Objectives: Flagstaff Area National Monuments seeks a principle investigator to conduct wall-by-wall condition assessments and architectural documentation at two masonry pueblo sites (WS1680 and 1685), located in the backcountry (wilderness eligible) of Wupatki National Monument. Specific analysis will include detailed photography, description of architectural characteristics, description of condition and agents of deterioration, possible rate of deterioration, and treatment/documentation recommendations for every standing wall identified. In addition, the sites will be mapped to scale, with field maps redrawn digitally. Field work will be followed by computerized data entry of condition assessment and architectural field forms and field photo logs, and completion of a professional-quality report describing and analyzing the field work.
Project Start & End Dates: July, 2014 to December 31, 2015
Deadline for expression of interest: May 5, 2014
Contact: Lisa Baldwin email@example.com
Tel 928-526-1157 Ext. 233
Major Duties: The Position is in the Florida District of the Gulf Islands National Seashore with the primary responsibility of providing the development and implementation of curriculum based educational programing and interpretive service including citizen science, service learning, distance education, teacher workshops, symposia, and presentation of interactive programs. The incumbent of this position provides full supervision (administrative and technical direction) at a minimum, for two GS-5/7 Education Technicians (permanent), and two GS-4 Park Guides (seasonal); however, supervisory duties do no constitute 25% percent of their time. A "supervisor" means an individual employed by an agency hiring authority in the interest of the agency to hire, direct, assign, promote, reward, transfer, furlough, layoff, recall, suspend, discipline, or remove employees, to adjust their grievances, or to effectively recommend such action, if the exercise of the authority is not merely routine or clerical in nature but requires the consistent exercise of independent judgment.
Job Announcement W-GUIS-14-51 DE (1091078)
Colorado National Monument is conducting outreach to find someone interested in a lateral transfer to an Archaeologist GS-9 term position, serving as project director/crew leader for an ongoing cultural resource inventory. The cultural resource survey is beginning its second year and second field season of a three-year project and will need someone to take over the project lead later this summer. Its a great project, wonderful resource, and a beautiful place to work. If interested, please contact Kim Hartwig, Chief of Resources Management - (970) 858-3617
A recruitment announcement will be issued through USAJOBS in the coming weeks for those who do not qualify for a lateral transfer.
This internship will support Grand Canyon National Park’s Archeology Program by helping complete archaeological surveys, compliance monitoring, and ruins preservation activities in the park. Projects will include a combination of the following; archaeological site inventory survey, archaeological site condition monitoring, assisting with park projects near archaeological sites, hands-on stabilization, architectural documentation, data entry, report writing and file organization. The 2014 Polk Intern will work as a crew member along with other archaeological technicians for the Cultural Resources Program. Field and office duties will be assigned for various projects throughout the summer. The duration of individual projects will vary.
Vegetation Program (North Rim)
This internship will support Grand Canyon National Park’s Vegetation Program on the North Rim. The vegetation program coordinates a wide range of activities including exotic plant management, native habitat restoration, site landscaping, seed collection, pruning, monitoring and surveying, and others. The intern will live and work in the North Rim Developed Area, and will be part of a 2 person vegetation team. Most work will be focused in the village area, as well as at established viewpoints, such as Cape Royal and Point Imperial, and along trails. The primary duty of the intern will be to install and maintain new plantings in the North Rim lodge area. The intern will perform site maintenance, including watering, at other restoration sites that were planted in 2008-13 within the developed zone and at Roaring Springs. They will survey for and remove high priority invasive species throughout the developed areas. The intern will have the opportunity to hike and explore more of the North Rim while collecting seed and cuttings for future restoration projects. The intern will work very independently, as part of a small team, and will serve as one of the primary representatives for the Vegetation Program on the North Rim.
Wildlife Program (South Rim)
This internship will be stationed at the South Rim Village and support Grand Canyon National Park’s Wildlife Program. Depending on the project, work will either be focused within the developed South Rim Village area, non-developed areas along the rim, or within the more remote inner canyon. The primary objectives of this internship will be to expose the Intern to a wide variety of management and research related tasks that park biologists deal with during the busy summer tourist season at Grand Canyon. The ideal Intern would possess all or most of the knowledge and skills listed below, be in great physical fitness, and also be able to switch between assisting with a variety of tasks and projects throughout the summer. There is also an expectation that they will interact well with their wildlife co-workers, other NPS staff, and act appropriately when interacting with the visiting public. The wildlife program consists of a wide range of activities including controlling adverse wildlife/human interactions, integrated pest management, and monitoring selected wildlife populations. The intern has the potential to assist in the following studies: 1) responding to wildlife call-outs; usually managing elk interactions and other pest management 2) tracking condors via radio telemetry, and assisting with hazing and nest monitoring 3) conducting bighorn sheep observations and collecting biological samples 4) conducting amphibian habitat surveys 5) assisting with rodent trapping and zoophytic disease monitoring 6) assisting with Mexican spotted owl surveys, and 7) providing support for data entry and office related needs.
Description: Highly-motivated researcher to join a large, multi-institutional and interdisciplinary team (Bioengineering Alliance Network of the Rockies (BANR); http://banr.colostate.edu/?Length=4) investigating the sustainability of utilizing beetle-killed wood as a feedstock for biofuel, and the ecological consequences of related activities. Specific duties of the postdoctoral associate would include: assuming a leadership role in all field activities related to assessment of environmental impacts of feedstock removal, including study site selection; and, working within a modeling environment to evaluate system responses to alternatives other than tree removal, including changing fire regimes under novel climatic conditions. Collaboration is expected with other members of the interdisciplinary team and development of individual research activities and collaborations with others is encouraged. The successful candidate will provide leadership to the research team, including graduate and undergraduate students, field and lab technicians, and other faculty.
Required qualifications: Ph.D. in ecology, forestry, biological sciences, or related field, along with a familiarity with forest systems of the central and northern Rockies.
Desired qualifications: Experience with fire behavior and vegetation models such as FVS, Far site, Firebug, or WFDS. Statistical modeling skills, including practice with Bayesian methods and hierarchical models, and familiarity with climate downscaling techniques are highly desired. An interest in scaling stand-level processes such as carbon cycling and/or other relevant ecosystem processes to landscapes is encouraged.
Position Duration: Two years, including summer support and full benefits. Travel funds are available for field efforts and presentation of findings at scientific conferences. Ideal start date April, 2014.
Apply: Inquiries and applications should be sent electronically as a single PDF containing CV, contact information for three references, and cover letter with qualifications and research interests to Dr. Daniel B. Tinker mail to:tinker@Wyo Initial review of candidates will begin immediately and all application materials received by March 1 will be given full consideration.
The 12th Biennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
The Program Committee of the 12th Biennial Scientific Conference on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is pleased to announce the next conference in this series, which will focus on the challenges and opportunities posed by crossing environmental, disciplinary, and jurisdictional boundaries. The conference will be held October 6‒8, 2014 in Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. The Greater Yellowstone biennial scientific conference series, initiated in 1991, encourages awareness and application of wide-ranging, high-caliber scientific work on the region's natural and cultural resources. These conferences, with the active involvement of professional societies and other institutions, provide a much-needed forum for knowledge-sharing among hundreds of researchers, park managers, and the general public. They attract world-class speakers and are interdisciplinary by design.
Please visit the conference website at:12thbiennialscienceconference for additional information as it becomes available. You may also email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Western Forestry and Conservation Association
The joint meeting will be held June 15-20, 2014 in Ft. Collins, Colorado, U.S.A. bringing together scientists working with Genetics and Conservation of White Pine Species (5 needle pines) and those working with Rusts of Forest Trees. Great changes/advances have happened since each of these groups last meet (e.g. genome sequencing, gene conservation efforts, rust resistance advances), so it is extremely timely to bring each of these groups together. In addition, the conference includes two field trips to see some unique forest ecosystems in the Rocky Mountains and an optional field trip immediately following the conference.
To register: five-needle-pines-and-rusts-2014