A complete application package consists of:
If you have questions, send an email to USForestService@orise.orau.gov. Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email.
*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis and will continue until the opportunity is filled.
A postgraduate fellowship opportunity is available with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Northwest Climate Hub, which is based in the USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station. The USDA Northwest Climate Hub serves Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington by delivering science-based, region-specific technologies and practical information for climate-informed decision making. Engaging with partners is a key part of the Hub’s mission to create actionable science and community-focused solutions.
The selected participant will support this mission by helping communicate science, advance our outreach goals, and raise the profile of some of the most critical environmental issues facing society today. In addition, there may be opportunities to support focused Hub initiatives on topics including rangeland-riparian management, climate-fire interactions, and carbon dynamics and accounting. The Hub is staffed with a vibrant, dedicated team. With guidance from a mentor, the participant will gain experience in collaborating with USDA agencies, particularly the Forest Service, in developing communication content, facilitating co-production approaches to research, strengthening partnership engagement through sharing project information, news, and updates, and synthesizing scientific publications for natural resources managers, farmers, ranchers, forest land owners, and policy makers. Additional information about the USDA Northwest Climate Hub can be found at https://www.climatehubs.oce.usda.gov/hubs/northwest
Specifically, the participant will gain experience by:
The participant will be located in Portland Oregon (preferred) with Corvallis, Oregon and Olympia, Washington (optional locations) along with USDA Northwest Climate Hub staff. There will be opportunities for professional development including travel to the four states the USDA Northwest Climate Hub serves.
This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and USFS. The initial appointment is for one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of USFS and is contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. No relocation allowance will be provided. Funding for the participant's health insurance will be provided. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. The appointment is full-time. Participants do not become employees of USDA, USFS, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits.
Anticipated start date is July 29, 2019.
This opportunity is available to U.S. citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR), and foreign nationals. Non-U.S. citizen applicants should refer to the Guidelines for Non-U.S. Citizens Details page of the program website for information about the valid immigration statuses that are acceptable for program participation.
For more information about the USFS Research Participation Program, please visit the Program Website.
The qualified candidate should have received an associate's, bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree in one of the relevant fields, or be currently pursuing one of the degrees and will reach completion by the start date of the appointment. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date.