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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

Another place to look is on the Wildcat Career Network database.  You can search the database for current opportunities, as well as post your resume.  A guide has been included on their webpage to assist you in uploading your documents.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 



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