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  • Field Technician, Humane Wildlife Solutions LLC (St. Louis, MO)

    Humane Wildlife Solutions LLC is now hiring!
    ...and looking to fill one or two positions immediately!

    Humane Wildlife Solutions LLC seeks to transform the way we address conflicts with urban wildlife in St. Louis City, County, and surrounding areas. We offer to residents and businesses in these areas a variety of completely humane services designed especially for the welfare of wildlife.

    In short, we provide long-term solutions at affordable prices without harming wild animals.

  • Habitat Strike Team Technician, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever (Central or West Central IL; due June 4)

    The Habitat Strike Team and this position is part of a partnership between Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Illinois Recreational Access Program (IRAP) and Pheasants Forever, Inc. The incumbent will conduct habitat management work on IRAP leased private land and may also work on other IDNR private lands programs. This position is also responsible for maintenance and repair of equipment. This is a temporary full-time, employee of Pheasants Forever, Inc. and will receive daily leadership from the Strike Team Coordinator and possibly Pheasants Forever staff and/or IDNR staff. This position will be located in Central or West Central Illinois.

  • Biological Science Technician (Recent Graduate), Agricultural Research Service, Soil Management Research Unit (Morris, MN; due May 26)

    Duties include assisting in one or more phases of the research process by performing a variety of standardized or routine duties, in a laboratory, field, or greenhouse environment, common to the assigned area of work, maintaining inventory of chemicals, preparing solutions and reagents for use in the laboratory, field, or greenhouse, safely disposing of waste material (both chemical and biological), recording instrument readings, collecting samples, and taking measurements, keeping detailed records of experimental data, tabulating, analyzing, and summarizing data using personal computers and software packages, performing routine and recurring techniques and studies using a variety of specialized equipment, maintaining, calibrating, and modifying equipment and automated systems used for test and evaluation procedures, and more.
  • Resource Analyst, Kane DuPage Soil & Water Conservation District (St Charles, IL)

    When you join our team, you will:

    • Implement the Soil Erosion Sediment Control Program for projects ranging from new bridges to airport runways, re-zoned land to construction sites, land restoration to stream bank stabilization. You will review stormwater pollution prevention plans, inspect sites and identify areas for improved soil containment. Follow up inspections make sure the work is done right.
    • Write Land Use Opinion Reports providing an opinion of a proposed project, identify natural features on site and offer an unbiased review of the land.
    • Develop Partners for Conservation plans to help farmers improve water quality, providing technical assistance and distributing funds to help mitigate the cost of conservation practices—from cover crops to pollinator habitat, filter strips to grass waterways
  • Education and Engagement Associate, Cumberland River Compact (Nashville, TN; open until filled)

    The Education and Engagement Associate will report to the Senior Program Manager, Education and Engagement, and is responsible for coordinating and delivering high-quality youth education programs to schools and community groups. We are seeking a qualified candidate with interest and experience in delivering environmental education programs and developing new programs focused on fostering a connection with nature. The Education and Engagement Associate is expected to spend approximately 60% of their time directly engaging with students and teachers at schools and community programs.

  • Soil Conservationist (Urban Conservationist), Natural Resources Conservation Service (New Lenox, IL; due May 24)

    Duties include assisting in gathering and assembling preliminary data for all resource concerns for use in developing complete basic farm conservation plans, understanding all applicable NRCS and Farm Bill programs available to address resource concerns and explains cost share programs and payment procedures to applicants and contract holders, carrying out a follow-up schedule for applying soil conservation practices in accordance with plan and contract schedules, and, with supervision, utilizing most current technology programs in the documentation and management of conservation plans and technical assistance by the service center.

  • Wetland Ecologist (entry-level and senior-level), GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. (Brookfield, WI)

    We are seeking entry-level and senior-level (6 to 20 years’ experience) Wetland Scientists to support and help lead our natural resources practice in Brookfield, Wisconsin.  Candidates must have a solid educational background, be self-learners and motivated, and have a strong interest in working outdoors throughout Wisconsin and elsewhere within and beyond the Midwest.  Senior applicants must have an interest in mentoring and developing younger staff to help build meaningful and successful wetland careers.  Our Wetland Scientists work with a diverse team of Scientists, Engineers, and other Professionals.  Experience sought includes wetland delineation, community design, vegetation O&M, and mitigation bank development and permitting.  Aquatic sciences and threatened and endangered species knowledge and experience is also desired.

  • Environmental Education & Engagement Coordinator, City of Ann Arbor Natural Area Preservation (Ann Arbor, MI; due May 17)

    The Natural Area Preservation (NAP) Environmental & Engagement Coordinator works collaboratively with fellow NAP Supervisors to address all aspects of NAP’s mission, including volunteerism, biological inventory, and prescribed fire programming. The NAP Environmental & Engagement Coordinator may also serve as a “Burn Boss” – taking responsibilities for prescribed fire permitting, writing burn prescriptions, developing site-specific safety recommendations, fielding public inquires, and more.

  • Conservation Specialist, Ozark Land Trust (Missouri; due May 19)

    Core tasks include visiting properties as assigned, both in person and through aerial imagery, to compare their current condition to their condition when OLT first protected them, to ensure there are no threats to the conservation values of the properties, coordinating with landowners of private protected lands to arrange for visits, meeting in person and virtually to gather input from owners of such properties about changes in condition of the lands, completing required forms and reports in OLT’s stewardship database to note the condition of the property, any comments from the landowner, or any knowledge derived from researching adjacent or nearby activities that might have an impact on the protected land, and more.

  • Conservation Specialist, Marathon County Conservation, Planning, and Zoning (Wausau, WI; due May 22)

    As part of a Conservation Team, the Conservation Specialist will be focusing on outreach and working with a Marathon County producer-led group. They will work closely with EPPIC (Eau Pleine Partnership for Integrated Conservation) which was one of the first producer-led watershed groups in Wisconsin (more information can be found on their Facebook page here: EPPIC - Eau Pleine Partnership for Integrated Conservation - Home | Facebook).

  • IL Seasonal Tech - Vegetation Assessments (summer 2023), Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever (southern IL; due May 16)

    The Seasonal Technician – Vegetation Assessments will be responsible for conducting vegetation assessments at defined locations on rights-of-way in southern Illinois, completing assessment forms and entering data. This position will be responsible for accurate data collection and entry and take measures to ensure quality control. Assessments will be conducted from June 1 through August 15, 2023.

    This position may have the opportunity to assist other Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever staff in planning and conducting habitat management on private lands, coordination outreach events or attending chapter sponsored events. 

  • Multiple positions at the Great Basin Institute (western U.S.A.)

    Multiple positions at the Great Basin Institute across the Western United States.

  • WI Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever (Menomonie, WI; due May 19)

    As an employee of Pheasants Forever, Inc. (PF) you will work in close partnership with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) to promote, accelerate enrollment, coordinate, and implement the conservation provisions of the Federal Farm Bill and other related wildlife conservation programs. Activities will include program promotion, contract coordination, conservation planning, conservation plan modification, site assessment, and reporting.

  • Watershed Programs Associate, Huron River Watershed Council (Ann Arbor, MI; due May 15)

    The Watershed Programs Associate assists with the planning and implementation of environmental monitoring and stormwater outreach programming across the organization. The Associate is primarily responsible for coordinating volunteer data collection in HRWC’s Chemistry and Flow Monitoring Program and assisting with its ongoing development and implementation. The Associate is also part of a team assisting local municipalities and partners in meeting federal stormwater permit requirements and implementing key strategies of watershed management plans. HRWC will provide mentoring to guide growth and professional development within the watershed management field. 

  • Human Dimensions of Conservation Research Associate, New College of Florida (Lake Buena Vista, FL; due May 7)

    Under the direction of a Conservation Programs Manager, the Research Associate will comply with Disney rules and guidelines relating to appearance and professional conduct for the duration of the contract, collaborate with the members of Disney Conservation to develop and execute conservation social science projects, assist with social science data collection, analysis, and scientific writing, engage diverse teams and Cast Members across Walt Disney World Resort® in science and conservation opportunities, help create and deliver conservation education and career programming, support evaluations of core projects, and more.

  • Biological Science Technician (soils), Agricultural Research Service (Lincoln, NE; due May 5)

    Duties include collecting, preparing, evaluating, and verifying soil samples and supporting records, performing routine soil laboratory techniques using specialized equipment for microbiological analyses, tabulating, statistically analyzing and summarizing data using personal computers and software packages, preparing solutions and reagents for use in the laboratory, field, or greenhouse, maintaining detailed records of experimental data, and assisting in one or more phases of the research process by performing a variety of technical duties, in a laboratory, field, or greenhouse environment.

  • Soil Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service (4 IL locations; due May 10)

    This position provides assistance in the development, planning, contracting and application of land conservation practices and programs consistent with NRCS policy and procedures.  They also assist in gathering and assembling preliminary data for all resource concerns for use in developing complete basic farm conservation plans, understand all applicable NRCS and Farm Bill programs available to address resource concerns and explain cost share programs and payment procedures to applicants and contract holders, carry out a follow-up schedule for applying soil conservation practices in accordance with plan and contract schedules, and with supervision, utilize most current technology programs in the documentation and management of conservation plans and technical assistance by the service center.

  • Soil Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service (40 U.S. vacancies; due May 15)

    A Soil Conservationist works with farmers & other private landowners in that county to help address resource concerns (ie. Environmental problems). This is done through conservation planning and then helping producers sign up for financial assistance to implement conservation practices.

  • Post-Graduate Fellowship (June 2023-May 2024), Dunes Learning Center (Chesterton, IN)

    Environmental Education Fellows are key members of the Dunes Learning Center team and are responsible for providing meaningful experiences for children and adults regarding the diversity of ecosystems and cultural history of the Indiana Dunes all year long. They help students create connections, build confidence, and develop a sense of place by providing opportunities to explore, ask questions, reflect and work together as a team.

  • Grassland Bird Conservation PhD Research Assistantship (Jan. 2024), Clemson University (open until filled)

    This position will focus on applied ecology and conservation issues pertaining to grassland birds (e.g., Northern Bobwhite, Henslow’s Sparrow, Bachman’s Sparrow, etc) and grasslands. One component of the project will leverage an existing dataset to evaluate grassland bird response to land cover (habitat) and management activities. The candidate may also pursue field work monitoring grassland birds using autonomous recording units or using drone technology to quantify and map drivers of spatial distributions of grassland birds, including vegetation cover and structure. Additionally, candidates may begin to address socioeconomic drivers and the human dimensions of grassland bird conservation. Students will have the opportunity to develop specific research questions around these or other topics and shape their dissertation to their interest.

  • Visiting Scientific Specialist, Wetlands Geology, Illinois State Geological Survey (Champaign, IL; due May 15)

    ISGS is seeking to hire a Visiting Scientific Specialist, Wetlands Geology to participate in specialized assessment and monitoring of the hydrogeology and geochemistry of wetlands, streams, bioswales and other related environments. This position is for a full-time specialist dedicated to field data collection and analysis to support Illinois state agencies under their environmental programs, including the Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois Tollway, and Illinois Nature Preserves Commission. This position will support the analysis and reporting for compliance with various federal (e.g., Clean Water Act) and state regulatory programs. Position is based in Champaign, Illinois.

  • Conservation Warden, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (due May 4)

    Conservation wardens are credentialed law enforcement officers who work throughout the state, enforcing all natural resource and recreation safety laws, educating the public on conservation topics and providing law enforcement services on state parks, forests and trails. We are committed to creating a culture of inclusivity, building trusting relationships, and thoughtfully engaging and serving our diverse public.

  • Field Technician I (Seasonal), National Great Rivers Research & Education Center (multiple IL locations)

    Assist the National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC) in collecting ecological field data in large river floodplains, riparian zones and adjacent areas. The individuals in these positions will participate in a variety of field and laboratory research activities, providing day-to-day support for NGRREC scientists, visiting scholars, and research equipment.

  • Wetland Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service (Morrison, IL; due May 4)

    The purpose of this position is to support the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) mission of providing resources to farmers and landowners to aid them with conservation. This position serves as an expert in the provision of direct wetland determination assistance to Field Offices and producers and for supervision of assigned staff. 

  • Fisheries Management Technician (Hourly) - Illinois Natural History Survey

    The Illinois Natural History Survey is seeking multiple (up to 2) technicians to conduct field and laboratory work in support of sportfish management projects in streams and reservoirs in Illinois. Field work responsibilities include measuring limnological parameters and sampling fish using boat electrofishing in reservoirs and stream electrofishing gears in wadable streams. This position will be based out of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Office in Gibson City, Illinois 

  • Fisheries/Aquatic Ecology Research Technician (full-time), Kaskaskia Biological Station, Illinois Natural History Survey (Sullivan, IL; open until filled)

    Conduct field and laboratory work in support of research projects on sportfish management and invasion biology in lakes and rivers. Current research projects include spatial ecology and food web effects of habitat enhancements in reservoirs, experimental harvest regulations, and the ecology and management of invasive carp in the Illinois River. Field work responsibilities include measuring limnological parameters, sampling fish, zooplankton, and macroinvertebrate communities, and conducting creel surveys in rivers and lakes throughout Illinois.

  • Conservation Ecology Seasonal (includes GIS work), McHenry County Conservation District (Ringwood, IL; open until filled)

    Gain experience out in the field utilizing GIS technology and learn how to apply it to natural resource management. Work with our experience staff of Ecologists and GIS Analyst in the collection and maintenance of land management, land acquisition, division programs and biological inventories using mobile devices and/or GPS.  Assist in the day-to-day operations, administration, implementation, maintenance, and support of the Land Preservation and Natural Resource Division’s GIS and related systems.

  • Rachel Carlson Council Fellowship 2023-2024 - focus on environmental advocacy and organization (remote; due Apr. 30)

    The RCC Fellowship Program is designed to identify outstanding students with a passion for environmental education, organizing, and advocacy and provide them with financial support to carry out valuable projects and campaigns on behalf of the RCC. To apply to the program, students propose their own projects that are focused on sustainability and environmental justice to be carried out on their campuses and in their communities. Individuals considering applying to the program may consider a wide variety of potential projects. Former fellows have run projects ranging from divestment campaigns to podcasts on environmental justice issues and campaigns for renewable energy infrastructure on their campuses.

  • Biological Science Technician (Fish), U.S. Geological Survey (Millersburg, MI; due Apr. 28)

    As a Biological Science Technician (Fish) within the Great Lakes Science Center Hammond Bay Biological Station, some of your specific duties will include assisting in conducting field studies and surveys to collect fisheries data and/or specimens to support scientific studies, assisting scientist in laboratory work, performing and/or coordinating the repair and maintenance of research and support equipment, operating and maintaining outboard powered boats, preparing and/or presenting environmental educational material of limited difficulty, overseeing and training new technicians and field crews in standard field data collection and analytical techniques.

  • Environmental Scientist I, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet--Environmental Analysis (Frankfort, KY; due Apr. 25)

    Holders of the Environmental Scientist I position will complete tasks such as assess projects for potential impacts to streams and wetlands, communicate with KYTC Districts about their needs in regards to permitting and compliance, oversee consultants who are tasked with working on clearing KYTC projects and securing all necessary permits prior to construction, meet with state and federal resource agencies to help secure Clean Water Act permits for KYTC.

  • Aquatic Field Technician (Hourly) - Illinois Natural History Survey

    The Illinois Natural History Survey is seeking field technicians (2-4 possible) to conduct applied research in large-river ecology in Southwestern Illinois. Technicians will assist large river ecologists in the collection of standardized long-term fish and water quality monitoring data and additional research projects. This position will be 40 hours per week and will be located at the Great Rivers Field Station in Alton, Illinois.

  • Urban Conservation Technician, Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District (Noblesville, IN; open until filled)

    To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function of the position satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this document are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Hamilton County provides reasonable accommodations to qualified employees and applicants with known disabilities who require accommodation to complete the application process or perform essential functions of the job, unless those accommodations would present an undue hardship. 

  • Learning Programs Coordinator (2 Year Term), Shedd Aquarium (Chicago, IL)

    The Learning Programs Coordinator works closely with the managers and overall team to coordinate resources necessary for programs and staff (such as: buses, program attendance, purchasing, staff PTO, program scheduling & spaces, registration, and staff on-boarding) and actively seeks out tools and resources to achieve maximum efficiency. This is a 2 year term position. 

  • Learning Facilitator, Shedd Aquarium (Chicago, IL)

    The Learning Facilitator’s primary role is to deliver programming that is tailored for learners including students (PK-12), youth, teachers, families, adults, and middle school and high school teens. Facilitators utilize learner-centered facilitation strategies to encourage learners to think critically about the natural world and their place in it, and actively seek out relevant content knowledge. The Learning Facilitator will implement programs while working with other team members as appropriate. The Learning Facilitator will assist in daily setup and any preparation that is needed before and after each program.

  • Agricultural Assistant (plant molecular biology-related; summer 2023), Carl R Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (Urbana, IL)

    In this position, the incumbent will assist with plant biology experiments in the lab, greenhouse, and field, RNA extractions, seed counting, tissue collection, planting and harvesting, physiological measurements, etc.. Possibility of own research project.

  • Program Coordinator, Open Space STL (St. Louis, MO; due May 5)

    Open Space STL is a nonprofit organization that works independently and collaboratively to conserve and sustain land, water and other natural resources throughout the St. Louis region. The Program Coordinator is responsible for facilitating communications and the successful planning and implementation of Open Space STL’s conservation and fundraising programs. He or she will work closely with program staff to ensure the completion of tasks within set deadlines and budgets.  The Program Coordinator will identify potential funding needs to draft grant requests and develop ideas to market our programs to potential volunteers and funders. He or she will perform outreach duties to engage with the local community and produce communications to raise awareness and participation in Open Space STL’s programs and events. The Program Coordinator will also be responsible for administrative, bookkeeping, and purchasing equipment or other supplies necessary for Open Space STL to carry out our mission.

  • Water Resources Management Specialist, Jefferson County Land & Water Conservation Department (Jefferson, WI; application review begins April 17)

    This position is located in Champaign, Illinois of the Natural Resources Conservation Service. The incumbent performs duties which assist in carrying out a coordinated natural resources conservation program tailored to customers' needs. The incumbent serves under the supervisor of a designated Wetland Agency Expert, providing direct assistance to Field Offices and works with District, Area and State Office staff.

  • Water Resources Management Specialist, Jefferson County Land & Water Conservation Department (Jefferson, WI; application review begins April 17)

    As an experienced, knowledgeable, and passionate individual, you will be successful in this role while completing the below key tasks and responsibilities:

    • Provides technical expertise and education to other County Departments, County Committees, resource organizations and citizens on lakes, rivers, ground water, aquatic invasive species, and wetland issues/concerns, laws, programs, and management.
    • Develops, updates, and assists with implementation of lake and aquatic plant management plans.
    • Facilitates and participates in meetings of resource organizations and the public to achieve consensus on management decisions/recommendations.
    • Implements cost-sharing programs that protect water resources and prevent erosion.
    • Performs water quality, aquatic plant, and other resource monitoring in order to determine trends on lakes and rivers and to aid in management plan development.
    • Trains citizens how to perform lake and stream water quality monitoring, how to monitor for aquatic invasive species, how to educate boaters about aquatic invasive species laws, and how to implement purple loosestrife biocontrol. Communicates program information to volunteers, distributes equipment, performs field checks, assists with data entry as needed, and performs quality assurance checks on data.
    • Provides aquatic invasive species education and outreach to partners and stakeholders including updates on activities and programs, program materials to bait shops, and posts on social media.
    • Applies for and administers grants to fund water resources-related projects in coordination with relevant partners. Writes and submits final reports including any required financial accounting for the grants.
    • Investigates and provides a response to citizen complaints and concerns involving water pollution, wetland disturbance, invasive species, excess manure spreading, manure runoff, and other agricultural and resource concerns.
  • River Health & Resiliency Organizer, Prairie Rivers Network (Quad Cities region of IL or Champaign, IL; due Apr. 24)

    River Health and Resiliency Organizer – Prairie Rivers Network seeks a River Health and Resiliency Organizer to advance nature-based solutions in Illinois. This role will educate, engage, and activate community members interested in nature-based solutions, build abundant and higher quality habitat to address the biodiversity crisis, and clean up our rivers and waterways supporting downstream communities. This role will primarily build and organize in the Quad Cities region in 2023 before expanding this work into other Illinois river towns in the coming years. Read full job posting.

  • IL Agroforestry Educator, Savanna Institute (Central IL region; due Apr. 16)

    Position Opening – IL Agroforestry Educator

    Hours: Full-time
    Location: Central Illinois
    Start Date: May 15, 2023
    Salary: $53,000 to $55,000

    Job Description
    - This position is mostly virtual, with most work focused within 1 hr of Champaign-Urbana. Occasional, reimbursed travel required to destinations in Illinois and Wisconsin.
    - This position is eligible for the Institute’s benefits package. Benefits for full-time employees include 30 days paid time o per year, a Health Reimbursement arrangement that can be applied to insurance premiums and approved healthcare costs, and a monthly home office stipend.
    - This position reports to the Director of Demonstration Farms. Supervisor references are available upon request.

    If you're excited about this job, we're excited to learn about your experience! Please be sure to address each of
    the following qualifications in your cover letter — paint us a picture of how your unique skills, experiences, and/or
    education meet or exceed the qualifications. Cover letters should be no longer than 1 typed page.

  • Plant Protection and Quarantine Technician (7 positions for summer 2023), Spongy Moth Detection Program, USDA-APHIS-PPQ (Central and Southern IL; due April 7 or open until positions are filled)

    The USDA is seeking qualified and self-motivated individuals to work as seasonal Spongy Moth Trappers, setting,
    servicing, and removing traps throughout a multiple-county area within Illinois. Additional duties include plan
    routes, follow trap assignment maps, assemble gypsy moth traps, contact property owners, prepare weekly reports,
    collect and record accurate data, use ESRI Field Maps Data Collection application with Global Position System
    (GPS) unit, upload trapping data to database, correct data errors, assist in mitigation treatments, communicate
    regularly and as directed by supervisor, assist with additional survey programs as needed. The following abilities
    are important: work independently, prioritize work, good verbal communication skills, ability and willingness to
    interact with public, learn simple insect identification, practice safe driving habits, drive up to approximately 250
    miles per day, work outdoors in rugged terrain and commitment to work through the season. These positions
    require very responsible individuals.

  • Social Science Technician, USDA Agricultural Research Service (Burlington, VT; due Apr. 7)

    This position is located within Agricultural Research Unit, Northeast Area, Food Systems Research Unit in Burlington, VT.

    In this position, you will support social scientists in developing and designing on food systems research projects on farms and food business in local and regional food systems. You will evaluate the integrated effects of sustainable farm practices, farm products, and consumer choice on public health, as well as economic, environmental and social sustainability. 

  • Visiting Fisheries Research Technician, UIUC Dept. of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (Urbana, IL; due Apr. 21)

    Coordinate and conduct research and conservation of several projects involving fish in Illinois. Oversee/aid research activities, facilitate data collection, assist with the writing of reports/manuscripts and help with data analyses.

    This is a 100% full-time visiting Academic Professional position, appointed on a 12-month basis. The expected start date is July 1, 2023, or as soon as possible after that date. Salary is commensurate with experience. 

  • Environmental Scientist, Tanaq Environmental LLC (various locations/remote)

    Tanaq Environmental, LLC. (TEL) delivers environmental engineering, investigation, consulting, and remediation services to government agencies and private clients in the areas of Hazardous, Toxic, and Radioactive Waste (HTRW) restoration and Military Munitions Response Program (MMRP) support. Tanaq is a subsidiary of the St. George Tanaq Corporation, an Alaskan Native Corporation (ANC) committed to serving Federal customers while also giving back to the Alaskan native community and shareholders. 

  • Student Trainee (Natural Resources Mgt & Bio Sciences), U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (Chicago, IL; due Apr. 15)

    The USACE Chicago District, Environmental and Cultural Resource Section is accepting resumes from both internal and external candidates wanting to be considered for the following summer work opportunity for students in the biological sciences:
    * STUDENT TRAINEE (NATURAL RESOURCES MGT & BIO SCIENCES) GS-0499-03: Chicago District – Environmental and Cultural Resources Section  Chicago IL

  • USDA Forest Service Resource Assistants Program (RAP), opportunities available nationally

    The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service Resource Assistants Program (RAP) is a rigorous and immersive, paid internship for individuals who are interested in conservation, natural and cultural resources, environmental management, research and development, or other career opportunities with land management agencies. The program emphasizes the engagement of current students, recent graduates, and underrepresented populations in natural and cultural resources work as Resource Assistants (RAs) as per 16 U.S. Code Chapter 37, Subchapter II - Resource Assistants Code §1725.

  • Visiting Scientific Specialist, Environmental Assessments Researcher (up to 5 hires), Illinois State Geological Survey (Savoy, IL; due Apr. 18)

    The Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS) is a premier state geological survey serving the needs of the public, government, and industry with earth science information and research relevant to natural resources, environmental quality, economic vitality, and public safety. ISGS is part of the Prairie Research Institute (PRI) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, which is centrally located between Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis.  Learn more at

  • Hourly Research Assistant - Sediment Laboratory (flexible during school year, more hours in summer), Illinois State Water Survey (Champaign, IL; open until filled)

    Primary Function:  Assist the ISWS Sediment Laboratory Analyst by performing various duties as needed: prepare samples for analysis, prepare supplies and material for analytical methods, washing bottles/caps, taring bottles/glass filters, data entry, and general laboratory upkeep.

  • Habitat Specialists - 4 locations/positions, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever (Kansas; due Apr. 4)

    Overview: These four positions are part of a partnership between Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) and Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever (PFQF). The incumbents will conduct habitat management work on public wildlife management areas. They are full-time, permanent employees of PFQF and will receive daily leadership from KDWP Wildlife Area Managers. These positions not only provide professional services but also prepares employees for potential advancement in the natural resources field by providing training in planning, management, and implementation of habitat practices.

  • Visiting Scientific Specialist, Wetlands Geology (up to 2 hires), Illinois State Geological Survey (Champaign, IL; due Apr. 30)

    The Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS) is a premier state geological survey serving the needs of the public, government, and industry with earth science information and research relevant to natural resources, environmental quality, economic vitality, and public safety. ISGS is part of the Prairie Research Institute (PRI) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, which is centrally located between Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis.  Learn more at