Job Opportunity: Swan Island Wildlife Management Area Technicians (app due 3/15)

swan island

Start and End Date:

The successful candidates will be available to start in early May and work until late October. This person will be the lead seasonal staff under supervision of Swan Island Manager.

Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (MDIFW) Is hiring two seasonal Wildlife Management Area Technicians for Swan Island (Steve Powell Wildlife Management Area)

Swan Island is a unique and secluded, 4 mile long island in the Kennebec River at the head of Merrymeeting Bay. Several Historic structures still stand as witness to the once thriving community that resided there. Today we welcome visitors to enjoy the camping, hiking, wildlife, and history.

Duties:

Primary duties include meeting and transporting visitors and their equipment from a mainland boat landing across the Kennebec River on a ferry, and to the campsite in a specially designed truck; maintaining the campground and other island facilities. Specific activities include mowing, periodic cleaning, minor repairs to equipment and facilities; providing tours of the island to visitors while discussing wildlife and island history; scheduling reservations and assisting in fee collection and summarizing of visitor information; assisting in educational programs provided to school groups; overseeing general welfare of visitors; habitat management through mowing of fields with tractor and rotary cutter and other habitat management activities; assisting in direction of other volunteers; and other duties as assigned.

A motivated candidate will have the opportunity to assist in developing new projects in cooperation with the Swan Island manager. The purpose of these projects will be to benefit the recreational component for visitors of the island as well as local wildlife. The scope of projects will vary. The intern will be able to help direct ideas for small projects as well as aiding predetermined ones. Some examples of small and ongoing projects are trail maintenance; birdhouse erection and maintenance; wildlife surveys; new visitor programming, etc. The intern will have an opportunity to become familiar with MDIFW and its activities and occasionally join other staff on field work.

Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will possess a personable attitude, strong motivation, be able to get along well with coworkers and volunteers while sharing housing as well as working together, be able to take instruction, learn quickly and apply what has been learned.\

Knowledge of wildlife and habitats are helpful. Experience using watercraft, farm equipment, and small machinery are a plus. A valid driver’s license and clean record is a must.

Compensation:

$400/wk, Shared housing provided.

Contact:

Please provide a letter of application, resume and at least 3 references to:

John Pratte – MDIFW, 270 Lyons Rd, Sidney, ME 04330

207-547-5318 or John.Pratte@maine.gov

Last Date to Apply:

Positions may be filled with qualified individuals prior to the application end date of March 15, 2015.

Job Opportunities: Environment America Fellowship Program or Digital Campaign Team (app due 3/1)

Environment America runs campaigns to tackle global warming, stop fracking and protect the places we love. And we’re hiring.

Spring application deadline – March 1 Apply at jobs.environmentamerica.org

Right now, we’re hiring entry-level staff looking to kick start their career in environmental action and advocacy through our fellowship program and for people to help run our digital campaigns.

We take pride in being strategic and disciplined—and in hiring a team with the grit it takes to get things done.

That’s how we approach each of our campaigns, whether we’re defending President Obama’s Clean Power Plan against coal industry attacks or convincing more communities and companies to go solar.

BE AN ENVIRONMENT AMERICA FELLOW

Imagine yourself organizing a town hall meeting on solar power. Or imagine releasing a hard-hitting research report on power plant pollution. Or picture yourself building a community coalition around clean water or fracking. Imagine building the organizational power—the funds, the membership, the activist base and so on—that it takes to keep all of this critical work going for the long haul.

All of this is what you do as an Environment America fellow. Because this is how we build the support it takes to reduce global warming pollution, create more solar and wind power, spare our parks and forests from fracking, keep our beaches, rivers and streams clean, and protect our wildlife and wild places. Is it easy? No, we’re up against some wily opponents who are incredibly well-funded. Is it rewarding? Absolutely. And given global warming, fracking and all of the tough problems we’re facing right now, can you imagine doing anything more urgent and meaningful?

BE A DIGITAL CAMPAIGNER

Work with one of our campaign teams to run a powerful digital campaign to help solve global warming, expand solar energy or protect clean water.

You’ll write emails and campaign actions that you’ll send to hundreds of thousands of supporters; design and curate content for social media, and engage with our national community; coordinate with our field team of five to nine campaign organizers, and back them up with emails, web pages and digital strategy; develop partnerships and creative online tactics to build our audience and raise money; analyze the results of your work, and report on successes and failures; and keep your projects on track, hold people accountable to their deliverables, and communicate regularly with your team.

TO LEARN MORE AND APPLY

jobs.environmentamerica.org

Environment America is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.

Job Opportunity: Community Garden Coordinator, Auburn Maine (app due 2/19)

Auburn Community Garden Coordinator

The position will be part time an average of 15 hours per week, starting March 2016 and ending for the season at the end of October.

February 19th                          Applications due

Mid-late February                   Interviews of selected applicants

March  9th                               Coordinator selected

March 23rd                             Position begins

October 28th                           Position concludes for the season    

Overview

The Auburn Community Garden Coordinating Team (“Garden Team”, representatives from: the City of Auburn, St. Mary’s Nutrition Center, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Androscoggin Land Trust, National Park Service, and a citizen gardener) is seeking a qualified candidate to work as the first-ever Auburn Community Garden Coordinator.

Community gardens have been shown to be transformative spaces that can beneficial in many ways. Not only do they provide a source of fresh food, they can also provide a sense of pride and bring neighbors together. The Garden Team is creating a new community garden that will provide a greenspace for all to enjoy and will provide the space and infrastructure for interested residents to sign up for plots to grow their own food. We are excited to find a candidate that can help bring people together in creating and maintaining this transformative greenspace.

Timeframe

The position will begin March 2016 and run through October, 10-18 hours per week.

History and Timeline

Two years ago the City of Auburn approached St. Mary’s Nutrition Center to conduct a feasibility study for three (phased) community gardens on abandoned city lots in the densest parts of Auburn. That study recommended possible lots as well as a management structure, basic design elements, costs, etc. The management recommendation included hiring a garden coordinator. In September 2015, the City Council approved proceeding with garden development on the first lot at 61 Webster Street. Neighborhood outreach was done to gauge interest and get initial input on garden design. In December 2015 the basic garden infrastructure (fence, gates, water meter and hook-up) was installed. Over the 2015-16 winter, a shed and the structures for 24 raised beds will be built off-site, to be ready to install in April 2016. Also during the early spring, the Garden Team will be beginning the process of inviting gardeners to sign up for a plot for the 2016 growing season.

Responsibilities

The Garden Coordinator will provide the coordination and on-the-ground presence necessary to start and manage a community garden. The Coordinator will work hand in hand with the Garden Team to implement and oversee the success of the garden. Specific tasks will include:

  • Help the Garden Team manage the installation of the beds, shed, water system, entry garden, compost piles, etc.
  • Help new gardeners get set up with their new plot
  • Develop and maintain relationships with the gardeners, including help with gardening and trouble-shooting issues or conflicts
  • During the gardening season, be in the garden at least one day per week to assist the gardeners and help set up and maintain the overall garden
  • Monitor and remedy weed, pest and disease issues
  • Monitor and keep in working order the common areas such as tools and shed, paths, entry garden, mulch and compost piles, water system
  • Coordinate work days, as necessary, especially for installation, spring planting and fall clean-up
  • Attend Garden Team meetings to report and discuss the garden management

Work Environment

The Garden Coordinator position will be part of a Community Assistance Internship offered through the National Park Service and part of a Leadership Fellowship through the St.Mary’s Nutrition Center located in downtown Lewiston. The National Park Service has been assisting the Auburn Community Garden project through their Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance program. (RTCA) which provides assistance to community-based projects that conserve rivers, create trails, and protect natural areas and community open space. The St. Mary’s Nutrition Center promotes community health through organizing, advocacy, and education and has experience maintaining community gardens in Lewiston as part of the Lots to Gardens Program since 1999.

Although a good part of the work will take place out in the Auburn gardens and surrounding community, the Nutrition Center will provide a home base for office based tasks and offer guidance from the Garden Education Coordinator and other staff at the Nutrition Center. In addition, some time will be spent with the National Park Service staff (located in Brunswick) and on National Park trainings and experiences.

Desired Skills and Experience

We are looking for someone who is 34 years old or under, is enthusiastic, good with people and has solid experience in organic gardening. Specifically:

  • Knowledge and skills in small-scale organic vegetable growing and soil, pest and disease management
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations including youth and adults and people with varying degrees of proficiency in English.
  • Ability to organize, motivate and nurture volunteers
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, email
  • Physical ability to undertake various gardening tasks
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Knowledge of the Auburn/Lewiston area is a plus

Compensation:

$12/hour (not to exceed $5,500 for the season)

$1,527 AmeriCorps educational award at conclusion of service

$500 in travel and/or training expenses

To Apply:

Send resume and letter of interest via email and/or mail to:

Julie Isbill

julie_isbill@nps.gov

National Park Service

14 Maine Street, Suite 302

Brunswick, Maine 04011

If you have any questions, please contact Julie at 207-725-5028 or julie_isbill@nps.gov

Job Opportunity: Part Time Stewardship and Outreach Coordinator Presumpscot Regional Land Trust (app due 2/24)

PRLT bannerThe Presumpscot Regional Land Trust is hiring a part-time Stewardship and Outreach Coordinator.

The Stewardship and Outreach Coordinator will be responsible for:
1. The ongoing stewardship needs for our conserved lands.

2. Building a trail on our new Mill Brook Preserve in Westbrook.

3. Helping to coordinate programs for the public on our Preserves.
This is a 9-month part-time position beginning April 1st, with potential for extension contingent on funding.
Application review will begin February 24. Click here for more infomation.
Hiring this new position is possible due to the generosity of our members, and grants from the Maine Community Foundation’s Fund for Maine Land Conservation, Margaret Burhnam Charitable Trust, and L.L.Bean Maine Land Trust Grant Program.

Job: Biologist I, Maine Dept of Environmental Protection (Deadline: 2/12/16)

Biologist I, Maine Department of Environmental Protection
(Application) Opening Date: Jan 22, 2016   Closing Date: Feb 12, 2016
Location: Augusta MA
Position #: 08300-2046
Position Type: Permanent Full time
Class code: 9351
Grade/Salary
: 23 $38,979.20-$52,748.80 (*includes 5.5% salary adjustment)

BRIEF JOB DESCRIPTION: This position provides scientific expertise to monitor, assess, protect and restore Maine’s marine waters and tributary rivers/streams. This position assists with planning and implementation of routine monitoring as well as external collaborative projects as part of DEP’s Marine Unit. Monitoring activities include measurement and assessment of water quality (involving physical and chemical parameters) and biological communities, and determinations of habitat suitability and restoration potential in sensitive areas. Responsibilities include involvement with all aspects of field, laboratory and information management. Field support includes pre- and post-trip logistics, scientific equipment maintenance and operation, boat operation, and sample collection and handling. Laboratory support includes preparations for seasonal work, sample processing and submissions. Processing and quality management of data, report generation, remaining current with pertinent scientific literature, and responding to public inquiries are examples of information management tasks.

REPRESENTATIVE TASKS:
• Collects field data in marine (estuarine and coastal) and tributary rivers/streams by boat or on foot, and utilizes appropriate equipment while following Department safety protocols.
• Provides support for management of physical, chemical and biological data including data quality assurance checks and corrections, data formatting, and Department database interaction.
• Writes, reviews, and evaluates project documents and technical reports to support programs and disseminate information.
• Provides outreach to external organizations, especially volunteer monitoring groups, to achieve mutual protection and restoration goals.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor’s Degree in Marine Biology, Oceanography, Biology, Wildlife Management or related field -AND- two (2) years of progressively responsible related laboratory or field research and/or management experience. Equivalent experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis. State of Maine driver’s license may be required at time of hire.

For more information, see the link:

http://www.maine.gov/tools/whatsnew/attach.php?id=667864&an=2

 

Alumni Job: Southern Maine Land Steward Burn Crew Leader (Nature Conservancy short term)

Southern Maine Land Steward Burn Crew Leader
Job Number: 450007, Job ID 43888
Salary Grade 4
6 Months: Approx April 2016-October 2016 (flexible)

The Southern Maine Land Steward/Burn Crew Leader helps with all aspects of the Maine Chapter’s southern Maine stewardship program and assists with work at Southern Maine preserves. Field work includes prescribed-fire preparation and implementation, trail construction and maintenance, equipment operation (chain saw, brush saw, UTV, ATV, tractor) and maintenance, boundary maintenance, biological monitoring, leading nature walks, interacting with preserve visitors and enforcing preserve policies. The Land Steward may be required to work occasional weekends and will be required to work outdoors in demanding conditions including poor weather. Applicant should be well organized, able to communicate effectively in person and in writing, and willing to perform a variety of tasks. Experience with maps, aerial photos, GPS, GIS, and ability to orient oneself in the field is required. Must be NWCG S-130\190 trained and FFT1 qualified or have a FFT1 Task Book open. Applicants that are FFT2 qualified with a strong desire to pursue a leadership position are also encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities:
• Work with stewardship staff and volunteers to perform preserve maintenance tasks (maintain signs and map boxes, clear trails, mark boundaries, and maintain trails).
• Assist with grassland and Pine Barrens management and restoration (prescribed burning, mechanical treatments, fire effects monitoring, and equipment maintenance). Oversee a squad (4-8 burn Crew Members comprised of staff, volunteers or partners) during fire operations, as directed by a Burn Boss, or other command position. Occasional travel to other New England states to assist in fire management as needed.
• Interact with preserve visitors by providing information, answering questions, and enforcing preserve policies, leading field trips and work groups. Document preserve violations which may include timber trespass, unauthorized vehicle use, camping, boundary encroachment, etc. and work with supervisor to address the violation.
• Assist with biological monitoring, as needed.
• Research and acquire information pertinent to the management of southern Maine preserves and assist with updating site management plans and burn plans. Assist with deed research, GIS\GPS data collection, and GIS mapping.

Minimum Qualifications:
• High school diploma and 1 year training in fire operations or other science-related field or related experience in land management.
• Qualified Fire Fighter Type 1 (Squad Boss) and successful completion of FFT1 task book. Requirements for FFT1 can be found in the Conservancy Fire Management Manual at: http://www.tncfiremanual.org/SquadBoss.htm.
• Experience operating and maintaining various types of equipment such as chain saw, ATV, fire pumper, portable pumps, tractors.
• Experience supervising staff is required
• May be required to obtain related licenses and certifications such as CPR, Driver’s license, and herbicide application.
• Experience performing physical work. Must achieve physical fitness standards as set by local Fire Manager.
• Valid driver’s license.

Preferred Experience:
• 1 year training in fire operations or other science-related field or related experience in land management.
• NWCG S130-190 trained and FFT1/FFT2 certified or FFT1 task book open.
• First Aid and CPR certified preferred or willingness to get training.
• Must have own vehicle and valid driver’s license and the ability to meet TNC driver safety standards for operating TNC Vehicles. Experience driving pickup trucks and loaded trailers preferred.
• Ability to operate various types of equipment in a safe and efficient manner.
• Ability and willingness to follow instructions from colleagues
• Ability to evaluate inputs in a rapidly changing work environment and make decisions that affect firefighters within squad.
• Ability to perform physical work, sometime under adverse conditions or in inclement weather
• Ability to meet physical fitness standard for fire crew
• Experience with organizational skills, attention to detail, working independently, multitasking, and interactions with a wide variety of people.
• Experience in communicating effectively in person and in writing; experience with MS Office, and ArcMap.
• Experience with topographic and survey maps, aerial photos, GPS, and compass in the field to orient oneself.
• Experience with chain saws and brush cutters.
• Experience with Northeast geography, culture and natural history helpful.
• Willingness to work in extreme weather conditions, occasional evenings including camping in the field, and occasional weekends.

Organizational Competencies:
Accountability for Outcomes Pushes for excellence. Establishes challenging goals for self and others to drive performance in support of the Conservancy’s mission. Rewards behavior that achieves these standards and is aligned with the organization’s mission/ values. Takes action to address performance problems in a timely and appropriate manner.
Builds Organizational Capability Builds or adapts organizational structures to accomplish the mission and to improve performance. This includes reorganizing organizational systems, structures, processes, procedures, communication channels or reporting relationships. With the Conservancy’s strategic filter in mind, determines who can contribute, gets the right people involved, and builds bench strength for the future.
Collaboration & Teamwork Shows a willingness to put the needs and goals of a global organization before personal/local/departmental needs. Works with others across organizational boundaries. Makes decisions, sets priorities, and allocates resources to help the organization as a whole achieve results.
Communications Effectively expresses messages verbally and in writing. Actively listens to others. Fosters open exchange of issues. Is timely with information.
Courage & Decisiveness Makes decisions and stands by them. Makes timely decisions even under pressure and when lacking complete information. Has the courage to modify decisions and admit why and how they were wrong.
Flexibility & Innovation Flexible to changing circumstances. Takes innovative approaches towards work. Takes calculated risks and makes dependable decisions in the fact of uncertainty.
Influences for Results Achieves results by persuading, convincing, or influencing others. Adapts approach to the individual or group and knows how and when to use complex influence strategies. Uses success stories and passion for the mission to generate enthusiasm and support.
Open to Learning Versatile learner and committed to self-improvement. Employs strengths effectively. Willingly shares knowledge with others. Seeks coaching on areas needing improvement. Adjusts behavior/performance as needed. Views mistakes as learning opportunities.
Organizational Awareness Understands the basics of our business. Knows how local job relates to the big picture & contributes to the overall strategy. Knows how/why things work inside TNC. Easily moves through internal networks and channels for success.

To Apply:

See the ‘How to Apply page

and the position page for Job ID: 43888:: https://careers.nature.org/psp/tnccareers/APPLICANT/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?SiteId=1

 

Off Campus Event: The Isles of Shoals: 5000 years of Marine Ecology (Friday 2/5 7 PM at L.L. Bean)

The Isles of Shoals: 5000 years of Marine Ecology
LL Bean Lecture Series
Friday, Feb 5  at 7:00 PM
LL Bean Flagship Store, Camping Department Atrium, Freeport, ME

presented by Nathan D. Hamilton of University of Southern Maine and Robin Hadlock Seeley & Jennifer Seavey of Shoals Marine Laboratory
Learn about the fascinating archaeology of 17th century fishing stations with a focus on Maine’s Isle of Shoals. Professor Nature Hamilton and Dr. Robin Hadlock Seeley will discuss how archaeology can help us understand coastal ecology of the past, including absent invaders, extinct predators (sea mink), and giant cod. Dr. Jennifer Seavey will close with a discussion of the connection between human ecology of the past and present day life in the Isles of Shoals.

Summer 2016 Internship: Science Education and Activism Internship (apply by 3/1/16)

Science Education and Activism Internship
The National Center for Science Education is seeking one full-time summer intern to work on science education activism, with a particular focus on climate change education. This is a temporary position based in Oakland, CA.

About the National Center for Science Education
The National Center for Science Education (NCSE) is a not-for-profit organization that defends and promotes the teaching of science in public schools. We provide information, resources, and support related to areas of science that are often attacked on social or political grounds—such as climate change and evolution. Our mission is to ensure that these topics are presented in a scientific, engaging, and accurate manner in the classroom.

Science education in America is under attack and science teachers are at the forefront of this challenge. There are many topics in the sciences that are scientifically sound, but politically and socially controversial, leaving educators at risk of being challenged anytime they try to address these issues. Teachers are most frequently challenged when they attempt to teach climate change and evolution, but problems occasionally arise around other issues such as genetically modified foods and the Big Bang. It is NCSE’s position that socially controversial science topics must be taught accurately in the science classroom, and we work with educators to ensure that they have the support they need to do this.

Summer Internships
We are looking for one intern for three months (June-August 2015) to help with NCSE’s teacher engagement, with a particular focus on climate change education. This is a unique opportunity for someone with a science background to learn about science advocacy and help support one of science’s most important communities: science teachers.

The selected candidate will receive training in:
• Climate change science and education
• Common denial arguments and tactics
• Writing for the public and educational audiences
• Using social media and web technologies including Salesforce to connect with educators
• Helping to defend and support science educators who teach these topics

The intern will work at the NCSE headquarters located in Oakland, CA.

Qualifications:
• Must have a basic understanding of and interest in science, science education, and science advocacy.
• Good writing and computing skills are required.
• Timeliness, follow-through, and ability to work independently are a must.
• Preference for background or degree in Biology, Earth Science, or Environmental Sciences.
• This is an ideal position for a recent graduate, but we will review all applicants equally.

Salary and benefits:
This is a full-time (40 hours a week) position at the NCSE offices in Oakland. The internship mentor will meet with each intern on a weekly basis, and be present while the interns are working. The internship will last for the entire summer: June–August. Due to the short nature of the internship, there will not be an opportunity for the intern to take a vacation during this time, though we do have July 4 off. The full-time position pays $6,000 for the summer. No benefits are associated this position. NCSE is an equal-opportunity employer.

To apply:
Please include a cover letter, three references, and a résumé. E-mail all three to Minda Berbeco PhD, Programs and Policy Director: berbeco@ncse.com. Applications must be received by March 1st. Find out more at: http://ncse.com/about/jobs

Minda Berbeco, PhD
Programs and Policy Director
National Center for Science Education
420 40th Street, Suite 2
Oakland, CA 94609-2509
Phone: 510.601.7203 or 800-290-6006
Fax: 510-601-7204
http://ncse.com/climate
http://ncse.com/blog
Tweeting as @MindaBerbeco

Region 2 Director
California Science Teacher Association
http://www.cascience.org/
Tweeting at @cascience

Alumni Temp Job: The Nature Conservancy Stewardship Assistant (apply by 2/11/16)

Stewardship Field Assistant, The Nature Conservancy – Brunswick, Maine

The Stewardship Field Assistant assists with a variety of stewardship and management duties on Conservancy preserves within Maine. Duties include monitoring land, invasives species control, research, updating plans, maintaining equipment, enforcing preserve policies and monitoring visitor use, performing trail, boundary, and sign maintenance, and maintaining cooperative relationships with preserve neighbors, agency partners, the general public, and partner organizations. This is a full-time, 26 week, temporary position that begins in April 2016 and ends in October 2016.

DUTIES:
• Conducts legal compliance monitoring and drafts compliance reports; enters monitoring data; assists in training volunteers to conduct legal compliance monitoring; works with Preserves Manager to notify parties in the event of a violation; works with Stewardship Program Assistant and Preserves Manager on volunteer mailings.
• Works with stewardship staff and volunteers to perform preserve maintenance tasks (maintains signs and registration boxes, clear and maintain trails, mark boundaries, invasive species control).
• Interacts with preserve visitors by providing information, promoting the Conservancy, answering questions, and enforcing preserve policies.
• Researches and acquires ecological and legal information and field collects natural resource information pertinent to the management of Maine Chapter preserves and conservation easements, and assists with updating preserve management plans.
• Deals with problems as they arise on preserves (may include timber and other forms of trespass, unauthorized vehicular use, camping, etc.).
• Assists stewardship staff with ecological monitoring throughout the state.
• Assists with maintenance of basic equipment such as hand and power tools, chainsaws, outboard boat motors, etc.
• Participates, when available and as certified, as crew member on controlled burns in Maine.
• Assists with special projects as needed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• High school diploma and 1 year’s training in science-related field or related experience in land management.
• Experience recognizing plant and animal species.
• Experience with GPS units and interpreting mapped information.
• Experience performing physical work.
• Valid driver’s license.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
• 1 – 2 years training in science-related field or related experience in land management.
• Ability to perform physical work, sometimes under adverse conditions.
• Ability to hike over rough terrain for extended periods of time, lift and carry up to 40 pounds, and be willing to work outdoors sometimes in foul weather; ability to navigate in the field.
• Willingness to travel throughout Maine over extensive periods of time, work weekends and occasional evenings, sometimes providing own reliable transportation.
• Communicates effectively in person and in writing with a wide variety of people, including preserve neighbors, private landowners, partners, and volunteers.
• Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, GIS, and Access.
• Knowledge of, and demonstrated experience with, a GPS unit- to find and mark field locations, have experience navigating roads in remote locations. Able to read and interpret road and topographic maps, aerial photos, and other sources of mapped information.
• Valid driver’s license.
• Fire Red Card certification helpful; must be willing to meet physical fitness standards for controlled burn crew.
• Knowledge and familiarity with Maine geography, natural history, environmental science, preferred.

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL EFFORT
• May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, and under physically demanding circumstances. These conditions:
• require considerable physical exertion and/or muscular strain
• present frequent possibility of injury
• require long hours in isolated settings

HOW TO APPLY

For more details or to apply for position number 43818, visit The Nature Conservancy posting submit resume and cover letter as one document. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on February 11, 2016.

TNC posting link:
https://careers.nature.org/psp/tnccareers/APPLICANT/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=43818&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1

 If you experience technical issues, please refer to our applicant user guide or contact applyhelp@tnc.org .

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Scholarship for residents of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard & Nantucket (apply by 3/15/16)

Friends of Chatham Waterways is offering up to three $2,500 scholarships to selected students in graduate school or entering their junior or senior year of college, and who are majoring in Environmental Studies, Environmental Management or a related field. The scholarships are exclusively for residents of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, or students who have graduated from a secondary school or college there. The awards are made in the belief that providing grants at the colllege level and beyond will enable and encourage tomorrow’s leaders to commit themselves to careers in these fields. For an application, contact: Dr. William Coleman, 600 Orleans Rd., No. Chatham, MA or email wmcoleman@comcast.net Completed application must be submitted by March 15, 2016.

FCW defines issues of public concern affecting local waterways for public discussion and debate, prepares informational materials, sponsors public forums, works with town agencies to achieve common goals, and expresses FCW positions at public hearings and town meetings.

FCW is governed by a Board of Directors and is a charitable Organization under IRS code 501c3. These scholarships are named in honor of Lewis E. Kimball, a past president of the organization and the originator of these scholarships.

Contact:

Dr. William Coleman
600 Orleans Rd.
North Chatham, MA
wmcoleman@comcast.net