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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.

Posted: 9/22/2014 1:20:22 PM
Name of Company: Lake Lemon Conservancy District
Location: Unionville, IN, USA
Position: District Manager
Start Date: 1/15/2015
Job Duties: The District Manager is the chief operating officer of the organization, with full authority, under the policy‐level direction of the LLCD Board of Directors to carry out the necessary direction and management of the Lake Lemon Conservancy District in all phases of planning, operations, facility improvement and stewardship activities. ‐ Directs the work of assigned staff; provides guidance and training; performs various personnel functions including performance appraisal, counseling, employee selection, disciplinary actions, etc. ‐ Plans, coordinates, and manages LLCD programs and operations, including park and lake maintenance, staff scheduling, budget preparations, fiscal management, and contract management. ‐ Provides leadership, direction, and guidance to assure that maintenance services are delivered in a safe environment and within budget limits. ‐ Works closely with the City of Bloomington Utilities Department, Indiana Department of Local Government Finance, and Indiana Department of State Board of Accounts. ‐ Coordinates the planning and implementation of short and long‐range goals of the District. ‐ Coordinates monthly board meetings, committee meetings, and volunteer efforts. ‐ Attends monthly board meetings and scheduled committee meetings. ‐ Seeks out and secures grant funds that are beneficial to the operations of the District. ‐ Develops strong working relationships with Health Departments, Planning Departments, Auditors and Treasurers offices in both Brown and Monroe Counties. ‐ Works closely with District Directors to solve neighborhood issues. ‐ Coordinates and overseas special events as needed. ‐ Performs related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: ‐ Graduation from college with a bachelor’s degree in business management, public administration, parks and recreation management, environmental science, natural resource management, or related field and three (3) years experience in parks and recreation, natural resource management, city or town management, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. ‐ Ability to perform various supervisory/managerial functions, including the ability to supervise, train, evaluate and lead the work of others. ‐ Thorough knowledge of parks and recreation management, local government management, or business management. ‐ Knowledge of laws, ordinances, policies, rules and regulations governing the conduct and safety of parks, recreational facilities, lakes, and maintenance equipment. ‐ Familiar with State and Federal grant programs for parks and recreation, lakes, and grant management procedures. ‐ Working knowledge of the principles and techniques of budget preparation and ability to make arithmetic calculations and ensure cost‐effective operations. ‐ Ability to direct assigned personnel, including motivation, planning, scheduling and monitoring work assignments, and provide training and corrective instruction as needed. ‐ Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with Board Members, staff, other city/county personnel, and the public. ‐ Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions, read and interpret detailed prints, sketches and specifications, and plan and layout work projects. ‐ Must be proficient using Microsoft Office Products including Access, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Must be able to prepare professional documents using word. ‐ Possession of a valid state driver’s license and demonstrated safe driving record.
Preferred Qualifications:
Salary: Salary Range: $45,000 to $55,000 Annually
How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit resume, cover letter, references, and college transcripts to: by October 31, 2014.
Deadline: 10/31/2014