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Michael Baker Santa Ana, CA, United States
Jun 26, 2017
Internship- Paid
So what does a Surface Water Intern at Michael Baker International do? As a part of our Surface Water Team you would provide assistance to both external and internal clients on a variety of projects. The Surface Water Department consists of team members who specialize in storm water management and water quality. As an intern you may support both groups. Our Storm Water Management team takes on tasks such as:  Hydrologic and hydraulic modeling Design of flood control structures Development of project studies and reports Design of transportation drainage and storm drain systems Alternative design analyses  Our Water Quality Team works on tasks such as:  NPDES program development and implementation Review and interpretation of permits and regulations Preparation and implementation of construction and post-construction storm water plans Inspections of commercial, industrial, or construction sites Program assessment and improvement plans Design of permanent treatment BMPs  An ideal Surface Water Intern would be able to quickly adjust to different tasks to provide support for multiple projects and to either group. This position requires the willingness to complete both office and field based assignments. Tasks assigned will require working as part of a team as well as working individually, and occasional overtime. Can you walk me through a typical day of a Surface Water Intern?A Surface Water Intern may be involved with any number of tasks. Some days will be in the office and others may be in the field. Various tasks would include: Provide support for hydrology or hydraulics studies by delineating watersheds, completing As-Built review, providing CAD support, or completing a field investigation. Complete calculations to determine runoff volumes or flow rates. Summarize findings of a study in a report and create supporting exhibits. Complete field work by gathering project site information, inspecting a construction or industrial site, confirming post-construction BMP installation, or identifying assets. Review and summarize NPDES permits or correspondence from regulatory agencies. Develop construction or post-construction storm water compliance plans such as SWPPPs, WQMPs, LID Plans, etc. Develop water quality program elements, assess the effectiveness of various program implementation elements, and gather information to support reporting. What can I expect for a career path, and where might this role take me? Our department is full of team members who started their careers at Michael Baker International as interns. An internship is a great opportunity to explore the work we do and build relationships that may lead to a career here. The next step for an intern would come following graduation. New engineering graduates are typically hired into the Civil Associate 1 role. We are committed to the growth of our personnel and we support this with world class learning and development that leads to career advancement! At Michael Baker International, a critically important aspect of career development is both obtaining your Professional Engineer license and continuing education.  Advanced engineering degrees are highly encouraged and supported within the Structural Engineering discipline.  Team members typically pursue a project management or technical specialist career path. Could you be the Surface Water Intern we are looking for? Candidate must be enrolled and pursuing a B.S. or M.S. in Civil Engineering or Environmental Engineering at an accredited university or college. Minimum of 1 years of completed post-secondary coursework in student’s field of study. Minimum 2.5 overall GPA on a 4.0 scale. Proficiency with AutoCAD and MS Office. Experience with GIS. Experience with Hydrology and/or Hydraulics Programs. 
Michael Baker Oakland, CA
Jun 26, 2017
Full time
So what does an Environmental Planning Associate at Michael Baker International do? As a part of our Environmental Team, the Environmental Planning Associate will assist project managers in conducting technical analyses in accordance with CEQA and NEPA requirements.  You will leverage sound data-gathering and analytical skills to prepare documents that describe what environmental impacts may occur from a project.  Depending on your experience, you may have the opportunity to conduct field work.  Can you walk me through a typical day of an Entry-level Environmental Planning Associate? The best part of being an Environmental Planning Associate in Michael Baker’s Oakland’s office is that no two days will be the same. You will face different challenges every day, some of which will be extraordinarily complex. Most days will be spent in the office working on preparing environmental documents. Our clients include cities, counties, state and federal agencies, and the private sector, and the documents we prepare help those entities make decisions about projects. You will feel a sense of pride in knowing that you are helping Michael Baker International provide innovative solutions to environmental challenges, big and small, and Making a Difference for the clients and communities we serve! What can I expect for a career path, and where might this role take me? We are committed to the growth of our internal personnel and we support this with world class learning and development, including internal training that leads to career advancement. As your knowledge and capabilities increase you will be able to explore our management and technical career paths.  Could you be the Environmental Planning Associate we are looking for? You’ll need a Bachelor Degree in Environmental Science, Biology, Ecology, Engineering, or a related field, and 0 - 3 years of experience. To be successful, you’ll need to be bright, organized, and determined; you’ll also need a demonstrated personal commitment to accuracy and quality and to be able to build relationships with a wide variety of people. Our work products require that our analyses and conclusions are supported by facts. You’ll use your ability to independently plan an approach to conducting an analysis, research and compile information about physical, natural, and social sciences, interpret the information and make logical conclusions, and present the results clearly. Recognizing that problem-solving, identifying potential issues and communicating those to project managers, and helping project managers deliver high-quality products on time and on budget is valued by our colleagues within the company and by our clients. Excellent English language skills, written and verbal, are essential to long term success in this role. It would also be a plus to have familiarity with CEQA and NEPA regulations and the tenets of other environmental laws, rules, and regulations. You’ll need to be able to quickly get up to speed on our policy, procedures and relevant software while acquiring an understanding of the company’s service offerings, and the standards relevant to your projects. Naturally, you’ll need to be proficient with computer programs we typically use, mainly with Microsoft Office, and the willingness and ability to learn and use software programs such as CalEEMod or other models to develop data for use in our environmental documents. Please   let us know   when you land a job listed at
National Park Service Miami, FL, United States
Jun 26, 2017
Full time
National Park Service is currently accepting applications to fill up to (4) temporary positions at Shark Valley Visitor and Pine Island Trails, Florida. Appointments made under this announcement are limited to 1039 hours (six months) in a service year and may be terminated at any time. Appointments under this announcement are eligible for rehire and/or extension (when initial appointment is less than 1039 hours) if workload and funding allow. Individuals selected under this vacancy announcement are eligible for rehire in subsequent service years. Anticipated Entry on Duty: November, 2017. The Shark Valley area is located in the heart of the Everglades. The famous "river of grass" flows through Shark Valley and continues south to nurture the rest of the park. Its fresh water environments are home to alligators, turtles, and birds. Popular recreational activities include taking a tram tour, bike riding, and wildlife viewing. Shark Valley is approximately 25 miles west of the Miami Metro area on U.S. Highway 41 (Tamiami Trail). The Pine Island/Royal Palm District features islands of pine forests, hardwood hammocks and freshwater glades. Popular recreational activities include wildlife viewing, bird watching, hiking, slogging, camping and bike riding. The area offers visitors numerous nature trails, including the famous Anhinga Trail with excellent wildlife viewing, and a 112-site campground. The district is located 10 miles southwest of Homestead, Florida, and 35 miles from Miami. Nearby Biscayne Bay and the Florida keys offer boating, fishing and diving opportunities. Duties Independently researches, develops, and presents interpretive programs such as tram tours, talks, walks, bicycle tours, and various other programs about park resources. Interpretive programs often cover complex and controversial natural history and cultural themes. Programs employ appropriate interpretive techniques and devices geared to the characteristics and interests of particular audiences. Independently operates visitor center to provide visitor information and orientation. May operate a cash register and credit card machine and conducts sales for the cooperating association. Completes shift reports to verify monies collected and all machine transactions. Coordinates with other NPS offices, concessionaires, and essential cooperators. Provides interpretive and informational support services such as cleaning and maintaining equipment, designing interpretive displays, maintaining bulletin boards, clerical work, and keeping statistical records. Must be able to drive a government vehicle. Closes Friday 6/30/2017 Please   let us know   when you land a job listed at
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Burbank, WA
Jun 26, 2017
2 vacancies in the following locations: Irrigon, OR Burbank, WA The National Wildlife Refuge System helps to save many species from extinction and has protected a myriad of other wild species including fish, migratory birds, and many other plants and animals and the habitats that support them. Refuges are far more than havens for wild plants and animals. Visitors are welcome to most wildlife refuges, where they are encouraged to take part in one or more outdoor pursuits; wildlife observation, photography, hunting, fishing, interpretation and environmental education are priority activities. The Mid-Columbia River National Wildlife Refuge Complex includes eight separate refuges, of which McNary and Umatilla National Wildlife Refuges (NWR) are included.    McNary NWR extends along the east bank of the Columbia River in southeastern Washington, from the confluence of the Snake River to the mouth of the Walla Walla River, and downstream into Oregon. This refuge is located in rural Burbank, WA. The 15,000 acres of sloughs, ponds, streams and islands—riparian and wetland habitat—as well as upland shrub-steppe and cliff-talus habitat are important to migratory waterfowl, shorebirds and songbirds. McNary supports excellent populations of raptors, a host of mammal species, and as many reptiles and amphibians as can be found anywhere in the Columbia Basin. Umatilla NWR is a network of lands bordering the Oregon and Washington shore lines of the Columbia River. This refuge is located near rural Irrigon, OR. Comprised of five units—three in Washington and two in Oregon—the refuge's 23,555 acres offer a broad collection of habitats, and thus species. Natural and managed wetlands, mixed with native shrub-steppe, provide homes for an abundance of Columbia Basin species. This is a Visitor Services Technician position. The incumbent assists with operation of the refuge's visitor services and volunteer programs, providing the public with safe, accessible, and quality wildlife-dependent recreation opportunities. Annual Salary GS-04, Step 1 $29,356 - Step 10 $38,158 Employees new to the Federal Government are placed in Step 1. These are full-time temporary (not to exceed 6 months) positions located at Burbank, WA and Irrigon, OR. This position may be extended up to two years without further advertisement and is subject to termination at any time due to lack of funds, lack of work, or as the needs of the Service dictate. One or more positions may be filled from this vacancy announcement. Duties Assists with overseeing the work of volunteers in the visitor center or on small projects. Conducts radio dispatch to support operations, such as emergency assistance, law enforcement, and firefighting. Practices preventive enforcement of refuge laws and regulations. Explains regulations to visitors and provides information and advice on approved activities on the refuge's cultural and natural resources. Maintains supply of informative materials and other stocked items. Operates passenger and off-road vehicles as well as field equipment. Collects fees, sells permits plus safeguards and balances collect funds. Maintains records of accountable permits and stock items. Controls vehicular traffic. Closes Friday 7/7/2017 Please   let us know   when you land a job listed at
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