CFR Graduate Service Assistant Mississippi 10/19/2021 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Mississippi State, Mississippi

Job Description:

The College of Forest Resources is seeking a graduate assistant to support the Office of Student Services and Admissions.

Duties include:

  1. Assist the Student Services Coordinator and Senior Admissions Coordinator in CFR activities including, but not limited to recruitment, awarding scholarships, confidential record maintenance (paper and electronic form), student communications, and academic support.
  2. Serve as a resource to students and faculty regarding institutional policies, procedures, resources, and programs. Some administrative duties will involve handling of confidential information and will require judgement and discretion.
  3. Assist with recruitment events and communication plan.
  4. Plan and implement programs for recruiting and retaining minority and underrepresented students.
  5. Plan and implement programs that enhance student success of at-risk students in the CFR.
  6. Manage prospective student database.
  7. Run errands on campus and in town as needed.
  8. Complete office tasks (e.g., filing, shredding, ordering supplies, and taking messages.)
  9. Convert student files to electronic versions.
  10. Communicate with the CFR Ambassadors and CFR Dean’s Student Council and assist with group activities.
  11. Assist with the review and processing of CFR scholarships.
  12. Coordinate yearly updates of the CFR Undergraduate Student Handbook.
  13. Assist during registration and orientation periods.
  14. Manage classroom and events calendar for Office of Student Services
  15. Assist as requested with CFR functions and events – including, but not limited to, Welcome Back BBQ, Homecoming, Awards Banquet, Graduation Reception, Super Bulldog Weekend, and alumni events.
  16. Perform related duties as assigned.


  • Undergraduate degree in Natural Resources or related field.
  • Is expected to enroll in a MSU graduate degree program, preferably within the College of Forest Resources
  • Must be available to work summer orientation.
  • Processing and publishing skills; able to produce and/or update student handbook, advisor manual, and other documents.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and eligible to drive MSU vehicles.

To apply:

Please send application materials including cover letter, resume, and transcripts to Lanna Miller,

Apply By:1/19/2022

Posted By: KBrasher

Fire & Restoration Practitioner III Mississippi 10/5/2021 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:The Nature Conservancy

Location:Vancleave, Mississippi

Job Description:


The Fire & Restoration Practitioner III performs and participates in preserve, restoration and research project operations including the maintenance, management, development and coordination of conservation programs.

The Fire & Restoration Practitioner III (FRPIII) leads work teams to ensure the coordination, community support and implementation of preserve management plans. The FRPIII maintains preserve areas frequented by the visiting public, removes exotic species and/or monitors and researches species, maintains tools and equipment, operates heavy machinery, and opens and closes preserve to the visiting public. The FRPIII participates in all aspects of the fire program and assists in other restoration and research projects statewide.


  • May lead or monitor work groups consisting of staff, interns, and volunteers in Mississippi and Louisiana.
  • Function as both leader and member of a work team in a high stress team environment.
  • Monitor the progress of Burn Crew Members toward achieving fire management goals.
  • Makes decisions on the fire line based upon evaluation of fire behavior, available resources and judgment.
  • Manage databases to plan and track restoration progress.
  • Serve as liaison with Sandhill Crane Refuge
  • Maintains all equipment at the Vancleave Field Office.
  • Financial responsibility may include working within a budget to complete projects, negotiating and contracting with vendors, assisting with budget development and fundraising targets.
  • Networks with diverse groups, including landowners, conservation partners, government officials, donors, board members and the general public to recruit support for the Conservancy and publicize Conservancy programs/preserves.
  • May work under minimal and/or distant supervision; may make some independent decisions based on analysis, experience and context.
  • May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.

Required Education:

BA/BS/AS/Technical or vocational degree in science-related field and 1 year related experience in custodial and ecological land management or similar field or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Experience:

1 year related experience in custodial and ecological land management or similar field.


BA/BS/AS/Technical or vocational degree in science-related field and 1 year related experience in custodial and ecological land management or similar field or equivalent
combination of education and experience.

Experience with natural systems.

Experience in ecological land management principles.

Experience operating and or repairing various types of equipment and machinery including ATV, UTV, tractors and trailers.

Must have a valid driver's license and ability to get a class D CDL.

NWCG FFT1 qualification with open SRB taskbook.

Experience with GIS software.

Experience using herbicides in the management of vegetation.

Experience with service and repair of small engine equipment.

Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.

1 – 2 years related experience in custodial and ecological land management or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Some experience managing volunteers or entry level staff.

Ability to recognize plant and animal species to complete preserve management activities.

Knowledge/understanding of current trends and practices in conservation, land management and natural resource preservation/conservation or similar field.

Ability to complete tasks independently with respect to timeline(s).

Working knowledge of common software applications (e.g.; Word, Excel, Web browsers).

Communicating clearly via written, spoken and graphical means in English and other relevant languages.



Apply By:11/1/2021


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Posted By: Tracie Martin

Ecologist Georgia 9/30/2021 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Corblu Ecology Group, LLC

Job Description:

Corblu Ecology Group, LLC is seeking to hire qualified B.S. or M.S. graduates with strong capabilities in aquatic and/or terrestrial ecology. Positions are available in Corblu’s Lawrenceville and Woodstock, Georgia offices. These positions are full-time, permanent, entry to mid-level opportunity.

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

Applicants should have a desire to work in private consulting and possess strong skills in the following areas: 1) verbal and written communications; 2) technical writing; 3) native fish identification and/or floral identification; 4) design and execution of field sampling protocols; 5) experience and familiarity with managing collected data in GIS database or similar platforms; 6) proficiency with navigation and map interpretation; and 7) ability to work independently. High-achieving individuals will have excellent opportunities for advancement.

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

Qualified applicants please send cover letter and resume to:
Corblu Ecology Group, LLC
Attention: Ms. Jeannie Pierannunzi

Apply By:12/30/2021

Posted By: KBrasher

Student Trainee Multiple States 8/26/2021 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Corps of Engineers

Job Description:

Time Frame: The opening date of this announcement is from February 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021.

Title and Salary for Student Trainee (Natural Resources): If selected as a GS-0499-03/04/05, Student Trainee (Natural Resources), or GS-0099-03, Student Trainee (Park Rangers), the position will have promotion potential to the GS-0025-05/07, Park Ranger. Salary range will be $28,078.00 - $45,847.00.

Locations: The position maybe located in either Arkabutla,MS, Sardis, MS, Lake Village, AR, Little Rock, AR, Royal, AR, Arkadelphia, AR, Mufreesboro, AR, Monterrery, LA, Monroe, LA, Shreveport, LA or Columbia, LA or Bellevue, LA and placed within any organization within the Vicksburg District, Operations Division.

Basic Requirements for Student Trainee (Natural Resources)
NOTE: This occupation has specific educational requirements for entry and applicants must show evidence that their planned academic program will meet those requirements (i.e. transcript reflecting enrollment in applicable programs). Students who graduate without meeting those requirements may not be converted to the target position and could be separated from federal service.

  • Degree: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position. OR
  • Combination of Education and Experience: Courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

Qualifications requirements for Student Trainee (Natural Resources)
To qualify, you must meet the education requirements described below. Your transcripts will be required as part of your application.

Who May Apply: Students who are eligible for participation in the Department of the Army Internship Program Positions are open to current students pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate in an accredited high school, college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution on at least a half-time basis (as defined by the institution in which the student is enrolled). Short-term training programs (e.g., several two-week programs completed) are not considered an academic course of study.

This internship is for current students in good standing at an accredited education. The intern must be able to work full time when not attending classes and be able to work evenings and weekends during the summer season

For this internship, you must be a current student majoring in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.

This position is designed to prepare a student trainee for employment after graduation as a Park Ranger GS-0025-05/07 or Natural Resource Specialist GS-0401-05/07 with a target of 09. Interns will be assigned tasks designed to increase familiarity with the target occupation in a real-world work environment.

This opportunity follows a standard promotional path:

  • Internship selection will be made at the GS-03, GS-04, GS-05 level. These grade levels are what typical college students in their first, second or third year may qualify.
  • Within 120 days after completion of Internship requirements, you may be eligible for conversion to the entry-level for the target occupation. Entry level for these positions are typically at the GS-05 level. The actual grade level at the time of conversion depends on academic achievement and other factors
  • The full performance level of this position is GS-0025-07 as a Park Ranger or a Natural Resources Specialist GS-0401-09. However, at the time of conversion, student may be assigned as a GS-0025-05 Park Ranger with full promotion potential to the GS-7 OR assigned as a GS-0401-05/07 as a Natural Resources Specialist with full promotion potential to the GS-09 grade dependent upon funding and manning requirements.
  • Progression from the entry-level to the full performance level for this occupation will depend on successful completion of all requirements for promotion. Promotions may be considered after a year at each grade level but are not guaranteed to occur on a specific time schedule.

To qualify for a Student Internship as a GS-03, students must have completed one full academic year of post-high school study.

To qualify for a Student Internship as a GS-04, students must have completed two full academic years of post-high school study or have an associate's degree. To qualify for a Student Internship as a GS-05, students must have completed 4 academic years of posthigh school leading to a bachelor's degree or equivalent degree. NOTE: Students that are graduating and are not subsequently enrolled in another program might not meet the work-hour requirements prior to graduation and will be at risk for not being able to convert to a career or career-conditional appointment!

For qualification purposes, an academic year is computed as follows:

  • At the undergraduate level, successfully completed education that has not led to possession of a degree is credited based on its relationship to 120 semester hours or 180 quarter hours. For example, 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours is comparable to 1 year of undergraduate education. Four years of progressive study or 120 semester hours meets the degree requirements. Additional credit cannot be given for duplicate course work.
  • For study at a business or technical school, 36 weeks of study (20+ classroom hours per week) is comparable to 1 academic year above high school.
  • An academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 academic year of full-time study. This determination is made based on normal course loads for a full year of study in the graduate program. If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours or 27 quarter hours should be considered as satisfying the 1 year of full-time study requirement. Part-time graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a year of fulltime study at the school attended.
  • When academic credit is expressed in contract months, units, or other terms that differ from conventional semester or quarter hours, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide an interpretation of such credits from the appropriate institution in order to equate them to the semester or quarter hours specified in the standard.

NOTE: If your college, vocational, trade, technical or high schools' definition of "academic year" differs from above, you must submit proof of this difference (e.g., copy of course catalog that defines an academic year). Absent this documentation, you will be screened for academic qualifications based on the academic hours as defined in the bullets above.

Conditions of employment:

  • Ability to work nights, weekends and/or holidays depending on the needs of the project. 
  • Required to wear prescribed uniform
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.
  • Possession or ability to acquire Corps of Engineers boat operator's license within 2 years.
  • Must complete Park Ranger training requirements (including Visitor Assistance Training, CPR, First Aid, Blood Borne Pathogens, and Unarmed Self Defense) within one year.
  • Must possess or be able to acquire Title 36 Citation Authority within three years.

To apply for this position, please send your resume and transcripts to Jonathan D. Harrell at by close of application.

Apply By:12/31/2021

Posted By: KBrasher

Research Technician Mississippi 8/23/2021 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:MSU, Dept. Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

Assist and implement research projects through collaboration between Mississippi State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services at the South Farm Aquaculture Facility.


Preferred skills:

Experience with: research process, data collection and analysis, statistical software, laboratory analytical equipment, water quality testing, fish and animal husbandry, inorganic chemistry, writing scientific articles

More details and application information: 


Required Education:

Education: Bachelor's degree in fisheries, natural resources, or related field. 

Apply By:11/23/2021


Posted By: Peter Allen