Siuslaw National Forest Available Positions

The Siuslaw National Forest, which runs from the Oregon coast to the Coast Range mountains, is advertising for a wide range of seasonal positions to be filled for 2016. There are dozens of openings with the U.S. Forest Service, with opportunities in timber, recreation, fire, fisheries/wildlife and visitor info—all with an 8-day application window from November 30 to December 7.

If you’re interested in applying, we encourage you to build and/or update your profile on as soon as possible, including uploading supporting documentation (resume, transcripts, previous federal experience, etc). It’s a narrow application, and you want to make sure you have everything in order!

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Washington Sea Grant:Student Assistant Position

Student Assistant
Department: Washington Sea Grant
Date Available: Immediately
Application Deadline: First consideration will be given to applications received by Wednesday, December 2nd

Learn more about the position here:

WSG Student Assist_2015_OrcaBowl


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Carnegie Junior Fellowship Program

Each year the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace offers 8-10 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors (in 2015-16) and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year (2014-15). They are selected from a pool of nominees from close to 400 participating colleges. Carnegie Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment’s senior associates and have the opportunity to conduct research for books, co-author journal articles and policy papers, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony and organize briefings attended by scholars, journalists and government officials. Positions are paid, full-time positions for one year (salary is $38,000 with full benefits).

Candidates apply to work on specific research projects at the Carnegie Endowment. The 2016-17 projects are:

  • Democracy & Rule of Law
  • Nuclear Policy
  • Energy & Climate
  • Middle East Studies: Strong reading fluency and the ability to do academic as well as on-line research in Arabic essential. Strong background in Middle East politics and/or history is a huge plus.
  • South Asian Studies: Applicants should be comfortable with quantitative data manipulation as well as possess an interest in military issues. A strong background in international relations theory, political theory, or international political economy is essential. A strong mathematical background is a plus. Note: foreign language skills are not required.
  • China Studies (Asia Program): Mandarin Chinese reading skills a huge plus.
  • Japan Studies (Asia Program): Japanese reading skills required.
  • Southeast Asian Studies (Asia Program): Strong background in economics essential. Background in politics of the region and knowledge of quantitative techniques a plus.
  • Economics (Asia Program): Mandarin Chinese reading skills a huge plus. Strong background in economics essential.
  • Russia/Eurasian Studies: Excellent Russian reading skills required.

UW application information:

Eligibility requirements:

  • Applicants must be graduating seniors or students who have graduated during the last academic year
  • No one who has started graduate studies is eligible for consideration
  • The Carnegie Endowment accepts applications only through participating universities via designated nominating officials (Robin Chang in UW’s Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards)
  • You need not be a U.S. citizen if you attend a university located in the United States. However, all applicants must be eligible to work in the United States for a full 12 months from August 1 through July 31 following graduation. Students on F-1 visas who are eligible to work in the US for the full year (August 1 through July 31) may apply for the program. If you attend a participating school outside of the United States, you must be a US citizen (due to work permit requirements).
  • Applicants should have completed a significant amount of course work related to their discipline of interest. Language and other skills may also be required for certain assignments.
  • Applicants must pick one of the programs listed to apply to, and respond to the corresponding essay question within the application materials.

UW Seattle students interested in seeking nomination are encouraged to contact Robin Chang ( in the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards with any questions, concerns, etc.

Additional information, campus application procedures and forms are available at

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SEI US Seattle:Research Associate Position

The Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) is a mission-driven, international research organization working to promote local, national, and global sustainable development.  Headquartered in Sweden, SEI has a global reach with seven centers spanning four continents. This position will be in SEI’s Seattle office, a dedicated group committed to strong climate policy. The Seattle office works closely with governments, foundations, international agencies, and other research organizations to inform policy development at local, national, and international scales. SEI works collaboratively to research, analyze, evaluate, and innovate sustainable policies using insights from the physical and social sciences, economics, and other disciplines.

The Seattle office of SEI seeks a passionate early- to mid-career researcher to contribute to SEI’s work on emerging topics in climate policy, which could include, among others, low-carbon cities, the economics of oil and coal extraction, and carbon pricing.  SEI offers a comprehensive benefits package, casual work environment, and excellent work-life balance.  Their office is in the heart of downtown Seattle, near Pike Place Market, and in a building with many other environmentally focused NGOs.

Learn more about the position here:

SEI_US Seattle Research Associate_Staff Scientist – Climate Change Mitigation Nov 23

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Native Plant Salvage

SER-UW is participating in an upcoming native plant salvage, on December 5th, in partnership with The King County Native Plant Salvage Program! Please click on this link to register for the event, and for more information regarding carpool availability:  

If participating, please come prepared with weather appropriate attire and lunch.

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HCDE Tech Talk

Incentive Design and User Diversity

NOVEMBER 25, 2015
4:30—5:20 P.M.

Designing effective incentives is a challenge across many social technologies contexts, from attracting new users to encouraging user-generated content. However, one aspect of incentivizing that has been understudied is its impact on participation bias, as different incentives may attract different subsets of the population to participate. In this talk, Gary Hsieh will present two empirical studies in the crowdworking context that show that the incentive offered influence who participates in the task. He will also discuss the implications of this work for incentive design, and general technology and system design.

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Engineering Seminar: EE400A

This leadership seminar invites alumni back to share their knowledge about companies, experiences, interview tips, career tracks, why someone may consider industry versus graduate school and other related topics.

SLN 13437 

EE 400A   

Friday 10:30-11:20am  

1 credit   

Room: EXED 110 (bank of america executive education center just behind Dempsey Hall). 

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SEFS Pineluck!

Come one! Come all!
Show some thanks for a great school and great year by joining us at the SEFS Annual Pine Luck!
November 24th 5-7pm
Forest Club Room
Bring a dish, side, or dessert to share!
Roast Chicken (kind of like a turkey) provided!
TAPPI is hosting a raffle for sweet stuff!

And don’t forget to check out XSP’s Annual Tour de Labs before the event!
Starting at 3:30 in the Forest Club Room, students will take groups on a tour of SEFS labs!
Learn about what other students are doing in those mysterious locked labs you pass on your way to class!

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Empowered Eco Ed Pipeline Seminar

SEFS students,

Please consider the following seminar in Eco Education and review the attached flyer.

Course description:
Empowered Eco Ed is a 2-credit I&S seminar that allows students to write their own environment-related curriculum and teach them to 3rd and 4th graders. The seminar will be on Wednesdays from 3:30-4:50 and the actual teaching will take place on Mondays at Concord Elementary (located in South Park, Seattle). We will depart campus in a U-car at 3:00 and return to campus before 7:00.
South Park has a large number of factories that dispose of waste into the Duwamish River. The focus of Empowered Eco Ed is to get the kids excited about Nature and let them know that they have the voice to stand up for their community. This will be good experience for students interested in social justice and environmental education. The credits also counts towards environmental studies.
Empowered Eco Education.pdf

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Tomorrow (11/24): Tour de Labs!

Coming up tomorrow—Tuesday, November, 24—Xi Sigma Pi invites you to attend the second-annual “Tour de Labs”! Organized by our forestry honor society, the tour is a terrific opportunity to learn about some of the research going on in our school’s many labs, from biofuels and restoration to wildlife science and remote sensing.

What: Tour de Labs

When: Tuesday, November 24, 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Where: The tour starts in the Forest Club Room (AND 207)

After we meet in the Forest Club Room at 3:30 p.m., you’ll get a chance to visit several labs for short talks. The tour is open to all SEFS students, staff and faculty, so we hope you’ll join us to see what your friends and colleagues are up to in their labs!

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summer 2016 seasonals/primarily spotted owl surveys (night work)/ apply: November 30 through December 7, 2015

The work is primarily spotted owl surveys (night work), and depending on where they draw the boundary on the next planning area there could be a LOT of work. These are both Temp/1039 positions.

These are the announcement numbers to look for in USAJobs:

0404 5 Biological Sciences Tech (Wildlife) FS2264 Leavenworth, WA 4/17/2016 16-TEMP-R6-0404-5BST-DT
0404 7 Biological Sciences Tech (Wildlife) FS2266 Leavenworth, WA 4/17/2016 16-TEMP-R6-0404-7WILD-DT

The application window is small: November 30 through December 7, 2015.

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Today (11/20): Dissertation Defense in Anthropology

This afternoon, you are invited to a dissertation defense for Joyce LeCompte-Mastenbrook, a doctoral student in Environmental Anthropology. Joyce’s dissertation was completed with and for Coast Salish people and the other species in this environment, and she will be the first person to defend her dissertation in the new Intellectual House at UW. Professor Steve Harrell is the chair of her committee, and he says the defense will be following a slightly unusual format—more details below.

: “Restoring Coast Salish Foods and Landscapes: A More-than-Human Politics of Place, History and Becoming"

When: Friday, Nov. 20, 2 to 4 p.m.
Where: wəɬəbaltxʷ – Intellectual House

The Gathering Hall of the Intellectual House will be arranged with three tables in back of a podium, and about 60 chairs for an audience. The candidate, the speaker, the witnesses and the committee will be seated at the tables and take the podium when appropriate. At 2 p.m., Professor Harrell will welcome everyone, acknowledge our presence, today and every day, on Coast Salish land, and introduce Warren KingGeorge, the speaker. He will give a greeting and explanation in Lushootseed and English, and call on witnesses who are there to testify to the validity of the knowledge, and say a short prayer in Lushootseed. Joyce will present small gifts to the speaker and the witnesses, and then Warren will turn the proceedings over to Harrell again. At that point, he will briefly introduce the committee and turn the proceedings over to Joyce, who will give a presentation lasting approximately 30 minutes. Afterward, they will ask for questions or comments from the speaker and the witnesses, and then general comments from the audience. At the end, Warren will proclaim the formal part of the ceremony over, and the people present will leave.

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Pine Luck

Come one! Come all!
Show some thanks for a great school and great year by joining us at the SEFS Annual Pine Luck!
November 24th 5-7pm
Forest Club Room
Bring a dish, side, or dessert to share!
Roast Chicken (kind of like a turkey) provided!
TAPPI is hosting a raffle for sweet stuff!

And don’t forget to check out XSP’s Annual Tour de Labs before the event!
Starting at 3:30 in the Forest Club Room, students will take groups on a tour of SEFS labs!
Learn about what other students are doing in those mysterious locked labs you pass on your way to class!

See the attached flyer for more details.

SEFS Pine Luck Flyer 11.24.15.docx

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We would like to spread word, that we have opened the call for applications until January of 2016 to the Erasmus Mundus Master MEDfOR. Students may apply for an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship.

Further information is available at:
flyer MEDfOR Set 2015.pdf

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Winter course – Water Is Life: Water, Health, and Ecosystem Services among American Indians and Alaskan Natives

Water Is Life: Water, Health, and Ecosystem Services among American Indians and Alaskan Natives AIS 375 A, SLN 21716
I&S, NW available for students who contact AIS adviser Elissa Washuta ( 5 credits
Tu/Th 3:30 – 5:20 pm
Instructor: Clarita Lefthand-Begay

At the completion of this class, you will understand the connections between tribal water security, culture and health among Indigenous communities in the United States. The class will also discuss the
importance of self-determination for tribal and indigenous communities that are struggling to meet their community’s water security needs. Other topics will include water policies, water scarcity, hauling
practices, fish consumption rates, ocean acidification, dam removal and Gold King Mine spill, which you will learn about via class and guest lectures, readings, short essay writings, group discussions, and
by delivering short PowerPoint presentations. You will also participate in a community project to support tribal water security efforts in the United States. This class will have a course fee ($30).


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Winter Course: Digital Storytelling for Social Impact

Soc W 598A – Digital Storytelling for Social Impact (3 credits) SLN: 19801
This is the first of a 2-quarter course sequence that prepares students for how to develop compelling narratives that fuse brand building into their professional practice. In this course, students will learn about the power of storytelling through the lens of the filmmaking and social media distribution process. Digital Storytelling for Social Impact is focused on building impactful storytelling skills in the digital era. With the prevalence of social media, one’s career is essentially a brand platform.

Students will be exposed to both theory and skill developments aimed at utilizing methods of filmic storytelling to address complex issues, inform and inspire audiences and advance their own personal/professional/organizational goals. There will be heavy emphasis on understanding the entire production process of documentary filmmaking conceptually and in hands-on practice. This class will help you learn how to use online tools and social media to share narratives and stories to create a brand platform that has the power to impact change.

Personal narratives can touch viewers deeply, move them to reflect on their own experiences, treat others with greater compassion, speak out about injustice, or become involved and get activated in civic and political life.

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Assistant Professor-Urban Forest Management

See attached link for more information

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Temporary & Permanent Jobs with the Forest Service

Please see below for a number of great positions. The links will take you to our Forest Service Outreach Database for more information on each job including contact information for the hiring manager, job duties, etc.

Unless otherwise noted, these jobs are being outreached only and are not yet advertised in USAjobs at Please contact the hiring manager found at each positions weblink given below to be notified when position will be advertised.

See our “Tips – How to Get a Forest Service Job” and “FAQ” at:

Contracting Officer GS-12 in Bozeman, Montana

Public Affairs Officer GS-11/12 in Bismarck, North Dakota

Forester GS-11 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Forester GS-5/7/9 in Missoula, Montana

Information Receptionist GS-5 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Nursery Manager GS-12/13 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Forestry Technician in Silviculture GS-7 in Missoula or Huson, Montana

Forest Aviation Officer GS-12 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Administrative Support Assistant GS-5 in Nordman & Sandpoint, Idaho – 2 positions

Fire Hire: The Northern Rockies Region of the Forest Service is pleased to announce our hiring event for GS-5 through GS-9 permanent positions in fire management from November 2nd through December 1st.
These are permanent positions only. Our summer or temporary positions will be advertised with a separate hiring event in January. See our website for the complete list of positions and locations at: The vacancy announcements are posted on

TEMPORARY POSITIONS: Most of these positions will be advertised with separate hiring events starting in January. More information will be coming out in early December.

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Advisers Student Job Opportunity


The Student Calling Program employees between 70 and 80 student callers, and 8 student managers. On a nightly basis (Saturday-Thursday) callers engage in quality conversations with alumni and work to acquire gifts to the university. This is a great job for students looking to increase many skills including but not limited to: verbal communication, sales experience, working as a team. However, we employ students from all different majors and interests across campus. Additionally, students have the opportunity to network with professional advancement staff, but they also get to enjoy flexible schedules and a fun, laid-back environment.

The job application is attached in this email and is due on Monday, November 30th. Students wishing to turn in an application can email it to


Student Caller application.doc

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Environmental Management Certificate Program

Please share this opportunity with graduate students in your program. Questions should be directed to Ana Wieman, or 206-616-2461.

Graduate students in the Environmental Management Certificate program from across the University collaborate to tackle real-world problems with profound policy, scientific and business ramifications.
Students engage in environmental challenges—including energy, climate change, food systems, depletion of natural resources and pollution—and learn to organize collaborative teams to complete a client-based
project. Addressing these challenges requires an understanding of diverse disciplines.

The program spans traditional academic boundaries, allowing students to integrate broad perspectives, knowledge, skills and interconnections. Our goal is for students to achieve a coherent view of
environmental issues through an interdisciplinary focus on the complex relationships among science, management and policy. Applications are accepted twice each year, usually the first Monday in February and first Monday in May.

The Environmental Management Graduate Certificate program offers students access to the University of Washington’s world-class faculty and resources across multiple colleges and schools, including the
Evans School of Public Affairs, Foster School of Business, the College of Engineering, and the College of the Environment.

The EM Certificate program offers students:

· A real-world consulting experience

· A solution-based approach to environmental issues

· Interdisciplinary problem-solving practice

· Skills development in project management, problem solving, communications, and team-building

· Opportunities to develop relationships across an network of graduate students, UW faculty, and potential employers


Students must be matriculated graduate or professional students to be eligible to apply to the Environmental Management Certificate program.

Admission Requirements

Prior to admission, students must have completed a one quarter upper-level or graduate-level course in each of the following:

· Applied quantitative methods (e.g., microeconomics, numerical modeling, applied statistical methods) or pure quantitative methods (e.g., mathematics or statistics);

· Social or natural science.

In addition, strong interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills are required.

Admission is competitive and students are selected on the basis of their academic preparation, ability, and program fit.

Admission Application Procedures

Applications are due February 4 and May 2, 2016. To apply for admission, send the following to

· Completed Application Form

· Letter of Application

· Resume or CV

· Transcripts

The admissions committee considers all completed applications. Decisions are based on the student’s letter of application, academic record and experience, and potential fit with the Keystone Projects.
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