In addition to the job postings below, ASWM has compiled a list of links to water resources and/or wetland-related job postings.  Click here.  To submit a wetland-related job announcement to the ASWM site, send the job title, a brief description, a link to the full description, closing date, relevant contact info and website to sharon@aswm.org

Pacific Southwest Research Station of the U.S. Forest Service is seeking a qualified post-doctoral candidate to lead and manage a 3-4 year research project in the central Sierra Nevada of California. The position is a research fellowship in partnership with the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, located in the PSW Conservation of Biological Diversity Program and stationed in Davis, California.  The incumbent will conduct a local-scale wildlife connectivity analysis that tiers to, tests and validates assumptions of the California Essential Habitat Connectivity Strategy (Spencer et al. 2010) relative to major highways. The purpose of the project is to conduct research on wildlife movement across landscapes with and without significant highway barriers in the foothills of the central Sierra Nevada.  The incumbent will apply the results of the research to identify opportunities to improve wildlife connectivity in the study area with highway barriers, and develop assessment tools and methods for highway project planning and development. The project has 4 components.

Post-doc, co-sponsored by Smithsonian Institution and Harvard Forest, will advance research into scenario and simulation modeling of land use and private/public ownership patterns as they impact the biodiversity and ecosystem services of the Blue Ridge Region of Virginia. The post-doc will be based at Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) in Front Royal, VA and work in William McShea’s Conservation Ecology Lab In close collaboration with: Thomas Akre, SCBI; Jonathan Thompson, Harvard Forest.

Wildlife Technician position(s) are available to work in the lab of Dr. Winsor Lowe at the University of Montana.  Fieldwork will be conducted at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in central New Hampshire. The positions will last approximately 2.5 months, starting early/mid-June and ending in mid-August.  Housing is provided at Hubbard Brook in New Hampshire.  Travel to local field sites is provided. The technician’s primary duties will involve surveys of stream salamanders in headwater streams of central New Hampshire.  The technician will also assist in conducting swimming performance trials with stream salamanders.  Work will be in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and technicians should expect to hike to field sites in rough terrain, get wet from working in headwater streams, handle salamanders, use a handheld GPS unit, and experience East Coast humidity and heat. The technician will be a part of a three-person field crew, thus the successful applicant should work well with others.  Prior fieldwork experience is preferred, but not required. Pay:  $10.00/hour, 40-hour work week. Apply by February 28, 2015.  Send a cover letter, resume and contact info for at least 2 references to Brett Addis, brett.addis@umontana.edu.

Incumbent serves as an Environmental Protection Specialist in the Stormwater Management Division of the District Department of the Environment's Natural Resources Administration.  The mission of the Stormwater Management Division is to manage the District of Columbia's municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit and, by doing so, protect its watersheds from stormwater pollution. Responsibilities include compliance with the District's MS4 permit, as issued by the US Environmental Protection Agency on October 7, 2011.  As mandated by the MS4 permit, DDOE is required to develop and provide training to the public and private sector on stormwater management practices, pollution prevention, and integrated pest management.

The Gund Institute for Ecological Economics at the University of Vermont seeks a postdoctoral associate to develop rigorous and practical models relating ecosystem changes to human health outcomes. The 2-year position is part of a partnership among the Gund Institute, the "Health & Ecosystems: Analysis of Linkages" (HEAL) project, and WWF's Luc Hoffmann Institute. Together we are working to understand nature-health relationships and inform conservation and public health decisions with our findings. The postdoc will be directed by Taylor Ricketts at The University of Vermont.

White Mountain National Forest seeks a Seasonal Biological Science Technician (Plants) located in Campton New Hampshire. Primary duties for the Biological Science Technician (Plants) are conducting inventory and control efforts for non-native invasive species (NNIS) on the White Mountain National Forest.  This involves assisting with planning and development of control strategies for target plant species; inventory, mapping, and control of invasives (manual removal and herbicide application); safe handling of herbicides and maintenance and operation of herbicide application equipment; and assisting with rare plant monitoring surveys. This position will require having a valid pesticide applicator’s license with the state of NH (Commercial – Not for Hire, with Forest and Right-of-way categories). Applicants without a NH applicators license must have enough experience and knowledge to obtain the license within 4-5 weeks of the employment start date. Experience and familiarity with invasive species, botany or other biological sciences, and GIS is helpful. This is a seasonal position, with an approximate term from mid-May through September. To receive a response form, contact Dan Sperduto, Forest Botanist, at danieldsperduto@fs.fed.us.  Submitting a response form is not required to apply for the position when it opens, but will allow us to inform you of the actual posting date. When the vacancy is advertised, the position will be posted here.

Barr Engineering seeks a Wetland/Regulatory Specialist for their office in Duluth, MN. The person in this position will work with clients and on project teams involving water resources/civil and environmental engineering and related technical assignments. Work tasks may include: conducting and/or overseeing wetland delineations, inventories, and functional assessments; botanical and wildlife surveys; development of permit applications; planning wetland and stream restoration projects (including construction oversight); conducting environmental reviews; and negotiating with regulatory agencies. The specialist will work with scientists, engineers, and other Barr staff, as well as with regulatory staff and clients. She or he will work to help clients address ecological and regulatory constraints and to prepare applications and reports required for project permitting and implementation. Additionally, the specialist will assist clients with wetland and stream mitigation related to development impacts. For more information, click here. Closing Date: 8/6/2015.

POST-DOC in FRESHWATER ECOLOGY

The research group of Dr. Rick Relyea at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) will be hiring a post-doc in the area of freshwater ecology. The research interests of the lab are broad, including disease ecology, ecotoxicology, community ecology, ecosystem ecology, animal behavior, phenotypic plasticity, and predator-prey communication.  Systems of interest include wetlands, lakes, and streams. Experimental venues range from lab studies to mesocosms to in situ experiments. For more info, click here