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Posted: 1/9/2015
Name of Company: St. Johns River Water Management District
Location: Palatka FL USA
Position: Environmental Scientist V
Start Date:
Job Duties: St. Johns River Water Management District is actively seeking applications for an Environmental Scientist V in Palatka FL. Applications for this position are accepted online only through the Careers section at Last date to apply is March 18, 2015. This professional position involves independent scientific contributions to the work of multidisciplinary teams, project management and preparation of technical publications related to management of Florida’s water resources. The candidate must have demonstrable skill in elucidating the roles of higher trophic level organisms in estuarine and coastal systems through development and application of empirical, analytical or simulation models. The preferred candidate also will have documented knowledge of and experience with population dynamics, analysis of trophic webs and application of end-to-end models for estuarine and coastal systems. In addition, we seek candidates who have participated in multidisciplinary teams that translated experimental and theoretical work into insights to guide the actions of natural resource managers. The candidate should provide evidence of an ability to analyze scientific data; write scientific reports; manage contracts; contribute to special committees; and communicate complex scientific concepts and information to the scientific community and the lay public. Job duties include conducting scientific research, analyzing data, writing reports and scientific publications, developing scopes of work and managing contracts, maintaining a high level of professional expertise, and reviewing and updating research and management plans. Working conditions include fieldwork, traveling by automobile or boat, and exposure to extreme weather conditions and temperatures.
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, 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 a related field with environmental science emphasis, three years experience in natural resource management and publication of scientific papers in peer reviewed scientific journals.
Preferred Qualifications: Employment will be contingent on successfully passing a drug screening purchased by the district as per Section 440.102, Florida Statutes and the district’s Drug Free Workplace Policy (Careers section at
Salary: Annual Salary 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: 3/18/2015

Posted: 1/7/2015
Name of Company: Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB)
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Position: Limnological support position
Start Date:
Job Duties: The position involves performing various activities in connection our Lakes Mapping, Diagnostics and Restoration Programs; Activities will be statewide, requiring some overnight travel and training. Examples of duties include, but are not limited to: • Head or assist with the planning and implementation of limnological studies including data analysis and synthesis. Incorporate findings into technical report documents.
• Envision and write grant proposals for future lake studies or related work needed in Oklahoma.
• Diagnostic work includes the ability to pick up and apply multiple data software programs as well as technical writing skills.
• Field activities include assisting with water quality sampling, lake and wetland restoration activities, and bathymetric lake mapping across Oklahoma.
• Assist with planning and implementation of restoration projects including: collection and planting of various aquatic plants, installation of breakwaters and installation of herbivore exclusion devices in the littoral area of reservoirs.
• Assist fellow section and division members as requested. Equipment and supplies acquisition and maintenance are included as well as program and/or project administrative duties.
Minimum Qualifications: Limnological knowledge such as biogeochemical cycling, aquatic botany (macro and microscopic), and aquatic ecology is highly desirable. Familiarity with computers and application software is required. Knowledge of Microsoft© Word, Excel, ArcGIS®, Minitab®, WQStat Plus™, HYPACK®, BATHTUB, FLUX, WASP, and Golden Software applications such as Grapher® and Surfer® will be given preference. Moderate to heavy physical labor including but not limited to: carrying field equipment, operating certain sample collection equipment, and wading for prolonged periods while working should be an expectation. Experience with the operation of boats or other watercraft is a plus, but not required.
Preferred Qualifications:
Salary: $35,500 - $42,500 - Pay is based on education, experience and availability
How to Apply: For additional information on job duties please contact Paul Koenig at or to apply for the position, please contact Brian Jepson at
Deadline: 1/16/2015 or until filled

Posted: 12/12/2014
Name of Company: University of Minnesota
Location: St Paul, Minnesota, USA
Position: Postdoc—Ecology and biological control of invasive aquatic plants
Start Date: 1/15/2015
Job Duties: A postdoctoral position is available in the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center (MAISRC) at the University of Minnesota. The postdoctoral scholar will work in collaboration with Dr. Raymond Newman on two projects related to developing and evaluating new techniques to selectively control invasive aquatic plants in Minnesota. The first project will be to use manipulative enclosure experiments and field surveys to assess the potential for biological control of Eurasian watermilfoil with herbivorous insects. In particular, efforts will focus on the role of sunfish in limiting agent populations and the feasibility of manipulating sunfish to facilitate herbivores. A secondary project, for winter months, will be to conduct a meta-analysis of previous assessments of curlyleaf pondweed and native plants, to determine factors influencing their abundance and the effectiveness of control measures. Start date can be as early as January 2015, with two years of funding that may be extended up to 5 years.
Minimum Qualifications: PhD in aquatic ecology, entomology, limnology, fisheries or related field. Demonstrated ability to design and carry out research projects, including field projects, and publish research results in a timely fashion.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience with large-scale field experiments, experience electrofishing and handling fish, experience with aquatic plants and aquatic insects. Ability to supervise undergraduate and graduate assistants. Ability to analyze large data sets.
How to Apply: Direct enquiries to Ray Newman at A complete description and application is online at:

Posted: 12/12/2014
Name of Company: Greenwood County Lake Management
Location: Greenwood, SC USA
Position: Lake Specialist II
Start Date: 1/5/2014
Job Duties: Lake Specialists are responsible for the mosquito control, hazardous log removal, cultural resource surveying, recreational resource reporting, maintenance of County owned properties, including public boat ramps, earthen dams, etc, and other such tasks as required. Additional duties include maintenance and operation of equipment, tools, machines, boats, vehicles, and trailers. Proper boat handling, slopemower operation, and other machinery operation is needed. Inspections concerning aquatic weeds, invasive species, and assisting in treatment is required. Other additional job duties as needed.
Minimum Qualifications: MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Requires a High School Diploma supplemented by three or more years of experience with equipment operation, boat operation, and related skills. Desired additional training and experience include DPR pesticide and herbicide certifications for categories 3, 5, and 8. Must have a valid SC drivers license, with CDL classification preferred.
Preferred Qualifications: EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Salary: $30,731 - $46,097
How to Apply: APPLICATION PROCESS: Qualified applicants interested in the above position should complete an application and attach a current resume and email to or submit in person at 600 Monument Street, Park Plaza, Room 102. Applications and more information can be found at Or call 864-943-2648 for more information.
Deadline: 12/23/2014

Posted: 12/11/2014
Name of Company: University of Vermont
Location: Burlington, Vermont, United States, 05405
Position: Extension Assistant Professor in Watershed Science, Policy, and Education
Start Date:
Job Duties: Extension Assistant Professor in Watershed Science, Policy, and Education Lake Champlain Sea Grant University of Vermont Lake Champlain Sea Grant (LCSG) is seeking an Extension Assistant Professor to serve as the extension leader in Watershed Science, Policy, and Education to be based in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources (RSENR). The position is a 12-month, non-tenure track appointment at the Assistant Professor level. The incumbent’s primary function is to work with the LCSG Program Director, staff, partners, and the general public to ensure the success of LCSG education and outreach efforts. The mission of the LCSG Program is to develop and support research, outreach and education programs to empower communities, businesses and other stakeholders in the Lake Champlain Basin to make informed decisions regarding the management, conservation, utilization and restoration of their aquatic resources for long-term environmental health and sustainable economic development. In the future we expect the LCSG Program to focus on issues related to shoreline protection, community resiliency to climate change impacts, and the intersections among policy, environmental equity, and water quality management in the Lake Champlain basin. Critical components of the LCSG Program include: working with those who have an interest in the future of Lake Champlain and its basin; assessing community needs for technical knowledge; and helping to gather, develop, and disseminate knowledge to address these needs of a broad and diverse constituency. The successful applicant will serve under-served communities by enhancing the diversity and cultural awareness in RSENR through programs, research and teaching. Primary Responsibilities Leadership and implementation of the LCSG Extension Education and Outreach Program Formulate education, outreach, and research priorities and actively engage in their implementation; identify, develop, and submit new proposals relevant to the LCSG education and outreach mission and manage subsequent reporting requirements for all successful awards; recruit and select LCSG program participants in relevant Sea Grant fellowship programs; demonstrate a commitment to diverse and under-served communities through outreach and education, research and teaching; assess and report progress and impact of LCSG Program research, outreach, and education projects Maintain and develop contacts with academic institutions, key agencies and governance bodies, NGOs, legislative liaisons, and the greater community throughout the Lake Champlain basin and beyond Represent the LCSG Program at relevant local, state, regional, national, and international meetings; liaise with the National Sea Grant College Program Office in matters pertaining to the delivery of LCSG Extension services in the basin; foster partnerships with local, state, regional, and federal organizations, non-profits, industry groups, and other institutions with potential to further LCSG’s mission; advocate for the Sea Grant mission to provide unbiased information of the highest quality and integrity; help to bring together multidisciplinary teams of research and outreach specialists to develop information needed to address issues of sustainability facing Lake Champlain and its basin Develop a personal research, teaching, and/or extension program that complements the general mission of the LCSG and RSENR Advance integrated research to address environmental and natural resources challenges faced by local, regional, national, and global communities through leveraging university capacity, state and regional resources, and strategic partnerships; strive to apply research progress in the natural sciences to identify, analyze, and solve environmental problems; deliver distinctive education programs in environment and natural resources to prepare the next generations of leaders capable of working in complex and changing socio-ecological systems; after 3 years there is an expectation that the incumbent will be able to generate 20% of their support through their own teaching and/ or research activities Work with the LCSG management team to define the overall direction of LCSG Program Develop new LCSG Extension projects for future omnibus proposals; maintain communications with the LCSG Program Advisory Committee and Board of Directors
Minimum Qualifications: • An earned doctorate with at least three years of professional research, outreach, and administrative experience in aquatic sciences, natural resources, conservation management, or other appropriate environmental, natural, or social science; or a Master’s degree with at least seven years of programmatic and progressive leadership experiences in the above fields • Established trajectory of excellence in research and/or teaching, including grant acquisition • Demonstrated competency and capacity to work in varied settings and with diverse groups of people • Ability to work collaboratively with administrators, technical experts, institutions, agencies, public groups and individuals • Demonstrated management, budgetary, organizational, leadership, and problem-solving skills • Demonstrated ability to convene innovative teams to address complex issues • Excellent oral and written communication skills in public and technical settings
Preferred Qualifications: • Direct knowledge of the National Sea Grant College Program or Cooperative Extension system • Experience with, Grants Online, ALBERT, and PIER • Experience interacting with natural resource agency managers, elected officials, and diverse public stakeholders • Familiarity with local governance structures in rural states To Apply Review of applications will begin January 9, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants must submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a statement on their philosophy of education and outreach, a sample of a public communication produced by applicant (e.g., fact sheet, press release, video link), a sample agenda/syllabus of a workshop/class developed and delivered by the applicant, and names and contact information of three references to Inquiries may be made to Dr. Jason Stockwell, Chair, Extension Assistant Professor Search Committee, at The University of Vermont is located in Burlington, the largest city in Vermont, with an increasingly ethnically and culturally diverse population. The mission of RSENR is to understand, nurture, and enrich the interdependence of people with healthy ecological systems. RSENR has 45 tenure-track, research, and teaching faculty, 35 staff, 600 undergraduates, and 100 graduate students in both Master’s and Ph.D. programs. RSENR is based in the LEED Platinum certified Aiken Center and also includes the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, Aiken Forestry Sciences Laboratory, and Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory on Lake Champlain. The University of Vermont is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. The Department is committed to increasing faculty diversity and welcomes applications from women, veterans and underrepresented ethnic, racial and cultural groups and from people with disabilities. Apply Here:
How to Apply: Apply Online

Posted: 12/4/2014
Name of Company: Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Mississippi State University
Location: Starkville, MS
Position: Professor and Head
Start Date: 7/1/2015
Job Duties: We seek a leader for our Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture at Mississippi State University. We are a diverse team, focusing on applied and theoretical natural resources problems at state, national, and international levels. The successful candidate will lead and administer research, teaching, and extension programs, and work with on- and off-campus units, stakeholders, and clientele.
Minimum Qualifications: Qualifications include a doctorate in wildlife, fisheries, aquaculture, or related natural resources field, and a professional background appropriate for tenure and appointment at the rank of Professor. Mississippi State University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
Preferred Qualifications: Administrative experience is desirable.
How to Apply: Apply at (PARF# 8470). Send direct inquiries and supplemental documents to: Dr. Scott Willard, WFA Search Chair, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Mississippi State University, Box 9760, MS State, MS 39762, or / 662-325-0233. Applications will be accepted until a candidate is chosen; review of the candidate pool will begin January 20, 2015.
Deadline: 4/30/2015

Posted: 11/27/2014
Name of Company: Auburn University
Location: Auburn, Alabama, USA
Position: Director, Water Resources Center
Start Date: 5/1/2015
Job Duties: The Auburn University Water Resources Center (WRC), located in the Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station (AAES), was created to facilitate successful collaboration among Auburn University faculty and staff on multi‐disciplinary water‐related research, outreach, and teaching; and to facilitate the active involvement of private citizens in the stewardship of water resources. The 12‐month, faculty administrator position is envisioned as a 50%/50% appointment, subject to change as negotiated by the candidate upon selection, for a five year period. The position is subject to renewal based on satisfactory performance and needs. It reports directly to the Dean and Director, College of Agriculture and the Alabama Agriculture Experiment Station while collaborating with administrators, faculty, and staff located throughout the College of Agriculture (COA), Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station (AAES), Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) and Auburn University. Anticipated position start date is May 1, 2015. Responsibilities include providing leadership in accomplishing the WRC goals, to encourage and strengthen the links between AU water resources research and Extension, and strengthen graduate education and training in water resources science, manage and direct staff, budget planning and oversight, and programming to develop innovative and effective methods of delivering high impact programs. The successful candidate will serve as a representative of the center; secure and expand financial resources through a diversity of funding sources; enhance and expand the multi‐disciplinary nature of WRC’s research and education activities by increasing collaboration; administration of the USGS Water Resources Research Institute Program grant, including application for annual grant and the submission of required reports; supervision of staff; and interact with and serve as an interface with national and state leaders, as appropriate, in water resources issues and policies.
Minimum Qualifications: Qualifications include an earned PhD in any of the following areas: water resources science and engineering, environmental or natural resources science and engineering, agricultural sciences and engineering, environmental policy, environmental social sciences, resource or agricultural economics, or closely related field from an accredited institution. The selected candidate must have the ability to obtain rank and tenure as Professor at Auburn University upon hire. The successful candidate will possess demonstrated experience in conducting and publishing peer‐reviewed work in water related research, experience in Extension or outreach program development and/or delivery and experience in stakeholder engagement processes in a water related discipline. A successful record of securing extramural funding in support of water related research projects; previous experience in leadership and management; demonstrated effectiveness in interdisciplinary settings and engagement with diverse audiences and stakeholders including agency leaders, commodity groups, elected officials and industry leaders; excellent interpersonal communication skills; and evidence of a commitment to diversity are required. The successful candidate must meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the term of employment. Desired qualification include the ability to develop and execute an innovative vision for growing the Water Resources Center including an increase in an interdisciplinary water‐related program, demonstrated teaching and advising excellence with interdisciplinary interests and from diverse backgrounds, and the knowledge of leadership theory, development, practices, and skills utilized in the context of water resources.
Preferred Qualifications:
How to Apply: Applicants must complete an on‐line application process at the following link: and attach the following: 1) a letter of interest, 2) curriculum vita, and 3) a statement of leadership and vision of a multi‐disciplinary research/outreach team center (please attach #3 in the applicant documents section of “Other Documentation”). When prompted during the on‐line application process, please provide name, email address and phone number of three professional references. Only complete application materials will be considered. Questions about the position may be directed to John Beasley, Search Committee Chair at More information about the Auburn University Water Resources Center (AU WRC) is found by visiting: To ensure optimal consideration, submit materials by January 31, 2015. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2015. Auburn University is an AAEEO/Vet/Disability Employer
Deadline: 2/1/2015

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.