Wilderness Fellow, Society for Wilderness Stewardship

 

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.

Duties: 

  • 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 

Qualifications:

  • 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: hiringmanager@wildernessstewardship.org 

Application Deadline: March 19