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Job: Associate or Assistant Professor of Fire Ecology - University of Idaho - Moscow, ID (posted Feb 2, 2022)

The University of Idaho's College of Natural Resources, Department of Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences is hiring an Associate or Assistant Professor of Fire Ecology tenure-track faculty member to start in Fall 2022. We are looking for a candidate with a teaching and research background in fire ecology with an emphasis on the ecological effects of fire, and the implications for long-term health and sustainability of key ecosystem goods and services from fire-prone ecosystems.

Open until filled. Application review begins March 1, 2022.


Contact Name: Eva Strand
Contact E-mail: evas@uidaho.edu

Job: Current and Upcoming Forest Service Job Opportunities (posted Oct 1, 2021)

Check out current and upcoming job opportunities with the USDA Forest Service.



Job: Biological Science Technician (Natural Resources) - US Forest Service - Multiple Locations Region 4 (ID, NV, UT and WY) (posted Jun 21, 2022)

Duties:

  • Collect samples to test in order to conduct natural resources field studies.
  • Utilize computer programs to organize natural resource data for analysis.
  • Execute field projects to detect, identify, and/or evaluate natural resource problems.
  • Conduct analyses through field testing to detect natural resource problems such as water, land, food, plants, animals and soils.
  • Collaborate with team members during field projects to achieve objectives.
  • Resolve administrative and safety concerns related to a project according to prescribed policies and procedures.
  • Maintain records of all data and develop into statistical reports.
  • Compile natural resource data from aerial and ground surveys as part of a biological project.
  • Communicate routine information clearly in written communication.
  • Assemble summary information of natural resource plans and coordinate resources needed for information and analytical reports.

Deadline: Jun 29, 2022

Job: Deputy University Director - University of Washington Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center- Seattle, WA (posted Jun 21, 2022)

The Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center (NW CASC) at the University of Washington (UW) invites applications for a Deputy University Director. Working closely with the NW CASC University Director at the University of Washington, the Deputy University Director will play a leading role in the NW CASC’s efforts to foster co-production of decision-relevant science across the Northwest. Specifically, the NW CASC Deputy University Director will advance transdisciplinary research that addresses complex socio-ecological problems by: 1) facilitating training in actionable science, science co-production and communication for NW CASC Research Fellows (i.e., graduate student and postdoctoral researchers funded by the NW CASC) at all consortium universities; leading an annual graduate seminar on the theory and practice of actionable science; and promoting synergistic opportunities among fellows’ projects and other regional research and management activities; 2) playing a leading role in NW CASC regional capacity-building and collaborative research activities, such as actionable science webinars and the annual Actionable Science Deep Dive workshop (including designing an agenda that supports engagement of diverse participants and ensuring timely development of workshop products, e.g., reports, fact sheets, manuscripts, actionable science agendas); and 3) evaluating the efficacy of NW CASC activities in advancing actionable climate science and regional communities of practice. Evaluation insights will be used to adjust NW CASC co-production activities over time, and to develop peer-reviewed publications. This position will work collegially to contribute to logistics, program management and integration for the NW CASC as a whole, which includes UW-based and distributed USGS staff, a University Leadership Team representing the NW CASC’s six consortium schools, and an Advisory Committee composed of federal, state and tribal resources management agencies. The Deputy University Director will also help support the NW CASC’s engagement with the national CASC network.

Open Until Filled



Job: Wildfire Resiliency Program Manager - San Mateo Resource Conservation District - Half Moon Bay, CA (posted Jun 13, 2022)

BACKGROUND

The San Mateo Resource Conservation District (RCD) seeks a Wildfire Resiliency Program Manager to support the fire resilience and ecological health of local forests and help protect communities at the Wildland Urban Interface.

RCDs across California serve as local hubs for conservation, connecting people with the technical, financial, and educational assistance they need to conserve and manage natural resources. RCDs help landowners, land managers, government agencies, and others to voluntarily protect, restore, and enhance natural resources on private and public lands. A defining characteristic of RCDs is that our assistance is non-regulatory, confidential, and free.

POSITION

The Wildfire Resiliency Program Manager position is full-time and funded by grants. The Program Manager will focus on building wildfire resiliency while improving the ecological function of forests and other vegetation communities like coastal chaparral. These activities are often designed to incorporate various natural resource management considerations and produce multi-beneficial outcomes. The work generally involves leading or supporting diverse efforts, from general technical assistance to regional prioritization and planning, to designing and implementing programs and projects. Typical projects range from community chipper events that help homeowners dispose of vegetation removed to create defensible space, to large-scale strategic fuel breaks. The position will work closely with a broad array of internal staff, partner organizations, government agency staff, and public and private landowners, and will require high levels of engagement and personal interactions, sometimes during non-regular business hours.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supervise a staff of two project managers. Provide support in project management, environmental documentation, permitting, and logistics. Ensure timely project completion and meeting deliverables. Oversee and support project communication as needed among partners, with individuals, communities, and media. Assist staff with administrative responsibilities.
  • Coordinate with RCD staff from other programs regarding cross-cutting goals and issues.
  • Continuously develop program vision and goals.
  • Identify and pursue strategic opportunities for partnerships, resources, and communications to advance program goals.
  • Identify emerging fuel reduction and vegetation management opportunities through collaboration with key external partners such as fire agencies, public land managers, and private landowners.
  • Coordinate project development with staff, partnering agencies, and consultants.
  • Oversee program budgets currently totaling approximately $1.5M annually.
  • Seek funding opportunities through private, local, state, and federal sources
  • Prepare grant proposals and communicate with funding agencies and grants managers.
  • Work with other RCD staff to communicate program activities and collaborate or coordinate as needed with other RCD efforts.
  • Contribute to overall RCD goals and mission through tasks and special projects as needed.
  • Communicate regularly with partners and foster positive relationships.
  • Engage with communities in need of wildfire resiliency support through individual communication, site visits, and after-hour community meetings.
  • Respond to timely needs and pivot resources, such as in the case of fire recovery.

APPLICANT QUALIFICATIONS

Successful applicants will “wear many hats” at the RCD. They will benefit from previous experience in stakeholder engagement, identifying emerging opportunities, responding to timely requests, utilizing new and streamlined permitting and environmental compliance routes, and high levels of collaboration. They will work across many disciplines and therefore must have technical, administrative, communication, and interpersonal skills.

Minimum qualifications

  • Knowledge in one or more of the following areas: wildfire behavior, fire ecology, forest health, watershed stewardship, natural resource management, hydrology, soil science, native plant and animal communities, restoration ecology, or similar field
  • Demonstrated ability in or transferable to conservation, program management, or a related field
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to work with a variety of people with diverse interests and temperaments
  • Strong computer skills, including Word and Excel
  • Highly organized, motivated self-starter with the ability to prioritize in a fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Ability to walk on rugged terrain, lift and carry supplies, and utilize equipment during all seasons
  • Creativity, sense of humor, “can do” spirit, collegiality, flexibility, strong desire to learn
  • Valid California driver’s license, clean driving record, and current auto insurance

Desired qualifications

  • Experience with community engagement
  • Familiarity with wildfire resiliency and forest health
  • Familiarity with local threatened and endangered species, including habitat needs and legal protections
  • Familiarity with local, state, and federal permits required for restoration projects
  • Experience working with watershed, restoration, or other conservation groups
  • Experience with environmental construction management

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Financial compensation for the Program Manager will be commensurate with applicable experience, ranging from $90,000 to $100,000 annually. Benefits include a health, dental, and vision plan; paid time off; a retirement plan; and a flexible work schedule with the ability to work remotely as well as in the office; and a fun, fast-paced, positive work environment with excellent coworkers.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and three or more references to Joe Issel at joe@sanmateoRCD.org. Applicants may later be asked to submit a driving record. Applications will be accepted through July 8, 2022. The RCD is an equal opportunity employer.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY EQUITY AND INCLUSION

We strive to foster diversity and inclusion, from hiring and management practices to board recruitment to community service to professional development and beyond. Candidates reflecting the social diversity of California and of San Mateo County are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.


Deadline: Jul 8, 2022
Contact Name: Joe Issel
Contact E-mail: joe@sanmateoRCD.org

Job: Forestry Technician - Sonoma Resource Conservation District - Santa Rosa, CA (posted Jun 13, 2022)

Work Location: Main office in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County, California, with option for partial remote work; field work throughout Sonoma County.

Status: Non-Exempt/ 40 hours/week, including some evening and weekend hours.

Compensation: $25.11/hour

Posting Date: June 6, 2022

Estimated Start: Start date flexible, depending on availability.

Organizational Background

The Sonoma RCD (RCD) is a non-regulatory, local government entity empowered to manage soil, water, fish, and wildlife resources for conservation. In existence since the 1940s, RCDs are local grassroots conservation delivery systems that identify local conservation problems and guide solutions on a voluntary basis. The RCD covers 85% of Sonoma County, and includes portions of the Russian River, Petaluma River, Sonoma Creek, Stemple Creek, and Gualala River Watersheds. The RCD is almost exclusively grant and contract funded. The RCD has a team of fifteen, with expertise in a wide variety of natural resource and agricultural disciplines, education and outreach, policy, fundraising, and administration, and is governed by a board of directors that are local landowners in the District. Our mission is carried out through four programs: LandSmart® Planning, LandSmart On-the-Ground, LandSmart Water Resources, and LandSmart Education. For more information visit our website at: sonomarcd.org

Position Summary

The Forestry Technician position offers an exciting opportunity to apply forestry principles and project management skills to meaningful and impactful conservation work in some of California’s most beautiful landscapes. They will work among a dynamic team of professionals, including a registered professional forester, licensed civil engineers, certified professionals in planning, certified professionals in erosion and sediment control (CPESC, biologists, a geomorphologist), and other natural resource professionals. Under the direct supervision of the RCD Forester, the Forestry Technician will assist in the development of LandSmart Forest Management Plans, including forest inventory, road assessments, mapping, and biological assessment. The Forestry Technician will also assist the RCD Forester with planning and implementation of wildland fuels reduction projects. The Forestry Technician may at times oversee subcontracted forestry workers during implementation of forest and vegetation management activities. This position allows for a diverse workload both in the office and the field. In-house and field training will be provided.

Essential Functions

  • Under the supervision of the RCD Forester, prepare LandSmart forest management plans including field data collection, research, mapping, and writing.
  • Project mapping using ArcGIS.
  • Conduct field work, including simple forest inventory, browns transects, and assessment of roads for erosion control points.
  • Assist the RCD Forester with landowner outreach, education, and technical assistance.
  • Oversee vegetation management to ensure compliance with contract specifications.
  • Support preparation of permit applications and CEQA documentation.
  • Assist with grant proposals and administration.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Required Qualifications

  • Combination of education and experience, typically equivalent to possession of a Bachelor’s degree in forestry or related field including but not limited to wildlife management, range management, soil science, or conservation of natural resources.
  • Ability to identify native tree species in Sonoma County.
  • Understanding of forest inventory principles, with the ability to conduct simple fixed-area plot forest inventories.
  • Familiarity with North Coast ecosystems and environmental issues, sustainable forestry, and natural resource conservation practices and principles.
  • Must have the ability to use a directional compass and topographical maps.
  • Proficiency with ArcGIS, Outlook, Excel, and Word.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in written form, sufficient to convey information and instructions to the public and colleagues.
  • Self-starter with high dependability, keen attention to detail, and excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Flexible hours required, including some weekday nights and weekends, to attend community events, meetings, and conferences.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of employment.
  • A valid driver’s license, vehicle, and proof of auto insurance is required at the time of hire.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in forestry from a program accredited by the Society of American Foresters.
  • Possess a desire to become a California Registered Professional Forester
  • Spanish fluency.

Work Environment

Work is performed in an indoor/outdoor setting to include:

  • Field settings that include various terrains, dense vegetation (with possible exposure poison oak, ticks, and mosquitos), and hot, cold, and wet conditions.
  • A professional office environment that includes operation of standard office equipment such as computers, phones, copiers, calculators, and filing cabinets.

Physical Requirements

Work in the field requires prolonged standing, walking long distances across rugged or uneven terrain in all weather conditions, climbing, jumping, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, and recurring bending, lifting, reaching, and carrying of items weighing up to 30 pounds. Changes in lighting such as alternating bright sunlight and dark shade are encountered. Noise levels constantly vary. Work in the office requires frequently remaining in a stationary position, operating a computer and other standard office equipment, conversing by telephone and in person. Work in the field and in the office requires near and far visual acuity for expansive reading, computer operation, editing of documents, map interpretation, and data collection. Driving required for local travel.

Compensation/Benefits

Compensation for this position is $25.11 per hour. Benefits for this position include 100% employee medical coverage; dental and vision insurance with minimal employee contributions; employer-paid life insurance; a SIMPLE IRA retirement plan with 3% employer match; paid time off and holiday leave; and an employee assistance program. No relocation assistance will be provided.

Sonoma Resource Conservation District is an equal opportunity employer. Employment is based on qualifications and competency. We prohibit discrimination based on race, color, religion, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), national origin, ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, veteran and/or military status, and any other status protected by state or federal law.

How to Apply

Please submit cover letter, resume, and three references to jwells@sonomarcd.org with the title “Forestry Technician” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. No phone calls please.



Job: Natural Resources Technician - Champaign County Forest Preserve District - Champaign-Urbana, IL (posted Jun 9, 2022)

The Natural Resources Technician is responsible for assisting with natural areas management throughout the Champaign County Forest Preserve District. This includes invasive plant management; restoration and conservation of prairie/savanna, forest/woodlands, and wetlands; and support of the District’s education and recreation efforts. Job responsibilities include performing prescribed burns as a member of a burn crew.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.



Job: Forest Health and Wildfire Resiliency Team Member - Resource Conservation District of Santa Cruz County - Capitola, CA (posted Jun 6, 2022)

The Resource Conservation District (RCD) of Santa Cruz County seeks a full-time Program Assistant (PA) or Program Specialist (PS), depending on qualifications and experience, to join its expanding Forest Health and Wildfire Resiliency Program and dynamic team of conservation professionals. The PA/PS will work closely with RCD staff and partners to lead and support forest health and wildfire resiliency projects throughout Santa Cruz County, providing technical assistance and planning and implementation services for large and small-scale projects to facilitate fire resiliency, fire prevention/preparedness, and improved watershed function.

The PA/PS will work closely with partners including CAL FIRE, State Parks, tribes, neighboring RCDs, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and public and private landowners and land managers. The work environment is fast paced, collaborative, and creative. This position is funded through contracts between the RCD and local, state, and federal agencies. This position will report to the RCD Watershed Restoration Program Manager and will work closely with other district staff to fulfill the RCD mission and the scope of work from the local, state, and federal contracts.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICANTS: Position is open until filled. Application review will begin June 22, 2022


Deadline: Jun 22, 2022
Contact Name: Tangi Chapman
Contact E-mail: tchapman@rcdsantacruz.org
Contact Phone: (831) 464-2950

Job: Natural Resources Technician (multiple positions) - US Forest Service - Multiple Locations AZ, NM and OK (posted Jun 6, 2022)

These positions are located on a Forest Service unit, where the incumbent serves as an Biological Science Technician (Natural Resources). Incumbent is responsible for performing a variety of complex and recurring duties in support natural resource programs in Region 3.

Duties (responsibilities listed are at the full performance level):

  • Collect samples to test in order to conduct natural resources field studies.
  • Utilize computer programs to organize the data for analysis.
  • Execute field projects to detect, identify, and/or evaluate natural resource problems.
  • Conduct analyses through field testing to detect natural resource problems such as water, land, food, plants, animals and soils.
  • Collaborate with team members during field projects to achieve objectives.
  • Resolve administrative and safety concerns related to a project according to prescribed policies and procedures.
  • Maintain records of all data and develop into statistical reports.
  • Compile natural resource data from aerial and ground surveys as part of a biological project.
  • Communicate routine information clearly in written communication.
  • Assemble summary information of natural resource plans and coordinate resources needed for information and analytical reports.

Deadline: Sep 30, 2022

Job: Senior Air Monitoring Specialist - Washington Dept of Ecology - Shoreline, WA (posted May 13, 2022)

The Air Quality Program (AQP) within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill a Senior Air Monitoring Specialist (Environmental Specialist 4)(In-Training) position, located in the Northwest Regional Office (NWRO) in Shoreline, WA. In this position your primary focus will be on implementing the Near Road Monitoring, PM2.5 Chemical Speciation Network (CSN), National Core (NCore) Monitoring fine and coarse particulate and other particulate monitoring programs. You will provide backup support as a member of a multi-disciplinary, highly collaborative and cooperative team that also implements the Photochemical Assessment Monitoring Stations (PAMS), National Air Toxics Trends Stations (NATTS), and other NCore monitoring. In this position, you will participate in operating almost every type of ambient air monitor, sampler, and sensor used in the Washington Network, including new monitoring to implement Environmental Justice provisions of the Climate Commitment Act. You will help the Air Quality Program better understand the formation, transport and fate of particulate and ozone pollution and their chemical constituents throughout the greater Puget Sound region. Duties also include installing and operating temporary monitors and low-cost air sensors as needed to respond to wildland fire smoke and other emergent events.


Contact Name: Scott Dubble
Contact E-mail: Scott.Dubble@ecy.wa.gov

Job: Prescribed Fire Unit Manager (2 openings) - Washington Dept Fish & Wildlife - Okanogan and Yakima, WA (posted May 5, 2022)

The Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife is hiring two Prescribed Fire Unit Managers, one out of Yakima County and one out of Okanogan County, to support the agency's Prescribed Fire Program. The positions will plan, prioritize, coordinate, and implement prescribed burn projects for fire-dependent dry forest ecosystems.

Closing: Continuous



Job: Fire Restoration Specialist (Crew Lead) - Ecostudies Institute - Olympia, WA (posted May 5, 2022)

The Restoration Specialist will work with a team in the maintenance and restoration of prairie sites, primarily at Joint Base Lewis‐McChord (JBLM) and in South Puget Sound. This position will have a range of restoration responsibilities in support of the program’s regional conservation goals. The Specialist will engage in and take a lead position in various project areas, such as: prescribed fire, monitoring and control of pest plants, establishing and monitoring native vegetation, and monitoring wildlife. The Specialist will instruct other members of the restoration team in their specialty area. The Specialist will also work with project leaders and partners to plan and lead the implementation of tasks in their specialty. The position entails strenuous physical activity and operation of heavy equipment, sometimes within active military training areas on JBLM.



Job: Fire Restoration Technician (Crew Member) - Ecostudies Institute - Olympia, WA (posted May 5, 2022)

The Restoration Technician will work with a team in the maintenance and restoration of prairie and forest habitats in the South Salish Sea region of Washington, with a focus on Joint Base Lewis‐McChord. Field season priorities are being refined at the time of this announcement, as are the number of positions being hired. Technician positions are expected to be involved in supporting a number of restoration projects. Possible projects areas include: upland and/or aquatic invasive weed control; silvicultural treatments and forest invasive weed control; prescribed fire operations, burn unit preparation and post‐burn follow up work; and prairie habitat restoration. Applicant interest, skillset and programmatic need will determine specific position assignment and focus areas. All positions will entail strenuous physical activity and operation of heavy equipment. The Restoration Technician is a full‐time, seasonal, non‐exempt position supervised by the Joint Base Lewis‐McChord Program Manager.



Job: Unit Fire Program Manager - Karuk Tribe Dept of Natural Resources - Orleans, CA (posted May 5, 2022)

This position is established as a Unit Fire Program Manager (UFPM) for The Karuk Integrated Wildland Fire Management Program. The UFPM serves as the primary contact as delegated for established inter-governmental relationships and other partnership activities relating to the Tribe’s fire and fuels management efforts. The job of a UFPM includes responsibilities such as development and administration of the unit’s fire management budget; planning and administering project work; training; personnel management;
programmatic oversight, team building; reporting; Interagency Agreement development (federal and state), and intra-governmental/partnership coordination (WKRP/Tribe,
Tribe/Housing, etc.).

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled



Job: Lead Climate Scientist - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - Livermore, CA (posted May 4, 2022)

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has an opening for a nationally recognized Lead Climate Scientist to spearhead a new Climate Impacts and Resilience Initiative. This position will focus on the quality, robustness, and relevance of LLNL’s climate science, security, and resilience efforts, interact with technical leaders and senior managers, and serve as the primary interface between the climate program and other LLNL discipline and program organizations, as well as the director’s office. It will also provide technical, operational, and administrative supervision and leadership for scientists and postdoctoral researchers supporting research on the impacts of climate change and adaptation, with a particular emphasis on the implications for national security and energy infrastructure. This position is in the Physical and Life Sciences (PLS) Directorate.



Job: Senior Smoke Management Specialist (In-Training) - Washington Dept of Ecology - Union Gap, WA (posted Apr 29, 2022)

The Air Quality Program within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill a Senior Smoke Management Specialist (Environmental Specialist 4) (In Training) position. This position is located in the Central Regional Office (CRO) in Union Gap, WA. This position will work in heavily agricultural areas in the east slopes of the Cascades. As part of the Smoke Team, this position will play an important role in smoke management, particularly in reduction of fine particulate matter and will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with multiple partners such as tribal, federal, state, and local governments, toward shared success. This position also offers project management opportunity for projects such as woodstove replacement and reducing fine particle air pollution.


Contact Name: Sanjay Barik
Contact E-mail: Sanjay.Barik@ecy.wa.gov

Job: Natural Resources Technician - Champaign County Forest Preserve District - Mahomet, IL (posted Mar 30, 2022)

The Natural Resources Technician is responsible for assisting with natural areas management throughout the District. This includes invasive plant management; restoration and conservation of prairie/savanna, forest/woodlands, and wetlands; and support of the District’s education and recreation efforts. Job responsibilities include performing prescribed burns as a member of a burn crew.



Job: Stewardship Monitoring and Outreach Coordinator - Mt. Adams Resource Stewards - Glenwood, WA (posted Mar 29, 2022)

Mt. Adams Resource Stewards (MARS) is seeking a talented, dynamic and driven individual that shares MARS passion for forests, land stewardship and rural communities to fill the role of Stewardship Monitoring Coordinator. The essence of this position is to support MARS in building both internal understanding and community awareness of the impacts of MARS work. The position is responsible for leading efforts to measure and monitor the impacts of forest restoration (to include variable density thinning, fuels management and prescribed burning), land stewardship, and management associated with community-based forestry activities. Of particular importance is the ability to design and develop ecological (and ideally socio-economic) monitoring protocols, gather data, and distill learnings in meaningful ways for stakeholders, partners and the general public. The position will support a vital function in improving how MARS utilizes information that reflects the impact of its work to adaptively manage projects and the surrounding landscape while more effectively communicating to stakeholders the value of what MARS is doing.

This position will be open until filled.


Contact Name: Jay McLaughlin
Contact E-mail: jay@mtadamsstewards.org

Job: Postdoc in Social Acceptance of Active Management Prescriptions in the Cross-Timbers Region - Oklahoma State University - Stillwater, OK (posted Mar 28, 2022)

The Cross-Timbers is a relatively intact forested region stretching from southern Kansas through central Oklahoma and into Texas. The region also has tremendous recreational potential due to the urban-rural interface, diverse wildlife, abundant water, and the attractive aesthetics associated with this complex landscape. However, much of this land area is not actively managed for ecosystem services important for the people within the region. With this research, conduct a socio-economic inquiry on sustainable management prescriptions that have potential to enhance ecosystem services in the Cross-Timbers―an ecologically and socially important ecoregion in the Southern Great Plains of the United States.



Job: Longleaf Pine Silviculture Graduate Research Assistantship - Mississippi State University - Starkville, MS (posted Mar 14, 2022)

The Silviculture Lab in the Department of Forestry at Mississippi State University is seeking applicants for a funded M.S. assistantship. The successful candidate will work with Dr. Adam Polinko (Assistant Professor, Mississippi State University) and Dr. Joshua Puhlick (Silviculturist, Ecological Silviculture Lab, The Jones Center at Ichauway) on research topics to develop silvicultural strategies for converting plantations to multi-aged, longleaf pine stands as well as restoration of native grasses and forbs.

The start date of the position is Fall 2022.



Job: Tribal Government Liaison - Washington Environmental Council - Washington State (posted Mar 9, 2022)

The Tribal Government Liaison is responsible for management of Washington Environmental Council (WEC) and Washington Conservation Voters (WCV)’s operations with regard to Tribal Affairs. This position will be responsible for by developing and implementing a Tribal Affairs program. The position is responsible for building strong statewide relationships with tribal governments, tribal citizens and tribal organizations. This position is responsible for establishing and fostering strong working relationships between the organization and Tribal Nations by developing and implementing an engagement strategy with Washington Tribal Nations, the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ATNI), tribal organizations, and indigenous people. The Tribal Government Liaison will be responsible for managing all aspects of the Tribal Affairs program, including acting with primary responsibility for WEC/WCV on all tribal issues, and serving as an expert in appropriate and respectful engagement with Tribal Nations on important climate change, wildfire, and salmon restoration policies. The position will also be responsible, in conjunction with WEC/WCV executive leadership, on negotiations and consultations with tribal nations. The Tribal Government Liaison reports to WEC and WCV’s Government Affairs Director.

This position is open until filled.



Job: Prescribed Burn Program Coordinator - New Mexico Forestry Division - Santa Fe, NM (posted Feb 24, 2022)

The New Mexico Forestry Division is hiring a Prescribed Burn Program Coordinator to lead the development of New Mexico's new Certified Burn Manager Program. The Certified Prescribed Burn Manager (CPBM) serves as the state expert and point of contact for the Prescribed Burn Manager Certificatlon Program and Is primarily responsible for the development of the program In accordance with the New Mexico Prescribed Burning Act (House Bill 57). This position Is responsible for managing all aspects of the program development, implementation, and maintenance, to include system Implementation, policy, and procedure development, reporting compliance and budget/fiscal Issues. The CPBM is responsible for working with New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service and a variety of federal agency and non-profit cooperators and overseeing Implementation of the New Mexico Prescribed Burn Manager Certification training program, including course content, validation of participant qualifications, successful program completion, and tracking and reporting of program accomplishments and requirements. This position is the primary point of contact for the State of New Mexico Forestry Division staff, New Mexico Prescribed Fire Council, Iandowners, landowners' agents, contractors, and legally authorized designees related to prescribed fire training and has a key role In the determining prescribed fire training needs associated with HB57. The CPBM Is responsible for the establishment of a model prescribed burn permit for use by county and municipal local governments. This position will be the primary point of contact and will provide guidance, technical assistance and overall expertise for the design, development, implementation, and continued operation of the model prescribed burm permit system.



Job: Postdoctoral Fellow of Climate and Health - University of Alaska - Anchorage, AK (posted Feb 20, 2022)

The Institute for Circumpolar Health Studies at the University of Alaska Anchorage has an opening for a postdoctoral fellow to be involved in research at the intersection of climate change and human health in Alaska under the supervision and mentorship of Dr. Micah Hahn. The postdoctoral fellow will primarily be working on an NIH-funded project to understand the converging impacts of wildfire smoke exposure and maternal stressors on birth outcomes. They will also contribute to ongoing projects on topics such as wild food consumption and food security, water and sanitation interventions in rural Alaska, and creating tools for climate adaptation planning. The fellow will be encouraged and mentored to develop new proposals and research initiatives to support additional research.

Review of applications will begin February 20, 2022. Posting will remain open until filled.


Deadline: Feb 20, 2022
Contact Name: Dr. Micah Hahn
Contact E-mail: mbhahn@alaska.edu
Contact Phone: 907-786-6577

Job: Forester / Auditor / GIS Remote Sensing Specialist - Aster Global - North Lawrence, OH (posted Feb 18, 2022)

Aster Global has an immediate need for a forester/auditor/GIS remote sensing specialist.

The ideal candidate will have an interest in the developing market of climate change, agricultural, forestry and other land use (AFOLU) offset (carbon sequestration) projects, including validation/verification (3rd-party audits) of offset projects.

The role of Forest Auditor/GIS Remote Sensing Specialist requires general knowledge and understanding of auditing practices under multiple platforms, offset carbon markets, timber inventory design and analysis, growth and yield modeling, timber management planning and similar. They maintain professional, certified/licensed forester designations as well as required certifications/training in the voluntary and compliance carbon offset market. They demonstrate strong organizational, management and communication skills for projects, including clients, third-parties, management staff and team members. Strong background in forestry, inventory design and implementation, statistics, and natural resource GIS and remote sense applications, GIS experience using geospatial tools including ArcGIS 10.X suite to critically evaluate geospatial data as part of project level audits required. May be called upon for advanced geospatial analytics in the QA/QC process for audits and create original work to assist in project development tasks.

Candidate needs to be a self-motivator with the ability to be productive in all types of work environments. The work location is flexible with responsibilities world-wide.


Deadline: Jul 9, 2022
Contact Name: Natalie Hammer
Contact E-mail: nhammer@asterglobal.com

Job: Quantitative Forester/ Forest Biometrician - Aster Global - North Lawrence, OH (posted Feb 18, 2022)

Aster Global has an immediate need for a forest biometrician with interest and experience in the developing market for carbon offset projects /credits, including validation/verification (3rd-party audit) of forest carbon offset projects. Strong background in forest biometrics, statistics and growth-and-yield modeling is required. Candidate needs to be a self-motivator with the ability to be productive in all types of work environments. The work location is flexible with responsibilities world-wide.


Deadline: Jul 9, 2022
Contact Name: Natalie Hammer
Contact E-mail: nhammer@asterglobal.com

Job: ISER Graduate Research Assistant (Socio-Ecological) - University of Alaska Anchorage - Anchorage, AK (posted Oct 27, 2021)

Graduate students will work with researchers at the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) on a variety of projects related to arctic urban and rural social-ecological systems. Student researchers may be involved in collecting, entering, and analyzing data, writing reports and contributing to project management under the direction of the PI. The positions open are based on funded research projects (see duties) and we are recruiting multiple students to work on projects. The topics of the projects vary, and applicants can indicate which research topic they are interested in when applying. The Alaska-based topics include:

  • retaining STEM teachers
  • modeling social-ecological connections
  • assessing climate-related environmental hazards
  • designing fuel treatments to reduce wildfire risk
  • building community resilience to wildfire
  • measuring sustainability for arctic cities

The methods used for these projects differ, but will include qualitative (i.e. interview, surveys, etc.) and quantitative data (i.e. GIS, modeling, basic statistics, etc.) methods.


Deadline: Jun 30, 2022