Mississippi Jobs

Timber Fund Activities Coordinator Mississippi 3/21/2019 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississippi Military Department

Location:Camp Shelby, Mississippi

Job Description:

OPENING DATE: 19 Mar 19 CLOSING DATE: 2 Apr 19 AGENCY: 0703 PIN: 1



LOCATION OF POSITION: Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center, Camp Shelby, MS 39407-5000.

TELEPHONE INQUIRIES: Mr. Phil Hardy (601) 313-6368 DSN: 293-6368

APPLICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED TO: MS Military Department, ATTN: NGMS-SRP, Post Office Box 5027, Jackson, MS 39296-5027. STREET ADDRESS: 1410 Riverside Drive, Jackson, MS 39202-1237. APPLICATION MUST BE RECEIVED BEFORE 4:00 P.M. ON CLOSING DATE.

SPECIAL CONDITION: MS State Law requires that male applicants between the ages of eighteen (18) and twenty-six (26) submit satisfactory documentation of their compliance with the draft registration requirements of the Military Selective Service Act with application. In addition, males between the ages of eighteen (18) and twenty-six (26) who are currently employed shall not be promoted to higher positions until they submit documentation of compliance with the requirements of the Federal Selective Service Act.


  1. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in forestry and four (4) years of experience. PROOF OF EDUCATION WITH COPY OF TRANSCRIPT OR DIPLOMA MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH APPLICATION.
  2. Possess a valid state driver’s license and if authorized to operate a government vehicle, have the ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Government Motor Vehicle Operator’s ID card. PROOF OF DRIVER’S LICENCE MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH APPLICATION.
  3. Ability to develop and implement a forest resource management plan for the Training Site to include cutting schedule, timber stand improvement and reforestation.
  4. Considerable knowledge of other natural resources management requirements.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (Not all inclusive, will be fully explained during interview)

  1. Supervise sale and removal of all timber and timber products and collects and forwards all payment for said products.
  2. Supervise sale and bailing of pine straw.
  3. Formulates and administers a comprehensive timber management plan to include the sale of timber, replanting and timber stand improvement practices to include prescribe fire burn.
  4. Works closely with the Camp Shelby Environmental Department to ensure compliance of all State and Federal environmental regulations on endangered plants and animal species as they relate to timber management practices.
  5. Responsible for approving all reimbursable Timber Fund related work orders, credit card sales and purchase orders.
  6. Supervise all Timber Fund employees including MWR Manager and MWR Grounds Supervisor.
  7. Ability to develop a budget plan for the Timber Fund.
  8. Ability to develop and implement and education program as it relates to forestry at Camp Shelby.
  9. Ability to communicate effectively with military and civilians on matters that relate to the forestry program at Camp Shelby.
  10. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Mississippi Military Department policy is to ensure fair treatment of applicants and employees in all aspects of personnel administration without regard to race, religious creed, political affiliation, national origin, sex, age, or disability. However, the Mississippi Military Department reserves the right to enforce military physical, age and gender requirements to positions which are essentially military in nature or for which military membership is required.

Promotional and future salary increases will be IAW Military Dept policy and as authorized by the State Legislature. All salary increases are subject to annualized funding availability.

RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Applicants must complete the STATE OF MISSISSIPPI EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING RECORD (Revised 2/18). Previous editions of these documents are not acceptable. These documents may be obtained from most non-armory facilities of the MS National Guard, website: www.ms.ng.mil; or by written/telephonic request to the Mississippi Military Department, ATTN: NGMS-SRP, P.O. Box 5027, Jackson, MS 39296-5027 (Commercial #601-313-6368). Additional information may be attached to support qualifications. However, such does not negate completion of all applicable spaces of the State of Mississippi Experience and Training Record and both addendums. ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE OFFICE INDICATED ON THE FRONT OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. DO NOT SUBMIT DOCUMENTS TO THE STATE PERSONNEL BOARD! DOCUMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED NLT 4:00 P.M. ON THE CLOSING DATE. NO PHOTOCOPY OF THE MISSISSIPPI EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING RECORD WILL BE ACCEPTED. NO OTHER TYPE APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTABLE.

PROOF OF QUALIFYING EDUCATIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS BEYOND HIGH SCHOOL IS REQUIRED. Copies of college transcripts, diplomas, certificates, licenses, etc., must be legible.

APPLICANTS FAILING TO COMPLY WITH ALL APPLICATION SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS OR WHO DO NOT MEET MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Applicants scheduled for interview who fail to appear for interview will not receive further consideration.


Military membership is desired.




Apply By:4/2/2019

Posted By: KBrasher

Assistant/Associate Professor Mississippi 3/21/2019 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

POSITION: Assistant/Associate Professor of Wildlife Habitat Management

The Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture at Mississippi State University (MSU), is seeking applications for a full time, 9-month tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant/Associate Professor rank. This person will be involved in research, teaching, and service.

LOCATION: This position is on the MSU campus, located in Starkville, Mississippi. A description of the College of Forest Resources (CFR), the Forest and Wildlife Research Center (FWRC), Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Experiment Station (MAFES) and the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture can be found at http://www.cfr.msstate.edu/wildlife

STARTING: August 16, 2019 or as negotiated REVIEW: Begins March 22nd; Last day to apply May 1st

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture (WFA) seeks a dynamic scholar, communicator, and educator specializing in wildlife-habitat relationships and management applications at multiple scales. In particular, we seek someone with expertise in one or more of the following: plant-animal interactions, habitat management, disturbance ecology, and fire ecology. Applicants with working knowledge of global change ecology, restoration ecology, species distribution or niche modeling, silvicultural applications and/or trophic dynamics are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate’s research program will include work in forest and agricultural systems.

The applicant should be a broadly trained wildlife ecologist that can contribute to a diverse faculty group and demonstrate how their research and teaching program will complement and enrich the department. We encourage applicants to identify opportunities to build on existing departmental expertise and/or expand the department in new directions. The primary responsibilities of this position will be the development of a productive, externally-funded, and nationally/internationally recognized research program, effective mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students, and teaching within the WFA program. Teaching responsibilities may include 2-3 undergraduate/graduate courses per year consistent with the candidate expertise and departmental need. However, one of those classes will be a core curriculum class, Wildlife Plant Identification. Like many courses in the department, this course has a strong field component. The position will be a 50% teaching and 50% research appointment.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. with expertise in wildlife ecology and/or related discipline. Excellence in teaching, communication and organizational skills, peer-reviewed publications, and a commitment to service are expected. The candidate should show the ability to collaborate with diverse scientific disciplines, various stakeholder groups, and federal and state natural resource agencies to support long-term partnerships.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Preferred characteristics include postdoctoral or agency research experience, procurement of extramural funds to accomplish research, mentoring of graduate students, strong quantitative skills and teaching experience. Preference will be given to candidates whose research focuses on wildlife habitat management and naturally crosses disciplinary lines.

APPLY: Applications must be submitted online at http://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/cw/en-us/listing/; position (Job No. 498378) and should include a 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of research philosophy, 4) statement of teaching philosophy, 5) official transcripts, and 6) programmatic vision statement how your research program will build on existing departmental expertise or expand the department in new directions. Letters of recommendation will be requested internally. Please send contact information for three references to:

Angela Hill
Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture
Mississippi State University

For additional information on the position announcement, contact search chair Dr. Kristine Evans (662-325-3167) or email at kristine.evans@msstate.edu

Apply By:5/1/2019

Posted By: KBrasher

Instructor Faculty Mississippi 3/20/2019 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

POSITION: Instructor Faculty

SPECIALIZATION: Coordinator for Conservation and Distance Education
The Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture (WFA) at Mississippi State University (MSU) is seeking applications for a full time, 9-month (100% FTE), non-tenure track faculty position at the Instructor faculty rank. This person will be involved in teaching and service.

LOCATION: This position is on the MSU campus located in Starkville, Mississippi. A description of the College of Forest Resources (CFR), the Forest and Wildlife Research Center (FWRC), and the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture can be found at http://www.cfr.msstate.edu/wildlife.

STARTING: August 2019, or as negotiated.

REVIEW: Review of applicants begins April 3rd, 2019; will continue until filled. Last day to apply May 1st.

RESPONSIBILITIES: We seek a faculty candidate with experience as a Science Educator, Biologist, Environmental Scientist, Conservation Biologist or Wildlife Ecologist to develop, evaluate, and manage a new non-thesis, distance master’s program in conservation education. The purpose of the program is to equip students for conservation education careers that reach and teach diverse audiences with meaningful, science-based education about nature and natural systems. The curricula will focus on development, delivery and evaluation of non-formal, conservation education programs mixed with an applied ecology background.

Essential duties include:

  • Develop curriculum and identify course needs of the Conservation Education M.S. program.
  • Teach online graduate/undergraduate courses in conservation education & environmental and natural resources-related sciences
  • Advise and recruit students into the M.S. Program
  • Assist WFA faculty with the transition of existing WFA courses to online format
  • Engage in M.S. program administration, development, outreach, website design and evaluation
  • Oversee the capstone course project and respective internships
  • Facilitate interaction between students and prospective job opportunities.
  • Fulfill any application and reporting procedures to support accreditation of the program.
  • Participate in faculty meetings, professional development, departmental committees, and other activities associated with faculty membership and departmental teaching and service.

QUALIFICATIONS: The person in this position will have a Doctoral Degree in one of the following areas including environmental sciences, biology, extension, wildlife biology, or related natural resources field.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Preference will be given to applicants with the following skill sets:

  • Experience in developing, delivering, and evaluating traditional formal and informal educational programs, as well as distance/online educational curricula.
  • Administrative and leadership experience with nature-based education in formal and informal educational platforms.
  • Experience collaborating with schools, community partners and governmental resource agencies.
  • Ability to teach standards-based curriculum relevant to K-12 students.
  • Strong commitment to mentoring and supervising graduate students.

APPLY: Applications must be submitted online at http://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/cw/en-us/listing/; position (PARF# # 498380) and should include a 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) teaching statement and philosophy, 4) official transcripts, and 5) programmatic vision statement how your past experience will build on existing departmental expertise or expand the department in new directions for on-line and in-person programming related to Conservation Education. Additionally, send complete contact information for three references to:

Angela Hill
Box 9690
Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture
Mississippi State, MS 39762

For more additional information, contact Dr. Leslie Burger at (662) 325-6686 or email at leslie.burger@msstate.edu

Apply By:5/1/2019

Posted By: KBrasher

Farm Bill Conservation Specialist Mississippi 2/20/2019 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Wildlife Mississippi

Job Description:

Wildlife Mississippi will soon hire a Farm Bill Conservation specialist. The person hired for this position will be responsible for helping landowners and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) with enrollment, planning, and implementation of Wetland Reserve Easements and other Farm Bill conservation programs in Mississippi. The projected start date is May 15, 2019.

To apply, email a copy of a resume and three references by March 31 to James L. Cummins, Executive Director, at jcummins@wildlifemiss.org.

Wildlife Mississippi is a private, non-profit conservation organization based in Stoneville. Its work focuses on habitat conservation, conservation policy, conservation education, and outdoor recreation. It has offices in Amory, Biloxi and Hattiesburg. The organization has protected, restored, or enhanced more than 500,000 acres in the state since its founding in 1997.

A Farm Bill Conservation Specialist’s duties will include:

Meeting with landowners on site and in field offices to discuss and implement NRCS easement programs, restoration practices, and payment rates.

Explaining Wetland Reserve Easements and other Farm Bill conservation programs available in Mississippi.

Providing preliminary plans, maps, access information, and other restoration and easement documents.

Gathering all documents to create files and folders for NRCS applications and contracts.

Coordination with technical contacts and field personnel for duties, assignments and progress reporting.

Assisting landowners with existing easement management and maintenance needs, including enhancement and repair plans, and cost estimates.

Attending necessary NRCS meetings as a Wildlife Mississippi representative.

Performing basic computer data entry skills to assist with entering conservation program applications.

Frequent travel to project sites throughout Mississippi will be required, including overnight trips.

Required Education:

A bachelor’s degree in a science-related field and demonstrated knowledge of wildlife habitat restoration techniques including wetland restoration, reforestation, native grass establishment, and other habitat management practices. Preferred majors are Environmental Economics, Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries.

Required Experience:

Experience working with state and federal agencies, private landowners, and contractors. Experience with USDA Farm Bill programs administered through NRCS is strongly preferred.


Excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills.

Experience with deeds, easements, rights-of-way, surveys, and legal descriptions preferred.

Must have good computer skills and be proficient in using spreadsheets and other Microsoft applications. ArcGIS and AutoCAD skills and experience are preferred.


Salary will be based on experience and qualifications with a projected starting range between $40,000 and $48,000.00.

Apply By:3/31/2019



To apply, email a copy of a resume and three references by March 31 to James L. Cummins, Executive Director, at jcummins@wildlifemiss.org 

Posted By: Laura Andrews

Assistant Professor Mississippi 2/11/2019 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Assistant Professor

Location:Biloxi, Mississippi

Job Description:

Job no: 498129

Position type: Full-Time 12-Month

Department: 015900 - Coastal Research & Extension Center

Location: Biloxi, MS

Categories: Faculty

Position Open Date: Feb 4 2019

Department Profile: Coastal Research and Extension Center (CREC) serves as Mississippi State University’s “southern exposure”. This position in based in Biloxi, MS.

Area of Specialization: Forestry

Anticipated Appointment Date: July 1, 2019

Tenure Track Status: Tenure-track 12-month position

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will develop and teach educational programs to the appropriate clientele and county Extension Agents based on national, state, and county needs assessments. These documented Program Plans will include documented curricula that can be delivered and evaluated by the successful candidate and/or county Extension Agents resulting in measured impacts. Duties will include the development of an Extension forestry and applied research program targeting forestry and forest management issues with an additional emphasis in a specialized area of expertise.

This position will be based in Biloxi, but will require travel to county Extension offices and other locations as needed. The successful candidate will work cooperatively with County Extension personnel as a resource.

The Assistant Professor will facilitate technology, research and educational transfer through appropriate training presentations, workshops, and in-service training sessions. The Assistant Professor will interact regularly with forestry stakeholders, including government and non-government agencies and organizations, who represent all facets of forestry issues to identify and facilitate timely applied research and Extension efforts addressing specific problems encountered by clientele. The Assistant Professor will maintain programmatic ties with other Extension State Specialists and other faculty in the Department of Forestry to implement innovative disciplinary and interdisciplinary educational programs as appropriate.

The Assistant Professor will ensure information transfer to stakeholders through on-site verification of research based recommendations via use of appropriate technology. The individual will facilitate, coordinate and participate in Extension and applied research projects, demonstrations and other Extension and applied research activities in collaboration with Extension and government and non-government agency and organization scientists. The individual will submit and/or partner with colleagues in grant and contract proposals seeking funding to support outreach and applied research efforts. Furthermore, the Assistant Professor will demonstrate and present information and updates through effective program delivery by planning and participating in local, statewide, regional, national and international meetings. In accordance with an Assistant Professor appointment, appropriate scholarly publications (print and web based) including: web-based information sheets, popular articles in trade magazines and newsletters, refereed journal articles, and press releases will be published where appropriate. Considerable local and regional in-state travel will be required to ensure the most pressing needs of the programmatic area are met.

The Assistant Professor will actively participate in professional societies/organizations as well as appropriate CREC and Department of Forestry committees. These activities should include involvement in coordinating ecological goals/objectives through collaborative "team" efforts with Specialists, Agents and research scientists. The Assistant Professor will have an active voice and display leadership in professional organizations and committees. In addition, the Assistant Professor should work actively in the community to educate the general public about forest management issues accomplished through a variety of displays, presentations and other media outlets throughout Mississippi.

Minimum Qualifications:
An earned Ph.D. in forestry or a closely related field with an emphasis on the management and use of forest resources. At least one degree must be from an accredited forestry program. Acceptable candidates must have outstanding English verbal and written communication skills, statistics, experimental design, and/or the scientific assessment techniques required to develop and deliver an applied research and Extension program and to fulfill job responsibilities. ABDs or degree pending considered (all but DISS): ABDs will be accepted.

Preferred Qualifications:
Desired areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, forest management, economics, forest taxation, forest products, silviculture, ecology, and longleaf pine systems. Demonstrated record of peer-reviewed publications. Demonstrated record of extramural funding. Willingness to address critical and emerging forest management issues as part of a collaborative multidisciplinary team.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
The individual should be self-motivated, fit well in a multidisciplinary team environment, and exhibit excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to publish in the peer-reviewed literature.

Instructions for Applying:
All applicants must apply online at www.jobs.msstate.edu. Resume, cover letter, and unofficial transcript, vitae, and statement of research must be submitted with application. Any social security numbers included on requested transcripts should be redacted prior to submitting online. Three letters of recommendation should be sent separately by your references to:

Forestry Search
Mississippi State University
Coastal Research and Extension Center
In care of Mary Dikes
1815 Popps Ferry Road
Biloxi, MS 30532

Apply By:4/1/2019

Posted By: KBrasher

Ph.D. Graduate Research Assistantship Mississippi 1/23/2019 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

The Correa River and Floodplain Ecology Lab, in the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture at Mississippi State University (MSU) invites applications for a Ph.D. graduate student research assistantship. The selected applicant will work under the supervision of Drs. Sandra Bibiana Correa (MSU, Mississippi, USA) and Javier Maldonado (JaverianaUniversity, Bogotá, Colombia) conducting macroecologicalmodeling using large databases of fish and plant species distributions.

QUALIFICATIONS: M.S. Degree in EEB, Biology, Zoology, Wildlife & Fisheries or related field. Knowledge of niche theory, spatial analysis, biogeography, phylogenetics, and strong quantitative, GIS and R programming skills are highly desirable. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

LOCATION: Starkville, Mississippi.

STARTING DATE: Summer or fall 2019 (negotiable).

REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS: Begin March 8, 2019. Open until filled.

SALARY: Annual $23,500 + tuition waiver.

HOW TO APPLY: Send the following materials (single PDF) to Sandra Bibiana Correa (sbc257@msstate.edu) and Javier Maldonado (maldonadoj@javeriana.edu.co):

  1. Cover letter stating interest in the position and long-term career goals.
  2. Curriculum vitae including three references.
  3. GRE scores.
  4. Graduate and undergraduate transcripts (unofficial are fine).
  5. For non-native English speakers: TOEFL scores ≥ 550 PBT or ≥79 iBTor IELTS ≥ 6.5.

Apply By:3/31/2019

Posted By: KBrasher