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Any undergraduate student in the College of Forest Resources may apply for an internship for credit. Students who have an open elective may use the internship course as a part of their program. In addition, full semester internships will only be eligible for three credits, given that other requirements are met. Students can only receive credit for one internship during their undergraduate program.

Students are also required to
  • Be juniors or seniors
  • Have an overall GPA of at least 2.50
  • Apply at least two weeks prior to the pre-registration period of the semester
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Student Trainee (Soil Conservation) Multiple States 3/29/2017 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service

Job Description:

Summary: USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) helps America’s farmers and ranchers conserve the Nation’s soil, water, air and other natural resources. We need people who want to apply their education and experience to make sure we all enjoy the benefits of productive soil, clean water, clean air, and abundant wildlife that come from a healthy environment. “Helping People Help the Land” http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/

The Pathways Internship Program is for current diploma/certificate/degree-seeking students and is designed to attract students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions with paid opportunities to work in USDA/NRCS and explore Federal careers while still in school. This program exposes students to jobs in the Federal civil service by providing meaningful developmental work while completing their academic requirements. For more information on the Pathways Internship, please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/StudentsAndGrads.

This position is temporary and has a Not-to-Exceed date of September 30, 2017. However, an extension of the appointment may be possible without further competition. The appointment may also end early due to lack of work or funds.

Location Consideration: When selecting locations to be considered for, please select only those locations that you will report to no later than June 2017 to begin the internship. Depending on budget, NRCS may authorize a one-time gross housing stipend for the summer if the location selected for is outside the local commuting area of your temporary or permanent address, AND may also provide reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses necessary to get to and from duty station at the end of the work period (summer). Availability and the gross amount will vary by location. The salary for each location may vary depending on locality. Locality tables may be found at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/.

Candidates selected from this announcement may be eligible for non-competitive conversion to a term or permanent position in the competitive service provided that all terms of the Internship Program are met and there is an available position. Conversion is not mandatory or guaranteed and is at the discretion of the agency.

Pathways Interns may convert to permanent positions in the same line of work they were initially appointed to (Soil Conservationist, GS-0457-5/7/9). To be eligible for the conversion, you must satisfactorily complete all Pathways Program requirements: complete at least 640 hours of work experience prior to graduation, and if applicable, meet the position’s positive education requirements at graduation. The education requirements that must be met for conversion from this position:

• Degree: Soil conservation or related agricultural or natural resource discipline such as agronomy, soil science, forestry, agricultural education, or agricultural engineering. The study must have included 30 semester hours in a natural resource or agricultural field, including at least 12 semester hours in a combination of soils and crops or plant science. Of the 12 semester hours, a minimum of 3 semester hours must have been in soils and 3 semester hours in crops or plant science.

Or

• Combination of Education and Experience at least 30 semester hours in one or more of the disciplines as shown in above, including at least 12 semester hours in a combination of soils and crops or plant science, plus appropriate experience or additional education. Of the 12 semester hours, a minimum of 3 semester hours must have been in soils and 3 semester hours in crops or plant science.

Duties
As a Student Trainee (Soil Conservation), you will be performing the following duties under direct supervision; Assignments will be developmental in nature and will assist the employee gain the competencies necessary for a career:

  • Receives intensive and specialized training in all phases of soil and water conservation and related natural resource conservation programs.
  • Learns to perform surveys and set construction stakes for a variety of practices. May operate rod or chain or other specialized instruments to lay out simple practices.
  • Assists in program and conservation planning for a variety of soil and water practices such as terraces, diversions, waterways, farm drainage systems, and others.
  • Assists in gathering and assembling preliminary data for use in developing and applying basic conservation plans.
  • Assists with or performs a wide variety of soil conservation duties such as maintaining accurate field notes, preliminary drafting and sketch work, recording of layout work such as contour lines and field boundaries, determining acreages, assembling maps and aerial photographs, and other related work.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • As required to perform the duties of the position and complete the requirements of the Pathways Program.

Relocation Authorized
No

Job Requirements
Key Requirements

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.

Qualifications
All applicants must meet the eligibility, education and qualification requirements listed below by the closing date of the announcement.

To be eligible for a Pathways Internship, applicants must:

  • Be at least 16 years of age at the time of appointment;
  • Be enrolled (or accepted for enrollment) in an accredited educational institution;
  • Be enrolled at least half-time as defined by your educational institution; and
  • Be in good academic standing, as defined by the your academic institution.

Below is the education requirement to be qualified at the following grade levels:

GS-4 - Completion of 2 full academic years of post-high school study.

One full academic year of undergraduate education is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours or the equivalent as defined by the accredited college or university.

Degree programs in environmental, natural resources and related sciences preferred.

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Applicants must, therefore, only report attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation via this link. All education claimed by applicants will be verified accordingly. Important: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. Click on this link for more information.

If selected for this Internship, the applicant will be required to complete the following:

Pathways Requirements:

  • Be enrolled at least half-time at a qualifying educational institution.
  • Maintain good academic standing as defined by the educational institution for the duration of the internship.
  • Sign a Pathways Participant Agreement.

Employment Requirements:

  • Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security investigation. The position may require a background investigation at the time of appointment, and may be subject to reinvestigation every five years thereafter. A favorable adjudication of the background investigation at the time of appointment and on reinvestigations is a condition of employment.
  • If you are newly hired, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS "E-VERIFY" system. Federal law requires the use of E-VERIFY to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. Under this system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment.
  • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license as a condition of employment.

Security Clearance
Not Applicable

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/466403900


Apply By:4/3/2017


Posted By: KBrasher

Student Trainee (Soil Conservation) GS-0499-03 (5 positions) Multiple States 3/29/2017 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service

Job Description:

Summary: USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) helps America’s farmers and ranchers conserve the Nation’s soil, water, air and other natural resources. We need people who want to apply their education and experience to make sure we all enjoy the benefits of productive soil, clean water, clean air, and abundant wildlife that come from a healthy environment. “Helping People Help the Land” http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/

The Pathways Internship Program is for current diploma/certificate/degree-seeking students and is designed to attract students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions with paid opportunities to work in USDA/NRCS and explore Federal careers while still in school. This program exposes students to jobs in the Federal civil service by providing meaningful developmental work while completing their academic requirements. For more information on the Pathways Internship, please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/StudentsAndGrads.

This position is temporary and has a Not-to-Exceed date of September 30, 2017. However, an extension of the appointment may be possible without further competition. The appointment may also end early due to lack of work or funds.

Location Consideration: When selecting locations to be considered for, please select only those locations that you will report to no later than June 2017 to begin the internship. Depending on budget, NRCS may authorize a one-time gross housing stipend for the summer if the location selected for is outside the local commuting area of your temporary or permanent address, AND may also provide reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses necessary to get to and from duty station at the end of the work period (summer). Availability and the gross amount will vary by location. The salary for each location may vary depending on locality. Locality tables may be found at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/.

Candidates selected from this announcement may be eligible for non-competitive conversion to a term or permanent position in the competitive service provided that all terms of the Internship Program are met and there is an available position. Conversion is not mandatory or guaranteed and is at the discretion of the agency.

Pathways Interns may convert to permanent positions in the same line of work they were initially appointed to (Soil Conservationist, GS-0457-5/7/9). To be eligible for the conversion, you must satisfactorily complete all Pathways Program requirements: complete at least 640 hours of work experience prior to graduation, and if applicable, meet the position’s positive education requirements at graduation. The education requirements that must be met for conversion from this position:

• Degree: Soil conservation or related agricultural or natural resource discipline such as agronomy, soil science, forestry, agricultural education, or agricultural engineering. The study must have included 30 semester hours in a natural resource or agricultural field, including at least 12 semester hours in a combination of soils and crops or plant science. Of the 12 semester hours, a minimum of 3 semester hours must have been in soils and 3 semester hours in crops or plant science.

Or

• Combination of Education and Experience at least 30 semester hours in one or more of the disciplines as shown in above, including at least 12 semester hours in a combination of soils and crops or plant science, plus appropriate experience or additional education. Of the 12 semester hours, a minimum of 3 semester hours must have been in soils and 3 semester hours in crops or plant science.

Duties
As a Student Trainee (Soil Conservation), you will be performing the following duties under direct supervision; Assignments will be developmental in nature and will assist the employee gain the competencies necessary for a career:

  • Receives intensive and specialized training in all phases of soil and water conservation and related natural resource conservation programs.
  • Learns to perform surveys and set construction stakes for a variety of practices. May operate rod or chain or other specialized instruments to lay out simple practices.
  • Assists in program and conservation planning for a variety of soil and water practices such as terraces, diversions, waterways, farm drainage systems, and others.
  • Assists in gathering and assembling preliminary data for use in developing and applying basic conservation plans.
  • Assists with or performs a wide variety of soil conservation duties such as maintaining accurate field notes, preliminary drafting and sketch work, recording of layout work such as contour lines and field boundaries, determining acreages, assembling maps and aerial photographs, and other related work.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • As required to perform the duties of the position and complete the requirements of the Pathways Program.

Relocation Authorized
No

Job Requirements
Key Requirements

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.

Qualifications
All applicants must meet the eligibility, education and qualification requirements listed below by the closing date of the announcement.

To be eligible for a Pathways Internship, applicants must:

  • Be at least 16 years of age at the time of appointment;
  • Be enrolled (or accepted for enrollment) in an accredited educational institution;
  • Be enrolled at least half-time as defined by your educational institution; and
  • Be in good academic standing, as defined by the your academic institution.

Below is the education requirement to be qualified at the following grade levels:

GS-4 - Completion of 2 full academic years of post-high school study.

One full academic year of undergraduate education is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours or the equivalent as defined by the accredited college or university.

Degree programs in environmental, natural resources and related sciences preferred.

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Applicants must, therefore, only report attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation via this link. All education claimed by applicants will be verified accordingly. Important: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. Click on this link for more information.

If selected for this Internship, the applicant will be required to complete the following:

Pathways Requirements:

  • Be enrolled at least half-time at a qualifying educational institution.
  • Maintain good academic standing as defined by the educational institution for the duration of the internship.
  • Sign a Pathways Participant Agreement.

Employment Requirements:

  • Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security investigation. The position may require a background investigation at the time of appointment, and may be subject to reinvestigation every five years thereafter. A favorable adjudication of the background investigation at the time of appointment and on reinvestigations is a condition of employment.
  • If you are newly hired, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS "E-VERIFY" system. Federal law requires the use of E-VERIFY to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. Under this system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment.
  • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license as a condition of employment.

Security Clearance
Not Applicable

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/466410900


Apply By:4/3/2017


Posted By: KBrasher

Student Trainee (Soil Conservation) GS-0499-04 (2 positions) Mississippi 3/29/2017 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

Job Description:

1 vacancy - Ripley, MS

1 vacancy - West Point, MS

Summary: USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) helps America’s farmers and ranchers conserve the Nation’s soil, water, air and other natural resources. We need people who want to apply their education and experience to make sure we all enjoy the benefits of productive soil, clean water, clean air, and abundant wildlife that come from a healthy environment. “Helping People Help the Land” http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/

The Pathways Internship Program is for current diploma/certificate/degree-seeking students and is designed to attract students enrolled in a wide variety of educational institutions with paid opportunities to work in USDA/NRCS and explore Federal careers while still in school. This program exposes students to jobs in the Federal civil service by providing meaningful developmental work while completing their academic requirements. For more information on the Pathways Internship, please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/StudentsAndGrads.

This position is temporary and has a Not-to-Exceed date of September 30, 2017. However, an extension of the appointment may be possible without further competition. The appointment may also end early due to lack of work or funds.

Location Consideration: When selecting locations to be considered for, please select only those locations that you will report to no later than June 2017 to begin the internship. Depending on budget, NRCS may authorize a one-time gross housing stipend for the summer if the location selected for is outside the local commuting area of your temporary or permanent address, AND may also provide reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses necessary to get to and from duty station at the end of the work period (summer). Availability and the gross amount will vary by location. The salary for each location may vary depending on locality. Locality tables may be found at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/.

Candidates selected from this announcement may be eligible for non-competitive conversion to a term or permanent position in the competitive service provided that all terms of the Internship Program are met and there is an available position. Conversion is not mandatory or guaranteed and is at the discretion of the agency.

Pathways Interns may convert to permanent positions in the same line of work they were initially appointed to (Soil Conservationist, GS-0457-5/7/9). To be eligible for the conversion, you must satisfactorily complete all Pathways Program requirements: complete at least 640 hours of work experience prior to graduation, and if applicable, meet the position’s positive education requirements at graduation. The education requirements that must be met for conversion from this position:

• Degree: Soil conservation or related agricultural or natural resource discipline such as agronomy, soil science, forestry, agricultural education, or agricultural engineering. The study must have included 30 semester hours in a natural resource or agricultural field, including at least 12 semester hours in a combination of soils and crops or plant science. Of the 12 semester hours, a minimum of 3 semester hours must have been in soils and 3 semester hours in crops or plant science.

Or

• Combination of Education and Experience at least 30 semester hours in one or more of the disciplines as shown in above, including at least 12 semester hours in a combination of soils and crops or plant science, plus appropriate experience or additional education. Of the 12 semester hours, a minimum of 3 semester hours must have been in soils and 3 semester hours in crops or plant science.

Duties
As a Student Trainee (Soil Conservation), you will be performing the following duties under direct supervision; Assignments will be developmental in nature and will assist the employee gain the competencies necessary for a career:

  • Receives intensive and specialized training in all phases of soil and water conservation and related natural resource conservation programs.
  • Learns to perform surveys and set construction stakes for a variety of practices. May operate rod or chain or other specialized instruments to lay out simple practices.
  • Assists in program and conservation planning for a variety of soil and water practices such as terraces, diversions, waterways, farm drainage systems, and others.
  • Assists in gathering and assembling preliminary data for use in developing and applying basic conservation plans.
  • Assists with or performs a wide variety of soil conservation duties such as maintaining accurate field notes, preliminary drafting and sketch work, recording of layout work such as contour lines and field boundaries, determining acreages, assembling maps and aerial photographs, and other related work.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • As required to perform the duties of the position and complete the requirements of the Pathways Program.

Relocation Authorized
No

Job Requirements
Key Requirements

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.

Qualifications
All applicants must meet the eligibility, education and qualification requirements listed below by the closing date of the announcement.

To be eligible for a Pathways Internship, applicants must:

  • Be at least 16 years of age at the time of appointment;
  • Be enrolled (or accepted for enrollment) in an accredited educational institution;
  • Be enrolled at least half-time as defined by your educational institution; and
  • Be in good academic standing, as defined by the your academic institution.

Below is the education requirement to be qualified at the following grade levels:

GS-4 - Completion of 2 full academic years of post-high school study.

One full academic year of undergraduate education is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours or the equivalent as defined by the accredited college or university.

Degree programs in environmental, natural resources and related sciences preferred.

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Applicants must, therefore, only report attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation via this link. All education claimed by applicants will be verified accordingly. Important: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. Click on this link for more information.

If selected for this Internship, the applicant will be required to complete the following:

Pathways Requirements:

  • Be enrolled at least half-time at a qualifying educational institution.
  • Maintain good academic standing as defined by the educational institution for the duration of the internship.
  • Sign a Pathways Participant Agreement.

Employment Requirements:

  • Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security investigation. The position may require a background investigation at the time of appointment, and may be subject to reinvestigation every five years thereafter. A favorable adjudication of the background investigation at the time of appointment and on reinvestigations is a condition of employment.
  • If you are newly hired, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS "E-VERIFY" system. Federal law requires the use of E-VERIFY to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. Under this system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies as a condition of continued employment.
  • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license as a condition of employment.

Security Clearance
Not Applicable

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/466455800


Apply By:4/3/2017


Posted By: KBrasher

Forester Tennessee 3/28/2017 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:American Forest Management, Inc.

Location:Waynesboro, Tennessee

Job Description:

Full-time position - Responsible for providing forest management services in South Central Tennessee on approximately 160,000 acres of TIMO client lands as well as small, private forest landowners. Minimum of 45 hours per week required, vehicle provided, out of town and overnight work may be required (expenses paid).

Responsibilities and Job Requirements:

TIMOClients- All aspects of field work, office work,analysis, and reporting tolandowner/client.

  • Assists in managing all aspects of logging operations including harvest setup, harvest inspections,and merchandising trees into various forest products.
  • Assists in planning, negotiations, administration,and inspection of other forestry related activities such as road construction and maintenance, timber marking, boundary establishment, and other land management projects as assigned. 
  • Assists in development and administering budgets. 
  • Monitors BMP and EMS Compliance to ensure 3rd Party SFI Certification.
  • Uses Geographic Information System(GIS) to assist in managing TIMO lands.
  • Participates in forest inventory projects individually or with a team.

Non-Industrial PrivateForestlandOwners- All aspects of field work, office work, analysis, and reporting to landowner/client.

  • Generate new business (meet with potential clients, explain our business, etc.)
  • Create management plans that capture landowner objectives and offer solutions to achieve those goals.
  • Perform all aspects of timber sale development, including timber inventory, boundary establishment, preparing timber sale bid notices, marketing, and reviewing timber sale contracts.
  • Prepare and negotiate contracts with independent contractors for clients’ management services.
  • Supervise contracted services, including certifying completion of work for payment.

Additional Requirements

  • Highly proficient with MS Word, Excel, and GIS software.
  • Ability to use GPS and hand-held data recorders.
  • Has current Registered Forester’s license or ability to become a Registered Forester within 2 years.
  • Required travel and ability to function as a team member on large projects throughout the U.S.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry.
  • 2-4 years of forestry experience preferred.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong listening capabilities with the ability to translate communications into appropriate course of action.

Benefits

  •  Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • 9 paid holidays.
  • Paid vacation schedule.
  • Company assigned vehicle.
  • Healthcare and disability plan.
  • 401(K) retirement plan.
  • Eligible for annual and new business bonus plans.
  • All specific terms, conditions, benefits, compensation and requirements of employment will be set forth in an Employment Contract to be executed by employee and company.

http://afmcorporate.com/Careers-American-Forest-Management-Timber-Lumber-Hunting-Land.shtml#Positions

 


Apply By:6/28/2017


Posted By: KBrasher

Forest Management Internship Multiple States 3/23/2017 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Refuges

Job Description:

Agency: MS State University and United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Refuges Number of Vacancies (3-4)

Internship Duration: Approximate schedule will be from mid-May through mid-August 2017. The positions are full-time requiring a minimum 40 hour work week. Students wishing to receive internship credit will need to complete an internship agreement or practicum agreement and enroll in the appropriate course (Consult with your advisor). Fall semester 2017 and/or Spring semester 2018 work opportunities may be available, please inquire if interested.

Description: The positions will be located on a National Wildlife Refuge in the Southeast Region. Work will be under the direction of the Refuge Forester and may include conducting forest habitat evaluations, timber cruising, timber marking, invasive species control and assisting with wildlife surveys and general refuge operational work. The positions may require some travel to conduct work on other refuges as needed.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates should be fairly proficient in plant (primarily tree) identification and have completed coursework in dendrology and/or plant taxonomy. Candidates must be able and willing to work in harsh field conditions. Candidates must have a valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications: Preferred candidates will be Junior, Senior, and or Graduate students who have experience with silviculture, Dendrology, mensuration, forestry field camp and natural resource ecology. Experience with GIS applications and the use of field data loggers is also preferred, but not required. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply, but will be limited to a total of 720 hours per calendar year. Only students currently enrolled or recently graduated from MSU are eligible.

Salary: $12 per hour plus travel and per diem (when appropriate)

Housing: Will be provided

Deadline: April 1, 2017. Send brief cover letter, resume and unofficial transcript to:

Attn: Henry Sansing, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
College of Forest Resources
Box 9690 MS State, MS 39762 (our you may) email application to: henry_sansing@fws.gov

For more information feel free to call Mr. Sansing at: 662.418.1372


Apply By:4/1/2017


Posted By: Kbrasher

Rice Conservation Specialist Mississippi 3/21/2017 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:The USA Rice Federation (USARF) and Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (DU)

Location:Jackson, Mississippi

Job Description:

<p>The USA Rice Federation (USARF) and Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (DU) established the Rice Stewardship Partnership in February 2013 to conserve 3 critical natural resources; working ricelands, water, and waterfowl. This long-term conservation effort will be delivered using a three-pronged approach of on-the-ground conservation efforts, communicating and promoting benefits of rice agriculture, and state/regional policy efforts.</p> <p>A multitude of ongoing projects is creating a heavy data management workload that the Specialist will assist with. This includes creating and updating project tracking databases, mapping in GIS software, and generating facts and figures for reporting to partners. The Specialist will also have opportunities to assist with on-the-ground rice agriculture projects.</p> <p>This is a term position with tenure and schedule negotiated between new hire and DU&rsquo;s Director of Conservation Programs. Tenure can be from 3 to 12 months. Weekly schedule can be from a minimum of 24 hours a week or more.</p> <p>The position is co-funded by USARF, DU, NRCS, and other private foundations and corporations. The Specialist will be employed through Ducks Unlimited, Inc., Southern Regional Office, as staff of the Rice Stewardship Partnership. Job location is Jackson, MS, and Specialist will report to and receive direction from Rice Stewardship staff located there.</p> <p><strong>To Apply:</strong> Please provide a cover letter, resume, and at least one reference to mail/email address below. Job open until filled. Wages commensurate with qualifications and experience. For more information regarding this position, contact Scott Manley at 601-956-1936 or smanley@ducks.org.</p>

Required Education:

<p>Currently enrolled in or previously graduated from college or university; degree track in agriculture, natural resource management, wildlife conservation, or related field preferred.</p>

Skills:

<ul>
<li>Established communication skills;</li>
<li>GIS experience; </li>
<li>Ability to work effectively both independently and as a member of a team; </li>
<li>Ability to effectively plan, organize and prioritize multiple activities and complete tasks on time; </li>
<li>Familiarity with rice agriculture in the Mid-South;</li>
<li>Familiarity with USDA conservation programs;</li>
<li>&nbsp;Familiarity with management of wintering waterfowl</li>
</ul>


Apply By:4/1/2017

Phone:601-956-1936

Email:dwalters@ducks.org

Mailing:

<p>DU &ndash; Southern Regional Office</p>
<p>193 Business Park Drive, Suite E</p>
<p>Ridgeland, MS 39157</p>


Posted By: The USA Rice Federation (USARF) and Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (DU)

Forester 3 Tennessee 3/21/2017 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:State of Tennessee, Department of Agriculture, Forestry Division

Job Description:

The State of Tennessee, Department of Agriculture, Forestry Division is currently recruiting for highly qualified candidates to fill two Forester 3 positions. In collaboration with the State of Tennessee, Department of Human Resources, The Department of Agriculture has announced one Forester 3 position located in Carroll County and one Forester 3 position located Wilson County.

To see full job descriptions and apply, interested candidates must submit their application to http://www.tn.gov/hr and search positions under “Employment Opportunities”, “Preferred Service Job Openings” by job titles. In addition, interested candidates may receive additional information by visiting “Professional Careers with the Tennessee Department of Forestry” at http://www.tn.gov/agriculture/article/ag-forests-careers.

If you or someone you know may have an interest in applying, please feel free to forward this information. The posting announcement begins March 22 and ends April 4, 2017. Please contact Tammy.Lawrence@tn.gov for any additional information.


Apply By:4/4/2017


Posted By: KBrasher

Quality Control Supervisor Georgia 3/16/2017 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:Interfor

Location:Savannah , Georgia

Job Description:

Quality Control Supervisor

Tracking Code
1728-057
Job Description

Job Opportunity: Quality Control Supervisor, Savannah area, GA

 

Who We Are

Interfor is a growth-oriented lumber company with operations in Canada and the United States. We have an annual production capacity of 3 billion board feet and offer one of the most diverse lines of lumber products to customers around the world.

 

What We Offer

Interfor is where excellence meets opportunity. We invest in your success by positioning you alongside the best people in top quartile mill facilities located in great communities across North America. In the past decade, we’ve infused close to $1 billion into modern facilities and systems that employ the latest technologies.

 

Interfor is one of the largest lumber companies in the world and we’re growing in exciting directions. Come be a part of our success.

 

We are currently recruiting for a Quality Control Supervisor for our Meldrim sawmill near Savannah, GA. The Quality Control Supervisor will be responsible for all aspects of lumber quality control including optimizers, change overs, simulations, and other continuous improvement activities.

 

What You’ll Do

  • Supervise all aspects of the quality control program.
  • Maintain and utilize all production optimization systems to maximize lumber values, grade, and recovery.
  • Identify and leverage opportunities to improve quality management.
  • Train and support quality control staff to improve their work performance.
  • Ensure all quality control documentation is current.
  • Work closely with production staff to maximize return to log.

 

What You Offer

  • Grade 12, post-secondary education preferred.
  • Experience in optimization technology.
  • Minimum of 5 years sawmill QC experience.
  • Very proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Understand and use statistical analysis.
  • Lean manufacturing or six sigma a plus.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills.
  • Well-developed leadership skills and ability to lead by example.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work effectively in a highly interactive team environment.
  • Ability to function under pressure.
  • Ability to think tactically and strategically, and be detailed and results oriented is also required.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Commitment to maintain a safe work environment without compromise.
  • Recognize problems and have them corrected immediately.
  • Understand the importance of teamwork and have a positive impact on the team.
  • Open-minded and positive in dealing with change and new ways of doing things.
  • Take personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work. 

 

Interested in being a part of our team? Apply online at www.interfor.com/careers

We appreciate the interest of all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All applicants offered a position must successfully complete a pre-employment drug test and background check. Interfor is an Equal Opportunity Employer building a capable, committed, diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.     

 


Job Location
Meldrim (Savannah area), Georgia, United States
 


Apply By:5/16/2017

Phone:604-451-2821

Email:serena.morphy@Interfor.com


Posted By: Interfor

Utility Arborist Alabama 3/20/2017 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:ArborMetrics Solutions

Location:Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Job Description:

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Inspect right-of-ways to assess vegetation conditions and determine required maintenance activities.

  • Assist with develop bid package maps and work manifests.

  • Research easement and land rights for widths, rights and restrictions.

  • Meet with land owners to explain vegetation management work.

  • Mark work in the field where required.

  • Respond to public concerns and questions about the work.

  • Assist in the development of public relations materials.

  • Respond to contractor questions concerning work specification and requirements.

  • Document work activity using GIS equipped computer & custom work planning software.

  • Inspect work completed by contractors for compliance to utility specifications.

  • Assist in the management of contractors during storm restoration operations.

  • Provide support and assistance on special projects as assigned by the utility.

Required Education:

2-4 year degree in Forestry, Natural Resource Sciences/Management, Horticulture or related field.


 

Required Experience:

At
least 2 years applicable work experience preferred but not required.


ISA Certified Arborist or ability to obtain certification within 1 year, ISA Utility Specialist preferred.

Skills:

Working knowledge of IVM, techniques and equipment used for vegetation management or ability to learn quickly.


Excellent personal computing skills, GIS knowledge preferred.


Valid driver’s license.

Salary:

Starting $35,400 - $38,500 based on
experience.  Opportunities for advancement
available


Apply By:5/20/2017

Phone:334-750-4449

Email:RBarker3@arbormetrics.com

Mailing:

Please apply and submit resume on our website:


http://www.arbormetrics.com/careers.htm


Posted By: Rachel Barker

Student Summer Job Mississippi 3/20/2017 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:MSU

Location:Charleston, Mississippi

Job Description:

WHAT IS IT?

Working on an intensively managed waterfowl and wildlife conservation complex, northwest of Charleston, MS

The York Woods property is approximately 7,100 acres and intensively managed for waterfowl and wetland birds, deer and turkey, and wildlife in general. The property is owned by Mr. James Kennedy, founder of the James C. Kennedy Endowed Chair in Waterfowl and Wetlands Conservation, Mississippi State University. This property is an exemplary model of waterfowl and other wildlife habitat conservation and management.

TWO students needed to work there in summer 2017; pay is $10.00/hour. Housing will be provided, free of charge. The students will engage in work associated with management of bottomland hardwood forests, seasonal herbaceous wetlands, agricultural crop production, operation and maintenance of heavy machinery, water control structure management, and other duties as assigned. This is a wonderful opportunity for serious and reliable undergraduate students that want to experience a privately-owned, state-of-the-art managed conservation property.

WHAT’s REQUIRED?

  • Genuine passion and interest in wetlands, agriculture, and wildlife conservation
  • Students must be reliable, self-motivated, able to work independently and as a team, and able to maintain excellent field records
  • Tolerance to hot, muggy conditions and biting insects; experience with farm machinery a plus, but not absolutely required.


Apply By:5/15/2017

Phone:6623254790

Email:brian.davis@msstate.edu


Posted By: Brian Davis