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  • Wood Promotion & Biomass Utilization Program Coordinator (Montana) Due 10/28

  • Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist (Multiple Vacancies, Arkansas) Due 9/29

  • Assistant Waterbird Ecologist (Havana, Illinois) Due 10/12

  • Lead Environmental Scientist (Prior Lake, MN)

  • Conservation Intern (Great Lakes/Atlantic Regional Office), Ducks Unlimited (Ann Arbor, MI) Due 8/20/17

  • Michigan Agricultural Environmental Assurance Program Technician, Lenawee Conservation District (Adrian, MI) Due July 31, 2017

  • Public Program Specialist, Champaign County Forest Preserve District (Homer, IL) Due July 10, 2017

  • Environmental Specialist, Kansas Department of Health & Environment Bureau of Water (Shawnee, KS)

  • Wildlife Biologist - A (12), Michigan Department of Natural Resources (Lansing)

  • Farm Bill Range & Wildlife Conservationist, Pheasants Forever (Buffalo, OK) Due June 16, 2017

  • Aquatic Invasive Species Outreach Specialist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (Madison, WI) Due June 18, 2017

  • Land Conservation Specialist, Lewis & Clark Community College (Lincoln, IL)

  • Land Conservation Specialist, Lewis & Clark Community College (Southern Illinois)

  • Environmental Director, Upper Sioux Community (Granite Falls, MN)

  • Assistant Environmental Scientist, Terracon (Naperville, IL)

  • Scientist I Environmental, PSC Industrial Outsourcing LP (Columbia, IL)

  • Fisheries Lab Technician, University of Illinois (Urbana, IL)

    Dr. Cory Suski's Lab seeks a fisheries lab technician for May-December 2017.

  • Fish and Wildlife Biologist

    USAJOBS - Job Announcement 

    You too can make a difference in our world.  The work of the US Fish and Wildlife Service is meaningful and varied.  Want to know more about what it is like to work for us?  Click here to watch short podcasts entitled Meet Your New Boss! and Diversity is our Strength

    This vacancy announcement is part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Hiring Initiative to fill professional biological science/natural resource management positions at the GS-05, 07, 09 and 11 grade levels. One or more positions may be filled at various locations.


    Students who will complete the requirements for their degree by December 31, 2016, may apply to the national recruitment vacancy announcements.

  • Wabash Valley Waterfowl: Mallard and Teal Migration Project – Field Technicians (2)

    Technicians are needed for a project investigating stopover duration and habitat use of spring migrating Mallards in the Wabash River region of southeastern Illinois and southwestern Indiana. Duties include, but are not limited to: baiting and deploying duck capture traps, rocket netting, taking metrics and banding ducks, deploying radio transmitters, using radio telemetry to track and monitor ducks, equipment maintenance, and data management. Work will involve early mornings (e.g., 4 am departures), long days in the field, and a variable work schedule. Field vehicle and housing provided and overtime is authorized

  • Natural Resources Biologist II - Three (3) vacancies Monitoring and Non-Tidal Assessment

    The Department of Natural Resources, Monitoring and Non-Tidal Assessment Division, is currently accepting applications for Natural Resources Biologist II positions. These positions are located in our Annapolis, MD office. The selected candidates will participate in the planning and implementation of freshwater stream ecological assessments and will serve as a member of a field crew responsible for the collection of data on fishes, benthic macroinvertebrates, herpetofauna, crayfishes, freshwater mussels, physical habitat, water quality, and land use in non-tidal streams and rivers as part of the Maryland Biological Stream Survey. General duties for all three positions will include field data collections, data analysis and interpretation, and reporting related to the status and distribution of Maryland's aquatic resources.

  • Forestry Jobs in America Newsletter


    The scientist is a Research Biologist in the Southern Research Station’s Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center (SRS-4854). The mission of the Eastern Forest Environmental Threat Assessment Center (EFETAC) is to generate knowledge and tools needed to anticipate and respond to environmental threats. The most serious threats to forests and the benefits they provide inevitably involve complex factors interacting across multiple spatial and temporal scales. The Center’s challenge is to maintain a comprehensive and integrated research program to tackle these complex issues, while delivering knowledge to forest landowners, managers, decision-makers, scientists, and other interested audiences in a timely, useful, and user-friendly manner.


    This position is within the Wildlife Division of the North Dakota Game and Fish Department and the employee also serves as a team member of the Game Management Section.  This section is responsible for conducting a wide variety of surveys, research and management activities for big game, upland game, furbearers, migratory game birds, and wildlife diseases in North Dakota.  The successful candidate will be the primary source for sound statistical survey design related to conducting and evaluating the aforementioned and other Department programs.  This includes working independently and providing direction to Administration and other Department staff on appropriate survey methods and courses of action.  

  • Assistant Waterbird Ecologist

    The Stephen A. Forbes Biological Station, established in 1894, is located along the Illinois River on Chautauqua National Wildlife Refuge near Havana, Illinois. It is the oldest inland field station in North America and one of nine field stations of the Illinois Natural History Survey. The Frank C. Bellrose Waterfowl Research Center is housed at the Forbes Biological Station. Staff of the Bellrose Waterfowl Research Center conduct research on a variety of topics relevant to wetland ecosystems, with a specific focus on the ecology and management of wetlands, waterfowl, and other waterbirds. Our research efforts focus on the Illinois and Mississippi rivers and the wetlands throughout the State.

  • Environmental Quality Institute Assistant Director

    The Environmental Quality Institute (EQI) is a nonprofit research institute that provides objective scientific analyses to help communities, government agencies, and nonprofits understand complex environmental issues. Our core programs are the Volunteer Water Information Network (VWIN) and the Stream Monitoring Information Exchange (SMIE). VWIN is a 26 year old program in which trained volunteers collect samples monthly at fixed stream and lake locations in the mountains of western North Carolina. Samples are analyzed at EQI's state certified laboratory for chemical parameters

  • Wildlife Biologist II, Franklin County KY

    Performs professional biological work in connection with the research and management of wildlife; and performs other duties as required.

  • Geospatial Systems Specialist

    The position is located at a Forest Service unit with responsibility for supporting managers and resource specialists in the use of geospatial technology and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for land, natural resources and ecosystem management.

  • Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

    Under the supervision of the Wildlife Region Supervisor, participate in the development of both short and long range wildlife management and researchprojects. Is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the successful completion of assigned projects within predetermined guidelines. Must befamiliar with the principles and procedures of wildlife management and research.

  • Michigan Department of Natural Resources Wildlife biology Specialist

    The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is currently recruiting a full-time Wildlife Biology Specialist 13 in the Wildlife Division. This position is located in Lansing, Michigan.  The position is open to all applicants. Interested applicants must apply through NEOGOV.

  • Project Coordinator I

  • Visiting Environmental Assessments Specialist

    The Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS) is a premier state geological survey, with over 200 scientists and technical support staff, 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. The 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. PRI houses five large scientific surveys covering a wide range of expertise including biology, water resources, climate, geology, sustainable technology and archaeology. The University is a land-grant institution that provides access to world-class laboratory and academic facilities, Big Ten athletic events, and internationally acclaimed cultural opportunities.

  • Texas A&M Forest Service Forester Positions (2)

    These Forester positions are considered a training position with a training/mentoring period up to 2 or more years . During this training time the Forester position will be located at a TFS office with a District Forester or Regional Forester. Once the training period is complete the employee will be expected to relocate to fill vacancies in TFS offices, if vacancies exist, to assume the duties of a District Forester I.

  • Field Research Specialist Department of Plant Biology School of Integrative Biology University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    The Department of Plant Biology/School of Integrative Biology is searching for a full time Field Research Specialist. The Field Research Specialist will have responsibility for maintenance and operation of infrastructure to impose experimental drought treatments and to lead phenotyping of setaria mapping populations.

  • Annual Technical Support Position

    Assistant Research Technician

    A highly motivated individual capable of working both independently and as part of a diverse team is being sought to provide onsite support for the Spruce and Peatland Responses Under Climatic and Environmental Change Experiment (SPRUCE) located in the USDA Forest Service's Marcell Experimental Forest in northern Minnesota. The individual will assist with managing and maintaining SPRUCE infrastructure and work with SPRUCE scientific staff to facilitate experimental activities

  • Natural Resources Specialist Opt 2.

    Under the direction of the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Program Manager, provides professional, highly complex and comprehensive wildlife resource management, hunter/trapper management, and related outdoor recreation planning services to the public and private landowners within the Region; recommends Departmental positions on wildlife resources and outdoor recreational uses pertaining to private lands; provides technical direction to District assigned personnel providing wildlife recreation planning and management expertise to private landowners; assists in the preparation of the operations budget for the Program; has discretionary spending authorities.

  • Seasonal Forester

  • Ecologist/Soil Scientist, National Forests in Alabama

    The National Forests in Alabama will soon be advertising a GS-0408/0470-11 Ecologist/Soil Scientist position.  The incumbent serves as member of the Natural Resources Planning Team and is responsible for providing a variety of responsibilities associated with ecological and soil science programs and management.  The position will be located at the Supervisor’s Office (or possibly on another Forest Service Unit) in Alabama.  Depending on the responses to this outreach, the position may be advertised on the OPM’s USAJobs website at: Additional information about the National Forests in Alabama can be found at


  • Habitat Strike Team Coordinator

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


    The Stand Management Cooperative ( based out of the University of Washington, School of Environmental and Forest Sciences is currently seeking applicants to fill a position in support of the Stand Management Cooperative's (SMC) field operations and research. This person will provide field research support and field project management oversight and will assist SMC research staff and students in the following areas: forest nutrition, forest growth modeling, silviculture, and or wood quality studies.

  • Natural Land Stewart

    Grand Prairie Friends (GPF) seeks applicants for a seasonal land steward to helpmanage prairie and woodland natural areas in east-central Illinois. This position starts on or about May 9, 2016 and is expected to run through November 2016.

  • Laboratory Technician, Academic Hourly Position

  • GAME WARDEN (Exam Notice)



  • Outdoor Education Instructor

  • Naturalist Fellow

  • Naturalist Fellow

  • Seasonal Natural Resources Technician I -(6) Vacancies

    The MD Department of Natural Resources, Forest Service, is currently accepting applications for up to six seasonal natural resource technicians.

    Note: The positions are full-time, 40 hours/week, with occasional weekend or evening obligations.  Applicants must be willing to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions. 

  • Habitat Senior Project Assistant

    The National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC) is seeking a Habitat Senior Project Assistant to assist the Project Coordinator in overseeing habitat strike team staff in utilizing common ecological restoration tools to establish and manage a suite of conservation practices. The primary purposes of the position will be to work with landowners to determine the best restoration or management practice application for the particular site and utilize the necessary tools to successfully accomplish the conservation goal while preparing students and practitioners to think at landscape scale levels as it pertains to conservation application. This position is part of a partnership between Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Illinois Recreational Access Program (IRAP) and Lewis and Clark Community College/ National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC).