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Job: Temporary Field Technicians, NEON Program - Batelle - various locations (posted Feb 19, 2020)

Each year, NEON hires hundreds of temporary field technicians to assist our full-time field operations staff with observational sampling. NEON field sites are located in 24 states across the U.S. plus Puerto Rico; and the sites are located in some of the nation’s most pristine and wild areas. These opportunities are perfect for up-and-coming scientists who want valuable fieldwork experience collecting data for a continental-scale ecology project.

The National Science Foundation's NEON is a 30+ year project dedicated to collecting and providing open access continental-scale data to better understand how our nation's ecosytems are changing.  Operated by Battelle, the observatory relies on hundreds of scientists and engineers to collect, process and provide over 175 data products from 81 field sites located in ecosystems from Alaska to Puerto Rico. The teams use cutting-edge technology, including an airborne observation platform that captures images of regional landscapes and vegetation; mobile, relocatable, and fixed data collection sites with automated ground sensors to monitor soil and atmosphere; and trained field scientists who observe and sample populations of diverse organisms and collect soil and water data. Once measurements and observations are collected, a leading edge cyberinfrastructure calibrates, stores and publishes the data. The observatory includes more than 500+ personnel and is the first of its designed to detect and enable forecasting of ecological change at continental scales.



Job: Student Trainee (Pathways) - Bureau of Indian Affairs - multiple locations (posted Feb 18, 2020)

This position is located with Bureau of Indian Affairs, Office of Trust Services Location Negotiable After Selection, United States. Summer work locations and duties vary and are designed to provide hands on experience and training. Upon successful completion of the Pathways Internship Program, students may be non-competitively placed into career-conditional positions within the BIA.

As a Student Trainee (Pathways), you will serve in a developmental role to gain experience by working with higher graded employees/specialists in support of the mission of the BIA and will receive both formal and on-the-job training to develop the required knowledge and skill to successfully perform the duties of the position pertaining to the functions and operations of the organization and the specialty area, with an emphasis on the oversight, protection, management and utilization of federal Indian trust or restricted lands, such as assembling data, consolidating and preparing reports, gathering and analyzing requested information for a variety of projects, providing information to others and following up to assure completion. Receive other developmental assignments to broaden the student's knowledge of the BIA activities in related program areas and assist the student in acquiring the competencies of a target position.

Internship work assignment opportunities are based on BIA needs. Under this announcement, real estate services, land titles and records, minerals and energy, and forestry management programs will be given priority consideration. However, selections may be made for other program areas, including for the following targeted positions:

  • Environmental
  • Archeology
  • Natural Resources Management and Biological Sciences
  • Cartographic
  • Rangeland or Agriculture Management
  • Soil Conservation
  • Forestry
  • Accounting
  • Civil Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Legal Instruments Examining
  • Realty
  • Irrigation System Operation
  • Hydrology

The full performance level of this position is GS-4. Identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. A career ladder promotion is at the discretion of management, and in no way guaranteed.


Deadline: Mar 3, 2020

Job: University of Washington Fire Ecology Field Assistants (posted Feb 17, 2020)

Overview: Dr. Brian J. Harvey’s Lab (https://depts.washington.edu/bjhlab/) at the University of Washington is hiring 3-5 field assistants to work on several research projects inforests across the western US during summer 2020. They are looking for individuals who are interested in forest ecology, detail-oriented, able to follow protocols, enjoy working as part of a team outdoors in variable conditions, and can live cooperatively with others.


Deadline: Feb 21, 2020

Job: Land Steward Intern - TNC - Wilmington, NC (posted Feb 14, 2020)

The Land Steward Intern will assist staff on a wide variety of tasks including but not limited to; preparing and updating fire management plans and, site plans, monitoring data entry.  The intern will also assist on various field project as needed- maintaining trails, posting boundary signs and prescribed fire and other preserve maintenance tasks. Some work will require traveling to remote properties.


Deadline: Mar 11, 2020

Job: Baraboo Hills Seasonal Land Steward - TNC - Baraboo, WI (posted Feb 14, 2020)

The Baraboo Hills Seasonal Land Steward maintains preserve areas frequented by the visiting public and performs land management activities. Duties include removal of exotic species, safe use of herbicide, assisting in prescribed burns, and maintain tools, equipment and land.The Baraboo Hills Seasonal Land Steward maintains preserve areas frequented by the visiting public and performs land management activities. Duties include removal of exotic species, safe use of herbicide, assisting in prescribed burns, and maintain tools, equipment and land.


Deadline: Mar 12, 2020

Job: Wildland Firefighter (Prescribed Fire/Fuels) - Avon Park Air Force Range, FL (posted Feb 14, 2020)

Incumbent will be a member of the Avon Park Wildland Support Module for the U.S. Air Force Wildland Fire Branch based at Avon Park Air Force Range, FL.

The Wildland Support Module is responsible for implementing prescribed burns and responding to wildfires on Air Force property throughout the area of responsibility and the southeast U.S.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on March 2nd, 2020.


Deadline: Mar 2, 2020
Location: Avon Park Air Force Range, Florida
Address: Avon Park Air Force Range, Florida
Contact Name: William Sprouse

Job: Wildland Firefighter (Prescribed Fire/Fuels) - Vandenberg AFB, CA (posted Feb 14, 2020)

Incumbent will be a member of a Wildland Fire Support Module for the U.S. Air Force Wildland Fire Branch based at Vandenberg AFB, CA.

The Wildland Support Module is responsible for implementing fuels treatments including prescribed burns and responding to wildfires on Air Force property throughout the area of responsibility. This position is located at Vandenberg AFB, CA.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on March 1st, 2020.


Deadline: Mar 1, 2020
Location: Vandenberg Air Force Base, California
Address: Vandenberg Air Force Base, California
Contact Name: William Sprouse

Job: Wildland Firefighter (Prescribed Fire/Fuels) - Poinsett Electronic Combat Range, Sumter, SC (posted Feb 12, 2020)

The incumbent will be a member of the Shaw Wildland Support Module for the U.S. Air Force Wildland Fire Branch based at Poinsett Electronic Combat Range, SC.

The Wildland Support Module is responsible for implementing prescribed burns and responding to wildfires on Air Force property throughout the area of responsibility and the U.S.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on March 2nd, 2020.


Deadline: Mar 2, 2020
Location: Poinsett Electronic Combat Range, Sumter, SC
Contact Name: William Sprouse

Job: Student Forest Technicians - University of Idaho Expermental Forest - Moscow, ID (posted Feb 12, 2020)

The student forest technicians will be responsible for conducting general forestry work at the University of Idaho Experimental Forest. All necessary training will be provided. Technicians will perform general forestry work including:

  • Forest Inventory
  • Pre-commercial thinning
  • Forest stewardship
  • Unit planning and layout
  • Driving a University of Idaho vehicle
  • Light equipment and vehicle maintenance
  • Performing other duties as assigned
  • Prescribed/wildland fire

Initial interviews will be conducted 2/14/2020-3/6/2020. Preference will be given to those who apply by February 29, 2020 and will continue until positions are filled.


Contact Name: Robert Keefe
Contact E-mail: robk@uidaho.edu

Job: Preserve Manager - TNC - Wood River, NE (posted Feb 10, 2020)

The Preserve Manager position is located at the Conservancy’s Platte River Prairies Preserve, in a rural part of central Nebraska near Wood River, NE.The Preserve Manager performs and participates in preserve operations including the maintenance, management, development and coordination of conservation programs.  The Preserve Manager will work closely with Conservancy staff, partners, cooperating scientists, students, landowners and lessees.  The Preserve Manager will lead preserve, maintenance and outreach activities including fence repair, windmill repair, tree removal, weed control, and prescribed fire burn crews.  Public outreach, including leading tours and presenting information at public meetings may also be required. This full-time position may require irregular hours and will include extensive outdoor physical labor under adverse conditions.  This position is supervised by the Nebraska Director of Conservation and does supervise other staff. It may also supervise contractors, temporary work crews and volunteers.  Preserve Manager is part of the Land Management Team for the Nebraska Chapter and works closely with other stewardship staff and may travel to other preserves to assist with land management activities.


Deadline: Mar 6, 2020

Job: Conservation Easement Stewardship Manager -TNC - Strong City, KS (posted Feb 10, 2020)

The Manager will work to improve ecological conditions on Conservancy-held conservation easements in the Flint Hills as well as easements held by other land trusts. Stewardship assistance may be in the form of technical assistance, development of grazing plans, prescribed burning, mapping and spot spraying of invasive species and equipment loans. Implementation of stewardship activities will be based on the management needs and circumstances of eased properties, with an emphasis on biodiversity enhancements. This position will also have stewardship responsibilities at two Conservancy-owned preserves (Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve and Flint Hills Preserve) totaling over 13,000 acres.


Deadline: Mar 8, 2020

Job: Burn Crew Member - TNC - Abita Springs, LA (posted Feb 5, 2020)

The Burn Crew Member (BCM) participates in wild land fire operations which include ignition, control, mop-up, suppression, monitoring, and other tasks as assigned.

This position will require the Burn Crew Member to reside on-site in TNC provided housing in Abita Springs, LA, (1-hour drive from New Orleans, LA).  This is a 12- week, 40 hour/week position, with the potential for overtime.


Deadline: Mar 2, 2020

Job: Natural Heritage Vegetation Ecologist - Washington DNR - Olympia, WA (posted Feb 5, 2020)

Under the supervision and guidance of the Natural Heritage Program Manager and in cooperation with the other Natural Heritage Program Vegetation Ecologist, the ecologist will play an integral role in protecting Washington's biodiversity. Specifically, they will maintain a statewide ecosystem classification, conduct surveys to identify high-quality examples of those ecosystems, develop ecosystem conservation priorities, nominate sites to the statewide system of natural areas, and assist DNR programs and external partners in meeting their conservation objectives.
 
The work will occur across Washington State into varied landscapes, including rough terrain without trails, and in a variety of weather conditions, from cold and wet to hot and dry. From April through September, the ecologist will typically spend a significant amount of time in the field, including overnight trips ranging from one to four nights. However, this can vary depending on the projects we are working on. During the rest of the year, field work and/or travel are much less frequent while time spent on data management, data analysis, and report / proposal writing increases.


Deadline: Feb 24, 2020
Location: Washington Department of Natural Resources
Address: 1111 Washington St. SE Olympia, WA 98504
Contact Name: Joe Rocchio
Contact E-mail: joe.rocchio@dnr.wa.gov
Contact Phone: 360-902-1041

Job: North Atlantic Fire Science Exchange (NAFSE) Science Communication Specialist (posted Jan 31, 2020)

The North Atlantic Fire Science Exchange (NAFSE) in cooperation with the Northeastern Forest Fire Protection Compact, USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station, and the Forest Stewards Guild is seeking a Science Communications Specialist (SCS). The focus of the position is to serve as the Exchange’s science delivery expert, providing science delivery materials through a variety of media and in-person events, and to serve as the main point of contact for our customers.

Details of appointment: The position is employed by the Northeastern Forest Fire Protection Compact. This is a remote position but must be physically located in New England or the Mid-Atlantic Region. Three to four weeks of travel are expected per year. This position is fully funded through September 2020, with a high likelihood of funding through at least September 2022. A flexible, part-time, schedule is possible for a well-suited candidate.


Deadline: Feb 24, 2020

Job: Land Conservation Steward - TNC - Babson Park, FL (posted Jan 30, 2020)

The Steward maintains preserve areas frequented by the visiting public and performs land management activities.  They will remove exotic species and/or conducts species monitoring and may also manage livestock.  They may assist in prescribed burns and maintain tools, equipment and land.  The Steward will open and close preserve to the visiting public and maintain preserve records using a database or PC. 
Participates in preserve operations, maintenance and management.  This may include one or more of the following functions:

  • Prescribed Fire and wildfire assistance
  • Assist partners with the fire management operations
  • Maintains vehicles, tools and equipment
  • Implements preserve management plans
  • Maintains preserve area frequented by the visiting public
  • Controls and/or monitors invasive species
  • Conducts volunteer work projects

Deadline: Feb 25, 2020

Job: NC Coastal Burn Crew Member - TNC - Wilmington, NC (posted Jan 27, 2020)

The Burn Crew Member will participate in preparing fire lines, maintaining equipment, post-burn monitoring and other tasks. As part of the BCM’s ongoing professional development, they will be responsible for keeping abreast of new burn techniques and equipment to enhance skills and maintain/grow professional fire certification credentials.  In addition, they shall work to build and maintain relationships in the professional fire community and in the local community where the Conservancy works. This may include participation in wild land fire suppression activities in partnership with other non-profits, local fire departments, and local, state and federal agencies, either as a TNC employee, or as a volunteer or short term employee of the partner entity (such as an administratively determined, short term federal employee).


Deadline: Feb 21, 2020

Job: NC Coastal Fire Crew Manager - TNC - Wilmington, NC (posted Jan 27, 2020)

The Prescribed Fire Crew Manager coordinates day-to-day activities of the prescribed fire crew and participates in wildland fire operations which include ignition, control, mop-up, suppression, monitoring, etc. All TNC staff actively participating on a prescribed burn must be qualified as a FFT2. The Prescribed Fire Crew Manager will participate in preparing fire lines, maintaining equipment, post-burn monitoring and other tasks. May perform other preserve management duties when conditions are not conducive to prescribed fire. 


Deadline: Feb 21, 2020

Job: Niobrara Valley Preserve Land Steward - TNC - Johnstown, NE (posted Jan 27, 2020)

The Land Steward maintains preserve areas frequented by the visiting public and performs land management activities.  The Land Steward removes exotic species and/or conducts species monitoring and may also manage livestock.  The Land Steward may assist in prescribed burns and maintain tools, equipment and land.  The Land Steward will open and close preserve to the visiting public and maintain preserve records using a database, PC or mobile device.


Deadline: Feb 20, 2020

Job: Forest Inventory and Monitoring Crew Leader and Field Technicians - Univ. of Washington - Colville Nat'l Forest, WA (posted Jan 21, 2020)

The University of Washington’s Forest Resilience Lab seeks to hire 1 Crew Leader and 3 Field Technicians for the summer of 2020 to work in the Colville National Forest in northeastern Washington. Work will include:

  • Measuring and mapping of restoration-oriented forest management practices.
  • Spatial pattern mapping of recently thinned stands.
  • Collect inventory data for restoration prescriptions and monitoring.

Positions will start in late May or early June and last through August, 10 to 12 weeks, with the potential for continued work.

Application review will begin on Feb. 1, 2020.


Deadline: Jan 31, 2020
Location: Colville National Forest, WA
Address: Colville National Forest, WA
Contact Name: C. Alina Cansler
Contact E-mail: acansler@uw.edu

Job: Forestry Technician Intern - Roseburg Forest Products - North Bend, OR (posted Jan 2, 2020)

Forestry technician for land exams/forest inventory and various silvicultural projects.

Key Responsibilites:

  • Perform land exams and prepare reports
  • Fixed and variable plot forest inventory
  • Unit layout for silvicultural projects
  • Roadside and unit herbicide application
  • Perform animal damage control
  • Assist with fire suppression
  • Assist Foresters with various projects

Dates of Employment: June 2020 through September 2020 (dates can be flexible to accommodate school schedules)


Location: Roseburg Forest Products, North Bend, OR
Address: 1610 Sheridan Ave, North Bend, OR, 97459
Contact Name: Tim Truax
Contact Phone: 541-297-8704

Job: Forestry Technician Intern - Roseburg Forest Products - Dillard, OR (posted Jan 2, 2020)

Forestry technician for land exams/forest inventory and various silvicultural projects.

Key Responsibilites:

  • Perform land exams and prepare reports
  • Fixed and variable plot forest inventory
  • Unit layout for silvicultural projects
  • Roadside and unit herbicide application
  • Perform animal damage control
  • Assist with fire suppression
  • Assist Foresters with various projects

Dates of Employment: June 2020 through September 2020 (dates can be flexible to accommodate school schedules)


Location: Roseburg Forest Products, Dillard, OR
Address: 10599 Old Hwy 99 S, Dillard, OR, 97432
Contact Name: Charley Moyer
Contact E-mail: charley.moyer@rfpco.com
Contact Phone: 541-679-2176

Job: Forest Management and Rural Communities Apprenticeship - Sierra Institute for Community and Environment - Taylorsville, CA (posted Jan 2, 2020)

The Sierra Institute for Community and Environment is looking for two motivated individuals to fill the positions of Forest Management and Rural Communities apprentices. The selected applicants will work at the intersection of community and natural resources on collaborative forest and watershed restoration. Work will include both applied research and capacity-building work to promote resilient forest ecosystems and rural communities. Occasional travel to rural communities throughout the state to conduct related work and research will be required.

Job duties:

  • Collaborative restoration planning and forest management
  • Disadvantaged community and tribal involvement
  • Collaborative natural resource management
  • Community capacity building and biomass utilization support
  • General organizational support

Apprenticeships will last a minimum of six months, but may be extended up to nine months. Positions are open until filled, review of applications will begin on December 13, 2019.


Location: Taylorsville, CA
Address: Taylorsville, CA
Contact Name: Kyle or Tracy
Contact E-mail: jobs@sierrainstitute.us
Contact Phone: 530-284-1022

Job: Great Basin Institute Job Opportunities (posted Nov 1, 2019)

The Great Basin Institute (GBI) expects to have positions available by Spring 2020.

Explore your Public Lands with GBI:

  • Spend the season working outside on a forestry, trail, or habitat restoration hand crew
  • Support forestry, wildlife, and vegetation monitoring projects in the Sierra Nevada
  • Learn and serve in National Parks, Forests, and Wilderness Areas
  • Get paid and earn scholarships & college credit
  • Work directly with land management agencies

Contact Name: Sage Bates