Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Job opportunity
Udall Foundation

The Udall Foundation’s U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution (U.S. Institute) is seeking a skilled professional to serve as a Program Associate based out of our Tucson, Arizona office. This job is a full-time, permanent, federal position in an Excepted Service Appointment.

They are looking for a dynamic, early career professional interested in the environmental, public policy, and conflict resolution fields. The successful candidate will provide support for mediation, facilitation, or training services. Projects often are complex and contentious, requiring independent thought and coordination.

The U.S. Institute is looking to fill this position by mid-January, 2017. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, with a deadline of January 3rd. A position description, with required qualifications is attached.

The U.S. Institute is part of the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation, an independent executive branch agency that promotes leadership, education, collaboration, and conflict resolution in the areas of environment, public lands, and natural resources. The position is a Program Associate at a level of compensation and responsibilities comparable to a GS-9 with opportunities for advancement. The successful candidate will be based in the Udall Foundation’s Tucson office. Travel is required for this position (up to 5 days per month on average).

Candidates may submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to:

Brian Manwaring, Senior Program Manager
U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Job Opportunities
Feed the Future

The Feed the Future is a program of the U.S. government which focuses on improving the agriculture and the standard of living in developing countries. They have a variety of job postings open to support implementation of the U.S. Government Global Food Security Strategy.

You can find all opportunities listed here:


Tuesday, December 13, 2016

USDA Forest Service jobs available
Rocky Mountain Region

Temporary and Permanent jobs are available in a variety of occupations such as fire, trails forestry, engineering, wildlife, recreation, fisheries, archeology and administrative support.

To learn more about these opportunities, visit: 


Friday, December 9, 2016

8 New Wildlife Positions Available
  1. Ecologist - U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
  2. Invertebrate Itern - USGS
  3. Biological Science Technician - U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
  4. AmeriCorps Member - Florida Department of Environmental Protection
  5. Bat Survey Research - OAU
  6. Senior Park Aide/Environmental Services Intern - California State Parks, Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area
  7. Fisheries Technician III - Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation
  8. PhD Assistantship on wading bird resource selection - Florida Atlantic University
To view more and to apply, visit:  http://careers.wildlife.org/jobseeker/search/results/
Job Announcement: Herpetologist
Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Division of Fish & Wildlife

TITLE: Herpetologist
SUPERVISOR: Joe Rogerson
OFFICE LOCATION: 4876 Hay Point Landing Rd, Smyrna, DE 19977
SALARY RANGE: $44,755 - $51,242/year + Benefits
START DATE: March 5, 2017
WORK SCHEDULE: 37.5 hours/week M-F (occasional nights and/or weekends)

The Kent Conservation District, in cooperation with the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, is seeking a Herpetologist within the Division of Fish & Wildlife’s Species Conservation and Research Program. This program is responsible for conducting research and monitoring activities on Delaware’s wildlife (plants and animals) and developing actions to protect, conserve, and promote responsible resource management of these species for wildlife related recreational and educational opportunities.

Delaware plays a critical role in the conservation of many reptile and amphibian species. The focus of the position will be to conserve and manage these species by determining the distribution and relative abundance of reptiles and amphibians across Delaware and by developing and implementing species management plans. This position will conduct field surveys, prepare technical reports, and oversee a large volunteer network of citizen scientists that help collect information on species distribution. Surveys will also be completed to determine the extent of various factors negatively impacting herps in Delaware including ranavirus, chytrid fungus, pollutants, habitat loss, road mortality and other causes. The incumbent will also periodically assist other biologists on projects, serve on regional and national science and planning teams and technical committees, and assist with other conservation planning activities as needed. We are seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic biologist with analytical, writing, and wetland experience to join our team. 

• Lead reptile and amphibian research and monitoring activities for Delaware. This includes capture, marking, and processing many species of herpetofauna.
• Lead investigator for managing, conducting research, and determining distribution of the federally endangered bog turtle within Delaware.
• Determine impacts of potential development on endangered herpetofauna.
• Develop/coordinate habitat management efforts for bog turtles and other rare species.
• Develop a monitoring program for herps to determine species richness and abundance across the state.
• Coordinate and lead a large team of volunteers to conduct herp monitoring work.
• Develop and implement the Delaware Herpetofauna Conservation Plan.
• Organize, process, and analyze large amounts of data.
• Ensure data is disseminated to partners in a timely manner.
• Oversee contracts.
• Work with seasonal and/or contractual staff.
• Respond to constituent concerns and conduct outreach as needed.
• Develop and administer grants ensuring various deadlines are met.
• Represent the Division of Fish and Wildlife on various technical committees.

Minimum Qualifications:
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
Possession of a Bachelors degree or higher in Life, Physical, or Applied Science or related field.
Six months experience in environmental or natural resources project management which includes planning, developing, implementing, managing and evaluating environmental or natural resources projects to ensure objectives are met.
Three years experience in analyzing and evaluating scientific data.
Three years experience in interpreting environmental laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.
Six months experience in using an automated information system to enter, update, modify, delete, retrieve/inquire and report on data.
Six months experience in technical report writing.
Valid driver's license and willingness and ability to travel extensively throughout the state and on occasional out-of-state and overnight trips.

Preferred Qualifications:
Possession of a Master’s degree or higher in Wildlife Biology or closely related field.
Possession of scientific prominence or recognition with publication in a scientific or trade journal.
Six months experience with the capture, marking, and processing of reptiles and amphibians.

Please send a cover letter expressing your interest in the position, a separate letter explicitly explaining how you meet each minimum and preferred qualifications, and a copy of your resume to: Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife, Species Conservation and Research Program, 6180 Hay Point Landing Rd, Smyrna, DE 19977, Attn: Joe Rogerson or via email to
joseph.rogerson@state.de.us or via fax to (302) 653-6755 by midnight Sunday January 15, 2016. Following the deadline, applications will be reviewed and select candidates will be contacted for a required interview. 

CONTACT: Joe Rogerson, Environmental Program Manager II (302) 735-3600 or via e-mail at joseph.rogerson@state.de.us
Program Associate Position
RESOLVE, Washington, D.C.

RESOLVE, a non-profit organization in Washington, D.C., is seeking a Program Associate. The Program Associate will assist in supporting and coordinating collaboration and consensus building activities. We are particularly interested in candidates who have experience and/or interest in environmental policy and planning, natural resources, and energy. The job description and qualifications are attached and also available on the RESOLVE website.

RESOLVE is an independent organization focused on building strong, enduring solutions to environmental, social, and health challenges. We help leaders from communities, businesses, governments, foundations, and non-governmental organizations solve challenging problems, achieve enduring results, and create productive, lasting relationships through collaboration. We are based in Washington, D.C. and work on local, regional, national, and international projects. Our projects focus on healthy people and communities, clean air and water, resilient ecosystems, smart energy, sustainable development, and natural resource conflicts. RESOLVE is an equal opportunity employer.

Please email your resume and cover letter to jobs@resolv.org. Please do not e-mail staff or inquire about opportunities by phone.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Student Contract/Field Technicians
U.S. Geological Survey

The U.S. Geological Survey’s Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative Northeast program will be hiring 2-4 student contractors/field technicians in 2017. Technicians will be hired for the spring & summer period (early March through July 2017). Technicians may have the possibility of extension for work during the 2017 fall field season (September through October) dependent on availability of funding.
These technicians will conduct amphibian surveys in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, New Jersey and the District of Columbia. The technicians will work on a team that surveys for amphibians within National Parks and National Wildlife Refuges in the Mid-Atlantic region, including work in the mountains of Shenandoah National Park. Surveys will include wetland-associated amphibians as well as stream salamander and terrestrial salamander populations. Field work involves identifying, catching, measuring, and marking amphibians, as well as collecting water quality and environmental data. The students will be required to conduct field surveys using techniques including visual encounter surveys, dip netting, stream transect searches, temporary removal sampling, and conducting a mark-recapture study using visual implant elastomer. All fieldwork will be conducted as part of teams of 2-4 people, so a demonstrated ability and desire to work effectively with a group is imperative. Additional assistance conducting surveys involving the federally endangered Shenandoah salamander and experiments with captive amphibian populations may also be required.
The position requires completion of academic coursework related to wildlife biology. Previous field experience with amphibians common in the Northeast US is highly recommended. The position requires the use of GPS units, digital cameras, and computer software for data entry and presentation (e.g. Microsoft Excel, Access). Technicians may also be asked to mark amphibians with injectable florescent elastomer and take voucher specimens related to amphibian disease studies. Most of the work is outdoors, sometimes under harsh or hot conditions or in rain/snow.
Technicians must be in good physical condition, as the job requires long hours in the field (including some night-time surveys) and hiking with up to 25 pounds of equipment for extended periods of time on rocky, steep terrain. The technicians must be willing to go on overnight field trips to Shenandoah National Park, VA, and other parks throughout the northeastern US, which will typically last 4-12 days at a time.
Accommodations for overnight field work will be provided.
Technicians must be able to work at least 40 hours per week. Technicians are responsible for all costs of transportation to and from Patuxent. Government vehicles will be provided for all field work initiated from Patuxent. Housing costs are not included, but some housing may be available at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center; please contact Andrew Dietrich if you have questions. Every attempt will be made to assist technicians in finding affordable housing in the area.
Approximate wages are $13-16/hour; overtime pay is not provided.
Only applicants who are current or recent students (graduated within 12 months of the position’s start date) are eligible for these student contractor positions. Foreign students are not eligible for these positions.
Principal Duty Station:
USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
12100 Beech Forest Road
Laurel, Maryland 20708-4038

 To apply, send the following to Andrew Dietrich at the above address or via email (adietrich@usgs.gov; preferred) by January 9th, 2017:

1) Letter of intent (please specify when you will be able to start working)
2) Resume, including previous field experience, list of relevant course-work, contact information, and two or three reference contacts
3) One piece of evidence of current or recent (within past 12 months) enrollment in degree-seeking program (e.g., unofficial transcript, enrollment verification, or a current registration card; transcripts are preferred). Candidates who graduated prior to May 2016 are ineligible.

If you have questions, feel free to contact Andrew at 301-497-5842.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Meridian 2017 Fellowship

Meridian Institute is pleased to announce position openings for Project Assistants within the Meridian Fellowship Program – an opportunity for recent college graduates to work on varied and highly complex public policy issues, learn about the field of multi-party collaborative problem solving, and engage with leaders from a variety of sectors and interest groups.

An announcement about the position and instructions for how to apply is
available here. The deadline to submit applications is 10 pm EST on February 3, 2017.

Meridian Institute is a non-profit organization that helps people solve complex and controversial problems, make informed decisions, and implement solutions that improve lives, the economy, and the environment. Meridian’s approach combines our extensive experience in collaborative process design, deep substantive knowledge, and proven mediation skills. At Meridian, we design collaborative approaches that bring together people who understand the issues and have a stake in their resolution.

Meridian selects new Fellows for the program on an annual basis and offers significant personal and professional development opportunities. Fellows work providing research, writing, and administrative support to projects on a variety of substantive topic areas. Past Fellows have been involved in work with global and domestic agriculture and food security, climate change, ocean policy, forest and land use management, freshwater resources, and community and global resilience, among other topics.   

Questions about the Fellowship or application process can be sent to 
jbrassanini@merid.org. For more information about the Meridian Institute, please visit www.merid.org.
Equal Opportunity Meridian recognizes that our work is made stronger and more impactful by the contributions of diverse people around the world. At Meridian, we welcome people from all backgrounds and do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, color, age, religion,sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, national origin, creed, or ancestry.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Job Opportunity - St Eustatius, Caribbean Netherlands
The Caribbean Netherlands Science Institute (CNSI) at St Eustatius, Caribbean Netherlands, has an opening for a Data Monitoring Officer (DMO). The DMO is responsible for collecting data on biodiversity and fisheries on St Eustatius that allows the national government of The Netherlands to fulfill its (international) reporting obligations, contributing to the assessment and development of nature and fisheries management policies.
For more information on this position, see description below, and this link:http://www.cnsi.nl/files/CNSI/Pictures/Nieuws/Data%20Monitoring%20Officer%20St%20Eustatius.pdf
Interested individuals are requested to send in their CV, cover letter and two references to cnsi@nioz.nl, before 1 December 2016. More information is available from Dr Johan Stapel (johan.stapel@cnsi.nl).
Data Monitoring Officer St Eustatius (full-time)
Required skills:
  • Thorough knowledge of Caribbean fish species
  • Thorough knowledge of Caribbean coral species
  • Experienced certified SCUBA diver and experience with underwater research
  • Excellent communication skills and diplomacy for interacting with local fishermen and other stakeholders
  • Talented organizer
  • Experience with data processing
  • (Scientific) reporting and writing skills
  • Willingness and ability to live and work on a small remote island within a complex political and socio-economic setting.
Task description Data Monitoring Officer St Eustatius (228 d per year; 1824h per year):
  • Fisheries monitoring (year-round) (684h)
  • Sea grass meadow assessment (4 locations 4 x per year) (224hr)
  • Individual species monitoring (in cooperation with STENAPA – St Eustatius National Park and others) (172h)
  • Coral Reef monitoring (Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network–Caribbean protocol) (600h)
  • Nutrient sampling (PM)
  • Ad hoc monitoring requests (120)
  • Submit all data to the monitoring data coordinator for the Caribbean Netherlands (24h)
Total estimated working hours per year (full-time assignment) (1824h)
NOAA Coral Reef Management Fellow

This listing is for a one year fellowship in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. This is a great position for anyone interested in doing watershed restoration and management on a (very) small Pacific Island. 


For questions about the position, contact:

Whitney C. Hoot
NOAA National Coral Reef Management Fellow
Guam Bureau of Statistics and Plans
Governor's Complex, Adelup, Guam 96910
whitney.hoot@gmail.com / 671-686-1699
Job opening: Editorial Assistant for Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment

CONTACT: Sue Silver suesilver@esa.org
CLOSING DATE: December 4, 2016

The Ecological Society of America seeks an Editorial Assistant to help produce Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, a high ranking monthly journal focusing on ecological and environmental science. The Editorial Assistant will manage the online peer review system, copyedit manuscripts, check page proofs, run the twitter account, plus do a little bit of design and occasional writing. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, focused, able to work cheerfully and accurately under pressure, and will have experience of Microsoft Office, Twitter, Photoshop, and Wordpress. A relevant Bachelor's degree is a must (eg Ecology, Environmental Science or Conservation) plus one to two years' editorial experience. Downtown Washington DC location; competitive salary (commensurate with experience) and benefits.

Email cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to Dr Sue Silver, at
suesilver@esa.org - Put "Editorial Assistant Search" in the subject line.

Thursday, November 17, 2016



This position is in the External Affairs Office of the Pacific Southwest Region (Region 8) of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), located in Sacramento, California. In this position, you will serve as a Congressional Affairs Specialist focusing on legislative communications to inform the public, members of Congress and other interest groups about the Service's policies, programs, activities, decisions and services. You will regularly communicate and interact with high level management officials at both local and national levels such as members of Congress, legislation executives, etc. to analyze, develop and execute communication strategies for Service policies or programs.

NOTE: This position is also being announced under merit promotion procedures, open to current and former federal employees. See vacancy R8-17-1838567-KL-MP if you want to be considered under merit promotion procedures.


Develop and lead a proactive, region-wide Congressional relations strategy that continuously provides information to Members of Congress and their staffs through coordination with leadership and field units, and through quality information products.

Develop and disseminate information materials including, but not limited to briefing papers, fact sheets, speeches, news releases, feature stories, email blasts, social media messaging, etc., about Service programs and activities. Identify communication objectives, messages, audiences and appropriate media, and develops information materials to fill those needs.

Develop coordinated responses to congressional and legislative queries. Develop background information, talking points, testimony and other materials to support Regional Directorate and field units in meeting with the Congressional delegations and state legislators, and appearing before committees. Coordinate regional legislative activities with Service's headquarters Legislative Affairs.

Plan and staff outreach activities, including on-the-ground tours, for the public, Members of Congress and their staffs, and other diverse audiences to explain and/or exchange information regarding complex wildlife conservation issues.

Lead and work with internal Service staff at field units and at the highest levels to develop background information, recommendations and strategies in response to federal and state legislation impacting the Service. Coordinate all Congressional inquiries and their responses, and write and edit weekly hot topics to inform leadership across the Service of key Congressional issues.

Develop and prepare written materials, including legislative summaries and position papers, reports and memoranda in support of Service outreach strategies, budget requests, or analysis concerning appropriations or policies.

Plan, develop and implement liaison programs to ensure effective and harmonious relations are maintained with Members of Congress, federal state and local governments, elected officials, trade associations, industry groups and the general public.


You must meet all qualification requirements outlined in this vacancy by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement.

To be found qualified at the GS-13 grade level, your application materials must demonstrate that you have at least one year of full-time specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service, or equivalent non-federal experience, that demonstrated the knowledge, skills and abilities to plan and implement a public information program focusing on Congressional relations for a large multi-mission natural resources organization. Specialized experience for this position is defined as: 1) at least one year direct, full-time experience managing Congressional relations for a natural resource agency; 2) developing and finalizing formal communication outreach strategies and products for a natural resource organization to distribute complex information to congressional or legislative contacts; 3) establishing and maintaining liaison as a member of a natural resources organization with Congressional staff and similar stakeholders regarding the impact of proposed or pending legislation on operational or budgetary matters; 4) evaluating public reactions/opinions to information releases and advising program officials on needed modifications to the content or presentation of informational materials needed to influence legislative or Congressional actions. NOTE: your resume must contain sufficient detail to prove you have one year experience performing these duties.


The Division of Congressional and Legislative Affairs is the liaison between the Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Congress. The Division is responsible for ensuring the effective interchange of information between Congress and the Service consistent with the policies of the Department and the Administration and implementing the Service’s legislative agenda through such activities as: (1) advising the Director and the Directorate regarding pending legislation; (2) serving as a liaison for the Service and the Department with offices of Members and committees of Congress; and (3) initiating, drafting, reviewing, and facilitating policy clearance of testimony and reports on many and varied legislative issues. You will lead these efforts within a portfolio of issue areas. You will work to develop and maintain positive relationships with staff on Capitol Hill and keep congressional offices informed of the activities and programs of the Service.


Some of the major duties include:

Serving as a primary liaison between the Fish and Wildlife Service and congressional offices, providing expert customer service and building positive relationships.

Leading the development and implementation of a congressional and legislative strategy to accomplish organizational and legislative goals related to wildlife conservation within a portfolio of issues.

Evaluating organizational needs or policy objectives related to wildlife conservation and coordinates legislative proposals and congressional outreach to address them.

Leading preparations for Congressional hearings, including: drafting testimony for Service or Departmental witnesses, preparing briefing materials, and briefing and staffing witnesses.


You must meet all qualification requirements outlined within this vacancy by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of this announcement.

This position has a selective Factor: You must have skill/experience working in a U.S. Congressional office, or directly with U.S. Congressional offices, on wildlife conservation legislation and issues.

Minimum Qualifications Congressional Legislative Affairs Specialist GS-301-12

In addition to meeting the requirements of the selective factor your must have at least one year of full-time specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level (comparable to GS-11) in the Federal service. Your experience must have provided you with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform Congressional/Legislative Affairs Specialist assignments and duties. You must have direct experience in all of the examples listed below to meet the minimum qualifications for this position. Examples include: tracking and analyzing Congressional actions on wildlife conservation legislation and issues in order to assist in developing, coordinating, and preparing office/agency/organization positions; developing written documents related to wildlife conservation legislation or issues including two or more of the following: Congressional testimony, talking points for a Member of Congress, trip memos for a Member of Congress, Statements of Administration Position (SAPs), responding to questions for the Congressional record, letters to Members of Congress; and briefing memos for a Member of Congress or high ranking organization official; conveying both complex and technical information on wildlife conservation legislation or issues to varied audiences; facilitating meetings, on a regular basis, between policy makers and Members of Congress or their staff which involves preparatory work, including gathering information prior to meetings from Congressional offices and agency representatives, and developing positive relationships with Congressional offices.

Minimum Qualifications Congressional Legislative Affairs Specialist GS-301-13

In addition to meeting the requirements of the selective factor your must have at least one year of full-time specialized comparable in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level (comparable to GS-12) in the Federal service. Your experience must have provided you with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform Congressional/Legislative Affairs Specialist assignments and duties. You must have direct experience in all of the examples listed below to meet the minimum qualifications for this position. Examples include: interacting with members of Congress and/or Congressional staff to develop and maintain positive relationships; developing written documents related to wildlife conservation legislation or issues including two or more of the following: Congressional testimony, talking points for a Member of Congress, trip memos for a Member of Congress, Statements of Administration Position (SAPs), responses to questions for the Congressional record, letters to Members of Congress, and briefing memos for a Member of Congress or high ranking organization official; representing an organization in policy meetings to consider the impact of pending and proposed wildlife conservation legislation and advising a member of Congress or high level organization officials on congressional and legislative activities.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Research Ecologist Position at NOAA in Beaufort, NC

The NOAA, National Ocean Service, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science has an opening for a ZP3 Research Ecologist position with promotion potential to ZP4 located in Beaufort, NC. The primary duties will be to conduct field and laboratory-based research to identify responses of coastal habitats (marshes, oyster reefs, seagrass beds) to environmental change, develop and test methods to incorporate natural infrastructure and increase coastal resiliency, and translate peer-reviewed scientific findings to state and federal coastal resource managers, stakeholder groups, agency management and policy makers for formulating regional and national policy decisions.

The position is being announced under two hiring authorities- one open to current and former government employees -
NOS-NCCOS-2017-0007 (MAP) and the other open to all U.S. Citizens or Nationals - NOS-NCCOS-2017-0006 (DE). Additional information can be found in the announcement on the USAJobs.gov site. Open date 11/10/2016; Close Date 11/23/2016.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Positions available
Maryland Department of Natural Resources

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has four full-time, permanent positions for Natural Resource Biologists to support the Maryland Biological Stream Survey (MBSS) and other freshwater monitoring programs. The selected candidates will participate in the planning and implementation of freshwater stream ecological assessments and will serve as a member of a field crew responsible for the collection of data on fishes, benthic macroinvertebrates, herpetofauna, crayfishes, freshwater mussels, physical habitat, water quality, and land use in non-tidal streams and rivers as part of the Maryland Biological Stream Survey. Duties may also include data analysis and interpretation, and reporting related to the status and distribution of Maryland's aquatic resources.

The application deadline is November 10, 2016
Job announcements can be found at HERE.
Position Available
Clean Water Action

A Program Coordinator position with Clean Water Action/Clean Water Fund is now available.  This position will be located in Maryland, either in the Baltimore or Washington DC metro area.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Global Food Security Symposium - 2017
Now Accepting Applications - Next Generation Delegation Program

Convened annually, the Global Food Security Symposium addresses the US government's and international community’s progress on global food security and ensures that new challenges are met with action and innovation.

Since 2013, the Next Generation Delegation program has provided an opportunity for promising students to engage in symposium discussions and to interact with business and policy leaders, civil society, and social entrepreneurs working on agriculture, food, and nutrition issues.

The 2017 symposium will offer key insights on how to leverage past successes, and invigorate future efforts, amidst an evolving global landscape. This unique window of opportunity is a chance to help shape the next decade of leadership on global food security.

Candidate Opportunities

Next Generation Delegates will have the opportunity to:
•interact with symposium speakers and senior attendees in private forum;
•network with other outstanding students planning careers in global food, agriculture, and nutrition sectors;
•connect with key stakeholders from the public, private, and NGO sectors in private meetings; and
•select delegates may also participate in symposium side events, panel discussions, or video interviews.
Applications due November 4 (includes an essay)

Here is a list of the 2016 Symposium delegates, as reference, and see the tab for the agenda:
Positions Available
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking interested candidates for approximately 60 positions nationwide. Below you will find the basic qualifications required for the positions for which we are seeking candidates.

Please contact the Service’s Workforce Recruiter directly for instructions on the application on the upcoming process.

Bryan Acton
Workforce Recruiter
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/bryanacton

The application:
How the does the process work:
Click Here

Creating a Federal Resume:
What to include:
Click Here

Required Documentation:
Documents you will need:
Click Here


Title: Fish & Wildlife Biologist

GS-401-5, 7, 9, 11

Positions in this professional career field support biology and natural resource management work for the FWS. The work involves conservation of natural resources management related to conservation, species listing, habitat, private lands.

401 – Basic Qualifications Requirement: Degree: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position. OR

Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.


Title: Fish Biologist

GS-482- 5, 7, 9, 11

The work involves developing, conserving, managing, and administering fishery resources; and evaluating the impact of construction projects and other socioeconomic activities that present potential or actual adverse effects on fishery resources and their habitat.

482- Basic Qualifications Requirements: Degree: major in biological science that included:

At least 6 semester hours in aquatic subjects such as limnology, ichthyology, fishery biology, aquatic botany, aquatic fauna, oceanography, fish culture, or related courses in the field of fishery biology; and

At least 12 semester hours in the animal sciences in such subjects as general zoology, vertebrate zoology, comparative anatomy, physiology, entomology, parasitology, ecology, cellular biology, genetics, or research in these fields. (Excess course work in aquatic subjects may be used to meet this requirement when appropriate.) OR

Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in biological science (i.e., at least 30 semester hours), of which a minimum of 6 semester hours were in aquatic subjects and 12 semester hours were in the animal sciences, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.


Title: Wildlife Specialist

Grades: GS-485-5, 7, 9, 11       

The work is carried out on a national wildlife refuge. It involves a variety of land and water- based activities including: water and habitat management; land planning; resources identification and allocation; administration; public relations; supervision; and other activities involving wildlife resource utilization, protection, inventory, and evaluation, and maintenance of grasslands, marshes and soils.

485 – Basic Qualifications Requirement: Degree: zoology, wildlife management, or an appropriate field of biology that included at least 9 semester hours in zoology; 6 semester hours in such wildlife courses as mammalogy, ornithology, animal ecology, or wildlife management; and 3 semester hours in botany, and 3 semester hours in conservation biology. OR

Combination of education and experience: courses equivalent to a major in one of the fields described in A above that included at least 9 semester hours in zoology; 6 semester hours in such wildlife courses as mammalogy, ornithology, animal ecology, or wildlife management; and 3 semester hours in botany, and 3 semester hours in conservation biology, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

Title: Wildlife Biologist

GS-486-5, 7,9,11

The work involves the conservation, propagation, management, protection, and administration of wildlife species; or the determination, establishment and application of biological facts, principles, methods, techniques, and procedures necessary for the conservation and management of wildlife resources and habitats.

486 – Basic Qualifications Requirements: Degree: biological science that included: At least 9 semester hours in such wildlife subjects as mammalogy, ornithology, animal ecology, wildlife management, or research courses in the field of wildlife biology; and

At least 12 semester hours in zoology in such subjects as general zoology, invertebrate zoology, vertebrate zoology, comparative anatomy, physiology, genetics, ecology, cellular biology, parasitology, entomology, or research courses in such subjects (Excess courses in wildlife biology may be used to meet the zoology requirements where appropriate.); and At least 9 semester hours in botany or the related plant sciences, OR

Combination of education and experience: equivalent to a major in biological science (i.e., at least 30 semester hours), with at least 9 semester hours in wildlife subjects, 12 semester hours in zoology, and 9 semester hours in botany or related plant science, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.


Qualifications Based on Education:
Applicants who meet the basic requirements described above will qualify for the GS-05 grade level.
The following are requirements for qualifying for higher grade levels on education alone:

1 year of graduate-level education or superior academic achievement
1 year equivalent to at least GS-5

2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree
1 year equivalent to at least GS-7

3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree
1 year equivalent to at least GS-9


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Outreach and Education, Planning Specialist (Grade 23) 

Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection -- apply by 8/9

Salary Range: $56,387 - $93,396

This position is part of the outreach team of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Division of Environmental Policy & Compliance, responsible for developing and implementing various outreach and education activities supporting the Division's programs focused on sustainability, energy, trees and forests, and other environmental activities. The successful candidate must have the ability to work in a collaborative environment within a large organization with multiple priorities.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Outreach support for program managers on short and long-term projects, including development of promotional materials, in-person and online communication campaigns, videography and photography, social media content and contract management.
  • Creating, designing and implementing visual communication campaigns, including advertisements, brochures, displays, signage, PSAs, and websites.
  • Program support for direct communication with the public through presentations, public events, fairs, festivals and other speaking engagements.
  • Content development, writing and copy editing for the My Green Montgomery (https://mygreenmontgomery.org/) educational website, social media sites and promotional materials.

The successful candidate must have experience in campaign design and marketing, social media engagement and other communication strategies and tools, and be able to use this understanding to engage Montgomery County residents, businesses, and DEP partners in the mission of DEP. The candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills, including superior writing, copy editing and proofreading ability. Experience in Adobe Creative Suite, photo and video editing, a plus. Experience in environmental programs and a passion for environmental issues, while not a requirement, is a plus.

This position requires the ability to attend meetings or perform work at locations outside the office, and occasional weekend and/or evening work may be required.

To view the complete job posting and submit an application, please visit  www.montgomerycountymd.gov/careers and then click on “Search Jobs.”

The Requisition Number is IRC22502. This Recruitment Closes August 9, 2016.

All resume submissions must address the preferred criteria for the position, which are listed in the full advertisement, preferably in a separate section of the resume.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the *Resume Tips and FAQs* on the Office of Human Resource’s Careers webpage for important information about the County’s application requirements and process.