Conservation Job Board listings

Posted: 27 Mar 2014 08:09 PM PDT
Ecova Seattle, WA
 
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Great Basin Institute / Nevada Conservation Corps Reno, NV
 
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University of MInnesota Cloquet, MN
 
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Coachella Valley Association of Governments Palm Desert, CA
 
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Student Conservation Association Various, WY
 
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Cardno ENTRIX Tampa, FL
 
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Dolphin Research Center Grassy Key, FL
 
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UC, Div. of Agriculture and Natural Resources Merced, CA
 
Posted: 27 Mar 2014 08:10 PM PDT
Institute for Environmental Solutions Denver, CO
 
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Mills River Partnership Hendersonville, NC
 
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Thompson Divide Coalition Carbondale, CO
 
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Friends of the Desert Mountains Palm Desert, CA
 
Posted: 27 Mar 2014 08:11 PM PDT
Great Basin Institute / Nevada Conservation Corps Las Vegas, NV
 
Posted: 27 Mar 2014 08:11 PM PDT
Student Conservation Association Washington, DC
 
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Cardno ENTRIX Sacramento, CA
 
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Bonnyvale Environmental Ed Center Brattleboro, VT
 
Posted: 27 Mar 2014 08:08 PM PDT
U.S. Forest Service and Conservation Corps MN and IA Ely and Tofte, MN
 
Posted: 27 Mar 2014 08:10 PM PDT
Marin Resource Conservation District Point ReyesStation, CA
 
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American Conservation Experience Tucson, AZ
 
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American Conservation Experience Brecksville, OH

Pacific Northwest Research Station temporary positions

Several temporary (1039 appointment) Forestry Technician positions will be filled within the Pacific Northwest Research Station, Forest inventory and Analysis (FIA) Program. These positions may be filled at the GS-0462-05 or GS-0462-06 level (or a combination). Applicants are encourage to apply at all GS levels where basic qualifications and/or specialized experience are met (qualifications required are defined within the vacancy announcement).
 
Workforce needs at each duty location will be assessed at time of selection. Applicants are encouraged to apply to all locations of interest.
 
·         Announcement #14-TEMP112669-023857LD-DT, GS-0462-05, FORESTRY TECHNICIAN (RESEARCH)
Opens 3/27/2014 - Closes 4/2/2014 https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/365472300
 
·         Announcement # 14-TEMP112669-023877LD-DT,  GS-0462-06, FORESTRY TECHNICIAN (RESEARCH)
Opens 3/27/2014 - Closes 4/2/2014 https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/365473700
 
Please apply via USAJobs (www.usajobs.gov) prior to the closing date.  Also, for your application, you may use a resume or any other written format you choose.  Regardless of the format used, your application must contain sufficient information to validate qualifications and the specialized experience required for this position.  The specialized experience can be found in the ‘Qualifications Required’ section of the vacancy announcement.  All supporting documentation, including transcripts, must be included and uploaded again as part of the application process. 
 
Please include in your resume or work history the following information for paid and volunteer work experience especially that which is related to the job you are applying for:
 
•             Job title, (include series and grade if a Federal job)
•             Main duties and responsibilities
•             Employers' names and addresses
•             Supervisors' names and phone numbers
•             Starting and ending dates (month and year) (for each grade level if a Federal job)
•             Work hours per week
•             Annual salary amounts 
 
For positions held with the Federal government, list each grade held separately, including grade levels for career ladder positions, and provide the following information:
 
•             Month/year that you held each grade level
•             Main duties and responsibilities performed at that specific grade level. 
 
Thank you for your interest in these vacancies.
 
 
Justin Holgerson
Washington State FIA Coordinator
Pacific Northwest Research Station
Portland Forestry Sciences Laboratory
620 SW Main Street, Suite 400
Portland, OR 97205
503-808-3131 office
503-808-2020 fax

Summer Post at Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge

WANT EXPERIENCE WORKING ON A NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE? PAID INTERN OPPORTUNITIES AT CRAB ORCHARD NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE Duty station is Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge located in southern Illinois. Positions are available for students or recent graduates (within 2 years of graduation). Start date is flexible, but positions are available for 3-4 months starting May 12, 2013 and require a 360–480 hour commitment from each individual (30–40 hrs/week). For each 40-hour week worked, a subsistence of $175/week will be provided. In the event that an intern receiving subsistence works fewer than 40 hours in a week, they will receive subsistence payments at the daily rate (~$25/per day). Housing is not provided. Applicants should be energetic, responsible, and have the ability to work independently or with others and maintain a good disposition. Public speaking and group skills are a plus. Management reserves the right to suspend an internship at any time and no guarantees of future employment or continuation is implied. Interns are needed to assist with habitat management and invasive species monitoring and related field/office duties. Applicants with field experience, or pursuing wildlife biology, environmental science, or related degrees are preferred. Interns will be working in or around harsh conditions (i.e. extreme temperatures, ticks and mosquitoes, etc.) and may be required to complete strenuous tasks (i.e. hike in uneven terrain, dig beaver dams, etc.). Duties may include but are not limited to:  Invasive species surveys and control  Wildlife inventory and monitoring  Water level monitoring and management  GIS and GPS technologies and mapping  Vehicle operation  Data entry and analyses  Light maintenance related duties  Habitat management Invasive Species Inventory Training begins May 19, 2014 Deadline to apply: May 5, 2014 Please send resume and contact information for 3 references to (email preferred): Damon Lesmeister, PhD, Wildlife Biologist Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge 8588 Rt 148, Marion, IL 62959 Phone: 618-998-5917 E-mail: damon_lesmeister@fws.gov United States Department of the Interior U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge 8588 Rt. 148 Marion, Illinois 62959

IDNR Forestry Administrator opening, Springfield, IL

                                                                                         ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

#4657

                                                                                                      AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER                                                                                                          CAREER OPPORTUNITY BID NOTICE The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is inviting applications for the following positions:   Position Title: Natural Resources Advanced Specialist Opt.3               Monthly Salary Range:     $4,777 -- $7,247.00 Position Location: ORC Division of Forestry, One Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL 62702 (Sangamon County) Work Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, 1 hour lunch. Saturday & Sunday off. Description of Duties Under general direction, functions as a highly technical program administrator, planning, monitoring and evaluating the Forest Resources for the state; provides major assistance in the formulation of policies and management guidelines relating to forest management activities, makes budget recommendations, administers and coordinates program expenditures, monitors accomplishment targets; reviews and recommends legislation affecting resource development; participates in the planning, coordinating and implementing of cooperative programs; prepares and maintains progress reports, technical records and papers; provides training to division employees and cooperators in forest resource management; serves as liaison to various local, state and federal agencies, organizations and the general public.   Desirable Education, Training and Experience Requires knowledge, skill and mental ability equivalent to a master’s degree in forestry supplemented by two years of directly related professional experience or requires a Bachelor’s degree in forestry with four years progressively professional experience in forest management.  Requires thorough knowledge of the theories, principles, practices and methodologies associated with silviculture, mensuration, forest ecology and plant physiology.  Thorough knowledge in working with state and federal programs pertaining to private forest land owners requires.  Thorough knowledge of applicable state and federal laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.     Where to Apply:     Jim Herkert        One Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL 62072     217.785.8547     217.785.2438                                                    Name                                                Address                                                     Phone                   Fax (*SEE NOTE) Bargaining unit employees interested in bidding for this position should complete a Bid Form, attach it to an application, and submit it directly to the name and address listed above. Bid Forms may be obtained at any Department of Natural Resources facility.  Employees wishing to transfer must submit a Transfer Request before the last date to apply, listed below.   *NOTE:  In addition, employees who are interested in a promotion into this position must have a promotional grade.  If you do not already have a promotional grade for this title, complete a Promotional Examination Application(CMS100B) and sent it directly to the Examining Division, 500 William G. Stratton Building, Springfield, Illinois 62706.  In order to be considered for this vacancy, the CMS100B must be mailed to the Examining Division no later than the date listed below as the last day to apply.   The Department of Natural Resources does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, handicap, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, physical stature and/or any non-merit factor in admission, treatment or employment in programs or activities in compliance with the Illinois Human Rights Act, the Illinois Constitution, Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Acts, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the U.S. Constitution.  The Equal Employment Opportunity Office is responsible for compliance and may be reached at 217/785-0067.   DATE POSTED:                        March 28, 2014                                      LAST DATE TO APPLY:                              April 10, 2014          DNR-12 01/97

Trails and Developed Recreation positions, GW/Jeff National Forest

Please pass on the word about these two vacancy announcements for great temporary positions on the GWJeff, both in Edinburg, VA:
 
To apply for either position, applicants must apply at www.USAJobs.gov.
 
TRAILS POSITION (GS-0462-04)
The position can found under the number:  14-TEMP110808-010087JO-DT.  Applications are due by April 1, 2014
 
DEVELOPED RECREATION POSITION (GS-0462-04)
The position can be found under the number:  14-TEMP110808-010105JO-DT
Applications are due by April 3, 2014
 
If you have any questions, please contact us at (540) 984-4101.
 
THANKS!
 
 
 
 

Sustainable Forest Management PSAs with Christina Hendricks

Taking a minute to share three short PSAs that we developed in support of the Montreal Process and Sustainable Forestry.  The PSAs, 14 months in the making, feature Emmy Nominated Actress Christina Hendricks, most famously known for her role in Mad Men, though she has appeared and will be appearing in a number of high profile feature files.  Christina is on the cover of time this week.
 
The 60, 30 & 10 second PSAs feature a crisp message about taking a personal role in sustaining the world’s forests.  I trust that you will find these clips to be effective.  We are now working on a rollout strategy to get these PSAs seen by as many people as we can.  It includes TV & web distribution. 
 
It is also important to highlight the high quality and professional work of the Creative Media & Broadcast Center, USDA Office of Communications.  They did an exceptional job of taking our initial idea and polishing it into our final product.
 
Please feel free to share them widely, including your staff areas.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Peter Gaulke
NEPA, Strategic Planning & Sustainability
USDA Forest Service, EMC
1400 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC  20250-1104
Desk:  202-205-1521
FAX:  202-205-1012

PATHWAYS Recent Graduate federal opening

USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region _______________________________ Outreach Notice Klamath National Forest Salmon/Scott Ranger District ___________________________________   Pathways Recent Graduates (Forester) – GS-0460-5/7/9   The Klamath National Forest will be seeking a candidate for a permanent, full-time Pathways Recent Graduate (Forester), GS-0460-5/7/9 position located on the Salmon/Scott Ranger District, Fort Jones, California.  The purpose of this Outreach Notice is to inform prospective applicants of this upcoming opportunity and to assess interest.  The Recent Graduates Program affords developmental experiences in the Federal Government intended to promote possible careers in the civil service to individuals who have recently graduated from qualifying educational institutions or programs.  This position is not currently being advertised; we anticipate the advertisement will be released in May or June of this year on USAJobs.gov.  To express interest in these positions, please complete the attached voluntary Outreach Interest Form and return to Carl Varak at cvarak@fs.fed.us by close of business on April 21, 2014.   DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS POSITION:   Major Duties   Timber Sales Preparation   Evaluates and analyzes the project sale folder information and conducts a preliminary field reconnaissance. Assembles  and reviews the timber sales contract package. Determines, plans and arranges for the resources needed to complete the layout of sales. Identifies and verifies  the land status and environmental constraints affecting layout of the proposed project on the ground. Reviews, compiles and analyzes field data.  Completes environmental assessment reports and environmental impact statements. Prepares  and ensures quality of documentation such as detailed maps, timber sale appraisals, timber sales write up, advertisements, prospectus, and sample contracts for the sale. Arranges for interviews of prospective purchasers and explains contract clauses, road development, and cutting practices.  Monitors and oversees cruising and marking of timber and prepares general logging plans and verifies logging system settings. Utilizing appropriate document, determines sale boundaries, proper location of logging roads, acceptable marking and cutting methods, stumpage prices, and the requirements for brush disposal, erosion control, and stand improvement.  Prepares a summary of Summarizes all records acceptable for final appraisal, sale contract preparation, and subsequent timber management activities.   Knowledge of, and skill in applying principles, concepts, and practices of forestry and related disciplines, such as soil science and hydrology; agency and/or tribal programs, policies, and resource management objectives;  engineering construction and maintenance practices; and contract and legal provisions and content requirements sufficient to:   •           independently perform recurring, well-precedent projects using standard methods and techniques; •           identify and resolve problems; •           recommend a program for small sales of timber products and for the free use of forest products, including commercial thinning, timber trespass, harvesting logs and fuel wood, and salvaging timber damaged by disease, insects, or wind;   •           analyze conditions in areas affected by drought, insects, disease, wind damage, or fire;  recommend silviculture prescriptions to treat or salvage timber through sales;  analyze environmental impact and prepare environmental assessment reports;  determine method of sale and special sale requirements, such as erosion control measures, slash disposal, sale area betterment, resources protection measures, and road maintenance; •           prepare contract packages; •           Prepare routine reports on findings and recommendations   For more information on the position contact  Carl Varak, 530-468-1227, cvarak@fs.fed.us) .   ABOUT THE FOREST:   The Klamath National Forest covers an area of 1,700,000 acres located in Siskiyou County in northern California and Jackson County in southern Oregon.  The Forest is divided into two sections separated by the Shasta Valley and the Interstate 5 highway corridor.  In the mountains to the west, the terrain is steep and rugged while the east side has the relatively gentler, rolling terrain of volcanic origin.  With elevations ranging from 450 to 8,900 feet above sea level, the Forest is one of America’s most biologically diverse regions, situated in a transition region between the hotter and drier areas of the south and the colder and wetter locale of the north.   This central position of the Klamath in relation to the Cascades, Sierra Nevada, Coast Range and the Great Basin has fostered complex climatic patterns and led to an unparalleled diversity of plant life found nowhere else in California.  More species of conifers live near or in the Klamath’s Marble Mountain and Russian Wilderness Areas than anywhere else on earth.  An astounding 17 conifer species co-exist within one square mile!  The Forest is also home to one plant that lives nowhere else on earth, the Siskiyou Mariposa Lily.
  The program of work for the Forest is centered on the restoration of fire adapted ecosystems.  We have an active and strongly integrated vegetation management and fuels program that works to protect communities, infrastructure and critical wildlife and fisheries habitat.  We work with local communities, Fire Safe Councils, and interested groups and individuals in developing projects using Healthy Forest Restoration Act authorities.  In 2010, the Forest was honored to be recognized as having treated the greatest amount of hazardous fuels reduction acres in the Pacific Southwest Region.   The appropriate management of naturally occurring wildfire across the Forest is also an important program component.  The Klamath is known as a leader in using wildfire to benefit landscape conditions as well as having a highly skilled and experienced fire suppression workforce.   The Forest includes all or part of five wilderness areas: Marble Mountain, Russian, Trinity Alps, Red Buttes and Siskiyou. Trailheads are numerous and hikes range from easy to arduous. There are 200 miles of river system for rafting and 152 miles of wild and scenic rivers in the Forest. The Forest has 28 campgrounds, and world-class hiking, fishing and wildlife viewing.  With the Klamath, Salmon, and Scott Rivers meandering from one end of the Forest to the other, recreationists have found a playground that offers virtually everything (except crowds) to the outdoor enthusiast.   The management of area streams and rivers, and range, botanical, heritage, cultural and mineral resources rounds out the active and interesting programs included on the Klamath. More information on the Klamath National Forest is on our website: http://fs.usda.gov/klamath/ .   ABOUT THE COMMUNITY:   YREKA, California (pronounced Y-Reeka) has been designated as 48th in the top one-hundred small communities in the U.S. and is located twenty-two miles south of the California/Oregon border along Interstate 5.  Yreka is a quiet little city located in an area rich in history and generous in natural resources, nestled in the northern most corner of the majestic Shasta Valley. Serving as the governmental seat of Siskiyou County, geographically the fifth largest county in the state, Yreka is the largest full service community between Ashland, Oregon and Redding, California. The population base provides support for professional services, medical facilities, all governmental offices and a full range of retail businesses which make Yreka the trade center for the county. Yreka is abundant in its intrinsic beauty and enjoys the diversity of a four season climate.   Yreka is home to several retail shopping areas, many restaurants, auto service stores and 14 motels.  Several primary and secondary schools, a high school, and a modern hospital are located in Yreka. A two year Community College maintains a satellite campus in Yreka and the main campus in Weed is about 30 minutes away.  Housing costs vary depending on location, residence size, and property, averaging $180,000-$250,000 for a typical 3 bedroom home on a city parcel.  Rental housing for a typical 3 bedroom home starts at about $800/month.  Medford, Oregon is an easy 45 minute drive and has a full array of large retail and warehouse shopping centers and home improvement centers.  The airport in Medford is full service.   Outdoor recreation opportunities are abundant and include fishing, hunting, camping, boating, whitewater rafting, Nordic and Alpine skiing, golf, and just about any other outdoor activity imaginable.  Two ski parks, Mt. Ashland and Mt. Shasta, are each about 1 hour away. Several golf courses are within Siskiyou County and nearby counties. The coast and beaches are about 3 hours away. Trout, salmon and steelhead fishing are nearby. Duck and goose viewing and hunting occur in the nearby Klamath Basin and Tulelake Wildlife Refuge. Two large reservoirs, Shasta and Trinity Lakes, are about 1 hour away. Cultural events include Siskiyou Performing Arts in Yreka, the nationally acclaimed Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, and the Britt Festival in Jacksonville, Oregon. Crater Lake National Park, Oregon Caves National Monument and Lava Beds National Monument are about 1 1/2 hours away.   Forest Service employees on the workforce reduction placement system list will receive priority consideration and CTAP/ICTAP candidates will receive the appropriate consideration.     The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination on all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status.  (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, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 14th and Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC  20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
 

OUTREACH INTEREST FORM

Pathways Recent Graduates (Forester) – GS-0460-5/7/9

Klamath National Forest, Salmon/Scott River Ranger District

Please respond by April 21, 2014

If you are interested in this position and would like notification of the job announcement when it is issued, please complete this Outreach Interest Form and email to Carl Varak at cvarak@fs.fed.us. If you do not have email, complete the form and mail to:  Salmon/Scott River Ranger District, Attn: Carl Varak, 11263 N. Highway 3, Fort Jones, CA 96032.   NAME: ______________________________________________________________________   E-MAIL ADDRESS: ___________________________________________________________   MAILING ADDRESS: __________________________________________________________   _____________________________________________________________________________   TELEPHONE NUMBER: _______________________________________________________   AGENCY EMPLOYED WITH:   ______USFS     _____BLM    ______OTHER_________   TYPE OF APPOINTMENT:  ______PERMANENT   _____ TEMPORARY   ______ TERM   ______ VRA                 _____ PWD                  ______ OTHER   CURRENT REGION/FOREST/DISTRICT: _______________________________________________   CURRENT SERIES AND GRADE IF APPLICABLE: ____________________________________________________________________________________   CURRENT POSITION TITLE: __________________________________________________________   WHERE DID YOU HEAR ABOUT VACANCY/OUTREACH? ____________________________________________________________________________________   IF NOT A CURRENT PERMANENT (CAREER OR CAREER CONDITIONAL) EMPLOYEE ARE YOU ELIGIBLE TO BE HIRED UNDER ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SPECIAL AUTHORITIES:   IF NOT A CURRENT PERMANENT (CAREER OR CAREER CONDITIONAL) EMPLOYEE ARE YOU ELIGIBLE TO BE HIRED UNDER ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SPECIAL AUTHORITIES: ______ PERSON WITH DISABILITIES (SCHEDULE A APPOINTING AUTHORITY) ______ VETERANS RECRUITMENT APPOINTMENT (VRA) ______ 30% OR MORE DISABLED VETERAN ______ VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT OF 1998, AS AMENDED (VEOA) ______ FORMER PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEER ______ Pathways (Recent Graduate) ______ OTHER ______________________________________________________________

Submission of this form is voluntary. Thanks for your interest!

GS 6 permanent seasonal wilderness trails position

OUTREACH Forestry Technician (Wilderness/Trails/Field Ranger) GS 0462 6/7 Region 6 – Umpqua National Forest The Umpqua National Forest is outreaching for a permanent seasonal Forestry Technician to perform duties within the specialties of Wilderness and Trails. This position will be the lead for trails and wilderness project work and monitoring and work as the Interpretive Field Ranger across the North Umpqua and Diamond Lake (NUDL) Zone. They will accomplish a variety of work in support of the Forest’s Recreation program. This is a seasonal position with a guarantee of 18 pay periods of full time employment each year with the possibility of extending to the full year, depending on funding. The duty station is Idleyld Park, OR. While the ranger station address is Idleyld Park, OR, the Ranger Station is actually located 38 miles east of Idleyld Park at Toketee Lake. The Position This position will report to the NUDL Zone Recreation and Facilities Staff Officer. The position is responsible for the preparation and execution of wilderness management plans and the implementation of wilderness and/or trail and bridge construction and other maintenance and reconstruction projects. This includes developing project plans, assisting with budgets, and performing final inspections. This person is expected to work both independently and be able to lead a small project work crew, on occasion. They are also responsible for the monitoring of wilderness conditions, including visitor use levels, documenting of resource damage, and performing compliance checks for Special Use Permit holders. Finally, the incumbent will act as an Interpretive Field Ranger to develop and conduct wilderness education programs and provide public information and interpretive services across the Zone. They will work in very close coordination with the District staff to ensure the Forest is successful in meeting its goals and objectives for the Wilderness and Trails program. The Forest has a very robust recreation program that includes the Diamond Lake recreation complex as well as dozens of developed and dispersed recreation sites across the Forest. Diamond Lake is an all season recreation area attracting nearly a million annually to world-class trout fishing and all associated summer and winter recreation opportunities. Diamond Lake and the waterfalls in the North Umpqua drainage are significant stops on the Rouge-Umpqua Scenic Byway for visitors traveling to Crater Lake National Park from the I-5 corridor. When combined with the spectacular views, world renowned trout, steelhead, and salmon fishing, trails, wilderness experiences and motorized access options the Umpqua is a recreation hotspot for the State. Your response to this outreach should occur by April 18th, 2014. Anyone interested in additional information about this position should contact Jennifer Taylor, Recreation/Facilities Staff Officer at (541) 498-2531, e-mail: jenniferltaylor@fs.fed.us Forest Information The Umpqua National Forest covers nearly one million acres along the western slopes of the Cascade Mountains in Southwest Oregon. The Forest encompasses a diverse area of sparkling rivers and lakes, deep canyons, and rugged mountains up to 9,200 feet in elevation. The Umpqua produces a wealth of water resources, timber, wildlife, fish, minerals, and outdoor recreation opportunities. Included within the Forest are the North Umpqua Wild and Scenic River, a portion of the Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway, three wildernesses, the Oregon Cascades Recreation Area, and a very large hydropower project. Also within the Umpqua is the Diamond Lake Recreation Composite, one of the largest developed recreational facilities within the Forest Service. The Umpqua National Forest employs approximately 220 permanent and 120 temporary employees. The Forest has four ranger districts (located at Cottage Grove, Glide, Diamond Lake, and Tiller) and the Dorena Genetic Resource Center, which supports genetic resource and vegetation management programs for Oregon and Washington. The Forest also provides administrative and engineering assistance to the Wolf Creek Civilian Conservation Corps Center located near Glide. Recreation opportunities abound including fishing, hunting, hiking, swimming, picnicking, rock-hounding, and camping. There are hundreds of miles of hiking trails on the various districts and many developed recreation sites. There are also wilderness lakes and ponds, with fishing year round and miles of streams open for summer angling. Within a 1-1/2 hour drive of Roseburg, the nearest full-service community, are both the Oregon Coast and Cascade Mountains, with numerous trails for hiking and backpacking. Steelhead and salmon fishing are popular on both the North and South Umpqua rivers, along with lake fishing for trout on Lemolo Lake, Diamond Lake, and other high elevation lakes. The North Umpqua River is world known for its summer steelhead fly-fishing. The North Umpqua River also lures whitewater rafting enthusiasts and floaters to experience its beauty and excitement each summer. There is camping at various campgrounds accessible by road along the North Umpqua River and at the Diamond Lake and Lemolo Lake Recreation Areas. For the hunter, the Forest has several large elk herds, plus black-tailed deer, bear, and cougar. Crater Lake National Park borders the Forest and is a two-hour drive from Roseburg. In the winter there is unlimited cross-country skiing and snowmobiling around the Diamond Lake and Lemolo Lake Recreation Areas. Downhill snow cat skiing is available at Mount Bailey, near Diamond Lake, and several downhill ski areas are within a 2-1/2 to 4 hour drive. About the Nearest Community Roseburg is a full-service community, with a population of 21,500 people within the city limits and a total population of 50,000 to 60,000 within a 20-mile service area. It is located 70 miles south of Eugene on Interstate 5; 97 miles north of Medford; and 80 miles east of the Pacific Ocean. The Umpqua National Forest Supervisor’s Office is located in Roseburg. The city is near the confluence of the South Umpqua and North Umpqua rivers, at an elevation of 465 feet. Roseburg is the county seat for Douglas County. Once the self-proclaimed "Timber Capital of the World", the economy of the surrounding community has diversified greatly over the past decade. The wood products industry has expanded to include other light manufacturing and service industries such as electrical equipment, recreational boats, aluminum power cable, and wholesale book distribution. Other major employment is provided by the medical, tourism, government, and service sectors. Climate Roseburg has a moderate climate with four distinct seasons. Average temperature in summer is 66 °F with highs to 100 °F, while average temperature in winter is 44 °F with occasional frost, but very little snow during December, January and February. The average annual precipitation is 35". Roseburg has one of the longest growing seasons in Oregon. Housing Government housing is available within the Toketee Compound near the Diamond Lake Ranger Station. Several options are available at various square footages and prices ranging from $4.85 to $23 per day. OUTREACH INTEREST FORM Forestry Technician – Wilderness/Trails/Field Ranger GS-6/7 Region 6 - Umpqua National Forest Duty Station: Idleyld Park, Oregon (Diamond Lake Ranger Station) Name: Email Address: Mailing Address: Telephone Number: Employed With: Type of Current Appointment: Current Employer/ Agency / Region / Forest / District: Current Series and Grade or Annual Salary: Current Position Title: How did you hear about this position? The vacancy announcement for this position will soon be posted on the U.S. Government’s official website for employment opportunities at www.usajobs.gov If not a current permanent (career or career conditional) employee, are you eligible to be hired under any of the following special authorities? n/a ___ Person with Disabilities ___ Veterans Readjustment ___ Disabled Veteran with a 30% Compensable Disability ___ Veterans Employment Opportunities Act Of 1998 ___ Former Peace Corps Volunteer ___ Student Career Experience Program ___ Other Please email this completed form no later than April 18th, 2014, to jenniferltaylor@fs.fed.us, Jennifer Taylor, Recreation/Facilities Staff Officer or fax to (541) 498-2515 or mail to Umpqua National Forest, Attn: Jennifer Taylor, 2020 Toketee Ranger Station Rd, Idleyld Park, OR 97447. Thank you for your interest in our vacancy. The Umpqua National Forest is an equal opportunity employer.

Forestry Research Technician Job Opening

Outreach Notice

Forestry Technician (Research)

GS-0462-4

     

USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station

Jasper, Arkansas

    INTRODUCTION:   The Southern Research Station will soon be filling a GS-0462-4 Forestry Technician (Research) position at the Henry R. Koen Experimental Forest in Jasper, Arkansas.   MAJOR DUTIES: This position is located at the Henry R. Koen Experimental Forest.  The incumbent independently performs technical duties in support of professional scientists conducting various research projects.  Collects, compiles, and summarizes a variety of complex research data.  Data collection duties include locating study areas and study plots in accordance with study maps and instructions of supervisor, tree species identification with and without leaves, both living and dead (including tree seedlings), use of forestry-related equipment (e.g. field computers, electronic measuring devices, topographic maps, diameter tapes, GPS, laser measuring devices, clinometer, increment borer, trucks, UTV, brush cutters, chainsaws), carrying equipment and supplies up and down steep and rocky mountainous areas in high heat and humidity, and data recording.  Assures that field data are collected in an accurate and timely manner.  Works safely and promotes safe working habits by following guidelines contained in the Forest Service Health and Safety Code.  Applicants must have a valid driver’s license.   QUALIFICATIONS:  GS-0462-4 TOUR OF DUTY: Temporary—1039–NTE 1 Year   Qualifying experience for the GS-4 level includes six months general experience that demonstrates the applicant's ability to perform the work of the position or that provided familiarity with the subject matter or processes of the occupation AND six months specialized experience at the GS-3 level that is directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.   SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR EXPERIENCE: Experience requirements may be met by successful completion of two (2) academic years of post high school education which included at least 12 semester/18 quarter hours in any combination of courses such as forestry, agriculture, crop or plant science, range management or conservation, wildlife management, watershed management, soil science, natural resources (except marine fisheries and oceanography), outdoor recreation management, civil or forest engineering, or wildland fire science. No more than 3 semester/4 quarter hours in mathematics is creditable.   COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Equivalent combinations of successfully completed education and experience may be used to meet the experience requirements.     LOCATION: This position will be located at the Henry R. Koen Experimental Forest approximately 3 miles north of Jasper, Arkansas and 16 miles south of Harrison, AR.  Most fieldwork will be in the Boston Mountains of the Ozark region.     This office is located near the small community of Jasper, AR - population 466 (based on 2010 data).  Just 6 miles south of the Buffalo National River and 10 miles north of the Ozark National Forest Boundary on Scenic Highway 7, Jasper is located in north central Newton County and is the County seat.  Newton County is the Elk Capitol of Arkansas and located in the headwaters of the Buffalo River.  Rental housing is scarce in this area.  However, there are a wide variety of homes and land parcels to choose from.  There are four schools in the county for grades K-12. They are located at Deer, Jasper, Western Grove and Mt. Judea.  Harrison, AR, population approximately 13,163 (based on 2012 data) and home to the North Arkansas Community Technical College, is about 16 miles north of the experimental forest.  For more information about the Jasper area contact the Jasper/Newton County Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 250, Jasper, AR 72641, Phone 1-800-670-7792 or on the web at http://theozarkmountains.com/.  For more information about the Harrison area contact the Harrison Chamber of Commerce, 621 East Rush, Harrison, AR 72601, Phone: 870-741-2659 or on the web at http://www.harrison-chamber.com/.  The Southern Research Station will not pay for relocation costs (moving expenses.)   Interested applicants or those desiring further information can contact Martin Spetich at mspetich@fs.fed.us before the application deadline. Please send the form from the last page of this outreach notice no later than 5:00pm April 25, 2014.  You can learn more about the Southern Research Station by visiting our website at www.srs.fs.fed.us.  USDA Forest Service is an equal opportunity employer.  Please distribute the outreach notice widely and encourage interested candidates to contact Martin Spetich.   Vacancy Announcement and Job Application:    The vacancy announcement for this position will posted on the U.S. Government's official website for employment opportunities at, www.usajobs.gov soon.   

Outreach Response Form

USDA Forest Service

Southern Research Station

  I am interested in the position and will call the contact person, in addition to checking http://www.usajobs.gov for the position announcement as stated above.   REPLY DUE BY 5:00pm April 25, 2014   Position Title/Series/Grade: GS-0462-4  Forestry Technician (Research) Temporary

Location:  Jasper, AR

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION

  Name:  ______________________________________Date:  _____________________   Address:  ____________________________________Phone: ____________________    E-Mail:  ____________________   Current Federal Employee?                Yes_____                    No         Current title/series/grade/location:  ___________________________________________   Type of appointment you are currently under ___________________________________ (e.g., Career, Career-Conditional, Excepted, Excepted VRA, etc)     Interested applicants should return this form to: Martin Spetich E-Mail: mspetich@fs.fed.us Phone:  (501) 623-1180 ext.105       Fax:  (501) 623-0186       Thank you for your interest in employment with the Southern Research Station.

USDA is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Seminar I Just Gave: Rise of the Robots: Machine vision and your cellphone’s all-seeing sensors in forest recreation ecology

Long title, interesting talk.  This seminar was about the hard work we're doing to train cellphones to make detailed measurements for recreation ecology.  It is going very well. 🙂 Links to downloads below.  If you use the PDF version, I don't believe it will include the embedded videos... Logan Link to presentation powerpoint slide deck Link to PDF version  

Seminar I Just Gave: Rec Without Wrecking

Here's a link to the HTML version (Warning, it is HUGE). Link to original OSX Keynote version We're doing a lot of work in recreation ecology lately.  Very exciting stuff!  This talk was designed to spur some conversation among the audience regarding current topics and controversies in recreation ecology.  We also talked a lot about applying rec ecology principles on the Shawnee National Forest in our backyards.  The talk was sponsored by the Friends of the Shawnee National Forest.  If you like what you see, join up! Link to powerpoint version Logan

Heartland Region Student Symposium (Conference)

The Student Summit is a phenomenal opportunity for Students to attend there first conference, present for the first time, or network with their future colleagues.  The purpose of this email it two fold.
1.  It is my hope that you will spread the word and encourage your students to attend the summit. This model was designed to provide students an affordable opportunity to embrace the professional world of experiential education.  I have grown personally and professionally from this event and I have no doubt it will have a profound impact on your students.
2.  Convince you to come!  We like to embrace a concept called "campfire mentoring."  An opportunity to have a conversation with a professional around the fire is something special, and we would love for you to come be part of this event.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me via email.  I have attached additional event information as well as a video with first hand student accounts of their experiences at the student summit.
http://youtu.be/rUPkhkaK5y0 - Student Summit Video (Worth the Watch)
Thanks again,
Brian Croft
The Third Annual Heartland Region Student Summit is taking place at the Touch of Nature Environmental Center in Carbondale, IL in a little over two weeks!  Thanks to you, and the others who joined you around the fire at Camp Ondessonk in 2012, the momentum surrounding this event continues to build.  We are now reaching out for your help in spreading the word about this year's experience.
Even if you have already graduated, you are invited to attend and perhaps you know of some solid students still around in your program.  We have a couple spots left for workshop presentations and are looking for great ideas worth sharing with this year's attendees.
Some key things to know:
  • The Early Bird registration rate of $90.00 for the weekend has been extended until Monday, March 24th.  This fee covers the conference, lodging, meals and entertainment.
  • Check-in starts at 2:00pm Thursday, April 3rd.  Opening Circle starts at 4:30pm.
  • Highlights of the event include 50th anniversary of the 1964 Wilderness Act celebration; student-presented workshops; representatives from federal land management agencies and regional outdoor recreation and education programs; an awesome jazz and blues band playing live Friday night; and campfire mentoring.
  • Keynote Speaker: Karl Rohnke, one of the founding fathers of team building and the challenge course industry.
  • Closing circle takes place at 10:00am on Saturday.
  • Touch of Nature staff will be facilitating post-conference activities on Saturday, including high-ropes course programming, rock climbing, and paddling experiences.
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You can find out more about this year's Student Summit, our keynote speaker, submit a workshop proposal and register for the event by clicking here.
 
Please consider joining us again, and helping us to spread the word!
Best regards,
Brian Croft and the 2014 Convening Committee

Assistant Watershed Resources Specialist

Assistant Watershed Resources Specialist
Contra Costa Water District
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Posted:
March 18, 2014
Location:
Brentwood, California
Hourly Rate:
33.56 - 40.79
Type:
Full Time - Experienced
Category:
Conservation Science
Preferred Education:
High School
The Assistant Watershed Resources Specialist assists with the overall protection, operation, and maintenance of the Los Vaqueros Watershed and District owned Conservation Lands. Collectively these lands total approximately 25,000 acres in Contra Costa, Alameda, and San Joaquin Counties. This position reports to the Los Vaqueros Watershed Office in Brentwood, CA and provides field and technical support to Watershed Resources Specialists and the Watershed Superintendent. Primary duties of this position include supporting the stewardship and protection of valuable natural and cultural resources, assisting with the implementation of compensatory habitat mitigation programs, ensuring compliance with various regulatory commitments and District directives, implementing the watershed’s recreation program and maintaining support infrastructure. The position also monitors contractors, patrols remote areas and enforces District ordinances, reports fire and medical emergencies, supports emergency responders, and assists professionals with watershed access. 
The successful candidate may have any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities for the position. A typical way to qualify would be 2 years of college or other specialized course work in environmental science, natural resource management, range management, biology, botany or other natural science; 2 years of experience in natural resource protection, land stewardship support, environmental field surveys, mitigation monitoring, ecological restoration, conservation grazing or recreation; or, any combination of these experiences and training.OTHER REQUIREMENTS Candidates must possess a valid California Class “C” Driver’s License and have a satisfactory driving record. The successful candidate must pass a criminal background check.  
Contra Costa Water District
Contra Costa Water District (CCWD) is an innovative leader in water management and provides employees with a fast-paced and stable work environment that encourages professional growth and development. Formed in 1936 to provide water for irrigation and industry, CCWD is now one of the largest urban water districts in California and a leader in drinking-water treatment technology and source water protection. CCWD delivers safe, clean water to 500,000 people in central and eastern Contra Costa County in Northern California. Our mission is to strategically provide a reliable supply of high quality water at the lowest cost possible, in an environmentally responsible manner. We offer competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits such as medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 457 & 401 deferred compensation plans, retirement pension, vacation & holiday pay, plus a great working environment.

GS4 Rec Technician 2, Shawnee National Forest

Shawnee National Forest

 

 

“Caring for the Land and Serving People”

                                                             

 

OUTREACH NOTICE

 

GS-0462-4 Forestry Technician (Recreation)

Temporary Not-To-Exceed 1039 hours

 

GS-0462-04

The Shawnee National Forest is seeking qualified applicants to fill a temporary not-to-exceed 1039 hours GS-0462-4 Forestry Technician (Recreation) up to two position(s). The position(s) will be advertised in USAJOBS automated application system at USAJobs.   The purpose of this Outreach Notice is to inform prospective applicants of this opportunity.                                        Anyone interested is encouraged to complete the attached

 Outreach Response Form by March 29, 2014.

  THE POSITION: The position(s) are located in Vienna and Jonesboro, Illinois and will serve as a Recreation Crew Member.  This position performs a variety of technical work in support of the Unit recreation program.  Work will primarily involve recreation area operations and maintenance in developed and dispersed sites.  Work will include working with a variety of hand tools and mechanized equipment.  The work will be in an outdoor setting. Working outdoors may involve performing tasks in adverse weather conditions such as high heat and humidity, and requires moderate to strenuous physical exertion including walking in rugged/steep terrain, bending, lifting and carrying supplies for long periods of time.  Crew members will be exposed to insects, poison ivy, animals and hot and/or rainy weather. APPLICATION PROCESS: This position will be posted on USAJobs, and applications will be processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for the USDA Forest Service.  

Job Title: Forestry Technician (Recreation)

Department: Department Of Agriculture Agency: Forest Service

Sub Agency: Shawnee National Forest

SALARY RANGE: $13.55 hr
OPEN PERIOD: 10 days
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0462-04
POSITION INFORMATION:   Temporary, Full Time–Not-To-Exceed 1039 hours
PROMOTION POTENTIAL:    
DUTY LOCATION: Vienna and Jonesboro, IL
OUTREACH DEADLINE:  The outreach deadline is March 29, 2014.  Please fill out form below.  The vacancy will come out later and will be posted in USAJobs.                                 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)
    • Great River Road NSB, extending along the Mississippi River
    • 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.
    • 56 ecological areas
    • 14 botanical areas
    • 3 geological areas
    • 14 zoological areas
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.  Although predominantly oak-hickory, 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 Shawnee is located 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.  Local breweries are also starting to emerge, adding to the tourism opportunities in the region. 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 Carbondale, IL – Companies and Business 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/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 against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.) To File an Employment Complaint If you wish to file an employment complaint, you must contact your agency's EEO Counselor (PDF) within 45 days of the date of the alleged discriminatory act, event, or in the case of a personnel action. Additional information can be found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_file.html. To File a Program Complaint If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (PDF), found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov. Persons with Disabilities Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities and you wish to file either an EEO or program complaint please contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish). Persons with disabilities who wish to file a program complaint, please see information above on how to contact us by mail directly or by email. If you require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) please contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).    

Outreach Response Form

If you are interested in these positions, please respond to this outreach by March 29, 2014 in one of three ways: E-mail: dkirtley@fs.fed.us                                               Fax: (618) 658-1300 Mail:   Daryl Kirtley Hidden Springs Ranger District 602 North 1st Street Vienna, IL 62995 (618) 658-1307   For additional details on the position, you may call Brian Bourne at 618-658-1303.   By completing this form, you are indicating that you are interested in the following position: •     Forestry Technician (Recreation), GS-0462-04, Full-Time – Temporary, Not-To-Exceed 1039 hours Location: •     Region 9, Shawnee National Forest, Vienna and Jonesboro, Illinois (Circle one or both)   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’s Recruitment Act
  Former Peace Corps Volunteer
  Disabled Veteran with 30% Compensable Disability
  Pathways Program (Students & Recent Graduates):
  Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998
  Other, please describe:  
 

GS4 Rec Technician, Shawnee National Forest

Shawnee National Forest

 

 

“Caring for the Land and Serving People”

                                                             

 

OUTREACH NOTICE

 

GS-0462-4 Forestry Technician (Wilderness/Trails)

Temporary Not-To-Exceed 1039 hours

 

GS-0462-04

The Shawnee National Forest is seeking qualified applicants to fill a temporary not-to-exceed 1039 hours GS-0462-4 Forestry Technician (Wilderness/Trails) position. The position will be advertised in USAJOBS automated application system at USAJobs.   The purpose of this Outreach Notice is to inform prospective applicants of this opportunity.                                        Anyone interested is encouraged to complete the attached

 Outreach Response Form by March 29, 2014.

  THE POSITION: The position is located in Jonesboro, Illinois and will serve as a Wilderness/Trail Crew Member.  This position performs a variety of technical work in support of the Unit trails program.  Work will primarily involve performing trail reconstruction and maintenance.  Work will include working with a variety of hand tools and mechanized equipment.  The work will be in an outdoor setting.  Working outdoors may involve performing tasks in adverse weather conditions such as high heat and humidity, and requires moderate to strenuous physical exertion including walking in rugged/steep terrain, bending, lifting and carrying supplies for long periods of time.  Crew members will be exposed to insects, poison ivy, animals and hot and/or rainy weather. APPLICATION PROCESS: This position will be posted on USAJobs, and applications will be processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for the USDA Forest Service.  

Job Title: Forestry Technician (Wilderness/Trails)

Department: Department Of Agriculture Agency: Forest Service

Sub Agency: Shawnee National Forest

SALARY RANGE: $13.55 hr
OPEN PERIOD: 10 days
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0462-04
POSITION INFORMATION:   Temporary, Full Time–Not-To-Exceed 1039 hours
PROMOTION POTENTIAL:    
DUTY LOCATION: Jonesboro, IL
OUTREACH DEADLINE:  The outreach deadline is March 29, 2014. Please fill out form below.  The vacancy will come out later and will be posted in USAJobs.                                     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)
    • Great River Road NSB, extending along the Mississippi River
    • 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.
    • 56 ecological areas
    • 14 botanical areas
    • 3 geological areas
    • 14 zoological areas
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.  Although predominantly oak-hickory, 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 Shawnee is located 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.  Local breweries are also starting to emerge, adding to the tourism opportunities in the region. 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 Carbondale, IL – Companies and Business 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/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 against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.) To File an Employment Complaint If you wish to file an employment complaint, you must contact your agency's EEO Counselor (PDF) within 45 days of the date of the alleged discriminatory act, event, or in the case of a personnel action. Additional information can be found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_file.html. To File a Program Complaint If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form (PDF), found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at program.intake@usda.gov. Persons with Disabilities Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities and you wish to file either an EEO or program complaint please contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (in Spanish). Persons with disabilities who wish to file a program complaint, please see information above on how to contact us by mail directly or by email. If you require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) please contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).    

Outreach Response Form

If you are interested in these positions, please respond to this outreach by March 29, 2014 in one of three ways: E-mail: dkirtley@fs.fed.us                  Fax: (618) 658-1300 Mail:    Daryl Kirtley Hidden Springs Ranger District 602 North 1st Street Vienna, IL 62995 (618) 658-1307   For additional details on the position, you may call Brian Bourne at 618-658-1303.   By completing this form, you are indicating that you are interested in the following position: •     Forestry Technician (Wilderness/Trails), GS-0462-04, Full-Time – Temporary, Not-To-Exceed 1039 hours Location: •     Region 9, Shawnee National Forest, Jonesboro, 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’s Recruitment Act
  Former Peace Corps Volunteer
  Disabled Veteran with 30% Compensable Disability
  Pathways Program (Students & Recent Graduates):
  Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998
  Other, please describe:  
 

Kentucky Environmental Educator Job Postings

KAEE is Now Hiring!
 
Kentucky Association for Environmental Education
 
Title                            KAEE Marketing and Publicity Coordinator
 
Reports to                  KAEE Executive Director and Board of Directors
 
Job summary
 
The KAEE Marketing and Publicity Coordinator will serve part-time, approximately 10 hours per week, performing duties assigned by the Executive Director.  The position is for a 6 month term, with the opportunity to extend that term if agreeable to all parties.  The employee will work predominantly from home and must have access to a personal computer, phone and internet.  The employee will report to the KAEE Executive Director. 
 
Summary of essential job functions
  • Assist in the development of marketing materials and quarterly newsletters
  • Assist in writing and sending press releases for KAEE events and programs
  • Attend KAEE quarterly board meetings
  • Assist in updating web content on KAEE website
  • Develop and send monthly Edigest and other Eblasts
  • Assist in updating wikispaces and social media sites
  • Assist with KAEE events and other administrative duties as needed
  • Report to the KAEE Executive Director on a weekly basis
Minimum Requirements
 
The applicant should possess strong writing and computer skills.  Applicant must possess the ability to work well independently and as part of a team; excellent spelling, grammar and organizational skills; and attention to detail.  The applicant will need to secure or provide their own computer, internet and phone.  Experience or proficiency for learning Adobe Creative Suite software, IContact and WordPress strongly preferred. 
 
Hourly Rate: $10/hour
 
Start Date and Term:  Flexible start time.  Six month term.
 
To Apply:  Please send resume, writing sample and cover letter to Ashley Hoffman, KAEE Executive Director, at director@kaee.org
 
Deadline to Apply: March 31, 2014
 
Tel. 270-214-0587
 

Conservation Job Board Student Job Openings

Posted: 20 Mar 2014 08:24 PM PDT
Mile High Youth Corps Denver, CO
 
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 08:24 PM PDT
The Children's Maritime Foundation Long Beach, CA
 
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 08:22 PM PDT
Colorado State Forest Service Fort Collins, CO
 
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 08:24 PM PDT
Canyon Country Youth Corps Monticello, UT
 
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 08:22 PM PDT
Landscape Conservation Initiative, Northern Arizona University Flagstaff, AZ
 
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 08:22 PM PDT
HDR Inc. San Diego, CA
 
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 08:22 PM PDT
Mojave Desert Land Trust Joshua Tree, CA
 
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 08:23 PM PDT
Mile High Youth Corps Denver, CO
 
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 08:23 PM PDT
City of Mercer Island Mercer Island, WA
 
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 08:23 PM PDT
Student Conservation Association Daniel Boone National Forest, KY
 
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 08:23 PM PDT
Audubon International Troy, NY

Will County, IL Interpretive Staff

Job announcement in Will County Forest Preserves.
 
For information on positions available in Illinois, visit:
 
 
 
 
Hope to see you next week in Rockford!
 
Nina
 
 
Nina Baki
Naturalist I
Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center
Forest Preserve District of Cook County
9800 Willow Springs, IL 60480
708-839-6897 - main
708-496-2234 – direct

Conservation Job Board Listings For This Week


Posted: 24 Mar 2014 07:19 PM PDT
Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association Westminster, CO
 
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 07:22 PM PDT
Grand Traverse Conservation District Traverse City, MI
 
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 07:19 PM PDT
The University of Montana Plumas National Forest, CA
 
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 07:20 PM PDT
Naperville Heritage Society/Naper Settlement Naperville, IL
 
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 07:19 PM PDT
Forest Service Carson City, NV
 
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 07:20 PM PDT
Bureau of Land Management Marsing, ID
 
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 07:19 PM PDT
Workplace Alaska Chignik, AK
 
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 07:19 PM PDT
Bureau of Land Management Roseburg, OR
 
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 07:18 PM PDT
RK&K York, PA
 
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 07:19 PM PDT
American Conservation Experience St. George, UT
 
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 07:19 PM PDT
The Land Trust for Santa Barbara County Santa Barbara, CA
 
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 07:18 PM PDT
University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources Irvine, CA
 
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 07:22 PM PDT
Orangutan Foundation International Kalimantan Tengah (Indonesian Borneo), ALL
 
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 07:22 PM PDT
Mile High Youth Corps Denver, CO

Pathways Indefinite Intern / Forestry Tech Rocky Mountain Region – Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest

Pathways Indefinite Intern / Forestry Tech

GS-0499-04

Rocky Mountain Region – Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest

Yampa Ranger District

Yampa, Colorado

 

  The Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest is seeking a Forestry Tech (Timber Sale Prep) Student Trainee in support of the Forest Timber Management Program.  The position is located at the Yampa Ranger District, located in Yampa, Colorado.   To express interest in this position, please complete the attached Outreach Response Form and send to jeremiahzamora@fs.fed.us by close of business Friday March 28th, 2014.  For additional information on this position or the duty location, please contact Jeremiah Zamora at (970)638-4162 or (303)656-6813.
Position Title:  Forestry Technician (Timber Sale Prep) Student Trainee / GS-0499-04 Tour of Duty:  This position will be advertised through Pathways as a Student Intern (Timber Sale Prep) Indefinite position (without a Not-To-Exceed date), which allows for non-competitive conversion to a permanent employee after successful completion of education degree requirements and on the job training.  While the student intern completes the degree, the work schedule will occur around their school schedule.  Once the degree and job training are completed, this position will convert to a permanent fulltime GS-0460-5/7/9 Sale Prep Forester appointment with the work schedule year round. Duty Station:  Yampa, Colorado Housing:  There is housing. To Apply:  This position will be advertised on the USAJOBs website as a Pathways Indefinite Student Intern in March 2014.   Position Duties: The purpose of this position is to perform work individually or as a crew member in support of the unit, timber, silviculture, recreation, fire, wildlife and/or range programs.   Key Duties Include:   Timber Marks clearly specified softwood and hardwood trees for cutting as sawlogs, pulpwood, posts, poles, etc., according to prescriptions.  Measures tree diameters and heights: and observes defects under guidance of supervisor.   Traverses proposed timber sale units using plans and prescriptions, topographic maps, aerial photos, compass, Global Positioning System devices, etc.  Assists forester or technicians in the layout of; logging units, temporary roads, locations, etc.   As a member of a timber cruising crew, runs compass lines, paces or measures distances, marks and numbers plots, measures heights and diameters and records data on field data recorders or cards.     Silviculture   Leads a small crew in the tasks of measuring and laying out the boundary of small areas designated for planting, site preparation and timber stand improvement contracts.  Personally performs work, or inspects work performed under site preparation, planting and timber stand improvement contracts following established procedures and which involve standard requirements and are limited in size.  Checks planted areas for seedling survival rate and stocking and records information.  Calls non-compliance to attention of his/her supervisor.   Other   Position will also gain experience and become familiar with Recreation, Wildlife, Range, and Fire programs.        

 

Thank you for your interest in this position!

  The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status (not all prohibited bases apply to all programs).  Persons with disabilities who require means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotapes, 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, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 14th and Independence Ave, SW, Washington, DC  20250-9401 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice or TDD).  USDA Forest Service is an equal opportunity provider and employer.   DOWNLOAD THIS FORM: Outreach_MBRTB_Pathways_Indefinite GS0499_Timber

Friends of the Shawnee National Forest, Director Position Opening

Good Monday morning everyone!
 
We are beginning our search for the next generation of leadership for the Friends of the Shawnee National Forest.  We are asking that you look through the description and share the position with anyone that would be up for the challenge, and shows interest in the outdoors, leadership and motivating others. 
 
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me and thank you for your continued support for the Shawnee! --
Susi Vacek
Friends of the Shawnee National Forest
PO Box 350
Carterville, IL 62918
@shawneefriends

Heartland Regional Student Symposium Is Coming Up!

The Third Annual Heartland Region Student Summit is taking place at the Touch of Nature Environmental Center in Carbondale, IL in a little over two weeks!  Thanks to you, and the others who joined you around the fire at Camp Ondessonk in 2012, the momentum surrounding this event continues to build.  We are now reaching out for your help in spreading the word about this year's experience. 
Even if you have already graduated, you are invited to attend and perhaps you know of some solid students still around in your program.  We have a couple spots left for workshop presentations and are looking for great ideas worth sharing with this year's attendees. 
Some key things to know:
  • The Early Bird registration rate of $90.00 for the weekend has been extended until Monday, March 24th.  This fee covers the conference, lodging, meals and entertainment.
  • Check-in starts at 2:00pm Thursday, April 3rd.  Opening Circle starts at 4:30pm.
  • Highlights of the event include 50th anniversary of the 1964 Wilderness Act celebration; student-presented workshops; representatives from federal land management agencies and regional outdoor recreation and education programs; an awesome jazz and blues band playing live Friday night; and campfire mentoring.
  • Keynote Speaker: Karl Rohnke, one of the founding fathers of team building and the challenge course industry.
  • Closing circle takes place at 10:00am on Saturday.
  • Touch of Nature staff will be facilitating post-conference activities on Saturday, including high-ropes course programming, rock climbing, and paddling experiences.
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You can find out more about this year's Student Summit, our keynote speaker, submit a workshop proposal and register for the event by clicking here.
 
Please consider joining us again, and helping us to spread the word! 
Best regards,
Evan Coulson and the 2014 Student Summit Convening Committee
 
Evan Coulson
Instructor, Outdoor Recreation Leadership
Department of Health Education and Recreation
Southern Illinois University
475 Clocktower Drive
Pulliam 216F—Mail Code 4632
Carbondale, IL 62901
Phone (618) 759-1547
 
PhD Student, Recreation Ecology
Forest Recreation and Park Management
 

Federal Plant Technician Job Opening, Bend OR

The Central Oregon Area Ecology Program is seeking 1-2 GS-4 Biological Science Technicians (Plants) to assist with vegetation data collection. Details are provided in the attached announcement. The positions are currently open in USAJOBS, with a closing date of March 21, 2014. Please help spread the word!
 
Vacancy Announcement links to USAJobs:   https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/363899500
 
 
Elizabeth Johnson
Central Oregon Area Ecology Program
(541) 383-5427
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Federal Job Openings Targeted to Students – Listings for California

Attached is an outreach and recruitment information sheet for the 2014 spring/summer Pathways Program; it includes R5 region-wide vacancy announcement numbers. Distribute widely to your networks and/or to those you know who may be interested in these great opportunities.  Please conduct your outreach and recruitment efforts prior to and during the open period of these vacancies. A formal letter will be forthcoming. If you have any questions please contact Sonia Ybanez, who is the Human Resources main point of contact for R5. She can reached by phone at 707-562-8778 or email at smybanez@fs.fed.us Thank you for all your efforts in employment outreach and recruitment!  ************************************************* Annette Delos-Santos Equal Opportunity Specialist (on detail/transitioning out of  Recruitment and Workforce Diversity Program) USDA, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region Region 5, Regional Office, 1323 Club Drive, Vallejo, CA 94592 Phone: 707- 562-8738 (office) Fax: 707- 562-9044  E-mail address: annettedelossantos@fs.fed.us LEARN MORE ABOUT REGION 5: http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/Final 2014 KEY FILE TO DOWNLOAD: Pathways Outreach and Recruitment Info Sheet (2)

Summer Camp Jobs for Students

Files for this job posting:
Hello College Advisors and Educators~
 My name is Patti Flynn, and I am the HR Specialist for Girl Scouts of Central Illinois. I am contacting you to seek your assistance. This will be my 4th summer recruiting for camp and I’ve seen staff learn and grown so much during camp, experiences that they have been able to take back and apply to their schools and careers - from internships, to having hands-on practice, to just leaving more passionate about their field!
  • Food and Nutrition majors have the opportunity to plan and prepare meals, as well as play part of a full function kitchen as they work side by side with cooks ordering, doing inventory, and budgeting work!
  • Park and Rec. and Kinesiology majors have the opportunity to work in an outdoor setting teaching campers to swim, boat, participate in sports and games, etc in a real hands-on setting.
  • Psychology and sociology majors have the opportunity to see principles in action as they affect the community setting of camp. As well as helping campers and fellow staff adapt to new, different and ever changing environments.
  • Health & Safety and Nursing majors have the opportunity to care for the emotional and physical health needs for campers and fellow staff in a real-life, on-going, situation.
  • Education majors have the opportunity to have a real and practical experience teaching in a nontraditional setting. While helping plan schedules and create curriculum.
  • Agriculture and Equestrian students have the chance to help teach campers horseback riding and about the horses, and to care for the animals at camp for the summer!
  • Environmental students have the change to teach campers about the plants, animals and effects we have pm environment that they are living in!
  • And more more!!
 If your department has an internship requirement I would be interested in talking to you about setting up internships with your students, if not working at camp is still a very valuable experience for college students! If possible I would appreciate having my e-mail be forwarded to any related student organizations!
 Thank you for your time, I hope to hear from you soon!
Best regards,
Patti Flynn
 
 
Patti Flynn
Human Resources Specialist
Girl Scouts of Central IL-Springfield Service Center
3020 Baker Drive
Springfield, IL  62703
T 217-241-3740 or Toll -free 877- 231-1446 ext. 1615
Fax 217-523-8321/888-523-2062