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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group is looking for two interns to begin monitoring Bighorn Sheep and to determine their success in producing and rearing lambs. Specific tasks would include using radio telemetry to locate ewes, tracking bighorn lamb survival, and entering data from the surveys into an excel spreadsheet. Interns would work for a total of 240 hours (6 credits of internship) between April 15th and September 5th of this year. Interns would be required to use their own vehicle but mileage will be reimbursed through Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
If you are interested, please contact Clay Arango at 509-963-3163 or email@example.com
The Gifford Pinchot National Forest is filling TEMPORARY SEASONAL non-fire positions not to exceed 1039 hours. Positions available include recreation work such as with trail crews or at campgrounds; as biological technicians to assist with wildlife, fisheries or ecology surveys or other activities; as forestry technicians to do timber marking or planting; as range technicians to deal with noxious weeds; as archaeological technicians to assist with cultural resources projects: as equipment operators doing road work; or as visitor information receptionists. Vacant Positions Available at Cowlitz Valley, Mt. Adams, and Mt. St. Helens Nat’l Volcano Monument Ranger Districts.
In the past vacancies were advertised under Open Continuous Recruitment (OCR) bulletins that did not have closing dates. This process has changed. Applicants now must apply to specific Forest vacancy announcements. The announcement numbers shown below will be posted at USAJOBS on an intermittent basis as they become open for application. The vacancy announcement numbers must be posted before applications can be made. Most announcements will only be open for a very limited time, so frequent checking of the USAJOB site is encouraged.
No closing date listed. Application Materials
Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group (MCFEG) is looking for an individual to fill a Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) Individual Placement opening.
The AmeriCorps Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) program provides the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the environmental field while serving your local community. This is a full-time, temporary 6-month position expected to begin April 6, 2014 and end September 19, 2014. Upon successful completion of 900 service hours, a $2,775 scholarship will be awarded. The WCC Individual Placement is sponsored by Mid-Columbia Fisheries Enhancement Group. This position is ideal for an outgoing, energetic, organized and detail-oriented individual with experience working with the public and a passion for the outdoors. Please see the application materials for more information.
Application deadline is February 25, 2014 Apply online
Note: It is to your advantage to submit your materials sooner rather than later.
This position is the Pacific Cascade Region Natural Areas Program Specialist and designated expert ; work area includes approximately 10,000 acres of the Natural Area Preserves (NAPs) and Natural Resource Conservation Areas (NRCAs) in the northern half of the Pacific Crest District.
• A Bachelor’s Degree in natural resources sciences such as ecology, conservation wildlife biology, ecological restoration; and two years of professional experience as a Natural Resource Specialist 2 (or higher) or equivalent Natural Resource Conservation Manager in a closely related natural resource field
• Three (3) years experience developing, implementing, and monitoring habitat restoration projects
• Three (3) years experience developing, implementing, and monitoring invasive plant control projects
• Working knowledge of conservation biology and natural resource management activities
• A thorough understanding of the fundamentals of ecological processes/systems
• Ability to and experience in evaluating, writing, editing, implementing, and monitoring site-specific “resource management plans and activities” to protect fish and wildlife species and/or habitats
• Ability to prepare project proposals for land improvements; gather and assemble supportive data describing the work to be done, present and propose use, cost and benefit, local interest, and work priority
• The ability to facilitate public meetings and speak effectively to large groups of people in public settings
• Ability to prepare written reports, memos, forms, records and field notes
• Ability to efficiently use word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software including experience in the use of GPS technology and ARC GIS mapping products
• Ability to work collaboratively with all types of people and with multiple programs and agencies
• Ability to supervise and evaluate employee performance expectations
No application deadline provided. Apply online
$3,819.00 - $5,010.00 Monthly
Thurston County – Olympia, WA
Job Type: Project (limited duration) Full-time through December 2014
Department: Dept. of Natural Resources
Job Number: 807716
• “Project manager” coordinating an interdisciplinary steering committee within the Department of Natural Resources to conduct a study of state-owned trust lands that may be eligible for transfer to non-resource production uses (such as conservation areas or parks)
• Project funded by special appropriation from the Washington State Legislature for a programmatic review of the state “Trust Land Transfer Program”; final report due in December 2014
• The study project team will compile existing information about state trust lands, key trends affecting trust land management and potential revenue production, likelihood for (or known) conservation or recreation values, and suitability for potential transfer out of trust management
• Project manager will lead a team that includes DNR land managers and scientists, and work with DNR managers and support staff; potentially also working with staff from counties and other state or federal agencies
• Education and working experience in natural resources land management practices
• Experience with and knowledge of land conservation goals and objectives
• Understanding of natural resource agency legal authorities and policy implementation
• General knowledge of mapping and land use classifications
• Skills in use of word processing, spreadsheet, and e-mail computer programs, and knowledge of the functions of database software and GIS software
• Demonstrated ability to work at forming collaborative partnerships, finding workable solutions, and seeking solutions across programmatic disciplines
• Skills in communication – strong oral, written and listening abilities
• Ability to use sound judgment in decision-making
• Understanding of principles for implementing natural resources agency authorities and policies
• Working experience in project planning or implementation, especially involving multiple professional disciplines
• Experience working with GIS-based desktop computer applications
• Experiencing writing public outreach materials, technical reports or publications
Application deadline is February 28, 2014 Application Materials
The Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW) Game Management Advisory Committee invites applicants to apply for a volunteer position as a meeting note taker in Ellensburg, WA.
The successful candidate will have an incredible opportunity to gain valuable firsthand knowledge of the inner workings of the department and complex wildlife management issues. The candidate will be in a position to meet WDFW managers and biologists and listen to briefings about current Wildlife Diversity and Game Division issues along with research projects and plans.
Application deadline is 3/2/14. Application Information
The Mayne Island Conservancy Society (MICS) is looking for 1-2 highly motivated, enthusiastic people to fill 14 - 16 week internship position(s) on Mayne Island. Applicants must be 30 years old or younger and have been a registered full-time student in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year.
MICS works with the community to preserve the ecological integrity of Mayne Island. We do this with the help of volunteers by delivering two major stewardship programs: Mayne Island Community Stewardship and Mayne Island Shoreline Care programs.
Start Date: May 12th, 2014
End Date: August 29th, 2014
Hours: 35 hours a week, expected to work at Saturday markets up to every other Saturday.
Visit http://conservancyonmayne.com to learn more about MICS.
SALARY: $2,663.00 - $3,459.00 Monthly Application Information
OPENING DATE: 02/18/14
CLOSING DATE: 03/05/14 11:59 PM
The Department of Fish and Wildlife is recruiting to fill one part time, non-permanent, Fish & Wildlife Biologist 1
position located in the Wildlife Program, Diversity Division. The duty station for this position is the Natural Resources Building, Olympia, Thurston County, with travel throughout the county, and a few multi-day trips to the north Olympic Peninsula.The employment period is scheduled for April 16, 2014 to September 30, 2014.
This position supports the goal of “Conserve and protect native fish and wildlife” by collecting data essential to inform WDFW on the conservation status of 9 WA butterfly Prairie-Oak Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN) and the effects and effectiveness of habitat management efforts for these species. The work is a component of the State Wildlife Grant project, Conserving State Strategy Species in PNW Prairie-Oak Habitats: a Bi-State Partnership.
Primary duties include:
Prepare, organize and conduct field surveys and behavioral observations for nine Prairie-Oak Species of Greatest Conservation Need butterflies.
Set-up survey areas in the field and conduct surveys to locate and observe behavior of 9 Prairie-Oak butterflies (or their larvae) within sites and habitat restoration units on 12 south and north Puget Sound grassland sites.
Conduct surveys and monitoring to determine site and restoration unit occupancy status, and the relative abundance, type of use, and location of target butterflies.
Schedule and coordinate all participating surveyors to ensure accomplishment of project objectives.
Responsible for maintaining data sets for survey effort and results. Collect all 2014 project survey data (from multiple observers), enter and maintain survey data in Access databases and spatial data in ArcGIS data sets.
Create GIS files and digital maps of project sites, units and butterfly detections.
Analyze and interpret butterfly survey data.
Applications due March 7, 2014
The US Fish and Wildlife Service at Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge is accepting resumes for a student internship during the summer of 2014. The internship is expected to last 10 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 information visit the refuge web page at: http://www.fws.gov/littlependoreille 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.
The projects the position is expected to assist with or perform include:
Quaking aspen inventory and assessment
Noxious weed control
Monitoring of camera traps for large mammals
Rare plant survey
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.
While field experience is not required, a successful candidate will be near completion of a BS degree in biology, wildlife, forestry, botany or related area. He/she should be able to work independently as well as part of team.
The Refuge provides $175 per week stipend for 10 weeks. Living quarters in a bunkhouse environment is 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.
Submit a resume with cover letter and contact information for two references. Please submit materials by March 7, 2014.
For further information or to apply please contact:
Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge
1310 Bear Creek Road
Colville, WA 99114
(509) 684-8381 fax
Application due March 20th, 2014. Application
Community Forest Conservation: Habitat, Recreation, & Education
Downeast Lakes Land Trust is based in Grand Lake Stream, Maine. We protect lakeshores, improve fish and wildlife habitats, provide public recreation opportunities, offer educational programs, and support jobs in the forest and on the water. We are dedicated to the Downeast economy and environment.
This internship will provide broad exposure and experience assisting the work of a community-based conservation group engaged in landscape scale forest conservation and management. The intern will assist with planning and implementing habitat restoration projects, coordinating citizen science data gathering, performing routine maintenance of hiking trails and campsites on the Farm Cove Community Forest, and planning future trails on the West Grand Lake Community Forest project. The intern will also assist with DLLT events and ongoing education programs.
Qualifications: Undergraduate or graduate student in a natural resources related field, with ability to work independently, excellent communication and computer skills, and experience working outdoors. Experience with GPS equipment and Wilderness First Aid training desirable.
Applications are due March 30, 2014
We are seeking an enthusiastic undergraduate to assist with a project investigating spatial scaling of ecosystem processes in stream networks. Research will be conducted in boreal streams in Interior Alaska, and the student will be based out of Fairbanks. Primary duties will include collection of water, fish, and invertebrate samples; assistance with measures of ecosystem metabolism and nutrient uptake; maintenance of experimental fish exclosures; chemical analyses in the laboratory; and data entry.
The student must be willing to work under adverse field conditions, able to haul sampling equipment across uneven terrain, and learn to operate off-road vehicles. The student will work closely with graduate students and PIs, and must have strong communication skills. The ideal period of work is June through early August. Preferred qualifications include experience with ecological field research, demonstrated interest in ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, or stream ecology.
Prospective students should contact Dr. Jay Jones (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a resume, and brief statement describing interest and qualifications by March 30, 2014.
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