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  • Natural Areas Worker (summer 2024), Chicago Park District (Chicago, IL; due Jan. 4)

    Under immediate supervision, performs manual labor and operates equipment in support of natural areas restoration activities conducted at Park District facilities, including parks, special facilities, greenhouses, nurseries and nature gardens and other nature area communities. Performs related duties as required. 

  • Openlands Arborist Registered Apprenticeship

    The Openlands Arborist Registered Apprenticeship 2024 cohort application will be available on Monday, January 8. They will be hosting a virtual, informational session on Monday December 18 at 6pm to provide interested applicants more information about the program, discuss the hiring timeline, and answer questions.

  • Seasonal Herpetological Technician (Hourly), Illinois Natural History Survey (Champaign, IL; due Jan. 15)

    We are seeking 4 individuals to fill these roles. 2 positions will begin on or before March 1, 2024, and 2 will start on or around April 15, 2024. 2 positions will end on September 30, 2024, and 2 will end on October 31, 2024.  

  • Natural Resources Technician, Forest Preserves of Champaign County (Mahomet, IL; open until filled)

    The Natural Resources Technician is responsible for assisting with natural areas management throughout the District. This includes invasive plant management; restoration and conservation of prairie/savanna, forest/woodlands, and wetlands; and support of the District’s education and recreation efforts. 

  • Conservation Land Management Program (summer 2024 start), Chicago Botanic Garden (various U.S. locations; interest form open)

    The Conservation and Land Management Program (CLM) at the Chicago Botanic Garden offers real-world experience to recent college graduates and young professionals interested in land management and conservation science.  

    Through a cooperative agreement with the US Forest Service, in 2024 the CLM program will hire and train interns to assist National Forests/Grasslands with their native plant materials development program, primarily through seed collection. These positions are really great for building plant identification and botanical expertise, navigation skills in the field, as well as networking opportunities and experience working at a federal agency.  

    These are 19-23-week paid positions.

  • Maintenance Worker, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (5 vacancies including Marion and Ullin, IL; due Dec. 11)

    As a Maintenance Worker your duties will include, but are not limited to, performing general maintenance on facilities (e.g., painting, electrical, plumbing, siding), operating farm tractors, backhoes, mowers and other types of equipment to construct and maintain refuge facilities, using a variety of hand and power tools including hand saws, drills, planes, routers, power nailers and fasteners, metal shears, power saws, and power sanders and planes to maintain facilities, maintaining restrooms, roads, parking areas, boat ramps, etc, aiding in installation/repair of cabinets, fences, siding, etc., and assisting in mixing and pouring cement.

    This is a temporary appointment intended for seasonal work that is less than 6 months or 1040 hours from the date of appointment/service year. It is expected this position will be terminated upon completion of the seasons work. The agency may non-competitively rehire an eligible temporary seasonal worker in subsequent years who works less than 6 months or 1040 hours in their service year. At management's discretion, this appointment may be extended up to one-year with the possibility of extending an additional one-year.

  • Sustainability Initiative Coordinator, NC State University (Raleigh, NC; open until filled)

    Through strategic partnerships, communication, and individual project and reporting efforts, the Coordinator will help to strengthen the bridge between the research, education, and extension missions of the university with campus itself, leveraging the potential of the campus as a living lab to further sustainability scholarship and practice.

  • NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program (summer 2024), Illinois Natural History Survey (Champaign, IL; due Feb. 5)

    The Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program sponsored by the National Science Foundation supports active research participation by undergraduate students in any of the areas of research funded by the Foundation. The Illinois Natural History Survey (Prairie Research Institute) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is seeking undergraduate students who want to be involved in an ongoing research project focused on the detection and characterization of phytoplasmas, a group of bacteria associated with insects (vectors, primarily Hemiptera) and plants (hosts) and implicated in plant disease.

    The focus of this project is to uncover the true diversity of phytoplasmas worldwide, reconstruct their evolutionary relationships, and document their associations with insects and plants by screening a large collection of insects preserved in a museum biorepository using modern DNA sequencing techniques and by revisioning large available literature.

  • REU Ecology in Human Dominated Landscapes (summer 2024), Miami University (Oxford, OH; apply by March 2024)

    The Miami University Research Experience for Undergrads (REU) program in Ecology and Environment is a summer research program supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Our program is an exciting opportunity for 9-12 undergraduate students to actively engage in a 10-week collaborative research project. 

    • Each student focuses on an independent research project.
    • Research opportunities are available in the lab or field (aquatic or terrestrial environments).
    • Small groups of students and mentors form clusters that meet regularly to discuss current literature related to their projects. 
    • The summer includes field trips, short courses on ethics and professions in ecology and environmental science, and seminars by guest speakers.
    • Participants interact with students from diverse backgrounds and make connections with faculty and graduate students as they learn about Ecology and Environmental Science as a career.
  • Biological Science Technician (General), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (14 vacancies including Ullin, IL; due Dec. 11)

    As a Biological Science Technician (General) your duties will include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Participates in multifaceted wildlife, and fish population studies
    • Assist with performing biological studies
    • Surveys and observes avian populations
    • Collects avian morphometric data and biological samples
    • Assists in collecting data on hatchery populations
    • Assists hatchery crew in providing daily care to fish in an aquaculture facility
    • Independently identifies and collects plant species for studies
    • Coordinates with private landowners, other federal and state agencies to carry out low complexity, non-controversial habitat restoration projects
    • Surveys location for invasive species populations
    • Assists with invasive species removal projects
  • Bat Survey Field Technician (Hourly) (summer 2024), Illinois Natural History Survey (Champaign, IL; due Jan. 31)

    The Illinois Natural History Survey is seeking 2 field technicians to assist with the 2024 summer field sampling for the Illinois Bat Conservation Program (IBCP), including acoustic surveys and mist netting. Technicians will generally work in teams of 2 to complete tasks which include communicating with landowners, deploying stationary bat acoustic recorders, driving mobile acoustic transects, and assisting with mist netting with the field team. Technicians will also be responsible for backing up, processing, and data entry of acoustic output.

  • 2024 Seasonal (summer) Ecological Technicians, Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (Pratt, KS; due Dec. 29)

    Positions will be available for up to 12 technicians creating 3 separate crews. Incumbents will be performing aquatic or terrestrial surveys, dependent upon their assigned crew, across the state, specifically related to native Kansas fauna. Crews have the potential to conduct the following activities: (1) surveying for native mussels in their historical range throughout Kansas (2) assessment of threatened and endangered aquatic species statewide; (3) surveying for state-threatened species of reptiles and amphibians in appropriate habitats; (4) survey bats and small mammal communities using appropriate methods and procedures (5) conduct standardized aquatic surveys of fish and macroinvertebrate communities in public and/or private areas. Some lab work involving the identification, sorting, and cataloging of collected specimens obtained from surveys may be required. Assist with conducting educational events for students of various ages. Maintaining good working relationships with other institutions and personnel will be required. Perform other duties as required

  • Prescribed Burn Technicians (spring 2024), Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve (East Bethel, MN; due Feb. 12)

    Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve, a field station of the University of Minnesota, is looking for four to six technicians to assist in our spring-prescribed burn program.  The positions could start anywhere from March 18th to April 1st and end around mid-May (start and end dates are weather-dependent). This is a 40-hour-per-week position, but the hours are variable, especially on days we burn. There is the possibility of overtime on intense burn weeks. Housing is available to rent on-site. Pay is $15 per hour. If you have graduated or are not currently enrolled in classes, we encourage you to apply. 

  • Forestry Technician, Shawnee RC&D

    The Shawnee RC&D is seeking applicants to fill a full-time (40 hours/week) term Forestry Technician contract position. Work will include reviewing, writing and updating forest management plans and implementing practices that restore and regenerate oak forests.  Additional duties include preparing and implementing prescribed burns, conducting Forest Stand Improvement, invasive species control, and other duties as assigned. This position works under the general direction of the IDNR District Forester and submits reports to the Shawnee RC&D. Follow this link to view the position announcement and application instructions: Forestry Tech Announcement 2023

  • REU Understanding Coastal Ecosystems - From the Everglades to the Coral Reefs (summer 2024), Florida International University (Miami, FL; due Jan. 30)

    The Coastal Ecosystems Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site program is a 10-week paid research fellowship located on the campuses of Florida International University in Miami, FL. This year's program runs from May 20, 2024 - July 26, 2024.

    The Research Theme of the REU Site is the ecology of coastal ecosystems across gradients of human impact.  Specifically, our research looks at coastal ecosystem ecology, water quality, and the connections among the Everglades wetlands, coastal mangrove forests, seagrass beds and shallow water coral reefs. Our goal is to detect the sources, transport and transformation of environmental stressors and the ecosystem responses under rapid changing climate and land-use.

    The summer research experience for undergraduates includes a stipend of $6000 plus a $1200 food allowance for successful completion of the full 10-week program, as well as roundtrip travel to Miami and campus housing. For summer 2024, research opportunities will be based on the Modesto A Maidique Campus in west Miami. 

  • Adult Learning Programs Coordinator, The Morton Arboretum (Lisle, IL; due Jan. 1)

    The Morton Arboretum is seeking two experienced individuals who can join the team to help build strong community relationships through outreach and engagement of community leaders and staff. These individuals will need to be able to write and manage grants, including the implementation of projects at the local and statewide scale. They should have a strong interest in environmental policy and working directly with government entities across the state to help with the management of their trees. The successful candidates will need to be able to relay complex topics and strategies to a wide range of audiences in small and large group settings in a clear and concise way through written and oral expression. The CRTI is seeking people who are well-organized and self-motivated to help our team succeed. This is a hybrid-eligible position. 

  • Urban Agriculture Associate, Pollinator Partnership (flexible/remote within OH or MI; due Dec. 15)

    Pollinator Partnership (P2) is looking for two experienced and passionate professionals who possess the skills to lead and advance sustainable urban agriculture in Ohio and Michigan.

  • Sustainability Coordinator, Spelman College (Atlanta, GA; open until filled)

    The Sustainability Coordinator will coordinate campus sustainability initiatives and help integrate sustainability into College initiatives. 

  • Camp Counselor/Naturalist (summer 2024), Central Wisconsin Environmental Station (CWES), University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (open until filled)

    We are hiring summer counselor/naturalists to serve as educators, caretakers, and mentors for the 2024 season. The Central Wisconsin Environmental Station is a field station supported by the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point College of Natural Resources and the UWSP Foundation, Inc. The Station is operated year-round by permanent staff and university students as an environmental education center for people of all ages. 

  • Research Technician (Hourly) (Jan. - March or June; studying wild turkeys), Illinois Natural History Survey (Shelbyville, IL; due Dec. 15)

    The Illinois Natural History Survey is seeking 3 field technicians to conduct research on the behavior and habitat use of wild turkeys in Illinois. Primary responsibilities will include trapping, radio-tagging, tracking wild turkeys, and remotely downloading data from their transmitters.

  • Research Associate (summer 2024-2026), Environmental Law Institute (Washington, DC; due Jan. 19)

    The Public Interest Law Fellow works closely with other ELI attorneys and professionals, including our U.S. and international partners, to advance environmental protection, the rule of law, and environmental justice. The work frequently requires considering how environmental protection is affected by other laws and policies that are related to environment and society — e.g., those governing energy, taxation, land use, human rights, and governance and administration.

  • Environmental Planning Specialist (NEPA), A.I.S. Inc. (Moline, IL; due Dec. 4)

    AIS is seeking a Environmental Planning Specialist (NEPA) to support the Illinois and Iowa Ecological Services Field Office (ILIA) by performing and assisting with biological duties in the Illinois and Iowa Ecological Services Field Office, particularly under the scopes of Conservation Planning Assistance and the Endangered Species Program. The selected candidate will support all Programs in the Field Office, with a focus on wind renewable energy.

  • Natural Resource Specialist, UW-Madison Arboretum (Madison, WI; due Dec. 6)

    The Natural Resource Specialist is a member of the Arboretum Land Care field crew and works with the Land Care Manager, Natural Resource Crew Leader, and the rest of the field crew to implement restoration and management plans for the Arboretum's restored and remnant plant and animal communities. Sample responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to, invasive tree and shrub removal with chainsaws, brush saws, etc.; invasive herbaceous plant management with herbicide, hand-pulling, etc.; and collection of native seeds. This position also assists in the management of the horticultural gardens and performs general maintenance of the grounds, including snow removal and mowing grass.

  • Visiting Scientific and Outreach Specialist, Land and Indigenous Management, Arboretum (Urbana, IL; due Dec. 1)

    The Arboretum is seeking a Visiting Scientific and Outreach Specialist, Land and Indigenous Management to conduct applied research and service activities at the Arboretum with an emphasis on establishment of indigenous gardens, control of invasive species, and introduction of native species in the Southern Arboretum Woodlands and Miles C. Hartley Garden.

  • Crew Leader Positions (Feb. 2024 start), Montana Conservation Corps (various MT locations)

    As a crew leader, you will work to oversee 3-4 adult crew members on 4-9 day overnight conservation projects on some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the Northern Rockies and Plains. Some crew leaders will lead a crew solo, some will lead with a co-leader, and some will have an assistant crew leader. The crew you will oversee will be made up of adults who are 17-30 years old and come from a variety of backgrounds and locations throughout the country. Crew Leaders will be responsible for helping to facilitate crew member growth, manage conflict on their crew, and support the crew in completing quality project work in the field.

  • Big Sky Watershed Corps Member (Jan.-Nov. 2024; various MT locations)

    BSWC members develop and implement climate resiliency initiatives through stream and riparian restoration projects, re-vegetation projects, low-tech process-based restoration, drought planning, water quality/quantity monitoring, riparian fencing, river clean-ups, terrestrial/aquatic invasive species removal, abandoned mine reclamation, beaver mimicry, irrigation infrastructure improvements, watershed inventories and so much more! BSWC members also promote watershed health and natural resource conservation through outreach and education by engaging local communities through lessons in schools, community field days, workshops, trainings, and volunteer opportunities. Overall, BSWC members confront climate change with innovative solutions developed in direct partnership with community organizations and local stakeholders.

  • Extension Specialist, Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP), Crop Sciences (Urbana, IL; due Dec. 6)

    Work as a member of the interdisciplinary Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP) team to collectively create, prepare and conduct training programs for commercial and private pesticide applicators and operators in Illinois.

  • Telemetry Technicians and Acoustic Technician (summer 2024), Human-Wildlife Interactions Lab (near Kirksville, MO; apply by Dec. 1 for highest consideration)

    The Human-Wildlife Interactions Lab at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) is recruiting two Field Telemetry Technicians and one Field Acoustic Technician to aid in an 11-week study of bats in the northern plains of Missouri. The Missouri Bat Project is an 8-year study and collaboration between UIUC and the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). The main goal of the project is to understand how federally endangered Indiana bats (Myotis sodalis) are affected by timber management on MDC conservation lands. Technicians will aid in gathering data on bat distributions and roosting ecology on six conservation areas. The positions are heavily field based with most time spent outdoors collecting field data. Conditions, including weather, may vary and are likely to include working in rain and around biting insects and ticks. Therefore, applicants should be confident in field abilities and should consider the physical demands of the work.

  • Wildlife Biologist Eastern South Dakota (Wildlife Diversity Program), Department of Game, Fish and Parks (Sioux Falls, SD; due Nov. 28)

    The incumbent will coordinate South Dakota's Natural Heritage Program, manage Natural Heritage Database, and interact with NatureServ staff; collaborate with Environmental Review Coordinator and Natural Heritage and Wildlife Diversity Program team members to write comment letters, provide recommendations for rare species and habitat conservation, and provide oversight, maintenance, and training for an online Environmental Review Tool to streamline environmental review requests; oversee and assist with periodic rank reviews of animal species monitored in Natural Heritage Database; assist with environmental review of significant projects, including site visits for development projects to confirm presence/absence of species and provide recommendations for mitigation; provide technical assistance and collaborate with habitat biologists for habitat enhancement for nongame and rare species in eastern South Dakota; and more.

  • Utility Vegetation Management Positions at CNUC

    We assist clients in improving their Utility Vegetation Management programs through inspection and auditing services, emergency response, consulting, and research, often combined with software and LiDAR solutions. With close to 400 employees on our team located across North America, culture plays a huge role in who we are as a company.

    We value innovative thinking and encourage our employees to get involved in the industry. Our employees are passionate about the work they do and the impact they have on the communities in which they live.

  • Coordinating Wildlife Biologist I - Prescribed Fire (Northern Missouri - Milan, MO preferred; due Dec. 1)

    The Prescribed Fire Coordinating Wildlife Biologist will work as a member of the Missouri Quail Forever Team in close coordination with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Missouri Department of Conservation, and other key partners. The primary responsibilities of this position are prescribed fire planning, outreach, training, and coordination. This position will work closely with a wide range of individuals and resource professionals promoting the development and implementation of prescribed fire in Missouri. This position will require a self-starter with excellent communication and organizational skills and a strong work ethic. This prescribed fire partnership effort will provide an opportunity to make significant contributions to the conservation of natural resources across Missouri.

  • Biological Science Technician – USDA (Orland Park, IL; due Nov. 13)

    The incumbent serves as a Biological Science Technician within the Wildlife Services (WS) Program of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), responsible for developing and implementing a Wildlife Management Program to minimize wildlife hazards and enhance human safety. The incumbent coordinates project activities and performs assignments involving project management and administration. The Biological Science Technician assists with other wildlife damage management projects and spends much of their time working independently and other state/federal wildlife personnel.

  • Biological Science Technician (Wildlife) – USDA (Peoria, IL; due Nov. 17)

    The incumbent serves as a Biological Science Technician within the Wildlife Services (WS) Program of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), responsible for developing and implementing a Wildlife Hazard Management Program to minimize wildlife hazards and enhance human safety. The incumbent coordinates project activities and performs assignments involving project management. The technician assists with other wildlife damage management projects and spends much of their time working independently and with other state/federal wildlife personnel.

  • Fisheries Biologist, Colorado State University - Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (Fort McCoy, WI; due Nov. 20)

    A Fisheries Biologist position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands to be located at Fort McCoy, WI. This position supports all aspects of stream (cold water and warm water) and lake management including stream improvement, fish sampling, creel surveys, stocking, aquatic plant management, and water quality monitoring and contributing to annual reporting. Position will require occasional weekend and evening work time. Position will engage with lead fisheries biologist, lead seasonal staff and engage with the general public. This position requires ability to traverse difficult terrain and work outdoors in weather extremes.

  • Natural Resource Specialist 1 (Wildlife Biologist), Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (Heppner, OR; due Nov. 14)

    Conducts district big game, waterfowl, upland game bird, and non-game census, composition, production, and monitoring ground and aerial surveys using ODFW protocols and forms. Compiles data and analyzes information for management decisions. Properly identifies sex, age, and species of big game upland game, waterfowl, and non-game wildlife. Collect teeth, reproductive tracts, and other tissue samples consistent with ODFW safety and collection protocols as assigned. Label samples and record needed information as directed. Write grant applications for funding for wildlife research and surveys, and more!

  • Stewardship Field Coordinator, The Land Trust for Tennessee (Nashville, TN; due Nov. 17)

    The Stewardship Field Coordinator position is focused primarily on completing annual monitoring visits and other site visits to protected properties across TN. Annual Monitoring is the regular inspection of property protected with a conservation easement and is a core component of The Land Trust’s stewardship program. The Stewardship Field Coordinator may also assist as requested with other components of the stewardship program including: addressing requests for activity approvals, working with landowners to understand their conservation easement, enforcement, land management, GIS mapping and analysis, record keeping and data management, and other duties as assigned. This position is a key part of the Stewardship team, working with oversight and management from the Associate Director of Stewardship and Director of Stewardship. This is an entry-level position with potential for long-term growth within the organization.

  • Clean Water Organizer, Prairie Rivers Network (Champaign, IL with remote option; due Nov. 8)

    The Clean Water Organizer will educate, engage, and activate community members from Cairo, IL to Chicago, IL to ensure communities are looking upstream to address water quality concerns, water quantity in light of climate change, and access and equity issues impacting their lives. This is a unique opportunity to help build a large-scale, comprehensive clean water awareness campaign that will touch the lives of Illinois residents in new ways.

  • Extension Specialist in Forestry - Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences at UIUC Off-Campus (due November 24)

    Major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, Outreach and Extension, such as developing an innovative Extension Program with a focus on urban and community forestry, agroforestry, arboriculture, or climate change, providing outreach, education, training, programming, and technical guidance to your primary constituents, sponsoring/co-sponsoring, leading/co-leading in the coordination of forestry-related conferences, symposia, workshops, trainings, and field days, developing (author or co-author) technical bulletins, educational videos and articles; Undergraduate Teaching and Advising, such as Instructing one NRES undergraduate course annually, including Dendrology which is taught every other year, plus potentially a forestry-related field course; and Applied Forestry Research, such as researching in urban and community forestry, agroforestry, arboriculture, or climate change resilience, and contributing to collaborative interdisciplinary research endeavors within University of Illinois.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES COORDINATOR, OPT. 1, Illinois Department of Natural Resources (Topeka, IL; due Nov. 9)

    Under general supervision of Jake Wolf Memorial Fish Hatchery Manager, this position coordinates the planning and development of interpretive programs for the Division of Fisheries, Hatcheries Section interpretive centers, development and maintenance of the hatchery visitor center, conducts public appearances, develops an interpretive master plan, develops and initiates volunteer activities, and performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

  • Consumer Safety Officer (open to recent graduates or those graduating by 12/31/2023), Food and Drug Administration (many vacancies in IL and other states; due Nov. 14)

    Duties include, but are not limited to collecting samples of foods, drugs, cosmetics, and hazardous substances and examining company records to document evidence of interstate origin, assessing the degree of consistency with Good Manufacturing Practices and efficacy of quality controls, preparing written report showing results of inspections and investigations, and communicating with other Consumer Safety Officers, inspectors, and laboratory staff.

  • Environmental Management Staffer, Chesapeake Research Consortium (Annapolis, MD; due Nov. 8)

    As the Environmental Management Staffer in this position, you will work closely with team chairs, coordinators, and workgroup chairs and will assist them with the coordination, communication, and tracking of collaborative team actions. The activities of all CRC Environmental Management Staffers generally fall into three categories: coordination and administrative support, projects and substantive assignments employing scientific and technical skills, and professional development. As Staffer, you will work with your teams to plan meetings and other important interactions, prepare briefing materials, track deliverables, and support member needs. Additionally, you will be engaged in the Chesapeake Bay Program’s innovative Strategy Review System process, which tracks progress towards the Chesapeake Bay Program partnership’s restoration goals by learning from past actions.

  • Wildlife/Wetland Easement Team Specialists, Conservation Districts of Iowa in partnership with Iowa DNR and Iowa NRCS (Fairfield, IA; due Nov. 6)

    You would be serving as a member of the wetland easement team, working with Agricultural Conservation Easement Program Wetland Reserve Easements (ACEP-WRE). One of your main tasks would be to monitor easements to document progress towards meeting habitat and management goals. Monitoring provides an opportunity to assess the habitat and work with easement owners to plan for the development, enhancement, and management of wildlife habitat on their property. You would work with landowners and your team to develop plans that meet the goals of the easement and the landowner as well as the needs of the wildlife that will inhabit their land. The wetland easements that you will be working with are critical for wildlife and water quality efforts in Iowa, and the efforts you put in will be enjoyed for generations to come.

  • Environmental Inspector (entry-level), EnviroScience (Stow, OH)

    EnviroScience, Inc. is currently seeking a full time, entry-level Environmental Inspector.  This position involves conducting Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) inspections of active construction sites as well as inspecting idle stormwater structures throughout Ohio.  In addition to performing site inspections, some stormwater/soil or other sampling work is expected.  The scope of work includes attention to detail, talking to onsite contractors, working in both cities and cross county R/W’s, weekly report writing, and picture taking.  Some weekend work, some out of town travel, and long hours can be expected. 

  • Forestry and Timber Career Opportunities, Forest Service (due Nov. 1)

    Forestry technicians work in a variety of natural resource and recreation areas such as timber, wildlife, watershed, botany, silviculture, recreation, visitor services, and more. As a forestry aid or technician, you may survey the ecosystem, build and maintain trails, implement restorative and protective projects, manage the growth of trees and other vegetation, recruit and train volunteers, or work directly with the public. You will get to make an impact on our nations forests by reducing threat of wildfires, improve habitats for wildlife including threatened and endangered species, decrease the spread of invasive plant species, and much more.

  • NOAA Fisheries is Hiring

    The historic Inflation Reduction Act has allowed NOAA Fisheries and other agencies to increase the resiliency of our nation's marine resources against climate change impacts, and we are looking for qualified candidates to join us. This page will be updated weekly to make sure potential candidates can find job postings and application resources. 

  • Habitat Program and Partnerships Coordinator, Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) (Lansing, MI; closes Oct. 27 or when filled)

    The purpose of this position is to create, implement, and maintain a volunteer habitat improvement program that effectively connects MUCC members and partners to the mission and core values of MUCC, while enhancing habitat for wildlife on Michigan’s public lands. 

  • Student Trainee-Soil Conservation (Summer 2024 start option), Natural Resources Conservation Service (313 vacancies in the U.S.; due Oct. 26)

    This position is designed to provide a career-oriented introduction to the background, philosophy, concepts, and scope of the NRCS Soil Conservation Management Programs and a practical understanding of the policies of the employing organization.  This position assists in program and conservation planning for a variety of soil and water practices such as terraces, diversions, waterways, farm drainage systems, and others.  This position learns to perform surveys and set construction stakes for a variety of practices. May operate rod or chain or other specialized instruments to lay out simple practices.  Assignments are developmental in nature and, in conjunction with formal education, the Intern will gain the necessary competencies leading to conversion to a permanent professional position in Soil Conservation.  Work assignments are selected to ensure that the Intern receives on-the-job training and exposure to one or more program functions.

  • Restoration Technician, Campton Township Parks and Open Space (Campton Township, IL)

    Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, habitat restoration and enhancement tasks including native seed harvest, brush removal (utilizing chainsaws, mowers, brush cutters, etc.), prescribed burns, invasive species management, and heavy equipment operation, restoration assessment and planning including GIS data management, species inventories, plant identification, site mapping, and data collection contributing to the preparation of written summaries, charts, and infographics detailing species populations, routine maintenance and repair of equipment, vehicles, and tools, and more.

  • IL Habitat Strike Team Technician - West Central Illinois, Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever (open until filled)

    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.

  • Water Resources Management Specialist, Jefferson County (Jefferson, WI; due Nov. 30)

    Jefferson County’s Land and Water Conservation Department (LWCD) has made it their mission to work together to protect and enhance the environment by providing conservation of soil and water resources for Jefferson County while administering State Statutes and County ordinances that conserve and protect our natural resources.  To contribute to the mission of the department, LWCD is currently hiring a Water Resources Management Specialist to provide direction and experience in the management of land and water resources.