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Environmental Education Coordinator - SUNY-ESFs Newcomb Campus
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 11:30 AM

DESCRIPTIVE TITLE: Environmental Education Coordinator


STATE TITLE: Senior Education Specialist


UNIT: Northern Forest Institute for Conservation Education and Leadership Training (NFI), Newcomb, NY


SALARY: Minimum $38,000

EXPECTED DURATION:  2 year; possible renewal

POSITION DESCRIPTION: This position is based at SUNY-ESFs Newcomb Campus (Adirondack Ecological Center at Huntington Wildlife Forest) in Newcomb, NY.

The Senior Education Specialist is responsible for the day-to-day management of NFI?s informal science education program, and for increasing program reach through the number of user groups and the number of programs delivered.  Responsibilities including recruiting and managing educational group contacts; design, development and delivery of educational programs; managing communication between group contacts and appropriate Newcomb Campus staff,  special assignments as identified by Newcomb Campus leadership.

Activities and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Development and delivery of educational programming
  • Recruitment of new user groups through identification, contact, and cultivation
  • Management of education program contacts, calendar, and logistics
  • Travel to regional schools, agencies, institutions and organizations for planning meetings and to provide programming
  • Assist, as appropriate, with coordination and supervision of volunteers and interns
  • Assist in day-to-day management of public education facilities at the Newcomb Campus
  • Identification of and collaboration in pursuit of funding opportunities for educational programs
  • Work nights and weekends as necessary


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Interpretation,  Informal Science Education, Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Conservation Biology, Wildlife Management, Natural Resource Management or Education
  • Work experience using interpretive approaches in informal science  education
  • Minimum 1 year previous or current employment with a state, municipal or private educational institution, nature or environmental educational center, with a job focus on program development, delivery,  and supervision
  • Natural history knowledge of Adirondack flora and fauna, and ecology of northern forest ecosystems
  • Experience with common word processing, graphic design and desk-top publishing software
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and guest service skills


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High level of organization and reliability
  • Work effectively unsupervised
  • Ability to live and work in an isolated environment
  • Specific familiarity with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel; Adobe Photoshop and InDesign


Date to Be Filled:  As soon as possible

Application Deadline:  Although the college will accept applications until the position is filled, interested candidates should submit their materials by March 11, 2016 to ensure optimal consideration.

Application Procedure: Employment application is required to be submitted on-line at http://www.esf.edu/hr/search/.

 
Assistant Station Manager - Toolik Field Station
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 11:25 AM

Toolik Field Station (TFS) is seeking enthusiastic and experienced individuals for the two identical

positions of Assistant Station Manager. Toolik Field Station is located in the northern foothills of the

Brooks Range, Alaska (10 hour drive north of Fairbanks) and has been a major site for national and

international scientific research in the North American Arctic since 1975. The station is operated by the

Institute of Arctic Biology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks with support from the National Science

Foundation. TFS provides year-round housing, meals, laboratories, and science support services for

500+ scientists and students from 100+ institutions annually.

The Assistant Station Managers will act as the Toolik Field Station (TFS) camp manager during times

when the TFS Facility Supervisor (Camp Manager) is not on-site and assist the Camp Manager when he is

on-site at TFS. The two Assistant Station Managers will alternate on a schedule of roughly two weeks on-

site and two weeks on-break year round, allowing for 100% on-site coverage of the functions of this

position. However, shifts will sometimes need to be shorter or longer than what is detailed above. TFS

provides transportation between Fairbanks and Toolik Field Station.

These are full-time positions with benefits. To learn more and apply, use the following address:

www.uakjobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=89115

For more information about the position, contact Brett Biebuyck (babiebuyck@alaska.edu, 907-474-

2466) or Chad Diesinger (cmdiesinger@alaska.edu, 907-474-7833).

UAF is an EO/AA Employer and Educational Institution.

 
Job Opening: Southwest Experimental Garden Array Program Manager
Thursday, January 28, 2016 09:13 AM

Job Opening: Southwest Experimental Garden Array Program Manager

Application Deadline: Open until further notice. We will begin reviewing application on February 9, 2016

Job Description: The Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research at Northern Arizona University seeks a Program Manager for the Southwest Experimental Garden Array (SEGA) for the study of climate change and genetics. The Program Manager will oversee the operation of the array of 10 field sites as a multi-user field research facility. The SEGA Program Manager is primarily responsible for the continued development of sites for research, managing researcher use of the SEGA garden sites, including experiment application processing, correspondence, invoicing, orientation, tracking, and scheduling. The position also includes responsibility for oversight of infrastructure deployment and operation including water supply and fencing infrastructure. Additional responsibilities include:

  • Development and implementation of procedures for ensuring safety and compliance with permits and regulations
  • Budget management
  • Coordination between researchers and the sensing and data management team.
  • Coordination with landowners and managers
  • Supervision of interns, part-time staff, contractors, and volunteers
  • Preparation of use summaries for reports and proposals
  • Organizing meetings of SEGA governing and advisory groups
  • Soliciting, organizing, and editing materials for website updates
  • Assisting in grant development to promote use of SEGA sites

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment & five years administrative/coordinative program experience; or Master’s degree in field appropriate to area of assignment & three years administrative/coordinative program experience; or any equivalent combination of experience and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in an academic or applied research environment
  • Administrative or supervisory experience
  • Experience in field ecology, botany, horticulture, forestry, or related field
  • Experience working in remote field sites
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with design, specification, and maintenance of field site infrastructure, including communication systems, irrigation systems, and fencing. 

 

Salary $53,199

To Apply see the full listing at NAU HR: http://nau.edu/Human-Resources/Careers/Staff-Welcome-Page/ . Complete an NAU online application form and submit the following with the application: a cover letter, resume or cv, and two letters of recommendation (emailed directly from your recommenders). Any questions may be directed to Amy.Whipple@nau.edu or Marie.Saul@nau.edu

 

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. NAU is an Employer of National Service.  AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.

 
Adjunct Instructor - Biology of Fishes - Oregon Institute of Marine Biology
Monday, January 18, 2016 12:51 PM
Adjunct Instructor - Biology of Fishes - Oregon Institute of Marine Biology

The University of Oregon’s Institute of Marine Biology maintains a pool of applicants for temporary instructional position for an upper division undergraduate Biology of Fishes course during the Institute’s summer session (June 20 - August 12).   Position will be part-time, temporary, limited duration appointments with the possibility of renewal for up to a total of three years at the discretion of the hiring authority and taking into consideration need, funding and/or performance. Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis and pool will remain active through October 31, 2016. Screening of applications will take place as positions become available and continue until positions are filled. A Ph.D. with strength in marine biology is required for all positions. Information on the Institute’s summer session is at oimb.uoregon.edu/

To apply, send curriculum vitae and names of three references to:
2016 Instructional Pool Search
Oregon Institute of Marine Biology
University of Oregon
P.O. Box 5389
Charleston
OR 97420

The University of Oregon is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. Candidates who promote and enhance diversity are strongly desired.
 
Field Technician- Fairbanks, AK
Friday, November 06, 2015 10:23 PM

COMPANY OVERVIEW

The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) is a $430 million dollar observatory project dedicated to understanding how changes in climate, land use and invasive species impact ecology. For the next three decades NEON will collect a comprehensive range of ecological data on a continental scale across 20 eco-climatic domains representing US ecosystems. NEON will use cutting edge technology including an airborne observation platform that will capture images of regional landscapes and vegetation; mobile, re-locatable, and fixed data collection sites with automated ground sensors to monitor soil and atmosphere; and trained field crews who will observe and sample populations of diverse organisms and collect soil and water data. A leading edge cyber-infrastructure will calibrate, store and publish this information. The Observatory will grow to 300+ personnel and will be the first of its kind designed to detect and enable forecasting of ecological change at continental scales.


LOCATION


The Domain 18/19 Field Operations Manager’s primary work location is in Fairbanks, AK. This position supports sites in the Taiga and Tundra Domains. Taiga Domain candidate sites are located at the Caribou-Poker Creeks Research Watershed near Chatanika, AK, south of Delta Junction, AK and near Healy, AK. Tundra Domain candidates sites are located at Toolik Field Station south of Prudhoe Bay and at Barrow Environmental Observatory. The Taiga and Tundra domains include most of Alaska.


JOB SUMMARY


The Field Technician reports to the Field Operations Manager and will be hired as a Field Technician I, II, or III level depending on skills, experience, and education.

Field Technician I

The Field Technician I is a biological sampling lead performing seasonal and periodic sampling activities and sample processing. Seasonal field sampling is conducted with the assistance of temporary field crews under the guidance of the Field Technician.

Field Technician II

The Field Technician II is a biological sampling lead performing seasonal and periodic sampling activities and sample processing. The Field Technician II will be the technical lead for performing routine maintenance and inventory management on all terrestrial sampling equipment. The Field Technician II will provide guidance to temporary field crews while working in the field and laboratory.

Field Technician III

The Field Technician III is the shift lead performing and supervising seasonal and periodic sampling activities and sample processing. The Field Technician III will have primary responsibility for coordinating sampling and laboratory activities at terrestrial sampling sites. The Field Technician III will have additional roles and responsibilities assisting the Field Operations Manager with management of the Domain Support Facility, hiring and training seasonal field staff, and acting as manager in the absence of the Field Operations Manager.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

NEON will be selecting individuals for each of the following:

Instrumentation (tower) emphasis:

  • Test, troubleshoot and operate instruments, calibration equipment and test fixtures.
  • Inspect and maintain civil infrastructure including boom arms, sensor mounts, towers, boardwalks and instrument huts.
  • Assist the NEON Systems Engineering Product Team with instrument installation and testing (approximately the first 6 months).
  • Record activities, completed work and trouble tickets according to Field Operations protocol.

Mammalogy emphasis:

  • Lead, perform and coordinate teams performing small mammal trapping.
  • Obtain measurements and record observations of captured rodents including animal identification of local species.
  • Collect tissue and blood samples from captured rodents.
  • Train domain staff on best practices for animal handling and sample collection techniques.

General duties include:

  • Report activities, completed work, and sampling problems according to Field Operations protocols.
  • Inspect, maintain and operate field, safety and laboratory equipment.
  • Operate laboratory equipment (e.g. Wiley Mill, drying oven, analytical balance, centrifugal mill, pH meter, microscope, and muffle furnace).
  • Assist the Field Operations Manager with recruiting and training of seasonal field personnel.
  • Provide instruction and technical guidance to seasonal field personnel.
  • Perform plot establishment by locating plots with GPS navigation as well as measuring and marking plots.
  • Assist the Field Operations Manager with materials planning, inventory and ordering as well as day-to-day oversight of personnel and scheduling of activities coordinated from the field office.
  • Follow NEON safety and Field Operations policy and procedures.

Field activities may include:

  • Follow established, standardized field protocols for sample collection and handling; record and verify accuracy of data from sample collections; process samples in the laboratory; send samples to external analytical labs. Train and lead field crews performing the aforementioned items.
  • Perform other field sampling activities as assigned including: ground beetle collection (pitfall trapping), mosquito collection (CO2 light traps, tick collection (dragging and flagging) and soil core collection.
  • Test, troubleshoot and operate tower, soil and aquatic instruments, calibration equipment and test fixtures.
  • Inspect and maintain civil infrastructure including boom arms, sensor mounts, towers, boardwalks and instrument huts.
  • Monitor and sample aquatic sites for water quality, biological indicators and physical properties of site (e.g. gaging streams, geomorphic mapping).

Physical demands: The work is physical and involves walking, hiking, prolonged standing, walking and bending. Heavy items (e.g. equipment and packs up to 40 pounds) must be lifted and carried on a routine basis.

Work environment: Field work includes exposure to extreme weather conditions and terrain, pesticides, poisonous plants, biting insects, and wild animals. Tower work involves performing work on instrument towers ranging in height from 24 feet to 300 feet which will include ascending and descending multiple flights of stairs.

REQUIRED: EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

All Technician Levels:

  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Experience should include performing scientific data entry and data management.
  • Ability to hike off-trail to assigned field site for long distances carrying field equipment (pack weighing up to 40 lbs.) for extended periods of time.
  • Ability and willingness to travel overnight frequently (e.g. semi-monthly for 3-4 nights).

NEON will be selecting individuals for Field Technician I, II and III levels. Equivalent education and experience may be considered. Indicate the level you are most qualified for on the application.

Field Technician I

  • Bachelor’s degree in ecology, environmental sciences or related scientific discipline.
  • One (1) or more years’ of related experience.

Field Technician II

  • Bachelor’s Degree in ecology, environmental sciences or related scientific discipline.
  • Three (3) or more years’ of related experience.

Field Technician III

  • Bachelor’s Degree in ecology, environmental sciences or related scientific discipline.
  • Five (5) or more years’ related experience. Previous experience in scheduling, training, leading and auditing the performance of field crews required.

NEON will take into consideration qualifications for specific and diverse experience in the following areas:

Leadership:

  • Effective leadership skills and the ability to motivate others.
  • Effective problem solving skills and the ability to determine and act on changing priorities in a fast paced dynamic environment.
  • Ability to organize and execute multiple activities and priorities.

Skills:

  • Ability to perform minor troubleshooting, calibration, and repair of field equipment.
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Ability and willingness to learn and adopt new technologies as needed.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to make effective decisions that take into consideration safety and operational standards.

Working conditions:

  • Ability and willingness to work varied field operations schedules (up to 12+ hours per day), including split-shift, part-time, pre-dawn early mornings, evenings and weekends.
  • Ability and willingness to work on towers ranging in height from 24 feet to 300 feet including ascending and descending multiple flights of stairs on instrument towers.
  • Perform field assignments in a variety of terrain and of weather conditions including cold and wet winter weather and extreme heat.
  • Ability to withstand exposure to fumes, dust, and noise.
  • Ability and willingness to work on towers ranging in height from 24 feet to 300 feet including ascending and descending multiple flights of stairs on instrument towers.

Must possess a valid US driver’s license. Must have permanent authorization for US employment. NEON, Inc. will not provide any kind of visa sponsorship.

This position offers competitive total rewards including 401(k), health, vision and dental insurance, generous paid time off and the opportunity to work with at an organization with a great mission.

NEON, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, Minorities, Veterans and Disabled Persons are encouraged to apply.

Please apply to: www.neoninc.org

 
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