Forester Georgia 9/9/2021 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Georgia Transmission Corporation

Job Description:

Coordinate forestry, vegetation management and right-of-way (R/W) encroachment management activities in assigned geographic area. Implement all vegetation management activities applying GTC standard Transmission Vegetation Management Program (TVMP), emphasis on support of applicable NERC standards.  Respond to stakeholder encroachment requests (including field site visits).  Work with external customers and internal organizations to authorize R/W usages and coordinate GTC's response to non-permissible usages, including physical removal of unauthorized encroachments-vegetation or structural.  Inspect R/W (aerial and ground) to verify proper vegetation maintenance standards and identify unauthorized encroachments. Investigate and provide resolution for abnormal situations (vegetation or non-permissible encroachments) identified.  Manage contractors, overseeing productivity and quality.  Develop project plans and administer contracts.


Required Education:

Education: Bachelor of Science in Forestry, Real Estate, Environmental Science or related field

Required Experience:

Experience:    Zero to Three (3) years progressively responsible experience in utility vegetation management and R/W land rights preferred

Equivalent Experience: Eight (8) years progressively responsible experience in utility vegetation management and R/W land rights issues


Licenses, Certifications and/or Registrations: Required: Valid Ga. Driver's License. Preferred: ISA certified arborist, Registered Forester (GA), certified pesticide applicator
Specialized Skills (e.g., typing, computers, software, tools and equipment uses, etc.): PC skills including Microsoft Suite, database and GIS based programs.  Ability to interpret engineering schematics, civil site designs, maps.  Research courthouse records, land plats, easements.  Strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills; ability to plan, organize and work independently.  Strong negotiating and conflict resolution skills.

Apply By:12/9/2021



Posted By: Marion Wright

Ph.D. Assistantship - Aquaculture/Seafood Marketing Mississippi 8/30/2021 +

Categorized Under:

Organization:Mississippi State University

Location:Stoneville, Mississippi

Job Description:

Thad Cochran National Warmwater Aquaculture Center (TCNWAC) at Stoneville, Mississippi, U.S.A. has a Ph.D. assistantship available to study various marketing aspects of the U.S. farm-raised catfish industry. Catfish is the largest finfish species raised in the United States. The project envisions to 1) evaluate the dynamics of sales and price patterns for catfish products and their close substitutes in key U.S. retail markets; 2) analyze the factors influencing markets for catfish products by evaluating the responses to price, sales, and demand; and 3) utilize the scanner data to support catfish industry segments in improving their marketing decisions. In addition, there will be other opportunities to work with TCNWAC researchers on production- and marketing-oriented projects, providing a breadth of research and field experience that is atypical for most graduate programs. This position is ideal for candidates who wish to gain experience in aquaculture marketing and quantitative economics. The successful applicant will be receiving a terminal degree from the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture under the College of Forestry Resources.

Required Education:

Masters’ degree in Aquaculture, Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness Management, Fisheries Sciences, or related areas

Required Experience:

Student with publication record will be preffered. Work/reserach experience in the field of marketing or business management is important for this terminal degree.


Required Qualifications:

Master's degree in Aquaculture, Agricultural Economics,
Agribusiness Management, Fisheries Sciences, or related areas with a GPA >3.5. The GRE and TOFEL must be taken but there is no specific score required for acceptance. The candidate should possess exemplary organization
and communication skills, a strong work ethic and the ability to work alone and as part of a team in less than ideal environments.

Preferred Qualifications:
The successful applicant will employ various quantitative econometric principles in this project. Research experience in areas of aquaculture marketing and
economics are ideal. Applicants should have a background in aquaculture marketing, production, and or farm management and should have evidence of productive
scientific communication (journal publications/conference presentations).
The selected applicant will begin project work from Spring 2022 for a support period of three years, with the provision of additional support conditional upon the performance of the student in graduate studies and grant/ departmental funding. All research works will be based at the TCNWAC, Stoneville, Mississippi. Assistantship include $23,500/year, tuition waiver, and graduate student insurance.


$23,500/yr + tuition waiver + student insurance for three years. This is contigent on avaiability of continued funding as well as academic and research performance of the student.

Apply By:9/30/2021



Ganesh Kumar
Assistant Research Professor
Thad Cochran National Warmwater Aquaculture Center Delta Research and Extension Center
Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture
Mississippi State University
127 Experiment Station Road
P.O. Box 197
Stoneville, Mississippi-38776, USA
Phone: Office: (662) 686 3586
Cell: (870) 489 6679
Fax: (662) 686 3320

Posted By: Ganesh Kumar

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

Fulltime & Seasonal Foresters & Surveyors Multiple States 3/11/2021 +

Categorized Under:


Location:Arcata, CA. , Multiple States

Job Description:

Job Description – Fulltime & Seasonal Foresters and Survey Technicians: These are for full time and seasonal positions for a qualified forestry, engineering or agriculture students, graduate students, or graduates in these programs to work under experienced professional foresters and licensed surveyors in an array of projects, job assignments, locations and under varying forest and other conditions. Primarily the work will be in California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Arizona, New Mexico & Hawaii but may extend to other U.S. states and international locations. The employed full time and seasonal forester and or survey technician will be based out of an office in Arcata, California, but extended travel can be part of the job. As a general guide fulltime employee is one who are scheduled for and do work 30 plus hours per week or at least 130 hours a month. A “seasonal or temporary” employee is one who is normally scheduled to work during a particular time of the calendar year.

Required Education:

Applicants should have completed at least one year, or more, of a 2- or 4-year college program in forest management, forest engineering, forest production or equivalent and/or surveying/engineering or agricultural management and be currently enrolled or a graduate or graduate student of such a program.

Required Experience:

At least one-year of field experience in college degree work, forestry, surveying or resource land management work. 


Full Time and or Seasonal Forester Technician Duties/
Responsibilities: Duties and responsibilities will entail work under professional foresters and or land surveyors in:

Management of forest, range and agricultural lands including but not limited to planning, preparing,
and often executing various forest and or range management plans and projects,

Large scale wildfire assessments, inventories, salvage operations, prevention and fuel breaks/reduction projects, restoration, and litigation work,

Researching and preparing timber appraisals, forest management plans and or assessments,

Preparing timber harvest and land use permits and authorizations (including but not limited to NEPA, CEQA, THP’s, NTMP’s, CFMP’s & FMP’s; EQUIP; CFIP; Exemptions
(Emergency Notices, Forest Fire Prevention Exemptions, Fire Safe Exemptions, Conversion Exemptions, Dead Dying or Diseased Exemptions, etc.), LSAA, Waivers,
GWDR’s, JTMP’s & TMG’s),

Planning and conducting complex large-scale forest and or forest carbon inventories and modeling;

Resource land assessments and timber appraisals.

GIS & GPS mapping,

Executing, training, advising, and assisting foresters and resource staff in preparing private and government agency resource projects including fire salvage and

Planning, logistics and permitting work on agricultural and resource lands including forests,

Working with and training resource professionals from government agencies and private nonprofits,

Wildlife surveys & habitat restoration.

Duties will entail training, working under and assisting a licensed surveyor and staff conducting land and property boundary surveys; parcel splits and/or lot line adjustments; surveying easements
or rights-of-ways; and preparing maps, plats and legal descriptions.

Foresters and survey technicians should be highly motivated and be able to function and operate
independently at times as well as work well with others, especially in remote locations and under wildland and very remote conditions.

Forestry, land surveying, and land management work will often overlap on projects


Pay rate or level commensurate with level of education in fields listed and demonstrated level of experience.

Apply By:12/31/2021




P.O. Box 1136

Arcata, CA. 95518 

Posted By: W. E. Kleiner

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