Job: Spring Inventory Field Technician, BLM, Winnemucca, NV

FW by Andy Wilson>>>>
The Great Basin Institute is working cooperatively with the Bureau of Land Management Winnemucca District Office to inventory naturally occurring springs on sage grouse Population Management Units (PMUs). These PMUs are considered priority habitat for the greater sage-grouse (*Centrocercus urophasianus*), which the United States Fish and Wildlife Service has determined is warranted for listing as threatened, but precluded. Two (2) Field Technicians will be hired to support field efforts such as conducting meadow, spring, and water quality inventories, including collection of qualitative and quantitative data on riparian habitat characteristics, and map riparian areas using GPS units and ArcGIS technology. Additionally, Technicians will monitor for the effect of continuing drought on springs and surrounding areas, as well as assist with drought monitoring, as a component of District-wide efforts to monitor the impacts and effects of long-term drought. The Technicians will utilize digital cameras, portable water quality meters, and standardized field forms. Office tasks include planning field work locations using ArcGIS software, transferring and processing data from GPS using ArcMap, and conducting data input from previous data collection efforts. Travel across the district and field camping for up to four nights per week is required.

*Compensation and Timeline*:

o Rate of Pay: $15.00/hour

o Field per diem when overnight camping is required

o Paid health and dental benefits

o 17-week appointment beginning May 18, 2015 (or upon availability and completion of a DOI Background Investigation)

o Full-time, 40 hours per week (minimal overtime may be required occasionally)


The BLM Winnemucca District lies roughly in the northwest part of Nevada, nested in the basin and range province of the western U.S. The Winnemucca District Office is located about 2.5 hours east of Reno on I-80, 2 hours west of Elko on I-80, and 5.5 hours south of Boise on SR-95. Elevations range from approximately 4,000 to close to 10,000 feet. The District encompasses approximately 11 million acres, of which 7.38 million acres are public lands managed by the BLM.

Local applicants or those with limited relocation requirements will be strongly considered.


o Bachelor’s Degree in Physical or Ecological Sciences (such as Environmental Science, Ecology, Hydrology, Rangeland Management or related subject) or a combination of experience and education, with a minimum of 3 years of undergraduate education leading to a Bachelor’s Degree;

o Experience in water quality data collection and/or landscape/habitat assessments;

o Experience using hand-held GPS equipment for data collection and navigation;

o Ability to read and navigate using topographic maps and a compass;

o Working knowledge of creating maps using ArcGIS and experience processing GPS/GIS data;

Willingness and ability to work in harsh and variable desert conditions, including extreme temperatures;

Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, with a diverse audience including co-workers, agency and GBI staff, and the general public;

o Ability to work in teams and independently and be self-motivated both in the office and in the field with limited supervision;

o Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work assignments;

o Willingness to camp in remote, undeveloped sites for multiple days; and

o Possess a valid, state-issued driver’s license and familiarity safely operating 4WD vehicles on- and off-road.

o Successful applicant(s) must complete a Department of Interior (DOI) Background Investigation (BI). Applicants who already possess a favorably adjudicated BI should reference that in their cover letter.

*How to Apply*:

Qualified and interested applicants should forward a cover letter, their résumé, and a list of three professional references to Amy Gladding, GBI HR Coordinator, at Please include where you found this position posted.

We conform to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit Retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.

Job opportunity

NEON, Inc. seeks Field Technician

Ecology Instrumentation

Fairbanks, Alaska

NEON, Inc. seeks applications to the position of field technician (level 1, 2, or 3 depending on skills, experience, and education). The position is fulltime and will be based in Fairbanks, Alaska.

This position supports sites in the Taiga and Tundra Domains. Taiga Domain candidate sites are located at the Caribou-Poker Creeks Research Watershed near Chatanika, AK, south of Delta Junction, AK and near Healy, AK. Tundra Domain candidates sites are located at Toolik Field Station south of Prudhoe Bay and at Barrow Environmental Observatory.

The Taiga and Tundra domains include most of Alaska.

Responsibilities include testing, troubleshooting, and operating instruments, calibration equipment, and test fixtures; inspecting and maintaining civil infrastructure including boom arms, sensor mounts, towers, boardwalks and instrument huts; assisting the NEON Systems Engineering Product Team with instrument installation and testing (approximately the first 6 months; and recording activities, completed work, and trouble tickets according to field operations protocol. The work is physical and involves walking, hiking, prolonged standing, walking, and bending. Heavy items (e.g. equipment and packs up to 40

pounds) must be lifted and carried on a routine basis.

The position is open until filled.

The intended start date is 8 June 2015.

For further information (including details of the position levels 1-3) or to apply, please click on the ‘Field Technician I, II, III – Instrumentation’ link at:

For questions, please contact:

Keller Noble

Phone: 720-921-2621

Email: careers

Sarah Principato, Associate Professor

Department of Environmental Studies

Gettysburg College

Gettysburg, PA 17325



Summer Undergraduate Research Assistant: Forest Health in the Great Lakes Region

FW by Andy Wilson>>>>>

An undergraduate research assistant position is available in the lab of Dr. Chhin in the Department of Forestry at Michigan State University (MSU).


The undergraduate assistant will primarily conduct field and laboratory work for a project funded by the USDA Forest Service (Forest Health Protection program). The objective of this project is to determine the mechanism behind white pine decline in the Great Lakes region. The undergraduate research assistant will assist with laboratory work (MSU campus) and field sampling (Huron National Forest of Michigan).

The research technician will also provide assistance on other applied ecology projects in the Chhin lab. Training and field equipment will be provided.

This position will be for a 4 month period from May 2015 to August 2015. During the Summer 2015 semester, the work schedule will be on average 40 hrs/week. Salary will be commensurate with experience.


All sophomore, junior, or senior students currently enrolled in an academic program at an accredited university related to forestry, biology, ecology, environmental sciences, entomology or a similarly related natural resource field are welcomed to apply. Preference will be given to applicants that are highly self-motivated and possess a strong work ethic.

A background or strong interest in conducting field based research and working in a laboratory environment is desirable. A cumulative GPA greater than 3.0 in undergraduate coursework is preferable.

Intensive field sampling will be conducted during the Summer 2015 semester with trips expected to last an average of 2 weeks at a time. Candidates must be willing and able to travel long distances, camp outdoors on occasion, do physically demanding work, and work in hot or otherwise uncomfortable conditions. Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license.

Application Materials:

Please submit a cover letter, resume with major and GPA, and contact information of two references. Applications will be considered immediately and continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration please submit material by April 28, 2015. Please e-mail all application material to Katie Minnix (

For further information, please contact:
Katie Minnix
Research Assistant
Department of Forestry
Michigan State University
Natural Resources Building
480 Wilson Road, Room 168
East Lansing, MI 48824

Hiring: Sustainability Projects Coordinator, Dickinson College

Hi ES students and alums,

A job opportunity at Dickinson College—see below.



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Subject: Hiring: Sustainability Projects Coordinator, Dickinson College

Colleagues – Dickinson College is recruiting for a Sustainability Projects Coordinator. Please share this announcement with people who may be interested and with relevant networks.

Dickinson College, a leader in sustainability education, is hiring a Projects Coordinator to join the staff of its Center for Sustainability Education and develop, manage and lead projects and activities that use the campus as a living laboratory for hands-on learning about sustainability. The Projects Coordinator will supervise paid student interns, develop student volunteer opportunities, oversee Dickinson’s Handlebar Bike Cooperative, update and improve Dickinson’s greenhouse gas inventory, coordinate reporting about Dickinson’s sustainability efforts, and assist with other activities that advance Dickinson’s sustainability goals. This is an entry-level position that will pay a competitive salary for an individual with a bachelor’s degree and one or two years of relevant experience. The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons. View the position description and apply online. Review of applications will begin April 27, 2015, but we will consider applications received after that date until the position is filled.

Neil Leary | Dickinson College

Director | Center for Sustainability Education

P.O. Box 1773 | Carlisle, PA 17013

717.245.1954 | learyn

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CBF Restoration Volunteer Opportunities

Hello Dr. Principato, Dr. Platt, and Ms. Rynkiewicz,

My name is David Tana, and I’m contacting you today regarding upcoming volunteer opportunities with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation that will be taking place in your area during the months of April and May. Planting native trees and shrubs along the banks of our local waterways is one of the most effective ways to keep polluted runoff out of the Bay. It helps creates habitat for wildlife, prevents erosion, captures sediment, and filters pollutants like phosphorus and nitrogen. There are three Saturday events of this nature taking place on April 11th, April 25th (our large Earth Day planting), and May 9th, and we cannot pull them off without the help of volunteers!

We hope you and your Gettysburg College Environmental Studies Department students will consider joining us at some of these events, which can all be found on our event calendar at MDRestoration.

I hope to see you in the field this season!


David Tana | Maryland Outreach Coordinator

Environmental Protection & Restoration

Phillip Merrill Environmental Center

6 Herndon Avenue

Annapolis, Maryland 21403

P 410.268.8816 x 2156

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Administrative Assistant – Job Opening


Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve
Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve

Administrative Assistant Job Opening (Part-time, 20hrs/wk)

Posted: 03/30/15


Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve is accepting resumes for the position of part-time Administrative Assistant. This position is open immediately until filled!

For a full job description click the link below:

2015 Administrative Assistant job description (rev 03-17-15)

At minimum, candidate must meet the following criteria. The ideal candidate will:

  • Be passionate about nature, protecting the environment, and environmental education
  • Be a friendly, professional people-person that enjoys helping clients, while putting clients’ needs first, and working as a member of a team
  • Have a very high level of proficiency specifically with the Microsoft Office Suite, and office computing/machines in general, as well as be very comfortable communicating on the telephone
  • Be detail-oriented, organized, able to track and manage data/multiple tasks with speed and accuracy with ability to change directions and prioritize accordingly
  • Be amenable and able to take direction and critique, and also be able to identify tasks that need to be accomplished, and take initiative when appropriate to complete them
  • Be a self-starter and interested, quick-learner of new technology
  • Be able to lift up to 50 lbs, including storage boxes, supplies, and materials and set up event tables periodically

The following attributes and skill sets would be helpful and set a prospective candidate apart:

  • Proficiency with written communications
  • Experience with other technologies & software such as QuickBooks, social media, and Constant Contact
  • Experience with Strawberry Hill, the South Mountain range and/or nearby environmental/conservation concerns
  • Experience with nonprofit operations in general
  • Residency within 25 miles of Fairfield

The successful candidate/employee will:

  • Be an enthusiastic proponent for the Preserve’s mission
  • Primarily work with and report to Executive Director, but also provide support for Strawberry Hill’s board and staff members as instructed by ED
  • Receive starting compensation of $9-$11/hour, depending on experience and skills
  • Be available to work at least 20 hours per week (Tue-Fri, 10am- 3pm)
  • Have a valid driver’s license, excellent driving record, and reliable transportation
  • Primarily work at the Preserve’s main office in Hamiltonban Township, but periodically need to drive their own vehicle (employee will be reimbursed) to complete tasks
  • Undergo an employment background screening with positive results
To apply, interested candidates should:

  • Submit their resume and cover letter via mail: Attn. Chuck Reid – Administrative Assistant Position, 1537 Mount Hope Road, Fairfield, PA 17320, or by email to: creid; Subject line: Administrative Assistant Position
  • Please submit questions about the position via email to Chuck Reid, Executive Director: Subject line: Administrative Assistant Position


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Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve
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