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Position Announcement: Director, Hopland Research and Extension Center

The University of California division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR), a statewide program with local development and delivery, is seeking a Director at the Academic Administrator level for the Hopland Research and Extension Center (HREC) to provide leadership and program delivery.  HREC serves as a national and international center for research, extension and education related to the stewardship and function of northern coastal woodland ecosystems.

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Position Announcement: Assistant or Associate Professor / Grassland Ecologist, Department of Natural Resource Management, South Dakota State University

South Dakota State University is seeking applicants for an Assistant or Associate Professor / Grassland Ecologist, Department of Natural Resource Management. Job responsibilities for the Grassland Ecologist include developing a collaborative, extramurally funded research program in grassland ecology and management, and teaching courses in grassland ecology and natural resources. For a full listing of the responsibilities and qualifications, and to apply, visit https://YourFuture.sdbor.edu, search for the position using the posting number (0006152), and follow the electronic application process.  SDSU actively seeks to increase social and intellectual diversity among its faculty.  Women and persons underrepresented in higher education are especially encouraged to apply. For questions on the electronic employment process, contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128.  SDSU is an AA/EEO employer, women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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Position Announcement: CSU Graduate Research Fellowship, Colorado State University

Assistant/Associate Professor in Forage Agronomy, 9-month, tenure-track position in the Department of Agriculture, Nutrition, and Veterinary Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno. The Department seeks a dynamic individual to provide leadership in teaching, research and outreach related to sustainable development and use of annual and perennial forage crops and cropping systems employed on semi-arid and arid lands with limited irrigation.  

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Position Announcement: Rangeland Restoration Academic Coordinator I (AP #14-15), Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of California Cooperative Extension

The University of California Sierra Foothill Research and Extension Center (SFREC) is recruiting for an Academic Coordinator that will coordinate the implementation, synthesis and extension of rangeland restoration research developed through the SFREC Director’s research program.

This cooperative program involves University of California Davis campus faculty and county-based livestock and natural resource advisors and includes native plant restoration and invasive plant management on both annual and intermountain rangeland. Key duties include synthesizing existing research into technical and non-technical publications and assisting development of new projects.
A minimum of a Master’s Degree is required, though other advanced degrees are encouraged, in disciplines in Rangeland Ecology, Ecology, Natural Resource Management or other closely related fields.

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Position Announcement: Assistant/Associate Professor, Forage Agronomy, University of Nevada, Reno

Assistant/Associate Professor in Forage Agronomy, 9-month, tenure-track position in the Department of Agriculture, Nutrition, and Veterinary Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno. The Department seeks a dynamic individual to provide leadership in teaching, research and outreach related to sustainable development and use of annual and perennial forage crops and cropping systems employed on semi-arid and arid lands with limited irrigation.   Research will be expected to integrate with domestic and wild animal nutrition, sustainable livestock production systems, and rangeland management programs already in place within the department. Research activities may be conducted at the Nevada Agriculture Experiment Station Main Station Field Lab, Valley Road, and Newlands farm facilities, as well as other field sites as appropriate. The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with departmental faculty, USDA Agriculture Research Service scientists, and USDA Plant Materials personnel while developing research projects appropriate for Great Basin ecosystems. Expected scholarship includes communication of research results in peer-reviewed journals, presentations at scientific conferences, workshops and field days, and supervision of graduate student research.  Acquisition of grant funding is essential to maintain an active research and outreach program that meets expectations for this position.

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Position Announcement: Zumwalt Botany Technician, the Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy seeks an experienced botanist to conduct a variety of field projects supporting conservation at priority grassland sites in northeastern Oregon. Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in botany or a related field, experience with ArcMap and MS/Office, and a proven record of coordinating projects in both field and office. Familiarity with flora of the region, experience leading field crews, and knowledge of field-methods relating to rangeland management a plus. Must be able to hike 5 or more miles a day, work in adverse conditions, and have valid driver’s license. Shared housing on TNC preserve provided.  This is a full-time (40 hr / week) seasonal position that starts May 12 and ends October 31 and is exempt.  Salary is equivalent to approximately $15 -17 / hr, depending on experience. To apply please see job description and instructions at http://www.nature.org/about-us/careers/index.htm  (refer to job ID 41937).

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Position Announcement: Asst. Cooperative Extension Specialist in Restoration Ecology University of California, Davis

The Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis, seeks to fill an 11-month, career-track position at the Assistant Specialist in Cooperative Extension level.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  This academic position has 100% Cooperative Extension (CE) responsibilities and will be located in the Department of Plant Sciences in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the UC Davis.  The research and extension focus of the candidate will address restoration and conservation in working landscapes, ranging from natural to managed ecosystems (e.g., grasslands, woodlands, as well as associated freshwater wetlands).   The position should address conservation and restoration of Californian plant communities that enhance productivity, wildlife habitat, fertile soil, erosion control, pollination, air and water quality, or pest management.  This CE specialist will bring statewide leadership, visibility, and cohesion to the research and extension efforts of an interdisciplinary team of CE academics and Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) faculty as well as private and public stakeholders.  This position will support relevant UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) strategic initiatives and program teams (http://ucanr.edu/About_ANR/).  Research will be conducted in the laboratories and fields at UC Davis, on diverse stakeholder lands (e.g. nature reserves, local, state and federal lands, and commercial farms and ranches), and/or at UC field stations located throughout California.

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Position Announcement: Ag Research Manager / Specialist Natural Resource Management, South Dakota State University, Rapid City, SD

$14.76- $18.45/hour, depending upon qualifications, plus benefits.  This position is grant-funded through 2016; continuation beyond 2016 contingent upon additional funding.  Collaborate within a team of Range Science and Animal Science faculty, staff, and graduate students to conduct vegetation and livestock research activities in a multi-state project, including vegetation sampling; livestock behavior monitoring; cattle nutrition sampling; accurate data collection, entry, and proofing; writing reports; supervising  data collection crews, and maintaining equipment and facilities.  Position is located in western South Dakota and based out of the SDSU West River Ag Center in Rapid City, SD.  Considerable time will be spent at the study area near McLaughlin, SD, located 40 miles NW of Mobridge, SD on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.  Travel is required.  Interpersonal, organizational and strong critical thinking skills are required.  Bachelor’s degree in Range Science, Animal Science, or closely related field preferred.   Plant identification skills, GPS and GIS experience, and 1 or more years related experience preferred. Valid South Dakota driver’s license is required.  Possession of or ability to obtain a SD Commercial Pesticide Applicator’s License is required.  Opportunity available to pursue advanced degree concurrent with employment.

Application Deadline: February 28, 2014   

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Position Announcement: Research Rangeland Management Specialist/Research Ecologist

Organization:  Great Basin Rangelands Research Unit in Reno, Reno, NV

Description:
  The United States Department of Agriculture,  Agricultural Research Service, Great Basin Rangelands Research Unit in Reno, NV is seeking a permanent, full time Research Rangeland Management Specialist /Research Ecologist . The salary for this position is at the GS-12/13/14 level, $68,809.00 - $125,695.00 per year. The Great Basin Rangelands Research Unit’s (GBRR) mission is the development of management guidelines, technologies, and practices for conserving and restoring Great Basin rangelands and development of tools and techniques to assess the effectiveness of these management actions. This position supports ARS National Programs 215 Pasture, Forages, and Rangeland Systems and 304 Crop Protection and Quarantine. This vacancy announcement is open from 01/06/2014 -02/14/2014.   To apply for this position, please click on the following link, https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/356205300

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Position Announcement: Range Ecologist, Fort Hays State University

Full time 9-month tenure-track biologist with specialization in range ecology. Appointment date: August 2014. Position requires teaching Range Management, Plant Taxonomy, plus other courses in the Range Management program, potentially including relevant plant identification courses. Minimal qualifications include an earned Ph.D. in biology, range ecology, or an appropriate subdiscipline (ABD will be considered for well-qualified applicants).

Contact: Dr. Brian R. Maricle, phone: 785-628-5367, fax: 785-628-4153, email: brmaricle@fhsu.edu
Check Details at: http://www.fhsu.edu/positions/

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Position Announcement: Grassland Management Graduate Certificate

Want to further your education regarding grasslands of the Great Plains?  Earn a graduate certificate from Kansas State University, University of Nebraska, Oklahoma State University, or South Dakota State University.  All courses are offered online.  Courses offered during the fall semester 2013 include Grassland Fire Ecology and Ecology of Invasive Species. Learn more about this graduate certificate at: www.agidea.org/programs/grass.

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Sagebrush Field Technician, Colorado State University, Western Colorado Retta Bruegger, (970) 988 -0043, retta.bruegger@colostate.edu 4/30/2014
Watershed Resources Specialist, Contra Costa Water District Brentwood, CA (San Francisco Bay Area) Michelle Hulsey, 925-688-8002, hrrecruiter@ccwater.com 4/15/2014
Director, Hopland Research and Extension Center, University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Hopland, CA Julie Woodworth, 530-750-1282, jwoodworth@ucanr.edu 5/30/14
Assistant/Associate Professor, Natural Resource Management, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD Alexander Smart, 605-688-4017, alexander.smart@sdstate.edu 5/2/2014
Range Vegetation Technician, University of Montana Cooperative Extension Unit, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Roundup, MT Mark Szczypinski, 406-320-2529, mszczypinski.fwp@gmail.com 4/10/14
Seasonal Range Technician, Salmon-Challis National Forest, Challis, ID Jessica French, 208-879-4130, jmfrench@fs.fed.us 5/1/14
Senior Natural Resource Specialist, Synergy Resource Solutions, Inc., Belgrade, MT Jack Alexander, 406-388-9378, jack@countgrass.com Open Until Filled
Post Doctoral - Oregon State University, Corvallis nskoghan@yahoo.com 2015

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