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Avian Field Technician Louisiana 2/4/2020 +
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 April 2020 through August 2020 (start date negotiable). 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:

Recently graduated or currently enrolled students. 

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 (schedule flexible for students). 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

Salary:

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


Apply By:2/28/2020

Phone:2253628389

Email:mbm391@msstate.edu


Posted By: Madelyn McFarland

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 +
JobDetails

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

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

Forester - South Dakota South Dakota 11/15/2019 +
JobDetails

Categorized Under:

Organization:National Wild Turkey Federation

Location:Rapid City, South Dakota

Job Description:

The National Wild Turkey Federation is seeking qualified candidates for a forester position, to be located in Rapid City, SD. The position will be a cooperative position and will be responsible for promoting forest & riparian management on private lands in the Black Hills region of South Dakota. This is a full time, 3 yr. term position with the potential to extend the term.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF WORK: Assists partners in promoting management of privately owned forested lands and riparian areas for multiple resource benefits, including forest health, wildlife habitat, fuels reduction and water quality; provides forestry assistance to private landowners, communities and public agencies to achieve optimum environmental, economic and social benefits from forest resources; implements silvicultural practices and delivers technical assistance and financial assistance programs under the direction

DUTIES:

  • Provide resource management planning that addresses significant forest and riparian health concerns on private lands through the delivery of technical assistance and available federal and state financial assistance programs
  • Develop consensus among partners and provide recommendations for working in oak, aspen and other hardwood stands and riparian areas 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 expertise related to management of wildlife habitat beneficial to wild turkeys, elk, deer and other wildlife species with emphasis placed on forest health, including forest thinning, proper grazing regimes and riparian improvements
  • Prepare and implement forest management plans based on accepted silvicultural practices
  • Prepare forest management project contracts, providing specifications and prescriptions for thinning, mastication, slash treatments, and other forest management activities
  • Obtain Tree Farm Inspector Certification and work to promote and maintain certification of Tree Farms in the region
  • Develop and deliver innovative forest management techniques to landowners and cooperators through workshops, written materials, field days and educational programs
  • Provide internal review and input as requested on need, purpose and design during all 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
  • Develop relationships and working partnerships with the USDA-NRCS offices, USDA-U.S. Forest Service, SD Game Fish and Parks Dept., SD Dept. of Agriculture Resource Conservation & Forestry, Conservation NGO’s, County Weed and Pest Management, County Commissioners, Private Forest Industry, Mountain Pine Beetle Conservation Leaders Group, Mountain Pine Beetle Working Group and Tree Farm committee

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: Preferred candidates will possess experience working in ponderosa pine ecosystems, riparian communities and knowledge of wild turkeys, forest wildlife and their habitat requirements;knowledge of forest entomology, pathology, forest management and planning for major silvicultural types of the region; knowledge of basic surveying principles, map reading and GIS/GPS technology, ArcGIS skills; ability to apply professional scientific techniques to the land for which responsibilities are assigned; ability to effectively cooperate with private landowners, the general public, cooperators and peers; skills in the use and operation of forestry field equipment and ATVs; skills in communicating both orally and in written form to convey clear, persuasive messages that positively influence the thoughts and actions of others; proficient skills in the use of Microsoft Office applications

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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) Or applicant must be within two months of graduating with a degree as listed and secure degree before date of hire.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of forestry and wildlife biology
  • Strong organizational skills and capability to work independently with little direct supervision
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Word, Powerpoint and Outlook

Application Deadline: December 13

Salary is commensurate with experience and includes an excellent benefits package. To apply: please visit the NWTF website at https://nwtf.applicantpro.com/jobs/

Salary:

DOE


Apply By:12/13/2020

Phone:8036377314

Email:lwart@nwtf.net

Mailing:

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


Posted By: Lisa Wart