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Summer Research Program Massachusetts 12/12/2018 +
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Organization:Harvard University

Location:Petersham, Massachusetts

Job Description:

Explore Harvard’s 4,000-acre outdoor laboratory & classroom in Petersham, Massachusetts.

May 27 to August 9, 2019

A summer of mentored research in

  • Forest Carbon Dynamics in Air & Soils
  • Ecosystem Transformation: Invasive Species Impacts
  • Advancing Conservation
  • Computer Science Solutions for Big Data
  • Remote Sensing of Changing Forest Canopies
  • Tree Ring Analysis: Telling Climate Stories

11 weeks residential program
$5775 stipend and travel
Full room & board and meal plan

Apply online (by Feb. 1, 2019)
http://harvardforest.fas.harvard.edu/other-tags/reu


Apply By:2/1/2019


Posted By: KBrasher

Forester - North Carolina North Carolina 12/7/2018 +
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Organization:National Wild Turkey Federation

Location:Carthage, North Carolina

Job Description:

 

NWTF Forester – North Carolina

The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) is seeking a qualified candidate for a term-limited (minimum of 3 years), full-time Forester to work in south-central North Carolina.  The position is part of a multi-year collaborative effort between the NWTF and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to increase capacity for technical assistance to private landowners through implementation of forestry programs, Working Lands for Wildlife and the Environmental Quality Incentives Program – Longleaf Pine Initiative.   Work will be conducted with NRCS field offices, agency partners, and other NWTF staff with the preferred duty station being in the Carthage, NC area.   

DUTIES:

         Work cooperatively with the NRCS state and local offices, agency partners, and other NWTF staff to provide technical assistance to landowners utilizing forestry programs, the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and Working Lands for Wildlife (WLFW) Program

         Provide landowner consultation, eligibility evaluations, and conservation plan development

         Conduct outreach activities to include landowner workshops in identified focus areas

         Promote the initiatives through landowner and agency contacts

         Generate program applications that lead to conservation plans being developed

         Address significant forest health issues affecting important habitat for a suite of game and non-game species

         Manage all aspects of planned project work including budgets, necessary reporting, and completion of established deliverables  

         Develop geospatial aspects for all project work including the development of Arc maps outlining landowner properties, forest stands, and recommended conservation practices

         Promote accomplishments via NWTF, agency public relations, & media outlets

         Provide support to NRCS for implementation, checkout, and certification of planned activities utilizing conservation practice standards, specifications, and job sheets. 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: Preferred candidates should possess experience working in Southeastern ecosystems and be knowledgeable on associated forestry / wildlife management techniques;  map reading and GIS/GPS technology, ArcGIS skills; ability to effectively communicate and work with the general public, state / federal / NGO Partners, other cooperators and peers;  ability to collect and record metrics regarding activities within the NWTF’s reporting systems;  proficient skills in the use of Microsoft Office including spreadsheets, internet use, and computer applications.

QUALIFICATIONS:

         Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Forestry from a SAF accredited program

         Strong organizational skills, networking, communication (ex., verbal, presentation, inter-personal, writing), project management, and leadership ability is preferred

         Experience working with private landowners as well as Federal / State agencies  with working knowledge of cost-share programs such as EQIP (NRCS)

         Ability to use Excel, ArcMap, Google Maps, and other computer mapping systems, including Trimble GPS, to identify and delineate project boundaries

         Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and social media

         Able to work in a wide range of field conditions often requiring rigorous physical activity

         Proven ability to manage multiple projects, produce effective results, and meet deadlines; applicant must be self-motivated, responsible and have ability to solve problems

         Applicant may be required to participate in specific training programs, to use partner facilities and equipment.

         Applicant must have a valid driver’s license and will be based out of an NRCS office in the Carthage, NC area.

This position will require moderate overnight travel.  Excellent benefits package.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  

Application Deadline – January 11, 2019

Apply at www.nwtf.org and go to the job link.

 

Salary:

DOE


Apply By:1/11/2019

Phone:18036377314

Email:lwart@nwtf.net

Mailing:

https://nwtf.applicantpro.com/jobs/


Posted By: Lisa Wart

Forester/Wildlife Biologist - Mississippi Mississippi 12/10/2018 +
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Organization:National Wild Turkey Federation

Location:Gulfport, Mississippi

Job Description:

 

NWTF Forester / Wildlife Biologist – Mississippi

The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) is seeking qualified candidates for a term-limited (minimum of 3 years), full-time Forester / Wildlife Biologist to work in south Mississippi.  This position is part of a multi-year collaborative effort between the NWTF and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to increase capacity for technical assistance to private landowners through implementation of forestry programs, Working Lands for Wildlife and the Environmental Quality Incentives Program – Longleaf Pine Initiative.   Work will be conducted with NRCS field offices, agency partners, and other NWTF staff and will work out of the NRCS office in Gulfport, MS.

DUTIES:

         Work cooperatively with the NRCS state and local offices, agency partners, and other NWTF staff to provide technical assistance to landowners utilizing forestry programs, the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and Working Lands for Wildlife (WLFW) Program

         Provide landowner consultation, eligibility evaluations, and conservation plan development

         Conduct outreach activities to include landowner workshops in identified focus areas

         Promote the initiatives through landowner and agency contacts

         Generate program applications that lead to conservation plans being developed

         Address significant forest health issues affecting important habitat for a suite of game and non-game species

         Manage all aspects of planned project work including budgets, necessary reporting, and completion of established deliverables  

         Develop geospatial aspects for all project work including the development of Arc maps outlining landowner properties, forest stands, and recommended conservation practices

         Promote accomplishments via NWTF, agency public relations, & media outlets

         Provide support to NRCS for implementation, checkout, and certification of planned activities utilizing conservation practice standards, specifications, and job sheets. 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: Preferred candidates should possess experience working in Southeastern ecosystems and be knowledgeable on associated forestry / wildlife management techniques;  map reading and GIS/GPS technology, ArcGIS skills; ability to effectively communicate and work with the general public, state / federal / NGO Partners, other cooperators and peers;  ability to collect and record metrics regarding activities within the NWTF’s reporting systems;  proficient skills in the use of Microsoft Office including spreadsheets, internet use, and computer applications.

QUALIFICATIONS:

         Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Forestry from a SAF accredited program or a

degree in wildlife or natural resources related field

         Strong organizational skills, networking, communication (ex., verbal, presentation, inter-personal, writing), project management, and leadership ability is preferred

         Experience working with private landowners as well as Federal / State agencies  with working knowledge of cost-share programs such as EQIP (NRCS)

         Ability to use Excel, ArcMap, Google Maps, and other computer mapping systems, including Trimble GPS, to identify and delineate project boundaries

         Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and social media

         Able to work in a wide range of field conditions often requiring rigorous physical activity

         Proven ability to manage multiple projects, produce effective results, and meet deadlines; applicant must be self-motivated, responsible and have ability to solve problems

         Applicant may be required to participate in specific training programs, to use partner facilities and equipment.  Applicant must have a valid driver’s license and will be based out of an NRCS office in Gulfport, MS

This position will require moderate overnight travel.  Excellent benefits package.  Salary is commensurate with experience.  

Application Deadline – January 11, 2019

Apply at www.nwtf.org and go to the job link.

 


Apply By:1/11/2019

Phone:18036377314

Email:lwart@nwtf.net

Mailing:

https://nwtf.applicantpro.com/jobs/


Posted By: Lisa Wart

Natural Resource Instructor - Camp Leopold South Carolina 11/26/2018 +
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Organization:South Carolina Waterfowl Association

Location:Pinewood, South Carolina

Job Description:

 

The South Carolina Waterfowl Association is looking for a Natural Resource Instructor for Camp Leopold, a program designed to immerse students in the outdoors and develop an understanding and appreciation for the natural world. Instructors will teach school groups from all over the state of South Carolina on a 1, 2, or 2.5 day program. The instructor will help prepare the facility for upcoming groups, teach classes ranging from wetland ecosystems to team building, and ensure that teachers and students alike are given an enjoyable, engaging, and enlightening trip.

Housing will be provided at our 587-acre Wildlife Education Center (WEC) in our VIP Cabin, which is less than a mile from Lake Marion and within an hour's drive of both Charleston and Columbia. Meals will be provided when school groups are attending (meals are not provided on weekends or when the facility has not been booked) and there are laundry facilities on site. Candidates may be considered for other employment options within the organization after successfully demonstrating the ability to perform expected duties.

The position will begin February 1st and run through May 2019, with the option to extend through August 2019. For more information on our Camp Leopold program, please visit our website at: http://www.wildlifeedcenter.org/camp-leopold/

 

Required Education:

Bachelor's Degree preferred.

Required Experience:

Experience teaching children preferred.

Skills:


Qualifications:


-Candidates must have or be working towards a
Bachelor's degree in environmental education, natural resources, wildlife
sciences, or a related field.


-Candidates must possess a valid Driver's License.


-Experience working with youth in a learning
environment.


-Ability to work nontraditional hours, sometimes
in adverse weather conditions.


-Candidates will represent Camp Leopold and the
South Carolina Waterfowl Association in an appropriate manner.


-Enthusiasm, initiative, and passion for teaching youth
about the outdoors is a must.




Salary:

$1000/month


Apply By:1/26/2019

Phone:8038257971

Email:campleopold@scwa.org

Mailing:

9833 Old River Rd. Pinewood, SC 29125


Posted By: Tancey Cullum

Assistant Professor Oklahoma 11/8/2018 +
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Organization:Oklahoma State University

Location:Stillwater, Oklahoma

Job Description:

Description:
The Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management (NREM) at Oklahoma State University invites applications for a full‐time, eleven‐month, tenure‐track position (60% research and 40% teaching) at the rank of Assistant Professor in Quantitative Ecology. The research appointment is in the Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Station (OAES) and the teaching appointment is in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR). This position reports directly to the department head. Oklahoma State University is a leading land‐grant university in a region represented by an environmental gradient that ranges from pine and oak forests in eastern Oklahoma with >1400 mm of rainfall to shortgrass prairie and pinyon‐juniper rangelands with <450 mm of rainfall in the western panhandle. The NREM department is composed of a diverse group of faculty with expertise in aquatics, fisheries, forestry, rangelands, and wildlife resources, employs 20 faculty and 9 support staff, and also houses the Oklahoma Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit.

Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will develop an active research program in Quantitative Ecology to answer complex questions related to natural resource measurement or management using modeling, statistics, or other mathematical approaches in cooperation with NREM faculty and other natural resource professionals. The individual is expected to develop an independent research program and to participate in collaborative, interdisciplinary research and teaching activities with appropriate departments and OAES faculty. Working relationships with other OSU units and professionals within the region and the nation are strongly encouraged and expected. The successful candidate will teach two undergraduate courses and one graduate level course.

Specific responsibilities include:

  1. Establish a nationally recognized, externally funded research program concordant with the land grant mission that focuses on the quantitative ecology of natural resources, i.e. forests, rangelands, wildlife and fisheries resources.
  2. Initial teaching responsibilities will address forest and timber measurements involving a blend of theory, practical application, and field‐based experience in the undergraduate forestry program, and a graduate level course in statistical, analytical, and modeling approaches relevant to natural resources management. Additional teaching responsibilities will be based upon department needs and faculty expertise.
  3. . Recruit, mentor, and train graduate students.
  4. Advise and mentor undergraduate students.
  5. Serve on Departmental, Division and University committees appropriate to interests, responsibilities, and organizational mission.

Qualifications:

  1. A Ph.D.in natural resources, biostatistics, or closely related field from an accredited university is required. One or more degrees in Forestry at any level is required.
  2. Demonstrated ability and strong interest in instruction and advisement of undergraduate and graduate students.
  3. Demonstrated ability and strong interest in collaborative research with natural resource research scientists and other natural resource professionals to develop and maintain an active research program, to include publishing in leading scientific journals, and demonstrated interest and ability to seek and secure extramural funding to support research.

Application Procedures:
Applications must be submitted online at: https://okstate.csod.com/ats/careersite/search.aspx?site=8&c=okstate (search by keyword req5841)

Applicants should submit: 1) a cover letter, 2) statement of research interests and philosophy, 3) statement of teaching interests and philosophy, 4) curriculum vitae, 5) academic transcripts, 6) up to three reprints of journal publications, and 7) contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on January 10, 2019 and will continue until a suitable applicant is identified. The position will be filled by June 1, 2019 or as soon thereafter as a qualified candidate is available. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For more information about the department, visit http://nrem.okstate.edu.

Questions concerning this position should be directed to:
Dr. Tom Kuzmic, Chair Search and Screen Committee
Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management
Oklahoma State University
008 Agricultural Hall Room C
Stillwater Oklahoma 74078‐6013
(405) 744‐5463 or 744‐5438
E‐mail: thomas.kuzmic@okstate.edu


Apply By:1/10/2019


Posted By: KBrasher

Professor and Head Tennessee 11/8/2018 +
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Organization:University of Tennessee

Location:Knoxville, Tennessee

Job Description:

The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA) is seeking applications for the position of Professor and Head of the Department of Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries. This is a 12-month, tenured position located in Knoxville, Tennessee.

GENERAL INFORMATION
A land-grant institution, The University of Tennessee is headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, and is the flagship campus of The University of Tennessee. Nestled in the shadows of the Great Smoky Mountains, we are located in the ideal setting for the study of natural resources, forestry, recreation, wildlife, fisheries, forest products, and the environment.

JOB DESCRIPTION
The Department Head’s responsibilities include leadership of a multidisciplinary natural resources program in forestry, wildlife, fisheries, biomass, and wood science. The Head has administrative responsibility for curriculum and academic affairs, research and Extension programs, personnel and facilities, and financial matters of the department. The Head is responsible for developing and maintaining strong working relationships with UTIA administrators and other academic departments, government agencies, industry, and the private sector. The Head is required to have the vision and personal attributes to lead a diverse faculty. The Head will help identify appropriate funding opportunities in keeping with the Land Grant mission. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.

QUALIFICATIONS
Candidates must have an earned doctorate in forestry, wildlife, fisheries, natural resources, wood science, or a closely related field with nationally recognized accomplishments in teaching, research, or Extension and evidence of a scholarly record to qualify for tenure as a full professor.

Additionally, candidates must demonstrate the following:

  • A keen appreciation of teaching, research, and Extension and disciplines within the department is necessary.
  • Experience in supervision/personnel management, fiscal management, and team leadership.
  • Skills to communicate effectively with people at all levels.
  • Ability to provide progressive leadership for multidisciplinary programs.
  • Involvement in appropriate professional societies.
  • A strong commitment to professional development of faculty, staff, and students.
  • Evidence of effective interaction with industry, governmental, and non-governmental agencies.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
Compensation is competitive and will be based on education, experience, and qualifications. UT offers a comprehensive benefits package to all regular employees, including health and dental insurance, life insurance, and multiple retirement plans.

APPLICATION PROCESS
The Search Committee will review and continue to receive applications until an appointment is made. Nominations of qualified individuals are sought and should be sent via electronic means to the Chair of the Search Committee at the address shown below. Prospective candidates from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin January 1, 2019. Applications should include: (1) a letter of application summarizing the applicant’s qualifications and vision of departmental leadership; (2) a complete curriculum vitae; and (3) names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least five professional references that the Search Committee may contact.

Application materials should be submitted electronically as attachments to: Lois Stinnett (stinnett@utk.edu).

Nominations and other inquiries should be addressed to:
Dr. Danielle Julie Carrier, Search Committee Chair
Professor and Head
Department of Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science
2506 E.J. Chapman
The University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996-4563
Phone: 865-974-7305
Email: dcarrie1@utk.edu


Apply By:1/1/2019


Posted By: KBrasher

National Forestry Initiative Coordinator South Carolina 11/1/2018 +
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Organization:National Wild Turkey Federation

Job Description:

 

The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) is seeking qualified candidates for a national forestry initiative coordinator position.  This is a cooperative position between the NWTF and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and will be responsible for administering, implementing and promoting a large-scale forest management technical assistance program on private lands across 23 states.  This is a full-time, term limited (four year minimum) position.  Duty station is to be determined. 

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF WORK

The primary objective of the national forestry initiative coordinator is to deliver the NWTF’s conservation mission at the National, Regional and State level via the Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. (STH2).  This will be accomplished working in partnership with NRCS while providing oversight, administration, and coordination of 24 foresters across 23 states.  This position will report directly to the NWTF’s Director of Conservation Operations for the Central Region and work collaboratively with NWTF staff to coordinate forestry capacity and programmatic delivery in states within the NRCS Forestry Initiative (NFI). 

DUTIES

·      Conduct and provide administration support for all agreements associated with the NFI and associated foresters

·      Assist with technical writing as needed to support the NWTF and NRCS partnership

·      Promote the NFI through enhanced internal and external communications pursuant to progress and accomplishments; provides required quarterly/annual reports and oral presentations as required

·      Serve the partnership as the coordinator for the NFI, to promote and facilitate consistency in program interpretation, communication, implementation and delivery at the National level

·      Foster collaboration and cooperation amongst all partners engaged in the NFI, but primarily NWTF field staff and NRCS field staff and state, regional, and National staff

·      Oversee the hiring (advertising vacancies, scheduling interviews, onboarding) of NFI foresters through coordination with NWTF staff overseeing NFI states and NFI foresters

·      Coordinate subject matter material and information dissemination as well as job-related training of foresters in cooperation with NWTF staff

·      Provide internal and external insights pursuant to staff accomplishments, performance towards annual Goals & Objectives, etc.

·      Provide effective and regular communication with NRCS State Conservationists and other NRCS Points of Contact involved in the NFI, and NWTF field staff on a monthly basis to assess progress, needs, and significant challenges, etc., as well as any external funding partners

·      Maintain and solicit matching financial contributions from partners, including tracking within the NWTF’s Conservation Reporting Portal, invoicing, etc.

·      Provide updates and news to NWTF’s Communications Department pursuant to the NFI and  conservation delivery within respective states; contribute to Turkey Country magazine, Turkey Call television, NWTF state newsletters, websites, blogs, etc. as requested

·      Other functions as assigned by supervisor

 

 

 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Preferred candidates will possess experience working in forested ecosystems and knowledge of wild turkeys, forest wildlife and their habitat requirements, to include T&E species; knowledge of forest management and planning, and working with and understanding of the Farm Bill and its programs.  The ability to effectively cooperate with private landowners, the general public, cooperators and peers; skills in communicating both orally and in written form to convey clear, persuasive messages that positively influence the thoughts and actions of others; proficient skills in the use of Microsoft Office applications are required for this position. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

·      Bachelor’s degree in natural resources along with at least six (6) years of professional experience, two (2) of which must include program oversight and administration; and/or a Master’s degree with four (4) years of professional experience or equivalent

·      Ability to work independently without close supervision and ability to determine work priorities daily, weekly and monthly to maximize time efficiency is required 

·      Must have good public speaking and presentation skills for both technical and nontechnical audiences, ability to write for both professional & general audiences

·      Basic computer skills such as e-mail and Microsoft Office suite

·      Strong knowledge of forest management and associated research techniques

·      Ability to navigate in remote and rural areas, communicate with land managers and provide advice to agency workers in the field

·      Must be willing to incur moderate travel including overnight stays of three to five nights or more

·      Ability to use & apply GIS technologies

·      Must demonstrate a team attitude, proven leadership skills, excellent organizational skills and an ability to motivate others through a positive attitude

 

PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS

·         Must be able and willing to work, often alone, in a diverse range of climatic and topographic conditions, and within remote areas with limited access and amenities and other extreme conditions as warranted.  Must be able to walk several miles per day in the conditions described above.  Must be able to drive or ride in a vehicle long distances frequently.  Ability to lift and carry up to a minimum of 20lbs.

 

Salary is commensurate with experience and includes an excellent benefits package.  Application Deadline – December 7th, 2018.  

 

Please visit the NWTF website (https://nwtf.applicantpro.com/jobs/) to apply

 

Salary:

DOE


Apply By:2/1/2019

Phone:18036377314

Email:lwart@nwtf.net

Mailing:

https://nwtf.applicantpro.com/jobs/


Posted By: Lisa Wart