[PCA] Ecologist job with Institute for Applied Ecology
tom at appliedeco.org
Fri Nov 6 12:26:55 CST 2020
The Institute for Applied Ecology is currently hiring an Ecologist in the
Conservation Research Program. Details on the position and application
instructions are included in the announcement below and also can be found
Please forward to interested parties.
*Research Ecologist Job Announcement*
*Job Classification: *Research Ecologist 2
*Supervisor: *Conservation Research Program Director
*Status: *Regular, full-time
*Compensation: *$23.80 - $27.50/hour, depending on experience, plus
competitive benefits package.
*Closing Date: *For full consideration apply by November 20, 2020
The <https://appliedeco.org/>Institute for Applied Ecology
<https://appliedeco.org/> (IAE) is a dynamic nonprofit organization founded
in 1999 whose mission is to conserve native species and habitats through
restoration, research and education. We fill a unique niche among
nonprofits and work with a diverse group of partners including federal,
state and county agencies and municipalities to accomplish our mission. We
maintain an open and convivial office environment with approximately 24
regular staff in our main office in Corvallis, OR and field office in Santa
Fe, NM. We are committed to diversity and equity in our workplace and the
communities we serve. Please see our
and diversity statements <https://appliedeco.org/about/mission/>.
The Conservation Research Program works with partners throughout the
Pacific Northwest to enhance the restoration and conservation of native
habitats and species. We conduct rigorous research and communicate results
to land managers and others. Our projects range from short-term experiments
to decade-long studies. Our overall goal is to conduct research leading to
efficient, long-term conservation and restoration of native species and
habitats and communicate our findings through planning and outreach.
*Job Responsibilities and Duties*
A Research Ecologist 2 develops, manages and implements projects, as well
as frequently contributes to grant-writing in support of their program.
This position Levels of core responsibility include Coordination or
management of others, Project management, Writing, and Grant/Agreement
● *Project management (~45%)*
○ Works on budgets and project work plans with supervision/advising
○ Develops and manages one to several budgets, project work plans
independently or with minimal supervision/advising from supervisor,
maintains relationship with project partners.
○ Implements project work plans, including field work components,
with minimal direction and supervision.
● *Coordination or supervision of others (~15%)*
○ Coordinates interns, volunteers, subcontractors, and supports
hiring of interns and technicians
○ May participate in the hiring of technicians and project
○ Help oversee/coordinate research technician(s) work and schedules.
○ Prepare contracts, hire, schedule, and supervise contractors and
○ Supervise interns, subcontractors and technicians.
● *Writing (~20%)*
○ Edits existing reports, writes new reports/products with moderate
editing from supervisor.
■ Participate in a review and revision process with peers and
supervisors as part of the document finalization process.
○ Effectively communicate in writing appropriate information to the
anticipated audience, which may be a funder, a member of the scientific
community/peer-reviewed outlet, a project partner, a member of the public,
● *Grant/Agreement proposal preparation (~10%)*
○ Write or contribute substantially to grants/proposals, with
moderate editing assistance.
○ Develop proposal budgets, incorporating a strong understanding of
the resources needed to complete project objectives, with moderate advising
○ Contribute to successful acquisition of program funding.
○ Proposal development may include cultivation of a relationship and
coordination with the funder and project partners and development of the
project concept, budget and schedule.
● *Other duties as assigned, which may include the following (~10%)*
○ Conduct tours, workshops, and presentations for funders, partners,
and the public.
○ Provide peer to peer mentoring and training in technical skills.
● *Minimum Qualifications*
○ A minimum of five years of experience in plant ecology, or a
○ Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word,
Excel, PowerPoint) and Google Suite.
○ Ability to work long hours in adverse weather conditions with
potential exposure to poison oak. Ability to hike up to 3 miles carrying a
40-pound pack and work in a bent-over/kneeling/sitting position for long
periods of time.
○ Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Experience
managing and coordinating several projects simultaneously.
○ Positive attitude and excellent oral and written communication
○ Able to navigate using aerial photos, compass, mapping apps on a
tablet and/or GIS.
○ Current U.S. driver’s license and acceptable driving record.
● *Required skills, abilities and experience*
○ *Plant Species ID: *Skilled in plant identification, demonstrated
ability to learn new species and families, familiar with plant families and
use of dichotomous keys, able to identify suite of target species.
Familiarity with regional plant communities and habitat requirements for
wildlife (including pollinators and grassland birds) desirable.
○ *GIS: *Ability to make effective maps in ArcGIS Desktop or Pro,
easily conduct basic analysis (e.g. area and distance calculations), and
manage and edit spatial and tabular data.
○ *Statistics: *Understanding of and ability to use basic
univariate/nonparametric (t-test, ANOVA, Chi-square, Simple
Regression/Correlation) statistical analyses. In addition,
experience/training in some/all of the following: Advanced
Univariate/Intermediate Multivariate (Multiple comparisons, Multiple
Regression, Multi-factor ANOVA, Kruskall-Wallace, Friedman Test,
categorical data analysis); Experimental design (randomized block,
factorial, repeated measures).
○ *Electronic Data Capture: *Able to use and lead instruction of
others in basic development and use of electronic data collection forms and
mapping applications (typically on tablets). Able to troubleshoot issues
with forms. Platforms may include ArcCollector, Survey 123, S1, and others.
○ *Monitoring: *Implement existing monitoring layout and data
collection protocols independently and troubleshoot common issues. In
addition, able to create monitoring protocols based on project objectives
and experimental design/statistical constraints.
○ *Data Management:* Enter data using appropriate database software
or other data storage system and independently perform quality control
tasks, as well as importing/exporting data and designing simple queries to
○ *Peer Reviewed Publications: *Ability to contribute writing of
individual sections and/or conduct basic statistical analysis. In addition,
able to independently complete writing of multiple sections, including
conducting necessary statistical analyses and writing of results.
● *Additional desired skills, abilities and experience*
○ *Meeting facilitation*: Able to plan, facilitate, and provide
follow-up for group or public meetings with minimal support or supervision.
*How to Apply*
To apply for this position:
1. Complete the online job application form.
You will need the following information.
a. Current contact information
b. When you would be available to start work
c. Contact information (phone and email) for three professional
references (including past employers)
d. Answers to specific online questions (we recommend you complete
these offline, then paste into the application form)
2. Email your letter of interest and resume to mattab at appliedeco.org
with "Research Ecologist" in the subject line of the email*.*
*Letters of recommendation, additional writing samples, and/or college
transcripts may be requested for top applicants.* Applications must be
received by November 20, 2020. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE
ACCEPTED. Non-U.S. residents must also include a copy of their work visa.
Applications will be considered upon receipt until the application deadline.
Questions may be addressed to:
Matt Bahm, mattab at appliedeco.org.
For more information about IAE and this program, visit our website
*IAE supports diversity and equity, and we encourage applications from all
groups of people. We recognize that the strength of IAE is in our people,
and we believe that every employee has the right to work in surroundings
that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination and harassment. IAE
does not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices,
and our commitment to equal employment opportunity applies to every aspect
of the employment relationship.*
*IAE apoya la diversidad y la equidad, y fomentamos las aplicaciones de
todos. Reconocemos que la fortaleza del IAE está en nuestra gente, y
creemos que cada empleado tiene el derecho de trabajar en entornos que
están libres de todas las formas de discriminación y acoso. IAE no
discrimina ni discriminará en las prácticas de empleo y personal, y nuestro
compromiso con la igualdad de oportunidades de empleo se aplica a todos los
aspectos de la relación laboral.*
Matt Bahm, PhD
Conservation Research Program Director
563 SW Jefferson Ave, Corvallis, Oregon 97333
541-753-3099 ext. 703
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Dept. of Integrative Biology
Oregon State University
3029 Cordley Hall; Corvallis, OR 97331-3803
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