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Senior Wildlife Biologist – Eagle, WI

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Employment Announcement


Title: LTE – WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST-SENIOR

Contact: Matthew J. Zine

Location: Kettle Moraine Southern Unit State Forest, S91 W39091 Highway 59, Eagle, WI 53119

Telephone Number: (608) 275-3326

Hourly Rate: Between $19.00 – $22.00 per hour depending on experience and training.

Duration: Job starts approximately January 8, 2018

Job Description: Wildlife Biologist Senior – LTE

State Natural Areas Habitat Management Crew Leader: lead the day-to-day operations of field crews carrying out field and administrative activities as assigned, and assist District Ecologist on all aspects of on-going field projects related to habitat and property management on State Natural Areas throughout the work area. These projects include, but are not limited to invasive species monitoring, habitat analysis and management, trails and infrastructure inventories, plant and animal inventories, budget management, and public outreach.

40% Plan and direct daily operations for habitat and property management conducted by State Natural Areas field crew

20% Develop prescribed burn units, plans and evaluations; perform SNA site inspections, track and evaluate ongoing management

20% Grant applications, management and reports; develop management work plans

10% Assist with other Natural Heritage Conservation field project duties as assigned

5% Conduct Natural Heritage Inventory (NHI) reviews, submit NHI Element Occurrence reports, assist with plant and animal inventories on State Natural Areas

5% Lead field trips and provide presentations

Knowledge Required: Applicants should understand the principles of restoration ecology & management techniques (including college level training), field project oversight, administration, and quality control, and experience or the ability to direct a field operations crew with minimal supervision. Practical skill/certification requirements include: 1) an ability to read and orient by map, compass, and GPS, 2) knowledge of Wisconsin’s remnant plant communities, 3) invasive species identification and control techniques, 4) experienced in all aspects of prescribed burning, and 5) excellent written and verbal communication skills. The ability to communicate effectively with project supervisors, co-workers, contractors, internal and external partners, and the public is important.

Additionally, a well-qualified applicant will have: 1) a bachelor’s degree in botany, wildlife ecology, biology, or related natural resources field, 2) the following certifications: Pesticide Applicators License (Aquatic, ROW/Natural Areas), chainsaw, ATV/UTV, tractor, and prescribed burning (DNR Burn Boss level – RXB3 preferred), and 3) experience with MS office and ARC/GIS.

***NOTE*** This position is for 20 hours/week. We plan to hire one person to fill both this position and the Conservation Biologist Senior position (Job ID 11639) to work a total of 40 hours/week. If interested, please apply for both positions. 

Application Deadline: December 6, 2017

To Apply: Submit Form 9100-162 LTE Application (hard copy also available at most DNR offices) , resume, cover letter and references to:

Matthew J. Zine 
3911 Fish Hatchery Road 
Fitchburg, WI 53711 
RE: Job Code 11640 

Application materials will be reviewed and the most qualified candidates will be invited for an interview.

Additional Information: 

**** Due to the nature of this position the Department of Natural Resources will conduct a comprehensive criminal background check on applicants prior to selection. Pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the DNR does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire.

 

Senior Conservation Biologist – Eagle, WI

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Employment Announcement


Title: LTE – CONSERVATION BIOLOGIST-SENIOR

Contact: Matthew J. Zine

Location: Kettle Moraine Southern Unit State Forest, S91 W39091 Highway 59, Eagle, WI 53119

Telephone Number: (608) 275-3326

Hourly Rate: Between $19.00 – $22.00 per hour depending on experience and training.

Duration: Job starts approximately January 8, 2018

Job Description: Conservation Biologist Senior – LTE

Native Plant Community Restoration Field Crew Leader: this position leads the day to day operations of a field crew conducting invasive species control and prescribed burning on State Natural Area properties across the assigned southern Wisconsin work area, and occasionally statewide. Must be able to travel throughout work area and occasionally throughout Wisconsin, and occasionally work irregular hours, including evenings and weekends as needed.

65% Lead field crew in restoring native plant communities through invasive species control

20% Lead field crew in prescribed burning implementation

10% State Natural Areas field crew operational duties, including planning, budgets, reporting, and other duties as assigned

5% Lead volunteers and interns in habitat improvement and monitoring projects

Knowledge Required: Applicants should understand the principles of restoration ecology & management techniques, including college level training, field project oversight, administration, and quality control, and experience or the ability to direct field operations crew with minimal supervision. Practical skill/certification requirements include: an ability to read and orientate by maps, compass, and GPS, plant and native community identification, invasive species identification and control techniques, Pesticide Applicators License (Aquatic, ROW/Natural Areas), chainsaw, ATV/UTV, tractor, as well as training, experience, and a thorough understanding of all aspects of prescribed burning. The applicant must be able to pass the Work Capacity Test at the “Field Test” (moderate) level, which involves completing a 2-mile walk while carrying a 25lb weighted vest in under 30 minutes. Employment is contingent upon passage of this physical fitness requirement annually). Willingness to work outdoors in extreme weather conditions, performing physically demanding work, day after day.

Additionally, a well-qualified applicant will have: 1) a bachelor’s degree in botany, wildlife ecology, biology, or related natural resources field, 2) expertise in Wisconsin’s remnant plant communities, rare and listed plants and animals, 3) certified through WI DNR Burn Boss level – RXB3, 4) experience with MS office and ARC/GIS, and 5) excellent written and verbal communication skills. The ability to communicate effectively with project supervisors, co-workers, contractors, internal and external partners, and the public is important.

***NOTE*** This position is for 20 hours/week. We plan to hire one person to fill both this position and the Wildlife Biologist Senior position (Job ID 11640) to work a total of 40 hours/week. If interested, please apply for both positions. 

Application Deadline: December 6, 2017

To Apply: Submit Form 9100-162 LTE Application (hard copy also available at most DNR offices) , resume, cover letter and references to:

Matthew J. Zine 
3911 Fish Hatchery Road 
Fitchburg, WI 53711 
RE: Job Code 11639 

Application materials will be reviewed and the most qualified candidates will be invited for an interview.

Additional Information: 

**** Due to the nature of this position the Department of Natural Resources will conduct a comprehensive criminal background check on applicants prior to selection. Pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the DNR does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire.

 

Senior Wildlife Biologist – Fitchburg, WI

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Employment Announcement


Title: LTE – WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST-SENIOR

Contact: Matthew J. Zine

Location: Fitchburg Service Center, 3911 Fish Hatchery Road, Fitchburg, WI 53711

Telephone Number: (608) 275-3326

Hourly Rate: Between $19.00 – $22.00 per hour depending on experience and training.

Duration: Job starts approximately January 8, 2018

Job Description: Wildlife Biologist Senior – LTE

State Natural Areas Habitat Management Crew Leader: lead the day-to-day operations of field crews carrying out field and administrative activities as assigned, and assist District Ecologist on all aspects of on-going field projects related to habitat and property management on State Natural Areas throughout the work area. These projects include, but are not limited to invasive species monitoring, habitat analysis and management, trails and infrastructure inventories, plant and animal inventories, budget management, and public outreach.

40% Plan and direct daily operations for habitat and property management conducted by State Natural Areas field crew

20% Develop prescribed burn units, plans and evaluations; perform SNA site inspections, track and evaluate ongoing management

20% Grant applications, management and reports; develop management work plans

10% Assist with other Natural Heritage Conservation field project duties as assigned

5% Conduct Natural Heritage Inventory (NHI) reviews, submit NHI Element Occurrence reports, assist with plant and animal inventories on State Natural Areas

5% Lead field trips and provide presentations

Knowledge Required: Applicants should understand the principles of restoration ecology & management techniques (including college level training), field project oversight, administration, and quality control, and experience or the ability to direct a field operations crew with minimal supervision. Practical skill/certification requirements include: 1) an ability to read and orient by map, compass, and GPS, 2) knowledge of Wisconsin’s remnant plant communities, 3) invasive species identification and control techniques, 4) experienced in all aspects of prescribed burning, and 5) excellent written and verbal communication skills. The ability to communicate effectively with project supervisors, co-workers, contractors, internal and external partners, and the public is important.

Additionally, a well-qualified applicant will have: 1) a bachelor’s degree in botany, wildlife ecology, biology, or related natural resources field, 2) the following certifications: Pesticide Applicators License (Aquatic, ROW/Natural Areas), chainsaw, ATV/UTV, tractor, and prescribed burning (DNR Burn Boss level – RXB3 preferred), and 3) experience with MS office and ARC/GIS.

***NOTE*** This position is for 20 hours/week. We plan to hire one person to fill both this position and the Conservation Biologist Senior position (Job ID 11634) to work a total of 40 hours/week. If interested, please apply for both positions. 

Application Deadline: December 6, 2017

To Apply: Submit Form 9100-162 LTE Application (hard copy also available at most DNR offices) , resume, cover letter and references to:

Matthew J. Zine 
3911 Fish Hatchery Road 
Fitchburg, WI 53711 
RE: Job Code 11633 

Application materials will be reviewed and the most qualified candidates will be invited for an interview.

Additional Information: 

**** Due to the nature of this position the Department of Natural Resources will conduct a comprehensive criminal background check on applicants prior to selection. Pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the DNR does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire.

 

Senior Conservation Biologist – Fitchburg WI

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Employment Announcement


Title: LTE – CONSERVATION BIOLOGIST-SENIOR

Contact: Matthew J. Zine

Location: Fitchburg Service Center, 3911 Fish Hatchery Road, Fitchburg, WI 53711

Telephone Number: (608) 275-3326

Hourly Rate: Between $19.00 – $22.00 per hour depending on experience and training.

Duration: Job starts approximately January 8, 2018

Job Description: Conservation Biologist Senior – LTE

Native Plant Community Restoration Field Crew Leader: this position leads the day to day operations of a field crew conducting invasive species control and prescribed burning on State Natural Area properties across the assigned southern Wisconsin work area, and occasionally statewide. Must be able to travel throughout work area and occasionally throughout Wisconsin, and occasionally work irregular hours, including evenings and weekends as needed.

65% Lead field crew in restoring native plant communities through invasive species control

20% Lead field crew in prescribed burning implementation

10% State Natural Areas field crew operational duties, including planning, budgets, reporting, and other duties as assigned

5% Lead volunteers and interns in habitat improvement and monitoring projects

Knowledge Required: Applicants should understand the principles of restoration ecology & management techniques, including college level training, field project oversight, administration, and quality control, and experience or the ability to direct field operations crew with minimal supervision. Practical skill/certification requirements include: an ability to read and orientate by maps, compass, and GPS, plant and native community identification, invasive species identification and control techniques, Pesticide Applicators License (Aquatic, ROW/Natural Areas), chainsaw, ATV/UTV, tractor, as well as training, experience, and a thorough understanding of all aspects of prescribed burning. The applicant must be able to pass the Work Capacity Test at the “Field Test” (moderate) level, which involves completing a 2-mile walk while carrying a 25lb weighted vest in under 30 minutes. Employment is contingent upon passage of this physical fitness requirement annually). Willingness to work outdoors in extreme weather conditions, performing physically demanding work, day after day.

Additionally, a well-qualified applicant will have: 1) a bachelor’s degree in botany, wildlife ecology, biology, or related natural resources field, 2) expertise in Wisconsin’s remnant plant communities, rare and listed plants and animals, 3) certified through WI DNR Burn Boss level – RXB3, 4) experience with MS office and ARC/GIS, and 5) excellent written and verbal communication skills. The ability to communicate effectively with project supervisors, co-workers, contractors, internal and external partners, and the public is important.

***NOTE*** This position is for 20 hours/week. We plan to hire one person to fill both this position and the Wildlife Biologist Senior position (Job ID 11633) to work a total of 40 hours/week. If interested, please apply for both positions. 

Application Deadline: December 6, 2017

To Apply: Submit Form 9100-162 LTE Application (hard copy also available at most DNR offices) , resume, cover letter and references to:

Matthew J. Zine 
3911 Fish Hatchery Road 
Fitchburg, WI 53711 
RE: Job Code 11634 

Application materials will be reviewed and the most qualified candidates will be invited for an interview.

Additional Information: 

**** Due to the nature of this position the Department of Natural Resources will conduct a comprehensive criminal background check on applicants prior to selection. Pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the DNR does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire.

 

BLM AIM Crew Leaders and Members

Several positions are now open with the Bureau of Land Management’s AIM (Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring) crews. We are looking for Crew Leaders and Crew Members for our 2018 season. Interns in our AIM program work in a crew of 2-3 people to  monitor land and aquatic health on National Monument land. Participants will manage all aspects of vegetation monitoring using the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) methodology. For more information and to apply please visit: http://sccorps.org/join/small-teams/

SFPUC Native Plant Internship

 

SFPUC Native Plant Internship

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission is responsible for the management of 63,000 acres of watershed lands and 210-miles of rights-of-way. Located in three counties, these lands contain the water supply storage, transmission, and treatment systems which serve 2.4 million people. The Natural Resources and Lands Management Division provides direction for watershed protection, planning, research, operations, and training. The Ecology Group within the SFPUC Natural Resources Division is currently seeking an intern to participate in a wide variety of plant propagation tasks related to the Sunol Long Term Improvements Project in Sunol, CA. The Sunol Long Term Improvements Project includes upgrading the Sunol Yard operations and maintenance facilities and the construction of the Alameda Creek Watershed Center, an interpretive facility showcasing the natural cultural, scenic, and recreational resources of the Alameda Creek watershed. The Center will include an interpretive exhibit hall as well as a watershed discovery garden and trail that demonstrates the plant communities of the surrounding watershed, and the landscaping in the yard includes bioswales for storm water filtration and drought-tolerant, regionally appropriate California native plants.

The selected candidate will work with SFPUC biologists to propagate and maintain California native plants intended for planting in SFPUC landscaping and habitat restoration projects using the best management practices for producing clean nursery stock, and should have working knowledge of the techniques, materials and equipment used in propagation, cultivation, and installation of California native plants.

Examples of important and essential duties include:

  1. Determines the species and quantities of plants to be propagated and cultivated.
  2. Supervises volunteers and participates in the performance of a variety of nursery activities; makes and sets cuttings; sows seed; transplants seedlings or rooted cuttings to pots or flats; gathers seed; pots and repots plants.
  3. Sterilizes and mixes soils to be used in plant propagation activities; applies fertilizers to crops when needed; prunes and stakes nursery stock.
  4. Makes necessary adjustments regarding ventilation, temperature, humidity and other environmental factors affecting plant materials.
  5. Takes inventory of stock, maintains accurate and detailed records of plant propagation activities.
  6. Inspects nurseries and greenhouses for proper repair, makes repairs of greenhouse, shade structures and irrigation systems as needed.
  • Deadline to apply: December 15th, 2017
  • Link to answers to frequently-asked-questions (FAQ) webpage: http://www.sfstudentintern.org/announcements/intern_faq.aspx
  • Starting Pay: $20.39
  • Eligibility: Applicants must have completed at least two years of college from an accredited college or university. You are only eligible to apply to this program if you are a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.
  • Schedule: This position will being on March 19th, 2018, will be part time (20 hours/week), and  will require some weekend work.
  • Location: Sunol, CA with occasional travel to the SFPUC headquarters at 525 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco.
  • To apply:

o   Go to: https://www.jobaps.com/SF/sup/BulPreview.asp?R1=TEX&R2=9922&R3=067050&Viewer=Admin&Test=Y. You will be asked to create a log-in and fill out an application.

o   Please include a cover letter, resume, and transcripts (can be unofficial transcripts) on the tab where you can upload documents.

o   Please notify Mia Ingolia at mingolia@sfwater.org after you apply.

 

Botanist, Western Pennsylvania Conservancy

BOTANIST

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) has a full-time opening for a Botanist.  This position will be based in Harrisburg, PA.  Primary duties will include collecting, assessing and monitoring botanical resources, with emphasis on rare species, for the Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program. This person will design, schedule and manage inventory projects as well as a variety of other projects oriented toward the conservation of biologically significant plant populations and natural communities. A Master of Science degree or equivalent work experience in botany or a closely related field; with experience conducting rare plant surveys is required. Demonstrated familiarity with Pennsylvania and/or mid-Atlantic/Midwest regions’ flora and ecosystems is required.  Expertise in a few taxonomic groups (e.g., grasses, ferns, etc.) is desired, with some experience with aquatic flora.  Must be able to work a flexible schedule, which may include some evenings and weekends.  Must be able to traverse rugged terrain, work on extended field excursions, and be able to travel throughout Pennsylvania.  Must be able to work independently and with others.  We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits package.  If you are interested in this position, please send a letter, resume, and salary requirements to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list Botanist in the subject line of the email.  Deadline is 11/27/2017.

Ecologist, Western Pennsylvania Conservancy

ECOLOGIST

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) has a full-time opening for an Ecologist. This position will be based in Harrisburg, PA. Primary duties will include plant inventory, and research and analysis related to plant communities and ecological systems in Pennsylvania for the Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program (PNHP) and WPC.

This person will work with PNHP ecologists to design, schedule, and manage a variety of projects oriented toward the conservation of areas of conservation concern in the state as well as collect information on species and community records. A minimum of a Master of Science degree or equivalent work experience in ecology, field biology, conservation, botany, or related field is required. Demonstrated familiarity with Pennsylvania and/or mid-Atlantic/Midwest regions’ flora and ecosystems and experience in natural community classification, along with intensive field studies, and ecological research techniques is required.  Position requires the ability to traverse rugged terrain, spend long hours out-of-doors on extended field excursions, and travel throughout Pennsylvania.  Must be able to work well independently and with others.  We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits package.  If you are interested in this position, please send a letter, resume, and salary requirements to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list Ecologist in the subject line of the email.  Deadline is 11/27/2017.

Natural History Biologist, Kansas City Region

Position Contact Person:

Deb Burns
Wildlife Division Regional Supervisor
Debra.Burns@mdc.mo.gov
816-622-0900 x 1237

 

Agency:  Missouri Department of Conservation

Position Title: Natural History Biologist, Kansas City Region

Description:  Works with Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries Divisions, to provide management recommendations for the restoration of terrestrial natural communities, natural community complexes, and large scale ecologically based systems; coordinates efforts to apply the necessary management techniques to sustain and restore natural communities, natural areas, and rare species populations; writes and oversees contracts for restoration activities; reviews the status of high quality natural communities; assists land managers and regional planners wildlife diversity issues; works with area managers to apply adaptive resource management principles to restoration projects; assists area managers with developing, implementing, and reviewing natural community monitoring and evaluation; works with Resource Science Division as appropriate; writes reports and professional papers; provides ground level assistance to district work teams on natural history projects; prepares Natural Area nominations; organizes formal training sessions and field days; promotes natural communities to the general public through publications, workshops, and special events; updates element occurrence records for the natural heritage database; serves as an auxiliary member of Regional Coordination Teams, District Conservation Teams, and Area Planning Teams; works with Private Land Services to provide guidance on wildlife diversity issues on private land; provides technical assistance on natural community management to local governments and NGO’s; and performs other duties as required.

Qualifications:  Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s Degree in Wildlife Science, Ecology, Biological Sciences, Range Management, Botany, Zoology or related field and at least two (2) years of progressively responsible professional experience in public land resource management or natural area management; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Location:  Missouri Department of Conservation Kansas City Regional Office in Lee’s Summit Missouri (64082) at the Reed Conservation Area

Salary Range: $36084 – $63588

Beginning Salary: Commensurate with work experience depending upon qualification.

How to apply:  Go to  https://mdc.mo.gov/jobpostings and follow the instructions there.

Natural Areas Manager, Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Louisville, KY

Louisville Olmsted Parks Conservancy

JOB TITLE: Natural Areas Manager
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
EEO CODE: 1B
REPORTS TO: Project Director

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Responsible for planning, organizing, developing & directing the overall operation of Natural Areas Management projects and general parks maintenance projects throughout the 18 Louisville Olmsted Parks and 6 Parkways.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND TASKS:

  1. Manage ecological restoration, enhancement, and preservation of natural areas, such as woodlands, trails, vistas, wetlands, ponds, and streams in Olmsted designed parks.
  2. Design landscape plantings for the Olmsted Parks utilizing historic planting plans where applicable.
  3. Work with consultants to develop restoration plans and strategies.
  4. Manage and direct daily operations of restoration staff (4-6 employees).
  5. Develop and maintain training and qualification program for Restoration staff and enforce safety standards.
  6. Document restoration activities and monitoring through written reports, GIS mapping, GIS Online Collector, and digital photography.
  7. Manage herbicide training and compliance program.  Inventory and maintain all woodland management tools, equipment, and vehicles.  Develop and maintain maintenance logs for all equipment including vehicles.
  8. Coordinate all plans and actions with Metro Parks; serve as an expert resource to Metro Parks.  Other duties as required.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

This work is performed partly in a business office setting at the Olmsted Center and partly in the field.  Field conditions can be very difficult at times working in the heat and humidity of the summer and extreme cold of the winter. Occasionally, the job duties necessitate the need to drive off-site in order to conduct field visits to gather information on operations, projects, services and activities. Field vehicles are supplied by the Conservancy.

EFFORT:

Must be able to see, hear and speak.  Work requires sitting for periods of time and working at a computer screen. Interaction with co-workers, board members, volunteers and outside consultants is a requirement.  Must be willing and able to work with detail.  Work can be very fast-paced and stressful.

MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT:

Computer, printer, fax machine, copy machine, telephone, camera, smart phones, and vehicles. Qualified candidate should also have experience with various hand tools used in restoration work and running power tools such as chain saws, brush cutters, hand augers, etc. Ideal candidate would have experience operating equipment such as skid steer, tractor, bush hog, auger for skid steer, backhoe, mini-excavator, large trucks and trailers as well as maintaining equipment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree in sciences such as natural science, ecology, biology, etc. with experience in project planning, problem solving, ecological research, employee supervision, restoration ecology, and restoration practices in an urban setting.

A combination of education, training and experience may be substituted when competency in the role is demonstrated.  Successful performance on pre-employment tests may be required.

Reasonable job accommodations may be made to those who are able to perform the essential duties of the job.  The employee must be able to maintain complete confidentiality of any information s/he encounters.

SPECIALIZED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

This position requires computer knowledge and skill.  Must be able to use business software packages, applications such as but not limited to Microsoft Office. Attention to detail and strong interpersonal skills are essential.  Must possess leadership ability and team building skills to effectively supervise staff. Experience with GIS, GPS, and data base management is essential.

Olmsted Parks Conservancy reserves the right to revise and alter this job description as needed.

Salary range: $50,000 -$65,000 depending on qualifications.

Location: Louisville, Ky., 40213

Instructions for application: Send resumes and cover letters by email (preferred) to:

Major.waltman@olmstedparks.org

or by mail to:

Major Waltman
Project Director
1299 Trevilian Way
Louisville, Ky. 40213