>JOB/ INTERN OPPORTUNITIES
>We are seeking 11 highly motivated ornithologists to participate in the
>second year of a large-scale, multi-year experimental study that
>investigates how avian communities respond to juniper-pinyon pine
>invasions. Study sites are replicated in isolated, scenic areas of Utah,
>Nevada, northeastern California, Oregon, and Idaho. Focal species include
>Gray Flycatcher, Sage Thrasher, Sage Sparrow, Brewers Sparrow, Vesper
>Sparrow and Green-tailed Towhee. Sampling protocol consists of point
>counts, behavioral observation, territory mapping, nest searching,
>target-netting and color-banding, and also vegetation
>sampling. Preference will be given to energetic, detail-oriented
>candidates with experience in songbird point-count surveys,
>nest-searching, territory mapping and mist-netting. GIS experience is
>also desirable for navigation and site selection purposes. This is a
>physically demanding job, involving hiking and camping in rugged terrain
>for up to 8-10 days. Remote field conditions include exposure to wind,
>dust, heat, cold, and intense sun at elevations exceeding 5,000 feet. The
>positions are full-time, temporary employment, at the following stations:
>1) 30 miles south of Tooele, UT, 2) 35 miles southwest of Eureka, NV,
>3) 60 miles south of Marsing, ID. We are seeking nine GG-6 field
>technicians ($15.14/hour plus $18/day field per diem) starting April 15 to
>approximately August 31, 2006. For the GG-6 position, applicants need 1
>year and 9 months of field experience or 4 years of college with courses
>related to the work of the position to be filled plus 3 months of field
>work experience. In addition, incumbents must be experienced in songbird
>surveying, at least 3 months. For inquiries related to the positions,
>please contact Kevin Glueckert (208-426-5205; email: kglueckert@...)
>or Matthias Leu (208-426-2598). To apply, please send: 1) cover letter
>indicating position applying for (GG-6 ID 1254214), 2) CV including
>professional experience (indicate number of days and hours worked for each
>position), 3) three references, and 4) copies of academic transcripts
>(unofficial transcripts are acceptable). Application
>may be sent via mail to Rhonda Dart (phone 208-426-5207), USGS, Snake
>River Field Station, 970 Lusk St., Boise ID 83706, or via email to:
>rhonda_dart@.... Applications must be received by February 21, 2007.
>Bird Banding Interns Needed
>Many Bird Banding Interns are needed in 2007 to operate constant effort
>mistnetting and banding (MAPS) stations throughout the continental
>U.S. Join this continent-wide, cutting edge effort to determine the vital
>rates that cause changes in North American
>landbird populations. Positions are available in the Northwest region
>(Oregon, and Washington), the Western Midwest/Texas region (Missouri and
>Texas), and the Eastern Midwest/East region (Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, and
>West Virginia). Interns are accepted into a given region and, after
>training, are assigned to a specific
>location. Internships are from 1 May (23 Apr for Midwest/TX) through 8
>August. Enthusiastic individuals with previous birding and/or field
>research experience are preferred. Prior banding experience is not
>necessary as all internships include an intensive, two week training
>course in mistnetting, banding, and aging and sexing small
>landbirds. Flexibility, good physical condition, a tolerance of long days
>that begin before dawn and the ability to endure sometimes difficult field
>conditions are required. Applicants with good field vehicles are
>especially needed. FREE shared housing (no rent or utilities for three
>months!) and a non-taxable per diem of $23 - $28 (depending on location)
>for food and other out-of-pocket expenses, amounting to $1,932 - $2520 for
>the season, are provided. Interns are expected to work a minimum of 6 of
>every 10 days, sometimes more depending on weather. Interested applicants
>should send via email
>(preferred) or U.S. mail a resume, cover letter, contact information for 2
>references including email addresses, and a completed MAPS Internship
>Application form. Application forms as well as further information can be
>found on our website,
>< http://www.birdpop.org,/>www.birdpop.org, or contact KELLY GORDON, The
>Institute for Bird Populations, PO Box 1346, Point Reyes Station, CA
>94956. FAX 415-663-9482, PH 415-663-1436, EMAIL: kgordon@....
>Summer Field Assistant Positions- Alaska
>The Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory is seeking
>applicants for summer field assistant positions on an on going ecological
>research project. These positions will be located at the Toolik Field
>Station in northern Alaska. For additional information about the Ecosystems
>Center and its programs, visit our website at http://ecosystems.mbl.edu/.
>Information about the Arctic Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) project is
>available at http://ecosystems.mbl.edu/ARC/ and information about the Toolik
>Field Station is available at http://www.uaf.edu/toolik. The following
>positions will be filled pending funding.
>Chemistry Summer FA: The successful candidate will participate in research
>on the quantitative and qualitative analyses of nutrients in natural water
>samples. Duties include facilitating chemical measurements through the
>preparation of standards and reagents and the maintenance of instruments for
>a multi-user laboratory at the Toolik Field Station. Some field work
>involved. Prior chemistry experience is required.
>Streams Summer FA: The successful candidate will participate in research on
>arctic tundra stream ecosystems at Toolik Field Station. Duties will include
>monitoring physical parameters in streams, collection and analysis of water
>samples, benthic samples and juvenile and adult fish. Basic chemistry skills
>and knowledge preferred.
>Terrestrial Summer FA: The successful candidate will participate in research
>on tundra ecosystems. Duties include sampling and processing plant and soil
>samples, collection of precipitation and weather data and maintenance of
>long-term fertilizer experiments and field greenhouses. Basic laboratory
>skills, familiarity with spreadsheet software and some knowledge of plants
>and soils preferred.
>Applicants should be recent college graduates (BS or MS) with significant
>course work and/or field experience in ecology. Some background in
>terrestrial ecology, soil science, aquatic ecology, hydrology, chemistry,
>fish ecology and/or ecosystems ecology preferred.
>Instructions: To apply, send a letter of interest, resume, copy of
>transcripts, the names addresses and phone numbers of 3 references and email
>addresses to: The Marine Biological Laboratory, ATTN: Human Resources
>reference code [SFA LTER], 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole, MA 02543-1015, or email
>materials including reference code SFA LTER to: resume@.... An Equal
>Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer/Non-smoking workplace.
>Deadline: Until suitable candidates are identified.
> Summer Grassland/Restoration Ecology field assistant needed
>A trustworthy and dependable individual is needed to assist
>with grassland/restoration ecology research for the summer of
>2007. Duties will primarily entail sampling vegetation in reconstructed
>and remnant grasslands throughout the state of Iowa. Additional
>responsibilities will include: assistance in planting and maintaining
>experimental plots, data entry, weighing, and sorting plants. Many
>opportunities exist for developing an independent research project.
>Generally, projects in the Wilsey Lab are investigating factors that maintain
>diversity within grasslands. We have on-going studies in the Loess Hills
>region of Iowa, at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge (Prairie City, IA) and
>in the blackland prairie region of Texas. Information from our studies will
>be useful in management and restoration of grassland ecosystems. For more
>information please visit: http://www.public.iastate.edu/~bwilsey/homepage.htm
>The position will require approximately 40hrs/week ($8/hr) from the end of
>to mid August (start/end dates flexible). Applicants must be able to work in
>the field under potentially adverse weather conditions and be tolerant of
>chiggers, ticks and other biting/stinging creatures (not to mention the
>plants!). Some Saturday work/overnite stays will be required.
>Preference will be given to those with previous experience in botany/field
>ecology and majoring in the biological sciences. In addition, applicants
>know or be willing to learn common native prairie plants and introduced
>Please a send cover letter detailing your experience with field work and
>species identification along with your resume and contacts for two
>references. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. To
>guarantee consideration, please submit your application materials by March
>15th, 2006 to:
>Iowa State University
>253 Bessey Hall
>Ames, IA 50011
>University Intern Needed for Studies of Turtle Ecology in Freshwater
>We are accepting applications from university students to participate in
>new and on-going studies of turtles and wetlands for the 2007 field
>season. The fieldwork takes place at the Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, a
>1400-acre research station and environmental education center located on
>the Patuxent River Estuary, 20 miles east of Washington, D.C. The
>Sanctuary includes over 700 acres of freshwater tidal wetlands, and large
>tracts of forests and meadows. Staff naturalists and researchers from
>other organizations carry out a wide variety of ecological studies.
>One intern position is available for the 2007 field season. The intern
>assists with on-going, team projects, but also works independently.
>Applicants should enjoy fieldwork and should be able to tolerate long
>hours in the field, occasionally under uncomfortable conditions. It helps
>to have a high degree of self-motivation. In addition to helping
>with turtle studies, the intern also helps with bird banding, reptile
>surveys, fish seining, and water quality studies. The intern will also
>carry out an independent research project related to mud or box turtles.
>At the end of the season in August, the intern gives an oral
>presentation and turns in a written report on their independent project.
>Interns work under the supervision of Sanctuary Director Chris Swarth. The
>Friends of Jug Bay, Anne Arundel County, and the Chesapeake Bay National
>Estuarine Research Reserve provide the funding for this project.
>Projects for 2007
>1. Movements of Eastern Mud Turtles in tidal wetlands and adjacent
>upland forests. Radio telemetry and hoop netting will be the main study
>2. Habitat use and home range of juvenile Eastern Box Turtles.
>Thread trailing and radio telemetry will be the main techniques.
>3. Home range and movements of adult female Eastern Box Turtles.
>Radio telemetry is the main method used in this study.
>Applicant must be a junior, senior, or recent graduate majoring in the
>life sciences. Must be motivated, capable of independent work, and enjoy
>learning about the natural world. Fieldwork is in wet and muddy habitats.
>Experience with small boats, kayaks, and canoes is a plus.
>Dates and Work Schedule
>The intern position is for a 3.5 or 4 month period. The preferred start
>date is April 15, but this could be pushed back to May 1. The work project
>ends on August 15. Interns work five full days a week; occasionally nights
>and on weekends.
>There is no on-site housing at this time. Interns will need to find
>their own housing accommodations.
>Please send all of the following:
>2. Statement of intent, including summary of academic and field
>qualifications, career goals, and interests. Tell us why you want the
>3. Transcripts (need not be official)
>4. Names, email addresses and phone numbers of three academic or
>Deadline: March 30, 2003.
>Send application by email to:
>To learn more about the Sanctuary, visit our web site at www.jugbay.org
>The Eastern Nevada Landscape Coalition is seeking Field Crew Members for a
>Watershed Assessment Project.
> The Eastern Nevada Landscape Coalition is a non-profit organization
> composed of public, private, and non-profit partners dedicated to the
> restoration of the Great Basin ecosystems through collaborative
> teamwork. The Watershed Assessment Project will facilitate the
> Coalitions efforts in assessing the health of watersheds in Eastern Nevada.
> DUTIES: Field crew members will be responsible for collecting
> vegetation and soil characterization data within the watersheds. The
> data will be collected with PDAs from randomly located 50 x 50m sampling
> plots using line point intercept. Crew members will also be responsible
> for the appropriate collection of unknown plant specimens for future
> EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Strong applicants will either be currently
> enrolled in or graduated from a program in natural resources, biology,
> ecology, or a related field. Experience in taxonomic keys and field
> botany is essential. A working knowledge of the flora of the Great Basin
> desert is preferred but not required if the candidate has demonstrated in
> the past an ability to learn quickly. Must be experienced with 4WD, GPS,
> and backcountry navigation with maps and compass. Backcountry camping
> will be required for certain study areas. Crew members must be able to
> work well with others as well as independently.
> CONDITIONS: Candidates must be able and willing to hike long distances
> carrying a 30-lb pack over rugged terrain and work long hours in extreme
> conditions, including rain and 100+ degrees F heat, in remote
> areas. Candidates must also have a clean driving record for the past
> three years. 4WD vehicles, GPS units, digital cameras, and PDAs will be
> provided by the Coalition. Crew members will be required to provide
> their own housing and personal field gear.
> SALARY: $14-16/hour, depending on experience (plus per diem when camping)
> DURATION: Positions will begin May 21, 2007, and last three months or
> longer, depending upon the length of the field season and availability of
> work. Start date flexible for students who will still be attending
> classes. Please state in your application when you will be available
> should you not be able to begin May 21.
> LOCATION: The crews will be based out of the Coalitions office in
> Ely, NV, and will be working in southern White Pine County, NV, and
> Lincoln County, NV.
> APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1, 2007
> TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter, resume, and a list of three (3)
> references (names, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, and relation to
> applicant) via e-mail to:
> Jennifer Brickey
> Include WA Field Crew Member in the subject line of the email.
> Any applications received that do not have references included will be
> automatically discarded. Phone interviews will be scheduled following
> the application deadline. Questions regarding the position should be
> directed to Jennifer Brickey at jbrickey_enlc@... or
> 775-289-7974 ext. 2#.
> All applicants must be citizens of the United States.
>The Missouri Department of Conservation is hiring 2 summer field botany
> Needed to conduct vegetation and soft mast monitoring for the long- term
> MOFEP study (Missouri Ozark Forest Ecosystem Project). Duties will
> include learning to identify 400+ plants to species, locating permanent
> plots and sampling ground vegetaion, measuring coverage, counting and
> weighing soft mast fruits, measuring canopy coverage. This position is a
> great opportunity to hone your botany skills, learn about forest ecology,
>and to interact with professionals in the field. MOFEP is a long-term
>experiment designed to evaluate the impacts of forest management practices
>on a wide range of biotic and abiotic ecosystem components. For
>information about the MOFEP study, go to http://mofep.mdc.mo.gov/
>Positions are temporary, full-time, and will be based in Ellington, MO
>63638 from May 21 August 24, 2007. Housing is provided. Pay rate is
>Preferred applicants will have the following qualifications: 1) completed
>course work in plant taxonomy, field botany and/or dendrology, 2) ability
>and desire to quickly learn 400+ plant species, 3) ability and desire to
>work long hours in rigorous terrain and harsh weather conditions, 4)
>ability to navigate with map and compass, 5) a valid driver's license, and
>6) experience operating 4x4 vehicles.
>Applications will be accepted through February 28, 2007.
>Please send electronic or paper resume and references to:
>Susan Farrington 551 Joe Jones Blvd. West Plains MO 65775
>phone (417) 255-9561 Ext. 307, fax (417) 256-0429
>SUMMER JOBS IN THE SIERRA NEVADA
> Employer: Sierra Nevada Research Center, USDA Forest Service,
>Southwest Research Station
>Location: Lake Tahoe Basin and Eldorado National Forest
> Job Title: Biological Technician (Wildlife)
>Employment Duration: 3-4 months (May August 2007, exact dates may vary)
>Number of Positions: 8 field technicians (GS-04, 05) with the following
>expertise and possibly 1 field crew leader (GS-07) with experience with at
>least two of the following techniques:
> ♦Passerine Bird surveys: (mid May July; 2 positions) point
> counts and
>nest searching; requires knowledge of Western forest birds by sight and
>sound and/or experience nest searching. Knowledge of Sierra Nevada flora
> ♦Owl/Accipiter surveys: (mid May July; 2 positions)
> broadcast call
>surveys; experience with broadcast surveys and knowledge of Western forest
>owls and raptors by sight and sound strongly preferred. Knowledge of Sierra
>Nevada flora desirable.
> Small mammals: (July August) live trapping; requires live trapping
>experience and knowledge of Sierra Nevada small mammal species
>identification. Knowledge of Sierra Nevada flora desirable.
> People with skills in more than one area are particularly
> encouraged to
>apply. Ideally, bird and/or owl/accipiter crews will conduct small mammal
>trapping as time permits.
> ♦Carnivore surveys: (mid May August; 3 positions) sooted
> track plates and
>remote camera systems; experience with the identification of mammal species
>from tracks and photographs preferred but not required. Knowledge of
>vegetation sampling techniques required; knowledge of Sierra Nevada flora
> Vegetation sampling: (July August) sampling of living and dead
> trees and
>logs using transect, line-intercept and variable radius plot methods;
>requires experience with the above techniques and identifying plants using
>a dichotomous key (Jepson Manual). Background in forestry and/or knowledge
>of Sierra Nevada flora preferred.
>Carnivore crews will also be required to conduct a majority of the
> ♦Recreational use sampling: (May August; 1 position)
> visual encounter
>surveys, acoustic monitoring systems, and remote trail monitoring systems;
>experience collecting recreation data, and use of remote trail and acoustic
>monitoring systems is preferred.
> Pay: $13.06/hr (GS-0404-04) $14.61/hr (GS-0404-05), depending on
>education and experience. $18.10/hr (GS-0404-07)
> Background and Job Description:
>Field assistants are needed for an ongoing project to evaluate the effects
>of OHV use and other forms of recreation on a variety of wildlife species
>and their habitats. Specifically, technicians will fill positions doing
>one or more of the following: avian point counts and passerine nest
>searching, broadcast surveys for owls and accipiters, small mammal
>trapping, carnivore surveys, vegetation sampling, and recreation surveys.
>The project is based in the Lake Tahoe Basin with field locations on the
>Eldorado National Forest. Work will occur largely in forested habitats
>from 6000 8500 in elevation. Terrain is rugged and may require
>extensive hiking off-trail in remote locations with a loaded pack. Night
>and/or weekend work is required for some positions. Car camping or
>backpacking may be required. Experience with point counts and small mammal
>trapping is required for those positions (4). Familiarity with carnivore
>surveys, recreation surveys, and knowledge of various habitat sampling
>methods as well as Sierra Nevada flora is recommended, though may not be
>required. Applicants should anticipate long and physically demanding days;
>steep terrain; dense habitat; and mosquitoes. Qualified applicants must be
>enthusiastic, in good physical condition, able to work independently and
>with others, able to work for long hours, and confident navigating through
>difficult terrain using map and compass. Proof of U.S. citizenship and
>possession of a valid drivers license are required.
>For more information regarding the above positions or to be notified once
>the positions are open, please send a brief note of inquiry to the contacts
>below (email inquiries preferred):
>Jane Hartwig (passerines, owls/accipiters, recreation): jhartwig@...
>Heather Zeigler (small mammals, carnivores, habitat): hzeigler@...
>*Please include the subject line 2007 OHV Study positions in your email
>inquiry. In the inquiry, please indicate the positions in which you are
>interested. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply for more than
>one position in their areas of qualification to increase the chances of
>being hired. Applications for non-students will take place through AVUE
>Digital Services. The application is an on-line process for non-students:
>For applicants interested in positions through the Student Temporary
>Employment Program please include an electronic copy of your resume in your
>email. To be eligible for appointment through the Student
>Temporary Employment Program, you must be currently enrolled in an
>accredited degree program with the intention of returning to school upon
>completion of the field season. Individuals graduating prior to the start
>of the field season are not eligible for employment through the Student
>Temporary Employment Program and must apply through AVUE Digital Services.
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>Update please contact:
>Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research
>Public Relations Manager
>Wk: (928) 523-6281
>Fax: (928) 523-8223
>"What good is a nice house without a decent planet to put it on?"
>-Henry David Thoreau
Mansel A. Nelson
Program Coordinator (Environmental Educator) Voice 928 523 1275/1496
Environmental Education Outreach Program Fax 928 523 1280
Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals mansel.nelson@...
PO Box 5768
Northern Arizona University Peterson Hall
Flagstaff, AZ 86011 Bldg 22, Room 208
"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children." Native American Proverb
- Please see the attached for internship opportunities.
Senior Program Coordinator
Tribal Environmental Education Outreach