blog posts U.S. Forest Service Hiring & Recruitment Events Mar 1, 2022 2:45 pm41 views Webinars with tips for job seekers and navigating USA Jobs; upcoming career opportunities Becoming a Federal Scientist: A Guide to Applying for Jobs, Internships, and Fellowships published by the Union of Concerned Scientists Dec 1, 2021 1:30 pm21 views SSLC Sustainability Research Symposium TUESDAY, OCT. 26 , 5-8 p.m. Oct 15, 2021 1:45 pm14 views SECS Career Panel (online)- WEDNESDAY, OCT. 20, 6:30-8 p.m. Oct 11, 2021 3:30 pm36 views Advice on Applying to Graduate School in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology: How to Prepare and a Step-By-Step Guide Oct 7, 2021 4:00 pm19 views Secrets of a Recruiter: Job Search Strategies to Get that Interview! (May 25) May 24, 2021 2:45 pm26 views Webinar: Building a Career in Sustainability - Wednesday, January 27 at 5:30 p.m. CST Jan 25, 2021 2:45 pm15 views Professional Development During COVID Jan 7, 2021 3:15 pm95 views Ideas for how to advance your professional skills and network when you can't go anywhere. Open Online Course on Gender and Environment Sep 21, 2020 4:45 pm29 views Free Short Courses on Water Topics Sep 21, 2020 4:30 pm29 views Financial Well-Being: Rethink Your Student Loan Debt (4/9/20) Jan 22, 2020 3:00 pm21 views How to Pursue a Career Protecting the Environment Jul 10, 2018 5:30 pm40 views Jennifer Walling, Executive Director of Illinois Environmental Council, provides advice for students interested in careers in environmental policy. Jen earned her B.S. and M.S. in NRES and her J.D. at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Find the full article at https://ilenviro.org/pursue-a-career-protecting-the-environment/. Webinar: Getting Hired - What Students Need to Know Apr 25, 2018 3:00 pm3 views Wednesday, May 9, 2018; 1-2 pm EasternThis workshop, hosted by the American Fisheries Society (AFS), will cover what students need to know to enter the job market. Topics covered include interviewing skills, cover letters and resumes, how to get into graduate school, and what federal, state, and consulting firm employers are looking for in new hires. This webinar is open to students who are AFS members and non-members! Registration is free, but a limited number of seats are available. Register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5496107173033038593. Forest Service Summer and Permanent Jobs Posting Soon Dec 4, 2017 7:00 pm30 views Amber Kamps (USDA Forest Service, Northern Region) emailed NRES about a range of opportunities today, including summer and permanent jobs (in North Idaho, Montana, and the Dakota Prairie Grasslands) and and upcoming webinars on how to get a Forest Service job. Click on the link to the article for details. Administrative Officer (Department of Agriculture Grand Forks, ND) Due 11/16 Nov 16, 2017 6:45 am1 views Job Description: This position is located in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Location Support Staff, located in Grand Forks, ND.The primary purpose of this position is to provide leadership in the mangement of business functions in support of research programs. The incumbent works closely with the location's management team to efficiently and effectively carry out all administrative operations.This position is being concurrently announced under Delegated Examining Procedures on announcement number ARS-S18W-0009 open to any US Citizen. Current and former Federal employees may apply to both announcements, but should be sure to apply to this announcement ARS-M18W-0010 to maximize opportunities for consideration since different referral criteria apply to each announcement type. Job Duties: Serves as the primary advisor and technical resource to officials on accounting and financial management matters.Leads and guides a staff in a variety of administrative areas including budget and finance, human resources management, internal controls, reimbursable agreements with other organizations, information management, property management and office support services.Advises management officials regarding procedures, laws, regulations, and policies dealing with workforce diversity, recruitment, merit promotion, employee and labor relations, career development, training, and other human resources related activities.Procures supplies and services timely and within budget.Advises management officials and staff regarding procurement and contracting regulations, procedures, alternatives, and availability of funds. Required Qualifications: At the GS-09: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service which has equipped the candidate with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience includes supporting a variety of administrative operations which includes budget, human resources, agreements, purchasing and contracting, and facilities; assisting with budget formulation, execution and administration; and preparing administrative reports and analysis to support the operation of an organization. OREducation: Completion of a master's or equivalent graduate degree; related degrees may include Business, Business Management, and Business Administration; or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related. ORA combination of education and experience as described above To Apply: Create a USAJOBS account and apply at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/483520400 Upcoming webinar event! "How to get a Job with the Forest Service" (See dates in post) Nov 6, 2017 4:15 pm45 views TODAY: Job & Internship Search Tools for NRES Students Feb 8, 2017 9:00 am23 views Job & Internship Search Tools for NRES Students5:30-7:00 pmW-109 Turner Hall Important Transcript Info for Applying to the U.S. Forest Service Apr 25, 2016 11:30 am43 views Amber Kamps, of the USDA Forest Service, Northern Region, clarifies transcript requirements for Forest Service applications. Job & Internship Search Tools for NRES Students Feb 11, 2016 6:00 pm38 views Jean Drasgow, Director of ACES Career Services, will provide information on how to find positions related to your career goals, understand the importance of networking, and learn about LinkedIn and its role in your career. Tuesday, February 16 5:00-6:30 pm W-109 Turner Hall Thinking about Summer during Fall Break Nov 13, 2015 12:45 pm48 views It’s not too early to start thinking about what you want to be doing in June. How to Gain Experience through Volunteering Nov 13, 2015 11:45 am33 views New college graduates are often frustrated with the need to have experience to land entry-level jobs, but you can avoid that frustration through local volunteer opportunities. Upcoming Pre-Law Events 10/27/2015 Oct 27, 2015 5:45 pm11 views The following upcoming Pre-Law programs are open to all students. We are hosting a special networking event on November 9 that should be of interest to many students. Resources for Exploring Graduate School Oct 13, 2015 3:15 pm182 views Here are all of the links from Tuesday's session on preparing for graduate school. Don't forget Grad School Prep session tomorrow at 5:00 pm! Oct 12, 2015 9:15 am17 views Graduate School Prep for NRES Students Tuesday, October 13, 2015 5:00-6:30 p.m. W-115 Turner Hall How to Differentiate Yourself Oct 6, 2015 9:00 am2 views This HBR IdeaCast interview with Dorie Clark is about how to become a "thought leader", but the advice is very useful for students considering how to differentiate themselves in the job search. It's 19 minutes well spent. Listen at https://hbr.org/ideacast/2015/10/why-the-term-thought-leader-isnt-gross.html. ACES & Sciences Career Fair in TWO WEEKS Sep 24, 2015 8:30 pm73 views The ACES and Sciences Career Fair is Thursday, October 8 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm in the ARC. Read the rest of this article for advice. "Tips on Getting a Job With the Forest Service" Webinar Sep 15, 2015 3:30 pm36 views The US Forest Service is offering the webinar on Tuesday, October 6th at 9 am MST (10 am in Illinois). Registration is only available to the first 100 participants! Fall Pre-Law Events and Resources Aug 7, 2015 10:00 am6 views Events and resources for students considering law school. Share: What employers really look for in recent college graduates Jul 22, 2015 3:45 pm69 views An article in USA Today written by Sam Korach, Farmer School of Business at Miami University http://college.usatoday.com/2015/07/22/hiring-recent-college-graduates/ Recording: Graduate School and Career Search Prep Apr 20, 2015 11:45 am19 views On April 20, 2015, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences hosted a session for students focused on graduate school and career search preparation. Certificates Make You More Marketable Sep 19, 2014 12:15 pm21 views Certificates are a good way to make it easier to communicate your skills in writing. There are a wide range of options available, from those that you can earn on campus by taking classes and doing a couple of activities to those administered by professional organizations that require classes and, often, work experience. Tell us a bit about yourself Jul 7, 2014 9:30 am4 views This is frequently the first question you will confront in a job interview, and it's one that is surprisingly difficult to answer.