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Posted: 2/24/2015
Name of Company: State University of New York College at Oneonta
Location: Oneonta, New York, USA
Position: Assistant Professor - Applied Freshwater Ecology - Lake Management
Start Date:
Job Duties: Duties include but not limited to: teaching graduate and advanced undergraduate courses in lake management and aquatic ecology, teaching core courses in the Biology major, and advisement of graduate students. The State University of New York College at Oneonta (SUNY Oneonta) is a comprehensive, public, liberal arts and sciences college. Its 28 academic departments offer 70 bachelor’s and 12 master’s degrees, and two post-baccalaureate certificates. The College sits at number 41 on the 2015 list of “Best Regional Universities” in the North published by U.S. News & World Report, which also highlighted the College for its graduates’ low debt. Kiplinger’s and Forbes magazines recognized SUNY Oneonta for its value in their most recent rankings, and the College received INSIGHT magazine’s Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award in 2014. The Department of Biology at the State University of New York College at Oneonta invites applications for a tenure track position as an Assistant Professor of Applied Freshwater Ecology – Lake Management beginning Fall 2015. The initial appointment will be for two years. Expectations include teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, research, student advisement, college service, and continuing professional development. The Biology Department offers four majors tracks, including a field biology concentration, two graduate programs and excellent facilities. The College's Biological Field Station (BFS) includes state of the art facilities for basic and applied research on Lake Otsego in nearby Cooperstown, NY. An internship program and a Master of Science in Lake Management program utilize BFS resources including permanent and temporary wetlands, uplands, forests and streams on 2,600 acres and access to Lake Otsego. Access to additional New York State lakes is provided by over 15 powerboats, trailers and vehicles. To learn more about the College or the Department, please visit www.oneonta.edu, www.oneonta.edu/academics/biology/ and www.oneonta.edu/academics/biofld/.
Minimum Qualifications: PhD with post-doctoral experience in lake management and applied freshwater ecology or related disciplines; teaching experience at the college level.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience in each of the following: data collection techniques, small boat handling, and trailer operation, development of lake management plans, use of social, economic and limnological data to provide decision making tools; ability to teach ichthyology; experience with diverse human populations and /or inclusive pedagogies leading to lake and watershed management planning techniques; experience in aquatic invasive species control, limnology, hydrology and other areas complementing the expertise of existing staff; teaching or mentoring experience at the graduate level; experience working with diverse populations and/or teaching pedagogies and/or multicultural teaching experience.
Salary:
How to Apply: To apply online go to: http://oneonta.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=56919. Please upload a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts (official required at time of appointment), and a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests. Review of applicants to begin the week of March 9 2015.
Deadline: 3/9/2015
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Posted: 2/20/2015
Name of Company: St. Johns River Water Management District
Location: Palatka FL USA
Position: Environmental Scientist IV
Start Date:
Job Duties: St. Johns River Water Management District is actively seeking applications for an Environmental Scientist IV in Palatka FL. Applications for this position are accepted online only through the Careers section at www.floridaswater.com. Last date to apply is March 3, 2015. This is advanced, independent professional work performing data management and analysis for technical projects in the environmental field, preparing and assisting in the preparation of technical reports and publications, and providing overall high-level technical support for the Environmental Sciences Bureau.

Job duties include:
• Inventory and facilitate the transfer of biological data to the District Biological Database.
• Serve as primary data steward for projects within the Environmental Sciences Bureau and assume responsibility for data organization, storage, and formatting.
• Create programs and spreadsheets to facilitate data summary, analysis, and reporting of contractual or in-house water quality or biological data.
• Retrieve water quality data from the District environmental database and conduct statistical analyses to identify temporal and spatial trends.
• Provide quality assurance for high frequency water quality data collected from treatment wetlands and evaluate nutrient removal efficiencies.
• Assist in collecting data on the spatial coverage of terrestrial and aquatic vegetation. Serve as data steward and oversee data analysis and transfer of data to the District biological database.
• Collaborate with other scientists to collect and analyze biological data. Conduct statistical analysis to determine required power and minimal sampling requirements needed to achieve research goals.
• Collaborate in the design and review of ecological and environmental research studies. Manage contracts associated with these studies.
• Retrieve and analyze hydrologic data from the Districts Hydstra database.
• Design and develop local databases to facilitate data entry for short-term projects , as well as data transfer to the final Oracle database
• Review and synthesize scientific literature.
• Prepare and edit technical reports, memoranda, and correspondence.
• Develop and present posters and oral presentations at scientific symposia and professional conferences, participate in meetings, and in coordinate work with other agencies and with the public.
Minimum Qualifications: A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in biology, limnology, chemistry, botany, environmental science or related field and six years professional experience in the environmental field. A master's degree from an accredited college or university in biology, chemistry, limnology, botany, environmental science or related field can substitute for one year of the experience described above. A doctorate from an accredited college or university in biology, chemistry, limnology, botany, environmental science or related field can substitute for two years of the experience described above. Professional experience in environmental protection or research can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education. 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 www.floridaswater.com.
Preferred Qualifications: Prefer candidate who has:
• Biological background
 • Experience with SAS and/or R
• Experience with relational databases and SQL
• Strong statistical background
• Experience with Excel and Access
• GIS knowledge The desirable applicant should:
• Be a self-starter
• Be able to multitask
• Work effectively both individually and in a team environment
• Communicate well, both oral and written
• Pay attention to detail
Salary:
How to Apply: For more information and to apply, please visit the Careers section at www.floridaswater.com. 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: 3/3/2015
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Posted: 2/18/2015
Name of Company: Emmons & Olivier Resources, Inc
Location: Oakdale, MN. Position to be based out of our Oakdale, MN office, but would consider Midwest adjacencies for the right candidate
Position: SENIOR FLUVIAL GEOMORPHOLOGIST/ECOLOGIST
Start Date: 4/1/2015
Job Duties: SENIOR FLUVIAL GEOMORPHOLOGIST/ECOLOGIST Emmons & Olivier Resources, Inc. (EOR) - A collaborative group of environmental and design professionals passionate about protecting our waters, restoring healthy ecosystems, and enhancing our community's unique sense of place is seeking a Senior Fluvial Geomorphologist/Ecologist to join our team. Position Description/Duties: Primary responsibilities will include the assessment, design and construction of a wide range of stream and related resources projects including river restoration, stabilization, fish passage, flood management, stormwater management, water and sediment budgets, and water quality projects.
Minimum Qualifications:
•12 years of experience in the private sector or comparable public sector experience
•Considerable practical and construction experience a must
•Degree in civil or environmental engineering, hydrology, geology, fisheries, or related science
•Propensity for business development and the ability to immediately leverage contacts
•Broad competency within the general fields of water resources, hydrology and hydraulics, and will also demonstrate significant depth of knowledge in fluvial geomorphology, sediment transport & stream ecology
•Team player willing to mentor staff
Preferred Qualifications:
•Additional expertise in TMDLs, water quality, fisheries, or related service areas
•Master’s degree in civil or environmental engineering, hydrology, geology, fisheries, or related science
•Licensed PE
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How to Apply: Please submit the following required information: 1) Cover Letter detailing your experience, interest in the position and salary expectations; 2) Relevant samples of your work that illustrate your range of experience & 3) Resume. Please email application to snelson@eorinc.com with a heading of Senior Fluvial Geomorphologist/Ecologist. EOR is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer
Deadline: 3/11/2015
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Posted: 2/18/2015
Name of Company: City of Thornton
Location: Thornton, CO
Position: Water Treatment and Quality Manager
Start Date:
Job Duties:
SUMMARY:
Under administrative direction, directs, coordinates, plans and supervises the activities, operations, and maintenance of the water treatment plants, water quality lab, and water quality policy efforts to ensure adequate quantity and acceptable quality of the city’s drinking water supply; provides highly responsible and complex technical and administrative staff assistance to management on water treatment and water quality issues.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
(Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. The list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.) Directs, coordinates, plans and supervises the activities, operations and maintenance of the water treatment plants and water quality lab to produce sufficient quantities of water to ensure compliance with all Safe Drinking Water Act standards and Colorado Primary Drinking Water regulations. Directs, coordinates, plans and supervises water quality policy activities to ensure Thornton’s interests are represented in local, state and federal water quality regulatory or policy actions. Researches and selects the most efficient treatment techniques to comply with drinking water regulations. Reviews and provides direction to assigned staff in the application of state, local and municipal requirements and procedures. Sets operational standards for distribution of flow, addition of chemicals, water quality, SCADA system parameters and maintenance, and preventive maintenance schedules. Develops and implements rules, regulations, policies and procedures to advance the city’s mission, goals and objectives. Directs, oversees and participates in the development of the Water Treatment and Water Quality divisions’ work plan. Implements city, department and division goals and objectives. Provides progress reports. Plans and directs emergency operations and management of system failures. Supervises and directs the activities of assigned staff; makes recommendations regarding hiring, discipline, termination or advancement of employees. Schedules employees, assigns work, and monitors progress; guides, trains and develops employees in the accomplishment of their duties and professional growth; writes and conducts evaluations. Assists management and employees with water treatment- and water quality-related issues. Provides recommendations regarding the management of raw water sources. Educates employees on policies, programs, and procedures. Oversees the Water Treatment Division and Water Quality Division budgets. Performs cost estimates and provides forecasts of necessary funds for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies for operations, maintenance and capital improvement budgets. Monitors, approves and controls expenditures. Reviews plans, specifications and engineering reports for new and replacement equipment and facilities. Coordinates, monitors and evaluates the work of consultants. Discusses results with management and integrates information into solutions and policy recommendations. Coordinates efforts with other divisions, city departments and community agencies. Prepares and presents oral and written reports to City Council, City Manager and senior staff including resolutions, ordinances, reports and correspondence. Serves as technical advisor to the department management, City Manager and City Council on utility operational and policy matters. Responds to citizen inquiries and complaints. Attends, directs participation in or conducts a variety of meetings such as staff, organizational meetings, employee briefings, and water treatment- or water quality-related regulatory hearings. Represents the city before citizens, elected officials and community groups on utility operational or water quality matters. Represents the city with professional organizations and outside agencies on information retrieval and exchange, policy monitoring, negotiation and lobbying efforts, e.g., EPA, General Assembly, and the Water Quality Control Division/Commission. Develops, maintains and improves intergovernmental relations; ensures follow-up and continuity on issues. Develops comprehensive recommendations in conjunction with city administration for use in Water Court Cases. Provides technical support to other Infrastructure divisions, the City Attorney, and legal consultants on water quality cases. Reviews documents, develops strategies, and provides testimony. Takes proper safety precautions, anticipates unsafe circumstances, and acts accordingly to prevent accidents. Uses all required safety equipment. Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Civil, Mechanical, Environmental or Chemical Engineering, Hydrology, Hydraulics, Natural Sciences or related field from accredited university; eight years’ progressively responsible experience in water treatment, including three years of supervisory experience. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered. Licensing/Certification Requirements: Valid Colorado driver’s license with a safe driving record. Colorado Class A Water Treatment Plant Operator’s Certification.
Preferred Qualifications:
Salary: $89,449.00 - $123,439.00 Annually
How to Apply: Please apply online at www.cityofthornton.net
Deadline: 3/6/2015
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Posted: 2/16/2015
Name of Company: City of Waco
Location: Waco, TX
Position: Program Manager - Water Quality — Full Time — Water/Lab/Operations
Start Date:
Job Duties: The Water Quality section is responsible for monitoring water and wastewater quality and advising the appropriate treatment managers regarding associated regulatory/operational issues. This section also manages the City's storm water (MS4) program, industrial pretreatment program, and watershed activities. This position manages the Water Quality section by: preparing and administering the section budget; advising the water and wastewater treatment sections regarding regulatory compliance and treatment process optimization; managing the Water Quality Team that includes analysts, environmental specialists, and watershed administrators by: ensuring safety policies are followed; diagnosing problem situations and taking effective course of action; communicating clearly with internal and external customers; provide classroom and informal training and testing of staff; developing strong working relationships with internal and external entities, e.g. Program Managers, Water Treatment/Wastewater Treatment, TCEQ representatives, and other City departments; communicating clearly to the Utilities Director current project status, projected needs or problems, regulatory compliance, budget status, and other issues regarding the Water Quality section; Demonstrated experience in communicating, coordinating, and negotiating with regulatory agencies and the public is strongly desired. Perform other related duties as assigned. Must follow City and departmental policies and procedures. Works indoors and outdoors. May be exposed to dust, loud noises, vibrations, fumes, and odors, communicable diseases, wetness/humidity, darkness and/or poor lighting. May be subject to wastewater or chemicals at job sites and/or plants.
Minimum Qualifications:
Driver’s License: Valid Class C Texas DL
Education: Bachelor's Degree, preferably in a science related field (biology, chemistry, etc.) is required. Analytical laboratory/data analysis experience will be considered in lieu of a science-related degree.
Experience: Minimum of Eight years of experience in a water-related field such as laboratory analysis, water/wastewater treatment, or pretreatment. Two years field data collection experience (e.g., water sampling). Biological assessment experience desirable.
Certifications: TCEQ Water/Wastewater Operator License is desired.
Testing: No testing required. Physical Demands: Light
Preferred Qualifications:
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
How to Apply: Applicants must submit a completed City of Waco application in order to be considered for this position. Resumes may be attached to the completed application, but not in lieu of one. If a resume is attached, all questions on the application must still be answered completely. Applications are available online at the City's website, Click Here for Job Application (http://www.waco-texas.com/Human-Resources/New Application-2010.pdf), or at the City of Waco Human Resources Department located at 300 Austin Avenue. Applications may be submitted by e-mail as an attachment to jobs@ci.waco.tx.us, fax to 254-750-5737 or by mail to City of Waco, Human Resources Department, PO BOX 2570, Waco, TX 76702. EOE
Deadline: 3/5/2015
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Posted: 2/13/2015
Name of Company: Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Location: Boulder City NV
Position: Aquatic Ecologist
Start Date: 5/1/2015
Job Duties: Serves as the expert in aquatic resources for Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and manages an intricate aquatic ecology program focusing on aquatic invasive species management and water quality. Provides subject matter expertise, oversight, and serves as point of contact for aquatic resources. Identifies inventory, monitoring, research, funding, collaboration, and partnership needs to accomplish program goals. Develops and maintains collaborations and partnerships. Work collaboratively with park staff, interagency and academic researchers, and other stakeholders to conduct inventory, monitoring, and research of aquatic ecosystems, including aquatic invasive species and water quality. Represents organization, plans and tracks budgets, and supervises employees. Applies known theories, principles and concepts of aquatic ecology to design and conduct scientific studies and to provide input to agency plans and protocols related to aquatic invasive species and water resources management. Writes sampling protocols, synthesizes and analyzes data and information, writes reports, and publishes papers and reports related to inventory, monitoring, and research results. Designs, plans and conducts field work in remote areas with difficult terrain and on large lakes. Communicates and interacts effectively in writing with a wide variety of audiences, in both technical and non-technical language, for the presentation and preparation of complex letters, memoranda, reports, management plans, environmental assessments, briefings, and peer reviewed scientific papers. Communicates and interacts effectively orally, in both technical and non-technical language, for the presentation of results of monitoring or research and for working with other park staff, park management, agency partners.
Minimum Qualifications: See Announcement posted to USA Jobs. Number MMLAKE-15-82D-1324159 open to all sources February 13 - February 20, 2015. Concurrent announcement for status candidates (current Federal employees, reinstatement status, or VEOA Eligibles) MMLAKE-15-81-1324132 open February 13 - February 27, 2015. Permanent GS-12 position. See announcement for application requirements and qualifications.
Preferred Qualifications:
Salary: Salary range starts $70,192.
How to Apply: Follow procedures on USA Job announcements referred to above.
Deadline: 2/20/2015
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Posted: 2/3/2015
Name of Company: Hydros Consulting Inc.
Location: Boulder, CO, USA
Position: Surface Water-Quality Scentist / Engineer
Start Date:
Job Duties: Provide technical expertise and client management in a range of service areas including:
• Surface water quality modeling
• Assessments of lake, reservoir, and river water-quality dynamics
• Watershed modeling
• Surface – groundwater interactions Job Duties
• Setup and calibrate surface water-quality models
• Analyze water-quality data for patterns and relationships
• Write technical reports and memoranda
• Review water quality and water resources data for Quality
• Manage modeling support staff
Minimum Qualifications:
• Thorough understanding of surface water-quality dynamics
• Experience in model development and calibration
• Strong data analysis and interpretation skills
• Strong technical writing skills
• Excellent presentation skills
• Attention to detail
• Ability to deal with complexity
• Self-starter
• Proficient with EXCEL, databases
• Ability to Understand Client Needs
• Advanced degree in environmental engineering or related environmental science
• At least 5 years of relevant professional experience
• Project Management experience and ability to manage multiple projects effectively
• Excellent analytical and computational skills
• Demonstrated problem-solving capabilities
• People-oriented and a collaborative team player
• Motivated and enthusiastic
Preferred Qualifications:
• Knowledge of laboratory analytical techniques and methods
• Sampling Experience
Salary:
How to Apply: info@hydrosconsulting.com No Phone Calls Please
Deadline: 2/28/2015
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Posted: 2/3/2015
Name of Company: Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Location: La Verne, California
Position: Limnology & Reservoir Team Manager VI
Start Date:
Job Duties:
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of twenty six cities and water districts that provides drinking water to nearly 19 million people in Southern California. Metropolitan’s mission is to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high quality water to meet current and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way. Metropolitan’s facilities include the 242-mile Colorado River Aqueduct, five conventional water treatment plants with a combined capacity of 2.6 billion gallons per day, nine surface water reservoirs, 800 miles of pipeline, and 16 hydroelectric power plants.

LIMNOLOGY & RESERVOIR TEAM MANAGER VI
The MWD’s Water System Operations Group, Water Quality Section currently has one (1) opening for a Limnology & Reservoir Team Manager VI within the Microbiology Unit located at our Water Quality Laboratory in La Verne, CA.

The Water Quality Reservoir Manager is responsible for managing and supervising the reservoir management team of professional microbiologists. Areas of responsibility include source water monitoring; support of engineering by applying the science of limnology to develop water quality design criteria; and response to taste and odor events and to emerging public health issues.

1. Coordinates the source water monitoring activities for compliance, early warning, contaminant events, operations and resource planning; provides technical review and evaluation on projects for engineering, operations, environmental, recreational issues, and source water supply that may influence water quality; applies limnology principles to develop water quality design criteria for engineering projects; develops and coordinates early warning monitoring strategies to detect and evaluate taste and odor events; and conducts and is responsible for quality assurance and quality control reviews of all analytical data to ensure accuracy of reporting.
2. Supervises staff including selection, assignment and monitoring of work, coaching, counseling, and performance assessment; and reviews work for thoroughness, adherence to water quality standards, and accuracy of results.
3. Assesses employees’ competencies and develops training plans; discusses future professional development with staff; and provides safety training both routine and in preparation for emergency response to natural disasters and contaminant threats.
4. Provides general administration of the team including establishing and tracking team goals and objectives; analyzes team activities and prepares reports; develops and monitors team budget; evaluates resource needs and prepares staffing and consulting requests; and reviews and approves time, reimbursement requests, and purchases.
 5. Acts as project manager on source water quality concerns and issues; prepares proposals independently or with co-investigators to obtain outside funding for projects; and administers contracts in accordance with conditions set forth by the funding source.
 6. Meets with other team managers and Water System Operations staff to evaluate and coordinate projects; and provides technical assistance to member agencies.
7. Manages and directs the preparation of project reports, manages data, and makes presentations for a project advisory committee or other interested or involved parties.
8. Assists in developing team and unit policies, methods, and procedures; and reviews and makes recommendations regarding the development of quality assurance and quality control procedures, project milestones, presentation, and records management.
 9. Performs other related duties as required. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday (Alternate Fridays off)
Minimum Qualifications:
Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university AND eight years of increasingly responsible relevant experience, of which two years must have been in a project management, supervisory, or lead capacity; OR an advanced degree from an accredited college or university AND six years of increasingly responsible relevant experience, of which two years must have been in a project management, supervisory, or lead capacity.

Required Knowledge of: Management and supervisory methods and techniques; team building; water treatment regulations, processes, and procedures related to aquatic habitats; project management; standard and experimental analytical methods, concepts, and procedures; applied and theoretical limnology, and wide experience with aquatic ecosystems, wetlands, and watershed; general knowledge of chemistry, biology, aquatic ecology, statistics, and other related scientific areas; quality assurance and quality control procedures; safety regulations; relevant federal, state, and local laws; reporting and public notification requirements; and contract and grant administration.

Requirement Skills and Abilities to: Interpret and analyze results; identify and solve complex scientific problems; conduct hypothesis testing through experimental design of equipment to monitor and sample unusual aquatic situations; manage a diverse work force; mentor, develop, and motivate staff; plan, organize, and review the work of subordinates and team members; review work products for detail and adherence to quality control parameters; exercise judgment and discretion; use scientific applications such as word processing and databases; operate a variety of laboratory equipment; encourage and facilitate cooperation; communicate orally and in writing on administrative and technical topics with both scientific and non-technical audiences; and establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with all levels within the organization.

 License Valid California Class C Driver License that allows you to drive in the course of your employment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met or may be encountered by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands: Light
Work Environment: Primarily an indoor work environment typical of an office setting. The work environment may include some exposure to outside elements. May travel to various sites requiring overnight stay.

This job announcement has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. To receive a copy of the complete job description, please send an email to jobs@mwdh2o.com.

Reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities may be requested by calling (213) 217-7738 at least 5 working days in advance of the scheduled examination date(s).

MWD is a Federal and State EO employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.
Preferred Qualifications:
Salary: $58.59 - $76.60 per hour
How to Apply: Please visit the link to apply for the position. http://metrowater.hodesiq.com/job_detail.asp?JobID=4731351&user_id=
Deadline:
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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 www.floridaswater.com. 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 www.floridaswater.com).
Salary: Annual Salary Range: $57, 678 - $96,137
How to Apply: For more information and to apply, please visit the Careers section at www.floridaswater.com. 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
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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.
Salary:
How to Apply: Direct enquiries to Ray Newman at Rnewman@umn.edu. A complete description and application is online at: employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=125334
Deadline:
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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
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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 Research.gov, 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 http://www.uvmjobs.com. Inquiries may be made to Dr. Jason Stockwell, Chair, Extension Assistant Professor Search Committee, at mailto:jdstockw@uvm.edu. 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: http://www.Click2Apply.net/mk26b2f
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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.
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How to Apply: Apply at www.jobs.msstate.edu (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 swillard@cals.msstate.edu / 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
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