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Department Head - Fisheries and Wildlife

Date Posted: 22 May 2015 (Show details)

Institution: Oregon State University
Location: Corvallis, Oregon
Closing date: 30 September 2015

The Oregon State University Department of Fisheries and Wildlife is recruiting for a dynamic, visionary leader for a tenured administrator position as Department Head. We seek a Department Head to complement and expand our nationally and internationally recognized programs in wildlife, fisheries and conservation biology. Appointment includes indefinite tenure on a 9-month basis at 1.00 FTE at the rank of associate or full professor within Fisheries and Wildlife. Salary is commensurate with qualifications.

The Department is part of the College of Agricultural Sciences. The faculty are committed to enhancing student success by engaging students in quality academic, research, internships, global studies, and other experiential learning opportunities. Positions with primary responsibility for extension and outreach are likewise committed to learner success through programming appropriate for diverse audiences.

Mission of the Department: Faculty and students in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife acquire, integrate, and disseminate knowledge about fish and wildlife at all levels of biological organization. We focus on resource systems influenced by human activities. Our goal is to provide people with the knowledge needed to make wise decisions on issues of conservation, sustainable use, and ecosystem restoration. We accomplish this through a combination of undergraduate and graduate education, scholarly research, extension education, and public outreach.


The Department Head provides overall administrative leadership for the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife in all of its functions. The individual leads a multi-faceted department with programs in applied and basic sciences, undergraduate and graduate programs and extended education. As a key contact person, the Department Head must have the ability to: interpret the dynamics of ecosystems and the interrelationships between humans and fish and wildlife resources; articulate this vision effectively to faculty, staff, industry groups, public agencies, community colleges and secondary schools and private organizations; and establish programs and processes which address this vision and effectively lead faculty toward accomplishment of the department's goals. As the chief administrative officer, the Department Head participates in the administration of the College of Agricultural Sciences and Oregon State University.

To Apply:

This position has responsibilities for 80% Administration, 10% Professional Development and 10% Service. Qualified applicants are invited to electronically submit an application, including:

  • Cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experiences have prepared you for this position;
  • Full-length curriculum vitae (CV) including the names and contact information of three professional references.

We invite you to visit the application web site (, posting #0014684) for further details about the position and information on how to apply. Full consideration date is August 31, 2015. Closing Date is September 30, 2015 OSU is an AA/EOE, and has a policy of being responsive to dual-career needs.

If you have further questions, please contact Dr. Susan Capalbo, Chair of the Search Committee at susan [dot] capalbo [at] oregonstate [dot] edu.

Marine Research Assistant II

Date Posted: 5 May 2015 (Show details)

Institution: University of Rhode Island
Location: Narragansett Bay Campus, Rhode Island
Closing date: 20 May, 2015

Support research at and operation of the Marine Life Research Facilities at the University of Rhode Island, Narragansett Bay Campus and the Aquaculture Research Facility, East Farm. Help ensure efficient and reliable operation of these research facilities.

This position is full-time, calendar year, and is limited to 06-25-2016 with extension contingent on funding.

To Apply:

Visit the URI jobs website at to apply and view complete details for job posting (#SF00028) or go directly to Please attach 2 (PDF) documents to your online Employment Application: 

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume, which should include the names and contact information for 3 references.

Applications will close May 20, 2015. Only electronic applications will be accepted.

The University of Rhode Island is an AA/EEOD employer. Women, persons of color, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and other protected groups members are encouraged to apply.

Environmental Specialist Senior - Artificial Reef Coordinator

Date Posted: 2 May 2015 (Show details)

Institution: Lee County Division of Natural Resources
Location: Fort Myers, Florida
Closing date: 8 May 2015

The Lee County (Florida) Division of Natural Resources - Marine Services is seeking an Environmental Specialist Senior for coordinating their artificial reef program. This is a full-time position with an hourly rate of $19.40–$32.79.

Examples of Essential Duties

This position is assigned to the Marine Program in Natural Resources. This is technical environmental work related to coastal and marine systems. Employees in this position will conduct projects including aspects of planning, budgeting, grant application and compliance, permit application and compliance, development of scope of work for projects and change orders, assistance in negotiation of contracts and fees, construction oversight, performance analysis, reporting and public information.

  • Must be able to effectively coordinate and communicate with various levels of employees, other government agencies and constituents in written, oral, and graphic form.
  • Projects will involve a combination of office and field work related to artificial reefs, fisheries, habitat restoration, navigation, abandoned vessel removal, water quality and endangered species protection.
  • Ability to work independently, use critical thinking to solve complex problems and coordinate with a professional superior for assistance when addressing complex work or policy situations. Competency in trailing and operation of motorboats is required.
  • Ability to read and interpret nautical charts including use of Global Positioning System (GPS) technology to locate and recover fixed positions.
  • Local boating experience preferred.
  • General knowledge of Florida Administrative Code, Lee County Ordinances and Code of Federal Regulation. Knowledge of the terminology, principles and analytical techniques of the physical and natural sciences

Typical Qualifications

  • Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from a four-year accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree and three years in natural resources management, preferably working on marine issues.
  • Possession of a valid Driver's license with an acceptable driving record is required.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check.
  • Must have a minimum of basic open water SCUBA certification and be able to acquire advanced certification within 6 months of hire.
  • Ability to utilize ArcMAP, Microsoft Office products and other software necessary to complete projects is required. 

To Apply:

Apply online for this position or go to the Lee County Jobs website ( and select the link at the bottom for Environmentalist Senior.

Contact Mike N. Campbell, Coastal Projects Manager, (jmcbride [at] leegov [dot] com) for more information.

Herpetology Wildlife Field Interns and Fellow

Date Posted: 10 Apr 2015 (Show details)

Institution: American Conservation Experience
Location: El Centro, California
Closing date: Start date is mid or late May 2015

American Conservation Experience (ACE), a Nonprofit Conservation Corps, in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management of California (BLM Desert District) is seeking three wildlife management interns and one Wildlife Management Team Lead Fellow to dedicate 11 weeks to implement the Flat-tailed Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma mcallii) range-wide management strategy through research, monitoring and management. This management plan will provide guidance for the conservation and management of habitat to sustain and maintain the remaining populations of the Flat-tailed horned lizard.

Interns will work directly with BLM Resource Specialists to conduct demographic and occupancy monitoring in the East Mesa, Yuha Desert, and West Mesa Management Areas. The Wildlife Management Team Lead Fellow will provide day-to-day oversight of the monitoring effort and field projects, as well as be responsible for working closely with the BLM with project logistics and for data-entry and BLM database management.

This position is physically demanding for the Team Lead Fellow and Wildlife Management Interns alike as it is primarily performed in the backcountry and in harsh desert environments. Fieldwork and data collection will require the ability of interns to work as a group and individually, often walking long distances during all types of weather conditions, and over steep and uneven terrain.

The start date is May 15- June 1, 2015. (The actual date may be flexible for the right candidate. Please indicate your start date availability in your application!) Work will end July 31- August 12, 2015 (11 weeks from the start date).


The ACE Wildlife Management Interns will work 40 hours/week and will receive a weekly living allowance of $140/wk for food and incidentals. The Wildlife Team Lead Fellow will work 40 hours/week and receive a weekly living allowance of $ 400/week. for food and incidentals. Housing is provided.

Required Qualifications:

  • Applicants must have a degree (or be working towards a degree) in ecology, wildlife biology, wildlife management, natural resource management, parks and recreation or other related disciplines appropriate to the position. A combination of relevant education and appropriate experience is also acceptable.
  • US Citizens and Green Card holders only
  • Be between the age of 18 and 25
  • Have a deep interest in wildlife and natural resource management
  • Valid driver's license, clean driving record, and ability to provide documentation. (A vehicle will be provided for work and travel, but applicants must provide for their personal transportation.)
  • Effective communication skills with all ages and diverse audiences;
  • Able and willing to alone and in a group
  • Able and willing to work outdoors in varying weather conditions and capable of participating in sustained physical labor
  • Ability to work independently in remote areas
  • Personal medical insurance for the duration of their participation with ACE
  • Ability and willingness to undergo a Federal criminal background check

The interns must be willing to represent ACE and the BLM in a professional, positive and enthusiastic manner. Drug users should not consider applying, as ACE and the BLM reserves the right to require drug testing.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience and/or knowledge of wildlife ecology and management
  • Experience and/or knowledge in desert ecosystems
  • Experience and/or knowledge of local fauna and flora
  • Experience and/or knowledge in various field data collection methods using standard protocols
  • Experience and/or knowledge with GPS equipment
  • Experience in backcountry hiking and navigation in steep terrain
  • Experience driving four wheel drive vehicles and/or ATV over rugged roads
  • Strong desire to enter the public service field as a natural resource professional
  • Experience and/or knowledge in the mission of the BLM and other federal land management agencies


The BLM will provide the initial training for the interns on lizard identification, plot set up, and implementation of protocols. BLM will provide data sheets, Passive Integrate Transponder (PIT) tags and pit tag readers. BLM staff will show and provide each intern with training on handling and tagging lizards. Defensive Driving with an online test will be required in order to drive the ACE vehicle.

To Apply:

Apply online at

Resumes must contain enough information to show that the applicant meets the experience as defined in the internship announcement. We are looking for determined, strong and developing natural resource managers who are looking for experience working with public lands and resource management.

Early consideration will be given as resumes are received. This position will close as soon as it is filled. If you have any questions regarding this position please feel free to call Peter Woodruff, Outreach and Recruitment Coordinator at (801) 989-7069.

Field Biologist - Herpetologist

Date Posted: 30 Mar 2015 (Show details)

Institution: H. T. Harvey & Associates
Location: Los Gatos, California
Closing date: not provided

H. T. Harvey & Associates has a full-time opening in our Los Gatos headquarters for a field biologist with experience conducting surveys and monitoring for the California tiger salamander and California red-legged frog. This position will involve conducting species surveys and habitat assessments, performing construction monitoring, and preparing reports documenting such field work.


Applicants should have a strong academic background in herpetology (M.S. preferred, B.S. with directly relevant experience will be considered), solid field and/or research experience in California wildlife, and experience in ecological consulting. Previous work with California tiger salamander and California-red-legged frog required. Additional experience conducting nesting bird surveys and surveys for other California fauna is a plus.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should respond by submitting your cover letter, resume and references through or mail/fax to H. T. Harvey & Associates, Attn: Personnel, 983 University Ave., Bldg. D, Los Gatos, CA 95032; fax 408.458.3210 and referencing the “Field Biologist/Herpetologist” position.

H. T. Harvey & Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

About H. T. Harvey & Associates:

H. T. Harvey & Associates is a premier ecological consulting firm based in Los Gatos, with more than 120 ecologists, landscape architects and professional staff in six offices in California and Hawai‘i. Our core areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, wildlife ecology, fisheries and aquatic ecology, plant ecology, landscape architecture and restoration ecology. We cultivate excellence in our staff and our work in pursuit of our mission to create ecologically sound solutions to our clients’ complex natural resource challenges.

We offer an excellent salary and benefits package and a positive, progressive work environment. Our employment package includes medical, dental, life insurance, and 401K with generous employer match.

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