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Sustainability at UNC Asheville
01/27/2021

Sustainability at UNC Asheville

Do you want to get paid to do research this summer? Join us tomorrow to learn more about the McCullough Fellowship Program. Pre-registration required.

Free Speaker Event:EPA Environmental Justice and Systemic Racism Speaker Series: The Mapping Inequality ProjectThe Mappi...
01/26/2021
EPA Environmental Justice and Systemic Racism Speaker Series: The Mapping Inequality Project

Free Speaker Event:
EPA Environmental Justice and Systemic Racism Speaker Series: The Mapping Inequality Project

The Mapping Inequality Project is the first session in the Environmental Justice (EJ) and Systemic Speaker Series, a newly launched program by the EPA. Register to learn more about this game-changing project.

https://naaee.org/eepro/learning/webinars/epa-environmental-justice-and-systemic

The Mapping Inequality Project is the first session in the Environmental Justice (EJ) and Systemic Speaker Series, a newly launched program by the EPA. Register to learn more about this game-changing project.

ENVR 2020 year-in-review: It was a wild one!
01/20/2021

ENVR 2020 year-in-review: It was a wild one!

Geological Society of America
01/13/2021

Geological Society of America

Upcoming GSA Webinar
Learn about all aspects of applying to graduate school in the geosciences, from what to consider when choosing a graduate school, assembling the application, and selecting a research project. Hosted by the GSA Hydrogeology Division:
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1099326222457935630

Scholarship due Feb. 1 for Undergraduate students majoring in earth science from the American Institute of Professional ...
01/12/2021
Undergraduate Scholarship

Scholarship due Feb. 1 for Undergraduate students majoring in earth science from the American Institute of Professional Geologists. Student membership in the association is required and free.

https://aipg.org/page/UndergraduateScholarship

Purpose To assist students with college education costs and to promote student participation in the American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG). Up to ten scholarships will be awarded to declared undergraduate geological sciences majors who are at least sophomores. Details for applying for....

Multiple scholarship opportunities for students from The Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG). ...
01/04/2021
Funds - AEG Foundation

Multiple scholarship opportunities for students from The Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG). Student membership for the association is free.

"Applications with all supporting materials, including transcripts, letters of recommendation, etc. must be received by 11:59 PM EST on February 1st of each year. Note that requests for letters of recommendation will not be sent until the applicant has submitted his/her application."

https://www.aegfoundation.org/funds/

Explore Nature
12/23/2020

Explore Nature

Do you want to explore your national parks while gaining on-the-ground career experiences? Applications are now open for the summer 2021 Scientists in Parks Program! With over 150 projects in national parks across the country, these paid internships include projects related to biological, physical, and social sciences, and science communications and education. The application deadline is January 24, 2021. Position descriptions and application instructions can be found at: go.nps.gov/scientistsinparks.

Raleigh Water on Twitter
12/21/2020
Raleigh Water on Twitter

Raleigh Water on Twitter

“Hello Raleigh, I'm stormwater intern @EthanClarkWX, and I'm at Walnut Creek! I’ll be sharing information that I learned about #RaleighStormwater stream gauges and how the City uses them to help keep us all safe.”

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
12/17/2020

NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information

Undergraduate students looking for hands-on science experience have an opportunity to support NCEI’s science communication efforts and the North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies - NCICS climate research next summer at UNC Asheville. Explore all of the available opportunities through the link and make sure to submit your application by February 15th! https://bit.ly/3qKql6C

12/14/2020

Congratulations to our 26 newest graduates!
(Students graduating with distinction in ENVR are marked with an asterisk)

Darby Aubin
*Dustin Bishop
*Torin Brewer-Jensen
*Zuria Butler
Zoe Clark
Forrest Corbett
Bryan Dadson
Kelsey Hall
*Chad Hartless
Michael Helton
*Faith Ivey
Brendan McAllister
*Mikal McKee
Kimberly Owings
*Molly Perkins
Noah Sloan
*Tessa Snyder
Elizabeth Stonehocker
Reilly Strong
Margaret Trepp
William Walston
Ashley Ward
Michael Weiner
Derek Wilderman
Hayley Zemeski

Water Quality ForesterState of North Carolina Asheville, NCThis is a readvertisement. Previously applicants DO NOT need ...
12/12/2020
NC OSHR: Benefits

Water Quality Forester
State of North Carolina
Asheville, NC

This is a readvertisement. Previously applicants DO NOT need to reapply to be considered. The North Carolina Forest Service is a team of professionals who provide forest protection, emergency response, resource management and environmental education to the residents and landowners of North Carolina through a variety of programs. The NC Forest Service provides services to the 100 counties in North Carolina. The Water Quality Forester (WQF) will coordinate the water quality (WQ) program within their assigned areas of the Mountain Division (Region 3) and provide technical guidance to district personnel regarding the WQ program. Water Quality duties include, but are not limited to: coordinate Forest Practices Guidelines (FPG's) program and Buffer Rule program within the area served; recommend measures to correct non-compliance of FPG's; develop pre-harvest plans; educate landowners, loggers, timber buyers, contractors, and consultants on FPG's and riparian buffer rules; make stream determinations; maintain the 4808 database for the area served; train other NCFS personnel in water quality issues; and perform general forest management duties as assigned. Position will also assist with forest management and prescribed burning within the region as requested.

This position will require responding to wildland fires and other "all risk" incidents and individual will be required to become a member of a NC Incident Management Team and serve on the Regional Fire Team. Individual may serve as a Regional Operations Officer on an as needed basis that will require occasional night and weekend duty as well as being on-call for emergency response. Occasional heavy lifting required. Environmental exposures are adverse weather, forest pests, hunters, intense heat, dust, smoke, and hazardous logging debris. Work hours are typically 8-5, Mon-Fri. Some work functions require evening, holiday, and/or weekend work. Wildfire & disaster/emergency response require year-round readiness 24/7. Some overnight travel may be required.
NCFS is an Emergency Response Division - work schedule may require extended hours and/or possible emergency callback.
Duty Station Location: District 9 Headquarters, 133 Glenn Cabe Road, Sylva, NC or Region 3 Headquarters, 14 Gaston Mountain Road, Asheville, NC

Residency Required Within The Primary Area Served

Jackson, Cherokee, Graham, Clay, Macon, Swain, Haywood, Buncombe, Transylvania, Henderson, Polk, McDowell, Madison, Yancey, Mitchell Counties
Must obtain a valid NC Driver's License within 90 days.
Telephone required.
Official NC Forest Service uniform and a State-owned vehicle will be provided to support everyday job responsibilities.
Learn more about State Employee Benefits here: https://oshr.nc.gov/state-employee-resources/benefits.
The NC Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services provide services that promote and improve agriculture, agribusiness and forests; protect consumers and businesses; and conserve farmland and natural resources for the prosperity of all North Carolinians. The Department employs approximately 2000 employees.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external customers, in both written and oral format.
Must be a self-motivated, team and service-oriented person with the ability to collect and process data and make sound recommendations.
Ability to operate basic forestry tools including, but not limited to: Prism, diameter tape, clinometer, increment borer, and compass.
Must be proficient with Microsoft Office.
Preferences
Certified by NC DWR to make Stream ID Determination.
GPS Certified and Experience with ArcMap.
Experience working with timber procurement, logging operations, and loggers in the Mountains of NC.
Experience with Mountain silviculture.
Experience with NC FPG's and other water quality regulations.
Minimum Wildfire Qualification - Single Resource Boss Trainee
Minimum Education And Experience Requirements

Bachelor's degree in Forestry from a Society of American Foresters (SAF) accredited institution and two years of related professional Forestry experience; or Registered by the NC Board of Registration for Foresters and two years of related professional post-registration Forestry experience.

Necessary Special Requirement

Those not registered at the time of hire must obtain registration as a Forester from the NC Board of Registration for Foresters within one year of employment.
Supplemental and Contact Information
Any employment offer may be less than the maximum of the range due to salary equity with similarly situated employees or the selected candidate's related education and experience.
Please follow instructions to apply on-line. It is important that your application includes all of your relevant education and experience. Text or attached resumes ARE NOT accepted as a substitution for a completed application. Those applicants seeking veteran's preference should submit a copy of their Form DD-214.
All Law Enforcement positions, aviation safety sensitive positions and positions requiring a Pilot's License or a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) shall be subject to pre-employment drug testing. All positions requiring a Commercial Driver's License shall also be subject to pre-employment DMV physicals. Selected applicants must obtain a U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) medical certificate prior to employment. If a CDL is listed as a preference and the selected applicant has a CDL at the time of hire then the CDL will become a requirement for the position.
Note: When required, you must answer the question(s) for this position or your application will be considered incomplete.
Questions regarding this posting? Contact 919-707-3201.

Benefits State Employee BenefitsWe value our employees and offer a wide variety of competitive and family-friendly benefits. Learn more about new hire resources, safety, health and wellness information, leave options, employee discounts and more by selecting the links below. New Hire Information Ben...

Applications are being accepted for the summer 2021 Ecological Society of America's Scientist in the Parks program. Thes...
12/08/2020
Available Positions – Scientists in Parks – Fellows

Applications are being accepted for the summer 2021 Ecological Society of America's Scientist in the Parks program. These look like awesome opportunities: https://www.esa.org/scientists-in-parks/available-positions/

Opportunities for Summer 2021 are Open! The Scientists in Parks (SIP) Program offers hundreds of opportunities each year. You will find a subset of those SIP positions posted here each December about opportunities that will be available for the following summer. Below is a list of the SIP Fellows Pr...

UNAVCO Internships and Opportunities
12/01/2020

UNAVCO Internships and Opportunities

Attention students! Applications to UNAVCO's RESESS and Geo-Launchpad internship programs are now LIVE!

RESESS is a paid summer internship program dedicated to increasing the diversity of students entering the geosciences. Learn more here: resess.unavco.org

Geo-Launchpad is a paid summer internship experience for community college students attending school in Colorado and New Mexico. Learn more here: unavco.org/geolaunchpad

Application deadline for both programs is February 1, 2021.

12/01/2020
Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting

Two upcoming events for students associated with the Carolina Geological Society (CGS) - 7:00-8:00 PM both accessible via: https://wcu.zoom.us/j/87946650256 passcode 906922

Dec 2 - Virtual Field Trip - Change along the Carolina Coastline

Dec 3 – Discussion Panel: Careers in the Geosciences

https://www.carolinageologicalsociety.org/cgs-virtual-meeting-2020/

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12/01/2020
ecoEXPLORE

Shout out to Assistant Professor Andrew Laughlin!

Welcome to a brand new Ornithology Season! Find out what makes a bird a bird as well as hear from our Ornithology Science Mentor, Andrew Laughlin, as he shares his personal journey to becoming an ornithologist.

Check out this week's newsletter to accompany the video that will help you solve Ornithology Badge Challenge One! https://mailchi.mp/ncarboretum/ornithologyseason

For more information, go to www.ecoexplore.net

Be sure to "like" ecoEXPLORE on Facebook and Instagram and tune in to our free, kid-friendly nature programs every weekday at 3:30PM.
#ecoexplore

The NC State Government Internship Program is now open for applications! The program provides students with professional...
11/25/2020
NC DOA : Internship Program

The NC State Government Internship Program is now open for applications! The program provides students with professional work experience connected their classroom experience and career goals. There are numerous internship positions available during the summer at various state agencies located throughout North Carolina.

Applications will be accepted until January 4, 2021. Students can apply for up to three internships. You can apply here: http://bit.ly/2021-State-of-NC-Internship-Program

Internship Program Summer 2021 applications now open through January 4, 2021! The North Carolina Internship Program provides students with professional work experience that connects their classroom experiences and potential career choices. Interns work 40 hours a week for a 10-week period, earning $...

11/21/2020
Graduate Assistant Geology / Astronomy - Honolulu, HI 96822 - Indeed.com

Geology.... Astronomy....Hawaii! Check out this exciting graduate assistantship opportunity.
https://www.indeed.com/m/viewjob?jk=9afcb2b96f5f4691&from=appshareios

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Watch tomorrow as we gain a few more fantastic alumni!
11/20/2020
UNCA 2020 Virtual Fall Commencement

Watch tomorrow as we gain a few more fantastic alumni!

Congratulations, UNC Asheville Fall Class of 2020! This joyful day we congratulate and honor you with this virtual Commencement celebration video. We had so ...

ENVR hike to Laurel Creek: 7 miles, rock skipping contest, fantastic rocks, lichen and moss, perfect day
11/14/2020

ENVR hike to Laurel Creek: 7 miles, rock skipping contest, fantastic rocks, lichen and moss, perfect day

Way to go Emma, Lee, Zax and all of the other interns!
11/11/2020
This Year's SECU Public Fellows - Stories from UNC Asheville

Way to go Emma, Lee, Zax and all of the other interns!

In the summer of 2020, 10 UNC Asheville students participated in the SECU Public Fellows program, working full-time jobs and using their liberal arts education to benefit high-quality nonprofit and government organizations focused on improving life in rural North Carolina for a diverse array of resi...

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Hey, y’all! I’m hiring a full time Land Stewardship Coordinator in Northwest Arkansas.
Check out this article from one of our alumni!
I've sent out an email to our current ES students, but I also want this to get out to alumni. I'm applying to take the ASBOG® Geology Licensing Exam this Fall and I could use a Study Group! If you are interested, please let me know so I can coordinate times. There will also be a free webinar about the ASBOG® Exam on February 13 from 1-2:30pm here: https://www.americangeosciences.org/workforce/webinars/professional-geologist-licensure-requirements-and-asbog-national-geology-license You can find more information about the licensing exam, requirements, and application process here: https://www.ncblg.org/examination/
The Geological Society of America (GSA) is extending their deadline for National Park Service (NPS) Geoscientists-in-the-Parks (GIP) and GeoCorps summer 2019 opportunities to February 3. Positions are located all over the U.S. NPS assistant scientist positions available are related to biology, geology, hydrology, paleontology, science education and communication, and natural resource management. https://rock.geosociety.org/eo/GeoCorpsJobDescriptions_gip.asp GeoCorp positions are related to cave science and guides, collection development, field geology assistant, soils management, GIS, stream restoration, and ecology. https://rock.geosociety.org/eo/GeoCorpsJobDescriptions.asp
This is an entry level position in Raleigh for an Environmental Geology/Engineering company involving a lot of field work and travel. They’re looking for someone with a B.S./M.S. in Environmental Science or related degree.
Coordinator for youth education programs at Mount Saint Helens!
You can watch NASA's InSight lander land on Mars today online around 2:45pm today! InSight will be spending the next Martian year investigating the interior structure and processes of Mars as well as the planet's tectonic activity and meteorite impact rate.
Don't miss out on the 2019 NC State Internship Program. Details here:
Attached is an ad for graduate student opportunities (MSc and PhD) in the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Florida (http://geology.ufl.edu/) in the areas of Geobiology and Astrobiology, and Planetary Petrology and Geochemistry. Opportunities are available as early as Fall 2019. If you are or have an interested student, please feel free to pass on this ad and contact Dr. Amy Williams ([email protected]; geobio) or Dr. Stephen Elardo ([email protected]; pet/geochem) for more information.
Part-time GIS Technician position with NEMAC at UNCA. The role of the GIS Technician is to primarily support NEMAC’s ongoing project with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF). The focus of this project is the development of coastal resilience assessments for the United States. The GIS Technician will be assisting with developing new coastal resilience assessments for Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, Hawaii, and Alaska.
Multiple teaching assistantships for M.S. students in Missouri with research involving Geology, Environmental, and Geospatial sciences.
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is hiring an intern in 2018 as part of the 50th Anniversary for the National Trails System. Application deadline is Jan 7, 2018.