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  1. North Country CISMA has an opening for someone, with experience and expertise in invasive species identification and control, to act as their Invasive Species Technician. This person will provide technical assistance to property owners, and assist the NCCISMA Program Coordinator with data collection and management. The ideal candidate will be an experienced Certified Pesticide Applicator, as they will also act as back-up field crew lead, and assist the field crew in performing invasive species management activities. This is a full time, 40hr/week, year-round position. Duty location may be in either Cadillac or Scottville, MI. Starting pay is $15.00 - $17.00 per hour, commensurate with experience. This position is grant funded, with funding currently in place through April of 2020. NCCISMA intends for this to be a long-term position, and will be pursuing funding to that effect. Deadline to apply is April 2, 2018. See the attached file for more information about the position and how to apply. IS Tech Job Posting_3-7-18.pdf
  2. The North Country CISMA is seeking a Seasonal Crew Leader and 3 Seasonal Crew Members for invasive species management and habitat restoration work within the six counties we serve. These are full-time seasonal positions. Benefits include paid federal holidays and vacation/sick leave Crew Lead pays $12-$14 per hour for up to 24 weeks, preferred start date is May 7, 2018, deadline to apply is April 2, 2018 Crew Member pays $10-$12 per hour for up to 16 weeks, preferred start date is May 14th, 2018, deadline to apply is April 9, 2018 Refer to the attached job postings for position details and application instructions. For more information visit NorthCountryInvasives.org Field Lead job posting_3-7-18.pdf Seasonal Field Crew Posting_3-7-18.pdf
  3. The CAKE CISMA is seeking applicants for an invasive species strike team for the 2018 field season. Two positions are available, one crew leader and one technician. These are seasonal positions, working up to 40 hours/week for up to 28 weeks (7 months). Primary responsibilities include working under the supervision of the CAKE CISMA Coordinator to manage terrestrial invasive plants throughout the CAKE service region. Managing invasive species will be done through the use of multiple treatment methods including manual and chemical treatments as well as surveying and prioritizing infested sites. Compensation: $10-12/hr (Technician), $14-16/hr (Crew Leader) Application Deadline: March 19, 2018 Please visit the CAKE CISMA webpage at the Antrim Conservation District website to view the full job postings.
  4. The Huron River Watershed Council seeks to fill one summer position. Intern will organize and lead aquatic invasive plant assessments of Oakland County lakes, working with local volunteers as part of the Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program. May-September, $13-15/hour, 20-40 hours per week. Full details here.
  5. North Country CISMA is looking for a high energy candidate to fill an Outreach Coordinator position. This person will be responsible for carrying on and expanding NCCISMA's already well established outreach program. Creativity and confidence are key! The right candidate is comfortable speaking to groups of people from a variety of age groups and demographics. Strong writing skills are a must, and experience with graphic design is a plus. This is a full time, 40hr/week, year-round position. Duty location may be in either Cadillac or Scottville, MI. Starting pay is $15.00 - $16.00 per hour. This position is grant funded, with funding currently in place through December of 2019. NCCISMA intends for this to be a long-term position, and will be pursuing funding to that effect. Deadline to apply is February 28th. See the attached file for more information about requirements for the position and how to apply. NCCISMA_Outreach Coordinator job posting.docx NCCISMA_Outreach Coordinator job posting.pdf
  6. The Chippewa Luce Mackinac Conservation District is seeking interested applicants for invasive species field technicians and crew leads for the Three Shores Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area 2018 field season. These are seasonal/temporary position averaging 40 hours per week from May 14 - Aug/Sept/Oct. Work schedule will average 5 days per week including some weekends. Duties will primarily be field work removing invasive species manually, chemically, or mechanical on land and in water, staff supervision, proper data collection, daily survey/mapping/monitoring data entry, and host outreach events as needed. Employee will be required to become a Michigan certified pesticide applicator & apply herbicide when applicable. Employee will be supervised by Invasive Species Program Coordinator. See our website for official job postings and application instructions: http://www.clmcd.org/ Application deadline Friday Feb. 16th @ 4:00pm
  7. The Nature Conservancy in Michigan is currently hiring a seasonal crew of one crew leader and six crew members to carry out freshwater dune system restoration via terrestrial invasive plant control in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore area of Northwest Lower Michigan. This crew will work with staff from the National Park Service at Sleeping Bear and other regional conservation partners from May 14 through August 16, 2018 and will be based out of a seasonal field office in Frankfort. Interested applicants may apply at www.nature.org/careers (use the interactive map viewer to locate Frankfort, MI and click on the pin to view the postings and apply). Any questions may be directed to our Coastal Restoration Coordinator, Kaldis Grants, at kaldis.grants@tnc.org Dune Restoration Specialist_(Crew Member)_Profile.docx Dune Restoration Specialist_(Crew Leader)_Profile.docx
  8. Four summer positions available at MSU! Aquatic invasive species primarily spread from one water body to another by “hitchhiking” on boats, trailers, and other equipment. Through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Forest Service and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Michigan State University is leading a multi-year program to teach boaters how to reduce this risk by properly inspecting and cleaning their equipment. Position Description: Four positions are available to work alongside program partners from MSU, the Huron Manistee National Forest, and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. You will have significant responsibility for the implementation of this outreach and education program. Full details here: http://latimore.fw.msu.edu/opportunities.htm. Application deadline - February 9.
  9. The Invasive Species Seasonal Crew Leader and Crew Members (2) work with the Coordinator to implement the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant, which funds the position. Primary responsibilities working with partner organizations to control terrestrial invasive plants throughout the region, working with private land owners, and engaging volunteers. Pay: $10-12/hr (crew), $12-14/hr (leader) Deadline: 8am Monday, February 5 Visit ISN's website for application instructions and to view the full job postings.
  10. Hello all, The Huron-Clinton Metroparks is looking to hire a part-time Natural Resources Technician, operating out of Brighton, MI. This individual will play a large role in controlling invasive species on the ground in south-east Michigan. Please review the job posting and forward to anyone you would recommend for this job. Apply here Thanks! Tyler Mitchell
  11. Katie Grzesiak

    Job: ISN Seasonal Survey Techs

    The Invasive Species Network Survey Technicians (2 positions) work with the Coordinator to implement the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant, which funds the position. Primary responsibilities include working as a team to survey natural areas, roadsides, and waterways in 4 counties for invasive plants. Other duties include creating maps, working with private land owners, and engaging volunteers.Read the full job posting for application instructionsApplication Deadline: 5pm Eastern, March 3, 2017
  12. MSU Extension Extension Educator – Michigan Sea Grant – Saginaw/Bay area Position Overview Michigan Sea Grant, a cooperative program of Michigan State University and the University of Michigan, helps to foster economic growth and conserve Michigan's coastal and Great Lakes resources through education, research, and outreach. Sea Grant Extension educators are involved in planning, organizing, and implementing university-based educational programs that apply knowledge and understanding gained through research, and are members of the MSU Extension Greening Michigan Institute. Extension educators support Great Lakes stakeholders with information and tools to make informed decisions to conserve and enhance Michigan's coastal and Great Lakes resources and communities. Michigan Sea Grant Extension seeks to hire an Extension Educator, to be part of a collaborative team and provide overall leadership for the Saginaw Bay region, and sharing knowledge and skills with colleagues in other parts of the state, Great Lakes region and nation. This person will collaborate with other partners to support activities related to the conservation of Saginaw Bay coastal wetlands and nearshore habitats for water quality and fish and wildlife populations and a vibrant coastal economy. Also, the educator will engage in applied research and Sea Grant Extension activities that contribute to the sustainability of Lake Huron and its coastal communities. Specific responsibilities include (but are not limited to): · Enhance the stewardship of freshwater coastal wetlands, water quality, fish, wildlife, and nearshore habitats within Saginaw Bay, Lake Huron, and the Great Lakes Ecosystem by working with natural resources agencies and other stakeholders to identify informational gaps and work to develop, conduct, and evaluate education and outreach; · Build and maintain a network of contacts interested in natural resource issues related to land-water interactions and facilitate better communication and interactions between stakeholders, including working with a variety of stakeholder groups that often have competing visions for the region, and pursuing additional resources that supplement Sea Grant/MSU Extension programming support; · Collaborate with coastal communities and other interested stakeholders on community planning, watershed management, and coastal community resiliency to promote best practices; · Additional responsibilities outlined in position announcement, please see the Application Process below, for further information regarding the posting. Qualifications · Master's degree from an accredited institution in a field of study related to freshwater coastal wetlands, fisheries or wildlife ecology, water quality, land use, planning, natural resources, or related field must be earned by date of hire; · 3-years’ experience in Extension program delivery or demonstrated ability and skill in educational program planning, implementation and evaluation (relevant experience acquired within the last 5-years preferred); · Proven ability to create and carry-out a project plan from research of initial concept to project completion and follow-up; · Experience with marketing/promotion of educational programs; · Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; · Experience and proven ability working productively with a team; Application Process Applicants should include the names and contact information (including email addresses) of four professional references with the cover letter. Parties interested in this position should go to www.jobs.msu.edu and search for posting number 4076. Application deadline, open until filled. MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. Michigan State University Extension programs and materials are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status or veteran status.
  13. Claire Peterson

    Job Opening: Lake St. Clair Coordinator

    The position will focus on coordinating a partnership of local, regional, state and federal agencies, non-governmental organizations and property owners to stop the spread of five invasive plants including: Phragmites, Black Swallow Wort, Japanese Knotweed, European Frog-bit and Flowering Rush around Lake St. Clair. Job Opening: Lake St. Clair Coordinator A full-time, grant-funded coordinator is being sought to facilitate and coordinate the activities of the Lake St. Clair CISMA through October 2017. This is a leadership position that focuses on facilitating implementation of a multi-partner, multi-county invasive species management strategy and associated ecological restoration initiatives. More info: https://www.stewardshipnetwork.org/lake-st-clair-coordinator
  14. Kevin Walters

    Job: AIS Boater Education & Outreach

    Michigan State University Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife is hiring up to four summer boater education and outreach folks to work alongside partners from MI Dept. of Environmental Quality and the Huron Manistee National Forest in a program that teaches boaters and anglers how to reduce risk by properly inspecting and cleaning their equipment. The application deadline is February 26, 2016. See attached PDF for full position announcement, details and to apply: 2016 Summer Positions Boat Wash.pdf
  15. Spencer Kellum

    Job: Oakland County CISMA Coordinator

    Together with the Oakland County CISMA (Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area), The Stewardship Network is hiring a part-time coordinator. The position focuses on facilitating implementation of a multi-partner, county-wide invasive species management strategy, and associated ecological restoration initiatives. Learn more about Oakland County CISMA Coordinator: www.stewardshipnetwork.org/oakland-county-cisma-coordinator
  16. The MI DNR is looking to fill 3 Invasive Species Response Team positions and 1 invasive species outreach position. See attachments. The deadline for applications is March 21, 2016. Please share with any potential candidates. Outreach Position - Temporary DNR Job (Summer Youth Employment Program).pdf Temporary DNR Job - Wildlife Assistant (Invasive Species Response Team).pdf
  17. Dates: Summer 2016, start and end dates flexible. Full-time. Location: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University, East Lansing Position Description: We are seeking to fill one position to assist with Michigan’s volunteer lake monitoring program, the Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program. The majority of the work will focus on the Exotic Aquatic Plant Watch, a volunteer monitoring program for invasive plants in Michigan lakes. Activities will include: 1. Assisting volunteers who enrolled with in the Exotic Aquatic Plant Watch, including a. Helping with on-site training of volunteers on lakes across Michigan b. Responding to volunteer questions about survey methods and plant identification c. Assisting with data reporting and entry into the program database 2. Collecting and preparing aquatic plants for use in volunteer training 3. Preparing water quality samples collected by volunteers for laboratory analysis 4. Assisting with the launch of the CLMP’s new Score the Shore shoreline habitat assessment program 5. Preparing volunteer training materials 6. Assisting with Cooperative Lakes Monitoring Program marketing and publicity, which may include development of materials, writing brief stories, interviewing volunteers, and use of social media 7. Data entry Opportunities for involvement in other aquatic outreach and education projects also are likely, including assisting with the Mobile Boat Wash boater education program to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. Qualifications desired: Availability to travel around the state to lake visits and training events, which may occur on weekends, and occasionally overnight. Valid drivers’ license and eligibility to drive University-owned vehicles (see http://www.rmi.msu.edu/form/employeedrivercertification.html ). Familiarity and comfort with using computers for research and communication. Coursework in aquatic ecology or related field. Interest in public outreach and freshwater management. Knowledge of aquatic plants is advantageous, but not required. Thorough training will be provided. Being comfortable around water and on boats/kayaks/canoes is recommended. Position Dates: Approximately 40 hours per week from mid-May through mid-August; specific start and end dates negotiable. Pay: $10 - $12/hour, depending on experience. Housing is not provided. To Apply: Send your current resume and a 1-2 page cover letter explaining your interest in the position to the contact below. Electronic submissions preferred. Application Deadline: March 18, 2016. Contact: Angela D. Dow depalmad@msu.edu (517) 353-3234
  18. ISN's 2016 Job Opportunities are in! This is a cross-post from the General Discussion board. We'll be hiring 8 people in a variety of positions, and we need you to help us spread the word! You can find all this information on our website. Full-time: Habitat Management Specialist, who will coordinate some major control efforts as well as keeping their boots dirty (of course they'll be cleaned between sites!) with treatment. Part-time: Outreach Assistant, who will assist local municipalities with invasive species issues and help with ISN's outreach in general. Seasonal: Survey Technicians (2), who will work together to survey throughout the four-county region for invasive plants. Seasonal: Crew Leader, who will lead a crew of three others and coordinate with partners to control invasive species throughout the four-county region. Seasonal: Crew Members (3), who will work together to control invasive species throughout the four-county region. Deadline for the seasonal positions is March 1. Deadline for the full-time and part-time positions is March 8.
  19. Greetings! ISN is excited to share that we are growing! We are currently hiring for several new positions as well as seasonal crew members for our busy (and quickly approaching) field season. In order to successfully complete several larger-scale projects in our service area, we need all hands on deck. ISN is seeking a Habitat Management Specialist (full-time) and Outreach Assistant (part-time). These positions will play an integral role in the function of the network and help us to control even more high-priority invasive species outbreaks in northwest Michigan. Additionally, six seasonal positions are available including a Field Crew Leader, Field Crew Members (3), and Survey Technicians (2). If you like to get your hands dirty and spend time outside, this is a wonderful opportunity. Visit ISN's employment page for additional information. You will find full job descriptions as well as application deadline dates. http://habitatmatters.org/about/employment/ Please share this information with anyone else you think may be interested - we are looking forward to working with some new faces! Yours in Conservation, The dedicated Partners of the Northwest Michigan Invasive Species Network.
  20. Emily Anderson

    Job: WRISC Invasive Species Tech

    The Wild Rivers Invasive Species Coalition (WRISC) is currently accepting applications for multiple seasonal invasive species technicians for 2016 to conduct various invasive species activities, including education, outreach, mapping, and control work. The positions will be funded by multiple grants and be hired through the Dickinson Conservation District (the WRISC fiscal agent). Workers will operate out of the Dickinson Conservation District office in Kingsford, MI, but conduct work duties across the five county area using District vehicles. Application Deadline: March 18, 2016 For more details and application instructions go to http://www.wrisc.org/job-postings-2
  21. Claire Peterson

    Saginaw Bay CISMA Job Posting

    The Saginaw Bay Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area is currently seeking applicants for the Project Coordinator position. The position covers the 17 counties within the Saginaw Bay watershed and is based out of the Saginaw Conservation District office. It will be the role of the Project Coordinator to maintain communication with partners involved in the SB-CISMA, especially those involved with SB-CISMA projects. The Project Coordinator will ensure that current projects are being implemented successfully, which includes: deliverables reporting, reviewing budget vs actual expense reports, growing partnerships within the SB-CISMA, implementing SB-CISMA goals, working closely with grant fiduciaries, etc. This position provides a great opportunity to work on cutting edge invasive species projects, to play a major role in organizing and building a relatively young organization, and to network with a large number and variety of “like-minded” organizations within the SB-CISMA area! Please read the full job posting attached for further details. CISMA_job_coordinator.pdf
  22. Great Lakes Commission position available: Invasive Species Program Specialist Application deadline: February 26, 2016 http://glc.org/announce/2016-01-15-job-post-invasive-species/ Description The Great Lakes Commission has an immediate opening for a self-starting, highly motivated team player to work on Great Lakes aquatic invasive species (AIS) and habitat restoration projects. This position reports to project managers and program directors and will assist in managing the Great Lakes Phragmites Collaborative and other invasive species and habitat- related projects. The incumbent must be an excellent communicator with a background in natural resources or a related field. Tasks will include project planning and implementation, communications and outreach to a diverse audience through social media, presentations and written documents; meeting planning, coordination and facilitation; assisting with development of policy and research reports on AIS and habitat issues, and other related work. The Great Lakes Commission offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package that includes medical and optical insurance. The Commission also has an outstanding retirement program. Responsibilities The Invasive Species Program Specialist will assist with project management; communication, coordination, facilitation and planning efforts; program development; and research and policy development to support the Commission’s Great Lakes aquatic invasive species and habitat restoration programs. Specific responsibilities include the following: Assist with management of the Great Lakes Phragmites Collaborative and related projects and programs; Develop content for and assist in maintenance of www.greatlakesphragmites.net and related social media; Assist in the development of communications, outreach programs and tools related to invasive species and habitat restoration programs, resources and opportunities; Provide outreach via written and verbal communications to diverse partner groups; Promote communication, coordination, partnerships and technology transfer between federal, state, and local partners in the public and private sectors; Assist with project coordination, meeting planning and facilitation; and Prepare detailed guidance and papers on AIS policy and issues. Qualifications The ideal candidate is an excellent communicator and planner with an aptitude for leadership and critical thinking, a solid background in natural resources management, and knowledge of Great Lakes restoration issues. Strong written and verbal communications skills are a must, including the ability to translate complex science or legal information to policymakers and the public. Knowledge of or experience with non-native Phragmites and other aquatic invasive species is strongly preferred. Experience communicating with different audiences (e.g., public, scientific, and policy) and interest in collaborating with and coordinating diverse stakeholder groups is required. Also desired is experience planning and conducting meetings, providing committee support and supporting strategic planning for the Commission’s continued work in this area. Familiarity with social media, desktop publishing and internet applications is a plus. Required qualifications: Master’s degree in natural resources management, biology, ecology, environmental science or policy, or a related field, and three years of experience; or a bachelor’s degree and five years of equivalent experience Knowledge aquatic invasive species prevention and management Strong communication skills (both verbal and writing) Strong computer skills including MS Office Suite and WordPress Strong leadership skills, including the ability to plan and facilitate meetings Team player, interested in working collaboratively with both Commission staff and project partners Self-motivated, energetic, critical thinker Familiarity with web-conferencing/remote meeting technology and social media Preferred qualifications: Familiarity with group facilitation and strategic planning Experience writing grant proposals and supporting program development efforts Work Environment/Physical Demands The majority of work is performed in a general office setting with no unusual workplace demands. The incumbent needs to be able to work in a fast-paced, time-sensitive, sometimes stressful environment, requiring significant time management skills to complete assignments and meet deadlines. Some travel will be required. Applying for this position The requirements for this application include a cover letter, resume, three references, a short writing sample and salary history. Please note: All of these items must be provided if applicant is to receive consideration. Application Deadline: February 26, 2016 Please submit your application by mail or e-mail to the following address: Great Lakes Commission ATTN. Matt Doss, Policy Director Eisenhower Corporate Park 2805 S. Industrial Highway, Suite 100 Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104-6791 Email: mdoss@glc.org No phone calls, please About the Great Lakes Commission The Great Lakes Commission was established in 1955 with a mandate to “promote the orderly, integrated and comprehensive development, use and conservation of the water resources of the Great Lakes basin.” Founded in state law with U.S. federal consent, with membership consisting of the eight Great Lakes states and associate member status for the provinces of Ontario and Québec, the Commission pursues four primary functions: communication and education, information integration and reporting, facilitation and consensus building, and policy coordination and advocacy. Each Member jurisdiction is represented by a delegation consisting of three to five members who are appointees of the respective governor or premier, legislators or senior agency officials. A board of directors, consisting of the chair of each delegation, is the Commission’s executive body. In carrying out its initiatives, the Commission works in close cooperation with many partner organizations, including U.S. and Canadian federal agencies, binational institutions, tribal/First Nation governments and other regional interests. Representatives appointed by partner entities participate extensively in Commission activities through a formal Observer program. The Commission is supported by a professional staff in Ann Arbor, Mich. Learn more at www.glc.org. Note: The Great Lakes Commission, as an equal opportunity employer, complies with applicable federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination. It is the policy of the Great Lakes Commission that no person shall be discriminated against, as an employee or applicant for employment, because of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, height, weight, sexual orientation, marital status, partisan considerations or a disability or genetic information that is unrelated to the person’s ability to perform the duties of a particular job or position. 2016-01-15-GLC-Job-Invasive-Species-Program-Specialist.pdf