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Public Lands Director

Organization: WildEarth Guardians
Location: Portland, OR, Denver, CO or Missoula, MT.
Type of opportunity: Full Time

PROGRAM: The Public Lands Director manages 2-3 staff to achieve program goals that further
Guardians’ mission—i.e., develops visionary, strategic, and creative approaches to
conservation, guides individual project leaders to fulfill their project goals, and
ensures that overarching conservation program goals can be attained. The Director will co
lead the annual strategic planning process with program staff and will oversee the monthly
goal process to ensure accountability. The Director supervises and provides support for
individual program staff and program staff contractors on campaign(s) implementation. The
Director will develop and maintain working relationships with other conservation
organizations, legal counsel, elected officials, congressional staff and others working on
issues related to the Wild Places Program.  The Director will oversee and implement the
Legacy Roads and Trails/rightsizing campaign. The Director will develop new creative
strategies and tactics and seize new opportunities to move the campaign towards meeting
its objectives. The Director will also develop and implement, with Wild Places Program
Director and staff, political and policy strategies related to other major campaigns, e.g.
voluntary grazing permit retirement, Clean Waters, Wild Forests; integrating legal and
policy approaches to achieve desired outcomes. (35%)

LEGAL: The Public Lands Director develops and coordinates with the senior counsel and the
Wild Places Program Director law-related activities including litigation, administrative
challenges and policy initiatives. The Director will manage deployment of this resource as
well as develop outside legal resources. (20%)

COMMUNICATIONS AND OUTREACH:  The Public Lands Director will work independently, with
program staff and with communications staff to ensure high visibility of all of the
programs’ campaigns and strategies. This includes working with traditional (print, TV,
radio) and new (all e-platforms) media to amplify program activities and successes. The
Director will also work to involve members in conservation issues, including recruiting
and overseeing volunteers and interns working on campaign issues. The Director will assist
with Conservation Services staff as needed on communications, events, etc. (10%)

GRASSROOTS LOBBYING: The Public Lands Director represents WildEarth Guardians in
Washington D.C. to advocate for campaign objectives with key national and regional agency
leadership and elected officials in partnership with other program staff.  The Director
will develop and build strong relationships in order to further campaign goals, developing
new legislation and/or opposing harmful legislation. (20%)

STAFF MANAGEMENT: The Public Lands Director will manage two to three program staff,
including a Program Attorney and one or possibly two regional advocates focused primarily
on roads, motorized recreation, wild watersheds and travel management issues. (10%)

ADMINISTRATION: The Public Lands Director will complete, at least on an annual basis,
evaluations of campaign staff, support hiring new campaign staff and outside contractors
to fulfill campaign commitments. The Director will partner closely with Conservation
Services staff to secure continued funding (foundation and private donor) for implementing
current and future campaigns and projects, prepare grant reports, write grant proposals
and develop campaign budgets. (5%)

Desired qualifications:

Passion for protecting public lands in the American West, a demonstrated commitment to conservation advocacy.
A minimum of five years of experience in natural resource law and/or program development and/or a strong background in forest science, river ecology and water policy.
Proven experience achieving campaign objectives, particularly through development and deployment of national strategies with Congressional champions.
Strong familiarity with the policy framework for public lands management and in particular, familiarity with the U.S. Forest Service Travel Management Rule.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Must be well organized.
Ability to multi-task and manage short- and long-term deadlines.
Strong attention to detail, problem solving, and trouble shooting skills.
Basic computer skills including basic database management.
Ability to work effectively with a diversity of people and constituencies.

Additional desirable qualifications include:

Graduate of law school or masters degree in biodiversity protection or natural resources strongly desirable.
Knowledge of conservation and quality of life issues the Western United States.
Experience with event and activity logistics and planning.
Salary/pay:Salary is $45,000 to $55,000 DOE plus vacation, sick leave, health insurance, retirement and exceptional work environment.
How to apply:Send inquiries and applications to Applications should include cover letter, resume, references, and writing sample.
Application deadline:October 1

Research Technician in Biogeochemistry

Organization: Illinois State University

Location: Illinois

Type of opportunity: Full time

Contact: Contact Catherine O’Reilly or Shalamar Armstrong

Duties: Duties will include analyzing water and soil samples using digestions, ion chromatography and auto-analyzer/flow injection analyses, data QA/QC, and data management. There will be occasional field work involving sampling soils, water, measuring discharge, and maintaining the automated sampling stations. The technician will work closely with graduate and undergraduate students.

Desired qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in the natural sciences; master’s degree preferred. Strong background in analytical chemistry. Working knowledge of computers (Excel, Word). Ability and willingness to participate in field work and a valid driver’s license. Strong interpersonal skills including good written and verbal communication skills.

Salary/pay: $25,000-$30,000 depending upon experience, plus benefits.

Link to more information: View the pdf job announcement.

How to apply: Send a cover letter addressing qualifications and background, CV, and contact information for 3 references to Catherine O’Reilly by email.

Application deadline: Open until filled.

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Graduate Admissions Assistant

Organization: Bard College, Center for Environmental Policy (CEP) and MBA in Sustainability

Location: Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

Type of opportunity: Full-time

Contact: Eban Goodstein, Director, (845) 758-7067,

Duties: Responsibilities include representing Bard Graduate Programs in Sustainability at graduate school fairs, career fairs, conferences, and other recruiting events, developing and running open houses and information sessions  (on-site and online), establishing inquiry/ applicant communication plans, and maintaining contact with inquiries and applicants to assist with the admissions process. We anticipate 8-10 weeks of travel in the fall and 4-6 weeks in the spring representing both CEP and MBA programs. Working on select weekends and evenings is required.

Desired qualifications: Bachelor’s degree, a valid driver’s license, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and be highly proficient in Microsoft Office. Willingness to travel long distances is required. Experience with databases and/or graphic design software is a plus. Previous admissions or marketing experience is preferred. The ideal candidate will have a professional demeanor, strong organizational skills, and willingness to work in an innovative and flexible environment.

Link to more information:

How to apply: Send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of at least three references by email only to

Application deadline: Open until filled.

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MS Research Assistantship in Redwood Forest Ecology

Organization: Cal Poly

Location: San Luis Obispo, CA

Type of opportunity: 2-year masters of science research assistantship

Contact: Sarah M. Bisbing, Assistant Professor, Silviculture & Forest Ecology NRES Department, 805-756-2721,

Duties: One graduate research assistantship is available to support research on regeneration dynamics and stand development of coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) following exposure to interacting disturbances (e.g. silvicultural treatment, wildfire, etc.). This study is designed to provide insight into this species’ response to novel conditions and susceptibility to climate change. Field research will occur across the species’ range, from the Oregon border south to Big Sur, California. There is flexibility in the pursuit of research questions, and the successful applicant can build on the funded study by developing and implementing an independent thesis research project.

Desired qualifications: Seeking a highly motivated, independent M.S. student. Applicants should have an excellent academic record, a strong interest in forest and landscape ecology, and a desire to improve quantitative and writing skills. Student must be willing and able to conduct extensive fieldwork in difficult terrain and train technicians in field techniques and sampling protocols. Preference will be given to students with a strong ecological background and prior field/research experience.

Anticipated start date: January 2015

Salary/pay: A research stipend and tuition are available for a 2-year program, contingent on satisfactory performance and degree progress. Research support and potential housing may also be available for summer fieldwork through Cal Poly’s Swanton Pacific Ranch (

Link to more information: View flyer.

How to apply: Send

(1) a letter of interest, including: research interests, career goals, and relevant past experiences;
(2) a resume or CV;
(3) GRE scores;
(4) unofficial academic transcripts; and
(5) contact telephone numbers and email addresses for three references.

Submit application materials as a single pdf file to Dr. Sarah Bisbing at

Application deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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GIS Technician

Organization: Wyoming Geographic Information Science Center (WyGISC)

Location: Laramie, WY

Type of opportunity: Full-time, temporary

Contact: Nicholas E. Graf, GIS Research Scientist,, (307) 766-4928

Duties: Geographic Information System (GIS) technician will assist the Wyoming Density and Disturbance Calculation Tool (DDCT) Data and Application Steward to digitize anthropogenic disturbance in the Wyoming Sage-Grouse Core Population Areas. Use aerial imagery, in addition to other information in GIS software to map and attribute existing disturbance, creating a robust dataset. At the conclusion of the project, WyGISC will have a complete anthropogenic disturbance dataset for use in Core Area Health assessments the DDCT web application. The DDCT application is a web-based tool used to assess the surface acres of disturbance and density of disturbance that would be associated with a proposed project or development in core area. This tool supports the protocols established by Governor Mead’s Executive Order – Greater Sage Grouse Core Area Protection.

Essential functions of the technician are:

  • Interpret aerial imagery to ensure anthropogenic disturbances are mapped
  • Work with GIS software to compare multiple imagery and GIS datasets to insure all aspects ofdisturbances are evaluated
  • Essential software familiarity includes:
  • ESRI ArcGIS Desktop
  • Adobe Acrobat Professional
  • Additional functions may include:
  • Edit and/or create GIS data
  • Create progress reports
  • Create and/or edit custom scripts for use in ArcGIS desktop
  • Update webpages and or application documentationStart and end dates: This position is project specific, and will end and the conclusion of the project, June 2015.

Salary/pay: $14.50 to $15.00 per hour plus benefits depending on experience

Link to more information: View the flyer.

How to apply: Required application materials include the following: a brief cover letter indicating your interest in being considered and summarizing your qualifications for the position, a current resume, and list of three references.

All applications must be submitted through the University of Wyoming’s Department of Human Resources.

The job title is Research Assistant and is job number 6511.

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Outdoor gear shop full time retail position

Organization: Cross Country Connection

Location: Laramie, WY

Type of opportunity: Full-time retail positions

Contact: Ken Cramer,

Duties: Retail position in Laramie's long-standing outdoor gear store.

Desired experience: Retail and outdoor related to climbing, camping, cross country skiing. Computer skills including data entry, social media, website design would be a plus.

How to apply: Email a cover letter and resume to or drop off at Cross Country Connection, 222 S 2nd St, Laramie, Wyoming. Address your outdoor experience in your cover letter if it is not part of your resume. Also please note your availability ie weekends and holiday times.

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Environmental Soil Microbiologist

Organization: The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, Department of Environmental Sciences

Location: New Haven, CT

Type of opportunity: Full time research position

Contact: Joseph Pignatello: 

Duties: In addition to soil studies, attract external funding  and to collaborate across disciplines with researchers at CAES and other institutions.

Desired qualifications: Must have a Ph.D. in microbiology or closely related area, a strong foundation in soil microbiology and molecular identification techniques, excellent communication skills, and a record of productivity.

Salary/pay: $71,945/ yr, paired with a benefits package.

How to apply: The  candidate  should  send  electronically: a  cover  letter  summarizing qualifications; curriculum vitae; a Statement of Research Interests; one or two recent reprints; and contact information  for  at  least  three  references  to:  

Dr.  Joseph  Pignatello  
Department  of Environmental  Sciences,  CAES,  P.O.  Box  1106 
New  Haven,  CT  06504-1106 

Application deadline: Position is open until filled.

Environmental Field Technician

Organization: H2E Incorporated

Location: Gillette, WY

Type of Opportunity: Entry level Full-time

Duties: The primary duties include conducting Storm Water inspections, Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) inspections, field data collection using GIS/GPS, and record keeping and report preparation. The position will primarily involve field work throughout the Powder River Basin with approximately 80% field work and 20% office activities. Applicant must be willing to travel out of town/state up to 25% of the time. Applicant must be self‐motivated, able to work independently, have an attention for details, and be committed to contributing to a safe working environment. Applicant must be physically able to walk long distances and be able to lift and carry up to 60 pounds in the course of work activities. Applicant must have clean driving record, experience operating four‐wheel drive vehicles in all weather conditions, and comfortable conducting field work in all seasons.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in a science field (Preferably Environmental Related)
  • 0 to 5 years’ experience as an environmental technician
  • Pass pre‐employment and random drug tests
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word & Excel


  • Competitive Wages
  • Paid Holidays/Vacation/Sick Leave
  • Eligibility to participate in 401K plan after six months employment

How to Apply: Submit cover letter, résumé, and application via either email or Mail:

H2E, Incorporated
113 S. Gillette Ave., Suite 214
Gillette, WY 82716
ATTN: Robert Gilson

An application can be found on our website at


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