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Remote Camera Studies – Paid Field Technician

Job Description
Three technician positions are available for the 2019 summer field season (late May to mid-August). Typical schedules will be 1-2 weeks in the field followed by 1-2 weeks back in Pullman, WA. During field stints, technicians will deploy trail cameras, accurately measure forestry characteristics, identify vegetation,

and camp in the backcountry (no facilities, limited shower access, food and hiking/camping gear not provided by lab). While in Pullman, technicians will assist with tasks such as data management and sorting images via species identification .

Qualifications
•    Flexibility to adjust to varying day lengths and schedules

•    Ability to carry up to 301bs over rough terrain and hike up to 10 miles per day

•    Undergraduate degree (completed or in-progress*) in Biology, Wildlife Biology, Forestry, or a related field

*Current undergraduate students must be in their junior/senior

year and in good academic standing at time of ap plication .

Preferred Experience

  • Remote camera trapping
  • Data management
  • Wildlife + plant identification (best if in NE Washington or N Idaho)
  • Comfort driving 4WD trucks on unmaintained gravel roads
  • Navigation skills (maps, GPS}
  • Long-term backcountry camping
  • Forestry measuring techniques and vegetation sampling

Pay and Benefits

$12 per hour with pay periods twice monthly. Housing accommodations  available  upon request. Workmen’s Compensation  will be covered by Washington State University.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references (email

+ phone number} in a single PDF document to BOTH anna.staudenmaier@wsu.edu and  kelsey.gump@wsu.edu.

Please also send any questions about the position to both emails. Applications will be reviewed until all spots are filled.

 

Irrigation Specialist – HAAS

Irrigation Specialist

The person in this position is responsible to support farm irrigation and fertigation programs, soil moisture monitoring, and supervise assigned crews. From our farm fields to the glass, everything we do is to help brew great beer. This position is designed to help maximize the production of our farms.

Essential functions/majority of time spent on:
• Coordinate watering and fertigation schedules
• Integrate soil moisture monitoring, and current irrigation information to develop effective crop need-based irrigation methods
• Implement electronic water flow monitoring, timer based and/or radio valve controls
• Develop and maintain accurate electronic record-keeping
• Manage irrigation stations, suggest improvements to infrastructure, and lead implementation of improvements
Requirements/conditions of employment:
• Must be able to pass a background check and preemployment drug screen.
• Must be able to work the scheduled 40 hours workweek with overtime during the growing season.
• Ability to work independently and as an effective team member.
• Reputation for acting with integrity, innovation, passion, customer service, and teamwork.
• Current chemical application license, current first aid/CPR card and valid driver’s license
• Bilingual English/Spanish

Preferred qualifications:
• Associates degree or higher irrigation management and/or agronomy, or equivalent
• 2+ years fertigation/irrigation experience with drip system management
• Experience with irrigation management systems and software
• Able to supervise multiple work crews simultaneously
• Able to train employees in all phases of irrigation and fertigation of crops

for more information and to learn about additional career opportunities please visit:  https://www.johnihaas.com/careers/

Monitoring Network Coordinator for Puget Sound ecosystem recovery (Seattle-Tacoma area)

Job opportunity: Monitoring Network Coordinator for Puget Sound ecosystem recovery (Seattle-Tacoma area)

The Puget Sound Partnership is recruiting a Monitoring Network Coordinator to work closely with ecosystem monitoring partners to bring forward the best available information in a way that spans boundaries between science, recovery planning, natural resource management, and policy. The job posting closes on July 7, 2019.

Here is the link to the job announcement: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2471726/monitoring-network-coordinator-exempt

 

 

If you have any questions, please contact our office at (360) 464-1232.

Monitoring Network Coordinator for Puget Sound ecosystem recovery (Seattle-Tacoma area)

Job opportunity: Monitoring Network Coordinator for Puget Sound ecosystem recovery (Seattle-Tacoma area)

The Puget Sound Partnership is recruiting a Monitoring Network Coordinator to work closely with ecosystem monitoring partners to bring forward the best available information in a way that spans boundaries between science, recovery planning, natural resource management, and policy. The job posting closes on July 7, 2019.

Here is the link to the job announcement: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/2471726/monitoring-network-coordinator-exempt

If you have any questions, please contact Puget Sound Partnership office at (360) 464-1232.

BLM Women in Wildland Fire Boot Camp 2019

Please see BLM Women in Wildland Fire Boot Camp for training that will be held October 11-13 and October 18-20 in Eastern Oregon. Upon successful training participants will be certified for wildland firefighting.

Seasonal Part Time Summer Internship Opportunity.

Role and Responsibilities
Field technician will assist with data collection on forest characteristics. Experiments are assessing the impacts of the eastside screen on composition, structure, and ecological health of the Fremont National Forest. This landscape is primarily composed of a dry, lowland ponderosa pine and western juniper mixture, and an upland mixed conifer forest. Technicians will be responsible for laying field plots and measuring tree height, diameter at breast height, and basal area, along with collecting species type and tree core data.

Qualifications and Education Requirements
Minimum 2 years towards a degree in a natural resource or environmental science field OR 2 years of field or subprofessional experience.

Preferred Skills
·         Identification of eastern Cascade xerophytic plant species (preferably accompanied with a forest botany course).

·         Training in forest data collection, including the use of a laser rangefinder, spencer tape, relaskop, and tree corer.

·         Some training in CPR and first-aid.

·         Strong ability to hike over long time periods and lengths, extended overnight camping in remote locations.

·         Ability to use GPS technology and map reading.

·         Accurate ability to clearly and concisely collect handwritten data.

·         Positive attitude.

Additional Notes
The work involves long hours spent standing, bending, hiking, and a great amount of physical exertion in rough terrain and strenuous weather conditions (primarily heat). The incumbent may be required to lift containers weighing up to 35 pounds in the performance of the assignment. Work could possibly be done in 10 -12 hours per day; hours can include all times of day and night and will vary during the employment term with weather and field conditions. Core hours will typically be 8am – 5pm. Must have a valid driver’s license. Lodging and transportation will be provided.

Email Resume,  Three References, and Cover Letter to: Sean Alexander
sean.alexander@wsu.edu

Student Conservation Association (SCA) Fisheries Technician Interns

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) will be hiring Fisheries Technician Interns for the USFWS Mid-Columbia Fish and Wildlife Office in Leavenworth, WA.

The job description found here:  https://www.thesca.org/serve/position/fisheries-technician-intern/po-00724896

The positions will be opened until filled and will include a stipend that will cover living and housing expenses in Leavenworth.  The positions are anticipated to begin on July 8, 2019 and end on November 8, 2018.  Any student questions about the positions can be directed to recruiting@thesca.org.

Internship opportunities at Idaho National Lab

Please go to the INL internship website to view these paid opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.

SOE 2017 Graduate Melanie Thornton PhD featured in GSA today

Melanie Thornton PhD is a 2017–2018 GSA-USGS Congressional Fellow. Her report Working Together When Conservation Matters was published in GSA Today Dec 2018

 

 

Stream Crossing Assessment Coordinator Job in MA

Friends and Colleagues,

The Massachusetts Division of Ecological Restoration is seeking a Stream Crossing Assessment Coordinator – Contractor! Please see the descriptions of this position below and share this announcement with anyone who may be interested and qualified.

 The Department of Fish and Game, Division of Ecological Restoration is accepting resumes and applications for the position of Stream Crossing Assessment Coordinator – Contractor – estimated for 1 year.

 Position: Stream Crossing Assessment Coordinator (180007VR)

Posting Date: 12/05/18

Location: Westfield, MA

Closing Date: First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

 The Stream Crossing Assessment Coordinator will provide field data assessment and technical support to the Division’s Stream Continuity Program. This includes planning and coordinating surveys of high-priority road-stream crossings throughout the Commonwealth to inform ecological restoration actions and opportunities. Surveys will be conducted following the North Atlantic Aquatic Connectivity Collaborative (NAACC) survey assessment protocols (https://streamcontinuity.org/). The Stream Crossing Assessment Coordinator will also assist with implementation of the Division’s Culvert Replacement Municipal Assistance (CRMA) Grant Program and will provide general program support to advance culvert replacement and stream barrier removal projects.

To view the job announcement and apply online, please visit the MassCareers website at:

https://massanf.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=180007VR

Interested applicants can learn more about the MA Division of Ecological Restoration and our work here:

https://www.mass.gov/orgs/division-of-ecological-restoration

For more information about this position, please contact Carrie Banks at Carrie.Banks@mass.gov or 413-579-3015.  For questions specific to the application process, please refer to the MassCareers website (https://www.mass.gov/find-your-future-commonwealth-job) and information contained within the job announcement.​

 

~Carrie Banks

 

Division of Ecological Restoration, MA DFG

577 Western Avenue

Wilson Hall, Rm 227C

c/o Biology Dept

Westfield, MA 01086

 

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