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Biological Science Technician (Wildlife)

This position is located in the Wildlife Services (WS) Program, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The assignment involves the performance of duties relating to wildlife management and use of control techniques aimed at controlling wildlife damage, particularly that of predatory animals, when they conflict with man’s economic interest, health or safety. The incumbent may be involved with several aspects of the feral swine elimination program. The ability to work independently is essential. Some of these positions will be located in home duty stations.

Required: Resume, transcripts (if qualifying on education), DD-214 (Member 4 copy) and/or VA letter required for applicable Veteran preference. Current active duty members must submit a certification that they are expected to be discharged or released from active duty under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted.

APPLY: Interested individuals should send a resume, transcripts, veteran documentation (if applicable) and location preference to the address listed here: USDA APHIS Wildlife Services – Missouri Iowa Program 1714 Commerce Ct., Suite C Columbia, MO 65202

Closing Date: March 23rd, 2018

Positions Available: 25
Salary: GS-5: $33,394-$43,414 & GS-6: $37,223-$48,385 
Various locations in the Missouri/Iowa Program including Southwest Missouri, Southeast Missouri, Kansas City, Saint Louis and South Central Iowa. (Relocation expenses will not be paid) 

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Kansas Rural Center

The Kansas Rural Center is seeking a full-time Field Coordinator for all aspects of its Grassroots Engagement work but primarily for its current  Community Food Solutions and Civic Agriculture Project.  This position will assist in organizing public meetings and other events that advance dialogue and activities around state and local food and farming systems and health equity issues. 
The Field Coordinator will develop expertise and use of integrated voter engagement  (IVE) strategies in KRC's existing health equity work: engagement and education, organizing and mobilizing communities, developing strong leaders, and educating on voter registration.  
He or she will build relationships and connections with grassroots constituents around the state, providing them resources and assistance for their efforts. He/she will also work with KRC staff to strengthen grassroots engagement across all KRC programs and priorities.
The health equity issues targeted may include: 
  • local food system efforts at community and state level, 
  • access to food assistance, 
  • access to health care, 
  • state education funding, 
  • state budget and revenue analysis, 
  • community economic development,
  • opportunities in specialty crop production and marketing for local economic development,and diversifying farm enterprises, 
  • and federal farm bill programs that encourage local food systems and environmentally sound farming practices. 
For the full position description click HERE   
Ideal candidate will have degree in sociology, anthropology, economic or community development, or political science. Knowledge of agriculture / food systems important. Must be self-starter, but a team player. Excellent communication skills required. Knowledge of  Spanish very helpful.
Commitment to sustainable agriculture and food systems is necessary.
Must be able to travel around the state and to work from a home office with frequent communications/meetings with other KRC staff.
Application deadline April 2, 2018, with May 1 as start date target. 
Send cover letter, resume, writing sample and 3 references to Mary Fund at For more information, contact M. Fund at 866-579-5469.
We prefer electronic submission, but you can also send hard copy to M. Fund, KRC 4021 SW 10th St. #337 Topeka, Ks. 66604.
Position will be filled with the first best qualified candidate. 
KRC is an equal opportunity employer.

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Brookside Farmers' Market is hiring a Market Manager in Kansas City!

The Market Manager at the Brookside Farmers’ Market connects the region’s best agricultural producers to Kansas Citians who care deeply about their food choices.  Our Manager invites customers to the table, so to speak, welcoming market goers to an important weekly event.  The Market Manager strengthens our local food movement by developing opportunities for sustainable farmers to earn a good living at market.

Starting Date: April 1, 2018

Compensation: $12-$14/hour

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KDWPT is offering a variety of positions, including permanent, temporary, and volunteer opportunities in Kansas. 


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Stormwater Maintenance Worker

Industry: Public Works 

Stormwater Maintenance Type: Full Time

This is great entry-level opportunity. The Stormwater Maintenance Worker is a skilled worker under the direction of a Stormwater Foreman, serving on a work crew of five or less. Work includes maintaining storm water drainage systems, vegetation maintenance and establishment, maintaining water control structures, erosion control structures, open channels (natural & improved), detention and retention ponds, system inspection and verification of new and existing structures.

Brand Ambassador, Neato Marking, for CLIF BARS 

Neato, a marketing agency that focuses on connecting brands with young consumers seeks students with a passion for sustainability to be brand ambassadors for CLIF Bars.

The ideal candidate is connected on campus and perhaps a member of an organization on campus. The goal of our program is to give these students the resources to help them in their existing initiatives. This role is a paid position that will provide students with valuable experience in pioneering a pilot program and helping their community through various sustainability efforts. The full job description, including benefits and qualifications, can be accessed here.

Looking to fill a seasonal (February through November), 15-20 hour per week position for Clearfield Farmhaus, an agri-tourism business located 6 miles south of Eudora. Seeking an experienced person with a variety of skills who can work independently and take initiative in small urban farming including planting vegetables, fertilizer applications, weed and pest mitigation strategies, harvesting, post-harvest preparation for sale, hoop house construction and maintenance, mowing and general up-keep around the farmstead. Pay is negotiable and commensurate with experience and knowledge of produce and vegetable farming. Please, contact Craig or Nedra Mitchell at 816-682-9330 or email

Aquatic Field Technician

Job Classification: Hourly Assistant – 40 hours per week

Position: Aquatic Field Technician (6 possible positions)                 

Employer: Illinois River Biological Station, Illinois Natural History Survey, a division of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois, Champaign, Illinois.  Position is located in Havana, Illinois.


Field technicians are needed to conduct applied research in the area of aquatic ecology and large river systems throughout the state of Illinois.  Technicians will assist large river ecologists in the collection of standardized long-term river monitoring data with additional targeted data collection.


Must have or be in the process of working toward a bachelor degree in aquatic ecology, biology, zoology or a biological related field. Must demonstrate a working knowledge of, and ability to collect biological data, such as fisheries and water quality in a large river system.  Understanding and experience with standardized long-term monitoring (LTRM) sampling protocols is preferred. Experience using large boats, outboard motors, trailers, four wheel drive vehicles and maintaining field equipment. Candidate will participate in boat electrofishing, netting and other appropriate gear types as well as be expected to perform field station maintenance duties when needed.  This position requires significant physical exertion (including carrying 40 or more pounds of gear), commitment to safety, and meticulous data recording. The individual must have a valid driver’s license and a strong ability to swim. Must be able to work in extreme weather conditions, long days with possible nights and weekends.

“The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.”

Salary: $9.00 to $11.00 per hour depending on experience

Available: May-October 2018 with likely extension to December 2018.

Application: For full consideration, applications should be received by 3/2/2018, but the position may be filled sooner when a suitable candidate is found.  Electronic applications required.  To apply, please email cover letter, resume/CV and contact information for three professional references to: Levi Solomon at - (Reference “IRBS Field Tech” in subject line).       

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Amir Farmer Manager Job

Farm Managers are responsible for leading a team of 2-3 Farmers, creating program schedules and work assignments, reporting progress to central Amir staff, and ensuring all local camp protocol is being followed through the care of the Farm. Most importantly, Farm Managers work with camp leadership to create and execute upon a vision for the Farm and its relationship to the camp community. Farm Managers draw from significant agricultural and educational experience.The ability to communicate, work well with, and manage a team is essential.  

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Participate in two Visioning Sessions with Amir’s Program Director and camp leadership in March / April 
  • Assist in developing customized programming to achieve shared vision 
  • Leveraging lessons learned at the Senior Staff Training, take a leadership role in building the Amir community with Farmers at the Training Seminar
  • Work with the Program Director / Associate to create a crop plan and arrange animals 
  • Manage the Farm’s budget and follow Amir expense recording protocol 
  • Facilitate weekly Farm staff meetings to set programming and garden-based goals, as well as daily schedules for program, garden, and animal husbandry tasks 
  • Assist Farmers in developing their skills and confidence as garden educators 
  • Lead garden-based activities and educational programs for campers of all ages 
  • Daily garden maintenance and care 
  • Farm data collection 
  • Participate in weekly oversight meetings with Amir staff 
  • Act as an enthusiastic and active leader in the camp community
Compensation: Commensurate with experience ($2,500 - $3,500) + all transportation, room & board 
Important Dates:
  • Senior Staff Training: Second to last week in May
  • Amir Training Seminar: Last week in May 
  • Camp: mid-June to mid-August (varies slightly by camp) 

For​ ​more​ ​information,​​ ​contact Amir​ ​Recruitment:​ ​

Amir Farmer Job

Amir is seeking applicants that will be directly responsible for implementing its program at one of the organization’s partner camps. Amir Farmers will be trained and build bonds with staff working at these camps across the US and Canada at the annual training seminar in late May. At this training, Farmers will learn all aspects of building a community garden, as well as how to use Amir’s Garden Manual & Curriculum to run programming for campers of all ages. Throughout the summer, Amir Farmers will be full staff members at their camp in addition to their garden responsibilities. 

Primary​ ​Responsibilities: 
  • Cultivate gardens with participating campers
  • Lead garden-based activities and educational programs for campers of all ages 
  • Daily garden maintenance and care 
  • Participate in weekly oversight meetings with Amir Mentors 
  • Participate in daily animal husbandry and care (if applicable to your camp) 
  • Act as an enthusiastic and active member of the camp community 
  • Facilitate and care for a seed bank

Key​ ​Characteristics: 

  • Strong management and leadership skills 
  • Mentoring and education experience 
  • Passionate about food justice and environmental stewardship 
  • Not afraid to get their hands dirty! 
  • Camp salary is competitive and consummate with experience 
  • Transportation, room & board included 
Important Dates:
  • Amir Training Seminar: Last week in May 
  • Camp: mid-June to mid-August, varies slightly by camp 

For​ ​more​ ​information​,​​ ​contact Amir​ ​Recruitment:​ ​

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KDHE is hiring an Environmental Associate to work as part of a stream bioassessment field crew in Shawnee County.  Experienced fish taxonomists are especially encouraged to apply.  This position will entail significant fieldwork in line with EPA’s National Rivers and Streams Assessment methodology.  

The successful candidate will be comfortable working in a team environment and have demonstrated skills in field science as well as coursework or work experience the following areas: water quality sampling, sampling of stream biota, office skills (including familiarity with mapping and data management software), and project planning and logistics. 

Long workdays and multi-day trips are the norm, and the work requires the ability to navigate rough terrain and streambanks, sometimes with heavy equipment.  Fieldwork travel is in a state vehicle, and travel expenses are paid by the agency.  This is a benefits eligible, full time, temporary position.   

The listing opens on 01/12/2017 at 8:00 pm and closes 02/23/2018.  For further information, visit and search for Dept of Health & Environment jobs in Shawnee County, Requisition number 188475 or here.   

If you have any questions about the position, please contact KDHE OPS at or 785-296-4486

Sales and Project Coordinator

Location: Kansas City, Missouri Headquarters

The Project Coordinator will be responsible for keeping Brightergy as a whole organized. This position will help track sales from leads to projects and then projects from contract signing to completion ensuring everything is processed and tracked. This person is the owner of the ERP system and electronic filing system. He or she also helps drive business processes across the organization. The position reports to the President.

Position Mission: Help Brightergy’s sales and execution efforts by keeping the team organized and being a resource across the company.

Expected Outcomes Include:

  • Support the sales team by assisting in sales tracking, reporting, and monitoring data within Brightergy’s ERP system.
  • Work with the sales team to create all sales contracts including all necessary components, ensuring contracts adhere to Brightergy’s standards and everything is appropriately processed.
  • Be a liaison with Brightergy’s clients on project updates and documentation.
  • Process purchase orders for project materials.
  • Oversee all data storage & organization, electronic filing, and administration of business processes.
  • Manage the corporate office including ordering office supplies, answering the phone, and coordinating mail and delivery of packages.


  • This position requires a strong attention to detail and high degree of organization.  This person will be counted on to keep the company organized.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Ability to balance multiple projects with effective time management skills
  • Technology savvy, strong understanding of MS Office Suite and Google Suite, ability to create custom reports
  • Must be self-driven, highly motivated and able to work with minimal supervision


  • Bachelor's degree
  • Experience in an office setting
  • 2 – 5 years professional work experience

Preferred Skill Requirements & Experience:

  • Experience with SalesForce and Google Documents preferred.
  • Experience in sales, project management, or construction preferred

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Naturalist: City of Lawrence, Parks and Recreation Department

  • Full-time, Regular
  • Salary: $18.35-$26.23
  • Position ID: IN-4312260901

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Naturalist will support general operations at Prairie Park Nature Center.  Responsibilities of this type include providing animal care; developing and conducting quality indoor/outdoor educational programs; helping to ensure the Nature Center is clean and organized; and supervising seasonal, part-time, and volunteer staff.  This position assists with the design, development, and maintenance of both indoor and outdoor displays, signs, and exhibits.  The Naturalist is responsible for helping with program registration, gift shop operations, greeting the general public, and providing excellent customer service.  Other key responsibilities include developing the newsletter, working with media outlets, assisting with special projects and events, and performs other duties as assigned.  The incumbent will report to the Nature Center Supervisor. 

REQUIREMENTS:  One year experience teaching as a naturalist in school, at a nature center, or other similar background.  Experience with animal care, display development, and aquarium care are highly desirable.  Preferred qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with major course work in Biology, Botany, Natural Resources Management, or closely related field.  The ideal candidate will have had previous Nature Center, Zoo, Environmental Education, Outdoor Education, or Summer Camp experience.  Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  Must be available to work evenings and weekends.  The successful candidate must:  have possession of, or the ability to obtain an appropriate valid Kansas driver’s license; have the possession of, or the ability to obtain CPR and/or First Aid Certification; and pass the background check, post-offer physical, and drug screening.

Health, Dental and Life Insurance: Various dependent coverage levels available.
Vacation: 12 days per year ({(}>Plus 2 days Personal Leave)
Holidays: 9 days per year
Retirement: Kansas Public Employees Retirement System

Friday, February  16, 2018

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Position / Organization Assistant Professor in Human-Environment Interactions
Job Description  Florida Atlantic University Department of Geosciences
Qualifications  A PhD in Geography, Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, or a related field at time of appointment.  The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong potential for generating a sustained extramural funding base for research. Applicants should have research and teaching expertise with a specific focus on one or more of the following:  sustainability science, hazards and vulnerabilities; global environmental change; and human interactions in coastal environments.  The successful candidate will have the experience and expertise to contribute to the university's visibility in environmental social science.  

Teaching  and advising at both the undergraduate and graduate (PhD & MS) levels will be expected


Salary/Benefits  Not listed
Work Schedule Academic
To Apply

To apply click here.

At the link reference the HEI Assistant Professorposition (01003326).  The application should include 1) A cover letter summarizing interest and qualifications 2) Separate, detailed statements of research and teaching profiles 3) A curriculum vitae 4) A list of three professional reference 5) Scanned full academic transcripts.  Questions regarding this position may be addressed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Colin Polsky (

Review of applications begins on September, 25, 2016 and will continue until position is filled.


Position/Organization  Nebraska Game and Parks Commission - Conservation Officer - Law Enforcement Division
Job Description

Enforce game, fishing, boating and park laws and regulations and other criminal and traffic laws as required to fulfill the responsibilities of a state peace officer.  Patrol assigned territory and investigate complaints and information received pertaining to possible violations, wildlife depredations, fish kills, stream pollution, etc. by utilizing assigned patrol vegicles, boats and other patrol techniques. Prosecute boating under the influence cases, investigate boat accidents and promote boating safety / education.  Prepare other state cases for prosecution and assist with the prosecution process as required.  Assist in preparing federal cases for prosecution as required in cooperation with the U.S. fish and Wildlife Service.  Perform game, fish and boating census, compile boating accident statistics, game and fish stocking/rescue operations, game/fish banding and tagging, depredation control operations, maintain landowner contacts. Complete wildlife management and park duties as assigned.  Prepare and present hunter education, aquatic education, wildlife management and conservation enforcement programs, including presentations on radio and television.  Complete and submit related reports and maintain necessary records.

Will be required to work on Saturday and Sundays, many holidays, and hours other than 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Requires work under adverse weather conditions and some travel with overnight lodging.



Must currently hold or obtain Nebraska Law Enforcement Certification for continued employment; agency will sponsor required training of uncertified candidates.  OTHER:  Applicants must be 21 years of age before completion of the training program; be willing to relocate within the State of Nebraska; citizen of the United States; minimum high school diploma or GED; hold a valid driver's license; able to read, write and understand the English language at the eleventh grade level; possess good character as determined by a thorough background investigation; no felony convictions or convictions or any crime punishable by imprisonment in a penitentiary for a term of one year or more.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:  Must possess good character and be knowledgeable of fish, wildlife and parkland resources; communicate effectively with the general public, agency personnel and other law enforcement agencies orally and in writing; operate motor vehicles, snowmobiles, ATV's and watercraft; maneuver on foot over heavy terrain; operate firearms; prepare reports and maintain records; basic computer knowledge and skills; learn Game and Parks Commission regulations, state statutes and criminal code.



Location Areas Statewide Nebraska
Pay Range $21.63 an hour
Work Schedule Any hours including outside of standard business hours - including occasional weekends and holidays
To Apply

Apply on-line at

Job # is:  033060CO

Application deadline is November 7, 2016


Position/Organization USAJOBS, Superfund Division, Program Support and Management Section/Student Trainee - Pathways Internship Program
Job Description Student Trainee (Records and Information Management) Pathways Internship Program, NTE 1 year

Unknown - Series/Grade is GS-0399-04-Part-time (24 hours per week)


Individuals accepted for enrollment or enrolled and seeking a degree (diploma, certificate, etc.) in a qualifying educational institution, on a full- or half-time basis (as defined by the institution in which the student is enrolled) including awardees of the Harry S. Truman Foundation Scholarship Program.  Any U.S. Citizen may apply if you work in the commuting area of Lenexa, Kansas.

Compensation & Benefits $28,921.00 to $37,597.00 per year

There is 1 vacancy for this position in Lenexa, Kansas.  It has the promotion potential for a GS-04.  The Announcement Number is CI-R7-OT-2016-0009.

To Apply

For more information contact Gwen Huggins at 513-569-7755 or email her at

This position is open from 8/22/16 to 8/26/16.

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