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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

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)

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

Internship California 3/13/2017 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:Pacific Ranger District, Eldorado National Forest

Job Description:

The Pacific Ranger District, Eldorado National Forest, is looking to accept 3 interns through the Student Conservation Association. These opportunities will fulfill internship requirements for college university recreation & natural resource programs, will give incumbents a great variety of experience in recreation and outdoor interpretation that could potentially lead to seasonal employment, and provide an experience of a lifetime!

Check out the following positions and links below for more information and applications to our offered internships:

PO-00722928: Recreation Intern, Wrights Lake: The Pacific Ranger District is looking for one intern who would assist Forest Service recreation staff in the Wrights Lake Recreation Area. Duties include: managing reservations, provide upkeep in campgrounds and assist with cleaning and maintenance of facilities. Wrights Lake campground has 82 campsites and multiple trailheads from Wrights Lake leading to the Desolation Wilderness. Interns would also assist in education and outreach at Wrights Lake campground, including the Junior Ranger Program, scheduling and presenting interpretive programs at the amphitheater and staffing information kiosk. For more information and the link to the application go to: https://www.thesca.org/serve/position/wrights-lake-recreation-intern/po-00722928

PO-00722933: Recreation Intern, Crystal Basin: The Pacific Ranger District is looking for three interns to work in support of the recreation program in the popular Crystal Basin Recreation Area. Interns would work with other FS staff to provide visitor information at Crystal Basin Information Station, patrol campgrounds and dispersed camping areas, assist with cleaning and maintenance of facilities, and will assist in education and interpretive programs. This internship will provide a great opportunity to gain experience in a variety of aspects of recreation management. For more information and the link to the application go to: https://www.thesca.org/serve/position/crystal-basin-recreation-intern/po-00722933

Work for all positions is performed in the office and outdoors in remote locations. Work may at times entail working in hot and inclement weather. Housing will be provided in shared Forest Service housing. Dates of employment would be a 14 week period, typically between June and September. Interns would work both with Forest Service staff and independently. Work schedule to be set between SCA intern and Forest Service staff. Interns may be required to use their own vehicle and would be reimbursed for work-related mileage.


Apply By:3/31/2017


Posted By: KBrasher

Full-time Whitetail Ranch Hand New York 3/1/2017 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:Whitetail Ranch

Location:Hudson Valley, New York

Job Description:

We are a 1400 acre whitetail ranch located in the Hudson Valley, NY.

To assist with the daily running of the property we are looking to employ a full-time ranch hand. Must be a self-starter and willing to learn all aspects of ranch management and maintenance. This position is suited to an individual that has initiative and can work as part of a small team and unsupervised. Must be able to oversee guided hunts, maintain property, and have animal husbandry skills and mechanical ability.

Duties include but are not limited to:

Food plot maintenance and planting
Animal husbandry
Guiding
Camera surveys
Ecology maintenance
Machinery operation and servicing
General grounds and property maintenance

 

Skills:

Must have a good work ethic and friendly personality
Current driver’s license
Mechanical ability
Guiding knowledge and or experience
Ability to work as part of a team and as an individual.

Salary:

Remuneration is based on experienced and includes accommodation and utilities.



Apply By:6/1/2017

Email:swosullivan@gmail.com


Posted By: Dept WFA

Summer Intern Tennessee 3/7/2017 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:TDOT

Location:Tennessee, Tennessee

Job Description:

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman;"><font size="3">We are looking for an intern for the summer. The position will start in mid May and run until August 4th. It pays $12.50 an hour. Interns will be working with us as we identify streams, wetlands, and other features on future road projects and prepare environmental documents. We have reached out to schools in Tennessee, but so far we only have one person who is not an engineering major and we would prefer to hire someone with more of an ecological interest. Interested students should apply as soon as possible. I have been told they are hoping to send interview invitations by the end of the week. Feel free to pass this along to someone in the wildlife department as well. Here is the link to apply:</font></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Times New Roman;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><a href="https://www.tn.gov/tdot/article/transportation-human-resources-tdot-careers-internships"><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Times New Roman; color: #0000ff;">https://www.tn.gov/tdot/article/transportation-human-resources-tdot-careers-internships</span></a></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-size: small; font-family: Times New Roman;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: small;">They should select the Region 4 Project Development/Environmental-Jackson option.</span></span></p>


Apply By:6/7/2017


Posted By: Evelyn

Forester 1 Arkansas 3/9/2017 +
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Organization:Deltic Timber Corporation

Location:Perryville, Arkansas

Job Description:

<p>Deltic Timber Corporation is seeking an entry-level Forester to assist the District Forester in the daily care of a specific district by performing basic forestry functions including, but not limited to: <br /><br /> 1. Cruise &amp; evaluate timberland. <br /> 2. Monitor newly planted trees for quality control. <br /> 3. Check Summer plantations by ensuring newly planted trees are breaking dormancy. <br /> 4. Check Fall plantations by ensuring the previous years planting survived the summer. <br /> 5. Prepare sites for replanting by burning. <br /> 6. Prepare logging jobs by determining stream management zones and other areas of interest. <br /> 7. Collect data for site prep and release spraying of forest (GPS Polygons). <br /> 8. Collect experimental plot data on specific tracts, which directly affect the health and growth rates of Deltic's forests.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Benefit Package Includes:</p> <ul> <li>Health, Dental, Vision and Life Ins.</li> <li>Disability Ins.</li> <li>401K with Employer Match</li> <li>Automatic 401K contribution of 4% for Retirement</li> <li>Paid Holidays</li> <li>Paid Vacations<br /></li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Drug Free Work Place&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; EOE/AAP&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Minority/Women/Disabled/Veteran</p>

Required Education:

Bachelor's Degree in Forestry-Forest Management preferred

Required Experience:

0-3 years experience

Salary:

$40,000 plus excellent benefits package


Apply By:5/9/2017

Phone:870-881-6418

Email:Bobbi_Britton@Deltic.com

Mailing:

Deltic Timber Corporation


210 East Elm St.


El Dorado, AR 71730


Posted By: London Harrington

Wildlife Ecology and Shooting Sports Instructor/Counselor South Carolina 2/2/2017 +
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Organization:Clemson University’s Youth Learning Institute

Location:Summerton, South Carolina

Job Description:

Description: The camp is located on YLI’s Camp Bob Cooper directly on Lake Marion (South Carolina’s largest lake). A majority of the camp week will focus on hunting and fishing techniques, wildlife ecology, ATV riding, outdoor survival skills, shotgun training, rifle training, and archery training. Instructors will be trained and certified in these areas. In addition to these activities we will also utilize other components such as swimming, team courses, night hikes and sporting clays. Our Advanced camp offers enhanced hunting skills and game calling at Back Woods Quail Club. You can take a look at our camp by going to our website at http://wildlifesummer.camp/

Principle Duties:

  • Teach components of the Wildlife Ecology and Shooting Sports curriculum (training provided).
  • Lead students in daily program classes and activities (wake-up, meals, canteen, campfire, and wrap-up).
  • Be actively involved in all program activities, leading and participating in evening recreational and instructional times as scheduled.
  • Perform direct supervision of children while involved in classes and activities.
  • Perform camp counselor duties including staying and attending to campers over night while they are at camp.

Qualifications:

  • BA or BS in Biology, Wildlife and Fisheries, Natural Resources, or related field is preferred –juniors, seniors, and graduates should apply.
  • Experience with hunting and shooting sports preferred but not necessary (we will train those without experience).
  • Residential camp experience preferred.
  • Must have the patience, understanding, flexibility, and energy to work and live with campers and staff.
  • Must be willing to sacrifice, adapt, and work hard as part of a team.

Salary: $440 - $580 twice a month plus lodging, meals during camp and a sickness/accidental insurance plan.

Contact: If you are interested in the position please send your resume and three professional references to Candice Heatherly at ceharpe@clemson.edu


Apply By:5/2/2017


Posted By: KBrasher

Projects Officer, Special IV (Visitor Services Manager) Mississippi 1/13/2017 +
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Organization:Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks

Location:Jackson, Mississippi

Job Description:

JOB DESCRIPTION: The person in this position is responsible for management of all services and experiences available to visitors to the MDWFP's Museum of Natural Science including but not limited to: scheduling, reception, gift shop, security, and housekeeping.

  • Manages museum scheduling of tours, events, facility rentals, and activities and ensures that visitors are received in a courteous, professional and respectful manner.
  • Manages cashiers and cash register system, and supervises collection and deposit of fees.
  • Supervises gift shop manager and ensures effective operations including: budgeting and purchasing, and evaluations of sales, revenue, expenditures, merchandise, and customers.
  • Manages Museum security and housekeeping contracts, personnel, scheduling, and activities.
  • Supervises and manages all visitor services staff.

SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE OR SKILLS REQUIRED: Individual must have: strong management and supervisory skills, strong communication skills and the ability to work well with the public and promote an atmosphere of hospitable and welcoming customer service.

WORK SCHEDULE: Generally 8:00-5:00, with some weekend and evening work. Will also require some overnight travel.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Master's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in a field related to the scientific, technological, or specialized functions of the employing agency; and four years of experience related to the above described duties, three years of which must include line or functional supervision. Or: A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in a field related to the scientific, technological, or specialized functions of the employing agency and five years of experience related to the above described duties, three years of which must include line or functional supervision. Or Graduation from a standard four-year high school or equivalent (GED or High School Equivalency Diploma); and nine years of experience related to the above described duties, three years of which must include line or functional supervision.

STARTING ANNUAL SALARY: $36,176.62

FRINGE BENEFITS: Pool vehicle available as needed; insurance plan; cafeteria plan; retirement plan; deferred compensation plan; overnight travel expenses.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: For more information contact: Angel Rohnke: angel.rohnke@mmns.state.ms.us or Charles Knight: charles.knight@mmns.state.ms.us (Mississippi Museum of Natural Science switchboard: 601-576-6000). To apply contact: Mississippi State Personnel Board, Robert G. Clark, Jr. Building, 301 North Lamar, Suite 203, Jackson, MS 39201; Phone: 601-359-1406; Website: www.spb.state.ms.us


Apply By:4/13/2017


Posted By: KBrasher

Conservation Resources Coordinator (Education Program Coordinator) Mississippi 1/13/2017 +
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Organization:Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks

Location:Jackson, Mississippi

Job Description:

JOB DESCRIPTION: The person in this position is responsible for planning, coordinating, supervising the MDWFP's Museum of Natural Science state-wide programs that educate people of all ages about the conservation and management of plants, animals and their biological communities.

  • Coordinates, reviews and directs all phases of 4 regional statewide conservation education programs and projects including proposal, planning, design, implementation, coordination, evaluation and reporting.
  • Coordinates, reviews and directs all phases of on-site Museum education programs and projects including proposal, planning, design, implementation, coordination, evaluation and reporting.
  • Coordinates education program goals and actions with those of the agency and other Museum programs.
  • Plans, coordinates and manages Project WET and other statewide teacher workshops.
  • Supervises and manages program staff.
  • Plans, develops, supervises and manages program grants and budgets.

SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE OR SKILLS REQUIRED: Individual must have: knowledge of biology and an understanding of balance between environmental and development/economic needs; strong communication skills and the ability to educate others; strong management and supervisory skills; budgeting skills; writing and editing skills; ability to effectively work with scientific professionals, private individuals and state and federal agencies and organizations; must also have the ability effectively evaluate and solve complex situations and multitask.

WORK SCHEDULE: Generally 8:00-5:00, with some weekend and evening work. Will also require some overnight travel.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Master's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Wildlife/Fisheries Ecology/Biology/Science, Wildlife/Fisheries Conservation/Management, Forestry, Natural Resources, or a related degree; and Four (4) years of work experience directly related to the described duties. (Directly related education above the Master's Degree and directly related experience may be substituted on an equal basis).

STARTING ANNUAL SALARY: $45,583.07

FRINGE BENEFITS: Pool vehicle available as needed; insurance plan; cafeteria plan; retirement plan; deferred compensation plan; overnight travel expenses.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: For more information contact: Angel Rohnke: angel.rohnke@mmns.state.ms.us or Charles Knight: charles.knight@mmns.state.ms.us (Mississippi Museum of Natural Science switchboard: 601-576-6000). To apply contact the: Mississippi State Personnel Board, Robert G. Clark, Jr. Building, 301 North Lamar, Suite 203, Jackson, MS 39201; Phone: 601-359-1406; Website: www.spb.state.ms.us


Apply By:4/13/2017


Posted By: KBrasher