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 sharon@aswm.org

Job: Environmental Analyst II, MA

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection in Worcester, Massachusetts is seeking an Environmental Analyst II. Under the supervision of an employee of higher grade, the EA II will assist in the implementation of the MA Drinking Water Regulations and the Safe Drinking Water Act with emphasis in the following areas:

• Reviewing and evaluating water quality monitoring data.
• Providing technical assistance to public water systems.
• Evaluating the technical, managerial and financial operations of public water supplies.
• Conducting Sanitary Surveys or other inspections of public water systems and Comprehensive Compliance Evaluations of public water systems.
• Reviewing and evaluating plans and specifications for drinking water related construction projects.
• Reviewing and evaluating drinking water related chemical addition systems and other treatment systems.
• Drafting inspection reports and technical review letters.
• Conducting inspections of drinking water related construction projects.
• Reviewing and evaluating technical aspects of drinking water permit applications.
• Reviewing and translating technical report results into permit conditions.
• Implementing new MassDEP Drinking Water Program, Regional and Federal Initiatives.
• Implementing MassDEP’s Enforcement Response Guidance as appropriate.
• Maintaining MassDEP’s database systems as appropriate.
• Application of drinking water requirements to situations at Public Water Systems to determine compliance and to recommend actions.

In addition, under supervision of an employee of higher grade, the EA II may also be assigned duties within the Massachusetts Water Management Act and Wetlands Protection Program to assist with permitting, compliance, and enforcement. For more information, click here. Posting No. J45465. Apply by December 19, 2014.

MS in Environmental Science & Policy and Graduate Research Assistantships

Plymouth State University (PSU), Plymouth, NH, is inviting applications for its MS program in Environmental Science and Policy (ES&P). The MS in ES&P is coordinated by PSU’s Department of ES&P and the Center for the Environment (CFE). Students will have opportunities to collaborate with interdisciplinary teams of faculty, students, and scientists from other academic, governmental, and non-governmental organizations including organizations such as Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, White Mountains National Forest, and NH Department of Environmental Services, and the Squam Lakes Association. Students accepted to PSU’s MS in ESP may be eligible for graduate research assistantships (GRA). For academic year 2015-16, we anticipate four GRAs in the areas of hydrology, environmental social sciences, ecosystem services, climate change, ecological economics, limnogeology, landscape ecology, or a combination of those topics. Students receiving assistantships will conduct field sampling, analytical and/or theoretical work on projects related to our mission, and/or serve as teaching assistants. These assistantships provide a unique opportunity to work with a diverse cohort of students and mentors from a broad array of disciplines focusing on the environment.

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Job: Director and Endowed Chair, Environmental Dynamics and Geoecology Institute, Univ. of California-Riverside

The College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) invites applications for a tenured senior rank position for Director of the new Environmental Dynamics and GeoEcology (EDGE) Institute. The position will occupy a newly endowed chair and will include a tenured faculty position in one of the departments of CNAS. The successful candidate will lead a diverse group of faculty working in environmental change, global change biology, paleoecology, earth sciences, and conservation biology over both deep and contemporary time scales. The successful candidate will be expected to strengthen interdisciplinary collaborations, develop new funding initiatives, and become fully engaged in the research and teaching mission of the institute and the college. For more information, click here. Job #JPF00236.

Graduate Assistantship, Virginia Tech

An assistantship for Fall 2015 is available in the Department. of Horticulture at Virginia Tech in the field of Sustainable Food Systems. M.S. or Ph.D. applicants will be considered.  Funding could include a teaching assistantship or fellowship depending on the applicant and degree sought.Students sought who can pursue one of the following areas of inquiry: 1) resiliency of agricultural systems through time related to management, biodiversity, and climate change adaptation; 2) ecosystem service trade-offs in agriculture with an emphasis on entomology (biological control and pollination).  Strong quantitative inclination preferred.  PhD students would be eligible to participate in Virginia Tech's interdisciplinary global change program. Please contact Megan O'Rourke at megorust@vt.edu with your cv and include in the body of your email your preference for MS or PhD, GRE and GPA scores, a description of your research experience as it relates to the ideas above, and brief explanation about your interest in graduate school. A full application for graduate school would be due Jan. 15, 2015.

Job: Assistant Professors in Climate Impact Cluster (4 Positions), Univ. of New Hampshire

The University of New Hampshire College of Life Sciences and Agriculture (COLSA) seeks to hire four new tenure-track assistant professors with demonstrated interests and expertise in diverse areas of the agricultural and ecological sciences. They intend to build and reinforce strengths related to climate change impact, mitigation, and adaptation. They anticipate filling these positions in the Fall of 2015. Because multiple positions are available, they will strongly consider the recruitment of a cluster of faculty members with overlapping and synergistic research programs. For more information, click here. Posting No. 0902680. Open until filled.

Job: Post-doc examining biodiversity of black ash wetlands, Univ. of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota, Department of Forest Resources and the U.S. Forest Service are seeking a postdoctoral scientist to contribute to research assessing the impacts of emerald ash borer (EAB) on the biodiversity of black ash wetlands in the Upper Great Lakes region. This position is part of a larger project examining potential adaptation strategies for mitigating the impacts of EAB on the structure and function of black ash forest systems. This work will capitalize on a network of existing research sites with a rich suite of existing detailed vegetation and hydrological measurements and will develop assessments of insect diversity and wildlife habitat conditions in these critical ecosystems. The post-doc will join a team of collaborators from the Universities of Minnesota, Vermont, Wisconsin, USFS, and Wisconsin DNR working to develop strategies to minimize the impacts of EAB on black ash forests in in the Lake States. For more information, click here. Job No. 193170. Open until filled.  

Job: Interdisciplinary, USACOE, Omaha, NE

This position is located in the Nebraska Regulatory Office for the Omaha District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Utilize a professional knowledge of natural, physical, and social sciences theories, practices and methodologies as they relate to the natural and human environment.  Serve as a regulatory specialist with technical expertise to evaluate Department of the Army (DA) permit application, compliance, and/or enforcement cases for activities in waters of the United States and/or navigable waters of the United States within the regulatory authority of the Clean Water Act. Assist in the development of programmatic initiatives, such as general permits.  Assist in the development of procedures to implement directives from higher authority. Serve as a District representative on groups and task forces with missions of interest to the District and/or the regulatory program, and to complete assignments related to special regulatory initiatives directed toward effective, efficient, and consistent application of the regulatory program. For more information, click here. Job No. WTHI144499521279272. Apply by December 29, 2014.

Job: Student Trainee (Biology), IN

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seeks a Student Trainee - Biology located in Oakland City, Indiana. This is a Pathways Career Internship Program position at the Patoka River NWR, Oakland City, IN. Incumbent of this position serves as a Student Trainee (Biology) performing a variety of duties that provide meaningful training and developmental opportunities leading to a career in fish and wildlife biology or wildlife biology.  The intern performs a variety of duties designed to orient and expose the student to the mission and work of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and to the benefits and conditions of Federal employment. For more information, click here. Job No. R3-14-1276499-DD. Apply by December 19, 2014.