Arduino Laser Rangefinding in Recreation Ecology: Lightware AL_01 Kit

AL_01 laser head assembly, rear view
AL_01 laser head assembly, rear view.  Note the Sparkfun visible laser mounted to the ranging head block for aiming.
My research group is furiously hammering away at some custom field instrumentation. I thought I'd put down a few thoughts on how it's going. Currently we're focused on a data-logging laser rangefinder instrument custom built around the Lightware Arduino kit, AL_01. We received two units freighted from South Africa a few weeks ago. Dr. Park's Enthusiasm Rating: 9.8/10 Unboxing the units revealed a laser emitter and sensor mounted into a solid block of milled aluminum(?). The construction seems solid--important because these aren't intended for laboratory use. Fieldwork is what recreation ecology is all about. The emitter and sensor are ribbon-cabled to a laser control shield sized for the Arduino Uno board. Right away we switched to an Arduino Mega board; the Uno's program memory space is quickly filled by the libraries you need to drive the laser and log its data. As it turns out, the AL_01 is a pretty capable "pro-sumer" laser rangefinder.  It occupies that space between the el-cheapo $20 parallax (the method, not the brand) rangefinder kits and the $1000+ pro grade gear that, frankly, are harder to wire up and get going.  The 40m advertised ranging worked fine in direct sun.  That was a real worry for us, since our fieldwork happens in all sorts of awful outdoor conditions.  It's the reason why we decided against hacking a Microsoft Kinect for its ranging + color imagery sensors. The AL_01 is difficult to aim by hand outdoors, so we stuck a Sparkfun red laser card on the rangefinder's head unit.  No more problems with that, although the red laser is a higher class laser (IIIA vs. the AL_01's IM), so we won't use that in field applications where bystanders could (somehow) possibly get injured. Since the unit is factory-calibrated, we had to set the EEPROM configuration by hand, just as described in the instructions.  On the UNO, this had us up and running with the laser rangefinder very quickly--with one gotcha.  In the EEPROM settings menu (transmit "e" over serial/teminal connection to open the config menu), the settings addresses are presented as two digits (e.g., "10") but are indexed as four digits long each. So, you have to type "0010" when you mean "10".  Similarly with the EEPROM values assigned to each setting, though in this case the values are 15 total digits.  So, you have to enter "000000000000130" if you intend to save "130" as the EEPROM value.  This caused some confusion, but once we figured it out, we were good to go. Dealing with Tracy Portman at Lightware via email has been wonderful.  The responses are fast, within 24 hours, and detailed without getting in too deep.  Initially when we placed the order, I had
The instructions issued with the AL_01 kit
reservations; they transact through Paypal and we got a friendly and polite note saying the order had been received, but that delivery would be delayed some time due to a strike among transit workers (used to ship packages).  My first thought was, 'ah, crud, I've been scammed.  I'll never see that thousand dollars again.'  (Paypal is notorious about tying up funds when in dispute.)  However, the units arrived soon enough in good order, carefully packed in bubble wrap, instructions included with a hand-noted calibration chart (nice!!).  No complaints at all. Anyway, we ran out of program space on the Uno (32K ain't what it used to be), so we switched it to the Mega board and... nothing.  Looks like we need to reconfigure the SPI settings for the laser controller and the SD card to play nicely with each other and with the Mega.  We'll keep you posted.  😉

Northwest Indiana Restoration Ecologist Position

https://careers.nature.org/psp/P91HTNC_APP/APPLICANT/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL Job Description Northwest Indiana Restoration Ecologist Job ID: 40514 Location: Indiana Full-Time Regular OFFICE LOCATION Morocco, Indiana (IN) ABOUT US The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 30 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Visit www.nature.org/aboutus to learn more. TNC ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS The Northwest Indiana Restoration Ecologist participates in preserve operations including the maintenance, management and development and coordination of conservation programs. While stationed at the Kankakee Sands Site, this position provides assistance to implement priority conservation management activities throughout Northwest Indiana. This may include one or more of the following functions: Leads work teams Implements preserve management plans Maintains preserve areas frequented by the visiting public Removes invasive species and/or monitors & researches species Participates in prescribed fires Maintains tools and equipment Operates heavy machinery Assists other stewards in Northwest Indiana implement priority management BASIC QUALIFICATIONS BA/BS degree in science-related field and 3 years related experience in ecological land management or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with natural systems. Experience in ecological land management principles. Experience supervising work teams. Experience performing physical work. Experience with prescribed fire, Firefighter Type 2 (FFT2) qualified. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Experience working with or knowledge of natural systems. Ability to recognize plant and animal species as required to complete preserve management activities. Knowledge of current trends and practices in conservation, land management and natural resource preservation. Completing tasks independently with respect to timeline(s). Managing time and diverse activities under deadlines while delivering quality results. Working knowledge of common software applications (e.g.; Word, Excel, Web browsers). Communicating clearly via written, spoken and graphical means in English and other relevant languages. Experienced with the safe use of maintenance tools; including lawn mowers, power tools and construction tools. Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1) qualified. AUTO SAFETY POLICY This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with the Conservancy's Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered "high risk drivers." Please see further details in the Auto Safety Program document available at www.nature.org/careers. Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employee's motor vehicle record. WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL EFFORT The Northwest Indiana Restoration Ecologist 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 BENEFITS The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond. TO APPLY To apply to position number 40514, 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 November 4, 2012. Failure to complete all of the required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration. You must click “submit” to apply for the position. You may select “save for later” if you prefer to create a draft application for future submission. Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited. If you are experiencing technical issues, please refer to our applicant user guide or contact applyhelp@tnc.org. EOE STATEMENT The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy’s background screening process. -- Sara G. Baer Associate Professor Department of Plant Biology Center for Ecology Southern Illinois University Mailcode 6509 Carbondale, IL 62901 sgbaer@siu.edu 618-453-3228 http://www.plantbiology.siu.edu/Faculty/Baer/index.html

Forestry Technician (Recreation) GS-0462-5/6/7

*******OUTREACH NOTICE******* ATHENS RANGER DISTRICT WAYNE NATIONAL FOREST ________________________________________ POSITION Title, Series, and Grade: Forestry Technician (Recreation) – GS-0462-5/6/7 Tour of Duty: Full- time, Permanent (40 hours a week) Location: Wayne National Forest, Athens Ranger District, Nelsonville, OH The Athens Ranger District on the Wayne National Forest, USDA Forest Service Region 9, will be filling one Recreation Technician position. The position is located at the Athens Ranger District office in Nelsonville, Ohio. The purpose of this Outreach Notice is to inform the pool of the potential applicants about this employment opportunity. If you are interested, we encourage you to complete the attached Outreach Response Form and return by November 16, 2012. For more information, please call Dawn McCarthy, Assistant District Ranger for Operations, at 740-753-0527 (email dmccarthy02@fs.fed.us) or Gala Goldsmith, Athens District Ranger at 740-753-0101(ggoldsmith@fs.fed.us). POSITION SUMMARY Recreation workload consists of maintaining or improving trails and/or OHV road system, recreation facilities and amenities. In the performance of maintenance or improvement activities, the incumbent cleans both roadside and backcountry dispersed sites and trails; maintains District recreation facilities such as toilet buildings, water systems, picnic tables, trailheads and trail clearing limits and signs; maintains and utilizes equipment such as brush mowers, chainsaws and a variety of power or hand tools, skid steer, small tractor, snowplow truck, ATV, and other equipment as qualified for heavy equipment operations. Incumbent must maintain qualifications as an ATV Safety Instructor, Forest Protection Officer, Collection Officer, Chainsaw Operator and as a Contracting Officer Representative. MAJOR DUTIES Participates with other resource personnel to develop long-range plans for managing recreation resources within management developed and dispersed recreation sites on the unit. Identifies potential problems arising from changing use patterns and new activities and recommends strategies to deal with them. Participates in the development of plans for recreation area maintenance, rehabilitation, reconstruction, and construction projects in accordance with program management objectives and policies. Develops annual work plans for management unit. Prepares detailed project work plans and schedules, including required personnel, equipment, and supplies. Recommends settings for a variety of proposed recreation facilities and provides information about the characteristics of each area. Assist in the implementation of recreation operation and maintenance plans for developed and dispersed recreation sites. Monitors the scope of the approved operating plans. Gathers, complies, and recommends improvements for developed and dispersed recreation sites on the unit. Is the point of contact with community organizations and interest groups to generate interest in and utilization of forest recreation facilities. Involves the community in program and activities, determines, and recommends possible public involvement. Coordinates group visits with operational personnel and communicates schedules and requirements for logistical support. Recruits and trains volunteers. Serves as COR determining when contracting is the best means to complete a project. Works with contracting personnel to describe the job and develop specifications and a bid package. Serves as inspector and contracting officer's representative on service contracts insuring work is completed properly. Inspects recreation areas, areas of concentrated public use, and special use permits for compliance with the permit and management plans, public health regulations, and safety plans. As Collection Officer for recreation sites, collects fees, counts, reconciles money collected, and ensures deposits are made appropriately. Performs all aspects of Special Use Permit administration for activities within undeveloped and developed areas of the unit. Accepts applications, determines potential impact on land and other visitors, works with applicant to identify alternative locations, dates, or activities and other ways to mitigate impacts, and prepares all documents associated with the permit. Assists with performing compliance checks and inspections on existing permits under Special-Use authorization. Assists with the enforcement of Off-Road-Vehicle (ORV) restrictions, including maintenance and posting of regulatory signs and enforcement of restrictions. Patrols district roads, trails, and/or waterways and ensure that use is in accordance with recreation plans and regulations. Ensures District closure gates are opened and closed in accordance with the plan. Protects the scene of any incidents and relinquishes control to police or other law enforcement officials. Patrols management unit to collect use data, identify or correct unsafe conditions, answer visitor inquiries, prevent vandalism and other anti-social behavior, gather current information recreation opportunities, and prevent theft of Forest resources and their destruction resulting from carelessness with fire. Takes appropriate action to enforce Federal Regulations and to protect life and property. Coordinates enforcement activities with local FS law enforcement personnel. Inspect recreation residences documenting findings and making written and/or contact with permitees to make sure permitees are complying with the terms of the permit. Maintains developed sites e.g., roadside and/or backcountry dispersed sites. Makes repairs, removes or replaces facilities, or closes areas of facilities when hazards cannot be promptly eliminated. Maintains District recreation facilities such as toilets, road closure gates, hand pumps, water systems, picnic tables, fire rings, barriers, dumpsters and other miscellaneous structures. Where applicable, maintains and assists in the renovation of Recreation Rental Cabins. Prepare annual updates of work needed and cost to bring site conditions and operation up to full standard. Naturalizes sites where necessary in order to control use and prevent resource damage. Determines informational and regulatory signing needs for the unit including arranging for installation, and monitors for effectiveness. Helps to keep sign inventory current. LOCATION Athens Ranger District: The Athens Ranger District includes two units, the Athens and Marietta units. Athens Ranger District contains approximately 224 miles of recreation trails and waterways where visitors enjoy biking, camping, canoeing, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, ATV riding , hunting and picnicking. Areas: The Athens Ranger District comprises about 135,000 acres of the Wayne National Forest’s 241,000 acres located in the Appalachian Foothills of southeastern Ohio near the cities of Athens and Marietta, OH. The Athens District Office is closest to Athens. The city of Athens is located in Athens County, which has a population of 63,000, and sits along the Hocking River. Athens has a population of a little over 23,500 year-round residents and is a full-service community with numerous medical professionals, two (2) fully staffed hospitals, churches of various denominations, and small shopping plazas. University Mall is only a 10-minute drive from downtown Athens. Athens is the home of Ohio University with an enrollment of 16,845 and has undergraduate and graduate programs in numerous disciplines. Athens offers a wide variety of educational, sporting, and cultural events and opportunities for all ages. Hocking College is located in nearby Nelsonville, which boasts an enrollment of 5,800 students. Housing in the Athens area range from about from $70,000 to $125,000, although less expensive housing can be found. Rentals are also available. Columbus, Ohio is a 1-1/2 hour drive from Athens. Cincinnati is a 2-1/2 hour drive. Southeast Ohio is known for its beautiful fall colors and its abundance of state parks and forests. The city of Marietta, population 14, 080, offers a rich heritage marked with historical museums and centuries-old landmarks. Marietta is located in Washington County near the Ohio and Muskingum Rivers and across the state line of West Virginia. Parkersburg, WV is located just across the Ohio River. Housing in the Marietta is also comparable to the prices in the Athens areas with available rentals. There are several colleges in the area including Marietta College, Washington County Career Center-Adult Technical Training Center, Washington State Community College. To learn more about the Athens area, visit the following websites: www.ci.athens.oh.us (City of Athens); www.athensohio.com (Athens County Visitors Bureau) www.ohiou.edu (Ohio University); www.hocking.edu (Hocking College); www.mariettaohio.org (Marietta-Washington County Visitors Bureau); www.mariettaoh.net (City of Marietta); www.marietta.edu (Marietta College); www.wscc.edu (Washington State Community College) For more information, please call Dawn McCarthy, Assistant District Ranger for Operations, at 740-753-0527 (email dmccarthy02@fs.fed.us) or Gala Goldsmith, Athens District Ranger at 740-753-0101 (ggoldsmith@fs.fed.us). This position will be advertised in USAJOBS.OPM.GOV. If you have any questions about the position, please contact Dawn McCarthy, Assistant District Ranger of Operation at (740) 753-0527 (dmccarthy02@fs.fed.us ). For more information, contact Gala Goldsmith, Athens District Ranger at (740) 753-0101 (ggoldsmith@fs.fed.us). USDA Forest Service Athens Ranger District Office 13700 U.S. Highway 33 Nelsonville, Ohio 45764 The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. ATHENS RANGER DISTRICT WAYNE NATIONAL FOREST OUTREACH RESPONSE FORM To complete form, use tab key to move between fields (gray blocks), or left click on any field. Entries in check box fields are made by a double click to select or unselect. Provide information and type entries in fields below. REPLY BY NOVEMBER 16, 2012 POSITION IDENTIFICATION: Position Title: Forestry Technician (Recreation) Series/Grade: GS-0462-5/6/7 Location: Athens Ranger District-Nelsonville, OH APPLICANT INFORMATION: Name: E-Mail Address: Address: Phone: Current Title, Series, Grade Current Organization/Location: Current Appointment: 0 Permanent 0 Temporary 0 Term 0 Not Current Employee If you are NOT a current permanent (career or career conditional) employee, are you eligible to be hired under any of the following authorities: 0 Reinstatement 0 Disabled Veteran with 30% Compensable Disability 0 Veteran’s Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 0 Pathways Intern/Other 0 Person With Disabilities 0 Former Peace Corps Volunteer 0 Demonstration Project (external recruitment from the general public) 0 Veterans Recruitment Authority (VRA) POSITION INTEREST: I would like to be considered for this position in the series identified. 0 Series currently identified and classified 0 Other appropriate series for which I am qualified I would like to be considered for this position at the grade level identified. 0 Target grade level currently identified. 0 Other grade level for which I am qualified (below target grade) I would like to be considered for this position at the office location identified below: 0 Athens 0 Marietta I wish to be considered for this position(s) as: 0 Permanent Assignment (lateral/promotion/change to lower grade) 0 NTE 1-Year Detail or Promotional opportunity 0 Term Appointment Applicants May Use This Space to Identify Special Qualifications, Interests, Needs or Provide Other Information: How did you hear about this position? DATE OF EXPRESSED INTEREST: __________________________________ Please send this completed form to Gala Goldsmith or Dawn McCarthy OR fax 740-753-0119 OR mail hard copy to: Wayne National Forest, Athens Ranger District ATTN: Forestry Technician (Recreation) Position 13700 US Highway 33 Nelsonville, OH 45764 Thanks for your interest in this position!

*OUTREACH NOTICE* GS-408-7/9 Ecologist, Sierra National Forest, Bass

Please share as appropriate…..Thank you!! *** OUTREACH NOTICE *** The Sierra National Forest, Bass Lake Ranger District is actively recruiting for a diverse applicant pool to fill the following position: Ecologist GS-408-7/9 Salary: $38,790 - $61,678 per annum North Fork, CA Job Duties: This position will be a primary district resource for implementing the ecological programs to maintain a viable and dynamic forest system on the Bass Lake Ranger District of the Sierra National Forest. The incumbent will monitor and evaluate the effects of management decision on forest land and surrounding communities and also analyze and determine the impact of unit programs on compliance with Federal, state and local laws, policies and regulations. You will be coordinating research projects, provide input for planning for budgetary requirements, and develop mitigating solutions to actions resulting from adverse effect on forest system lands. The position will supervise a seasonal workforce that will assist in natural resources data collection. Additional duties for this position will include maintenance of natural resources data and records using Geographic Information System technology and NRIS (Natural Resource Inventory System). Contact Information: For more information about this position please contact: Anaé Otto District Terrestrial Wildlife Biologist Sierra National Forest Bass Lake Ranger District (559) 877-2218 ext. 3152 aotto@fs.fed.us Pamela Pellegrini Adaptive Management Services Enterprise Team 34849 Maxon Rd., Sanger, CA 93657 Phone: 559.855.8321 Ex. 3439 This electronic message contains information generated by the USDA solely for the intended recipients. Any unauthorized interception of this message or the use or disclosure of the information it contains may violate the law and subject the violator to civil or criminal penalties. If you believe you have received this message in error, please notify the sender and delete the email immediately.

Forestry Employment Opportunities Bulletin

Employment Opportunities: http://www.forestryusa.com/jobs.html _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ --> Indiana Department of Natural Resources - Forester 3 (posted --> October 19, 2012; location: IN) --> Virginia Department of Forestry - Natural Resources Specialist --> III - Area Forester (posted October 19, 2012; location: VA) --> ForesTech International - Forest Analyst (posted October 18, --> 2012; location: GA) --> F & W Forestry Services - Forest Inventory Manager (posted --> October 17, 2012; location: GA) --> Domtar - Procurement Forester (posted October 16, 2012; location: --> PA) --> Rayonier - Resource Land Manager (posted October 15, 2012; --> location: WA) --> LandVest - Forest Analyst (posted October 12, 2012; location: OR) --> F & W Forestry Services - Forest Inventory Analyst (posted --> October 11, 2012; location: GA) --> Rayonier - Business Development Manager- Timber (posted October --> 9, 2012; location: FL) --> Rayonier - Seed Orchard Specialist (posted October 9, 2012; --> location: GA) --> Virginia Department of Forestry - Natural Resources Specialist IV --> – Forest Conservation Specialist (posted October 9, 2012; location: --> VA) --> Washington State Department of Natural Resources - Northwest --> Region Manager (posted October 3, 2012; location: WA) --> Confidential - Plantation Manager (posted October 2, 2012; --> location: GA) --> Stimson Lumber Company - Timberland Acquisition Forester (posted --> September 28, 2012; location: ID) --> Black Hills Forest Resource Association - Forest Programs Manager --> (posted September 25, 2012; location: SD) --> Southwest Forest Products - Vice President of Forestry (posted --> September 25, 2012; location: AZ) --> Mason, Bruce & Girard - Forest Analyst 4 (posted September 17, --> 2012; location: OR) --> Mason, Bruce & Girard - Forest Analyst 2 (posted September 17, --> 2012; location: OR) --> South Dakota Association of Conservation Districts - Marking --> Crewperson - Temporary (multiple Positions) (posted September 14, --> 2012; location: SD) --> Frontier Environmental Services - Various Positions (posted --> September 10, 2012; location: PA, WV, OH, NY, MD) _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ This week, the Employment Opportunities Bulletin is being sent to: 3044 subscribers _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ For more information on these and other employment opportunities, visit our website at: http://www.forestryusa.com/jobs.html For career and employment opportunities in Canada, visit Canadian Forests Website at: http://www.canadian-forests.com/job.html _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ ForestryUSA.com maintains a virus-free computing environment. We do not send attachments of any kind with our weekly newsletter. We suggest that our subscribers use caution when opening any email attachment due to the unprecedented spread of new viruses. If you do not wish to receive further issues, please REPLY to this message with UNSUBSCRIBE in the subject line and your email address will be removed immediately. Elizabeth Ruiz, Editor >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ForestryUSA email: info@forestryusa.com tel: (604) 299-9643 toll-free fax: (866) 639-6711 ForestryUSA.com - dedicated to being the most comprehensive source of Internet information on America's forestry and the forest products sectors http://www.forestryusa.com Forestry Careers and Employment http://www.forestryusa.com/jobs.html >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> This electronic message contains information generated by the USDA solely for the intended recipients. Any unauthorized interception of this message or the use or disclosure of the information it contains may violate the law and subject the violator to civil or criminal penalties. If you believe you have received this message in error, please notify the sender and delete the email immediately.

New Job Listings from the Conservation Job Board

New Job Listings from the Conservation Job Board http://www.conservationjobboard.com/ for details -LP ________________________________ ACE - Conservation Internship American Conservation Experience: BLM Utah Wilderness GIS andamp; Database Fellowship Field Crew Members and Leaders Wildlife Biologist III / Colorado River Aquatic Project Leader Lands Program Manager-ID andamp; NV Teacher/Naturalist Director of Lands Conservation Campaign Director ACE - Conservation Internship Posted: 17 Oct 2012 08:00 AM PDT American Conservation Experience Flagstaff, AZ American Conservation Experience: BLM Utah Wilderness GIS andamp; Database Fellowship Posted: 18 Oct 2012 08:00 AM PDT American Conservation Experience & the Bureau of Land Management Salt Lake City, UT Field Crew Members and Leaders Posted: 18 Oct 2012 08:00 AM PDT Conservation Corps of Minnesota and Iowa State-wide and Iowa, MN Wildlife Biologist III / Colorado River Aquatic Project Leader Posted: 16 Oct 2012 08:00 AM PDT State of Utah, Dept. of Natural Resources MOAB, UT Lands Program Manager-ID andamp; NV Posted: 17 Oct 2012 08:00 AM PDT Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Boise, ID Teacher/Naturalist Posted: 17 Oct 2012 08:00 AM PDT Echo Hill Outdoor School Worton, MD Director of Lands Posted: 17 Oct 2012 08:00 AM PDT Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Missoula, MT Conservation Campaign Director Posted: 17 Oct 2012 08:00 AM PDT Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) Southern Alberta Chapter Calgary, Alberta, Canada, US

A Dozen+ Forestry Job Openings across the US

Employment Opportunities: http://www.forestryusa.com/jobs.html _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ --> LandVest - Forest Analyst (posted October 12, 2012; location: OR) --> F & W Forestry Services - Forest Inventory Analyst (posted October --> 11, 2012; location: GA) --> Rayonier - Business Development Manager- Timber (posted October 9, --> 2012; location: FL) --> Rayonier - Seed Orchard Specialist (posted October 9, 2012; --> location: GA) --> Virginia Department of Forestry - Natural Resources Specialist IV --> – Forest Conservation Specialist (posted October 9, 2012; location: --> VA) --> Washington State Department of Natural Resources - Northwest --> Region Manager (posted October 3, 2012; location: WA) --> Confidential - Plantation Manager (posted October 2, 2012; --> location: GA) --> Stimson Lumber Company - Timberland Acquisition Forester (posted --> September 28, 2012; location: ID) --> Black Hills Forest Resource Association - Forest Programs Manager --> (posted September 25, 2012; location: SD) --> Southwest Forest Products - Vice President of Forestry (posted --> September 25, 2012; location: AZ) --> TimberWest - Resource Specialist (posted September 24, 2012; --> location: British Columbia, CANADA) --> Jefferson Resource Company - Forester / Assistant Forester (posted --> September 24, 2012; location: CA) --> Mason, Bruce & Girard - Forest Analyst 4 (posted September 17, --> 2012; location: OR) --> Mason, Bruce & Girard - Forest Analyst 2 (posted September 17, --> 2012; location: OR) --> South Dakota Association of Conservation Districts - Marking --> Crewperson - Temporary (multiple Positions) (posted September 14, --> 2012; location: SD) --> Frontier Environmental Services - Various Positions (posted --> September 10, 2012; location: PA, WV, OH, NY, MD) _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ This week, the Employment Opportunities Bulletin is being sent to: 3044 subscribers _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ For more information on these and other employment opportunities, visit our website at: http://www.forestryusa.com/jobs.html For career and employment opportunities in Canada, visit Canadian Forests Website at: http://www.canadian-forests.com/job.html

Customer Service position, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

Lakewood/Laona Ranger District Duty station: Lakewood, WI The Position and Major Duties: This position is located on a Forest Service District with the primary purpose of the position to provide administrative and clerical support for a variety of functions on the District. Duties include greeting visitors, answering telephones, file and records management, mail, purchasing, cash collections, processing requests for special forest products permits, maintaining office supplies and equipment. Incumbent plans and coordinates a variety of office support work such as procurement, property, stocking of supplies, personnel support and maintaining office equipment. The area of consideration is Government-wide and Demo Applicants who apply to the Merit Promotion vacancy will no longer be required to provide narratives for KSAs. It is imperative that one does a thorough job on work history for specialized experience. One position will be advertised. In addition to the duty station city, work may be performed at the non-duty station as we are a combined District. The work schedule is Maxiflex. Travel is required occassionally and/or overnight. Transfer of station benefits for existing federal employees are allowed per FSH 6509.33. The announcement will be posted on the USAJOBS website www.usajobs.gov. The announcement number will be circulated when available. If you are interested or have any further questions, please respond by: 10/26/12 to: Dale Harrison, Lakewood/Laona Ranger District, Asst. Ranger (Adm). Phone: 715-276-6333. Email: dharrison@fs.fed.us Lakewood District Office 15085 State Rd. 32 Lakewood, WI 54138 715-276-6333 The town of Lakewood in Oconto County is a popular tourist destination town, located near the metropolitan areas of Green Bay and Appleton. It’s a quick weekend get-away for folks living in and around the Fox River Valley. The nearby Wolf River is a popular rafting destination and many of the rafters stay at the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest campgrounds, including the Forest’s largest campground, Boulder Lake. This campground was recently upgraded to include modern shower buildings and some sites with electrical hookups. It also has a cultural site with interpretive signs giving visitors a glimpse into the past. Other natural areas in the Lakewood area include Quartz Hill and Knowles Creek Wildlife Area. Visitors can also climb to the top of the historic Mountain Fire Tower for a birds-eye view of the area, or walk back in time through the Cathedral of the Pines. This stand of virgin timber was never logged. It’s a great place to hike, explore, or just imagine what the early forest looked like. Laona District Office 4978 Hwy. 8 West Laona, WI 54541 715-674-4481 The 1,400 hundred people that live in the Laona area are heirs to the shared heritage of the timber industry. The turn-of-the-century marked the founding of Laona - just 20 years prior to logging's heyday. Around 1876, the pine loggers came into the area and cleared off the pine stands. Generations of loggers have been working the Forest ever since. Laona began to thrive as railroads steamed their way into northern Wisconsin. Laona's economy became largely dependent upon the timber industry. One of the area’s best known tourist attractions is the Lumberjack Special steam train. The Lumberjack Special is a vintage 1916 Vulcan steam engine that was actually used by the Connor Lumber and Land Company in its logging operation and is now used to pull a passenger train to the Camp 5 Farm Museum. The Camp 5 Farm, Lumberjack Special, The Community Soup and Nicolet Public Golf Course, along with the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest make the Laona area attractive to tourists. OUTREACH NOTICE APPLICANT REPLY FORM If you are interested in this position, please complete and submit this form to the person identified above as contact. This will help us determine the level of interest of prospective candidates and establish the area of consideration. Thanks for your cooperation. Title of Outreach Position: Customer Service Representative Name: Email Address: Mailing Address: Telephone Number: Work: Home: Agency Employed with: USFS 0 Other (Please list): Type of appointment currently under (please check one): Permanent 0 Temporary 0 Term 0 Other (Please list): Current Region/Forest/District: Current Series and Grade: Current Position/Title: If not a current permanent (career or career conditional) employee, are you eligible to be hired under any of the following special authorities: 0 Persons with Disabilities 0 Veterans Recruitment Appointment 0 Disabled Veteran w/30% Compensable Disability 0 Veteran Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 0 Former Peace Corp Volunteer 0 Student Career Experience Program 0 Other (explain): THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN OUR VACANCY

TSI forestry technician position, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

Lakewood/Laona Ranger District Duty station: Lakewood or Laona, WI The Position and Major Duties: This position is located on a Forest Service district with the primary purpose of performing technical duties related to reforestation, timber stand improvement, and tree improvement. This position develops the schedule and work plans for monitoring and inspecting TSI and reforestation actitivities. Performs surveys to determine degree and kind of animal and insect damage existing in assigned area. Performs timber stand improvement surveys to determine stand conditions and the need for TSI treatments, such as precommercial thinning, mistletoe treatment, pruning, and fertilization. Traverses project areas, determines acreage, and drafts maps of those areas. Collects technical data needed to prescribe stand treatment; measurements include radial growth, basal area, site index, stand density, stand condition, etc.. Based on field analysis, assists in preparation of the technical specifications for TSI, tree planting, brush release, or animal damage control contracts. Serves as COR or inspector on specific contracts as assigned and/or supervises force account projects. Ensures all provisions are enforced and proper measures are taken to protect or enhance values in accordance with contract objectives. Prepares and submits related inspection reports, checks for compliance on needed corrective actions, and recommends final acceptance of the contract upon completion. Assists in preparation of recurring reports associated with the unit TSI and reforestation program. Serves as unit fleet manager. The area of consideration is Government-wide and Demo Applicants who apply to the Merit Promotion vacancy will no longer be required to provide narratives for KSAs. It is imperative that one does a thorough job on work history for specialized experience. One position will be advertised. In addition to the duty station city, work may be performed at the non-duty station as we are a combined District. The work schedule is Maxiflex; occasional weekend or overtime work may be required. Travel is required occassionally and/or overnight. Transfer of station benefits for existing federal employees are allowed per FSH 6509.33. The announcement will be posted on the USAJOBS website www.usajobs.gov. The announcement number will be circulated when available. If you are interested or have any further questions, please respond by: 10/26/12 to: John Lampereur, Lakewood/Laona Ranger District, District Silviculturist Phone: 715-276-6333. Email: jlampereur@fs.fed.us _ Lakewood District Office 15085 State Rd. 32 Lakewood, WI 54138 715-276-6333 The town of Lakewood in Oconto County is a popular tourist destination town, located near the metropolitan areas of Green Bay and Appleton. It's a quick weekend get-away for folks living in and around the Fox River Valley. The nearby Wolf River is a popular rafting destination and many of the rafters stay at the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest campgrounds, including the Forest's largest campground, Boulder Lake. This campground was recently upgraded to include modern shower buildings and some sites with electrical hookups. It also has a cultural site with interpretive signs giving visitors a glimpse into the past. Other natural areas in the Lakewood area include Quartz Hill and Knowles Creek Wildlife Area. Visitors can also climb to the top of the historic Mountain Fire Tower for a birds-eye view of the area, or walk back in time through the Cathedral of the Pines. This stand of virgin timber was never logged. It's a great place to hike, explore, or just imagine what the early forest looked like. Laona District Office 4978 Hwy. 8 West Laona, WI 54541 715-674-4481 The 1,400 hundred people that live in the Laona area are heirs to the shared heritage of the timber industry. The turn-of-the-century marked the founding of Laona - just 20 years prior to logging's heyday. Around 1876, the pine loggers came into the area and cleared off the pine stands. Generations of loggers have been working the Forest ever since. Laona began to thrive as railroads steamed their way into northern Wisconsin. Laona's economy became largely dependent upon the timber industry. One of the area's best known tourist attractions is the Lumberjack Special steam train. The Lumberjack Special is a vintage 1916 Vulcan steam engine that was actually used by the Connor Lumber and Land Company in its logging operation and is now used to pull a passenger train to the Camp 5 Farm Museum. The Camp 5 Farm, Lumberjack Special, The Community Soup and Nicolet Public Golf Course, along with the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest make the Laona area attractive to tourists. OUTREACH NOTICE APPLICANT REPLY FORM If you are interested in this position, please complete and submit this form to the person identified above as contact. This will help us determine the level of interest of prospective candidates and establish the area of consideration. Thanks for your cooperation. Title of Outreach Position: Forestry Technician (TSI) Name: Email Address: Mailing Address: Telephone Number: Work: Home: Agency Employed with: USFS 0 Other (Please list): Type of appointment currently under (please check one): Permanent 0 Temporary 0 Term 0 Other (Please list): Current Region/Forest/District: Current Series and Grade: Current Position/Title: If not a current permanent (career or career conditional) employee, are you eligible to be hired under any of the following special authorities: Persons with Disabilities Veterans Recruitment Appointment Disabled Veteran w/30% Compensable Disability Veteran Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 Former Peace Corp Volunteer Student Career Experience Program Other (explain): THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN OUR VACANCY

National Wild Turkey Federation Regional Biologist Job Opening

Job Title: Regional Biologist Company: National Wild Turkey Federation Location: Iowa or, IL Website: http://www.NWTF.org Salary: Depends on experience and qualifications Apply to: bhouck@nwtf.net Job Type: Paid Job Description: The National Wild Turkey Federation has an immediate opening for a regional wildlife biologist. This position will be responsible for all facets of the NWTF's habitat conservation and wild turkey and upland wildlife management programs in Illinois and Iowa. Duties: oWork cooperatively with state and federal agencies and private landowners on habitat initiatives o Administer NWTF's regional habitat initiatives, and work closely with the Illinois and Iowa State Chapters to administer the Hunting Heritage Super Fund Program and accomplish the goals and objectives of the North American Wild Turkey Plan oProvide oversight and coordination for conservation activities addressing forest health issues affecting important habitat for the wild turkey and other upland wildlife on both public and private lands oGarner funding for conservation work by securing grants, contracts and additional agency and non-governmental organization partnerships to further NWTF's mission oDevelop written wildlife management plans that meet Farm Bill program requirements oDevelop and provide oversight of agency agreements and contracts o Develop and implement stewardship habitat proposals and projects with US Forest Service staff that enhance wildlife habitat via active forest management oPromote habitat and outreach accomplishments via NWTF and agency public relations media Qualifications: oA Bachelor's degree in a science-related field and demonstrated knowledge of wildlife management, forestry and ecology; a Master's degree with four years related experience is preferred oExcellent interpersonal and public speaking skills oExperience working with state and federal agencies and private landowners; grant writing and administration; Farm Bill programs; development of management plans; and Midwest ecosystems and management techniques preferred oMust be proficient with Microsoft applications including spreadsheets, internet and computer applications. GIS skills and experience preferred. oIndividual will be required to reside in one of two states: Illinois or Iowa. While location is negotiable, a centralized location is preferred Position will require significant overnight travel. Excellent health and retirement benefits package along with a vehicle plan. Salary is commensurate with experience. To apply, visit www.nwtf.org and go to the job link. Please indicate in your cover letter that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board

Mammoth Cave Job Opening

Mammoth Cave National Park will open a vacancy announcement Monday, 10/15/12, for a Natural Resources Management Specialist, GS-401-12. The position will be a TERM Appointment NTE 13 months. However, appointment is based on available funding from year to year and could possibly be extended up to four years. The position is located with the Division of Science and Resource Management at Mammoth Cave National Park. All applications/resumes must be submitted on-line no later than 10/29/12. For additional information, contact the HR Office at Mammoth Cave National Park (270) 758-2172 or (270) 758-2173. Thank you! Jackie G. Johnson Human Resources Specialist Western-ASU, Mammoth Cave National Park P.O. Box 7 Mammoth Cave, Kentucky 42259 (270) 758-2172 (270) 758-2591 (fax)

Missouri Department of Conservation Job Posting

The Missouri Department of Conservation is hiring a forest health specialist in the Missouri Forest Health Program to support the forest pathologist and forest entomologist. Specific duties and responsibilities will be dependent on the skills of the successful applicant but would include insect and disease diagnostics, coordinating gypsy moth and other forest health survey activities, GIS mapping, and assisting with outreach efforts. We encourage candidates with a background in plant pathology, entomology, plant biology, forestry, or closely related natural resource degree and GIS work experience to apply. Training and experience gained in the position would prepare the selected candidate to continue in this position or move to advanced forest health positions. Closing date for applications is October 31, 2012. For more information see: Resource Forester Assistant, Columbia (Job Number 2012-070) at: https://mdc5.mdc.mo.gov/recruitment/Recruitment.aspx?strRoute

Forestry recreation technician opening on the Shawnee National Forest

Shawnee National Forest “Caring for the Land and Serving People” OUTREACH NOTICE Forestry Technician (Recreation Technician) GS-0462-5 The Shawnee National Forest will soon be advertising a GS-0462-5 Recreation Technician position. The position is a permanent full-time appointment, and will be located in Vienna, IL. The purpose of this Outreach Notice is to inform prospective applicants of this opportunity. For additional details on the position, you may call Monica Neal at (618) 253-1001. This position will be posted on the U.S. Government's official website for employment opportunities at www.usajobs.gov. Anyone interested is encouraged to complete the attached Outreach Response Form. You will still need to apply for the job separately. Please reply to this outreach by November 7, 2012 Recreation Technician Position: The position provides recreation support and serves as a Recreation Technician, working predominately in developed & dispersed recreation management. The primary duties include the operations and maintenance of developed recreation areas, such as campground, picnic areas, and trailheads; in addition, dispersed campsites in wilderness and non-wilderness areas. The position will serve as a Collection Officer, Chainsaw Operator (minimum qualification Class A), and a Forest Protection Officer with responsibility in enforcement of laws and regulations associated with forest and recreation use. The position serves as an inspector for recreation permits, which may include concession operations, outfitter/guide permits, and recreation events. During the off-season, the incumbent may continue working independently, or with other employees, on resource protection/inventory/survey and data entry projects. The incumbent has responsibility for maintaining district recreation equipment and facilities, and has some administrative duties such as timekeeping, travel, seasonal employee work scheduling, and developing employee training plans and orientation. The incumbent will perform safety hazard analyses of public recreation use areas, and takes, or recommends, corrective action. In wilderness areas, the incumbent will ensure areas are operated, used, and maintained in accordance with the Forest Service Wilderness Policy. The incumbent will provide detailed information about recreation opportunities to Forest visitors, and explains Forest Service rules and regulations, including information on resource management practices and current conditions. The incumbent may be assigned to other resource management duties, including fire management, as skill level, conditions and funding warrant. The incumbent may be assigned duties in trail maintenance and construction projects. During the height of the recreation season, April – October, the incumbent will work on weekends, including holidays, on a rotating schedule with other recreation staff. The selected individual will be subjected to a background investigation conducted by the Department of Homeland Security. Description of the Forest: The Shawnee National Forest includes about 280,000 acres of National Forest System land and is the single largest publicly owned body of land in the State of Illinois. Within those lands, one can find the following: • Seven Congressionally-designated Wilderness Areas (about 10% of the Forest) • Six candidate Wild and Scenic Rivers • Four National Natural Landmarks • Four heritage resource sites on the National Register of Historic Places • Two National Scenic Byways (NSB) o Great River Road NSB, extending along the Mississippi River o Ohio River NSB, along the Ohio, where it begins in Pennsylvania, traveling to Cairo, Illinois, where the Ohio meets the mighty Mississippi • 80 designated Natural Areas considered important for botanical, ecological, geological or zoological reasons (about 5% of the Forest). Ten of these natural areas are designated by the Forest Service as Research Natural Areas (9 ecological areas and 1 botanical area) to focus research on these high value ecological sites. o 56 ecological areas o 14 botanical areas o 3 geological areas o 14 zoological areas The Supervisor’s Office is located in Harrisburg with a Ranger Station in Vienna and a Work Center in Jonesboro. The Forest sits at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers and is rich in history, reflecting the pioneer movement of Americans into the west. The Forest is predominantly oak-hickory, although pine was planted in many areas in the past. Swamps contain tupelo and cypress communities. Razorback ridges associated with the Ozark upthrust are found on the west side of the Forest; the broader ridges associated with the Shawnee hills are found on the east side of the Forest. The Wisconsin glacier stopped north of the Shawnee, so the Grand Prairie (and its corn fields) most associated with the state of Illinois starts 40 miles north of the Forest. The Forest is within a day's drive (350 miles) of more than 45 million people, or 17% of the U.S. population. (U.S. Census Bureau, 7-1-97 estimate) Additional information about the Forest may be found at the Shawnee National Forest website. Climate: One can experience all four seasons in the southern Illinois region with an average of 3” of snow per year and temperatures rarely below 0 degrees. Summer days are sunny and humid with highs in the 80’s – 90’s, occasionally topping 100. Spring weather can occur in March, and fall weather can extend into November. During the spring and fall seasons, the climate and beauty of the area is especially compelling. Spring brings an abundance of blooming dogwoods, redbuds and wildflowers. The fall is saturated with color, as the leaves turn brilliant reds, gold and yellows. Garden of the Gods, the most visited site on the Forest, is a must-see during the fall color season. The unusual rock formations, coupled with the surrounding Garden of the Gods Wilderness, portray the beauty of southern Illinois at its finest. Education: Pre-schools through high schools can be found in most communities and rank high in the state. There are several community colleges in the area offering quite reasonable in-district tuition. Southern Illinois University, located in Carbondale, IL, offers a full range of baccalaureate through doctoral programs. Day care facilities also are available in most communities. Churches: Churches representing all major denominations can be found in communities across the region. Economy: Real estate in the area is moderately priced. The median price for purchasing a home is approximately $120,000, and house rentals begin at approximately $450 per month. Utilities are also priced moderately. Tourism is a developing economic force in the area. In recent years, several wineries have opened, offering two outstanding wine trails. With a mix of communities and towns, varying in population, Southern Illinois offers a rural environment with easy access to all possible amenities. Both shopping and entertainment opportunities are abundant within the area. Marion and Carbondale, IL along with Paducah, KY, offer shopping malls, movie theaters and several locally owned and operated restaurants along with major chain and fast-food restaurants. Additional information on local employment opportunities can be found at the following links: Harrisburg, IL - Companies and Businesses Marion, IL - Companies and Businesses Healthcare: Healthcare facilities serving the area include full facility Harrisburg Medical Center (Hospital), Carbondale Doctor’s Memorial Hospital and Marion Memorial Hospital. Services at these hospitals include cardiac units, oncology and neonatal units. Other hospitals providing care are Lourdes and Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah, KY and Deaconess in Evansville, IN. All the hospitals provide 24-hour emergency room physician coverage and specialists. Recreational and Cultural Activities: Whether you’re a barbecue fan, blues lover, outdoor recreational enthusiast, lover of small town life or big city adventurer, southern Illinois truly provides something for everyone in terms of social engagement opportunities and overall choice of recreational and cultural type activities. With the perfect mix of small to mid-sized towns across the region coupled with easy access to bigger cities, including St. Louis, MO (located about 2 hours from Harrisburg, IL), Nashville, TN (located about 2.5 hours from Harrisburg, IL) and Chicago, IL (located about 6 hours from Harrisburg, IL), residents will find the ability to immerse themselves in the rich cultural and natural heritage encompassed in the area while also being able to easily travel and explore larger metropolitan areas nearby. Festivals, fairs, artisan type craft events and more abound annually, and from more traditional American fare to Cuban, Thai, Japanese and more, a variety of restaurants representing global cuisine choices can be found across the region. Other opportunities, including concerts, theater engagements, etc, can also be discovered at a variety of events and locations, offering easy access to diverse recreational and cultural activities while also offering a beautiful, predominantly agricultural based area to call home. To learn more about the area, please visit the following: Marion, IL Chamber of Commerce Saline County, IL Chamber of Commerce Saline County, IL Tourism Southernmost Illinois Tourism Bureau Williamson County, IL Tourism Bureau Non-Discrimination Statement The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all of its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex (including gender identity and expression), marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, political beliefs, genetic information, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination, write to: USDA Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Stop 9410 Washington, DC 20250-9410 Or call toll-free at (866) 632-9992 (English) or (800) 877-8339 (TDD) or (866) 377-8642 (English Federal-relay) or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish Federal-relay). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Outreach Response Form If you are interested in these positions, be sure to respond to this outreach November 7, 2012 in one of three ways: E-mail: monicaneal@fs.fed.us. Fax: (618) 253-1063 Mail: Monica Neal Shawnee National Forest 50 Hwy 145 S Harrisburg, IL 62946 (618) 253-1001 For additional details on the position, you may call Monica at (618) 253-1001 or Brian Bourne at (618) 658-2111. By completing this form, you are indicating that you are interested in the following position: • Forestry Technician (Recreation Technician) GS-0462-5 Location: • Region 9, Shawnee National Forest, Hidden Springs/Mississippi Bluffs Ranger Districts, Vienna, Illinois PERSONAL INFORMATION: Name Date Address City State Zip E-Mail Phone number(s) Are you currently a federal employee If Yes, current agency and location current title/series/grade Type of Appointment if Current Government Employee Permanent Term Temporary Type of Schedule if Government Employee Full-time Part-time Intermittent If you are not a current permanent (career or career conditional) employee, are you eligible for appointment under any of the following special authorities (check the appropriate box): Person with Disabilities Veteran Readjustment Former Peace Corps Volunteer Disabled Veteran with 30% Compensable Disability Student Career Experience Program Veterans Employment Opportunities Act 0f 1998 Other, please describe:

Immediate Job Opening, Outdoor Environmental Educator, Houston TX

Students-- I just got off the phone with a former student, Kevin Gregory, who asked me to pass along the following immediate job opening: Houston, TX Independent School District Outdoor education 5th grade science teacher/camp counselor No teaching certificate required Housing provided onsite, meals provided during the week Stipend provided, overtime available, expect to make around $30K including these perks 4 months off for the summer http://www.hisdoec.com/employment.html Sounds like a great way to be outside, teaching kids, and saving on living expenses! Dr. Park

Hawaiian Environmental Educator job posting

Hey everyone, we're looking for an ARE specialist for the island of Kauai. It's listed at two levels for differing degrees of experience, but it would be best for an applicant to apply for both levels, then let the HR folks make the determination about which one to assign. There is no closing date yet, but that can change anytime, so it would be best for "interested parties" to apply as soon as possible. Application is done online through this site: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/hawaii/default.cfm Easiest way to find the listings is to scroll down to "Select Locations", select only Kauai, click on "Go", scroll down the new page to "Education Specialist III / IV (Aquatic Resources). I'll be at the Phoenix conference if anyone wants to talk to me about it. cheers Randy

Long list of forestry job openings

ATK Posts Openings ATK Security and Sporting is a leading technology developer and supplier of ammunition for law enforcement, military and sporting applications; a manufacturer of optics, reloading gear and sport shooting accessories; and a leading producer of tactical accessories. The company serves sport shooting enthusiasts, law enforcement professionals, military and tactical markets worldwide. It's headquartered in Anoka, MN and employs approximately 4,300 people in 16 locations. Our Anoka, MN location is seeking a Senior Manager International Sales, Asia Pacific and Middle East Ammunition to add to our team. This location has a rich history in the community and has been operating since 1922. The Senior Manager International Sales oversees sales activities of ATK international distributors, representatives, and agents to ensure overall strategy consistent with company growth objectives with the utmost ethical and legal integrity. Develops and manages implementation of all sales programs, pricing, distributor agreements and proposals for international sales opportunities. Responsible for increased sales activities in alignment with annual sales plan. Responsibilities: • Meet established objectives relative to increased sales volume for assigned sales territory. • Guide and direct the sales activity of the distribution network and make distribution recommendations to the Regional Director of International Sales. • Plan and forecast sales activities to include attendance at trade shows, new product introductions, in country product demonstrations, etc. • Expand market knowledge and market position of ATK products. • Coordinate with the Marketing and International Sales departments to develop key marketing strategies for specific international markets. • Work with Legal and Contracts departments to ensure contracts and proposals are presented and compliant with all company legal and contractual objectives and requirements. • Work with sales team to prospect and quantify possible new accounts and/or participate in business development activities to drive sales growth to meet required objectives. • Maintain a well-informed knowledge of competitors' activities through information provided by industry sources and convey this information to leadership to allow for strategic focus and future competitiveness. • Attend and actively contribute to sales meetings, training programs, trade shows, ballistic/tactical demonstrations, wholesaler shows and other activities as assigned. • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records relating to sales performance, planning, account information, business expenditures, etc., or as otherwise requested. Operate within expense budget • Prepare strategic business case proposals in accordance with company guidelines for deviations and delegations. • Provide timely and accurate reports on a weekly basis relating to the activities of international distribution Education and Experience Requirements: • B.S. degree in Business or related field required Engineering degree prefered, MBA preferred • 8+ years of sales and/or business development experience in the hunting/shooting sports, law enforcement or defense related industries • Knowledge of international business cultures and factors affecting trends and decision motivators throughout the world • Excellent communication and customer service skills • Ability to work well independently with minimal supervision • Ability and willingness to travel domestically and abroad • Strong Analytical Skills • Customer focus with proven results Apply Now: Start building your future today! Please go to www.atk.com/careers and search requisition ID JN20122809-25975. Please build a profile and apply online to the position. We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including, medical and dental, 401k, PTO, tuition reimbursement, and much more. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are committed to a diverse workforce. Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D Lewiston, ID/Technical Service Coordinator - ATK Commercial Products ATK Commercial Products is a leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of ammunition and hunting, shooting and tactical accessories. Our brands include Federal Premium, Outers, RCBS, Weaver, CCI Ammunition, Speer, and Champion Target. We proudly service government, law enforcement and commercial customers. Our Lewiston, ID location is seeking a Technical Service Coordinator position to add to our team. This location has a rich history, listed in hunting magazines as one of the top places to live for the outdoor family and the companies have been producing shooting/hunting products for over 60 years. Responsibilities: • Provide technical support to customers concerning reloading, shooting sports, product use and problem solving for the shooter/hunter/reloader. • Provides the initial point of contact for product performance and quality concerns, advises on product usage and adaptability of component products to specific uses. • Provides information to Law Enforcement, BATFE and other government agencies covering a number of topics, to include product identification, location produced, Lot number information. • Focal point for customer problems/complaints/resolution/satisfaction, able to analyze and evaluate sufficiency of the problem. Expected to champion the customer internally and externally. • Collects feedback on product performance, gathers customer input on new products and relays information gathered to product development leadership. • Enter data into databases/ search databases and assists department leadership in monitoring this information. Frontline contact on escapements, non-conforming product or product performance and tracks product trends. Reads Production prints for products, ascertains in-spec product from that not meeting spec. Uses measuring equipment, daily. Understands Industry pressures, specifications, and tolerances. • Basic knowledge of shipping requirements for ammunition and related products. • Conducts research on product performance both current requirements as well as historical. Understands common Industry terminology. • Answers email on questions posed by our world-wide customer base on four websites. Research/author communication for all standard means of contact. Industry contacts are a plus. Education and Experience Requirements: • High School Diploma, Bachelor's Degree preferred • 3+ years of Shooting Industry customer service • Expert level knowledge and use of sporting firearms of sporting firearms and ammunition for both hunting and shooting Please list all current applicable certifications, hunting, shooting and league experience on resume • Effective communication and organizational skills • Microsoft Office Suite experience • Ability to make logical decisions in a dynamic, and at times, ambiguous work environment Preferred Qualifications • Reloading/ammunition manufacturing experience • Big game, small game, waterfowl and upland experience desired Apply Now: Start building your future today! Please go to www.atk.com/careers and search requisition ID JN2120608-25553 Please build a profile and apply online to the position. We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including, medical and dental, 401k, PTO, tuition reimbursement, and much more. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are committed to a diverse workforce. Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D Build your future in the shooting sports industry: Manhattan, MT/Technical Customer Service Representative-ATK Sporting ATK Sporting is a leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of ammunition and hunting, shooting and tactical accessories. Our brands include Blackhawk, Federal Premium, Outers, RCBS, Weaver, CCI Ammunition, Speer, and Champion Target. We proudly service government, law enforcement, and commercial customers. Our Manhattan, MT location is seeking a Technical Customer Service Representative I to add to our team. This location has a rich history in the community and has been operating since 1922. Responsibilities: • Interface with customers regarding routine complaints of non-conforming product and/or problem situations • Provide technical support to customers (often L/E) within the scope of knowledge required for this position • Collect feedback on and informs product development of customer desired products • Consumer support at requested trade shows • Enter data into database and assist the department manager in monitoring this information for non-conforming product trends Education and Experience Requirements: • High School Diploma/GED • 3+ years of customer service • Use and knowledge of holsters, hand guns, sporting accessories, knives, optics, firearm scopes and lights, binoculars, range finders, electric clay target throwers, harnesses, leggings, rifle stocks Please list all current applicable hunting, shooting and league experience on resume • Effective communication and organizational skills • Microsoft Office Suite, databases, order management systems experience • Ability to make logical decisions in a dynamic, and at times, ambiguous work environment Preferred Requirements: • Retail experience, industry related Battenfield Technologies Seeks Marketing Manager Battenfeld Technologies Inc. is an industry leading manufacturer of shooting, reloading, gunsmithing and gun cleaning supplies located in Columbia Missouri. Battenfeld is currently seeking a full time Marketing Manager. The primary responsibility of this position is to assist in the development and execution of all marketing and public relations efforts. The position requires the individual to work from the Columbia MO office. Industry experience and a Bachelor's Degree are preferred. 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Biological Science Tech position, pacific northwest

Job Announcement: Biological Science Technician GS-0404-7 The USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station (PSW) is advertising for Biological Technician – Wildlife. One position is available at a field-based duty station. The appointment is a TERM position expected to begin in mid-November 2012 and continue for 13 months. Dependent on performance and funding the position could be extended for another year. The primary duty is to supervise a bird and bat fatality monitoring program near Rosamond, California. Field duties include plot layout, assigning crew schedules, conducting bias-assessment trials, and summarizing results. The incumbent will also supervise and conduct data entry and have responsibility for a variety of administrative tasks. The successful applicant will have excellent communication skills and a proven record of successful independent work. Previous supervisory experience is desirable. Applicants must be able to work alone and with others in remote terrain. Field work will be done in all weather conditions. A good driving record is required in order to obtain a federal driver’s license. Approximately 80% of the work will occur in the field. Specific qualities desired for successful applicants include: 1) ability to work in remote terrain, alone and with others, 2) experience supervising field data collection and management; 3) attention to detail and protocol; 4) timeliness and sense of responsibility; 5) experience working in hot, cold, wet, and, especially windy conditions; 6) excellent communication skills. Previous experience conducting fatality surveys is desirable but not required. Previous experience in identifying bat and bird specimens to species is desirable but not required. Experience conducting echolocation monitoring for bats is also desirable but not required. Outreach Response: If you are interested in the position, please contact Ted Weller at tweller@fs.fed.us. Ted will notify you when the position is open for application. You can lay the groundwork for applying to this position by establishing an account on USAJOBS (https://www.usajobs.gov/) and uploading information such as your resume.

Rec Tech position openings, Wisconsin

Lakewood/Laona Ranger District Duty station: Lakewood or Laona, WI Great Divide Ranger District Duty station: Hayward or Glidden, WI Eagle River/Florence Ranger District Duty Station:Eagle River, WI Check out the web link below for more info Natural Resouce Specialist, Recreation (GS-401-9/11) Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest - The Forest intends to fill three (3) positions – one on the Lakewood/Laona District (contact jseefeldt@fs.fed.us) one on the Great Divide Ranger District (contact ccummins@fs.fed.us) and one on the Eagle River/Florence District (contact cpinegar@fs.fed.us) Please note duty station information above. The Position and Major Duties: This position is located on a Forest Service district with the primary purpose of the position to serve as primary assistant in the planning, programming, and execution of all recreation program activities. This position coordinates activities between units and among other specialists (engineers, wildlife biologists, etc.) to ensure consistency in program emphasis, development, and use between unit. Provides expertise and advice in assessing current recreation use, type, and standards, and in long-range planning, maintenance, and operation of recreation facilities. The incumbent makes field reconnaissance, and provides expertise and advice as requested on various types of recreation programs, which may include wilderness recreation, winter sports, national recreation areas, motorized and non-motorized trails, special uses, construction and maintenance, development of new sites, operation and management of existing developed sites, and interpretive services. Serves as the point of contact on the long-range and annual work plans for the natural resource programs/projects. Develops and monitors the budget for the long-range and annual work plan. Reviews and synthesizes complex permit applications, and background data to prepare and issue draft/final/modified permits, fact sheets, and public notices. Program leadership involves seeking and establishing mutual working relationships with outside entities, such as Federal, State, Tribal, local agencies and recreation groups who partner with the Forest Service. The incumbent supervises 1-3 permanent full time employees and plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short-term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work. The area of consideration is Government-wide and Demo Three positions will be advertised. In addition to the duty station city, work will be performed at the non-duty station as these are combined district. The work schedule is Maxiflex; occasional weekend or overtime work may be required. Travel is required occassionally and/or overnight. Transfer of station benefits for existing federal employees are allowed per FSH 6509.33. The announcement will be posted on the USAJOBS website www.usajobs.gov. The announcement number will be circulated when available. If you are interested or have any further questions, please respond by: 10/15/12 to: Constance Cummins, Great Divide District Ranger. Phone: 715-634-4821 Ext 328. Email: ccummins@fs.fed.us Jeff Seefeldt, Lakewood/Laona District Ranger– Phone: 715-276-6333. Email: jseefeldt@fs.fed.us Catherine Pinegar, Eagle River/Florence District Ranger – Phone: 715-362-1373. Email: mailto:cpinegar@fs.fed.us Glidden Office N22223 Hwy. 13 Glidden, WI 54527 715-264-2511 The unincorporated town of Glidden, in southern Ashland County, calls itself the Black Bear Capital of the World and offers a reward for anyone bringing in a bigger bear than the 665-pound bruin that was shot near town in 1963. That bear is now stuffed and displayed in a glass-enclosed case near one of the downtown gas stations. Glidden has many picturesque recreational areas, like Marian Park, a historical treasure with its wonderfully old eight-sided pavilion constructed of virgin hemlock, pine and hundreds of windows. It’s listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Glidden's hunting and fishing, along with its snowmobile and ATV trails, are among the best in northern Wisconsin. The Natural Scenic Byway, which runs from Glidden to Clam Lake through the Forest, offers splendid scenery. A good time to visit is in the fall, when the surrounding forest is its showiest. You might even catch a glimpse of Wisconsin’s elk herd. Hayward Office 10650 Nyman Ave. Hayward, WI 54843 715-634-4821 The tourist destination city of Hayward in Sawyer County has a population of 2,129. Hayward is a community rich in history, culture, recreation and commerce. With crystal clear lakes for water sports and fishing, and miles of trails for riding, this area is buzzing with activity year-round. Hayward is rich in fishing history and home to the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame. Other well known annual events include North America’s largest Honor the Earth Pow Wow, Musky Festival, Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival, world renowned American Birkebeiner cross-country ski race, and the annual Lumberjack World Championships. It has many restaurants and tourist shops. Lakewood District Office 15085 State Rd. 32 Lakewood, WI 54138 715-276-6333 The town of Lakewood in Oconto County is a popular tourist destination town, located near the metropolitan areas of Green Bay and Appleton. It’s a quick weekend get-away for folks living in and around the Fox River Valley. The nearby Wolf River is a popular rafting destination and many of the rafters stay at the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest campgrounds, including the Forest’s largest campground, Boulder Lake. This campground was recently upgraded to include modern shower buildings and some sites with electrical hookups. It also has a cultural site with interpretive signs giving visitors a glimpse into the past. Other natural areas in the Lakewood area include Quartz Hill and Knowles Creek Wildlife Area. Visitors can also climb to the top of the historic Mountain Fire Tower for a birds-eye view of the area, or walk back in time through the Cathedral of the Pines. This stand of virgin timber was never logged. It’s a great place to hike, explore, or just imagine what the early forest looked like. Laona District Office 4978 Hwy. 8 West Laona, WI 54541 715-674-4481 The 1,400 hundred people that live in the Laona area are heirs to the shared heritage of the timber industry. The turn-of-the-century marked the founding of Laona - just 20 years prior to logging's heyday. Around 1876, the pine loggers came into the area and cleared off the pine stands. Generations of loggers have been working the Forest ever since. Laona began to thrive as railroads steamed their way into northern Wisconsin. Laona's economy became largely dependent upon the timber industry. One of the area’s best known tourist attractions is the Lumberjack Special steam train. The Lumberjack Special is a vintage 1916 Vulcan steam engine that was actually used by the Connor Lumber and Land Company in its logging operation and is now used to pull a passenger train to the Camp 5 Farm Museum. The Camp 5 Farm, Lumberjack Special, The Community Soup and Nicolet Public Golf Course, along with the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest make the Laona area attractive to tourists. Eagle River District Office 1247 E. Eall St. Eagle River, WI 54521 715-479-2827 Eagle River is a small city of 1,500 located in northeastern Wisconsin. It’s the county seat of Vilas County – the heart of musky, walleye and bass fishing country in Northern Wisconsin. The area encompasses approximately 1,000 lakes, plus trout and smallmouth streams. This area is world renown as trophy musky water. Eagle River is also a winter wonderland. There are many snowmobile trails linking community to community and Eagle River is proclaimed Snowmobile Capital of the World in January as it hosts the World's Championship Snowmobile Derby. For 35 years, more than 300 racers and up to 35,000 fans have come from all corners of the world to take part in this event. There are also many miles of cross country ski trails as well as a modern ice arena for hockey and figure skating. As a tourist destination in northern Wisconsin, Eagle River boasts many restaurants, resorts and shops. OUTREACH NOTICE APPLICANT REPLY FORM If you are interested in this position, please complete and submit this form to the person identified above as contact. This will help us determine the level of interest of prospective candidates and establish the area of consideration. Thanks for your cooperation. Title of Outreach Position: Natural Resource Specialist (Recreation) Name: Email Address: Mailing Address: Telephone Number: Work: Home: Agency Employed with: USFS 0 Other (Please list): Type of appointment currently under (please check one): Permanent 0 Temporary 0 Term 0 Other (Please list): Current Region/Forest/District: Current Series and Grade: Current Position/Title: If not a current permanent (career or career conditional) employee, are you eligible to be hired under any of the following special authorities: 0 Persons with Disabilities 0 Veterans Recruitment Appointment 0 Disabled Veteran w/30% Compensable Disability 0 Veteran Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 0 Former Peace Corp Volunteer 0 Student Career Experience Program 0 Other (explain): THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN OUR VACANCY

Land Conservation Specialist positions (3) with National Great Rivers

The National Great Rivers Research and Education Center (NGRREC) is seeking three Land Conservation Specialists. Specialists will be hired to actively target and implement relevant conservation programs on private lands-focused on IDNR's state CREP program-to reduce sediment and nutrient loading and improve wildlife habitat in the Kaskaskia River basin. Under supervision of the Agricultural Conservation Programs Field Manager, staff will also work with county SWCDs, NRCS, FSA, USFWS, and IDNR to actively target conservation practices on private lands, using sound science. Land Conservation Specialists will be employed in county SWCD offices within the Kaskaskia basin. Specialists will split time among 1) CREP outreach, enrollment, and monitoring; 2) Enhancement of new and existing CREP tracts through landowner consultation, forest and wildlife management planning, Farm Bill consultation, and USDA-NRCS Technical Service Provider coordination and consultation; and 3) Other private lands outreach and consultation to improve water quality and wildlife habitat in the Kaskaskia River basin. NGRREC plans on interviewing prospective employees by the beginning of next week; therefore, please submit your application no later than next Monday (October 8, 2012). Full Job Announcement: https://jobs.lc.edu/postings/361

Vegetation Manager position, Colville National Forest

OUTREACH NOTICE Natural Resources Vegetation Management Program Manager GS-0460-12 Colville National Forest Colville, WA The Colville National Forest will soon be advertising for a permanent full-time GS-0460-12 or GS-0401-12 position to assist with the Forest vegetation management program in beautiful Colville, Washington. The purpose of this outreach is to inform prospective applicants of this upcoming opportunity and to assess the level of interest in the position. Please let us know if you would like to see this position advertise as a GS 11/12 so that you could be eligible to compete. The Forest has a diverse and dynamic program in resource management and is known for being at the cutting edge of innovation in its community partnerships and collaboration. Here on the Colville National Forest, we place a high value on our relationships with each other, sister agencies, tribes, and local communities. Our talented and dedicated employees are among the best you’ll find anywhere. We are looking for an individual skilled in, committed to, and passionate about collaboration, shared leadership, and new ways of doing business. If you’re the kind of leader who enjoys innovation and teamwork, this may be the place for you! This Vegetation Program Manager is supervised by the Natural Resource Staff Officer. The incumbent serves as the primary program manager for vegetation and timber management. The majority of the duties involve managing frequent change in a complex vegetation management program and helping to respond to new initiatives such as Vision 2020 (our version of CFLRP) and statewide forest health emergencies. As a program manager you will be coordinating and/or preparing work plans, tracking budgets and insuring accomplishments are properly recorded at year end. We’re looking for someone with the interest, creativity, and aptitude to help lead the forest in its natural resource mission. If you have a deep commitment to land stewardship, lots of energy, and extraordinary leadership skills and want to work in a setting where you can truly make a difference, this may be the job for you! The position is a permanent full-time position with a duty station of Colville, Washington. This position will soon be advertised via http://www.usajobs.opm.gov. For more information please contact: Elizabeth Brann, Natural Resource Staff Officer (509) 684-7106 ebrann@fs.fed.us About the Colville National Forest Tucked into the northeastern corner of Washington State and nestled at the foot of the northern Rockies, the Colville National Forest is an exquisite landscape of forested mountains, clear mountain streams and fertile valleys. The 1.1 million acre forest was shaped over 10,000 years ago by Ice Age glaciers that carved three major valleys: the Columbia, Sanpoil-Curlew, and Pend Oreille River valleys. The mountains and valleys that comprise the lush northeast corner of Washington roll like waves on the high seas. Three waves of mountains run from north to south, separated by troughs of beautiful valleys. These ranges, the Okanogan, Kettle River and Selkirk are considered the eastern edge of the Okanagan highlands and the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. The Forest has three Ranger Districts: Three Rivers Ranger District, Newport/Sullivan Lake Ranger District and the Republic Ranger District. Each unit tends to have distinctly different zones, each with its unique climate, topography, and vegetation. Each district office is located in one of the major river drainages: the Sanpoil-Curlew River Valleys, the Kettle-Colville-Columbia River Valleys, and the Pend Oreille River Valley. Topography is varied, ranging from rounded mountain slopes at low elevations to high peaks and basins above 7,300 feet in elevation. The ecology of the Colville is highly diverse with forests ranging from ponderosa pine and Douglas fir on drier sites to western red cedar, western hemlock, western white pine and a variety of deciduous species on wetter sites. The Forest also has a significant expanse of lodgepole pine and the famously beautiful western larch. Approximately 25% of the Forest was burned in the infamous wildfires of 1910. The Colville is home to a tremendous variety of wildlife including whitetail and mule deer, elk, moose, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, and black bear. Rare sightings are also possible of the threatened grizzly, Canada lynx, and endangered woodland caribou. Another amazing site is the large number of bald eagles that winter along the major rivers and nest in the vicinity. Colville and Surrounding Area The community of Colville is the county seat of Stevens County, located in the northeastern corner of Washington, 40 miles south of the Canadian border and approximately 65 miles north of Spokane. Colville is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. Its treasures include an abundance of recreational opportunities minutes from your front door. Lakes, rivers, streams, and miles of trails can be found in all directions. Within a short drive, you’ll find a national scenic highway, numerous golf courses, boating on Lake Roosevelt NRA, wildlife viewing, fishing, hunting, hiking and paddling. If winter sports are your passion, the area has abundant downhill and cross country skiing, snowmobiling, and backcountry opportunities. Even more adventures await in the nearby landscapes of north Idaho and southern British Columbia. The Colville Chamber of Commerce’s slogan is “Discover Our Good Nature.” The community boasts a number of active civic groups, a performing arts theater in nearby Kettle Falls, an ”eat local” food movement, community supported agriculture, a community garden, and farmers markets that routinely achieve ‘Best in State’ status. The community is also known for its excellent library and parks and recreation programs, including summer reading programs, swimming programs, and a full slate of summer youth programs. Shopping and services are abundant in this rustic, yet eclectic and vibrant downtown. When shopping is the topic in Colville, the saying “Colville has everything you need and most of what you want” typically applies. Colville has three grocery stores, including a Walmart Super Center, a movie theater, drive-in movie theater, many regionally known restaurants, two full-service auto dealerships, and numerous other small businesses. If you can’t find what you’re looking for in Colville, Spokane (65 miles) and Coeur d' Alene, ID (97 miles) offer extensive shopping, restaurants, and entertainment. Spokane is also a major medical center servicing the inland northwest and offers access to a wide range of specialists and several top ranking hospitals. Spokane’s international airport is serviced by seven carriers with connections to a number of major hub airports. An airport shuttle operates between Colville and Spokane twice a day. The population of Colville is approximately 5,000, with a larger trade area of an additional 30,000 people living in smaller communities. The major employers include Boise Cascade, Stimson Lumber, Vaagen Brothers Lumber, Hearth & Home Technologies, Colmac Coil, Hewescraft Boats, Walmart, Colville School District, U.S. Forest Service, Stevens County, Mt. Carmel Hospital, Washington State Department of Natural Resources, City of Colville, and NE Washington Rural Resources. Colville offers five public schools, K-12, including an award winning high school and three private schools. Colville School District is also part of an innovative program to assist home schoolers with their education through a combination of activities, online work, and classroom time. Colville houses a branch of Spokane Community College which offers both credit and non-credit classes. Community health facilities include a new $34 million dollar hospital with a complete staff of physicians, surgeons and a variety of specialists. The area also has numerous dentists, two assisted care facilities, and two nursing homes. Colville sits at 1,635 feet in elevation and while located at a high latitude (48°32”), the area enjoys four distinct, beautiful seasons with temperature ranges (in Fahrenheit) from a median low of 24.5° to a median high of 75.7°. Temperatures in the summer often rise into the 90s in the daytime, but cool to the 60s after dark for pleasant sleeping. The average precipitation is approximately 17" of rain and 48" of snow with some precipitation occurring nearly every month. The average length of the growing season in and around Colville is 140 days, ranging from May to October. The sun shines at least 55% of the time and winds are gentle, averaging about six miles per hour. There is no question about it; Colville is a wonderful place to live, work and play! For more information, contact the Colville Chamber of Commerce at (509) 684-5973 or check the website at http://www.colville.com. OUTREACH RESPONSE FORM If you are interested in applying for this position and want to receive updates of the position’s status, please complete the attached outreach form and send electronically (ebrann@fs.fed.us) or mail to the Colville National Forest, 765 S Main St, Colville, WA 99114, Attn: Elizabeth Brann, or fax to 509-684-7280. Please respond by October 26, 2012. I am interested in the following position: Position Title/Series/Grade: Natural Resources Vegetation Management Program Manager, GS-401-12 or GS-460-12 Location: Region 6, Colville National Forest PERSONAL INFORMATION: Date: Name: Address: e-Mail Address: Phone: Are you currently a Federal employee? Yes No If yes: Current title/series/grade: Current agency and location: Type of Appointment: Permanent Term Temporary If you are not a current permanent (career or career conditional) employee are you eligible for appointment under any of the following special authorities: Person with Disabilities: Veterans Readjustment: Former Peace Corps Volunteer: Disabled veteran w/30% Compensable Disability: Pathways Program: Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1988: Other: Please briefly share why you have an interest in this position:

Cook County wildlife technician opening

Safeguarding American Agriculture APHIS is an agency of USDA’s Marketing and Regulatory Programs An Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer United States Department of Agriculture Marketing & Regulatory Programs Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Wildlife Services 3430 Constitution Drive, Suite 121 Springfield, IL 62711 To: All Interested Parties Subject: Recruiting Wildlife Specialist for Wildlife Damage Management in the Greater Chicago, Illinois Area. Date: October 2, 2012 The Illinois Wildlife Services program is recruiting a Wildlife Specialist (Biological Science Technician) for assistance in managing conflicts on properties throughout Cook County, IL. The duties of this position will include conducting deer damage management activities, assisting cooperators with various wildlife research projects, and providing technical assistance and outreach to the public. The majority of the duties will be conducted in the greater Chicago, Illinois area, but travel throughout the state will occur on occasion. The position will be a full-time, temporary position through approximately December, 2013. The starting salary will range between $30,672 (GS-404-4) to $38,252 (GS-404-6) per year depending on qualifications. Fringe benefits will be provided for this position. The starting date is negotiable, but we would prefer the incumbent to start in early December, 2012. Relocation costs will not be paid for this position. The assignment involves working as part of a team of WS employees conducting wildlife damage management in Northeastern Illinois. The employee will also work closely with cooperating entities while conducting damage management activities. Work shifts change seasonally and will include working afternoons, evenings, and nights throughout the winter months. Effective communication skills with other WS employees, partnering agencies/entities, and the public are required. The duty station for this position will be located in the Orland Park, Illinois area. To apply you: • Must be a U.S. Citizen • Must be 18 years old • If you are a male born after December 31, 1959, and are at least 18 years of age, civil service employment law (5 U.S.C. 3328) requires that you must be registered with the Selective Service System, unless you meet certain exemptions (proof of registration and/or exemption required) Website: https://sss.gov If interested, please submit an application forms consisting of an OF-612 (downloaded from http://www.aphis.usda.gov/library/forms/#of ) or resume and official transcripts and a DD-214 (Member 4 copy if applicable) and/or VA letter for applicable Veteran preference (if applicable) to: Glen Dunn Assistant District Supervisor USDA-APHIS-Wildlife Services 3430 Constitution Dr., Suite 121 Springfield, Illinois 62711 Application materials must be received in our office by November 2, 2012. Interviews will be scheduled shortly thereafter. Application materials may also be emailed to the following address: Glen.C.Dunn@aphis.usda.gov Travis Guerrant District Supervisor, USDA-Wildlife Services

SAF Convention and Forestry Positions

If you know of any students who are interested in applying for the US Forest Service Pathways Internship and Recent Graduate Programs, jobs will be posted tomorrow. Postings will be available on USAJOBS from October 3rd to the 9th. Please let your students know that they will need to create a USAJOBS account to apply for the positions. In addition, this year letters of recommendation are highly encouraged and should be attached to the application. Once students have applied, they will be notified as to whether or not they have secured an interview slot at the Society of American Foresters (SAF) National Convention. Please remember that onsite applications at the SAF Convention will not be accepted. For more information regarding how to apply for the Forest Service’s Pathways Internship and Recent Graduates Programs please see: http://www.fs.fed.us/forestmanagement/recruitment_saf/index.shtml Let me know if you have any questions. Please forward the information to others who may be interested. Cheers, Leah Leah Rathbun, Ph.D. Forest Biometrician 2150 Centre Ave Suite 341a Fort Collins, CO 80521 (970) 295-5747

Forestry Job Openings Across the USA

ForestryUSA – Employment Opportunities Bulletin Celebrating our 11th year serving the American forestry sector, 2001-2012 Please share this email with your friends and colleagues and visit our webpages. _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ ForestryUSA Mobile Edition is an abridged version of our popular website that is designed for use with iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and other smartphones. http://www.forestryusa.com/mobile/mobile_index.html _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to receive early alerts of new employment opportunities posted on our Employment Opportunities webpage. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ForestryUSA Twitter: http://twitter.com/ForestryUSA _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ Employment Opportunities: http://www.forestryusa.com/jobs.html _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ --> Stimson Lumber Company - Timberland Acquisition Forester (posted --> September 28, 2012; location: ID) --> Black Hills Forest Resource Association - Forest Programs Manager --> (posted September 25, 2012; location: SD) --> Southwest Forest Products - Vice President of Forestry (posted --> September 25, 2012; location: AZ) --> TimberWest - Resource Specialist (posted September 24, 2012; --> location: British Columbia, CANADA) --> Jefferson Resource Company - Forester / Assistant Forester (posted --> September 24, 2012; location: CA) --> Mason, Bruce & Girard - Forest Analyst 4 (posted September 17, --> 2012; location: OR) --> Mason, Bruce & Girard - Forest Analyst 2 (posted September 17, --> 2012; location: OR) --> South Dakota Association of Conservation Districts - Marking --> Crewperson - Temporary (multiple Positions) (posted September 14, --> 2012; location: SD) --> Montrose Forest Products -Scaler (posted September 10, 2012; --> location: CO) --> Frontier Environmental Services - Various Positions (posted --> September 10, 2012; location: PA, WV, OH, NY, MD) --> Cabo Drilling Corp - Experienced Fallers or QSTs (posted August --> 21, 2012; location: Panama) _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ This week, the Employment Opportunities Bulletin is being sent to: 3045 subscribers _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ For more information on these and other employment opportunities, visit our website at: http://www.forestryusa.com/jobs.html For career and employment opportunities in Canada, visit Canadian Forests Website at: http://www.canadian-forests.com/job.html _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ _/ ForestryUSA.com maintains a virus-free computing environment. We do not send attachments of any kind with our weekly newsletter. We suggest that our subscribers use caution when opening any email attachment due to the unprecedented spread of new viruses. Elizabeth Ruiz, Editor >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ForestryUSA email: info@forestryusa.com tel: (604) 299-9643 toll-free fax: (866) 639-6711 ForestryUSA.com - dedicated to being the most comprehensive source of Internet information on America's forestry and the forest products sectors http://www.forestryusa.com Forestry Careers and Employment http://www.forestryusa.com/jobs.html >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Rangeland Management Specialist opening, Kiowa and Rita Blanca

Kiowa and Rita Blanca National Grasslands OUTREACH NOTICE Clayton, New Mexico Rangeland Management Specialist, GS-0454-05/07/09 The Kiowa and Rita Blanca National Grasslands, Cibola National Forest will be filling a GS- 454-05/07/09, Rangeland Management Specialist. This position is a permanent fulltime position with a duty station in Clayton, NM. This notification is being circulated to inform prospective applicants of this upcoming opportunity and to determine interest in the position. If interested, please complete the Outreach Response Form and return it to Angela Safranek (asafranek@fs.fed.us), on or before November 2, 2012. A link to the vacancy announcement will be distributed when the application period has opened. Position: The primary duties of this position are assisting with management of the rangeland program on the Kiowa and Rita Blanca National Grasslands. The district administers approximately 140 Term Grazing Permits and authorizes grazing for approximately 5,000 cattle each year. A wide variety of livestock management programs are in place on these two National Grasslands. Livestock operations are generally small to medium with both family owned cow/calf operations and larger seasonal yearling cattle operations. The position requires full coordination and interaction with other resources on the district, three state agencies, and other federal agencies. Responsibilities include permit administration, rangeland monitoring and analysis, management planning, management of the district INFRA program, and design/implementation of range and watershed improvement projects. Kiowa and Rita Blanca National Grasslands: The Kiowa and Rita Blanca National Grasslands are located within the shortgrass prairie of the Southern Great Plains and within the pinyon and juniper woodland of the Canadian River Canyon. These grasslands encompass approximately 239,000 acres in six counties within New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma. The Canadian River Canyon is a rugged 900 foot deep canyon which provides habitat for mule deer, bear, lion, Barbary sheep, waterfowl and provides for warm water fishing. The plains of the Kiowa and Rita Blanca National Grasslands provide habitat for quail, pronghorn, black-tailed prairie dogs, fox, bobcat, and a variety of raptors. Community Population/Diversity/General Characteristics: This position is duty stationed in the Kiowa and Rita Blanca District office at 714 Main Street, Clayton, New Mexico (Kiowa and Rita Blanca RD http://fsweb.cibola.r3.fs.fed.us/districts/d7/). The community of Clayton is geographically within a short driving distance of Texas and Oklahoma and moderate driving distance of Kansas and Colorado. Clayton is at the intersection of U.S. Highways 64, 56 and 87. It is located approximately ten miles from the Texas or Oklahoma borders. Amarillo, TX is 128 miles to the southeast, Trinidad, CO is 104 miles to the northwest and Boise City, OK is 43 miles to the northeast. The latest census shows 4,124 people in Union County with 2,484 of those residing in the city of Clayton. The population is a mix of Hispanic, Mexican, and Anglo descents. Housing is available (2-3 bedroom, 1-2 baths ranging from $80,000 to $140,000), including apartments and rentals (rents are starting to drop but are available from $500 to $1,000 per month). Schools services include elementary, junior high and high schools. A variety of medical services (doctors, optometrists, and some specialists) are available and the community is home to a hospital. A variety of commercial services are also available. For more information about Clayton-Union County or Northeastern New Mexico, contact the Chamber of Commerce, 1103 South First Street, Clayton, New Mexico 88415, visit the web site www.claytonnewmexico.net, or call 575-374-9253 (toll-free, 800-390-7858), or the Kiowa and Rita Blanca National Grasslands at 575-374-9652. For additional location information, visit the following web sites: www.americantowns.com/nm/clayton www.city-data.com/city/Clayton-New-Mexico.html www.city-data.com/city/Dalhart-Texas.html Outreach Response: If you are interested in the position please fill out the response form included in this outreach and email to Angela Safranek at: asafranek@fs.fed.us no later than close of business Friday, November 2, 2012. Applications for this position are being processed through USAJobs. If you would like further information, please contact Angela Safranek at 575-374-9652 (office) or 575- 207-7785 (cell), asafranek@fs.fed.us, or Michael Atkinson, District Ranger at the Kiowa Rita Blanca National Grasslands (575)374-9652, matkinson@fs.fed.us. November 2, 2012 KIOWA AND RITA BLANCA NATIONAL GRASSLANDS CIBOLA NATIONAL FOREST OUTREACH RESPONSE FORM To complete form, use tab key to move between fields (gray blocks), or left click on any field. Entries in check box fields are made by a double click to select or unselect. Type entries in other fields Position Title: Series/Grade: Range Management Specialist GS 454-5/7/9 Clayton, NM Applicant Information E-Mail Address: Current Title, Series, Grade Current Organization/ Location: Alternate Phone: Term Current Appointment: If you are NOT a current permanent (career or career conditional) employee, are you eligible to be hired under any of the following authorities: Reinstatement Disabled Veteran with 30% Compensable Disability Veteran’s Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 Permanent Current Temporary Person with Disabilities Former Peace Corps Volunteer Other Position Interest I would like to be considered for this position in the series identified. Series currently identified and classified Other appropriate series for which I am qualified Target grade level currently identified Other grade level for which I am qualified (below target grade) How to apply: Applications for this position are being processed through USAJobs. Instructions on “How to Apply” will be provided at the time the vacancy announcement opens. Applicants who respond to this outreach will be notified when it becomes available. Thank you for your interest in our vacancy.