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Principal Investigator in Everglades Nation Park

Rrecruiting a permanent PhD-level  principal investigator to join our research team. The incumbent will be based in Everglades National Park and will primarily conduct research on federal lands in southern Florida. Major duties will include:

– Conducting research on invasive reptiles, with emphases on Burmese pythons and black-and-white tegus

– Analyzing data and publishing in peer-reviewed journals.

– Oversight of at least 2 co-workers and numerous interns

– Coordination with Colorado-based co-PIs and cooperators to develop long-term research directions and strategies

– Serving as a point of contact for cooperators, government officials, and the media, and representing USGS at various meetings and workshops.

Applicants from a variety of research backgrounds will be considered, but they’re particularly interested in candidates with herpetological expertise, quantitative chops, solid people skills, and proven writing ability. A passion for natural history is a big plus.

Additional info and application instructions can be found here:

Starting salary for this GS12 position is $77K, and start date is negotiable.

The application deadline is 13 August. All applications must be submitted via the website.


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USGS Mendenhall Research Postdoctoral Fellowship

Developing principles and practices for species assessments to inform endangered species determinations, especially for multiple-species assessments

Closing date: 12 September 2018

This Mendenhall Research Fellowship will provide an excellent opportunity for an early career researcher (≤5 years post PhD) to work collaboratively with U.S. Geological Survey scientists and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service managers to provide scientific information through analyses and models that will support consequential decision making.  The candidate will work with a research team to 1) develop models, future scenarios, and analyses to estimate current condition and forecast future condition for multiple species of freshwater mussels and cave/karst amphipods, and 2) develop principles, practices, methods, tools, and guidance for multiple-species assessments. While multiple-species assessment is a focal point, there is room in this research opportunity for creatively exploring other ways to gain efficiency and improve accuracy of species assessments. The research is expected to result in widely-distributed guidance and publications on achieving accurate and efficient species assessments.

The research opportunity is more fully described here:

Research advisors: Dave Smith,; Kelly Maloney,; Mary Freeman,; Amanda Rosenberger,; John Young,

How to apply: Application requires development of a research proposal (contact Dave Smith  The proposal and other application materials must be submitted at USAJOBS

Areas of PhD: Conservation biology, population ecology, community ecology, biology, quantitative ecology (candidates holding a PhD in other disciplines, but with extensive knowledge and skills relevant to the Research Opportunity may be considered).

Qualifications: Applicants must meet one of the following qualifications: Research Biologist, Research Ecologist, Research Wildlife Biologist, Research Fish Biologist, Research Statistician (Biology).

Salary: $81,548 per year

Duration of appointment: 2 years

Position location:  USGS – Leetown Science Center, WV (near Shepherdstown, WV)

For more information, please contact:


David R. Smith

USGS – Leetown Science Center

11649 Leetown Road

Kearneysville, WV 25430


ResearchGate Profile

Google Scholar Citations

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Job Opportunities on USAJobs

Upcoming Hiring Events & Job Openings
Permanent Jobs Being Pre-Advertised Now

Geologist GS-7/9 in Orofino, Idaho

Physical Science Technician GS-7/8/9/10/11 in Watford City & Dickinson, North Dakota – 4 positions

Science Information Specialist GS-9 in Bozeman, Montana

Writer/Editor GS-7/9 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho or St. Maries, Idaho – 1 position

Soils Technician GS-5/6/7 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Wildland Fire Apprentice Positions

The Forest Service is hiring for the Wildland Firefighting Apprenticeship Program. The apprenticeship program develops the knowledge and basic skills necessary to work as a wildland firefighter. Selected applicants will attend a 3,000 hour on-the-job learning program, which includes a two month-long residential firefighting academy at the Wildland Fire Training Center in McClellan, California. Apprentices will be paid and all costs of training will be covered by the Forest Service.

Be an apprentice wildland firefighter and challenge yourself to new limits!

Apply on

August 1 – October 15

Duty locations are available across the country.

For more info see:

Resource Assistants Program and Public Lands Corps Hiring Event

The USDA Forest Service is seeking to hire applicants who are eligible for the Resource Assistants Program and Public Lands Corps hiring authorities.

Translating Service to a Career!

Apply on

August 6 – 20, 2018

Several duty locations are available across the country.

For more info see:

Summer Jobs For 2019

Summer temporary jobs will be open to the public to apply starting in September of 2018.  Heads up!  More info coming soon.

Want Help With Your Resume or Applying?  No Problem…

Schedule time to visit with me to visit with about: jobs with the Forest Service, career advice, help with applying for jobs on USAJOBS, help with your resume, other questions about applying or finding jobs, and anything else.  Email me to set up a time:
If you have a resume, please email it to akamps@fs.fed.usprior to your scheduled appointment. I will call you at the scheduled time using the phone number you provide in the booking.
More Resources:

To begin with, please visit our website to learn more about the jobs we have and the process.  In particular, see our “Tips – How to Get a Forest Service Job” and “Frequently Asked Questions” on our website at: on the right hand side in the Quick Links box.

Here are a few more links for helpful information:

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Youth & Community Engagement Coordinator Position Available!

Washington Conservation Corps Individual Placement

Youth & Community Engagement Coordinator


Position summary

The U.S. Forest Service is pleased to partner with the Washington Conservation Corps to offer an AmeriCorps internship as the Youth and Community Engagement Coordinator at the Mt. Baker- Snoqualmie National Forest (MBS). This position will be responsible for serving with the U.S. Forest Service and multiple partners to coordinate and implement inclusive youth and community engagement activities that connect Puget Sound area communities with their public lands. Duty location for the position is Everett, Washington.


The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. Established in 1905, the agency works with communities and organizations to conserve and enhance the watersheds, wildlife habitat and wild places across the 193-million-acre National Forest System. The 1.7 million acres Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest is one of the highest visited National Forest in the nation with approximately 5 million visits annually.


After successfully completing the 11-month position, the IP is eligible to receive noncompetitive hiring status for a period of not more than 2-years, as provided by the Public Lands Corps Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2005, Public Law 109-154.


Position responsibilities

•          Design and execute an inclusive youth and community engagement strategy.

•          Develop, coordinate and manage community engagement, environmental education, and stewardship events that enhance the visibility and awareness of public lands.

•          Develop events and lessons that integrate culturally responsive planning techniques and Next Generation Science Standards.

•          Implement “Every Kid in a Park” 4th grade classroom visits, fieldtrips, and post activities with fifteen Title 1 schools reaching more than 900 students.

•          Coordinate and execute multiday forest exploration events with diverse youth and partner organizations. Activities integrate stewardship, environmental education, leadership development, and career exploration. Duration of events will range from 1-5 days.

•          Collaborate with USFS personnel and partner organizations to evaluate program/event performance and provide recommendations for improvements.

•          Assist in program communications and social media efforts to share program and event stories.

•          Engage USFS staff and partners to support federal employment recruitment efforts.

•          Input and track accomplishment data within the Interpretation and Conservation Education database.

•          Develop annual reports and present accomplishments to Forest and Regional Office staff.



•          Applicants must be between the age of 18-25 on their first day of service (age restrictions are based on legislative mandate, and do not apply to Gulf War Era II Veterans, dependents, or active duty reservists, or those with a mental or sensory disability).

•          Per legislative mandate, priority will be given to Washington state residents.

•          Applicants must be eligible for AmeriCorps, and able to submit documentation of one of the following citizenship statuses: U.S. Citizen, National, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien. Learn more about AmeriCorps eligibility on the WCC website.

•          Valid state driver’s license and ability to operate a motor vehicle by the time of service start date. Government vehicles are available for service-related travel but IP is responsible for travel to and from duty station.

•          Must be able to pass a background check in order to obtain a federal government issued identification card (known as LincPass) for computer access.



This is an 11-month AmeriCorps position starting October 1, 2018, and ending September 6, 2019. Members are expected to serve 40 hours over four or five days each week.


WCC AmeriCorps member benefits

Members will receive a biweekly paycheck equal to Washington state minimum wage, in addition to the AmeriCorps Education Award ($5,920) upon completion of term. Basic health insurance and qualified loan forbearance is available. In addition, all 300 WCC members gather three times a year for professionally-taught, career-transferable trainings. Read more about training opportunities and a full list of benefits on theWCC website.


Application process

Please complete both required steps:

1. Submit WCC online application accessible from the WCC website (select this IP position on application).

2. Email résumé (with 3 references) and cover letter to Aleta Eng at


About WCC and AmeriCorps

Washington Conservation Corps (WCC) is an AmeriCorps program that creates future leaders through community involvement and mentorship. The program supports more than 350 members and experienced staff statewide who restore critical habitat, build trails, lead volunteers, educate youth, and respond to local and national disasters.

AmeriCorps is a network of local, state, and national service programs that connects over 70,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet community needs in education, the environment, public safety, health, and homeland security. Learn more on the WCC website.

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Carlson Center Hiring Graduate Student

The Carlson Center is currently recruiting hourly paid graduate student staff for the 2018-19 academic year. Could you forward these opportunities to students that may be interested in the roles outlined below?

Graduate Student Community Liaison and Mentor (1 internship position open, starts at $19/hour)

This paid internship is part of the Undergraduate Community Based Internship (UCBI) program, a collaboration between the Carlson Center and the UW Career & Internship Center. This position provides a unique opportunity for graduate students at the UW to learn more about facilitating student learning, linking experiential opportunities to career readiness, program management, and a better understanding of the strengths and challenges faced by non-profit partners and communities in the Seattle/King County area. Applications are due on August 10

Graduate Student Assistant: Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement (1 position open, starts at $19 per hour)

University of Washington Undergraduate Academic Affairs is seeking a (1) hourly graduate student assistant for the 2018-19 academic year. In this role, the graduate student will provide foundational support for the University of Washington’s application for the Carnegie Foundation’s Community Engagement Classification. This graduate assistant will play a key role in the collection of quantitative and qualitative data from across the many schools, departments, centers and colleges at UW. The student in this position will receive joint supervision from the Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center and Urban@UW, and will contribute greatly to the UW’s application for this prestigious recognition. Applications are due on August 10

Full position descriptions—including detailed application instructions—can be found on the Carlson Center website.

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2018 Aramark Step Up to Leadership Internship

2018 Aramark Step Up to Leadership – Internship is open to students who are currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate program at a college or university.

Internship Deadline: August 2018

Award Amount:  Paid

Internship Type: Full-time

Applicants can get more information through the given link:  Aramark Step Up to Leadership – Internship 

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Americorps Urban Forestry Specialist Position

The City of Bellevue is recruiting for an Americorps Urban Forestry Specialist. This is an excellent opportunity for college graduates to gain experience in urban forestry working on outreach and education and urban forestry management.  College graduates interested in forestry, environmental policy, climate mitigation and adaptation, environmental science, urban planning, landscape architecture or a related field are encouraged to apply. This is a 10 month position from September 2018 – July 2019.

More information can be found here:

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EarthCorps is hiring!


Do you know a young adult who loves the outdoors, is passionate about service, interested in habitat restoration, and looking for an opportunity to advance their environmental career?

Let them know EarthCorps is hiring!

Leadership and crew member positions are available in our crewvolunteer, andspecialist programs.

Our programs are focused on environmental restoration, leadership development, and community building. AmeriCorps members improve the lands and waters throughout western Washington through invasive plant removal, native plant installation, trail construction and maintenance, volunteer management, and more.

AmeriCorps members devote time to professional and personal growth through workshops and trainings that provide deeper context for the restoration work.

Learn more and apply today!

AmeriCorps positions are only open to US residents.



Do you wish you were a young adult so you could join our Corps Program?
Do not fret! We have service and volunteer opportunities for people of all ages. Visit ourVolunteer Calendar for service opportunities near you or join our Puget Sound Stewardprogram.

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Excellence at The Herbfarm: Looking for help-

Gardner and Farmer at The Herbfarm

Garden-Herbfarm Farmer Job Description.docx

Farmer more details 2018 to format.docx

Gdnr-2018 Farm Garden Lead Assistant.docx

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Mountains to Sound Greenway Job Posting mid-July to late September, apply now

Apply ASAP, see attached for more details.

To apply:

Email a brief cover letter and resume to: Ben Hughey at ben.hughey

Position Summary :

Two Visitor Survey Technicians will coordinate with researchers at the University of

Washington (UW) and USDA Forest Service (USFS) staff to survey visitors to collect demographics

information and activity preferences for persons recreating on state and federal lands in the Middle Fork

Snoqualmie River Valley. The Survey Technicians will be stationed at identified roadside locations along

the Middle Fork Road (Forest Service Road 56) for four-hour shifts at various times and days of the week

to implement the research survey protocol. The Survey Technicians may be paired with volunteers

and/or other staff members but will also be expected to work independently.

Collected data will be provided to the University of Washington for analysis. Orientation training will be

provided by Greenway Trust, USFS, and UW staff.

Position Type & Schedule: Temporary, part-time non-exempt. Work begins approximately mid-July

through late September. Technicians will conduct 4-hour field shifts (with an additional 2 hours included

for travel to/from the site, and setup/breakdown), with 2-4 shifts weekly, for a total of 12-24 hours a

week until a total of 24 survey days have been completed. Position includes mileage reimbursement for

travel to and from survey site from Issaquah. Schedules will be agreed upon in advance and will include

a variety of mornings and afternoons on weekdays or weekends, between 8am-8pm, for the purposes of

conducting an array of survey samples.

Work Location : The Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Valley is less than an hour from Seattle, and

encompasses public lands popular for various types of outdoor recreation. The Survey Technicians will

work alongside the main road entering the valley, to interact with visitors at the end of their visit. To

learn more about the Middle Fork Snoqualmie, visit

Compensation: $17.00/hour. Mileage reimbursement of $0.54/mi from Mountains to Sound Greenway

field base in Issaquah to study site outside of North Bend.

Visitor Survey Tech Position Description.pdf

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Entry level GIS Tech positions available

A couple of entry level GIS Technician positions that have opened at Puget Sound Energy. Two positions are electric focused and one is gas focused. The job postings have been attached. Interested individuals may apply at

Data Overview – Gas GIS Technician #15963 .pdf

Data Overview – Electric GIS Technician I #05586 .pdf

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Veteran? ESRM Major Looking for Summer Employment?

Do you know of any veterans in ESRM looking for summer employment? (It needs to be a vet because of their special hiring authority allows me to circumvent the traditional replacement hiring, which is slow.)

The job would pay about $15-17/hr. depending upon experience and education; would run till ~November (or less if they need to get back to school); it’s based out of Verlot, WA (out by Granite Falls) and there is bunkhouse space available if needed. Our schedule is 4-10’s, Monday-Thursday.

The work entails: flagging/painting/tagging/traversing boundaries, marking wildlife and leave trees and aiding in cruising. It is physically demanding and they will be outside in all weather conditions.

Let me know if you have any good candidates (or have them shoot me an email) and feel free to spread the word.


John Kirby
Pre-sale Forester
Forest Service

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

p: 360-436-2325
1405 Emens Ave N
Darrington, WA 98241
Caring for the land and serving people

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Environmental non-profit positions

The Greenway Trust is hiring for part-time summer jobs and a full-time career positions. See the full position description and learn how to apply at :

Visitor Survey Technicians (2 positions)

Two Visitor Survey Technicians will coordinate with researchers at the University of Washington (UW) and USDA Forest Service (USFS) staff to survey visitors to collect demographics information and activity preferences for persons recreating on state and federal lands in the beautiful Middle Fork Snoqualmie River Valley. The Survey Technicians will work on the side of the forested Middle Fork for four-hour shifts at various times and days of the week. This is a temporary, part-time position ending in September 2018.

Volunteer Program Coordinator

The Volunteer Program Coordinator oversees all aspects of the Greenway volunteer program, including developing volunteer and outreach events, coordinating a team of event leaders, ensuring the successful recruitment and management of volunteers, and cultivating partnerships with businesses, civic organizations, and community groups. The goal of this program is to grow public involvement in and awareness of the Mountains to Sound Greenway, provide volunteer opportunities while expanding a stewardship ethic, and grow membership and financial support for the Greenway Trust.

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JOB: YMCA Earth Service Corps in Seattle

AmeriCorps job posting (link below) for YMCA Earth Service Corps in Seattle and would be a great fit for those interested in environmental education.

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Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership – Watershed Restoration/Environmental Science Education

The Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership (SNAP) is recruiting applicants for environmental AmeriCorps Members for the Fall 2018-19 program.
SNAP AmeriCorps Members serve 11 months with a Sierra Nevada, California environmental nonprofit or agency. Members conduct and lead watershed restoration projects, do ecological monitoring, conduct environmental education and outreach, and recruit and manage volunteers, as well as participate in career development and training. This is a unique opportunity for students and graduates to gain valuable experience in environmental organizations and agencies while working on key environmental issues facing communities in the Sierra Nevada.

Rachel Durben

Sierra Nevada AmeriCorps Partnership Program Director

Sierra Nevada Alliance

530.542.4546 ext. 705

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Jobs List for Week of June 11th

Positions Currently Advertised Now on

Archaeologist GS-9/11 in Watford City, North Dakota

Engineering Technician GS-7 in Great Falls, Montana

Hydrologist GS-9 in Libby, Montana

Forestry Technician (Fire) GS-6 in Libby, Montana

Forestry Technician (Recreation) GS-6/7 in Niehart, Montana

Social Services Assistant GS-6/7 in Darby & Anaconda, Montana – 2 positions

Permanent Positions Also Being Outreached (Pre-Advertisement Period)

Hydrology Technician GS-8/9 in Sandpoint, Idaho

Forestry Technician Timber Sale Prep GS-6 in Sandpoint, Idaho

Forestry Technician Timber Sale Administrator GS-10 in Bonners Ferry or Sandpoint, Idaho

NEPA Writer/Editor GS-9/11 in Dillon, Montana

Resource Assistant GS-6/7 in Missoula, Montana

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USAJOBS Job Announcement – Urban Forester

Urban Forester job opening in Washington D.C.

Read more about the position at

This position is located at the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), Office of the Chief Operating Officers, Superintendent Capitol Grounds, Gardening Division.

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Open Position with the Klamath Tribes Administration Office

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me


Sarah Bates

Human Resources Generalist

The Klamath Tribes

PO Box 436

Chiloquin OR 97624

(541)783-2219 Ext 190


Wildlife Biologist.pdf

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summer job opportunity, starting very soon!

2018 HEEL Summer Job Opportunity_Lab Technician.docx

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Forest Ecologist Position

Attached is the job posting for the Forest Ecologist position with The Nature Conservancy.
Forest Ecologist_Position Description_Final.pdf

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