SUNY College of Environmental Studies & Forestry

Founded in 1911, the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) is the nation's oldest and most respected school dedicated to the study of the environment, developing renewable technologies and building a sustainable future. The ESF main campus is in Syracuse, NY and has regional campuses throughout Central New York and the Adirondack Park. ESF consistently earns high rankings in US News and World Report, Forbes, Peterson's Guide, The Washington Monthly, Princeton Review and other national college guidebooks.

SUNY College of Environmental Studies & Forestry 625 Broadway, Albany, NY, USA
Aug 14, 2018
Full time
Project Overview: The New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) has done a preliminary analysis of the Mohawk River and found elevated levels of nutrients in the water. Elevated levels of nutrients in the waters of the Mohawk River can lead to eutrophication and potentially toxic blue-green algal blooms. In a proactive approach to the problem NYSDEC in cooperation with the US Geological Survey (USGS) collected a wide variety of water quality samples from April to October 2016 at numerous locations along the Mohawk River. These data were collected as the first step in assessing the condition of the river by determining concentrations of nutrients and other constituents to provide necessary data for the development and calibration of a water quality model for the Mohawk River. The Clean Water Act of 1972 (US Environmental Protection Agency, 1972) mandated that a plan should be put in place that limits the total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) for impaired surface-water bodies. A Total Maximum Daily Load refers to a calculation of the maximum amount of a pollutant that a water body can receive on a daily basis and still meet water quality standards.  TMDLs are implemented on a state by state basis. The USEPA has placed the responsibility of developing TMDLs and ambient water quality standards for the waters of New York on the NYSDEC. Development of a TMDL for the Mohawk River is a multistep process and requires determining potential sources of the contaminants and quantifying the loads of contaminants entering the waterway. The primary steps in this process include: Identifying all existing water quality data in the watershed Development of hydraulic and water quality simulation models to estimate the flow volumes and contaminant concentrations along the river to simulate current conditions and Calibrating the models to help in the development of a TMDL. To reach our water quality goals in developing a Mohawk River TMDL we seek employment of a Water Quality Research Assistant to assist in carrying out the necessary tasks involved in fulfilling the 3 process areas listed above. Job Description (categorized by major project area): Facilitate the coordination of all partners in advancing Mohawk River TMDL project timelines and deliverables Assist in conducting public, stakeholder, and facility outreach on all phases of the TMDL and its implementation. Identify, compile, and summarize all existing water quality data for the Mohawk River Review primary literature to identify existing water quality data reports for the Mohawk River watershed, contact primary authors for access to existing data. "Mine" historical databases within the DEC and elsewhere to identify existing water quality data. Compile existing data sources and summarize the available information. Identify data gaps and needs for successful completion of a Mohawk TMDL Collect water quality data of various types within the Mohawk River watershed Assist in the development of database applications that allow for access to water quality data from the Mohawk River watershed by TMDL project partners. Utilize open source data access tools such as R and R-Studio's Shiny App and Shiny Server to develop data access platforms for Mohawk River watershed data. Provide GIS products to partners working in the Mohawk River watershed using ArcGIS and Python. Assist in developing the workplan and preliminary drafts of the Mohawk River TMDL Requirements: Required Qualifications: Four years of experience performing environmental technician work in natural resources, environmental science, water quality monitoring, and or water quality assessment; OR Graduation from high school (or possession of a high school equivalency diploma issued by a recognized educational authority or a USAFI GED diploma - high school level) AND one year of the experience described in option 1 above; OR Completed a minimum of Eighteen college semester credit hours in any combination of the following courses: environmental science; and/or the natural and physical sciences, hydrology, watershed sciences, ecology; engineering; such as civil, chemical, or sanitary; public health YOU MUST SUBMIT A LIST OF QUALIFYING COURSES WITH YOUR APPLICATION. Include the course title, number of semester credit hours per course, name of college or university, and date (or expected date) of completion. Applications submitted without a list of relevant courses will be disapproved. Preferred Qualifications: Experience working with water quality datasets of various size Experience conducting statistical analyses in R Experience working in ArcGIS and using Python to conduct more complex GIS tasks Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite Comfortable with public speaking and presenting work at professional conferences Ability to communicate clearly both verbally and written Highly organized and motivated Ability to travel overnight on occasion (with reimbursement) Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
SUNY College of Environmental Studies & Forestry
Aug 14, 2018
Professor-Instructor-Post Grad
Job Description: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF VERTEBRATE CONSERVATION BIOLOGY The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF) invites applications for Assistant Professor of Vertebrate Conservation Biology.  We seek a highly motivated scientist dedicated to conserving native species and natural communities, and eager to join our nationally and internationally distinguished faculty in training the next generation of conservation biologists and wildlife scientists. Responsibilities:    Research will focus on conservation of vertebrates in terrestrial, freshwater or marine systems, with strong field component and expectation to build an extramurally-supported research program that involves graduate students working in part, but not exclusively, in the northeastern U.S. Teaching will include an undergraduate course in Endangered Species Conservation and a graduate/advanced undergraduate level course in Population Biology, plus a field course in area of specialty. Other responsibilities include mentoring of undergraduates in the Conservation Biology and Wildlife Sciences Programs ( http://www.esf.edu/efb/consbio/   and   http://www.esf.edu/efb/wildlife/ Requirements: Required Qualifications: Ph.D. degree in Conservation Biology, Vertebrate Ecology and Biology, Population Biology, Wildlife Science, or related field.  Demonstrated research emphasis pertinent to vertebrate conservation biology. Preferred Qualifications: Evidence of creativity, quality, and productivity in research Evidence of ability to maintain an active, extramurally-funded research program Demonstrated excellence and innovation in teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels Prior experience working closely with or within conservation organizations (governmental or non-governmental) Application Deadline:    To ensure optimal consideration, all application materials must be received by September 1, 2018, although this position will remain open until filled.  For More Information:    Contact Dr. Mark Lomolino, Search Committee Chair, by email at   island@esf.edu Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com