Job Board

The Job Board is intended to post various opportunities in ecology, forestry, and related fields for undergraduate students, recent graduates, graduate students, and more. Any job opportunities forwarded to Arjan Meddens or members of the Meddens Lab will be posted here for interested individuals to see! For positions specific to the Meddens Lab (such as openings for a post-doc or graduate student), see the Opportunities page.

District Forester, Reforestation Specialist, and Forest Patrol – Sierra Pacific Industries

Posted: March 19, 2024

Sierra Pacific Industries (California) is hiring for multiple positions! These positions are career-track positions for qualified individuals with an understanding of forestry practices and motivation to grow personally and professionally as the company grows. For more information regarding each position, see the job advertisements below.

Reforestation Specialist

Forest Patrol

District Forester (4 positions available):

To apply: qualified applicants should send a resume and a cover letter referencing the position of interest to Sierra Pacific Industries, Amy Sarti, Human Resources at PO Box 496014, Redding, CA 96049; call at (530) 378-8107; or apply online at the Sierra Pacific Industries website

Scientific Technician – Fish and Stream Habitat Monitoring

Posted: February 23, 2024

Washington State Department of Natural Resources is hiring for multiple positions, both short-term (ranging from 2.5 months to 4. 5 months in summer-fall 2024) and longer-term (one year, June 2024-2025, with a chance of an extension), to conduct fish and stream habitat monitoring in the Olympic Experimental State Forest around Forks, WA.

For the short-term positions, see this job advertisement for more details!

For the long-term position, see this job advertisement for more details!

For both positions, the research will consist of: conducting juvenile salmonid population estimates (using a backpack electrofisher), stream habitat surveys, water quality sampling, and riparian/upland forest stand surveys. Work sites are remote and will require strenuous hikes on steep slopes, often carrying heavy equipment. For the short-term positions, housing will be provided.

To apply: email your resume with three references to Washington Department of Natural Resources’ fish biologist, Kyle Martens ( Applications will be open until filled, with the first screening planned for March 11th. In your email, please indicate any timing constraints that you may have with the position.

Lead Field Technician – Terrestrial Salamander Surveys

Posted: December 14, 2023

See the attached job advertisement for more details!

Washington State University-Pullman is seeking a field technician to lead terrestrial salamander surveys in southwestern Washington, with a focus on the Larch Mountain Salamander, for a collaborative research project with the USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station. Primary duties will include performing daytime cover object surveys and nighttime surface activity surveys for terrestrial salamanders, collection of environmental and habitat data, data management and quality control, and providing training and supervision for field research assistants. The technician may also assist with data collection for additional project taxa during the summer months, including American Pikas and Hoary Marmots. A low-cost (approximately $200/month) shared housing space will be available through the USDA Forest Service. A field vehicle will be provided through Washington State University.

Apply by January 1, 2024 by sending a single PDF containing: 1) a cover letter detailing your interest and qualifications for this position, 2) your resume or CV, 3) unofficial academic transcripts, and 4) names and contact information for 2-3 professional references to Dr. Arjan Meddens ( and Dr. Donald Brown (

Wallowa-Whitman National Forest Seasonal Work

Posted: November 3, 2023

See Wallowa-Whitman 2024 Temporary Hiring Outreach for more details!

There are a variety of seasonal jobs available at the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest. Every job listed should satisfy the experiential requirements for undergraduate students in the School of the Environment at WSU. Government housing is available at several of the listed duty stations.

Call numbers listed in above pdf if you are interested or if you have any questions. Applications will be accepted through November 8, 2023!