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Vital Habitats Environmental Management - Chesapeake Research Consortium

Environmental Management Staffer ResponsibilitiesThe candidates selected for this position will be involved in goal team activities will be responsible for organization and support of meetings, member coordination and communication, tracking team action items, and research and synthesis activities, including reporting on performance indicators. The Staffers are key points of contact for delivering information from the Chesapeake Bay Program to partners across the watershed and are expected to manage the dynamics of each sub-team to help facilitate group consensus and collect pertinent information from group members in a timely fashion. The candidates will also support the goal team’s involvement in the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Strategy Review System process to track progress toward achieving Chesapeake Bay restoration goals and outcomes, including coordinating partnership reviews and consolidating feedback. The selected candidates will work as Chesapeake Research Consortium employees …

Intern - United Nations

Responsibilities Daily responsibilities will depend on the individual's background; the intern's assigned office as well as the internship period. Under the Supervision of a Programme Officer, the intern will :
Assist with research on issues related to the main focal areas of the GEF (biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate adaptation, chemicals and waste, land degradation, and international waters), for example, to support STAP papers, terms of reference for consultancies, and project reviews;Assist in preparing speaking notes and presentations, and in organizing STAP meetings and workshops; andAssist with STAP communications, including updating the STAP website.Communication Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately.Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience.Demonstrates openness in…

Ocean Forecast System Intern - Silver Spring, MD

Position Description Coast Survey modelers provide forecast guidance of oceanographic information to help mariners safely navigate their local waters. This national network of hydrodynamic models provides users with operational now-cast and forecast guidance (out to 48 hours) on parameters such as water levels, water temperature, salinity, and currents. These forecast systems are implemented in critical ports, harbors, estuaries, Great Lakes, and coastal waters of the United States and form a national backbone of real-time data, tidal predictions, data management, and operational modeling.

Required Skills
0 - 2 years of experience in computer programming. Must have a strong academic record in math, physics, engineering, or other relevant disciplines, computer programming experience, scientific curiosity and the ability to work independently and then communicate results of work out to groups. Must have the ability to work in a team environment.

BS or undergraduate or graduate stud…

Environmental Writing Prize - Peaceful Dumpling

Peaceful Dumpling was founded in July 2013 with the mission of advocating for both animals and the planet through great writing. We believe that writing has the power to change the world. Our inaugural Environmental Writing Prize is now open, to foster and celebrate writing that explores the most pressing issues of our times: climate change, environment, conservation, and animal rights. We are looking for works that are inspired and inspiring; thought-provoking and truthful, yet also imaginative and beautiful as a work of art. Submission Guidelines All genres must relate to environmental issues such as climate change, environment, conservation, and animal rights.Please use Times New Roman, double-spaced.Must be in PDF format.No author name should appear on the document. Entries will be judged anonymously.Previously unpublished in any format, including blogs.Please include an author bio with publication history (if any) in the body of the email and attach the manuscript as a PDF file, and …

Becoming and Outdoors-Woman - Workshops

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Bat Biologist - Apogee Environmental

Title: Bat Biologist (Crew leader) Region: Midwest and Eastern U.S. Start Date: immediately End Date: August 2019 with potential for fall work Workload: 7 days/week Pay Rate: Commensurate with experience/education
Description: Apogee, Inc. has openings for federally permitted bat biologists for various presence/absence surveys throughout the Midwest and Eastern U.S.  Primary responsibilities of this position are to lead a two-person crew to conduct summer mist-net and/or acoustic surveys threatened and endangered bat species.  Daily duties will include, but are not limited to: selection of net placement, deployment and operation of mist-nets, identification of eastern U.S. bat species, application of radio-transmitters and bands, maintaining and decontaminating equipment, radio-telemetry, emergence counts, and collection/submittal of precise and thorough data. Field work will entail hiking to and from mist-net survey sites with up to 50+ lbs. of equipment in varying terrain and possibly incl…

Summer 2019 Bat Acoustic Internship

Looking for an internship opportunity over Summer 2019? Enjoy working outdoors and road trips?  UMD is looking for interns to drive transects throughout central Maryland most nights of June to record bat echolocation calls. The data you collect will help UMDAppalachian Lab and MDDNR learn which batspecies are present during summer which is extremely important.

If you are interested in this opportunity and willing to work most nights in June, you can earn a great skill set highly desired by employers, gas reimbursement, and possibly receive college credit. Please address any questions or submit your application to Students with a car, current driver's license, clean driving record, ability to work 6pm to midnight most nights in June, and interested in learning about bat ecology are encouraged to apply. Driver's will be reimbursed gas money, otherwise this internship is unpaid (though may qualify for college credit). 
To submit your application, please email Shan…

Student Worker - Pedology Lab UMD


ENST Production Shop - Student Worker

ENST's production shop is hiring more student workers over summer. You would be working with your hands (i.e., painting, moving, cleaning, assembling, and potentially learning machinery) and working on campus 20-40 hours per week this summer. ENST pays $10.50 per hour. This position has the potential to continue through the fall semester.

To apply send yourcover letter, resume, and unofficial transcripts to Shannon Pederson,, by May 24th

Conway Science Fellowship - National Park Service

Calling all Postdocs: The National Park Service needs YOU!

The National Park Foundation is excited to announce the Conway Science Fellowship, which will benefit the National Park Service through innovative scientific research that can inform park management.

Three teams consisting of a faculty or senior scientist mentor and a postdoc fellow (within three years of receiving their doctorate degree) will be selected. The applicant(s) will be the faculty or senior scientist employed at the research institution, who will select an appropriate postdoc fellow. Each of the three fellows will focus on a different topical area that addresses some of the National Park Service’s emerging resource management challenges:

Addressing increasing visitor use by integrating social science and resource stewardshipEnhancing ocean and coastal resource stewardshipEmbracing collaborative conservation at the landscape scale.

Applications are due: June 30, 2019
For more information go here

Physical Science Technician -NOAA

As a Physical Science Technician, you will perform the following duties:  
Carry out, monitor, coordinate and/or control all aspects of shallow water hydrographic survey field operations to support routine nautical chart updates and rapid response to navigational emergencies.Responsible for installation, integration, calibration and operation of hydrographic survey equipment and ensure small boat vessels meet operational safety standards; and acquisition, processing and analysis of survey data.Acquire and analyze survey data; and identify and correct data quality issues, equipment malfunctions, operational survey deficiencies recommending improvements to standard operating procedures.Develop technical documents, including hydrographic survey reports and standard operating procedures and create geospatial information products to present and disseminate survey information; and conduct training in safety, vessel operations, and survey procedures.
EDUCATION: Successful completion of a full …

GIS Specialist - NOAA

Position Description Will support the Format and Distribution Branch (FADS) of the Marine Chart Division (MCD), which is responsible for distribution of all nautical chart products and associated catalogs used in the safe navigation in U.S territorial waters. Will develop and implement software and database solutions to improve automated processes for the nautical charting system and hydrographic services. Will interface with internal customers to assess product and service requirements, and assist in the development and maintenance of enhancements to systems supporting the processing and distribution of digital charting and hydrographic data products.

Specific duties include:
Daily processing activities in preparation for the weekly distribution of nautical chart data in multiple digital formats.Supporting the creation and storing of chart source data areas of interest (AOI's), such as geographic footprints, in order to geo-enable source data that is used in many new and evolving sy…

Sustainability Associate - University of Maryland

The Sustainability Associate will develop and manage programs that engage students, faculty, and staff in sustainable behaviors and create a culture of sustainability among all sectors of the diverse campus community. The Sustainability Associate will support Office of Sustainability initiatives including the management of existing programs, conduct of research into new program areas, development of program proposals, and implementation of new initiatives. The Associate will also work with the professional staff to support the sustainability programs of other campus departments as well as collaborative projects involving multiple campus units.

This is a one-year position designed to help launch recent college graduates into the sustainability profession.

Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, Social Sciences, Education, Communications, Business, Engineering, Journalism, Life Sciences, or related field required.

At least one year of experience as a full-time stud…

Legal Assistant - Environment and Natural Resources - Department of Justice

This is an excepted service appointment under the DOJ Pathways Recent Graduates Program. This position is located in the Environmental Enforcement Section, Environment and Natural Resources Division. The incumbent will provide a variety of administrative and legal support to attorneys and paralegal specialists. Up to 4 positions may be filled from this announcement. Responsibilities Use word processing software to create, edit, and format documents and correspondence.Conduct online research that included collecting and sorting information into logical formats.Review and assemble large volume of documents for review in preparation for specific projects.Organize and maintain files.Perform data entry in databases.Arrange travel reservations and prepare necessary paperwork.Recent Graduates are on a trial period for the duration of the program. An Individual Development Plan (IDP) must be completed and approved by the supervisor within 45 days of appointment and a mentor must be assigned wit…

Director - Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station

Under the direction of the Associate Dean for Research and Associate Director of the Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station (MAES), the Director will be responsible for the administration and operation of three (3) Research and Education Centers (RECs) consisting of seven (7) facilities, one (1) of which will be the headquarters for the Director. The Director will provide overall leadership for administrative decisions, development of budgets, strategic planning, and coordination and/or partnering with stakeholders, both internal and external. Agricultural research and education programs are being conducted and supported in these RECs on a variety of species and production systems, and represent a diverse physiographic and topographic characteristics of land resources in Maryland.

Minimum Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Biology, Horticulture or related fields
• Seven years or more of progressively responsible experience managing research and administration in an agri…

Mid-Atlantic Certified Crop Advisers - Scholarship

The Mid-Atlantic Certified Crop Advisers (MACCA) have established a scholarship program, which will award up to two deserving students with scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each ($500 for each semester) enrolled in an agronomy related program at an accredited junior college, college or university. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial support to students interested in pursuing a career in plant and soil sciences.  Given the declining number of students enrolled in agronomy related programs in our region, the Mid-Atlantic Certified Crop Advisers believe it is important to encourage students to consider careers in agronomy by supporting their education needs through the use of scholarships.  Eligibility Applicants must be a resident of or attending school in the Mid-Atlantic region (Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia, or West Virginia). Applicants must be enrolled or accepted to a 2-year or 4-year institution working toward a degree in agronomy or related field.�…

National Park Service - Paid Internship


Assistant Director & Program Leader for 4-H Youth Development

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND EXTENSION Position Summary/Purpose of Position: The Assistant Director and Program Leader, 4-H Youth Development for University of Maryland Extension provides statewide leadership and direction for 4-H Youth Development programs and faculty. He/she is administratively responsible to the UME Associate Director for addressing the mission and goals of 4-H Youth Development programs while aligning 4-H priorities with those of UME and AGNR. Duties and Responsibilities: This position provides leadership and direction for University of Maryland Extension 4-H Youth Development programs and faculty across the state. Duties include identifying issues and opportunities that alignment with organizational priorities, and to work with faculty and partners to develop, implement, and evaluate educational programs that address statewide needs of consumers, residents, agencies, organizations, industries, and commu…

Sea Turtle and Shorebird Monitoring –2019

Ecological Associates, Inc. is seeking qualified applicants to fill 1-2 positions based in Biloxi, Mississippi in 2019
JOB ANNOUNCEMENTSea Turtle and Shorebird Monitoring –2019
Ecological Associates, Inc. (EAI) is an environmental consulting firm specializing in protected species surveys, biological and ecological studies, environmental impact assessments, natural resource inventories, habitat conservation planning, and water quality monitoring. Please visit our website at to learn more about us. 
EAI is seeking biologists to assist in the documentation of sea turtle nesting and reproductive success as well as breeding and non-breeding shorebird use of a barrier island (currently undergoing nourishment) offshore of Biloxi, Mississippi. This monitoring involves daily early morning field surveys using all-terrain vehicles (ATVs or UTVs) or on foot, marking and monitoring of nest sites, and excavation of marked sea turtle nests to determine reproductive succes…

Sea Turtle Nest Monitor

Time Period:  May 2019 – July 2019
Duties include, but are not limited to the following: - Physically walk designated beach areas throughout the night to monitor for nesting activity - Identify sea turtles and crawls up close and at a distance in darkness - Locate sea turtle nests and crawls and identify to species                                       - Report interactions with sea turtles to appropriate personnel and agencies - Collect data and perform duties as indicated by project specifications and permits - Conduct surveys in adverse/inclement weather conditions - Coordinate activities with construction crews during beach nourishment projects
REQUIREMENTS: - Demonstrated experience with sea turtles on nesting beaches during nesting season and sea turtle nest monitoring - Must be a U.S. Citizen or have authorization to work in the U.S. without sponsorship or restrictions - Must have (or be eligible to obtain) Endangered/Protected Species approval from the National Marine Fisheries Service (N…