ACE: ACE: USFWS DFP Using ArcGIS Pro to examine landscape factors for pondberry restoration, AR (Graduate Student) (DFP-LR4-14) – Turrell, AR DFP Using ArcGIS Pro to examine landscape factors for pondberry restoration, AR (Graduate Student) (DFP-LR4-14) – Turrell, AR

American Conservation Experience
Wapanocca National Wildlife Refuge, Turrell, AR
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Summary: The Directorate Fellows Program (DFP) is a Direct Hire Authority Program that includes an 11-week Fellowship project for current students at the rising senior undergraduate or graduate school level. Upon successful completion of the Fellowship program, along with degree conferral, participants may be directly appointed without competition to full time, permanent positions. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service goal is to promote and maintain a diverse and inclusive workforce that thrives in an environment accessible to all and free of employment discrimination. DFP provides an opportunity for interested students from all diverse backgrounds, including women, minorities, and other underrepresented populations to gain valuable experience leading to a career in conservation. Housing: Remote project Project Description: Use a variety of geospatial surfaces to extract information where endangered pondberry (Lindera melissifolia) may currently be located or could potentially be restored on Wapanocca and Cache River NWRs. Data used to determine locations will include microclimate, microtopography, soil characteristics, land use land cover (LU/LC) associations. This will assist in finding areas with ideal conditions for locating or restoring pondberry and assist with targeting future land acquisitions. To Apply: Please submit your resume, thoughtful cover letter, academic transcripts and contact for three professional/academic references to the online application page for this position here: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with 3 partner organizations to administer the Directorate Fellows Program for 2021: - American Conservation Experience (ACE) - Hispanic Access Foundation (HAF) - Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF; for students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities; HBCUs; for more information, click here) Each partner organization is administering a specific number of projects based in different geographic locations. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply via multiple partners to view all project opportunities. NOTE: If you have any questions regarding this position please feel free to contact ACE recruitment staff at EEO: American Conservation Experience provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, American Conservation Experience complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. We support diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
- Current students: Graduate student who has completed at least their first year or more of graduate school (Masters or PhD), but will not complete their degree requirements before Sept. 2021, pursuing a degree in biological sciences, geographic and information sciences, or other closely related field. - GPA: 3.0 or higher - U.S. Citizen or permanent resident, age 17 or older - Available for 12 weeks during the summer (1-week orientation plus 11-week fellowship) - Must be able to pass a criminal background check - Males born after December 31, 1959, and are at least 18 years of age, must register with the Selective Service System, unless they meet certain exemptions - Demonstrated interest education and/or experience in fish and wildlife conservation Work conditions/Requirements: Remote work. Desired Qualifications: Knowledge of endangered species and pondberry (Lindera melissifolia); proficiency in ARC GIS Pro with at least 6 credits of GIS-intensive coursework.
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