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  • 2019 Smithsonian Panama Mangrove Internship, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (Bocas del Toro, Panama) Due 3/15

  • Aquatic Conservation Technician, The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (Mebane, NC) Due 1/21/18

  • Aquatic Ecology Hourly Field Tech, Illinois Natural History Survey (Alton, IL)

  • Aquatic Field Technician

    Field technicians are needed to conduct applied research in the area of aquatic ecology and large riversystems throughout the state of Illinois. Technicians will assist large river ecologists in the collection ofstandardized long-term river monitoring data with additional targeted data collection.

  • Aquatic Field Technician, Illinois Natural History Survey (Havana, IL) due 3/1

    Position is located at Illinois River Biological Station (Havana, IL), Illinois Natural History Survey, a division of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois.

  • Assistant/Associate Planner-Water Resources, Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (Chicago, IL) Due 7/9

    The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is seeking a full-time employee to help advance natural and environmental resource related goals, particularly water resources, within the Local Technical Assistance (LTA) and long-range planning programs. This position will be filled at the Assistant or Associate level.

  • Assistant Professor: Extension Soil Water Quality Scientist

    Oregon State University, Department of Crop and Soil Science, is seeking applicants for a 9-month, full time (1.0 FTE) tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in Extension Soil Water Quality Science.

  • Assistant Professor in Urban Soil and Water Quality

    The University of Florida Soil and Water Sciences Department (SWSD) seeks applicants for a 12-month [60% Extension and 40% Research], tenure-track position specializing in Urban Soil and Water Quality.

  • Assistant Professor (Practice) - Coastal Fisheries

    This is a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term, Assistant Professor of Practice position with Oregon Sea Grant (OSG) and Oregon State University Extension Service (OSUES) serving the Oregon Coastal Region with specific emphasis on the North Coast & lower Columbia River. The position will be based in Astoria, Oregon and will report to the OSU Regional Administrator in consultation with the OSG Outreach & Engagement Leader.

  • Biological Science Technician

    The Forest Watershed Science Unit (SRS-4353) of the USFS, Southern Research Station is recruiting one temporary Research Biological Science Technician.

  • Biologist for Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (Due 12/20)

  • Biologists/Ecologists with EPA Closes 9/21

    The US Environmental Protection Agency is seeking a few Interdisciplinary Biologists/Ecologists in Washington, DC.

  • Communications Specialist, Pennsylvania Sea Grant (Harrisburg, PA)

  • Data & Information Specialist

    Division of Illinois State Water SurveyPrairie Research InstituteUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  • Drinking Water Unit Technician, Lansing, MI (Due, 6/25/2020)

  • Duck Banding Technician

  • Ecohydrology Summer Interns, University of Illinois (Urbana, IL)

    Dr. Kaiyu Guan's ecohydrology lab is seeking one or two full-time summer interns.

  • 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

  • ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST

    Skelly and Loy is seeking a full-time environmental scientist to join our Hunt Valley, Maryland team. The ideal candidate is a highly motivated individual with technical experience in natural resources in the Mid-Atlantic region (Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia). The selected candidate will provide technical support for a diversity of professional services including, but not limited to, wetland and forest stand delineations, tree preservation planning, fluvial geomorphic analysis, T&Es, water quality monitoring, natural resources studies, permitting and agency coordination, ecosystem restoration, GIS/GPS/CADD support and support efforts associated with NEPA/MEPA planning and the TMDL/NPDES program.

  • ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST/PROJECT MANAGER

    Skelly and Loy is seeking a full-time Environmental Scientist/Project Manager to join our Hunt Valley, Maryland team. The ideal candidate is highly motivated individual with natural resources and environmental planning expertise in the Mid-Atlantic region (Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia).

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

  • Extension Educator- Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Education - Roscommon County, MI (Due 2/27)

  • FIELD ORGANIZER

  • Field Research Assistant(s), Illinois State Water Survey

  • Fisheries Technician - Lake Michigan Biological Station, Prairie Research Institute (Zion, IL)

  • Free Short Courses on Water Topics

  • GFP Intern - Fisheries Management, South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (Fort Pierre, SD) Due 2/4/18

  • GIS Intern - Department of Public Utilities: Naperville, IL

  • Great Lakes Commission seeks Nonpoint Water Quality Project Manager

  • Habitat Restoration Program Specialist, Great Lakes Commission (Ann Arbor, MI) due 3/26

    Seeking an excellent communicator with natural resources background to coordinate projects is the Coastal Conservation and Habitat Restoration and Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention and Control programs.

  • 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.

  • Habitat Strike Team Technician

    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 full-time, permanent 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.

  • Hourly Summer Water Sampling Technician, UIC School of Public Health (Chicago, IL)

    This position was sent by an NRES alum. It is advertised for UIC students, but contact the supervisor to inquire if UIUC would qualify you.

  • Hydrologic Science Technician

    The Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory of the Southern Research Station is recruiting a Hydrologic Science Technician-GS-1316-06. The position will be advertised as a term two-year appointment. The position will be at the GS-6 level (salary range $35,306 to $46,294/yr plus standard Federal benefits). The duty station will be located at the Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory in Otto, NC.  The Coweeta Hydrologic Laboratory has been in continuous operation since 1934 and the research program spans the continuum of basic to applied science. Coweeta is a Long-Term Ecological Research Site and works cooperatively with several universities, National Forests, and local, state, and other federal agencies.

  • Hydrologic Science Technician (Otto, NC) Due 10/23

  • Hydrologist, USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station (Grand Rapids, MN)

  • I Can Paddle! YOUTH OUTDOOR CREW/LEADER

    Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) I Can! Programs introduce Minnesota families to a variety of outdoor activities including camping, fishing, paddling, and rock climbing. Youth Outdoors I Can Paddle! Crew Members serve as paddling instructors and guides for weekend canoe and kayak workshops. Instructors teach basic paddling technique and provide on-the-water guidance for first-time paddlers. Workshops take place on both lakes and rivers managed by the DNR. Instructors provide environmental education throughout the workshops as well, offering participants information about Minnesota’s natural resources.

  • Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant Internship-( due 3/6/2020)

  • Illinois RiverWatch Biologist, National Great Rivers Research & Education Center (Alton, IL)

    The RiverWatch Biologist works under the direction of the Director of Environmental Education and Citizen Science, overseeing the RiverWatch program by training Citizen Scientists to sample and analyze stream and river water; collecting stream data from the field and analyzing these data along with data collected by the citizen scientists; and by assisting in executing the environmental education programming at NGRREC.

  • Interdisciplinary Soil Scientist/Hydrologist

    The Hoosier National Forest (Forest) is seeking interested individuals for an exciting career in land and resource management.  The position is a permanent full-time appointment.   The duty station is located at the Hoosier National Forest Supervisor’s Office in Bedford, Indiana

  • Interns, Bureau of Water-Illinois EPA (Des Plaines, IL) due 3/2

    The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Bureau of Water - Northern Monitoring Unit in Des Plaines, IL seeks two paid summer interns. 

  • Internships, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Des Plaines, IL) due 3/10

    Internships for U of I students working with EPA personnel in lakes and streams collecting water quality samples, sampling macroinvertebrates, macrophytes, and fish, and recording discharge and assessing habitat. Internships are based in the IEPA Bureau of Water - Northern Monitoring Unit in Des Plaines, IL.

  • JUNIOR WATER RESOURCES ENGINEER

    Skelly and Loy is seeking a full-time junior water resources engineer to join our Hunt Valley, Maryland team. The ideal candidate is experienced and knowledgeable in is ecosystem restoration, low impact development (LID), environmental site design (ESD), storm water management, erosion and sediment control, permitting and plan review, and construction oversight and inspection for both public and private clients within the Mid-Atlantic region.

  • Lake County SMC Water Quality Internship (Libertyville, IL) due 10/26

    Position: SMC Water Quality Intern (1 position available)

    Location: Libertyville, Illinois

    Salary: $13.50/hour

    Term: not to exceed 1000 hours

    Job Summary: Assist with all Aspects of Water Quality Monitoring Programs and Inspections

     The Water Quality Intern will help with aspects of water quality monitoring programs, end of pipe site sampling, including preparing sampling materials and supplies, field work, and data management, and various administrative tasks in assistance to the Coordinators. Additionally, inspecting stormwater best management practices (BMPs) and construction activities.  The position will assist in data analysis and the development of figures, maps, and tables for reports.

    Office-related tasks for this position include helping prepare for and attend upcoming meetings (agendas, speaker/venue coordination), writing meeting minutes, coordinating with local board members, preparing spreadsheets, and other miscellaneous tasks. This position will assist with NPDES permits or correspondence from regulatory agencies and construction or post-construction storm water compliance plans such as Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SP3), SMPP’s, ILR10, NOI, NOT, etc. This position will also assist with water quality program elements and gather information to support reporting. The Water Quality Intern works with oversight of two watershed coordinators and the Lake County MS4 coordinator, providing the intern with a unique, hands-on, environmental science and local government experience.

    Des Plaines River Watershed Workgroup Technical Coordinator http://www.drww.org/ North Branch Watershed Workgroup Technical Coordinator https://www.nbwwil.org/ MS4 Stormwater Coordinator https://www.lakecountyil.gov/792/Lake-County-NPDES-MS4-Program

    We are looking for a highly motivated individual with:

    Excellent organizational skills, experience working with data, and strong familiarity with Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office SuiteAbility to work independently and prioritize daily tasks to meet program goalsStrong communications skills; must be comfortable calling and speaking with peopleAbility to work with and coordinate all types of people mixed together in a group settingScience education and a passion for protecting and restoring water qualityCurrent/Valid Driver’s LicenseDesired experience: water quality monitoring, environmental based interests

    The intern candidate should be an undergraduate or graduate pursuing a degree in environmental science or a related field. Familiarity with environmental sampling and analysis techniques is desirable but not required. Self-motivation, reliability and the ability to work independently and follow specific sampling protocols are all critical, as is attention to safety procedures. Computer skills are necessary and having your own transportation is required, although a vehicle is available most of the time. Interns should be enthusiastic to work in the field with specialized equipment on uneven terrain and under adverse weather conditions (i.e. rain).  To apply Click here!  

    Lake County offers a competitive salary and benefit package with performance-based incentive plans. We also offer flexible working hours, and a comprehensive wellness and training program.  Visit our Prospective Employee page to get additional information on why you should work for Lake County!

    To learn more about the department you will be working for, visit  Lake County Stormwater Management Commission Website.  To learn more about other services Lake County provides and to see some of our employees in action, visit our website to view videos

    If you need assistance writing your resume, we have some tools to help you at our Human Resources website.

    Any offer of employment is conditioned on the successful completion of a background screening, drug and alcohol testing and may include a pre-employment medical exam. 

    Lake County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    Job Location Libertyville, Illinois, United States

    Position Type Intern

    Applications will be accepted until October 26, 2018

  • LDWF Waterfowl Technicians

  • Monitoring & Research Intern, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (Chicago, IL)

    The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago is in search of a current college student seeking an internship opportunity in its Monitoring and Research (M&R) Department.

  • Mussel Research Intern, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Center for Aquatic Mollusk Programs (Lake City, MN) Due 1/31/18

  • Natural Resource Management Specialist, Great Basin Institute (Reno NV)

    The Great Basin Institute, in cooperation with the BLM Nevada State Office is recruiting a Natural Resource Management Specialist to support the Bureau’s soil, water, air and riparian programs. This office-based position will expose the Specialist to a wide array of Bureau resources and provide an opportunity to better understand BLM Nevada resource management policy.

  • Northwest Field Crew Member

  • Outreach Notice for Recent Graduate Opportunity with USGS

    Upcoming opportunity for alum who has graduated in the past two years