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|PROGRAM SPECIALIST-BONOBO & CONGO BIODIVERSITY INITIATIVE: A Permanent, Full-time Position. Pay: Based on qualifications and experience. Dates: Start: February 15, 2014.
Location: Zoological Society of Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Qual: The program specialist is dedicated to the Bonobo & Congo Biodiversity Initiative (BCBI), the ZSM’s bonobo conservation program in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The specialist assists the BCBI Director and Field Site Coordinator to achieve the technical aspects of the BCBI program with an emphasis on management of research and other field data, help with data analyses, basic mapping as needed, and report/grant preparation. The full-time position is based in Milwaukee with periodic work in the DRC. Candidates shall possess at least three years of experience in data management/analysis and three years in basic GIS (ESRI software). The candidate should have practical experience in wildlife/botanical surveys and distance analyses (or similar analytical tools). She/he should have sound knowledge of analytical methods and experience with standard statistical software. She/he must have excellent writing and verbal skills and be able to write reports for publications. Candidate must be able to take directions, communicate and help solve problems with team members in the field, and adapt to changing conditions/schedules as the project demands. As a team member, the candidate must be highly motivated and committed to realizing the BCBI’s goals. The applicant must have the ability to work in a remote tropical forest setting – typical to surveys and wilderness camping. The candidate must hold a master’s degree in conservation biology, natural resource management or a related field. The candidate should have at least three years of work experience in a related field. She/he must possess demonstrable skills in research and statistical analyses. Field experience in an undeveloped country (or region) is desirable. French language proficiency is highly desirable.
Duties: 1) Serve as BCBI’s data manager by organizing, entering, verifying data from different sources and preparing data for analysis. Conduct analyses independently or conjointly with research team members. 2) Maintain a GIS-mapping system/database and perform basic GIS functions and mapping. 3) Help prepare project reports and scientific publications. 4) Assist with reporting to funding agencies and other support entities. 5) Support grant application processes and reporting. 6) Conduct necessary bibliographic searches and maintain project bibliography. 7) Provide technical and logistical support for field missions including equipment procurement and testing, and field equipment inventories. 8) Organize and maintain field mission photos and videos. 9) Regularly update and provide program content for articles, social media and press releases. 10) Provide mission support and field assistance in DRC, as needed. 11) Participate in program promotion – talks, interviews, etc.- as needed.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references with email addresses and phone numbers. Your letter should describe your interest in the position and how your experience/qualifications match the position description. Please include your last name on each filename.
Contact: Dr. Gay Edwards Reinartz, Director, Bonobo and Congo Biodiversity Initiative/Conservation Coordinator, Zoological Society of Milwaukee, 10005 W. Bluemound Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226-4383. Email: email@example.com, Website: http://bonoboconservation.com/.
Filing Date: 1/5/14.
|AIR QUALITY & DESERT CLEAN-UP TECHNICIAN: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: $15.00/hour, Health and Dental benefits. Dates: January 2014 – August 15, 2014.
Location: Great Basin Institute/BLM, Southern Nevada District Office, Nevada.
Qual: Bachelor’s degree and/or natural resource management, environmental science or related field; Experience conducting and/or overseeing restoration projects; Knowledge of Mojave flora, fauna and environmental conditions desirable; Experience using and manipulating data in GIS and/or database programs; Experience using hand-held GPS equipment for navigation and/or data collection; Ability to read topographic maps and utilize a compass for navigation; Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse public; Experience developing and conducting effective environmental educational programs, including public outreach materials; Ability to guide, engage and motivate volunteer groups (e.g.: school groups, homeowners associations, “Friends” groups); Experience operating heavy equipment including, but not limited to a front-end loader or Bobcat – CDL preferable, but not required; Valid, state-issued driver’s license, clean driving record and ability to operate a 4WD vehicle on- and off-paved roads; Ability to pass all necessary criminal history checks; and Ability to work in all types of weather and terrain in the harsh Mojave Desert environment.
Duties: The Mojave Desert is home to several federally listed threatened and endangered species and numerous BLM Special Status Species requiring active resource management and protection. Pressure from increasing population growth and the Las Vegas urban interface has led to an increase in illegal dumping on public lands causing public health and safety issues, proliferation of roads, and habitat deterioration for many Special Status Species and the environment. The Southern Nevada District Office’s Desert Cleanup and Restoration Program works directly with local communities to implement desert cleanup projects and restore disturbed areas. The aim of the Desert Cleanup and Restoration Program is to remove household trash, construction debris, tires, and abandoned vehicles from public lands administered by BLM. The Technician will review the BLM Las Vegas District Office Resource Management Plan, PM-10, Clark County Air Quality Plan, and current Supplemental Rules or closures related to Off Highway Vehicle activity. They will also analyze data to enable ground truthing of closure boundaries with GPS unit and using GIS information. The Technician will assist in stabilization of soil under BLM jurisdiction within non-attainment areas and coordinate efforts with the Air-Quality Specialist, Desert Dumping team, state and local air quality specialists and law enforcement. In addition to quarterly reports and a final report, the Technician will assist the Desert Dumping team with planning, coordination and implementation of desert dumping cleanups. The technician will be based out of the BLM Southern Nevada District office, which is located in northwest Las Vegas, NV. The Southern Nevada District Office manages more than three million acres of Mojave Desert in Clark and Nye counties. The scenery varies from dramatically colorful geologic landforms and largely unspoiled panoramic vistas of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area to remote and rugged wild landscapes of Gold Butte Back Country Byway. Recreation opportunities abound and viewing sites for desert plants and animals are easily accessible.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, GBI HR Coordinator, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Filing Date: Open.
TAYLOR COUNTY COMMUNITY, NATURAL RESOURCE & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (CNRED) EDUCATOR: A Permanent, Full-time Position. Pay: $42,000 - $55,000. Dates: Start: ASAP.
Location: University of Wisconsin-Extension, Medford, Wisconsin.
Qual: - Master’s or other graduate degree, with at least one degree in a field that relates to the responsibilities of this position such as community development, economic development, urban and regional planning, leadership and organizational development, business or natural resources related fields. - Current content knowledge in fields related to the purpose of this position such as economic development, business development, workforce development, tourism, natural resources, recycling, organization development, leadership development and local government education. - Demonstrated skill in planning, implementing or teaching educational programs. - Experience (paid or volunteer) in working at a community level and partnering with others to address educational needs. - Knowledge and skills to effectively interact with people from different cultural backgrounds, including those associated with race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, socioeconomic status, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, and other aspects of human diversity.
Duties: As a faculty member of the University of Wisconsin-Extension, Cooperative Extension, employed with Taylor County, the Community, Natural Resource and Economic Development Educator is an educational leader in teaching, accessing and applying research findings from the fields of leadership and organizational development, community development, local government education, business and economic development and natural resources in order to meet identified educational needs and interests of citizens, civic groups, businesses and local governments. The Community, Natural Resource and Economic Development Educator takes a scholarly approach in strengthening communities and local government through educational programming that builds understanding and leads to improved decision-making and leadership skills.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: University of Wisconsin-Extension, CE Human Resources, 432 N Lake Street Rm 249, Madison, WI 53706 Ph: 608-263-1945. Email: email@example.com.
Filing Date: 12/17/13.
|TRAILS COORDINATOR: A Permanent, Full-time Position. Pay: Starting Salary: $41,598-$43,975/year Maximum salary of grade $53,483. Dates: Start: January 2, 2014.
Location: Portage County, Stevens Point, Wisconsin.
Qual: Bachelor’s degree in recreation, natural resource management, or closely related field. Five years of supervisory experience preferred. One or more year experience in maintaining website content and social media preferred. Familiarity with website content and social media preferred. Familiarity with website development software such as Dreamweaver or Sharepoint preferred. Prior park or similar work experience preferred. Restaurant manager certification. Must obtain certification within six months of hire date. Pesticide applicators license. Must receive pesticide applicators license within six months of hire. Valid driver’s license required. Must obtain a Commercial Driver’s License within six months of hire date.
Duties: Under the general direction of the Parks Director or Assistant Parks director, this position is responsible for coordinating the county snowmobile program, developing, maintaining and supervising the department’s recreation trails, coordinating and directing Standing Rocks Park activities and performs maintenance, renovation and development of park facilities and grounds. Maintains Parks Department website content. A. Winter Recreation and Recreation Trails. A1. Administers the county snowmobile trail program and coordinates trail maintenance and funding with private snowmobile clubs. A2. Responsible for annual snowmobile trails inspections. A3. Coordinates and directs activities at Standing Rocks Park including design, construction and maintenance of ski hill equipment, slopes, snowmaking systems, ski shop, restaurant and summer park activities including disc golf and mountain bike trails. A4. Develops, maintains and supervises grooming of cross country ski and downhill ski trails. A5. Supervises the operation of the winter sports area at Standing Rocks Park on assigned weekends. A6. Responsible for performing recreation trail maintenance, development and inspections on the Green Circle State Trail and Tomorrow River State Trail plus other county park trails. A7. Serves as the liaison between the department and local Ice Age Trail chapter. A8. Serves as certified restaurant manager for Standing Rocks Park winter concession stand. B. Park Operations B1. Collects user fees, performs park and lodge cleanup work, and other custodial and Park management duties. B2. Performs the responsibilities of subordinate employees in their absence. B3. Enforces park ordinances and investigates vandalism and other incidents. B4. Coordinate signage for all county parks and recreation trails. B5. Participates in hiring, training and evaluating seasonal employees at Standing Rocks Park. C. Miscellaneous C1. Performs special projects and studies as assigned by the Director. C2. Provide office coverage as needed. C3. Perform the responsibilities of the Director or Assistant Director in their absence. C4. Attend department or other meetings as required. C5. Coordinates, supervises and provides assistance with invasive plants species eradication. C6. Provides support services as requested in emergency situation. C7. Performs additional duties as needed or assigned. Non-Essential Function: In case of a disaster may be required to assist in disaster relief efforts.
Appl: Apply at: www.co.portage.wi.us.
Contact: Portage County Human Resources, 1462 Strongs Ave., Stevens Point, WI 54481. Ph: 715-346-1327
Filing Date: 12/11/13.
|NATURAL RESOURCE DATA SPECIALIST/GEOSPATIAL ANALYST: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: Pay: $22.74/hr, Health benefits & Personal Leave. Dates: January 2014 - January 2015, potential for extension pending funding and performance review.
Location: The Great Basin Institute/BLM Nevada State Office, Reno, Nevada.
Qual: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in natural resource management or related field; those with advanced degrees or equivalent experience are encouraged to apply; Experience collecting, managing, and analyzing field data, including spatial data; Experience creating maps and manipulating data using ArcGIS; Knowledge of GPS units, ArcMap, and ArcPad sotware; Experience with database development and management, including the development and use of geo-databases; Experience writing project reports and presenting technical data in an organized and understandable manner; Motivated, self-starter, detail oriented, and possessing strong organizational and communication skills; and Willingness to work to accomplish the mission and goals of the GBLCC and GBI.
Duties: The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management Nevada State Office, seeks a Natural Resource Data Specialist/Geospatial Analyst to assist in the organization, management and presentation of natural resource and spatial data in support of the Great Basin Landscape Conservation Cooperative (GBLCC). Established by the Department of the Interior, the GBLCC is one of 22 LCCs nationwide with the mission of enhancing an understanding of the effects of changing climate and other natural and human impacts, and promoting coordination of science-based actions to enable human and natural communities to respond and adapt to changing conditions. The goals of the GBLCC are to: o Provide leadership and a framework linking science and management to address shared ecological, climate, and social and economic issues across the Great Basin; o Focus science and management actions to sustain natural resources in the context of changing environmental conditions; o Enhance collaboration to integrate science and management among Great Basin LCC partners particularly as related to climate change and other landscape-scale change agents; and o Promote communication and education. This position will serve an integrated team of federal agency personnel to support ongoing data reduction, analysis, and presentation of public land management assessments, inventories, and monitoring activities. Activities will require proficiency in multi-disciplinary conservation with an emphasis on adaptive management on a landscape scale. The individual will participate in the planning, tracking, and reporting of regional science initiatives, uniting agencies and partnerships to provide a cohesive representation of natural resource priorities facing the Great Basin Ecosystem.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, GBI Human Resources Coordinator, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Filing Date: Open.
|CREW LEADER: A Temporary, Full-time Position. Pay: $8,500 living stipend; $2,775 AmeriCorps Education Award. Dates: February 17, 2014 through August 14, 2014.
Location: The Great Basin Institute, Nevada.
Qual: Required Qualifications: US Citizenship or Permanent Legal Residency. At least 18 years of age. Must pass a 3-part background check (Federal, State, and National Sex Offender Public Registry name check); ANY past criminal convictions must be disclosed. Clean driving record (must qualify to drive GBI Vehicles). Current driver’s license. High School diploma or GED certificate. Eligible to receive an AmeriCorps education award. Physical ability to work long days, in adverse conditions, on labor intensive projects. Effective communication skills. Ability to adapt to changing project and schedule expectations. Desired Qualifications: Previous leadership experience with youth or young adults. Experience working with a Conservation or Youth Corps. Camping/backpacking experience. Experience constructing recreational trails; chainsaw operating experience. Familiarity with basic conservation skills including tool maintenance. Receptive to feedback; able to communicate challenges. Ability to create and facilitate a positive experience for crew members.
Duties: Start in Las Vegas, NV; possible reloacation to Reno, NV or other service locations in May. Nevada Conservation Corps’ Crew Leader Program is designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills needed to lead a 5-person crew in the field, while also providing communication and leadership skills for life. As an NCC Crew Leader your experience begins with a three-month leadership development training program. You will spend extended periods of time camping in the field with fellow crew leaders, working on service projects that are meant to prepare you for the challenges of leading a crew. Your days will be spent working long hours, honing project management and technical skills; evenings will be spent around the fire learning and practicing the fundamental skills of effective leadership. You will be trained in trail building and maintenance, dry masonry, chainsaw use, Wilderness First Aid, off-road driving, leadership, conflict management, and more. You will also have the opportunity to shadow current NCC field staff, practice leadership techniques and receive the feedback and support needed to improve your skills. Upon successful completion of the 13-week leadership development training you will be assigned a summer project (based out of Reno, NV, Las Vegas, NV or Great Basin National Park) and will take on the responsibility of leading a crew. You will lead four AmeriCorps Crew Members while building trail or running chainsaws in some of Nevada’s most beautiful locales. You will coordinate with agency partners and collaborate with peers to see that project goals are accomplished safely and efficiently. Based on your specific project you will be camped in the field with your crew on either 4-day or 8-day “tours” often in primitive and remote locations and will responsible for managing and facilitating a healthy and cohesive community within your crew. Different than any other professional experience you could imagine, being a crew leader with the NCC is a full-time commitment where you will always be a resource to the members serving with you both while on service project sites or back at camp after a long day. Both preparing for and leading a crew requires unwavering dedication, and a willingness to put the needs of others first. Successful applicants will demonstrate dependability, excellent judgment, and high standards. We are looking for individuals who will lead by example and be a role model for the members who join our program. Though this position is challenging, the rewards are abundant and the bonds forged with your crew, peers and with the outdoors will last a lifetime. Individual will have a changing schedule typically working 10 hour days (7:00 AM to 5:30 PM); Member could be on a 4/3 (4 days on; 3 days off) or an 8/6 (8 days on ; 6 days off); During initial training period members could serve up to 50 hours in a week. Primary Duties and Functions: Exemplify strong work ethic, professionalism, and sound judgment. Lead young adults on a variety of challenging conservation projects. Understand and abide by all NCC policies and procedures; ensure all safety protocols followed. Maintain a positive and professional attitude at all times; be able to boost crew morale. Effectively communicate with NCC staff, partnering agencies, peers, and crew members. Coordinate project logistics with agency partners, Crew Coordinator, and peers. Work alongside members to complete project goals. Provide clear and consistent feedback to crew members. Teach, instruct and support members in trail building, chainsaw use, and other project/NCC specific tasks. Engage members in an active crew life. Facilitate weekly crew meetings and debriefs. Transport crew and equipment safely in NCC trucks. Manage and maintain crew gear, tools and other various NCC/agency equipment. Complete weekly reporting of accomplishments. Uphold NCC and AmeriCorps standards of work production and quality. Support and manage crew meal planning
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Genevieve Parker, Human Resource Coordinator, Email: email@example.com.
Filing Date: 12/13/13.
|VISITOR INFORMATION ASSISTANT: A Temporary, Part-time Position. Pay: $14.00/hour, 24 hours per week (8 hours/day) three days per week; Wednesday-Friday
Dates: 3 month appointment beginning in September 2013 with possibility of extension pending funding and favorable performance review.
Location: The Great Basin Institute / Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, Nevada.
Qual: Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision; Must be able to multi-task and work with a variety of staff members, volunteers, and young adults; Demonstrated ability to communicate orally and in writing; Independent, proven self-starter, has the ability to work under minimal supervision; Computer literate including knowledge of Microsoft programs; Graphic design skills including knowledge of Adobe InDesign; Excellent interpersonal and telephone skills; Money management skills; and Knowledge of the Lake Tahoe Basin Mgmt Unit lands and recreation use (hiking, biking, etc.).
Duties: Great Basin Institute, a Reno-based non-profit organization, in partnership with the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) is seeking a Visitor Information Assistant. The Visitor Information Assistant will serve as a primary contact with the public through several venues including over the phone, in-person, by e-mail, through the LTBMU website, and by mail. The Visitor Information Assistant will communicate information regarding Lake Tahoe Basin geographic features, recreation sites, hiking and recreation opportunities, and local Forest Service regulations to visitors. As well, the Visitor Information Assistant will issue and sell woodcutting, wilderness, and fire permits. The Incline Village office also has a small gift area that sells interpretive association materials, such as books and Forest maps. The Visitor Information Assistant will work alone the majority of the time. This part-time position works at the LTBMU office in Incline Village, NV. The position’s duties are primarily performed in an office setting with occasional visits to other indoor and outdoor environments.
Appl: Send Cover Letter, Resume and 3 references.
Contact: The Great Basin Institute, Amy Gladding, Great Basin Institute HR Coordinator, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Filing Date: Open.