Wetland Jobs Board

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

Job: Assistant Professor - Remote Sensing and GIS

The University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM)  School of Forest Resources and the Arkansas Forest Resources Center, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, are seeking applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in Remote Sensing and GIS with emphasis on natural resources and geospatial technologies. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an innovative research program focused on the integration of natural resources management with geospatial technologies; develop grant proposals and secure funding; and publish in peer-reviewed, nationally-recognized scientific journals. Additional responsibilities include recruiting and mentoring graduate students, advising undergraduate students, and contributing to cooperative research efforts by faculty and other stakeholders in the region. Teaching duties include introductory and advanced courses in remote sensing and GIS, and related courses in support of the program. The tenure-track, 12 month position will carry the rank of assistant professor with an appointment of 70% research and 30% teaching. For more information, click here. Review of applicants begins October 24, 2014.

Job: Ecological Restoration Specialist, MD

Century Engineering seeks an Ecological Restoration Specialist located in Hunt Valley, Maryland to assist with stream restoration projects throughout the mid-Atlantic region. Qualified applicants should have a minimum of three years of experience in stream assessments, including geomorphic, biological, and chemical evaluations; development of stream restoration designs, specifications and cost estimates; and ecological construction oversight. Other desired experience includes: sediment transport analysis; familiarity with H&H modeling; knowledge of stream and wetland ecology; wetland mitigation design; and GIS/ CADD skills. Candidates should have excellent oral and written communication skills and be detail oriented. B.S. in environmental science, engineering, or related field is required. Experience in Maryland and/or Virginia is preferred, but not required. For more information, click here.

Job: Pollution Identification and Correction (PIC) Coordinator, Mount Vernon, WA

Skagit County Washington Public Works - natural Resources Division, Water Resources Section seeks a Pollution Identification and Correction (PIC) Coordinator located in  Work includes developing a comprehensive and sustainable PIC program to address primarily fecal coliform contamination in surface waters in Skagit County.  The PIC Program Coordinator will oversee the County’s current PIC Program, which is focused on fecal coliform contamination in the Samish and Padilla Bay Watersheds.  The current PIC Program includes the Clean Samish Initiative (CSI), a multi-agency effort consisting of targeted sampling to determine areas with elevated fecal coliform concentrations coupled with extensive outreach to landowners, followed by voluntary inspection of individual properties to identify pollution sources and then direction of landowners to the appropriate program to implement corrective actions.  The PIC Program Coordinator will work closely with staff from several County departments, including the Public Health and Planning and Development Services Departments, as well as staff from other agencies and organizations, such as the Washington Departments of Agriculture, Ecology and Health, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Skagit Conservation District, and local tribes.  For more information, click here or go directly here. Closing date is October 1, 2014.

Post Doctoral Research Fellow, SUNY ESF, NY

The State University of NY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, New York seeks a Post-doctoral Scientist to develop a stochastic population model for the federally-threatened Atlantic Coast piping plover to be used in the evaluation of recovery strategies.   The model will build on a prototype decision support tool developed as a collaborative effort among the U.S. Geological Survey, SUNY ESF, and several federal and state biologists and wildlife managers in a structured decision making workshop. The primary decision to be addressed is the use of predator exclosures to improve nest survival at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey.  However there is the potential to evaluate other management actions and to include data from throughout the range of Atlantic Coast piping plovers. Production of a user-friendly interface for the final decision support tool will be expected.  The scientist will be part of a growing lab shared by numerous graduate students, and excellent computing resources will be available. The research will be conducted in close collaboration with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other federal, state, and nongovernmental cooperators. The position will be for two years, and will involve travel to Forsythe and other coastal areas for meetings and field site visits. 

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Five Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Assistantships Available at NC State University

The College of Natural Resources at North Carolina State University is currently seeking five (5) highly qualified candidates to engage in applied interdisciplinary research focused on understanding how salinization affects natural resources and the people who live, work, and recreate in the Albemarle-Pamlico Peninsula of North Carolina. Candidates are sought across five discipline-specific research concentrations (ecohydrology & watershed science, human dimensions of natural resources/tourism, wildlife populations & habitat management, forest and natural resource markets, and geospatial analytics). Working with stakeholders, decision-makers, and collaborators in the region, the NC State team expects to outline locally adaptable solutions to problems associated with salinization. Specifically, the team will rely on a range of methods to assess and model salinization-related impacts to water resources, wildlife, forest product markets and tourism in the region. For more specific information on each position and application instructions, please click here.

Job: Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Biology, NY

The Department of Environmental Science & Biology at the College at Brockport, State University of New York seeks an Assistant Professor (tenure track, 9-month appointment) for fall 2015. The person who fills this position will teach 9 contact hours per semester, including upper division/graduate laboratory courses in Limnology and Water Quality Analysis and specialty courses in areas of interest. An active research program, which includes MS/BS student participation, external funding and peer-reviewed publication, is expected. For more information, click here.

Job: Director, North American Agriculture Project, The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) seeks a Director, North American Agriculture Project  located in any major TNC office in the U.S. The Regional Agricultural Project for North America promotes sustainable agriculture in federal and state energy policy and corporate practices. Over the next three years, priorities may include a) advancing the implementation of the US Farm Bill in key landscapes; b) influencing other public policies and programs related to agriculture and conservation; c) formulating strategic partnerships and advancing market-based solutions with agri-businesses and trade groups; and d) developing and advancing agricultural initiatives in a select number of key landscapes. For more information, click here. Job ID: 42433. Application deadline is October 26, 2014.

Research Associate I, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State Univ.

The Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory at Colorado State University seeks candidates for a Research Associate I position for research into greenhouse gas cycling in agriculture, forestry and other land uses. The goals of the research are to verify and improve greenhouse gas inventory methods used in research and decision support tools. The selected candidate will be responsible for conducting literature reviews, analyzing greenhouse gas inventory methods and models, comparing greenhouse gas inventory method and model results against field measurements, and processing soil and plant samples for chemical and physical analysis. The employee will be expected to manage and work on multiple related projects, keep careful records, and exercise rigorous laboratory quality and safety practices. For more information, click here. For full consideration, apply by September 28, 2014.