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Biological Sciences Internship, Fellowship & Job Board

Welcome to the JOB BOARD! 

The Biology Office frequently receives notices of internships, fellowships, and employment positions that may be of interest to our students at the graduate and undergraduate level.  We will post all notices here as they become available. If you would like to share a notice on this board, please send the information to biology@cwu.edu

Other places to check are the Wildcat Career Network database and careers.wildlife.org. On both sites you can search the database for current opportunities, as well as post your resume.  

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Short-term Field Assistants Needed for Apple Pollination Research in Eastern Washington
We (WSU Department of Entomology) are seeking to hire several assistants for a joint project among Washington State University, the USDA, and the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission on apple pollination in eastern Washington for spring 2016. The project will involve spending considerable time in the field in various weather conditions, counting apple blossoms in orchards, and observing honey bee foraging behavior. All assistants will be responsible for personal transportation to and from field sites. Field sites will include orchards near Pomona and Quincy. Assistants will be compensated for work-related activities, and rate of pay will be $12/hour. Work will likely begin around April 10 and will continue for approximately one month. During this window of time, assistants will need to be available to work on weekdays and weekends.

To apply, please send a resume, contact information for two references, and a brief statement explaining your interest in the project via email to Dr. Nicole Rafferty (nicole.rafferty@wsu.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until all positions are filled. (Job notification sent 4/5/16)

 


Natural Resource Biologist  (Douglas County P.U.D.)

Job Number: W 1601
Status: Open
Closing Date: 4/29/2016 5:00 PM
Location: East Wenatchee, WA
Wage/Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Duration: Full-time

GENERAL INFORMATION:   The Natural Resource Biologist will work at the direction of the Natural Resources Supervisor to implement ongoing wildlife, avian, fish and nuisance species management associated with operation of the Wells Hydroelectric Project.  This position will be primarily responsible for implementing the Wildlife and Botanical Management Plan, Avian Protection Plan, and the wildlife portions of the Off-License Settlement Agreement.  This position will be responsible for control of nuisance wildlife at hatcheries and on the reservoir and will provide ongoing support for terrestrial and aquatic studies. 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:   A Bachelor's of Science degree in biology, ecology, fisheries, wildlife or other closely related science degree is required.  Experience working with native and nuisance terrestrial and aquatic species is highly desirable. Experience working on or around large hydroelectric projects and with anadromous fish species is also desirable. Experience employing parametric statistics, report writing, spreadsheet and database management is preferred. Experience and comfort safely towing and trailering equipment such as boats and ATVs will be considered a plus.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 

Administer contracts, budgets and reports associated with the Wildlife Botanical Management Plan, Avian Protection Plan, Off-License Settlement Agreement and the wildlife nuisance species management program.
Supervise the operation of the Wells Wildlife and Cassimer Bar Wildlife areas.
Assist with prevention of nuisance wildlife outages, report avian collision and electrocution events, and coordinate nest management activities.
Perform analyses and critically prepare/review regulatory documents and reports.  Develop and implement wildlife and terrestrial species studies related to existing wildlife and avian plans and agreements, and compliance with the FERC operating license.
Participate within interdisciplinary teams working on strategic wildlife, fish, water quality and aquatic resources issues. 
Represent the District in regional wildlife, avian, nuisance species and habitat enhancement forums.
Other activities may be assigned including wildlife, botanical and invasive plant surveys, avian nest management, bald eagle surveys, rare plant surveys, nuisance species management, predator control activities, terrestrial resource management and inventories associated with transmission and distribution systems.
Support natural resource studies associated with implementation of the Aquatic Settlement Agreement, Anadromous Fish Agreement, Wells 401 water quality certification, and FERC license for the Wells Project.
Participate in Endangered Species Act consultations related to terrestrial species found within the Wells Project, the District's Distribution System and within Douglas County.
Represent the District in a highly professional manner and use scientifically defensible study results to inform management decisions and processes. 
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  

A strong scientific background in biology, wildlife ecology or zoology coupled with an applied understanding of statistical and analytical principles commonly used in natural resource management.
Excellent organizational, planning, technical writing and oral communication skills.
Extensive knowledge and proficiency in the utilization of computer software programs. 
Candidates must be physically able to perform field research including walking or wading into remote locations, working in and around cold water and be physically able to carry up to 40 pounds of field equipment.  A valid Washington State, or equivalent, driver's license is required.
This is an administrative position and is not subject to any of the conditions contained in the Collective Bargaining Agreement other than those benefits which apply to all employees.


How to apply for this job:

Resumes must be submitted with our Resume Cover Sheet ( click here to download ). Your cover letter and resume listing qualifications, and our Resume Cover Sheet, must be received by 4/29/2016 5:00 PM .

Postal Mailing Instructions:

Please note on the outside of the envelope:

Natural Resource Biologist - East Wenatchee, WA

Mail to:

Rene Rowton
Public Utility District No. 1 of Douglas County
1151 Valley Mall Parkway
East Wenatchee, WA 98802
Email Instructions:

Please include the job number ( W 1601 ) in the subject line of your email and send to careers@dcpud.org.


Outreach Coordinator  (Part-Time)

Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group 

Job Description: Mid-Columbia Fisheries (MCF) seeks to fill a part-time position of Outreach Coordinator to work out of our Ellensburg office recruiting and managing volunteers, hosting volunteer work parties, performing public outreach to adults and children, and assisting with other projects as needed. We are seeking a hard-working, flexible, enthusiastic, and dedicated individual interested in working with the public. Applicants must be willing to work a flexible schedule which includes weekends. The Outreach Coordinator may at times work independently or with staff, landowners, agency partners, volunteers, or youth. Work will occur throughout the Yakima Basin under the supervision of the Program Director.

APPLICATION INFORMATION


Land Rehabilitation and Maintenance (LRAM) Field Crew   [Stell Environmental]

Position Status: Seasonal – Full Time/Hourly
Job Responsibilities: Candidates will be expected to perform skilled field activities in support of the US Army’s Land Rehabilitation and Maintenance (LRAM) Program at the Yakima Training Center, WA. LRAM projects are varied and include the repair of degraded maneuver trails; maintenance, construction, and installation of Seibert stakes; and erosion control activities requiring hand seeding and installation of mats and wattles. Additional projects encompass the enhancement of training lands and maneuver land repairs, exotic species management, harvesting of native seed, preparing ground surfaces for revegetation, and collecting GPS data to record future land enhancement projects. Extensive work with hand tools will be required. Must possess adept map reading skills, a valid driver’s license, and a clean driving record. Experience operating and maintaining 4x4 trucks is necessary and a mechanical aptitude is required.
Qualifications: This position requires work to be performed in remote outdoor conditions of varied terrain and adverse weather conditions. Ability to transport heavy loads (up to 50lbs) is necessary. Must be able to follow written and verbal instructions, follow safety rules, and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and customers.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

NOTE:  You will need an enhanced driver's license.  The Army will not take regular WA licenses or IDs after 1 April 2016.

Course credit may be available to students through their college/university. For additional information please contact:

Eric Brouwer – ITAM Coordinator (509) 225-8113 eric.s.brouwer.ctr@mail.mil Jennifer Evans – LRAM Coordinator (509) 225-8116 jennifer.a.evans58.ctr@mail.mil
JBLM-YTC – 970 Firing Center Road - Range Division, Bldg. 1805 - Yakima, WA 98901


Range and Training Land Assessment (RTLA) Field Crew Position

Status: Seasonal – Full Time/Hourly (8 weeks June-August)

Stell Environmental

Job Responsibilities: Candidates will be expected to perform skilled field activities in support of the US Army’s Range and Training Lands Assessment (RTLA) Program at the Yakima Training Center, WA. Candidates must be able to accurately collect and record scientific data utilizing GPS technology for collection and site navigation, possess strong map reading skills, and have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record. Candidates should possess a strong base knowledge in the identification of plant species, especially in the shrub-steppe communities including grasses, shrubs, and invasive species. Experience operating and maintaining 4x4 trucks is necessary and a mechanical aptitude is required.
Qualifications: This position requires work to be performed in remote outdoor conditions of varied terrain and adverse weather conditions. Ability to transport heavy loads (up to 50lbs) is necessary. Must be able to follow written and verbal instructions, follow safety rules, and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and customers.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

NOTE:  An enhanced driver's license is required.  The Army will not take regular WA licenses or IDs after 1 April 2016.


Course credit may be available to students through their college/university. For additional information please contact:
Eric Brouwer – ITAM Coordinator (509) 225-8113 eric.s.brouwer.ctr@mail.mil Dawn-Marie Jensen - RTLA Coordinator (509) 225-8114 dawn-marie.jensen.ctr@mail.mil
JBLM-YTC - 970 Firing Center Road - Range Division, Bldg. 1805 - Yakima, WA 98901


Klamath Bird Observatory Research Biologists (2 Positions)

Job 1:  Research Biologist
Pay Range: $39,000 to $41,000 plus benefits
Duration: Permanent, beginning spring 2016
Project Location: based in Ashland, OR; job duties throughout southern OR / northern CA

Position Description: Klamath Bird Observatory (www.KlamathBird.org) seeks to fill a position with primary responsibilities to support ongoing avian long‐term monitoring and applied ecology studies to advance bird conservation. The Research Biologist will oversee all aspects of a specific program which consists of several distinct and always evolving research projects. Job duties include grant writing, partnership building, study design and project management, data management, statistical analyses, report and manuscript writing, community and scientific presentations, and field work as needed. Involvement in implementing field studies will be a component of this position and may include point count, area search, spot‐mapping, nest searching, mist‐netting and bird banding, and species specific survey protocols.

Job 2: Biologist
Pay Range: $32,000‐$34,000 plus benefits
Duration: Permanent, beginning spring 2016
Project Location: based in Ashland, OR; job duties throughout southern OR / northern CA
Position Description: Klamath Bird Observatory (www.KlamathBird.org) seeks to fill a Biologist position with primary responsibilities to support ongoing avian long‐term monitoring and applied ecology studies to advance bird conservation. The Biologist will have a primary role in one to several projects and a support role in other research studies. Implementation of field studies is a primary responsibility; hiring, training, and supervising field crews and/or interns, and managing field logistics. This includes development and coordination of project partners, data management, and analysis and reporting of project data. Field studies may include multiple avian survey methodologies such as point count, area search, spot‐mapping, nest searching, mist‐netting and bird banding, and species specific survey protocols.

 APPLICATION INFORMATION 

Review of applications will begin on March 15th and continue until the positions are filled.

 


Pygmy Rabbit Field Tech (Ephrata)

The Department of Fish and Wildlife is recruiting to fill one full time, non-permanent, Scientific Technician 1 position located in the Wildlife Program. The duty station for this position is located in the Region 2 office in Ephrata, WA. This position reports to the Biologist managing the Pygmy Rabbit Reintroduction Project. The technician is based out of the Ephrata office but will primarily work near the release site in Douglas County. Please see the job bulletin at the following link https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/1373653/scientific-technician-1-02463w to know more details and how to apply.


Oregon Coast Aquarium Education Summer Intern

The Oregon Coast Aquarium Education Department’s internship program is designed to provide an individual with a practical learning experience while gaining valuable knowledge related to the professional field of free-choice, informal education, and learning environments. The Education Summer Intern assists the Aquarium’s Education Staff with the preparation and implementation of summer programs and initiatives both on and off-site for a variety of audiences. The internships offer a hands-on opportunity to work with youth and the general public in conservation and environmental education in an aquarium setting.

POSITION TITLE: Education Summer Intern

REPORTS TO: Education Specialists

DATES: Summer 2016, June 27th –Sept 16th

Application


Non-Permanent Fish Biologist 1 *01878-16

To view the full job posting for any opening at State of Washington, click here:

http://agency.governmentjobs.com/washington/default.cfm

Click on a job title to view the complete job posting of any position listed. After you have reviewed the job posting, you can apply for the position by clicking on the "Apply" button and completing the online application.


Biological Science Technician GS-0404-04/05

USFS PNW Research Station

Please respond before March 1st

The Pacific Northwest Research Station, Land and Watershed Management team is recruiting for biological science technician(s) (natural resources) GS-0404-05. These temporary positions, which will not exceed 1,039 hours, begin in May or June 2016. 

The positions are based in the station’s Corvallis Forestry Sciences Laboratory, Corvallis, Oregon.  The seasonal employee will function as part of a work crew performing technical duties in support of  professional scientists conducting various ecological and silvicultural research projects.  Crew members will be collecting data for a  ponderosa pine thinning study. Data will be collected on overstory trees, downed wood, understory vegetation, and climate.  Some crew members may also collect data on a study addressing responses to various stream buffer widths. 

The work  requires weekly overnight travel, walking on rough terrain, and traversing recently burned understories.  Temperatures may range from very hot and dry, to cool and wet. Rain, snow, wind, or dust may be encountered. The work also requires the use of safety equipment such as boots, gloves, long sleeves, and hardhats. Employees must always exercise safe work practices.  All applicants must be U.S. citizens. 

See the full outreach notice for more information


Crater Lake Science & Learning Center 2016 Student Fellowship

In 2016 the Crater Lake Science and Learning Center will offer up to four fellowships to support undergraduate or graduate student investigations. Each fellowship may be funded up to $4,000.

Who is eligible?
Senior undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program at a college or university are eligible to apply. Research Fellows must be self-directed individuals, have a dedicated faculty advisor in the field of the proposed research, and propose research that will contribute to issues of management concern at Crater Lake National Park. A Fellow must be able to complete the proposed project within one year from receipt of the fellowship award.

What types of projects will be funded?
The objective of the fellowship is to support student research at Crater Lake National Park that can inform and advance the needs of management and decision making at the park in four general areas: aquatic resources, terrestrial resources, social science, and applied technology.

See the flyer for more information and how to apply.


USDA Forest Service Pathways Student Trainee  Summer 2016

Description:  Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Cle Elum Ranger District will be advertising for one GS-0404-05 Student Trainee (Natural Resources Management and Biological Sciences), located in Cle Elum, Washington.  This is a basic trainee position designed to orient the incumbent to the use of geospatial technology and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for land, natural resources and ecosystem management.

HOW TO APPLY:  Please apply online through www.usajobs.gov. Under the Student and recent graduate jobs, the position will be advertised thourgh Pathways as a student trainee (Natural Resources Management and Biological Sciences) Intern Not-To Exceed graduation. There are no conversion opportunities associated with this postion. The applicant must be a student in a degree seeking program. The work will be fulltime during the summer months and possibly during the winter months as parttime. The student must be enrolled at least half-time (6-9 credits, depending on school halftime designation) for fall semester or previous spring. Transcripts will be requested upon selection. The job will open for a 5 day period in the month of March. Specify Cle Elum, Washington as the location (duty station), and GS-5: 0499-05. Please provide your contact info and when the announcement number is released, you will be emailed.

See the Outreach Notice for more information:


Fisheries Tech III

Agency: Kalispel Tribe of Indians Location: Usk, WA
Salary: DOE
Closing Date: 16/02/2016 or until filled

The incumbent of this position will work under the direction of the Fisheries Technician IV+ as a journey-level technician with a high level of independence. Duties will include assisting fisheries technicians, biologists, and program managers in data collection and data entry, and conducting fisheries conservation and management protection, monitoring, and enhancement actions.

The Fisheries Technician III will complete diverse work elements including collection of biological data and habitat conditions using established scientific principles and techniques that will guide resource management. Incumbent will assist conservation programs/projects such as fence building, planting vegetation, distributing fish, operating and maintaining equipment, gill netting, trapping, piscicide application, and electrofishing (boat and backpack).

This position is a permanent seasonal or temporary position where the incumbent will likely be required to work long, unusual hours, weekends, and occasionally holidays. Work is expected to last 9 months annually. This work is primarily performed outdoors and requires lifting, pulling, and hauling in all kinds of weather conditions on variable terrain. The Fisheries Technician III will also provide support to other projects and departments as needed.

To view the entire announcement and apply, visit http://northernquest.com/inquiries/careers


State of Washington is now accepting applications for the following position(s):

Non-permanent Fish Hatchery Technician *01054-16
Non-permanent Fish Hatchery Technician *01157-16

To view the full job posting for any opening at State of Washington, click here:

http://agency.governmentjobs.com/washington/default.cfm


U.S. Forest Service Botanist Position  [GS-09]

Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Naches Ranger District

Outreach Notice


State of Washington is now accepting applications for the following position(s):

Director, Office of Drinking Water (WMS Band 3) - (DOH3080)
MANAGEMENT ANALYST 2 *00961W
NATURAL RESOURCE TECHNICIAN 2 *00944W
Natural Resource Worker 2 Engine Leader
Northwest Region-Leasing, Rights-of-Way & Transactions Manager-WMS 1
Park Ranger 1 (Non-permanent) 00918
Park Ranger 1 (Seasonal) 00689
Salmon Fishery Modeler (ITS4 In-training)

To view the full job posting for any opening at State of Washington, click here:

http://agency.governmentjobs.com/washington/default.cfm

Click on a job title to view the complete job posting of any position listed. After you have reviewed the job posting, you can apply for the position by clicking on the "Apply" button and completing the online application.


State of Washington is now accepting applications for the following position(s):

NATURAL RESOURCE TECHNICIAN 2 *00834W
Statewide Salmon and Steelhead Manager (WMS03)

To view the full job posting for any opening at State of Washington, click here:

http://agency.governmentjobs.com/washington/default.cfm

Click on a job title to view the complete job posting of any position listed. After you have reviewed the job posting, you can apply for the position by clicking on the "Apply" button and completing the online application.


Seasonal Restoration Crew Leader
Ellensburg, WA
Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group seeks a seasonal Restoration Crew Leader to coordinate and supervise technicians, interns and volunteers in performing high quality, efficient, and professional restoration work. 

Pay: $15 - 18/hour, depending on experience.  The full position description, including instructions for applying, is located at www.midcolumbiafisheries.org.

Melissa Babik
Project Manager/ Wildlife Biologist
Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group
413 N. Main Street, Suite K
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Phone: (509)310-9274,
mel@midcolumbiafisheries.org
www.midcolumbiarfeg.com


State of Washington is now accepting applications for the following position(s):

Asset Management Forester - NRS2
Forest Crew Supervisor - CF
Permanent Fish Biologist 3 *00150-16
Wildfire Training Coordinator

To view the full job posting for any opening at State of Washington, click here:

http://agency.governmentjobs.com/washington/default.cfm

Click on a job title to view the complete job posting of any position listed. After you have reviewed the job posting, you can apply for the position by clicking on the "Apply" button and completing the online application.


Avian Wildlife Technician

Job ID: 26511694
Position Title: Avian Wildlife Technician
Company Name: Environment Canada/Canadian Wildlife Service
Specialty: Ecology & Conservation of Birds
Occupation: Field Technician
Entry Level: No
Location(s): Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 
Posted: January 15, 2016
Job Type: Temporary
Job Duration: 1-3 Months
Min Experience: 2-3 Years
Required Travel: 75-100%
Salary: $28.00 - $32.00 (Hourly Wage)

APPLY FOR THIS JOB
Contact Person: Thea Carpenter
Email Address: thea.carpenter@canada.ca

Job Description
Technicians are needed to survey songbird communities in the boreal forests of northern Alberta.  This project will run as part of an initiative designed to evaluate the impacts of oil sands activities on forest landbird populations throughout the Oil Sands Area.

Technicians will work in teams of 2-3 and live in remote, tent-based camps that may be relocated to different survey areas every few days.  Distance-based point-count surveys or recording units will be used to quantify avian abundance.  Habitat and vegetation sampling may also be conducted.  Technicians will be responsible for identifying suitable camp locations and assessing access to survey areas on an ongoing basis while in the field.

Employment period will be 90 work days compressed into roughly 3-months beginning May 2, 2016. Work will be highly rewarding but also physically demanding.  Technicians should expect early mornings, long/variable working days, uncooperative weather, difficult terrain, wildlife encounters (including bears), and persistent insects.  Food, transportation (via 4x4 truck, ATV, and/or helicopter), and accommodation will be provided while in the field.  Crew members are responsible for accommodation in Edmonton for the duration of the position.

Job Requirements
Required skills and experience:

Previous experience (≥ 2 field seasons) conducting avian monitoring field programs, preferably in the boreal forest region.
Ability to identify boreal forest landbirds by sight and sound.
Experience living and working in remote field camps for extended periods of time.
Demonstrated ability to work independently.
Applicants must be in excellent physical condition and must be comfortable working independently under diverse and often adverse conditions including biting insects, heat, cold, wet, and bears.
Experience navigating in forest regions using GPS, map, and compass.
Job offers are conditional on passing a security screening and Health Canada medical examination.
Applicants must be Canadian Citizens or hold valid working permits for Canada and must have a valid Class 5 driver’s license or equivalent (e.g. 5L in Manitoba or G in Ontario)
Essential character traits include initiative, thoroughness, dependability, and effective interpersonal skills.

Additional preferred skills:

Experience supervising fieldwork and handling field logistics, such as creating sampling/survey schedules, coordinating travel and daily activities, summarizing data, and providing regular status updates.
Experience conducting vegetation surveys and/or ability to identify vascular plants and ecosite communities.
Experience in the safe operation of off-road vehicles (4x4 trucks, ATVs, and trailers).
Experience entering, verifying, and managing scientific data using Excel or Access.
How to apply: Please include clear and concise examples of relevant experience and skills in a cover letter and resume, combined into a single pdf.  Include in the description: Who (employer); When and How Long (date and time period of experience in months or years); Where (location including city/town and province, as well as the ecological region e.g. boreal forest, grassland, montane, etc); and What (describe your specific duties).  Note: Any applicants currently or previously employed in a Casual position with the Government of Canada in 2016 must explicitly state their status as a Casual employee and state the start/end date of their position in the application email and resume.

Deadline for application is February 3, 2016.  Hiring may begin immediately as suitable applicants are identified.

Submit your cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references as a single PDF toThea.Carpenter@canada.ca


Biological Science Technicians (Wildlife, snakes)

Job ID: 26505061

Last Date to Apply: 1 February 2016


Position Title: Biological Science Technicians (Wildlife, snakes)
Company Name: USGS Western Ecological Research Center
Occupation: Field Technician

Location(s): Dixon, California, 95620, United States 
Posted: January 14, 2016
Entry Level: No
Job Type: Temporary
Salary: $18.38 (Hourly Wage)
APPLY FOR THIS JOB
Contact Person: Julia Ersan
Email Address: jersan@usgs.gov


View job here:  http://www.careerwebsite.com/link.cfm?c=C5OX41xL7TGY

Job Description
The USGS Western Ecological Research Center is seeking to fill multiple positions for Biological Science Technicians to conduct Giant Gartersnake (Thamnophis gigas) field studies at several sites in the Sacramento Valley, California. Primary duties include aquatic trap monitoring and capture for abundance, occupancy, and capture- mark-recapture studies, habitat and vegetation surveys, husbandry of captive snakes for radio telemetry surgical implantation/removal, and radio tracking. Summer weather in the Sacramento Valley is sunny and hot, with average daytime temperatures in the 90°s F with many days well over 100°F. Technicians will meet at the Dixon office each day, but field work is conducted across the Sacramento Valley on private, USFWS, and NGO properties. Housing is not provided.

Job Requirements
B.S. degree in biology, wildlife management, or a related field is preferred. Prior field research experience preferred. Valid driver’s license required. Experience driving large 4x4 trucks on dirt roads preferred. Radio telemetry experience preferred, but not required. Successful applicants must possess the ability to hike moderate distances in waders and paddle a kayak while carrying equipment, often in hot or otherwise inclement weather. Hours can be irregular and long. Must be willing to work weekends. These positions are physically demanding. Must be able to record and maintain data in field notebooks and electronic databases (iPhone). Ability to work independently and as part of a team while maintaining good communication with the field supervisor is essential.

 

Length of individual appointments will vary between 5-8 months. The expected start date is mid-March 2016.
 

Please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references in a single document saved with your last name as the file name to jersan@usgs.gov with “Snake Technician” in the subject line.

 


Washington State Jobs

Central Regional Manager (WMS 02)

Equipment Grant Lead (Environmental Specialist 5)

Natural Resource Technician 3 - NRT3

SCIENTIFIC TECHNICIAN 1 *00630H

SCIENTIFIC TECHNICIAN 2 *00629H

To view the full job posting for any opening at State of Washington, click here:

http://agency.governmentjobs.com/washington/default.cfm

Click on a job title to view the complete job posting of any position listed. After you have reviewed the job posting, you can apply for the position by clicking on the "Apply" button and completing the online application.


The Undergraduate Biology Research [UBER] REU Site Program

Held:  May 23-July 23, 2016 at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)

Applications Due:  February 26, 2016

Apply:  http://UBER.coe.uga.edu

The Undergraduate Biology Education Research (UBER) REU Site is a nine-week, NSF-
funded program to involve undergraduates in designing and conducting research
on undergraduate biology teaching and learning with mentorship from faculty from
the University of Georgia Division of Biological Sciences and College of
Education. The goals of the program are to develop undergraduates’ knowledge
and skills in biology education research, encourage undergraduates to pursue
doctoral study of biology teaching and learning, expand the diversity of the talent
pool in biology education research, and contribute to the development of theory
and knowledge about biology education in ways that can inform biology instruction.
RESEARCH AREAS
• Development of problem-solving skills in biochemistry
• Departmental teaching climate and how faculty teach biology
• Effective methods for providing feedback on undergraduate teaching
• Impact of metacognition on student performance in biology
• Using fossils to teach about evolution and the nature of science
• See UBER REU website for full list of projects: UBER.coe.uga.edu

 

ABOUT ATHENS AND THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA
The University of Georgia (UGA) is a land and sea grant institution with almost 35,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, and a tradition of involving undergraduates in research. UGA is home to five NSF-funded REU SITES. UGA also has a strong infrastructure for social science research, including a Statistical Consulting Center and the Institute for Behavioral Research. UGA is located in Athens, Georgia in the Southeast US – a 90-minute shuttle ride from the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Athens is an affordable, mid-sized city, nationally ranked as a “top ten” college town, with an array of outdoor recreational and cultural opportunities that attractive to students. Students will stay in dormitories on campus, which are a short walk to buildings that house UGA life science and education departments and to downtown Athens.



Barred Owl Surveys

Three announcements with USGS for as many as nine positions to conduct barred owl surveys in Oregon and Washington this Spring. 

Each announcement is specific to a study area (Cle Elum (WA), Coast Ranges (OR), and Klamath (OR)), so if applicants wish to apply for >1 study area they need to apply to each announcement separately.

Coast Ranges

Klamath

Cle Elum


Forestry Technician

One permanent seasonal (18/8) Forestry Technician position in Cle Elum, WA will be filled within the Pacific Northwest Research Station, Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program. This is a career ladder position (GS-0462-05/06) with the full performance level at a GS-0462-06. The incumbent will serve as crew member on the FIA data collection team.

·         The DEMO announcement is open to ALL U.S. citizens - The first 60 applicants who complete and submit an application will be reviewed for referral to the hiring manager. You are encouraged to apply for the position as soon as possible. This announcement will remain open until the closing date indicated; however, individuals who apply after the limit is reached will be reviewed for consideration only if no selection is made from the initial group or if additional vacancies occur and additional candidates are needed. If you retract your application to make changes or updates, the date the application is last submitted will be used to determine those who are considered to have met the cut-off criteria.

 

·         The MERIT announcement is open to Current permanent Federal employees with competitive status, reinstatement eligibles, persons with disabilities, VEOA/VRA eligibles, certain military spouses, 30% or more disabled veterans, former Peace Corps or VISTA volunteers, CTAP/ICTAP eligibles, Farm Service Agency permanent county employees and those eligible for other Special Hiring Authorities such as Public Land Corps authority.

 

The DEMO announcement number is 16-RES-204987DP-TC– it will close at midnight (EST) on December 14th:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/423593500

The MERIT announcement number is 16-RES-204987G-TC– it will close at midnight (EST) on December 14th:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/423593300


For those interested in either of these positions, please apply via USAJobs (www.usajobs.gov) prior to the closing date.  Also, for your application, you may use a resume or any other written format you choose.  Regardless of the format used, your application must contain sufficient information to validate qualifications and the specialized experience required for this position.  The specialized experience can be found in the ‘Qualifications Required’ section of the vacancy announcement.  All supporting documentation (including transcripts if using education as an element of basic qualification) must be included and uploaded again as part of the application process.  Internal/Federal employees are advised to include their most recent SF-50 AND performance appraisal.

Please include in your resume or work history the following information for paid and volunteer work experience especially that which is related to the job you are applying for:

•             Job title, (include series and grade if a Federal job)
•             Main duties and responsibilities
•             Employers' names and addresses
•             Supervisors' names and phone numbers
•             Starting and ending dates (month and year) (for each grade level if a Federal job)
•             Work hours per week
•             Annual salary amounts

For positions held with the Federal government, list each grade held separately, including grade levels for career ladder positions, and provide the following information:

•             Month/year that you held each grade level
•             Main duties and responsibilities performed at that specific grade level.

Read the whole announcement carefully and include required supporting documentation to ensure you application is considered.

Thank you for your interest in these vacancies.


Justin Holgerson
Data Collection Coordinator, Washington

Forest Inventory and Analysis
Forest Service
Pacific Northwest Research Station
Resource Monitoring and Assessment Program
p: 503-808-3131
c: 916-261-4080
f: 503-808-2020
jholgerson@fs.fed.us
620 SW Main Street, Suite 400
Portland, OR 97205
www.fs.fed.us
 


Botanicals Group Paid Summer Internship in Hop Country

Informational Flyer

For more information, please visit selecthops.com/employment


DOI  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service  

Job Title:  Fish and Wildlife Biologist
Department:  Department Of The Interior
Agency:  Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service
Job Announcement Number:  R1-16-1559260-BP

SALARY RANGE:$48,403.00 to $76,131.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD:Thursday, November 19, 2015 to Friday, November 27, 2015
SERIES & GRADE:GS-0401-09/11
POSITION INFORMATION:Full Time - Permanent
PROMOTION POTENTIAL:11
DUTY LOCATIONS:1 vacancy in the following location:
Wenatchee, WA
WHO MAY APPLY:United States Citizens
SECURITY CLEARANCE:Q - Nonsensitive
SUPERVISORY STATUS:No
JOB SUMMARY:

You too can make a difference in our world. The work of the US Fish and Wildlife Service is meaningful and varied. Want to know more about what it is like to work for us? Click here to watch short podcasts called Meet Your New Boss! and Diversity is our Strength

This position serves as a Fish and Wildlife Biologist for the Washington Fish and Wildlife Office, Central Washington Field Office located in Wenatchee, Washington. The incumbent will provide expertise in the field of fish and wildlife biology to coordinate and conduct a wide range of biological investigations involving complex natural resources. For information about the Washington Fish and Wildlife Office, visit their website at http://www.fws.gov/wafwo.

Annual Salary:
GS9, Step 1 - $48,403 - Step 10 $62,920
GS-11, Step 1 - $58,562 - Step 10 $76,131
Employees new to the federal government are placed at step 1.

For more information, see:  ​https://www.usajobs.gov/


WDFW Permanent Scientific Technician 2 

Position No.:  11336-15

Salary:  $2,499.00-$3,229 monthly

Opening Date:  11/09/15

Closing Date:  11/19/15 at 5:00pm

​Location:  Fish Program, Science Division, Hatchery/Wild Interactions Unit, Region 2. The duty station is located at 515 HWY 97A Wenatchee, WA  98801.

As part of the Hatchery/Wild Interactions Unit, Supplementation Research Team, this position is responsible for conducting field work focused on adult spring Chinook and steelhead abundance, productivity and spatial structure in the upper Columbia River basin.

For duties and more information on how to apply, please see the application.


USDA Naches Ranger District Summer Employment 2016

Naches, WA—Individuals interested in seeking temporary employment with USDA Forest Service during the summer of 2016 are invited to attend a help session on Thursday, November 19th, at 6 p.m. at the Naches Ranger Station.


US Forest Service employees will walk through the USA Jobs application process step-by-step, and answer questions about local temporary employment opportunities.
“Our hiring process is happening earlier than it has in past years,” said Francisca Voelker, Naches Ranger District Support Services Supervisor. “Some people may not think about applying until spring time, but by then it will be too late. Our hiring for next summer is happening November 30 through December 7, we want everyone to be aware of when and how applications are accepted.”


Temporary positions are available in Naches and on all districts of the Okanogan- Wenatchee National Forest. Specialties include fire, trails, timber, recreation, wildlife and archeology. All applicants interested in these jobs need to apply online through www.usajobs.gov. You must be a US Citizen and at least 18 years of age as of June 1, 2016.


For more information about the session, please contact the Naches Ranger District at 509-653-1401. For a list of positions with announcement numbers, visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/okawen/about-forest/jobs.

 


USFS 2016 Summer Job Opportunities

Colville National Forest Three Rivers, Newport / Sullivan Lake, and Republic Ranger Districts

The Colville National Forest has several upcoming temporary job opportunities for someone interested in working with a fantastic group of people in the beautiful setting of Northeastern

Washington. Whether you’re looking to pursue your field of interest or are just looking for a summer job, these positions will give you the opportunity to perform meaningful work.
Various positions are located across the Forest in the communities of Republic, Kettle Falls, Colville, Metaline Falls and Newport. Employment terms vary from three to six months.

Disciplines with potential job vacancies
Colville Supervisor’s Office in Colville, WA
(509) 684-7000    Archeology / Heritage and Botany

Republic Ranger District in Republic, WA
(509) 775-7400  Reforestation, Timber and Fire

Three Rivers Ranger District in Kettle Falls, WA
(509) 738-7700  Timber, Range, Soils, Fisheries, Recreation and Fire

Newport Ranger District in Newport, WA
(509) 447-7300
Timber, Range, Recreation and Fire

Sullivan Lake Ranger District near Metaline Falls, WA (509) 446-7500  Fire, Wildlife (biological technicians)

Positions in the following disciplines may be needed for the upcoming 2016 field season: fire, timber, range, recreation, soils, botany, fisheries, and archeology.

A few highlights:

Specialists and professionals are available at our district offices to speak with interested candidates.  We will have some entry level positions available.  We may have some housing options available.  June through September is the duration of most of these full time positions.  I am available for more specific questions concerning the positions and application process

How and when to apply: http://www.usajobs.gov set up a profile today! Apply for jobs between November 30th and December 7th, 2015.  

For people to contact about more specific job information and locations at our offices across the Colville NF and timeframes of employment, please contact the Colville National Forest at 509-684-7000, or visit:  http://fs.usda.gov/colville
 


Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest Cle Elum Ranger District  Biological Technician (Plants) 

Temp GS-0404-4 Summer 2016

Description: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Cle Elum Ranger District will be advertising for one TEMP GS-0404-4 Biological Technician (Plants), located in Cle Elum, Washington.  

This incumbent will work primarily in the field independently to complete inventories on vascular plants with a focus on non-native plant species. The duties will include using a hand-held sprayer mounted to a truck bed and at times a backpack sprayer to apply herbicide on National Forest Lands. Other duties will also include mapping (GPS, ArcMap GIS) invasive plant populations and support for the native plant program such as seed collection. The successful applicant will have experience in plant identification, computer data entry, GPS, operating a 4-wheel drive vehicle, and field navigation skills. Applicants with the ability to field identify local flora, experience with the use of microscopes and dichotomous keys, and a commercial applicator’s pesticide certification are preferred. 
Qualifications: Prefered applicants should have some course work in biology, botany, plant ecology, forest ecology, or a related discipline, or have an equivalent combination of education and experience . Applicants must have the ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds and to carry heavy loads. The position may be filled at a GS-04 pay grade ($13.68/hr), based on applicant qualifications. United States citizens only will be considered for these positions. Applicants must have: 1) botanical skills to identify state-listed noxious weeds and other exotic plants at various growth stages and to distinguish these from native species that may be “look-alikes” . 2) Applicants must have a current driver’s license.

Physical Demands:  This position requires field work for up to four months (approximately June 16 through September 30th). The incumbent may encounter temperature extremes, rough walking surfaces, steep terrain, rain, wind, and possibly snow.

Location: The position’s duty station is located at Cle Elum Ranger Station, Cle Elum, Washington, 82 miles east of Seattle, and 27 miles west of Ellensburg.

ABOUT THE OKANOGAN-WENATCHEE NATIONAL FOREST:  This forest encompasses more than 4-million acres in Washington State and stretches north to south from the Canadian border to the Goat Rocks Wilderness - a distance of about 180 miles. The forest lies east of the Cascade Crest, which defines its western boundary. The eastern edge of the forest extends into the Okanogan highlands, then south along the Okanogan and Columbia Rivers, and then to the Yakima River valley. Because of this wide geographic range, the forest is very diverse - from the high, glaciated alpine peaks along the Cascade Crest and the numerous mountain ranges extending eastward from the crest, through deep, lush valleys of old growth forest, to the dry and rugged shrub-steppe country at its eastern edge. Precipitation varies widely - from more than 70-inches along the crest to less than 10-inches at its eastern edge. This greatly affects the forest and vegetation types across the area.
Cle Elum Ranger District: The Cle Elum Ranger District encompasses approximately 375,000 acres and extends from near the city of Ellensburg and the Yakima River to the crest of the Cascades in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness and Snoqualmie Pass areas. It is bordered by the Wenatchee River Ranger District to the north along the Wenatchee Mountains - Mt. Stuart divide and by the Naches Ranger District to the south along the Manastash Ridge divide. To the west of the district is the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

HOW TO APPLY: Please apply online through www.usajobs.gov to the following Single Vacancy Recruitment announcements, Opens a period in Nov-Dec. Specify Cle Elum, Washington as the location (duty station), for GS-4: TEMP-OCR-404-4-PLANT. This announcement will be open for 15 days. Please provide your contact info and when the announcement number is released, you will be emailed.

FOR MORE INFO: Helen Lau, District Botanist hlau@fs.fed.us 
(509) 852-1074 (Cle Elum Ranger Station)      

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all of its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's Target Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington DC 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD).
USDA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROVIDER AND EMPLOYER.


Natural Resources Specialist IV (Wetlands and Waterfowl Specialist)

Job ID: 24963702
Position Title: Natural Resources Specialist IV (Wetlands and Waterfowl Specialist)
Company Name: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Occupation: Other
Entry Level: No
Location(s): Port Arthur, Texas, 77640, United States 
Posted: October 12, 2015
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Duration: Indefinite
Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
Min Experience: 5-7 Years
APPLY FOR THIS JOB

Apply URL: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/tpwd/default.cfm?...

Job Description
The Wetland Habitat and Waterfowl Specialist is responsible for assisting Region and Wildlife staff in design and implementation of habitat development, enhancement and research projects on public and private lands. Assists with development of wetland permit requests; reviews proposed wetland related projects, regulations, habitat plans and coordinates and prepares comments for the Region and Migratory Wildlife Program on these tasks. Serves as a technical committee representative to the Gulf Coast Joint Venture. Coordinates and reports TPWD accomplishments to the GCJV Coordinator. Assists regional staff in development of site specific plans related to potential habitat acquisition projects; develops grant proposals for Migratory Wildlife and Wetland Program. Provides leadership in developing in-service habitat management training. Acts as Wildlife Division point of contact with the Texas Prairie Wetlands Project, Wetland Reserve Program and other related programs as assigned. Coordinates public waterfowl hunts on TPWD wildlife management areas as assigned. Other duties include technical assistance to private landowners; develops specific management bulletins, brochures and audiovisual materials on the wetlands and waterfowl for the Division. Serves as the team wetland and waterfowl specialist. Performs additional duties as assigned. Works under minimal supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Complies with all Agency, Division and Branch rules, regulations and procedures.

Job Requirements
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Science, Wildlife Management, Wildlife Ecology or closely related field in Natural Resources Management. Major course work from Bachelor’s or post-Bachelor’s degree programs must include 24 hours minimum in Wildlife/Habitat Conservation, Wildlife/Natural Resources Management and/or Research from accredited college or university.
Experience:
Five years experience as a professional wildlife biologist, waterfowl biologist, wetland ecologist or closely related natural resources scientist.
Licensure:       
Must possess or be able to obtain, within 30 days of employment, a valid class “C” Texas driver’s license;
Must possess or be able to obtain, within one year of employment, the National Wildfire Coordinator Group’s (NWCG) Fire Fighter Type II certification.
Acceptable Substitutions:

Master’s Degree in Wildlife Science, Wildlife Management, Wildlife Ecology or closely related field in natural Resource Management may substitute for 1 year of the required experience; PhD in Wildlife Science, Wildlife Management, Wildlife Ecology or closely related field in Natural Resource Management may substitute for 2 years of the required experience.

NOTE: Retention of position contingent upon obtaining and maintaining required licenses.

Physical Requirements:
Must be able to pass, within one year of employment, the FFT II moderate duty physical fitness standard (walk 2 miles with a 25 lb pack in 30 minutes or less) OR the arduous duty physical fitness standard (walk 3 miles with 45 lb pack in 45 minutes or less);
Required to conduct (without air sickness) low-level aerial fixed wing aircraft and helicopter surveys. TPWD employees are required to comply with departmental aircraft weight restrictions. Weight limit restrictions prohibit flight with passengers that weigh in excess of 286 pounds. Must maintain less than 287 pounds to accomplish annual low-level aerial surveys.
NOTE: Retention of position contingent upon meeting and maintaining physical requirements

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Licensure:       
Current National Wildfire Coordinating Group’s (NWCG) Fire Fighter Type II certification.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of wetlands wildlife, habitat, and habitat management requirements and techniques;
Knowledge of plant and animal taxonomy with special emphasis on wetland species;
Knowledge of wetland habitat mitigation processes, wetland permitting and wetland delineation/determination;
Knowledge of issues relating to the management and conservation of coastal marsh habitats;
Skill in effective verbal and written communication;
Skill in technical writing;
Skill in using of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook;
Skill in using GIS/GPS software;Ability to conduct scientific studies, surveys, data analysis and complete scientific and popular publications;
Ability to communicate verbally and in writing on a range of waterfowl, wildlife, and wetland issues;
Ability to deal effectively with private landowners, land managers, advisory boards, universities, the media, consultants, governmental and non-governmental organizations as well as the general public;
Ability to conduct low level aerial waterfowl surveys;
Ability to prioritize and accomplish multiple assigned tasks to meet deadlines;
Ability to work independently with little or no supervision;
Ability to work as a member of a team;
Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with co-workers, agency staff and management to achieve common goals;
Ability to perform manual labor including, lifting supplies and materials up to 50 lbs.;
Ability to conduct work activities in accordance with TPWD safety program.
Additional Information:

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Required to work from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday;
Required to work on holidays, weekends and hours other than 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. as necessary;
Required to use appropriate safety procedures and equipment;
Required to perform work outdoors, occasionally in adverse weather conditions;
Required to work overtime as necessary;
Required to perform manual labor including, lifting supplies and materials up to 50 lbs.;
Required to travel 25% with possible overnight stays;
Required to operate State vehicle;
Non-smoking environment in State buildings and vehicles.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
In order to be considered for this position, the following information is required:
Submittal of a completed online application;
Work history experience MUST be completed in the online application;
A scanned copy of official college transcript(s) issued from the registrar must be attached to the online application (if applicable).
NOTE: Resume and professional references may be attached to the online application, but not in place of the completed application.  A skills test may be conducted at time of interview.


Biology Related Internships Abroad

IE3 Global Internships offers a variety of science-related internships. 

See the full list of affiliated programs at http://www.cwu.edu/international-programs/finding-program  



WSDOT Liaison to National Marine Fisheries & US Fish and Wildlife - Trans. Planning Specialist 4

Opening Date/Time:

Thu. 10/15/15 12:00 AM Pacific Time

Closing Date/Time:

Thu. 10/29/15 11:59 PM Pacific Time

Salary:

$60,420.00 - $79,296.00 Annually

Job Type:

Project (limited duration)

Location:

Thurston County – Lacey, Washington

Recruitment Number:

2015-HQ-138

The Opportunity: Are you a highly motivated, energetic, and collaborative environmental professional with a strong understanding of wildlife biology?  Do you enjoy building positive relationships, problem solving, and regulatory streamlining?

We are seeking an experienced biologist to join our multi-agency Liaison team in the Washington State Department of Transportation’s Environmental Services Office (ESO).

The ESO provides statewide direction and leadership on key environmental issues and strategies affecting the state’s transportation system.  ESO’s Liaison Program provides critical support to WSDOT’s regions and modes through place-based staff at Federal and State resource agencies who are dedicated to efficient delivery of quality transportation programs and environmental stewardship. The program facilitates predictable state and federal environmental reviews in support of WSDOT project delivery.        

The WSDOT Liaison to National Marine Fisheries (NMFS) and US Fish & Wildlife Services (USFWS) is a professional biologist providing Endangered Species Act (ESA) consultation services and technical expertise to WSDOT projects and programs.

Please Note: This is a 4-year project position with the opportunity to be extended.

To view the entire job announcement and to apply, please visit: WSDOT Liaison to National Marine Fisheries & US Fish and Wildlife - Trans. Planning Specialist 4

 


INTERNSHIP SYMPOSIUM

Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group welcomes students, staff, and the public to attend an internship symposium  Monday, October 26th, 11-1 in the first floor foyer of the Science Building. Interested parties will learn about past intern participation in habitat restoration and research, and have the opportunity to network with local professionals in Fisheries Management/ Research, Wildlife, Habitat Restoration, and Educational Outreach. Light refreshments will be provided.

Hope to see you there!


BIOLOGIST 2 -- WILDLIFE PROGRAM

The Department of Fish and Wildlife is recruiting to fill one full time, permanent, Fish and Wildlife Biologist 2 position located in the Wildlife Program, Region 2. The duty station for the position is the Methow Wildlife Area (MWA) near Winthrop Washington with work performed in Okanogan County. Please see the attached job bulletin for more details and how to apply.


Michael Sanchez
HR Consultant-Habitat/Wildlife Programs
(360) 902-2280

 

BIOLOGIST 2 -- WILDLIFE PROGRAM 

The Department of Fish and Wildlife is recruiting to fill one full time, project, Fish & Wildlife Biologist 2 position located in the Wildlife Program, Region 1, District 3. The duty station for this position is located at 3316 16th St, Lewiston, ID, 83501.

This position reports to the District Wildlife Biologist in District 3 and works out of the Idaho Fish and Game office of the Hells Canyon Bighorn Sheep restoration coordinator. The position works in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho on bighorn sheep research and restoration efforts. Please see the attached job bulletin for more details and how to apply.

Michael Sanchez
HR Consultant-Habitat/Wildlife Programs
(360) 902-2280

 


SCIENTIFIC TECHNICIAN 3 -- HABITAT PROGRAM

The Department of Fish and Wildlife is recruiting to fill one (1) full time, non-permanent, Scientific Technician 3 field position located in the Habitat Program. The duty station is in the Natural Resources Building, Olympia, Thurston County. This position duration is 12 months with a possible extension pending funding up to 18 months. Anticipated start date October 1, 2015, through September 30, 2016.

This non-permanent position supports and supervises field research surveying off-channel wetlands in the Chehalis River floodplain for seasonal use patterns (ingress and egress) of native and nonnative fish and amphibians. The sampling is a segment of the Dam Impacts Study documenting biotic species distribution & use in off-channel habitats. Data from this study will inform enhancement options, potential dam impacts, and watershed plan development in the Chehalis River Basin. Please see the attached job bulletin for more details and how to apply.

Michael Sanchez
HR Consultant-Habitat/Wildlife Programs
(360) 902-2280

 


 

ENVIRONMENTAL TRAINING & PERMIT COORDINATOR -- TRANSPORTATION PLANNING SPECIALIST 3

 

Job Title:

Environmental Training & Permit Coordinator -Transportation Planning Specialist 3

Opening Date/Time:

Closing Date/Time:

Wed. 08/12/15 11:59 PM Pacific Time

Salary:

$54,744.00 - $71,844.00 Annually

Job Type:

Full Time - Permanent

Location:

Thurston County – Olympia, Washington

Department:

Dept. of Transportation

Recruitment #: 2015-HQ-078

Note: We are re-opening this recruitment to expand the candidate pool. If you previously applied you do not need to re-apply.

The Opportunity: The WSDOT Environmental Services Office (ESO) is currently seeking an enthusiastic candidate to fill the Environmental Training & Permit Coordinator vacancy. This position develops and implements WSDOT’s statewide environmental training plan. The candidate selected for this position will coordinate with internal and external customers to identify and respond to training needs and to create a state-of-the-art program that utilizes all mediums (web, paper and classroom). This position promotes training techniques that support adult learning styles to ensure that WSDOT training is effective and relevant to the audience. This position also provides direct support to WSDOT’s Statewide Permitting Lead on programmatic permit implementation and reporting to ensure compliance and helps the Permitting Compliance Program Manager to update guidance documents and policies. If you are an excellent employee who gets along well with people and likes to develop innovative solutions, then you are encouraged to apply for this opportunity.

For additional information and directions on how to apply, please click on the following link:  Environmental Training & Permit Coordinator -Transportation Planning Specialist 3.

 



YAKAMA NATION FISHERIES INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST

Announcement # 2015-119 Issue Date: 07-01-15 Closing Date: 07-14-15
Yakama Nation Fisheries FRMP
Department of Natural Resources

Hourly Wage: $16.86-$19.34 DOQ/Regular/Full-Time

Location: Yakima (Fisheries Satellite Office)

Serves as the information Management Specialist for the Fisheries Program (Superfund Section). The objective of this position is to assist the staff with Superfund Section activities throughout the Pacific Northwest, ensuring the protection and enhancement of Yakama Nation’s fishery resource. Responsible for document control, literature research, report writing, data management and maintaining the public information record. Assists with organizing information to assist staff in identifying, evaluation, categorizing and prioritizing contaminated sites affecting Yakama Nation’s fishery resource. Works with the Section Supervisor and staff specialists to develop project work plans, establish budgets, track project expenditures and prepare project reports. Assists with the organization and presentation of technical information. Assist in the facilitation of informational meetings for the tribal community. As directed, assists in presenting project status reports to upper management and Tribal Council. Maintains project work effort records and provides
documentation of contractual deliverables.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 Knowledge of Yakama Nation’s Treaty and treaty rights.
 Knowledge and experience working with tribal, state and federal governments.
 Ability to demonstrate experience working with PC Operation Systems, Microsoft Office software, ArcGIS and Project Management software.
 Ability to understand specific laws, policies and guidance related directly to Superfund cleanup projects for remediation and restoration actions (including and understanding the roles and responsibilities of lead agencies, trustees and PRP’s) including, but not limited to: Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA), National Oil and Hazardous
Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Natural Resource Damage Assessments (NRDA), Model Toxic Control Act (MTCA), National Priorities List (NPL), Tribal Fish Consumption Rates, Trial Loss Services.
 Ability to gain knowledge of federal and state CERLA sites in Washington and Oregon.
 Ability to organize, analyze, retrieve and present technical information.
 Ability to conduct literature reviews.
 Ability to communicate effectively; compose clear and concise reports, memoranda, letters and give public presentations.
 Ability to assist in drafting request for proposals and establishing final contracts for professional services.
 Ability to accomplish complicated tasks independently.
 Ability to maintain accurate records of work activities, site file information, documentation of decision points along with all Committee Actions or Resolutions associate with projects.
 Ability to develop reports and presentations.
 Ability to collaborate with tribes, federal/state/local agencies, environmental groups and industry to clean up and restore the Columbia River Basin.
General Recruiting Indicators:
 Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in environmental science, natural sciences, engineering or other closely related field OR an Associate’s Degree with three years of professional environmental work experience.
Special Requirements:
 Required to pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test.
 Must possess or have the ability to obtain a valid Washington State Driver License with the ability to obtain a valid Yakama Tribal Drivers Permit.
 Positon is dependent upon project funding.

The job announcement and employment application are provided at http://www.yakamanation-nsn.gov/showlistings.php.


DWFW Natural Resource Technician 2 (2 positions)

The Department of Fish and Wildlife is recruiting to fill two (2) full time, non-permanent, Natural Resource Technician 2 position located in the Wildlife Program, Region 2. The duty station is in the 1550 Alder Street NW, Ephrata; Grant County.

The purpose of this position is to support field staff with technician level duties. Incumbents in positions allocated to this class work under the direction of a biologist or higher level technician. In addition to collecting field data, an incumbent(s) in this position allocated to this class also performs a variety of routine technical duties in laboratory and/or field, such as review, record, and tabulate data gathered by themselves and/or others. As a technician, this person will contribute to the recovery and conservation of various wildlife species found throughout Region 2.

Please see the attached job bulletin for more details and how to apply.

Michael Sanchez
HR Consultant-Habitat/Wildlife Programs
(360) 902-2280


WDFW Natural Resource Worker 2

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is recruiting to fill two (2) full time, nonpermanent Natural Resource Worker 2 positions located in the Wildlife Program, Region 3, Colockum Wildlife Area. The duty station is 9002 Tarpiscan Rd, Malaga, Kittitas County. The employment start date is July 1, 2015 with a duration until September 30, 2015.

The Natural Resource Worker 2 position assists with the implementation of fish & wildlife enhancement projects and wildlife oriented recreational use projects on the Colockum Wildlife Area, which includes over 91,603-acres. The Colockum Wildlife Area is located about 15 miles south of the city of Wenatchee, in Kittitas and Chelan counties.

Please look at the job bulletin for more details and how to apply.

Michael Sanchez
HR Consultant-Habitat/Wildlife Programs
(360) 902-2280


Environmental Training & Permit Coordinator -Transportation Planning Specialist 3 (Internal Only)

Opening Date/Time:  Thu. 06/25/15 12:00 AM Pacific Time

Closing Date/Time:  Thu. 07/16/15 11:59 PM Pacific Time

Salary:  $53,148.00 - $71,496.00 Annually

Job Type:  Agency Internal - Permanent

Location:  Thurston County – Olympia, Washington

Department:  Dept. of Transportation

Recruitment #: 2015-HQ-078

Please Note: This recruitment is open to permanent WSDOT internal employees only.

The WSDOT Environmental Services Office (ESO) is currently seeking an enthusiastic candidate to fill the Environmental Training & Permit Coordinator vacancy. This position develops and implements WSDOT’s statewide environmental training plan. The candidate selected for this position will coordinate with internal and external customers to identify and respond to training needs and to create a state-of-the-art program that utilizes all mediums (web, paper and classroom). This position promotes training techniques that support adult learning styles to ensure that WSDOT training is effective and relevant to the audience. This position also provides direct support to WSDOT’s Statewide Permitting Lead on programmatic permit implementation and reporting to ensure compliance and helps the Permitting Compliance Program Manager to update guidance documents and policies. If you are currently a WSDOT employee who gets along well with people and likes to develop innovative solutions, then you are encouraged to apply for this opportunity.

 

For additional information and directions on how to apply, please click on the following link: Environmental Training & Permit Coordinator -Transportation Planning Specialist 3 (Internal Only)

 


2015 Harvest Laboratory Internship (Prosser)


Four Feathers Wine Estates

Compensation: $12-$14/ hr

Four Feathers Wine Estates is a family-owned winery located in Prosser, Washington. We are a custom crush facility that will be crushing 15,000 tons this harvest for different clients. We have a team of skilled and experienced winemakers and cellar crew dedicated to producing wines of the highest quality. We are currently looking for motivated and hard-working interns to join us for the 2015 harvest. Harvest Laboratory positions will cover every level of harvest activities from grape analysis, bench trials, and general winemaking. We will spend time with every intern to make sure they learn and understand winemaking principles and practices. Duration of internship is from early September through mid-December and a typical work week is from five to seven days.
Harvest Duties
• Running analysis and trials related to fermenting juices and finished wine including:
o Daily fermentation checks
o Basic wet chemistry
o Enzymatic analysis
o Daily fermentation checks
o Trials
• Keeping and updating appropriate and accurate records
• Pulling daily samples for analysis
• Weekend and overtime work will be expected during the harvest season
• Perform basic cellar work as needed to support production
Qualifications
• Strong interest in winemaking and wine production
• General knowledge in fermentation science
• College level coursework in laboratory setting/basic lab skills
• Good computer skills, proficient in Microsoft Excel
• Attention to detail
• Communicate well with others and work effectively as a team
• Permanent, legal right to work in U.S.; Four Feathers Wine Estates does not sponsor or renew visas for internship positions
• Ability to pass drug screening

Please reply with a resume to this ad.  http://kpr.craigslist.org/sci/5058385063.html
Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
do NOT contact us with unsolicited services or offers


TEMPORARY TRANSPORTATION PLANNING SPECIALIST I (WSDOT)

Position Description:
WSDOT South Central Region has an opening in our Biology and Mitigation Program (described below). This is temporary/non-permanent, Transportation Planning Specialist 1 position with a term of 1 year (NTE 2 years).The person filling this position will support the WSDOT South Central Region, Biology and Mitigation program. They will assist higher-level specialists on biological studies, reports, plans, and impact assessments, and also work in the field, collecting data and conducting wetland delineations, habitat restoration activities, fish salvage, and wildlife surveys.

  • Essential Job Functions:
  • --Accept direction and communicate effectively on the status of current tasks
  • --Review plans, technical reports, scientific literature, and field data to fulfill requests for information, and synthesize information in support of program work products
  • --Traverse and work on uneven terrain and/or shallow water while transporting and utilizing equipment and supplies. Field work may occur during periods of inclement weather
  • Collect data, make observations, and convey that information in detailed notes
  • --Perform work on a computer, in an office environment


Required Qualifications Include:
--Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Environmental Science, or other related field of study – OR – demonstrable experience performing similar job functions
--Ability and temperament to communicate in an effective and professional manner both verbally and in writing.
--Ability and willingness to traverse uneven terrain and/or shallow water, even in adverse weather conditions.
--Ability to clearly document field observations.
--Knowledge and experience using industry standard word processing, spreadsheet, database, and GIS software.
--Ability to be on time for work and manage time effectively.
--Ability to legally operate a motorized vehicle and maintain a valid driver’s license.

Desirable Qualifications Include:
--Certification on electro-fishing equipment and 100 hours of experience
--Familiarity with ESA, MBTA, BGEPA, CWA Section 404, and other environmental regulations
--Experience conducting wetland delineations
--Experience with data-analysis functions of Esri GIS software
--Experience conducting scientific surveys of small mammals, amphibians, and/or fish

Send resumes and CVs directly to:

Mark V. Norman
WSDOT South Central Region
Assistant Environmental Manager – Biology and Mitigation
Work: (509) 573-8324
Cell: (509) 969-9005


Career Seasonal Scientific Technician 2 *04839-15

State of Washington
Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
SALARY: $2,426.00 - $3,135.00 Monthly

OPENING DATE: 05/21/15
CLOSING DATE: 05/31/15 05:00 PM

DESCRIPTION:
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is dedicated to protecting native fish and wildlife, and providing sustainable fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities for millions of residents and visitors. Working throughout the state, WDFW’s employees–field biologists, enforcement officers, land stewards, lab technicians, customer service representatives and others—manage hundreds of fish and wildlife species, maintain nearly a million acres of public wildlife lands, provide opportunities for recreational and commercial fishing, wildlife viewing and hunting, protect and restore habitat and enforce laws that protect fish and wildlife resources. Find out more about us and the important work we are a part of at www.wdfw.wa.gov
This recruitment is for (2) two 9-month permanent full-time Career Seasonal Scientific Technicians in the Fish Program, Science Division. The duty station for these positions is located at 201 N. Pearl St., Ellensburg, WA, 98926. The employment season for these positions is April thru October.
These 9 month career seasonal scientific technician 2 positions will provide field data collection and data entry for the Yakima Steelhead VSP Project. The positions support the agency mission by conducting sound science to fill critical data gaps that can be used to inform management. The positions are 100% federally funded under contracts with the Bonneville Power Administration.

Application Information


Statewide Native Plant Stewardship Program Manager

Professional Services Contract
Responses Due:  June 22, 2015
Duration of Phase I Contract:  July 15, 2015 through December 31, 2015; Initial contract may be extended up to 24 additional months.
Personal Services Contract: $12,500 - $15,000 (Phase 1)
Location:  To be determined in consultation with successful candidate

The Washington Native Plant Society (WNPS) is requesting qualifications from interested persons to serve as Program Manager to establish a new Statewide Native Plant Stewardship Program in coordination with WNPS chapters.  This is a paid contract position and applications will be accepted through June 22, 2015.


Project Description and Scope of Work
This is the initial phase of a multi-year program to establish the institutional arrangements and identify program options and opportunities among 11 active WNPS chapters. The Program Manager will be responsible to the Chair, WNPS Stewardship Steering Committee, established by the State Board of Directors.


1. Program Management
a. Establish program management procedures with steering committee and Administrator
b. Establish work location and work schedule
c. Establish program evaluation and reporting procedures
d. Work with steering committee to identify potential incentives and opportunities for chapters and partners to local stewardship programs. Program Implementation and Information Exchange
e. Establish WNPS email, web and social media options for the statewide stewardship program
f. Determine the options and feasibility for electronic training methods
g. Set up access to available stewardship information to chapters and public

2. Program Requirements
a. Meet with individual chapters, as appropriate, to outline program and identify local requirements and needs
b. Prepare requirements report on similarities and differences among chapter’s stewardship needs.
c. Recommend core program for Native Plant Steward candidates with individual and group training options
d. Develop recommendations for cost (in-kind and cash) sharing individual chapter programs
e. Work with chapters to identify potential partners and project opportunities
f. Identify up to 3 chapter pilot programs for implementation in 2016
Application
Interested persons should submit an application packet that includes the following by 5:00 pm on Monday, June 22, 2015.  Please submit one copy electronically and one by mail.  Materials must be received by this date; this is not a postmark deadline.

1. Letter of interest, providing specific details about your training, experience, knowledge and abilities related to the scope of work.
2. Current resume.
3. Three professional references with current phone numbers.

Compensation
The period of this contract will be approximately from July 6 through December 31, 2015 and may be extended through December 31, 2017.  The initial contract for the remainder of FY2015 will be between $12,500 and $15,000 for personal services depending on experience; reimbursement for travel and other program expenses also will be provided.  Compensation for Phase 2 and Phase 3 can be negotiated.

Criteria
Top candidates must be articulate, reliable, enjoy working with people and able to work independently with minimum supervision.  Highly desired are education in and/or experience with Washington native plants and ecology, botany and plant identification, stewardship and restoration, managing conferences or lecture series, teaching adults, and familiarity with local community restoration and education projects.  Experience using PC-based software including Word, Access and Excel also is desired.  Candidates will need to have flexible schedules, be self-motivated, and capable of efficiently organizing time and priorities.  Candidates should have their own vehicle or regular access to a vehicle for travel statewide.

Process and Timeline
Responses due:  5:00 pm on Monday, June 22, 2015. (Not a postmark deadline.)
Review of Responses:  June 22 – 26, 2015.
Interviews Scheduled:  June 29 – July 8, 2015.
Selection Announced: July 9, 2015.
Project Commencement:  July 20, 2015
Initial Contract Completion:  December 31, 2015.

For more information, call 206-527-3210 or email wnps@wnps.org or contact Bill Brookreson at: 253-292-8570 or b.brookreson@comcast.net; or Gary Smith at 425-672-1370 or smith.jgary@gmail.com.  Application packets should be mailed to:  Washington Native Plant Society, 6310 NE 74th Street, Suite 215E, Seattle, WA  98115 or email to wnps@wnps.org


Field Research Technician       Summer 2015
I-90 Snoqualmie Pass East Project – Small Mammals

 



Project Summary:  CWU is investigating ecological and genetic connectivity for a variety of vertebrate species before and after wildlife crossing structures are implemented in the I-90 Snoqualmie Pass East project area by Washington State Department of Transportation.  The Small Mammal team led by Dr. Ernest will continue collecting baseline and post-construction data on pikas and other small mammals this year in the project area between Easton and Hyak.  Field activities include conducting occupancy surveys for pikas, measuring pika habitat features, testing pika foraging preferences (graduate student research); live-trapping small mammals, collecting tissue samples for genetic analysis, and measuring habitat use by small mammals.

Job Description:  Approximately 30-40 hours/week for 6-10 weeks (totaling approx. 280 hours) between ~ July 1 and Sept. 1, 2015 (with some flexibility).  Pay rate $14/hr.  Duties may include pika occupancy surveys; live-trapping, marking, and genetic sampling of pikas; assisting graduate student with field experiments on pika foraging; installing sampling grids for pitfall and/or live-trapping of small mammals (insectivores, rodents); habitat measurements on small mammal grids;  surveying for presence of burrowing small mammals, and measuring habitat features; recording GPS coordinates and uploading GPS data; taking detailed field notes and submitting typed copies; entering data in Excel; driving and maintain clean project vehicle; assisting with other CWU I-90 projects. 

Working Conditions:  Field work in pairs or small teams, outside in all weather conditions, on uneven and steep terrain; must be able to walk across talus, hike distances up to 1 mile and carry backpack with equipment up to 40 pounds; may encounter biting insects.  Requires travel from Ellensburg to field sites in project vehicle. Typical work week is 3-4 days, including early morning and late evening hours and 2-3 consecutive nights of camping.  Must be able to work collaboratively in small mammal team.

Qualifications:
Required:
• Field skills: careful data collection; ability to work outdoors for long hours,  carry field equipment over rough terrain
• Cooperative team skills
• Ability to work independently

Preferred:
• Field experience in biology
• CWU student, Biology major
• Continuing as a student in fall, with interest in doing research
• Experience handling or trapping small mammals or other vertebrates

To be considered for this position:   Email or send short cover letter (explaining your interests and qualifications), names and phone numbers of 3 references, and resume or CV to Dr. Kristina  Ernest, ernestk@cwu.edu. Office: Science 236E; 963-2805  

Screening begins Tuesday, May 26.  Open until filled.


WSDOT Fish Passage Biologist - Transportation Planning Specialist 3
 

Opening Date/Time: Tue. 05/26/15 12:00 AM Pacific Time

Closing Date/Time: Thu. 06/04/15 11:59 PM Pacific Time

Salary: $4,429.00 - $5,813.00 Monthly $53,148.00 - $69,756.00 Annually

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Location: Thurston County – Olympia, Washington

Recruitment Number: 2015-HQ-064

The Opportunity: The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Environmental Services Office (ESO) is seeking a dynamic and passionate fish biologist with extensive experience in fish passage barrier assessment, correction, and monitoring, and salmonid habitat assessment and enhancement. This position works closely with the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) to direct fish passage inventories, habitat assessments, fish way inspections and evaluation of fish use pre and post project. They will be the expert looked to make recommendations on fish passage designs and help resolve issues and overcome challenges in the design, permitting and correction of fish passage barriers. This work is imperative to meeting WSDOT’s goals in delivery of work under our fish passage program and this position will work with external partners such as tribal, stat/federal entities, regional fisheries enhancement groups and others interested in fish passage.

Due to the nature of this work and the opportunities to build and maintain relationships, it is imperative that the future incumbent is quick to adjust to change, has solid team facilitation skills, and is responsive to the needs of our agency and those working in conjunction with our team. The most successful candidate will have a highly collaborative work management style and a drive to find and identify partnerships, along with the ability to present the technical needs of our program to diverse audiences.

If this sounds like the position for you, apply today!

To view the entire announcement and to apply, please click on the following link:  Fish Passage Biologist - Transportation Planning Specialist 3

 


Wildlife Technician position GS-404-7 13/13

Cordova Ranger District - Chugach National Forest

This wildlife technician position is part of the outstanding terrestrial program team on the Prince William Sound management zone of the Chugach National Forest.  This management zone area includes portions of two Ranger Districts: Cordova and Glacier.  This position helps plan and conduct field studies, executes habitat enhancement projects, supports biologists and botanists with field crews and field operations.  This position and location will be a great opportunity for someone who likes wild country and exciting field logistics.


Interested candidates can direct questions to Erin Cooper at: ecooper@fs.fed.us or 907-424-4757

No previous federal permanent status:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/402546000
15-111004-146138DP-MM


Merit (Region Wide) Announcement #:  15-111004-146138R-MM –

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/402545800

Merit (USFS R10 Wide) closes on:  05/11/2015 (10 Days)

 


Sage-Grouse Field Technician

Sage-Grouse Field Technician (1) needed ASAP through 31-July-2015 for a greater sage-grouse study near Roundup, Montana, USA (50 mi north of Billings).  The study will assess biological responses of vegetation and radio-marked sage-grouse adult females and chicks to large-scale grazing treatments on private lands.

This collaborative project is led by Lorelle Berkeley, Ph.D., Research Wildlife Biologist with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP); Dr. David Naugle, Professor, College of Forestry and Conservation, The University of Montana and Science Advisor to NRCS’s Sage Grouse Initiative (SGI); and Mark Szczypinski, Research Technician (Sage-Grouse Field Crew Leader), FWP.

Duties potentially include, but are not limited to, conducting lek counts (April through May), night-time capture of sage-grouse hens or chicks and marking them with radio transmitters, capture of hens using rocket nets, monitoring nest success and hen and chick survival via radiotelemetry, collection of vegetation data, data entry and proofreading, maintaining field vehicles, and other miscellaneous duties as needed. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in radiotelemetry and in operation of 4WD trucks and ATVs on low-maintenance roads. Successful applicants may be asked to help collect vegetation data with the range field technicians as needed.  Applicants must enjoy working and living in a remote rural area with a diverse group of people including private landowners and livestock producers.

Conditions include extreme temperatures, rain, snow, “gumbo” roads, wind, rattlesnakes, and abundant prickly pear.  Work schedule is extremely dynamic and demanding, including late nights, early mornings, some long days during the peak of nests hatching or chick tagging, split work shifts and unpredictable days off—applicants must be willing to work when needed and take days off when the opportunity arises. The rewards include the endless vistas of central Montana, abundant outdoor recreation opportunities within a short (1-2 hour) drive, calf branding and roadside chats with ranchers, phenomenal wildlife viewing, and wildlife research experience.

A strong work ethic, the ability to work alone all day in remote areas and be self-motivated, good physical condition, and sense of humor are a must. The wage is $11.58 per hour plus free housing. Successful candidates will be hired as short-term workers through the University of Montana’s Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit; there are no benefits associated with these positions.  Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.  To apply, email a cover letter, résumé, and 3 references all within a single MS Word attachment as soon as possible to Lorelle Berkeley at:  lberkeley@mt.gov; AND Mark Szczypinski at: mszczypinski.fwp@gmail.com.  Please direct questions to Mark via e-mail or by phone at 406-320-2529.

Project Summary:
The greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) is a sagebrush-obligate species that was designated as warranted for protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) in 2010 but precluded due to higher priority species. The loss and degradation of the sagebrush habitats has led to extirpation of this species from over half of its historical range.   In 2015 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will make a final listing decision for the sage-grouse.  To help avoid a listing, the U.S. Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) recently implemented the Sage-Grouse Initiative (SGI) program, which provides incentives to private landowners within key areas to help them modify their ranches and grazing systems to improve sage-grouse habitat and populations.  Our goal is to evaluate the effects of SGI grazing systems on sage-grouse vital rates, distribution, and habitats , and to inform NRCS’s grazing programs by recommending modifications (if needed) that can benefit sage-grouse.   We are focusing on a representative sage-grouse population and network of SGI-enrolled land in central MT.  Viability analyses suggest that adult female survival, chick survival, and nest success are the vital rates that contribute most to population growth.  Thus we use radiotelemetry to monitor hen survival and habitat use, nest success and nest-site selection, and chick survival and habitat use.  Findings will inform federal and state grazing management programs as well as landowners that incorporate wildlife interests into grazing management around the West.

ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request.
As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law.


Colville National Forest Seasonal Botany Crew

15-TEMP-R6404-3BIOA-DT-MC  Biological Science Aid GS-03 FS2267
15-TEMP-R6404-4NATR-DT-MC Biological Science Technician (Natural Resources) GS-04 FS2735
15-TEMP-R6404-5NATR-DT-MC Biological Science Technician (Natural Resources) GS-05 FS2736

Opening: 24-Apr-2015
Closing: 30-Apr-2015


SCRIBEAMERCIA ED SCRIBES

ScribeAmerica is currently recruiting pre-professional students (medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy) to become ED scribes with the highly respected ER physicians at Kootenai Health Emergency Department in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.


The opportunity to work as a medical scribe is second to none for students interested in pursing a career in healthcare. The chance to shadow a physician one-on-one provides valuable exposure to real medicine in action.  Furthermore the students will be paid
$10/hour for their time after passing an $8 training and probationary period. Those who are selected for the positions will be compensated for training. Also, all hours spent working as a scribe are counted towards clinical hours that can be used for medical
school, PA school or Nursing school applications.

Students may apply online at www.scribeamerica.com under to "How to apply" tab, by selecting Coeur D'Alene Idaho. Students may also email kootenaied@scribeamerica.com with any questions.  


GEAR UP STEM-A-PALOOZA Job Opportunities!


Work with CWU GEAR UP this summer!. We have excellent job opportunities working with middle school and high school students attending on campus summer camps! One week, two week and four week opportunities. Please apply online at the student job board. Positions are listed as GEAR UP JUMP Start Summer College Mentors(4 weeks) and CWU GEAR UP Summer STEM Camp Mentors(1 or 2 weeks). Great pay and room and board.
 
Questions? email Kelley Quirk GEAR UP Program Manager at kquirk@cwu.edu or call 963-2118.

Bureau of Reclamation Student Interns

Two Positions: one located at Twisp, WA and one located at LaGrande, OR

Student Trainee (Biological Sciences), GS-0499-03/04

· Pathways, Intern not-to-exceed (temporary)
· Salary: $​25,434 (GS-03), $28,553 (GS-04) per annum
· Moving expenses are NOT authorized

Announcement Open:  ​4/14/2015 through 4/28/2015​

BR-PN-PWT-RO-15-​134​ (GS-04):  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/400762200

BR-PN-PWT-RO-15-​135​ (GS-03): https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/40076470

Is open to:  Students who are accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in a qualifying educational institution, including eligible veterans meeting this criteria.


American Rivers Conservation Outreach Associate


TITLE:                                 Conservation Outreach Associate, Yakima River Basin
CLASSIFICATION:             Associate
WAGE CATEGORY:          Exempt              
REPORTS TO:                      Director, Rivers of Puget Sound and the Columbia Basin
LOCATION:                         Cle Elum, Ellensburg or Yakima, WA

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

JOB SUMMARY
The Yakima River Basin Conservation Associate plays an important role in building and maintaining support for the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan (“Yakima Plan”) and its implementation, primarily through outreach, communications, media, and coordination of Yakima Plan supporters.  75% of this position serves the multi-stakeholder Yakima Plan Implementation and Executive Committees, and 25% serves American Rivers in the Yakima and Columbia Basins.

KEY ACTIVITIES
·         Work with key Yakima Plan stakeholders to create an outreach and communications plan to increase awareness and support for the Yakima Plan by local, state, and federal decision makers and the general public on both sides of the Cascades.
·    Coordinate key stakeholders to carry out the outreach and communications plan by:
o   Planning and facilitating media outreach and field trips;
o   Preparing stakeholders for interviews;
o   Helping to develop and maintain websites and social media pages for the Yakima Plan;
o   Developing a “rapid response” strategy to address developing events through both media and targeted outreach, and execute that strategy in coordination with Yakima Plan Implementation and Executive Committees and subcommittees as appropriate; and
o   Developing fact sheets and other materials as needed by the Implementation and Executive Committees and distribute as requested.
·         Attend Yakima Plan Workgroup and Committee meetings as needed.
·         Build local support for Cle Elum Wild and Scenic river designation and key river restoration projects.

GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 
·         Help coordinate outreach and communications for a diverse coalition working to fund and implement an multi-faceted water management and ecosystem restoration plan
·         Communicate effectively with diverse audiences to meet the diverse needs of the Yakima Plan coalition
·         Communicate the value of Wild & Scenic River protection for the upper Cle Elum River system

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
·         A Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Political Science, Environmental Policy, or related field and at least two years of relevant experience working on conservation issues, in coalitions, and/or communications and outreach.
•      Demonstrated ability to coordinate complex projects and interest in developing and demonstrating leadership skills.
•      Strong critical thinking and good judgment.
•      Effective advocate with superior communication skills (written, verbal, media, and public speaking).
•      Must be detail-oriented, highly organized, flexible, self-motivated, and self-confident, with a sense of humor.
•      Must be willing to work remotely but in close coordination with colleagues.
•      Strong time management skills, including the capacity to engage on several projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.
•      Team player and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and partners to advance the organization’s broader goals and objectives.
•      Personal commitment to collaborative conservation, the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan, and American Rivers’ mission.         

SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary is commensurate with experience. Full-time employee benefits include health, dental and life insurance, a retirement plan, and generous leave time.

APPLICATION PROCESS
Applications will be considered immediately.  Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to: jobs@americanrivers.org with “Yakima Associate” in the subject line or to American Rivers, Attn:  Yakima Associate Position, 1101 14th Street, NW, Suite 1400, Washington, DC 20005. No phone calls please.  

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

 

Environmental Health Position at Yakima Valley Health District


Posting Date:  March 20, 2015

CLOSING DATE:  APRIL 10, 2015

POSITION TITLE:
Environmental Health Specialist

REPORT TO:
Environmental Health Director

FLSA Status – Non-Exempt

Union: Local 17, AFL-CIO

POSITION STATUS: Full-time   40-hr week
Salary Range: $3,760 to $6,011 per month plus benefits


Definition:
The Environmental Health Specialist is responsible for conducting routine and complaint based inspections in the food, water recreation, solid waste, drinking water, and onsite sewage programs; investigating foodborne, waterborne, and vector-borne illnesses; reviewing plans for solid waste facilities, schools, food service establishments, drinking water systems, and onsite sewage systems; and performing site hazardous assessments

Application Information


Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge Student Internship 2015

The US Fish and Wildlife Service at Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge is accepting resumes for a student internship during the summer of 2015. The internship is expected to last 11 weeks. The period is anticipated to run from late May to early August but specific dates will be negotiated once a candidate is selected.  The refuge is located in NE Washington and encompasses more than 40,000 acres of forested habitats. It lies in the Selkirk Mountains, one of the western most chains of the Rockies. It is drained by several small streams and includes three fishing lakes. It is home to a wide variety of wildlife native to the Northern Rocky Mountains. For more information visit the refuge web page at: http://www.fws.gov/refuge/little_pend_oreille/

The focus of the position is wildlife habitat management but will also assist with hands on wildlife management activities.  The selected candidate will gain experience in forest management, refuge management.

Duties:
The projects the position is expected to assist with or perform include:

Quaking aspen inventory and assessment
Noxious weed control
Monarch inventory
Monarch habitat inventory
Monitoring of camera traps for large mammals
Rare plant survey
Bald Eagle nest monitoring
Vegetation sampling
Additional habitat and wildlife related management and monitoring activities are also expected to require short term assistance. These may include: bat surveys, deer monitoring, forest restoration, and various other wildlife, plant or habitat projects.

Qualifications:
While field experience is not required, a successful candidate will be working toward or recently completed a bachelor’s degree in biology, wildlife, forestry, botany or related area. He/she should be able to work independently as well as part of team.

Compensation: 
For interns whose residence is greater than 50 miles from refuge headquarters east of Colville, the Refuge provides $175 per week stipend for 11 weeks. However, this stipend may be reduced or eliminated at any time due to budgetary constraints or service policy revisions. Living quarters in a bunkhouse environment are also provided. Transportation to and from the refuge is the responsibility of the intern. It is an excellent opportunity to gain practical experience on a national wildlife refuge working with friendly, knowledgeable, and supportive staff.


To Apply:

Email a resume with cover letter and contact information for two references. Please submit materials by April 15, 2015.

For further information or to apply please contact:

Mike Munts
Wildlife Biologist
Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge
1310 Bear Creek Road
Colville, WA 99114

michael_munts@fws.gov
(509) 684-8384
(509) 684-8381 fax


Pre-med and Pre-Therapy Students
Summer Shadow Program
Kadlec Regional Medical Center (Richland Washington)


This program will allow students, who are/have been enrolled in college coursework preparing them to enter a Medical or Therapy program, to complete 80 hours of job shadowing at KRMC.  The WSHA recommends that Pre-Med students get at least 40 hours of job shadowing prior to applying to Medical School and most Therapy Schools require up to 90 hours of observation prior to applying.  As an organization, Kadlec wants to assist these students in meeting their educational requirements and give them a jump start in their chosen field.

The program will allow for 21 Pre-Med and 9 Pre-Therapy students to get 80 hours of job shadowing over 4 weeks (20 hours a week, roughly) at KRMC.  There will be an application/interview and orientation process to ensure we accommodate those students who are truly working toward a Medical or Therapy school placement and to fully prepare them to encounter Kadlec’s patient population during their observation experience.  Participants will get to spend time with two Provider Mentors which offers them a diverse and well-rounded experience, including both in-patient and out-patient locations.  The program will also include a Professional Workshop in the middle of the summer to allow them to ask questions of Providers and other students, to learn about professional ethics/development, and offer them other valuable tools to use toward their educational endeavors.

For further information or to receive application, interested students must email (heather.newell@kadlecmed.org) or contact me by phone (509-942-2356).

Applications are due on April 20, 2015 (for first consideration). Applications will be accepted until all available slots are filled.

 


Summer Internship with Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group

Job Description: Mid-Columbia Fisheries (MCF) seeks to fill several summer internship positions to work out of our Ellensburg office collecting data and assisting staff members with regular duties. We are seeking hard-working, dedicated individuals interested in working on habitat restoration projects or performing educational outreach. Activities are primarily geared towards data collection, assisting with the relocation of nuisance beavers, or educational outreach. Work will occur throughout the Yakima Basin under the supervision of the Project Manager. The position will require either a 5 credit or 10 credit commitment. 

Pay: Non-paid position

Position Duration: Positions are expected to begin June 22, 2015 and terminate on or about September 14, 2015.

Positions are opened until filled.  They will begin reviewing applications on May 1, 2015.

Application materials


 

WDFW Scientific Technician 2

The Department of Fish and Wildlife is recruiting to fill one (1) full-time, non-permanent, Scientific Technician 2 position located in the Habitat Program, Region 3. The duty station is located in Ellensburg, WA. The position duration is approximately 3 to 4 months with an anticipated start date of March 15, 2015 and ending June 30, 2015.

Depending on funding availability the position may be extended beyond June 30, 2015.

This position performs data collection of fish and wildlife habitat variables in focused field studies in the Yakima Basin. This baseline data collection effort is part of the Yakima Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan. This position is about 50-75% fieldwork. Duties include fish and wildlife habitat data collection; driving on logging roads and navigating complex undeveloped road and stream networks; hiking off-trail through sometimes dense vegetation up and down steep slopes; and care and management of equipment. Please see the job bulletin for more details and how to apply.
 


USDA Forest Service FISH BIOLOGIST

Job Announcement Number:15-0617-118852DP-NP

​Closing Date:  Monday, February 9, 2015 to Friday, February 13, 2015

Job Description:  This position is located in Region 6, on the Entiat Ranger District of the National Forest in Okanogan,Wenatchee.   Please see the posting on USAJOBS.  For additional information about the duties of the position, please contact Janet Flanagan at 509-784-4701 or email at jflanagan@fs.fed.us.


Rural Community Development Resources
Annual Small Farms Conference & INTERNSHIP

7 AM to 4 PM
Friday, February 6th
Yakima Convention Center at 10 N. Eighth St.

Volunteer at a full day of workshops on state and federal issues relevant to farmers. Workshop topics include the new farm bill, immigration reform, food safety, pesticide use, organic farming, crop insurance, the Affordable Care Act and the state’s regulation of the recreational marijuana growing, processing and retail.

They are seeking ten volunteer of which they hope to select two students for a paid summer internship in Yakima.

Contact Maria Giedra at 509-453-3157 or latinofarmers@rcdr.biz if you have additional questions.

 


 

Select Botanicals Group Hops Country Internship

Job Description:
Select Botanicals Group, LLC is looking for a limited number of individuals for our summer internship program in the heart of hop country. The focus of this internship will be to work in the quality management program, ensuring the highest quality hops for our customers.

Interns should plan on spending 40+ hours per week working in the field (mostly walking and scouting for off type varieties), and 8-10+ hours per week on learning opportunities including brewing beer on a pilot system, learning about commercial hop production and breeding, touring and brewing in a commercial brewery, and much more. Some travel will be required.

The ideal applicant will be pursuing or have recently finished a college degree in a field including, but not limited to, biology, soil science, botany, or business, as well as have an interest in hops and/or beer.

Position dates will be from June until September, depending on individual school schedules..

Application deadline will be March 15th, 2015, or until positions are filled.

Location: Toppenish, WA
Base Pay: $12/hr

Apply Online


Restoration Technicians

Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group is hiring three restoration technicians for seasonal positions running around March 30, 2015 through October 30, 2015.  There is flexibility in the position timing and duration.

Closing Date:  Positions are open until filled.  They will begin reviewing applications on February 2, 2015.

Job description and application instructions


Restoration Crew Leader

Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group seeks to fill a seasonal position of Restoration Crew Leader to work out of the Ellensburg office, supervising technicians, interns, and volunteers.  The position will require a minimum of 31 week commitment from April to October, working on average 4-10 hour days per week.  

Closing Date:  Positions are expected to begin March 30, 2015 and terminate on or about October 30, 2015.  There is flexibility in the position timing and duration.

Job description and application instructions


U.S. Geological Survey Field Technician

Closing Date:  1/28/15

GG-404-5 Field Technician  Salary:  $15.15 per hour

Vacancy #:  SRFS-15-003

Duration of job: May 18, 2015 through approx. August 22, 2015
Type of appointment: Temporary - Fulltime, with possible periods of PT or Intermittent work.
Duty Station: Creston, WA. 

Must have 9 months of field survey experience OR 3 years Sub-professional work OR 3 years of college with courses related to the field of work plus 3 months of field or lab experience. In addition, incumbents must have at least 1 month experience in sampling plant communities, and ideal candidate will be familiar with plant species in sagebrush ecosystems. Candidates without 1 months experience sampling and identifying plant species will not be considered.

Application Information

 


US Geological Survey Field Technicians

Closing Date:  1/28/15

GG-404-6 Field Technicians   Salary: $16.89 per hour 

Vacancy # SRFS-15-004

Duration of job: May 18, 2015 through approx. August 22, 2015

Type of appointment: Temporary - Fulltime, with possible periods of PT or Intermittent work.
Duty Station: Creston, WA. 

Must have 1 year and 9 months of field survey experience OR 4 years of sub-professional work experience OR 4 years of college with courses related to the work of the position to be filled (equivalent to 120 semester/180 quarter hrs) plus 3 months of lab or field work experience.  In addition, incumbents must have at least 3 months experience in sampling plant communities, and ideal candidate will have experience working in sagebrush ecosystems. Candidates without 3 months experience sampling and identifying plant species will not be considered.

Application Information


Department of Fish and Wildlife Scientific Technician I

The Department of Fish and Wildlife is recruiting to fill four (4) full time, non-permanent, Scientific Technician 1 seasonal field positions located in the Habitat Program. The duty station is in the Natural Resources Building, Olympia, Thurston County.

Position Duration:  4.5 months (with possible extension pending funding up to 8 months)

Anticipated start date:  February 16 2015, through June 30 2015. The workweek will be Monday through Thursday, 7:00 AM to approximately 5:00 PM.

Location:  While the duty station is in Olympia, fieldwork occurs throughout the Chehalis River Basin and employees can expect to spend approximately 100% of their time in the field (4 days/week) returning daily to Olympia.

These seasonal (non-permanent) positions support field research surveying for stream-associated salamanders in the upper Chehalis River Basin, and surveying off-channel wetlands in the Chehalis River floodplain for both fish (native and nonnative) and amphibians. The sampling is a segment of a Dam Impacts Study that will document what species are present in current riparian areas and floodplain that will be inundated if a dam was constructed and what species of fish and amphibians in off-channel wetlands may be affected by reduced flows downstream from such a dam.

Please see the attached job bulletin for more details and how to apply.

 


Natural Areas Manager -- NR Specialist 3

Recruitment # 2014-11-6178-10669

SALARY RANGE:            $3,549 – $4,653 per month
                                        
TYPE OF POSITION:       Permanent, Full-time.   This position is represented by WFSE.

Important Note:   Once appointed to this position the incumbent will be required to pay union dues or other representation fees within the first 30 days of employment.

LOCATION:                      Ellensburg, Washington

CLOSES:                          OPEN UNTIL FILLED - First review December 5, 2014
Note: It is to your advantage to submit your materials sooner than later. (Optional wording: recruitment may close at any time without prior notification)

APPLICATION PROCESS:

To be considered you must apply online at www.careers.wa.gov.
Carefully review your application materials before submitting.
You may not reapply for this posting for 30 days.
Complete the Supplemental Questions.

 


MEDICAL SCRIBE POSITION

Emergency Medicine Scribe Systems is currently seeking energetic, organized Medical Scribes to help doctors with medical charting in the emergency department. Previous experience as a scribe is not required. This position will support Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital.  Please see the flyer for more information.

This is a great opportunity for students who are currently interested in pursuing a career within the medical field by providing hospital experience and exposure while being compensated. Please see www.medicalscribesystems.com to formally apply. 


SEATTLE CITY LIGHT

Environmental and Conservation Internship

Seattle City Light, a department of the City of Seattle, is one of the nation’s largest municipally owned utilities in terms of the number of customers served.  Depending on the duties of the specific internship, Environmental and Conservation interns can expect to:

• learn about electric utility environmental issues, such as tracking, reporting on and handling of greenhouse gases, system operations and field techniques for fish protection, and the use of GPS and GIS systems.
• utilize interview and writing skills in support of utility environmental programs.
• work on ongoing projects with industry professionals to gain "real-world" experience.
• assist in field studies and gain experience in data acquisition, summarizing data collected from field collections, applying statistical analysis, and producing tables and graphs.

Please see the attached flyer for more information.


NOYCE SMART Internship  (CWU)

NOYCE SMART (Science and Mathematics Alliance for the Retention of Teachers) Affiliate Program.  Funded by the National Science Foundation, the NOYCE SMART Affiliate Program is open to freshman, sophomores and community college students majoring in science or mathematics interested in exploring a career teaching middle or high school.  Please see the flyer for more information and contact the CWU Center for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Education [CESME].


D.O.E. Environmental Technician Project Specialist

-- TWO Positions Available --

Opening Date/Time: Mon. 08/04/14 12:00 AM Pacific Time 

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Salary: $2,212.00 - $2,855.00 Monthly
$26,544.00 - $34,260.00 Annually
Job Type: Full Time - Non-Permanent
Location: Chelan County – Wenatchee, Washington
Department: Dept. of Ecology

Job Description:  

http://agency.governmentjobs.com/washington/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=933879

AND

Opening Date/Time: Thu. 09/11/14 12:00 AM Pacific Time
Closing Date/Time: Continuous
Salary: $2,212.00 - $2,855.00 Monthly
$26,544.00 - $34,260.00 Annually
Job Type: Project (limited duration)
Location: Spokane County – Spokane, Washington
Department: Dept. of Ecology

Job Description:  

http://agency.governmentjobs.com/washington/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=915562


Pacific Northwest National Library Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship

Applications for Spring 2015.  Deadline:  10/07/1

Ten week summer and 16 week semester paid internships in science, mathematics and engineering.  Work on research projects specific to your career goals.

See PNNL Flyer for more info.  Apply at http://science.energy.gov/wdts/suli