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posted December 21 2015

Nature Conservancy Urban Habitat Network Project Manager, Conservation and Marketing

Habitat Network is a new program to advance conservation actions  by bringing people together to restore the ecological function of residential landscapes.  This program will connect a growing network of landowners and residents to transform their own back yards, neighborhoods, and communities into ecologically functional and attractive landscapes. The  Habitat Network evolved from the merger of two programs, Cornell University’s Yard Map, an on-line citizen science tool for people to improve their own backyard habitat, and the Conservancy’s Habitat Network pilot on Martha’s Vineyard which helps people create attractive, ecologically appropriate habitat on residential properties.   The Urban Habitat Network will utilize and modify the Habitat Network  to educate and connect urban residents so they can create or enhance wildlife habitat in their backyards, schools, and neighborhoods.  Customization of the app to the urban environment will be achieved by designing and testing citizen-science based practices in three pilot cities and then use that field experience to guide, assist and motivate app users in other cities.  The Urban Habitat Network Project Manager will report to the Director of Forest Health and will develop goals and strategies with the Director of Forest Health and the Habitat Network Coordinator.  The Urban Habitat Network Project Manager will develop and implement outreach and education strategies to engage urban residents in our conservation programs. This is a two-year position and may be continued dependent on funding and program success. 

pdf document with details of the position

nature.org listing:

posted Dec 10 2015

Arizona Project WET is now hiring Water Educators! Water Educators deliver locally relevant water education programs to Tucson-area school districts. The position is open to UA students and requires morning availability (7:30 am - 1:00 pm) at least two weekdays (M-F). This is a great opportunity for students who are motivated by the desire to conserve and interested in sharing their passion for science with young, engaged learners.

Submitted by: Erin Gray Email: elg1@email.arizona.edu
Arizona Project WET Phone: (520)621-8196
For more information: http://uarizona.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_ehQ7fdLnMFBWJA9&Q_JFE=0


posted October 28 2015

Assistant or Associate Professor of Microbial Biogeochemistry

Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science

University of Arizona

(70% research / 30% teaching)

UA Human Rresources link for the Microbial Biogeochemistry position with more information and application process at: https://uacareers.com/postings/6969

The Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science at the University of Arizona seeks a dynamic individual to initiate a research and teaching program at the interface of soil microbial ecology and biogeochemistry.  Applicants are sought who use contemporary techniques (e.g., genomics, bioinformatics, isotope geochemistry, or high resolution imaging and spectroscopy) to study microbial communities and activities and their interactions with biogeochemical processes in earth surface systems (ecosystems, soil, rock, water). Potential research foci may include (but are not limited to): plant-soil-microbe relations; nutrient dynamics and rhizosphere processes; mineral and organic matter transformations; and coupled microbial-biogeochemical processes, ranging from molecular to watershed scales.  The candidate will teach an undergraduate course each year and a graduate course in a related area of specialization, contribute to student mentoring, and help to develop innovative approaches to enhance student engagement, increase diversity, and expand collaborations with community and business partners. 

The SWES department comprises a cross-section of faculty, staff, and students with unparalleled capacity to address emerging environmental issues of local to global significance, including climate change, contaminant remediation, and the sustainable management of land and water resources.  Outstanding research opportunities exist at the University of Arizona, with a strong culture of interdisciplinary scholarship among faculty in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences (http://www.sees.arizona.edu/), the School of Plant Sciences, the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, the Mel and Enid Zuckerman School of Public Health, and Biosphere 2.  Applications from candidates with an interest in collaborative research are preferred, as are those from individuals who would bring novel microbial and/or biogeochemical approaches and techniques to bear on environmental systems.  Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in microbiology, soil science or geoscience, biogeochemistry, or a closely related field. Postdoctoral experience is preferred.  As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, the University of Arizona recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds, and who have experience with a variety of teaching methods and curricular perspectives.

The University of Arizona is the state’s land-grant university and the Agricultural Experiment Station and Extension programs are housed in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (http://cals.arizona.edu/main/).  The UA is recognized as a global leader for research with a diverse working environment, nationally recognized work/life program, and a competitive benefits package.  The UA is located in the heart of Tucson, a diverse and vibrant community, with a growing population, excellent recreational opportunities, and favorable economic climate. Explore Tucson and UA at http://whyua.arizona.edu/.

 

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posted May 19 2015

Student Assistant position

Arizona Project WET (APW) is currently accepting applications for a Student Assistant.

APW develops water stewardship and STEM literacy by providing teacher professional development focused on 21st century skills, direct student outreach that delivers or extends classroom learning, and community engagement. We engage students in relevant learning about a subject that is arguably the issue of this century: Water. 

APW is a University of Arizona program, operated through Arizona Cooperative Extension and the Water Resources Research Center (WRRC), both of which are part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. This position is based out of the WRRC, located just off the University of Arizona campus at 6th St. and Campbell Ave.

To apply, please send a resume, an unofficial transcript, and a copy of your Fall 2015 class schedule to waltonl@email.arizona.edu

 

posted February 27

The Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska, is accepting applications for a Plant and Soil Sciences Teaching, non- tenure leading faculty position at the Assistant Professor of Practice rank in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture located in Lincoln, Nebraska.

To review the complete position details and apply for this position, go to: http://employment.unl.edu, search for requisition number F_150032.  Click on “Apply to this Job.” Attach a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and an overview of distance and online teaching interests and experience and extension experience and interests.  Arrange for 3 letters of reference to be sent via e-mail to:  kdanforth2@unl.edu.   Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2015 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

posted February 27

The Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska, is accepting applications for a Distance Education Program Coordinator, a 50% extension, 25% teaching, 25% departmental, twelve-month,     non- tenure leading faculty position at the Assistant Professor of Practice rank in the Department of Agronomy and Horticulture located in Lincoln, Nebraska.  The focus of this position will be on online and distance development, growth, and coordination.

 

To review the complete position details and apply for this position, go to: http://employment.unl.edu, search for requisition number F_150031. Click on “Apply to this Job.” Attach a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and an overview of distance and online teaching interests and experience and extension experience and interests.  Arrange for 3 letters of reference to be sent via e-mail to:  kdanforth2@unl.edu.   Review of applications will begin on March 6, 2015 and continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

 

posted February 27

The job opportunity announcement for the Soil Scientist (Recent Graduate) GS-0457-5/7 FPL9  has been posted.   It will close on March 4, 2015.  You can view the announcement here: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/395573800

 

posted February 4 2015

Job Title:STUDENT TRAINEE (SOIL SCIENCE)

Department:Department Of Agriculture

Agency:Natural Resources Conservation Service

Job Announcement Number:NRCS-15-0403-PW-LH

Link for more information

SALARY RANGE:

$11.17 to $15.84 / Per Hour

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 to Tuesday, February 10, 2015

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-0499-03/04

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-Time - Internships

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

04

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy - Hot Springs, AR
1 vacancy - Flagstaff, AZ
1 vacancy - Tucson, AZ
1 vacancy - Sonora, CA
1 vacancy - Victorville, CA

WHO MAY APPLY:


Students who are currently enrolled or accepted for enrollment on at least a half-time basis at a qualifying educational institution in a certificate, degree, or diploma program.

 

 

posted December 11, 2014

The Crops Testing Program at CSU is hiring a Principal Field Agronomist to work in Akron, CO.  Download this document for more information


 

posted Nov 20, 2014

Research Associate- Cropping Systems/Agronomy, Montana State University https://jobs.montana.edu/postings/942


posted October 14 2014

1. OUTREACH NOTICE

Soil Scientist, GS-0470-05/07/09, Salary Range:  $31,628 – $62,297

USDA Forest Service, Southwestern Region, Terrestrial Ecological Unit Inventory

Coronado National Forest

To view details about this position and express interest in this position, please complete the Outreach Response Form and return by October 31st, 2014.

For information about the position please contact:

Andy Casillas, Supervisory Soil Scientist , markcasillas@fs.fed.us or call 602-225-5207

 

2. OUTREACH NOTICE

Soil Scientist, GS-0470-05/07/09, Salary Range:  $32,348 – $63,716

USDA Forest Service, Southwestern Region

Terrestrial Ecological Unit Inventory

Tonto National Forest

For detailed information abut this position and to express interest in this position, please view and complete the Outreach Response Form and return by October 31st, 2014.

For more information about the position please contact:

Andy Casillas, Supervisory Soil Scientist , markcasillas@fs.fed.us or call 602-225-5207


Posted October 9 2014

The Nature Conservancy’s Missouri Chapter is recruiting for a “Watershed Restoration Specialist”  Applicants must apply on-line at www.nature.org/careers (external applicants) or PeopleSoft/Self-Service/Careers (internal applicants) by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on November 2, 2014. To more easily locate the position, enter the job ID number 42475 in the keyword search. Please do not hesitate to contact Steven Herrington with any questions or suggestions. View complete j.ob description

Steven J. Herrington, Ph.D.
Director of Freshwater Conservation
sherrington@tnc.org

(850) 381-1147 (Cell)

(314) 968-1105 x110 (Office)

(314) 968-3659 (Fax)
nature.org


posted October 8 2014

Colorado State University Extension

Job Vacancy #20-14

Extension Regional Water Specialist

Arkansas Basin and San Luis Valley

https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/6783


posted September 8 2014

A tenure-track Assistant Professor (Soil Fertility/Nutrient Management) position is open at The University of Wisconsin- River Falls.

https://jobs.uwrf.edu/postings/701

The University of Wisconsin–River Falls invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES). This is a full-time 9-month tenure-track undergraduate teaching position in our Crop and Soil Science major in the Plant and Earth Science Department. The ideal candidate will have strong knowledge of (1) soil fertility and fertilization practices to improve nutrient use efficiency; (2) nutrient management planning, environmental impacts, and the design/implementation of best management practices in agricultural systems; and (3) biogeochemical processes in soils and their influence on the bioavailability, mobility, distribution, and chemical forms of plant essential elements. Faculty members are expected to accomplish a record of scholarly achievement, including (but not limited to) mentoring of undergraduate research projects. Teaching and research facilities include newly renovated state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratory spaces, greenhouse facility, as well as a 475-acre multi-enterprise livestock and crop laboratory farm. The successful candidate will be a member of a dynamic and multidisciplinary department that includes majors in Crop and Soil Science, Horticulture, Environmental Science, Conservation, and Geology with opportunities to collaborate among other disciplines in CAFES. The standard teaching load is 12 credit hours per semester. Opportunities exist for optional summer employment through teaching, research grants, internship supervision, and other funding sources. Preferred appointment is January 9, 2015.

 

Inquiries should be addressed to:

 Dr. Holly Dolliver, Search Committee Chair

Plant and Earth Science Department

holly.dolliver@uwrf.edu

Deadline to Apply: Initial review of applications will begin upon receipt. For full consideration, applicants should submit all required materials by October 1, 2014.

 

Dr. Holly A.S. Dolliver

Associate Professor of Soil Science and Geology

307 Agricultural Science

University of Wisconsin- River Falls

410 S. 3rd St.

River Falls, WI  54022

715.425.3345


Posted August 18 2014

Temporary Field Soil Characterization Position

The NPS (through NAU) is looking to hire a person for about 8 weeks this fall starting in Oct to do basic soil characterization of their study sites in the southern colorado plateau I&M network (https://science.nature.nps.gov/im/units/scpn/index.cfm).  Training and experience  in basic field soil characterizations including identifying genetic horizons, texture by feel, color, and basic chemical response (effervescence & pH) is required.  Additionally, ability to use soil field data and soil survey database to identify soil map unit component is requred. 

The pay would be ~$14.50 for a someone with a bachelor's degree in a science field, and could go up to about ~$16 for someone with a masters or a bachelors plus a few years of experience. The pay rates are limited by how NAU classifies the person's experience and by the nature of the work.

Fieldwork in the Colorado Plateau requires physical capacity for backpacking to remote field sites and long days of hiking in rugged, steep terrain. Field crews may remain in the field for long periods of time, experiencing extreme and highly variable weather. The remote nature of this work requires the ability to function as a member of a crew and to independently exercise excellent judgment in difficult situations. Crew members should have prior experience working and camping in backcountry situations.

 

Please contact Jodi Norris if you are interested (jodi_norris@nps.gov)

Request made by

Mike Duniway
Research Ecologist/Soil Scientist
USGS
Southwest Biological Science Center
2290 SW Resource Blvd.
Moab, UT 84532
E-mail: mduniway@usgs.gov
Office: (435) 719-2330
Fax: (435) 719-2350
Cell: (435) 260-2414
Web: profile.usgs.gov/mduniway/


posted July 25 2014

Program Specialist Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

A 'Program Specialist' position is now open at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. The focus of this position will be coordination of the Texas Watershed Steward program, a highly successful state-wide watershed education program. This position is located in College Station, TX.  Please follow the link below for a job description and required qualifications.

Applicants may view this posting by going to < https://greatjobs.tamu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=190470 >

Galen Roberts, Extension Program Specialist

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

355A Heep Center

2474 TAMU

College Station, TX 77843-2474

Office: 979.862.8070

Fax: 979.845.0604

E-mail: groberts@ag.tamu.edu

http://tws.tamu.edu/


posted June 9 2014

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Hydrologist III

http://arizona-department-of-environmental-quality.recruiting.com/ 

http://jobs.azdeq.gov/hydrologist-iii-job-id-9988/job/4614501

 

Arizona State Jobs: Environmental Program Specialist 

https://azstatejobs.azdoa.gov/    


posted April 28

Externship program for the Summer 2014

The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Sustainability Team is seeking resident undergraduate students for an externship program for the Summer 2014.  This Externship program is intended to provide undergraduate students with a work experience addressing community-­‐scale sustainability projects in several rural communities throughout Arizona.  Qualified externs will be paid minimum wage ($7.90) for up to 10 weeks and 40 hours per week of work. These Externships will provide students with unique opportunities to develop and use their ‘in-­‐demand’ knowledge and skills about local sustainability, as well as engaging with local stakeholders to meet the needs of a community.  Externs will work directly with and be supervised by UA Cooperative Extension Agents in their respective project communities. Preferably, students will be matched with an Externship project in the county or community of their residence.  The program is specifically not limited to science and engineering students, although US citizenship is required. Applications are especially encouraged from members of under-­‐represented minority groups and from women. Students must have at least sophomore standing at the University of Arizona in order to apply.  APPLICATION DEADLINE: MAY 16, 2014.

Project Description

Efforts in central AZ would be to help develop educational materials and strategies to disseminate information to help producers make their operations more sustainable; focusing on soil and water conservation.

Goal One: Create a weekly sustainable agriculture article to go into the ag newsletter.

Result: Write 10-12 weekly articles on different soil and water conservation topics that will go in a weekly ag newsletter that has a list of 200+ subscribers.

Goal Two: Create publications on sustainable agriculture practices.

Result: Write 2-3 extension publications in water-saving irrigation practices and soil quality indicators and their management.

Goal Three: Conduct educational presentations to promote soil and water conservation.

Results: Conduct at least 2 presentations at summer grower meetings.

Goal Four: Help develop and improve on-line resources for growers to find information or tools on soil and water conservation

Results:  Improve existing on-line nutrient budget and resource contacts. Develop new water-saving reporting system.

More Information

Application


posted April 15 2014

OUTREACH NOTICE

USDA FOREST SERVICE

Southwestern Regional Office

Ecosystem Analysis and Planning/Watershed, Soils, and Air Staff

Tucson, AZ

Soil Scientist GS-0470-05/07/09

POSITION

The Regional Office will soon be advertising two GS-0470-05/07/09 permanent, full-time soil scientist positions within the Ecosystem Analysis and Planning/Watershed and Air Staff.  This position is assigned to the Terrestrial Ecological Unit Inventory team co-located at the Coronado National Forest Supervisor’s Office in Tucson, AZ.  This is a field going position with major duties associated with describing, classifying and mapping climate, soils, vegetation, geology and geomorphology. more info