Meet the Community Coaches

Lynne Sebille-White

Lynne Sebille-White

Senior Director, Career Coaching & Campus Partnerships
(Career Coach)
Alicia Joens

Alicia Joens

Senior Specialist, New Student Partnerships
(Career Coach)
  • Do you consider yourself problem-focused, thoughtful, or eco-friendly?
  • Are you interested in learning about human/environment interactions or conservation efforts that support sustainable living?
  • Does it sound like fun to conduct field work outside?
  • Could you see yourself analyzing environmental data through geologic mapping, helping to prevent environmental hazard disasters, or advocating for “going green"?

 Careers in this community focus on studying the physical aspects of the earth and applying knowledge to educate and inform on how to protect the environment and human/animal  health.

Conservation/Natural Resources/Climate Change/Sustainability

  • Conservation (can pair with Coordinator, Technician, Intern, Steward, Officer, Crew, Corps., Education/Educator, Communications/PR)
  • Environment/Environmental (can pair with Steward, Educator, Guide, Research, Justice, Interpreter/Interpretation, Outreach, Scientist, Intern, Social Media, Communications,
  • Outdoor (can pair with Educator/Education, Youth, Visitor)
  • Field (can pair with Work, Crew, Member)
  • Land (can pair with Protection, Program, Manager, Coordinator)
  • Plants/Invasive Plant/Invasive Species/Vegetation
  • Seed Collection/Collector
  • Habitat (can pair with restoration, technician)
  • Wildlife/Animal ( can pair with Conservation, Protection, Rehabilitation, Biology)
  • Zoo
  • Desert
  • Marine
  • Mountain
  • Water/Watershed/River/Stream/Lake/Marsh/Ocean
  • Soil (can pair with Conservation/Conservationist, Science)
  • Trails (can pair with Planner, Assistant, Crew, Preservation, Assessment, Technician)
  • Wildfire/Fire (can pair with Science, Prevention)
  • Forest/Wilderness (can pair with Ranger, Intern, Program, Associate)
  • Park or Historical Park (can pair with Ranger, Intern, Interpreter, Guide, National, State)
  • Natural Resources (can pair with Department, Technician, Education)
  • Fisheries/Fish
  • Ecology/Biology/Entomology (can pair with Intern, Technician, Research)
  • Climate (can pair with Action, Solutions, Analyst, Communications)
  • Museum Curator/Exhibit Intern (within national/state parks/aquariums, etc.)
  • Seasonal (relevant for park/preserve and similar summer work)
  • Science Communications (pair with Intern, Assistant, Associate)
  • Sustainability (pair with Advocate, Intern, Project/Program Manage, Coordinator)
  • Recycling
  • Restoration

Energy

  • Wind
  • Solar
  • Geothermal
  • Biomass
  • Ethanol
  • Air (can pair with Pollution, Emissions, Quality)
  • Energy (can pair with Audit, Coordinator, Efficiency, Renewable, Research)

Environmental Planning/Policy/Advocacy/Organizing

  • Policy (can pair with Wildlife, Climate, Environmental, Research, Agriculture)
  • Environmental Compliance (can pair with Specialist, Coordinator, Scientist, Analyst, Field Technician)
  • Government Relations (within orgs. that must comply with environment regulations)
  • Regulatory Specialist
  • Climate Action/Policy
  • Organizing (Can pair with Community, Environmental)
  • Public Interest Research
  • Planner (can pair with Urban, Transportation, Assistant, Associate, Technician)
  • Sustainability or Corporate Sustainability (can pair with Advocate, Intern, Project/Program, Coordinator, Lead)
  • Environmental Remediation
  • Environmental Protection (can pair with Agency, Specialist, Public Affairs, Program)
  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal (within relevant law firms or government agencies)

Environmental Health & Safety

Food/Agriculture

  • Farm (can pair with Organic, Intern, Market, Coordinator)
  • Farmers Market (can pair with Manager, Coordinator, I)ntern
  • Horticulture/Community Garden
  • Food (can pair with Corps, Inspector, Scientist, Pantry, Access, Supply)
  • Agriculture/Natural Resources (can pair with Extension, Educator, Agent, Intern)
  • Quality Assurance/Food Inspector
  • Agronomy/Agronomist
  • USDA, FDA or Dept. of Agriculture for State of ____

Geography/Geoscience/GIS

  • GIS(can pair with Intern, Mapper, Analyst, Technician, Integrator, Coordinator, Specialist)
  • Geology/Geological/Geologist (can pair with Entry-Level, Assistant)
  • Geological Survey (U.S. or by state)
  • Cartographer/Cartography/Geographer
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Mine/Mining
  • Mud Logger/Logging
  • Hydrology/Hydrologic Technician
  • Meteorologist/ Meteorological Technician

 

 

 

Check out Exploring Majors & Careers page (scroll to What Can I Do With This Major?).

See what Hawkeyes in your college/major are doing after graduation using interactive post-graduation dashboards.  

The Occupational Outlook Handbook and O*Net contain information on duties, education and training, pay, and job outlook. 

Environmental Science Career Information & Options

Geography & Geoscience Skills Graph

Campus Sustainability Resources (UI Office of Sustainability)

Career Information for Undergraduates (Ecological Society of America)

Environmental Justice Guide (UI Office of Sustainability)

Sustainability within Business

Environmental Law & Policy

Geoscience

 

 

Want to put your interests to good use? Join with other students who share them. Explore opportunities for involvement or schedule an engagement advising meeting to get started.

Volunteering is another great way to explore your interests, build your resume, and connect with the community!  Learn more about UI civic engagement and service programs, visit The Community Space or schedule a volunteer advising meeting to get started.

Additional Local/Regional Suggestions Include:

Professional Organizations are a great way to Explore, Prepare, Experience and Achieve!

Explore: Learn what people in the industry do, talk about, and take action on.

Prepare: Learn job titles, companies, and organizational/thought leaders.

Experience: Check out the resources; including specialized job boards, and LinkedIn groups to find mentors and job shadowing/informational interviewing opportunities. 

Achieve: Polish your professional image by taking an active part in your industry’s association. Reach your goals through networking and the professional development opportunities your association provides.

Plus, professional associations often offer discounted memberships to students!

Environment/Conservation/Sustainability

Learn from professionals working at SWCA Environmental ConsultantsEPA law enforcement and Descartes Labs about their career path and advice for current students interested in working in environment & sustainability.

Learn About Careers from Real Life Professionals

CandidCareer.com provides an easy way to explore careers and learn about job search strategies through thousands of 1-2 minute video clips

Youth Programs Manager

Environmental Scientist

Sr. Project Manager

Handshake Postings for Environment & Sustainability

Conservation Fellow at The Nature Conservancy

Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Employer: The Nature Conservancy - TNC Michigan Expires: 08/25/2022 The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to protect the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that we can create a world in which people and nature thrive. We’re rooted in our Mission and guided by our Values, which includes a Commitment to Diversity and Respect for People, Communities, and Cultures. Whether it’s career development, flexible schedules, or a rewarding mission, there’s lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want a better insight to TNC? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube on Glassdoor.Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued. We’ll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. In addition to the requirements in our postings, we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and a culture of inclusion! Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote myriad TNC staff members, “you’ll join for our mission, and you’ll stay for our people.”What We Can Achieve Together:The Nature Conservancy-DTE Foundation Conservation Fellowship Program is focused on developing the conservation leaders of tomorrow. The program is designed to provide early career conservation professionals (i.e., recent college graduates with 0-2 years of job experience) from under-represented groups with the opportunity to work in an environment that combines a deep dive into real-world conservation projects with a broad introduction to major conservation issues. Additionally, the program is designed to orient the Fellow to the inner workings of The Nature Conservancy as a representation of a non-governmental organization.The Conservation Fellow will have the opportunity to work closely with other TNC staff and external partners across multiple dimensions of the conservation discipline, including science, restoration, policy, land protection, and strategic communications. Furthermore, the Fellowship is designed to emphasize those experiences the successful candidate wants or needs to prepare them for their conservation career. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority, and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.The Conservation Fellow uses TNC’s Global Challenges Global Solutions framework to advance our mission in Michigan and the Great Lakes. They produce cutting-edge science on the connections between humans and nature and then provide research outputs. As a member of our Michigan Science Team, the Fellow works to research, gather, and analyze data in support of the Conservancy’s strategies for 1. Protection of Land and Water, 2. Tackling Climate Change, 3. Providing Food and Water Sustainably (Agriculture and Fisheries), and 4. Building Healthy Cities. This position will focus on setting science-based priorities and evaluating the effectiveness of TNCs conservation projects.This is a two-year fellowship with an annual salary of $50,000.We’re Looking for You:By joining our Michigan team, you will become part of a group that is a force for nature and people. Our team consists of a dedicated group who are leading the conservation effort on multiple fronts and who expertly bring strategy and action together. We’re looking for a candidate who will:• Compile and generate patterns and statistics from data in support of conservation strategies as described above.• Prepare maps and complete spatial analyses.• Collaborate with teams including internal staff and external partners.• Manage one or more projects.• May perform field work, in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, possibly in hazardous terrain or in rivers or lakes and under physically demanding circumstances.What We Bring:Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. Through grassroots action, TNC has grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff, we impact conservation throughout the world!The Nature Conservancy offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including: health care benefits, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan including employer match, parental leave, accrued paid time off, life insurance, disability coverage, employee assistance program, other life and work wellbeing benefits. Learn more about our benefits at in the Culture Tab on nature.org/careers.We’re proud to offer a work environment that is supportive of the health, wellbeing, and flexibility needs of the people we employ!See full job description and apply with cover letter and resume at www.nature.org/careers. Search forJob ID 51940. Deadline to apply is 11:59PM EST, August 24th, 2022.The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and cultures. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientations, gender identities, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.TNC is committed to offering accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application process. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please send a note to applyhelp@tnc.org with Request for Accommodation in the subject line.

County Office Program Technician - Ponca, NE at USDA Farm Service Agency, Nebraska

Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Employer: USDA Farm Service Agency, Nebraska Expires: 08/24/2022 About the PositionThis position is responsible for carrying out office activities to provide technical assistance and program support so farmers and ranchers can understand and access FSA program benefits. Program Technicians help interpret and explain procedures and program regulations and forms to producers, and use various software applications to maintain producer data and process automated forms. The selectee will work directly with farmers, ranchers and land owners in team office setting.QualificationsThe position can be hired for at various pay grade levels, depending on education, experience or a combination of both. Please note the annual salary listed below is for the lowest pay grade level for which this position can be hired. Starting salary can range between $33,221 to $44,740 depending on education/experience or a combination of both. To review details regarding the grades and qualification requirements for each, visit the position posting at: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/668850900. Additional Details During the online application process, you will be asked to address the following items:1.     Describe your ability to communicate orally being sure to include specific examples.2.     Describe your ability to communicate in writing being sure to include specific examples.3.     Describe your ability to identify and resolve problems. Be sure to include specific examples explaining the situation you encountered, the action you took, and the resolution you achieved.4.     Describe your knowledge of FSA farm programs and practices including details regarding how you obtained this knowledge.5.     Describe your skill in using computers being sure to include software you are proficient with, specific tasks performed, and how or where you obtained these skills.6.     Describe your customer service skills, and provide specific examples regarding various situations where you have utilized these skills.  How to Apply Apply via the USAJobs website online application with resume and supporting documentation (visit website for more details). Learn more by reading the entire description on the USAJobs website: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/668850900.

IA Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist I or II at Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever

Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Employer: Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever Expires: 09/01/2022 Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist I or II  IowaApplication Deadline: August 31, 2022Anticipated Start Date: September 2022 Overview: Work in a joint capacity with Pheasants Forever, Inc. (PF), USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS), the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) , the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), the Loess Hills Alliance (LHA), local Soil and Water Conservation Districts, local Pheasants Forever chapters, and other partners to promote, accelerate enrollment, plan, coordinate and implement the conservation provisions of the Federal Farm Bill and other related state, local and non-profit wildlife conservation programs. Conservation planning and implementation support to farmers and landowners with an emphasis on soil, water and wildlife resources in agricultural landscapes. Meet with local chapters of Pheasants Forever and other local partners to influence habitat management efforts and participate in statewide habitat meetings. Attend Farm Bill Biologist training and assist in coordinating technical assistance efforts.  The incumbent will work from a USDA Service Center office to cover Ida, Sac, Crawford and Carroll counties. The incumbent is an employee of Pheasants Forever, Inc. and will receive supervision from Pheasants Forever with daily direction provided by the USDA-NRCS Resource Team Leader. The incumbent will serve as a Farm Bill Wildlife Biologist assisting private landowners in the utilization of conservation programs administered by USDA-NRCS, USDA-FSA, IDALS, IDNR, and other agencies. Duties: Receive, maintain, and stay current with USDA technical assistance and programmatic training.Make contacts with private landowners through personal contacts, referrals, and informational meetings.Interpret soil survey maps, explain proper land use and recommend appropriate conservation measures to landowners in preparing plans.Explain Federal, State, and local conservation financial assistance programs to clients. Develop long-term conservation plans to improve the natural resources of Iowa, including wildlife habitat and wildlife populations, and address all conservation needs on customer properties. Assist the landowners in the development of conservation plans according to established policies and procedures in accordance with farm management decisions.Help clients apply for financial assistance programs and provide service to existing contracts.Assist with conservation practice implementation and follow-up to improve water quality, reduce soil erosion, and wildlife habitat.Assist NRCS with completing CRP status reviews and provide situation-specific technical assistance.Assist landowners/producers referred through PF’s precision conservation initiative.Develop CRP burn plans as well as Mid-Contract Management Plans.Provide quarterly written reports on activities and accomplishments.Assist with public information activities as appropriate, including news article writing, workshops, field days and other activities.Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Proven ability to communicate clearly and effectively with landowners and partner agencies.Desire to provide high level of customer service to landowners and producers. Ability to work independently with little supervision and with diverse clientele.Knowledge of wildlife ecology, wetland and grassland management including the ability to utilize various habitat management tools in the development of management plans. A desire to learn and gain a thorough understanding of NRCS/SWCD soil and water conservation programs; agronomic, engineering, hydrologic, biology, and forestry concepts, principles and practices, and/or program requirements and proceduresKnowledge of common herbaceous plants to Iowa and ability to identify them. Knowledge of agricultural landscapes, common farming and land use practices, and basic agricultural economics is desirable.Experience with Conservation Desktop and/or ArcGIS is desirable.Excellent verbal and written communication.Strong organizational skills and an ability to work well within a dynamic team.Valid driver’s license required; some use of personal vehicle required (mileage reimbursement provided).Able to obtain USDA Federal Security Clearance.Experience Guideline: A Bachelor of Science Degree in Wildlife Management or closely related natural resources field is required.  Starting Salary: $35,000 to $40,000 (commensurate with experience and qualifications), plus Benefits and 401K match (5%) Application Requirements: Combine your cover letter, resume, and 3 references into 1 file (Word document or PDF) before uploading it to the “Resume” area of your application on our recruitment website at www.pheasantsforever.org/jobs.  For More Information: Contact Josh Divan, Iowa State Coordinator, jdivan@pheasantsforever.org or at (515) 708-2371. Pheasants Forever, Inc is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with disability, or any other category that may be protected by law.

LTE - Wildlife Technician (Poynette) at Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources - DNR

Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Employer: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources - DNR Expires: 08/29/2022 We are dedicated to working with Wisconsinites while preserving and enhancing the natural resources of Wisconsin. In partnership with individuals and organizations, DNR staff manage fish, wildlife, forests, parks, air and water resources while promoting a healthy, sustainable environment and a full range of outdoor opportunities.The Wisconsin DNR is hiring two LTE – Wildlife Technicians located at our State Game Farm in Poynette, Wisconsin.These Wildlife Technician positions will assist in fall pheasant captures and crating for stocking on State Wildlife Areas. These positions will also help with pen maintenance and cleaning after pheasants have left. They are also responsible for the removal of dusty corn from feeders and shifting to other pens in buckets, walking into pens to check for holes in fence or flight netting, and lowering of flight netting when pen is empty.50% - Catching and crating pheasants for release onto wildlife areas. Team will herd pheasants into catch pens where they will be caught with nets and transferred to crates on trailers. 30% - Winterize pens: Clean feeders by scooping any remaining feed out with buckets. Lowering flight netting by removing 2x4 supports. 20% - Cleaning pheasant transfer crates by removing feathers and dirt. Using hand tools to repair any broken crates.  Pay RateBetween $13.25 - $15.00 per hour depending on experience and training.Job DetailsThis is a Limited Term Employment (LTE) position. LTE positions do not automatically lead to permanent state employment or enjoy the same benefits as permanent employees; however, these positions do offer valuable work experience and an opportunity to learn more about career opportunities with the Department of Natural Resources and the State of Wisconsin.  LTE employees are limited to working 1039 hours per position within a twelve-month period. In order to be considered for this position, you must be a resident of the State of Wisconsin.All state employees must report their COVID vaccination status, whether vaccinated or not and provide supporting documentation if vaccinated. Newly hired employees will be required to submit this information within their first two weeks of employment. The State of Wisconsin continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols for COVID. Please visit Division of Personnel Management Coronavirus - COVID-19 (wi.gov) for the most up-to-date information. Guidance may be subject to change. The Department of Natural Resources conducts criminal background checks on final applicants before they can be offered a position. Please note that a criminal charge or conviction on your record will not necessarily disqualify you from state employment. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the DNR does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire. The DNR does not sponsor work visas, thus, in compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify eligibility to work in the United States by completing the required I-9 form upon hire.The DNR is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.QualificationsRequired:- Ability to work outside in winter weather conditions doing physical labor- Ability to walk on uneven ground and in dusty conditions - Ability to do repetitive bending and reaching- Ability to lift 30 lb crates without assistance and 90lbs crates with assistancePreferred:- Previous experience working around animals- General knowledge of animal husbandry- Does not have poultry or waterfowl at homeHow to ApplyGo to https://wj.wi.gov/7239 and click the “Apply for Job” button and follow the directions. You will be able to save your application as many times as needed and make edits up until the point you submit your application. Once you submit your application, you will not be able to make any updates to the application or any materials submitted.Please note that the Wiscjobs system will time you out after 30 minutes of activity, so be sure to save your work often to avoid having to re-start the application process.For any position-related questions, please feel free to contact Kelly Maguire at Kelly.Maguire@Wisconsin.gov.If you have any difficulty applying (for example: signing in or uploading a resume), please reach out to Wisc.Jobs Help, available Monday-Friday, 7:45am – 4:30pm – 608-267-1012 or at wiscjobs@wisconsin.gov.  Your resume and letter of qualifications are very important parts of your application and are used during our evaluation process to determine your qualifications as they relate to the job. For instructions on developing your resume and letter of qualifications and what should be included in these materials, click here.

LTE - Wildlife Biologist and LTE - Wildlife Technician (Antigo) at Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources - DNR

Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Employer: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources - DNR Expires: 08/22/2022 We are dedicated to working with Wisconsinites while preserving and enhancing the natural resources of Wisconsin. In partnership with individuals and organizations, DNR staff manage fish, wildlife, forests, parks, air and water resources while promoting a healthy, sustainable environment and a full range of outdoor opportunities.The Wisconsin DNR is hiring an LTE – Wildlife Biologist and LTE - Wildlife Technician located at our DNR Service Center in Antigo, Wisconsin.This dual LTE appointment is comprised of two 20-hour positions for an expected work schedule of 40 hours per week. The intention is to hire one candidate on both positions. See below for more information on the positions.Position 1, Wildlife Biologist:This limited-term wildlife biologist position will serve as a Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) specialist for Lincoln/Langlade area. Duties will include surveillance permit data collection, interacting with the public, collecting, handling, and shipping CWD samples, maintaining CWD-related data, and coordinating with area staff. Additionally, this position will assist full-time staff with collecting biological data, designing, and implementing property development projects and participating in various wildlife surveys. 45% - Assist with CWD data collection in the Lincoln and Langlade counties: processing and shipping biological samples, establishing, and monitoring self-service kiosks, collecting samples from collaborators, collecting data for issuing surveillance permits. 35% - Assist with wildlife management activities: interact with public and appropriately route nuisance wildlife calls, collect information required to issue wildlife damage, nuisance, and city deer hunt permits, participate in wildlife surveys such as large carnivore tracking, deer aging, and bear research. 20% - Assist with property management and development: work with local biologists to develop and implement property development projects that focus on hunter access and recreation management, monitor water levels on flowages that provide public benefit (rice and waterfowl hunting), and other duties as assigned.Position 2, Wildlife Technician:This position is responsible for a combination of wildlife habitat management and/or equipment maintenance in addition to providing customer service for property visitors in Lincoln and Langlade counties. Wildlife Technicians often operate machinery such as UTV's, ATV's, chainsaws, snowmobiles, hand tools, power tools, mowers, tractors and other motorized vehicles. This position will work some nights, and weekends.  40% - Assist with the establishment and maintenance of native and introduced grasslands and wetland plants by operating heavy equipment and ATV's. This includes tilling and planting grasslands; maintaining dikes and water control structures; removing invasive plants and brush through mowing, manual pulling or by herbicide applications. Remove brush and fencerows on wildlife properties by mowing, chainsaws and herbicide application. Prepare and plant wildlife food patches and sunflower fields.30% - Assist with the implementation of the prescribed burning program, including maintaining and preparing equipment necessary for prescribed burning such as small engines, pumps, water tanks, hand tools, and personal protective equipment. Assist in the installation of fire breaks by operating heavy equipment, mowers, tillage implements, and coordinating contractors when necessary. 20% - Assist with the maintenance of equipment including farm tractors, forestry mowers, skid-steers with mower attachments, chainsaws, ATV's, small engines, pumps, hand tools, and personal protective equipment. 10% - Assist with Canada goose and mourning dove banding. Complete summer deer observations and upland bird brood observation surveys.Job DetailsThis is a Limited Term Employment (LTE) position. LTE positions do not automatically lead to permanent state employment or enjoy the same benefits as permanent employees; however, these positions do offer valuable work experience and an opportunity to learn more about career opportunities with the Department of Natural Resources and the State of Wisconsin.  LTE employees are limited to working 1039 hours per position within a twelve-month period. In order to be considered for this position, you must be a resident of the State of Wisconsin.All state employees must report their COVID vaccination status, whether vaccinated or not and provide supporting documentation if vaccinated. Newly hired employees will be required to submit this information within their first two weeks of employment. The State of Wisconsin continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols for COVID. Please visit Division of Personnel Management Coronavirus - COVID-19 (wi.gov) for the most up-to-date information. Guidance may be subject to change. The Department of Natural Resources conducts criminal background checks on final applicants before they can be offered a position. Please note that a criminal charge or conviction on your record will not necessarily disqualify you from state employment. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the DNR does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire. The DNR does not sponsor work visas, thus, in compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify eligibility to work in the United States by completing the required I-9 form upon hire.The DNR is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.QualificationsRequired: - General knowledge of wildlife habitat types and management practices- General knowledge of deer and wildlife biology and life requirements- Effective communication skills- Possess a valid driver's licensePreferred:- Safety certifications (First aid, chainsaw, ATV) *Note: certifications and training will be provided- Computer, GPS and Mapping (GIS) skillsHow to ApplyGo to https://wj.wi.gov/7234 and click the “Apply for Job” button and follow the directions. You will be able to save your application as many times as needed and make edits up until the point you submit your application. Once you submit your application, you will not be able to make any updates to the application or any materials submitted.Please note that the Wiscjobs system will time you out after 30 minutes of activity, so be sure to save your work often to avoid having to re-start the application process.For any position-related questions, please feel free to contact Michele Woodford at Michele.Woodford@Wisconsin.gov.If you have any difficulty applying (for example: signing in or uploading a resume), please reach out to Wisc.Jobs Help, available Monday-Friday, 7:45am – 4:30pm – 608-267-1012 or at wiscjobs@wisconsin.gov.  Your resume and letter of qualifications are very important parts of your application and are used during our evaluation process to determine your qualifications as they relate to the job. For instructions on developing your resume and letter of qualifications and what should be included in these materials, click here.

Environmental Services Trainee at New Jersey Department of Transportation

Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Employer: New Jersey Department of Transportation Expires: 08/31/2022 DESCRIPTIONThe New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) is seeking applications for candidates for the position of Environmental Services Trainee within the Division of within the Division of Capital Program Management, Capital Program Support. Environmental Services Trainees are assigned a 40 - hour work week. Current starting salary is $50,737 and $53,050 after six months. As a NJ State Department, NJDOT offers a comprehensive benefit package including Health Care (medical, prescription drug, dental and vision care), Pension, Deferred Compensation, 13 paid holidays, and Benefit Leave (12 vacation days, 15 sick days and 3 administrative days). Standard workweek is Monday through Friday. The Office of Environmental Solutions (OES) is responsible for ensuring that the Department is in compliance with State and federal environmental regulations for all Capital construction projects, and for compliance with all commitments resulting from regulatory agency requirements. The OES provides project - related environmental services to Capital Program Management and other units of the Department. These services include the preparation of environmental documents required to obtain federal and State funding for Capital projects; obtaining environmental permits from State and federal regulatory agencies; consultation with the State Historic Preservation Office regarding cultural resources; Green Acres coordination; monitoring of construction projects for environmental compliance; tracking environmental rules, regulations and laws for changes that could affect transportation projects.We offer career - minded individuals the opportunity to work on a diverse range of projects. You will be part of an environmental team working on current Department of Transportation projects.Duties include:• preparation of environmental documentation to assess impacts of proposed roadway projects• preparation/review of technical environmental studies, environmental plans, and • applications for environmental permits that are required for NJDOT projects• review of design plans to ensure that environmental commitments have been included• providing environmental input to scopes of work, project work plans, budgets, and schedulesThe Department of Transportation (DOT) currently offers a telework pilot program, and this position may qualify for up to 2 days of remote work at your primary residence outside of your assigned DOT work location. This program does not supersede the "New Jersey First Act", which requires newly hired NJDOT employees to establish, and then maintain, principal residence in the State of New Jersey.New hires will not be eligible for the telework pilot program until they successfully complete their 4 - month working test period. REQUIREMENTSEDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in one of the Physical Sciences, Environmental Sciences/Studies, Chemical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Environmental Planning, Physical Geography or in Civil Engineering, Sanitary Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Mining Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or Bio - resource Engineering. NOTE: The following education requirements are applicable to positions in the Department of Transportation assigned to all programs except Environmental Services Support Unit (ESSU)/Facilities Hazard Compliance Monitoring. Graduation from an accredited college with a bachelor's degree in one of the following Physical, Natural or Social Sciences; Environmental Science, Environmental Policy, Chemical Science, Biological Science, Geology, Natural Resource Management, Environmental Planning, Natural History, Anthropology, Historic Architecture, Historic Preservation, Archaeology, Sociology, Urban Studies, Geography, Economics, Agricultural Science, Marine Science, Urban Planning, Transportation Planning and Geoscience or a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering in one of the following disciplines: Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Sanitary Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Industrial Engineering or Bio - Resource Engineering.LICENSE: Appointee will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey. PREFERRED: Preference will be given to candidates having major course work in environmental science, policy or planning;ecology, wildlife biology or management, forestry, natural resource management, anthropology, archaeology, historic architecture, historic preservation, or other related courses of study;and/or having previous experience in the preparation or review of technical environmental studies, assessments, impact statements or permitting.TO APPLYYou must apply through the NJDOT website at: https://www.state.nj.us/transportation/about/employ/openings.shtmSubmit a complete packet by the closing date that includes the following documents:• NJ State Application for Employment (Application and instructions can be found at link above)• Letter of interest• Current resume• Copy of unofficial transcript OR foreign degree evaluation 

Dangermond Preserve Infrastructure Manager at The Nature Conservancy

Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Employer: The Nature Conservancy Expires: 08/21/2022 Recruitment: Infrastructure Manager, Jack and Laura Dangermond Preserve The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, our teams create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. The Jack and Laura Dangermond Preserve is a 24,364-acre property  that includes some of the last wild coast habitats and important indigenous cultural places and resources in southern California. This amazing preserve is the nexus of four important ecoregions, bordered by the Pt Conception State Marine Protected Area to the south, home to threatened and endanger species, and of great cultural and conservation value. The preserve supports and works in concert with the Pt. Conception Institute to conserve natural and cultural resources through education and world-class science that uses cutting-edge technology to advance conservation globally.  The Infrastructure Manager is a critical member of the team as our conservation, education, science, and technology goals depend on the creative and thoughtful development and maintenance of infrastructure. The position is a unique opportunity to support the integration of conservation of natural and cultural resources, education, science, and technology. Currently, the focus of the position is overseeing the planning and renovation of structures and expanding the technological infrastructure. The Infrastructure Manager is directly supported by the Director of Preserve and works closely with the visitation, development, stewardship, and restoration teams. The position will require onsite work at the Preserve with the option for some remote work. Join the team and work at one of the most specular coastal locations in the world!     We encourage you to explore the many great reasons to join our team, including our comprehensive benefits package. To learn more about our benefits, click here. See Who We Are here for more information. If you have questions about this position, please contact Amber Mello, Lead of Talent Acquisition on LinkedIn.   See full job posting and apply with resume and cover letter, HERE (JOB ID: 51933) Deadline: August 21, 2022 8:59 pm PST. The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and cultures. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientations, gender identities, military or veteran status or other status protected by law. The Nature Conservancy is also a “big tent” organization. We believe that all people benefit from conservation and that the cause should be inclusive of everyone regardless of their political persuasion. We work hard to make conservation a non-partisan issue through partnerships with stakeholders, elected officials, and industries that span the political spectrum.

Maintenance Worker II - Wastewater Treatment at City of Iowa City

Tuesday, August 9, 2022
Employer: City of Iowa City Expires: 08/29/2022 Maintenance Worker II – Wastewater TreatmentWastewater DivisionPublic Works DepartmentApplication deadline: Monday, August 29, 2022Visit www.icgov.org/jobs to apply onlineOne permanent full time position availableFull salary range: $48,526.40 – $62,483.20Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:00am – 3:30pmIncludes on call every 7 weeksJob summary:Under general direction, assists with performs general maintenance and repairs of plant processing equipment and lift stations. Performs specialized construction, modifications and installation of equipment and structures. Minimum qualifications:High school diploma or equivalent required. One year of experience in equipment repair and maintenance or in a related field required. Must live within 17 miles of the corporate limits of Iowa City, Iowa within one year of appointment to the position. Valid Iowa commercial driver’s license instruction permit required within 90 days of hire. Valid Iowa Class A commercial driver’s license with air brake and tank endorsements required within 6 months of hire. This position is subject to federal drug testing requirements including screening through the FMCSA Clearinghouse. A pre-employment drug screen is required. Must be 18 years of age per Iowa Code 92.8. Must pass criminal background check. Preferred qualifications:Confined space entry training preferred. Forklift certification preferred. Flagging training preferred. Competent person training in shoring and trenching preferred. Iowa DNR Grade I Wastewater Treatment Operator certificate or higher preferred. More information:A full job description including a listing of essential duties and responsibilities and necessary knowledge, skills and abilities is available at www.icgov.org/jobs under Job Descriptions.It is the policy of the City of Iowa City to afford equal employment opportunities for all employees and potential City employees. 

GLIF - Incubator Farm Manager at Grand Traverse Conservation District

Monday, August 8, 2022
Employer: Grand Traverse Conservation District Expires: 08/26/2022 POSITION SUMMARYThe primary focus of the GLIF Farm Manager is to assist in developing and maintaining the Great Lakes Incubator Farm and all of the incubator farmer participants. This manager must be creative and efficient, and able to balance production needs and finance schedules and deadlines while supervising the various incubator farmers. The candidate should be outgoing and a positive representative of the organization, possessing outstanding communication skills. A viable candidate will have experience with small-medium scale organic and regenerative production, and be able to effectively guide farm incubators in the development of their own farm businesses. RELATIONSHIPS:Reports to: Executive DirectorSupervises: GLIF participants, interns.  Works with: Leadership Team, Advisory Council, GTCD Board of DirectorsRESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:GLIF Community-BuildingRecruit and manage incubator farmers Update and implement GLIF practices and proceduresOrganize GLIF events with the Leadership Team and Advisory Council Assist the Executive Director in managing and growing the Grand Traverse Conservation District’s presence and visibility within the local community through compelling engagement, marketing, and public relations exposure for the Great Lakes Incubator Farm Plan and implement effective strategies and events to encourage support and engagement with GLIFFarm Management Oversee day-to-day operations and upkeep of the incubator farm. Serve as the primary point of contact for incubator farmers.  Work with the Executive Director, Leadership Team, Advisory Council and GTCD Board of Directors Manage schedules and paperwork for incubator farmers, mentors, educators, and volunteersCommunicate effectively with team throughout the workday Successfully track and record production practices, field locations, retail outlets and more with lead from incubator farmers Maintain planting, production and harvest records in MS Word, Excel or GoogleCoordinate farm equipment, tools, and infrastructure use amongst incubator farmers and manage inventory of equipment, tools, and supplies. Monitor upkeep and maintenance of farm equipment and tools.Assist in maintaining farm website and manage farm email Conduct grant research, writing, submission and reporting.Incubator Farmer Guidance/SupportGuide, advise, and support incubator farmers in crop production and business management decisions, as needed. Serve as a conduit to local assistance and resources of partner organizations, agencies, and technical assistance providers.Direct farm participants to resources such as sustainable/regenerative farming practice education, business plan development, marketing and outreach assistance, transitional planning resources, and financial planning resources in partnership with the GLIF Leadership Team and Advisory Council. Coordinate training opportunities for incubator farmers. Proactively assist incubator farmers with identifying markets for direct to consumer sales and other potential wholesale outletsOther duties as assignedWORKING CONDITIONSThe primary workplace is at the GLIF farm location, in the Grand Traverse region. The Farm Manager will also attend meetings, conferences, and other events in the Grand Traverse area and Michigan. They will frequently meet with the Leadership Team, Advisory Council, Incubator Farmers, GTCD Staff, Program Mentors/Educators, and other community members. This job is based primarily outdoors, with heavy lifting and variable weather conditions. QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCEFormal Education or Equivalent: Bachelor’s degree or higher. Agricultural training and experience in multiple aspects of farming and farm enterprise is essential. Prior farm management/ farm business ownership experience a plus. A minimum of 2 to 3 years in a similar position is required. SKILLS & ABILITIESFamiliarity with Microsoft word, excel, social media and good communication skills Exceptional organizational and management skills.Understanding of certified organic farming practices, as well as regenerative farming Self-motivated, self- directed. Ability to work well within a rapidly-changing environment.Experience in adult education and teaching to diverse learning stylesExcellent oral, telephonic and written communication skills in the English language.Ability to develop initiatives and follow through to implementation, evaluation and improvement. Excellent social and interpersonal skills and can relate positively with people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.Maintains a valid driver's license and reliable transportation.Ability to work outside, year-round in all weather conditionsAbility to operate heavy machinery (tractor experience is necessary) Lifts and handles materials of up to 50 pounds without assistance.Must be able to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends.Computer literacy including working knowledge of Windows platform and software, especially the Microsoft Office package.COMPENSATION: The Farm Manager position is a full time, 40 hours/week, FLSA exempt position. Salary: $45,000/year, based on grant funding. Benefits include paid holidays, 18 paid days off per year, retirement, and the Conservation District’s group health insurance package including dental and vision.

Temporary - Environmental Conservation Information Specialist at City of Austin, Watershed Protection Department

Monday, August 8, 2022
Employer: City of Austin, Watershed Protection Department Expires: 08/17/2022 The Environmental Educator is a temporary/seasonal staff position scheduled to work between 10 and 25 hours per week in a school program setting. The position will assist with the Earth Camp (field) and Earth School (classroom) programs. This includes, but is not limited to: -teaching fifth graders about watersheds, the Edwards Aquifer, and actions students can take to improve water quality in our creeks and springs. -working as a team. -managing materials such as models, traveling to various sites (ie. schools), and assisting with Watershed Protection Department’s other youth education programs as needed and available.Minimum Qualifications:Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a field related to Environmental Science, Life Science, Natural Science, plus two (2) years of experience in a related field.Master’s degree may substitute for experience up to two (2) years.Preferred Experience:Teaching experience (as a formal or informal educator.Knowledge about environmental science, particularly related to aquifers, watersheds, and water quality.Availability to work weekdays between the hours of 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.Ability to transport educational materials.Fluent in conversational Spanish.TRAVEL: If you are selected for this position, and meet the Driver Safety Standards of the City of Austin Driver Safety Program, you may drive when necessary to multiple locations as part of your regular job duties. Otherwise, you are responsible for getting to and from these locations.Hours: Monday – Friday 7:30 am – 4:00 pm

Events

Student Employment Job Fair

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 11:00am to 2:00pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
This is an excellent opportunity for students to learn about the variety of student hourly and Work-Study jobs available on the UI campus & at qualified off-campus nonprofit Work-Study sites. The University is excited to have students consider campus employment. Research shows that students who are connected to campus are more successful and more likely to continue enrollment and do well academically. Many first-year students choose student employment as their Pick One. Typically more than 30...

Do's, Don'ts and Donuts

Monday, September 19, 2022 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Pomerantz Center
Join Pomerantz Career Center Peer Advisors to learn about tips and tricks for preparing for the career fair. Enjoy some donuts, too!

Do's, Don'ts and Donuts

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Pomerantz Center
Join Pomerantz Career Center Peer Advisors to learn about tips and tricks for preparing for the career fair. Enjoy some donuts, too!

Veteran & Employer Morning Meet-up

Thursday, September 22, 2022 9:00am to 10:00am
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
Join us for breakfast, practice networking, and meet with a small group of veteran-friendly employers for seeking out internships and full-time jobs prior to the Job & Internship Fair. This event is for UI veterans regardless of major and year in school. It is FREE to attend. 

All Majors Career Fair

Thursday, September 22, 2022 11:00am to 4:00pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
This job and internship fair will focus on recruiting students typically in ALL MAJORS! Typically about 100+ employers attend and 1,000+ students attend! Visit: https://careers.uiowa.edu/all-majors-career-fair for more details.
View more events

Hawkeye Spotlight

Three-Minute Thesis winner Emily Schmitz. Schmitz, a PhD student at Iowa sits in her lab.

Sustainability, conservation efforts on display at 3MT competition

America needs farmers, and no state knows that more than Iowa.

Through her research, University of Iowa PhD student Emily Schmitz has found a bacterium in Iowa soil that makes farmer’s work more environmentally friendly—and they may not even know they are using it.
A protester outlines another protester at a protest against pesticides held by the University of Iowa Environmental Coalition at the Pentacrest at the University of Iowa on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021.

University of Iowa Environmental Coalition protests UI’s use of pesticides

The University of Iowa Environmental Coalition held a protest against the UI’s use of pesticides on Tuesday Nov. 9. This comes after a report from the Office of Sustainability and the Environment, along with the Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contamination that many members found to be inadequate.