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Job Opportunity – Fisheries Project Assistant, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife – La Grande

Based in the East Region Fish Research Office in La Grande, Oregon, participate in a monitoring program to evaluate habitat, and juvenile and adult salmonid escapement in the Grande Ronde River basin. Project assistant will act as crew leader in data collection of adult spawning and juvenile rearing surveys, data entry, and compiling and summarizing data for tables/graphs in annual reports. Full time limited duration position through June 30, 2019

For more information, see job posting at www.odfw.com/hr.

Qualifications: Three years of biological experience performing studies, research, or resource management activities in a fish or wildlife program, or a Bachelor’s degree in Fisheries or Wildlife Science or a closely-related Bachelor’s degree.

Salary: $3,129-$4,545/month

Closing Date: February 14, 2018

Contact: Apply online at: www.odfw.com/hr

 

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Job Opportunity – Principal Executive/Manager D (Information & Education Deputy Administrator) Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Salem, OR

Do you have a passion for the outdoors? Are you innovative, strategic, and have the ability to effectively lead and manage staff and budgets? The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is looking for a Deputy Administrator in our Information & Education Division. This individual will play a lead role in outreach, recruitment, and media relations for the agency. If you have a strong interest in the outdoors and are looking for a fast-paced and interesting challenge, apply today.

Qualifications: Six years of experience in supervision, staff-technical, or professional-level work related to communications, marketing, public relations, education or related field. Two years of this experience must have included a) development of program rules and policies, b) development of long- and short-range goals and plans, c) program evaluation, and d) budget preparation;

Salary: $5,231 – $7,714 monthly depending upon qualifications.

Closing Date: February 23, 2018

For more information and to apply, visit: Information & Education Deputy Administrator

 

Job Opportunity – Seasonal Wildlife Field Technician

Cafferata Consulting is currently looking to hire a seasonal Field Technician for Spring and Summer 2018. Applicants must have:

  • 1 season of related field experience
  • Good hearing and vision
  • Clean and valid driver’s license
  • College degree in wildlife or a related field

    Applicants must be:

  • Committed and able to work in a safe and efficient manner
  • Able to follow protocols strictly and collect accurate data
  • Comfortable working alone in the forest especially at night
  • Able to navigate with a map and compass and GPS
  • Physically fit and able to hike off road in steep brushy conditions
  • Able and willing to work a flexible schedule to accommodate the weather and workload
  • Able to work independently and communicate with crew leader and landowners
  • Able to learn different owl vocalizations and learn to identify owls by their calls
  • Able to travel on occasion and camp to conduct a few more remote surveys
  • Previous experience working with wildlife is desirable.

Pay rates depend on experience. This is a seasonal position, and hours per week could vary depending on field needs. Work hours for owl surveys are generally approximately 4‐6 PM to 2‐4 AM but employees will need to be flexible.

Please apply by sending a resume with references (including email addresses) as an email attachment and indicate the date you would be available to start.

Jessica Hart
Cafferata Consulting, Inc.

Hillsboro, OR

Job Opportunities – 2 Positions with The Nature Conservancy

SW Oregon Steward

Ashland, OR

Are you a team leader that enjoys ecological monitoring and working with volunteers? Do you have an interest in working in vernal pool, grassland, oak, chaparral, forest, and wetland plant communities in southern Oregon? The SW Oregon team is looking for a 9- month Steward to assist with biological and ecological data collection, invasive plant mapping and control, important restoration activities and lead volunteer crews who are instrumental to our success.

In case you’re not familiar, The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 72 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity therefore we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Visit www.nature.org/aboutus to learn more.

As a leader in Oregon’s conservation community, our team of scientists and problem solvers directly protects the iconic landscapes and inspiring locations that define our great state. From working to reduce the severity of fires in our forests and designing our clean water future to developing innovative technologies with fisherman and ranchers that sustainably protect both nature and livelihoods, The Nature Conservancy is building a future where people and nature thrive together.

The SW Oregon Steward role is a 35 hours per week, 9-month position that ends in December 2018. Our preferred hiring range is: $21.48-$22.82

The ideal candidate will have a background and track record that includes:

  • BA/BS/AS/Technical or vocational degree in science-related field and 1 year related experience in custodial and ecological land management or similar field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience with natural systems.
  • Experience in ecological land management principles.
  • Experience with GPS and interpreting mapped information
  • Experience performing physical work
  • Experience working in a team environment
  • Experience operating and or repairing various types of equipment and machinery.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and good driving record.Preferred knowledge, skills and experience:
  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross cultural experience appreciated.
  • 1 – 2 years related experience in custodial and ecological land management
  • Some experience managing volunteers or entry level staff.
  • Ability to recognize plant and animal species to complete preserve management activities.
  • Knowledge/understanding of current trends and practices in conservation, land management and natural resourcepreservation/conservation or similar field.
  • Experience with GIS software including editing data and creation of maps.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with conservation partners and volunteers from a range of backgrounds and organizations.Interesting in finding out more? Check out our full position description and application link here or visit www.nature.org/careers and search for job ID 46001 in the keyword search.

    Applications must be submitted by 8:59 PM PST on January 15, 2018 to be considered.

    The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of diverse people of all genders, backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientations, gender identities, military or veteran status or other status protected by law.


Zumwalt Botanist & Crew Lead

Enterprise, OR

Are you a skilled botanist that wants to contribute to conservation and active management on a grasslands team in NE Oregon? Would implementing botanically-focused monitoring, research and inventory projects bring you joy? The Zumwalt team is looking for a new team member to join as the Zumwalt Botanist & Crew Lead. We’re looking for someone to play a major role in leading and mentoring a small crew of resident volunteers to conduct field work from May through October. Field work requires use of standardized protocols for sampling vegetation plots, identification of plants to species level, and utilization of databases for collecting and managing data. Other activities include maintenance of project databases (including GIS), management of field data collection devices, data analysis and report writing.

In case you’re not familiar, The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 72 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity therefore we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Visit www.nature.org/aboutus to learn more.

As a leader in Oregon’s conservation community, our team of scientists and problem solvers directly protects the iconic landscapes and inspiring locations that define our great state. From working to reduce the severity of fires in our forests and designing our clean water future to developing innovative technologies with fisherman and ranchers that sustainably protect both nature and livelihoods, The Nature Conservancy is building a future where people and nature thrive together.

The Zumwalt Botanist & Crew Lead role is 35 hours per week and a 9-month active, 3 months leave without pay during the winter months term position that ends December 2019. Our preferred hiring range is: $21.48-$22.82

The ideal candidate will have a background and track record that includes:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in science related field and 1 year experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience with GIS software and data to create maps.
  • Experience identifying grasses and flowering plants of the Western US.
  • Experience training and leading field crews and ensuring the safety of a group.Preferred knowledge, skills and experience:
  • Multi-language skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
  • 2 – 3 years of experience in ecological monitoring and field data collection.
  • Knowledge of grassland ecology, including effects of livestock grazing and invasive plant management.
  • Experience organizing and ensuring the quality of large datasets.
  • Experience performing statistical analysis of biological or environmental data.
  • Ability to work independently and exercise sound judgment when encountering uncertainty.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with staff, volunteers and external parties, sometimes under pressure, to complete projectgoals in a timely manner.
  • Confidence and skill operating 4 x 4 trucks and ATVs.Interesting in finding out more? Check out our full position description and application link here or visit www.nature.org/careers and search for job ID 46006 in the keyword search.

    Applications must be submitted by 8:59 PM PST on January 15, 2018 to be considered.

    The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of diverse people of all genders, backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientations, gender identities, military or veteran status or other status protected by law.

Job Opportunity – ODFW Seasonal Wildlife Habitat Technician

Wildlife Habitat Technician (Seasonal)

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Ontario, OR

Do you like working outdoors? Assist with conducting habitat enhancement and restoration projects on department owned lands in Harney and Malheur counties and other properties. Full time seasonal position from 3/1/2018 through 8/31/2018.

For more information, see job posting at www.odfw.com/hr.

Qualifications: Requires an Associate’s degree in Wildlife Technology or Agriculture; or eighteen months’ experience in the care of livestock, agricultural research/experimentation, monitoring game or wildlife, or farming; OR a Bachelor’s degree in Fisheries/Wildlife Science, Agriculture or closely-related Bachelor’s degree and one year of wildlife experience.

Salary: $2,647-$3,761/mo. Generous benefits package.

Closing Date: January 11, 2018

Contact: Apply online at: www.odfw.com/hr