Careers in Forest & Wildlife Sciences - Richard Stockton College of ...

Careers in Forest & Wildlife Sciences - Richard Stockton College of ...

Careers in Forest & Wildlife



Sub categories: Forest Science

Forest Ecology

• Silviculture

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

Some labor stats

Some labor stats

Occupations with high location quotients


NMA Location Quotient

Loading machine operators,

underground mining


Mine shuttle car operators 5.938

Roof bolters, mining 5.494

Log graders and scalers 5.334

Logging equipment operators 5.289

Fallers 5.097

Continuous mining machine



Forest and conservation



Slaughterers and meat packers 4.257

Forest fire inspectors and

prevention specialists


Some labor stats


Some labor stats

real story

Some labor stats

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.


Forest Science

• SAF-

Forest Guild -

• USFS Jobs:

Wildlife Science



Career Center wildlife (TSA) :

Environmental Scientists and Specialists

Bureau of labor statistics:

Department of Labor: Conservation Scientists & Foresters :

Zoologists wildlifer stats:

Forest and Conservation Workers stats:


iHireEnvironmental web site:

Sample jobs


• POSITION: Assistant Biologist - Wildlife and Forestry Management

• LOCATION: Red Cliff Natural Resources

• SALARY: $11 – 13 / hour 40 hours per week


• 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.


• - 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.

Sample jobs

• 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.

Sample jobs

• 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

Sample jobs

• 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.

Sample jobs

• 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.

Sample jobs

• Job Title: Wildlife Biologist

• Department:Department Of The Interior

• Agency:Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service

• Job Announcement Number:PH-NM-12-569634


• $47,448.00 to $74,628.00 / Per Year OPEN PERIOD:

• Tuesday, November 29, 2011 to Monday, December 12, 2011 SERIES & GRADE:


• Full Time - Permanent PROMOTION POTENTIAL:


• 1 vacancy(s) - WARSAW, VA


• United States Citizens


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


• 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. )

Sample jobs

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

Leavenworth, Washington


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




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.

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