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
520-901-8529
manwaring@udall.gov

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:

https://feedthefuture.gov/lp/opportunities-join-feed-future-team

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: 

http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd525462.pdf

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


JOB DESCRIPTION:
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. 

Responsibilities:  
• 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.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS & DEADLINE:
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.