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Any undergraduate student in the College of Forest Resources may apply for an internship for credit. Students who have an open elective may use the internship course as a part of their program. In addition, full semester internships will only be eligible for three credits, given that other requirements are met. Students can only receive credit for one internship during their undergraduate program.

Students are also required to
  • Be juniors or seniors
  • Have an overall GPA of at least 2.50
  • Apply at least two weeks prior to the pre-registration period of the semester
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Summer Internship - Forestry Alabama 9/22/2020 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Westervelt

Location:Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Job Description:

About us: The Westervelt Company is a privately owned land stewardship organization headquartered in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. With over half a million acres of timberlands, we continue to grow with the land serving as our guide. Today we focus on businesses which sustain our natural resources for the future. We are stewards of the land.

Westervelt Forest Resources is committed to providing the highest quality products and services to our customers. Everything we do is based on the forest, and we have an unwavering commitment to protect and conserve our natural resources. Each of the businesses in our Forest Resources division is guided by the principles of stewardship, sustainability and safety, and every decision we make is driven by those values.

Description: The primary purpose of this position is to give support to the Westervelt Forest Resources Group and allow the intern to gain practical experience in the field of Forest Management. Duties will include the areas of harvest planning & operations, roadwork, silviculture planning & operations, nursery & seed orchard, and BMP implementation.

Position will require relocation to Tuscaloosa, AL or Statesboro, GA. Housing or housing allowance will be provided.

Qualifications include:

  • Current undergraduate or graduate student in Forestry, Forest Management, or related field.
  • Must have completed summer camp.
  • Knowledge of general outdoor skills.
  • Well-developed communication and people skills. Ability to effectively work in a team environment with associates and customers.
  • Good physical condition and ability to perform under adverse climatic working conditions and difficult terrain.
  • Ability to work outside, often for long periods on foot, often in severe weather conditions.
  • Be able to safely operate a 4-wheel drive pickup, ATV and perhaps a tractor. Must have a valid driver's license.
  • Must be highly motivated.
  • Work schedules will be adjusted to the requirements of the activities and projects.

To apply for this position go to www.westervelt.com/internships


Apply By:12/22/2020


Posted By: KBrasher

Land Stewardship Intern Alabama 9/22/2020 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Westervelt

Location:Auburn, Alabama

Job Description:

Position: Land Stewardship Intern. Paid Internship (Summer or Semester).

About us: Westervelt Ecological Services (WES) specializes in the restoration and conservation of wetlands, streams, and other listed species habitats in the form of conservation and mitigation banks that provide environmental mitigation and habitat services to landowners, businesses, government agencies, and land trusts throughout the state of Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi. Our mission is to provide enduring ecological solutions for the benefit of our stakeholders and the lands we conserve.

Description: The primary purpose of this paid position is to give support to the Westervelt Ecological Services Land Stewardship Team. Duties would primarily consist of providing assistance in the field with monitoring and land management activities at our various Bank and Conservation sites. Activities include habitat/vegetation monitoring, hydrological monitoring, gopher tortoise burrow monitoring, invasive species treatment, prescribed burning, GPS/GIS mapping, data analysis, and the production of technical documents and reports.

Qualifications include:

  • Basic knowledge of Southeastern flora and fauna. Good identification skills of Southeastern trees highly desirable.
  • Well-developed communication and people skills. Ability to work effectively in a team environment with associates, contractors, landowners, and customers in addition to working independently.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft programs such as Excel and Word with effective data management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to safely operate a 4-wheel drive pickup truck and UTV. Must have a valid driver's license.
  • Basic map and compass skills, ability to use handheld GPS units, and experience with GIS applications is highly desirable.
  • Must be highly motivated, a critical thinker, and able to work in high pace environment. Good physical condition and ability to perform under adverse climatic working conditions and difficult terrain. Work schedules and activities are dynamic and often involve overnight travel and long hour days.
  • Applicants must be actively pursuing a degree in forestry, wildlife biology, biology, botany, environmental studies, ecology, or related field.

Apply: Please visit our website @ westervelt.com/careers/internships


Apply By:12/22/2020


Posted By: KBrasher

GIS/Land stewardship internship Alabama 9/22/2020 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Westervelt

Location:Auburn, Alabama

Job Description:

About us: Westervelt Ecological Services (WES) specializes in the restoration and conservation of wetlands, streams, and other listed species habitats in the form of conservation and mitigation banks that provide environmental mitigation and habitat services to landowners, businesses, government agencies, and land trusts throughout the state of Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi. Our mission is to provide enduring ecological solutions for the benefit of our stakeholders and the lands we conserve.

Description: The primary purpose of this paid position is to give support to the Westervelt Ecological Services Land Stewardship Team. Duties would primarily consist of providing technical assistance in the office and field with site reconnaissance, monitoring, and land management activities at our various Bank and Conservation sites.

Activities include GPS/GIS mapping, GIS modeling for reconnaissance and project implementation, development of mobile applications for field use, working with drone data, data analysis, the production of technical documents and reports, and support of field staff in activities such as habitat/vegetation/hydrological monitoring and land management activities.

Qualifications include:

  • Advanced experience with ESRI and open source based GIS applications, ability to use handheld GPS units or mobile mapping applications, and basic map and compass skills is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of programming basics helpful. Knowledge of Python, Java, Javascript is highly preferred.
  • Well-developed communication and people skills. Ability to effectively work in a team environment with associates, contractors, landowners, and customers in addition to working independently.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft programs such as Excel and Word with effective data management and organizational skills.
  • Be able to safely operate a 4-wheel drive pickup truck and UTV. Must have a valid driver's license.
  • Must be highly motivated, independent, a critical thinker, and able to work in a high paced environment. Good physical condition and ability to perform under adverse climatic working conditions and difficult terrain. Work schedules and activities are dynamic and often involve long hour days.
  • Applicants must be actively pursuing a degree in geography/geoscience, or a GIS focused forestry, wildlife biology, biology, environmental studies, ecology, or related field. Master’s or PhD students are a plus.

Apply: Please visit our website @ westervelt.com/careers/internships


Apply By:12/22/2020


Posted By: KBrasher

Summer Internship - Wildlife Alabama 9/22/2020 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Westervelt Company

Location:Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Job Description:

About us: The Westervelt Company is a privately owned land stewardship organization headquartered in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. With over half a million acres of timberlands, we continue to grow with the land serving as our guide. Today we focus on businesses which sustain our natural resources for the future. We are stewards of the land.

Westervelt Wildlife Services is the premium brand for hunting leases in the southeastern United States. We offer our clients access to certified wildlife biologists, and manage our properties better than anyone. With a half a million acres of hunting land across the U.S., Westervelt Wildlife Services is committed to providing quality forest recreation to our customers within the scope of sustainably managing properties and habitats.

Description: The primary purpose of this position is to give support to the Westervelt Recreation Group. Duties will primarily consist of a variety of projects supporting our hunting lease and wildlife consulting businesses.

Position will require relocation to Tuscaloosa, AL. Housing or a housing allowance will be provided.

Qualifications include:

  • Knowledge of general outdoor skills.
  • Well-developed communication and people skills. Ability to effectively work in a team environment with other employees and customers.
  • Good physical condition and ability to perform under adverse climatic working conditions and difficult terrain.
  • Ability to work outside, often for long periods on foot, often in severe weather conditions.
  • Be able to safely operate a 4-wheel drive pickup, ATV and perhaps a tractor. Must have a valid driver's license.
  • Must be highly motivated.
  • Work schedules will be adjusted to the requirements of the activities and projects .Preference given to applicants that are pursuing a degree in wildlife or related field.

To apply for this position go to www.westervelt.com/internships


Apply By:12/22/2020


Posted By: KBrasher

Graduate Research Assistant Mississippi 9/22/2020 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

Master Graduate Research Assistantship in Forest Management and Economics

Job Description: We are seeking applicants for a funded M.S. assistantship. The successful candidate will work on research related to forest product supply and demand in the US South and Internationally. The expected start date is the Spring Semester of 2021. The assistantship is a 2-year position and includes a stipend ($15,000 annually), tuition waiver, and insurance.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, Economics, Agricultural Economics, Statistics, or a related field with knowledge in quantitative analysis. Some programming experience using statistical software (e.g., R or Python) and GIS would be preferred.

To be considered for this position, the following application materials must be submitted:

  • A letter of interest (1-page maximum)
  • Resume/CV,
  • Unofficial transcripts (undergraduate and graduate)
  • Test Scores (GRE, TOEFL),
  • Names and contact information of three references
  • a single PDF file to Dr. Silva (bruno.silva@msstate.edu).

Review of the applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. A full application to the Graduate School will be required for an official offer to be made. Additional information can be found at the MSU Department of Forestry website (https://www.cfr.msstate.edu/forestry/graduate.asp) and the MSU Office of Graduate School (http://www.grad.msstate.edu).

MSU's department of forestry is unique in terms of its economics expertise and capacity. We currently have seven faculty with forestry economics backgrounds and three more that work extensively with those seven on problems related to forest management and economics. This group is also responsible for the administration of the International Society of Forest Resource Economics Annual Meeting and the committee is comprised of a rotating list of the faculty mentioned above.

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable 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.

Required Education:

Candidates for this position with a bachelor's degree in Forestry, Economics, Agricultural Economics, Statistics, or a related field with strong knowledge in Econometric

Skills:

Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, Economics, Agricultural Economics, Statistics, or a related field with knowledge in quantitative analysis. Some programming experience using statistical software (e.g., R or Python) and GIS would be preferred.

Salary:

The assistantship is a 2-year position and includes a stipend ($15,000 annually), tuition waiver, and insurance.


Apply By:12/22/2020

Email:bruno.silva@msstate.edu

Mailing:

775 Stone Blvd.


345 Thompson Hall


PO Box 9681


Mississippi State, MS 39762-9681


Posted By: Dr. Bruno Silva

Assistant/Associate Professor in Precision Agriculture Technologies Arkansas 9/21/2020 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:University of Arkansas

Location:Fayetteville, Arkansas

Job Description:

Assistant/Associate Professor in Precision Agriculture Technologies, in the Agricultural Systems Technology Management Program (ASTM) of the Department of Agricultural Education, Communications and Technology (AECT) at the University of Arkansas Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences (DBCAFLS), and the UA System Division of Agriculture, Fayetteville, AR.

Description: The University of Arkansas Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences and the Division of Agriculture invites applications for a 12-month, tenure-track position (40% research, 50% teaching, 10% service) in the area of applied precision agriculture technologies. This position will be jointly funded by the College (DBCAFLS) (75%) and the UA Division of Agriculture (25%), and is one of the new “Signature Research Areas” identified by the University.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will provide exemplary leadership in establishing innovative research and teaching programs in precision agriculture technologies. The individual will also be expected to collaborate with faculty in other departments on research and teaching efforts. The individual will develop and teach courses related to the applications of precision agriculture technologies. It is anticipated that this position will lead a collaborative effort in the development of courses to comprise a new undergraduate curriculum concentration in this area.

The successful candidate will develop a comprehensive, extramurally-funded research program, in collaboration with similar positions in other UA research units on the integration of precision agriculture technologies in agricultural production, as well as direct student research and training in these areas. The integration of computer technology and electronic control systems into agricultural equipment, sensors, GPS navigation, satellite imagery, drone imagery, the use of “big data,” and data-driven decision-making is quickly revolutionizing agricultural production and processing. The UA must prepare students for these careers and contribute to cutting-edge research in the applications of these technologies. The successful candidate will proactively lead continuing efforts to build strong, multidisciplinary academic and research programs in this applied area.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a full-time twelve-month, tenured appointment, based on the qualifications of the successful candidate.

Qualifications: PhD in Agricultural Systems Management, Agricultural Education, Agronomy, Agricultural Engineering, or a closely-related discipline with demonstrated expertise in, or potential for, applications of precision agriculture technologies. The candidate should have a strong record of teaching in an academic setting, academic achievement including peer-reviewed publications, demonstrated ability to obtain extramural funding, and ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups, including students, colleagues, and external stakeholders. Industry experience in this area is preferred.

Department: The Department of Agricultural Education, Communications and Technology is one of nine academic departments, in addition to the School of Human Environmental Sciences, in DBCAFLS. Resident Instruction in AECT is provided by 11 full-and part-time faculty members at the Fayetteville campus with approximately 100 undergraduate majors and 40 graduate students. Collaboration with additional faculty at the Research and Extension Centers strategically located around the state is supported and strongly encouraged. The Department offers a Bachelor’s degree with four concentrations including Agricultural Systems Technology Management, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Communications and Agricultural Leadership, along with M.S. and Ph.D. degrees.

More information regarding the ASTM Program and the Department of Agricultural Education, Communications and Technology, the University of Arkansas, and the surrounding community can be obtained by visiting the website: https://agricultural-education-communications-and-technology.uark.edu/

Application: Applicants should send a letter stating interest and qualifications including professional vitae and names of three individuals who may be contacted for letters of reference. In addition, the applicant is asked to include no more than a one-page statement on: (1) his/her professional goals, and (2) teaching philosophy. Applications should be submitted electronically at https://jobs.uark.edu/postings.

Deadline: Screening of applicants will continue until a qualified candidate is identified. Expected start date is negotiable but is anticipated as July 1, 2021.

Contact:
George Wardlow, Ph.D.
Professor and Department Head
Department of Agricultural Education, Communications and Technology
College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences
University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: 479-575-2035
Email: wardlow@uark.edu

Donald Johnson, Ph.D.
Search Committee Chair
dmjohnso@uark.edu


Apply By:12/21/2020


Posted By: KBrasher

Graduate Research Assistant Mississippi 9/21/2020 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

Graduate Research Assistantship Position Available in the Department of Forestry at Mississippi State University

The Measurements and Spatial Technologies Lab in the Department of Forestry at Mississippi State University is seeking applicants for a funded M.S. assistantship. The successful candidate will work with Dr. Jia Yang on research topics focused in large-scale forest dynamics and afforestation using satellite remote sensing and ecosystem modeling approaches.

Candidates that are creative, independent and passionate about satellite remote sensing, forestry or ecology are encouraged to apply. Master’s Assistantships are 2-year positions and include stipend ($15,000 annually), tuition waiver and insurance. The ideal start date is January or August 2021 depending on the applicant.

Required qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in forestry, biology, ecology, geoscience, natural resource management or related field
  • Ability to meet all admissions requirements to the Department of Forestry M.S. program
  • Demonstrated excellence in English (written and oral) communication skills

Preferred qualifications:

  • Enthusiasm for problem solving and data analysis.
  • Interest or experiences in computer programming (such as C, C++, Fortran, Python, and R).

Information about the Department of Forestry at Mississippi State University as well as admissions criteria can be found at https://www.cfr.msstate.edu/forestry/index.asp and http://www.grad.msstate.edu/. Interested candidates should contact Dr. Jia Yang by emailing a letter of interest, updated CV, undergraduate transcripts, and contact information for two references. Successful applicants will also be required to apply to the Graduate School at Mississippi State University. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable 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.

Contact Information:

Dr. Jia Yang
Assistant Professor
Department of Forestry
Mississippi State University
E-mail: jy576@msstate.edu

Required Education:

A bachelor's degree in forestry, biology, ecology, geoscience, natural resource management or related field

Skills:

Required qualifications:
A bachelor's degree in forestry, biology, ecology, geoscience, natural resource management or related field

Ability to meet all admissions requirements to the Department of Forestry M.S. program

Demonstrated excellence in English (written and oral) communication skills

Preferred qualifications:
Enthusiasm for problem solving and data analysis.

Interest or experiences in computer programming (such as C, C++, Fortran, Python, and R).

Salary:

Master's Assistantships are 2-year positions and
include stipend ($15,000 annually), tuition waiver and insurance. The ideal start date is January or August 2021 depending on the applicant.


Apply By:12/21/2020

Email:jy576@msstate.edu

Mailing:

775 Stone Blvd.


319 Thompson Hall


PO Box 9681


Mississippi State, MS 39762-9681


Posted By: Dr. Jia Yang

White-tailed Deer Capture Technicians Mississippi 9/18/2020 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

This is a 2 month seasonal position working with Mississippi State University. Capture technicians will assist a graduate student with capture and collaring adult male and female white-tailed deer using dart rifles. Position duties include, but are not limited to: (1) monitoring trail cameras and bait at dart sites (2) sitting in “tree stands” with dart rifle capturing deer, and (3) interfacing with agency biologists and private landowners. Position start date is still pending, but the position will include most of December and January.

Location: Northern and western Mississippi

Salary: $10.00/hour and housing will be provided near the capture sites.

Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree or upper level status in wildlife biology, ecology, or related discipline. Applicants MUST have a valid driver's license. Preference will be given to candidates with ungulate capture and immobilization experience, field research background, and archery hunting experience.

Candidates must be able to take detailed field notes and follow strict capture protocols. Applicants must able to carry 50 lbs. of equipment two hundred yards over rough ground. Candidates should be prepared to work at night, on weekends, irregular hours, and live in close quarters as part of a team. An excellent work ethic is mandatory.

To apply, please send a resume and contact information for 3 references as a single PDF file to Luke Resop at lr1177@msstate.edu. For questions, call Luke at 717-339-9167.

Position will be filled as suitable candidates are found Start date: pending, but employment will include most of December and January

Application deadline: September 25 or until positions are filled


Apply By:9/25/2020


Posted By: KBrasher

Forester - Iowa and Illinois Multiple States 9/15/2020 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:National Wild Turkey Federation

Location:Epworth, IA, Multiple States

Job Description:

 

FORESTER – IOWA & ILLINOIS

 

The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) is seeking qualified candidates for a forester. This is a cooperative position between the NWTF and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and will be responsible for administering, implementing and promoting forestry improvements through NRCS technical assistance programs on private lands across the assigned area of responsibility. Work will be accomplished primarily through the development of conservation management plans. This is a full-time, term-limited (two-year minimum) position. Duty station will be an NRCS Service Center in the Driftless Area of Northeast Iowa/Northwest Illinois.

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF WORK

The forester assists NRCS and its partners in promoting the management of privately-owned forested lands and riparian areas for multiple resource benefits, including forest health, wildlife habitat, fuels reduction and water quality. The forester provides forestry assistance to private landowners, communities and public agencies to achieve optimum environmental, economic and social benefits from forest resources. In addition, the forester implements silvicultural practices and delivers technical assistance and financial assistance programs under the direction of cooperating partners.

DUTIES

·     Work closely with the NRCS to identify opportunities and priorities for healthy forest restoration through the development of detailed plans using standard identification methods, costs, economics, and manpower needs

·     Prepare forest management project contracts, providing specifications and prescriptions for forest management activities and assisting the District Conservationists in providing technical assistance to landowners (including site visits), resource inventories, completion of NRCS-CPA-52 Environmental Evaluation Worksheet, and Customer Service Toolkit Plan development

·     Conduct outreach activities to promote forest management objectives within the designated working area

·     Promote participation and highlight accomplishments by submitting newspaper articles to local newspapers within the project area and providing radio interviews on identified radio stations

·     Develop and deliver innovative forest management techniques to landowners and cooperators through workshops, written materials, field days and educational programs

·     Provide forestry and wildlife support to NRCS for implementation, checkout, and certification of planned activities utilizing conservation practices standards, specifications, and job sheets

·     Develop Forest Management Plans and prescribed burning plans that meet NRCS criteria using Customer Service Toolkit Plan

·     Develop and provide recommendations for working in forest stands to ensure these critical habitats are included in private lands management planning

·     Work with local conservation districts to identify and plan multi-partner landscape level conservation projects

·     Provide internal review and input as requested on need, purpose and design during stages of USDA-NRCS program forest management project planning and implementation

·     Promote awareness and collaboration of state, federal and local conservation programs and planning, and acquire project support through engagement with conservation organizations, local conservation groups, industry and local communities as needed

·     Other functions as assigned by supervisor

 

 

 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Preferred candidates will possess experience working in Midwest forest ecosystems and with associated techniques to manage those forests. Knowledge of forest inventory, management, and planning for major silvicultural types of the region is preferred; map reading and GIS-GPS technology, ArcGIS skills; ability to effectively communicate and work with the general public, state, federal, NGO Partners & other cooperators and peers is also required. The forester will possess knowledge and skills in the use and operation of forestry field equipment as well as skills in preparing spreadsheets, reporting accomplishments within NWTF reporting systems and using basic computing applications. The forester will possess the ability to effectively cooperate with private landowners, general public, cooperators and their peers. The position requires the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in written form, to convey clear and persuasive messages that positively influence the thoughts and actions of others. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

·     Demonstrated knowledge of forest management techniques

·     Experience with forestry and silvicultural, conservation implementation, habitat management, and wildlife biology is desired

·     Strong organizational skills and ability to work independently with little direct supervision

·     Strong written and verbal communication skills

·     Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Forestry (from a SAF-Accredited Program) or other natural resource degree with a strong forestry emphasis or relevant experience (Applicants with a Master’s degree in forestry or education/experience in wildlife management are preferred).  Applicants within two months of graduating with a degree, as listed, will need to secure degree before hire date.

·     Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook)

·     Ability to use Excel, ArcGIS, Google Maps, and other computer mapping systems, including Trimble GPS, to identify and delineate project boundaries

·     Experience working with private landowners, as well as Federal & State agencies with working knowledge of cost-share programs, such as Farm Bill programs

·     Proven ability to manage multiple projects, produce effective results, and meet deadlines

·     Applicant may be required to participate in specific training programs to use partner facilities and equipment. Applicant must have a valid driver’s license and ability to secure permission to use government vehicles.

 

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

 

Salary is commensurate with experience and skillset and includes an excellent benefits package. 

 

 

Salary:

DOE


Apply By:9/30/2020

Phone:9702274553

Email:lwart@nwtf.net

Mailing:

https://nwtf.applicantpro.com/jobs/


Posted By: Lisa Wart

Graduate Research Assistantship Mississippi 9/14/2020 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

The Department of Forestry in the College of Forest Resources and the Forest and Wildlife Research Center at Mississippi State University is seeking applicants for a funded M.S. assistantship. The successful candidate will work under the direction of Dr. Eric McConnell in the area of forest business, which includes topics related to timberland investment, timber procurement, forest operations, forest real estate management, and forest taxation.

The research focus will be tailored to align with the program’s mission as well as the successful candidate's interests, strengths, and professional goals. The candidate will be expected to communicate his/her research results in writing through peer reviewed journals, conference proceedings, and/or Extension fact sheets and bulletins. Presentations at regional, national, and international meetings will also be required . Thus, applicants must be independent and passionate about furthering their education in forestry and forest business.

The assistantship is available beginning as early as January 2021 depending on the applicant. The 2 year position includes a stipend ($15,000 annually), tuition waiver, and insurance. Required

Required qualifications: 

  • A bachelor’s degree in forestry, natural resources, forest and bioproducts, or a related field, including but not limited to agricultural engineering or agricultural economics
  • Ability to meet all admissions requirements to the Department of Forestry M.S. program
  • Demonstrated excellence in English (written and oral) communication skills
  • Valid driver’s license

Preferred qualifications:

  • Interest or experience in using Microsoft Excel, SAS, or other similar programs to solve research problems .
  • Exposure to drafting research articles, technical bulletins, or similar reports.

Information about the Department of Forestry at Mississippi State University as well as admissions criteria can be found at https://www.cfr.msstate.edu/forestry/index.asp and http://www.grad.msstate.edu/. Interested candidates should contact Dr. Eric McConnell by emailing a short letter of interest, your resume, and unofficial undergraduate transcripts. Successful applicants will be required to apply to the Graduate School at Mississippi State University. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The application deadline for 2021 spring enrollment is November 1, 2020.

Contact Information:
Eric McConnell, Ph.D.
Department of Forestry
Forest and Wildlife Research Center
Box 9681
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Office: MSU Main Campus, Thompson Hall 365
E mail: eric.mcconnell@msstate.edu
Phone: (662) 325 6340


Apply By:12/14/2020


Posted By: KBrasher