GPMB Job Board

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Last Update: July 26th, 2021

Full time positions

Warmwater Fisheries Tech, New Mexico Game and Fish (New Mexico)

  • Full Time Position
  • Salary: $14.89-$25.91 Hourly
  • Last Date to Apply: 08/08/2021
  • Duties: 
    • Assist with studies and implementation of management actions to improve the warmwater fisheries 
  • Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree in wildlife/fisheries management, biology, or similar scientific discipline 
    • 2 years of wildlife/fisheries work experience
    • Strong communication skills
    • Familiarity with warm water sportfish species and multiple fisheries capture techniques
    • Experience with experimental design, boating, and boat/trailer maintenance
  • Contact Person: Shawn Denny
  • Link to Warmwater Fisheries Tech Posting

Fisheries Technician, Colorado Parks and Wildlife (Colorado)

  • Temporary/Seasonal Position
  • Salary: $15.00 - 16.25/hr DOE
  • Start Date: 09/01/2021
  • Last Date to Apply: 08/06/2021
  • Duties:
    • Help deploy various electrofishing units, gill nets, trap nets, and seines
    • Aid in the standardized sampling of ponds, lakes, reservoirs, streams, and rivers
    • Help conduct stream reclamations, spawning operations, fish stocking, and fish salvages
    • Maintain equipment, grounds, and facilities
    • Perform data entry
  • Qualifications:
    • Experience performing the duties of the position
    • Willingness to work in remote wilderness
    • Possess, or be working towards, a degree in fish and wildlife biology or a related field
    • Ability to hike at high elevation with a backpack weighing 30 lbs
    • Ability to walk in and around fast-moving rivers 
  • Contact Person: Tyler Swarr & Paul Winkle
  • Link to Colorado Parks and Wildlife
  • Link to Fisheries Technician Posting

Assistant Wetlands Ecologist, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens (Charleston, SC)

  • Full Time Position
  • Salary: DOE
  • Start Date: 08/06/2021
  • Last Date to Apply: 07/31/2021
  • Duties:
    • Assist in maintaining and improving the ecological health of swampland, rice impoundments, etc.
    • Interact with visitors within the Swamp Garden and other natural ecosystems of the property 
    • Create, update, and maintain ecological interpretive materials and displays 
    • Identify and map wetlands and habitat for birds and wildlife  
    • Ensure stability of lake, marsh, swamp, dike and/ or other water control systems; document problems and recommend, or perform, needed maintenance and upgrades
  • Qualifications:
    • Familiarity with flora and fauna of Southeastern U.S. 
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills (ability to explain ecological concepts to public) 
    • Ability to enter swamp areas to perform physical labor
    • Ability to operate heavy machinery such as bobcat or backhoe (preferred)  
    • Ability to undertake strenuous activity in heat, rain, or cold
  • Contact Person: Kathy Zellner
  • Link to Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
  • Link to Assistant Wetlands Ecologist Posting

Research Support Specialist, Stony Brook University - School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (New York)

  • Full Time Position
  • Salary: TBD
  • Start Date: 09/01/2021
  • Last Date to Apply: 09/01/2021
  • Duties:
    • Purchase supplies, build gear systems, and pre-cruise organizing
    • Maintain a research database, assist with report and manuscript development, and aid students in processing and analysing samples
    • Maintain acoustic arrays
    • Tag Atlantic sturgeon, winter flounder, etc.
    • Lead cruises to support biological sampling and mooring deployment
  • Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree (degree in biology, ecology, etc. preferred)
    • Experience organizing and supporting marine/fisheries field-based research activities
    • Familiarity working with data and database management
    • Experience working with acoustic telemetry data and tagging shark and finfish species (preferred)
    • Experience working on research vessels and using a range of sampling gear
  • Link to Research Support Specialist Posting

Wildlife Biologist, Green Diamond Resource Company (California)

  • Full Time Position
  • Salary: DOE negotiable
  • Start Date: 09/07/2021
  • Last Date to Apply: 08/11/2021
  • Duties: 
    • Help conduct field studies such as broadcast and demographic surveys of spotted and barred owls
  • Qualifications:
    • Four-year degree with emphasis in wildlife biology or related field
    • General knowledge of terrestrial vertebrates
    • Ability to complete the required firearms training and species identification training
    • Ability to orient, climb, and traverse difficult terrain
    • Must be physically fit and carry upwards of 65 pounds
  • Contact Person: Debra Miller
  • Link to Green Diamond
  • Link to Wildlife Biologist Posting

AGFC Biologist Specialist (Fisheries), Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (Arkansas)

  • Full Time Position
  • Salary: $45,274 Per Year
  • Duties:
    • Perform onsite and offsite angler surveys, habitat improvement projects, and fish population surveys
    • Analyze survey data and prepare reports
    • Help develop management recommendations 
    • Develop and execute an independent research project
  • Link to AGFC Biologist Specialist Posting

Water Quality Tech, Houston Zoo Inc. (Texas)

  • Hourly Position
  • Duties:
    • Monitor and keep records of water quality, clarity, and chemistry of aquatic exhibits
    • Maintain, troubleshoot, and repair life support systems and equipment
    • Perform maintenance diving on scuba and surface supplied air
    • Assist with the production of synthetic seawater for marine systems
    • Interact with Zoo guests and maintain the highest level of guest satisfaction
  • Qualifications:
    • High school diploma or GED
    • 2 years experience in zoo/aquarium life support systems or municipal water treatment
    • Knowledge of the diagnostics and repair of life support systems (pumps, heat exchangers, etc.)
    • Knowledge of pipe fitting utilizing PVC, CPVC, stainless steel, etc.
    • PADI Open Water Diver certification
  • Link to Water Quality Tech Application

Science Assistant for the Biological Oceanography Program, National Science Foundation

  • Two Year Position (non-renewable)
  • Start Date: Fall, 2021
  • Duties:
    • Assist with the merite review process
    • Perform database queries
    • Communicate with PIs and panelists
    • Special projects as needed
    • Possibility for profesional training and travel
  • Qualifications:
    • Master's degree in Marine Sciences with emphasis in Biological Oceanography or marine ecology
    • US citizenship or permanent residency in the US
  • Contact Michael Sieracki (MSIERACK@nsf.gov) with cover letter and CV 

Entry Level Environmental Specialist / Biologist, Integrated Environmental Solutions, LLC (Texas)

  • Full Time Position
  • Salary: TBD
  • Start Date: 06/24/2021
  • Last Date to Apply: 07/31/2021
  • Duties:
    • Perform wetland delineations
    • Perform species habitat/community assessments
    • Perform tree surveys/inventories
    • Perform Phase I Environmental Site Assessments
    • Perform NEPA-related technical reporting and general technical writing
  • Qualifications:
    • Experience with GPS and Arc GIS
    • Bachelor’s degree in environmental studies or a related field
    • Ability to hike long distances in inclement weather
    • Ability to use basic construction tools
  • Link to Entry Level Environmental Specialist / Biologist Posting

 Aquatic Specialist, AQUA DOC Lake & Pond Management (Georgia)

  • Full Time Position
  • Salary: DOE
  • Start Date: 06/15/2021
  • Last Date to Apply: 07/31/2021
  • Duties:
    • Assist with pond management tasks
    • Enter ponds/lakes to remove debris or other objects
    • Apply, mix, and/or handle pesticides 
    • Set up and tear down equipment
  • Qualifications:
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret company documents
    • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions
  • Link to AQUA DOC Lake & Pond Management
  • Link to Aquatic Specialist Posting

Science Communication Associate, COMPASS (Remote, Oregan, or Washinton DC)

  • Full time Position
  • Salary: $48,000 - $54,000 DOE
  • Duties:
    • Organize/deliver workshops and training sessions
    • Partner with external experts and contractors
    • Provide technical and administrative support
    • Provide support to scientists in their communication with journalists and/or policy audiences
    • Keep up to date on effective science communication
  • Qualifications:
    • Two years of relevant work experience (science communication, scientific research, policy making, etc.) or graduate degree with one year of experience
    • Ability to communicate in Spanish (preferred) 
  • Link to Science Communication Associate Posting

Program Assistant, COMPASS (Washington DC)

  • Full time Position
  • Salary: $18-21 per hour DOE
  • Duties: 
    • Provide programmatic and administrative support for COMPASS activities
    • Track and share daily policy-relevant news and events
    • Provide administrative support 
    • Troubleshooting technology needs
  • Qualifications:
    • Undergraduate degree
    • 1-2 years of relevant experience in science, policy, and/or other non-profit (preferred)
  • Link to Program Assistant Posting

Biological Scientist (Environmental), Department of the Air Force (various locations) 

  • Full Time Position
  • Salary: $43,251 to $68,777
  • Last Date to Apply:  11/08/2021
  • Duties:
    • Perform specific, and limited work assignments that are normally minor phases of broader assignments
    • Assist in coordinating projects with engineers, biological scientists, physical scientists, and community planners
    • Comply with health, safety, and environmental rules and procedures
  • Qualifications:
    • Master's or equivalent graduate degree
    • Professional knowledge of the biological sciences (environmental) concepts and principles
    • Knowledge to study environmental problems requiring investigation of unsanitary or questionable conditions
    • Basic knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and local laws and regulations
    • Ability to search technical reports, manufacturers' catalogs, and other guidelines to obtain information
  • Link to Biological Scientist (Environmental) Posting


Assistantships/Fellowships/Internships

Counterterrorism and Forensic Science Research Unit Fellowship, FBI (Virginia)

  • Fellowship/Visiting Scientist Program, Full or Part time
  • Stipend based on academic and professional background
  • Applications accepted on a rolling basis
  • Duties:
    • Participating in forensic research initiatives utilizing state-of-the-art equipment under the mentorship of CFSRU scientists
    • May be invovled in wide range of research, including: human identification, detection of bio-threat agents, characterization and comparison of forensic materials, mass spectrometry applications to chemical and biological analyses, etc,
    • Under guidance of a mentor may also: conduct searches of scientific literature, design experimental plans, conduct field tests, analyze instrumental data/document results, etc.
  • Qualifications:
    • U.S. Citizen
    • Completed requirements for a Bachelor's, Master, or Ph.D. with in the last five years by start date of the appointment
    • Undergo extensive FBI backgound investigation and meet suitability criteria
  • Contact: FBIrpp@orau.org
  • Link to CFSRU Fellowship/Visiting Scientist Posting