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).
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.
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
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
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: email@example.com
Check Details at: http://www.fhsu.edu/positions/
Position Announcement: Livestock and Natural Resource Advisor, Modoc County
The University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources, a statewide program with local development and delivery, is seeking a Cooperative Extension Advisor to conduct an extension, education and applied research program that will focus on livestock production including nutrition, herd health and management, forage production, invasive species, and grazing management. This advisor will also have a natural resource component to their program and address water quality, soil quality, wildlife habitat and management as well as forage production and grazing strategies that support ecosystem services.
Position Announcement: Assistant Professor, Rangeland Ecology and Management, Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences, Oregon State University, College of Agricultural Sciences
Assistant Professor, Rangeland Ecology and Management, Eastern Oregon Ag & Natural Resource Program, Oregon State University, La Grande, Oregon. Responsibilities include teaching, advising, and interacting with undergraduate and graduate students; competing effectively for external funding; and working with stakeholders to implement a balanced program of fundamental and applied research directed toward the interactions of water, soil, vegetation, animals, and climate endemic to Eastern Oregon and regionally to the Northern Great Basin, Blue Mountains and Columbia Plateau. Position is a full- time, 9-month tenure-track position in the Animal and Rangeland Sciences Department. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in Rangeland Ecology and Management, Arid Land Ecology, or closely related field; commitment to excellence in teaching; and ability to establish a nationally-recognized program in Rangeland ecology and management research. Individuals working toward the required degree will be considered, but the degree must be obtained by the start date.
Position Announcement: Rangeland Manager, Private Ranch, Hebbronville, TX
The land management plan on this South Texas ranch is to optimize deer and quail habitat; the Rangeland Manager will be responsible for monitoring and managing the habitat, and managing the stocking rate and grazing of cattle (currently 500 head) as a tool for vegetation control and as a revenue-positive business. Reports to the Ranch Manager (a wildlife biologist).
Candidates should have experience in working cattle, habitat management, business/accounting skills, MS Office and GIS/GPS software proficiency, and must have fluent Spanish language skills, as well as bachelor’s degree in ranch management, wildlife biology, or other appropriate field. On-premises housing, ranch truck, and benefits.
Position Announcement: Rangeland Management Specialist Position
New Mexico Association of Conservation Districts is seeking qualified applicants for a Rangeland Management Specialist in Clovis, NM. Position is a full-time, temporary position for a period of two-three years. Position duties include the monitoring of habitat conditions and working with agriculture producers for the improvement of Lesser Prairie Chicken habitat conditions in eastern New Mexico. Applicants must have a degree in rangeland management or equivalent and meet federal personnel qualifications for the position. Salary range up to $47,448 per year based on qualifications. Submit resumes by January 15, 2014 to Troy Hood, 1102 Villa Rd SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124, 505-898-5969.
Position Announcement: Assistant Professor of Forest Biology, University of Idaho, Moscow
The Department of Forest, Rangeland and Fire Sciences at the University of Idaho invites applications for an academic-year, tenure-track faculty position in forest biology at the rank of Assistant Professor.
Required: PhD in Forest Biology or close equivalent by the time of hire. Evidence of potential to secure extramural funding and demonstrated ability to publish research results in refereed journals. Evidence of ability to teach at the undergraduate and graduate level effectively. Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
Position Announcement: Rangeland Extension Specialist, Assistant Professor of Rangeland Management, Plant – Herbivore Interactions Ecologist
The University of Wyoming Department of Ecosystem Science and Management is pleased to accept applications for a Rangeland Extension Specialist, 11 month tenure-track position with a 55% Extension, 35% Research, 5% teaching and 5% service appointment, located in Laramie, Wyoming. The successful candidate will establish an extension and research program focusing on evaluating the interactions and impacts of herbivores on rangeland ecosystems with an emphasis on extensive rangeland management and production with linkages to grazing management. Examples of focal areas include but are not limited to: evaluating the interactions and impacts of herbivores on rangeland ecosystem; public-lands grazing issues; rangeland production and management; and understanding how the ecological condition of rangeland plant communities influences forage production for domestic livestock, wildlife habitat attributes, insects and invasive plant species. They will also contribute to graduate and undergraduate teaching and advising.
Position Announcement: Conservation and Land Management Internship
The Conservation and Land Management Internship (CLM) Program is now accepting applications for 2014!
Each year, the Conservation and Land Management Internship Program places 75-100 college graduates in five-month paid internships to assist professional staff at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), National Park Service (NPS), US Forest Service (USFS), US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and US Geological Survey (USGS). Internships are primarily located in the western United States, including Alaska! Each internship is unique and may focus on botany, wildlife, or a combination of the two. Interns assist in a wide variety of projects depending on the needs of each field office. Examples of projects include: collecting seed for restoration and conservation purposes, performing surveys for threatened and endangered species and habitats, and collecting data on species reintroduction and habitat management experiments. Applicants with strong botany experience are especially encouraged to apply!
CLM interns receive a stipend of $11,900 over 5 months and will attend an all-expenses paid week-long training workshop at the Chicago Botanic Garden. The CLM Internship Program provides opportunities to make connections in various governmental and non-profit organizations, to learn what it's like to work at a federal agency, to explore your career goals, and expand your resume.
Applications are due February 1st, but are reviewed on a rolling basis. For more information and to apply online, please visit: www.clminternship.org
Position Announcement: Assistant Professor, Ecology and Sustainability of Rangelands
The Department of Wildland Resources, Quinney College of Natural Resources at Utah State University (Logan campus; http://www.cnr.usu.edu/wild/) invites applications for a nine-month tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. Responsibilities will be approximately 55% research, 35% teaching, and 10% service. Anticipated start date is August 2014. We seek an individual who will develop an internationally recognized research and teaching program addressing the structure, function, dynamics, or sustainability of rangeland ecosystems, particularly in the context of climate change, biological invasions, and altered disturbance regimes. Examples of focal areas include but are not limited to: landscape ecology and remote sensing, ecosystem services, vegetation-soil interactions, biogeochemistry, herbivory, resistance and resilience, restoration, and the causes and consequences of land abandonment and conversion. We especially encourage applicants whose research integrates field, laboratory, and quantitative approaches and who are enthusiastic about contributing to USU’s land grant mission. Teaching responsibilities are expected to include the capstone course for the Rangeland Resources degree and one graduate course per year, consistent with the applicant’s expertise and departmental needs. Review of applications will begin Nov. 27. To apply, upload a maximum two-page cover; a curriculum vitae; a two-page description of current and projected future research; a two-page statement of teaching experience; and contact information for three references.
Position Announcement: Assistant or Associate Professor / Grassland Ecology, Department of Natural Resource Management, and Assistant Professor / Grassland Hydrologist, Department of Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering - South Dakota State University
South Dakota State University is seeking applicants for two (2) grassland positions: Assistant or Associate Professor / Grassland Ecology (Posting number 0005754), Department of Natural Resource Management, and Assistant Professor / Grassland Hydrologist Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. 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. Job responsibilities for the Grassland Hydrologist include developing a collaborative, extramurally funded research program in grassland hydrology in agricultural and biosystems engineering. 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, 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.
Trihydro Corporation has an opening for an experienced NEPA Professional in Laramie, WY or Golden, CO.
Applicants must have a MS in Biology, Soil Science, Ecology, or related field and at least 8-10 years of relevant experience in natural resources in the Rocky Mountain region. Candidates must have experience completing EIS and/or RMP under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Federal employment experience is preferred. Qualified applicants must have experience with public meeting facilitation and knowledge of local socioeconomic issues. Candidates must have experience with proposal writing, responding to RFPs and must demonstrate business development skills. The applicant should have demonstrated experience with NEPA, the Endangered Species Act, and Clean Water Act. Applicants must have a clean driving record, a commitment to safe operations, and be available for 25% travel.
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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|Seasonal Range Technician, Salmon-Challis National Forest, Challis, ID||Jessica French, 208-879-4130, email@example.com||5/1/14|
|Senior Natural Resource Specialist, Synergy Resource Solutions, Inc., Belgrade, MT||Jack Alexander, 406-388-9378, firstname.lastname@example.org||Open Until Filled|
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Current Job Listings:
- Zumwalt Botany Technician, The Nature Conservancy
- Asst. Cooperative Extension Specialist in Restoration Ecology University of California, Davis
- Ag Research Manager / Specialist Natural Resource Management, South Dakota State University, Rapid City, SD
- Research Rangeland Management Specialist/Research Ecologist, Great Basin Rangelands Research Unit
- Range Ecologist, Fort Hays State University
- Livestock and Natural Resource Advisor, Modoc County, University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources
- Assistant Professor, Rangeland Ecology and Management, Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences, Oregon State University, College of Agricultural Sciences
- Rangeland Manager, Private Ranch, Hebbronville, TX
- Rangeland Management Specialist, NM Assn. of Conservation Districts, Clovis, NM
- Assistant Professor of Forest Biology, University of Idaho, Moscow
- Rangeland Extension Specialist, Assistant Professor of Rangeland Management, Plant-Herbivore Interactions Ecologist, University of Wyoming
- Conservation and Land Management Internship
- Assistant Professor, Ecology and Sustainability of Rangelands, Utah State University
- Assistant or Associate Professor / Grassland Ecology, & Assistant Professor / Grassland Hydrologist, South Dakota State University
- Assistant Professor, Oregon State University
- Environmental Scientist (NEPA Professional), Trihydro Corporation
- Grassland Management Graduate Certificate - CO
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