Oct 14th, 2011
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.
Please join us and hear from faculty and students from Cornell and Sea Education Association. Pizza and Drinks Served!
Opportunities in Marine Science:
Shoals Marine Lab, Marine Biology at Cornell (Concentration within Biology and also the minor), and SEA Semester
Monday, October 7th, 12:15-1:15pm
206 Stimson Hall
It’s okay to come for part or all of the meeting. If you can’t make it but are interested in learning more, here are some helpful websites:
Campaign Description:In the Manhattan office we will be working with Environment NY on their campaign to ban Marcellus Shale gas drilling. Horizontal high-volume hydraulic fracturing in the Marcellus Shale, called “fracking” for short, is the leading environmental issue in our state. The grassroots efforts of Environment New York and other environmental organizations has kept drilling out of our state so far, but the oil and gas industry have been relentless in pressuring the State to allow drilling.
We don’t have to look farther than our next-door neighbors in Pennsylvania to see the risks inherent in Marcellus Shale gas drilling. Since 2004, the gas industry has drilled more than 3,000 fracking wells in Pennsylvania and has left a trail of environmental pollution and public health problems in its wake. It has contaminated drinking water with toxic chemicals such as benzene, toluene and formaldehyde, and dumped under-treated drilling waste in rivers and streams. Health experts are finding huge risks from air pollution near drilling sites, and residents living near gas operations have consistently experienced dizziness and nosebleeds.
Gov. Cuomo is moving closer to allowing Fracking here in New York and we know that is a result of the influence of huge corporations like Halliburton and ExxonMobil. Currently the governor is proposing opening up 5 rural New York counties along the Pennsylvania border to gas drilling. The plan is to start with 5 counties, but we’ve seen in other states that once the drillers get their boots in the door, they will push and push to get into the rest of the state, from the Finger Lakes to the Catskills. If we’re going to defend New York’s health and environment from Marcellus Shale drilling, we need to make sure the Governor and our legislators in Albany hear the voice of the public over the voice of the gas industry.
Job Activities/Scope: We sign up members and fundraise for Environment New York through street canvassing. We get out into public places and talk with as many people as possible about the work of Environment New York. We identify people who support the issue and get them involved. Canvassers will receive rigorous training on the skill of canvassing, and will have the opportunity to receive optional, additional trainings campaign skills such as generating local media coverage, petitioning, and campaign strategy.
Knowledge and Skills: There are no requirements for prior knowledge or skills. Broadly, we are looking for candidates who work hard, communicate well, and are interested in working toward positive social change.
Compensation/Pay: The average pay is $11-$16 per hour.
The New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) would like to notify everyone that they have now posted the Onondaga Lake Watershed Coordinator job opportunity on their website. For those of you who are interested, please follow this link:
The position has also been posted in the employment section of the www.syracuse.com website and was scheduled to be advertised in the April 1st edition of the Post Standard.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me by email or by phone at (315) 472-2150.
Onondaga Environmental Institute
An opportunity is now available for a Research Scientist position (full time, permanent) to lead research focusing on the development and application intensive silvicultural practices to increase the production of wood products while sustaining ecosystem services. The position is housed within the Southern Research Station’s Forest Watershed Science Unit, an interdisciplinary team addressing the sustainability of forested landscapes at multiple scales. The position is located at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Savannah River Site, near Aiken South Carolina, and the research program is funded by the DOE to advance research on bioenergy systems and other issues associated with sustainable management of forested landscapes.
CLICK HERE to read the outreach notice and for more information on the position and how to apply.
The Wildlands Studies Program, California State University, Monterey Bay offers a series of environmental and cultural ecology field studies that we invite you to join. This year you can choose among eighteen wildlife, wildland and cultural ecology field studies searching for solutions to environmental and cultural challenges. Each program grants 4-12 upperdivision units credit. Please note that all programs are open and accepting applications now. Field studies take place in wildland locations throughout the Montana Rockies, California, Alaska, Minnesota, Belize, Peru, Chile, India, Thailand, Ecuador, South Africa, Zambia, Australia, China, Costa Rica and New Zealand.
All of our programs, now available for your consideration are described at our website:
www.wildlandsstudies.com (please click on or type in this address on your browser); or a catalog can be sent to you in the mail. Our email address is email@example.com If you have questions about any of our programs, please feel free to get back in touch with us.
Looking for a summer job in Ithaca?
Check out these job opportunities
29 college internship & permanent job postings are now available Ohio EPA. Two of these permanent jobs are seldom open and highly coveted in “fish-kicking” & “bug picking” for biologists. The details can be found at http://agency.governmentjobs.
Clemson University’s Youth Learning Institute is looking for college students to work as summer counselors at our summer camps for Summer 2013. Camp Wildlife takes place at Camp Bob Cooper and is located off the beautiful shores of Lake Marion in Summerton, SC. We work with children between the ages of 8-14. The program activities include:
- BB Gun, rifle & basic archery instruction
- Sporting Clays
- Wildlife ecology, outdoor survival skills
- ATV operation & safety
- Swimming, canoeing, climbing wall and group games
Please read the job description along with a one-page flyer of all the camps run over the summer. The Youth Learning Institute has really appreciated your help with this in the past. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or via phone (864-376-4201).
Youth Learning Institute| Clemson University
202 Barre Hall| Clemson, SC 29634
Industrial Economics, Incorporated (IEc) seeking Associate
IEc is currently seeking an Associate candidate with a strong scientific background in ecology, biology, chemistry, toxicology, or other natural science to assist with technical analyses of environmental data in the context of government regulations and policy. Candidate must have the ability to clearly communicate complex technical information (oral and written), and experience reviewing and analyzing both qualitative and quantitative information. Knowledge of databases, statistics, and/or GIS is beneficial but not required.
This Associate position is specifically for candidates who will have completed an advanced degree in a science discipline by June, 2013. We are accepting applications until the position is filled, making the deadline probably the end of March, at the latest. Candidates should apply online at www.indecon.com. When they get to the careers page, they’ll be asked to upload a Cover Letter, Resume, Writing Sample, Unofficial Transcript(s), and list of three references.
IEc is an Equal Opportunity Employer; however, at this time we are not considering candidates requiring H1-B sponsorship.
If you have questions, please contact Kate Phelps KPhelps@indecon.com.
Eko Tracks offers study abroad programs in veterinary science and wildlife conservation, internships in wildlife conservation and park management, a volunteer opportunity in wildlife rehabilitation, a field expedition and eco tours in southern Africa. These are specifically designed for students, nature and outdoor lovers, adventurers and other interest groups.
The veterinary study abroad program in South Africa is designed for students in veterinary science, vet tech or pre-vet with a focus on wildlife veterinary science, wildlife diseases and medicine, participation in capture and care of wild animals, breeding of rare species, wildlife rehabilitation, ecosystems and biodiversity conservation. The adventure-filled wildlife conservation study abroad program in South Africa focuses on field techniques, sustainable resource utilization, ecosystem and biodiversity conservation, game reserve and resort management, and game capture operations. The above programs are offered through lectures, field work and interactions with field vets, biologists and conservationists. These programs are endorsed by the University of Pretoria (South Africa) and the International Council for Game and Wildlife Conservation.
We offer two internships in wildlife conservation. One program is operated on a large biosphere reserve in South Africa where you will acquire knowledge in vegetation monitoring, wildlife population surveys including lions, rhinos and elephants, habitat management, biodiversity and park management. The other program, carnivore conservation is in Namibia where you radio track released predators, set camera traps, collect field data and practice animal care.
The volunteer program in Namibia is at a wildlife sanctuary where volunteers work with African wildlife including cheetahs, wild dogs, lions, baboons etc.. A unique field expedition, led by a wildlife ecologist explores the landscapes, ecosystems, diversity of wildlife, conservation challenges and parks of Namibia. You will experience behind the scenes activities and discover considerably more than on a typical African safari.
Read more about these exciting educational programs (itinerary, dates, prices etc.) on our website www.ekotracks.com and on Facebook ekotracks. If you need further information, please contact us.
Cell (919) 800-8514
Fax (919) 363-2251
Environmental students & experts needed!
1. Sustainable Energy, Tanzania
They have a real need for people that know solar energy
2. Environmental Law & Resource Management, Uganda
This is where environmental, political & economic affairs intersect
3. Protecting the Environment, Ghana
1. Saving the tropical rain forest and the environment, Indonesia
2. Train youth in environmental matters, Thai-Burma border.
1. Sustainable Energy, Bolivia (Spanish fluency not required but helpful)
2. Marine Conservation, Belize
3. Rabble-rousing activists, Ecuador (Spanish required)
Please read NGOabroad website
and send answered Questionnaire and resume to:
These are volunteer opportunities.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
GS12/13, Hydrologist 1315
AREA OF CONSIDERATION: Government-wide and Demonstration
Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory
USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Otto, NC
The Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory of the Southern Research Station is recruiting a permanent Research Hydrologist. The position will be at the GS-12 or GS-13 level (salary range $68,809 to $89,450/yr plus standard Federal benefits for GS-12 or GS-13 at $81,823 to $106,369/yr). The duty station will be located at the Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory in Otto, NC. The Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory has been in continuous operation since 1934 and the research program spans the continuum of basic to applied science. Coweeta is a Long-Term Ecological Research Site and works cooperatively with several universities, National Forests, and local, state, and other federal agencies.
The incumbent will participate in ongoing team-oriented research focused on understanding responses of watershed ecosystems to anthropogenic and natural disturbances. Research opportunities include, but are not limited to: (1) summarizing, processing, and analyzing long-term hydrologic and climatologic data at the watershed scale (2) directing and implementing climatologic and hydrologic measurement networks using state-of-the-art monitoring equipment, and (3) development and applications of modeling, GIS, and landscape-scale analyses. In addition, the incumbent will have the opportunity to develop collaborative research with scientific staff and university partners on a variety of projects.
This position requires: (1) knowledge and skill in quantitative analyses of hydrologic, atmospheric and climatic data, database management, and quality assurance/quality control (2) knowledge and skill in streamflow, atmospheric and climate measurement equipment and techniques, (3) modeling and GIS expertise, and (4) participating in multidisciplinary, team-oriented research projects.
We anticipate officially announcing the position in the near future, with an anticipated starting date of mid-2013. If you are interested in this position, please fill out and return the attached outreach form and send to Dr. Chelcy R. Ford, Research Project Leader, USDA Forest Service, Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory, 3160 Coweeta Lab Rd, Otto, NC 28763 or email to email@example.com. Those interested will be sent a copy of the announcement with duties, qualifications required, and application instructions. For more information, contact Dr. Ford at 828-524-2128, ext. 118. The USDA Forest Service is an equal opportunity employer.
OUTREACH NOTICE FORM
Position Title/Series/Grade: Hydrologis
Duty Station: Otto, NC
I am interested in this position and will check http://www.usajobs.opm.
Are you currently a Federal employee: YES ____ NO ___
Current title/series/grade/location: ______________________________
Type of appointment you are currently under ______________________________
(e.g., Career, Career-Conditional, Excepted-ANILCA, Excepted VRA, etc)
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Open Entry-Level Position for Assistant Professor of Sociology, Tenure-Track
Department of Social Sciences, Michigan Tech University
Environmental Sociology position at Michigan Technological University – be a part of an excellent, dynamic group of Environmental and Energy Policy faculty and students with whom this person would work.
There is a new exciting job opportunity with Cornell Cooperative Extension/NY Sea Grant in Stony Brook, New York on the Extension Volunteer Monitoring Network website. An Outreach Coordinator for the Long Island Sound Study is being sought – to be filled as soon as possible. Here’s a link to where you can find more information: http://www.usawaterquality.
SOCIAL-ECOLOGICAL RESEARCH IN SOUTHERN PATAGONIA
Two opportunities working in Argentina and Chile on nature-human systems projects determining if a lack of current participation of landowners in ecosystem management is affected by decrepit incentives that fail to respond to feedback from underlying perceptions and ecosystem service delivery.
Project Title: Ecology, Culture, & Outcomes: Linking Human Perceptions and Socio-Ecological Thresholds for Ecosystem Resoration (ECO-Link)
Positions: Postdoctoral fellow in natural sciences; Master’s student in social sciences
Goal: To study efforts to control invasive beavers and reforest riparian zones on Tierra del Fuego Island
|USA, Bureau||Cap-Haïtien, Usine||Port-au-Prince, Dépôt|
|4488 Forest Park Ave,Suite 230St. Louis, MO 63108314 420-1634||Rte National #6Guillaudeux/Quartier Morin,Haiti509-2813-9004||3ème Avenue du Travail #23Port au Prince, Haiti509-3111-6343|
MFK AGRICULTURE PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Meds & Food for Kids (MFK) is a not-for-profit manufacturer of nutritious foods used for the treatement of malnutrition in Haiti. Currently, the primary products are peanut-based Ready-to-Use Therapeautic (RUTF) and Supplementary (RUSF) foods used by UNICEF, the World Food Progamme and other institutional care providers. MFK is partnered with the world’s leading producer of these products, Nutriset, and in 2012 has completed the construction of a 20,000 sqft facility in Cap Haitian, Haiti’s second largest city. MFK aims to combate malnutrition while creating economic development opportunities by employing local people and procuring locally sourced materials when possible, including processing local peanuts.
MFK’s agricultural goal is to develop the peanut farming industry in order to be able to purchase more low aflatoxin peanuts for use in our nutritional therapy products. MFK’s facilty includes a ½ MT/hr peanut processing line and has worked with over 1000 farmers and farmer cooperatives to improve peanut production in the region.
MFK offers the opportunity to share your skills and gain first-hand experience working in international development for an exciting young social enterprise. This position must be Haiti based. We request a 12-24 month commitment working with majority Haitian staff and several North American and European volunteer staff.
While the Cap-Haitien area is relatively quiet and peaceful, it is still underdeveloped. This experience is not for the faint of heart. It will challenge the Agriculture Program Coordinator in all regards: emotionally, socially, professionally, and more. This job is challenging, but it is also rewarding. You will be a vital, indispensable member of the MFK team in its quest to make life-saving RUTF available to all those who need it. The Coordinator will also live with other permanent and temporary MFK staff in an apartment, and be expected to contribute to communal chores and activities (marketing, cooking, cleaning, trips to the beach, etc.).
Agricultural Program Coordinator Job Description
The Agriculture Program Coordinator (APC) is responsible for developing and implementing programs that will improve farmer livelihoods, ensure a supply of high quality peanuts to MFK’s processing facility, and improve MFK’s ability to process raw peanuts into high quality roasted peanuts at an optimal efficiency.
Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
· Develop and implement programs aimed to improve the quantity and quality of peanuts in MFK’s supply chain, while improving farmer livelihoods. This includes:
· Working closely with faculty and students through the USAID’s Peanut Collaborative Research Support Program to develop and implement relevant research projects (e.g experimental plots, experimental uses for peanut waste, etc.)
· Collaborating with NGO’s, agribusinesses, and entities involved in agricultural development initiatives in northern and northeastern Haiti
· Work with farmers individually or through trainings to introduce improved production methods (e.g. fungicides, small tractors, irrigation, etc.)
· Ensure that improved seed from “International Crop Research Institute for Semi Arid Tropics” is multiplied and distributed to farmers
· Work with MFK’s quality department to ensure that peanut processing meets all international safety standards
· Monitor and improve the efficiency of peanut processing division
· Develop funding proposals to assure continued financial sustainability of agricultural projects
· Direct and supervise MFK’s agronomist, agricultural technician, agricultural development fellow, peanut processing officer, and peanut processing team in completing program tasks
· Other tasks and duties as assigned by the Executive Director or Deputy Director
· B.S. degree required, M.S. preferred, in an agricultural science (e.g. Crop and Soil Science, Plant Science, etc.), agricultural or development economics, or related field
· 1 year practical farming experience, experience with farm machinery
· 3-5 years of related work experience in agricultural development in a developing country, experience with peanuts a plus
· A minimum of 3 years in a supervisory capacity
· Knowledge of and experience working with international NGOs and foreign governments preferred
· Proficiency in English (spoken and written) required, proficiency in Creole and/or French (spoken and written) preferred
· Experience in grant writing and in winning project proposals with emphasis on agricultural development preferred
· Excellent leadership qualities and communication skills
Housing in an apt complex with other MFK ex-pats
Health and Medical evacuation insurance
4 weeks vacation, (3 of the weeks to be taken at factory closing mid Dec. to Jan.7, 2012) Haitian holidays apply, not US holidays
2 round trip tickets from home to Haiti per 12 months.
Sharing of 3 vehicles with other employees and volunteers
To apply: Please send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
For water quality related job postings, visit this site and check often as new opportunities are listed.
The National Center for Water Quality Research (NCWQR) of Heidelberg University seeks a highly motivated scientist possessing (1) a Ph.D. degree with research publications and experience relating agricultural BMP programs and watershed export studies, including phosphorus dynamics in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems; (2) proven experience in successful grant-writing as lead writer, grant management and timely project completion; (3) documented leadership qualities and communication skills; and (4) evidence of creativity and innovation in addressing environmental research and information needs. Experience interacting with food producers, soil and water district personnel, and agricultural scientists is highly desirable. A detailed job description is available at www.heidelberg.edu/ncwqr . The successful applicant will be hired on a year-around appointment with full employee benefits. Heidelberg University is a private, comprehensive Master’s institution located in Tiffin in northwestern Ohio. The University has an established reputation for academic excellence.
To apply, email as attachments (1) a letter explaining your qualifications for this position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) academic transcripts; (4) up to three recent peer-reviewed publications on which you are the senior author; and (5) the name, affiliation, email address, and telephone number of three references to email@example.com, attention: Nancy Miller. Screening of applications will begin immediately and will conclude when a suitable candidate is appointed.
The Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB) has a vacancy for a Natural Resources Specialist III. This position serves on the TSSWCB Statewide Resource Management team as a Nonpoint Source Project Manager. Please help us advertise the availability of this position by forwarding this email to any interested person.
For additional information, to view the full official vacancy posting, or to fill out an application, visit < http://www.tsswcb.texas.gov/employment/ >.
*** VACANCY – JOB DESCRIPTION – EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY ***
Position Title – Natural Resources Specialist III
Minimum Starting Annual Salary – $40,816
Location – Temple, Texas
Position Closing – Open Until Filled
Performs entry to intermediate level professional planning and project management. Responsibilities involve contributing to development of local, regional and/or state level plans or programs related to natural resource conservation with an emphasis on nonpoint source pollution abatement, water quality project management and implementation. Develops and carries out operational procedures for implementing programs and establishes methods for measuring progress related to their implementation. Statewide and overnight travel is required.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in agriculture, watershed management, environmental science, natural resource conservation, water resources or a related field is generally preferred.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of conservation planning; government organization and administration; formulation, coordination, and implementation methodologies; and the agency’s mission and interrelation with other departments. Ability to evaluate planning material prepared by consultants and other departments.
Ability to communicate with others in order to provide information, advice, and guidance to technical and program officials and provide/obtain information from agency employees, state and local planning commissions, and other organizations on a variety of controversial or complex issues. Good written and oral skills are required. Knowledge of the Clean Water Act, Texas Total Maximum Daily Load Program, quality assurance procedures, and the NRCS Field Office Technical Guide is preferred.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED
Collects, organizes, and analyzes data required in the development, implementation and evaluation of plans or programs to implement resource conservation and nonpoint source pollution abatement measures. Reviews and evaluates planning material related to resource conservation and nonpoint source pollution abatement. Consults and communicates with other departments, agencies, soil and water conservation districts and other groups in furthering interest and/or action regarding plans and programs related to resource conservation and nonpoint source pollution abatement. Assists with agency involvement in total maximum daily loads and quality assurance. Conducts field evaluations of resource conservation and nonpoint source pollution abatement projects or programs. Tracks deliverables and generates reports.
Complete a State of Texas application. Resumes may be submitted but will not be accepted in lieu of the application. For additional information, to view the full official vacancy posting, or to fill out an application, visit <http://www.tsswcb.texas.gov/employment/>.
This position exists due to federal grant funds available to the TSSWCB under the provisions of the federal Clean Water Act §319(h) nonpoint source grant program administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
*** VACANCY – JOB DESCRIPTION – EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY ***
JOB Announcement: Agronomic Consultant
Hire Date: Immediate Opening
We are a full service Agronomy and Agricultural Environmental Consulting Organization in Northern New York State. We have been in business since 2001 conducting business with larger farms which are regulated by the DEC for manure management and farmstead runoff. We have provided plans and recommendations that help the farm meet compliance with CAFO regulation, storm water permitting, mining permits, and other regulations as they pertain to agriculture. For many of the farms we work with, we also provide agronomy services, to include, field scouting to determine pest thresholds along with recommendations to improve economic viability. Fertilizer recommendations are based on manure inputs and crop yield expectations, pesticides are used on an as need basis to reduce pests below thresholds of economic loss. ArcGIS is used extensively to help manage and organize the farm projects and to help develop plans that are compliant with the regulations. Survey equipment and CAD has also been utilized to varying degrees for assisting Best Management Practice feasibility.
The goal of the organization is to be the industry leader in providing farm managers recommendations and services that will meet their agronomic and environmental concerns. In some cases environmental regulations may not be in the best interest of what is agronomically correct. It is our duty to find a way to make the two come together to keep the customer compliant while also achieving farm profitability.
The applicant must be able to see the big picture, must be highly motivated, solution oriented and willing to do what it takes to get the job done. Written and oral communication skills are necessary to developing long term value added relationships with the client. In many cases you will need to be able to communicate with regulators and other professionals in the industry to develop the best solution for the farm. Collaboration with other professionals will help strengthen your credibility as a planner and consultant.
The successful applicant will need to have a BS degree in Environmental or Agricultural Science with course work in Chemistry, Botany, Entomology, and/or Soils. Two years of experience is preferred but not required if applicant is teachable and willing to learn. Individuals without specified degree but with 5 or more years of experience in the agricultural sector conducting agronomy services may apply. The individual must be willing to work with crop production farms without cows and crop producing dairy farms that manage over 3500 cows. Applicant must be willing to acquire Certified Crop Advisor status within 2 years of successful hire. Applicant must be willing to develop skills to acquire certification as an Agricultural Environmental Planner within 5 years of successful hire.
Applicant will need to be able to:
• Have a valid driver’s license
• Operate 4 wheelers and other light equipment
• Walk corn, soybean, wheat, forage fields, and farmstead areas
• Know how to read maps
• Lift up to 100 lbs.
• Communicate orally and in writing
• Utilize computers and other electronic technology
• Demonstrate ability to utilize Microsoft Office 2007; in particular, Word and Excel.
• Work long hours during the busy times of the year
• Travel overnight several times throughout the year as needed.
• Solve problems and demonstrate ability to establish priorities, work independently and as a team, and complete objectives without supervision as required.
• Demonstrate ability to operate ArcGIS 9.3 or 10.
• Operate GPS survey equipment and CAD software is a plus.
Our company offers competitive compensation with current industry standards. Serious Inquiries should send resume and three references to: Terrym1@frontiernet.net
Nam Et-Phou Louey National Protected Area
Contract up to 12 months (renewable)
Purpose: The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has an MoU with the Government of Lao PDR to provide technical assistance to the Nam Et-Phou Louey National Protected Area (NEPL NPA) in northern Laos. The Site Coordinator will be the WCS on-site liaison between WCS, the NEPL NPA and other government organizations, and will build capacity of government and non-government staff working in the NPA Management Unit office to effectively administer daily protected area operations, information systems and logistics in the NEPL NPA.
Work with and provide training for a dynamic team of government and non-government staff to coordinate the management of on-site operations of the NEPL NPA that includes:
- Regular planning, implementing and reporting on protected area activities that encompasses forest protection, conservation education, land use planning, ecotourism, research and monitoring;
- Coordination with village, district and provincial government organizations to facilitate protected area activities;
- Design and maintenance of information management systems for recording, tracking and reporting on protected area activities conducted in several districts and villages around the NPA;
- Design and maintenance of systems to manage and track use and repair of NPA vehicles and equipment by field teams across several districts;
- Management and maintenance of computers, software, internet and IT system at the NPA office;
- Implementation of documented procedures and processes for managing and reporting on all expenses charged against donor funding for the NPA;
- Contribute to the prparation of funding proposals for future activities of the NPA.
- Extensive work experience in project management, with an understanding of protected area management and operations;
- Preferred candidate will have experience in protected area management with some experience in managing a forest protection system.
- Experienced in informal education of adults, including training, capacity-building and team building techniques;
- experience working with a diverse multi-cultural team;
- Cooperative attitude, reliable, well-organized and honest;
- Ability to work effectively and achieve objectives at a remote location with limited supervision;
- Ability to live in rural and relatively remote conditions, with good health and fitness;
- Applied practical and creative skills in problem solving;
- Good spoken and written English language skills; Lao language skills desirable
- Computer literacy in Word, Excel, Access and Powerpoint;
- Dedication to wildlife conservation and the mission of the Wildlife Conservation Society.
- Experience with management and development of budgets and expense reporting.
Ideally the position is based in Viengthong District, Houaphan Province with frequent travel to Vientaine. Both national and international candidates are encouraged to apply. Contractee will report directly to the Director of WCS Lao Program and the head of the NEPL NPA Management Unit. Salary is competitive based on experience.
Applicants can send email letter of application, CV and two letters of reference to Ms. Soudalath Phasavath at firstname.lastname@example.org
Application open until position filled
Only short listed candidates will be contacted for interview.
Director, American Tree Farm System (ATFS) Certification
Location: Washington DC Metropolitan Area
Helios is working with a national forest foundation that works on-the-ground with families, teachers and elected officials to promote stewardship and protect our nation’s forest heritage. A commitment to the next generation unites our nationwide network of forest owners and teachers working to keep our forests healthy and our children well-prepared for the future they will inherit.
Our client has an exciting opportunity for a Director, American Tree Farm System (ATFS) Certification. The Director, in conjunction with the Vice President, Woodlands is responsible for the development, implementation, and integrity of the ATFS certification program.
Read the full job description and find out how to apply here.
Job Vacancy: Deputy Commissioner of Sustainability
Work in New York City in the Bureau of Waste Prevention, Recycling and Reuse
This position an exciting chance to shape solid waste policy in New York City in the coming years. As context for this position and for more information about the City’s sustainability efforts, please feel free to link to PlaNYC (www.nyc.gov/planyc), the City’s sustainability blueprint.
Read the full job posting here
Do you have an interest in sustainability and energy conservation?
If so, there is a great job opportunity at Cornell University for you to be part of a dedicated and forward‐thinking energy management team.
This position will serve as the front door to the campus community to educate and promote conservation behaviors. Coordinate laboratory air flow, laboratory fume hood, plug load, and lighting behavior conservation initiatives within the overall Energy Conservation Initiative. Develop campus outreach programs to engage users in energy efficient behaviors. And much more…
See details on this flyer.
For additional information and to apply, go to http://www.ohr.cornell.edu/
Associate Director and Associate/Full Professor of ANR at VA Cooperative Extension
Virginia Cooperative Extension seeks an accomplished visionary leader of Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) Extension programs with the ability to engage faculty and stakeholders in pursuit of excellence. This position reports to the Director of Extension and is responsible for leading the ANR Extension education program supported by agents and specialists in three Virginia Tech colleges, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), College of Natural Resources and Environment (CNRE), and College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) and in cooperation with Virginia State University. Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) has geographic presence on the main campuses of Virginia Tech and Virginia State University, at the Agricultural Research and Extension Centers, and in the 107 Extension offices throughout the Commonwealth.
The successful candidate will lead VCE field and campus-based faculty to discern and identify critical issues and create research-based educational programs to address the needs of Virginia’s agriculture and natural resources sectors. This position will play a key role in establishing partnerships, engaging stakeholders, supporting development of knowledge-based resources, and VCE communication to the Commonwealth about ANR impacts.
Posting Number – 0121375
Job opening (Biometrician) with Iowa DNR wildlife research section
Willie Suchy is the research supervisor at Iowa DNR and is trying to recruit qualified and motivated applicants for this position. This position is a Natural Resources Biometrician and coordinates harvest surveys and manages the harvest-reporting database for Iowa’s game species as well as consults with biologists on the design and analysis of wildlife population surveys and research projects. The position is described in detail here:
If you would like more information please feel free to contact Willie Suchy.
Wildlife Research Supervisor
For the full job posting, click here: NR Biometrician External Boone 11-08
HB LTER Information Manager Job Announcement
The Hubbard Brook Long-Term Ecological Research program (HBR-LTER) seeks an Information Manager (IM)
to oversee the development and structure of the HBR-LTER information management system and to provide
expertise and support for scientists conducting HBR-LTER research projects and data syntheses.
The HBR-LTER is committed to making data and information publically available, which is accomplished primarily through the HBR-LTER website (www.hubbardbrook.org). The IM will further develop and update the website and will maintain, improve and create programs and scripts designed to query data and populate the website. The IM will improve access to GIS and remote sensing data on the website, make new spatial data available, and facilitate use of the data. The IM will assist HBR-LTER scientists with spatial data needs and will fulfill requests for creating maps and conducting spatial analyses. The IM will also track the location of research projects conducted at the HBR-LTER and will record information in a spatial database management system. In addition to HBR-LTER site specific activities, the IM will contribute to LTER network-wide information management activities and is expected to participate in meetings, ad-hoc working groups, and network-level committees. The position will require occasional travel including, but not limited to, national LTER Information Management meetings.
Questions concerning the position should be directed to Charles Driscoll at email@example.com. However, applicants for the position need to apply directly online to: https://www.sujobopps.com, Job Number 028468.
For more information, read the full job posting: Ad for CTD Data Manager 110411
The White House Council on Environmental Quality
Who Are We Looking For?
We are seeking talented, hard-working students interested in using public policy to improve our nation. You will have the chance to work in a challenging workplace with today’s top environmental policy analysts.
Candidates must have:
• The ability to handle the inherent pressure that accompanies working within the Executive Office of the President.
• The capability to work within a team-based environment, think quickly, and possess problem-solving skills.
• Excellent communications skills and computer literacy.
• Relevant classroom or practical experience.
• Strong interest in environment, energy, and government issues and a strong desire to learn.
• A high level of motivation and enthusiasm.
Most interns work a typical semester-based schedule (May – August, September – December, January – April); however a position may be customized based on applicant availability and project needs. (We strongly prefer candidates who are available to work full-time, but will consider applicants who cannot.)
• CEQ will work with interns who are attempting to arrange credit with a college or university to help fulfill academic requirements. All internship positions are unpaid.
• Please apply online at http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ceq/internships.
• Email any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a Spring Internship, please apply by November 1st.
For a Summer Internship, please apply by March 1st
For a Fall Internship, please apply by July 1st.
*Complete information found here.