Monday, October 19, 2015

University of Colorado: Climate Dynamics


The Department of Atmosphere and Oceanic Sciences (ATOC) at the University of
Colorado, Boulder, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in climate
dynamics. We are seeking a person who will develop a vibrant research program
complementing existing strengths within ATOC, on the Boulder Campus, and in the
Boulder research community, and who is committed to excellence in
undergraduate and graduate teaching. The position will be filled at the Assistant
Professor level. Review of applications will begin on Nov. 15, 2015, and will
continue until the position is filled. A Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science, Oceanography,
or a related field is required at the time of appointment, and post-doctoral
experience is preferred. Informal inquiries can be made to the chair of the search
committee, Jeffrey Weiss, at ClimateDynamicsATOC@colorado.edu. The University
of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.


Applications are accepted electronically at
http://www.jobsatcu.com/postings/107586.
After November 4th, you will be redirected to CU Careers, our new career site. In
order to access this posting, please use the keyword search for posting #F02886.

Department Of The Interior: Biological Science Technician


Job Title:Biological Science Technician (Fisheries)
Department:Department Of The Interior
Agency:Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service
Hiring Organization:Carterville Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office
Job Announcement Number:R3-15-1516558-JM


SALARY RANGE: $31,944.00 to $45,510.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Monday, October 5, 2015 to Monday, October 19, 2015
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0404-05
POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time - Term NTE 13 months
PROMOTION POTENTIAL:07
DUTY LOCATIONS: 6 vacancies in the following location(s):
Carterville, IL View Map
Wilmington, IL View Map
WHO MAY APPLY: United States Citizens
SECURITY CLEARANCE: Not Applicable
SUPERVISORY STATUS: No
JOB SUMMARY:
You too can make a difference in our world. The work of the US Fish and Wildlife Service is meaningful and varied. Want to know more about what it is like to work for us? Click here to watch short podcasts called Meet Your New Boss! and Diversity is our Strength.
This is a term position not to exceed 13 months with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Carterville Fish and Wildlife Conservation Office.  The appointment may be extended for an additional 3 years at management's discretion. Positions will be filled at Carterville, IL and Wilmington, IL.  Applicants will identify which duty location they wish to be considered for when completing the on-line application questionnaire.


Salary range for Carterville, IL: $31,944 to $41,530
Salary range for Wilmington, IL: $35,005 to $45,510


Incumbents located at the Wilmington Sub-Office will work primarily on Asian carp assessment work on the Chicago Area Waterways and upper Illinois River to help prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes.  Innovative sonar work in and around the Electric Dispersal Barrier will be conducted as will sampling using nets and electrofishing.  Incumbents located at the Carterville Office will work either with Asian carp assessment work on the Ohio or Mississippi rivers or on large river fish community assessment (including endangered pallid sturgeon) on the Mississippi River.  Sonar, netting, and electrofishing will be utilized.  All positions will share responsibilities to some degree and be exposed to a variety of work/projects.


More than one position may be filled from applications received under this announcement in the advertised field offices or other U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service offices in the local commuting area.
TRAVEL REQUIRED
•         25% or Greater
•         Travel will be required for training and project work. Travel may be up to 50% for the Marion, IL location.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED
•         No


KEY REQUIREMENTS
•         You must be a U.S. citizen to apply to this position.
•         A background investigation is required.
•         Incumbent must wear the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service uniform.
•         A valid driver's license is required.
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DUTIES:
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Major duties at the full performance level include but are not limited to the following:
•         Assists in planning and conducting biological surveys of waters for the conservation and rehabilitation of fishery resources.
•         Conducts surveillance to monitor existing and detect new colonization by aquatic nuisance species.
•         Develops and uses automated databases to enter, organize, and perform preliminary analysis of collected field data, using standard statistical methods in preparation of fisheries reports.
•         Operates a variety of field equipment commonly used in fisheries studies, including small watercraft, fish sampling gear, generators, cars and trucks, and cameras.
The Carterville FWCO wanted to share the following job opportunity with you: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/416913000?share=email.

Shawnee National Forest: Public Affairs Specialist, GS-1035-11/12


The Shawnee National Forest (Forest) is outreaching to fill the position of Public Affairs Specialist, GS-1035-11/12.  The purpose of this Outreach is to inform prospective applicants of this opportunity.  The duty station is located at the Supervisor’s Office in Harrisburg, Illinois.  For additional details on the position, you may call Allen Nicholas at (618) 253-1001.  The vacancy announcement for this position will be posted soon at the U.S. Government's official website for employment opportunities: www.usajobs.gov


Anyone interested is encouraged to complete the attached
Outreach Response Form.  Respondents will be notified via email when the vacancy announcement becomes available.  You will still need to apply for the job separately.

Please reply to this Outreach Notice by October 27, 2015.

About the Position
Public Affairs Specialist:
The Shawnee National Forest is advertising for a Public Affairs Specialist position.  This is a permanent full-time position. 


The Public Affairs Specialist participates in the development and implementation of public affairs communication plans, program strategies and techniques for dealing with addressing critical and
complex public issues, and to establish two-way communication with the publics including the news media and elected officials. The Public Affairs Specialist uses a variety of communications methods and techniques (i.e., written, oral, visual and personal) in devising the appropriate communication method for each public affairs campaign. This person incorporates situation analysis, target publics identification, media and message strategies, and evaluation of effectiveness and costs in each campaign. They ensure that employees are appropriately involved in decision making activities; and use various tools and techniques to improve employee productivity and moral. This person monitors and evaluates how effectively information has been communicated; identifies and addresses internal communication training needs. The Public Affairs Specialist represents the Forest in meetings and discussions involving individuals, groups, and organizations working in support of, or opposing, the policies, programs, and work of the Forest. After consultation with supervisor, the Public Affairs Specialist has the authority to make public statements as necessary within the framework of established policy guidelines. This person provides input into the long-range planning, development and coordination of the overall Public Affairs program for the Forest and analyzes public reaction and recommends changes to improve understanding. The Public Affairs Specialist recommends methods of minimizing misconceptions and improving understanding of Regional direction. This person participates in the evaluation of the effectiveness of Forest issue management programs and implements improvements. The Public Affairs Specialist organizes, coordinates and implements effective employee and public meetings, workshops, field trips, or other forums designed to foster employee and public participation. This person stays abreast of the most current and effective communication methods and techniques and provides for training in these methods for others as needed.


The incumbent will report to the Forest Supervisor.  The selected individual will be subjected to a background investigation conducted by the Department of Homeland Security.
Description of the Forest:
The Shawnee National Forest includes about 280,000 acres of National Forest System land and is the single largest publicly owned body of land in the State of Illinois.  Within those lands, one can find the following:
• Seven Congressionally-designated Wilderness Areas (about 10% of the Forest)
• Six candidate Wild and Scenic Rivers
• Four National Natural Landmarks
• Four heritage resource sites on the National Register of Historic Places
• Two National Scenic Byways (NSB)
o Great River Road NSB, extending along the Mississippi River
o Ohio River NSB, along the Ohio, where it begins in Pennsylvania, traveling to Cairo, Illinois, where the Ohio meets the mighty Mississippi
• 80 designated Natural Areas considered important for botanical, ecological, geological or zoological reasons (about 5% of the Forest).  Ten of these natural areas are designated by the Forest Service as Research Natural Areas (9 ecological areas and 1 botanical area) to focus research on these high value ecological sites.
o 56 ecological areas
o 14 botanical areas
o 3 geological areas
o 7 zoological areas

The Shawnee is located within a day's drive (350 miles) of more than 45 million people, or 17% of the U.S. population (U.S. Census Bureau, 7-1-97 estimate).  Additional information about the Forest may be found at the Shawnee National Forest website.


Climate:
One can experience all four seasons in the southern Illinois region with an average of 3” of snow per year and temperatures rarely below 0 degrees.  Summer days are sunny and humid with highs in the 80’s – 90’s, occasionally topping 100.  Spring weather can occur in March, and fall weather can extend into November.  During the spring and fall seasons, the climate and beauty of the area is especially compelling.  Spring brings an abundance of blooming dogwoods, redbuds and wildflowers.  The fall is saturated with color, as the leaves turn brilliant reds, gold and yellows.  Garden of the Gods, the most visited site on the Forest, is a must-see during the fall color season.  The unusual rock formations, coupled with the surrounding Garden of the Gods Wilderness, portray the beauty of southern Illinois at its finest.


Education:
Pre-schools through high schools can be found in most communities and rank high in the state.  There are several community colleges in the area offering quite reasonable in-district tuition.  Southern Illinois University, located in Carbondale, IL, offers a full range of baccalaureate through doctoral programs.  Day care facilities also are available in most communities.


Churches:
Churches representing all major denominations can be found in communities across the region.


Economy:
Real estate in the area is moderately priced.  The median price for purchasing a home is approximately $120,000, and house rentals begin at approximately $450 per month.  Utilities are also priced moderately.  Tourism is a developing economic force in the area.  In recent years, several wineries have opened, offering two outstanding wine trails.  Local breweries are also starting to emerge, adding to the tourism opportunities in the region. 


With a mix of communities and towns, varying in population, Southern Illinois offers a rural environment with easy access to all possible amenities.  Both shopping and entertainment opportunities are abundant within the area.  Marion and Carbondale, IL along with Paducah, KY, offer shopping malls, movie theaters and several locally owned and operated restaurants along with major chain and fast-food restaurants.  Additional information on local employment opportunities can be found at the following links:
Harrisburg, IL – Companies and Businesses
Marion, IL – Companies and Businesses
Carbondale, IL – Companies and Business


Healthcare:
Healthcare facilities serving the area include full facility Harrisburg Medical Center (Hospital), Carbondale Doctor’s Memorial Hospital and Marion Memorial Hospital.  Services at these hospitals include cardiac units, oncology and neonatal units.  Other hospitals providing care are Lourdes and Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah, KY and Deaconess in Evansville, IN.  All the hospitals provide 24-hour emergency room physician coverage and specialists.


Recreational and Cultural Activities:
Whether you’re a barbecue fan, blues lover, outdoor recreational enthusiast, lover of small town life or big city adventurer, southern Illinois truly provides something for everyone in terms of social engagement opportunities and overall choice of recreational/cultural type activities. 
With the perfect mix of small to mid-sized towns across the region coupled with easy access to bigger cities, including St. Louis, MO (located about 2 hours from Harrisburg, IL), Nashville, TN (located about 2.5 hours from Harrisburg, IL) and Chicago, IL (located about 6 hours from Harrisburg, IL), residents will find the ability to immerse themselves in the rich cultural and natural heritage encompassed in the area while also being able to easily travel and explore larger metropolitan areas nearby.


Festivals, fairs, artisan type craft events and more abound annually, and from more traditional American fare to Cuban, Thai, Japanese and more, a variety of restaurants representing global cuisine choices can be found across the region.  Other opportunities, including concerts, theater engagements, etc, can also be discovered at a variety of events and locations, offering easy access to diverse recreational and cultural activities while also offering a beautiful, predominantly agricultural based area to call home.


To learn more about the area, please visit the following:
Marion, IL Chamber of Commerce
Saline County, IL Chamber of Commerce
Saline County, IL Tourism
Southernmost Illinois Tourism Bureau

Shawnee National Forest: GS-0462-6/7 Forestry Technician position


The Shawnee National Forest is filling a GS-0462-6/7 Forestry Technician position to be located in Jonesboro, Illinois.

 

Merit - Open/Close: Wednesday, October 7, 2015 to Friday, October 16, 2015

 


 

Only one position will be filled.  If you have questions regarding this position, please contact Chad Deaton at 618-833-8576 or cdeaton@fs.fed.us.

 

BINGHAMTON UNIVERISTY: CLIMATOLOGY OR GEOHYDROLOGY


Binghamton University will make one tenure-track appointment in the area of climatology or geohydrology starting Fall, 2016.  We seek a geoscientist who uses some combination of field measurements, observations and modeling.  Appointments are planned at the assistant professor level, however exceptionally qualified applicants may be considered for a higher level appointment.  


In the area of climatology we are seeking a geoscientist studying global-scale energy exchange within the Earth System.  Possible research areas might include: (1) past, present and future climate change; (2) understanding modern climate systems to interpret paleoclimate archives preserved in ice and sediments, and to predict future climate changes; (3) the dynamics of sea-level changes as ice sheets respond to changing energy levels in the atmosphere and oceans; (4) impact of climate variations on renewable energy resources; and (5) impacts of climate change on ecosystems and human health.  Geoscientists with other research areas in the broad field of climatology are also encouraged to apply.  


In the area of geohydrology we are seeking a geoscientist studying physical, chemical or biological processes involving surface water or groundwater.  Possible research areas might include: (1) chemical evolution or recent contamination of Earth’s surface and subsurface water; (2) flow and transport modeling in granular or fractured media; (3) microbial processes and their effect on solute transport; and (4) hydrogeology of energy resources.  Geoscientists with other research areas in the broad field of geohydrology are also encouraged to apply.  


The successful candidate must develop and sustain a nationally-recognized, externally-funded research program in their area.  We also expect the candidate to develop a strong record of teaching and mentoring students and to teach undergraduate courses and advanced undergraduate/graduate level courses in their area of expertise.  We are seeking candidates who will strengthen our existing research programs in geochemistry, sedimentary geology, or Earth surface processes, and who will seek to interact with geologists, environmental scientists, chemists, physicists and engineers on the Binghamton University campus.  Candidates must have a Ph.D. with a focus in either of these fields at the time of appointment.  Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and names and contact information of at least three references to the Binghamton University Interview Exchange site at http://binghamton.interviewexchange.com.  For further information about the department, visit the Geological Sciences and Environmental Studies website (www.geology.binghamton.edu).  Climatology candidates may contact Professor Tim Lowenstein (lowenst@binghamton.edu) whereas geohydrology candidates may contact Professor Bob Demicco (demicco@binghamton.edu).   


This position is affiliated with the Sustainable Communities Area, one of five Transdisciplinary Areas of Excellence (TAEs) that Binghamton University has identified for growth under the auspices of the SUNY2020 plan.  The successful candidate will contribute to the development of this TAE as an area of intensive research and teaching. The search committee will include members of the Sustainable Communities TAE steering committee. For more information on the TAEs [and SUNY2020], go to http://www.binghamton.edu/tae/.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Binghamton University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  The position will remain open until filled. The review of applications will begin on November 30, 2015.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Urban and Community Forester – Assistant Professor of Practice


The School of Natural Resources (SNR) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) is seeking applicants for a nontenure-track position in Urban and Community Forestry at the rank of Assistant Professor of Practice. Initial appointment is three years and may be renewed based on successful performance and continued funding.  This 12-month position shall be 100% teaching, and is expected to develop and coordinate a nationally-recognized education program in Urban and Community Forestry.

 

The successful candidate will lead the development and implementation of a new U.S. Forest Service grant-funded undergraduate degree program in urban and community forestry; establish collaborations with faculty in the School of Natural Resources, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, and the Nebraska Forest Service and collaborations with stakeholders, agency and/or industry partners. Program must be recognized nationally and internally while contributing to the mission of the College of Agricultural Science and Natural Resources. Coordinate the teaching schedule for courses and the methodology that will be used to measure student outcomes.

 

This position will support curriculum development, teaching, and evaluating student outcomes for 6-8 undergraduate/graduate courses per year that included introductory and advanced topics, including introduction to forestry, dendrology, urban forest management.  Specific course assignments may be changed over time based on Academic Unit need. 

 

Required Qualifications:  Ph.D. in Forestry or a relevant field of study (e.g., Horticulture, Natural Resources) at time of appointment, teaching experience, proven ability to communicate effectively with students, professionals, and the general public.

 

Preferred Qualifications:  Experience in program development; experience teaching to both traditional and non-traditional college students in face-to-face and online courses;  experience working with management organizations (e.g., local, state, federal) whose specific interest is in urban and community forestry. 

 

To view details of the position and make application, go to http://employment.unl.edu.  Search for position #F_150236.  Click on “Apply to this job.”  Complete the application.  Upload a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references; also upload a statement of teaching philosophy in the “other” field.  Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2015, and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

                                                                                                                 
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers.  See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination

 

 

 

INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES, UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN

 

The Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (established in 1973 by the Nebraska State Legislature to give added emphasis to agriculture and the management of natural resources in Nebraska) serves the people of Nebraska in the four-fold mission of teaching, research, extension and service.  Commonly referred to as “IANR,” the Institute is administered by the Vice Chancellor for Agriculture and Natural Resources and has faculty and staff located throughout the State.  IANR faculty and staff have appointments in the following divisions:  Agricultural Research Division, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, College of Education and Human Sciences (research and extension), and Cooperative Extension Division.  Each division is administered by a Dean or Director.  The Institute comprises 15 academic units, four regional research and extension centers, several interdisciplinary centers and program units.  The IANR Vice Chancellor holds the Vice President title in the University of Nebraska system and is also administratively responsible for the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture at Curtis.  Visit the IANR web site at www.ianr.unl.edu.

 

SCHOOL OF NATURAL RESOURCES, UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN

 

On July 1, 2003, SNR was formed integrating the former School of Natural Resource Sciences, the Conservation and Survey Division (State Geological Survey), and the Water Center. In 2008, the Geography program joined SNR. The School houses the Cooperative Ecosystems Studies Unit for the Great Plains, the Nebraska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, the National Drought Mitigation Center, the High Plains Regional Climate Center, the Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies, and the Tern Plover Conservation Partnership.

 

LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, “THE STAR CITY” – A PLACE TO WORK AND ENJOY LIFE

 

Lincoln, Nebraska, a community of more than 250,000 people, offers the ambience of a friendly small town while offering attractions and entertainment opportunities of a metropolitan area.  Lincoln is a young city with a bright future of planned growth and expansion.  It is one of the fastest growing non-Sun Belt cities in the U.S. and one of the fastest growing metro areas in the Midwest.

 

The capital city of Nebraska, Lincoln is home to state government and the flagship campus of the University of Nebraska system.  The city also hosts Nebraska Wesleyan University, Union College, Southeast Community College, Doane College-Lincoln and the Kaplan University Lincoln Campus.   Lincoln has an excellent educational system and ranks in the top 20 least stressful cities in the nation for children.  Residents enjoy nationally ranked sporting events, world famous performing arts, and a variety of cultural activities.  Among the attractions: the 2,200-seat Lied Center for Performing Arts, the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden, four history museums, a planetarium, observatory, many private art galleries, four live-stage theater venues, a civic auditorium, the 92,000-seat Memorial Stadium, 15,147-seat Pinnacle Bank Arena, the 7,907-seat Devaney Center, and modern baseball/softball stadium facilities. The Pinnacle Bank Arena development in the Haymarket serves as a focal point for the entertainment district in downtown Lincoln, as well as the home to Nebraska Men and Women’s basketball programs.

 

Cost-of-living ranks 3 to 5 percent below the national average of comparable cities with among the nation’s lowest health care costs, utility bills and insurance rates.  Lincoln’s low crime rate, efficient transportation, stable business environment and advanced health care technology are a few reasons why Lincoln ranks high in livability studies.

 

You are invited to explore Lincoln on-line for the most current information.

www.unl.edu               University of Nebraska-Lincoln homepage

www.nebraska.edu      Web site for the University of Nebraska four-campus system

www.lped.com            The Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development offers extensive information on demographics, education, health care, cost of living, and tax structures.

www.lcoc.com             The Lincoln Chamber of Commerce offers business and community information and a relocation directory.

www.lincoln.org          The Lincoln/Lancaster County Convention and Visitors Bureau offers information on attractions, entertainment, recreation, dining, shopping and transportation.

www.state.ne.us           The official web site of Nebraska State Government

www.ci.lincoln.ne.us   The official site of Lincoln City Government

McMicken College of Arts & Sciences: Geoscientist for a tenure-track position

Job Listing:Assistant Professor - Geology (Basin Dynamics) #8064 (8064)
Req Id 8064 - Posted 10/09/2015 - A&S Geology (60000028) - Main Campus - Full-Time Faculty
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Assistant Professor - Basin Dynamics
A&S Department of Geology

The Department of Geology in the McMicken College of Arts & Sciences seeks a in basin dynamics at the rank of Assistant Professor. The igeoscientist for a tenure-track position ndividual will be expected to focus research and teaching on aspects of basin dynamics and complement existing strengths in the study of sedimentology, stratigraphy, paleontology, tectonics and landscape evolution. In addition, the faculty member might also have expertise in numerical modeling, geochemistry of hydrocarbons, and geophysical exploration. The individual will help to expand undergraduate and graduate courses that will help serve students in the Department of Geology and will strengthen and develop our leading program in Stratigraphy/Sedimentology/Paleontology. The faculty member will also be expected to enhance links with industry and advise students on career opportunities. This faculty position is named in honor of the eminent UC sedimentologist, Emeritus Professor Paul Potter.

Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.uc.edu (search for Requisition #8064).  In addition to completing the online application, candidates are required to submit a letter of application, a curriculum vita, and a short summary of research interests (2-3 pages) and teaching philosophy (2 pages) and contact information for three references. Complete applications will be reviewed starting December 1, 2015 and the search will remain open until the position is filled. For additional information please e-mail Professor Carlton Brett (carlton.brett@uc.edu). Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Geoscience and/or Environmental Science, or an allied discipline, completed, at latest, by the appointment start date of August 15, 2016. The University of Cincinnati has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, and people with disabilities.
 

University of Massachusetts: Tenure Track Faculty Position in Aqueous and Environmental Geochemistry


The Department of Geosciences at the University of Massachusetts invites applications for a tenure track position in Aqueous and Environmental Geochemistry at the Assistant Professor level starting Fall 2016.  We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.
A Ph.D. in Geosciences or related field is required at the time of appointment and post-doctoral experience is preferred.

The successful candidate will have research interests within the broad area covered by the position title.  These areas might include critical zone and near-surface weathering, processes that occur at solid-water interface, including biological interactions, or chemical, physical and biological processes controlling the transport of dissolved species. It is hoped that the candidate will have interests in isotope or trace element geochemistry and the application of geochemical tools to a broad range of scientific questions.

Research within the Department of Geosciences revolves around four main clusters: Global Change and Surface Processes; Water; Dynamic Earth; and Geography, Society and the Environment. It is expected that successful candidate will develop a rigorous externally funded research program and contribute to one or more of these research themes.  Candidates who have experience in integrating geochemical tools with quantitative approaches to solving problems in natural systems are especially encouraged  Field-oriented research that could be incorporated into both undergraduate and graduate courses will be an asset.  Teaching will involve participation in a large-enrollment introductory course in addition to appropriate advanced undergraduate and graduate courses.

Applicants must submit a cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement, and contact information for three referees familiar with their research and teaching efforts to:    
http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=64033.   For more information, visit the Department of Geosciences website (www.geo.umass.edu) or contact the Search Committee Chair (search@geo.umass.edu).  Review of applicants will begin 16 November 2015 and continue until the ideal candidate is identified.

The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

Miami University: Project Dragonfly’s Global Field Program (Grad School Posting)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Now accepting applications for 2016
 
OXFORD, Ohio (Sept. 30, 2015) – Miami University’s Project Dragonfly is accepting applications for 2016 Earth Expeditions graduate courses that offer extraordinary experiences in 15 countries throughout the world. New in 2016 are courses in Gal√°pagos and Paraguay. http://EarthExpeditions.MiamiOH.edu/15-16_news
 
Earth Expeditions can build toward the Global Field Program (GFP), a master's degree that combines summer field courses worldwide with web learning communities so that students can complete the GFP master's part-time from anywhere in the United States or abroad. http://GFP.MiamiOH.edu/15-16_news
 
Project Dragonfly also offers graduate courses and the Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP) master's degree co-delivered by premier learning institutions in Cincinnati, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, New York, Phoenix, San Diego and Seattle. The AIP master's takes place on-site and near AIP Master Institutions and through web-based learning communities. http://AIP.MiamiOH.edu/15-16_news

Alaska Region : Public Affairs Specialist


The Alaska Region is planning to fill the Public Affairs Specialist (1035 GS12) in FY16.  We will be advertising the permanent position later this fall with the goal of having someone in place as soon as possible. 

 

The Alaska Region is seeking candidates who have a proven record of working with both local and national media, organizing media events and press conferences. Candidates should have the skills to develop a robust social media following and to write web content. Most importantly, the candidate must be passionate about marketing everything Alaska has to offer! The full portfolio also includes professional photography, writing briefing papers and strategic communication plans and occasional legislative affairs work.

 
With abundant wildlife, Wilderness areas and awe-inspiring scenic beauty, Alaska is the place to work, live and play.

 

If this sounds like an interesting day-to-day job, we would like to hear from you by October 23, 2015.  The position will be based in the Federal Building in Juneau, Alaska.  

Please respond through the Employment Outreach system at:  https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com?id=193F6954B1A5428B93936C208A9D0CCE.

U.S. Department of Agriculture:Employment Outreach Notice




Biological Scientist
Quality Assurance Inspector
GS-0401-07/09 PSE 13/13
See OPM guidelines for wage information:
 
Pacific Northwest Research Station
Resource Monitoring and Assessment Program
Anchorage, Alaska
 
Please reply by October 26, 2015
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The PNW Research Station, Anchorage Forestry Sciences Lab, anticipates filling 1-3 Quality Assurance Inspector positions with the Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program.   
 
PLEASE NOTE:  The purpose of this Outreach Notice is to determine the potential applicant pool for this position and to establish the appropriate recruitment method and area of consideration for the advertisement.  Responses received from this outreach notice will be used to make this determination. 
 
The vacancy announcement for this position, when open, will be posted at the USA Jobs website, the U.S. Government’s official site for jobs and employment information: http://www.usajobs.opm.gov
 
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About the position(s):
 
We are preparing to fill up to 3 positions at the Pacific Northwest Research Station’s Anchorage Forestry Sciences Laboratory (AFSL) located in Anchorage, Alaska. The Quality Assurance Inspector positions are career ladder with the full performance level at a GS-09.
 
These positions are with the Data Collection Team of the PNW Research Station’s Resource Monitoring and Assessment (RMA) Program, Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) unit. This FIA unit is part of a nationwide program which collects, processes, analyzes, evaluates, and publishes comprehensive information on forest and other related renewable resources in Alaska, Hawaii, and US affiliated Pacific Islands.
 
Quality Assurance Inspectors report directly to the field coordinator and are responsible for training and feedback to crews, field data accuracy, consistency and standardization, and correcting errors. These positions are also responsible for leading crews of two to four people collecting field data for annual inventory and forest health monitoring.  Quality Assurance Inspectors share duties as helicopter managers and will receive training leading to helicopter manager certification.
 
Positions with FIA in Alaska are adventurous, challenging, and rewarding.  The terrain traversed flying, hiking, and working can be immensely spectacular, but it can also be very physically and mentally challenging.  Physical fitness and flexibility to changing situations are key qualities for success. 
 
These permanent seasonal positions are 13/13, meaning that a minimum of 13 two-week pay periods of work per year (about six months) are guaranteed.  Additional work may be possible. The Alaska field season usually lasts 8 to 9 pay periods, so the guaranteed 13 pay periods of work generally includes an assignment with FIA crews in coastal or interior Alaska, Hawaii, US Affiliated Pacific Islands, California, Oregon, or Washington. Appointees may be offered the opportunity to work longer depending on workload and funding.
 
A majority of the duties will be devoted to data collection operations of which, about four to five months will be spent in the field.  Crews of two to four people will collect field data for inventory and forest health monitoring.  Duties include photo interpretation, locating inventory plots, and measuring various tree and site information.  Measurements taken by crews include: tree/sapling/seedling data (species, diameter, height, defect, insect & disease, damage, etc); understory vegetation (shrub, herb, grass species and percent cover, etc.); down woody material (line transects, litter depth, and fuels measurement, etc.); and site index and site attributes (site tree selection, slope, aspect, topographic position, distance to water, etc.). Crews use portable, handheld computers to collect data in the field and then process the data later using laptop computers to address any inconsistencies or errors.  Duties also include daily documentation, downloading, and editing of field data.  The Alaska field season lasts from May through early or mid-August.
 
Work Environment:  Alaska provides a wide diversity of ecological communities, which include coastal Sitka spruce and hemlock rain forests, interior mixed spruce and birch boreal forests, and expansive black spruce bogs. Extensive areas of alpine tundra, shrub land, high peaks, and glaciers occupy the non-forest areas. Work conditions in these areas are often arduous. Work may be performed in inclement weather (cold, rain, snow), on steep, slippery, and/or brushy slopes, and in the presence of biting insects. A significant amount of off-trail hiking is required. Employees must carry a 45lb pack daily; with pack weights occasionally exceeding 55lbs. Excellent physical conditioning is absolutely essential. Alaska crews are required to travel in small aircrafts, helicopters, and boats. Employees carry a firearm for bear protection and, consequentially, are subject to a federal background investigations and pre-hire and random drug testing. Living quarters on the research vessel are extremely cramped, background noise (from generators) is constant, and motion sickness is a problem for some employees. Although attempts are made to honor special dietary requirements, all food is prepared by a contracted cook when working off boats. 
   
Anchorage is nestled between the Chugach Mountains and the upper shores of Cook Inlet in the heart of Alaska’s Southcentral Gulf Coast. It is central to many recreational opportunities and offers many cultural activities from a performing arts center to outdoor music festivals. With a diverse population of about 300,000, Anchorage offers most of the amenities found in much larger cities (Museum of History and Art, Performing Arts Center, Native Heritage Center, shopping centers, and several large hospitals). The city trail system offers ample recreation opportunities and a sense of wilderness within the city. There are over 120 miles of groomed X-country ski/hiking/biking trails (30 miles lighted), over 70 ball fields, 5 golf courses, and numerous small parks and playgrounds.
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For more information:
If you would like additional information about duties and work conditions of this position, or have questions, please contact Dan Irvine at danielirvine@fs.fed.us or at 907-748-2096.
 
If you are interested in this position with the Pacific Northwest Research Station, please send the attached response form and a resume (optional) to express your interest by October 26th, 2015 to Dan Irvine at danielirvine@fs.fed.us, and you will be notified when the position is advertised. To apply for this position, you must apply when vacancy announcements are posted on www.usajobs.opm.gov.
 
You may also send in the attached response for by regular mail to:
 
Dan Irvine
Coastal Alaska Coordinator
Anchorage Forestry Sciences Lab
161 East 1st St., Door 8
Anchorage, AK 99501
 
This is a pre-announcement only.  When the position is advertised, the announcement will be posted on the USA Jobs web site: www.usajobs.gov.  The announcement will contain all of the information you need to apply for the position.
 
To be considered, applicants must be U.S. citizens.
 
The purpose of this Outreach Notice is to determine the potential applicant pool for this position and to establish an appropriate recruitment method and area of consideration for the vacancy announcement  (Region-wide, Service-wide, USDA-wide, Government-wide, and/or DEMO).  Responses received from this outreach notice will be relied upon to make these determinations.
 
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program.  (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)  Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).  To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD).

 


Kenai Fjords National Park: Two Positions Available


1)  Permanent full-time GS-9/11 Ecologist 
 
--DEU (Open to All U.S. Citizens) announcement
 
 
--Merit Promotion announcement
 
 
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2)  Term, subject-to-furlough GS-9/11 Archeologist
 


All announcements close on October 27.

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory: Lamont Research Professors

The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) of Columbia University anticipates appointing one or more Lamont Research Professors in the Earth sciences in the coming academic year. The rank of the appointment(s) is open and dependent on experience. Lamont Research Professors receive nine-month appointments with partial salary support provided from institutional sources. An incentive program encourages the establishment of a vigorous externally funded research program to provide the majority of salary support, including an opportunity for summer salary. Applicants for Associate and Full Research Professor ranks should have established records of innovative research of high impact in one or more areas of Earth science, through publications in peer-reviewed journals, and should have demonstrated success at raising external support for their research programs. Applicants for the rank of Assistant Research Professor should have demonstrated potential for significant research contributions by having published in peer-reviewed journals and potential for supporting their research programs with external funding. Candidates with strong secondary interests in science education and outreach are also encouraged to apply. Following the recent completion of an Observatory-wide strategic plan, LDEO is particularly interested in applicants who will expand our expertise in the following areas:



• Dynamics of hydrometeorological systems, particularly extreme events and their impacts
• Real-time observational geoscience, with an emphasis on applications of new sensor and information technologies to fundamental processes at all scales
• Dynamics and kinematics of the solid Earth, with a focus on earthquake and volcanic processes and associated modes of crustal deformation and crust-mantle coupling
• Climate and paleoclimate studies, including coupled climate, ocean, and terrestrial ecosystems
• Studies of the cryosphere and sea-level




Eligibility requirements include a Ph.D. in Earth and environmental sciences or a related field, evidence of ongoing externally funded research programs or potential for supporting research programs with external funding, and at least 2–3 years of relevant research experience. Salary will be commensurate with experience. All interested candidates should apply online at the following Quick Link:  https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=61597. Candidates should provide a CV (including a list of publications), two writing samples, statement of research interests, list of funded projects or grant applications awaiting approval, statement of science education and outreach interests if applicable, and the names and addresses of at least three references. Evaluation of applications will begin after 15 November 2015.




For more information contact:
Office of the Director
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, Palisades, NY 10964
Telephone: 845-365-8546 • Fax: 845-365-8162 • Email: director@ldeo.columbia.edu
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory is committed to diversity. Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action – Race/Gender/Disability/Veterans Employer.