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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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ACE: Forestry Technician California 1/22/2020 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:American Conservation Experience

Location:Camptonville, CA, California

Job Description:

ACE EPIC USFS (CA):  Tahoe National Forest, Forestry Technician

Summary:

American Conservation Experience, a nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the Tahoe National Forest is seeking 7-9 Forestry Technicians. This opportunity is intended for enthusiastic professionals, with a deep interest in advancing their career goals in natural resource management and conservation.

The member will be part of a small marking crew performing a variety of timber sale preparation (TSP) duties that include'but are not limited to'timber marking, timber cruising, and sale layout as part of the forest health partnership.

Start Date: May

End Date: 30+ weeks after start date

* A minimum 20-week commitment is required *

Location: Camptonville CA, Yuba River Ranger District

The Tahoe National Forest is located in the Northern Sierra Nevada (east of Sacramento) and extends from the foothills across the Sierra crest to the California state line. It includes over 850,000 acres of public land interspersed with 350,000 acres of private land in a checkerboard ownership pattern. Rivers, snow-capped peaks and dense forests offer outstanding recreation year-round. A complex set of ecosystems are found as the terrain ascends from 1,500 feet along the western boundary to over 9,000 feet along the crest. The forest provides a variety of resources and opportunities and is managed by the Forest Service.

Project Websites: For more information regarding Tahoe National Forest, please click here.

For more information regarding the ACE EPIC program, please click here.

Living Allowance: The members should anticipate serving 40 hours/wk and will receive a living allowance of $692/wk for food and incidentals, dispersed bi-weekly. 

Housing: Housing may be available in Forest Service bunk-houses at a rate of $8-$15/day. 

Training Provided: Although some forestry related experience is desired, training in timber cruising and layout will be provided on the job.

Other Allowances: Boot and clothing allowance available. 

Project Objectives:

  • Either independently or with guidance, applies silvicultural prescriptions and marking guides to designate harvest timber.
  • Brings to the attention of responsible individuals, situations on the ground that are inconsistent with guidelines.
  • Either as a certified timber cruiser or under the supervision of a certified timber cruiser, applies the instructions issued in a cruise plan. Takes and records tree measurements, assesses quality, and determines defect. Prepares cruise data for processing.
  • Observes and reports areas of possible archeological significance, and sightings of sensitive, threatened or endangered wildlife species.
  • GPS's harvest unit boundaries and determines site area.
  • Planning, decisions, and judgments made in this position affect long term timber management activities, other resources, and the forest health agreement/contract.
  • Accuracy of the work affects the quality of residual resource values such as timber stands, visual quality, water quality, and all resources related to timber harvest.

Required Experience:

Qualifications: This opportunity is intended for enthusiastic professionals, with a deep interest in advancing their career goals in natural resource management and conservation. Applicants with a degree (M.S. or B.S) in Forestry or Environmental Science and an interest in a career in public lands management are strongly encouraged to apply. Resumes and cover letters must show detailed key project experiences. 

Skills:

Preferred Skills:



  • Working knowledge of forest practices and techniques, including application of silvicultural prescriptions, aerial photographs, maps, environmental analysis reports, and like guides in order to independently select harvest timber in a variety of stand conditions

  • Working knowledge of measuring tree diameters and heights, map reading, compass use, tree species identification, obvious defect recognition and determination, GPSing, and the use of tools associated with timber cruising

  • Knowledge of regularly used timber cruise computer programs including data collection and processing 

  • Knowledge of other resource areas, such as wildlife management or archaeology, in order to recognize situations which require specific protection measures

  • The work is performed primarily in a field environment.  Field work often requires moderate to strenuous physical exertion, including walking, bending, and climbing under adverse conditions for long periods of time

  • Work in the forest environment involves considerable risk of falls due to uneven terrain, risk of insect bites, contact with poisonous plants, etc.  Work is conducted during conditions such as rain, snow, wind, dust, extreme heat and cold - hardhat, boots, gloves, and possibly other safety equipment are required


Required:



  • Ability to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation 

  • Proven ability to be both self-directed/work independently and be a positive, contributing member of a team

  • Must be able to communicate clearly and concisely with resource professionals

  • Proficient in English

  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

  • A valid driver's license and an insurable driving record (documentation to be provided upon request)

  • Ability to pass a federal criminal background check

  • ACE is a drug free workplace and reserves the right to drug test at any time

  • Members must be at least 21 to apply for any ACE position that requires or anticipates operation of agency or ACE vehicles for duties.

  • The member must be willing to represent ACE and the Forest Service in a professional, positive and enthusiastic manner.


Apply By:3/9/2020

Phone:3852494740

Email:ccanter@usaconservation.org


Posted By: Caroline Canter

Assistant or Associate Professor Kentucky 1/22/2020 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:University of Kentucky

Location:Lexington, Kentucky

Job Description:

FACULTY POSITION
Forestry and Natural Resources Faculty, Forest Management

Position Title: Assistant or Associate Professor, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Kentucky. This is a 12-month, tenure-track appointment in the Regular Title Series. Anticipated starting date no later than August 1, 2020.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in forestry, natural resources, or allied fields with a strong academic background in forest management applications. At least one professional forestry degree is required.

Responsibilities: The position is 60% research, 30% teaching, and 10% service, subject to annual evaluation. The successful candidate will be expected to enhance the Department’s academic community and make contributions to the institution’s land grant mission including building a nationally recognized research program, as demonstrated by success in acquiring extramural funding, publication in leading refereed journals, and graduate student recruitment and mentorship. The successful candidate will work in an interdisciplinary environment with researchers in related fields and will foster collaboration with departmental faculty in teaching and through research relating to diverse forestry and natural resource issues. The successful candidate will also be expected to assist in extension and outreach addressing critical forest management issues. The successful candidate’s research program must address management applications along the resource supply chain that consider operational, social, and economic drivers of and barriers to sustainability of forestry systems. Particular emphasis on family forest ownerships and forest resource use incorporating both market and non-market resources, including ecosystem services, is preferred. Expected teaching responsibilities include courses in forest management within the Department’s Bachelor of Science Forestry program and other undergraduate and graduate courses aligned with the successful candidate’s area of expertise such as forest measurements, forest operations, human dimensions of forestry, and/or introductory forestry and natural resources courses.

Application Procedure: To apply for job FE02257, submit a UK Online Application at www.uky.edu/ukjobs. Closing date is March 8, 2020, or until a suitable candidate is found. Interested applicants should attach the following documents: a letter of application (Cover Letter), curriculum vitae (Resume), statement of research philosophy (Specific Request 1), statement of teaching philosophy (Specific Request 2), and unofficial transcripts (Specific Request 3), names and contact information for three references (Specific Request 4). Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. John Lhotka, Search Committee Chair, john.lhotka@uky.edu, (859) 257-9701.


Apply By:3/8/2020


Posted By: KBrasher

Avian Field Technician Louisiana 1/17/2020 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Gulf Coast (various locations), Louisiana

Job Description:

Highly motivated individual interested in coastal wetlands and waterfowl and waterbird ecology to work from early March 2020 through approximately August 2020. Technician will assist graduate student assessing the efficacy of marsh terracing in coastal Louisiana.

The technician will primarily assist with breeding secretive marsh bird surveys, vegetation sampling, and data entry. The technician will also assist with aerial wintering waterfowl survey datasets. Candidates should be prepared to work long and irregular hours, sometimes on weekends, and overnight travel to field sites for multiple nights.

Please attach a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for 3 references in a single PDF denoted with your last name (ex. Lastname_Resume.pdf) to mbm391@msstate.edu with “Terrace Tech” in the subject line. Please include earliest start date in your letter of interest.

 

Required Education:

Applicants recently graduated from or currently enrolled in a wildlife ecology and management or other closely related natural resource program, with an interest in birds and wetlands, are encouraged to apply.

Required Experience:

Knowledge of secretive marsh birds and waterfowl identification, experience operating surface drive boats, and a valid Louisiana boating license are preferred.

Skills:

Successful candidates will have a valid driver’s license, satisfactory driving
record, and must be available to perform field work full time. This research can be
rigorous and time consuming. A strong work ethic, positive attitude, and
attention to details are necessary.

Salary:

$9.50/hour.

Housing and field equipment will be provided.


Apply By:2/17/2020

Phone:2253628389

Email:mbm391@msstate.edu


Posted By: Madelyn McFarland

Center for Tree Science Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Illinois 1/8/2020 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:The Morton Arboretum

Location:Lisle, Illinois

Job Description:

Experience careers that explore solutions for climate change, biodiversity, natural resources management, and urban life through the Center for Tree Science REU Program, Tree Science in the Anthropocene, funded by the National Science Foundation. Participate in an intensive 10-week summer program, conducting an independent research project under the guidance of a PhD-level mentor. Research areas include: evolutionary biology, ecosystems ecology, conservation biology, urban forestry and tree care, computer modeling, and engineering solutions.

The 2020 program dates are June 8 through August 14. Applications are accepted January 1 through February 14. Visit www.mortonarb.org/reu for more information and apply HERE

Required Education:

Visit our application and project information page to learn about preferred qualifications for each available project and details on how to apply.

Required Experience:

Applicants from colleges and universities with limited research opportunities, groups underrepresented in STEM programs, and first-year and second-year undergraduates are encouraged to apply.

Skills:

Undergraduates enrolled at a bachelor's degree-granting institution may apply for this nationally competitive fellowship. Graduating college seniors and recent graduates may not apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, or permanent residents of the United States.

Salary:

Successful applicants receive a $6,000 stipend, housing, travel assistance, and research budget.


Apply By:2/14/2020

Phone:630-725-2495

Email:ctsreu@mortonarb.org

Mailing:

4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, IL 60532


Posted By: Christine E. Carrier

Regional Biologist - South Atlantic South Carolina 1/9/2020 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Ducks Unlimited, Inc.

Location:Hanahan, South Carolina

Job Description:

The Southern Region of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. (DU) is seeking an experienced biologist to join our South Atlantic Conservation Team. We seek a highly-motivated, self-starting, collaborative individual to work as a key member of a team of biologists, engineers and land protection professionals that are based out of Hanahan, South Carolina. The successful applicant will assist with implementing conservation projects on private and public lands throughout the five-state region (FL, GA, SC, NC, VA). The responsibility of the position will primarily be the enhancement and restoration of wetlands and associated habitats important to waterfowl and other wetland dependent wildlife species.

This position will report to the Director of Conservation Programs in the DU South Atlantic Field Office in Hanahan, South Carolina.

Required Education:

Candidates must have a minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in a natural resources field; an advanced degree is desired, but not required

Required Experience:

The desired applicant will have at least five years of relevant experience and have a strong knowledge of biological principles and practices. Field experience with waterfowl and other wetland dependent birds, as well as wetland ecology and management (moist-soil, coastal marsh, forested wetlands) is a primary consideration for this position.

Skills:

Excellent written and oral communication skills are required. Proven proposal/grant writing skills and project management capabilities are necessary. Familiarity with the region's biological resources, local and regional environmental issues, and private and public stakeholders is beneficial. Applicants should be willing to learn and/or knowledgeable about state and federal wetland conservation programs, policies and laws/regulations. Examples include (but are not limited to) the North American Wetlands Conservation Act, National Coastal Wetlands Grants, Restore Act, National Environmental Policy Act, National Historic Preservation Act and Clean Water Act.


The ideal candidate will be a strong self-starter adept at identifying opportunities focused on enhancement, restoration, acquisition and protection of wetlands and associated habitats to fulfill DU's conservation objectives within the South Atlantic. The incumbent biologist will be responsible for project development and management. Project development duties include identifying potential projects, developing/maintaining relationships with public and private partners, and obtaining funding from a wide variety of sources for project work. This includes writing and submitting proposals to various agencies, foundations and other funding sources to secure project funds. Project management responsibilities include development of agreements, project accounting, planning, permitting, implementation and reporting in collaboration and coordination with agency partners and other stakeholder groups, DU biological and engineering staff, consultants and regulatory agencies to ensure timely and on-budget delivery of projects. He/she must also assist with fundraising and outreach events, represent DU at wetland conservation venues, and help with other conservation activities. He/she would be required to establish and maintain relationships with key DU volunteers and fundraising staff and provide DU management with timely communication on project work/issues. Finally, he/she would assist communication staff with developing information to educate and promote DU's wetland conservation efforts. Working hours for this position is a balance of office and field work and the approximate allocation of time is dependent on scheduling, seasonal priorities and other factors.


 

Salary:

Commensurate with education and experience.


Apply By:1/31/2020

Phone:843-261-5751

Email:jrader@ducks.org

Mailing:

Please see our website at www.ducks.org/jobs to submit an application, resume and cover letter indicating your qualifications and why you are interested in the position.


DUCKS UNLIMITED, INC. IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
It is the policy of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. to afford equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 or over), disability (physical, mental or visual), genetic information, marital status (including registered domestic partnership status), military and veteran status, immigration status, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.


Posted By: Maribeth Lane

Graduate Research Assistantship (M.S.): Bottomland Regeneration Ecology Texas 1/9/2020 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Stephen F. Austin State University

Location:Nacogdoches, Texas

Job Description:

Position: A 12-month funded research assistantship (M.S.) is available beginning May 2020 under the direction of Dr. Jeremy Stovall and Dr. Rebecca Kidd within the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture (http://atcofa.sfasu.edu/) at Stephen F. Austin State University. SFA (more than 13,000 students) is located in the historic city of Nacogdoches, Texas (population approximately 33,000) within the East Texas Pineywoods Ecoregion. This assistantship includes a stipend of $20,000/year for two years plus health insurance assistance (as needed). Renewal for the second year is contingent upon a satisfactory performance during the first year. Funding is available to support travel to conduct field research and to present research findings at national and regional-level conferences. Although the State of Texas does not allow for direct tuition waivers, out-of-state students awarded assistantships only pay the Texas resident tuition rate. Applicants pursuing a B.S. in Forestry or a related-subject area are highly desired as the graduate student will have the opportunity to assist in teaching laboratories to undergraduates enrolled in the Arthur Temple College of Forestry & Agriculture.

 

 

Desired Qualifications

Applicants with research interests in regeneration ecology, invasive species, restoration ecology, stand dynamics, or other areas of applied forest ecology are encouraged to apply. Candidates must have earned a B.S. in Forestry or a related-subject area by the start date. Applicants must have an overall minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.8 (on a 4.0 scale). If English is not the applicant’s native language, he/she must demonstrate English proficiency. The minimum score required to demonstrate English proficiency on the TOEFL is at least 550 on the paper-based version or 79 IBT (internet-based). Strong communication skills are required in order to be successful in teaching laboratories. Ability to conduct field research in harsh conditions (e.g., heat, insects, standing water, snakes) and maintain a positive attitude is required.

 

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin March 1 and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit a single .pdf document including:  1) a cover letter detailing your research interests and experience, 2) CV/resume, 3) GRE scores (if available), 4) unofficial undergraduate transcript/s, and 5) contact information for three academic/professional references to Dr. Jeremy Stovall (stovalljp@sfasu.edu) and Dr. Rebecca Kidd via email (kiddkr@sfasu.edu).

 

 


Apply By:3/1/2020

Email:stovalljp@sfasu.edu or kiddkr@sfasu.edu


Posted By: Rebecca Kidd

Arboriculture Internship Delaware 12/18/2019 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:Mt. Cuba Center

Location:Hockessin, Delaware

Job Description:

The Arboriculture Intern learns first-hand how Mt. Cuba Center manages our extensive collection of trees. The intern works in our gardens and natural lands areas on a full range of tree care tasks including planting, pruning, and removals. In addition, the intern becomes proficient at using the tools of the trade such as ropes, knots, pole saws, and pruners. Additional arboricultural skills learned in the program include identification of native trees, plant health care, and groundwork. Advanced training in tree climbing and the operation of a chainsaw and brush chipper will also be included in the internship.  The intern will work closely with the Arboriculture Manager to systematically evaluate Mt. Cuba Center’s accessioned tree collection to determine their overall condition. The outcomes of the evaluations will assist the arboriculture team in making informed decisions on tree planting, maintenance, and removal. This internship presents an excellent opportunity for an individual who plans to pursue a career in arboriculture.  Qualifications include attention to detail, self-direction, and the ability to lift 25 pounds.

Come study at Mt. Cuba Center, a premier botanical garden that embraces ecological gardening and celebrates native plants. Gain hands-on experience in your specific internship area while working one-on-one with our professional staff. Participate in group projects, educational programming, plant identification classes, and trips to other local horticultural organizations. Each intern will complete a special project culminating in an in-house presentation of the results. The program runs from May 18, 2020 to May 7, 2021.

Required Education:

The one year internship is designed for individuals with a degree in
horticulture, forestry, ecology, environmental studies, associated plant
fields, or museum studies who want to become professionals in public
gardens.  Through this internship, individuals with limited experience in
the horticultural industry will also gain basic employment skills.  Mt.
Cuba Center, while very scenic, is remote and has no public transportation,
walking, or bike lanes, so a car is highly recommended.  [The use
of Mt. Cuba Center’s vehicles for personal use is not permitted.]



Salary:

The internship pay is $11/hour
for a 40-hour work week, medical benefits included. Housing is available on site at beautiful Mt. Cuba Center at no cost to the
intern.

Please visit http://mtcubacenter.org/employment/internship-program/ to apply online. Application
deadline is March 1, 2020. Please apply early
because interviews will begin in January 2020, as applications are
received, and will continue until positions are filled, possibly before the
March 1 deadline. For more information, email internships@mtcubacenter.org or call 302-239-8886.


Apply By:3/1/2020

Phone:3022398886

Email:internships@mtcubacenter.org

Mailing:

3120 Barley Mill Road


Hockessin, DE 19707


Posted By: Megan Schiff

Product Support Specialist Mississippi 12/27/2019 +
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Categorized Under:

Organization:FORESTRY SUPPLIERS, INC.

Location:Jackson, Mississippi

Job Description:

  • Expand knowledge of our products, their applications, and the markets that we serve within all parts of the catalog
    • Look at every question as a learning opportunity
    • Seek opportunities to use get hands on experience with product
    • Assemble and disassemble products as necessary
    • Compare and contrast features on similar products so you can highlight the differences when asked
    • Read product labels, instruction manuals, parts lists, repair manuals, etc.
    • Read product reviews and other relevant articles in trade magazines
    • Research on the internet
    • Collect technical information and product literature at tradeshows
  • Create a good filing and information system
    • Instructions
    • Articles
    • Parts lists
    • Product Labels and MSDS sheets
    • Vendor contacts
    • Internet links and helpful sites
  • Offer New Product ideas or suggestions
    • Review the workings of products and make recommendations for improvement
    • Pass on customer feedback to new products personnel
    • Pass on repetitive special requests to new products personnel
    • Pass on information collected at tradeshows
  • Help with special projects
    • Project Google
    • Tech Tips
    • Frequently asked questions
    • Newsletter
    • Suggestive selling ideas
    • Workshops
  • Help other departments solve issues or problems
  • Write catalog correction memos
  • Catalog and other literature proofing
    • Thoroughly review and edit catalog routes with special attention to new product added
    • Make close review that all catalog correction memos have been handled properly
    • Review for technical accuracy
  • Attend tradeshows
    • Do preshow paperwork as needed in a timely manner
    • Review previous year’s report and paperwork as needed
    • Travel to shows and setup exhibit displays
    • Network with customers and vendors alike
    • Seek out all types of opportunities for Forestry Suppliers, Inc.
      • New product opportunities
      • New niche market opportunities
      • Media opportunities
      • Internet opportunities
      • Sales and bid opportunities
      • Peco opportunities
      • Other tradeshow opportunities
    • Complete post show task
      • Inventory adjustment forms
      • Complete convention expense reports in a timely manner
      • Complete and route convention reports in a timely manner
      • Outline and distribute follow up tasks to appropriate personnel
    • Be preparing for future advancement by seeing everything that’s done as an opportunity to learn more about the company

Required Education:

Position REQUIRES a Forestry degree or degree in a natural resource field.

Skills:

Offer second-to-none technical support

Answer technical line phone calls and voice mail center, tech e-mails, and letters.

Seek answers and solve problems

Recommend products for specific applications

Consult with vendors for technical information

Support other departments with technical advice


  • Special orders

  • Customer Service

  • Sales

  • Counter Sales

  • Creative

  • Receiving

  • Internet



Coordinate with other technical staff a workable system for responding to e-mails, voice mails, and scheduling lunches to ensure the technical line is covered at all times

Consult with customers at the back counter as needed

Salary:

Based on experience


Apply By:3/27/2020

Phone:601-354-3565 ext703

Email:barlowd@forestry-suppliers.com

Mailing:

Forestry Suppliers, Inc. 


P.O. Box 8397


Jackson, MS  39284-8397


Posted By: Deborah Barlow

Graduate Research Assistantship Mississippi 12/18/2019 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

One graduate research assistantship position for the M.S. or Ph.D. program is available in the Department of Sustainable Bioproducts at Mississippi State University. The successful candidate will be involved in the development of novel bio-based adhesives for wood-based composite and products. The nature of the project is highly multidisciplinary, and the candidate will receive technical training in the broad field of biomass processing, polymer science & engineering, and synthetic and bio-based adhesives. The results of the project are expected to find applications in wood, polymer, and biochemical industries.

The candidate should have:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in wood science/products, agricultural/biological engineering, chemical engineering, materials science & engineering, chemistry, or closely related disciplines relevant to the topics of the study
  • Maintained good academic standing
  • GRE test report and TOEFL iBT 79 or IELTS 6.5 (required for international students only)

The target starting date is Spring semester in 2020. The expected enrollment in the program is January 1, 2020. The Department of Sustainable Bioproducts will support this project on funding, which will cover graduate student’s stipend, tuition waiver, and health insurance. Review of the applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. A full application to the Graduate School at Mississippi State University will be required for an official offer to be made.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume/CV and the names and contact information of two references by email as a single PDF file to Dr. Yunsang Kim at yunsang.kim@msstate.edu. Skype/video interview may be requested and only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Additional information can be found at the websites of the MSU Department of Sustainable Bioproducts (http://www.cfr.msstate.edu/bioproducts/graduate.asp) and the Office of Graduate School (http://www.grad.msstate.edu/).

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.


Apply By:3/18/2020


Posted By: KBrasher

Avian Field Technician Louisiana 12/17/2019 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Gulf Coast (various locations), Louisiana

Job Description:

Highly motivated individual interested in coastal wetlands and waterfowl and waterbird ecology to work from early March 2020 through approximately July 2020. Technician will assist graduate student assessing the efficacy of marsh terracing in coastal Louisiana.

The technician will primarily assist with breeding secretive marsh bird surveys, vegetation sampling, and data entry. The technician will also assist with aerial wintering waterfowl survey datasets. Candidates should be prepared to work long and irregular hours, sometimes on weekends, and overnight travel to field sites for multiple nights.

Required Education:

Applicants recently graduated from or currently enrolled in a wildlife ecology and management or other closely related natural resource program, with an interest in birds and wetlands, are encouraged to apply.

Required Experience:

Knowledge of secretive marsh birds and waterfowl identification, experience operating surface drive boats, and a valid Louisiana boating license are preferred. This research can be rigorous and time consuming. A strong work ethic, positive attitude, and attention to details are necessary.

Skills:

Successful candidates will have a valid driver’s license, satisfactory driving record, and must be available to perform field work full time.

Salary:

$9.50/hour. Housing and field equipment will be provided.


Apply By:3/1/2020

Phone:2253628389

Email:mbm391@msstate.edu

Mailing:

College of Forest Resources


Forest and Wildlife Research Center


Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station


Mississippi State Extension Service


Posted By: Madelyn McFarland