CURRENT OPENINGS

Position TitleLOCATIONAPP DUE BY
Southwestern Riparian Partner Biologist Bakersfield, CaliforniaMay 1 or until position is filled

Title: Southwestern Riparian Partner Biologist

Supervisor: Vice President, Western Region

Location: Bakersfield, California

Please visit bamboo.hr.com to view this job profile: https://abcbirds.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=37

Central Hardwoods Joint Venture Conservation Delivery Coordinator Louisville, KY and/or eastern portions of the Joint VentureMay 1 or until position is filled

Title: Central Hardwoods Joint Venture Conservation Delivery Coordinator

Supervisor: Central Hardwoods Joint Venture Coordinator

Location: Louisville, KY and/or eastern portions of the Joint Venture

Please visit bamboo.hr.com to view this job profile: https://abcbirds.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=40

Policy Development Officer Washington DC, or The Plains VA3/29/2019

Title: Policy Development Officer

Supervisor:

Location: Washington DC, or The Plains VA

To see job description and apply, please visit https://abcbirds.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=45

Globally Threatened Seabird Colony Restoration Request for Pre-proposals

Title: Globally Threatened Seabird Colony Restoration Request for Pre-proposals

Supervisor:

Location:

American Bird Conservancy solicits pre-proposals for projects that will provide demonstrable benefits to Globally Threatened seabirds on the IUCN Red List by restoring breeding colonies within the Americas (defined as North, Central and South America, including Hawaiian and Caribbean Islands). A total of USD $100,000 is available. We anticipate supporting up to four projects.

Specifically, ABC is soliciting projects that meet the following criteria:

  • Priority consideration will be given to projects that provide lasting benefit to species listed as Critically Endangered (CR), Endangered (EN), Range-restricted Vulnerable (VU D2) that are declining, and Data Deficient (DD) on the IUCN Red List and breed in the Americas. Species eligible under these criteria are listed in Table 1.
  • Support for up to one colony restoration project will be considered for CR and EN species that breed outside the Americas but have an at-sea range within waters of the Americas.
  • Projects that implement the proposed conservation action within one year of award will be rated higher. However, we may support one or two projects that are in earlier stages of development and have a clear, realistic vision to achieve a lasting conservation outcome.
  • Projects must demonstrate match of at least 1:1, to be expended during the period of performance. In kind match is acceptable. Cash match is preferred. Details on match will be required in the full proposal stage.

Timeline:

15 February 2019 – Application period opens for pre-proposals

15 March 2019 – Pre-proposal submission deadline

22 March 2019 – Request for Full Proposals sent out

18 April 2019 – Full Proposal submission deadline

Early May 2019 – Successful applicants notified

Submissions:

Please apply online at BambooHR: https://abcbirds.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=43

Download the MS Word template using the link below.  Complete the template, click on the “Apply for this Job button” to get to the application page on BambooHR. Upload the template as an MS Word or PDF file into Bamboo under the “Resume” tab where it says Choose File.  Please indicate your proposed project start date under “Date available”. Preproposals may be submitted in English or Spanish.

https://abcbirds.egnyte.com/dl/UNf2J98ca3

Password: kVDj23GqDU

For the template please follow the document naming protocol:

Last name_Seabird Species_Country (primary country where project work will take place).

If you encounter problems accessing the website or submitting a pre-proposal, please contact: Hannah Nevins, Seabird Program Director, hnevins@abcbirds.org

Table 1. Species that breed in the Americas and are eligible for ABC's Seabird Restoration grant including IUCN Red List Critically Endangered (CR), Endangered (EN), Data Deficient (DD), and range-restricted Vulnerable (VU D2) that are declining.

Species IUCN Status
Bryan's ShearwaterCR
Galápagos PetrelCR
Newell's ShearwaterCR
Townsend's ShearwaterCR
Waved AlbatrossCR
Ashy Storm-PetrelEN
Bermuda PetrelEN
Black-capped PetrelEN
Galápagos PenguinEN
Guadalupe MurreletEN
Hawaiian PetrelEN
Marbled MurreletEN
Peruvian Diving-PetrelEN
Peruvian TernEN
Polynesian (White-throated) Storm-PetrelEN
Townsend's Storm-petrelEN
Ringed Storm-petrelDD
Markham's Storm-petrelDD
White-vented Storm-petrelDD
Pincoya Storm-petrel – ChileDD
Stejneger's Petrel – Chile (declining)VU D2
Trindade Petrel – Brazil (small population)VU D2

 

 

 

Black-capped Vireo Nest Searching/Monitoring Field Technicians Balcones National Wildlife Refuge near Austin, TX

Title: Black-capped Vireo Nest Searching/Monitoring Field Technicians

Supervisor:

Location: Balcones National Wildlife Refuge near Austin, TX

2019 Seabird Restoration RFP (Request for Proposal) Globally Threatened Seabird Colony Restoration

Title: 2019 Seabird Restoration RFP (Request for Proposal) Globally Threatened Seabird Colony Restoration

Supervisor:

Location:

American Bird Conservancy solicits pre-proposals for projects that will provide demonstrable benefits to Globally Threatened seabirds on the IUCN Red List by restoring breeding colonies within the Americas (defined as North, Central and South America, including Hawaiian and Caribbean Islands). A total of USD $100,000 is available. We anticipate supporting up to four projects.

Specifically, ABC is soliciting projects that meet the following criteria:
• Priority consideration will be given to projects that provide lasting benefit to species listed as Critically Endangered (CR), Endangered (EN), Range-restricted Vulnerable (VU D2) that are declining, and Data Deficient (DD) on the IUCN Red List and breed in the Americas. Species eligible under these criteria are listed in Table 1.
• Support for up to one colony restoration project will be considered for CR and EN species that breed outside the Americas but have an at-sea range within waters of the Americas.
• Projects that implement the proposed conservation action within one year of award will be rated higher. However, we may support one or two projects that are in earlier stages of development and have a clear, realistic vision to achieve a lasting conservation outcome.
• Projects must demonstrate match of at least 1:1, to be expended during the period of performance. In kind match is acceptable. Cash match is preferred. Details on match will be required in the full proposal stage.

Timeline:
15 February 2019 – Application period opens for pre-proposals
15 March 2019 – Pre-proposal submission deadline
22 March 2019 – Request for Full Proposals sent out
18 April 2019 – Full Proposal submission deadline
Early May 2019 – Successful applicants notified

Submissions:
Please apply online at BambooHR: https://abcbirds.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=43

Download the MS Word template using the link here. Complete the template, click on the “Apply for this Job button” to get to the application page on BambooHR. Upload the template as an MS Word or PDF file into Bamboo under the “Resume” tab where it says Choose File. Please indicate your proposed project start date under “Date available”. Preproposals may be submitted in English or Spanish.

For the template please follow the document naming protocol:
Last name_Seabird Species_Country (primary country where project work will take place).

If you encounter problems accessing the website or submitting a pre-proposal, please contact: Hannah Nevins, Seabird Program Director, hnevins@abcbirds.org

Table 1. Species that breed in the Americas and are eligible for ABC's Seabird Restoration grant including IUCN Red List Critically Endangered (CR), Endangered (EN), Data Deficient (DD), and range-restricted Vulnerable (VU D2) that are declining.

Species IUCN Status
Bryan's ShearwaterCR
Galápagos PetrelCR
Newell's ShearwaterCR
Townsend's ShearwaterCR
Waved AlbatrossCR
Ashy Storm-PetrelEN
Bermuda PetrelEN
Black-capped PetrelEN
Galápagos PenguinEN
Guadalupe MurreletEN
Hawaiian PetrelEN
Marbled MurreletEN
Peruvian Diving-PetrelEN
Peruvian TernEN
Polynesian (White-throated) Storm-PetrelEN
Townsend's Storm-petrelEN
Ringed Storm-petrelDD
Markham's Storm-petrelDD
White-vented Storm-petrelDD
Pincoya Storm-petrel – ChileDD
Stejneger's Petrel – Chile (declining)VU D2
Trindade Petrel – Brazil (small population)VU D2

Download more information by clicking on following link: Last-Name_Seabird_Species_Country

Submissions:

Open the link to download the MS Word template from Egnyte. Once completed, please upload the form into Bamboo under the resume tab. Preproposals may be submitted in English or Spanish.

Word or PDF submissions can be uploaded via Bamboo: https://abcbirds.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=43

* Please follow the document naming protocol: Last name_Seabird Species_Country (primary country where project work will take place).

If you encounter problems accessing the website or submitting a proposal, please contact: Hannah Nevins, Seabird Program Director, hnevins@abcbirds.org

Outreach Forester Lewisburg, WV (WV Division of Forestry Office)Open until position is filled

Title: Outreach Forester

Supervisor: Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture Coordinator

Location: Lewisburg, WV (WV Division of Forestry Office)

Title:                                    Outreach Forester

Employer:                           American Bird Conservancy (ABC)

Supervisor:                        Appalachian Mountains Joint Venture Coordinator

Location:                            Lewisburg, WV (WV Division of Forestry Office)

Application Deadline:    Open until position is filled.

 Introduction:

American Bird Conservancy (ABC), an international bird conservation organization, is seeking to employ an Outreach Forester as a joint position with National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) and West Virginia Division of Forestry (WV DOF).  This is a full-time, 2-year term position.  The outreach specialist will serve as a liaison between private landowners and staff of partner conservation organizations, including West Virginia DNR and Division of Forestry, National Wild Turkey Federation, and NRCS.  The focus of this position is increasing private landowner enrollment in NRCS Farm Bill programs, especially the Working Lands for Wildlife effort targeting Golden-winged Warblers.  The outreach specialist will be an employee of American Bird Conservancy but work closely with the staff of partners.

This position requires an understanding of NRCS Farm Bill programs, especially the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), forest and habitat management techniques, and how to communicate effectively with private landowners.  There will be extensive contact with private landowners and agency partners in person, by telephone, and through e-mail and other correspondence. The work requires initiative, flexibility, and attention to detail. It is essential that the staff member in this position is able to prioritize tasks and work in a team environment. The position reports to the AMJV Coordinator.

 Primary Duties:

1.      Develop, finalize, and execute an outreach strategy with program partners to increase private landowner enrollment in NRCS Farm Bill programs, especially Working Lands for Wildlife targeting Golden-winged Warblers. Development of this strategy will include working with the Wildlife Management Institute and D.J. Case to support/utilize proposed research on landowner motivation.

2.     Create a new and/or improve existing database(s) of partners, large landowners, the WV Tree Farm System, and forest and groups, farm groups etc.  Consult forest industry and trade groups for mailing lists and potential marketing strategies that effectively reach target landowners and conduct targeted bulk mailings to landowners with properties that overlap known Golden-winged Warbler populations.

3.      Compile existing private landowner outreach materials, identify coverage gaps, and expand outreach efforts, including greatly expanding social media presence and cross-post with partner organizations, contact traditional press and develop and identify PR opportunities, and create and distribute print press materials.  Coordinate various outreach efforts, including (but not limited to) workshops, field tours, and meeting directly with forest landowners and farmers to discuss habitat management options (e.g., forest management, brush management, grazing) for their property and enrollment in NRCS programs to conduct habitat management.

4.     Coordinate with NRCS, WV Division of Forestry, WV DNR, and other partners to identify existing landowner relationships and coordinate with their technical staff to refer landowners for enrollment in NRCS Farm Bill programs. Work closely with the WLFW Coordinator in WV on all outreach and landowner enrollment efforts and occasionally assist the Coordinator with their duties.  Assist with planning forest management actions on state lands to be used as demonstration areas and coordinate forestry demonstration tours of these areas with interested landowners.

5.    Maintain records and performance metrics, such as number and type of outreach events held, number landowners reached, number of landowners to respond, number of site visits, and additional monitoring metrics to be identified through collaboration with WMI and their contractual agreement with D.J. Case.

Position Requirements:

1.      Bachelor's degree or higher in forestry, wildlife ecology, or a related field. An understanding of forestry and silviculture, conservation implementation, habitat management, or wildlife biology desired.

2.      Knowledge of ecology and natural resource issues of the Appalachian Region, especially of neotropical migrant and resident birds.

3.     Knowledge of Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) landowner cost-share programs

4.      Experience managing and creating dynamic content for websites and social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, and Blogs.

5.      Proficiency using various software applications (e.g., PowerPoint, Word, Publisher, Acrobat document and forms, Photoshop) to produce communications products such as fact sheets, newsletters, posters, etc. Proficiency with databases and Geographic Information Systems to assist with developing landowner outreach strategy that incorporates both landowner information and Golden-winged Warbler occurrence and habitat parameters.

6.      Ability to effectively research and obtain relevant information quickly, then translate to diverse audiences the acquired understanding of large amounts of complex information regarding biological diversity, fish and wildlife conservation, cultural values and economic and environmental benefits and services provided by healthy and sustainably managed ecosystems;

7.      Desire to work collaboratively with a diversity of stake-holders. Demonstrated networking and communication skills (presentation, inter-personal, reading, writing); project management experience, and organizing and leadership skills.

8.      Ability to work and coordinate multiple projects at the same time. Ability to set priorities, work independently, efficiently and accurately, and meet deadlines.

9.      Demonstrated written and oral communication skills and the ability to adapt messages to a diverse audience that includes private landowners, habitat managers, conservation administrators, and the general public.

Application Instructions:
Apply online at Bamboo HR: https://abcbirds.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=36
If experiencing technical difficulties applying online, send cover letter and resume as two separate documents to hr@abcbirds.org

Private Lands Forester Kingsford, MIFebruary 25, 2019

Title: Private Lands Forester

Supervisor: American Bird Conservancy, Vice President Great Lakes

Location: Kingsford, MI

Title:                    Private Lands Forester

Location(s):        Kingsford, MI

Reports to:         American Bird Conservancy, Vice President Great Lakes

Term:                  Renewed annually based on funding availability.

Application Submission Deadline: February 25, 2019

Introduction:

American Bird Conservancy (ABC) is the Western Hemisphere's bird conservation specialist — the only organization with a single and steadfast commitment to achieving conservation results for birds and their habitats throughout the Americas. We are currently looking for a motivated, self-starting, and detail-oriented individual with forestry experience to join our Great Lakes team in northern Michigan.

This individual will work effectively with private forest landowners, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and other local partners in Michigan to implement best management practices (BMP's) on non-industrial private lands for focal bird species. The Private Lands Forester will work with project partners to identify focal species that best represent the needs of various forest cover types in the UP of Michigan.  The Private Lands Forester will lead an effort to develop habitat management prescriptions for each focal species selected and work with the Michigan NRCS State Forester and Sate Biologist to develop technical notes for each of the habitat prescriptions.

Primary Duties:

The Private Lands Forester's main duties will be to work within the identified focal areas in the UP of Michigan. Specific duties include:

  • Work with NRCS District Conservationists to implement existing contracted practices to reduce NRCS workload and advance forest health outcomes (this will encompass approximately 60% of the Forester's responsibilities until existing backlogs are cleared).
  • Identify and communicate with landowners who may be interested in managing their forests for wildlife.
  • Conduct field visits of private lands to evaluate property for possible treatment using focal species BMP's.
  • In conjunction with the landowner, provide technical assistance, facilitation through the NRCS contracting process, development of site-specific conservation plans and in accordance with NRCS practice standards and focal species BMP's.
  • Identify consulting foresters and/or logging contractors to complete projects that involve timber sales. Also, work closely with Forestry Assistance Program (FAP) foresters to refer projects to the private sector when necessary.
  • Layout and/or mark project areas for non-commercial treatments such as tag alder or young aspen shearing. Identify and communicate with contractors capable of doing these treatments to continue developing a growing referral list to provide to landowners.
  • Certify project completion via GPS tracking and camera to provide NRCS District Conservationists with GIS shape files and photo evidence to complete contracts and cost-share.
  • Provide training and technical assistance to private landowners; technical service providers (TSP's); local, state and federal agency staff on habitat BMP's through workshops, trainings, meetings, etc.
  • Monitor and track project activities using an electronic database and GIS to ensure proper reporting for assessing success, and assist with focal species monitoring pre and post treatment.
  • Communicate with partners to track activities conducted on public lands while communicating with them about advancements on private land objectives.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in forestry (or wildlife management or environmental sciences, with an emphasis on forest management) is required. A deep understanding of forest stand improvement and management, wildlife management, and bird conservation desired.
  • Must be a certified plan writer.
  • Professional knowledge and skills to assess, devise, and apply strategies for forest management as to meet desired wildlife habitat and forestry objectives. Experience developing and implementing site-specific forest management plans/practices, and the ability to utilize forest inventory tools/inventory protocol needed.
  • Willing and able to travel across Michigan (mostly UP and Northern LP) with occasional travel to Wisconsin and Minnesota. Applicant should be prepared to spend as much as 20% of their time away from home.  ABC and NRCS covers travel expenses.
  • Experience working with private landowners as well as public agencies (NRCS, DNR, USFWS, etc.) and knowledge of landowner incentive programs (QFP and CF) desired.
  • Knowledge of NRCS landowner cost-share programs such as EQIP preferred.
  • A general knowledge of environment laws, regulations and policies to ensure legal standards are met in formulation of habitat development and restoration activities.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects, produce effective results and meet deadlines. Proven ability to be self-motivated, responsible and solve problems. Applicant must be able to develop and manage their daily work schedule to achieve results.
  • Ability to use ArcGIS, Google Maps, Web Soil Survey to identify and delineate project boundaries; and Microsoft Excel and Database to manage information.
  • The position requires excellent networking and communication skills (presentation, inter-personal, reading, and writing); project management experience, and organizing and leadership skills. Applicant should be a team player and work well independently.
  • Willing and able to work in physically challenging environment under adverse conditions. ABC provides a GPS, snowshoes, cruising vest, prism, flagging, forestry paint, etc.
  • Forester may be required to participate in specific NRCS training programs in order to use partner facilities and equipment. Applicant must have a valid driver's license.

 Benefits:

  • Benefits include medical, dental, and 403(b) plan.
  • Paid vacation days (15), holidays (10+), and sick leave.
  • Forestry equipment/office expenses covered.
  • Pre-approved professional training and workshop expenses covered.
  • Lodging and meals covered for travel away from home.
  • Rental vehicle or personal mileage reimbursement, if partner vehicles are unavailable.

 To Apply:

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Shawn Graff, Vice President, Great Lakes Region   by February 25, 2019

Please apply online at Bamboohr.com: https://abcbirds.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=41

If you have trouble, please send your cover letter and resume as one document to HR@abcbirds.org

 

Hawai‘i Landscape-scale Mosquito Control Program Coordinator Honolulu, Hawai‘iFebruary 15, 2019*

Title: Hawai‘i Landscape-scale Mosquito Control Program Coordinator

Supervisor: Hawai‘i Program Director

Location: Honolulu, Hawai‘i

Position Summary:

Title:                                  Hawai‘i Landscape-scale Mosquito Control Program Coordinator
Supervisor:                       Hawai‘i Program Director
Location:                           Honolulu, Hawai‘i

Application Deadline:    February 15, 2019*
*We will begin reviewing applications on this date but we will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

Introduction:

We seek someone to serve as the Program Coordinator for the Hawai‘i Landscape-scale Mosquito Control Program.

This program is evaluating the potential for the Incompatible Insect Technique to be safely used to suppress mosquito populations at a landscape-scale in Hawai‘i. The program's goal is to advance this technology to protect Hawai‘i's native forest birds from deadly diseases transmitted by introduced mosquitoes; this approach could also potentially be applied to protect human health by stopping mosquito transmission of diseases such as dengue fever and Zika. A broad coalition of entities is working on this issue and the Coordinator will be responsible for maintaining communication among these groups/individuals and making sure the key steps are progressing as planned. A critical role for the coordinator will include managing the regulatory and permitting processes associated with each step of the project. The Program Coordinator will report to the Hawai‘i Program Director at American Bird Conservancy and work primarily with the Steering Committee for Landscape-scale Mosquito Control.

Coordinating Duties (primary responsibilities):

  • Coordinate the Steering Committee's and broader coalition's activities:
    1. Implement efficient project management: develop project benchmarks and Gantt chart to track coalition's activities and timelines
    2. Ensure tasks are accomplished in a timely manner
    3. Organize and facilitate regular meetings of Steering Committee; take and distribute minutes
    4. Provide regular updates on progress of all project components to partners
  • Identify and pursue required permits at federal, state, and county level. With partner and agency support, engage regulatory offices and key personnel
  • Write reports, permit applications (including NEPA and HEPA), proposals

Communication Duties (secondary responsibilities):

  • Develop and make presentations to scientific and non-scientific groups, including important stakeholders, community members, and general public presentations; including identifying possible opposition and creatively and productively engaging them
  • Develop materials, such as infographics and other, to facilitate understanding of difficult concepts
  • Support fundraising efforts

Position Requirements:

The successful applicant will be skilled at interacting with a wide diversity of stakeholders, from community members, to state and federal staff, regulatory and environmental compliance officials, elected officials and others. An ability to translate complex and controversial scientific issues into accessible and engaging presentations and conversations is mandatory. This person must be driven to achieve the project goals and find solutions to obstacles, yet do so with patience and grace in their interactions with stakeholders and partners.

Key skills:

  • Knowledge of Hawaiian culture, history, institutions, ecology
  • Knowledge of arthropod population ecology, vector control, and biotechnology
  • Self-motivation, ability to work independently and also as a productive, positive member of a team
  • Meeting facilitation and management
  • Ability to understand motivations in individuals and groups and creating paths to allow these stakeholders to become involved in developing solutions
  • Conflict resolution
  • Ability to effectively communicate (written and orally) with both scientific and non-scientific audiences
  • Community engagement and public outreach
  • Knowledge of NEPA and HEPA
  • Fundraising
  • Experience with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Salary and Terms of Employment:

  • Up to 1-year position with a possibility of extension
  • We offer competitive compensation, including benefits
  • Less than 100% time may be considered for the right applicant

Application Instructions:

Please upload your resume and cover letter to Bamboo HR: https://abcbirds.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=42

If you have trouble, please send your cover letter and resume as one to HR@abcbirds.org