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Ecologist Georgia 9/11/2018 +
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Organization:Corblu Ecology Group

Location:Woodstock, Georgia

Job Description:

Corblu Ecology Group, LLC is seeking to hire qualified B.S. or M.S. graduates with strong capabilities in aquatic and/or terrestrial ecology. Position is available in Corblu’s Woodstock, Georgia office. This position is a full-time, permanent, mid-level opportunity.

Typical job duties will include, but are not limited to, aquatic sampling for fish and benthic macroinvertebrates, field surveys for protected species (aquatic and terrestrial), water quality sampling, habitat mapping, field delineation of streams and wetlands, floral and faunal surveys, and proposal and report preparation. Occasional travel is expected and candidates should be accustomed to working outdoors under a variety of field conditions. Additional experience working on Section 404 permitting and/or compensatory mitigation projects preferred.

Qualified applicants should have a desire to work in private consulting and possess strong skills in the following areas: 1) verbal and written communications; 2) technical writing; 3) native floral identification; 4) design and execution of field sampling protocols; and 5) a minimum of 2 years working experience in private ecological consulting. High-achieving individuals will have excellent opportunities for advancement.

Corblu Ecology Group offers competitive salaries and benefits (including medical, dental, vision, 401k, vacation, holidays, and sick leave), challenging projects, and opportunities for growth in a team-orientated environment.

Only qualified applicants will be considered. Qualified applicants please send cover letter and resume to:
Ms. Brenda J. Poole
Corblu Ecology Group, LLC
3225 S. Cherokee Lane
Bldg. 800
Woodstock, GA 30188
bpoole@corblu.com


Apply By:12/11/2018


Posted By: KBrasher

Family Forest Outreach Specialist Maryland 9/12/2018 +
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Organization:Nature Conservancy

Job Description:

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in 72 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, our mission is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. One of our core values is our commitment to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Visit www.nature.org/aboutus to learn more.

Become a force for nature and a healthy planet by joining the Maryland Chapter’s Resilient Forests Program! This position will play an essential role in the success of our Family Forest Stewardship Project, which is demonstrating targeted marketing and a collaborative customer service model to expand benefits of science-based forest management to family forest landowners. This 2-year grant funded position will work directly with landowners and the agencies who provide technical assistance for managing and protecting wildlife habitat and forest health on private lands.

We are looking for a capable individual who will serve targeted landowners, helping them find the information, technical support or financial resources to restore or maintain wildlife habitat and improve forest health on their wooded land. The Specialist will gather information from the landowner, review data available in existing databases, and consult with forestry and wildlife experts to provide landowners with recommendations and referrals to appropriate programs, resources, and agency staff. The Family Forest Outreach Specialist will track the progress of each landowner’s engagement with agency staff and programs and continue to assist the landowner and partners as needed to complete projects that contribute to landowner goals. This may include following up with landowners about next steps, helping schedule field visits, assisting with paper work or applications, and supporting third-party contract administration. The ideal candidate will have a background and track record that includes:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in wildlife, ecology, forestry, conservation biology, natural resources management or related field and 2 years related work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite.
  • Experience coordinating multiple projects.
  • Experience handling standard business communications

With the support of more than one million members, the Conservancy addresses the most pressing threats to people and nature, working in wild places and in human settled areas including cities. Since its founding in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has protected more than 119 million acres of land and 5,000 miles of rivers worldwide. Through important and strategic partnerships, we are expanding the impact of our work, finding creative ways to pursue our vision of a world where people and nature thrive together, and building long-term relationships with communities and community organizations, government agencies, and commercial businesses. We create partnerships to apply nature-based solutions to both climate change and the meeting of human needs while conserving natural resources at a new scale. If you are interested in working to save the planet, want to work in a collaborative environment, and like a great benefits package then submit your cover letter and resume for position number 46874 by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on October 10th, 2018. Apply at www.nature.org/careers


Apply By:10/10/2018


Posted By: KBrasher

Research Associate I or II Mississippi 8/2/2018 +
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Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

POSITION: Research Associate I or II in Amphibian Reproductive Ecology, Endocrinology and Sustainable Collections Management within Zoos and Aquariums

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in collaboration with Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture at Mississippi State University (MSU), is seeking applications for a 2.5 year Research Associate interested in amphibian conservation.

LOCATION: This position is on the MSU campus, located in Starkville, Mississippi. A description of the two departments can be found at http://www.biochemistry.msstate.edu/ http://www.cfr.msstate.edu/wildlife

STARTING: As soon as available or as negotiated.

REVIEW: Begins August 1st 2018; will continue until filled.

RESPONSIBILITIES: We seek to hire a Research Associate (either a PhD or MS Level) interested in specializing in reproductive physiology, endocrinology and sustainable collections research related to amphibians with particular emphasis on threatened and endangered salamanders, whose research will combine a mix of observational and experimental approaches focused on advances in assisted reproductive technologies and genetic resource banking to support conservation and reintroduction programs.

We encourage applicants to apply that have acquired experience in reproductive technologies or lab work through internships or job familiarity. A working knowledge of amphibian physiology is not required; although a passion for this particular taxa is necessary. The primary responsibilities of this position will be the development of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) and endocrinology platforms for amphibian species of concern. Technologies developed may include hormone therapy for the collection of gametes, in vitro fertilization, cryopreservation and genome banking, and hormone assays.

Additional responsibilities may include husbandry and care of the research animal collection; mentoring of interns and undergraduate students; providing assistance to senior scientists, graduate students, and/or post-doctoral fellows in conducting investigations related to Zoo and Aquarium amphibian collections; compiling and maintaining complete and accurate research records through database entry, design and data management including statistical analysis; producing periodic progress reports and financial statements on the research program; interface with other staff members and Zoo professionals around the country; present research findings both nationally or internationally; perform other related duties as assigned to support the amphibian conservation lab’s mission in order to achieve the goals and objectives of the program.

Our partners include the Fort Worth Zoo, Detroit Zoo and Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and students accepted into the program will likely be required to travel between our partner institutions for a part of their research.

QUALIFICATIONS: The applicant should have attained a Ph.D. or M.S. in Biology, Animal Science, Wildlife/Fisheries, Biochemistry/Molecular Biology or similarly related field.

SALARY: Annual Salary is $35,000-$40,000 + benefits; commensurate with experience.

APPLY: Applications should be submitted electronically on-line at: http://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/cw/en-us/job/497446/research-associate . Job No. 497446 Application materials include official college transcripts, curriculum vitae, cover letter of intent with three potential references to contact:

For Questions contact:
Carrie Vance, PhD
Assistant Research Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Mississippi State, MS 39762
ckv7@msstate.edu


Apply By:11/2/2018


Posted By: KBrasher

Program Director III Multiple States 9/4/2018 +
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Organization:The Nature Conservancy

Job Description:

The Longleaf Pine Whole System Director oversees all aspects of a regional conservation program inclusive of nine state business units and three TNC divisions. He/she provides strategic leadership and support in aligning the Longleaf Pine Whole System with the Shared Conservation Agenda, North America Forest Priority, and Southeast Region’s Shared Agenda and establishes overall conservation priorities for the Conservancy’s leadership role in fulfilling the objectives of the Range-wide Conservation Plan for Longleaf Pine.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The Longleaf Pine Whole System Director serves as the principle contact to government agencies, other conservation organizations, foundations and the academic community for the whole system. He/she plays a leading role in donor identification, cultivation and stewardship for the program. The Director disseminates best practices, provides training and analyses to best implement organizational measures of success, and develop key partnerships with public & private organizations in order to identify and resolve technical issues and to widely communicate solutions, innovative scientific methods, analysis, tools and frameworks to address the natural system needs. He/she establishes the Conservancy as a major conservation partner within the 9-state range of longleaf pine, defines conservation priorities in the area of responsibility, leads and manages team(s) which support and improve conservation efforts, and build strategic, scientific, and technical capacity in the field. He/she engages local community support for local conservation efforts, negotiates complex and innovative solutions with government agencies and landowners to conserve and protect natural communities, and develops and implements conservation strategies.

RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE

  • The Longleaf Pine Whole System encompasses nine TNC business units and three TNC divisions.
  • The Director is responsible for leading the longleaf pine whole system program.
  • Manages cross functional, cross business group and other forms of working structures that cross the traditional vertical business units of function and geography and achieves results by persuading, convincing, or influencing TNC staff across the organization to identify and implement shared strategies.
  • Recruits, retains and manages high quality and effective multi-disciplinary staff with responsibility for performance management, training and career development.
  • Develops long-term strategies and achieves strategic goals and objectives
  • Makes independent strategic decisions frequently based on analysis, ambiguous information, experience and judgment.
  • Uses success stories and passion for the mission to generate enthusiasm and support.
  • Serves in leadership role in development, delivery, and implementation of the Longleaf Protection Plan as part of the Southern Division’s Protect Land and Water Strategy for the Shared Conservation Agenda.
  • Represents TNC on the Regional Longleaf Partnership Council and on TNC’s North America Program’s Restore America’s Forests initiative.
  • Liaison to key forest coalitions (e.g. Keeping Forests as Forests), and USFS Region 8 on LLP issues.
  • Requires frequent travel domestically and may require evening and weekend hours.
  • May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA/BS degree and 10 years’ experience in conservation practice or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Fundraising experience, including identifying donor prospects and donor cultivation.
  • Experience directing a major program or project of strategic importance, including management/supervision of multi-disciplinary teams and meeting deadlines.
  • Experience working with current trends and practices in relevant discipline(s) and geographic regions.
  • Supervisory experience, including motivating, leading, setting objectives and managing performance.
  • Experience in partnership development with non-profit partners, community groups and/or government agencies.
  • Experience negotiating
  • Experience influencing, developing and implementing conservation policy and plans at the state or country level.
  • Experience with financial management of a large program.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Multi- lingual and multi-cultural or cross cultural experience appreciated.
  • 10-12 years’ experience in conservation practice or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Developing practical applications of scientific concepts and technical innovations for conservation purposes.
  • Knowledge of methods and standards of biodiversity information systems and initiatives and experience conceiving and implementing strategic initiatives.
  • Communicating clearly via written, spoken, and graphical means in English and other relevant languages.
  • Politically savvy.

ORGANIZATIONAL COMPETENCIES

Builds Relationships: Builds productive relationships by interacting with others in ways that enhance mutual trust and commitment.

Collaboration & Teamwork: Works collaboratively with stakeholders across levels, geographies, backgrounds, and cultures to improve decisions, strengthen commitment, and be more effective.

Communicates Authentically: Communicates proactively and in a timely manner to share information, persuade, and influence with the appropriate level of detail, tone, and opportunities for feedback.

Develops Others: Takes ownership to help develop others’ skills, behaviors, and mindsets to help them maximize their workplace contributions.

Leverages Difference:  Demonstrates commitment to harnessing the power of differences strategically; consistently sees, learns from, and takes strategic action related to difference; and demonstrates the self-awareness and behaviors to work across differences of identity and power respectfully and effectively with all stakeholder. Actively seeks to build and retain a diverse workforce and fosters an equitable inclusive workplace by drawing upon diverse perspectives.

Systems Leadership:  Thinks and acts from a broad perspective with a long-term view and an understanding of 1) the dynamic nature of large-scale challenges and 2) the need for integrating five key practices: skillfully engaging appropriate people; providing a clear process for change; taking a holistic view of situations; focusing on a small number of strategic actions, while learning from and adapting them over time; and being aware of how one’s own thinking or patterns of behavior may be limiting change.

To apply, visit http://www.nature.org


Apply By:12/4/2018