Thursday, December 14, 2017

Now hiring Federal Wildlife Officers
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has just announced hires for Federal Wildlife Officers. There are openings for veterans, current Federal employees, and recent graduates/students.

Below are the active links to Land Management LE Officer, GL-1801-5/7/9, vacancies:
Now Hiring: Puget Sound Policy Manager
Washington Environmental Council

Position Summary
The Puget Sound Policy Manager is part of Washington Environmental Council’s Puget Sound Program and is responsible for implementing the state, federal, and local policy agenda to protect and recover Puget Sound and the Salish Sea. The vibrant and enthusiastic Puget Sound Program team works toward clean water and healthy habitat that support iconic species like salmon and orcas and the communities that rely on Puget Sound economically and culturally. Our work builds grassroots and legislative support for a healthy Puget Sound, connects communities across the Sound on recovery efforts, advocates for better policy and enforcement, and demands increased financial investments where needed. The Puget Sound Policy Manager will develop, refine, and implement creative solutions to advance Puget Sound recovery, from incentive-based approaches to regulatory processes that protect clean water and healthy habitat. The full-time position is based in Seattle, WA, and reports to the Puget Sound Program Director.

To learn more and to apply, visit:

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Summer 2018 part-time job opportunity
Title: Human Dimensions Research Technician – Beach Recreation & Shorebirds
Location: Three sites along the Atlantic Flyway, one of which will be Long Island, NY
Salary: $380/week
Duration: Mid-May through mid-September
Responsibilities: Assist graduate student in administering human dimensions surveys to beachgoers in an effort to better understand human activities that may disturb shorebirds. Work includes: collecting on-site human observational data, conducting social science surveys with beachgoers, interacting with the public, data entry, database maintenance.
Qualifications: Seeking a candidate interested in integrating social science with natural resource management, human dimensions of conservation, and wildlife biology. The candidate must be pursuing or have completed an undergraduate degree in Environmental Conservation, Environmental Science/Studies, Wildlife Biology, Social Sciences, or a related field. The applicant must be able to adapt to a flexible work schedule, which will involve working early mornings and weekends. Preferred applicants should have the ability to work in coastal field settings and/or inclement weather (including heat, humidity, and direct sun). Must be comfortable approaching and speaking with people, as this will encompass the majority of the technician’s work. Must have good interpersonal skills and experience interacting with the public. Preferred qualifications include experience using Microsoft Office and Excel and college course-work in human dimensions, environmental interpretation, or the social sciences. Technician will be required to pass background check and driving record check.

Contact: Please email applications to Carolyn Comber at by January 31st. Please include a cover letter explaining your interests and qualifications, resume, and three references (including email addresses and phone numbers).

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Park Naturalist II position
Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

Candidate will provide interpretive and educational programs in natural history to various groups such as schools, scouts, general public and summer youth campers. Conducts research in various subject matters and upon approval of senior staff, will present the material in programs and camps. Respond to visitor, telephone, and staff inquiries concerning natural history and conservation matters. Greets visitors, provides interpretive program information, promotes positive public relations for the nature center programs and encourages public appreciation for the natural environment. Will provide care, enrichment, training, and maintain health of live amphibians, reptiles, invertebrates, and birds of prey.

To read more and to apply, visit:

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Science Outreach Internship
Ecological Society of America
About ESA 
The Ecological Society of America, founded in 1915, is the world’s largest community of professional ecologists and a trusted source of ecological knowledge, committed to advancing the understanding of life on Earth. The 9,000 member Society publishes five journals and a membership bulletin and broadly shares ecological information through policy, media outreach, and education initiatives. The Society’s Annual Meeting attracts 4,000 attendees and features the most recent advances in ecological science.
About ESA’s Office of Science Programs
The ESA Science Office envisions an ecological science that effectively meets the challenges of a changing world. We connect the research and management communities, support the use of science to inform decision making, and build capacity among scientists.
Purpose & Responsibilities
ESA seeks an energetic recent graduate or graduate student with strong communication and organizational skills to 1) help enhance our communication and outreach endeavors, and 2) to help manage special ESA meetings, workshops, and training events. A basic background in and appreciation for ecology, biology, and/or environmental sciences is desired. 
The science outreach intern will work with Cliff Duke, Science Programs Director, and Jill Parsons, Science Programs Manager, to create outreach materials and strategies that will enhance our existing programs (such as our Sustaining Biological Infrastructure Training Initiative). The intern will also assist with logistical arrangements and communications for events that will bring scientists together on a wide range of topics, such as the sustainability of scientific data repositories. Additional duties may include taking notes, webpage upkeep, and tracking budget information. There may be opportunities to network with important scientists in a wide range of disciplines and contribute to important workshop reports.
Specific Activities for the Science Outreach Intern
  • Outreach and marketing: create and refine outreach materials for Science Office programs; this will include email campaigns, flyers, website updates, liaising with ESA’s Public Affairs office regarding social media updates, and creating/editing videos.
  • Communications and writing: contribute to workshop and meeting reports and presentations; liaise with workshop and meeting participants as needed.
  • Organization and planning: manage onsite logistical details for events, including a/v, room setup, printed materials, timekeeping, and taking effective notes.
  • Data entry: act as the point of contact for travel reimbursements; monitor and report on travel budgets.
  • Graduate student or recent graduate with a strong background in communications and/or marketing
  • Experience and interest in ecological, biological, and/or environmental sciences and research
  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills
  • Familiar with WordPress; basic HTML skills a plus
  • Familiar with Microsoft Publisher a plus
  • Willing to perform data-entry and other basic tasks
  • Willing to learn as needed and follow directions
  • Must enjoy working effectively as part of a team
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
 Hours are flexible, but you must be available to work a regular schedule of 8-16 hours per week in ESA’s downtown Washington, DC office during business hours (8am-6pm; M-F)
This is a paid, part-time internship based in ESA’s downtown Washington, DC office, with occasional travel to events in the greater DC area. The position is funded from December 1 - May 31, 2018 and pays $15 per hour.
Please email a cover letter, and resume to Jill Parsons, Please put “Science Outreach Intern” in the subject line. Applications are due Friday, November 3rd. The position is open until filled.
ESA is an Equal Opportunity employer.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Now hiring
Rock Creek Conservancy

Rock Creek Conservancy is​ hiring for the position of Program Manager, who will manage ​the Rock Creek Conservation Corps (RC3) program.

For more information, full job description, and how to apply, head to their website:

This is a great opportunity to be a part of a growing program that revitalizes Rock Creek and its parklands while providing transformative experiences to youth and empowering non-traditional leaders in conservation to develop and sustain a culture of environmental stewardship for future generations.

Spring 2018 Internships
National Park Service

National Park Service is pleased to announce nearly 100 paid internships for the Spring 2018 semester! Eligible applicants must be currently enrolled in an academic program or have recently graduated (December 2016 or later).

These exciting opportunities include working with the National Park Service's Certified Local Government Program, Office of Tribal Relations and American Cultures, Gettysburg National Military Park, Everglades National Park, Zion National Park, Yosemite National Park andmany others. Find out more about each position and apply at:

Applications are due Sunday, October 22. 

Questions?  Please email

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Post-Grad Internship Available
National Park Foundation

The National Park Foundation is funding a paid internship position to work with me (at NPS) and colleagues on a multi-park project involving water quality citizen science and environmental science education for high school students.

They're looking for great candidates who live in the DC area. Current graduate students are preferred. 

Position Description is on Idealist

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Arborist Assistant/Ground-worker
Wilmington Country Club
Wilmington Country Club, a prestigious and private club is seeking a Ground Worker with some arboricultural or horticultural experience. Pruning knowledge is a plus as well as safe chain-saw use. The Assistant will be trained under the direction of the I.S.A. Certified Arborist. Climbing experience is not needed.
The following are some of the duties that will be performed and instructed:
  • Chain saw use and maintenance
  • Woody plant ID
  • IPM scouting, pest and disease management
  • Proper pruning techniques
  • Tree removals
  • Maintaining tree nursery
  • Proper planting and large tree moving
  • Maintaining fruit tree orchard
  • Operation of wood chipper, 50’ lift and associated tree equipment
  • Roping and rigging
  • Soil sampling and fertilization of woody ornamentals
Salary commensurate with experience. Full-time position with benefits.
Send resume to Peter Coates at

Friday, September 1, 2017

UMD Lecturer Position
Institute of Applied Agriculture

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
The Institute of Applied Agriculture (IAA) invites qualified applicants to apply for a full-time, 12-month, professional-track Lecturer position at the University of Maryland, College Park. The person in this position will teach agricultural communication courses, advise students enrolled in the Agriculture Forward at Maryland (Ag Forward) program, keep advising guides updated, track student progress, and build university relationships by collaborating with other campus departments. Position responsibilities are expected to be roughly 60% teaching and 40% advising/administrative.

For full job description, visit:
(Position #: IPOOO)

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Now Hiring
Imperfect Produce

Founded by UMD alum Ben Simon (who also created the Food Recovery Network on campus!), Imperfect Produce finds homes for the billions of pounds of ugly produce that go to waste each year in California alone. They offer a subscription produce box that’s affordable, convenient, customizable, and delicious!

Multiple positions in Customer Care, Management, Marketing, Operations, Supply, and Customer Relations are available!

Questions? Contact Alyssa Seibert (ENSP Class of 2010):
Ecologist (Conservation)
Smithsonian Institution

This position is located at the Conservation Ecology Center (CEC) of the National Zoo’s Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) with the primary duty station located in Front Royal, Virginia. The incumbent is responsible for developing, planning, executing a highly competitive and independent international research program.

To read more and to apply, click HERE!