Iowa Regional Representative

Attached is a Pheasants Forever job announcement for the Regional Representative position in Iowa. We seek an individual with the talent, passion and desire to promote and grow the Nation’s leading upland wildlife habitat conservation organization. Deadline to apply is August 12, 2014.

For more information and to apply, please follow the link: www.pheasantsforever.org/jobs

Only ONLINE applications will be accepted. Please include your cover letter, resume and 3 references as one MS Word document or Adobe Acrobat PDF file on the recruitment website. For more information about the position, contact Tom Fuller, North Region Director at 319-321-9775 or tfuller .

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MN State Coordinator

Attached is a Pheasants Forever job announcement for the State Coordinator position in Minnesota. This individual will lead the Minnesota team to implement the priorities of the National Strategic Action Plan, including refining and delivering the Minnesota State Strategic Plan. Deadline to apply is August 1, 2014.

For more information and to apply, please follow the link: www.pheasantsforever.org/jobs

Only ONLINE applications will be accepted. Please include your cover letter, resume and 3 references as one MS Word document or Adobe Acrobat PDF file on the recruitment website. For more information about the position, contact Tom Fuller, North Region Director at 319-321-9775 or tfuller .

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Modern Greek language online!!!

This is a wonderful opportunity for students to take Modern Greek Language online!
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AU14 Two Entreprenuership courses available to non business students

Emily Cox Pahnke is teaching two sections of ENTRE 370, Intro to Entrepreneurship and a special topics class, ENTRE 490, Grand Challenges for Entrepreneurs in Fall, and is looking for some assistance in getting the word out to interested students! J

ENTRE 370 is a great intro class, and like most other business classes is not open to non-business students until the first day of class. However both sections have about 20 spots left- so interested students should attend class on the first day and register themselves that day. If they do not meet the pre-requisites but are interested in taking the class, they can email Emily at eacox to request to be allowed in the section. She will then keep a list of approved students and get it over to me on the first day of classes, where students will be added based on space availability and on a first come first serve basis. Unlike most business courses, this is one class where the professor is allowing some flexibility in the pre-reqs (though this may not always be the case.)

ENTRE 490 -Grand Challenges for Entrepreneurs is open to all non-business students NOW who are sophomores and above- and will explore big problems and opportunities facing society, ranging from healthcare, education, and big data to poverty. The course examines how solutions to these massive challenges can be researched, validated, and implemented using such entrepreneurial skills as creativity, opportunity recognition, business models, pivoting, and execution. Entrepreneurship is both an individual and team activity. Therefore this course incorporates both individual and group efforts. Students form project teams early in the quarter and meet regularly to prepare for class discussion.

So if you have any students interested in creating their own businesses, or have the entrepreneurial spirit, please have them check these classes out. Also, Entre 370 counts for the ENTRE minor and may be a great way to help students figure out if they are interested in pursuing that..

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Job: North Olympic Salmon Coalition

Education and Outreach Assistant at NOSC WCC IP 2014-2015.pdf

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NASF E-Newsletter: Green Infrastructure and Carbon Fiber from Trees

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NASF’s Washington Weekly Report

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NATURAL RESOURCES PROGRAM ANALYST – DETAIL AND PERMANENT POSITION

The Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests and Crooked River National Grassland are looking for a 120-Day Detailer for a GS-0343-5/7/9 Natural Resources Program Analyst to start as soon as August 18th (duty station Bend, OR).

This position will soon be advertised to fill permanently as well. The purpose of this Outreach Notice is to determine the potential applicant pool for the position and to establish the appropriate recruitment method and area of consideration for the advertisement. Responses received from this outreach notice will be relied upon to make this determination.

Please send the attached response form to identify your interest in the detail opportunity, permanent position or both

no later than August 1st.

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Hewlett Foundation Environment Program Associate

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The Hewlett Foundation Environment Program is seeking a talented Program Associate. Here is a link to the position description: http://www.hewlett.org/about-us/careers/program-associate-environment

The Program Associate supports our Western Conservation Program Officer and U.S. Climate and Energy Program Officer. He or she manages the administrative aspects of the grantmaking process, communicates with grantees regarding proposals, budgets, and grant reports, and assists with scheduling and other duties. The Program Associate may be assigned from time to time to research issues, programs, and organizations to assess their potential fit with Hewlett Foundation funding strategies or other special projects as needed.

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Bio Science Technician – GS-0404-07 – Permanent Part Time

Please see attached announcement for a permanent part time Biological Science Technician with the Rocky Mountain Research Station, Fire Effects Information System (FEIS) team.

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GS-1082-7/9 Writer/Editor- Malheur National Forest, Blue Mountain Ranger District, John Day, OR- Merit–07-15 to 07-25 Demo-07-15 to 07-21!

The Malheur National Forest is at the center of a nationally recognized effort that is doubling the scale of restoration in Eastern Oregon. If you are looking for an opportunity to do ground-breaking, nationally recognized work please respond to this outreach. I am certain you will find a refreshing approach to leadership in natural resource management.

Merit VA ~GS-1082 7/9 Writer/Editor # 14-0604-53229G-LB

Open 07/15/2014 closes 07/25/2014

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/375444300

Demo VA ~GS-1082 7/9 Writer/Editor # 14-0604-53229DP-LB

Open 07/15/2014 closes 07/21/2014

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/375443500

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Timber Sale Administrator GS-462 8/9/10, R6- Gifford Pinchot NF

Please see the attached Outreach for a Timber Sale Administrator. This Forestry Technician GS-462-08/09/10 position will be located on the Gifford Pinchot NF with a duty station in Amboy, WA, at the Mt St Helens National Volcanic Monument. Currently there is not an associated vacancy announcement or information available in USAJobs, all forthcoming.

If interested please fill out the Outreach Response form at the bottom of the attached document and return it to Kraig Kidwell, Forest Service Representative, at kkidwell. Outreach replies are due by August 4, 2014. If you have any questions about the position or area, please feel free to contact me at (360) 891-5122.

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Permanent – Wildlife Biologist GS-0486-9/11, Mendocino National Forest, Upper Lake, California

The Mendocino National Forest is currently outreaching for a permanent, District Wildlife Biologist, GS-486-9/11 position located on the Upper Lake Ranger District. The duty station is Upper Lake, California. The purpose of this Outreach Notice is to inform prospective applicants of this upcoming opportunity. If interested in this position, please complete the attached voluntary Outreach Response Form and return to Frank Aebly faebly by July 31, 2014.

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One-Day NIH Grant Training Seminar at University of Washington

NIH Grant Training Seminar
How to Obtain Peer-Reviewed NIH Research Grants
August 14, 2014
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Sponsored by: The Grant Training Center
This one-day seminar is geared for junior faculty, students, and administrators who are beginning the process of submitting grants to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It is also relevant for seasoned researchers who wish to refresh their knowledge of the new NIH requirements and the peer review process. Ultimately, the focus is to assist all who wish to submit winning research proposals to the NIH.

Participants will learn how to:

* Find the appropriate program and grant mechanism for your idea
* Read and interpret RFAs
* Identify and avoid common pitfalls of a grant
* Develop an irresistible idea for your grant application
* Address the pieces of the request for proposal
* Maximize your application for competitiveness
* Package the proposal in the requested format
* Understand the new scoring system and the review process
* Learn what actually happens in the study section
* Search for the appropriate study sections for submissions
* Decipher pink sheets: the inevitable resubmission
* Build an airtight case for funding
* Discern the art of the budget

Presenter: Dr. Ronald Sakaguchi is a Professor and Academic Director in the School of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU, Portland, OR) where he teaches courses in innovation, critical thinking, and strategy. He has also served as the Associate Dean for Research and Innovation at the School of Dentistry at OHSU, and led seminars on time management and strategic planning. Dr. Sakaguchi’s research has been funded continuously by NIH since 1992, as well as industry and foundations. He has published 2 textbooks, over 50 scientific articles, over 65 abstracts and has presented at many scientific conferences and clinical study clubs. He was the editor for North American submissions to an international journal in materials science for 13 years. He has also served on scientific review panels for the NIH for more than 15 years. Dr. Sakaguchi was awarded Teacher of the Year for five consecutive years and has received several other teaching and service awards.

Space is limited, and since this class fills-up quickly, it is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Workshop Fee: $375.00 (including tuition, materials, certificate of completion, and continental breakfast)

To register: Click Here
Or call us toll free at (866)-704-7268 or (571) 257-8864

Additionally, a Writing & Designing NSF Proposals Workshop is also going to be held at University of Washington-Seattle, on August 13, 2014.
Get a discount of $155 on registration for both workshops (Call us for the discount):
Each person can register for either NIH or NSF for. If a person registers for both, the price is $595 (discount of $155). *Please contact Grant Training Center for the discount code.
For participants who have already registered for the NIH, this discount also applies if you register for the NSF workshop.

REGISTER NOW!!
August 14, 2014
Seattle, WA
“Writing & Designing NIH Proposals”, Workshop
University of Washington
August 13, 2014
Seattle, WA
“Writing & Designing NSF Proposals”, Workshop
University of Washington
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August 27, 2014
8:30 – 4:30 pm (EST)
“Writing & Designing NIH Proposals” Webinar

University of Washington-Seattle is not endorsing or sponsoring the activities conducted by The Grant Training Center. The relationship between University of Colorado- Boulder and The Grant Training Center is solely that of licensor and licensee.

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FNR Extension Coordinator Position at Oregon State University

Forestry & Natural Resources Program Coordinator

Master Woodland Manager Program and

Women Owning Woodlands Network (WOWNet)

Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Program

College of Forestry

Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon

The Forestry and Natural Resources Extension Program at Oregon State University (extension.forestry.oregonstate.edu) in Corvallis, Oregon seeks applicants for a Forestry and Natural Resources (FNR) Program Coordinator. This is a recurring 1.00 FTE, 12-month non-tenure-track Professional Faculty appointment to begin on October 1, 2014 or as soon thereafter as practicable. Position is annually renewable pending acceptable performance and availability of funding.

The Coordinator of the Master Woodland Manager Program and Women Owning Woodlands Network is tasked with all day to day coordination of these externally funded outreach programs, including maintaining social media, web sites, participant databases, newsletter and other correspondence, annual reporting of activities and accomplishments, conducting new educational programs, and increasing the growth and complexity of the programs. The Coordinator will produce educational materials and coordinate courses with Extension Agents throughout the state; coordinate one to three new MWM classes each year; provide technical and educational resources and work with Extension Agents to keep the MWM core curriculum relevant to the needs of the participants and the different regions of the state; conduct annual evaluations of program impact, prepare impact statements, and provide impact statements to participating agents; involve program participants in charitable giving to provide resources for future programs; guide WOWNet educational programs and provide assistance to the WOWNet membership; and maintain database and regular communications, including annual evaluations of activities and impacts.

Minimum requirements include: (a) Bachelor and Masters degrees, with at least one degree in Forestry or closely related Natural Resources field, (b) at least one year of work experience related to natural resource management and/or education, and (c) this position requires driving a University vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the University; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Motor Vehicle History Check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver’s license in their state of residence.

Preferred qualifications include: (a) experience in outreach or Extension educational program development and delivery, (b) demonstrated strength in communications, especially writing for general audiences, (c) ability to work in teams and with a variety of state and federal agency and non-governmental organization (NGO) partners, and (d) demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who share our vision of an inclusive community.

Application procedure: To view the posting and apply, go to jim.johnson). Applications will be accepted through August 10, 2014.

James E. Johnson, Associate Dean & Program LeaderForestry & Natural Resources Extension

College of Forestry

Oregon State University Extension

109E Richardson Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331

Tel.: 541-737-8954, Fax: 541-737-3008

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Permanent GS7/9 Archaeologist position on the Malheur National Forest is open on USAJobs Merit only.

I am happy to announce that the full time, permanent GS7/9 Archaeologist merit position announcement on the Malheur National Forest is open on USAJobs for Federal Employees only.

Announcement Number: 14-0604-032433G-DA is open from Tuesday, July 15, 2014 to Tuesday, July 29, 2014.

Please read the announcement carefully and attach any requested documents that may pertain to you as your application will not be considered without them.

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/375561200

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Xincai Cai MEH defense July 24th Douglas Classroom 10:30am

Name: Xincai Cai

Location: CUH Douglas Research classroom

Time: July 24, 10:30AM

Committee: Kern Ewing, Darlene Zabowski and Jim Fridley

Title: Surface Coal Mining Reclamation Practices

Coal is a very valuable energy source around the world. Most electrical energy comes from coal burning. Since the 1880s, coal production accelerated dramatically. Surface coal mining and underground coal mining are the most common methods to extract coal. In the United States and Australia, surface coal mining is more prevalent than underground coal mining. In China, underground coal mining is more prevalent than surface coal mining. Surface mining is used for extraction when the coal seams are very close to the earth’s surface. All the vegetation, soil and rocks are removed and the coal is extracted from the ground.

The demand for coal has taken priority over environmental concerns. In the past, coal mining operators and governments had little consideration for reclamation after coal mining and coal operators did not have a long –term commitment to the land or incentive to reclaim the land. As a result of that, the environment was heavily impacted by surface coal mining. High-walls were left exposed; topsoil was washed away; landslides formed on unstable hillsides; streams and rivers were polluted by acid mine drainage and large areas were eroded. The huge negative environmental impacts from surface coal mining led to increasing concerns about better coal industry management and policy. Each country has specific regulations about coal mining industry and reclamation practices.

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GS-1316-5/6/7 Hydro Tech- Malheur National Forest, Blue Mountain Ranger District, John Day, OR- Merit–07-17 to 07-28 Demo-07-17 to 07-22!

The Malheur National Forest is at the center of a nationally recognized effort that is doubling the scale of restoration in Eastern Oregon. If you are looking for an opportunity to do ground-breaking, nationally recognized work please respond to this outreach. I am certain you will find a refreshing approach to leadership in natural resource management.

Merit VA ~GS-1316-5/6/ 7 Hydro Tech # 14-0604-50400G-JJ

Open 07/17/2014 closes 07/28/2014

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/375725700

Demo VA ~GS-1316-5/6/7 Hydro Tech # 14-0604-50400DP-JJ

Open 07/17/2014 closes 07/22/2014

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/375726100

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Information Receptionist, GS-0303-4 Temporary (1039)

The Huron-Manistee National Forests will soon be filling an Information Receptionist, GS-303-3/4 Temporary (1039) position for the Huron Shores Ranger Station. This is the outreach for the GS-4. The duty station for this position will be Oscoda, Michigan. Starting date to be in August 2014 and position will continue for at least 60 days.

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NRES Forest Disturbance Ecology job announcement


This job is already open on calpolyjobs.org and we are excited to have this recruitment approved. 

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Postdoctoral position – nitrogen biogeochemistry of agro-ecosystems


Postdoctoral Research Associate position available in the nitrogen biogeochemistry of agro-ecosystems.
Drs. Mark David and Evan DeLucia are seeking a postdoctoral research associate to investigate the environmental impacts of bioenergy crop production, focusing on nitrogen biogeochemistry. Large-scale bioenergy crop trials (miscanthus, switchgrass, restored prairie, and corn/soybean) were initiated in 2008 as part of the Energy Biosciences Institute to evaluate all environmental impacts of production. Research will include components of the nitrogen cycle with a focus on soil organic matter and changes in soil organic N pools and transformations. The successful candidate will collaborate with others on the research team (Environmental Impact and Sustainability of Feedstock Production) evaluating carbon and water fluxes. Qualifications include: a Ph.D. in biogeochemistry, ecology, soil science, or related field; demonstrated research abilities in biogeochemistry desired, including soil and water measurement techniques, stable isotopes, and soil organic matter characterization techniques; strong aptitude for conducting independent research and publishing results. Start date: about September 16, 2014. To apply, e-mail a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the contact information (names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses) of three academic references to Melinda Laborg, Institute of Genomic Biology, University of Illinois; laborg, (217) 333-0860).

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