Western Pennsylvania Conservancy

Careers at the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy are rewarding in more ways than one. Whether working for the conservation of Pennsylvania’s natural resources or preserving and showcasing Fallingwater, one of the world’s architectural masterpieces, you’ll experience an unusually deep sense of accomplishment, pride and camaraderie with other like-minded professionals.

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Feb 23, 2018
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy will be primarily collecting data throughout Pennsylvania as part of grassland bird survey and research efforts for use in biodiversity conservation. The Avian Field Technician will work together with other WPC staff to accomplish goals outlined in the specified project, WPC’s strategic plan, and/or the Pennsylvania Natural Heritage Program Operating Plan. Job Description:   The Avian Field Technician will conduct off-road point counts surveys to collect occurrence, abundance and diversity information on bird species and assemblages at targeted sites of ecological value across Pennsylvania. The successful applicant will be expected to work independently as well as alongside WPC staff to complete surveys, bush-whacking on foot to most locations and navigating through rugged and sometimes dangerous terrain (i.e. rocks, insects, poison ivy, sun exposure and rattlesnakes). Other duties may include desktop field preparations, site access communications with private landowners and public land managers, data entry, and assisting with vegetation assessments as needed. There is also potential to assist with other current avian ecology projects as well. Qualifications:   Must have experience and familiarity with the birds and ecosystems of Pennsylvania and the mid-Atlantic region. Working knowledge and experience with identification of birds by sight and sound is required. Candidates should have experience with intensive scientific field studies, ecological research techniques (especially avian surveys), and working in remote locations with extended field excursions. Must be able to travel throughout Pennsylvania and be able to work various hours, as needed. Must have ability to hike long distances over potentially exposed, steep, hilly, and/or rocky terrain, and work long hours in cool, hot, or wet spring/summer conditions. Familiarity with GPS and map navigation in remote settings preferred. Valid U.S. driver’s license required. Qualified individuals should have completed or be currently pursuing a B.S. degree in Biology, Ecology, Wildlife Biology, Zoology or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience in relevant positions and projects. Position Duration:   mid-May to late-July 2018 (approximately 8-10 weeks) Pay:   $15 per hour; 40 hour work-week, plus some expenses and work-trip lodging Application process:   Send resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to   wpcjobs@paconserve.org   and list Avian Field Technician in the subject line of the email.   Application deadline is March 1. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy Indiana, PA, USA
Feb 23, 2018
Internship- Paid
WATERSHED CONSERVATION - AMERICORPS SERVICE POSITION (450 Hour, Stipend and Ed Award) Indiana, PA Western Pennsylvania Conservancy is seeking (1) Pennsylvania Mountain Service Corps AmeriCorps member to serve the Watershed Conservation Program for a total of 450 hours. This position offers a s tipend and Ed award . The service member will work under the supervision of assigned Watershed Conservation staff. Position Duration:   March 26, 2018 – August 10, 2018 Location:   1067 Philadelphia Street, Suite 101, Indiana, PA 15701 Job Description:   The service member will assist with implementing a variety of watershed restoration projects and aquatic surveys, in close coordination with Watershed Conservation staff. Duties will include assisting in the areas of: • Water quality monitoring & assessment • Watershed restoration • Volunteer training • Project implementation   • Biological survey work focusing on macroinvertebrates, various fish species, and hellbender salamanders is possible   • Delivering educational programs to Watershed Conservation Program constituents. • Riparian Restoration • Extensive over-night travel possible Qualifications: • Completion of a bachelor’s degree in biology, watershed science, stream ecology, environmental studies or a related field; • Ability to work independently or with minimal supervision; • Proficiency with all Microsoft Office applications, particularly Word and Excel; • Able to travel to various worksites and willing to work some evenings, weekends, and overnight trips as needed. • The ability to conduct field research in remote locations is essential for this position. • Position requires the ability to traverse rugged terrain while carrying at least 50 pounds of sampling gear in a variety of weather conditions, and assist with strenuous physical duties including heavy lifting and using hand/power tools to complete construction activities. Application Process:   To apply, send a resume and cover letter to   wpcjobs@paconserve.org   and list   Watershed Americorp   in the subject line of the email. Application deadline is March 2, 2018. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy Harrisburg, PA, USA
Feb 23, 2018
Full time
ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION SPECIALIST - PENNSYLVNIA NATURAL HERITAGE PROGRAM Harrisburg, PA Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Bureau of Forestry, is seeking a skilled professional with botanical and ecological expertise to provide technical guidance and outreach to state land managers, foresters, DCNR planners and policy makers, and private landowners. This position will review development projects for potential impacts to native plants of special concern or related habitats, provide assistance with the management, maintenance, and policy development for DCNR’s Native Wild Plant Program, and assist with other conservation initiatives within the Bureau of Forestry. The position will be based in the DCNR Bureau of Forestry office in Harrisburg, PA. Candidates should have a 4-year degree in botany, biology, ecology, natural resources, environmental science, or a related field; master’s degree preferred. Excellent communication skills are required. Experience with Geographic Information Systems, a commitment to conservation goals, and familiarity with Pennsylvania’s flora, natural communities, or ecology is preferred. We offer a competitive salary and benefits. If you are interested in this position, please send a letter, resume, and salary requirements to   wpcjobs@paconserve.org   and list   Ecol Info Specialist   in the subject line of the email. Deadline to apply is 3/05/18. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com