Current job postings for invasive species management professionals from organizations and agencies outside of NAISMA. NAISMA updates this list monthly.
Assistant Professor- Extension Weed Specialist (Invasive Plants)
University of Wyoming
Applications due: April 5, 2021
The Department of Plant Sciences within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Wyoming seeks applications for an 11-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor – Extension Weed Specialist (Invasive Plants). The appointment is at least 50% extension, with the remainder split among research, teaching, and service. The incumbent will be stationed in Laramie at the UW main campus. University of Wyoming has a strong historical and future commitment to weed science research and education. Partnerships with multiple entities statewide and regionally, stakeholder needs articulated by the Wyoming Governor’s Office and the state Legislature, and the newly-formed Institute for Managing Annual Grasses Invading Natural Ecosystems (IMAGINE) provide the incumbent in this position with ample opportunities to develop a nationally-recognized, collaborative program.
- Develop a statewide invasive weed management extension program
- Engage effectively with the state’s natural resources professionals, collaborators from UW and other institutions, industry, and other stakeholder groups to help develop management recommendations that minimize negative effects of invasive weeds on Wyoming’s pastures, rangelands, and natural areas
- Communicate effectively with Wyoming’s land managers, weed and pest specialists, and state and Federal agencies to improve invasive plant management in the state and region, and contribute to the goals of IMAGINE
- Teach one to two courses per year related to weed science that contribute to curriculum in the Department of Plant Sciences
- Develop an externally-funded Extension and research program with potential for national and/or international recognition, with focus on control and biology of exotic and invasive weeds in Wyoming
- Publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific journals and other outlets
- Recruit and train outstanding graduate students in the plant sciences
- Serve on committees and advisory boards as needed
- Earned PhD in weed science or closely related discipline at the time of hire
- Evidence of ability to conduct independent and collaborative applied research in invasive weed management
- Evidence of potential to develop extension programs in weed management
- Demonstrated ability to communicate with diverse audiences?
- Valid driver’s license with a motor vehicle record (MVR) that is compliant with the https://www.uwyo.edu/risk/_files/docs/offical-vehicle-policy.pdf“>University Vehicle Use Policy.
- A record of peer-reviewed publications and scholarly accomplishments commensurate with experience
- Evidence of ability to procure extramural funds to support novel research and extension programming
- Evidence of ability to work with universities, non-university agencies, and producers that work in the areas of range management, wildlife habitat, and livestock issues
- Evidence of commitment to teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate student researchers
- Experience leading or working as part of an interdisciplinary research team
- Strong potential for excellence and effectiveness in extension programming, with demonstrated experience offering scientific content via multiple channels aimed at a range of audiences (i.e., in-person, online, print)
- Evidence of an understanding of, and commitment to, the land grant mission
Complete the online application and upload the following for a complete application: a cover letter explaining the applicant’s interest in the position, qualifications, and vision for the position; a statement of the applicant’s Extension, research and teaching philosophy including previous work with diverse audiences; current resume or CV; copies of all transcripts (originals will be requested later if the applicant is chosen for an on-campus interview); and contact information for four references familiar with the applicant’s work (include name, title, address, phone, and email). Review of applications will begin April 5, 2021 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.
Application should be submitted on the University of Wyoming jobs site: jobs.uwyo.edu, for job number 21000396.
Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space
Applications due: March 5, 2021
The Land Steward Intern will assist the Stewardship Director and Land Steward of Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space (FoHVOS). The Land Steward Interns will be supervised by the Land Steward. Primary activities include field work and project administration. Field work will consist of performing control of invasive species, rare species stewardship and ecological monitoring. Administrative activities will include GIS (Geographic Information System) mapping and data management.
Land Stewards Interns will report to the FoHVOS office located at Strawberry Hill Mansion at the Ted Stiles Preserve at Baldpate Mountain, 32 Fiddlers Creek Road, Titusville, NJ 08560. Work will be conducted locally through our Stewardship Program and statewide with public and private partners through the FoHVOS New Jersey Invasive Species Strike Team.
Transportation will be available to access non-local project sites.
Perform invasive species mapping and control activities on emerging and widespread species that pose severe threats to rare species and their habitats. Control activities will include mechanical removal and application of herbicides (training will be provided).
Ecological monitoring including assisting with measurements of forest and meadow habitats and rare species monitoring including management and searching activities.
Maintain forest and meadow restoration projects.
Assist with native garden / wildflower meadow restoration projects.
Perform other tasks as assigned by the Stewardship Director and Land Steward.
Enrollment in or completion of Bachelor’s degree in ecology, natural resource
management or related fields is preferred, but not required.
Knowledge of invasive species identification and management is preferred, but not required.
Willingness to become a Certified Pesticide Operator under the supervision of the Land Steward and willingness to use herbicides is required.
Knowledge of flora and fauna of New Jersey is preferred, but not required.
Knowledge of GPS/GIS is preferred, but not required.
Ability to conduct physically strenuous field work in rugged terrain is required.
To apply, please send the following materials by Friday, March 5, 2021:
Applications missing any of these items will not be considered.
1. A resume (maximum of two pages)
2. A cover letter addressing how your education/experience qualifies you to accomplish the job duties listed above. Please indicate your interest in the 10-week and/or 26-week positions.
3. Names, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, and mailing addresses of three references to:
Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space
P.O. Box 395
Pennington, New Jersey 08534
Niobrara County Weed & Pest Control District
Open Until Filled
The Supervisor, will hereby act as Chief Administrator for the District and shall have the following general responsibilities and authority under the direction of the District Board of Directors. The duties listed are not meant to be all inclusive.
The Supervisor shall carry out the District’s programs in accordance with applicable Federal and/or State laws and regulations and policies of the District as adopted by the Board. The Supervisor shall be knowledgeable of all applicable Federal and State laws, rules and regulations that may be pertinent to the operation of the District.
The Supervisor shall oversee all day-to-day operations of the District as required or directed by the Board, including but not limited to:
- Maintain property, equipment, office and chemical inventories;
- Maintain accurate records of District activities pertinent to the general operations of the District;
- Oversee bookkeeping and accounting duties;
- Sell pesticides to the public and maintain records for the sale of Restricted Use Pesticides
- Make label recommendations to the public for proper pesticide use and efficacy;
- Select and mix sprays; store chemicals; apply chemicals while following strict safety precautions
- Employ, supervise, train, and work with seasonal crews to ensure all rules and regulations are properly followed: instruct and train personnel in the proper use of equipment, chemicals, and work methods; ensure safety of all workers through proper education.
- Maintain records on treatments and surveys of noxious weeds and pests within the District;
- Inspect and certify forage fields as requested;
- Use GIS mapping software to generate maps, presentation material, etc. in a GIS format,
- Maintain all equipment, property, and buildings owned and operated by the District;
- Perform other duties in and around the office/warehouse as necessary;
- Maintain motor vehicle license, bondable and insurable status;
- Prepare the annual budgets for Board and County Commissioner approval;
- The Supervisor shall maintain status as a Certified Supervisor as prescribed by the Wyoming Weed & Pest Act and shall maintain status as a Certified Commercial Applicator;
- The supervisor shall complete the NAISMA Weed Free Product Inspectors training
- The Supervisor is normally expected to work Monday through Friday. Hours of labor are according to need and the work to be done therefore may not be a customary 8-hour day and will be governed on a day-to-day basis.
- The Board may limit the ‘scope of authority’ for the District Supervisor as they deem necessary from time to time. and such limitation will be made a matter of recorded action in Board Minute proceedings and added to the Supervisor’s Job Description/Contract.
- The Supervisor may answer questions of fact asked by the news media but shall not offer statements of opinion, or issue press releases to the media without prior approval the Board.
- The Supervisor shall be physically capable of operating 4X4 vehicles with trailer, fork lift, and ATV’s, loading and unloading shipments & sprayers, and carrying/operating a backpack sprayer.
- The Supervisor shall have technical ability of plant and insect identification, sprayer calibration; understand pesticide labels and MSDS’s; understand legal applications such as Weed & Pest laws, pesticide laws and regulations; administrative, employment and fiscal regulations, etc.
- The Supervisor should possess the basic computer skills necessary to operate QuickBooks accounting software, word processing skills, general knowledge of GIS mapping and other skills necessary for efficient computer function and use.
Specialized training in weed and pest control. Must obtain/have a commercial license and must become a certified Supervisor.
The employee in this position understands that they are an “at will” employee and employment may be terminated or suspended within the contract year for any reasonable basis but to include cases of insubordination, lack of work, or funding for the position.
Send applications to:
Niobrara County Weed & Pest Control District
P.O. Box 957
Lusk, Wy. 82225
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