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: Communications and Campaigns Managers, Washington, DC

The Waterkeepers Chesapeake is seeking a Communications and Campaigns Manager located in Washington, DC. The Communications and Campaigns Manager will report to the Executive Director to implement Waterkeepers Chesapeake’s Agricultural Transparency campaign, coordinate communications for the organization, and help to manage other organizational campaigns. This position will take the lead in implementing and managing our agricultural transparency communications campaign, which includes managing the campaign, coordinating communications, managing partnerships and supporting the development of the campaign’s grassroots capacity. This campaign is focused on using innovative communications to reframe discussion and support policy objectives to promote pollution reductions from the agricultural sector. Additionally, this position will have primary responsibility for communications work and take a role in managing and coordinating other campaigns such as their Stormwater Initiative, Fossil Fuels & Fracking, and Clean Water Defense. For more information, click here or here. The position is available immediately.


Job: Biological Science Laboratory Technician, CA

The U.S. Geological Survey, Volcano Science Center in Menlo Park, California seeks a Biological Science laboratory Technician. Duties will be to support research within the Climate and Land Use Research and Development Program through studies of soil carbon and soil microbial activities. Assist in collecting, sorting, and organizing soil and root samples for microbial, chemical, physical, and isotopic analysis. Work as part of a research team and help maintain the basic functions of a soil ecology laboratory. Conduct laboratory assays, operate instruments (e.g. PCR machine, spectrophotometer, GC), and follow laboratory protocols. For more information, click here. Job No. PAC-2015-0116. Apply by November 28, 2014.

Job: Assistant Professor of Climate Change Ecology, UC Davis

The Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology (WFCB) is recruiting a Climate Change Ecologist at the Assistant Professor level. This is a 9-month, 100% I&R academic senate faculty position generated from the Improving the Environment HIP proposals provided by Provost Hexter to the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. The successful applicant will work in the area of the effects of climate change on biological systems (research could be focused on species, population, and/or community and ecosystem level questions). Research could focus on changes in phenology and resulting effects on species interactions (e.g., disease, food web interactions) and distributions, or climate change resilience and adaptation. Species distribution modeling and climate change vulnerability assessment are also potential areas of research. The successful candidate must demonstrate a willingness, and capacity, to translate research outputs to resource management. This includes, but is not restricted to, engaging with domestic or international resource management entities (agencies or NGO’s) to develop scientific questions that will answer resource management needs. The successful candidate is expected to fully participate in the Environmental Policy Master’s (EPM) program, and the position will carry a teaching responsibility in the program. The EPM degree is a non-research, experiential MS program where groups of students address complex environmental problems from multiple perspectives (legal, economic, political, social, technological, scientific) to address policy alternatives. The climate change ecologist position will be expected to participate in the program by identifying appropriate environmental problems, assembling appropriate disciplinary experts, and leading student group problem assessments. The candidate needs to be an enthusiastic and engaged scientist, able to work effectively with diverse interest groups and provide the science leadership. For more information, click here. Review date is January 16, 2015.

Graduate Position - Stream Biogeochemistry, University of Alaska Fairbanks

The Department of Biology and Wildlife at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Dr. Jay Jones lab is seeking a highly motivated graduate student (M.S. or Ph.D.) to join his research group in Fall 2015. Research in his lab investigates how streams are linked to their catchments and the consequences of these linkages for in-stream biogeochemisty, and focuses on how permafrost influences groundwater inputs of nutrients and organic matter to streams of the boreal forest. 


Job: Environmental Protection Specialist, KS

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 7, Superfund Division, Special Emphasis Remedial Branch, Special Emphasis Remedial Section in Lenexa, Kansas seeks an Environmental Protection Specialist. At the entry level of this position, you will conduct field oversight of contractors performing environmental characterization, cleanup, and construction activities at Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Superfund sites. Review contrasts and ensure contractor compliance with all contracting requirements. Serve as a Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) on multiple contracts. Provide support to Remedial Project Managers. Attend meetings, plan/scope field activities, estimate cost/time associated with field activities, and review contractor submittals. Communicate with Remedial Project Managers, Contracting Officers, and contractors. Make recommendations to resolve problems, propose approaches, and/or take some course of action which promotes accomplishment of program objectives. For more information, click here. Job No. CI-R7-DE-2015-0016. Apply by December 2, 2014.

Job: Natural Resources Specialist II, TX

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality located in Austin, Texas seeks a Natural Resources Specialist II. Provides administrative services and technical consultation regarding water rights and water rights permitting for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). Communicates the technical, legal, and administrative requirements for water use permit applications; and provides assistance on water rights permitting issues and rules to applicants, agency staff, consulting engineers, attorneys, and the general public. Reviews water use permit applications for completeness; sets up related files; and composes draft and/or final correspondence. Coordinates the flow of applications through the permitting process, and prepares draft water use permits and amendments in accordance with state and federal rules, policies, and guidelines. Responds to comments on draft permits, and revises permits and other documents as needed. Participates in special assignments, including the review and/or research of the Texas Water Code, Commission rules, water rights files, records, maps, and water rights databases; research of deeds, wills, land surveys, and other legal documents to verify ownership of lands irrigated or impoundment structures for administrative requirements; and other projects as assigned. Attends and/or participates in hearings before an Administrative Law Judge or the Commission; attends public meetings as necessary in the permitting process; and participates in alternative dispute resolutions. For more information, click here. Job No. 15098. Apply by December 9, 2014.

Job: Advocacy & Outreach Manager, MD

Potomac Conservancy located in Sliver Spring, Maryland seeks an Advocacy & Outreach Manager with demonstrated success engaging grassroots audiences to drive local change and conservation impacts. The Advocacy & Outreach Manager will design and implement recreation activities and community conservation programs that connect volunteers to their local waterways and inspire stewardship values. This position is responsible for preparing advocates with the tools to hold local elected officials accountable for waterway-friendly decision-making and building a groundswell of community action for clean water. Applications are due by December 28th at midnight. For more information, click here.

Job: Asst Professor of Freshwater Ecosystem Ecology, College of Forestry and Conservation, Univ. of Montana

The Department of Ecosystem and Conservation Sciences in the College of Forestry and Conservation at the University of Montana located in Missoula, Montana seeks applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Freshwater Aquatic Ecosystems.  The Department desires an individual who will develop an externally-funded research program in freshwater and/or riparian ecosystem ecology.  Specific teaching responsibilities include undergraduate courses in aquatic ecosystem science and ecological restoration, and a graduate course in the candidate's area of expertise. In addition, the successful candidate will mentor and advise undergraduate students in the Aquatic Option of the undergraduate Ecological Restoration program and graduate students in the Systems Ecology (MS, PhD), Forest and Conservation Sciences (MS, PhD), or Resource Conservation (MS) programs.  A Ph.D. in ecology or a related field is required.  Applicants should have a strong record of scholarly publication. Post-doctoral experience and evidence of successful grant acquisition is preferred. The University of Montana is highly committed to building a culturally diverse environment. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. For more information, click here. Tracking Code: 1077-254. Application review begins on January 7, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.