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U.S. Forest Service George Washington & Jefferson National Forest in Harrisonburg, Hot Springs, and Sugar Grove, Virgina
Feb 19, 2017
Temporary
Duties Performs a variety of tasks relating to natural resources, i.e., water, land, food, plants, animals, and soils. Assignments are performed within established methods, techniques, and procedures. Such tasks might include: Independently, or as part of a team, makes browse surveys; takes and records data, counts, sorts, identifies species, and performs measurements. Utilizes topographic maps; photographs, and data that identify a variety of natural resource areas and conditions. Uses a variety of tools to collect and record data such as numbers, measurements, weights, samples, and special notes. Makes recommendations for easily identifiable corrective action, based on site survey findings. Summarizes data obtained from field collections using prescribed statistical procedures. Under supervision, prepares data summaries in the proper format. Closes Thursday 2/23/2017 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Forest Service Montana, United States
Feb 19, 2017
Temporary
These positions are temporary and have a Not-to-Exceed date. However, an extension of the appointment may be possible without further competition. The appointment may also end early due to lack of work or funds. These position are located on a Forest Service unit and perform duties in support of the wildlife management program. This vacancy announcement is for one or more locations throughout Region 1. The number and location of positions to be filled will be dependent upon individual unit needs. TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT: Some positions will have varying work schedules. Some positions may have irregular and protracted hours of work. Tours of duty include full-time or less than full-time and will involve working weekends or irregular work hours. Considerable travel may be required. Some positions involve work that requires travel away from the official duty location to remote worksites within commuting distance (49 miles). Positions will be filled as a temporary appointment up to 6 months. Many vacancies in the following locations Avery, ID Nordman, ID Sandpoint, ID White Bird, ID Choteau, MT Ennis, MT Eureka, MT Helena, MT Kalispell, MT Libby, MT Neihart, MT Stanford, MT Trout Creek, MT Troy, MT White Sulphur Springs, MT Duties Independently, or as part of a team, participates in procedural wildlife-related assignments where methods and techniques are well established. Makes browse surveys; takes and records measurements such as counting stems, identifying species, measuring leaders, etc.; identifies and measures species and conditions; delineates wildlife habitat types on topographic maps; and, identifies habitat condition. Maintains records of investigations and trail data as requested by team leader or supervisor. The supervisor or team leader makes sure assigned are completed; and information is developed; that the methods used in securing and verifying data are acceptable; and that use of guidelines are technically-accurate and in accordance with agency guidelines. Under supervision, prepares data summaries in proper format. Summarizes data obtained from field collections using prescribed statistical procedures. Assists in the attainment of field data by calculating and recording relevant biological information irregular to the specific assignment. Formulates and orders data as directed and prepares data for computer use. Assists in the collection, handling, and preservation of specimens. May occasionally serve as a crew leader on designated projects. Travel Required Occasional Travel Per Work Assignment Closes Wednesday 2/22/2017 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Shenandoah National Park Headquarters, Luray, VA, United States
Feb 19, 2017
Temporary
These are TEMPORARY positions, not-to-exceed 1039 hours of work in a service year. The appointment is expected to provide full-time, 40 hours per week employment April 2017 through October 2017.  Appointments may be terminated at any time, may be extended, or work schedules may be changed to part-time depending on funding and work availability.  Tour of duty for these positions will normally be four 10-hour work days, Monday through Thursday.  One position will be filled at the GS-06 level; 2-4 positions will be filled at the GS-05 level.  Pay for GS-05 is $15.74 per hour; pay for the GS-06 is $17.54 per hour. Position Location:  Shenandoah National Park is located in Virginia, approximately 90 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. Please visit  Shenandoah National Park  for additional park information. Duties Major Duties: These positions will assist the Lead Biological Technician overseeing the Park exotic plant management program by performing biological science technical support functions including invasive exotic plant management, monitoring of treatment sites, exotic plant inventory work, vegetation restoration, plant propagation, data entry and equipment maintenance. GS-05:  Actively participate on and provide occasional field leadership to a crew of 2-7 people managing invasive exotic plants and restoring native vegetation. Maintain a native plant nursery, to include planting, seeding, watering, weeding, bed preparation and seed collection. Help organize and provide assistance with administrative duties such as data entry in support of invasive exotic plant management projects. Maintain and organize specialized equipment used for data collection and vegetation monitoring and management. GS-06:  Actively participate on and provide regular field leadership to a crew of 2-7 people managing invasive exotic plants and restoring native vegetation. Help organize and provide assistance with administrative duties such as data entry in support of invasive exotic plant management projects. Maintain and organize specialized equipment used for data collection and vegetation monitoring and management. Assist with training and supervision of lower-graded employees, interns and volunteers engaged in exotic plant monitoring and management projects. Physical Demands and Work Environment: Requires a good level of physical fitness, and will routinely be required to hike four or more miles in a day, four days per week, while carrying a 30-pound backpack. Required to routinely stoop, bend, crawl, and hike long distances off-trail over rough, uneven terrain in a variety of weather. Exposure to venomous snakes, wild animals, and disease carrying insects may occur on a daily basis.  Required to use chemical tick bite prevention measures (Permanone) on exterior of clothing and equipment. Travel Required Occasional Travel Occasional travel to perform work at other Parks may be required. Closes Tuesday 2/21/2017 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
ORISE Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos County, NM, United States
Feb 19, 2017
Contractor - Independent Consultant
Academic Levels Graduate Students Undergraduates Post-Bachelor's Description The Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Program (MSIPP) Internships is a new program to promote the education and development of the next generation workforce in critical science, engineering, technology, and math (STEM) related disciplines that complement current and future missions of DOE national laboratories.  The MSIPP Internship program is designed to provide an enhanced training environment for next generation scientists and engineers by exposing them to research challenges unique to our industry.  MSIPP Interns will be given the opportunity to complete Summer Internships aligned with ongoing U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management (DOE-EM) research under the direction of a host national laboratory.  The internship will be performed at the host national laboratory, utilizing their facilities and equipment under the guidance of a research staff member. Minority Serving Institutions are institutions of higher education enrolling populations with significant percentages of undergraduate minority students.  Project: This student intern will support the ongoing Environment Project in Earth Systems Observations (EES-14). The student will conduct water sample preparation and analysis of major cation or trace metal element in a wet chemistry lab located in GGRL building. The assignment includes environment water sample logging, acidification, dilution, pipetting, and instrument analysis. The student will gain hands-on experience and knowledge in the area of environment water sample analysis and data management in an analytical chemistry lab. Location:  This internship will be located at Los Alamos National Lab. Salary:  Selected candidate will be compensated by either a stipend or salary, and may include one round trip domestic travel to and from the host laboratory. Stipends and salaries will be commensurate with cost of living at the location of the host laboratory. Housing information will be provided to interns prior to arrival at the host laboratory, and will vary from lab to lab. Expected Start Date:  June 5, 2017 Qualifications Eligible applicants must: Be a citizen of the United States, Be at least 18 years of age , Currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited Minority Serving Institution, http://orise.orau.gov/sepreview/msipp/Approved%20MSI%20School%20List%202017.pdf , Working toward a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) degree, Have an undergraduate or graduate cumulative minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and Pass a drug test upon selection to participate in the MSIPP*The process and timing for drug testing varies from lab to lab.Use of Marijuana/Cannabis or its derivatives if prescribed is legal in some states.However, having these drugs in your system is NOT legal at United States Federal Contractor sites and National Laboratories.  Required Knowledge, Skills, Work Experience, and Education Successful candidates will: Be a current graduate student; an undergraduate student is acceptable as long as the candidate is trained in the field of Chemistry, in Chemistry or a field related to Chemistry. Desired Knowledge, Skills, Work Experience, and Education It is desirable for the candidate to have: Skills in analytical chemistry. Wet chemistry lab experience is preferable. Understanding ICP-MS, or OES is a plus. Eligibility Requirements Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only Degree: Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree or Master's degree Overall GPA: 3.00 Affirmation: I certify that I am at least 18 years of age and a US citizen, and am currently enrolled as a student in a degree seeking undergraduate or graduate program in a STEM field at an accredited Minority Serving Institution (MSI). Discipline(s): Other Physical Sciences (All) Veteran Status: None Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
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