Thursday, February 24, 2011

New Orleans Based Environmental Positions Available

Field Operations Assistant
 Industrial Economics, Incorporated (IEc) has an immediate opening for a Field Operations Assistant to join IEc’s logistical support team conducting environmental assessment work in Louisiana. IEc is providing a variety of services to federal government clients in Louisiana, including managing environmental sampling strategies and data collection, assessing impacts of the oil spill on ecosystem health and habitat, and coordinating activities and communications among stakeholders. The Field Operations Assistant position will not require any field work and will be based in an office. The Field Operations Assistant will be responsible for the implementation of safety protocols, remote tracking of field teams, coordination of field team logistical operations and assisting with the implementation of technical studies.

The Field Operations Assistant position is a temporary, benefit-eligible hourly position that runs through the fall of 2011; continuation is possible depending on client needs. The position is based in New Orleans. IEc will cover the cost of housing and meals for employees that need to relocate for this position.

The successful candidate will have at a minimum a bachelors degree. One to four years of experience is preferred. Additional education may substitute for years of experience. An academic background in the sciences is preferred; biology, chemistry, toxicology, or geophysics are applicable disciplines. Candidates with field sampling experience and data management experience are preferred. The candidate must be a self-starter, an adept problem solver, and comfortable in a fast-moving, high-pressure environment. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. Experience working on natural resources damage issues and/or on oil spills is a plus.

Compensation commensurate with experience.

IEc is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. A corporate goal of IEc is to continue to expand the cultural diversity of its staff, enhancing career opportunities in the environmental field for under-represented groups.

Position Type: Full Time, Temporary

Required Qualifications: 
  • Relevant work or internship experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • One to four years of experience (or additional education).
  As the first step in applying to IEc, please visit

Friday, February 18, 2011

Summer field course in tropical wetland ecology



COURSE LOCATION: Bocas del Toro Biological Station, Boca del Drago, Isla Colon, Republic of  Panama.  The biological station is located on a beach facing the Caribbean Sea.  Coral reef and seagrass ecosystems lie out in front of the station and lowland tropical rain forests lie directly behind.  This juxtaposition of the two most biologically diverse ecosystems provides tremendous opportunities for education and research.  See Panama: for details.

INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Tiffany Troxler, Florida International University, Southeast Environmental Research Center, OE 167, 11200 SW 8th St., Miami, FL, 33199;

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course will present and synthesize ideas and concepts central to wetland ecology. It will emphasize aspects of wetland structure and function of riverine, mangrove, mixed hardwood and Raphia swamp forests and herbaceous bog wetlands of Bocas del Toro. The material covered is equivalent to a university upper level course in wetland ecology.  The course is divided into three parts.  During the first few days students will become familiar with the many ecosystems found in our area and with the trail systems during “orientation” walks.  The bulk of the first 10 days will be spent learning field techniques and carrying out various group projects or exercises (see below).  Midway through the course the entire station community takes a 3-day field trip to cloud forests of Boquete (see details below).  On returning to the field station, students work on their individual research projects and continue to receive lectures or other activities in the evening. 

Monday, February 14, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Volunteer at Trash Bash in Armand Bayou

Galveston Bay Foundation is taking on the Armand Bayou site for Trash Bash 2011 on Saturday, March 26th! There will be opportunities to pickup trash at parks and alongside trails and roadways in the Armand Bayou watershed, as well as opportunities for canoers/kayakers to collect trash from their personal watercraft. Information and registration are at:

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Marine Science Instructor/Counselor

Clemson University’s Youth Learning Institute

Camp Sewee Job Description

Title: Marine Science Instructor/Counselor

Work Dates: May 29– August 5, 2011

Location: Awendaw, SC (20 miles from Charleston)


To lead, instruct, and supervise campers (ages 8-16) in all areas of Marine Science Curriculum and perform duties that are required by the Camp Director. The camp runs out of a coastal area in South Carolina. It has direct access to the ocean and we take trips out to islands for nature hikes and marine studies. During the week, trips are made to aquariums, water parks, environmental education centers, and creeks for kayaking. At camp we take the campers into the salt marsh, crabbing, cast netting, as well as study dolphins and turtles.

Principle Duties:

· Teach all components of the Marine Science Curriculum (training provided).

· Lead students in daily program classes and activities (wake-up, meals, canteen, campfire, and rap-up).

· Be actively involved in all program activities, leading and participating in evening recreational and instructional times as scheduled.

· Assist with routine clean-up.

· Set-up and maintenance of site and program areas.

· Perform direct supervision of children while involved in classes and activities (on- and off-site).

· Perform camp counselor duties including staying and attending to campers over night while they are at camp.


· Pursuing a BA or BS in Marine Science, Biology, Wildlife and Fisheries Biology, Parks and Recreation, or related field is preferred but not necessary to apply (applies to Juniors, Seniors, and College Graduates.)

· Residential camp experience preferred.

· Must have the patience, understanding, flexibility, and energy to work and live with campers and staff.

· Must demonstrate teaching skills and the ability to implement creative “hands-on” teaching methods.

· Must be willing to sacrifice, adapt, and work hard as part of a team pursuing one common goal and objective.


$440 - $550 twice a month plus room and board and a sickness/accidental insurance plan. EOE.


If you are interested in the position please send your resume and three references to

Chelsey Repokis at

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Research Technicians for Georgia LTER program

The Georgia Coastal Ecosystems LTER program seeks two Research Technicians to be based at the UGA Marine Institute on Sapelo Island, Georgia. The selected individuals will work as part of the field crew supporting the GCE LTER project ( One position will lead an effort to construct, maintain and monitor a large experiment focusing on sea level rise and effects on freshwater tidal marshes. This includes helping to obtain permits and comply with appropriate regulations, constructing boardwalks, installing a system to deliver water to plots, measuring salinity in plots, and monitoring soil, plants and invertebrates in plots. The second position will be responsible for helping conduct the GCE monitoring program, transporting personnel to field sites in marshes and estuaries, assisting with a wide variety of research tasks, processing samples in the laboratory, and entering data. Both positions will occasionally require strenuous physical activity and irregular hours. Applicants must be able to hike through mud, marsh grass and other difficult terrain; lift and carry heavy gear in the field; and assist in light construction.

These positions are based out of the UGA Marine Institute on Sapelo Island, GA ( The selected individuals may either live on the Island (in UGAMI housing at a subsidized cost) or on the mainland. The ideal candidates will have a B.S. in an appropriate field; small boat piloting experience; first aid certification; field research experience; basic computer skills, including experience with email, word-processing and spreadsheet programs; and the ability to work harmoniously with a wide variety of people.

The salary range for these positions is $24-30,000, and both include full benefits. Applicants should be willing to make at least a 2-year commitment to the project. Apply online at, posting numbers 20110098 and 20110099. Applications will be considered starting February 14 and until the position is filled. Inquiries may be addressed to Dr. Steve Pennings ( The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.