA partners, and to stakeholders

Communications Support
·       Help create and then help manage new website; run AsRA Facebook page
·       Assist with new publications (electronic and hard copy) to donors and supporters
·       Manage update emails to supporters
·       With ED, pursue opportunities to inform, develop, and post interpretive signage to inform and educate about the river, its tributaries, the watershed, and the partnerships and restoration work protecting these assets

·       Administrative work will be shared and includes printing, making copies, ordering office supplies, identifying vendors, writing and mailing thank you notes, opening mail and cataloging donations, and more
·       Occasional evening and weekend work required

·       Demonstrated excellence in public engagement and education, interpersonal and written communications
·       Ability to work cooperatively with a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and interests in the river
·       Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheets (Excel and Access), publishing, and database software; GIS knowledge a plus
·       Proficiency with web sites and social media outreach
·       Self-motivated, detail oriented with the ability to manage multiple projects on different timelines
·       Commitment to conservation and healthy watershed communities and passion for the AsRA mission
·       Sense of humor, ability to listen well and hear all perspectives, willingness to do manual labor (like tree planting), and strong sense of integrity

·       Experience with program development and implementation, public education, and events management in a non-profit organization, or comparable experience
·       Comfort with developing cost estimates, working within a budget, and tracking expenses
·       Knowledge of river science, fisheries, aquatic ecosystems, and/or invasive species is a plus
·       Grant writing, report writing, and donor database management experience is a plus
·       BS or BA required; an advanced degree in a relevant field is encouraged
·       Must hold valid driver’s license and have regular access to a reliable vehicle

About the Position

Status: Full-Time (35 hours) with health benefits

Start Date: Immediately

Salary: $30,000 – $35,000, commensurate with experience

About Us: The Ausable River Association (AsRA) is a nonprofit organization that works cooperatively with landowners, municipalities, and government agencies to protect the wild, scenic, and recreational resources of the Ausable River watershed in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate New York. The Ausable River is nationally and internationally known for its trout fishery, spectacular scenery, and exceptional recreational opportunities. Protecting the river from current threats and restoring its natural balance is an ongoing challenge and AsRA has been stewarding the river and its watershed since 1998. A small, professional staff, dedicated volunteer board, and numerous volunteers work to address threats to water quality and river ecology through education, advocacy, and by implementing effective restoration, monitoring, and stewardship projects. Find us at: and on Facebook. AsRA is an equal opportunity employer.

To Apply:
Submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references by email to: Place your last name and the word “coordinator” in the subject line. Application review will begin March 31, 2014, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


PAID CALS NYS Internship Program Opportunity Still Available!!!

The Invasive Species Educator internship opportunity is with Cornell’s University’s Hudson Valley Research Laboratory in Highland, NY.  The intern will utilize audio and video technologies to develop community outreach to increase awareness of invasive species and the impacts that they can have in agricultural production systems.  Please see attached position description.
The 2014 program deadline for applications has closed, but we are still accepting applications for this position.  Students should contact the program ASAP ( to apply.

Please note:
Applicants must be CALS majors or minors.  Sophomores and juniors are preferred; we will, however, consider applications from first year undergraduate students, first semester seniors and returning graduate students.  Second semester seniors are ineligible because there is a fall 2014 component.    Participating students receive 2 course creditsand a $4,000 stipend.

Information about the overall program is available on the CALS NYS Internship Program website.
Nature Conservancy’s LEAF Program Seeking Summer Mentors

The Nature Conservancy’s Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future (LEAF) Program is currently recruiting summer Mentors to work with urban high school interns this summer, and we need your help to find talented and dedicated staff to join the movement to engage and employ the next generation of conservationists!
The Mentor position is a GREAT residential paid summer job opportunity for a teacher or other youth development professional with a passion for the outdoors and positive youth development. The position runs from late June to early August and consists of living, working, and recreating on one or more nature preserves located in 30 states across the country.

The LEAF program provides paid, residential summer jobs in conservation for urban high school students attending environmental high schools. The mentor oversees a four person team of high school youth – chaperoning and guiding the team during the whole month. While the primary duty is mentoring the students and ensuring they are getting the most out of the experience, mentors are also expected join the students in every aspect of their conservation work, which can include outdoor physical labor such as clearing trails, shellfish restoration, and planting seedlings. On the weekend the team engages in outdoor adventures such as kayaking or horseback riding. The mentor will also take the students on three college visits during the month. The main qualifications we are looking for are a minimum of 2 years experience working with high school (preferably urban) youth, experience with outdoor work or physical labor, and enthusiasm.

The salary for the month (plus the 5 day residential training) is $4300. In addition, all additional expenses are paid for, including food, lodging, travel and recreation. The full details of the job description are at the link below, and feel free to have interested parties contact Desiree Herrera if they have any questions about the position, and for any questions about the application process.

To apply, please go to: , scroll down and click on “Search Current Openings” then enter 41884 in the “Keywords” box.

To read more info on the program please visit You can also watch a national CBS news segment on the program here:

TOMPKINS ENERGY CORPS — 2014 Summer Internships

What is the Energy Corps?  The Energy Corps is a division of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County that seeks to dramatically expand the implementation of energy efficient behaviors and technologies in Tompkins County.  Our dynamic team of student interns is responsible for the development, operation and execution of a diverse set of projects to raise awareness about the benefits of energy efficiency and support community members that are looking for different ways to save energy.

Work Scope: This summer Energy Corps interns will work as research assistants on a project designed to increase participation in energy efficient living and DIY energy-saving home and apartment improvements. Research assistants will be involved in implementing the project by planning outreach efforts, conducting door-to-door surveying, development of DIY programs, organizing DIY workshops and leading the DIY training workshops.

Desired Qualifications
• Strong interpersonal skills, comfortable with cold calling and door-to-door surveying.
• Interest in issues related to environmental conservation, climate change, community education and outreach.
• Position will be 20 to 40hrs/week, May 29th through August 9th. Dates are flexible and an extended session is possible. Some weekend availability is required.
• This is a paid internship ($10 to 15/hour).
• Applications will be reviewed and interviews scheduled on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.
• Interns will be based at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County, 615 Willow Ave., Ithaca.

To Apply
1.  Email your resume to Write “Resume for Tompkins Energy Corps” in the subject line.  Use the format “last name_first name.doc (or pdf)” when naming files.
2.  Complete the online application

For questions or more information contact Kevin Posman, Energy Corps Program Manager, at or 607-272-2292

Graduating Seniors –please note:

Graduate Assistantship/ Invasive Species Biology and Management:  SUNY ONENTA –  Apply by April 15, 2014.

The Department of Biology at SUNY Oneonta is offering an assistantship in a Master of Science (M.S.) in Biology. The incumbent will work with Dr. David Wong, Dr. Willard Harman, other researchers, and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) to examine the effectiveness of various decontamination tools that can be employed by boaters to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species during boating activities. The incumbent will engage in field work to collect water and zebra mussel samples, enumerate mussel veligers and adults, identify and count benthic samples, summarize water quality data, present research results in agency meetings, and draft reports to the funding agency.

This graduate assistantship depends upon an agreement being finalized with NYS DEC. Funding is available for 2 years including a stipend ($1,200/month for 22 months) and partial tuition ($9,600). Minimum requirements include: 1. A Bachelor’s degree in either Ecology, Biology, Limnology, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences, or a related field with a minimum GPA of 3.0; 2. Applicants must be able to work both inside and outside in all weather conditions; 3. Must have a clean driving record; 4. Proven ability to work independently and interactively with a multidisciplinary team. GRE is preferred, but not required.

The position start date is August 25, 2014. Interested individual should send a CV, letter describing their qualifications, a contact list of two references, and unofficial transcripts to Dr. David Wong ( (Tel: 1-607-436-3188). Electronic submission is preferred. The due date for the application is April 15, 2014.  More information about the Biology Department, Biological Field Station, and graduate studies at SUNY Oneonta can be found from the following website:

Biology Department:

Biological Field Station:

Graduate School:

More information about the Biology Department, Biological Field Station, and graduate studies at SUNY Oneonta can be found from the following website:

Biology Department:

Biological Field Station:

Graduate School:



The American Forest Foundation (Washington, DC) seeks a part-time summer intern to do audience analysis, marketing data coordination and project management. The paid position will be open until filled but interviews will be conducted in late March-early April. The announcement can be found here:



Do you want to stay in Ithaca this summer?  Do you like working outdoors? Do you want to learn more about trees in the urban environment?  Do you want $12/hour for an internship position?  Do you have Federal Work Study Aid?  Then you should find out more about the Urban Forestry Internship with the City of Ithaca.
Find out more by searching job # 54704 at
OR contact Jeanne Grace @

FOR Graduating Seniors:  New employment opportunities in natural science in Cape Town, South Africa

i) C4 EcoSolutions ( – an environmental consultancy that designsinter alia ecological restoration projects for the United Nations Environment Program; and
ii) Exploring the Bio-edge ( – an online publication that specialises in lateral thinking across the spectrum of biological theory.
Please see details on the internships below.

C4 EcoSolutions ( and Exploring the Bio-edge( are employing natural scientists in literature research, data analysis, and the writing of technical reports and semi-popular articles. The positions available are internships for the first year, and full consulting positions from the second year onwards. The consultancy C4 EcoSolutions specialises in ecological restoration, climate change adaptation, validation of carbon credits, nature conservation and community development. The online publication Exploring the Bio-edge promotes environmental awareness through original theorising across the biological spectrum while fostering a spirit of enquiry and an appreciation of nature. Our team of 18 environmental professionals at C4 EcoSolutions is based in Cape Town, South Africa. C4 operates in more than 40 African, Asian-Pacific and Caribbean countries and its main clients include UNDP, UNEP, IFAD, GIZ and World Bank Group. Exploring the Bio-edge is read online worldwide.
Applicants for internships need a degree in natural science and skill in writing English.

Exploring the Bio-edge demands lateral thinking, a deep interest in natural history, and an innovative presentation of biology. Successful applicants for this semi-popular media initiative will be able to: i) combine a courageous scientific spirit with cognitive rigour; ii) set new standards in creativity and artfulness; iii) cross disciplinary boundaries conceptually and in literature searches; and iv) proofread expertly. Proficiency in electronic media is essential and experience in online marketing will be advantageous.

Remuneration will be in line with salaries for environmental professionals in Cape Town. Overseas applicants considering moving to Cape Town might note that Cape Town was rated: i) partly in terms of ‘value for money’, as the “Best World City” in the Telegraph Travel Awards of 2008; and ii) as the number one place to visit in the world by the New York Times in 2014 (see Contracts of remote work via Skype and email will be considered.

Please see application details at and Short-listed candidates will be interviewed via Skype and tested for proficiency in writing. Applications end 30 April 2014.


FOR Graduating Seniors and alumni with some knowledge of horticulture.
Farm/Store Manager at Harvest Moon Farm and Orchard, North Salem NY

Harvest Moon Farm and Orchard is looking to hire a manager to help farm store as well as in the field. We are a pick your own apple orchard; we grow our own vegetables; Run a CSA; Raise beef; Raise chickens for egg production; and just last month received our Farm Winery license.  The position would involve overseeing farm store produce, managing our existing CSA, and helping in other farm activities.  Applicants should be good with customers, knowledgeable about food/produce, and capable of working with others.  Applicants should also be ambitious and self-reliant because this job entails managing some aspect of the business with little oversight.  This job will have an hourly wage and typically runs from April through December.  Job starts this spring/summer.

For more information, please contact information Kevin Covino (see below). Interested individuals can learn more the details of the job by contacting Kevin.
Kevin Covino — Phone: 845 629 1832 —


AWWA Remote Policy Interns would remain at their home universities for the summer and be paid a stipend of $3,000 for working approximately 10-12 hours per week over on drinking water policy projects and their report/paper will be published in the AWWA Journal. Interns can either develop a policy analysis project that is based on their ongoing research at their home institution or conduct a separate policy analysis project that is of interest to the applicant and useful to AWWA.

Interested students should send a short proposal to Remote Policy Interns by March 7th. AWWA will conduct phone interviews the following weeks and will notify applicants by April 18th regarding acceptance.
Throughout April and May 2014, AWWA staff will work with the students to ensure that the policy research and analysis can be completed during the summer, i.e., to ensure that the scope of the project is not too broad and would take too much time. Additionally, the conference calls will determine any data needs for the selected proposals and start any of the necessary data collection. During the summer, the Remote Policy Intern will research and complete their work. The work will culminate with a report that will be published in the March issue of the AWWA Journal. The intern will also be asked to submit an abstract for ACE15 in Anaheim, CA.
AWWA will contract directly with the interns, not the academic institution.

Proposals should be limited to 4 pages, not including a resume. Proposals will be evaluated on the following criteria (weighted equally):
• Originality of the policy research and analysis;
• Potential applicability in EPA’s regulatory development process;
• Technical and policy qualifications of the applicant

Each of the AWWA Remote Policy Interns will be paired with an AWWA DC staff person in the in order to provide guidance on their policy research. Each Intern will travel once to the Washington, DC Office during the summer to develop a better understanding of how water works in Washington. AWWA will provide travel reimbursement normal business travel expenses for the trip to Washington, DC, a trip to ACE14 in Boston, MA, and potentially for a trip to ACE15 in Anaheim, CA if the abstract is accepted for that conference.

Any questions about the Remote Policy Intern program can be emailed to Alan Roberson, AWWA’s Director of Federal Relations at
Seasonal Aides — Division Fish and Wildlife; Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Gain valuable job knowledge with the Indiana Division of Fish and Wildlife this summer. IDNR annually employs approximately 25 seasonal aides to assist biologists with fisheries projects. To apply, please email a resume with employment history and transcripts to the address below.

Compensation:  $9.89/hr; Subject to change

Responsibilities and Assignments:  Seasonal naturalist aides are hired approximately spring through fall to assist district fish management and research biologists, hatchery managers, in conducting field and laboratory investigations. This includes lake and stream fish population surveys, angler surveys, fish population estimates, water quality analysis, vegetation management and fish culture activities.
Aides assist with biological research projects by gathering and processing data, and performing related duties such as operating, maintaining and constructing the equipment used to collect the data.
Working Conditions:  Seasonal naturalist aides work outdoors in all types of weather conditions. Physical labor can include lifting, walking and working in and around water and a variety of outside and indoor environments. Work assignments may include varied schedules and hours.

Requirements:  Seasonal naturalist aides must have a valid driver license and an acceptable driving record.

Desired Skills:  Applicants for these positions are expected to have basic knowledge of math and scientific methods, as well as the ability to communicate effectively with the public. Students with a background in fisheries/aquatic sciences are preferred.

Location: Positions are available statewide. Some locations provide limited free housing. Please indicate geographic preference (North/South) with resume.

Application Process:  Please email resume and transcript to Jerri Smith ( for consideration. Please include earliest starting date and latest ending date.

The University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program is seeking a summer intern for our Peter J. Rappa Sustainable Coastal Development internship program. The intern will have the opportunity to be involved in various aspects of coastal sustainability, and work directly with our UH Sea Grant Center for Smart Building and Community Design.
Potential projects/work topics include:  Develop policy and planning recommendations for incorporating sea-level rise adaptation and hazard mitigation into planning processes, plans, and designs Identify opportunities to account for sea-level rise and its associated hazards into existing regulatory and planning frameworks Produce briefing sheets for the local planning community on sea level rise risk and vulnerability Produce informational and education materials and resources on topics of tsunami evacuation zones, routes, and refuges Conduct research and outreach on Smart Growth and Sustainable Coastal Development measures and metrics Develop multimedia (e.g., print, video, internet) outreach materials of the Center’s activities

The intern will also gain an understanding of the multifaceted operations of the UH Sea Grant College Program through shadowing other extension agents and participating in their activities as scheduling permits.

Location:   University of Hawaii at Manoa (Honolulu, Hawaii)

Hours:   40 hrs. per week at $15 per hour for 8 weeks (June – August)

Application:  Please submit a cover letter, resume, and two references to:
Cindy Knapman, Communications Leader, UH Sea Grant College
For more information please visit: or call (808) 956-7410.

Full Time Working Field Manager Position Available, Wellwood Orchard, Vermont — Immediate opening

Wellwood Orchard, Springfield, Vermont is a well establish apple orchard with approximately 75 acres of fruit trees, berries and stone fruits. We have multiple varieties of apples beginning to harvest in late July through October. We also grow the finest strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, cherries, peaches, plums and pears. In our retail store on site, open daily from June until November, we sell our produce summer though fall, a variety of Vermont products, home baked goods, gift items and more. We have an excellent PYO business with loyal local customers and a tourist clientele.

Our petting zoo, wagon rides, and annual Customer Appreciation Day provide our community with a safe, affordable, family friendly experience. We believe in value for our customers and their families.
We are looking for a FULL TIME trustworthy, working Field manager with mechanical ability, knowledge of crops, experience with pruning fruit trees, cultivating, spraying (pesticide usage), pest monitoring, irrigation, harvesting and more. The right person will take pride in quality produce, have a drive to learn and continue to grow with the business. We are willing to train, but some of the above knowledge/experience is required. Mentoring will be a constant until candidate is ready.

This is a full time position that will be demanding of your time during harvest but rewarding just the same. The person we seek doesn’t mind working for a living. You will need to be committed to the orchard during harvest season (June/July thru October) for long hours, including most weekends and some overnights. After harvest, there will continue to be a full time work week available, with a flexible schedule for the right person.

Compensation depends upon experience. Harvest bonus potential.

Please send inquiry and/or resume to:

Positions:      Full time (approximately 30) and part time (few) positions available.
Full-time (40 hours) – work all weekends plus 3 days per week (5 days per week total);
Part time position works weekends, plus one weekday morning.
Supervisory positions (2)

Background & Mission of the Program

The Watershed Stewardship Program (WSP) at Paul Smith’s College is a community‑based program designed primarily to educate the public about aquatic invasive species (AIS) issues pertaining to specific watersheds. Stewards interact with visitors at boat ramps and perform watercraft inspections intended to prevent the transport of AIS. The WSP also fulfils research and service functions. Visit this link for our annual report:
Steward locations: Lake Placid/Saranac Lake/Tupper Lake area, Chateaugay Lake, Cranberry Lake, Long Lake, Raquette Lake, Fulton Chain of Lakes, Stillwater Reservoir, Saratoga Lake and other lakes.  Most stewards should be located within commuting distance of Paul Smith’s College, Saratoga Lake, Tupper Lake, or Raquette Lake.  Housing is not provided by WSP.

Term of appointment: May 19 – August 24, 2014 (14 weeks); 1 additional week until Labor Day required, depending on employee’s fall semester school schedule (15 weeks total) Base pay: $13.50/hour

Duties & Responsibilities:
• Public education and natural/cultural history interpretation.
• Perform watercraft inspections; remove AIS, operation of boat wash station (where present).
• Data collection: boat launch use patterns, AIS removal.
• Service projects (one day per week): invasive species mapping and control, loon monitoring, trail maintenance, write newsletter, update social media, environmental education with all ages and presentations.
• Report writing.

General Qualifications:
• Completed or pursuing a degree in natural resources, biology, environmental studies, science, or a related field.
• Capable of performing duties independently and proactively.
• Strong verbal communication, writing, and environmental interpretation skills.
• Ability to work in rainy weather, both on and off the water.
• Must possess and provide proof of medical coverage effective during the period of this appointment.
• Individual vehicle needed for commuting to duty stations.
Specialty Skills Preferred
• Experience operating and navigating small watercraft.
• Writing, desktop publishing, public speaking/education proficiency.
• Capacity to carry and maneuver up to 50 pounds and perform other strenuous activities.
• Experience, training, and/or NYS certification in herbicide use

To Apply:
Applicants may submit a letter of intent, resume and contact information for three professional references.   Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged and should be sent in Word format to:

Mailing address: Director of Human Resources, Paul Smith’s College, PO Box 265, Paul Smiths, NY  12970.
Faxed to: (518) 327-6161. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Interviews with selected candidates will be conducted either in-person, via telephone, or computer conferencing.
Paul Smith’s College values diversity in the College community and seeks to assure equal opportunity through its continued Affirmative Action program.      EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

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