College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Jobs and Internships 12/17/10

December 16, 2010

I. Bureau of Land Management & Conservation and Land Management Internship
II. Student Career Experience Program
III. Climate Action Manager, University of California, Santa Cruz
IV. Sustainability Internship Coordinator, University of California, Santa Cruz

I. Bureau of Land Management & Conservation and Land Management Internship
Location: Carson City, Nevada
Salary: $22,000 /ten months
Start Date: Feb. 1, 2011
Application Deadline: Monday, December 20th, 2010

Five botany interns will be hired to work within the Carson City BLM District Office area. Duties include the following: conduct vegetation and crustacean surveys for rare species occurrences and general vegetation surveys, using GPS/GIS to map vegetation occurrences in aquatic habitats; construct/repair protective enclosures around sensitive species habitat; assist with monitoring of rare plant species; assist with writing conservation plans for rare plant species; survey for noxious weeds using GPS/GIS to map locations; apply mechanical and chemical treatments to known noxious weed infestations to eradicate weeds from the site. The BLM will provide training and personal protective gear; plant native seed or plant material to restore native plant community once weeds are eradicated from the site; establish monitoring plots within treated areas to monitor the effectiveness of weed eradication treatments; use Excel/Access to enter monitoring data; participate with the Seeds of Success program to collect seeds from native plants within the Carson City District Office Area and enter data into a database; collect seeds and plant specimens for ongoing research with the USDA Agricultural Research Service; assist with range land health evaluations and fire rehabilitation and stabilization surveys; identify, collect, press and mount vegetation on herbarium sheets, to be used as voucher specimens for each of the species of interest; work on Native American ethnobotanical restoration projects.

Required skills include: College degree in biology, ecology/evolutionary biology, botany, natural resource management or other related fields. Knowledge and experience with plant biology, with the ability to identify plants to the species level using appropriate botany manuals and keys. Familiarity with Great Basin vegetation is a plus, but that knowledge may also be gained while on the job. Experience with or knowledge of seed collection techniques (training will be done at Field Office or other locations). Ability to operate an All-Terrain-Vehicle (ATV) -training and safety certification will be provided by the Field Office.

Physical demands as associated with standard fieldwork. Duties require outside work involving walking, bending, climbing hills, lifting and carrying various materials or supplies which are occasionally heavy. Use of an ATV will vary depending on the project. Remote field sites will likely require frequent camping out at the site for a period of 1-3 nights. Daily work shifts of 8 to 10 hours are anticipated within a 40 hour work week.

Approximately 90 percent of the work is in the field. The fieldwork will involve driving and walking over rough and sandy terrain with wide variations in temperature ranging from below freezing in the fall and winter to above 90 degrees F during the summer. Approximate 10 percent of the work is in the office. Office work involves using GIS to create maps and conduct analysis. Visit University Herbarium to collect data on plant locations and to verify plant specimens. Enter data into database. Process seed collections and ship to appropriate destination. Web-based research for information on a variety of plant-related issues that are important to the office.

If interested, please visit the following website to submit an application : www.clminternship.org. You will need a cover letter, resume, names of three references to submit your application online. Application Deadline: Monday, December 20th, 2010. All questions should be directed to info@clminternship.org.


II. Student Career Experience Program
Student Career Experience Program (SCEP) is offering internship opportunities for students in natural resources/environmental and related fields. Several positions will be filled in the positions listed. For more information, please click here.

III. Climate Action Manager, University of California, Santa Cruz
https://jobs.ucsc.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1292539017842
The UCSC Sustainability Office seeks a full-time Climate Action Manager to coordinate campus Climate Action activities. The successful candidate will work to ensure that the campus fulfills or exceeds relevant policies, commitments, and regulations such as the Climate Action Compact, the American College and Universities Presidents Climate Commitment, Assembly Bill 32, and the University of California Policy on Sustainable Practices "Climate Protection Practices." The manager will serve as a liaison for the campus with the UC Office of the President, other UC campuses, local government, and community organizations and will work in a collaborative manner to develop productive relationships with campus and external constituencies in order to fill above job responsibilities. The Sustainability Office has primary responsibility for fostering a culture of sustainability on campus; identifying, coordinating and serving as a catalyst for units and individuals who are implementing sustainability programs; and engaging with institutional leaders to foster sustainability broadly across campus units.The ideal candidate has experience in economic analysis and planning with ability to analyze feasibility of potential projects, a strong understanding of energy efficiency, renewable energy systems, and potential activities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, experience in a higher education setting, demonstrated negotiation skills to analyze, problem-solve, and provide support to senior staff, and a masters degree or equivalent work experience. Position is open until filled, initial review of applications will begin on Jan. 2, 2011.


IV. Sustainability Internship Coordinator, University of California, Santa Cruz
https://jobs.ucsc.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1292539017842
The UCSC Sustainability Office seeks a full-time Sustainability Internship Coordinator to mentor and supervise student interns who are developing and implementing projects that work to achieve campus sustainability and climate change goals. The Sustainability Office has primary responsibility for fostering a culture of sustainability on campus; identifying, coordinating and serving as a catalyst for units and individuals who are implementing sustainability programs; and engaging with institutional leaders to foster sustainability broadly across campus units. Programs led by students that the successful candidate will advise include the Education, Communication, and Outreach for Sustainability (ECOS) team, Friends of the Sustainability Offices (FoSO), the Campus Sustainability Internship Program (CSI), the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System (STARS), and the Green Campus Program. The coordinator will facilitate development of student projects and provide regular assessment and feedback to interns, provide trainings and development opportunities for students, and serve as a liaison between the student interns and the Sustainability Manager, providing regular reports of the interns' progress. The coordinator is also responsible for the ongoing development of the Sustainability Project Clearinghouse, an online website that documents completed, ongoing, and proposed campus sustainability projects and for some general office management. Ideal candidates have a bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies or a related field, exceptional oral, written, public speaking, and organizational skills, strong facilitation and leadership skills, and demonstrated project and/or personnel management and team building experience. Position is open until filled, initial review of applications will begin on Jan. 2, 2011.