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Natural Resources Conservation Service Announcement:
Pathway Student in Lancaster
My name is Michelle Cliff and I am the soil conservation intern for Grant County. My hometown is Patch Grove, Wisconsin, and I am a Reclamation, Environment and Conservation senior at UW-Platteville. During my time in college I have enjoyed traveling, volunteering for land/wildlife management, competing with soil teams and serving on the board of directors for Driftless Area Land Conservancy. I look forward to graduating this December and continuing to pursue my career in conservation at the federal level.
Pathway Student in Medford
Molly McIlquham started on June 25th and will have a busy summer with her other duties as the Fairest of the Fair for the Northern WI State Fair in Chippewa Falls, July 10-15th.
Applied Ecological Services, Inc., a leader in innovative ecological solutions to land use
restoration, design and planning, has an immediate opening for a Soil Scientist. This position
will be based out of our office near Madison, WI (Brodhead, WI) or out of our Greater Chicago
office (West Dundee, IL).
Ability to transfer knowledge/guidance on soil‐related projects throughout the company.
Directs and contributes to implementation of soil related field work, data entry and analysis,
reports, and other aspects of projects. Prepares or directs preparation and modification of
reports, specifications, plans, schedules, soil studies, and statistical design for soil investigation
projects. Develops study designs and applies strategies for carrying out sampling activities
including gathering laboratory, transect, and other field data to characterize and/or correlate
soil information; utilizes soil sampling equipment, GIS, GPS, aerial photography, records, and
maps. Analyzes, interprets, and records data in specialty geospatial databases in combination
with other appropriate software programs and according to scientific standards.
Demonstrated applied field soil science skills; soil examination and classification, soil
mapping and correlation, geomorphology and hydrology, soil ecology and site analysis
including plant community relationships, soil spatial data and attribute database
management, and soil interpretation and land use assessment.
Ability to execute field data collection procedures including the operation of Giddings Soil
Sampler, hand samplers, and GPS equipment.
Familiarity with systems science, regenerative agricultural principles, theories, and
applicable pertinence to soil‐related projects.
Ability to perform professional soil science work (e.g. self‐directed research, complex data
Education and Experience:
MS degree in soil science with emphasis in soil genesis, soil ecology, or soil health with four to
six years of professional experience related to mapping, correlating, and/or interpreting soils.
Leadership responsibility, preferred.
For more information about Applied Ecological Services, Inc. and to apply for this position,
please visit our website at http://www.appliedeco.com. Applied Ecological Services, Inc. is equal