Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Wild Wednesday Jobs Post

Stick around. You've reached a vantage point. 

As a former field biologist who has worked her way around the country, I know where to "go for the goods" when it comes to employment opportunities, and I'd love to help you land a job you love. I'll round up new announcements each week, and I'll post 5 findings here every Wednesday. 

Whether you're a newbie technician or a seasoned professional, you're likely to find a lead worth following. 

Barn owl photo by Phil Haynes via Wikimedia

Job Title: Fall Owl Bander
Location: Duluth, Minnesota
Basic Requirements: Skill requirements include a minimum of one season of previous mist-netting and banding experience and tolerance of harsh weather conditions (heat, cold, wind). Must work well alone and with others and have own personal vehicle.
Duration: 1-3 Months
Application Deadline: Open until filled

Location: Long Creek, OR
Basic Requirements: The Restoration Projects Coordinator must be proficient in vegetation identification and plant community associations, interpretation of hydrology and fisheries, GPS operations and ArcView GIS procedure, technical writing, contract development, supervision, and data collection. Must enjoy living and working in a small rural community, distant from many services.
Duration: Permanent
Application Deadline: Open until filled

Employer: Stantec
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Basic Requirements: BS in Biology, Ecology, Plant Science, Environmental Science, or Natural Resource Management required; Master's degree is a plus. A minimum of three years of experience performing wetland surveys, sensitive plant species identification, noxious weed identification, NEPA permitting, etc. Must have knowledge and training in plant taxonomy. Ability to recognize common plants of the desert and intermountain region of the western U.S. Ability to interpret satellite and aerial photography and read and interpret maps. Willingness to work in the field in remote locations for extended periods
Previous field work experience.
Duration: Permanent
Application Deadline: Open until filled

Location: Hinton, Alberta, Canada  
Basic Requirements: A Masters Degree or PhD in a related discipline. Membership or eligibility for membership in relevant professional organizations. A minimum of five years experience in ecological studies. Experience with aircraft operations related to wildlife research. Supervisory experience. Experience and proficiency with firearms, ATV’s and 4-wheel drive vehicles. Experience in the capture and collaring of wildlife. Experience managing datasets and databases. Proven record of scientific writing and publications. Highly motivated and able to work in a team environment. Strong oral and written communication skills.
Duration: Permanent
Application Deadline: Open until filled

Employer: U.S. Forest Service
Location: Many vacancies - United States
Basic Requirements: 90 days on-the-line wildland firefighting experience gained through containment, control, suppression or use of wildland fire. Successful completion of the Primary NWCG Core Requirements of Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1). Successful completion of NWCG Course # S-290 Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior.
Duration: Permanent
Application Deadline: December 05, 2012

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