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

USGS in Moab, Utah is seeking to a student intern to assist with a variety of ecosystem ecology research projects. The incumbent will gain valuable experience conducting basic ecology field work and building a large global change experiment under the supervision of USGS ecologists and technicians.  The primary study sites are located near Canyonlands National Park. Pay is $12.01 an hour.  Housing will be provided in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park and/or the Canyonlands Research Center.  Position will remain open until filled. Preferred start date is mid-February and the position will go through mid-June, with a possibility of extension through the summer depending on work load. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, possess a valid driver’s license, and must be a current student or recent graduate (less than 12 months out of school). Prior research experience and construction-related skills preferred. To apply, please send a resume, three references and copy of transcripts to

Barr Engineering seeks an Ecologist - Regulatory Specialist - Senior Level located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. 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 river restoration projects (including wetland construction and 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. They will work to help clients meet ecological and regulatory constraints and prepare applications and reports required for project permitting and implementation and mitigation of developmental impacts. For more information, click here.

TRC Companies, Inc. in Houston, Texas is currently looking for an Environmental Scientist to join its Planning, Permitting and Licensing Practice for conducting ecological field studies and preparation of reports and permit applications.  The chosen applicant will be responsible for conducting ecological field studies and preparation of reports and permit applications.  Representative documents would include but would not be limited to Jurisdictional Waters Delineation Reports, General Habitat Assessments, Biological Assessments for state and Federally protected species, Section 404 Clean Water Act /Section 10 Rivers and Harbors Act Authorizations, Section 401 Water Quality Certifications, National Pollutant Discharge and Elimination System (NPDES) authorizations, and sections of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) environmental documents. For more information, click here. Tracking Code: 217616-992.

TRC Companies, Inc. seeks a Wetland Scientist/Construction Monitor with task management skills for their office in Clifton Park, New York. The successful applicant will be involved in a wide variety of projects including electric generation and transmission and natural gas pipeline. Applicants must have the ability to conduct wetland delineations and functional assessments as well as diverse biological field work with minimal supervision and have familiarity with Trimble GPS and GIS. Applicants must also have experience preforming environmental monitoring and SWPPP inspections for construction projects and be able to interact in the field with clients and other contractors, and manage budgets and schedules.  For more information, click here. Tracking Code: 217350-992.

A position in Department of Biology, West Virginia University is available for a PhD student interested in investigating how acid deposition affects the nutrient dynamics and productivity of deciduous forests in central Appalachia. Students will have the opportunity to conduct research at the Fernow Experimental Forest and contribute to long-term research at this location. Student research will involve field work in the beautiful mountains of West Virginia along with extensive training in the use of analytical instrumentation, experimental design, data analysis, computer modeling, communication skills, and teaching.  More about the long-term research at the Fernow can be found here

The Harvard Forest Summer Research Program in Ecology is an opportunity for students to participate in 11 weeks of mentored, paid, independent research focusing on the effects of natural and human disturbances on forest ecosystems, including global climate change, hurricanes, forest harvest, changing wildlife dynamics, and invasive species. Researchers come from many disciplines, and specific projects center on population and community ecology, paleoecology, land-use history, aquatic ecology, biochemistry, soil science, ecophysiology, and atmosphere-biosphere exchanges. Now accepting applications for the 2015 summer program.

2015 Summer Program Dates

Monday, May 25 - Friday, August 7, 2015

Stipend of $5500 for the 11-week session; Free furnished housing Free full meal plan; Travel reimbursement for one round trip to the Harvard Forest campus (federal grant restrictions apply). Apply here.

The Department of Ecology at Montana State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Freshwater Ecology. The department seeks candidates who combine theory, observations, and experiments to tackle important contemporary issues in freshwater ecology, and who will bridge basic and applied science to answer questions that are both regionally important and relevant to society. Candidates with research interests and skills that complement the current faculty are particularly encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate is expected to maintain a vibrant research program and laboratory group funded by extramural grants. The teaching assignment is comprised of three classes: Freshwater Ecology, General Ecology, and an additional course in Aquatic Ecology taught every other year. The Department of Ecology is committed to faculty diversity, and women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants should submit all materials electronically, including a letter of interest addressing the required and preferred qualifications (see full ad), a CV, a statement of research accomplishments and future directions, a statement of teaching experience and interests, copies of up to three publications, and names and full contact information of three references. Screening of applications will begin on February 16th and continue until an adequate pool is established. For more information, click here.

PhD and MS Opportunities in Urban / Plant / Restoration Ecology at the University of Maryland, College Park. Research Focus: Urban plant ecology and ecological restoration, combining ecological science with applications to land management, landscape design and land use planning. Current work focuses on urban parks, long-term outcomes of restoration, invasive species interactions, and ecological succession in the urban environment. With established field sites for long-term research in New York City, we are currently developing new research partnerships in the Baltimore-Washington DC area and beyond.