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Assistant Professor Biomass Degradation/Preservation Minnesota 12/20/2017 +
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Organization:University of Minnesota

Job Description:

The Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering, a multidisciplinary department composed of engineers and scientists, is seeking a suitable candidate to fill a 9-month tenure-track faculty position in biological degradation of bio-based resources and materials with 50% research and 50% teaching responsibilities. Microbial pathways to deconstruct plant tissues have long been studied in a pest management context, particularly in wood durability, but these pathways are increasingly being studied in nature and harnessed for bioconversion of plant biomass. This has diversified the organisms being studied and broadened definitions for bio-based resources and materials. Bio-based resources include wood, agricultural crop residues, and other biomass. Bio-based materials include forest products, bio-based composites, and polymeric lignocellulose derivatives.

Responsibilities

Teaching
Teaching responsibilities will include both undergraduate and graduate courses in bioproducts and biosystems engineering, sustainable systems management, and environmental sciences; including the influence of organisms such as fungi, bacteria, and insects on bio-based products and bioremediation, and industrial and environmental microbiology. Courses will serve a diverse body of students.

Research
The successful candidate will develop a strong, extramurally-funded research program involving fundamentals and applications of microbiology (including bacterial and fungal biology and plant-pathogen interactions) related to the biological degradation or protection of bio-based resources and materials.

Qualifications
Required Qualifications
Ph.D. in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Wood Science, Bioproducts and Biosystems, Biochemical or Agricultural Engineering, Mycology, Plant Pathology, Forest Products, or related disciplines with demonstrated experience/background in biological degradation of bio-based resources and materials. Applicants should have a strong publication record in relation to biodegradation of bio-based materials, and evidence of the potential to initiate and sustain a strong extramurally-funded research program. Ph.D. must be obtained by date of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications
A proven track record for interacting collaboratively with scientists and engineers across various disciplines. Evidence of innovative approaches to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Postdoctoral experience beyond the PhD. Evidence of effective teaching with diverse audiences; excellent written and oral communication skills; demonstrated experience in obtaining external funding; and the proven ability to support the University’s commitment to equity and diversity. Successful candidate is expected to excel in teaching, research and outreach and contribute to the overall success and mission of the department, college and the university.

Salary and Benefits
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The University’s outstanding fringe benefits package includes participation in the University’s faculty retirement program; group life, medical, and dental insurance plans; and sabbatical, semester, and parental leave opportunities. Detailed benefits information is available at: http://humanresources.umn.edu/benefits

Application Instructions
Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae; cover letter; 2-3 page statement of research plans and experience; 1-2 page statement of teaching experience and philosophy; and names and addresses of three references; a brief statement (up to one page) describing interest, experience with, and commitment to diversity and inclusiveness to the online application system described below Review of applications will begin February 01, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Brett Barney, at bbarney@umn.edu or 612-626-8751.

Please apply online via the University of Minnesota Employment System: https://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs , Job ID 321387.

Please visit the following links to learn more about the Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering, www.bbe.umn.edu and the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, www.cfans.umn.edu. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.


Apply By:2/1/2018


Posted By: KBrasher

Assistant Professor of Tree Health Genetic Resources Florida 12/12/2017 +
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Organization:University of Florida

Location:Gainesville, Florida

Job Description:

Duties and Responsibilities This is a 12-month tenure-accruing position that will be 70% research (Florida Agricultural Experiment Station) and 30% extension (Florida Cooperative Extension Service), available in the Department of Plant Pathology, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS), at the University of Florida. This assignment may change in accordance with the needs of the unit. The faculty member will develop an internationally recognized, externally funded research program using contemporary methods for improvement of resistance and tolerance of forest tree species to pathogens and preconditioning stresses. The overarching goal is the rapid development of improved stock for restoration plantings. The research is expected to be primarily fundamental in nature and geared toward understanding the naturally-occurring genetic mechanisms and/or the genetic architecture of resistance and tolerance to pathogens in forest trees of ecological and societal importance. Applied aspects of the research are expected to involve selection, breeding and deployment of potential restoration stock in forest species. The faculty member will be expected to collaborate with new faculty hires in the Healthy Forest Ecosystems Cluster (described below), as well as with a diverse set of existing experts in the Plant Pathology Department, the School of Forest and Resource Conservation (forest health, biology and management), IFAS Plant Breeders, the Florida Climate Institute, the UF Emerging Pathogens Institute, other units on campus, and government agencies.

Healthy Forest Ecosystems Cluster. Forest ecosystems face increasing and emerging threats, including non-native invaders, resurgence of native diseases and pests, climate and land use changes, and the synergistic effects of these challenges combined. This position is one of four in a cohort (three faculty, one staff) with expertise in: 1) Resilience and Restoration Silviculture; 2) Remote Sensing for Forest Health Modeling; 3) Tree Health Genetic Resources (this position); and 4) Monitoring Coordinator, Global Threats to Forest Health (staff position). The hires associated with this cluster will fill critical gaps in expertise across the Southern US, and will enable anticipation and early detection of forest health threats, a precise understanding of their impacts on society, spatiotemporal monitoring to facilitate early intervention, adaptive silviculture and the capacity to rapidly deploy restoration populations that are genetically resistant (or tolerant) to invaders, drought, and other disturbance risks. The synergistic effects of combined forest health threats require interdisciplinary solutions – this cluster of faculty positions is designed to meet the multi-faceted forest health challenge by seamlessly combining new experts and approaches with existing expertise, in order to guide management decisions and policy recommendations toward increased forest resilience.

Tenure will accrue in the Department of Plant Pathology. The faculty member will participate actively in graduate education by serving on and chairing graduate committees, supervising thesis and dissertation research, supervising undergraduate research, and publishing the results with his/her graduate students and postdoctoral associates. Faculty are encouraged to participate in professional development activities related to teaching and advising and may teach courses and seminars. The faculty member will seek contract and grant funding actively to support his/her program. The faculty member will engage cooperatively with other faculty and staff in the Ecosystems Cluster in support of the Extension activities in the Cluster as appropriate to his or her program area. Because of the IFAS land-grant mission, all faculty are expected to be supportive of and engaged in all three mission areas—Research, Teaching and Extension— regardless of the assignment split specified in the position description.

Qualifications
Required: A doctorate (foreign equivalent acceptable) in Forest Pathology, Forest Genetics or a closely related discipline is required. Experience in forest ecophysiology, plant genomics, plant breeding, host/parasite interactions and/or other aspects of forest health and genetics are highly desirable, as are quantitative analytical and molecular skills. Research focus should be within the context of forest disease management and restoration. Candidates should have demonstrated skills in publication of peer-reviewed research, verbal communication, interpersonal relationships, and procurement of extramural funding. The ability and desire to lead as well as work effectively within interdisciplinary teams is required. Candidates must be supportive of the mission of the Land-Grant system. Candidates must also have a commitment to the IFAS core values of excellence, diversity, global involvement, and accountability.

Preferred: Postdoctoral experience is desirable.

Employment Conditions
This position is available May 1, 2018 and will be filled as soon thereafter as an acceptable applicant is available. Compensation is commensurate with the education, experience, and qualifications of the selected applicant. Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse student and community populations.

Nominations
Nominations are welcome. Nominations need to include the complete name and address of the nominee. This information should be sent to:

Please refer to Requisition # 505658
Jeffrey Rollins
Chair, Search and Screen Committee
University of Florida
Department of Plant Pathology
1453 Fifield Hall
Gainesville FL 32611-0680
Telephone: 352.273.4620
Facsimile: 352.392.6532
Electronic Mail: rollinsj@ufl.edu

Application Information
Individuals wishing to apply should go online to http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/enus/ job/505658 and submit:

  • Application
  • Cover letter that states applicant’s interest in the position and qualifications relative to the credentials listed above
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Contact information (including email addresses) for three individuals willing to write letters of recommendation
  • Unofficial transcripts

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/ .


Apply By:2/1/2018


Posted By: KBrasher

Business Analyst Multiple States 12/15/2017 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Vastek Group

Job Description:

VASTEK GROUP San Diego based company serving both fortune 500 businesses nationwide as well as mid-sized organizations, we pride ourselves on our team of experienced professionals who are knowledgeable about your business and responsive to your needs, with a focus on quality, service, speed and flexibility.

We are a global Clinical Staffing Services and contingent workforce Solutions Company. Vastek Group operates out of various locations in US, Europe, Asia Pac. We provide advanced Pharmaceutical/ Medical/ healthcare consulting services to innumerable  fortune 500 companies in the pharmaceutical and biotech space. 
 
Our clients are amongst the listed Fortune 500 companies such as AT&T, Pay pal, Ebay, PG&E, US Airways, Salesforce.com, Symantec, United Health Care, Cognizant, Wall-Mart, Accenture, BCBS, IBM, HCL America, American Express, American Airlines, State of TX, FRB, SAE International, Citi Group, AAA insurance,Johnson & Johnson,Novatis,Merck,Roche, Hartford Insurance, Quilogy, Capital One group, Sprint, Cingular, Verizon, Bank of America, JPMC, Nation Wide, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, Wells Fargo, Bell south to mention few.

 

We specialize in opportunities within Computer System Validation (CSV), Regulatory Affairs, Clinical Development & Drug Safety, Pharma BA and QA/Compliance, Scientists and CRA/CRO. You deserve a partner like Vastek to achieve your life sciences goals. We have supported advances in medical science by providing top talent to pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and contract research organizations.
Our expert life science recruiters work with our clients and candidates to provide support at every stage of the development life cycle and beyond. We work with companies involved in the research, clinical development, manufacturing and distribution of drugs and devices that allow patients to live healthier and more fulfilling lives

Required Education:

We are looking for


 


· Graduates (Masters/Bachelors) in Computer Science or Management.


 


· Other engineering graduates with elementary knowledge of programming.


 


· Candidates with strong
communication/presentation skills, strong attitude to learn and interest in
Software programming, Testing or Business Analysis

Required Experience:

0-1

Skills:


  • Communication Skills. Business analysts must be good communicators. ...

  • Problem-Solving Skills. No project is without problems. ...

  • Critical Thinking Skills. ...

  • Documentation and Specification Skills. ...

  • Analysis Skills. ...

  • Visual Modeling. ...

  • Facilitation and Elicitation Skills. ...

  • Business Analysis Tools.

Salary:

$27/Hr


Apply By:12/31/2018

Phone:6193091454

Email:sid@vastekgroup.com

Mailing:

sid@vastekgroup.com


Posted By: Vastek Group

Consulting Forester, private lands New Jersey 1/4/2018 +
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Organization:Heartwood Ecological Consulting

Location:Toms River, New Jersey

Job Description:

<p>Were seeking an entry-level forester interested in working on private lands in New Jersey and surrounding states.</p> <p>Please see the notice at:&nbsp; http://www.heartwoodecological.com/career-opportunities/</p> <p>Thank you! Mike Lamana, Heartwood Consulting.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

Required Education:

<p>B.S.&nbsp; in Forestry w/in 1 year of hire.</p>

Required Experience:

<p>see notice</p>

Skills:

<p>see notice</p>

Salary:

<p>TDB</p>


Apply By:4/4/2018

Phone:7322882770

Email:Mike@HeartwoodEcological.com

Mailing:

<p>P.O. Box 1249, Toms River NJ 08753-1249</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>


Posted By: Mike Lamana

District Forest Manager Louisiana 11/27/2017 +
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Organization:Larson & McGowin

Job Description:

Our client, Larson & McGowin, Inc. (L&M), has been in business for over fifty years. The company provides a full range of land management and on-demand decision support and consulting services to a diverse group of clients including:

• Family Partnerships
• Private Investment Companies
• Timberland Investment Organizations
• University Endowments and Bank Trusts
• Multinational Forest Products Companies
• Conservation and Forest Research Organizations
L&M currently manages approximately 650,000 acres of timberland throughout Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas. The company's experience extends to the U.S. Northeast, Pacific Northwest, Canada, and Central and South America.

The location for our search position is flexible. The successful candidate will live and work from a home office located in Southeast Texas or Southwest Louisiana. The District Forest Manager will be expected to travel as necessary to client properties throughout the region.

The District Forest Manager will oversee the management of client properties located in Southwest Louisiana and Southeast Texas and will supervise up to three employees. Specific responsibilities include:

• Client and vendor communication.
• Budgeting & reporting.
• Timber sale negotiation and administration.
• Development of stand-level silvicultural prescriptions.
• Financial analysis.
• Contracting of forestry-related services.

 

Required Experience:

The successful candidate must have strong written and verbal communication skills to support intercompany and client communication. He/she must have strong analytical skills to assess new business opportunities and guide budgetary decision making for ongoing operations. The successful candidate must be highly motivated, results oriented, and capable of coordinating multiple concurrent projects. Finally, the successful candidate will have the professional presence and demeanor to be a senior member of this highly successful, growth-oriented business.

Skills:

The successful candidate will have an undergraduate degree in Forest Management or a closely related field. A graduate degree in a forestry related discipline or business management is highly desirable. He/she will have a minimum of five years of forest management and forest operations experience. Knowledge and experience with pine and hardwood silviculture and with the sale of timber is required. He/she must be proficient with various forest inventory/mensuration techniques and methodologies. The successful candidate must also be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and GIS software.


Apply By:2/27/2018

Phone:704-661-2816

Email:will@siegristandcompany.com


Posted By: William Siegrist

Forester Alabama 1/10/2018 +
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Organization:T. P. Young Logging LLC

Location:Linden, Alabama

Job Description:

We have an open position for a Forester. We have two logging crews that we like to have timber cruised and bought for. If interested call our office 334-295-8696. If no answer call Pat Young 334-422-1263 or Stephanie Young 334-422-2937.


Apply By:4/10/2018


Posted By: KBrasher

Forester I - Forest Inventory and Analysis South Carolina 11/13/2017 +
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Organization:State of South Carolina Forestry Commission

Location:Florence County, South Carolina

Job Description:

Records forest inventory and health monitoring data on forest inventory plots with a degree of accuracy as required by the U.S. Forest Service. Works on a two-person forestry-crew locating forest inventory plots and recording inventory and health monitoring data. Assists in determining ownership and obtaining permission from the owner to enter property where plots are located.

Required Education:

A bachelor's degree in forestry from a college or university accredited by the Society of American Foresters (SAF). Must successfully pass the U.S. Forest Service Forest, Forest Inventory and Analysis certification field exam within the first year of employment. Applicants are required to attach a college/university transcript.

Salary:

$26,988.00 - $49,932.00 Annually


Apply By:2/13/2018

Mailing:

SCFC requires individuals to complete an online application to apply for this position. Interested individuals can access www.jobs.sc.gov


Posted By: KBrasher

Forestry Technician Georgia 12/6/2017 +
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Organization:Dougherty & Dougherty Forestry Services, Inc

Location:Waycross, Georgia

Job Description:

Dougherty & Dougherty Forestry Services, Inc. is a forestry consulting and research firm, offering professional services to private forest landowners, institutional forest investors, and corporate businesses serving the industry. 

Job Description:  This position offering is for an entry-level forestry technician position. Primary position tasks include timber inventory, timber marking, timber sale preparation, timber harvest inspections, prescribed burning, boundary line maintenance, plantation establishment oversight, management plan preparation, research study establishment and documentation, study maintenance, study measurement and study data cleaning. The majority of the work is outdoors in varying weather conditions.  The job includes some travel and occasional weekend work.  This position is generally a 45-50 hour/week assignment. 

Skills:

The job candidate should hold a
minimum of an Associate’s Degree in Forest Resources or a related field.
Experience with or the training in ArcGIS, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and
field data recorders is considered positive. Experience in herbicide application
and licensure is considered a plus.  The
candidate must be able to communicate clearly and timely, and complete
fieldwork in a detailed and quality manner. This position must be able to work
independently as well as work cooperatively with other team members to complete
and record data from forest management activities.  The job applicant may be entry-level or may
have 2-5 + years of experience.

Salary:

*Salary commensurate with
qualifications and experience


*Paid holidays


*Paid vacation


*Healthcare plan


 


*Professional development
timeline


Apply By:3/6/2018

Phone:706-795-0055

Email:jdougherty@progressiveforestry.com

Mailing:

PO Box 82013


Athens, GA  30608


Posted By: Melanie Howard Ernst

Global Acquisitions Manager Alabama 5/2/2017 +
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Organization:Resource Management Service, LLC

Location:Birmingham, Alabama

Job Description:

Resource Management Service, LLC. (RMS) is a global timberland investment manager with significant expertise in all phases of institutional timberland investing. Founded and managed by forestry professionals and owned by its employees, RMS is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, with offices across the U.S. South, in Australia, Brazil, New Zealand, and China.
Responsibilities: The Global Acquisitions Manager is responsible for overseeing all underwriting, due diligence and closing items related to the acquisition and disposition of large timberland assets in current operating regions (U.S. South, Brazil, New Zealand and Australia). The role will involve working with all levels within the organization with communications and deadlines. This role also includes working with third parties and building external relationships to ensure a thorough understanding of current market conditions.
Duties:
Specific duties will include, but not be limited to:

  • Work with various levels within the organization to drive growth opportunities, analyze the current market, provide insight on key players and perform financial analysis
  • Participation in strategy development on each acquisition
  • Work with internal groups to coordinate all aspects of each acquisition and large disposition
  • Develop and manage relationships with outside parties
  • Oversee all aspects of the closing process, including the internal post-closing process
  • Manage market intelligence
  • Managing forest industry relationships
  • Monitor the valuation process ensuring all goals and objectives are met
  • Participation in planning, budgeting and executing annual business plans
  • Coordinate and lead meetings on progress of transactions
  • Tracking and benchmarking of key acquisitions over time

 

Required Education:

Bachelor of Science in Forest Management or related Natural Resources program preferred, Master's degree is a plus

Required Experience:

Minimum of 5 years of professional work experience in Forest Management and/or Real Estate

Skills:

In-depth knowledge of Discount Cash Flow analysis
Harvest scheduling background preferred
Operational experience preferred
Working knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) preferred
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Strong planning, organizational and time management skills
High level of proficiency in computer skills/spreadsheets/presentations
ESRI
SQL/MDB
Willing to travel as needed


Apply By:5/31/2107

Email:AMize@resourcemgt.com

Mailing:

If you interested in applying for this position, please
send your resume to hr@resourcemgt.com.


Posted By: Ian Munn

NWTF Wildlife Biologist/Range Specialist South Carolina 11/27/2017 +
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Organization:National Wild Turkey Federation

Location:Ardmore, South Carolina

Job Description:

Position SUMMARY

The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) is seeking qualified candidates for a Wildlife Biologist position to serve as a Biologist/Range Specialist to implement conservation projects for the Oaks and Prairies Joint Venture (OPJV) partners at the regional and local level.  This will be accomplished by working in partnership with other NWTF field staff, state and federal agencies, other NGO partners, and corporate partners.  This position’s work should result in improved investing of NWTF and OPJV partner funds in wildlife and range conservation efforts including quality project selection and procurement of matching funds for agreed upon work.

 

POSITION LOCATION

Location will be in the USDA-NRCS Field Office in Ardmore, Oklahoma in close proximity to the OPJV Northern Conservation Delivery Specialist.  For more information on the Oaks & Prairies Joint Venture, see http://www.opjv.org.    

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTION

1)      Administers regional habitat programs (e.g., GRIP and RCPP) in primarily Oklahoma and Texas, as needed.  Provides input on program guidelines and monitors success of program. (70%)

2)      Attends all OPJV Management Board and Local Initiative Team meetings, state chapter Board of Directors meetings, and other meetings as needed. (10%)

3)      Provides news and information to NWTF and other partner Communications Departments regarding conservation projects.  Also provides technical information about wild turkey and grassland bird biology and management to agencies and members (i.e., information requests).  Contributes to NWTF and partner state newsletters and websites. (10%)

4)      Identifies outside funding sources such as grants and implements projects using awarded funds, including state and federal grants. (5%)

5)      Assists with development of NWTF and partner grassland bird conservation programs and plans. (5%)

 

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

This position will report to an NWTF District Biologist and an OPJV Conservation Delivery Specialist, and will work as a part of a cross-organization team of staff from OPJV partner organizations to achieve shared objectives.  Day-to-day coordination with partner staff will be required for success of the position.  Employee might have contractors working under their observation/oversight on specific project activities.

 

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  Minimum Qualifications

·         A Bachelor's degree or higher in Wildlife Biology, Range Management or a closely related degree

·         A valid Driver’s License

·         Employee to possess a solid working knowledge of grassland ecosystems

·         The ability to work independently without close NWTF supervision and as a part of a cross-organizational team to determine work priorities daily, weekly and monthly to maximize time efficiency is required

·         Employee to have strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills 

·         Employee to possess basic computer skills such as e-mail, Word, Excel, Microsoft office, and Power Point

·         Knowledge of conservation and wildlife programs provided by federal Farm Bill (especially EQIP, with understanding of WRP, CRP, SAFE, WHIP, CSP, etc), other state, & local conservation programs. In addition, knowledge of how these programs are implemented in an agricultural landscape is desired.

·         Knowledge of accepted habitat practices and wildlife ecology within ecosystem of work

·         Ability to navigate in remote and rural areas and communicate with agency personnel, contractors, and workers in the field

·         Being a self-starter with the ability to work independently with minimum supervision and guidance

·         Excellent organizational skills, and ability to work well as a team member

·         A willingness to travel including some overnight stays of 3 to 7 nights

 

  Preferred Qualifications

·         One (1) or more years of directly applicable experience as a biologist/range specialist

·         BS plus 2 years’ experience (Master’s preferred)

·         Experience in managing multiple projects in diverse locations

·         Experience working with state and federal agencies and diverse stakeholders

 

PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS

Applicant must be able and willing to:

·         Work alone in a diverse range of climatic and topographic conditions including extreme hot and cold temperatures, biting insects, and snakes, possibly in remote areas with limited access and amenities and other extreme conditions as warranted 

 

·         Walk several miles per day in the conditions described above and drive and/or ride long distances frequently without experiencing debilitating health problems 

 

Applications may be submitted at https://nwtf.applicantpro.com/jobs/ 

Salary:

DOE


Apply By:2/27/2018

Phone:8036377314

Email:lwart@nwtf.net


Posted By: Lisa Wart

Shooting Sports, Hunting Recruitment, Retention, Reactivation Coordinator - Arizona South Carolina 12/19/2017 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:National Wild Turkey Federation

Location:Phoenix, South Carolina

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY: The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) is seeking qualified candidates for a term limited (3-yr minimum), full-time coordinator position overseeing hunting and shooting sports recruitment, retention and reactivation (R3) programs in the state of Arizona. This position is a
cooperative effort between the NWTF and the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGF) and will be responsible for coordinating and collaborating with various partnership organizations to assess gaps
in current hunting and shooting sports R3 programming. The position will be located in the AZGF
Department Headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. The coordinator will be responsible for implementing efforts to develop clear and measurable pathways for hunting and shooting sports R3 in Arizona. Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

·         Create a framework for collaboration between stakeholders that provides the foundation for

enhanced communication and coordination of hunter recruitment programs

·         Coordinate with existing hunting and shooting sports outreach staff in Arizona

·         Develop a mentoring coalition focusing stakeholder efforts on common goals

·         Assess the various gaps that exist in recruitment pathways in Arizona

·         Expand capacity within new and current stakeholders for programs that fill current gaps in recruitment, retention and reactivation efforts.

·         Develop tools to enhance the identification of potential participants for hunting and shooting sports outreach efforts

·         Align new and existing mentoring efforts/outreach programs with models of success

·         Coordinate efforts to evaluate current and new programs

·         Assist in the blending of the National Hunting and Shooting Sports R3 Plan with new and existing state efforts

·         Develop mentored hunting outreach (social networks) with key partners, youth and family organizations 

·         Maintain data matrix to monitor hunting demographics in Arizona for program analysis

·         Create tools for partners to help mentees to locate mentoring opportunities

·         Work with Hunter Outreach Coordinator to create and implement a template for mentor selection and development in Arizona

·         Volunteer development and management

·         Assist with various programs where applicable including: NWTF & other partner, education/outreach programs (Women in the Outdoors, JAKES, etc.), AZGF HAHWG program, Expos, Mentor hunts, Becoming an Outdoors-Woman/Family

·         Perform administrative duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

·         Undergraduate degree in education, fish and wildlife management, biology, conservation, natural resources management or similar related field

·         Experience in performing above or similar duties

·         An understanding of Arizona conservation organizations, hunting, fishing and shooting sports, and local/National hunting and shooting sports partnership efforts

·         Understanding of the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation

·         Ability to work irregular schedules including some weekends, evenings and overnight stays

·         Excellent communication and organization skills

·         Ability to work with limited supervision, self-motivated and able to motivate others

·         Able to meet requirements to operate a state of Arizona vehicle

·         Able to work with diverse audiences

·         Experience preferred in administering and coordinating outdoor education programming, partnership development and support, and volunteer management.

·         Knowledge of current R3 efforts both locally and National

·         Ability to think and act both creatively and strategically to further hunting & shooting sports R3
efforts

·         Experience with strategic planning, and leading diverse stakeholder groups in planning efforts

Application Deadline: February 1, 2018

Excellent health and retirement benefits package. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Complete the online job application at https://nwtf.applicantpro.com/jobs/ 

Equal Employment/Affirmative Action/Drug-free workplace employer

 

No telephone calls or agencies please

Salary:

DOE


Apply By:2/1/2018

Phone:8036377314

Email:lwart@nwtf.net


Posted By: Lisa Wart

Staff Forester I Texas 10/30/2017 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Texas A&M Forest Service

Job Description:

Locations: Two open positions. One in Lufkin and one in Kirbyville, Texas

Salary: $36,000 per year plus benefits with $2,000 increase after completion of training criteria.

Major duties include: Forester will serve as forest survey crew leader and be responsible for the survey program in the assigned region. The forester will investigate land ownership in the tax office, contact landowners, locate field plots, collect and transmit forest survey data and meet production goals.

Occasional duties: The forester must perform related duties when required. Forester is encouraged to be involved with local community and professional activities not specifically related to the Texas A&M Forest Service.

Education: Applicant must be a forestry graduate (minimum B.S. Forestry) with a major in forest management or a closely related course of study from an SAF Accredited Forestry Degree Program.

Work Experience and Required Skills: GPS training, dendrology expertise preferred. Must be able to communicate clearly. Applicant must have valid Texas driver's license or be able to obtain one within 30 days of employment.

Working Conditions: Requires outdoor field work. Must be able to work overtime, with some overnight travel. Will be in the field for extended periods of time.

Employment Status: Full-time position with full benefits

Start Date: As soon as a suitable candidate is identified

Closing date: Open until filled

Application Procedure: Interested persons may obtain more information at http://tfsweb.tamu.edu/jobs

Contact: Chris Brown, cbrown@tfs.tamu.edu, 979-458-6630


Apply By:1/30/2018


Posted By: KBrasher

Training Coordinator (Extension Instructor) Mississippi 12/19/2017 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

The Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture at Mississippi State University (MSU), is seeking applications for a full time, 12-month non-tenure track faculty position at the Extension Instructor rank.  The purpose of this position is to coordinate a wide range of training activities for the USDA/APHIS – Wildlife Services National Training Academy (NTA), a partnership between USDA/APHIS/Wildlife Services and the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture at MSU.  Specifically, this position prepares, delivers, and evaluates professional development trainings for Wildlife Services employees nationally. The mission of USDA/APHIS/Wildlife Services (WS) is to provide Federal leadership and expertise to resolve wildlife conflicts to allow people and wildlife to coexist.  This position is a grant-funded position and continued employment past one year is dependent upon renewed funding.

The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of organizing, developing, and conducting training programs for the new and existing employees of USDA/APHIS/WS to meet specific, prioritized training needs. Training programs include, but are not limited to, pyrotechnics, firearms, hazardous materials, immobilization and euthanasia drugs, pesticides, animal care and handling, land vehicles, watercraft, and zoonotic diseases. This position is a grant-funded position and continued employment past one year is dependent upon renewed funding.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to, rigorous and ongoing assessment of training needs and identification of gaps in skills and competencies related to the profession of wildlife damage management and human-wildlife conflicts; collaborating between MSU and the employees of USDA/APHIS/WS to identify subject matter experts and instructional design of courses; and development of peer-reviewed course curriculum for all training activities. This position will facilitate learning through a variety of delivery methods, including, but not limited to, classroom instruction, field application, virtual training, and on the job training using recognized training techniques and tools. The successful candidate will be responsible for planning and leading meetings, workshops, and presentations necessary for training completion, including presenting to large groups of people in regional or national arenas. Position responsibilities also include design and application of assessment tools to measure training effectiveness and track/report training outcomes, and providing ongoing feedback to program participants and NTA directorship; coordinating logistics for on and off-site training activities including venues and equipment; and managing and maintaining in-house training facilities and equipment.

This position is on the main MSU campus, located in Starkville, Mississippi, with frequent overnight trips to various training locations across the United States during peak training times. A description of the College of Forest Resources (CFR), the Forest and Wildlife Research Center (FWRC), and the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture can be found at http://www.cfr.msstate.edu/wildlife, and the Center for Resolving Human-Wildlife Conflicts at http://humanwildlifeconflicts.msstate.edu/.

Skills:

QUALIFICATIONS:  Master's degree in wildlife, education,
natural resources, or training-related field. Extensive knowledge of
instructional design theory and implementation, curriculum development, and
modern training methods/techniques. Proven ability to complete full training
cycle (needs assessment, plan, develop, coordinate, monitor, and evaluate).
Adequate knowledge of learning management systems and web delivery tools.
Candidate should be highly motivated with the ability to work independently as
well as part of a team. Strong verbal and written communication skills are
essential. The successful candidate should have advanced organizational skills
with the ability to handle multiple assignments, proficiency in MS Office, and
familiarity with web-based training. Valid state driver's license required.  Ability to multi-task and perform routine
office work as well as field work in a variety of landscapes and conditions. This
job requires frequent, overnight travel with up to 50% travel required during
peak training times.


PREFERRED
QUALIFICATIONS
: M.S. or Ph.D. degree in wildlife-related or
natural resources field. Advanced knowledge of professional development, traditional
and modern training methods and techniques, curriculum development, program
evaluation, and learning management systems. Ability to successfully coordinate
multiple training events in a professional environment. Ability to
independently research, plan, develop, and coordinate training activities.
Demonstrated ability to partner with internal and external stakeholders
regarding employee training needs.

Salary:

Salary will be commensurate with the individual's qualifications, background and experience ($55,000-$65,000). Position includes frequent overnight trips to various training locations. This position is a grant-funded position and continued employment past one year is dependent upon renewed funding.


Apply By:1/31/2018

Phone:6623257245

Email:af425@msstate.edu

Mailing:

TO APPLY:
       Applications must be submitted
online (
http://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/cw/en-us/job/496327/extension-instructor;
position (PARF# 496327) and should include a cover letter and resume. 


  Upload official and complete college transcripts to application website,


or mail/e-mail to:


                        Anna-Marie Nickels


                        Business Coordinator


                        National Training
Academy


                        Department of Wildlife,
Fisheries and Aquaculture


                        Box 9690


                        MS State, MS 39762


                        (Office) 662-325-7245


                        af425@msstate.edu


Mississippi
State University is an AA/EEO employer  


 


MSU is an equal
opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration
for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex
(including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status,
age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any
other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and
applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share
our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our
student population.


Posted By: Raymond Iglay