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Regional Biologist - South Atlantic: Florida South Carolina 8/5/2019 +
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Organization:Ducks Unlimited, Inc.

Location:To be determined., 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 and will have a primary focus on implementing and increasing project delivery in Florida. The responsibility of the position will primarily be the protection, enhancement and restoration of wetlands and associated habitats important to waterfowl and other wetland dependent wildlife species.

This position location will be determined based on the candidate selection.  The position will report to the Director of Conservation Programs in the DU South Atlantic 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.

Required Experience:

Applicants must 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. 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 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.

Skills:

The ideal candidate will be a 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 also 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:8/30/2019

Phone:8432615751

Email:jrader@ducks.org

Mailing:

Please visit our website at www.ducks.org/jobs to submit an application, resume, references and cover letter indicating your qualifications and why you are interested in the position.  For more information, please contact James Rader, Director of Conservation Programs, 843-261-5751 or jrader@ducks.org.


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

Forester/Wildlife Biologist Missouri 8/7/2019 +
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Organization:National Wild Turkey Federation

Location:Houston, Missouri

Job Description:

 

NWTF Forester / Wildlife Biologist - Missouri

The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) has an immediate need for a full-time, term limited  (minimum of 3 yrs) Forester or Wildlife Biologist to work in the Ozark Highlands of Southern Missouri.  Work will be conducted cooperatively with the USDA Forest Service Mark Twain National Forest, NRCS state and local offices, agency partners, and other NWTF staff to manage and expand projects on the national forest and provide technical assistance to landowners, primarily through the development of conservation plans. Duty Station will be either the Houston or Eminence NRCS office.  

Duties:

·         Collaborate with Forest Service on the development of Stewardship proposals focusing on the restoration of natural communities and wildlife habitats.

·         Develop, administer, implement, and monitor NWTF/Mark Twain National Forest Stewardship Agreements and contracts in cooperation with Mark Twain National Forest staff.

·         Identify opportunities and provide management recommendations for wildlife habitat improvement projects for game and non-game species to be included as service work items on Stewardship agreements and contracts. 

·         Manage subcontractors to implement forest management, timber stand improvement, non-native invasive removal, enhancing openings, and other habitat management activities.

·         Seek additional grant funding, develop partnerships, and work with volunteers to expand conservation activities on National Forest System lands.

·         Construct update reports, manage data, and provide oversight for all contract administration.

·         Provide private landowner conservation technical assistance with a priority focus in Howell, Oregon, Shannon, Texas, and surrounding counties.

·         Collaborate with Forest Service and NRSC on development of existing and future Joint Chiefs Proposals and future landscape level restoration projects.

·         Assist District Conservationists in providing technical assistance to landowners expressing an interest in forest and wildlife management as related to NRCS Farm Bill Programs, including site visits, resource inventories, and Customer Service Toolkit Plan development.

·         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 that meet NRCS criteria using Conservation Desktop.

·         Promote participation and highlight accomplishments by submitting newspaper articles to all 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.

 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: Preferred candidates will possess experience working in forest ecosystems, riparian communities and a working knowledge of wild turkeys, forest wildlife and their habitat requirements.  Knowledge of forest entomology, pathology, fire behavior, forest management and planning for major silvicultural types of the region is required.  A working knowledge of basic surveying principles, map reading and GIS/GPS technology, ArcGIS skills and the ability to apply professional scientific techniques to the land for which responsibilities are assigned is required.  The forester will possess the ability to effectively cooperate with private landowners, the 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.  Knowledge of USDA Farm Bill conservation programs (e.g., EQIP, CSP, CRP).

 

 

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

·         Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Forestry from a SAF accredited program or a

degree in wildlife biology / mgmt. or natural resources related field (Master’s degree preferred).   Experience with forestry and silviculture, conservation implementation, habitat management, and wildlife biology is preferred. 

·         Strong organizational skills, networking, communication(ex., verbal, presentation, inter-personal, writing), project management, and leadership ability is preferred

·         Experience working with private landowners as well as Federal / State agencies (ex. NRCS, MDC, USFS) with working knowledge of cost-share programs, such as EQIP(NRCS)

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

·         Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Outlook, & social media

·         Able to work in a wide range of field conditions often requiring rigorous physical activity

·         Proven ability to manage multiple projects, produce effective results, and meet deadlines; applicant must be self-motivated, responsible and have ability to solve problems.

·         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.

·         Applicant may be required to participate in specific training programs to use partner facilities and equipment.  Applicant must have a valid driver’s license & will be based out of a NRCS office within Southern Missouri.

 

This position will require moderate overnight travel.  The NRCS will provide office space in the Houston and/or Eminence office.  Excellent benefits package.  Salary is commensurate with experience.   Application Deadline – September 6, 2019.

Apply at the NWTF website (https://nwtf.applicantpro.com/jobs/)

 

Salary:

DOE


Apply By:9/6/2019

Phone:8036377314

Email:lwart@nwtf.net

Mailing:

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


Posted By: Lisa Wart

Research Economist California 7/31/2019 +
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Organization:USDA Forest Service

Job Description:

The USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station (PSW) is seeking a candidate for Research Economist, GS-0110-12/13. This is a permanent, full time position. The purpose of this Outreach Notice is to inform prospective applicants of this upcoming opportunity.

Brief description of duties associated with this position
The incumbent will be a scientist in the Urban Ecosystem and Social Dynamics (UESD) Program. The UESD program of research is national in scope, with documented extensions to international applications. Three problem areas are addressed: (1) Realize an abundant and sustainable supply of ecosystems by examining the relationships among human uses, human values, ecosystem services, and management; (2) Investigate how to reconnect humans and nature considering the roles of changing demographics, cultures, urbanization, socio-economics, and technology on use and sustainability of natural resources; and (3) Manage ecosystems to better reflect the desires of the American people by determining the impacts of public policies on ecological and social patterns and processes. The goal for research in these areas is to better understand the interconnections among ecosystems, people and social institutions in ways that will inform policy and improve management of forests and other natural resources. The incumbent will conduct research across all three problem areas. An individual who has completed a graduate degree in economics or a similar field will be a good fit for this opportunity.

The incumbent will focus research on contemporary natural resource issues including vegetation management activities, water resources, forest disturbances, and recreation. To address such topical areas, it is anticipated that the scientist will have knowledge, skills, and abilities in econometrics, microeconomic theory, forest economics theory, natural resource and environmental economics, production economics, valuation methods, spatial statistics, Monte Carlo simulation methods, GIS, and programming in R/Stata/SAS. The incumbent individually plans and conducts complex analyses, and collaborates with other scientists in designing, integrating, and conducting larger, complex multi- and transdisciplinary studies undertaken by the agency and collaborators which require expertise in economic aspects of ecosystem services and natural resources management.

The incumbent has primary responsibility for evaluating data, conducting analyses, determining significance of findings, and formulating conclusions. Findings are reported out by the scientist alone or with co-authors as prepared talks at scientific and professional meetings, webinars, workshops and training sessions and in written form through proceedings papers, book chapters, reports, station publications, and peer reviewed journals. Consultations and technology transfer of findings to facilitate application of findings and improved understanding are also part of the assignment.

About PSW
PSW is one of several research stations in the research and development (R&D) arm of the Forest Service, a component of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and works at the forefront of science to improve the health and use of our Nation's forests and grasslands. The work has a steady focus on informing policy and land-management decisions, whether it addresses invasive plants and insects, degraded river ecosystems, or sustainable ways to harvest forest products. Our researchers work independently and with a range of partners, including other agencies, academia, nonprofit groups, and industry. The information and technology produced through basic and applied science programs is available to the public for its benefit and use.

Community and Surrounding Area
The following duty locations are being considered for this position:
Davis, CA
Davis is noted for its small town atmosphere, and an emphasis on parks and open spaces. It is about 20 miles West of Sacramento, the state capital of California. The Davis Farmers Market is held year-round on Wednesdays and Saturdays in Central Park. It is a unique shopping experience. In addition to fresh fruits and vegetables sold by local farmers, often organic, attendees can find gourmet foods, live entertainment, specialty products, and arts and crafts. Known as an environmentally aware and socially innovative city, Davis boasts more than 50 miles of bicycle paths and more bicycles per capita than any other city in the nation. There are 31 parks and 453 acres of improved developed landscape owned and maintained by the city. More information is available at https://cityofdavis.org/home.

Riverside, CA
Riverside is a city in the Inland Empire and is located in southern California. It is known for many parks, museums, historical sites of interest, entertainment options, shopping, dining, and recreation settings. The city is in close proximity to three southern California National Forests. Within a few hour’s drive of the city you can arrive at beaches, mountains, or desert locations.

How to apply: The purpose of this Outreach Notice is to determine the potential applicant pool for this position and to establish the appropriate recruitment method and area of consideration for the advertisement. If you are interested in applying for this position, contact Kevin Rincon at kevin.rincon@usda.gov by close of business on August 21, 2019.


Apply By:8/21/2019


Posted By: KBrasher

Product Support Specialist Mississippi 7/17/2019 +
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Organization:FORESTRY SUPPLIERS, INC.

Location:Jackson, Mississippi

Job Description:

The Product Support Specialist will handle a variety of responsibilities for Forestry Suppliers, including:

- Assisting customers with product selection and product support and usage training

- Customer support related to activities on website

- Attend conventions/trade shows

- Provide input regarding the selection of new products

- Assisting in the production and proofing of marketing materials

- Support other departments with product support knowledge: Special Orders, Customer Service, Telephone Sales, Counter Sales, Creative, Receiving, Internet
 

We are seeking an applicant who exhibits:

- Integrity of the highest degree

- A utility player mentality who is enthusiastic about learning new skills and generating innovative solutions to solve work challenges and identify opportunities

- A confident, friendly, positive attitude that shows everything you do as a welcome opportunity to learn more about Forestry Suppliers, Inc.

- An ability to treat confidential material appropriately

- Ability to learn quickly and prioritize effectively

- Excellent communication skills; ability to communicate clearly and effectively

Required Education:

Natural resource-related bachelor’s degree and work experience

Required Experience:

Any work experience related to your chosen field is a plus.

Skills:

- Natural resource-related bachelor’s degree and work experience


- Excellent verbal, personal and computer skills


- Ability to work with a group


- Self-starter and capable of working well alone


- Excellent driving record


- Excellent office and clerical skills, including experience with Microsoft Office software

Salary:

Based on experience.


Apply By:8/31/2019

Phone:6013543565

Email:barlowd@forestry-suppliers.com

Mailing:

Forestry Suppliers, Inc. 


205 West Rankin Street


Jackson, MS 39201


Posted By: Deborah Barlow

Assistant/Associate Professor Mississippi 6/4/2019 +
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Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Starkville, Mississippi

Job Description:

POSITION: Assistant/Associate Professor of Wildlife Ecology

The Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture at Mississippi State University (MSU), is seeking applications for a full time, 9-month tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant/Associate Professor rank. This person will be involved in research, teaching, and service.

LOCATION: This position is on the MSU campus, located in Starkville, Mississippi. A description of the College of Forest Resources (CFR), the Forest and Wildlife Research Center (FWRC), Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Experiment Station (MAFES) and the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture can be found at http://www.cfr.msstate.edu/wildlife.

STARTING: Fall 2019 or as negotiated

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture (WFA) seeks a dynamic scholar specializing in wildlife-habitat relationships that yield management applications for public and private stakeholders. Some potential fields of interest include, but are not limited to, species-habitat associations, habitat management and restoration, fire ecology, disturbance ecology, forest ecology, and management of working landscapes. In addition to these areas of interest, we encourage applicants to identify opportunities to build on existing departmental expertise and/or expand the department in new directions. The applicant should be a broadly trained wildlife ecologist that can contribute to a diverse faculty group and demonstrate how their research and teaching program will complement and enrich the department.

The primary responsibilities of this position will be the development of a productive, externally-funded, and nationally/internationally recognized research program, effective mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students, and teaching within the WFA program. Teaching responsibilities may include 2-3 undergraduate/graduate courses per year consistent with the candidate expertise and departmental need. The position will be a 50% teaching and 50% research appointment.

Mississippi State University is ranked as one of the top research institutions in the United States. The Carnegie Institute has designated MSU as a "higher research activity" doctoral granting institution. We are also ranked among the nation's top 100 research institutions based on the most recent National Science Foundation survey. The 35-member faculty within the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture leads one of the most productive research programs in the Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine at Mississippi State University. The department is well-known for its highly collegial and interdisciplinary faculty, post-doctoral fellows, research and extension associates that help make the department one of the premier institutions for applied wildlife and fisheries science in the nation https://www.cfr.msstate.edu/wildlife/. As one of the fastest growing undergraduate programs in the region, our 300 undergraduate students concentrate in wildlife agriculture science, human-wildlife interactions, conservation biology, wildlife veterinary medicine, conservation law enforcement, and wildlife, fisheries and aquaculture science. The department also houses 60 graduate students across a variety of programs, with nearly 100% job placement rate following receipt of a graduate degree. Located in Starkville, MS, Mississippi State is the centerpiece of a growing college town with a vibrant and diverse community and economy, a low cost-of-living, main street family atmosphere and connections to over a hundred thousand acres of national forests, national wildlife refuges, and state recreational lands. For more information on the Starkville community visit: https://www.starkville.org/

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. with expertise in wildlife ecology and/or related discipline. Excellence in communication and organizational skills, peer-reviewed publications, and a commitment to service are expected. The candidate should show the ability to collaborate with diverse scientific disciplines, various stakeholder groups, and federal and state natural resource agencies to support long-term partnerships.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Preferred characteristics include postdoctoral or agency research experience, procurement of extramural funds to accomplish research, mentoring of graduate students, strong quantitative skills and teaching experience. Preference will be given to candidates whose research focuses on wildlife habitat management and naturally crosses disciplinary lines.

APPLY: Applications must be submitted online at http://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/cw/en-us/listing/; position (Job No. 498650) and should include: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of research philosophy, 4) statement of teaching philosophy, 5) official transcripts, and 6) programmatic vision statement how your research program will build on existing departmental expertise or expand the department in new directions. Letters of recommendation will be requested internally. Please send contact information for three references to:
Angela Hill
Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture
Mississippi State University
angela.c.hill@msstate.edu

For additional information on the position announcement, contact search chair Dr. Kristine Evans (662-325-3167) or email at kristine.evans@msstate.edu


Apply By:9/4/2019


Posted By: KBrasher