Current Jobs and Internships
Preserve Steward: Juniper Hills Preserve in central Oregon
The Nature Conservancy
The Juniper Hills Steward leads Preserve operations, maintenance and management, and works with other staff to develop and maintain key partnerships. This will include the following functions:
- Maintain all facilities and equipment at the Juniper Hills Preserve
- Update and/or create site, Preserve, and easement area conservation plans.
- Lead restoration projects on the Juniper Hills Preserve.
- Participate in annual budgeting, objective setting and ongoing fiscal management for Preserve projects.
- Provide day to day oversight and coordination of restoration and infrastructure projects, (including work done by contractors) collect vegetation and water temperature monitoring data associated with restoration projects on the Preserve, and monitor ecosystem conditions on the Conservancy’s adjacent USFS grazing allotment.
- Manage high priority weeds, using all appropriate methods, as well as using databases and GPS unit to track the status of ongoing weed control efforts on priority habitats at the Juniper Hills Site.
- Plan and implement ecological land management actions such as juniper thinning and removal.
- Manage prescribed fire partnerships with agencies and Rural Fire Protection Association, to possibly include planning and conducting prescribed burns on TNC and partner property.
- Help to maintain and strengthen existing relationships with Cooperative Weed Management Areas, Watershed Council and other key partners in the Upper Crooked River watershed.
- Maintain clear communications with Preserve neighbors and with federal and state land management agency staff, and other resource partners.
- Project a positive image of conservation and cooperative management in the local community.
- Manage public use of the Juniper Hills Preserve, including the elk hunting program.
- Coordinate and supervise all volunteer work parties and youth crew project activities.
- BA/BS/AS/Technical or vocational degree in science-related field and 1 year related experience in custodial and ecological land management or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Experience with natural systems.
- Experience in ecological land management principles.
- Experience supervising work crews.
- Experience performing physical work.
- Three years field experience in natural areas management or managing a ranch or farm.
- Demonstrated strong capability to work independently and without close supervision to implement resource management projects in the context of complex, dynamic social and natural systems.
- Undergraduate degree in natural resources or natural sciences is preferred, and experience with laptop and handheld devices such as GPS.
- A working familiarity with the ecology of the sagebrush-steppe ecosystem.
- Ability to write clearly and concisely and the ability to effectively communicate with other TNC staff, neighbors, agency partners, and the general public.
- Skills in fence repair, general home and ranch maintenance, and chainsaw and ATV operation.
- Willing and able to hike 5 miles a day over steep terrain and work outdoors under a variety of weather conditions including high temperatures, while carrying loads up to 30 pounds (backpack sprayer or tools).
- On site residence is required, but negotiable under special conditions. The Preserve is located in a remote, rural location (~37 miles east of Prineville, pop. 8720).
- Valid driver’s license, current first aid/CPR training and an Oregon State herbicide applicator’s license (or willingness and ability to quickly acquire the license).
- Knowledge of ecological land management principles.
- Knowledge of current trends and practices in conservation, land management and natural resource preservation.
- Completing tasks independently with respect to timeline(s).
- Managing time and diverse activities under deadlines while delivering quality results.
- Working knowledge of common software applications (e.g.; Word, Excel, Web browsers).
- Communicating clearly via written, spoken and graphical means in English and other relevant languages.
- Safe use of maintenance tools; including lawn mowers, power tools and construction tools.
- Prescribed fire experience and qualifications preferred.
ADDITIONAL JOB INFORMATION
On-site housing is provided.
AUTO SAFETY POLICY
This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with the Conservancy's Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered "high risk drivers." Please see further details in the Auto Safety Program document available at www.nature.org/careers.
Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employee's motor vehicle record.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL EFFORT
The Preserve Steward may work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances. These conditions:
require considerable physical exertion and/or muscular strain
present frequent possibility of injury
require long hours in isolated settings
The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, a 401k plan, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.
$32,000 - $36,000 plus on-site housing is provided.
To apply to position number 41528, submit resume and cover letter as one document. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on November 1, 2013.
Failure to complete all of the required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration.
You must click “submit” to apply for the position. You may select “save for later” if you prefer to create a draft application for future submission. Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited.
Colorado River Delta Legacy Program
The Sonoran Institute inspires and enables community decisions and public policies that respect the land and people of western North America. Facing rapid change, Western communities recognize and value the importance of protecting their natural and cultural assets. The Sonoran Institute offers tools, training and sound information for managing growth and change and encourages collaboration, civil dialogue and big-picture thinking to create practical solutions.
The Colorado River Delta Legacy Program focuses on the ecological and cultural connections between the mainstream of the Colorado River, its tributaries, the Delta and its wetlands and estuaries, and the upper Gulf of California. The Legacy program uses strategies such as restoration, monitoring and research, education and community engagement, and policy reform to ensure successful restoration, recovery of species and ecosystems, and the institutional structures to maintain them. The program has several components, including science and restoration, outreach—including the Adopt a River Program, and policy, including international water policy discussions and the oversight of a water trust to purchase and deliver water for ecological purposes. Collaborating with communities and partners in the U.S. and Mexico, the Delta Legacy Program works to conserve and restore unique natural and cultural assets of the region.
The Program Assistant works closely with the Delta Program Director on all facets of the program to ensure smooth operations. The Assistant will have opportunities to engage in program work, including Colorado River water policy, ecological restoration, and community outreach. The Assistant will also assist in program communications, fundraising activities, administration and other program logistics.
- Prepares program communications to update internal and external audiences about program accomplishments, work collaboratively with Legacy Program Director and Director of Communications in the production of program communication materials, and prepares presentations and documents related to program work.
- Prepares materials for meetings and workshops, and provides logistical support for workshops, conferences, and donor tours of the Delta.
- Ensures that information concerning reimbursement, check requests, and other program expenses is forwarded with proper documentation and on a timely basis to Finance.
- General assistance with all program administration, including financial administration, program planning, staff hiring, and attention to all Sonoran Institute policies and procedures; preparing correspondence, filing, copying, etc.
- Develops and manages program-level budgets for which he/she is responsible (fiscal year budgets).
- Oversees development of project budgets and revisions for use by Sonoran Institute and funders.
- Drafts project reports and grant proposals for projects for which s/he is responsible.
- Tracks grants and contracts to ensure timely submission to the funder.
- Assists with developing, managing, and implementing project activities that contribute to conservation of the region.
- Stays current on relevant research and literature including collaborative conservation work and initiatives, using the Institute library, the Internet, and other sources.
- Works collaboratively with Institute colleagues to coordinate activities when relevant, efficient, and beneficial.
- Travels to the Delta to implement field work for specific projects.
Program Fundraising Support
- Ensures that information regarding donors, partners, and other key contacts is forwarded to Development.
- Works with Legacy Program Director and Chief Development Officer to manage program fundraising including: development of fundraising strategy, preparation of proposals, reporting and communication with grantors, and tracking strategy.
- Establishes relationships and communicates with potential donors, organizes donor tours to the Delta, and sends relevant correspondence upon request.
- Writes progress reports and ensures all donor reporting requirements are met.
- Prepares funding proposals and budgets to fund and implement project activities.
- Bachelor’s Degree in relevant conservation and/or policy topics
- 2-3 years experience in similar conservation project and program support.
- Experienced using Microsoft Word, Excel, management and use of databases, and publication design and layout.
- Organized, attention to detail, able to multi-task.
- Excellent communication skills, specifically writing skills.
- Previous work experience in a non-profit organization desirable.
- Previous experience or education related to conservation policy desirable.
- Willingness to handle general administrative tasks.
- Bi-lingual, ability to read, write and translate documents written in Spanish.
- Current, valid driver’s license and passport – occasional local travel including travel to Mexico.
We offer our employees a comprehensive benefits program that includes: employee only medical 100% paid, dental base plan 100% paid, employer paid life and LTD, flexible spending account, retirement plan with employer match, paid holidays, paid time off (20 days first year), and also voluntary vision, STD, and life insurance.
How to Apply
Please submit cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
or fax to 520-917-5004
Walla Walla Watershed Management Partnership
Compensation range: $47,216 - $58,375 per year with benefits
Applications Accepted: 04/30/2013 through 05/17/2013 at 4:00pm
JOB PURPOSE and SUMMARY:
The Water Management Program Director works closely with the Executive Director and staff to develop, implement andversee water management programs under the Partnership’s authority under RCW 90.92 as a water management board. Working with diverse stakeholders, landowners and partnering agencies in the Walla Walla Basin, this position requires water rights and policy experience with demonstrated ability to work independently in an innovative environment. The Partnership is an Equal Opportunity Employer and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Implement and oversee the Partnership’s “Flow from Flexibility” local water planning, water transactions and water banking programs, including program planning, policy creation, and adaptive management to ensure pilot programs are established and implemented consistent with RCW 90.92.
Research and analysis of environmental information, applying a working knowledge of water rights policy and Washington Water law, with practical understanding of agriculture, hydrology, fish habitat, water conservation and irrigation.
Contact landowners and water users to promote Partnership programs, identifying participants and working through evaluation and negotiation of local water plans or water transactions to finalization and recommendation for Partnership Board action.
Apply an understanding of local projects and programs involving watersheds, conservation of natural resources, local governmental systems and political processes, and interagency and inter-jurisdictional relations.
Coordinate and facilitate the Water Resource Panel subcommittee in developing recommendations for the Partnership Board, ensuring multiple technical disciplines are represented and presenting the subcommittee’s recommendations to the Partnership Board.
Work closely with multiple jurisdictions, organizations, and stakeholders, participating with basin partners on their respective processes and procedures, including the Columbia Basin Water Transactions Program on water right transactions, the Snake River Salmon Recovery Board on efforts to update priority actions, and reporting on progress of Watershed Plan implementation.
Participate in watershed and water resources management forums, with an understanding of water quantity and water quality processes, knowledge of technical assessment and analysis, and familiarity with state and federal regulations.
Determine priorities and set objectives, with the ability to exercise initiative and judgment within the scope of the position while accomplishing assigned tasks under tight deadlines with minimal supervision.
Exercise supervisory duties including directing and managing staff and/or contractors in the development of local water plans, water use agreements, monitoring, and reporting.
Develop communications materials and make presentations to committees and to organizations, including oral and written reports, plans, memoranda and other documents on topics related to the program.
Participate in scoping, coordinating, and application processes for grant or funding opportunities.
Use and maintain databases and geographic information systems software, performing quality control checks of database inputs and query products and tracking program reporting and compliance.
Develop and monitor compliance plans for project agreements.
Respond to citizen and agency inquiries Partnership programs.
Perform other work as required.
Bachelor’s degree in natural resources, environmental sciences, resource economics, water management, public administration, or related discipline.
Three or more years of increasingly responsible professional experience including program management and supervision of staff or contractors, and analytical work that is applicable to the essential functions of this position.
Strong background and understanding of requirements of the Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, watershed planning and management priorities, water transactions, salmon habitat restoration and protection methods, and government authority as applicable to the essential functions of this position.
Knowledge of Washington State water law and water rights policy, with understanding of water banking, trust water right transactions, irrigation efficiencies, and conservation practices.
Experience in successfully facilitating multiple-interest committees, working effectively with diverse groups of individuals, including government officials and staff, citizens and community groups, and organizational colleagues.
Flexibility to grasp issues quickly and effectively manage changing priorities on a daily basis, with demonstrated ability to work as part of a team in an always evolving process.
Demonstrated ability to communicate technical and policy issues effectively, both in writing and orally, including ability to write proposals, presentations, science-based recommendations, and similar items clearly and succinctly for review by multiple people, groups, and agencies.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office products and GIS software including experience with ESRI ArcGIS Software.
A valid Washington State Driver's License with automobile insurance and use of your own vehicle is required. Mileage reimbursement will be at the State of Washington mileage rate.
Master's degree in related field.
Demonstrated success in developing, negotiating, implementing and monitoring complex water management agreements, agricultural or environmental programs, and water banking or acquisition transactions.
Proven ability to lead diverse groups to consensus on natural resource/environmental issues.
Proficiency in web-site administration, maintenance and development; experience with Joomla! preferred.
Familiarity with WRIA 32 watershed management efforts, funding resources, jurisdictions, and the Walla Walla Watershed Management Partnership stakeholders.
Proficiency with Microsoft Access or similar database management software, with demonstrated ability to analyze environmental data.
The Program Director position offers a competitive compensation package commensurate with experience, including a beginning annual salary range of $47,216 - $58,375 with employment benefits (health benefits, life/disability insurance, and Public Employees Retirement System participation) and paid holidays. This full-time grant-funded position is exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and ineligible for overtime, with future funding dependent on receipt of continuing state and federal grants.
Applications are accepted until 4:00pm on May 17, 2013. A complete application consists of the following numbered items. Resumes alone will not substitute for an official application.
1. Letter of interest detailing how you meet the qualifications and competencies for this position.
2. Walla Walla Watershed Management Partnership Application Form, with original signature.
3. Detailed resume.
Application materials are available at the Partnership website www.wallawallawatershed.org/rfps or at the Partnership office in the Walla Walla Community College Water & Environmental Center, 500 Tausick Way, Walla Walla, WA or by contacting Chris Hyland at email@example.com or (509)524-5217. Completed applications must be submitted to the Walla Walla Watershed Management Partnership Office at the street address listed above. Responsibility for submission of required documents rests with the applicant. Documents submitted as a part of the application process become the property of the Partnership and cannot be returned. Finalists may be invited to participate in an on-site interview at the candidate's expense.
All complete and qualified applications received by 4:00pm on May 17, 2013 will be considered based on applicant qualifications. Late applications will not be accepted. Interviews may be scheduled until a successful candidate is identified. Notification of unsuccessful applicants will occur by July 1, 2013.
WORK LOCATION AND SCHEDULE:
The Partnership’s office is located in the William A. Grant Water & Environmental Center on the Walla Walla Community College Campus, 500 Tausick Way, Walla Walla, Washington. Work occurs primarily in the office and at meeting locations throughout the Walla Walla watershed in both Washington and Oregon. Work will require occasional travel to meetings in other parts of the region and state. Attendance at evening meetings and weekend events will be required as part of the work schedule. This position will occasionally participate in outdoor field activities that may require lifting up to 40 pounds, traversing uneven ground, and wading in streams or wetlands.
UI Pyrogeography Lab
Summer Field Technician w/possibility to turn into academic year job
The Pyrogeography Lab is looking for summer field technicians to collect field data at various locations throughout the Pacific Northwest. The job is considered moderately strenuous and will involve hiking across rough and sometimes steep terrain to measure the impacts of wildfire on recently burned areas in a wide range of weather conditions from cold to hot and wet to dry.
· You must have a valid driver’s license and be able to pass the requirements to drive vehicles from the UI
CNR motor pool, including a background check and an online driver’s education course.
· You must be a current UI student.
· You must be able to travel away from Moscow for up to 8 days at a time, and camp overnight at or near field sites.
· You must be able to hike over rough and sometime steep terrain.
· Prior experience in ecological field data collection.
· Prior work experience with USFS, BLM, NPS, FWS, BIA, state land management agencies, Student Conservation Association, Youth Conservation Corps, or similar.
· Coursework in ecology, forestry, range science, fisheries, wildlife, natural resource or other environmental sciences.
· Strong work ethic and desire to learn.
How to apply
Pay $10-14/hr DOE. To apply, send a cover letter stating your interest/qualifications and a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than April 15, 2013. Please put “SUMMER JOB” in the subject line of the email to ensure it does not go to spam. For more information, go to www.pyrogeographer.com.
Idaho Conservation League
Summer Internship Opportunities for 2013
Summer intern positions are available in our Boise office and in our field offices in
Sandpoint and Ketchum. While start dates are flexible, interns are expected to commit to
working a minimum of 20 hours per week for 10 week over the summer. A stipend is
available and credit may be possible for independent study.
Application materials must be submitted by Friday, March 29th
: Two internships are available in Boise office.
- Public Lands - Research federal land management proposals, develop science-based comments on land management plans and build public support for conservation in Idaho, participate in field tours, and coordinate and lead field trips.
- Community Conservation – Assist with outreach activities that create new and fun ways for supporters to get involved with the conservation movement. Assist with volunteer coordination and staffing at field trips, events and conferences. Assist program staff with research and projects to protect air and water quality in Idaho.
: Administer the summer hike series, assist with outreach, recruit volunteers
and carry out a canvassing project to identify and empower supporters for a key open
space campaign, research various topics related to land and wildlife management, draft
comments to state and federal agencies on these issues, and help with administrative
: Administer the summer hike series, assist with outreach, recruit volunteers
and distribute our hiking book. Research various topics related to air and water quality
and public lands, draft comments to state and federal agencies on these issues, and help
with administrative duties.
How to apply
Students interested in applying for an internship at the Idaho Conservation League should
email the following materials to email@example.com
1) A cover letter introducing yourself, outlining your qualifications and stating
which internship you are applying for. It is okay to say that you are applying for
more than one of our internship positions – just be clear which office(s) you are
2) A copy of your resume, including relevant work experience and course work.
3) A writing sample that demonstrates your ability to explain a policy issue or
advocate for a particular position.
4) Letters of reference
Application materials must be submitted by Friday, March 29th
The Sustainability Center
is hiring student leadership positions.
Deadline to apply—Sunday, March 10, 2013
1. Volunteer Coordinator
2. Event Coordinator
3. Recycling Coordinator
4. Project Coordinator
5. Marketing Coordinator (two openings)
Apply on-line http://jobs.uidaho.edu/human-resources/jobs
Be the first to hear about job openings, sustainability mini-grant funding for students, events, Earth Fest, and volunteer opportunities by liking us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/uisustainability
A student-led and student-funded organization, the Sustainability Center supports efforts to create an active culture of sustainability and we are committed to developing and maintaining healthful, educational living environments while fully integrating sustainable practices at the University of Idaho and in the communities where we operate. Sustainability involves reorganizing our life support systems; climate, energy, biodiversity, food, consumerism and consumption, waste, transportation and built environment. We do this through projects that reduce our environmental footprint and increase participation and collaboration among students, faculty, staff and community members in addressing sustainability-related issues.
Programs and Projects Assistant
Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness, Inc.
General Position Description
If you are comfortable in an office as well as the back country and love the wild outdoors, then the Scotchmans Peaks straddling the Idaho/Montana border just south of Canada is calling you! The Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness Programs and Projects Assistant will assist in coordinating and engaging volunteers and logistics for our year round programs and projects, including our outreach, education, stewardship, advocacy and fundraising efforts. A large focus will be on our summer hikes, trails project and outreach events as well as our winter wildlife studies. An easygoing, outgoing person with an ability to communicate clearly and effectively is required. Computer skills and a basic knowledge of outdoor skills are a plus; adaptability and a good sense of humor a must!
Job Duties Overview
This position provides logistical and administrative assistance to the Program Coordinator and Executive Director with a focus on coordinating volunteers and logistics for our various stewardship projects and outreach events. Office tasks include processing hike, field trip, project signups; coordinating logistics with outing leaders and our agency partners; public relations and communications efforts (Facebook, listserve and press releases). Field work includes assisting hike and project volunteer leaders and participants with the skills and materials they will need to perform their tasks with appropriate follow up. Other responsibilities include assisting with education and outreach projects including developing collateral materials and participating in and recruiting and managing volunteers for events which engage the public. Time will be spent throughout the communities of Bonner, Sanders and Lincoln Counties.
Days of the week required will vary from week to week; most weeks will be Mon-Fri, unless there are weekend events. We will try to be flexible with time off each week and balance individual preference with weekend event needs.
We would prefer a start date in late March or early April, but the position will be open until filled. If interested contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Skills and Experience
- Hours: Part time, scheduled in the spring and fall as 20 hours per week. During the busy summer project season (currently June - Sept) between 30 to 40 hours may be expected. In the winter hike and project season (Jan – Feb) hours may also increase to between 30 – 40 hours per week as needed.
- Year round position, no paid holidays, but time off without pay may be scheduled.
- Rate of Pay: $14 per hour and up depending on skills and experience
- Report to Executive Director and Program Coordinator
- Office position can be based in Sandpoint ID or Heron MT with some travel to other communities as needed.
- Mileage compensation for travel provided.
- Able to work with limited direct supervision
- Able to organize logistics, volunteers and materials and follow through on details
- Effective with written and verbal communications required
- Knowledge of computers and office systems software such as word, excel, power point a plus
- Can create and manage spreadsheets; sort and organize photos.
- Experience with public relations including media and press releases a plus
- Experience with creating content for and managing social media a plus
- Graphic design skills a plus
- Experience with event coordination a plus
- Comfort with public speaking a plus
- Physically capable, and comfortable with being outside for a day in the field
- Knowledge of local backcountry terrain helpful
- Basic backcountry skills and knowledge of area wildlife a plus
- Able to work flexible hours
- Current and valid Driver’s License required
- Dependable transportation required
- Recruitment, training and coordinating volunteers, materials, supplies and information.
- Coordinating logistics with the USFS, IDFG and our other community partners
- Outreach and education to include press releases, managing emails and listserve messages, Facebook and website content and creating presentations.
- May involve creating posters, flyers and other graphic materials
- Compile photos by dates and location for photo contest
- Create, update and maintain spreadsheets tracking hike and project results
- Administrative Support for Program Coordinator and Executive Director
- Assist with fundraising
- Assist with coordinating grassroots outreach, education and advocacy campaigns
- Other tasks as assigned
Takeaway: The successful candidate will gain training and valuable insights while in the office and the field into many phases of non-profit management, wilderness advocacy and stewardship, including the politics and history of wilderness. Skills trainings will include effective handling of media and public relations, social media marketing and networking, website content creation and maintenance, hands-on trail work, leadership experience, back-country experience and volunteer recruitment and coordination. This organization places a high emphasis on the successful combination of hard work and fun and achieves great results from both. Expect to be drawn into and welcomed by the culture of Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness. It will be a job you will not likely soon forget.
Contact: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Hiring 23 Summer Field Positions - Environmental Technicians
Idaho Department of Environmental Quality
The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality has 23 temporary full-time openings for Environmental Technicians to work mid-June through August.
Applicants must apply through the Idaho Division of Human Resources website at: www.dhr.idaho.gov
. Applications must be submitted by Friday, March 8, 2013
The full job announcement can be viewed here: https://labor.idaho.gov/DHR/ATS/StateJobs/jobannouncement.aspx?announcement_no=NONCLS038152
Positions are located in Boise, Coeur d’Alene, Grangeville, Idaho Falls, Pocatello, and Twin Falls
$11.00 per hour + per diem
The Lewiston Regional Office of the Department of Environmental Quality is hiring 3 Seasonal Technicians
to monitor streams and rivers throughout north central Idaho. Start date will probably be between May15th and June 15th and the end date will be between August 15th and August 30th. See announcement at http://www.deq.idaho.gov/about-deq/working-at-deq.aspx