College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Job & Internship Opportunities 5.28.10

May 28, 2010

I. Recreation Specialist Position at Stanislaus National Forest
II. Science Instructors needed for Science Research Institute

I. Recreation Specialist Position at Stanislaus National Forest
The Stanislaus National Forest is recruiting for a Recreation Specialist under the provisions of the USDA Career Intern Program (CIP). This position will be stationed in Pinecrest, CA and filled on a two year full-time basis with the potential of becoming a permanent position. The starting salary range is $ 38,790 at the GS-7 and $ 47,448 at the target grade of GS-9. For more information on the USDA Career Intern Program please go to: http://www.usda.gov/da/employ/CareerInternHowToApplyIntro.htm.

DUTIES:
The intern will work under a formal training plan and receive training and development to
perform as a professional Natural Resource Specialist in Recreation. Training will be designed to prepare candidate to perform duties associated with recreation management on a Forest Service Ranger District. These duties include: Supervision of recreation employees, project planning and maintenance for recreation campgrounds, picnic and parking areas, preparing annual operation plans and budgets.

Required qualifications:
A. Degree: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position, OR
B. Combination of education and experience -- Courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
For further information on the qualification requirements and/or alternative qualification standards go to: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/group-stds/gs-prof.asp

HOW TO BE CONSIDERED: Applicants must submit the following documentation in support of their application: resume, complete unofficial transcript of all college work, Career Intern Application. The CIP application is available at http://www.usda.gov/da/employ/CareerInternApplication.htm. Send completed application package to: kcaldwell@fs.fed.us

This outreach notice will end on June 4, 2010. Those wishing to be considered for this position should submit their information through the process indicated above by the closing date of the Outreach Notice.

II. Science Instructors needed for Science Research Institute
The East Bay Academy for Young Scientists (EBAYS) runs free summer programs for predominantly low-income youth of color with a focus on participatory scientific research. Our research projects aim to address environmental and social justice issues that are relevant to our participants. Some examples include studies on particulate matter in air, heavy metals in drinking water and earthquake preparedness in East Bay schools and communities. Our primary goals are to facilitate the development of critical thinking, problem solving and scientific research skills in order to develop youth leadership.

Our program is housed at the Lawrence Hall of Science at UC Berkeley, however the majority of the time our instructors will be leading 3 hour research sessions with middle and high school students in either Fruitvale, West Oakland and Richmond, CA with our partner organizations. There will be a two week (paid) training beginning June 21st, and daily paid instruction and preparation through the month August. The majority of instructors will be hired as limited appointment, part-time staff at 19 hours/week. Those interested should have the following interests and qualifications:

Job requirements/qualifications:
-Dedicated instruction at summer research sites in Oakland/Richmond.
-Planning and preparation for lessons and research.
-Commitment to scientific research and education.
-Commitment to working with under-served communities and communities of color.
-Experience working with middle and high school youth.
-Addressing environmental quality issues through participatory research.
-Laboratory science research.
-Innovative curriculum development
-Work with a team of instructors to develop a solid teaching collective

Compensation $12-$15 per hour (depending on experience).

Please submit a resume and cover letter that outlines your experience working with youth and in scientific research to ebays@berkeley.edu. Questions please call 510-642-7491.