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Delivers technical and analytical services in applied science, monitoring, active management and emergency response related to fire management. Duties include maintaining database for fire weather and fire behaviour and maintenance of specialized equipment. Development of prescribed fire, fuel management plans and environmental assessments in support of fire management in the field unit. Fills field unit fire duty officer role on a rotating basis.

Deadline: Mar 8, 2020

The Nature Conservancy owns and manages approximately 2400 acres in six counties in northeast Indiana.  Our Seasonal Preserve Assistants are responsible for aiding Indiana staff at these preserves in the restoration of pre-agricultural habitat through reforestation, the hydrological restoration of ephemeral and perennial wetlands, and the installation of native wetland plants.  They help maintain valuable remnant communities through invasive species control and fire management; and work with neighbors to minimize ongoing threats to our states valuable Natural Heritage.

The Seasonal Preserve Assistants are 6-month positions with a flexible start date sometime in April or May. Optional, on-site housing is available at the Douglas Woods preserve near Hamilton, Indiana.  These facilities are a 3-bedroom, 2 bath, ranch style home, fully furnished with a functioning kitchen.  Housing facilities will be shared and often visited by other TNC partners and staff.

Deadline: Mar 25, 2020

The Prescribed Fire Technician (PFT) participates in prescribed fire operations which include ignition, control, mop-up, suppression, monitoring, and other tasks as assigned. This short-term position will begin on April 13, 2020 and terminate on October 13, 2020. This position will be housed at the Nature Conservancy’s Niobrara Valley Preserve near Johnstown, NE in north central Nebraska.

Deadline: Mar 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.

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

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