Employer: Forest Stewards Guild Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico. Application deadline: Considerations on a rolling basis, starting March 20, 2024. Full position description and application instructions Summary: The Youth Program Coordinator position will work primarily to support the Forest Stewards Youth Corps (FSYC) program (www.foreststewardsguild.org/fsyc). This is a 25-year-old program with a mission to provide training, education, and employment in natural resource management fields for 16–25-year-olds from forest dependent communities in New Mexico. FSYC supports high school aged youth with our summer program and 18–25-year-old young adults with the fall Fire & Fuels program. Crews are embedded at host units including Forest Service Districts Offices and Jemez Pueblo and complete a wide variety of natural resources projects. FSYC has crews in the field from May through November.
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Employer: Forest Stewards Guild Location: We prefer this position to be based in western Oregon. Other locations in southern Washington and eastern Oregon will be considered. Application deadline: open until filled. Reviews will begin March 4, 2024 (original date extended) Full position description and application instructions Summary: The full-time Pacific Northwest Region Manager will be responsible for managing the Guild’s Pacific Northwest program, budget, and membership across Oregon, Washington, and northern California. The successful candidate will help fulfill the Guild’s mission of ecological forestry by engaging with members, advancing existing projects, and expanding the program. Candidate should have strong project management skills, including grant writing and administration, knowledge and experience in field forestry and conservation, and the ability to think strategically. Major Duties: The successful individual will:
- Track budgets, match, metrics, and deliverables for projects and member events.
- Write grants and report to a variety of different funders, including private foundations and government agencies.
- Manage project work-flow and collaborate with a team using software such as Asana, Slack, SharePoint, and Microsoft Teams.
- Maintain and build relationships with diverse project partners and funders across the region.
- Actively engage and serve current members while attracting and retaining new members through field trips, conference calls, meetings, and virtual events.
- Represent the Guild at professional conferences or events and give presentations or participate in panel discussions.
- Convene and facilitate collaborative and community meetings.
- Possess the drive to strengthen and expand forest stewardship in the Northwest.
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Employer: Forest Stewards Guild Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico Application deadline: Friday, March 8, 2024 Position Description and application instructions Summary: The Forest Stewards Guild is hiring two Ecological Monitoring Technicians to support field data collection and data entry for the Guild’s Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Program (CFLRP) projects. These positions are seasonal, full-time, from approximately June 3rd – August 23rd, 2024. Primary responsibilities include forest vegetation and water monitoring, with the possibility of other responsibilities depending on candidate interests. Please see the full position description (link above) for more information and application instructions.
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Employer: Forest Stewards Guild Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico. Other locations in northern NM and southern CO (i.e., Chama, Taos, Pagosa) will also be considered. Application deadline: Considerations on a rolling basis, starting March 5, 2024. Full position description and application instructions Summary: Coordinate essential partnership functions of the 2-3-2 Cohesive Strategy Partnership and manage partnership and funder relations on the Rio Chama Collaborative Forest Restoration Program (CFLRP) project. In addition, this position will assist other staff in their partnership coordination. Using experience in project management, partnership building, and by integrating learning from other CFLRPs and shared stewardship efforts in the region, the successful candidate will work with partners to evaluate project needs, develop and maintain relationships with funders and stakeholders. As project needs are identified, the Partnership Coordinator will collaboratively develop solutions to move project outcomes forward.
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Employer: Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission Location: Albany, NY Application deadline: Open until filled Full position description and application instructions Description of Responsibilities: The Field Ecologist and Entomologist provides technical and scientific support for conservation initiatives in conservation planning and measures of conservation success (~80%) and develops/coordinates community science projects (~20%). They perform a variety of scientific tasks, conservation activities (prescribed fire, invasive species removal, seed collection) and manage the seasonal science staff. This includes the following functions:
- Implement and provide logistical support for research, inventory and monitoring projects.
- Inventory and research rare and declining pine barrens insects.
- Hire, train & supervise seasonal field staff, interns, and volunteers.
- Manage wildlife tracking systems (e.g., Motus, automated radio telemetry networks)
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Employer: Ruffed Grouse Society & American Woodcock Society Location: Norton, VA (Within 50 miles) Application Deadline: March 25, 2024 Full position description and application instructions Summary: The Ruffed Grouse Society & American Woodcock Society is seeking a dedicated forester to increase capacity for planning and implementing active forest management projects on National Forest System lands in Virginia, with a focus on the Clinch Ranger District, Mount Rogers National Recreation Area, and Eastern Divide Ranger District. The Forest Wildlife Specialist will function as an assistant hardwood silviculturist on the GWJEFF, providing silvicultural planning support and on-the-ground field forestry assistance. The position will focus on restoring forest age-class and structural diversity to achieve objectives from the GWJEFF’s Forest Plan and to assist in the recovery of Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN) from Virginia’s State Wildlife Action Plan, including ruffed grouse, American woodcock, and golden-winged warbler and more...
Employer: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Location: Clarion, PA Application deadline: March 12, 2024, at 11:59 pm Eastern time. Full position description and application instructions Summary: Are you a forestry professional passionate about managing our natural resources? Then join the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Bureau of Forestry in our Clear Creek Forest District in Clarion, Armstrong, and Jefferson Counties! In this role you will provide technical assistance and education to forest landowners and build partnerships with communities and other governmental organizations. You will also be involved with wildland fire fighting, forest health programs and other forest district programs. In this position you will enjoy a company vehicle, a healthy work-life balance plus employee wellness programs, eligibility for the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program which assists with student loan debt, a generous & comprehensive benefit package including health insurance, sick leave, vacation time, life insurance, retirement plan, and much more! Apply now to take the first step toward a rewarding career and become part of our team!
Employer: The Prairie Enthusiasts Location: Dane County and eastern Iowa County, Wisconsin Application deadline: March 1, 2024 Full position description and application instructions This is a full-time field position (40 hours/week) leading, supervising, and educating 4-5 college level student interns in hands-on ecological management and restoration of native prairie, wet meadow, streams, and oak savanna. Duties: Direct and lead interns in the field. Lead by example. Foster a safe, productive, and educational work environment. Assess the abilities of the interns and be responsible for their well-being. Provide on the job training to interns in the use of equipment and restoration and biological survey methods. Provide education about the natural history of the preserves, the need for restoration/management, and the methods used. Be responsible for equipment care and maintenance. At the direction of preserve site stewards, develop weekly work plans.
Employer: Maine TREE Location: Arrowsic, ME Application deadline: Open until filled Full position description and application instructions Summary: Holt Research Forest Research Techs will work in the field on the Maine coast as part of a research team, collect ecosystem data to contribute to ongoing ecological monitoring studies and develop a personal project to communicate Holt Research Forest findings to landowner audiences. Onsite housing is available. Research Technicians will work 36 hours/week for 8-12 weeks from June through August at a rate of $18/hour. We will begin reviewing applications and scheduling interviews with candidates February 12, 2024. The positions will remain open until filled.
Employer: Clear Creek Watershed & Forest Health Partnership Location: Remote/ Black Hawk, CO Application deadline: February 15, 2024 Full position description and application instructions Summary: This position will work with private landowners, local communities, fire protection districts, local governments, Colorado State Forest Service, US Forest Service, and others to identify strategic, shared priorities and plan on-the-ground wild fire mitigation and forest restoration projects within Gilpin County and Clear Creek County. The Clear Creek Partnership is an affiliate of Coalitions & Collaboratives, Inc. (COCO) and uses COCO as our fiscal agent. The position is temporary full-time for two years. Employment beyond two years is contingent upon the success of the program and acquisition of additional funding which CCWFHP and COCO will actively pursue. This position will be hired through COCO as they are the fiscal agent for the grant funding for this position. Primary Duties:
- Facilitate conversations, meetings and site visits with landowners and partners within Gilpin County and Clear Creek County.
- Develop communications and community outreach and engagement plans and increase awareness and understanding of wild fire risk and mitigation activities among wild land urban interface communities.
- Promote and facilitate education and engagement with communities related to forest and watershed resilience.
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Employer: Yakona’s Forest & Lands Division/Yakona Nature Preserve & Learning Center Location: Yakona Nature Preserve, near Yaquina Bay, Oregon Application deadline: applications considered on a rolling basis (still posted January 21, 2024) Full position description and application instructions Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Forest & Lands Technician position will be responsible for safe and responsible facilitation of Yakona’s forests and lands. This includes:
- conduct and/or assist trails and roads maintenance, using volunteers and/or vendors as appropriate
- monitor boundaries of Yakona Nature Preserve for trespass and encroachment, refreshing signage as necessary
- manually treat invasive species, including English Ivy, Scotch Broom, and English Holly using hand tools
- work with and maintain a variety of tools, including line trimmers, chainsaws, and other power tools
- coordinate docent/volunteer activities on the land
- assist with implementation of Yakona’s Forest Master Plan in compliance with requirements of NRCS or other formulas
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Employer: MA Department of Fish & Game, Division of Fisheries & Wildlife Location: Westborough, MA Application deadline: Will remain open until March 28, 2024, but first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply by January 12, 2024. Full position description and application instructions Summary: Directly oversee the work of the Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program (NHESP) scientists, habitat managers, and data management staff. Aid in administering and guiding policy for the Program, including its regulatory review work under the MA Endangered Species Act. Oversee species recovery, conservation planning and prioritization, inventory, research, habitat restoration and management projects to conserve the Commonwealth’s endangered, threatened, and special concern species and exemplary natural communities. Develop and implement conservation initiatives, seek and obtain funding, and coordinate NHESP’s conservation efforts. Job Duties Include:
- Aid the Assistant Director in administering the Program, including setting policy, developing procedures, identifying priorities, budgeting, and securing funding. Assist with development and management of grant applications.
- Oversee the Program’s inventory, monitoring, research, and planning to conserve and enhance the Commonwealth’s biodiversity, particularly its endangered, threatened and special concern species and exemplary natural communities.
- Oversee the Program’s management and recovery efforts for state-listed species and their habitats as well as its related conservation initiatives, including but not limited to compilation and analysis of biological data on rare species populations and habitats, species habitat mapping, and the application of these data to its habitat protection, management and regulatory review work. Coordinate the Program’s periodic review and evaluation of individual species status for inclusion on or deletion from the Massachusetts Endangered Species Act (MESA) list.
- Supervise the Program’s scientists, habitat managers, data management as well as other short-term employees, and work with them to identify and implement biodiversity conservation priorities. Supervise the development of methodologies and procedures for the acquisition of scientific data and supervise identification and correction of data deficiencies.
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Employer: U.S. Forest Service Location: Athens, GA Application deadline: April 18, 2024 (we hope to make a selection much sooner than April 18. We will pull applications every 30 days until we have a selection). Full position description and application instructions Duties include:
- Conceive, develop, and plan, conduct, report, and disseminate individual research aligned with the unit’s mission to forward the understanding and management of native and invasive plant pathogens in the United States.
- Utilize multiple disciplines to identify and conduct research on invasive and/or emerging pathogens of management importance, and to contextualize research-results from complex issues.
- Cross problem areas (non-native insects, invasive plants), when known interactions of multiple invasive species occur, or if relevant questions arise concerning biological control to preserve native or manage non-native plant species.
- Integrate major disciplines into individual research approaches and methodologies.
- Facilitate internal collaborative relationships looking for opportunities to add needed expertise to studies and to add value to other studies.
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