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  • Biological Science Technician (Soils), USDA (Libby, MT)

  • Soil Scientist, USDA Forest Service (Tucson, AZ) Due 3/19

  • Forested and Disturbed Soils Position, Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources (University of Georgia) Due 3/15

  • Academic Coordinator III, University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources, Davis, CA

  • Wildlife Management Specialist, Pheasants Forever, 6 positions

  • Assistant Professor, The Pennsylvania State University Department of Ecosystem Science and Management

  • M.S. Graduate Assistantship University of Idaho (Due 3/16)

  • Seasonal Restoration Technician (MN)

  • Soil and Watershed Program Manager (Chippewa National Forest, MN) Due 10/20

  • 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.

  • Multiple USDA-NRCS Soil Conservation Positions

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service has many openings for Soil Conservation Technician and Soil Conservationist, several of them in Illinois.

  • Graduate Research Assistantships in Forest Soils, Hydrology, and Watersheds

  • Digital Soil Mapping Position

  • Doctoral student opportunity in Forest Biogeochemistry

    We are seeking a PhD student to work on a multidisciplinary project investigating the long-term carbon and nutrient dynamics following clearcut harvesting a red spruce – balsam fir forest in northern Maine.  This project has high relevance to sustainable forest management and renewable energy priorities in the modern forest sector for this region. The overall research project involves: quantifying trends in ecosystem carbon and nutrient pools 35 years after clear-cutting the balsam fir-red spruce forest at Weymouth Point paired-watershed study area; comparing 35-year ecosystem carbon pool dynamics with carbon dynamics predicted by an IPCC-relevant forest carbon budget model (e.g. CBM-CFS3); and informing development of criteria and indicators of sustainable forest management (SFM) in forest policy and certification systems adopted for balsam fir – red spruce forests in northern New England. A start date of July 2017 is possible to initiate field work prior to doctoral program enrolment in September 2017.


    Assistant Professor of Soil Biophysics. The Department of Land, Air and WaterResources (LAWR) in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University ofCalifornia, Davis, invites outstanding scholars to submit an application for Assistant Professorin Soil Biophysics.

  • Weekly Jobs Update from the US Forest Service Northern Region

  • 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.

  • Post-Doctoral Scholar, Soil and Environmental Microbial Ecology

    We seek an exceptional Post-Doctoral Scholar to conduct independent researchin the growing interdisciplinary field of soil and environmental microbialecology.

  • Postdoctoral Scholar Position in Plant and Soil Science

    A one year postdoctoral scholar position in plant and soil science is available for a highlymotivated candidate.

  • Department of Environmental Science and Management Restoration Ecology and Natural History Faculty Tenure-Track Position Starting August 2017

    Candidates should be committed to teaching excellence and to building a strong research record. Teaching assignments may include: Applied Natural History & Ecology, Principles of Ecological Restoration, Applied Ecological Restoration, Environmental Methods, Environmental Science and Management Senior Capstone, Freshman Seminar, and Graduate Seminar. Instructional assignments will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the department and students.

  • Graduate Assistanship in soil microbiology/physics at University of Tennessee

  • 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.

  • Two Graduate Research Assistantships in Soil Organic Matter Dynamics at the University of Tennessee

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate Agricultural Phosphorus Chemistry

    The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences is seeking a postdoctoral research associate to participate in a USDA NIFA funded study examining phosphorus loss from tile-drained agricultural fields and watersheds in east-central Illinois.

  • 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

  • Graduate Research Assistantships Agricultural & Forest Phosphorus Soil-Water Chemistry


  • Soil Scientist/Geologist

    The Willamette National Forest will soon be advertising to hire one permanent, full-time Geologist or Soil Scientist, either the 0470 or 1350 series, at either the GS 9 or GS 11 level.  The selected employee will have the option of duty station at the McKenzie River Ranger District, Sweet Home Ranger District or Detroit Ranger District.  The expectation is the employee will work at all three Districts based on the Soils and Geology work scheduled on the north end of the Forest. The purpose of this Outreach Notice is to inform potential candidates of this opportunity and help the deciding official determine the best way to advertise the position.

    If you are interested in this position please complete the attached Outreach Response Form and return it to Trish Wilson, Natural Resource Staff Officer by March 23nd, 2016 at pawilson@fs.fed.usThe Forest is considering filling the position as Soils Scientist. The Forest is interested in determing if individuals with a Geological Science background may have interest in applying. Within the outreach response form please indicate which position series you would be interested in applying for, Soils Scientist or Geologist.

  • Research Microbiologist/ Ecologist/ Soil Scientist (Postdoctoral Research Associate)

  • Soil Scientist

    This position serves as a soil scientist supporting programs on the Idaho Panhandle NFs and is located in the Supervisor’s Office.  The primary duty of the position is to assist with and/or conduct standard surveys of soil resources on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests.  This is a career ladder position with duties and responsibilities varying with grade level and reaching full potential as a GS-0470-9.

  • Soil Scientist

    The soil scientist provides basic input to interdisciplinary reports, best management practices for the soil resource, and planning efforts. The position requires skills for gathering, analyzing, and interpreting Soil Survey and Ecological Site Inventory data, including a good understanding of plant soil relationships. This position requires the ability to provide recommendations for protecting the soil resource and input into decisions for managing BLM lands across the district.

  • Soil Scientist

    The Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest (CONF) is conducting an outreach for highly skilled and qualified candidates to fill a Soil Scientist, GS-0470-11 position with a duty station of Gainesville, GA.  This is a non-supervisory, forest-level position.  This notification is being circulated to inform prospective applicants of this upcoming opportunity and to determine interest in the position.

  • Soil Scientist

    The position requires participation in the land management planning and NEPA process, providing professional soils input into the development of the Forest Plan as well as Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements.  The incumbent will provide support for a wide variety of land management programs including ski area management, timber, range, special uses, and recreation management while serving as a technical expert on projects that involve complex and conflicting program goals and requirements

  • Post-doctoral Researcher in Soil Microbial Ecology & Biogeochemistry

  • PhD Positions available in Biogeochemistry and Soil Greenhouse Gas Emissions – University of Florida

  • Postdoctoral Positions in Soil/Sediment Geochemistry

    The US Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), Soil & Sediment Geochemistry team (SSGT) conducts research in solid-phase geochemistry to support the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s (USACE) dual civil and military missions.

  • Graduate Research Assistantship in Forest Soils and Applied Forest Ecology

    The University of Minnesota, Department of Forest Resources is seeking a M.Sc. graduate student to participate in a research project examining the effects of simulated emerald ash borer (EAB) mortality and mitigation strategies on soil carbon and nutrient cycling in black ash wetlands in the upper Midwest. EAB is a nonnative insect that has caused extensive mortality of ash species since its introduction to North America. The effect of EAB mortality in black ash wetlands is expected to cause dramatic changes in ecosystem functions because ash is a dominant component of the forest structure.

  • 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


    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.


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


    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.


    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).

  • USDA Agricultural Research Service Jobs for the week of 8/3/2015

    Weekly notice of USDA Agricultural Research Service job openings.

  • Resource Conservationist, Vermilion County SWCD

    Vermilion County (IL) Soil and Water Conservation District seeks a Resource Conservationist.