Prescribed Burn Technician - Cedar Creek
Wednesday, December 08, 2021 09:36 AM

2022 Spring Jobs: Prescribed Burn Technician
Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve, a field station of the University of Minnesota, is looking for four
to six technicians to assist in our spring prescribed burn program.  The positions could start anywhere
from March 14 th  to April 4 th  and end around mid-May (start and end dates are weather dependent). This
is a 40 hour per week position but the hours are variable, especially on days we burn. There is the
possibility of overtime on intense burn weeks.   Housing is available to rent on-site. Pay is $15 per hour.
If you have graduated or are not currently enrolled in classes we encourage you to apply.
The Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve itself is an eight square mile tract of land 35 miles north of
the Twin Cities. Because of its fortunate location in mid-continent at the triple meeting point of three
great biomes of North America, it carries much of the continent's biological heritage. Cedar Creek is
endowed with a diverse mosaic of prairie, savanna, sedge meadows, bogs, open water, forests, and
even abandoned agricultural fields. Its large size, great natural diversity, and uniform soil substrate
make it ideal for ecosystem studies. 
Of Cedar Creek’s 5175 acres, we manage about 900 acres through prescribed burning.  Our burns consist
of oak savanna, prairies, restoration units, and experimental plots that are on some type of burning
frequency.   Our prescribed burns can range from ¼ of an acre to 100 acres in size.   We burn
approximately 500 acres annually. 
Main Duties: 
 Prepping burn units.
 Assisting in burning the units.
 Monitoring and mopping up the units after burning. 
Other Duties:
 Research field help.  Assist with various field research tasks, i.e. weeding, mowing, etc.
 Fire road maintenance. Clearing brush and trees to make fire roads safer for burning and driving.
 Must be willing to work evenings and weekends.
 Must be willing to work long hours and have a flexible schedule.

To apply for the intern positions please visit our website, The deadline
for application submission is February 7 th . For any questions regarding the internships or
application please email [email protected] or call 612-301-2616.

Environmental Data Center Research Technician
Wednesday, December 08, 2021 09:34 AM
Interested in Arctic field research?

Toolik Field Station is hiring a full-time, year-round Environmental Data Center Research Technician.

Apply by 2 Jan 2022. Email SEDC Manager, Amanda Young, at [email protected] with questions.

Job Location: Fairbanks, AK/Toolik Field Station

Position Summary:
Toolik Field Station (TFS) is a research station operated and managed by the Institute of Arctic Biology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF). Toolik Field Station and the surrounding areas are located on the ancestral hunting grounds of the Nunamiut, and occasional hunting grounds and routes of the Gwich'in, Koyukuk, and Iupiaq peoples. TFS provides logistical, operational, and scientific support to visiting scientists conducting Arctic research. TFS is a remote facility located 360 road miles north of Fairbanks on the rural Dalton Highway. There are no local services. The population of the station can vary from 3 to 150 residents (over 400 different individuals annually) coming from all over the world. While remote, TFS is like a small village during the summer months.

The Spatial and Environmental Data Center (SEDC) at TFS is seeking a full time, year-round, Environmental Data Center Technician to join our team. The Environmental Data Center (EDC) offers support to the science community in four ways; 1) collection of long-term baseline environmental and biological data, 2) management of common-use field and laboratory equipment, 3) assistance with field work, and 4) remote access (collecting data for scientific projects when their personnel cannot be on-site). The EDC Technician will work under the supervision of the SEDC Manager and alongside the meteorological station technician, seasonal technicians, and interns to fulfill these four objectives.

Job Duties:
Field Data Collection (50% - based at TFS)
EDC Data and Analysis (15% - at TFS and Fairbanks)
Updating, maintaining, and managing the common-use field and laboratory equipment (15% - at TFS)
Community engagement (10% - at TFS)
Communication and Logistical support (10% - at TFS)

(More information on the Job Duties please take a look at the position posting on the University of Alaska Careers Website -

This position will consist of shift work. TFS shifts will be based at TFS throughout the year and are typically 2-4 weeks long. For TFS shifts, room and board at TFS as well as roundtrip transportation between Fairbanks and TFS are provided. Fairbanks shifts will be based at the Toolik administrative offices on the Troth Yeddha campus of UAF. Throughout the year, there will be opportunities for (paid and unpaid) off-duty time (typically 1-2 weeks). Exact duration of shift lengths and off-duty time will be variable and flexible but must be arranged with and approved by the SEDC Manager ahead of time. The SEDC Manager has a similar schedule on-site overlapping with this position and with seasonal staff. Unless on leave, the SEDC Manager remains in regular contact with the station when not on-site.

Weather at TFS ranges from hot (70F) and dry during late summer, to cold (-50F) and dry in the winter as well as anything in between. It typically snows at least once a month throughout the year (yes, it has snowed in July). Fieldwork occurs in all of these conditions (although below -40F we stay inside) to complete the three objectives mentioned above. Did we mention mosquitoes? We work in clouds of those too.

In addition to the technical duties, engaging and interacting with the TFS community of students and researchers is an expected part of the job of everyone who works at TFS. It is expected that all Toolik Field Station staff act as a team. In a remote location with a small staff and an important mission, everyone at TFS is expected to assist all others when safe and appropriate to do so. This includes, but is not limited to, basic housekeeping, janitorial, customer service, snow removal, food service, general labor, and other duties as assigned.

Toolik Field Station is committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment to everyone at the station. Each member of our staff is committed to working to build and sustain an equitable and inclusive work environment where cultural diversity is celebrated and valued. We believe diversity benefits and enriches the TFS community. Read more about our commitment to supporting diversity at

Required Experience:
Two years of course work towards a Bachelor's degree in a field of science (Biology, Ecology, Geography, Chemistry, Environmental science, or a comparable field).
Two years of experience relevant to this position or a combination of training and experiences.
Valid AK drivers license or able to obtain one within three months of being hired.

Preferred Experience:
Bachelor's degree or higher in a relevant field of science (Biology, Ecology, Geography, Chemistry, Environmental science, or a comparable field)
Two years of post-bachelors work experience, or graduate school experience.
Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder, or willingness to be certified. 
Additional Information:
This is a full-time, Grade 77, minimum $21.81 hourly, DOE, 12-month position complete with a competitive salary and UA employee benefits package.
Effective immediately, all new UAF hires, whose job function or work location results in the employee being subject to the UAF vaccine requirements guided by the Federal Contractor Employee vaccine mandate*, must be fully vaccinated with an FDA- or WHO- authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption by January 18, 2022, or before their start date if after January 18, 2022.
Baja California Field Station Manager
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 10:58 AM
Glendale Community College
Salary: $8,133.00 - $10,379.00 Monthly
Job Number: 00695-2021
Location: Glendale, CA
Department: Office of VP Instructional Services
11/22/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
Manages, supports and directs operations at the Baja field station located in Bahia de los Angeles, Baja California, Mexico. Provides logistical assistance and country-specific cultural support to academic program directors, faculty, students, and site-users from other institutions.
Supervision is provided by the Vice President, Instructional Services.
Does not directly or indirectly supervise other District employees; may oversee contractors.
Examples of Duties
• Manages field station operations and ensures operations are consistent with the local, state and national laws of Mexico, as well as District policies and procedures.
• Manages, supports and directs facilities operations, including oversight of contractors.
• Supports program logistics and facility use.
• Represents District interests with the Mexican authorities; fosters and promotes effective, professional relationships with the local community and civil authorities; and serves as the executive director of the Asociacion Civil (the field station's governing body), including filing yearly tax payments of the Asociacion Civil to Mexican authorities.
• Prepares and submits environmental reports required by local, state, and federal laws or regulations and Mexican authorities.
• Responds to emergencies involving the facilities; coordinates and oversees contractors and follows up to ensure problems have been resolved.
• Establishes and implements safety and security measures and protocols for faculty, students and site-users from other institutions.
• Oversees and ensures the maintenance and repair of equipment and keeps an updated inventory of supplies and equipment.
• Oversees the planning, development, and administration of budgets, contracts, and grants as approved by appropriate District officials; prepares and submits expense reports in a timely manner in accordance with District policies and procedures.
• Identifies and seeks funding sources in support of operations, and seeks new users of the field station.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
Two (2) years of supervisory experience either in facilities management or coordination of field station activities.
Bi-lingual (English/Spanish)
Preferred Qualifications
Field station experience in a higher education setting.
Licenses/Certifications/Other Requirements:
Must possess a valid driver's license.
Must possess a U.S. Coast Guard boating certificate and/or a State of California Boating Card (may obtain after appointment).
Must possess Red Cross First-Aid and CPR certificates (may obtain after appointment).
Knowledge of:
• Facilities management principles and practices including: facilities and equipment operations; preventive maintenance and repairs; and project and contract management.
• Principles and practices of business administration including: planning, budgeting, purchasing, and public relations.
• Grant development and administration.
• Office practices and procedures, including the use of personal computers and standard business software.
• Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.
• Basic principles and practices of customer service.
• Correct use of the English and Spanish language, including spelling, punctuation and grammar.
Ability to:
• Identify and troubleshoot common facilities and operational problems.
• Analyze, interpret and apply state, federal and Mexican laws, policies and procedures associated with facility operation and management.
• Cultivate relationships with local, state and federal Mexican authorities and non-governmental organizations.
• Work cooperatively in a multicultural educational environment.
• Write and obtain grants and external resources.
• Operate a variety of office equipment including computers, printers, multi-line telephones, fax machines, copy machines and calculators, and utilize standard. business word processing, spreadsheet, email, presentation, and database software.
• Prepare reports, correspondence and other documents using standard business formats.
• Explain practices, policies and procedures for area(s) of assignment.
• Maintain confidentiality of sensitive and/or protected information.
• Prioritize work and complete assignments within established deadlines.
• Provide and obtain detailed information as needed.
• Exercise reasonable judgment in performing job duties.
• Work and perform duties independently.
• Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing in English and Spanish.
• Provide customer service with a high level of sensitivity in English and Spanish.
• Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with all employees and others encountered in the course of work.
• Demonstrate a sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of students, faculty, staff and the public.
The following physical and mental standards are identified as necessary to perform the
essential duties and responsibilities. However, reasonable accommodation may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.
Mobility: frequent sitting for long periods; frequent kneeling, crouching, pushing, pulling,
walking and standing; occasional reaching above and below desk level.
Dexterity: frequent fine manipulation sufficient to operate a computer keyboard; frequent
grasping to handle individual papers, write and take notes; and feel individual objects.
Lifting: frequent lifting of papers, files, equipment and material weighing up to 10 pounds;
occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.
Visual Requirements: frequent use of vision sufficient to read files, documents, and
computer screens and do close-up work.
Hearing/Talking: frequent hearing and speaking in person and on the telephone.
Emotional/Psychological Factors: frequent contact with others including extensive public
contact; frequent deadlines and time-limited assignments.
Work typically occurs in both indoor and outdoor environments with exposure to varied
weather conditions. Work requires the inspection and operation of potentially hazardous
machinery, facilities, and equipment.
Additional Information
SalaryStarting salary is from $8,133 to $10,379 per month depending upon education and experience. Fringe benefits, which are subject to change pursuant to negotiations under Section 3500 of the California Government Code, are presently provided and include family and domestic partner medical and dental, two-party vision plan, and employee life insurance.Application ProcessThis position requires the following documents to be attached to your online application in order to be considered:
• Current resume
• Cover letter that addresses minimum and desirable qualifications
• Scanned copy of official transcripts showing completion of required degree(s) must be submitted. Foreign transcripts and degrees require official certification of equivalency to U.S. transcripts and degrees by a certified U.S. review service at the time of application.
• Three professional references. Please provide names, telephone numbers, and e-mail address for each reference.
Your application and any required attachments must be submitted by Monday, November 22, 2021. Applications with incomplete information (i.e. statements such as "see resume") or missing documents will not be considered. Additional documents not requested in the announcement, will not be reviewed.This position is offered contingent upon funding. GCCD reserves the right to extend, withdraw, and/or reopen this position at any time.VisasThe District does not sponsor Visas.Commitment to Diversity andEqual Employment Opportunity Employer GCCD is committed to employing administrators, faculty, and staff members who are dedicated to student success. GCCD recognizes that diversity in the academic environment fosters cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students. GCCD is committed to hiring processes that support equal opportunity, diversity, and provide equitable consideration for all candidates as required in federal and state law. To find out more about GCCD, please visit our website at If accommodations are needed for the application process in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, please inform Human Resources.Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with Glendale Community College.
To apply, please visit
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KBS Academic Programs Coordinator and DEI Advocate
Tuesday, October 05, 2021 01:58 PM

Position Summary:

W.K. Kellogg Biological Station (KBS), an off-campus, year-round field station of Michigan State University (, is seeking an Academic Programs Coordinator and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) Advocate who will work 50% time with the KBS Director, faculty, and staff to coordinate educational programs (including summer courses and research experiences for students) and 50% time to enhance DEI at KBS. The successful candidate will help to develop, promote, and coordinate innovative educational experiences at KBS, including research-based experiences and internship opportunities for undergraduate students as well as field-based courses. As the DEI Advocate, this person will work enthusiastically to promote and enhance DEI at KBS, working in conjunction with the KBS academic community including three federally funded research programs based at KBS (Long-term Ecological Research, Great Lakes Bioenergy Reseach Center, and Long-term Agroecological Research). These DEI efforts may include coordination of learning opportunities for faculty, staff, and students, making summer experiences more inclusive and accessible, implementing mentoring best practices, evaluating climate at KBS with respect to DEI, and connecting with other entities - internal and external to MSU - with similar goals of supporting DEI efforts.

This position will be a Fixed-Term Curriculum Development Specialist position on a full-time academic year (9 month) appointment and part-time summer appointment (due to the majority of summer coordination taking place during the academic year). Annual renewal will be based on funding availability and performance.

A master’s degree is required (PhD preferred) in education, biological sciences, ecology, or a related field, as is at least one year of experience in teaching, mentoring undergraduate or graduate students, and/or program administration and development. 

Applications should include: (1) a cover letter describing the applicant’s interest in and qualifications for the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) contact information for three references (letters to be solicited for a short list of candidates); (4) a statement (no more than 2 pages in length) describing applicant’s plans to promote and advance diversity, equity, and inclusion at a research field station.

Applications should be submitted online at (position #736612). Review of applications will begin 18 October 2021, and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Questions regarding this position may be directed to Dr. Steve Hamilton, search committee chair ([email protected]).

Michigan State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Field Operations Manager - Puerto Rico
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 06:46 AM

Battelle delivers when others can’t. We conduct research and development, manage national laboratories, design and manufacture products and deliver critical services for our clients—whether they are a multi-national corporation, a small start-up or a government agency.

 We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

 Company Overview

 Battelle manages and operates the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) program, which is solely funded by the National Science Foundation. A 30+ year project dedicated to understanding how changes in climate, land use and invasive species impact ecology, the observatory’s scientists and engineers are collecting a comprehensive range of ecological data on a continental scale across 20 eco-climatic domains representing US ecosystems.  Our teams use cutting-edge technology, including an airborne observation platform that captures images of regional landscapes and vegetation; mobile, relocatable, and fixed data collection sites with automated ground sensors to monitor soil and atmosphere; and trained field crews who observe and sample populations of diverse organisms and collect soil and water data.  Once structures are completed, a leading-edge cyberinfrastructure will calibrate, store and publish this information.  The Observatory includes more than 500+ personnel and is the first of its kind designed to detect and enable forecasting of ecological change at continental scale.

 The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) Program is currently seeking a Field Operations Manager. This position is located in Guanica, Puerto Rico.


 Occasional travel outside the region will be required.

 NEON is a continental-scale ecological observation facility sponsored by the National Science Foundation that gathers and synthesizes data on the impacts of climate change, land use change and invasive species on natural resources and biodiversity. The observatory is designed to collect high-quality, standardized data from field sites across the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.


This position manages a broad scope of scientific inquiry, managing a multi-disciplinary team of field scientists who collect measurements related to botany, invertebrates, soils, micrometeorology, eddy flux, aquatic biology and water quality at four NEON sites in Domain 04 - Puerto Rico (Atlantic Neotropical).


  • Plan, schedule, conduct and ensure accurate execution, within NEON scientific parameters and annual budget, of all maintenance, repair and field sampling activities for 4 NEON field sites.
    • Coordination for instrument maintenance is required for sensors, data acquisition system, power distribution system and supporting infrastructure (i.e. tower, instrument hut, boardwalks).
    • Coordination for field observations and collection are conducted using approximately 30 different protocols and multiple SOP’s with varying schedule requirements based on local ecosystem and current field conditions.
  • Recruit, train and manage all regular and temporary personnel supporting field office, lab and field site tasks.
  • Encourage and actively support diversity, equity, and inclusion within the team, organization and/or field
  • Act as liaison between regional stakeholders, including educational and research organizations, local property owners and the general public and Battelle.
  • Communicate NEON status and activities, local activities and partnerships, and regional issues and concerns to appropriate regional stakeholders and Battelle staff. Work with regional stakeholders to resolve issues or concerns.
  • Plan and participate in local/regional community engagement activities (i.e. local/regional conferences or meetings, invited talks).
  • Ensure compliance with Battelle safety policy and procedures.
  • Ensure appropriate equipment, materials and supplies are available to support required field activities. Use Battelle business processes and tools to ensure appropriate and efficient use of funds within assigned region.


  • Bachelors’ Degree in life science field.
  • 5 years previous experience supervising personnel including participating in hiring, training, and evaluating performance.
  • Previous experience developing and managing budgets and schedules.
  • Previous experience performing related lab and field activities and/or maintaining scientific instrumentation (e.g. meteorological and aquatic sensors).
  • Previous experience communicating with external stakeholders such as customers, funding agencies, regulatory agencies, etc.
  • Requires critical human relation skills to understand, select, develop and motivate others.
  • Bi-lingual in English and Spanish.
  • Applicants must have authorization to work in the United States. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of any employment Visa at this time


  • Previous experience managing a field operations group.
  • Graduate study in biology, ecology, environmental science or related field.
  • Previous experience leading or participating in outdoor activities in remote areas


The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members. No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle's Legal Department.


Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, vacation and sick leave, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.

 Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.


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