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Summer Internship - Forestry Alabama 9/22/2020 +
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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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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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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

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