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The Yosemite & Sequoia Reserve Director will be responsible for the leadership, operations, programs, and administration of the Sierra Nevada Research Station (SNRS). SNRS is located at Wawona in Yosemite National Park (often referred to as the Yosemite Field Station) and it is the hub of the Research Station. The Reserve Director will also have responsibility for the Sequoia Field Station (SFS), located at Wolverton in Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park, and potentially also for the Circle J Ranch, in collaboration with SCICON in Springville, CA. These latter two partnerships are under development and they are not yet official NRS reserves.

The Reserve Director will provide daily management of the Yosemite Field Station, and general oversight of SNRS operations: managing and implementing requests for facilities use, serving as the primary liaison between the field station users, UC Merced, the community, the Park(s), and additional partners.

The Reserve Director will also use advanced concepts in environmental research and facilities management to effectively assist in the development, implementation and monitoring of operational policies for a field station(s). This includes staying current on and implementing best practices and opportunities for running a research station; ensuring that budget targets are met; and keeping use records and preparing annual reports.

The Reserve Director will provide expertise related to field station responsibility, such as wildlife biology, forestry, agriculture, ecosystems research, cultivation, meteorology, oceanography, etc., or technical concepts related to the area of research being conducted at the field stations. They will maintain and enhance research, education, and outreach partnerships and programs, and enhance Research Station facilities and programs through extramural proposals and development activities.

Location: Sierra Nevada Research Station
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The primary goal of this part-time position is to help the TNC LANDFIRE Team advance the mission of The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and major partners by organizing and leading TNC internal communication activities. Second, assist the TNC LANDFIRE Team with external communications among partners and collaborators as requested and appropriate.

Deadline: Dec 4, 2019

The Diversity Burn Crew Team Leader directs a 4-person crew with 1 mentor and 3 interns to help build their stewardship and prescribed fire skills.  This person advances conservation programs in the Okefenokee and Osceola Landscape in support of the multi-state Stewardship Training for Environmental Progress (STEP) program as part of a team of GA-TNC staff.

Deadline: Dec 5, 2019

The Director of Forest Management establishes the Conservancy as a major leader in forest restoration efforts in Alabama, defines conservation priorities and long-term conservation strategies, builds strategic, scientific, and technical capacity in the field and develops key partnerships with public and private organizations to identify and resolve technical issues and to widely communicate solutions and best practices. S/he develops innovative scientific methods, analyses, tools and frameworks to address the natural system needs, engages local community support for local conservation efforts, and negotiates complex and innovative solutions with government agencies and landowners to conserve, restore and protect natural communities.

Deadline: Dec 18, 2019

Positions are being filled under the Pathways Student Internship Authority which is designed to provide students enrolled in a variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with paid work opportunities in agencies to explore federal careers while in school.


  • The incumbent of this position performs a variety of clearly defined tasks within one or more functional areas of biological sciences.
  • Biological sciences include forestry, rangeland management, wildlife biology, fish biology, ecology, botany, recreation, natural resources management, biological sciences, and other related disciplines.
  • Assignments will vary by Agency and setting.
  • The major duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Develops and applies knowledge of principles, concepts, work processes, and regulations of one or more functional areas of biological science.
  • Assists in one or more phases of the research process.
  • Performs routine techniques using a variety of specialized equipment.
  • Records instrument readings, collects samples, and takes measurements.
  • Maintains inventory of chemical and biological materials.
  • Maintains work area in a neat and orderly manner
  • Forest Service incumbents in wildland fire management may also perform the following:
  • Develops and applies knowledge of fuels management and fire suppression techniques.
  • Cleans, reconditions, and stores fire tools and equipment.
  • Serves as a member of fire crew assigned to suppress wildland fires.
  • Reviews detailed procedural instructions and receives in-depth on-the-job and formal classroom training.

Deadline: Nov 15, 2019

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