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Posted: 11/5/2014
Name of Company: St. Johns River Water Management District
Location: Palatka FL
Position: Environmental Scientist V
Start Date: 11/5/2014
Job Duties: This is senior level professional scientific work independently performing project coordination, research, analysis, and preparation of technical publications regarding a major initiative or restoration project. Job duties include: * Manages scientific components of wetland treatment areas, and restoration areas; performs data analysis and interpretation; and reports on financial and ecological project performance. * Coordinates the scientific work of professional staff for wetland treatment areas and restoration monitoring, database maintenance and development, and GIS analyses. * Manages scientific projects to monitor and assess the District's restoration programs; performs data analysis and interpretation; recommends changes within an adaptive management framework. * Writes District scientific reports and peer-reviewed papers. * Manages external project contracts; monitors contractor progress; reviews and analyzes final reports. * Provides scientific expertise and support to other District workgroups.
Minimum Qualifications: A master's degree from an accredited college or university in biology, limnology, chemistry, botany, ecology, environmental science or related field with environmental science emphasis, and four years experience in natural resource management and publication of scientific papers in peer reviewed scientific journals. OR A doctorate from an accredited college or university in biology, limnology, chemistry, botany, ecology, environmental science or related field with environmental science emphasis, and three years experience in natural resource management and publication of scientific papers in peer reviewed scientific journals. SJRWMD has determined this to be a mandatory-testing position as described in Section 440.102, Florida Statutes. Any offer of employment for a mandatory-testing position will be contingent upon successfully passing a drug screening paid by SJRWMD. The SJRWMD Drug Free Workplace Policy is available for review in the Careers section at
Preferred Qualifications: * Knowledge of ecology (aquatic, wetland); water chemistry and water quality; applied ecological research; treatment wetland management practices; large-scale lake restoration and management techniques; statistical analysis techniques for large data sets; and field techniques for study of water chemistry, soil/sediment characteristics and plant and animal populations. * Skill in management of scientific projects, including planning, implementation, and problem-solving; quantitative analysis and interpretation of water quality data; management and analysis of large and complex data sets; oral and written communication of complex scientific and management information; design and implementation of water quality sampling programs; direction of cooperative and collaborative scientific projects; and use of software to manage, analyze, and plot data, write reports, create maps and graphics, and manage project delivery. * Ability to operate vehicles, boats, and airboats; swim; do strenuous, year-round field work in Florida; and use word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, and data base software.
Salary: Annual range: $57,678-$96,137
How to Apply: For more information and to apply, please visit the Careers section at The St. Johns River Water Management District is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free and Tobacco Free Workplace/E-Verify participating employer. Veteran's Preference will be afforded under applicable Florida law.
Deadline: 11/25/2014

Posted: 10/22/2014 9:49:29 AM
Name of Company: University of Minnesota - College of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences
Location: St. Paul, MN
Position: Assistant Professor/Extension Specialist – Aquatic Plant Management and Restoration
Start Date:
Job Duties: This faculty member will be responsible for developing a new research and extension program aimed at advancing aquatic plant management and restoration approaches for lakes, rivers, and wetlands degraded by invasive plant species and other human-caused stressors. Research and outreach, including adult education efforts, will be developed synergistically and in cooperation with stakeholder groups (such as natural resource agencies and lakeshore associations), university research faculty, Extension Specialists and Educators statewide and nationally. We are interested in candidates who will use a combination of field-based and experimental approaches for aquatic plant control, restoration, and management. Example topics include AIS-induced ecosystem changes that affect management, responses of plant and animal communities to vegetation management treatments, food web changes in response to invasive plant control, and responses of AIS populations to control treatments. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing a research program capable of attracting graduate students and significant external funding.
Minimum Qualifications: PhD by the time of appointment; demonstrated knowledge of and significant interest in control of invasive aquatic/wetland plants and in restoration of aquatic and wetland vegetation; interest in advancing practical science-based methods for control of invasive aquatic/wetland plants, revegetation of shoreline and littoral zones, and monitoring outcomes of management/restoration actions; experience and skill in designing and conducting applied research; strong written communication skills, including a demonstrated ability to publish in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
Preferred Qualifications: At least one degree in ecology, water resources, or plant biology; background in weed science or plant ecophysiology; experience conducting applied research in freshwater ecosystems; practical experience in aquatic vegetation research, management and restoration, including a sound understanding of the use of herbicides; experience collaborating with fisheries, wildlife or conservation science professionals; experience working with diverse audiences (such as natural resource professionals, citizen groups, landowners, culturally diverse populations) and non-formal adult audiences; excellent oral communications and presentation skills; demonstrated ability to synthesize and convey research findings and practical research applications face-to-face and in diverse publication formats and via communication/instructional technologies, such as the internet; demonstrated ability to secure and track research and outreach funding; ability to supervise and mentor research personnel including graduate students and postdoctoral associates.
How to Apply: Submit materials online at: or search requisition number 194842. Please attach 1) a cover letter, 2) detailed CV, 3) a 1 to 2 page statement of research goals and interests, 4) a 1 to 2 page statement of outreach goals and interests, 5) a statement of up to 300 words describing your interest in, experience with, and commitment to diversity and cultural competence and 6) contact information for three individuals who are providing a letter of reference. The three referees should submit letters directly to Becca Nash at
Deadline: 12/15/2014

Posted: 10/22/2014 8:44:12 AM
Name of Company: ESS Group, Inc
Location: East Providence, RI or Waltham, MA
Position: Environmental Scientist (Macroinvertebrate Taxonomist)
Start Date:
Job Duties: ESS Group, Inc. is seeking an Environmental Scientist with experience in aquatic macroinvertebrate taxonomy to join our successful Ecological Science and Environmental Permitting Practice. This position offers a broad range of technical and professional growth opportunities with diverse and challenging assignments beyond the necessary taxonomy work. Specific assignments may include: • Identifying macroinvertebrates collected from freshwater and marine settings • Assisting with the collection and analysis of biological, water quality, or other environmental field data • Contributing to the preparation of technical reports and environmental permitting documents • Coordinating with staff across our four practice areas on a wide variety of other technical assignments • Assisting with business development activities
Minimum Qualifications: • BS in aquatic ecology, entomology, zoology or a related field • SFS Genus-level Certification for one or more macroinvertebrate groups • 2+ years of direct macroinvertebrate taxonomy experience • Excellent communication skills
Preferred Qualifications: • MS degree in a related field • Taxonomic proficiency with other organisms (e.g., aquatic plants, fish, marine mammals) • Small watercraft operation experience • Familiarity with GIS and other computer applications and statistical software for data analysis
Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications
How to Apply: Please e-mail your resume and a letter of interest to: with “Macroinvertebrate Taxonomist” in the subject line. ESS offers competitive salaries in a dynamic work environment with a comprehensive benefits package, including Medical, Dental, and Vision plans; Life and Disability Insurance; Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical and Dependent Care; 401K Plan; Paid Vacation, Sick Time, and Holidays; and a Profit Sharing Program. For more information about ESS Group, Inc., visit Only applicants eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship or restrictions will be considered. ESS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: 9/24/2014 8:11:39 AM
Name of Company: Chatham University
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Position: Assistant or Associate Professor, Sustainable Water Resource Management
Start Date:
Job Duties: Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA, has a long history of commitment to global understanding, women’s leadership, and the environment. Chatham is the alma mater of environmental icon Rachel Carson, and is recognized today as a leader in the field of sustainability, having been named to The Princeton Review’s Green College Honor Roll, Sierra magazine’s list of top 25 “cool schools,” and mentioned in a Forbes article as one of the places “contributing to Pittsburgh’s transformation into a destination for green living.” Building on these accomplishments, Chatham opens in 2014 the world’s first fully sustainable campus in higher education, Eden Hall Campus, with completion of the first stage of construction on its 20-year master plan. Rising 19 spots in the US News & World ReportBest Colleges rankings over the last four years, Chatham works to prepare its 2,000+ undergraduate and graduate students in fields helping to drive tomorrow’s economy including health sciences, sustainability, business & communication, and the arts & sciences. To help support the work of the University we have an immediate opening for an assistant or associate professor of Sustainable Water Resource Management. The new 400 acre Eden Hall campus in Richland Township, PA will be the home for this post. A focus of the campus is innovative and sustainable water resource management, including aquaculture, on-site wastewater management, and storm water management. The new faculty member will develop and engage students in research and teaching focused on design, construction, and operation of these facilities. The position includes resources to support the development of collaborative teaching and research with other local academic institutions. A Ph.D. or appropriate terminal degree is required. Chatham University offers a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, including tuition remission for qualified personnel, and a generous retirement plan.
Minimum Qualifications: Ideal candidates will have (senior hires) or show potential for (junior hires) collaborative interdisciplinary work leading to a compelling record of publication, teaching, and funded research. Candidates are expected to have appropriate academic backgrounds (e.g. hydrology, sustainability, engineering, environmental science, urban planning, aquaculture or other related fields), coupled with demonstrated experience in sustainable water management, planning, governance, and/or assessment.
Preferred Qualifications: Practical experience outside of academia is also desirable; with, for example, water companies, consultancies, not for profit groups or conservancy organizations.
How to Apply: Interested candidates should visit follow the instructions to complete the application process. Applicants should also include a cover letter and resume in the application process. To ensure full consideration, please submit a cover letter addressing the qualifications of the position, resume, and contact information for three professional references. Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.