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23 de agosto de 2019

Educador ambiental en conservación

Hawks Aloft, Inc. (http://hawksaloft.org), a New Mexico non-profit, based in Albuquerque, seeks an educator to join our conservation education team.  We seek an individual that is multi-faceted and interested in participating in all aspects of Hawks Aloft.  This is a full-time permanent position that includes benefits and a competitive salary depending on experience.
The centerpiece of our education program is “Living with the Landscape,” a comprehensive school-year-long program that serves every student and teacher in participating low-income schools in the Albuquerque metropolitan area and surrounding communities. The program includes multiple classroom presentations with age appropriate curriculum that focuses on conservation issues, such as watersheds, habitat fragmentation, fire ecology, and more.  Each classroom presentation features two non-releasable raptors to illustrate the concepts of that class. The program reaches its apex in the fourth and fifth grades when students participate in field trips to natural areas such as Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge, and the Elena Gallegos Open Space in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains. Fifth grade students implement a conservation project at the beginning of the school year and maintain throughout the year.  All students, teachers, parents, and siblings benefit from a “family night” in the spring near the end where students can share their knowledge of the educational raptors and activities they experienced throughout the year with their families and siblings. This program is entirely grant funded and free to participating schools.
We also offer a wide variety of age-appropriate single visit programs that are conservation and science-based with an emphasis on raptor biology. We also conduct corporate and adult education programs and public outreach booths. Hawks Aloft is active in the conservation community in New Mexico and has a solid history of working in collaborative endeavors, including coordinating regional science conferences. For more information, visit our website: www.hawksaloft.org.
Education & Outreach Coordinator Position Summary:
Primary Duties:
·         Conduct conservation education programs at K-12 schools across New Mexico (mostly in the Albuquerque metro area)
·         Ongoing development of new curriculum with a focus on live birds of prey and relevant ecological concepts
·         Manage and staff public outreach booths as needed, usually about twice monthly
·         Recruit, coordinate, and maintain positive relationships with volunteers
·         Assist in the care of our 30 non-releasable raptors

Required Qualifications:
·         Bachelor’s in education, biology, or related field
·         Demonstrated classroom teaching experience with experiential learning
·         Raptor handling experience a plus
·         Availability to work non-traditional hours (evenings and weekends)
·         Valid driver’s license and insured vehicle
·         Strong time management & organization skills
·         Detail-oriented
·         Ability to work well in a small, team-oriented organization
·         Proven experience managing and coordinating volunteers

Preferred Qualifications:
·         Master’s in education, biology, or related field experience
·         Excellent writing abilities
·         Experience with social media, i.e. Facebook, Instagram
·         Experience with Wordpress (html) website maintenance
·         Experience with Photoshop, PowerPoint, and Excel
·         Experience working with low-income schools and students
·         Experience teaching a broad range of age groups

This is a permanent, full-time position with benefits. Start date is as soon as possible. This position requires a minimum of 40 hours per week with some weekends and evenings. Annual salary range is $27 - $30K plus benefits. 
No phone calls or personal visits, please. To apply, send a cover letter with dates of availability, resume, and at least three references to: gail[at]hawksaloft.org.

22 de agosto de 2019

Biólogo de campo en Canadá

Junior/Intermediate Wildlife Biologist 190000TG
To support field work for wildlife studies.


Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of technical professional and construction services across multiple markets and geographies. We value professional excellence, integrity, diversity in the workplace and fostering an open and collaborative working environment. We have attracted and retained clients by providing superior customer value—in fact, over 90 percent of our work is repeat business from loyal clients. As a result of our sound business strategy, we are prospering in diverse markets worldwide. Our global network includes more than 200 offices in over 25 countries.



Jacobs is currently seeking a full-time, permanent Junior/Intermediate Biologist, with a strong focus on wildlife, to join our team in Calgary. The successful candidate will be responsible for a combination of field work and technical writing, and while wildlife studies will comprise the majority of the work, the Biologist will also be required to support other biophysical disciplines as needed. If you’re up for the challenge, we’ve been looking for someone just like you. Join our team and help us lay the foundation for human progress.




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Qualifications • B.Sc. or M.Sc. in biology, primarily related to wildlife, or equivalent demonstrated experience
• Professional designation, or potential to obtain a designation, with an organization such as the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists and/or the BC College of Applied Biology
• At least 3-6 years of relevant professional experience in environmental consulting, related to wildlife • Ability to lead wildlife-related field studies
• Willingness to work in the field in remote locations for extended periods of time
• A driver’s license and ability to provide a clean, 3 year driving abstract
Preferred Qualifications • Demonstrated knowledge of provincial and federal environmental legislation and regulatory requirements, primarily in western Canada
• Experience with biophysical baseline studies and monitoring programs
• Excellent technical writing skills and experience writing applications for activities that are provincially and/or federally regulated
• Strong time management skills, with the ability to simultaneously work on multiple tasks/projects and meet project deadlines
• Demonstrated commitment and accountability to providing quality products
• Positive attitude, self-motivated with strong initiative
• Excellent interpersonal skills, team-oriented, and suited to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
• Experience in support of other biophysical study areas such as wetlands, rare plants, weeds, and/or fisheries both during field assessments and with office tasks
• Familiarity with environmental assessments, cumulative effects assessment, habitat models, and spatial GIS analysis
• Ability to think strategically in developing novel approaches to wildlife management and mitigation
• Experience in client liaison and business development
• Familiarity with ecological land classification and wetland classification
• Preference will be given to candidates with valid First Aid and H2S certifications as well as additional safety tickets such as TDG, WHMIS, Pipeline Construction Safety Training (PCST) Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Primary Location:CA ALBERTA-Calgary

Schedule:Full-time Req Category: Standard
Job: Science Is this a Craft Position?: No
Job Type: Experienced Capabilities: Environmental Planning and Permitting

Coordinador de educación y divulgación en Nevada

Envirolution is growing! In the last six months, the Education and Outreach Coordinator -- an AmeriCorps State and National member -- will play an essential role on the Envirolution team. They will join a fast-paced, up-and-coming nonprofit where opportunities for personal and professional growth abound. If you desire to challenge yourself, acquire new skills and competencies, and directly impact the community that you will be serving in. With support from the Envirolution team and AmeriCorps staff, the Education and Outreach Coordinator’s primary responsibility will be to extend opportunities for adult and youth education in the community around Envirolution programs. They will have the opportunity to interact with a wide range of community partners and inspire the community to learn how Envirolution’s programs provides solutions for STEM educators in Nevada, while also working with students to take an active role in sustainability and energy efficiency. This position will require approximately 40 hours of service per week, 9:00am to 5:00pm (Monday through Friday), with occasional weekend and evening hours served while representing Envirolution at events. Benefits include federal and state holidays off, as well as two weeks (80 hours) of vacation time. Primary Responsibilities: Organize, attend and run many of Envirolution’s community events; from STEM nights at local schools, to tabling opportunities at conferences and other gatherings; to 2020 Reno Earth Day and other high-profile outreach opportunities This includes the recruitment and management of volunteers With the Project Manager, assist in the expansion and implementation of Project ReCharge Includes: supporting Envirolution team during Professional Developments for teachers; assisting the Technology Program Manager with classroom material assembly and delivery; recruiting new teachers at community events; etc. With the School Tours Coordinator, assist with the weekly implementation of Career Quest Includes: supporting visiting student groups at Tesla Gigafactory 1 and other sites, with the possibility of co-teaching hands-on STEM lessons designed by Envirolution With all members of the Envirolution team, assist in the planning, implementing and day-to-day logistics of 2020 Sustainability Tour. Secondary Responsibilities: Organize, attend and run periodic community park cleanups Assist in determining, with all members of the Envirolution team, ideas for new and improved: marketing opportunities, tabling materials and outreach strategies Depending on qualifications, prior experience and competencies, opportunities exist to assist other team members with: grant-writing; curriculum development; drafting content for Envirolution newsletter, website and social media platforms; and more. AmeriCorps Guidelines and Expectations AmeriCorps members are required to wear at least one piece of AmeriCorps gear (AmeriCorps button), provided by the Parks Foundation, every day during their term of service. AmeriCorps members must participate in a minimum of three National Days of Service during their term of service and may participate in additional service projects. Member Benefits and Compensation AmeriCorps members receive a living allowance of $13,992, a $6,095 education award upon successful completion of service, healthcare, childcare coverage (for eligible members), and professional development opportunities throughout their term of service. If the member qualifies, they will also receive student loan forbearance and interest payments. How Do I Apply? 1. Please review ALL materials and resources carefully, including: Envirolution AmeriCorps Position Description (this document) Envirolution website (www.envirolution.org) AmeriCorps website (www.nationalservice.gov) 2. Send a completed application package to Envirolution at: office@envirolution.org Resume Cover Letter (Why are you interested in the position?) Three (3) professional references, including ■ Name, Title ■ Email address ■ Phone number ■ Number of years known We will be in touch within two weeks to discuss your application status. Feel free to ask questions at any time using the email office@envirolution.org

21 de agosto de 2019

Observadores de rapaces en Montana

MONTANA RAPTOR MIGRATION OBSERVERS (2 positions) needed to staff the MPG Ranch Raptor Migration Project, located in the north end of Bitterroot valley, near Missoula, MT. Project will run between August 26th through November 1st. Those hired will be paid an amount dependant on experience. Dispensation occurs every two weeks. Observers will work in teams of two or more to conduct daily, standardized counts of the migration. Weather permitting, crew members will work 5-6 days per week, with additional project support provided by qualified, local volunteers. Basic housing will be provided free of charge, with food provided. Send cover letter, detailed resume, 3 current references with phone numbers and email addresses, and dates of availability IN ONE ATTACHMENT by email to: rob@raptorview.org and ashreading@raptorview.org. Positions are open until filled

20 de agosto de 2019

Oferta de doctorado en restauración ecológica de ambientes costeros

We are seeking a graduate student to work on coastal marine ecosystem restoration projects (starting Spring semester 2020). The student would join a team of scientists from the University of Florida (WEC, Nature Coast Biological Station, https://ncbs.ifas.ufl.edu/, and the School of Natural Resources and Environment) and US Geological Survey (Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, St Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center and Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center) who are working on a project to provide decision support to managers (e.g., US Fish and Wildlife Service) for coastal marine ecosystem restoration, characterized by complex dynamics that interact among multiple system processes, and for which stakeholder values and benefits are not always explicitly identified. The team will be using two ongoing restoration projects at Lone Cabbage Oyster Reef (LCOR, https://lcroysterproject.github.io/oysterproject/) and Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge (LSNWR) as primary case studies, working with managers to carefully frame their decision contexts. They will synthesize information across these projects and develop analytic tools to inform restoration activities that best achieve management objectives, while recognizing risk. These projects are being implemented in adjacent, integrated coastal habitats, and both focus on maintaining productive estuarine conditions within Suwannee Sound, through restoration of freshwater hydrologic sheet flow across LSNWR, and of the LCOR oyster reef network, which acts as a “leaky dam” retaining these flows. The main products of this work will be: • Formal analysis that predicts the expected value (in units of ecosystem services such as fishing opportunities) of restoration investments, considering costs and risk, conditional on future uncertainty and budget constraints. • Decision support tools developed in collaboration with managers to identify areas to prioritize for restoration and to evaluate consequences of alternative management scenarios on ecosystem services (e.g., fisheries, coastal protection from erosion). The student will focus on the development of ecological models and decision analysis. Our team includes experts in ecology, fisheries, food web modeling, statistics and decision analysis, thus it would be a great learning opportunity for an ambitious student. 
How to apply: Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume (or curriculum vitae), copy of transcripts, and the contact information of three professional references to Dr. Bill Pine at oysterproject@ifas.ufl.edu. Consideration of applications will begin September 20, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. You may submit an unofficial copy of the transcripts; however, if you are selected, you will be required to provide official transcripts to the hiring department upon hire.

19 de agosto de 2019

3 técnicos ornitólogos para hacer transectos costeros

Three (3) technicians are needed from approximately December 2nd, 2019 to February 28th, 2020 for a study of overwintering marsh birds on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. This project will involve conducting line-transect surveys for secretive marsh birds along the entire Mississippi Coast. Duties will include: conducting marsh bird line-transect surveys, vegetation surveys, data entry and management, as well as maintaining field equipment. Most activities will be strenuous with conditions in salt marshes being humid and involving biting insects. All positions will require walking in the marsh through potentially thick mud and dense vegetation. Housing will be provided.
Qualifications
B.S. in wildlife, biology, zoology, ecology, or closely related field are preferred. Previous experience with avian point/line transect surveys, familiarity with birds of the northern Gulf Coast, boat operation and maintenance, and towing trailers are desired. Strong bird identification by sight and sound is heavily encouraged, as this project will involve identifying hard to detect birds. To Apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Jared Feura by email: msmarshbirds@gmail.com. Applications will be considered as they are received.

18 de agosto de 2019

Asistentes de investigación en ecología de bosques

Position Available: Research Assistant I (2 positions available: Forest Ecology and Tree Conservation Biology)

*Classification: *Full-time, Non-Exempt

*Department: *Science and Conservation

*General Summary*: Research Assistants participate in laboratory and/or
field operations for research programs in the Center for Tree Science, a
global hub of research and expertise focused entirely on trees. Research
Assistants at The Morton Arboretum are involved in all aspects of research:
designing studies, planning and executing laboratory and field work,
utilizing a variety of scientific instruments, assisting with lab
management, testing protocols, training volunteers, organizing data,
performing analysis, reading scientific literature, interpreting results,
and editing manuscripts. The Morton Arboretum strongly emphasizes
professional development. There will be opportunities to collaborate on
scientific publications, present research at scientific meetings, and build
new skills.

*Desired Skills and Experience for Forest Ecology Position:*

Bachelor¡¦s degree in biology, ecology, natural resources, physical
geography or related field, with coursework in statistics, plant biology,
forest or community ecology. Master¡¦s degree and at least one season
experience with ecological or natural resources field work, including
plot-based sampling methods, preferred. Previous experience working
independently and with large groups desired. Experience in one or more of
the following areas preferred: forest or natural resources management;
dendrochronology; coding and big data management; geospatial analysis,
preferably via scripted language such as R or python; hierarchical and/or
nonlinear analytical methods; image analysis; ecophysiology; and laboratory
and/or personnel coordination.

*Desired Skills and Experience for Tree Conservation Biology Position:*

Bachelor¡¦s degree in ecology/evolution, geography, plant conservation,
informatics, spatial statistics or similar field is required; a Master¡¦s
degree is preferred. Applicants should have some experience with DNA lab
work (e.g. PCR, etc.) and basic computer programming. Preferred experience
includes one or more of: genetic/genomic data analysis, laboratory
management, mathematical modeling or geospatial work (e.g. ArcGIS, niche
modeling, etc.). Experience performing PCR, DNA extraction, NGS, labeling
and organizing samples, supervising or training others, and/or
trouble-shooting lab protocols is desired. Experience using statistical
software (SAS, JMP, STATA, R etc.) and working with large or complex data
is beneficial. Strong attention to detail, meticulous record keeping (e.g.
lab notebooks, coding), and an interest in plant conservation is essential.

*Minimum Qualifications (for both positions):* Bachelor¡¦s degree required
in the specific field of research or related science field. 1+ years of
related work experience preferred. Experience with standard
field/laboratory procedures and safety requirements, in addition to
experience performing analytical and research techniques in an area related
to research being performed required. May require software experience
specific to the area of research. Must possess a valid driver¡¦s license,
which is subject to insurability and an annual Motor Vehicle Record (MVR)
report. Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google applications
beneficial.

*Success Factors (for both positions):* Ability and willingness to work
independently in laboratory and field environments. Good written and oral
communication skills. Clear thought, visual acuity, and manual dexterity
needed.

*Physical Demands and Work Environment (for both positions):* The physical
demands and work environment characteristics described here are
representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully
perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may
be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential
functions.

¡´ Physical Demands: Requires physical activity: walking over varied
terrain, bending, limited lifting and carrying (up to 50 lbs. assisted).
Use of chemicals may be necessary. Some travel required.

¡´ Work Environment: Office environment, Arboretum grounds, and
off-site locations. Work is performed indoors and outdoors, in a variety
of weather conditions.

¡´ Equipment: General office equipment, field and laboratory
equipment, including specialized equipment relating to particular field of
research, hand and power tools, Arboretum pick-up truck and/or utility
vehicle.

¡´ Schedule: Work may require occasional evenings and weekends.

To apply, visit http://mortonarb.org/employment
<https://mailtrack.io/trace/link/b2e0b3df4ad18d9ff489b3a4331d5c00e08945c9?url=http%3A%2F%2Fmortonarb.org%2Femployment&userId=4463630&signature=f1c9d1f504b9f983>.

* The Morton Arboretum is an Equal Opportunity Employer ¡V
disability/veteran.*

17 de agosto de 2019

Prácticas remuneradas de proyectos de restauración de riberas en California

Audubon Starr Ranch Sanctuary in Trabuco Canyon, CA solicits applicants for positions (2) as riparian invasive species control and restoration assistants (interns). Our approach is research-based and nonchemical. The internship is designed in part to give experience in project planning; data collection, management, and summary; and report writing.
Assistants will map some perennial invasive species in our major riparian corridor and remove other targeted invasive species. They will collect and plant seeds of native herbaceous species and cuttings of native woody species. Will initiate or continue, under guidance of the research and education director, trials to test methods for controlling invasive species without chemicals and for restoration of native stream vegetation. Will resample long-term passive riparian restoration plots. Will recruit, train, and supervise “Weed Warrior” volunteers who help with control of invasive plant species. Riparian assistants will continue baseline monitoring of 300 acres of oak woodland on Starr Ranch and surveys to detect tree pests and diseases in the riparian corridor. May work on our long term phenology project that uses volunteers to monitor year round response of birds, butterflies, and plants to the changing climate and drought. Will update protocols or work plans for major projects and complete final reports then give a talk on projects to staff and guests at the end of the season. Must be willing to be involved occasionally with our innovative education program, “Starr Ranch Field Ecology Programs” (see www.starr-ranch.org). Must have enthusiasm for working outdoors and willingness to do physical invasive species removal. Opportunity to live on our 4000 acre preserve. Positions (2) are for October 14, 2019 through May 22, 2020. Salary: $480/week plus housing (private rooms). Qualifications: College graduates with degree in biology, ecology, or related discipline who seek field experience in invasive species control, quantitative monitoring and, native vegetation restoration. Ability to work independently. Experience in plant sampling in the field highly desirable. To Apply: Please go to the confidential Audubon career center to start the application process: https://careers-audubon.icims.com (search for “Riparian Assistant”). You will use this link to send your résumé and a cover letter addressed to Dr. Sandy DeSimone stating career goals.Two letters of recommendation can be sent by references to: Dr. Sandy DeSimone, Director, Research and Education; sdesimone@audubon.org.The most qualified candidates will have a phone interview. For questions contact Dr. DeSimone at sdesimone@audubon.org or 949-858-0309. For more information: sdesimone@audubon.org; www.starr-ranch.org

16 de agosto de 2019

Beca de doctorado de cuatro años para estudiar bosques canadienses

PhD opportunity in Forest Ecology at UNBCProject: Long term effects of forest management on the carbon stocks and flux of British Columbia’s forests.

Applications are invited for a funded 4-year PhD position in UNBC’s Conservation Solutions Lab collaborating with the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development (FLNRORD).

The project

Forests play an important role in mitigating climate change, absorbing almost a third of anthropogenic carbon emissions. Current forest management practices risk disrupting these carbon stores and potentially converting forests from carbon sinks to sources of carbon emissions. However, empirical studies of alternate forest management on forest carbon stocks are sparse and often short-term.

In the early 1990s the British Columbia government established 21 large scale experiments across the province to investigate lower impact forest management practices. Now, 25 yearslater, these large scale experiments provide a unique opportunity to quantify the long-term effects of varying harvesting practices on the carbon stocks and flux of forests, and compare them to the conservation of old growth forests. This work will contribute to the basic scientific knowledge of forest carbon in harvested forests compared to intact old growth forest, and be highly relevant to decision makers interested in climate change mitigation.

The student will conduct field work at selected experiments in BC to measure forest dynamics and various forest carbon pools. The student will lead the field campaigns, requiring strong organization skills and the ability to work in difficult terrain. The student will also have access to existing pre-harvest and post-harvest datasets to estimate carbon stocks over time, and collaborate closely with a postdoctoral fellow and research assistant.

The student should have:
Completion or expected completion of a MSc degree in ecology, forestry, biology, or related subject.
Strong analytical skills.
Field work experience.
Demonstration of the ability to work in difficult conditions or terrain.
Driver’s license.
Excellent written, verbal, and digital communication skills.
Ability to work independently.

The process:

The successful applicant will be working with Dr. Oscar Venter (University of Northern British Columbia), Dr. Caren Dymond (University of Calgary; B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations & Rural Development), and Dr. Michelle Venter (UNBC). Four years of funding are guaranteed to cover stipend and field expenses for this position.

Interested students should contact Oscar Venter (oscar dot venter at unbc dot ca) or Caren Dymond (Caren dot Dymond at gov.bc.ca) for further information on this research opportunity and position. Applicants for this position are asked to send a letter of interest, detailed CV, transcripts, and names of 3 references to Oscar Venter by September 1st, 2019. The preferred start date for this position will be January 2020.

15 de agosto de 2019

Voluntariado con tortugas en Costa Rica

COPROT (Comunidad Protectora de Tortugas de Osa) is a project initiated in October 2018 in response to a number of environmental and social problems facing the Osa Peninsula. Our primary aim is to conserve the populations of nesting Olive Ridley and Pacific Green turtles that come up to lay on Playa Carate and Playa Rio Oro, while integrating the local community into our conservation program. We are working with members of the gold-mining community that are previously known for causing ecological damage, and are pushing to train and help them develop in order to get paid positions in conservation.

This is a fairly new project that requires driven and innovative individuals that are looking to make a real impact in a developing rural area in Costa Rica. Role will involve coordinating volunteers prior to departure, helping with any travel arrangements, coordinating their daily activities and rotas, planning free time activities, project logistics (food delivery, finances etc.). We are looking for interns to stay 1-6 months.

Members of the team that are able to manage others, and coordinate the activities of the group. It is also very important that volunteers and assistants have an amazing time enjoying beautiful Costa Rica as well as working hard on the project, so the volunteer coordinator should be able to make their experience memorable!

To apply email tortugasdeosa@gmail.com with a resume and cover letter.

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