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Current Opportunities

Mississippi Dept. of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks | Environmental/Natural Resources Specialist I

Application Deadline: 4/5/2024
About the Position:

In this Time-Limited position, the candidate will perform compliance on-site inspections for asbestos and lead-based paint for regulated projects. Communicate with the public and provide technical assistance and outreach regarding compliance with regulatory requirements. Perform inspections of complaints for asbestos and lead based paint for potential regulated projects. Maintain records and reports for on-site inspections and field investigations. Perform file reviews for lead and asbestos regulated projects. As a field inspector, will work in a variety of indoor and outdoor environments. Perform program related special projects and assignments as directed by supervisor.

Preferred Qualifications:

Typically requires a Bachelor’s Degree and 0-1 year of experience. **Agency preferred qualifications: A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in a field of Agronomy, Atmospheric Sciences, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth System Science, Engineering, Environmental Biology, Environmental Health, Environmental Science, Environmental Technology, Forest Management, Forestry, General Science, Geography, Geology, Geosciences, Horticulture, Hydrology, Marine Biology, Marine Science, Mathematics, Meteorology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Natural Resource and Environmental Conservation, Polymer Science and Engineering, Wildlife Fisheries and Aquaculture, and Wildlife Management.

Apply: 

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mississippi?keywords=environmental%20specialist

 

4/3/2024

Alabama Nature Center | Summer Camp Staff Counselor

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4/24/2024

BACKGROUND: The Alabama Wildlife Federation (AWF), located in Millbrook, Alabama, is the oldest and largest non-profit conservation organization in Alabama. The AWF was established by sportsmen in 1935 to promote the conservation and wise use of our wildlife and natural resources and to ensure a high quality of life for future generations of Alabamians. The mission of the AWF is to promote the conservation of Alabama’s wildlife and related natural resources, as a basis for the social and economic prosperity of present and future generations, through wise use and responsible stewardship of our wildlife, forests, fish, soils, water, and air. Our organization strives to educate our children about the wonders of Alabama’s outdoors, including our rich natural history and biodiversity, through our Conservation Education programs.

What is Expedition Lanark Outdoor Day Camp?
Expedition Lanark Outdoor Day Camp is located at the Alabama Nature Center, part of historic Lanark in Millbrook, Alabama, just 10 miles north of Montgomery and only a couple of miles from I-65. The Alabama Nature Center is a Planned-Use Outdoor Education Facility offering hands-on, outdoor-based educational programs and activities.

The mission of Expedition Lanark is to provide hands-on, outdoor educational activities that teach natural resource stewardship, develop leadership skills, and build character. Day camp sessions begin May 28th and end August 2nd. Campers will be ages 5-15. There will be paid training in the month of May.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Counselor will assume responsibility for the care and well-being of the campers in their group. Counselors will lead students in daily program classes and be actively involved in all program activities, leading and participating in recreational and instructional times. The Counselor is responsible for teaching outdoor education and natural science programs to groups of children of various ages while maintaining a safe learning environment. The Counselor’s goals are to encourage students’ awareness and appreciation of the environment, broaden the students’ knowledge of science concepts through various activities and games.

DUTIES: Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Assuming responsibility for the care and well-being of campers in their group
  • Provide and ensure a safe learning environment
  • Supervision and participation in a variety of activities including canoeing, fishing, swimming, and nature hikes, as well as other educational programs and activities.
  • Guiding and being responsible for children in a variety of settings and for varying lengths of time
  • Setting up and cleaning up for education programs
  • Greeting visitors, helping with the gift shop and answering visitor questions
  • Being able to navigate to and from the areas of the property where education programs are conducted, including being familiar with our five miles of trails

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to set tone and be in control of group you are leading
  • Ability to memorize and recall facts, figures, and information and communicate effectively
  • Ability to hike on trails, and traverse stairs and uneven terrain while carrying equipment
  • Ability to make independent decisions and respond to immediate needs of students, emergency situations, and program needs
  • Ability to work outside in a variety of weather conditions and temperatures
  • Ability to work well with limited supervision and demonstrate flexibility
  • Ability to be reliable and punctual for all programs
  • Ability to interact successfully with supervisors, co-workers, teachers, parents and students
  • Knowledge of native flora and fauna highly desirable; training provided as needed
  • Willingness to handle and care for resident education animals used for programs
  • A background check will be required

WHO MAKES A GREAT Summer Camp Staff CANDIDATE?

Successful Counselors at the Alabama Nature Center will include people with the following backgrounds:

  • Recent college graduates or current students majoring in the fields of wildlife, forestry, biology, zoology, environmental science, education and other natural resource related fields
  • Candidates who have a passion for working outdoors with children of various ages
  • Professionals trained in the natural resource interpretation field

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Candidates would preferably either be working towards or possess a Bachelor’s or Associate degree from a four-year college or university with major course work in the natural sciences or education field
  • Experience working with children in an educational setting
  • American Red Cross First Aid, CPR, Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor certification
  • Knowledge of activities such as fishing, canoeing, archery, swimming, or hiking

COMPENSATION:
This position is part-time, hourly, and seasonal that varies in the number of hours offered. Camp session dates are from May 28th -August 2nd. Hourly pay for this position will be determined based on qualifications; there is a potential for raises. There are no health or retirement benefits offered with this position.

APPLY:

Counselor Application: https://www.alabamawildlife.org/awf-job-announcement/

Email a completed application and 1) your resume and 2) three professional references to

Matt Vines
mvines@alabamawildlife.org
Alabama Wildlife Federation
3050 Lanark Road
Millbrook, AL 36054

4/3/2024

Jefferson County Greenways Coalition | 2024 Summer Internships & Apprenticeships

Application Deadline: 4/19/2024

The Jefferson County Greenways Coalition is pleased to announce our 2024 Summer Internship and Apprenticeship Program for rising junior and senior undergraduate students. This year, four paid positions will be offered, each with their own focus, including Environmental Education/Wildlife Care, Land Conservation, Conservation Research, and Communications/Development. This program offers a unique opportunity for students to develop professional experience working at, and learning about, some of Alabama’s most unique nature preserves and public greenways. The first three positions are especially appropriate for students majoring in biology, environmental studies, natural resource management, or any related field. Students majoring in marketing and communications are encouraged to apply to the Communications/Development Apprenticeship.

  • Selected applications will be expected to complete 160 hours during the summer months of 2024.
  • Compensation for the Summer Internship program is $2,500.
  • Special priority will be given to students attending college in Alabama or students from Alabama.
  • The application deadline is Friday, April 19th; selected students will be notified by April 21st for an interview.

To view the various positions available, please visit the 2024 Summer Internships & Apprenticeships webpage.

Questions about the internship? Email us at programs@jeffcogreenways.org

4/3/2024

Sizemore & Sizemore | Legacy -- 2024 Darryl Gates Memorial Summer Internship Program

Application Deadline: 4/15/2024

For 2024, Legacy will once again offer its Darryl Gates Memorial Summer Internship program. We are currently seeking highly qualified students for these positions. Our 6-8 week Summer Internship Program will allow students to participate in on-the-job training and environmental education opportunities. Students selected for the Legacy Summer Internship program will work with environmental organizations and industries focusing on environmental education, environmental monitoring, and sustainability and preservation of our precious natural resources.

MORE INFORMATION / APPLICATION:

https://legacyenved.org/darryl-gates-memorial-internship/

02/27/2024

Runnin' Wild Outdoors | Wildlife & Habitat Management | Paid Internship - Floyd County, Georgia (2 positions available)

Application Deadline: 4/15/2024

Summer interns for 2024:

We are a privately owned hunting club that is managed for a single family landowner. We manage approximately 3,000 acres to maximize wildlife habitat with a concentration on game management and native habitat management. In this position, you will have the opportunity to learn how to use a variety of habitat management techniques to maximize the potential of a conservation/hunting property. You’ll also learn population monitoring techniques for a variety of species. We are looking for 2 interns with field experience, but more importantly an enthusiasm for learning.

These positions will be responsible for the following duties:

  1. Invasive plant management using mechanical and chemical treatments
  2. Bobwhite quail survey
  3. Songbird surveys
  4. Restoring riparian areas and field borders
  5. White-tailed deer population monitoring
  6. Maintenance of firebreaks, roads, hunting blinds
  7. Wildlife food plot maintenance
  8. Maintaining good working relationships with coworkers
  9. Maintaining positive interactions with the landowners

Experience with the following equipment is not required but is desirable: Tractors, skid steers, mulching machines, chainsaws, wood chippers, handheld GPS

Compensation: $16.50/hr

Start and End date: Flexible, May-August

Our regular working hours are 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Odd hours or overtime are occasionally necessary. Applicants must be able and willing to lift heavy objects and perform manual labor in the summer heat of Georgia. Applicants must also be licensed to operate a motor vehicle. On site housing is available for applicants if needed.

APPLY: Email a resume and cover letter to jhbrooks925@gmail.com

04/03/2024

Ted Turner Reserves | Multiple Positions Available

To view available positions with Ted Turner Reserves, please visit their career website: 

Ted Turner Reserves – Careers

4/3/2024

Delta Waterfowl | R3 Coordinator

R3 Coordinator – Alabama

Location: Within The State Of Alabama

Delta Waterfowl is The Duck Hunters Organization, a leading conservation group founded in 1911.  We work to produce ducks through intensive management programs and conservation of breeding duck habitat. Delta conducts vital waterfowl research and promotes and protects the continuing tradition of waterfowl hunting in North America.

Our Mission is to produce ducks and secure the future of waterfowl hunting.

Our Vision is abundant waterfowl and endless opportunities for hunters.

Delta’s international headquarters is located in Bismarck, North Dakota.  Currently, our dedicated team consists of almost 100 employees, of which about half work within our headquarters office, and the other half work remotely throughout the US and Canada.  Our organization has experienced tremendous growth over the last few years and this is expected to continue.  This is an exciting time for Delta as we look to the future, and we are looking for talented and skilled individuals who have a passion for performing meaningful work to join our team!

POSITION SUMMARY:

As a member of the hunter recruitment, retention, and reactivation program team, the R3 Coordinator – Alabama is an organized and self-motivated individual with a strong hunting and hunter education background. This individual assists Delta Waterfowl with a variety of tasks, the most critical being oversight and daily management of Delta Waterfowl’s First Hunt and University Hunting R3 programs.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Encourage and assist in the facilitation of Delta Waterfowl’s First Hunt program.
  2. Work with State agencies, Federal agencies, and other organizations to develop and enhance opportunities for chapter delivery of First Hunt events.
  3. Assist in the management of adequate inventory of First Hunt event and University Hunting Program supplies.
  4. Assist in the creation, maintenance, and updates of program evaluation tools and surveys to gather data on program participant outcomes and outputs.
  5. Keep and regularly update a database of First Hunt events and data gathered from the survey set.
  6. Provide regular updates on program and participant outcomes.
  7. Manage the operation of the Delta Waterfowl University Hunting Program.
  8. Conduct outreach to establish new programs on a regional basis.
  9. Work with state and federal agencies to enhance programming and make additional resources available.
  10. Coordinate with wildlife professors to provide an opportunity for future wildlife managers that will produce a more holistic view of hunting and the role that consumptive use plays in wildlife management.
  11. Assist with the creation, maintenance, and updates of program evaluation tools and surveys to gather data on program participant outcomes and outputs.
  12. Assist in keeping survey, regularly updating a database of University Hunting Program events and data gathered from survey set in assigned regions.
  13. Represent Delta at professional meetings, commonly including public presentations.
  14. Collaborate with Alabama R3 staff to align Delta’s R3 programming with ADCNR efforts in Alabama.
  15. Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, business, wildlife management, or a related field.
  2. Must work well with the public and in a team environment.
  3. Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  4. Must be organized and able to prioritize responsibilities in a fast-paced environment.
  5. Must be a self-starter and passionate about hunter recruitment, retention, and reactivation.
  6. Problem-solving skills and ability to respond to change.
  7. Strong analytical skills and ability to manage data in Microsoft Office applications and other software.
  8. Excellent alphanumeric entry skills with a low error rate.
  9. Willingness and ability to travel, as necessary to various meetings and events.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES:

Please submit the following documents to jobs@deltawaterfowl.org:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Three Professional References

Delta Waterfowl Foundation is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer.

04/3/2024

Mason Bend Plantation | Internship

General Overview

The internship at Mason Bend Plantation is a diverse and demanding position. However, it can provide a rewarding experience for students interested in holistic management of white-tailed deer, turkey, waterfowl, quail, and other wildlife on a free-ranging, private property. Specifically, interns will be involved in various forms of habitat and property management, which may include but not limited to planting, spraying, timber management, prescribed burning, supplemental feeding, hunting blind preparation, camera surveys, and grounds management.

Mason Bend Plantation is located in Hale County, AL and consists of 5,500+ acres of primarily forested land, with interspersed food plots and early successional areas. Two additional properties have recently been purchased that are managed primarily for waterfowl. Interns will be responsible for working alongside personnel to achieve desired landowner objectives for these properties.

Interns will be provided with on-site housing with utilities and be paid $14/hr. The work week is typically Monday – Friday and can be up to 40 hours/week. Internship opportunities may be available spring, summer, and/or fall. Intern start and finish dates are negotiable.

Job Requirements

  • Assist in the implementation of all wildlife and timber management practices
  • Help maintain all facilities, houses, grounds, equipment, roads, and assets of Mason Bend Plantation in clean and functional working condition
  • Work alongside of farm personnel to accomplish landowner goals and work responsibilities
  • Understand the demands of the position, including both the physical demands and the time requirements

Qualifications

  • Trustworthy, dependable, honest, and high moral character
  • Self-motivated with an ability and willingness to operate effectively and achieve goals without constant supervision
  • A willingness to get along with others and cooperate together as a team
  • A working knowledge and/or experience in wildlife management, and the willingness to learn and attain proficiency in areas of weakness
  • An understanding of how to safely and effectively operate typical farm equipment, which may include but not limited to vehicles, ATVs/UTVs, boats, chainsaws, etc.
  • A valid U.S. driver’s license

Please email resume with references to sethbasinger.masonbend@gmail.com

04/3/2024

Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries | Biologist 1-3, Minden

This position is an entry level biologist position that receives direct supervision from a biologist supervisor in the Minden field office. Performs technical assistance, including site visits and habitat management plans, primarily in Caddo, Bossier, Webster, Claiborne, DeSoto, Red River, Bienville, Lincoln, and Jackson parishes.  Provides technical advice concerning financial assistance for landowners including the USDA Farm Bill and USFWS Partners Program.  Performs Wetland Reserve Easement monitoring. Transports injured or nuisance animals. Conducts meetings and answers questions from the public. Works with other state agencies, federal agencies, and non-government organizations on species management.  Investigates and reports black bear incidents.  Manages data, conducts landowner assistance visits and browse surveys, and distributes reports for the Deer Management Assistance Program. Coordinates and performs trapping, collecting data from, and banding turkey, dove, and duck utilizing funnel traps, rocket nets, and nest boxes. Performs dove call, quail call, and turkey poult surveys.  Seasonally works managed deer hunts, lottery hunts, and waterfowl bag checks.  Removes brains stems and lymph nodes as part of Chronic Wasting disease testing.  Performs deer and feral hog collections for herd health and breeding data.  Coordinates and performs alligator tag enrollment process and inspects alligator hides.

*Undergraduates within 90 days of graduation may apply for this position.*

MORE INFORMATION / APPLICATION

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/louisiana/jobs/4397660-0/biologist-1-3

02/28/2024

Jones Center at Ichauway | Geospatial Analyst

The Jones Center at Ichauway invites applications for the Geospatial Analyst position. The successful candidate will lead the further development and maintenance of the Center’s extensive GIS database and associated systems in support of the Center’s scientific research, administrative, conservation and educational programs. This position reports to the Conservation Coordinator and works with staff in Research, Conservation and IT.

This position will work onsite at the Jones Center a 28,500-acre research center is in southwestern Georgia between Albany and Bainbridge. The Center’s research, education, and conservation programs focus on ecology and natural resource management. The site includes 16,000 acres of longleaf pine forests, over 1,000 acres of wetlands, and 26 miles of stream and river ecosystems. Further information can be found on the Jones Center’s website www.jonesctr.org.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field.
  • Maintaining and organizing long-term spatial datasets, GIS software and licenses.
  • Creating and maintaining referenced site use and infrastructure maps.
  • Conducting GIS analyses to support conservation, research and outreach education.
  • Developing and delivering GPS and GIS training.
  • Maintaining and updating Landcover, Long Term Monitoring and Timber inventory maps and data.
  • Communicating effectively with all levels of staff.
  • Working under minimal direction to independently determine and develop approaches and solutions.
  • Leveraging the latest geospatial technologies to drive organizational value.
  • Modernizing Center GIS capabilities for improved insights and performance.
  • Integrating cutting-edge geospatial technologies like real-time data feeds, cloud computing, and advanced analytics into our organizational workflows to enhance decision-making and operational efficiency.

Candidates with the following skills are preferred:

  • Unit or department wide spatial data management (long-term data collection and archiving)
  • Spatial analysis
  • Training and assistance in GIS, GPS, and LIDAR
  • ESRI Software Proficiency (ArcMap and ArcPro) including Story Maps
  • Field Based Submeter Mapping (e.g., Fieldmaps, Avenza)

Wages:

Compensation is commensurate with education, qualifications and experience and includes a competitive benefits package.

To Apply:

E-mail a completed application to: jobs@jonesctr.org Subject: Spatial Analyst. An application can be found at www.jonesctr.org/jobs/ Send specific questions regarding the position to the Conservation Coordinator, Brandon Rutledge (brandon.rutledge@jonesctr.org). Applications submitted before March 8, 2024, will receive highest priority.

The Jones Center at Ichauway aspires to fully embrace equity, diversity, and inclusion. We reject all forms of racism including overt and systemic, prejudice, discrimination or hate toward any race, ethnicity, culture, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, national origin, veteran status, socioeconomic class, religion, or professional status. The Jones Center at Ichauway is an equal opportunity/affirmative action E-verify employer.

02/27/2024

Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources - Wildlife Resources Division | Communications Specialist 4 – Walton County

JOB DESCRIPTION

Under limited supervision, drives communication efforts through the development and implementation of wildlife/hunting & fishing campaigns and communication programs for social media and community outreach. Leads and develops strategic planning efforts for social media and website platforms, and creates/develops communication materials for WRD. Position directly supervises social media, website and graphic design positions for the unit and completes other duties as assigned. Coordinates with staff to implement the concepts, designs, and specifications for publications, according to established policy, regulations, and budgetary guidelines. Oversees design and vetting of hunting and fishing regulations magazines. Directs photography for publications, manages photo archival platform. Oversees creative platform contracts for the unit. Establishes and maintains a positive working relationship with internal and external agency customers, businesses, and other related contacts. Manages projects/campaigns, oversees related communications, serves as program expert, and facilitates implementation of plans with management or staff. Produces and distributes informational materials in a variety of media. Plans and oversees virtual public programming. Promotes goals and objectives of the program in all forms of media.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree in Communications or a related field from an accredited college or university
AND
Three years of communications experience.
OR
Six years of communications or related experience.
OR
One year of experience required at the lower level Communications Specialist 3 (GSP042) or position equivalent.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference may be given to applicants with the following:
• Experience supervising staff
• Experience with professional social media management, graphic design, website management
• Experience implementing ADA digital best practices
• Experience utilizing Adobe Suites
• DNR employment experience

APPLY / MORE INFORMATION

https://dnrintranet.org/sites/default/files/dnrnet/pdf/DNR_Vacancy_Announcement.pdf(see page 31)

02/26/2024

Forest & Fire Ecology Lab - AU CFWE | Spring/Summer 2024

Dr. Heather Alexander is hiring field and lab research technicians to work in the Forest and Fire Ecology Lab at Auburn University for spring/summer 2024, starting between February and May 2024.

Must be able to commit 30-40 hours per week and travel for overnight, multi-day trips (up to a week) outside of Auburn.

The positions will include a combination of fieldwork and lab work. No prior experience necessary, but applicants must possess an interest in forest ecology, a willingness to learn, and be capable of (and excited about!) working long hours outdoors exposed to heat, cold, biting insects, and thorny vegetation.

Pay ranges from $12-$16/hour depending on education and experience.

Research technicians will gain experience collecting experimental and observational field data. Other tasks will include vegetation sampling, measuring plant traits, plant identification, data entry, and vegetation and soil sample processing in the lab.

APPLY

If interested, please e-mail a brief description of your interest/experience, a résumé, and three references to Tamara Milton (tfm0010@auburn.edu).

Notice: Auburn University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law. Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability Employer and committed to building an inclusive and diverse community.

02/15/2024

Arkansas Game & Fish Commission| Summer Internships

To review all opportunities, please visit the AGFC Employment Opportunities web page.

 

02/15/2024

US Forest Service - Bankhead National Forest | Summer Internship

Through a cooperative agreement with the USDA Forest Service-Alabama (USFS), the CFWE-Auburn University will be hiring 2 temporary summer technicians to work under the supervision of USFS staff biologists and foresters at the Bankhead National Forest in Alabama.  These positions are designed to provide the intern a variety of real-world, practical, hands-on work experiences to develop their skill set for future employment with federal or state natural resource agencies while assisting the USFS in accomplishing their work agenda.  As such, the specific job duties will be varied and may include (but not limited to): wild pig trapping and camera surveys, bird surveys, forest inventory data collection, operation of farm tractors or other heavy machinery, using 4-wheel drive vehicles to access remote locations, and invasive plant species treatment (e.g., application of herbicides).  The work could involve long hours in variable field conditions (heat, humidity, snakes, insects, etc.).

 Location: Bankhead National Forest

 Term of employment: Approximately May 10- August 10, 2024

 Compensation: Pay is $12.00/hour, 40 hours/week and housing and utilities are included at the work locations.

Qualifications: Applicants must be full time CFWE students enrolled during the spring and fall 2024 semesters.  A valid driver’s license and good driving record is required.  Previous experience working under field conditions is preferred, but not required.  Must be able to work well as a team member and also independently.

To Apply: Send a (1) COVER LETTER highlighting relevant experience and your specific interests in the project, (2) RESUME, and (3) names and contact information for at least 3 relevant REFERENCES to:  Dr. Mark Smith by email (mds0007@auburn.edu).  Please ensure that all 3 portions of your application are combined together as a single PDF, and your name is used as the title of the PDF.  Applications may be reviewed as they are received, but must be received no later than February 29, 2024.

Contact Person: Dr. Mark Smith

Contact Phone: 334-844-8099

E-mail: mds0007@auburn.edu

02/15/2024

Gloster Forest Products | Procurement Forester

About Gloster Forest Products

Gloster Forest Products, LLC (GFP) is constructing a state-of-the-art lumber mill located in Gloster, Mississippi.

The new mill will require over 1 million tons of timber annually to produce approximately 250 million board feet of lumber. The facility will be located on 65 acres (about the area of a large shopping mall) and represents a corporate investment of over $200 million, creating 131 jobs and supporting an additional 200 indirect jobs when operating at full capacity.

Family-owned and operated, GFP is dedicated to its employees who are passionate about delivering unmatched, high-quality lumber from a world-class lumber manufacturing facility.

Gloster Forest Products is slated to begin manufacturing lumber in May of 2024.

For more information: www.Glosterfp.com/

 

Position Overview: We are seeking a skilled and detail-oriented Procurement Forester to join our organization. As a Procurement Forester, you will be responsible for managing and overseeing the procurement of timber and other forest products for our company’s operations. Your primary focus will be on sourcing timber sustainably, negotiating pricing with suppliers, oversight of scaling practices and ensuring efficient and cost-effective procurement processes.

This role requires a strong understanding of timber size and quality, forestry practices, supplier management, and sustainable sourcing principles. Being hands-on and working with scalers and trucking and equipment operators will be an important part of this position.

 

Responsibilities:

  1. Timber Procurement and Supplier Management:
    • Develop and implement strategies to procure timber and forest products, ensuring a reliable supply chain to support company operations.
    • Identify and evaluate potential timber suppliers, establish and maintain relationships with suppliers, and negotiate procurement contracts.
    • Monitor supplier performance, including quality, delivery, and pricing, and address any issues or concerns that may arise.
    • Collaborate with suppliers to ensure adherence to sustainable forestry practices and certification standards.
  2. Sustainable Sourcing and Compliance:
    • Ensure compliance with local, national, and international regulations related to timber procurement, including forestry laws, environmental regulations, and sustainable sourcing standards.
    • Stay informed about emerging sustainability initiatives, certifications, and best practices in the forestry industry.
    • Develop and implement procurement policies and procedures that align with sustainable sourcing principles and support the company’s environmental objectives.
  3. Forest Resource Assessment and Planning:
    • Conduct forest resource assessments, including timber inventory, growth modeling, and harvest planning, to inform procurement decisions and long-term supply planning.
    • Collaborate with internal stakeholders, such as forest management teams, to develop and execute sustainable forest management plans.
    • Monitor and evaluate forest health and growth rates to ensure a sustainable and balanced approach to timber procurement.
  4. Contract Management and Financial Analysis:
    • Manage procurement flows, ensuring compliance with terms and conditions, monitoring contract performance, and resolving any disputes or issues that may arise.
    • Conduct financial analysis of procurement activities, including cost analysis, budgeting, and forecasting, to optimize procurement efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
    • Identify opportunities for cost savings, process improvements, and risk mitigation in procurement operations.
  5. Stakeholder Engagement and Collaboration:
    • Collaborate with internal teams, such as operations, finance, and legal, to ensure alignment and coordination in procurement activities.
    • Engage with external stakeholders, including government agencies, landowners, and community groups, to foster positive relationships and address any social or environmental concerns related to timber procurement.
    • Represent the company in industry forums, conferences, and working groups related to timber procurement and sustainable forestry practices.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in forestry, natural resources management, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in timber procurement, forest management, or related roles within the forestry industry are desired but not required.
  • Strong knowledge of forestry practices, sustainable sourcing principles, and applicable regulations and certifications.
  • Excellent negotiation and contract management skills, with the ability to establish and maintain supplier relationships.
  • Proficiency in using forest inventory and planning software, GIS tools, and other relevant technology.
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to interpret data, conduct financial analysis, and make data-driven decisions.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Attention to detail and a commitment to accuracy in all procurement processes and documentation.
  • Willingness to travel to supplier sites, company operations, and industry events as needed.

If you are a passionate and knowledgeable forestry professional with expertise in timber procurement and sustainable sourcing, we invite you to apply for the position of Procurement Forester.  Resumes can be sent to Leisha Clark at lclark@glosterfp.com or Greg Knight at gknight@glosterfp.com.

02/15/2024

Private Family Ranch - Colorado | General Ranch Duties

Currently looking to fill a position at a family ranch in Colorado. The property is an inholding within Gunnison National Forest and the West Elk Wilderness. Family owned  for over 50 years and maintained as a hay operation, leased grazing, and family retreat. Ideally, the position runs from May through the first of November with primary duties consisting of:

  • general care for 14 horses
  • routine maintenance and light “handy man” duties on the buildings (six houses, lodge, three guest cabins)
  • basic groundskeeping
  • pasture irrigation, hay production
  • trail maintenance
  • general assistance during elk archery and rifle seasons (packing in camps, packing out elk, etc.)
  • heavy equipment operation and light maintenance as needed
  • and of course the “other duties as assigned” category

Extensive (or any) experience with any of those categories isn’t required – just a good work ethic and a positive attitude.

Housing and a stipend are included (horses, trout, and elk are other notable perks!)  The candidate must be ok with being alone at the ranch for weeks at a time, but equally comfortable when assisting family and guests during their visits.

Start Date: May 1 (somewhat flexible)

End Date: November 1 (somewhat flexible)

Stipend: $2,500/month plus housing and utilities

Lodging: They will have their own cabin w/kitchen, bath, laundry

 

Interested candidates should contact me directly by phone (803)528-3676 or email (markclement1973@gmail.com)

02/15/2024

AL Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources | Biologist I

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division is currently seeking qualified applicants for five full-time Wildlife Biologist (Biologist I) positions in the Wildlife Section at multiple Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) located within Alabama including. This is a wildlife professional tract position responsible for conducting and overseeing WMA operations to benefit wildlife resources and provide public hunting opportunities. The responsibilities include, but are not limited to, managing WMA public hunting and habitat management programs; preparing management plans and reports for state and federal compliance; implementing land management actions; purchasing supplies and equipment; supervising and participating in construction, maintenance, and repair of WMA buildings, equipment, and roads;  providing technical assistance to landowners, non-government organizations, and other agencies on wildlife habitat and conservation issues; administering agricultural leases; providing public education and outreach; assisting with data collection for wildlife monitoring/research projects; cooperating with Conservation Enforcement Officers to ensure rules and regulations for protecting resources, visitors, and facilities are being followed; and supervising WMA personnel.

The positions are located throughout Alabama. Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in wildlife management, wildlife biology, biology, wildlife science, wildlife and fisheries, ecology, wildlife ecology, zoology, or wildlife resources. Qualified applicants must also meet the education requirements for certification as an Associate Wildlife Biologist by the Wildlife Society. The Wildlife Society’s requirements for certification as an Associate Wildlife Biologist can be found at http://wildlife.org/.

Qualified applicants must obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the Alabama Department of Public Safety during the probationary period.

APPLY

To apply, complete an Application for Examination Form available at www.personnel.alabama.gov. Go to the “Applicant Portal” and follow the “Steps for a career” to learn how to apply in person, by mail, fax, or online. Read the “Online Instructions” for step by step details. The Register for Biologist I is Job Class 70721 Option 045. On the physical Application for Examination the “Job Title of Examination” should read Biologist I (70721), Option 045 (Wildlife Option).

To learn more about the position and how to apply please go to:  https://www.personnel.alabama.gov/Documents/Announcements/101741_A.pdf

Or contact Seth Maddox at 334-242-3469 or seth.maddox@dcnr.alabama.gov.

Applications must be received by the Alabama State Personnel Department by September 1, 2024.

02/15/2024

Auburn University and United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Refuges | Summer Internships

Wildlife/Forestry Internship Opportunity

Agency: Auburn University and United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Refuges
Number of Vacancies: (2-4)

Internship Duration: Approximate schedule will be from mid-May through mid-August 2024. The positions are full-time requiring a minimum 40 hour work week. Students wishing to receive internship credit will need to complete an internship agreement or practicum agreement and enroll in the appropriate course. Internship positions during the fall and spring semesters may also become available, so if applying, be sure and note your available time frame for internship consideration.

Description: The interns will be Auburn University employees who will be located on and work under the supervision of our FWS partners on a National Wildlife Refuge in the Southeast Region. Work will include conducting forest habitat evaluations, timber cruising, timber marking, invasive species control and may assist with wildlife surveys and general refuge operational work. The positions may require some travel to conduct work on other refuges as needed. This is a great opportunity to gain field knowledge working on a National Wildlife Refuge!

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must be proficient in plant (primarily tree) identification and have completed coursework in dendrology and/or plant taxonomy. Candidates must be able to work in harsh field conditions. Candidates must have a valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications: Preferred candidates will be either Junior, Senior and or Graduate students who have experience with silviculture, dendrology, mensuration, forestry field camp and/or natural resource ecology. Experience with GIS applications and the use of field data loggers is also preferred, but not required. Recent graduates will also be considered and may be able to work a longer detail than listed above.

Available Work Locations: AR, LA, MS, TN, GA, FL, SC, NC
Salary: $15 per hour, plus travel and Per Diem (when appropriate)
Housing: Provided

Application Deadline:
Friday, March 8, 2024

How to Apply:
Send cover letter, resume and unofficial transcript to:

Attn: Henry Sansing, Regional Forester,U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Dept. of Forest Resources
Box 9690, MS State, MS 39762

Or email the information to: henry_sansing@fws.gov

For more information, call:
Henry Sansing (662) 418-1372

02/15/2024

Midsouth Forestry Services | Forester

Midsouth Forestry Services is a forest management and consulting company based in Gordo, Alabama serving private landowners since 1985 in west Alabama and east Mississippi.

Job Description – Midsouth Forestry Services is seeking a Forester who will be responsible for assisting with all aspects of forest management of client’s property, including but not limited to writing and implementing forest management plans, timber harvest planning, timber sale layout and administration, timber cruising and inventory management, GPS/GIS Mapping, developing and executing site preparation and reforestation plans, and maintaining compliance with 3rd party certification standards (FSC, SFI, ATFS).

Job Qualifications

  • Required:
    • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry or related field.
    • Have a Registered Forester’s license or the ability to obtain license within 2 years.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, ESRI ArcGIS Pro, TCruise, and Trimble SoloForest.
    • Ability to work and navigate in remote outdoor locations in various weather and forest conditions.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills and time management skills.
    • Teamwork, critical thinking, analytical skills and problem-solving skills.
  • Preferred:
    • 2 + years of working forestry experience but will consider candidates with less experience.
    • Field experience in various forest inventory techniques and methods.
    • Ability to locate property boundaries and establish timber sale and streamside management zone boundaries.

Salary commensurate with experience. Vehicle Compensation Plan, Paid Vacation and Holidays, Health Insurance, Retirement Plan, and Life Insurance.

APPLY

To apply, please email cover letter referencing “Forester” position title along with resume to John at info@midsouthforestryservices.com

 

02/15/2024

Alabama Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resources | Seasonal Aide/Intern 2024

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, State Lands Division is seeking applicants for a full-time, Seasonal Laborer (90102) position. The position is based in Montgomery, AL, with field work being performed statewide in areas across Alabama’s Forever Wild properties. Start and end dates are somewhat flexible, preferably beginning mid-April through early September. Interested applicants should email a state application form to: wayne.barger@dcnr.alabama.gov

Salary is $7.40/hr with position limited to total of 832 hours; ineligible for state benefits.

This position is excellent for hands-on field experience across many biological disciplines. Primary duties will include conducting surveys for rare plant and animal species statewide, working in the Alabama Natural Heritage Section Herbarium, and providing field support for biological and land management staff.

OTHER DUTIES

  • Conduct and/or assist in inventory data collection.
  • Herbarium specimen preparation and curation.
  • Field assistance with land management, stewardship, and recreational programs.
  • Data entry.
  • Maintain resource management equipment.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Extensive Day and Overnight travel is required.
  • Travel expenses are reimbursed in accordance with state per diem guidelines.
  • Day rates are: $12.75 6-12 hours, $34.00 12+ hours.
  • Overnight rates are: $85.00/day for 1 night, and $100.00/day for 2+ consecutive nights.
  • Willingness to work outdoors in physically demanding/adverse conditions.

02/15/2024

Pixelle Specialty Solutions | Forestry Intern

Job Description

The selected Forestry Intern will be additive to the wood procurement team and function by participating in field activities supporting the consistent delivery of high-quality wood fiber to one of our integrated Mill sites and respective woodyards. This position is intended to supplement your education and field of study with relevant exposure to all facets of the industrial forest products setting. Experience will be gained in the areas of timber cruising & appraisal, mapping, harvest layout & administration, negotiation, contractor management, inventory management, quality control, safety policies & controls, and other business elements that pertain to a successful wood procurement program.

Accountabilities

  • Assist with timber cruising, harvest layout, and timber sale administration.
  • Conduct timber harvest inspections and complete supplier visitation reports.
  • Monitor adherence to Sustainable Forestry Initiative and Best Management Practices principles after becoming familiar with them.
  • Assess and report on wood quality issues at wood receiving yards and active timber sales.
  • Completion of special projects involving time studies, wood quality, yield trends, and supplier analysis.
  • Other supportive duties and tasks, as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Must be enrolled and pursuing a degree in forestry, natural resources, wood science, paper science, or other closely related field.
  • Must be detailed oriented and able to complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Exposure to MS Office (Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook).
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to work independently and with limited supervision.
  • Reliability and punctuality, a must.
  • Ability to wear required personal protective equipment (safety glasses, hard hat, full coverage protective toe footwear, and safety vest).
  • Must possess a valid driver license, a clean motor vehicle record, and exhibit good driving skills. Driving a company issued vehicle 25% – 50% of the day should be expected as well as the occasional overnight stay.
  • Ability to work outside for extended periods of time with variable topography and weather conditions.
  • Must pass pre-employment physical and drug screen.

APPLY

https://www.smartrecruiters.com/PixelleSpecialtySolutions/743999964216678-forestry-intern

02/06/2024

American Forest Management | Forester I - Russellville, AL

American Forest Management, Inc. (AFM) is the largest forest consulting firm in the United States.  AFM currently manages approximately 6 million acres of privately owned timberland and has sold over $4.9 billion in real estate transactions under AFM Real Estate, a subsidiary of AFM. With 300+ employees operating from 52 offices located in 21 states, Panama and Costa Rica, AFM’s team of professionals is focused on meeting client needs by providing a complete range of forestry services. Our small regionally dispersed offices allow us to provide individualized services, and our large overall size allows us to coordinate teams of foresters and technical specialists for large, complex jobs.

AFM’s team of professionals is focused on meeting client needs by providing a complete range of forestry services including land and wildlife management, land sale and acquisition services, forest inventory and design, growth and yield modeling, cash flow projections, environmental services, appraisal, forest resource data management and harvest scheduling.

Key Responsibilities:

  • All aspects of fieldwork, office work, analysis, and reporting to landowner/client.
  • Lead silviculture and reforestation planning, managing contracts efficiently.
  • Utilize Geographic Information System (GIS) for effective property management.
  • Harvest unit layouts in adherence to state BMP’s and meeting landowner objectives.
  • Oversee road construction, maintenance, permitting, and contract administration.
  • Collaborate in budget development and management.
  • Operate within the various forest certification systems, SFI and Tree Farm objectives.
  • Fulfill other assignments from the District and Region Manager.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry preferred.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Preferred experience with ArcGIS software.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Proficient team player with adaptability.
  • Capability to work in challenging field conditions.
  • Valid Driver’s License with safe vehicle operation skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools like Word and Excel.
  • Soft Skills: communication, teamwork, problem-solving, adaptability, attention to detail, time management and decision-making.

Work Environment:

This role balances office work with remote field assignments. Fieldwork often involves solo ventures into remote forest lands accessed by private unimproved roads, cruising timber, necessitating off-road driving skills. Expect extended periods outdoors, including adverse weather conditions like summer heat and extreme cold. Travel to properties across Alabama is required, potentially involving out-of-town and overnight stays (expenses covered).

Salary and Benefits:

  • Expected salary commensurate with experience.
  • Additional compensation:
    • Company provided vehicle with unlimited personal use
    • Eligible for annual and new business bonus plans
    • Paid vacations, sick time and holidays
    • Medical, Dental, and Vision healthcare plans
    • Short- & Long-Term Disability plans available
    • 401(K) retirement plan with matching company contributions
    • Educational Assistance Reimbursement Program

APPLY

https://americanforestmanagementinc.applytojob.com/apply/5WFZVgSoo2/Forester-I

01/26/2024

American Forest Management | Forester I - Chester, SC

American Forest Management, Inc. (AFM) is the largest forest consulting firm in the United States.  AFM currently manages approximately 6 million acres of privately owned timberland and has sold over $4.9 billion in real estate transactions under AFM Real Estate, a subsidiary of AFM. With 300+ employees operating from 52 offices located in 21 states, Panama and Costa Rica, AFM’s team of professionals is focused on meeting client needs by providing a complete range of forestry services. Our small regionally dispersed offices allow us to provide individualized services, and our large overall size allows us to coordinate teams of foresters and technical specialists for large, complex jobs.

AFM’s team of professionals is focused on meeting client needs by providing a complete range of forestry services including land and wildlife management, land sale and acquisition services, forest inventory and design, growth and yield modeling, cash flow projections, environmental services, appraisal, forest resource data management and harvest scheduling.

Key Responsibilities:

  • All aspects of fieldwork, office work, analysis, and reporting to landowner/client.
  • Lead silviculture and reforestation planning, managing contracts efficiently.
  • Design and secure permits for harvest unit layouts in a multifaceted regulatory landscape.
  • Oversee road construction, maintenance, permitting, and contract administration.
  • Collaborate in budget development and management.
  • Utilize Geographic Information System (GIS) for effective property management.
  • Operate within the Sustainable Forestry Initiative’s objectives.
  • Fulfill other assignments from the District and Region Manager.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry or related field OR Associate’s Degree in Forestry with 2+ years of experience.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Proficient team player with adaptability.
  • Capability to work in challenging field conditions.
  • Valid Driver’s License with safe vehicle operation skills.
  • Preferred experience with ArcGIS software.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools like Word and Excel.
  • Soft Skills: communication, teamwork, problem-solving, adaptability, attention to detail, time management and decision-making.

Work Environment:

This role balances office work with remote field assignments. Fieldwork often involves solo ventures into remote forest lands accessed by private unimproved roads, cruising timber, necessitating off-road driving skills. Expect extended periods outdoors, including adverse weather conditions like summer heat and extreme cold. Travel to properties across South Carolina is required, potentially involving out-of-town and overnight stays (expenses covered).

Salary and Benefits:

  • Expected salary commensurate with experience.
  • Additional compensation:
    • Company provided vehicle with unlimited personal use
    • Eligible for annual and new business bonus plans
    • Paid vacations, sick time and holidays
    • Medical, Dental, and Vision healthcare plans
    • Short- & Long-Term Disability plans available
    • 401(K) retirement plan with matching company contributions
    • Educational Assistance Reimbursement Program

APPLY

https://americanforestmanagementinc.applytojob.com/apply/CfcFYo93uB/Forester-I

01/26/2024

Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries | Biologist 1-3

Biologist 1-3- Monroe/Operations/WMAs
This position is a Wildlife and Fisheries Biologist 1-3 Career Progression Group position located on in the LDWF Monroe Region that receives direct supervision from a Biologist Supervisor based in the Monroe field office. Participates in and ensures that activities on Wildlife Management Areas are enacted and completed.  Conducts field surveys, research projects, habitat development, user surveys, harvest surveys, and other techniques utilized in wildlife management.  Collects and provides data used in establishing management or research programs and setting harvest season dates and bag and size limits.  Oversees and participates in necessary construction and maintenance activities on Department buildings, grounds, roads, levees, equipment, camping areas, and water control structures. Participates in lethal and nonlethal collection and sampling of wildlife species for management, research, and nuisance response/control. Works with regional staff and species programs in managed deer hunts, other wildlife species surveys, and in general wildlife management. Works with agency counterparts, such as the Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and others. Performs other duties as directed and necessary for the agency to accomplish its mission.

Minimum Qualifications

A baccalaureate degree in a biological science, marine science, environmental science, wildlife or fisheries management, animal science, forestry, natural resources, or conservation.

Job Concepts

FUNCTION OF WORK:
To collect, compile, and analyze biological and environmental data.
LEVEL OF WORK:
Entry.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
General from a Biologist Manager or Biologist Supervisor.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
May exercise functional over lower-level staff and/or direct over nonprofessional personnel.
LOCATION OF WORK:
Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
JOB DISTINCTIONS:
Differs from Biologist 2 by the degree of independence.

Examples of Work

EXAMPLES LISTED BELOW INCLUDE BRIEF SAMPLES OF COMMON DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS JOB TITLE.  PLEASE NOTE THAT NOT ALL TASKS ARE INCLUDED.

  • Conducts field research and investigations to obtain biological samples and data using a variety of professionally accepted techniques.
  • Evaluates samples by laboratory analysis or organism identification and description; evaluates research data, organizes data, writes reports, plots findings, performs limited statistical analysis, and illustrates relationships of one set of data to another.
  • Prepares management plans as a consultant to private landowners, breeders, or other groups.
  • Investigates facilities and records of applicants for permits and special licenses; makes recommendations concerning issuance or denial of licenses.
  • Presents wildlife management programs and demonstrations to various groups.
  • Purchases, operates, and maintains data collection and analysis equipment.
  • Participates as a team member in complex research projects or special investigations of environmental impact assessment and monitoring.
  • Conducts small, independent, short-term research projects under the general supervision of supervisory personnel.
  • Maintains frequent public contact regarding general departmental procedures and cooperates with private, state, and federal personnel in routine problem resolution.
  • Provides technical support for the senior biologist on one or several projects such as design or procedural problems and recommendations for solutions.
  • Communicates department’s biological programs to individuals and groups through outreach and promotion in educational settings.

More Info / Apply

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/louisiana/jobs/4365176/biologist-1-3?keywords=biologist%20&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

02/05/2024

Clemson University Youth Learning Institute | Wildlife Summer Camp | Instructor/Counselor

Title: Shooting Sports and Wildlife Instructor/Counselor
Work Dates: May 19 – August 5, 2024
Location: Camp Bob Cooper, Summerton, South Carolina

Description:
The camp is located about an hour and a half from Charleston, South Carolina at Camp Bob Cooper directly on Lake Marion (South Carolina’s largest lake). A majority of the camp week will focus on hunting and fishing techniques, wildlife ecology, outdoor survival skills and shooting sports activities (shotgun, rifle and archery). Instructors will be trained and certified through USA Archery, South Carolina 4H Shooting Sports, and South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. In addition to these activities, we will also utilize other components such as swimming, team building, and various recreation activities. To see more about the camp, visit https://wildlifesummer.camp/.

Principal Duties:

  • Teach components of the Wildlife Ecology and Shooting Sports curriculum (training provided).
  • Lead students in daily program classes and activities (wake-up, meals, campfire, and wrap-up).
  • Be actively involved in all program activities, leading and participating in evening recreational and instructional times as scheduled.
  • Perform direct supervision of children while involved in classes and activities.
  • Perform camp counselor duties including staying and attending to campers over night while they are at camp.
  • Assist in routine clean up.
  • Perform tasks assigned by leadership staff.

Qualifications:

  • Pursuing BA or BS in Biology, Wildlife and Fisheries, Natural Resources, or related field is preferred.
  • Experience with hunting and shooting sports preferred but not necessary (we will train those without experience).
  • Experience working with youth preferred but not required.
  • Must have the patience, understanding, flexibility, and energy to work and live with campers and staff.
  • Must be willing to sacrifice, adapt, and work hard as part of a team.

Salary: $475 – $525 per week plus lodging, meals during camp and a sickness/accidental insurance plan.

Contact: If you are interested in the position please send your resume and three professional references to Megan Griffith at mg5@clemson.edu by March 1, 2024.

Clemson University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information.

02/05/2024

Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation | Summer and Fall 2024 Internships

Position: Guide and Habitat with General services
Employer: Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation

Job Description

The Max McGraw Wildlife Foundation seeks a Wildlife and Outdoor Enterprise intern for summer or fall of 204. The Foundation sits on 1,250 acres of forest, prairies, lakes, gravel pits and streams near the Fox River in Dundee, Illinois. Our mission statement is “Secure the future of hunting, fishing and land management through programs of science, education, demonstration and communication.”

The individual’s primary goal would be to work in areas regarding day to day operations with the clay target center, upland hunts, kennel operations and habitat work. Other job duties include but are not limited to a wide variety of projects that may be in progress. The successful candidate will be able to assist the team and to take members and guests of all ages on a variety of McGraw experiences, including clay target shooting and hunting when in season.

Stipend: A stipend of $7,200 will be provided for summer interns for a 12-week full-time (40hrs/week).
Housing: Free on-site housing is provided.

Qualifications:

Applicants working towards a bachelor’s degree and who have completed at least a full year of study are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to students majoring in a variety of backgrounds or biology. Applicants must also have a valid driver’s license.

Start date: This 3-month position starts May, 2024 or August 2024

Application

Applicants must send a cover letter including qualifications and interests, resume, copy of college transcripts and contact information of three references to pdietrich@mcgraw.org no later than 2/15/2024.

01/29/2024

Cheaney Timber Services | Summer 2024 Internships

Cheaney Timber Services, Inc. (CTS) is seeking one or two students to fill summer intern positions in the East Alabama area. Positions will start prior to June 1 based on student availability and continue through early August. Tasks will include timber sale layout, timber cruising, GPS work and other aspects for forest management / marketing as assigned. Completion of summer practicum is highly desirable but prior field experience will be considered. Reporting location will be the CTS office in New Site, AL. Expected pay rate is $15 / hour. Dependable student-provided, woods-capable transportation is highly-desirable and would be reimbursed. Work may be available during winter holiday breaks.

Please send resume to Michael Cheaney at mdcheaney@gmail.com. Phone (256) 596-1616 for more information.

01/29/2024

Oregon State University | Exploring Digital Manufacturing & Mass Timber - Summer Research & Extension Experiences

Are you a current undergraduate student with an interest in mass timber and digital manufacturing?

Spend a summer in Oregon exploring these dynamic topics in our state-of-the-art laboratories. If selected, you will engage in research or extension in a mutually agreed topic. The experience will allow you to explore the topic, develop critical thinking and problem solving abilities, and be work-force ready.

The department of Wood Science and Engineering at Oregon State, with support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Education and Literacy Initiative, is offering 12 week research and extension experiences for 12 undergraduate students during the summer of 2024. The sky is the limit for topics of these experiences.

Example topics include:

  • Mass timber full-scale testing and analysis
  • Virtual reality in timber construction
  • Novel composite products
  • Extension and outreach
  • Instrumentation and sensors
  • Corporate sustainability
  • Mass timber durability
  • Mass timber business ecosystem
  • Seismic testing
  • Non-destructive evaluation techniques for lumber quality
  • Product characterization
  • Quality control
  • Additive manufacturing

You will receive a weekly stipend of $600, dormitory accommodations and a meal plan. Opportunities will be provided to disseminate results of your experience in regional meetings via presentations. To qualify you must be enrolled in an accredited institution of higher education during the 2023-2024 school year.

Interested? Apply through the online application at wse.forestry.oregonstate.edu/training-application.

01/26/2024

City of Dothan | Internships for PARK

FOUR AVAILABLE INTERNSHIPS RE: PARK MAJOR

 

1) ATHLETICS

This internship will primarily focus on assisting with tournaments, sports league prep., and sports clinics for various program participants and coaches. During the 2023 year, Dothan Leisure Services hosted 47 sports related tournaments.

2) PROGRAMS

This internship will primarily focus on developing curriculum and programs for our summer camp and afterschool programs. During the 2023 year, 715 children attended one of our summer camps, 227 students participated in one of our Break Camps while school was out of session for a holiday, and we averaged over 180 children per day in our Afterschool program.

3) MARKETING & PUBLIC RELATIONS, Leisure Services

This internship will focus primarily on creating marketing, graphic design, and public relations pieces for the department and community special events.

4) MARKETING & PUBLIC RELATIONS, Water World

This internship will focus primarily on creating marketing, graphic design, and public relations pieces for Water World water park. Water World features a giant wave pool, the Great White tube slide, four 40’-tall body slides (including a speed slide and bowl slide,) and a Kids Cove area. During the 2023 summer Water World welcomed 93,767 patrons during the 78-day season averaging 1,202 guests per day.

MORE INFORMATION / APPLY

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/dothan/transferjobs

01/26/2024

American Forest Management | Forester I - Prattville, AL

American Forest Management, Inc. (AFM) is the largest forest consulting firm in the United States.  AFM currently manages approximately 6 million acres of privately owned timberland and has sold over $4.9 billion in real estate transactions under AFM Real Estate, a subsidiary of AFM. With 300+ employees operating from 52 offices located in 21 states, Panama and Costa Rica, AFM’s team of professionals is focused on meeting client needs by providing a complete range of forestry services. Our small regionally dispersed offices allow us to provide individualized services, and our large overall size allows us to coordinate teams of foresters and technical specialists for large, complex jobs.

AFM’s team of professionals is focused on meeting client needs by providing a complete range of forestry services including land and wildlife management, land sale and acquisition services, forest inventory and design, growth and yield modeling, cash flow projections, environmental services, appraisal, forest resource data management and harvest scheduling.

Key Responsibilities:

  • All aspects of fieldwork, office work, analysis, and reporting to landowner/client.
  • Lead silviculture and reforestation planning, managing contracts efficiently.
  • Harvest unit layouts in adherence to state BMP’s and meeting landowner objectives.
  • Oversee road construction, maintenance, permitting, and contract administration.
  • Collaborate in budget development and management.
  • Utilize Geographic Information System (GIS) for effective property management.
  • Operate within the various forest certification systems, SFI. FSC and Tree Farm objectives.
  • Fulfill other assignments from the District and Region Manager.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry preferred or related field or Associate’s Degree in Forestry with 2+ years of experience.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Proficient team player with adaptability.
  • Capability to work in challenging field conditions.
  • Valid Driver’s License with safe vehicle operation skills.
  • Preferred experience with ArcGIS software.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools like Word and Excel.
  • Soft Skills: communication, teamwork, problem-solving, adaptability, attention to detail, time management and decision-making.

Work Environment:

This role balances office work with remote field assignments. Fieldwork often involves solo ventures into remote forest lands accessed by private unimproved roads, cruising timber, necessitating off-road driving skills. Expect extended periods outdoors, including adverse weather conditions like summer heat and extreme cold. Travel to properties across Alabama is required, potentially involving out-of-town and overnight stays (expenses covered).

Salary and Benefits:

  • Expected salary commensurate with experience.
  • Additional compensation:
    • Company provided vehicle with unlimited personal use
    • Eligible for annual and new business bonus plans
    • Paid vacations, sick time and holidays
    • Medical, Dental, and Vision healthcare plans
    • Short- & Long-Term Disability plans available
    • 401(K) retirement plan with matching company contributions
    • Educational Assistance Reimbursement Program

APPLY

https://americanforestmanagementinc.applytojob.com/apply/9vNr8D09kh/Forester-I

01/26/2024

Sehoy Plantation | Wildlife Technician - Summer Internship

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Oversee Feral Swine Removal program utilizing cell phone operated trapping systems as well as weapon mounted thermal optic equipment

Oversee implementation of a supplemental feeding program for white-tailed deer and performing a late summer census utilizing game cameras for population data

Assist in the following fields:
– upkeep of recreational vehicles (UTV’s, Jeeps, Boats, etc…)
– property maintenance including spraying herbicide, lake management, mowing grass

Assist in the upkeep of farm equipment
– greasing, blowing out air screens, fueling up, etc…

QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Enrolled at Auburn University in the College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment and coming into their Senior year.

PREFERRED SKILLS

Experience operating machinery and generally tech savvy is preferred.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

Strong work ethic, initiative to learn and better themselves, punctuality, well groomed, pleasant attitude and courteous.

APPLY/CONTACT:

Chase Dixon
dixonchase1@gmail.com
229-449-1858

Sehoy Plantation
1442 St. Mark Church Rd.
Hurtsboro, AL 36860

01/26/2024

Heartland Lodge | Internship Program

Heartland Lodge’s internship program was designed to give students real world experience in a field they may have interest in pursuing.

Related fields of study:

– Ag Business
– Wildlife Management
– Business
– Hospitality
– Food & Beverage
– Outfitting
– Marketing
– Management
– Outdoor Recreation (ATV park)
– Equestrian (Trail Rides)

Heartland’s internship program gives students hands on experience in running an outdoor resort. Interns will be asked to work in each division of the resort, learning all aspects of the business. As the intern gains knowledge through the internship, if there is anything additional they would like to learn or have further interest in, we encourage them to ask so we can teach them more about those areas. All interns will have direct access to the owner Gary Harpole.

We treat our interns like all our other Heartland team members. We expect them to be dependable, trustworthy and an important part of our Heartland culture.

Our Core Values:

Hospitality
Heartland Family
Community
Leadership
Integrity
Constant Improvement
Fortitude

Our Purpose:

To glorify God by improving our community to be a better place to live, work, and visit through exceptional hospitality and leadership.

Contact / Apply:

Gary Harpole
Harpole’s Heartland Lodge
www.HeartlandLodge.com
217.734.2526 / Gary@heartlandlodge.com

01/24/2024

Forest Carbon Works | Forest Technician

Forest Carbon Works (www.forestcarbonworks.org), a company that enables small forest landowners in the U.S. to access the carbon offset market, is hiring for the position of a Forest Technician located near Montgomery, AL and the surrounding area. The position is contract-based with potential for a long-term position

The Technician’s primary responsibility will be to collect forest carbon inventory data using our proprietary smartphone inventory device. Technicians will have the opportunity to explore local forests and/or travel to nearby states for field work. Data collection consists of navigating to allocated “plots” within a forested property and taking photographic inventory of all trees located within each plot.

The Technician will also work remotely with staff members that are located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Technician will regularly communicate and report to staff via phone or email about the progress of the project, questions, or concerns.

Specific tasks will include traveling to property sites; corresponding with client landowners; collecting forest inventory data using our smartphone device on all assigned plots; and maintaining regular communication with program staff. Camping overnight may be required on specific projects; this information will be available for all projects in advance. The Technician is required to have a reliable vehicle for work-related travel. Applicants will attend a remote training session led by Forest Carbon Works staff and complete an online quiz.

Technicians are paid between $200 to $325+ per day (more details upon hire). Compensation varies between projects and is determined based on terrain, size of project, and remoteness. Mileage reimbursement is available for this position and will be reimbursed at the current IRS Standard Mileage Reimbursement rate.

This is a part-time, at-will position. As a contract position with fluctuating work availability, this position is intended to serve as a supplementary source of income, rather than a permanent or consistent income source. Work availability is ever-changing and, as at-will employment work is not necessarily guaranteed. This position does not offer benefits, vacation, or paid leave. Reimbursement for travel time or lodging is not eligible for this position.

If you have experience in the forests of this region, are passionate about forest conservation, know how to use a smartphone, and have a flexible schedule, then this position could be right for you! This position is also ideal for forestry, environmental science, and natural resource students who are looking to gain real-life field and forestry experience.

More Info / Apply Here

01/24/2024

Portland (OR) Parks & Recreation | Forest Pest & Pathogen Coordinator (Botanic Spec II - Forestry)

Position Summary

Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry is committed to preserving and enhancing the health of our urban forest, and we are seeking a dedicated professional to join our team as the Forest Pest and Pathogen Coordinator. This position will manage citywide response to current and emerging pest and pathogen threats to Portland’s trees, including leading development and implementation of the City’s Emerald Ash Borer Response Plan and Dutch Elm Disease management program. This position will coordinate planning and response among City workgroups, manage seasonal field monitoring staff, track and report on program activities and outcomes, and represent the City at the state and regional level.

What You’ll Get to Do

  • Lead the implementation of the Emerald Ash Borer Response Plan and Dutch Elm Disease management program, ensuring the effective and coordinated execution of strategies to minimize impacts.
  • Identify and develop response plans for managing novel tree pest and pathogen threats.
  • Direct seasonal monitoring efforts, conduct program evaluation, and report on outcomes.
  • Serve as a liaison with relevant state and regional entities, fostering collaborative relationships and ensuring the exchange of vital information.
  • Lead educational and outreach initiatives related to tree pests and pathogens, communicating effectively with diverse public audiences, and coordinating efforts with PP&R public relations staff.
  • Coordinate efforts among City workgroups by developing administration systems, processes, and tools to streamline operations and improve efficiency of response.

Apply

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/portlandor/jobs/4332882/forest-pest-and-pathogen-coordinator-botanic-spec-ii-forestry

01/17/2024

State of Louisiana | Biologist

This position is an entry level biologist position that receives direct supervision from a biologist supervisor in the Minden field office. Performs technical assistance, including site visits and habitat management plans, primarily in Caddo, Bossier, Webster, Claiborne, DeSoto, Red River, Bienville, Lincoln, and Jackson parishes. Provides technical advice concerning financial assistance for landowners including the USDA Farm Bill and USFWS Partners Program.  Performs Wetland Reserve Easement monitoring. Transports injured or nuisance animals. Conducts meetings and answers questions from the public. Works with other state agencies, federal agencies, and non-government organizations on species management. Investigates and reports black bear incidents. Manages data, conducts landowner assistance visits and browse surveys, and distributes reports for the Deer Management Assistance Program. Coordinates and performs trapping, collecting data from, and banding turkey, dove, and duck utilizing funnel traps, rocket nets, and nest boxes. Performs dove call, quail call, and turkey poult surveys. Seasonally works managed deer hunts, lottery hunts, and waterfowl bag checks. Removes brains stems and lymph nodes as part of Chronic Wasting disease testing. Performs deer and feral hog collections for herd health and breeding data. Coordinates and performs alligator tag enrollment process and inspects alligator hides.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

A baccalaureate degree in a biological science, marine science, environmental science, wildlife or fisheries management, animal science, forestry, natural resources, or conservation.
NOTE: Examples of non-qualifying degrees are science education (of any discipline), geology, geography, nuclear science, and agribusiness.
NOTE: Any college hours or degree must be from an accredited college or university.

MORE INFO/APPLY

01/11/2024

University of Wyoming | 2 MS Graduate Research Assistantships in Human Dimensions of Big Game Hunting

Job Title: 2 MS Graduate Research Assistantships in Human Dimensions of Big Game Hunting: University of Wyoming

Location: Laramie, WY, with regional travel within the state for fieldwork beginning summer 2024

Overview: Dr. Kelly Dunning is recruiting two Master of Science (MS) students to join the Wildlife & Wilderness Recreation Lab in the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming. Collaborators on this project include Dr. Embere Hall at Wyoming Game and Fish and Dr. Joe Holbrook at the University of Wyoming, providing an interdisciplinary mentorship team for selected students.

The Wildlife & Wilderness Recreation Lab works on sustainable nature-based tourism, hunting and fishing, and outdoor recreation issues in Wyoming and the Intermountain West. Our research focuses on public policy of wildlife, recreation, and natural resources making our research practical and impactful to resource management. The MS students will work in an interdisciplinary way to study public participation in shaping big game hunting regulations in Wyoming, and examine decision-making structures for governing wildlife. Students will have interdisciplinary opportunities to provide support to the Wildlife & Wilderness Recreation Lab as needed (please see: wildlifewildernessrecreationlab.org). Our lab has experience working with students of diverse backgrounds, veterans, and non-conventional students, and all are welcome to apply.

Duties: The Graduate Research Assistant will focus on one of the project areas described below as part of their master’s thesis. Current project areas include: (1) surveying Wyoming hunters and members of the public about willingness to be involved in shaping big game hunting regulations; (2) developing a framework for wildlife management by game and fish commissions in Wyoming and elsewhere; (3) interviewing Wyoming hunters and wildlife decisions-makers about decision-making processes; and (4) contributing to a new book project on the politics of Western and international wildlife as they relate to tourism and recreation.

Ideal candidates for this position will possess outstanding written and oral communication skills, an interest in big game hunting, and a willingness to write research independently.

Candidates should have experience 1) working as part of a team on wildlife or environmental politics and policy in the United States or similar topics, 2) conducting research or outreach in natural or social science. Students with prior work experience in sectors like service or retail are encouraged to list these experiences on their resume as well as it demonstrates independence and ability to work with the public. Candidates should have an interest in communities of the Intermountain West, experience or appreciation for big game hunting and related livelihoods, and a desire to work with diverse stakeholder groups. Candidates should show in their cover letter examples of their ability to work independently. Preferred candidates will have experience with 1) wildlife science or social science such as political science/public policy/economics, 2) Wyoming or Intermountain West conservation efforts, 3) statistical analysis, 4) social science methods/surveys/human dimensions/interview methodologies, 5) scientific or academic writing. Students must possess a valid drivers license and be willing and able to conduct field work in rural communities that may require significant time spent outdoors and in nature.

Start Date: Due to the nature of the grant, the student must be available to begin working in Wyoming on May 22, 2024 (summer semester) and possess a valid drivers license.

End Date: An MS in the Wildlife & Wilderness Recreation Lab requires 5 semesters of field work and courses ending at the conclusion of Fall term 2025. Dunning provides close supervision and career planning support to ensure completion on time.

Degree information: The candidate(s) selected will pursue their MS degree in Environment, Natural Resources & Society within the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources. A funded MS covers 9 credits of tuition and fees during the fall/spring semesters and student health insurance.

Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants with interest and/or experience in big game hunting, Western conservation issues, wildlife management, and/or interdisciplinary research. Applicants who have a BA or BS in any field will be considered, with preference given to social science, wildlife science, natural resources, political science, business, or interdisciplinary fields. Applicants must have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher. Standardized test scores (e.g., GRE) are not required. Candidates from backgrounds underrepresented in higher education, conservation, and other natural resource fields are especially encouraged to apply. Veterans and dependents are encouraged to apply. Formal application to the graduate program at the Haub School at the University of Wyoming is required subsequent to selection of the successful candidate(s).

Questions: Questions may be asked about the vacancy to Kelly Dunning via email, but all relevant information needed to apply to the vacancies is included in the above description. Due to the extremely high volume of interest of previous MS positions in the lab, feedback on individual applications is not possible.

Funding Package: $17,100 annual stipend, tuition, and health insurance

Application Deadline: Feb 15, 2024 at 5 p.m. MST, Apply early as review of applications will be on a rolling basis, and positions like this are often filled before the closing date.

How to Apply: Please send the following materials as one PDF document to Dr. Kelly Dunning at kelly.dunning@uwyo.edu with the subject “Your Name MS Position”. This packet should include:

(1) Cover letter/narrative (roughly 2-3 pages) that explains your relevant skills and experience identifying specific requirements outlined in this position description, why you want to study at the Haub School, career goals, and your ability to work independently.

(2) Resume or CV including degree(s) earned, GPA, and contact information for at least three references

(3) an unofficial copy of your transcript

Next Steps: Finalists may be asked for a short writing sample and a possible interview in February 2024.

01/11/2024

State of Louisiana | Biologist Manager

This is a highly complex managerial position involving responsibility for all wildlife-related issues on public and private lands in the Lake Charles Region, as well as coordination with statewide Biologist Program Managers. This position directly supervises one Administrative Coordinator and one Biologist Supervisor, whose responsibility is in operations and management of all wildlife management areas (WMAs) in the region and two biologists. This position reports budgetary needs and purchasing activities directly to the Biologist Program Manager and Biologist Director. Matters involving hunting regulations, certain region activities, and changing work priorities are sometimes accomplished through direct contact with the Division Administrator. This position derives additional complexity from dealing with private and governmental individuals and groups who often represent completely different agendas from the incumbent. Position oversees and manages the Lake Charles office complex and facilities including bunkhouses and/or equipment sheds located on Wildlife Management Areas.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
A baccalaureate degree in a biological science, marine science, environmental science, wildlife or fisheries management, animal science, forestry, natural resources, or conservation followed by six years of professional experience in wildlife or fisheries research, management, education or conservation; forestry; or in environmental science.
SUBSTITUTIONS:
  • Graduate training in qualifying fields may be substituted for up to one year of the required experience on the basis of thirty semester hours for one year of experience.
  • A non-thesis master’s degree in qualifying fields will substitute for one year of the required experience.
  • A master’s degree with completed thesis in qualifying fields will substitute for two years of the required experience.
  • A Ph.D. in qualifying fields will substitute for two years of the required experience.
NOTE: Examples of non-qualifying degrees are science education (of any discipline), geology, geography, nuclear science, and agribusiness.
NOTE: Any college hours or degree must be from an accredited college or university.

MORE INFO / APPLY

01/11/2024

Colorado State University | Urban Forester - Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada

An Urban Forester position is available with Colorado State University and the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) to be located in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The successful candidate will serve as an Urban Forester with CEMML Las Vegas, in support of the Nellis Natural Resources Program (NNRP) at Nellis Air Force Base (NAFB). The Urban Forester will be based out of the CEMML Las Vegas offices which are a 15 minute drive from NAFB. The primary objective of this position is to assist the NAFB Natural Resource Manager (NRM) in the data collection and management of the urban forestry program. An installation’s urban forest is vitally important and essential for social and environmental reasons. The urban forest can influence the environment by improving air quality, reducing energy cost, contributing to water and soil conservation, and reducing runoff and erosion. Public awareness about the value of trees continues to increase as cities and military installations grow and populations expand. The urban forest is defined by both existing native vegetation in developed areas preserved through sensitive and creative site planning and design, and those that are added as part of the landscape.

The Urban Forester will maintain a current urban forest tree inventory and aid the NAFB NRM in managing the urban forest program. Tree inventory data will be systematically collected and stored as part of this process. The tree inventory data will supply an overall composition and health condition of the installation’s urban tree population. Data collected for each tree shall include accurate parameters and condition of the tree.

Condition of the trees is defined as the current state of the tree’s health, structural soundness, shape, and growth rate. Overall tree health condition will be determined by visual examination of each tree’s discoloration, decay, dieback, decreased intermodal length, and/or disfigured or dead stems or roots, root characteristics, trunk and branch structure, canopy, foliage, and any presence of disease and pest pathogens. Each tree will be classified, and its condition recorded in one of the following categories adapted from the rating system established by the International Society of Arboriculture: Excellent, Good, Fair, Poor, or Dead.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • An Associate’s Degree in Natural Resources or a related field.
  • 2 years of forestry, botany, or related field experience
  • Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license by the employment start date.
  • The successful candidate must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. by proposed start date; CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in forestry, botany, or related fields.
  • Prior forestry or urban forestry experience.
  • General botany experience beyond forestry.
  • Prior natural resource experience in arid environments.
  • Prior experience applying for Tree City USA designation.
  • Prior experience supporting outreach/education initiatives or events.
  • Prior experience working closely with colleagues to accomplish project goals.
  • Prior experience working on a military installation.
  • Experience with 4wd and off-road driving.

MORE INFO / APPLY

https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/138397

01/11/2024

NC State University - Department of Applied Ecology | Summer 2024 Internship: Tropical Ecology and Evolution at El Verde Field Station, Puerto Rico

The Department of Applied Ecology, at NCSU, is now accepting applications for summer 2024 PAID internship in Tropical Ecology and Evolution at El Verde Field Station, Puerto Rico.  The program will run from May 27 – August 2.

Application deadline: 15 February 2024

The program will offer students the opportunity to have hands-on experience fields, such as:

– Ecological responses to disturbance
– Aquatic Insect Ecology
– Chironomidae Ecology
– Plant Population Ecology and Invasive Species Biology
– Wetland and Riparian Ecology
– Community responses to disturbance
– Freshwater Fish Ecology and Conservation

Students receive a stipend for the ten weeks duration of the program.  We will cover round-trip plane tickets from home institution to Puerto Rico, up to a maximum.

North Carolina State University and National Science Foundation fund the program.

The program is limited to undergraduate students pursuing a bachelor degree at a college or university during summer 2024 who are US citizens or permanent residents.

Additional details at https://www.ramirezlab.net/reu

12/6/2023

Alabama Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit at Auburn University | Biological Technician

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Alabama Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit at Auburn University is seeking BIOLOGICAL TECHNICIANS (12) for a multi-species inventory and conservation project on selected state-owned lands within Alabama. Primary responsibilities will include conducting avian point counts and vegetation sampling. Other duties will include data entry, database management, and maintenance of field equipment and vehicles. Candidates must be prepared and able to work under challenging environmental conditions, which include exposure to elements such as heat, humidity, and the presence of wildlife and insects. Technicians will be provided with temporary housing accommodations, which may include hotels, motels, Airbnbs, and/or field housing.

QUALIFICATIONS

Ideal candidates should be pursuing or hold a Bachelor’s degree in a biology-related field, display high motivation, and have experience in conducting field surveys, particularly with birds and vegetation. Proficiency in GPS navigation, possession of a valid driver’s license, and the ability to work in challenging environmental conditions are essential. Candidates should be comfortable carrying light field equipment for extended periods. We give preference to those with experience in identifying southeastern birds by sight and sound and in vegetation identification. These are 3-month appointments from late April to early August 2024, offering $15-18/hour, based on experience. Candidates skilled in small mammal trapping and identification may be considered for up to a 4-month extension.

APPLY

Send a (1) cover letter highlighting relevant experience and your specific interests in the project, (2) resume, and (3) names and contact information for at least 3 relevant references by e-mail jfh0044@auburn.edu. Applications must be received by April 1st, 2024; however, applications will be reviewed as they are received and continue until the open positions are filled.

CONTACT

Justin F. Hall, email: jfh0044@auburn.edu, 804-366-2222

12/6/2023

B&S Air, Inc. | WINTER Internship!

Looking for students interested in a winter internship!

The work is helping to run a tree planting crew in Southwest Georgia and some in Florida.  Lodging and transportation while working will be provided.

Please feel free to give me a call with any questions or share this with any students you think might be interested in the opportunity.

Chase Gibson

Operations Manager| B&S Air Inc.

Mobile:  228-860-2375

Office:  229-838-6733

https://www.bandsairinc.com/

 

11/28/2023

Alabama Cooperative Extension System | Summer 2024 Internships!

Spend your summer learning more about the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and making an impact on the lives of Alabamians! The Agriculture, Forestry & Natural Resources (AFNR) program team of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System is seeking enthusiastic, aspiring extension professionals to join our internship program this summer.

Internships will last 10-12 weeks and may be located throughout the state. Applicants can request any of the 67 counties in Alabama and we will do our best to make placements with field agents based on geographical preference, program area interest and major.

 

JOB DUTIES

ACES Field Internships are personalized to the student based on their major and interests, but some of the potential job duties include:
  • Helping coordinate educational events and programs.
  • Participation in meetings on local issues.
  • Assisting with teaching youth or community educational programs.
  • Preparing for events and activities by researching, gathering materials, getting external support, and contacting participants.
  • Conducting field research, preparation of materials and translation of data for training of community members and extension personnel.

Internships may include developing or improving a project, process, or training tool that can be implemented in the host county/program area.

Interns will be expected to:

  • Demonstrate active listening skills; solicit, listen, and act on input from others.
  • Establish positive relationships with customers and coworkers.
  • Interact effectively with a variety of people in the workplace.
  • Plan the work and works the plan; ensure that resources and time are available to complete individual tasks.
  • Write, listen, and present.
  • Be a self-starter.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be currently enrolled in the Auburn University College of Agriculture or College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment
  • Minimum GPA of 2.8
  • Sophomore year or above
  • 19 years of age or older
  • Applicant must have a valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation
Expectations:
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Ability to problem solve independently
  • Computer literacy as demonstrated by evidence of technology use in an educational setting, including, but not limited to program development and delivery, and social media
  • Willingness and ability to travel within the assigned county and periodically participate in evening and weekend programs and activities

APPLY

https://www.auemployment.com/postings/41866

QUESTIONS?

Carol Edwards, ACES Human Resources – 334.844.5538, edwarcr@auburn.edu
Becky Barlow, Assoc. Dean & Asst. Director – 334.844.1019, rjb0003@auburn.edu

11/28/2023

AU-Stormwater Research Facility | Undergraduate Research

Students,

We have several paid undergraduate research positions available for this coming semester for students to help conduct large-scale experiments at the AU-Stormwater Research Facility.  We are looking for dependable, hardworking, self-motivated individuals that can work during the Spring 2024 semester.  Up to 20 hours per week are available, pay is $10/hr.

Positions are available at the outdoor research facility in Opelika, AL located at 1600 Lee Road 151, which is going to require you to drive to the facility. It is approximately 20 minutes from campus.  The position entails manual labor that is fairly physical depending on the tasks for a particular day.

If you are interested please apply at www.aub.ie/SRFapplication.  You will need to upload your resume, contact information, and availability which should take into consideration drive time to the facility.  This is a great opportunity to get some research related-experience in a fun, team building environment.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Perez.

Kind regards,

Michael A. Perez, Ph.D., P.E., CPESC

Associate Professor | Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering
207 Harbert Engineering Center, Auburn University, AL 36849
O: (334) 844-6267 | C: (786) 493-9805
E: mike.perez@auburn.edu | W: www.aub.ie/mikeperez

 

Auburn University – Stormwater Research Facility

1600 Lee Rd. 151, Opelika, AL 36804 | W: stormwater.auburn.edu

11/28/2023

South Carolina Forestry Commission | Various Positions - Take a Look!!

The South Carolina Forestry Commission is currently hiring for several positions! View them all at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/sc?department[0]=Forestry%20Commission&sort=ClosingDate|Ascending&page=2

CURRENT AVAILABLE POSITIONS:

Wildland Firefighter
Project Forester I
Seed Orchard Technician
Forestry Technician I
Procurement Director

11/9/2023

Virginia Department of Forestry | Various Positions - Take a Look!!

The Virginia Department of Forestry is currently hiring for several positions! View them all at https://www.jobs.virginia.gov/jobs/search?page=1&dropdown_field_2_uids%5B%5D=9c63ca896ac440ea683197ef68078784&query=Department+of+Forestry

CURRENT AVAILABLE POSITIONS:

Assistant Prescribed Fire Leader
Buyer Specialist
Area Forester – New River District
Forest Technician – New River District
Area Forester – Five Forks District
Area Forester – Tidewater District
Technician – Sussex Nursery
Urban and Community Forester

11/9/2023

Larson & McGowin, LLC | Forester

Larson & McGowin is seeking qualified candidates to assist with the forest management of client properties located in north Florida and south Georgia. Responsibilities include timber inventory, timber marking, timber sale preparation and administration, the development of stand-level silvicultural prescriptions, contracting of forestry-related services, and other consulting activities.

Candidate will occasionally participate in consulting/field projects across the US Southeast. Travel outside of the local area will be required approximately 20% of the time. All necessary travel costs will be reimbursed.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Applicant should have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry or related field.
  • Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office suite.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Time management skills
  • Must be capable of working in remote outdoor locations in various weather and forest conditions.
  • Ability to operate and communicate as part of a team.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 0-5 years experience related to forestry field work.
  • Field proficiency with various forest inventory/mensuration techniques and methodologies.
  • Knowledge and experience with GIS software (i.e. ArcGIS)
  • Registered Forester or meet the necessary requirements to obtain this designation or equivalent within 2 years from date of hire.

APPLY

Please send a cover letter (referencing Position title), resume, and three references via email to:
Crystal Beck, Human Resources, Larson & McGowin, LLC
cbeck@larsonmcgowin.com

11/9/2023

Larson & McGowin, LLC | Forestry Internship - Starting in May 2024!

Larson & McGowin, LLC (L&M) is currently accepting applicants for temporary forest internships for the 2024 calendar year.

Students seeking a degree in Forestry or related fields will find these internships a beneficial “real world” introduction to the practice of Consulting Forestry.

These positions will require spending approximately 80% of your time in the field performing a variety of tasks including timber inventory, timber marking, GPS data collection, and timber sale preparation. The remaining 20% of time will be allotted to shadowing other areas of the consulting business.

The successful candidate can expect to work in a wide variety of timber types and conditions across the Southeastern U.S. Travel will be required for some projects. Travel-related expenses will be covered or reimbursed.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Applicant should have or be pursuing a degree in Forestry or related field.
  • Time management skills
  • Must be capable of working in remote outdoor locations in various weather and forest conditions.
  • Ability to operate and communicate as part of a team.

APPLY

Please send a cover letter (referencing “Position” title), resume, and three references via email to:
Kim Gunter, Larson & McGowin, LLC
kgunter@larsonmcgowin.com

11/9/2023

Bureau of Land Management - Utah | Seasonal Firefighter

For more information, you may contact Zach Kunz at zkunz@blm.gov or view online at https://on.doi.gov/3RVJAGZ

11/6/2023

US Fish & Wildlife Service | Forestry Technician

SUMMARY

This position is a Forestry Technician, GS- 0462-4 working in Saint Marks, Florida for the R4-St Marks National Wildlife Refuge. This is a term position expected to last 13 months but may be extended up to a total of 4 years at management’s discretion.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This is a 3-year term position with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that includes full federal employee benefits. The position is labeled as a forestry tech and will work under me (Logan Ridgeway), but the position will include a lot of general habitat management experience with some wildlife-focused work. A significant portion of the position will include invasive species control for plants and animals (particularly wild pigs). We will work to train the selected applicant and get them certified to operate equipment and do some wildland fire work. This job would be a great opportunity to get on with the federal government and give the selected individual a good chance of moving into a permanent position in the future. The application period runs through October 27th or until we reach the cap of 75 applicants. This application may fill up so I advise people to apply as soon as possible. 

P.S. We need somebody capable of doing arduous labor like moving heavy equipment and pig carcasses.

CONTACT:
Logan Ridgeway
Refuge Forester
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge
1255 Light House Rd
Saint Marks, FL 32355
Phone: (850) 556-9392


DUTIES

As a Forestry Technician your duties will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assists in collecting forest inventory data, timber cruises, timber sales, timber markings in forest development projects, road layout projects, and other work.
  • Assists in inspecting cutover areas on current sales for compliance with the terms of timber sales contracts.
  • Marks timber in accordance with simple merchantability specifications and marking rules. Computes tree summaries, applies applicable volume tables, and computes the net volumes.
  • Compiles maps of forest and woodland areas, cutover areas, burned areas, and special use areas.
  • Uses instruments to take measurements.
  • Examines timber stands to determine need for, or thoroughness of, insect and disease control work.
  • Provides assistance in identifying needed improvement projects (and inspecting/inventorying condition of existing projects.

REQUIREMENTS

Conditions of Employment
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Resume (See “Required Documents”). Failure to provide ALL required information on your resume will result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all information is provided on resume.
  • Eligibility and Supporting documents – You will ONLY be considered for the eligibilities that you select “yes” to AND submit the required supporting documentation, as listed in the Required Documents section.
  • Suitability for employment, as determined by background investigation.
  • Driver’s License: Selectees is required to possess and maintain a valid State driver’s license at all times during their tenure.
  • Uniform: Official U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service uniform MAY be required.
  • Probationary Period: Selectees may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • Individuals assigned male at birth after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service. To verify registration, visit SSS.gov.
  • This position MAY require Chainsaw Operator Certification to perform the work of the position.

QUALIFICATIONS

Only experience and education obtained by 10/27/2023 will be considered.

In order to qualify for this position you must possess the Minimum Qualification.
A. 6 months general experience and 6 months specialized experience.
Six months of general experience which consisted of: farming or ranching work that involved application of cultural, soil and water conservation practices, including safety and use of equipment, and that provided a basic understanding of land use; or forest or range fire control, prevention, or suppression work. AND Six months of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-3 level in the Federal Service. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: forestry aid or technician work; range, or soil conservation technician work that involved application of cultural, resource conservation, or land management practices; farming or ranching work that provided a basic understanding of land use and involved the application of cultural and soil and water conservation practices; forest or range fire control, prevention, or suppression work.
OR
B. Completed 2 years above high school with courses related to the occupation that included at least 12 semester hours in a combination of courses such as forestry, agriculture, crop or plant science, range management or conservation, wildlife management, watershed management, soil science, natural resources (except marine fisheries and oceanography), outdoor recreation management, civil or forest engineering, or wildland fire science.
OR
C. An appropriate combination of education and experience that equals 100%.

In addition to the experience requirements described in the group coverage standard, seasonal experience may also be creditable. A season of experience is considered to be a period of no less than 3 months of continuous employment on a seasonal basis. Shorter periods may be combined to make a season, provided a total of at least 3 months’ experience is shown. For any period where the work exceeded 3 months, the excess work is credited towards an additional season of experience. 4 seasons of experience qualify for GS-4.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

EDUCATION

PROOF OF EDUCATION: All applicants who are using education or a combination of education and experience to qualify must submit copies of official or unofficial transcripts which include grades, credit hours earned, major(s), grade point average or class ranking, institution name, and student name.If any required coursework is not easily recognizable on transcripts, or if you believe a portion of a particular course can be credited toward meeting an educational requirement, you must also provide a memorandum on letterhead from the institution’s registrar, dean, or other appropriate official stating the percentage of the course that should be considered to meet the requirement and the equivalent number of units. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; however, if you are selected for the position, you will be required to produce the original official transcripts.

PASS/FAIL COURSES: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.

GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school’s definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

APPLY

https://www.usajobs.gov/job/755246600

 

10/18/2023

Executive Office of the President | Summer 2024 Internship Opportunities

Office of Administration | Office of Management and Budget
Summer 2024 Internship Opportunity

INTRODUCTION TO THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
We are pleased to announce that the Executive Office of the President (EOP) has launched an EOP-wide paid internship program. The EOP Internship Program will provide a stipend to participants.
The EOP is comprised of fourteen Components, including: The White House Office (WHO), the Office of the Vice President (OVP), the Council of Economic Advisers (CEA), the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), the Office of Administration (OA), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the Office of the National Cyber Director (NCD), the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), and more.
INTRODUCTION TO THE OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATION
OA is committed to providing stellar administrative and business support services to all 13 components within the EOP. Services we support include financial management, information technology support, human resources management, library and research assistance, facilities management, procurement, design and printing, mail and logistics, personnel and physical security, counterintelligence, emergency preparedness and enterprise communications, legal support services, and more.
INTRODUCTION TO THE OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET
OMB oversees the implementation of the President’s vision across the Executive Branch. OMB carries out its mission through five main functions across executive departments and agencies: 1) budget development and execution; 2) management, including oversight of agency performance, procurement, financial management, and information technology; 3) coordination and review of all significant Federal regulations from executive agencies; 4) clearance and coordination of legislative and other materials; and 5) clearance of Presidential Executive Orders and memoranda to agency heads prior to their issuance.
PROGRAM DETAILS
The Summer 2024 term begins on June 10, 2024 and ends on August 16, 2024. Interns will receive a stipend of $7,500 for participation in the program. Internships will be hosted in person on the White House campus, located in Washington, D.C. Interns selected for a position with OMB will be officially notified by the OMB Internship Program Office via e-email. Candidates must be able to report to the campus in Washington, D.C. Relocation support and living accommodations are not provided. This announcement is for full-time (35-40 hours/week, Monday-Friday) internships.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Males must be registered with Selective Service
  • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate college, community college, or university
  • Applicants must also be a continuing student with the expectation and intention of continuing their course of study the semester/quarter immediately following the completion of the internship (i.e., returning to school in the Fall semester following the Summer session)
  • Must obtain a favorable security determination and pass a pre-employment drug test
APPLICATION PERIOD
Interested students can apply at: Internships Within the Executive Office of the President | The White House. Please note this application link includes internship opportunities for both OA and OMB. The application will be open from October 16, 2023 through November 19, 2023 at 11:59 PM ET. For more information, please contact: MBX.OA.OCAO.EOPInternProgram@oa.eop.gov

10/17/2023

Canfor Southern Pine | Summer 2024 Intern - Procurement Department | Thomasville, GA

OVERVIEW

Canfor Southern Pine is seeking a summer intern to work in the Procurement Department of our Thomasville and Moultrie sawmill operations. The ideal candidate would be someone interested in fiber procurement with a desire to learn the skills necessary to be successful in this specific field of forestry.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Summer Intern will be responsible for assisting our foresters in a number of areas. Principal tasks and responsibilities will include, at a minimum, the following:

  • Timber cruising to assess volumes, log quality, SFI compliance, access, various harvesting issues, ground conditions, etc.
  • Perform log quality inspections at the mill to identify issues as it may relate to specific suppliers.
  • Follow up with foresters, mill management, and logging contractors to improve quality.
  • Perform harvest inspections to include adherence to Best Management Practices and Sustainable Forestry Initiative standards; monitor merchandising and cutting to the proper log specifications.
  • Spending time in mill operations including sawmill, planer mill, scale house, woodyard, etc. to become familiar and knowledgeable of overall mill operations and structure.
  • Interact with log suppliers to learn negotiating skills and how to build business relationships.
  • Assist in managing inventory in the woodyard and in our wet storage area.
  • Compiling and analyzing data in order to build short term strategies and tactics as it relates to fiber sourcing.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Student has completed summer camp/field station. (preferred)
  • Good organizational, communication, interpersonal and team skills.
  • Responsible, ethical, professional and possessing a strong work ethic.
  • Willing and able to conduct field work during various weather conditions.

The successful applicant will be required to find his/her own housing; Canfor Southern Pine personnel will help in doing so if needed.

Starting date should be as soon as possible after the spring semester.  Ending date would be before the fall semester begins.  We would like to have three full months of employment if possible to fully utilize the internship experience for both the intern and the company.

Canfor Southern Pine will provide a mileage reimbursement for use of personal truck.  In addition to competitive pay rates we will also provide a housing allowance to help cover some of the expenses associated with short term housing.

APPLY

Interested applicants can email patrick.jernigan@canfor.com.  Please include a short letter of interest and your resume.

10/16/2023

Resource Management Service, LLC | Resource Forester | 2 Positions (SC & NC)

SUMMARY

Resource Management Service, LLC (RMS) is a global investment firm with expertise in all phases of institutional timberland investing. RMS manages approximately $4.8 billion of forest assets and is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, with offices across the U.S. South, and Brazil. The Company has had a strong stewardship ethic since its founding and is committed to delivering strong financial performance to investors while practicing sustainable forest management.

OVERVIEW

The Resource Forester will assist in timberland management activities on approximately 283,000 +/- acres of combined pine plantation and natural forest in South Carolina / North Carolina. The Resource Forester will become part of a professional, highly motivated team, creating positive returns for RMS clients while practicing safe working conditions and fostering sustainable forests. The Resource Forester will represent RMS both ethically and professionally, maintaining compliance with all RMS policies and procedures.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Timber sales and harvesting — Development and execution of annual timber sales budget; including timber sale budgeting and planning, harvest delineation, contract administration, fiber sourcing and merchandising, contractor supervision, implementation, and monitoring of Best Management Practices, and timber security.
  • Silviculture operations — Development and execution of silviculture prescriptions related to site preparation, planting, pre-commercial thinning, commercial thinning, mid-rotation investments, and insect and disease control.
  • Non-timber revenue – Assist with the management of recreational lease program for the assigned Area, and evaluation of retail land sale candidates, solar leases, conservation easements/opportunities, and other potential non-timber revenue opportunities.
  • Other timberland management activities – Assist with management of annual road maintenance program as well as with the management of the property line maintenance program for the assigned Area.
  • Data management activities — Maintenance of spatial, stand attribute, and forest inventory data for the assigned Area.
  • Additional activities — Participation in timberland acquisition evaluations, investor meetings and field tours, and other duties as needed.
  • Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) — Active participation and compliance with the RMS safety program, demonstrate the commitment to stewardship and sustainability, ability to foster positive relationships with adjacent landowners, communities, trade associations, state and federal agencies, and other industry stakeholders.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Science in Forestry or closely related field
  • The preferred candidate will have relevant work experience in forestry operations
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products and ESRI products
  • Teamwork, critical thinking, analytical, business acumen, and entrepreneurial skills
  • Strong commitment to stewardship and ESG principles

APPLY

Complete the employment application and submit it along with your resume to jobs@resourcemgt.com. Resumes and applications will be accepted through November 10, 2023.

10/16/2023

ADCNR | Assistant R3 Coordinator - Outreach

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (ADCNR), Council to Advance Hunting and the Shooting Sports (CAHSS), and Grand Slam Club Ovis – Hunting Heritage and Conservation Foundation (GSCO) are seeking an Assistant Recruitment, Retention, and Reactivation (R3) Coordinator – Outreach. The primary role of this position is to conduct conservation education and outreach efforts across the state of Alabama. The ultimate objective of the position is measurably increasing relevancy and awareness of the conservation funding model and science-based wildlife management best practices. (To view entire announcement, click for pdf: Outreach.Assistant.R3.Coordinator Job Announcement)

Job Title

Assistant R3 Coordinator – Outreach

Primary Focus

Outreach and Program Delivery

Desired Skills and Abilities

The ideal candidate will have 3+ years of experience in R3, conservation education, and/or outdoor recreation. Candidates must be self-motivated, organized, and possess strong verbal and written communication skills. The ideal candidate will have proven proficiencies in leading, coordinating, and conducting outreach events, as well as providing instruction, partnership collaboration, and have strong interpersonal skills.

Scope of Work

Job Functions
  • Increase Resident and Non-Resident hunting participation and avidity by conducting, facilitating, and assisting staff with existing and potential future outreach program efforts.
  • Serve as a point of contact for R3 and outreach efforts within the state.
  • Advance and promote conservation and wildlife management best practices to the general public.
Primary Duties

The Assistant R3 Coordinator will utilize resources and networks to effectively:

  • Plan, Organize, and Conduct R3 programs to assist ADCNR with mission delivery and reverse the long-term decline in hunting participation.
  • Maintain all equipment and gear related to conducting outreach programs.
  • Raise awareness of outdoor recreational opportunities, specifically hunting, trapping, and shooting sports, in Alabama and outside of Alabama to residents and nonresidents.
  • Inform and educate these groups as to the full complement of activities and programs that are being performed by the ADCNR from enforcement to wildlife biology and the critical role of science-based resource management. The importance and positive impact of the hunter-trapper-target shooter on the ADCNR budget and ecosystem management should also be explained.
  • Develop and utilize highly effective communication and marketing strategies to increase hunter, trapper, and shooting sports avidity and participation.
Secondary Duties
  • Assist as needed with ADCNR R3 Experience Events
  • Develop, enhance, and deliver teaching aids and materials to state agency staff, mentors, instructors, and partners.
  • Attend the annual National R3 Symposium, GSCO Annual Convention, and other directly relevant regional and national meetings and conferences as designated by the R3 Coordinator.
  • Work closely with the other R3 staff to develop, refine, enhance, and conduct R3 efforts.
Additional Duties
  • Other duties as defined by the R3 Coordinator, R3 Section, WFF Director, CAHSS, GSCO President or Director.
  • Identify, recommend, and pursue leadership training opportunities to further professional development and growth in areas of instruction, supervision, conflict resolution, leadership, R3 coordination, and educational best practices.

Terms of Employment

The initial term of hire will be three years pending satisfactory work performance; this term may be extended based in the incumbent’s effectiveness and success at conducting wildlife conservation and education. The employee must be in the State of Alabama and will be expected to travel statewide with an office housed in the main office in Montgomery. Irregular work hours may be common and as such, a certain amount of flexibility will be permitted throughout the week and traditional 9 to 5 hours may not be required.

The Assistant R3 Coordinator will be a full-time employee of CAHSS, one of the three collaborating organizations supporting this position. The other two collaborating organizations are GSCO and ADCNR. The position will be supervised by Justin Grider (R3 Coordinator with ADCNR) and Swanny Evans (Director of Research and Partnerships with CAHSS) in accordance with an annual work plan set forth by the three collaborating organizations.

This is a 3-year position that is expected to work in the state of Alabama. Travel within the state to attend meetings, conduct and assist with outreach events, perform job duties, among others, is anticipated at organizational expense. Out of state travel to the annual National R3 Symposium and the GSCO annual convention is also anticipated at organizational expense.

Salary

The starting salary is $50,000 per year. A generous benefits package (health, dental, life, vision, and retirement) is included as outlined in the enclosed 2022-2023 CAHSS Employee Benefits Information sheet.

Apply

Applications, to include a cover letter and resume, should be sent via email to Swanny Evans (swanny@cahss.org) in a single PDF with “Outreach Coordinator” as the subject line of the email. Application review will begin October 13th and the position will remain open until filled.

9/22/2023

ADCNR | Assistant R3 Coordinator - Education

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (ADCNR), Council to Advance Hunting and the Shooting Sports (CAHSS), and Grand Slam Club Ovis – Hunting Heritage and Conservation Foundation (GSCO) are seeking an Assistant Recruitment, Retention, and Reactivation (R3) Coordinator – Education. The primary role of this position is to conduct conservation education and outreach efforts across the state of Alabama. The ultimate objective of the position is measurably increasing relevancy and awareness of the conservation funding model and science-based wildlife management best practices. (To view entire announcement, click for pdf: Education.Assistant.R3.Coordinator Job Announcement)

Job Title

Assistant R3 Coordinator – Education

Primary Focus

K-12, College, Community Outreach and Conservation Education

Desired Skills and Abilities

The ideal candidate will have 3+ years of experience in R3, conservation education, and/or outdoor recreation. Candidates must be self-motivated, organized, and possess strong verbal and written communication skills. The ideal candidate will have proven proficiencies in teaching, creating lesson plans and teaching materials, providing instruction, partnership collaboration, and interpersonal skills.

Scope of Work

Job Functions
  • Focus on wildlife and conservation education as a central component in informing the general public as the critical need for science-based resource management as practiced by the ADCNR.
  • Serve as the primary contact for conservation education and outreach efforts within the state.
  • Advance and promote conservation and wildlife management best practices to the general public.
Primary Duties

The Assistant R3 Coordinator will utilize resources and networks to effectively:

  • Visit elementary, middle, high schools, colleges, and other educational enterprises and activities at a time in their academic and curricular studies syllabi where wildlife management and ecosystem studies are being instructed.
  • Respond to and fulfill the backlog of requests that come into the ADCNR office for school or public visits.
  • Inform and educate these groups as to the full complement of activities and programs that are being performed by the ADCNR from enforcement to wildlife biology and the critical role of science-based resource management. The importance and positive impact of the hunter-trapper-target shooter on the ADCNR budget and ecosystem management should also be explained.
  • Develop and utilize highly effective teaching methods, materials, lesson plans, and leave behinds.
Secondary Duties
  • Conduct and coordinate CEU conservation instruction opportunities for teachers during summer breaks.
  • Develop and enhance repository or teaching aids and materials to be made available to state agency staff, educators, and instructors.
  • Attend the annual National R3 Symposium, GSCO Annual Convention, and other directly relevant regional and national meetings and conferences as designated by the R3 Coordinator.
  • Work closely with the other R3 staff to develop, refine, enhance, and conduct R3 efforts.
Additional Duties
  • Other duties as defined by the R3 Coordinator, R3 Section, WFF Director, CAHSS, GSCO President or Director.
  • Identify, recommend, and pursue leadership training opportunities to further professional development and growth in areas of instruction, supervision, conflict resolution, leadership, R3 coordination, and educational best practices.

Terms of Employment

The initial term of hire will be three years pending satisfactory work performance; this term may be extended based in the incumbent’s effectiveness and success at conducting wildlife conservation and education. The employee must be in the State of Alabama and will be expected to travel statewide with an office housed in the main office in Montgomery. Irregular work hours may be common and as such, a certain amount of flexibility will be permitted throughout the week and traditional 9 to 5 hours may not be required.

The Assistant R3 Coordinator will be a full-time employee of CAHSS, one of the three collaborating organizations supporting this position. The other two collaborating organizations are GSCO and ADCNR. The position will be supervised by Justin Grider (R3 Coordinator with ADCNR) and Swanny Evans (Director of Research and Partnerships with CAHSS) in accordance with an annual work plan set forth by the three collaborating organizations.

This is a 3-year position that is expected to work in the state of Alabama. Travel within the state to attend meetings, conduct and assist with outreach events, perform job duties, among others, is anticipated at organizational expense. Out of state travel to the annual National R3 Symposium and the GSCO annual convention is also anticipated at organizational expense.

Salary

The starting salary is $50,000 per year. A generous benefits package (health, dental, life, vision, and retirement) is included as outlined in the enclosed 2022-2023 CAHSS Employee Benefits Information sheet.

Apply

Applications, to include a cover letter and resume, should be sent via email to Swanny Evans (swanny@cahss.org) in a single PDF with “Education Coordinator” as the subject line of the email. Application review will begin October 13th and the position will remain open until filled.

9/22/2023

Georgia Woodlands, LLC | General Forestry Work Opportunities -- Part time, Semester Breaks, Temporary, As Needed, Flexible!!

Part-time, Semester Breaks, Flexible!

I am looking for students (past and/or present) interested in general forestry work. No experience necessary! I do contract work for large industrial-sized timberland owners as well as consult for smaller private landowners. I’m based out of Athens, GA with most of my work in the southeastern US. There are various projects I take out of state and currently working on one in eastern Alabama and western Georgia that may bring interest to students in the forestry program. This is a timber inventory project that allows competitive compensation, and of course, great, real world experience.

I know this is a very general description but, if interested, please reach out to me to discuss details as I am very flexible and willing to work with your schedule. You may contact me directly via my cell phone or my email listed below.

Positions do not have a hard deadline of beginning or ending so feel free to reach out whenever it may work for you.

Thanks!

Garrett Williams
Georgia Woodlands, LLC
706-296-5365
cgarrettw@gmail.com

9/15/2023

American Forest Management | 2024 Forestry Summer Internship

2024 Summer Internship – Texas Region

Are you looking for a supportive, collaborative workplace with great teams and inspiring leaders? If so, you may be a good fit at American Forest Management!  AFM’s Southeast Region has 3 openings for a Summer Internship in Texarkana TX, Lufkin TX and Natchitoches LA, reporting to the District Manager. As an intern at AFM, you will be paired with a forester throughout your summer to gain a wide range of forestry and business experience. Activities will mostly include inventory work using a variety of cruising techniques, timber sale layout and stream buffer delineation, harvesting inspections, GIS/GPS work, tract inspections, and other duties assigned by AFM foresters.  If you like the outdoors, are an analytical thinker, and enjoy work of an independent nature, we’d like to talk with you!

Our seasoned foresters are experts in the field and are here to train new foresters entering the industry. Our standards are high. We pride ourselves in being subject matter experts in our field, and our employees will have access to experienced professionals in every facet of Forestry. AFM provides the tools, technology, and education to ensure every employee is successful. We value individuals who are willing to learn and take their careers to the next level.

American Forest Management, Inc. (AFM) is the largest forest consulting firm in the United States founded over 50 years ago.  We are a private, employee-owned company.   AFM currently manages over 5.7 million acres of privately owned timberland and has sold over $3.2 billion in real estate transactions under AFM Real Estate, a subsidiary of AFM. With 300+ employees operating from 52 offices located in 22 states, as well as Panama and Costa Rica, AFM’s team of professionals is focused on meeting client needs by providing a complete range of forestry services.  We are humbled that over 1,200 clients have entrusted us to be advisors and steward of their land.

Position Requirements:

  • Pursuing a Degree in Forestry or Natural Resources
  • Desire to learn more about a consulting forestry career
  • Experience in forest inventory is a plus.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word; working knowledge of GIS & GPS applications is a plus.
  • Must have personal skills necessary to communicate with AFM team members, managers, and contractors.
  • Valid driver’s license.

At AFM, our people are our top priority, and that includes our interns. The position is flexible with start and end dates to accommodate class schedules. This is a paid position; the pay is to be between $14 – $15 an hour. AFM will not be providing additional assistance with housing.

Deadline to apply is March 1st, 2024.

https://americanforestmanagementinc.applytojob.com/apply/9A2aojL3iP/2024-Forestry-Summer-Internship-Multiple-Locations

 

9/11/2023

Frank G. Lumpkin Boy Scout Camp | Ecology Director

Location:

LaGrange, GA

Requirements:

  • 18 years old
  • At least a Sophomore in a science-related field
  • Ability to teach children 11-17
  • Manage a small staff
  • Teach/ train staff to teach merit badges
  • Outgoing personality

Dates:

Training weekends in March, April, and May

Summer Camp: June 9 – 29, 2024

Job Perks:

  • Indoor/ Air Conditioned sleeping quarters
  • 3 meals a day
  • Amazing staff environment
  • Fun activities for staff to participate in
  • We can offer volunteer hours or communicate with professors about credit towards classes, training, etc.

For More Info:

campfgl@gmail.com

scarlet.guzman@scouting.org

www.campfgl.com

 

9/11/2023

Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources | Multiple Positions | Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Multiple positions available!

Application Deadline: open until filled

Description: The University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources offers a comprehensive job board featuring a wide array of internship and full-time employment opportunities with various reputable companies. Explore the job board to discover exciting career prospects in the field of forestry and natural resources.

Apply: University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources Job Postings

Texas A&M University Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management | Multiple Positions | Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Multiple positions available!

Application Deadline: open until filled

Description: Texas A&M University Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management offers a comprehensive job board featuring a wide array of internship and full-time employment opportunities with various reputable companies. Explore the job board to discover exciting career prospects in the field of forestry and natural resources.

Apply: Texas A&M University Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management Job Postings

Ted Turner Reserves | Multiple Positions

Multiple positions available!

Application Deadline: open until filled

Description: Our mission is to connect people with nature. As stewards of spectacular and biodiversity-rich lands, our passion is to share the transformative power of nature with guests through authentic and meaningful experiences at our unique wilderness properties. We are committed to restoring, sharing and safeguarding America’s wild places for future generations, while providing an inspiring guest experience that showcases our planet’s natural treasures.

Apply: Ted Turner Reserves Career Center

Twin Oaks Plantation | Wildlife Technician/Guide

Wildlife Technician/Guide

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Description: Twin Oaks Plantation is a fully commercial plantation located in Midway, AL. Applicants will have the opportunity to be a part of the day-to-day operation of a fully commercial quail plantation. This position will provide plenty of hands-on experience with various wildlife/habitat management techniques, as well as opportunities to guide hunts. This full-time position requires a dedicated hard-working individual.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Cutting/baling hay
  • Herbicide application
  • Operating tractors/ heavy equipment
  • Prescribed burning
  • Feeding dogs (some weekends included)
  • Guiding Hunts (quail, turkey, deer)
  • Filling feeders
  • Yard maintenance (when needed)
  • Catching/cleaning quail
  • Cleaning/preventative maintenance on equipment

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Experience on tractors/heavy equipment is preferred or must be willing to learn.
  • Must be punctual and self-motivated.
  • Knowledge of standard agricultural practices preferred.
  • Must be capable of intense physical labor.
  • Understanding of basic wildlife management practices or willing to learn.
  • Prior knowledge of bird dogs preferred or willing to learn.
  • Prior experience guiding hunts preferred.
  • Experience with hay preferred.

Compensation: Pay is hourly and based on prior experience. Hours vary seasonally but will include some weekend work.

Apply: Email your resume to twinoakshuntingal@gmail.com

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2024 Darryl Gates Internships,
funded by Legacy

 

Agencies: Sizemore & Sizemore, Gulf State Park, Lake Guntersville State Park, Monte Sano State Park, Chewacla State Park, Lake Lurleen State Park

Description: The Darryl Gates Memorial Summer Internship is open for application for all rising Juniors, Seniors, and graduate students who are enrolled in an Alabama Four-Year College or University in Spring of 2024, and plan to be enrolled at least through Fall of 2024. Applicant must have a minimum 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

Legacy, Partners in Environmental Education, is an Alabama-based, statewide non-profit environmental education organization whose mission is to “create environmentally responsible citizens through balanced, fact-based environmental education.” Legacy was founded in 1992, and is funded primarily through the sale of Alabama’s “Protect our Environment” license tags. 

For 2024, Legacy will once again offer its Darryl Gates Memorial Summer Internship program, and we are currently seeking highly qualified undergraduate or graduate students for these positions. Our 6 – 8 week Summer Internship Program will provide students the opportunity to participate in on-the-job training and environmental education opportunities. Students who are selected for the Legacy Summer Internship program will work with environmental organizations with a focus on environmental education, environmental monitoring, and sustainability and preservation of our precious natural resources.

Interns must exhibit consistent professional characteristics such as a positive attitude, ability to show initiative, emotional maturity and self-responsibility. Physical activity may be required. Students who are adaptable, responsible, hard-working, willing to learn, and have attention to detail are encouraged to apply.

Legacy Summer Interns will work part-time (at least 20 hours per week) for a minimum of six weeks during the summer of 2024. Applicants must be rising Juniors, Seniors, or graduate students in good academic standing, who are enrolled full-time in a relevant undergraduate degree program at a four-year college or university in the state of Alabama. Specifically, we are looking for students who are enrolled in a variety of environmentally-related fields, such as environmental education or engineering; environmental studies; teaching degrees in science, biology, or related field; environmental law; or other environmentally-related career paths.  Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 point scale as of Fall quarter/semester 2024, and planning to be enrolled full-time through the fall of 2024. Interns must be able to work independently and as part of a team, be comfortable working with all ages, be willing to work outdoors in summer conditions, and must be able to work for a minimum of six weeks (between June – August), with start and end dates established through the host agency. Interns must work a minimum of 20 hours per week. Applicants are responsible for their own housing and transportation.

Compensation: Either $2,000 per student for six weeks or $2,500 per student for eight weeks, which is payable in two installments based upon ongoing successful completion of the task.

Application Deadline: Friday, March 15, 2024

How to Apply: To be considered, applicants must submit the application form, along with a resume, a one-page narrative of why you are applying and what goals you hope to accomplish, and a note from your college advisor stating that you are a student in good standing.

Applications may be mailed or emailed to:

Toni Bruner, Executive Director
Legacy, Partners in Environmental Education
P.O. Box 3813
Montgomery AL 36109
toni@legacyenved.org