Harvard Law School
Cambridge, MA, United States
The Environmental Law Program (Program) at Harvard Law School seeks a Communications and Outreach Manager to increase the Program’s visibility in the policy community and maximize the impact of staff and faculty research. The C&O Manager will work primarily with the Program’s Environmental Policy Initiative, but will also partner with ELP faculty and Clinic staff for discrete projects, to help the team reach intended policy audiences and develop new policy partnerships. The C&O Manager will take some direction on the content of the communications and outreach, but will enjoy considerable freedom identifying the most effective and appropriate channels of communication, format, and timing of outreach and to execute the Program’s communications strategy. The work is a combination of substantive policy writing and outreach to and engagement with key stakeholders. The right candidate will be able to communicate complex legal content and its relevance to federal, state, and local environmental and energy policymakers. The Manager will be responsible for creating targeted policy products from academic pieces generated by ELP faculty and staff, to make that work more accessible to policy audiences; and fielding rapid response questions from policymakers or stakeholders on targeted issue areas. The C&O Manager will also be responsible for identifying critical audiences in Program issue areas; developing relationships with state and federal decision-makers and Hill offices; organizing issue briefings on selected topics; identifying policy outlets and distribution lists for Program products; and maintaining issue-specific key stakeholder contact lists. The C&O Manager will play an important role in the Program’s social media and online presence, developing content for the Program’s website and Twitter account. Based on the changing needs of the Program, the C&O Manager may be called upon for other tasks, including outreach for Program events. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required. The C&O Manager will report to the Director of the Environmental Policy Initiative. The right candidate can operate independently and balance multiple priorities; and, at the same time, work well on a team. The candidate can anticipate and resolve problems, communicating with the supervisor when appropriate and seeking assistance. A sense of humor is a plus.
Basic Qualifications A bachelor’s degree and 4 years of relevant experience, preferably in communications, or as a program assistant, legislative correspondent, or policy staff. A law degree or Master’s in environmental policy or public policy can take the place of 2 years of professional experience.
Additional Qualifications Superior research, writing, editing and proofreading skills are required, as are excellent interpersonal skills and a proven ability to exercise judgment and discretion. Preference will be given to candidates with environmental law or policy experience, and/or to state or federal legislative experience. Candidate would thrive in a dynamic, entrepreneurial, self-motivated environment.
Additional Information This is a term appointment currently expected to extend one year from date of hire, subject to funding and departmental need. All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.
Oregon Department of Transportation
Portland, OR, United States
Announcement: ODOT16-0096oc Region Environmental Coordinator – Environmental Program Coordinator 3 Highway Region 1 – Technical Center Portland, Oregon Oregon Department of Transportation, Region 1, which includes the Portland metro area, is recruiting for a Region environmental coordinator (REC) to be responsible for ensuring that the department's environmental goals are being accomplished during the project development process and throughout all construction activities and maintenance procedures. The primary function of this position is to lead a team of environmental specialists who are responsible for conducting all environmental activities as they relate to transportation projects. This includes reconnaissance, development, construction, and maintenance activities. This person is responsible for coordinating environmental activities of the agency's most complex projects with the Environmental Section in Salem and representing the Region in statewide environmental issues. The REC carries out citizen's involvement activities as they relate to projects being developed and advise district managers, construction project managers, and other region staff on environmental matters. Minimum Qualifications: Three years of environmental analysis or resource project management experience. One year of which must have included research design and analysis AND A bachelor's degree with 30 quarter or 20 semester hours in an environmental science, a physical science, a natural science, engineering, or a closely-related field. Three additional years of environmental analysis or resource project management experience may substitute for the bachelor's degree. **For more information about this position, click here , or go to odotjobs.com and search for ODOT16-0096oc. We cannot accept applications submitted through environmentalcareers.com.**
Dickerson, MD, United States
Covanta is a world leader in providing sustainable waste and energy solutions. Annually, Covanta’s modern Energy-from-Waste facilities safely convert approximately 20 million tons of waste from municipalities and businesses into clean, renewable electricity to power one million homes and recycle approximately 500,000 tons of metal. Through a vast network of treatment and recycling facilities, Covanta also provides comprehensive industrial material management services to companies seeking solutions to some of today’s most complex environmental challenges. For more information, visit www.covanta.com. Information on our facilities is available at www.covanta.com/Our-Facilities. For career opportunities, visit www.covanta.com/Careers . Covanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Business Manager (“Manager”) will be responsible for maintaining and optimizing an existing portfolio of customers and clients that support our energy from waste infrastructure in the Montgomery or Alexanderia location. The Manager will be responsible for customer waste supply contracts and will work with an established Covanta team on other public and private sector waste management related opportunities in the area for the primary purpose of maximizing company profitability and strategic growth opportunities. The Manager will be involved in negotiating and managing contracts so an effective understanding of negotiations, contracts and contract law is an important functional requirement. A strong understanding of the economic drivers surrounding the waste industry within the private and public sector, along with the movement of waste within the market, is desirable. The Manager will interact with local facility management teams and other senior managers to determine annual waste needs, contractual obligations, and financial projections for the individual plant(s) and market area regarding waste and other contractually related activities and services. The Manager also will have certain responsibilities and obligations for the strategic long term planning for Covanta’s business within the respective region. The Manager is expected to interact with other company counterparts and departments on asset enhancement activities around existing/potential projects. The position also involves significant communication and presentations internally and externally, and has a significant amount of government relations activity given the municipal customer base. The Manager will not have any direct reports but will be a significant resource and liaison with others in Covanta and with the customer base. Duties/Respomsibilities Contracting and contractual management Business and Financial Planning Sourcing, Marketing and Government Relations – (Customer or potential customer related waste sourcing activities) Position Requirements College or equivalent education specializing in Business or in a complementary Engineering or Environmental Science field that has business Minimum 5 years of relevant experience required Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills required. Solid financial skills and usage of Excel spreadsheets required. Person needs to be creative, entrepreneurial and have a strong sense of ownership, initiative, and responsibility. Understanding and experience garnered in waste industry is highly desirable, but is not necessarily mandatory if the individual is highly skilled with sufficient management background in complex operating and business environment. Ability to travel locally Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Idaho Power Co.
Boise, ID, United States
The primary objective of this position is to function as the Principle Investigator in the initiation and planning, budgeting, implementation, and close of multiple, concurrent complex environmental projects related to hydroelectric licensing and compliance related efforts within the Environmental Affairs Water Quality Resource Group. Principle investigators take a leadership role in describing natural resources, developing monitoring plans to ensure quality data, managing and analyzing data, and reporting effects of Company activities on the natural resources. The successful candidate must coordinate with other Company staff to identify and assign resources and work products, as well as, consult with regulatory agencies and non-governmental groups as it relates to hydroelectric projects and their ongoing operation.
· Principles of freshwater ecology and water chemistry
· Computers and database management systems
· Environmental regulations
· Field techniques and equipment
· Water safety.
· Data analytics and statistical analysis
· Effective oral and written communication to technical and non-technical audiences
· Negotiating and conflict resolution.
· Keep accurate and organized data records
· Understand data and perform necessary statistical analysis to support recommendations to senior management regarding water quality resources of Idaho Power service territory
· Perform technical report writing required for state and federal permits and licenses
· Work congenially with other employees, federal and state agencies, and the public
· Participate in public meetings and effectively communicate Idaho Power positions and achieve desirable outcomes
· Manage multiple, concurrent complex water quality issues
· Perform physically demanding work in adverse weather conditions during day and night hours on land and boats
· Operate and maintain jet and prop boats and four-wheel-drive motor vehicles.
· Bachelor's degree in biology, ecology, or a natural resources-related field.
· Master's degree or higher in biology, ecology, or a natural resources-related field.
· Three years experience as an environmental professional or equivalent specialized training in natural resource, ecology or management with the demonstrated ability to develop written plans and communicate monitoring results both oral and written.
· Two or more years demonstrated ability to develop written plans and communicate monitoring results both oral and written
· Experience consulting or negotiating with governmental and non-governmental groups.
Licenses & Certifications
· Valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record based on driving requirements for the position. DOT Medical Card required to obtain prior to hire. Must obtain First Aid/CPR card within 90 days of hire.
60% of this job is done in an office environment; sitting for long periods of time often in front of a computer. 40% of this job is done outdoors in possible adverse weather conditions. Requires the ability to use fine motor skills to operate a keyboard to analyze data and write reports. Substantial amounts of time will be spent driving motor vehicles. The person in this position should have the ability to bend, stoop, squat, crouch, kneel, twist, reach climb in and out of boats, hike on uneven terrain, and cross creeks. There will be rare to occasional carrying and lifting of items weighing up to 50 lbs. (above shoulder, waist high, and knee high) to move equipment such as GPS equipment, bags of sand, etc., into and out of vehicles and boats. Applicant will need the ability to occasionally push / pull with exertional force greater than 50 lbs. while moving trailers and boats into and out of the water. Job requires the ability to operate motor vehicles, 4x4 vehicles, and boats using foot controls and hand controls. Applicant must be able to perform the essential functions of the position without posing a direct threat of harm to self, others, or property. Job placement is contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment, post-offer Functional Capacity Assessment (FCA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) medical exam.
· Communication, Planning and Organizing, Decision Making, Work Standards, Adaptability, Information Monitoring, Initiating Action, Building Strategic Working Relationships and Safety Awareness.
· Travel across Idaho Power service area, with occasional overnight stays.
To be considered for this position, please visit our website at www.idahopower.com/careers and complete our online application.
Idaho Power is an Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, physical or mental disability, marital status, and any other status protected by applicable federal and state laws.
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