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US Forest Service job in the SW Region: Outreach notice – Cooperative Education Specialist (Conservation/Environmental)Posted: December 31, 2015
Regional Conservation/Environmental Education Specialist
Interdisciplinary – Natural Resource Specialist / Environmental Education Specialist 0404/1701 – 11/12
The Southwestern Region is seeking a dynamic, creative candidate to serve as the Regional Cooperative Education Specialist (Conservation/Environmental) in the Office of Public & Legislative Affairs.
The Office of Public & Legislative Affairs coordinates media relations, congressional affairs, conservation education, internal communications, graphic design, printing, audio-visuals and visitor information services for the Region. Specialist provides program leadership and expertise for the conservation education and community relations efforts of the Southwestern Region.
If you and anyone you know is qualified and interested in being an Avalanche Hazard Management Consultant for a construction project in the North Cascades this winter, check out the job opportunity below. The company is looking to hire and have someone(s) on site by next week. Feel free to pass this along as you see fit… and please contact Brad Gibson (Bradley.Gibson, phone number below) for more details.
Avalanche Hazard Management Consultant (Experienced – Certified Technicians) (Required start: 12/29/15)
• Heavy Industrial Construction Project seeks the services of the above subject matter expert(s) to provide full-time, on-site services in the US Pacific NW. The site is located in a remote area of the Cascade Mountains and will require 2-3 personnel working on a rotational basis. Direct-hire and contract employees are welcome. All transportation, accommodations and meals provided.
• Monitor snowpack and weather conditions in areas that avalanche risk affects the assets on site.
• Monitor avalanche hazard in identified avalanche paths of concern and predict hazard level with daily avalanche forecasts and advisories.
• Coordinate and advise the Avalanche Management team’s activities, implement the existing Avalanche Management Program through daily meetings, engaging the various site stakeholders.
• Advise on continuous improvement of existing Avalanche Management Program, specific avalanche risk reduction procedures.
• Provide Avalanche Rescue Response protocol; advise Incident Commander on specific activities required during a response.
• Notify Client when the risk of avalanches to the project have ceased for the winter and said services can be terminated for the season.
Additional Services (to be determined) – Active Avalanche Management:
• Coordinate or obtain the necessary equipment and supplies for an active risk management strategy as is deemed necessary.
• Collate snowpack, weather, and terrain data for Client to utilize for next season; process and summarize all data collected. Complete a year-end summary report, including recommendations for further improvement and “lessons learned”.
• Collaborate with key leadership personnel to develop a long-term avalanche risk management strategy that meets Industry best practices.
• Due to existing weather conditions – these positions are available for immediate fulfillment with a target date for mobilization to the site of12/29/15.Estimated duration of assignment is through April 2016.
Brad Gibson, CMSP
Senior HSE Advisor, Rio Tinto Projects
P.O. Box 248 * Victor, Idaho 83455 * Phone: (307) 699- 2049
I am writing to let you know that FWS is now accepting applications for 2016 summer boat operators. The announcement will be open through December 11, and the link to the announcement is listed below. Please pass this on to any rafting-oriented people who may be interested.
This year we will be conducting a lot of our work early in the season (April-May) and may be able to hire a commercial guide who wants to return to guiding as the summer season picks up. Have them get in touch with me to discuss the details.
I hope you’re having a good start to winter. Let’s hope the snows come for a good boating season.
M. Tildon Jones
Supervisory Fish Biologist, Colorado River Fish Project
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
1380 S 2350 W
Vernal, UT 84078
Here is a link to your seasonal announcement on USAJobs:
POSITION TITLE: Community Education Coordinator
Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory is looking for a motivated, dynamic educator and camping industry professional who will bring bird conservation topics to a variety of audiences, specifically through interpretive programs and summer camps.
Organization: Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory (RMBO)
Location: Brighton, CO; The position is based out of RMBO’s Headquarters and Environmental Learning Center, with some travel to partner organizations around the Denver metro area and Front Range required.
Reports to: Education Director
Supervises: Seasonal Staff, Interns, and Volunteer Naturalists
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications: $29,000 – $33,000/year, plus benefits; this is a salaried, full-time, exempt position.
Schedule: The position will be required to work several weekend days a month, plus extended program weeks and hours during overnight camps and some day camps. Thus, applicants will need to be flexible and accommodate a variable weekly schedule.
Expected Start Date: As soon as possible
OVERVIEW OF ORGANIZATION, PROGRAMS, AND PHILOSOPHY:
Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory (RMBO) conserves birds and their habitats through an integrated approach of science, education and stewardship (www.rmbo.org). Our work radiates from the Rockies to the Great Plains, Mexico and beyond. Our mission is advanced through sound science, achieved through empowering people, realized through stewardship and sustained through cross-border collaborations. Together, we are improving native bird populations, the land, and the lives of people. We monitor and identify population trends, research habitat needs, engage landowners and managers in wildlife and habitat stewardship, and educate diverse audiences.
The organization was founded in 1988, and educational programs built around its banding stations and Bald Eagle Watch were part of operations from the start. Since then, RMBO’s educational agenda has grown to also include K-12 School Field Trips and In-Class Programs, Home School Programs, Adult Education Programs, Family and Community Programs, a Volunteer Naturalist Program, a variety of Citizen Science projects, and Day and Overnight Summer Camps. RMBO engages approximately 25,000 people each year across a broad geographic spectrum, with around 200 of these individuals participating in our Summer Nature Camps, which are based out of the organization’s headquarters and Environmental Learning Center at the north end of Barr Lake State Park in Brighton, CO.
Using birds as the hook, RMBO Summer Nature Camps offer day and overnight camp sessions for youth between the ages of 2 and 17, with an emphasis on providing opportunities to safely explore and learn about the natural world and conservation. Camp sessions are designed as part of a progression to introduce children to the outdoors at a young age and build their skills over time, taking our youngest participants from basic, sensorial interactions with nature to a more sophisticated appreciation and understanding of their place in the natural world. Camps range from two-hour experiences with 2 to 5 year-olds and their parents to ten-day overnight camps for 15 to 17 year-olds, the latter of which has participants learning about, conducting, and presenting scientific research projects and exploring careers in natural resources. Ultimately, the desired outcome for all of our programs is for participants to become more interested in the world around them and, subsequently, better informed and engaged citizens.
· Bachelor’s degree in natural resources area or environmental education/interpretation, with two years of working experience in a related field required; Master’s degree preferred. A combination of degrees or experience in the areas of wildlife biology, environmental science, or education is a plus.
· Experience developing, marketing, administering, leading, and evaluating environmental education/interpretation programs, especially day and overnight summer camps.
· Solid understanding of camping industry standards and risk management.
· Experience teaching environmental education school programs in formal and non-formal outdoor and classroom settings.
· Experience and confidence delivering scientific messages to diverse audiences.
· Strong communication with adults and children, and proven ability to cultivate relationships with families.
· Strong organizational, logistical, grant writing, and networking skills, with proven ability to handle multiple tasks and roles, prioritize, and meet deadlines.
· Experience in budget management.
· Strength in building and maintaining partnerships with diverse organizations.
· Proficient with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, and Publisher).
· Responsible, creative, relational, enthusiastic, flexible, and resourceful team player; self-motivated, results-oriented, and dedicated to providing clients with quality and enriching experiences.
· Must be in good physical condition, able to lift/carry 40 pounds, and able to hike long distances at altitude.
· Specific knowledge and experience regarding bird identification, bird banding, ornithology, and natural history of the Front Range desired.
· Must possess a valid Driver’s License and have a clean driving record.
· Must pass Federal and State background checks.
· Current CPR and First Aid Certifications (WFR Preferred).
· Ability to speak Spanish a plus.
This position will be responsible for fostering the growth RMBO’s Summer Nature Camps, Family, and Community Programs by:
· Planning, marketing, administering, leading, and evaluating day and overnight camps for 2-17 year olds and parents during the summer.
· Assisting with the development and implementation of the Leaders-in-Training program, a summer camp volunteer/leadership program for 12-17 year-olds.
· Maintaining relationships with local and remote summer camp families/clients through regular communication, events, and programs throughout the year (reunions, family programs, etc).
· Planning, advertising, leading, and evaluating monthly family programs, partnership events with Barr Lake State Park, and pre-school programs.
· Leading RMBO’s annual Christmas Bird Count for Kids and coordinating with local organizations to promote other events around the metro area/state.
· Leading, coordinating, and implementing Bird Tales, a therapeutic environmental education program for individuals experiencing dementia, and other off/on-site interpretive programs for adults (at libraries, senior centers, rec centers, etc).
· Assisting with training, scheduling, and supervising of volunteer naturalists.
· Supervising education assistants, interns, and other staff as needed.
· Assisting with school programs as-needed (several days per week in April/May and September/October).
· Building partnerships and work with local communities and organizations to increase awareness of RMBO and our programs by representing RMBO at community events and meetings.
· Tracking all participant numbers, scholarships, and budget information and providing required information to School Programs Coordinator, Education Director, CFO, etc.
· Seeking out and applying for additional funding for this position, the education team, and scholarships for programs.
· Performing other duties as assigned, including facility, grounds, and site-based projects around the Environmental Learning Center.
To apply: Please email a cover letter, detailing your summer camp and environmental education knowledge/experience and your philosophy as to the development of children in the context of the camping experience, as well as a resume with at least three references (names, phone numbers, and email addresses) in a single document to: Tyler Edmondson at tyler.edmondson.
CLOSING DATE: September 1, 2015
CAL-WOOD EDUCATION CENTER
JOB OPENING – Full-time Environmental Education PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Cal-Wood is a non-profit organization located 15 miles northwest of Boulder Colorado in the beautiful Colorado Rockies. Our private 1,200 acre classroom has provided schools with award-winning residential/science-based education programs for the past 33 years. Students along Colorado’s Front Range, and beyond, spend three-days/two-nights at Cal-Wood studying local plants, animals, weather patterns, forestry, pioneer life, geology, pond ecology, and more. Instruction is tailored to each school’s academic needs. Students learn about Cal-Wood’s forest management, including fire mitigation, water conservation, and alternative energy. Our professional instructors also make a point of introducing students to the possibility of pursuing careers in science and natural resources management. In addition, Cal-Wood is a pioneer in customizing environmental education programs for linguistically diverse students. We are now looking to expand our facilities and be able to serve more school groups to keep up with our demand. We are seeking for a professional Program Director to help us achieve our goals.
Description of Position:
- Develops a plan to increase school programs and summer camps.
- Develops, coordinates, implements and evaluates all aspects of Cal-Wood’s science based school programs.
- Develops, coordinates, implements, and evaluates all aspects of our summer camps.
- Meets with classroom teachers to develop customized programs to meet the schools’ academic needs.
- Responsible for all aspects of our environmental education curriculum.
- Is responsible for all school programs scheduling and logistics.
- Develops and implements marketing strategies for our EE school programs and summer camps.
- Provides training, supervision, and leadership to our five instructors and two interns.
- Builds partnerships with other youth organizations.
- Provides professional communication with the rest of Cal-Wood managers.
- Works with our land stewardship manager to incorporate aspects of our land management into the curriculum.
- Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Education, Natural Resources, Natural Sciences, Education, or a related field.
- At least 5 years experience teaching environmental/conservation education and curriculum development.
- At least 4 years experience coordinating residential EE programs with supervisory responsibilities.
- Strong organizational and time management skills.
- Strong communication skills with adults and children.
- Ability to handle multiple tasks and roles, patiently and professionally.
- Understanding of the Academic Standards.
- A good understanding of the natural resources management.
- Experience in working with diverse audiences.
- Experience marketing environmental education programs and summer camps.
- People skills, team player, outgoing, creative, resourceful, critical thinker, results-oriented, and self motivated.
- Have strong written and oral skills.
- Experience in budget management.
- Spanish speaker is a plus.
- Proficient with MS Office suite (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
Salary: Very competitive. Benefits: ½ of health insurance paid, dental discount program, vacation, sick leave, and some meals on site.
Starting Date: Fall 2015. Applications accepted until the position is filled
To apply please e-mail cover letter and resume to infoatcalwood.org. Any questions concerning the position may be e-mailed to infoatcalwood.org. Please check our website for more information about Cal-Wood: www.calwood.org
Do you want to gain experience in the environmental education field and work with a great organization?
Can you dedicate a few hours a week to spending time with kids in nature?
If so, please consider applying for an internship this fall with Thorne Nature Experience!
THORNE NATURE EXPERIENCE INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
After-School Program Intern
Thorne Nature Experience is seeking enthusiastic, environmentally aware individuals to provide program support for Thorne’s After-School Programs, which are aimed at connecting students to nature in their schoolyards. After-School Program Interns will assist Thorne Staff by helping to facilitate a variety of fun, hands-on, place-based learning activities in the schoolyard and surrounding ecosystems. Interns will be assigned to a school on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays at schools in Boulder, Lafayette, Longmont or Broomfield. Programs run for 12 weeks in spring and fall, with program hours typically from 2:30-4:30pm or 3:30-5:00pm. To apply, submit a completed application, together with a resume to Gwen Tenney, Education Programs Coordinator at Gwen.
BVSD 4th Grade Field Trip Intern
Thorne is seeking enthusiastic, environmentally aware individuals who want experience working with youth in an outdoor setting to serve as interns for the BVSD 4th Grade Field Trip Program. This field trip program is in partnership with Boulder Valley School District and connects nearly 1,800 4th graders to nature each school year. Interns will gain up to 50 hours of mentored teaching experience and are responsible for teaching one of four field trip stations on the following topics: Birds, Wetlands, Seeds, or Water Pollution. Internships are available from 8:30-2:00pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays during spring or fall field trip season. To apply, submit a completed application, together with a resume to Gwen Tenney, Education Programs Coordinator at Gwen.
More information can be found at http://www.thornenature.org/get-involved/volunteer-intern/.
I hope to see your application soon!
EDUCATION PROGRAMS COORDINATOR
Thorne Nature Experience
PO Box 19107
Boulder, CO 80308
303.499.3647 ext. 103
Denver Zoo’s Department of Conservation and Research has a growing human dimensions of wildlife research program focused on documenting the social contexts for plains bison (Bison bison) conservation and reintroduction across the Rocky Mountain West. We seek highly qualified and motivated graduate students in conservation social science-related fields to apply for the following two internships:
Internship #1: American Icons in a Metropolitan Grassland – Understanding People, Place and Bison Conservation in Denver, CO
This internship advances the mission of Denver Zoo by assisting with a research study that examines the social meanings of and visitor experiences with bison conservation in metro Denver, Colorado. Using survey and interview research, the study will examine metro Denverites’ knowledge about, attitudes towards and experiences with bison conservation generally, and with three of metro-Denver’s conservation bison herds specifically. The research intern will work 20 hour per week to conduct structured visitor intercept interviews in the field, and, as time permits, assist with public opinion survey design. The internship dates are June 15 – October 16, 2015 (final dates based on hire availability).
Internship #2: Creating Sustainable Futures for People, Animals and the Environment – The Human Dimensions of Bison Reintroduction in Northern Colorado
This internship advances the mission of Denver Zoo by assisting with a collaborative and interdisciplinary One Health study funded by Colorado State University (CSU), which will document the effects of bison reintroduction in Northern Larimer County, Colorado on human, animal and ecological health. The research intern will work 20-30 hours per week at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area (near Fort Collins, CO) to collect data about the ways in which the planned bison reintroduction may affect the visitor experience, recreational use patterns and place attachment through visitor intercept interviews, trail monitor data collection and the distribution of handheld GPS units to track visitor trail use patterns. The internship dates are June 15 – October 16, 2015 (final dates based on hire availability).
Please apply through Denver Zoo’s job portal at: http://www.denverzoo.org/jobs-internships
Closing Date for both internships: May 22, 2015
Rebecca Garvoille, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Conservation Biology
Denver Zoo | 2300 Steele St. | Denver, CO | 80205
Let Get Outdoors Colorado help you find the best candidates for your seasonal and summer jobs! The Get Outdoors Colorado Job Center was launched in 2014 and has been a huge success. The Job Center is quickly becoming the premier place to post and search jobs in the natural resources, environmental education and outdoor recreation fields.
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Colorado Endangered Fish Recovery project
It is hard work with long days when on the river. It is for the Colorado Endangered Fish Recovery project and you will see some awesome canyons and learn a lot about the endangered fish. The heart of the program is a shocking operation to check on the progress of the fish. So you have to row the heavy boats down the edge of the river unlike normal river running. So if you know of someone forward this to them. If selected you have to get what is called a DUNS number and go through a complicated process to get paid as the government has changed the way it pays these salaries, but I did it, so with a little patience anyone else can do it.
Small Craft Operator (boatmen) jobs for FWS
Below is a link to the FWS boat operator announcement. We are looking at hiring these positions in Vernal and Grand Junction. The announcement will be open for about 10 days from today. Please forward to anyone you think might be interested.
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The American Avalanche Association is currently seeking persons to fill two vacancies on AAA’s Management Team: Executive Director and AVPRO Course Coordinator. AVPRO is the AAA’s Professional Avalanche Worker School. Both positions are part-time paid positions.
The Executive Director runs the daily operations of the AAA and provides support to all AAA committees and The Avalanche Review. Additionally, the Director represents the AAA at avalanche industry events such as the ISSW, NAS, and regional meetings and seminars. This is a part-time year round position. Qualified individuals need not be AAA Members.
The AVPRO Course Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of scheduling and planning one to two AVPRO course per winter. Candidates must be AAA Professional Members and AAA Certified Instructors or have the required experience to become a Certified Instructor.
Complete position descriptions can be found on the AAA Employment Page at this link; http://www.avalanche.org/employment.php
Thank you, the AAA Governing Board
field work beginning in November. These positions are intermittent, meaning that there is no guarantee of work and no set work schedule. Intermittent employees are eligible to work up to 1039 hours in a calendar year, with extra paid training hours available as necessary. There is no housing, travel money, or insurance available. However, intermittent employees can receive overtime pay. While Grand Canyon is not guaranteeing any work, intermittent employees do not have to be available for every trip. This type of position is excellent for someone with a (flexible) job or someone that has other seasonal work and may be interested in working in the field when trips are available. These positions can be maintained for years to come.
For more information about the position, and for information about how to apply, please click the following link: http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/322954400
There will be a lot of backcountry field work with the fisheries program this fall and winter, and other programs within Grand Canyon National Park‘s Science and Resource Management Division have project needs as well. We are especially interested in people with general science and backcountry experience. Please distribute this to anyone that think may be interested. Again, the position is open on USA Jobs from August 13-24.