Posts Tagged ‘GIS’

The Sustainability Coordinator will provide support to the Facilities Management Department by coordinating the department’s efforts to develop, maintain and enhance environmental stewardship. Position will work closely with Facilities Management personnel to collect, comprehend and analyze technical data and generate reports. Will serve as the outreach public point of contact and perform advocacy for the department. Position will also provide support for the university’s Geographic Information System, stormwater management and energy management programs. Full details here: https://joblink.jmu.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1349797359890


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San Antonio, Texas

The Field Biologist will assist with a variety of monitoring and research projects throughout Texas. Current and anticipated projects include but are not limited to songbird surveys in central and west Texas, habitat descriptions for black-capped vireos and golden-cheeked warblers, fire effects monitoring in east and west Texas, grassland surveys in coastal prairie, and monitoring of rare plants. Duties will include preparation and maintenance of equipment, generating maps, conducting field work, data entry and verification, and report writing. The Field Biologist will travel to remote preserves for extended periods and work under variable field conditions. Work will be conducted alone, with other staff, and with volunteers. Roads on many preserves are rough and experience driving 4WD vehicles off-road is highly desirable. The position will start in winter 2012-2013.

Experience using GIS software and data to create maps, as well as using GPS units and reading maps.
Familiarity with standard avian and vegetation monitoring techniques.
Familiarity with the birdlife of Texas; familiarity with birds of the Edwards Plateau, west Texas sky islands, and grasslands highly desirable.
Familiarity with the vegetation (woody and herbaceous) of Texas is highly desirable.

To apply and to read the full job description, please visit our website at

www.nature.org/careers and search for Job ID #40390.

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Oakland, CA

The Pacific Institute works to advance innovative evidence-based solutions that advance environmental sustainability, economic vibrance, and social equity locally and abroad. The Institute is seeking a part-time candidate focused on popular education curriculum development and community workshop planning with the Community Strategies for Sustainability and Justice (CSSJ). The CSSJ Program partners with community groups and coalitions to provide research support and technical assistance on critical environmental health and justice issues.


  • Bachelor’s degree and educational or experiential background in education, public health, urban planning, ethnic studies, environmental science, geography, or related field
  • Working understanding of and demonstrated commitment to popular education principles and environmental, economic, and other social justice movements
  • Experience with planning and facilitating community education workshops
  • Fluency in Spanish and experience working with Spanish-speaking communities
  • Strong writing skills with the ability to write about technical topics for a community audience
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Strong organizational skills, self-motivation
  • Excellent computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, Publisher and Adobe Illustrator or InDesign Software
  • Experience with layout for publications and creating formats for community education materials
  • Experience with popular education, community-based participatory research, or participatory action research
  • Familiarity with GIS a plus

Hours: 15 and 20 hours/week through May 2013 with possibility of extension

Send a brief cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references by mail to Catalina Garzón at the Pacific Institute, 654 13th Street, Oakland, CA 94612, by email to cgarzon@pacinst.org, or by fax to 510-251-2203.

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We are seeking highly motivated individuals willing to work within the varied landscapes of Wellesley’s campus.


The position will entail but not be limited to:

–      For the Science Center Meadows, reestablish the population of Galerucella Beetles for the biological control of the highly invasive Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria). Monitor the beetle population in the Paint Shop wetlands as well as assist in biological control of other non-native invasive species in this area.
–      Ordering the beetles as recommended and directed by the supervisor.
–      Assist with the mapping and labeling of woody plant specimens throughout campus, updating the plant database and associated mapping system.
–      Working with grounds staff on other duties and tasks as assigned throughout the growing season.


–      Must be willing to work in all weather conditions and with insects.
–      Must be able to work within a team as well as independently.
–      Must be able to work part-time in April and more full-time after the spring semester


–      Background in biological, ecological, or geological studies
–      GIS, horticulture, and plant identification abilities

Schedule: Part-time from April 15th until the end of classes. Approximately 25 hours per week during the summer (days can be flexible). The position ends towards the end of August.

Housing: Housing will not be subsidized through this internship, but it is available on campus during the summer. For more information, please contact Patrick Willoughby.

Compensation: $11 per hour

To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume by Monday, April 4th to: Danielle Gaglini (dgaglini@wellesley.edu)

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The Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs is now accepting applications for summer interns. Undergraduate and graduate students interested in environmental policy, especially those with proven skills in database management and/or GIS skills, should email a cover letter and resume to me at [ mailto:john.clarkeson@state.ma.us ]john.clarkeson@state.ma.us.  We also seek students interested in journalism and the use of social media in advancing environmental improvement.

Please feel free to share this message with your colleagues.

Thank you,

John Clarkeson
Office of Policy
Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
100 Cambridge Street – Suite 900
Boston MA  02114

EEA Website:  [ http://mass.gov/green ]http://mass.gov/eea

Sustainable Water Management:  [ http://www.mass.gov/eea/swm ]http://www.mass.gov/eea/swm

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Subject: Tropical Permaculture & Research Internship – Ecuador

We are building a sustainable research center in the rainforest of Ecuador
and we need help. A few years ago, a few of us – ecology, economics, and
business graduates – founded a nonprofit organization called Third
Millennium Alliance. We raised some money and bought a lot of land in a
critically-endangered rainforest and established an ecological reserve.
There was a small patch of previously-degraded land right in the middle,
where we have built an innovative and surprisingly comfortable research
station out of bamboo, by hand. Immediately surrounding the house we are
designing/growing/building a living laboratory of sustainable resource
management (i.e. permaculture). Our goal is 100% food self-sufficiency
within 10 years. So far, we’re maybe 15% of the way there. Likewise this is
a testing ground for appropriate technology, such as off-the-grid renewable
energy, water treatment and management, organic pesticide production, etc.
We are also in need of various biological research projects and inventories,
such as botanical research, cloud forest precipitation research, GIS
mapping, setting up sample plots for a bio-mass inventory, and building a
native hardwood tree nursery and seed collection and germination system.
With the nearby community, we are experimenting with reforestation on
previously-cleared land and eco-tourism alternatives, such as the “Three
Forest Trail.”

The program is two-months.

A complete program description can be downloaded at:

At the top of this page, you will see links to two internship opportunities.
Click on the program of your choice to access a complete program
still interested, please send an email to the address specified in the
document, with the subject heading “TROPICAL PERMACULTURE AND RESEARCH
most interests you. It may take us 7-10 days to get back to you, as we may
be in the forest and don’t have internet there.

We hope to get the chance to work with you!


Third Millennium Alliance
Jama, Ecuador

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