Careers in Forest & Wildlife
Sub categories: Forest Science
• Forest Ecology
• Forest Management (Economics, Policy, etc.)
• Wood and Paper Technology
• Forest Genetics and Biotechnology
• Forest Pathology
Sub categories: Wildlife Science
• Wildlife ecology
• Wildlife management
• Wildlife genetics
• Threatened and endangered species
• Wildlife pathology
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Occupations with high location quotients
NMA Location Quotient
Loading machine operators,
Mine shuttle car operators 5.938
Roof bolters, mining 5.494
Log graders and scalers 5.334
Logging equipment operators 5.289
Continuous mining machine
Forest and conservation
Slaughterers and meat packers 4.257
Forest fire inspectors and
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Wildlife: drilling down (from TWS)
• Wildlife Manager – maintains or manipulates wildlife populations, habitats, or human users to produce benefits for wildlife and the general public. Benefits sought
may be ecological, economic, social, recreational, or scientific. A wildlife manager uses wildlife science to formulate and apply scientifically sound solutions to
wildlife and habitat management problems.
Wildlife Biologist – gathers, analyzes, and interprets data on wildlife and habitats, including behavior, disease, ecology, genetics, nutrition, population dynamics,
physiology, land-use changes, and pollution to conserve wildlife species and improve habitat conditions. A wildlife biologist uses scientific principles to research
wildlife and habitats to increase our knowledge base.
Wildlife Educator – teaches high school and university students about wildlife science and conservation including wildlife biology, ecology, physiology, disease,
toxicology, taxonomy, economics, research and management techniques, and conservation policy and law.
Public Educator and Outreach Specialist – educates the public about wildlife species and conservation issues. Outreach specialists work with private and corporate
landowners, industries, citizen groups, and others to provide technical assistance related to wildlife management on private or public farms, forests, parks, urban
areas, and industrial lands. Outreach specialists apply economic principles and conservation practices to aid others in maintaining or restoring wildlife on their lands.
Wildlife Law Enforcement Officer – enforces wildlife laws and regulations to maintain wildlife populations at desired levels. Wildlife law enforcement officers often
perform surveys of wildlife populations, are involved in trapping and banding programs, implement wildlife population controls, respond to complaints of nuisance
wildlife, and educate the public about wildlife issues.
Wildlife Technician – collects data on wildlife and habitats under the supervision of a Wildlife Manager or Wildlife Biologists.
Wildlife Inspector and Forensics Specialist – intercepts smuggled, illegal shipments of live wild animals for the pet trade and wild animal parts for trophy or
medicinal purposes. Wildlife inspectors are stationed at international airports, ocean ports, and border crossings. Forensics specialists perform scientific and
investigative work to document the origin and nature of evidence collected on these illegal imports.
Communications and Public Relations Specialist – interprets wildlife research and conservation programs to present to the general public. Communications and
public relations specialists write articles and news releases, create brochures and websites, photograph wildlife and conservation activities, and speak at public
gatherings or through the media.
Wildlife Policy Analyst – applies wildlife management theories and practices to laws and regulations governing wildlife and habitats. Wildlife policy analysts often
work for governments, legislative bodies, nonprofit organizations, or industry groups.
Wildlife Consultant – evaluates ecosystems to determine environmental impacts from proposed actions. Following standards created by the National Environmental
Policy Act (NEPA), consultants provide reports to businesses, industries, and governments to ensure quality environments.
Wildlife Economist – provides economic analyses of natural resources to support policies, critical habitat designation, assess damage, and analyze environmental
Wildlife Administrator – works with many stakeholders and budgets to provide assistance in promoting sound resource management programs designed to
effectively manage wildlife and habitats.
GIS Specialist – works with Geographic Information Systems and other technologies to interpret data and make management and policy recommendations
concerning wildlife and their habitats.
• SAF- http://www.safnet.org/fs/careers.cfm
• Forest Guild - http://www.forestguild.org/
• USFS Jobs: http://www.fs.fed.us/fsjobs/openings.shtml
Career Center wildlife (TSA) : http://careers.wildlife.org/c/search_results.cfm?site_id=8764
Environmental Scientists and Specialists
Bureau of labor statistics: http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos311.htm
Department of Labor: Conservation Scientists & Foresters :
Zoologists wildlifer stats: http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes191023.htm
Forest and Conservation Workers stats: http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes454011.htm
USA JOBS: http://www.usajobs.gov/
iHireEnvironmental web site: http://www.ihireenvironmental.com/
• JOB DESCRIPTION
• POSITION: Assistant Biologist - Wildlife and Forestry Management
• LOCATION: Red Cliff Natural Resources
• SALARY: $11 – 13 / hour 40 hours per week
• THIS A FULL TIME PERMANENT POSITION THAT IS CONTINGENT UPON FUTURE FUNDING.
• SUPERVISOR(S): Natural Resource Division Administrator
• JOB SUMMARY: The incumbent in this position will be the primary person responsible for making updates to the Tribe’s Integrated Resource Management Plan. Anticipated updates to
the existing plan include Nuisance/Residential Bear Management, Wolf Management, Emerald Ash Borer response, and updating the existing Forestry Management Plan. Emphasis on
forest management is particularly important. Research into historical land records is also expected to be part of this position.
• DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• - Review current Forest Management plan and make draft updates that align with tribal priorities and field assessments.
• - Work across Departments in the Natural Resource Division to develop draft plans for wolf management, EAB response, and nuisance bear control.
• - Engage the community in resource management planning.
• - Assist with wild game population estimates to help set appropriate harvest levels.
• - Explore avenues to improve forest health, speed forest succession and suppress wildfire while still generating tribal timber revenues.
• - Assist with animal trapping, as appropriate.
• - Write periodic draft updates and submit to Division Administrator for edits.
• - Investigate historical land records within reservation boundaries.
• - Other duties as assigned. The employee in this position will be expected to assist in other Natural Resource projects as the need arises.
• - Demonstrate continual results to help justify long term project funding.
• - Knowledge of forestry practices that improve stand health in northern Wisconsin forests.
• - Previous experience conducting fieldwork and accurately recording data.
• - Excellent written communication skills.
• - Ability to get the tribal membership involved in natural resource planning.
• - A strong work ethic and flexibility in the day to day aspects of the position.
• - Background handling a project and overseeing its completion is highly desirable.
• - Knowledge of Native American Tribes and the uniqueness of the Red Cliff Community.
• A high school diploma is required. Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in a biological discipline will increase the applicant’s
competiveness. We are particularly interested in candidates with a background in Forestry and who might also have previous
experience writing reports and management plans. Must feel comfortable working with computers and using basic software packages
(e.g. Microsoft Office). Essentially we are looking for candidates with a unique and varied skill set.
• Job Title: Forester/Assistant Forester
Company: John Hancock
Location: Mansfield, LA
Email: [Register to view]
Job Description: General Directive: Responsible for all land management operations within assigned area of Hancock Forest
Management, Inc. (HFM) Southern Division. These tasks are to be performed in a team environment involving region and division
personnel. This position is located in Mansfield, LA.Scope:Develop and maintain a strong relationship with HFM Harvesting Foresters
and TechniciansKnowledgeable in areas of surveying, title records, inventory and mapping systems, and contract coordinationProficient
in all aspects of land management operations to include stewardship, silviculture, road maintenance and construction, reforestation,
inventory, environmental management, and contractor relationsFamiliarity with timberland budget procedures and
accountingKnowledgeable of Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) objectives and standards
• Specific Duties: Annual client and HFM budget preparation and forecastingAssist Harvesting Foresters and Technicians as needed to
ensure Wood Supply Agreements are metAssume lead role in providing timely inventory and mapping system updates to Resource
Information Foresters (RIF) to ensure superior data qualityProvide support in region based stewardship activities, Hancock Timber
Resource Group policy compliance and SFI complianceAdminister contracts dealing with land management operationsAssume lead role
in prescribing, scheduling, conducting, and completing reforestation activitiesPerform lead role in prescribing, scheduling, conducting,
and completing silvicultural activitiesInsure client fiduciary responsibilities are maintainedAssist as needed with hunting lease
administrationRepresent HFM in a professional manner to general public, industry, associations, and regulatory entitiesProvide project
specific plats and locator maps as needed for planned land management activitiesActively participate in and promote HFM Southern
Divisions Safety ProgramSpecial projects as needed and assignedUphold highest fiduciary standards to all clients of HFM
Requirements: Minimum of a bachelors degree in Forestry, or equivalent experience0 - 5 years of operational experienceSelf
motivationDemonstrate strong computer aptitude
Must be a team playerAnalytical aptitudeStrong communication skillsCustomer service orientationQualified candidates should apply on
line or send a cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format to [Register to view] include your salary
requirements.Resumes will be accepted until December 16, 2011. Hancock Forest Management offers a competitive compensation and
benefit package, a team oriented work environment and growth opportunities for its employees.HancockNatural Resource Groupis an
equal opportunity employer.
• Job Title: Consulting Utility Forester
Company: ACRT Inc.
Location: Mariposa, CA
Contact: Employer prefers applications through website.
Job Description: ACRT Inc. is currently seeking energetic entry-level and experienced professionals who enjoy
working outdoors. Our field positions are ideal for entry-level professionals with an educational background in
forestry, horticulture, arboriculture, environmental studies, conservation or related disciplines and seasoned
professionals with experience in these fields and line of work. Our Foresters perform identification, inspection,
and evaluation of trees and brush along utility lines; Submit inspection results to clients with recommendations;
Plan, direct, and coordinate the activities of assigned tree clearance crews; Discuss and negotiate line-clearance
crew access issues; Serve as a liaison between clients, tree crews, and client customers.
Requirements Degree or experience in Forestry, Horticulture, Natural Resources or related fields Ability to identify
local trees and knowledge of growth rates ISA Certification and utility vegetation management experience a plus,
but not required Ability to work independently, strong verbal and written communication skills Ability to work in
rugged terrain and inclement weather Ability to read and follow maps Valid Driver License and ability to drive and
operate a 4x4 vehicle Applicants should live within 30 miles of Mariposa
• Additional Information Full Time position ACRT, Inc. offers competitive wages and excellent benefits Employees
become owners and receive company stock aftera waiting period Company Vehicle/Gas Card for work related and
commuting purposes Pre-employment drug screen and background check required ACRT, Inc. is 100% employeeowned;
it's not just a jobit's YOUR Company!!! ACRT offers excellent benefits for our employee-owners and their
families. Medical Dental Vision Group Life Insurance Optional Life Insurance Short & Long Term Disability
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Boot Allowance Program Vacation Holidays 401k ESOP (Employee Stock
Ownership Plan) with a great vesting schedule Employee Referral Program eeo/aa/dfwp
• Project Scientist
Job ID: 2011-10860 # Positions: 2
Location: US-OH-Cincinnati Experience (Years): 3
Practice Area: Environmental Services
More information about this job:
Our Environmental Management group is dedicated to managing environmental issues professionally and proactively. Our staff of professionals
includes specialists in marine biology, wetland science, wildlife biology, soil science, fisheries biology, botany, hydrogeology, hydrology, forestry,
habitat and ecosystem restoration, permitting, GIS, and Information Management. We help our clients to identify and respond to opportunities and
threats within constantly changing regulatory and corporate environments, through active engagement with the public, stakeholder groups, and
governmental regulators. Our team members have the opportunity to be involved in a variety of projects that may include endangered species
assessments, habitat restoration, wetland characterizations, and water resources management. We are seeking exceptionally talented and
enthusiastic individuals with a keen interest in the natural sciences to join our team and advance their career.
Responsibilities will include environmental permitting, project management and business development. Environmental permitting responsibilities
include identifying project-specific environmental permitting requirements; coordinating with resource agency personnel; preparing reports and
environmental permit applications (in compliance with the requirements of the Clean Water Act (401/404), Endangered Species Act (ESA), National
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA),
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and other local, state and federal environmental regulations); and facilitating all aspects of
the successful permitting and management of multiple complex projects. Project management responsibilities include defining the scope of work
with the client; performing technical work on projects; delegating work tasks to other staff; monitoring project status and work results; preparing and
monitoring project budgets and expenses; preparing invoices; monitoring invoice payments and ensuring work quality. Business development
responsibilities include maintaining existing client relations; identifying new clients, projects and opportunities to pursue; and winning new work
from existing and new clients.
We require a minimum of 3-5 years experience as a project manager in the field of environmental consulting, a minimum of 3-5 years experience
with complex environmental permitting projects in the Eastern US, preferably Great Lakes and/or Southeast regions, project and budget
management experience, highly developed time management skills, and client-relations skills.
Applicants must demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills and have experience performing technical reviews of reports.
Additional desirable qualifications include experience conducting wetland delineations and wetland function-value assessments; developing
wetland mitigation plans; and/or performing RTE assessments and wildlife habitat evaluations.
• Job Title: Regional Communications Specialist, Latin America and Caribbean Program-12079 Job Type: Full-Time Location: Washington,
• Job Description:
(Position Based in Quito Ecuador)
World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the global conservation organization, seeks a Regional Communications Specialist to develop and
implement communications strategies that position the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) Program favorably in key channels and that
support LAC’s marketing, fundraising, stakeholder outreach and relationship management activities with high level officials in the
private, public and NGO sectors. Develops communications messages and materials about LAC’s vision, objectives, agenda, and
successes and prepares responses to high level information requests. Conducts research and analysis, organizes key events, information
and materials, drafts reports and presentations, and assists with project management. Mobilizes LAC’s field communications staff and
distributes to or co-produces communications materials so that LAC’s messages are disseminated synchronously in WWF’s key markets
across the region.
A Bachelor’s degree is required. Minimum of five years experience in the field of international affairs, public relations or
communications. A combination of nonprofit and private sector experience is desirable. Thorough knowledge of WWF and its field
programs as well as a working knowledge of its global priorities is desirable.
Excellent written and oral communications skills in English and Spanish and strong interpersonal and communication skills, especially
relationship management skills. Highly organized and able to prioritize effectively; able to coordinate several projects at one time and
produces with high level of accuracy under time constraints, tight deadlines and with minimal supervision. Some national and
international travel required.
• Job Title: Wildlife Biologist
• Department:Department Of The Interior
• Agency:Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service
• Job Announcement Number:PH-NM-12-569634
• SALARY RANGE:
• $47,448.00 to $74,628.00 / Per Year OPEN PERIOD:
• Tuesday, November 29, 2011 to Monday, December 12, 2011 SERIES & GRADE:
• GS-0486-09/11 POSITION INFORMATION:
• Full Time - Permanent PROMOTION POTENTIAL:
• 11 DUTY LOCATIONS:
• 1 vacancy(s) - WARSAW, VA
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:
• United States Citizens
• JOB SUMMARY:
• Wildlife Biologist, GS-0486-09/11
• As a Wildlife Biologist at the Eastern Virginia Rivers National Wildlife Refuge Complex in Warsaw, VA, you will:
• Develop plans, such as Comprehensive Conservation Plans, step down management plans, annual habitat work plans, and inventory and monitoring plans;
• Write reports analyzing the data collected from studies and surveys;
• Conduct bird surveys for grassland birds, raptors such as bald eagles, forest dwelling birds, and neotropical migrants;
• Work with governmental agency partners, Friends' groups, and volunteers to achieve goals;
• Conduct grassland burns; Carry-out invasive species control; and Develop and conduct educational and outreach programs
• QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
• In order to be qualified for this position, you must meet the basic requirement:
• A. A bachelor's or higher degree in biological sciences that included at least 9 semester hours in such wildlife subjects as mammalogy, ornithology, animal ecology,
wildlife management, or research courses in the field of wildlife biology; and at least 12 semester hours in zoology in such subjects as general zoology, invertebrate
zoology, vertebrate zoology, comparative anatomy, physiology, genetics, ecology, cellular biology, parasitology, entomology, or research courses in such subjects
(excess courses in wildlife biology may be used to meet the zoology requirements where appropriate); and at least 9 semester hours in botany or the related plant
sciences. - OR -
B. A combination of education and experience which includes courses equivalent to a major in biological sciences (i.e., at least 30 semester hours), with at least 9
semester hours in wildlife subjects, 12 semester hours in zoology, and 9 semester hours in botany or related plant science, as shown in A above, plus appropriate
experience or additional education.
• In addition, you must meet the minimum qualifications in one of the following ways. For the GS-09:
• A. Possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service performing the following duties: implementing management
plans to preserve and protect wildlife and their habitats; conducting surveys or studies of wildlife to gather data on their condition and distribution; analyzing and
evaluating data scientific data for inclusion in technical reports; and assisting in the creation of comprehensive conservation plans, environmental assessments, or
similar documents. - OR -
B. Possess Master’s degree or have successfully completed 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading such a degree in a discipline directly
related to the position, such as biology, natural resource management, or environmental science. - OR C. Have a combination of graduate education as described
under letter C above and specialized experience identified under letter B above, which when combined, is equivalent to 100% of the qualification requirement.
(Please note: Only graduate education in excess of the first 18 semester hours may be used in this calculation. )
Job Title: Biological Scientist
Department: Department Of Agriculture
Agency: U.S. Forest Service
Job Announcement Number:12-06170007-2294DP-cb
$47,448.00 to $61,678.00 / Per Year OPEN PERIOD: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 to Wednesday, February 08, 2012
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0401-09 POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time - Permanent - No time limit PROMOTION POTENTIAL:09
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:
United States Citizens
A career with the Forest Service will challenge you to manage and care for more than 193 million acres of our nation's most magnificent lands,
conduct research through a network of forest and range experiment stations and the Forest Products Laboratory and provide assistance to State and
private forestry agencies. It's an awesome responsibility - but the rewards are as limitless as the views
Biological Scientist, GS-0401-09:
Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for USDA Forest Service applicants
. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process
Participates in the monitoring of natural resources programs and activities to ensure their quality and effectiveness.
Participates in the development of natural resource plans and policies for the organization.
Participates in, coordinates, and/or manages natural resources programs and projects.
Work involves the gathering and compiling of information and/or development of databases for use in natural resource management activities
MINIMUM FEDERAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
A. Successful completion of a full four-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a
bachelor's or higher degree with at least 24 semester/36 quarter hours in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management,
chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position being filled.
B. Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to the requirements in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.