Wetland Jobs Board
In addition to the job postings below, ASWM has compiled a list of links to water resources and/or wetland-related job postings. Click here. To submit a wetland-related job announcement to the ASWM site, send the job title, a brief description, a link to the full description, closing date, relevant contact info and website to firstname.lastname@example.org
The City of Eden seeks a temporary, seasonal Environmental Technician located in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. The Environmental Technician’s role is to support the Environmental Coordinator in the education, monitoring, inventory, and enforcement of issues surrounding environmental impact in the City of Eden Prairie. Position begins in May, 2-5 days per week. Beginning in June, incumbent will transition to 32 to 40 hours per week for the summer season, depending on workload and weather conditions. Limited part-time work may be available throughout the remainder of the year as work load allows. For more information, click here. Application deadline, March 20, 2015.
The Ramsey Conservation District (RCD) in Arden Hills, Minnesota seeks a self-motivated individual to assist with best management practices (BMP’s), water quality improvement, landscape restoration, natural resource planning, and storm water management programs. Duties will be to assess sub-watersheds for retrofit potential of BMP’s to capture a targeted pollutant. Model for hydrologic and pollutant loading using GIS, WinSLAMM/P8, and HydroCAD. Give presentations and support outreach activities. Identify vegetation for BMP inspections Inspection and reporting for construction site erosion and sediment control compliance. For more information, click here. Apply by February 5, 2015.
Coachella Valley Water District in Palm Desert, CA seeks a Conservation Manager. Under general direction, organize & supervise the implementation of water management plan activities through the water management supervisors. Develop and implement Best Management Practices (BMP) for water conservation, lead in comprehensive strategies to support the district?s long-term water conservation efforts and tiered rate billing system. Work with consultants related to water conservation, coordinates work assignments for water management sections. Work with the public to encourage water conservation through creating opportunities and programs that will foster conservation as a priority. Includes participation in updating the district's water management plan every 5 years. This position also does special projects, makes reports, including budgets, status reports on conservation programs and operations, and performs related work as required. Provide excellent customer service. For more information, click here. Apply by February 20, 2015.
Seeking recent graduates and early career professionals for one or more developmental hydrologist positions within the Weather and Streamflow Forecasting Group (PGPW) at the Bonneville Power Administration, Department of Energy. If you have a strong foundational understanding of hydrologic sciences and scientific computing, along with strong communication skills, and are seeking to apply those skills in public service to residents and stakeholders in the Pacific Northwest and beyond, this job is for you! Duties will be to provide probabilistic analysis of weather, streamflow, water supply and regional climate change. Provide subject matter expertise in quantitative hydrologic and meteorological forecasting. Develop and prepare daily streamflow forecasts. Develop and prepare hydrologic forecast briefings and reports. Develop and implement streamflow models and support software, including using Java, C++, FORTRAN, and/or LINUX scripting languages. Conduct and review hydrologic scientific research studies. For more information, click here. Job No. DOE-BPA-15-10943-DE. Apply by February 6, 2015.
U.S. Geological Survey, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center seeks an Ecologist located in Jamestown, North Dakota. Duties will be to refine current model to better capture data; incorporate water geochemistry into wetland simulation model; add biotic components to models; use resources to develop, refine, and test models; and operate a government vehicle as an incidental driver. For more information, click here. Job No. ATL-2015-0327. Apply by February 6, 2015.
USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has six vacancies for a Biologist/Soil Conservationist (Wetland Specialist) in the North Dakota area. Duties will be to provide conservation assistance associated with wetland determinations and wetland compliance. Gathers, analyzes and evaluates data to address wetland conservation concerns or issues. Maintains effective working relationships with NRCS staff and partners in the performance of work pertaining to wetland conservation. Maintains liaison with other NRCS wetland experts regarding wetland activities. For more information, click here. Job No. NRCS-15-0308-DE-EI. Apply February 5, 2015.
From Pore to Profile to Planet: Improving predictions of soil carbon dynamics through data-model synthesis. This research opportunity provides the chance for an innovative early-career scientist to make significant advances in our capacity to effectively model terrestrial carbon cycle responses to climate change. We welcome proposals to meet this general goal and, while we do not want to limit the directions proposed by applicants, areas we believe are especially fruitful are: (1) integration of highly mechanistic modeling approaches to soil carbon transformations (e.g., reactive transport models) with empirical based biogeochemical models (e.g., regional, national, and global models); (2) improvement in the accessibility/utility of datasets for the development, evaluation, and testing of carbon models; and (3) scaling of models across varying complexity and temporal and/or spatial scale. To learn more about this research opportunity, please go here.
A post-doctoral position focusing on hydrologic modeling of urban watersheds is available in the Department of Geology, Kent State University, in the lab of Anne Jefferson. The successful candidate will have experience using RHESSys or another distributed watershed model and interest in applying their skills to questions about the effects of green infrastructure and climate change in urban areas. The post-doc will be expected to contribute to research design and undertaking, publication, and pursuit of external funding. There will also be the potential to develop additional projects building on the strengths, interests, and expertise of the successful candidate. The post-doc will have access to a wealth of data sets, field sites and instrumentation; an interdisciplinary, collaborative group of researchers and external partners focused on urban ecosystems; and a campus mentoring program for postdocs. For more information, click here.