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Biologist I Mississippi 10/15/2020 +
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Organization:Ducks Unlimited

Job Description:

This biologist will be responsible for management, restoration, and enhancement of forested wetlands through coordination with U.S. Forest Service staff on Delta National Forest (DNF). Technical and personal skills are needed to monitor environmental conditions and execute habitat improvements. The successful candidate will also identify and advocate for longer-term habitat improvements for wildlife, public users, and other partners and cooperators.

Delta National Forest contains over 60,000 acres of bottomland hardwoods and associated wetlands, critical to the Lower Mississippi Valley Joint Venture and North American Waterfowl Management Plan, and provides important habitat to wintering, migrating, and resident birds. On an annual basis, DNF staff manage water on 10,000 acres of forested wetland habitat primarily for wintering waterfowl. Forest management plans execute timber harvests over 3 million board feet of timber a year. The region has been experienced record backwater flooding over the last 5 years. This partnership effort seeks to return DNF to its greatest habitat potential for the future.

Responsibilities & Results:

  • Works cooperatively with U.S. Forest Service and State wildlife resource agencies.
  • Provides technical advice and leadership for wildlife management program; gathering, compiling, and analyzing data, determine habitat requirements, prescribe and execute management.
  •  Prepares field data; digitizes and processes data for geographic information systems (GIS).
  • Plans and executes education and outreach activities.
  •  Executes field work safely, under variable weather conditions, remote locations, across difficult terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.
  •  Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have a B.S. degree in natural resources and 1-year experience in conservation, forest land management, wetland management and restoration, or equivalent.
  •  Must complete tasks independently, on time, with minimal direct supervision.
  • Must have experience operating and maintaining 4WD trucks, ATVs, and tractors.
  • Must have a working knowledge of common software applications (e.g.; Word, Excel, Web browsers, and Geographic Information Systems).
  • Must have a valid driver’s license

Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • M.S. degree in natural resources.
  • Two (2) or more years’ experience in conservation or forestry management or equivalent.
  • Experience with bottomland hardwood forest management and restoration projects.
  • Experience monitoring plant or animal species to inform management activities.
  • Experience supervising field staff, volunteers, and/or contractors to complete projects.
  • Demonstrated effective communication skills via written, verbal, and graphical means to stakeholders including government officials, private landowners, partners, and general public

Position reports to Delta National Forest Headquarters in Rolling Fork, MS. Position opened until filled.

To apply, please see our website at www.ducks.org/jobs to submit an application, cover letter, and resume with 3 references, indicating your qualifications and why you are interested in the position. For additional information, please contact Nick Biasini, Regional Biologist, (601) 956-1936, or email nbiasini@ducks.org.


Apply By:1/15/2021


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

M.Sc. Research Assistantship – Tidal Marsh Bird Ecology & Conservation Mississippi 8/4/2020 +
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Organization:Mississippi State

Location:Biloxi, Mississippi

Job Description:

The Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture and the Coastal Research and Extension Center at Mississippi State University are seeking a highly qualified and motivated M.Sc. to join our research team to study secretive marsh birds on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi as part of a multi-season, multi-year project. The broader project was established in response to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill to assess, determine, and evaluate the abundance, distribution, and survivorship of secretive tidal marsh birds the Mississippi coast. The graduate student will aid in data collection for the broader project, in addition to developing a thesis project supporting select aspects of the larger study. Possible areas of research include survival and demographics of Seaside Sparrows and Clapper Rails and distribution and abundance of breeding marsh bird species. Duties will include, but not be limited to: conducting marsh bird point-transect surveys, capture and banding of Clapper Rails and Seaside Sparrows; nest monitoring for these two species; sampling vegetation; data entry and management; and assisting the project manager with maintaining field equipment. The graduate student will be part of a research team monitoring secretive marsh birds in non-breeding and breeding seasons. They will be expected to communicate with and coordinate seasonal efforts with the project manager and when needed, assist as crew leader to ensure field sampling and data management protocols are meeting project standards. Some activities will be strenuous with conditions in salt marshes being hot, humid, and involving biting insects. All aspects of field work will require walking in the marsh through potentially thick mud and dense vegetation.

Minimum qualifications: B.S. with a minimum 3.0 GPA in wildlife, biology, zoology, ecology, or closely related field and relevant experience with bird sampling and demonstrated interest in wildlife research. Prefer a candidate with previous experience in at least one of the following areas: conducting bird point counts and/or banding of secretive marsh birds, nest searching and monitoring, boat operation and maintenance, towing trailers, and data analysis. Demonstrated responsibility conducting unsupervised field work, effective leadership of field technicians, a positive attitude and strong work ethic are also characteristics of a the type of graduate student that would sit well in our lab. To apply, please email the following: (1) cover letter; (2) resume or CV; (3) email and phone numbers for three references; (4) a copy of university transcripts and GRE scores with the email subject “Phase 2 Masters Student” to Dr. Mark Woodrey at Mark.Woodrey@msstate.edu. Any questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Woodrey or the project manager Jared Feura (jfeura@gmail.com).


Apply By:11/4/2020


Posted By: KBrasher

Forest Technician Georgia 8/4/2020 +
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Organization:Dougherty & Dougherty Forestry Services, Inc

Location:Athens, Georgia

Job Description:

Job Description: This position offering is for a forestry technician position to complete and participate in a wide range of tasks in an integrated business. Primary position tasks include timber inventory, timber marking, timber sale preparation, timber harvest inspections, prescribed burning, forest road work oversight, hunt lease work, boundary line maintenance, plantation establishment oversight, management plan preparation, research study establishment, study maintenance, study measurement, study data cleaning, cone harvest, tree breeding, among others. The majority of the work is outdoors in varying weather conditions. The job includes travel and occasional weekend work during busy season. This position is generally a 45-50 hour/week assignment.

Required Education:

The job candidate should hold a minimum of an
Associate’s Degree in Forest Resources or a related field

Required Experience:

The job applicant may be entry-level or may have 2-5+ years of experience.

Skills:

The job candidate should hold a minimum of an Associate’s Degree in Forest Resources or a related field. Prescribed fire experience is a plus. Experience with or the training in ArcGIS, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, iPads, and
field data recorders is considered positive. Experience in herbicide application and licensure is considered a plus. 
The candidate must be able to communicate clearly and timely and complete fieldwork in a detailed and quality manner, as this is a remote position. This position must be able to work independently as well as work
cooperatively with other team members to complete and record data from forest management activities.  The job applicant may be entry-level or may have 2-5+ years of experience.

Salary:

Commensurate with experience and qualifications


Apply By:11/4/2020

Email:jdougherty@progressiveforestry.com

Mailing:

Dougherty & Dougherty Forestry
PO Box 82013
Athens, GA  30608


Posted By: Derek Dougherty

Forest Research and Operations Task Coordinator Georgia 8/4/2020 +
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Organization:Dougherty & Dougherty Forestry Services, Inc

Location:Athens, Georgia

Job Description:

This position will work as part of a larger overall research and operations field team focusing on Southeastern US forest silviculture, timber asset management, tree improvement, sustainability, wildlife habitat research and operations work. The primary focus of this position is to coordinate the work tasks for DDFSI. This includes planning considerations, technician scheduling, task execution, and safety and work quality auditing. Work tasks to be coordinated include timber inventory, timber marking, timber sale preparation, timber harvest inspections, prescribed burning, boundary line maintenance, plantation establishment oversight, management plan preparation, research study establishment, study maintenance, study measurement, study data cleaning, cone harvest, tree breeding, among others. Approximately 30% of the position time will be allocated to task planning, organizing, procurement and communication. Around 20%-time appointment will be to office work, application reports, data cleaning, invoicing, and other job/data management tasks. The residual time will be spent in the field working with technicians or scientists to complete and audit the necessary fieldwork. Regular fieldwork and travel are part of this job (generally 2-4 days a week).

The candidate must have solid verbal and written communication skills. The qualified applicant will be able to work independently as well as cooperatively with other team members to complete large research projects.

Qualifications: The preferred candidate will hold a Master of Science degree in forestry or natural resource management related field. Candidates with a Bachelor of Science degree in forestry, wildlife management, or a Master of Forest Resources degree will also be considered for the position. Qualified candidates will have an understanding of forestry operational tasks, forest growth and management, timber sales, working with clients, field data collection, and data management - experimental design and statistics knowledge is a plus, but not required. Experience with Excel, R, Access, iPad, GIS, and ArcView are beneficial. A pesticide applicators license is also a plus. Ample prescribed fire experience or certifications (wildland fire certifications) is a plus. Registered Forester (RF) licensure or aspirations, Wildlife Biologist (CWB/AWB), or a combination of both is preferred.

*Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

*Paid holidays

*Paid vacation

*Paid sick days

*Professional development timeline

If interested, please send a cover sheet and your resume to jdougherty@progressiveforestry.com or you may complete an online application by going to www.progressiveforestry.com

Application Deadline: Until position is filled by qualified candidate – Start in late Summer or early Fall preferable.

Required Education:

The preferred candidate will hold a Master of
Science degree in forestry or natural resource management related field.  Candidates with a Bachelor of Science degree
in forestry, wildlife management, or a Master of Forest Resources degree will
also be considered for the position.  

Skills:

The preferred candidate will hold
a Master of Science degree in forestry or natural resource management related
field. Candidates with a Bachelor of
Science degree in forestry, wildlife management, or a Master of Forest
Resources degree will also be considered for the position. Qualified candidates will have an
understanding of forestry operational tasks, forest growth and management,
timber sales, working with clients, field data collection, and data management
- experimental design and statistics knowledge is a plus, but not required. Experience with Excel, R, Access, iPad, GIS,
and ArcView are beneficial. A pesticide
applicators license is also a plus. Ample prescribed fire experience or
certifications (wildland fire certifications) is a plus. Registered Forester
(RF) licensure or aspirations, Wildlife Biologist (CWB/AWB), or a combination
of both is preferred.

Salary:

Commensurate with experience and qualifications


Apply By:11/4/2020

Email:jdougherty@progressiveforestry.com

Mailing:

Dougherty & Dougherty Forestry


PO Box 82013


Athens, GA  30608


Posted By: Derek Dougherty

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

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Apply By:12/13/2020

Phone:8036377314

Email:lwart@nwtf.net

Mailing:

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


Posted By: Lisa Wart