Job Board

Forest Stewards Guild Summer & Fall

Applications for the Summer and Fall FSYC programs are now live! The Summer 2019 FSYC program will have four crews (Mt. Taylor, Las Vegas/Pecos, Mountainair, Espanola). The Fall FSYC program will have crews on the Mountainair and Espanola Ranger Districts. Please go to www.forestguild.org/fsyc<http://www.forestguild.org/fsyc> for more information and to access the online applications (application links are also below).Applications for the summer season are due by March 17th. Please share this announcement and the attached fliers with your networks.

Those interested in applying for a Summer Crew Trainer/Fall Crew Leader position should email a cover letter, resume, and three references to matt@forestguild.org<mailto:matt@forestguild.org>. More information about the Crew Trainer/Leader positions and how to apply is available on the attached flier.

Summer FSYC Crew Member application<https://goo.gl/forms/6W2YCrnpCHVrjALe2>
Fall FSYC Crew Member application<https://goo.gl/forms/wllvsxFJwEeVYNvH2>

Wilderness Stewardship and Outreach Manager – NM Wilderness Alliance

JOB DESCRIPTION
Wilderness Stewardship and Outreach Manager
Applications due by March 1, 2019 – Send resume and cover letter to jobs@nmwild.org

Position Summary
Responsible for managing the Wilderness Ranger Program and seasonal activities associated with New Mexico Wild’s collaborative agreement with USDA, Forest Service Southwestern Region to complete projects that advance Wilderness Performance Measure for designated areas in New Mexico. Additional responsibilities include management of Community Outreach to sustain and increase membership and volunteer involvement in stewardship of New Mexico’s public lands.

The Wilderness Stewardship and Outreach Manager reports to the Deputy Director working in close consultation with other senior staff and Forest Service partners to supervise up to ten seasonal Wilderness Rangers. The position will also be responsible for organizing community outreach and stewardship activities, while helping to implement the organizational member plan, with a particular emphasis on diversification including youth and communities of color through a variety of strategies.

Wilderness Ranger Program Responsibilities

  • Manage the Wilderness Ranger program. Hire, train and lead Wilderness Rangers throughout the field season (May-September) with a focus on monitoring invasive species, trails, water quality, solitude, primitive and unconfined recreation, and recreation sites in accordance with Forest Service Wilderness Stewardship Performance protocols and volunteer engagement goals.
  • Supervise multiple small teams in a variety of wilderness backcountry and front-country settings on specific assigned tasks including coordination of staff schedules and tasks
  • Utilize ArcGIS to set up data collection applications and manage Wilderness Ranger data for delivery to appropriate Forest Service Office with final season reports.
  • Work with land management agencies to identify stewardship projects needs and maintenance issues;
  • Oversee reporting and project deliverables for Wilderness Ranger Program; Outreach Manger Responsibilities
  • Develop and lead a variety of volunteer service projects and hikes for members and prospective members;
  • Make presentations to relevant community groups and associations;
  • Arrange meetings, activities and tabling events for membership recruitment
  • Be able to speak to any of New Mexico Wild’s conservation and stewardship efforts;
  • Participate in Advancement meeting and related functions, such as marketing, design/preparation of print materials, event logistics and post-event follow up;
  • Participate in special assignments or projects as representative of the organization;
  • Organize and participate in a variety of events throughout the year to engage and educate the community about wilderness.

Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have a passion for wildlands conservation and bring experience with both backcountry wilderness, stewardship and community-based organizations.

Minimum Requirements

  • Supervisory experience
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including public speaking;
  • Strong organizational and project management skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask, handle deadlines, determine and manage priorities;
  • Experience with ArcGIS and other data collection platforms.

Knowledge and Abilities Required

  • Knowledge of wilderness principles, concepts, policies, and objectives;
  • Ability to implement environmental and natural resource monitoring techniques;
  • Practical knowledge of backcountry travel, natural resources, and land management operations sufficient to perform work assignments within wilderness;
  • Ability to supervise multiple people; coordinate and lead volunteer crews
  • Ability to identify invasive plant species, conduct trail assessments, utilize primitive tools, perform trail and campsite maintenance, and use a handheld GPS device for data collection;
  • Ability to work both independently and with a team, including coordination with New Mexico Wild and Forest Service staff;
  • Knowledge of ArcGIS or other mapping software and data analysis a plus;
  • Valid state-issued Driver’s License required;
  • Access to personal vehicle for travel to and from work sites will be required for some positions.

Mileage for work-related activities will be reimbursed.

  • A passion for wildlands conservation;
  • 3 years experience in community based non-profit organization; and
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.
  • Familiarity with the geography of the state of New Mexico desired.
  • Bilingual preferred.

Special Job Requirements:

  • Significant in-state travel.
  • Some evening and weekend hours as needed.

Compensation and Benefits:
Competitive salary and benefits package, including health and dental insurance.
New Mexico Wild is an equal opportunity employer and actively works to ensure fair and equal
treatment of its employees regardless of differences based on culture, socioeconomic status, race, marital
or family situation, gender, age, ethnicity, religious beliefs, physical ability or sexual orientation.

Direct Hire Authority for Resource Assistant Summer Internship Program

The Bureau of Land Management is currently accepting applications for minority college students to participate in paid summer internships through the “Direct Hire Authority for Resource Assistant Summer Internship Program”. Minority undergraduate and graduate college students are encouraged to apply using one of nine vendors:
http://info.manrrs.org/summerblminternship

https://www.hacu.net/hacu/HNIP.asp

http://manoproject.org/events/bureau-of-land-management

https://www.geosociety.org/GSA/fieldexp/GeoCorps/blm-dha.aspx

http://www.usaconservation.org/programs/epic-internship/dha-home/dha-openings/

https://business-staffing-of-america-inc.breezy.hr/p/f6c025063917-bureau-of-land-management-internships

PLEASE HELP BLM SPREAD THE WORD! The Application period closes on March 8th.
For more information please contact Kim Oliver, Program Coordinator, at BLM_DHA@blm.gov

Trail Foreman & 2 Recreation Technicians, U.S. Forest Service – Sandia Ranger District


Submit the outreach form on the attachment to apply and indicate with opportunity(s) interest you.  Respond by close of business by February 22, 2019 by sending the outreach form, indicating which opportunity(s) interest you, and a resume.
Trails Foreman

Primary responsibilities:

  • Develop and schedule work plans
  • Execute field operations for the trails and wilderness program
  • Construct and maintain trails
  • Operate and maintain trailers, skid steer, and tools
  • Work closely with volunteer groups and partner organisations to complete projects
  • Use of GIS/GPS to record in databases of record for trails and wilderness
  • Required certifications: B Sawyer (chainsaw and crosscut) valid driver license, ability to contain Forest Protection Officer (FPO)

Recreation Technicians

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and implement daily operations and  maintenance of developed and dispersed recreation sites
  • Repair damaged facilities
  • Inspects for hazards and reports conditions to District Ranger or Recreation Staff
  • Inspect for compliance with permit and management plans, as well as public health and safety
  • Safety hazard analyses of public recreation use areas
  • Serves as unit fee collection officer
  • Interacts with forest visitors and provides information
  • Serves as forest protection officer

Read the attached flyer for full position description.  Contact Crystal Powell at 281-3304 x5117 for more information.

New Mexico Field Representative, Endangered Species Coalition

Employment Type: Full-time, remote

Location: Santa Fe or Albuquerque

Salary: $39-40k

Open until filled; Priority consideration by 3/1/19
Job Summary:The Endangered Species Coalition is seeking a Field Representative in New Mexico to hep develop, run, and win local and national campaigns to defend our endangered species. The NM Field Representative will engage with ESC member groups, allied groups, the public, elected officials, the media and frontline communities on endangered species and environmental justice issues, while serving as a field organizer for national Endangered Species Act defense efforts.
Education:Bachelor’s degree in political science, environmental science, policy, wildlife management, communication, biology, sociology or a related field preferred. Advanced degree is a plus.
Work Experience:

  • 3 or more years of experience in advocacy campaigning
  • Demonstrated experience leading campaigns, meeting with decision makers and working with coalitions
  • Demonstrated experience developing partnerships and engaging with communities of color.

See attached flyer for full position description.  Submit your resume and a cover letter to Jobs@endangered.org

Stewards VISTA: Middle Rio Grande Urban Waters Partnership 

This VISTA will support the Middle Rio Grande Urban Waters Partnership, which works to protect, restore and revitalize urban water resources in the Middle Rio Grande Area and the watershed associated with the project focus areas identified by the Partnership. The Partnership will use the mission, vision and principles of the National Urban Waters Federal Partnership to guide the work. The VISTA will support priority projects led by various organizations to provide diverse and varied opportunities from hands-on restoration to planning and policy work. The projects listed below are the priority projects developed by Partnership members. The VISTA will assist The Nature Conservancy in leading some of these project activities and assist other agencies where the Conservancy is a partner on the project. – Bridge Boulevard Redevelopment Plan – The Middle Rio Grande Conservation Initiative with primary focus on the Albuquerque metropolitan area including the Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge – The Middle Rio Grande Restoration Project with BOR – Enhanced Storm Water Management through the Arid Low Impact Design (LID) Coalition – Backyard Refuge certification program and guidebook in partnership with the Friends of Valle de Oro – Community Engagement on storm water issues with a primary focus on rain barrel use, green space development, and natural infrastructure at South Valley Heath Commons, International District park site, and others – Source Water Protection Plan and water quality monitoring with the USGS While these projects are focused on environmental stewardship, all of these activities have an education or community engagement aspect to the work.

SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Stewards VISTA: Middle Rio Grande Urban Waters Partnership

Program Start/End Date
03/18/2019  –   03/17/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations NEW MEXICO

Languages
English
Spanish preferred

Accepting Applications
From  01/25/2019  To  02/23/2019

Contact Patricia SIlva
115 S Kanawha St
Beckley   WV   25801
304-860-0371
psilva@conservationlegacy.org
stewardslegacy.org/join
AmeriCorps VISTA

Wilderness Ranger

Posted at http://nmwild.org/about-us/careers

POSITION TITLE: Wilderness Ranger, New Mexico Wild

CLASSIFICATION: Full-Time Seasonal (approximately May-September)

DATE: Open until 3/1/19

New Mexico Wild is seeking up to 8 Wilderness Rangers to work on 2-person field-based crews in wilderness areas on the Cibola National Forest, Santa Fe National Forest, and other Forests to be determined. Primary duties will focus on monitoring invasive species, trails, water quality, solitude, primitive and unconfined recreation, and recreation sites in accordance with Forest Service Wilderness Stewardship Performance protocols. Volunteer coordination will be required, as well. Specific work emphasis will vary by work location. Employees will receive relevant training and will be integrated into assigned Forest Service duty stations.

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of wilderness management, practical knowledge of natural resources and land management and monitoring, analytical skills, experience organizing volunteers, and experience with backcountry travel.

Full-Time Seasonal position (approximately May-September). Arduous physical requirements. Evening and weekend hours as needed. Access to personal vehicle needed for some locations.

Email resume with preferred work location, cover letter and references to jobs@nmwild.org.

Learn more about last year’s Wilderness Rangers here – their website offers shadow days with current wilderness rangers.

GS 5/7/9/11 positions for dozens of permanent Fish & Wildlife Positions

GS 5/7/9/11 positions for dozens of permanent Fish & Wildlife PositionsApply between February 6-25 – you will need a USAJobs account so get started now by uploading your resume and transcripts!
Positions will include Refuge Management, Fish & Wildlife Biologist, Wildlife Biologist, Fish Biologist, and more!Read the attached flyer for more details on qualifications for these positions.  Most positions require a Bachelor’s Degree, or a combination of education and experience that meet specific course-level requirements.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Directorate Resource Assistant Fellows Program – please read attached flyer for step-by-step details of how to apply 

In 2019, the U.S Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) will partner with the Student Conservation Association (SCA) to administer the FWS Directorate Resource Assistant Fellows Program (DFP).  The DFP is an 11-week internship working on projects that support FWS conservation priorities. Eligible students who are pursuing degrees in biological science and/or natural resources management will possess the desired qualifications to apply for participation in the 2019 DFP.  These fellowships offer a unique opportunity to gain direct hire authority (upon successful completion of the program), which enables U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and other land management agencies to be able to hire former fellows into permanent, full-time positions within two years of graduation without having to use the competitive process. You can find a list of a few sample projects below.
Eligibility
Eligible students must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an undergraduate (rising seniors) or graduate degree program, and who will not complete their degree requirements prior to the completion of the 2019 DFP 11-weeks fellowship. 
How to Apply
The first step is to go now and complete your fellowship application online via the Student Conservation Association (SCA) application portal  (http://thesca.force.com/members/NewRegistration).   You must add the application code PO-00727173 to your application.  This initial application must be completed by February 15, 2019.

If you have met the initial eligibility requirement for the 2019 DFP, SCA will send you an email inviting you to apply to specific DFP projects throughout the United States and its territories during the open period in late January or early February.  You may have only a few days to apply to specific projects, so please keep an eye on the email account used to establish your SCA application.  

For questions, contact the FWS Recruitment team at: connect@fws.gov.  Please share this message with other eligible candidates.

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Native Health Initiative Health Justice Internship

These flexible internships allow motivated students to work on 1-2 projects, taking the lead on the projects they choose. Students have organized Day into Health events, created campaigns around “Keep Tobacco Sacred”, along with a variety of other projects. As NHI is based on the premise that all energy put into the partnership is done as loving service, not for financial gain, this internship pays in the currency of encouragement, hugs, smiles, and lots of positive energy. We do, however, help interns look for AmeriCorps funding, class credit, or whatever else they need to make their time with NHI possible.

Applications for Spring 2019 are due by February 8th – fill out the attached form and email to Shannon Fleg, shannon@lovingservice.us

 

USFWSAnnouncement_02042019 (1)

NHI Spring 2019 Internship Application

DFP Flyer Feb_15_2019. (1)

 

Job Announcement Coming Soon! US EPA San Francisco, CA – Tribal Clean Water Project Officer GS9/11

Nonpoint Source colleagues – EPA R9 is hiring for multiple positions at multiple grade levels!  Please share this announcement with your networks and anyone you know who may be interested in working for EPA in San Francisco!  Specifically, we are hiring for several positions in our Tribal Water Section in the Water Division – this is the section where we manage our CWA 319 NPS program, as well as CWA106 water quality programs among others. Due to current hiring procedures the announcement will only be open on USA Jobs for 5 business days –  so we want to a heads up to encourage people to work on their resumes in the system so they are ready to apply (and to know to look for it!)!  Note, this is an external hiring announcement – meaning open to all qualified US Citizens (not just existing feds!).  Please share this far and wide in your networks and expect another ping from me when the job is posted to let you know it’s open.

We hope to attract some great talent – thanks for your help in getting the word out!  Sorry in advance for cross postings – but we want the word out!   Tina

Summary:

The Tribal Water Section works directly with the 148 federally recognized tribes in CA, AZ and NV to help grow their local water quality programs.  The work includes managing Clean Water Act grants to tribal governments for water quality monitoring and assessment, wetlands planning and protection, watershed planning and nonpoint source pollution control, and water infrastructure development. Staff in this section partner with tribes to improve aquatic ecosystem health and promote tribal leadership in Clean Water Act programs.

Position TitleEnvironmental Protection Specialist (Tribal Water Project Officer)

Salary: $61,084 (GS-09) or $73,905 (GS-11) annually to start

For more information on the federal General Schedule structure, see:

https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/pay-systems/general-schedule/

Duty LocationSan Francisco, CA.

Work Schedule40 hours per week

Who May ApplyAny U.S. citizen

Qualifications:

GS-09:

•                 • One year or more experience working with tribal or underserved or vulnerable communities to implement environmental programs; and

•                 • Experience administering or overseeing water grants for environmental protection programs.

•                 • A master’s degree or equivalent is not required but may be considered in lieu of the above experience.

GS-11: The qualifications above plus:

•                 • Experience applying and implementing Clean Water Act regulations and policies.

•                 • A Ph.D. or equivalent in an academic discipline related to this position is not required but may be considered in lieu of the above experience.

How to Apply:

You must apply online through USAJOBS.gov! We recommend interested applicants login and create a USAJobs profile in advance of the job posting – upload resume and final college transcripts. When the announcement is posted, it is important to read it thoroughly for complete information on what documents are needed and what content on-line resumes must reflect to be considered.

Education Coordinator


Contractor: ~$12-15/hr – based on experience Hours: 15-20 per week – August through May, some Summer hours.

icolburn@cienaguas.org

cbenavidez@cienaguas.org

Starting February / March 2019

Cien Aguas International School (CAIS) is a kindergarten through 8th grade bilingual charter school with a focus on inquiry and environmental sustainability. Cien Aguas seeks to develop students who can ask and investigate important questions about the world around them, are committed to a sustainable society and are working toward cross-cultural competence, bilingualism and biliteracy in Spanish and English.

Position Summary The Environmental Education Coordinator (EEC) assists Cien Aguas in meeting its mission of environmental sustainability. This is done by serving as a resource for the CAIS community and supporting teachers with environmental themes in the classroom. The EEC also runs various programs that educate students directly on environmental sustainability, increase awareness of “green” topics in the school and shrink the environmental footprint of CAIS.

Responsibilities

● Maintain current environmental programs (Energystar recycling, after-school club, lunchroom and classroom composting)

● Work with teachers to infuse Environmental Education into all subject areas. Add depth, hands-on activities and extra opportunities to appropriate units.

● Compile and maintain a directory of community resources (people and places) available to add breadth, and pertinence to CAIS’s environmental education curriculum.

● Develop displays of relevant environmental data to share with the school community

● Seek out resources, both in-kind and financial, to maintain and grow environmental education efforts.

● Use school-wide events (assemblies, fairs, etc.) to promote sustainability and involve all students with “green” efforts.

● Build relationships with staff, teachers, parents and the student body to further the mission of environmental education and learning at Cien Aguas.

● Serve on a committee, working with other staff and teachers to uphold CAIS’s commitment to environmental education.

● Write grants to secure funding for environmental education and school-wide projects

● Stay abreast of current local environmental problems, issues, programs, and activities.

Requirements

● Available during school hours.

● Ability to work with a high level of independence.

● Must pass an APS background check.

● Experience working with youth and/or teaching adults.

● Familiarity with the Spanish language – some ability preferred

● Background in environmental education and/or environmental sciences

● Commitment to advancing environmental sustainability and literacy.

● Demonstrated capability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.

● Ability to work well with a diverse group of individuals.

● Comfortable in a dynamic and unconventional work environment.

● Able to creatively problem solve and maintain a professional demeanor under stress.

● Ability to work in an unstructured environment with numerous interruptions throughout the day.