Job Title: Wilderness Fellow
Organization: Society for Wilderness Stewardship
Type of Opportunity: The Wilderness Fellow Program is seeking qualified candidates to fill Wilderness Fellow positions. Fellows are based in locations around the country, with a significant amount of travel within their base region. Work is roughly 80% office based and 20% field-based and is performed at USFS offices to directly support the goals of a collaborative wilderness character monitoring initiative currently underway in the USFS.
- Attend one-week training in Granby, Colorado (travel provided; training may be remote).
- Work out of remote USFS locations, residing in USFS housing.
- Coordinate meetings with USFS resource specialists and line officers to gather information regarding wilderness character.
- Research, compile, and analyze legislative and administrative historical data per wilderness area.
- Travel to and into wilderness areas.
- Select indicators relevant for each wilderness area to monitor wilderness character over time.
- Compile and analyze data for selected monitoring indicators and complete a baseline assessment for wilderness character monitoring.
- Implement inventory and monitoring strategies for tracking wilderness character.
- Write a wilderness character baseline assessment for each wilderness area worked in.
- Participate in weekly conference calls.
- Set and meet benchmarks and deadlines for data collection, meetings, and draft and final
- Bachelor’s degree in a related field, Master’s degree preferred.
- Educational background in Wilderness Management, Protected Area/Natural Resource Management, Recreation Resource Management, Conservation, Social Science, Environmental Policy, Natural, Biological and/or Physical Science.
- Deep interest in wilderness/resource management and the U.S. Forest Service.
- Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
- Research skill and attention to detail and organization.
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively on projects, a high degree of initiative.
- Understanding and ability to use GIS is a plus.
- Results-oriented with the ability to set and follow realistic goals and objectives.
- Flexibility to adapt when faced with changing needs and priorities.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office, comfort with technology.
- Ability to travel to training and remote field locations (travel provided), and to relocate if necessary (assistance not provided).
- Must have a valid driver’s license and a clean driving record (documentation to be provided upon request).
- A personal vehicle is highly suggested for travel to the location and off-day travel.
Start Date: June 7
Salray/pay: $15 hour
How to apply:E-mail a resume, cover letter, a one-to-two page writing sample, and three professional or academic references to Jacob Wall at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Deadline: March 19