The Tongass National Forest’s Prince of Wales Planning Team in Thorne Bay, Alaska is outreaching for a detail/temp promotion for our GS 5/7/9 Writer-Editor position, as well as interest in the permanent position. It is an exciting time to be a part of this team in beautiful Southeast Alaska as we work on the Prince of Wales Landscape Level Analysis Project EIS. The link to the outreach is: https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com?id=7DF6871643F74EC8BC202E3AC9F57D06
SW Oregon Field Technician This position will be a member of the Ashland team engaging in stewardship and monitoring of high priority lands in southwestern Oregon. The technician will coordinate with partners to implement the multi-party monitoring programs of the Ashland Forest All-Lands Restoration and Applegate Fuel Demonstration forest restoration projects and provide field support for developing projects under the Rogue Basin Cohesive Forest Restoration Strategy. The Technician will also support wetland mitigation performance monitoring and vernal pool habitat restoration at the Conservancy’s Whetstone Savanna Preserve and adjacent Oregon Department of Transportation properties. Summer field technicians Two field technicians will help with vegetation sampling for a project involving invasive grass, plant community, and wildfire dynamics in the Ochoco National Forest. Positions are full time from June to mid-August. Students apply here. Non-students apply here. Postgraduate Research Opportunity in Vegetation Model & Fire Model Integration A postgraduate research opportunity in vegetation model and fire model integration is available with the Western Wildlands Environmental Threats Assessment Center, part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station. Learn more and apply here.
The Estuary Partnership internship program helps college students and recent graduates meet education objectives in their degree programs, bring new perspectives to our work, and gain hands-on knowledge and skills to advance their career goals. Interns work in a variety of locations throughout the lower 146 miles of the Columbia River to help deliver the Estuary Partnership’s summer on-water community education program. We place a priority on applications from students who come from or have experience with diverse populations and underserved communities, including communities of color and low-income communities.
Duration and Time Commitment: The internship will start June 25, 2018 and conclude by August 16, 2017, not to exceed 210 hours of work, including training. The average workweek is 21 hours per week and a typical work schedule is Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, approximately 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. with occasional evening and weekends.
To Apply Please visit http://www.estuarypartnership.org/summer-education-interns-application-form to fill out the online application form and submit a single PDF file that contains a cover letter, resume, responses to application questions, and a letter of recommendation from at least one professor or instructor (current students) or two professional references (graduates).
Position title: Eco-Informatics REU coordinator and mentor Position Summary: We are excited to announce a position for a mentor for the Eco-Informatics Summer Institute (http://eco-informatics.engr.oregonstate.edu) that will be held from June 17 to August 24, 2018 at the H. J. Andrews Experimental Forest (HJA). The mentor will oversee undergraduate participants while working closely with the program manager, principal investigators (PIs), HJA staff, and professor mentors. The mentor is required to live and work with students at HJA during most of the program. S/he is required to lead fieldwork and day-to-day operations of participants’ lives, while providing a safe environment and promoting cooperation among undergraduate participants. Position Duties (indicate % for each): Field sampling coordination and oversight (50%). Coordinate and oversee field, laboratory, and initial analytical research by student participants in the EISI program. Research involves plant-pollinator networks and other related activities stipulated by the EISI program. Duties include ·in consultation with faculty mentors, clarify and update field sampling, lab analysis, and data analysis protocols, ·obtain, manage, and maintain in working order needed equipment and supplies, ·demonstrate protocols and train students to conduct field sampling and lab analyses, ·lead participants to and from field sampling locations, and manage field sampling activities, ·oversee entry of data by REU participants, and conduct weekly accuracy assessment of data, ·in conjunction with faculty mentors, assist students with initial data analysis, ·at the end of the summer, oversee assembly of data and creation of metadata, and transmit the data and metadata to the faculty mentors. Field station coordination and oversight (50%). Coordinate living arrangements, transportation, and related logistics for student participants. Duties include ·transport student participants to and from the H.J. Andrews Forest field station, Corvallis, and Eugene and Portland airports as needed, using an OSU van. ·reside with students at the HJ Andrews field station, and accompany them on activities throughout the EISI program as needed ·manage schedules of student participants, including field sampling; laboratory analysis; data analysis; meetings, lectures, and seminars; transportation; dormitory reservations on the OSU campus, and related activities stipulated by the EISI program
facilitate positive communication among students, and between students and faculty mentors
help students conduct independent and group research projects (i.e., attend weekly videoconference meetings between student participants and faculty research mentors)
ensure students’ appropriate use and maintenance of HJA apartments
·learn field safety protocols of the HJ. Andrews Forest field station and ensure student participants know and comply with the safety protocols (i.e., attend Safety Day with student participants). ·attend HJA Day with student participants and learn about relevant research at the Andrews Forest ·ensure students are certified to use OSU motor pool vehicles and schedule use of these vehicles for activities in the EISI REU program
Assist with the organization of the program orientation, final symposium and farewell BBQ.
Working conditions, schedule, and compensation: This position is required to work in a mountain environment, including forests, rocky meadows, and streams, with steep slopes, uneven and densely vegetated terrain, and exposure to biting and/or stinging insects and poison oak, in all weather conditions (including extreme heat, cold, rain, snow, and wind). Roughly between June 17 and August 12, the successful applicant will live and work with undergraduate student participants from Monday-Friday in shared housing, but in an individual room, at HJA. Actual work hours are flexible, depending on student needs, but tend to occupy ~ 40 hours/week. The coordinator/mentor will receive $5,000 for the 10-week position. Lodging at HJA will be provided. Please note that the mentor must provide his/her own housing and reside in or near Corvallis for the last two weeks of the program (August 12 to August 24). Minimum/Required Qualifications: In addition to meeting position duties and working conditions described above, the following qualifications are required: Required 1.Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team. 2.Demonstrated ability to work and safely supervise others in rugged terrain under any weather condition, while carrying and using equipment. Experience planning and managing field crews under challenging circumstances (long days, hiking to and from field sites). 3.Knowledge of/experience with field safety protocols. 4.Prior experience directing groups of students (e.g., as a teaching assistant, as a mentor of a summer REU program, or as a field guide [backcountry or rafting guide]). Includes experience training others in field protocols. 5.Basic field orienteering skills (use of map and compass); ability to use GPS to locate and navigate to/from field sites.
Working towards or completion of a degree in a relevant discipline (biology, ecology, engineering).
This position requires driving a University vehicle and van or a personal vehicle on behalf of the University; therefore, the incumbent must possess and maintain a current, valid driver's license in their state of residence, be authorized by OSU motor pool, and pass OSU motor pool’s van safety test.
Desired 1.Knowledge of plant-pollinator interactions; experience with field sampling protocols for sampling pollinators and the plants they visit; ability to identify pollinator and plant species. 2.Familiarity with the Andrews Forest landscape. 3.Knowledge of plant and pollinator species of western Oregon. 4.Knowledge of the structure of the datasets for plant-pollinator interactions and the long-term cross-sections at the Andrews Forest and the associated metadata requirements.