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August 24, 2015                                                                     Pines Needles 8-24-15.pdf
 
PINES & WHAT?
The Pines & Needles is the career e-newsletter for students in the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources.  The name is a play on words…read the Pines & Needles so you won’t be on pins and needles during your career search.  Each week, information about career services will be highlighted along with a calendar of events and a listing of new job postings on the FNR Job Board. 
Contact Shelly Opperman, FNR career coordinator, by calling the FNR Office of Student Services (OSS) at 765-494-3591 for help with career options for your major, goal setting or writing a résumé in preparation for the Fall Career Fair.
 
FNR CAREER RESOURCES ON THE WEB
In addition to the job postings that you can find on-line, FNR has placed multiple career service links for your use online.  Browse through the FNR Career Services pages to find links to job search sites, state employment links, and many more other valuable pages.
 
CCO – CENTER FOR CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
CCO is another service on campus to assist you with career resources.  You can also stop by their office in YONG, 132 from 10a – 4p for résumé review or visit their website to view on-line videos.
 
FNR FACEBOOK PAGE
FNR has a presence on Facebook!  Join the Purdue Forestry and Natural Resources Facebook Page to keep up-to-date on events and connect with students, alumni and friends of Purdue FNR. 
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – WABASH SAMPLING BLITZ
SEPTEMBER 11, 2015 / 2:30pm – 5:00pm
It's that time of year again! It is time to get your feet wet and volunteer to help sample some of the 200+ sites during the Wabash Sampling Blitz - hosted by the Wabash River Enhancement Corporation. For more information about the Blitz, click HERE.  You don't need any equipment or experience to participate, and people of ALL ages are welcome.  Register HERE.
 
FNR WORKSHOP: TREES FALL FOR ME, SAFELY INTRODUCTORY CHAINSAW TRAINING
SEPTEMBER 12, 2015 / 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 
This opportunity is open to all FNR students and interested staff.  Don Carlson and Michael Loesch-Fries will spend about 1.5 hours in the classroom going over chainsaw safety and maintenance as well as proper tree felling techniques using the bore method. Next, proper tree felling techniques will be demonstrated and students will have an opportunity to become more familiar with chainsaws by cutting firewood size pieces. Finally each student will have a chance to fell one or more trees.  Lunch will be provided.  See attached flyer.  To register, please contact Dr. Dan Cassens at dcassens@purdue.edu / 765-412-6844 or sign up in the OSS (PFEN G003).
 
WILDLAND FIRE TRAINING CALL-OUT MEETING
SEPTEMBER 15, 2015 / 6:00 p.m. / Deans Auditorium
Plan to attend this information session about the Wildland Firefighting (Red Card) course.  Mr. Steve Creech will be leading the information session to answer your questions and prepare you for the December 6, 2015 training.  Here is some information about the Course: The basic course is designed for entry-level personnel with little or no formal training in wildland fire suppression. The courses provide the basic knowledge and skills necessary to become qualified as a wildland firefighter. The curriculum includes: wildfire terminology and effects of fuel, weather, and topography on wildland fire. Fireline safety; fireline construction; helicopter safety; fire physics and an introduction to the Incident Command System, the use of basic firing equipment such as fuses and drip torches; and an introduction to wildland tools, pumps, engines, and hoses will all be covered during the field days. Some prerequisite training may apply. 
 
FNR WORKSHOP: TREES FALL FOR ME, SAFELY ADVANCED CHAINSAW TRAINING
SEPTEMBER 19, 2015 / 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
This session is intended only for those who have completed the introductory session of Trees Fall for Me, Safely offered on September 12 or during the previous two years and who desire additional experience in felling more trees.  At least some of these trees will be of the larger size and more difficult to fell.  Don Carlson and Michael Loesch-Fries will detail additional information on Chainsaw safety, maintenance and proper tree felling techniques using the bore method.  The group will then adjoin to the woods for field exercises.  Registration is limited.  Lunch will be provided.  See attached flyer.  To register, please contact Dr. Dan Cassens at dcassens@purdue.edu / 765-412-6844 or sign up in the OSS (PFEN G003).
 
CALENDAR                                                                                                                   
Date
Event
Location
Time
August 24
Classes Begin
-
-
September 2
Purdue Study Abroad Fair
STEW, 302-306
10:00a – 3:30p
September 2
College of Agriculture Ice Cream Social
Lilly Lawn
5:30p – 7:30p
September 3
FNR Ginkgo Gathering
Agriculture Mall
5:30p
September 7
Labor Day
~No Classes
-
-
September 19
Family Day
Pfendler Hall
TBD
September 29
Graduate Student Career Fair
PMU
10:00a – 4:00p
October 6
College of Agriculture Career Fair
PMU
9:30a – 3:30p
October 17-21
The Wildlife Society 22nd Annual Conference
Winnipeg, Manitoba
-
November 3-7
Society of American Foresters National Convention
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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~~ CCO is the Center for Career Opportunities ~~
~~ The FNR Graduate Seminars are open to any student-graduate or undergraduate ~~
 
 
JOB POSTINGS                                                                                                      
Visit the FNR Job Board for the full listing.   
 
Title
Employer
City
State
Degree Required
Deadline
Link
Biologist, Fishery Research Senior
Idaho Fish and Game
Nampa and Eagle
ID
B.S. Required
9/1/2015
Assistant Property Manager
Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Mounds State Park and Fort Harrison State Park
Anderson
IN
B.S. Required
8/28/2015
Assistant Property Manager
Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Crosley Fish and Wildlife Area
North Vernon
IN
B.S. Required
9/10/2015
Environmental Review Biologist
Indiana Department of Natural Resources
Indianapolis
IN
B.S. Required
8/25/2015
Restoration Project Manager
Indiana Department of Natural Resources
Jasonville
IN
B.S. Required
8/25/2015
Assistant Property Manager
Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Summit Lake State Park
New Castle
IN
B.S. Required
9/10/2015
Value Add Specialist
Molpus Timberlands Management, LLC
Houghton and International Falls
MI and MN
B.S. Required
9/17/2015
District Forester
Kansas State University, Department of Horticulture
Chanute
KS
B.S. Required
9/17/2015
Habitat Specialist
Pheasant Forever and Habitat Forever
Blue Rapids
KS
B.S. Required
9/8/2015
Education Program Assistant
McHenry County Conservation District
Woodstock
IL
B.S. Required
9/4/2015
Small Game Coordinator
Missouri Department of Conservation
Jefferson City
MO
B.S. Required
8/28/2015
FIA Field Forester
Oklahoma Forestry Services, Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry
Seminole
OK
B.S. Required
9/11/2015
Habitat Specialist
Pheasants Forever and Habitat Forever
Blue Rapids
KS
B.S. Required
9/8/2015
Restoration Ecologist
Heartland Restoration Services, Inc.
Fort Wayne
IN
B.S. Required
9/17/2015
Aquatic Ecologist/Geographic Ecologist
University of Oklahoma, Department of Biology
Norman
OK
B.S. Required
9/17/2015
Remote Sensing Support
Forest Service's Forest Health Technology Enterprise Team
Fort Collins
CO
B.S. Required
9/17/2015
Resource Conservation Specialist
Clinton County Soil and Water Conservation District
Frankfort
IN
B.S. Required
8/31/2015
Program Manager
Arbor Day Foundation
Lincoln
NE
B.S. Required
9/14/2015
Forestry Technician
Gregg Forest Services
Southeastern
IN
B.S. Required
9/14/2015
Internship
Indiana Wildlife Federation
Indianapolis
IN
B.S. Required
9/7/2015
Aquatic Biologist
Aquatic Control
Evansville
IN
B.S. Required
9/1/2015
Associate Population Biologist
Lincoln Park Zoo
Chicago
IL
B.S. Required
9/7/2015
Restoration Ecologist
McHenry County Conservation District
Richmond
IL
B.S. Required
9/7/2015
Community Forester
Missouri Department of Conservation
St. Louis
MO
B.S. Required
9/7/2015
Resource Forester
Missouri Department of Conservation
Chillicothe, Eminence, Macon
MO
B.S. Required
8/24/2015
Fish Culturist
Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation
Cordova
AK
B.S. Required
9/7/2015
CREP Resource Specialist
Association of Illinois Soil and Water Conservation Districts
Springfield
IL
B.S. Required
8/31/2015
Postgraduate Researcher
U.S. Forest Service
Washington
DC
B.S. Required
9/7/2015
Greenhouse Manager
State of Washington, Department of Natural Resources
Tumwater
WA
B.S. Required
8/31/2015
Forester
North Valley Operations
Molalla
OR
B.S. Required
9/7/2015
Urban and Community Partnerships Coordinator
Oklahoma State Department of Agriculture
Oklahoma City
OK
B.S. Required
9/2/2015
Conservation Field Specialist
Bolingbrook Park District
Bolingbrook
IL
B.S. Required
9/6/2015
Agriculture Resource Specialist
Johnson County Soil and Water Conservation District
Franklin
IN
B.S. Required
9/6/2015
District Technician
Clay County Soil & Water Conservation District
Clay County
IN
B.S. Required
9/6/2015
Wetland Scientist/Ecologist
Earth Source, Inc.
Fort Wayne
IN
B.S. Required
9/6/2015
Forest Inventory and Analysis Field Forester
Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry
Seminole County
OK
B.S. Required
9/6/2015
Ecologist
Forest Preserve District
Wheaton
IL
B.S. Required
9/6/2015
Forest Biometrician
Molpus Timberlands Management, LLC
Hattiesburg
MS
M.S. Required
9/17/2015
Dr. Fritz L. Knopf Doctoral Fellowship
Oklahoma State University, Department of Natural Resource Ecology
Stillwater
OK
M.S. Required
9/17/2015
East Mountain Zone Biologist
U.S. Forest Service, Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands
Tijeras
NM
M.S. Required
8/31/2015
Fisheries and Wildlife Biology Scientist
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Gainesville
FL
M.S. Required
9/7/2015
Associate Quantitative Ecologist
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign
IL
M.S. Required
8/30/2015
Research Wildlife Biologist
Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks
Kalispell
MT
M.S. Required
8/24/2015
Director of Science and Certification
Forest Stewardship Council
Minneapolis
MN
M.S. Required
9/6/2015
Extension Forester
Oregon State University, College of Forestry and Oregon Extension Service
Corvallis
OR
M.S. Required
8/31/2015
State Foresters Internship
National Association of State Foresters
Washington
DC
No Degree Required
9/14/2015
Internship
Indiana Dunes
Porter
IN
No Degree Required
9/1/2015
District Coordinator
Dearborn County, Soil and Water Conservation District
Dearborn County
IN
No Degree Required
9/7/2015
Forestry Technician
U.S. Forest Service, Chippewa National Forest
Blackduck
MN
No Degree Required
9/6/2015
Lab Manager Assistant
Purdue University, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources
West Lafayette
IN
No Degree Required
8/29/2015
Assistant Professor
University of Idaho, College of Natural Resources
Moscow
ID
Ph.D. Required
9/14/2015
Post-Doctorial Associate in Silviculture
University of Florida
Quincy
FL
Ph.D. Required
11/16/2015
Faculty Tenure-Track Position
Humboldt State University, Department of Forestry and Wildland Resources
Arcata
CA
Ph.D. Required
11/2/2015
National Office Timber Sale and Stewardship Contract Group Leader
Forest Management Service Center
Fort Collins
CO
Ph.D. Required
9/15/2015
Stewardship Contracting and Good Neighbor Agreements Program Manager
Forest Management
Washington
DC
Ph.D. Required
9/15/2015
Scientist
The Holden Arboretum and Cleveland Botanical Garden
Cleveland
OH
Ph.D. Required
8/30/2015
Postdoctoral Research Associate
University of Illinois
Sullivan
IL
Ph.D. Required
9/15/2015
Regional Conservation Education Coordinator and Partnership Specialist
Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Region
Portland
OR
Ph.D. Required
9/7/2015
Research Assistant Professor
North Carolina State University, Department of Applied Ecology
Raleigh
NC
Ph.D. Required
9/1/2015
Research Scientist/Plant Biology
The Holden Arboretum/Cleveland Botanical Garden
Kirtland
OH
Ph.D. Required
8/30/2015
Assistant Researcher
University of Hawaii at Manoa, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
Honolulu
HI
Ph.D. Required
9/1/2015
 
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