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Biological Field Technician - OH - JS North Dakota 9/14/2017 +

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Organization:Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc.

Location:Cleveland, Ohio, North Dakota

Job Description:

<p>Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc. (WEST), a dynamic medium size consulting firm with offices across the United States, is looking for a part time, experienced Field Technician near Cleveland, OH. Since 1990, WEST has grown to be one of the premier environmental and statistical consulting firms in the United States. WEST has a permanent core of professionals with broad experience in basic and applied ecological studies and the sophisticated analysis of natural resource data.<br /> <strong><br />Description: </strong><br />WEST is seeking field technicians for fieldwork that will require short surveys at various times of the day, in a range of temperatures. Candidate must be comfortable with hazards typical of aerial survey methods, including ability to conduct biological survey data from a fixed wing- aircraft. Work is part time (approximately 4 hours, up to every other week) and requires availability throughout daylight hours, with 12-24 hour notice. Technician required to attend 16 hours of training during week of 8 October.<br />Primary duties involve<br />Conducting aerial waterfowl and waterbird surveys using transect methods over Lake Erie from October 1-May 31,<br />Data entry and activities in support of the survey efforts.<br />Technician will provide own binoculars and suitable clothing and footwear for airplane-based surveys.<br />Preference will be given to qualified applicants. No housing or per diem will be provided.</p> <p>Start date: October 1, 2017<br />End Date: May 31, 2018<br />Position (up to 5 part-time temp positions): 2-4 hours biweekly</p> <p>Successful candidates must be able to pass a background check; a pre-employment drug screen; and a DMV records check that meets WEST's minimum criteria to operate a motor vehicle on behalf of the company. A valid driver's license will be required. Candidates must adhere to all health and safety requirements. This is a general description of the functions for this position and is not inclusive of the duties which may be associated with this position.<br /> <br />WEST provides equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Further, WEST takes affirmative action to ensure that all individuals are treated fairly, and without discrimination, for recruitment, selection, advancement and every other term and privilege associated with employment.</p> <p>Applicants must be in good physical shape as surveys will be conducted from an airplane where temperatures and conditions can be extreme. Environmental conditions include turbulence and potential for motion sickness. Proficient use of GPS units, computers, and other field equipment required.<br />Join WEST and you will discover a company comprised of dedicated employees, with a tradition of professional integrity dedicated to a family atmosphere and a diverse workforce</p> <p>Key Benefits:<br />Competitive salary<br />Comprehensive Medical (if working 30 or more hours a week)<br />Sep IRA (100% employer contributions)<br />Scheduling Flexibility<br /> <br /><strong>To Apply</strong>: Visit the WEST, Inc. Careers Page and select the job in which you are applying for). The application system allows for only one attachment (.doc or .pdf file) so combine the following prior to uploading:<br /> <br />Cover letter convincing the hiring manager why they should interview you<br />Resume which includes education, current and prior employment (with dates, address and phone number for each employer)<br />Three professional references (preferably those that have supervised you in the past) with phone numbers and email addresses</p>

Required Education:

<p>A completed degree in wildlife biology or related natural resources discipline preferred, but not required; skills in identification.</p>


<p><strong>Requirements:</strong><br />Must be proficient in identification of 1) all species of waterfowl and waterbirds in breeding and alternate plumage, and 2) other Midwest bird species, including eagles by sight. Candidates with a demonstrated experience in bird identification from aerial platforms will be given preference.<br />Precise and thorough electronic and paper data collection is required.<br />Able to work independently but cooperatively with project manager, field supervisor, pilots, and other technicians.<br />Employee must be able to appear for work on time with 12-24 hour notice (all daylight hours).<br />Maintain focus for long periods of time.<br />Follow instructions from manager and team leader.<br />Maintain positive attitude and accept guidance and constructive criticism.<br />Applicants must be in good physical shape as surveys will be conducted from an airplane where temperatures and conditions can be extreme. Environmental conditions include turbulence and potential for motion sickness. Proficient use of GPS units, computers, and other field equipment required.<br />Join WEST and you will discover a company comprised of dedicated employees, with a tradition of professional integrity dedicated to a family atmosphere and a diverse workforce.</p>


<p><span style="box-sizing: border-box; font-weight: 700; color: #333333; font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">Compensation:</span><span style="color: #333333; font-family: &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">&nbsp;$15-20/hr DOE</span></p>

Apply By:9/22/2017



<p class="MsoNormal">Western Ecosystems Technology, Inc.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Environmental &amp; Statistical Consultants</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">7575 Golden Valley Rd., Suite 350&nbsp;</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Golden Valley, MN 55427</p>

Posted By: Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc.

Technical Support Specialist Multiple States 9/6/2017 +

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Organization:Forestry Suppliers, Inc.

Job Description:

Forestry Suppliers, Inc. is seeking to hire Technical Support Specialist (Nationwide). Please see info below about this opportunity.

Contact Name: Clay Walker Salary:

Depending on experience

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Job Description:


  • Assisting customers with product selection and technical support
  • Training of other staff members
  • Technical support related to activities on website
  • Provide input regarding and assisting in the selection of new products
  • Attending tradeshows
  • Identifying bid opportunities
  • Training for customers as required
  • Assisting in the production of and proofing of marketing materials


  • Good verbal, personal and computer skills
  • Natural resource related degree and experience preferred
  • Ability to work with a group
  • Self-starter and capable of working well alone
  • Good driving record

Compensation and Benefits: Compensation/commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical insurance, life insurance, profit sharing plan, Personal leave time, Family atmosphere and more.

Apply By:12/6/2017


Posted By: KBrasher

Summer Intern Indiana 8/18/2017 +

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Organization:Dow AgroSciences

Location:Indianapolis, Indiana

Job Description:

Our Research and Development Summer Intern program provides an opportunity for students to work closely with senior scientists in order to improve technical skills while being given a developmental opportunity in an industrial setting.  It is desirable that the intern have past practical experience in handling chemicals, operating laboratory equipment, generating and manipulating data, as well as computer database and word-processing skills. Interns are encouraged to be creative and take initiative, where appropriate, and will be granted significant latitude for discretionary decisions and independence of action within guidelines established by their supervisor. Interns are expected to always operate in a safe and efficient manner.

Qualified interns should be pursuing a BS or MS degree in biology, chemistry, informatics, or closely related majors. Interns will be part of a team responsible for the development of novel agricultural products. Strong interpersonal, communication, organizational, teamwork and time management skills are essential.  Foreign students are encouraged to apply, however, they MUST be attending a U.S. university or college as the school is the sponsor for them to work in the U.S.

Apply By:11/1/2017


To apply for an R&D internship at Dow AgroSciences,  see the link below.  Applications will be accepted between August 15 and November 1, 2017 for the 2018 summer program.  Questions:  FELNTRN@dow.comDo not send resumes to this address.

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Ecologist Wisconsin 8/9/2017 +

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Organization:Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

Job Description:

The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest is seeking candidates to fill one permanent full-time position for a GS-0408-09 Ecologist to be located at the Washburn Ranger District in Washburn, Wisconsin. This position offers a challenging career opportunity for an individual seeking experience on a busy and complex National Forest that is rich in natural and cultural resources.

The purpose of this Outreach Notice is to inform interested candidates about the upcoming vacancy announcement. If you are interested in applying for this position, please respond via the Forest Service Employment Outreach Website (

The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest is the one and only national forest in Wisconsin. At more than 1.5 million acres, the Forest stretches across northern Wisconsin and provides the scenic and economic foundation for the Northwood’s communities. Glacier-carved hills and lowlands, extensive hardwood forests, and an abundance of rivers and streams make up the Forest. Abundant wildlife and numerous recreation opportunities draw visitors to the area.

The Forest is engaged in exciting opportunities and management challenges. Current management emphasis includes maintaining and expanding our large partnership network, defining a sustainable recreation program, and continuing to grow the largest timber program in Region 9.

The Washburn Ranger District is one of the most diverse and unique among the five Districts on the Forest. The Washburn Ecology/Botany/Non-Native Invasive Species (NNIS) program plays a key role in a landscape scale partnership project to restore over 22,000 acres of globally-imperiled pine barrens ecosystem. The Washburn District is home to a mix of many other interesting ecosystems ranging from lowland spruce bogs to red/white pine forests to northern mixed hardwood forests. This position will also conduct surveys and complete biological evaluations for rare plant species, including the federally threatened Fassett’s locoweed. The District ecologist will also manage the District’s widely recognized non-native invasive species program and partnerships.

Duties of this Position: This position is located in a Forest Service unit where the incumbent serves as an Ecologist. The primary responsibilities of the position are to represent botanical and ecological resources while providing technical and programmatic input and field support to the Washburn Ranger District of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest Ecology, Botany, and Wildlife Programs.

Major duties include but are not limited to:

  • Serves as the lead for the District Ecology/Botany/NNIS program and participates on interdisciplinary planning teams for evaluating the impact of Forest Service or non-Forest Service activities on National Forest lands. Reviews Environmental Assessments to determine the adequacy and coordination of ecological and botanical needs. Provides the analysis needed to assess the effects of management activities and documents this analysis in an Environmental Assessment. Prepares or reviews biological evaluations for threatened, endangered, or sensitive species.
  • Plans and conducts surveys and monitoring for sensitive plant and non-native invasive species.
  • Primary support and team member for habitat improvement and ecosystem restoration projects.
  • Provides detailed reports for collected data and enters botanical/NNIS data in USFS reporting databases.
  • Coordinates with the District Wildlife Biologist, Forest Ecologist and other Staff in the development of the program of work.
  • Individually, or as part of a team, participates in the development of the unit Ecology, Botany, and NNIS program and project plans to collaboratively achieve mutual goals and objectives.
  • Assists with the development and implementation of ecological/botantical/non-native invasive species monitoring programs to collect, analyze, and interpret data to help guide Forest Service activities through an adaptive management framework.
  • Evaluates the effect of forest management practices including silvicultural treatments, and prescribed burning on a diverse range of ecosystems and species.
  • Integrates information from separate disciplines such as hydrology, soils, and wildlife, including historic and legacy data, for use in assessing current conditions, detecting trends, and developing desired future conditions for use in planning and implementing forest projects.
  • Conducts and assists with fire monitoring and modeling, including evaluations of fire behavior, fuel loading, fire effects, and patterns of fire severity. Plans and coordinates long-term Firemon monitoring protocols.
  • Develops GIS products, presentations, workshops, and other materials to facilitate the transfer of ecological knowledge.
  • Provides technical assistance with NEPA planning and implementation.
  • Actively works with partner organizations to secure funding for key aspects of the Ecology/Botany/NNIS program of work.
  • Develops contracts and serves as contracting officer’s representative (COR) or inspector. Ensures all provisions are enforced and proper measures are taken to protect or enhance values in accordance with contract objectives. Prepares and submits related inspection reports, checks for compliance on needed corrective actions, and recommends final acceptance of the contract upon completion.
  • Serves as project crew leader for temporary employees and/or volunteer crews.
  • Assists with a variety of work in support of other programs and performs other duties as assigned.

Location: The position will be stationed at the Washburn Ranger District in Washburn, Wisconsin. Most duties will occur on the District, although there will be occasional travel required throughout the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Regionally, or Nationally.

Qualification Requirements: Qualifications Requirements for this position can be found in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Operating Manual for Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions, which is available from any Federal Government Personnel Office and OPM website (

Additional Information:

  • The work schedule is expected to be MaxiFlex.
  • Travel may occur; occasionally overnight travel can be necessary.
  • Transfer of Station benefits: Entitlements for payment of basic moving expenses are authorized for eligible applicants. Additional benefits are to be determined.
  • The announcement will be posted on the USAJOBS website when available. You may call Brian at 715-373-2667 x5234 for additional information about the position.

Apply By:11/9/2017

Posted By: KBrasher