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U.S. Forest Service Winchester, KY, USA
Oct 15, 2018
Full time
Summary This position is located on the Daniel Boone National Forest in Winchester, KY. The incumbent serves as a Wildlife Program Manager and a member of an Interdisciplinary Team engaged in a variety of programs and projects at the landscape scale.  For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Cody Lunsford at 859-745-3146 or at clunsford@fs.fed.us Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Duties are at the full performance level. Applies expert professional knowledge to complex and comprehensive wildlife programs and issues. Serves as a principal wildlife advisor and subject matter expert to the National Forests and to senior management officials concerning (1) wildlife habitat improvement programs; (2) relationship of the impacts to habitat from grazing, mineral and energy development, road construction, water diversion and regulation, timber harvest, and management activities; (3) inventory of wildlife habitat quantity and quality; (4) interaction of human activities with wildlife habitat quality and availability; and, (5) integration of plans, programs, and budgeting with other programs of the staff group.   Serves as the Regional Wildlife Program Manager.    Develops the overall wildlife management program, including formulation of strategies, policies, objectives, programs, and procedures for wildlife conservation and habitat management.   Provides resource planning, program direction, coordination, and evaluation of wildlife habitat management and related activities on multiple National Forests and grasslands.  Is ultimately responsible for the Regional wildlife management program direction, vision, strategic planning, and internal and external networking.    Involved in planning and development of partnerships with other federal, state and local agencies, universities and colleges, conservation groups and interested corporations.  Leads in the development and implementation of guidelines for effective partnerships, and in monitoring and evaluating project results.   Assists in the development, coordination, and evaluation of continuing education modules that pertain to partnership involvement in resource management.    Serves on multiple interdisciplinary teams which require collaboration with personnel inside and outside of the agency, State and Local agencies, private organizations, and other expert personnel to ensure effective identification, evaluation, and resolution of complex natural resources issues.   Communicates critical issues to national and regional leadership, other Federal agencies, state and local agencies, and the general public.  Presents clear, concise, and well-structured oral presentations that address the designated issues.   Develops and presents briefing packages and prepares a variety of related reports.    Prepares responses to Congressional inquiries, audit reports, inspection reports, and public committees. Demonstrates leadership in establishing and maintaining a work environment that is free from discrimination and creates a sense of inclusion and support for all employees in the workplace. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Ceres Boston, MA, USA
Oct 15, 2018
Full time
Communications Manager, Climate and Energy   Organization Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization leading the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. Through powerful networks and advocacy, Ceres tackles the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses.   For more information about Ceres, please visit our web site ( www.ceres.org ). Description and Responsibilities Progress toward advancing climate solutions at the pace and scale necessary to stabilize the climate hinges like never before on actions, investments and leadership by the business and investor communities. Ceres is poised to dramatically ramp up its communications strategies to amplify meaningful private sector climate and clean energy commitments, and bold actions to accelerate the transition to the low-carbon economy. This includes actions to decarbonize the electric power and transportation sectors, such as through investments in renewable energy, energy efficiency and electric vehicle infrastructure, as well as corporate and investor actions to adopt science-based greenhouse gas emissions reductions targets, analyze and disclose exposure to climate-related risks, and shift spending from high carbon to clean energy.  The Communications Manager, Climate and Energy position will develop and support execution of short and long-term communications planning, including strategies that generate an uptake in earned media coverage on climate and clean energy leadership by elevating the voices and actions of influential investors and companies through an array of traditional, digital and social vehicles and tactics.  Working closely with the communications and marketing team as well as the climate and energy team at Ceres, this position will be responsible for executing on both planned and rapid response activities that are pivotal in expanding Ceres’ position as a climate and clean energy thought leader in the U.S. and beyond.    This is a full-time salaried position. This person will report to the Vice President of Climate and Energy and have a dotted line relationship to the Department Director of Communications and Marketing.  Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: Develop and support execution of long-term communications plan for the Ceres climate and energy team, which works to transform the oil and gas, electric power, insurance, and transportation sectors. Conduct targeted media relations and outreach to generate uptake in earned news coverage of Ceres experts/thought leadership as well as investor and company leadership and action. Identify, train, and deploy Ceres experts and investor and company media spokespeople to conduct on-the-record interviews, provide quotes and statements, author columns/op-eds and editorials, and participate in social media outreach. Work closely with communications and marketing team to develop media toolkits for research reports and initiative rollouts, ensuring coordination internally and with external partners, and consistency in framing, messaging and design.  Identify key communications priorities and moments, help ensure communications elements are coordinated and organized closely together with relevant initiatives, and integrate climate and energy communications plans with Ceres’ overall communications and marketing priorities calendar.  Support strategies for paid and unpaid media via columns/blogs and multi-media content to promote solutions-oriented stories, demonstrating the economic benefits (jobs, savings, etc.) of business and investment decisions that advance climate solutions. Develop media plan to elevate Ceres’ carbon asset risk initiative and continue to amplify investor engagement and strong shareholder votes. Coordinate and help manage relationship with long-time external consultant on transportation-related communications activities and messaging. Develop, maintain, and expand relationships with external partner organizations and coalitions to coordinate and amplify impact and messaging. Identify and cultivate new strategic (paid and unpaid) media/social media partnerships. Support Ceres digital communications and marketing team with input on social media, eCommunity, annual report and other content needs to amplify impact and messaging on digital platforms.  Ensure regular communications with investor and company media spokespeople and their communications staff, as well as with reporters and producers, to cultivate and maintain those relationships. Provide communications and marketing support as needed for key Ceres events (e.g.,. annual Ceres Conference, biennial Investor Summit, etc.).  Qualifications Bachelor degree, required.  Graduate degree, preferred. 5 years of work experience in journalism, communications, public relations, required. Experience developing media relations strategies and working in fast-paced media environments. Strong writing and fact-checking skills with experience writing for traditional and digital media audiences including pitches, press releases, statements, columns/op-eds, etc. Experience with producing content and messaging that resonates with various audiences including traditional and digital media, and the business community. Demonstrated interest in climate and clean energy and/or sustainability issues, preferred. Existing relationships with business, climate and energy reporters and broadcast producers, preferred. Experience working on environment, energy, and/or transportation, oil and gas, electric power issues. Experience managing and strengthening relationships and coordinating with multiple partners and coalitions, and/or consultants. Strong pitching and organizational skills. Ability to regularly evaluate workload and prioritize projects. Able to direct and manage multiple projects at the same time. Able to work well independently and as a team member. Comfortable working with different personalities and people. Desire to work in a mission-driven and nonprofit environment. How to Apply We encourage all applicants to review our website to familiarize themselves with Ceres before applying:  www.ceres.org .  If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit a resume, cover letter, two writing samples, and a list of three references, as well as complete the additional information as instructed.  Ceres is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any individual based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, disability, or any factors prohibited by applicable law.   
Alachua County Gainesville, Florida, USA
Oct 15, 2018
Internship- Paid
Minimum Qualifications Must be currently enrolled in an accredited two or four year college or university; or at a technical school taking college level courses in sustainability, urban planning, engineering, and or construction management, or a closely related field.  Successful completion of criminal history background investigation is required prior to employment.    **UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT $13.50/HOUR**    **GRADUATE STUDENT $14.00/HOUR** Position Summary The intern will have the analytic skills and experience necessary to assist the Strategic Initiatives Manager in achieving County's utility reduction efforts, renewable energy and greenhouse gas reduction goals.  Experience with utility systems, billing, and related database expertise desirable.  Expertise with Sketchup design software and urban planning scale projects desirable. Knowledge of SharePoint desirable. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Port of San Diego San Diego, CA, USA
Oct 15, 2018
Full time
Description The District is seeking qualified candidates to support its stormwater programs specifically related to maritime, industrial, and municipal activities.  This position will be involved with daily maritime business operations and candidates should have a solid understanding of District and Tenant operations occurring at the Maritime Facilities, as well as the proper stormwater practices associated with municipal public works operations. Candidates should possess a strong background in stormwater regulations, environmental laws, be skilled in performing site inspections, communicating with the public, and conflict resolution. GENERAL PURPOSE Under direction, serves as a team leader or project manager over specialized environmental functions; performs a variety of specialized and complex professional duties involved in the development, implementation and administration of high priority environmental projects to ensure the Port's compliance with federal, state and local environmental protection laws and regulations; plans, organizes, oversees and evaluates the work of professional and technical staff; enforces environmental regulations of the Port code; provides policy advice and represents the department and the Port with federal, state, and local agencies; and performs related work as assigned. DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS Senior Environmental Specialists serve as team leaders or project managers for work groups or teams. Incumbents serve as the advanced professional level class in the Environmental Specialist class series. Incumbents are assigned complex project responsibilities requiring a broad understanding of the Port's environmental protection program goals, objectives, and technical requirements in any and/or all of its program areas, including natural resources management, stormwater management, watershed management, site assessment and remediation, bay water and sediment quality, climate planning, energy management, sustainability, air quality, and public engagement and information. Incumbents develop, implement and administer policies and projects to ensure Port operations and activities comply with environmental protection laws and regulations. Incumbents are expected to exercise expert independent judgment, initiative and decision-making authority to develop timely solutions to complex problems. Projects and assignments require a high degree of knowledge and ability in identifying and solving problems, analyzing federal, state and local codes and policies; and maintaining effective contacts and relationships with government officials and agency staff, business representatives, community organizations, and the public. Assignments are given in terms of broad objectives and evaluated based on overall results. Senior Environmental Specialist is distinguished from Associate Environmental Specialist in that an incumbent in the former class develops, executes and monitors the most complex or sensitive environmental projects, serves as a team leader for a group of environmental specialists or similar work groups, and may supervise subordinate staff as assigned. Essential Duties and Responsibilities The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. 1.    Serves as a project manager, team leader and/or primary reviewer of environmental projects to ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, codes, and District policies and procedures. 2.    Assigns, directs, reviews, oversees, and monitors the work of professional and technical staff and consultants; acts as team leader for staff coordinating department and inter-departmental planning activities; regularly monitors performance of team members and consultants; trains and mentors professional and technical staff, facilitates acquisition of resources and training for team members and ensures staff training needs are met; coaches staff for better performance; edits written work of staff for accuracy and readability of content; coordinates and balances workloads among team members; monitors turn-around time for completion of assignments; evaluates and modifies procedures to improve service delivery; mediates conflict between team members; keeps statistics of team's work. 3.    Provides leadership and works with staff to create a high performance, service-oriented work environment that supports the Port's mission, objectives and service expectations; provides leadership and participates in programs and activities that promote workplace diversity and a positive employee relations environment. 4.    Researches, develops, recommends, implements and monitors activities of environmental programs; plans, organizes, supervises the development of and recommends program designs and budgets; directs, manages and participates in the development and recommendation of associated program policies and operating and administrative procedures; develops and supervises development of annual work programs and calendars; plans, organizes and implements work activities to meet established overall program goals policies and objectives and analyzes alternative methods or processes to meet program and service delivery goals; monitors and ensures program compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and regulatory agency and program requirements; maintains and reports on program activities and performance results; assists in tracking program expenditures. 5.    Coordinates with Port staff, division management and elected officials; makes recommendations and presents reports to the Board of Port Commissioners; keeps department management and Port Commissioners apprised of the status of department programs and the department's ability to meet regulatory requirements. 6.    Performs or oversees environmental field investigative and compliance work and special studies requiring a high level of technical expertise and knowledge within areas of assigned specialty; plans, organizes and manages site assessments and field investigations, plans, manages, directs or performs field sampling, other environmental survey activities and activities associated with storm water, watersheds, bay water and sediment quality and hazardous waste management property inspections and clean-up/mitigation efforts and their associated educational programs; plans, organizes and directs the activities of field crews; performs or directs performance of both Port and tenant environmental compliance investigations; oversees the compilation and analyses of or compiles, analyzes and summarizes data and findings and develops and recommends courses of action. 7.    Formulates and manages detailed program plans; manages and participates in the development and recommendations of environmental programs (air, sediment and water quality; climate change, energy management, sustainability, stormwater, etc.), policies, operating and administrative policies and procedures; oversees development of policies, work plans, programs, calendars; plans, organizes and implements work activities to meet established environmental policies. Monitors and ensures compliance with all applicable laws and regulations; facilitates the resolution of environmental issues between stakeholders, maintains and reports on program activities and performance results in compliance with environmental policies. 8.    Coordinates or assists in coordinating program activities with pertinent outside agencies; determines and makes recommendations regarding appropriate levels of coordination; participates in developing program partnerships with external agencies and organizations; assists in development of agreements for multi-agency efforts. 9.    Provides expertise, consultation, information and technical assistance to other departments, tenants, agencies and organizations; responds to a variety of environmental inquiries from representatives of different Port divisions/departments or tenants and develops and provides recommendations for addressing environmental issues; interprets, explains and applies laws, regulations, rules, policies, processes and procedures related to areas of responsibility for Port management, staff and tenants; coordinates with other agencies for information sharing and community education; responds to requests for information regarding program activities or requirements; represents the department in meetings with internal and external agencies regarding program issues; plans, develops and conducts in-house training for assigned programs. 10. Plans, develops and conducts program outreach and promotional activities for assigned programs; develops or directs development of information, outreach and educational materials; works with in-house staff to plan, organize and implement effective public and media relations goals and strategies; makes presentations to tenants and community, neighborhood, business and school groups on assigned programs; plans and carries out initiatives to encourage public participation in program activities. 11. Develops budgets and manages consultant contracts; identifies candidates; prepares and distributes RFPs; convenes interview panels and selects consultants; reviews work product and authorizes payments. 12. Participates in analyses of environmental components related to programs of specialty in Port and tenant development and improvement projects; reviews and comments on bid specifications, contractor submittals and other applicable areas of projects; identifies issues and develops and offers recommendations for mitigation. 13. Develops, writes, reviews, presents and maintains a variety of reports, documents, correspondence and records related to assigned programs; composes and presents written technical reports and reviews subordinate staff reports; drafts correspondence to other Port departments and state and federal regulatory agencies; drafts agenda items; maintains and oversees maintenance of accurate, complete and current records. 14. Develops budgets and manages consultant contracts; identifies candidates; prepares and distributes RFPs; convenes interview panels and selects consultants; reviews work products and authorizes payments. 15. Monitors grant and funding opportunities; prepares funding proposals and applications; administers grants; prepares project status reports on grant-funded projects; writes contracts and inter-agency agreements and negotiates funding. 16. Keeps informed of new regulations, pending legislation and trends in environmental issues that impact department programs and processes. 17. Develops, manipulates and maintains computerized databases, spreadsheets, progress monitoring systems and filing systems. 18. Prepares complex reports, memos, agenda sheets, and correspondence. OTHER DUTIES  1.    Provides backup for team and inter-departmental members as necessary.  Qualifications Knowledge of:   1.    Principles, theories, methods and techniques of natural resources management, environmental protection, storm water, watershed management, sustainability and site assessment and remediation. 2.    Principles, practices and methods of program administration and organizational analysis. 3.    Principles and practices of project planning and management. 4.    Principles and techniques of workload management and coordination. 5.    Principles and practices of public administration, including purchasing, contracting and maintenance of public records. 6.    Federal, state and local laws, regulations and court decisions applicable to assigned areas of responsibility. 7.    Principles and practices of public outreach and involvement, including conducting presentations and public engagement. 8.    Principles and practices of sound business communication. 9.    Computer capabilities applicable to functional responsibilities. 10. Principles and practices of effective supervision. 11. Research methods and analysis techniques. 12. Strong writing skills. Ability to: 1.    Manage large, complex and politically sensitive projects and contracts including budgets, schedules and quality of work product. 2.    Perform difficult and complex technical research and analysis of environmental issues or problems, evaluating alternatives and recommending or adopting effective courses of action. 3.    Understand and apply laws, regulations, ordinances and policies applicable to assigned program responsibilities. 4.    Understand, interpret and respond to internal and external customer needs and expectations. 5.    Supervise and evaluate the work of professional consultants, contractors and designated staff, as assigned. 6.    Motivate and direct the work of assigned team or project staff and provide for their training and professional development. 7.    Present ideas and requirements clearly and persuasively, orally and in writing, to policy and decision-making bodies, organizations, committees, applicants and citizens, involving complex and politically sensitive issues while adhering to the intent of Port policies. 8.    Collect, evaluate and interpret appropriate and applicable data, either in statistical or narrative form. 9.    Coordinate project activities with multiple stakeholders to build agreement and consensus, where feasible. 10. Apply sound, creative problem-solving techniques to resolve difficult program issues and problems. 11. Ensure the maintenance of all required files, records and documentation. 12. Exercise independent judgment and initiative within established policies and guidelines. 13. Exercise tact and diplomacy in dealing with difficult and sensitive people, issues and situations. 14. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those encountered in the course of work. 15. Review, prepare or direct the preparation of complex plans, applications, and specifications. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS Education, Training and Experience: Graduation from a four-year college or university with a major in environmental, biological, physical, chemical or earth science or a closely related field to work being performed by the Port; and five years of progressively responsible professional environmental experience. A Master's Degree in environmental, biological, physical, chemical or earth science or a closely related field can be substituted for one year of experience. Time served as a District Intern counts towards the years of experience. Licenses; Certificates; Special Requirements: A current, valid California Class C driver's license at time of appointment and maintained at all times thereafter in order to operate a vehicle on District business. Supplemental Information UNCLASSIFIED SERVICE This position meets one or more of the criteria for the unclassified service as outlined in San Diego Unified Port District Act Section 72.5(b), and as such is exempted from the classified service. PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS Persons with disabilities may be able to perform the essential duties of this class with reasonable accommodation. Reasonable accommodation will be evaluated on an individual basis and depends, in part, on the specific requirements for the job, the limitations related to disability and the ability of the hiring department to accommodate the limitation. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission Lincoln, NE, USA
Oct 15, 2018
Full time
Examples of Work Plan and conduct systematic inventories and ecological studies of priority animal species and their habitats. Compile information from field surveys and various other sources on the occurrence, habitats, biology and ecological requirements of species of concern. Analyze data and information to document the status, habitats, ecology and distribution of animal species of concern and to identify significant habitats and landscapes for managing native animal diversity. Develop reports and information summaries that contribute to effective decision-making and on-the-ground resource management. Provide information and expertise to resource managers, environmental analysts, and conservation planners, both within Commission and at partner agencies and organizations. Develop strategies and implement projects to expand the breadth and utility of the Program's faunal data and our capacity to inform conservation and management activities. Develop and implement work plans and budgets, track expenditures, and complete reports and other objectives on time and within budget. Maintain an effective communication network with zoologists, wildlife biologists, professors, and students in Nebraska, the region, and the Heritage Program network, fostering information exchange and collaboration.  Qualifications / Requirements REQUIREMENTS:  Post high school coursework/training with major coursework in fish or wildlife management or a closely related field of biological science plus four years' experience in fish or wildlife resource management or master's degree plus two years' experience; or Ph.D. plus one year of experience.  Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Working knowledge of the fauna of Nebraska, particularly imperiled species. Thorough knowledge of field inventory, monitoring, research design, and sampling methods. Willingness and ability to conduct field surveys for extended periods, often under harsh field conditions. Experience with a variety of computer applications, including spreadsheet, database, word processing, statistical, and GIS software. Ability to plan, implement, and successfully complete projects on time and within budget, and to produce professional quality reports. Ability to prioritize and manage multiple complex projects and to work efficiently in a busy office environment. Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills. Experience securing funding for projects highly desirable.  Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Forest Service Puerto Rico
Oct 15, 2018
Full time
Summary This position is located on the El Yunque National Forest in Rio Grande, PR is responsible for planning, developing, coordinating, evaluating, and managing delivery of the Forest’s Conservation Education program, including building partnerships and writing grants that support the program. For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Stan Helin at 520-405-9246 or   shelin@fs.fed.us. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Provides professional natural resource and education guidance and expertise for the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of the Forest’s conservation education strategies and programs. Ensures natural resource conservation education programs and projects include, describe, and explain the Forest Service mission, history, and current management within the context of the best scientific information. Responsible for the administration, direction, management, and control of the education outreach programs for visitors. Assists in development of and oversees the implementation of education outreach programs provided to visitors and special groups, such as schools and professional groups by employees, seasonal employees, interns, volunteers and staff. Develops and implements criteria and tools to evaluate program/project effectiveness in meeting state and national educational standards and collaborates with partners to evaluate the Forest’s conservation education materials. Develops conservation education materials and programs that meet education standards. Serves as Conservation Education partnership coordinator. Develops guidelines, translates regulations to the field level, administers agreements, ensures procedures are followed, provides technical expertise, and ensures records are maintained. Responsible for seeking natural resource conservation education outreach ? related grants and for coordinating and screening forest grant applications. Performs supervisory duties. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Ceres San Francisco, CA, USA
Oct 15, 2018
Full time
Manager, California Policy   Organization  Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization leading the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. Through powerful networks and advocacy, Ceres tackle the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses.   For more information about Ceres, please visit our web site ( www.ceres.org ).  Description & Responsibilities  Ceres is looking to hire a Manager, California Policy. The Manager will be a key member of Ceres’ growing California office and will play a critical role in implementing Ceres’ water and climate policy and business advocacy work in California.  The Manager will be responsible for supporting policy engagements with Ceres BICEP (Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy), Connect the Drops, and the Investor Policy Working Group and for communications and support of the networks. The Manager will be knowledgeable about environmental and sustainability issues, have experience working with non-profit organizations and private sector companies, and have experience with public policy, ideally at the state-level in California.  The Manager is a cross-program role that will work closely with Ceres program staff based in Boston. This role will closely work with the Policy, the Climate and Energy, and the Water Programs to mobilize major corporations in support of public policies that call for sustainable water management, clean energy, and greenhouse gas emissions reductions in California. This is a full-time position, based in San Francisco, and will report to Director, California Policy and Partnerships.  Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following:  In close partnership with Director, California Policy & Partnerships and the Policy, Climate and Energy, and Water teams, execute Ceres’ strategy for California state policy work, including advancing policy to further smart water management and promote clean transportation, clean energy, and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Responsibilities include: Work closely with Director, California Policy & Partnerships to implement an identified strategy on state policy. Collaborate with CA-based coalitions and NGO partners. Help develop and cultivate relationships with key state policymakers and NGOs. Organize all policymaker education events and meetings. Research and analyze relevant policy opportunities.  Support Ceres’ work with companies in California, including outreach and engagement with California-based companies and companies with a California market presence that are committed to advocacy and sustainable business practices. Responsibilities include. Keep up to date with sustainability-related developments at partner companies. Identify success stories on sustainability. Support team on the management of existing company relationships. Educate corporate partners on key policy issues through webinars, conference presentations, and written communications. Mobilize companies on key advocacy opportunities. Contribute to communications and network maintenance for Ceres BICEP, Connect the Drops, and Investor Policy Working Group networks.  In collaboration with Policy and Company Network teams, identify and develop relationships with potential business advocacy partners.   Support in outreach and dissemination of Ceres’ work in California, including designing and implementing workshops, webinars/conference calls, newsletters and other multi-media communications to reach existing and new donors, funders, NGO partners or other collaborators. Partner with Communications and Marketing team to: Support development of op-eds that highlight the role of business and investors in advancing sustainability (including significant written work product).   Execute engagement events with companies, investors, and policymakers. Track and communicate specific results of Ceres’ work and that of our partners. Assist with planning for the Ceres annual conference and other events. Coordinate with other program teams as needed to accomplish organizational objectives.   Qualifications  Master degree, preferred.   Bachelor degree, required. Five years or more of direct experience working on policy and sustainability issues in the corporate, investor and/or non-profit sectors. Knowledge of environmental and sustainability issues.  Knowledge of California political system. Understanding of how corporations function and how they incorporate sustainability into business practices.   Self-starter focused on execution, with ability to manage multiple projects. Ability to make strong connections between sustainability issues and articulate the impacts and implications for corporate and investor audiences. Demonstrated ability to bring an advocacy perspective to corporate dialogues will be viewed as beneficial.  Demonstrated strong project management, strategic planning skills and attention to detail are required. Effective presentation style as well as strong speaking and written communication skills for external and internal audiences. Sound judgment, sensitivity to diverse constituencies, excellent interpersonal skills, strong initiative and motivation. Successful record of organizing multiple projects, coordinating and facilitating dialogues with senior-level professionals and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment. Ability to work as part of a team and take a collaborative approach to working across the organization. Planning and prioritization skills with the ability to make adjustments to work and still deliver projects on deadline and within time and resource budgets. Willingness to travel as needed to accomplish duties noted above. Proficient with word-processing, spreadsheet, presentation, database, and e-mail computer applications.  How to Apply  We encourage all applicants to review our website to familiarize themselves with Ceres before applying:   www.ceres.org . If you are interested in applying, please submit a cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and a list of three references, as well as complete the additional information as instructed.    Ceres is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any individual based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, disability, or any factors prohibited by applicable law.
Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality Lincoln, NE, USA
Oct 15, 2018
Full time
The Environmental Assistance Coordinator is a position within the Nebraska Public Drinking Water Program, responsible for administration of the Program’s Public Water System Capacity Development and Water System Security programs.    Duties of this position include:    Coordinate, facilitate and provide proactive environmental assistance to public water system personnel, and the public, in order to promote and maintain compliant, self-sufficient systems through the development of Technical; Managerial; and financial capacity, as well as Water System Security. Responsible for oversight and on-going implementation of the State’s Capacity Development Strategy.     Must be an effective communicator, and be able to present information to groups and individuals. Frequent contact with public water system owners; board members; and operators, as well as coordination with federal agencies; other state agencies; local governments; trade associations; technical-assistance providers; local Emergency Planning Commissions; and non-governmental organizations are integral responsibilities of this position. Develop educational materials for the benefit and education of the owners and operators of Nebraska's public water systems so that they may improve and better maintain the technical, financial and managerial operation of their systems.    Develop and maintain databases involving Capacity Development, and Water System Security issues.    Write and submit all necessary reports and other documents that are required as part of these programs.    Represent the program at National conferences, as well as conferences and workshops within the state. Collaborate with Program staff to ensure public water system Capacity Development and Security needs are being addressed. Job Duties *Oversee and implement Nebraska’s Capacity Development Strategy. *Contract and coordinate services to assist public water systems with technical, managerial, and financial concerns utilizing the 2% Set-Aside of the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund. *Coordinate with Training Coordinator to schedule bi-monthly 2% Technical Assistance Team/Training Coalition meetings. *Provide educational training to public water system personnel regarding Capacity Development, Asset Management and other related activities. *Develop and distribute weekly list of PWS’s that may need assistance to 2% Technical Assistance Team in order to avoid compliance issues. *Submit annual New and Existing System Capacity Development report to US EPA. *Produce annual report assessing the effectiveness of the Technical/Managerial/Financial assistance provided to PWS’s through the 2% Contract(s). *Review and approve PWS Emergency Response Plans. *Administer the Nebraska Public Water System Security Grant Program. *Maintain the State of Nebraska Public Water System Emergency Operations Plan. *Provide training to public water system personnel regarding emergency preparedness and emergency response planning (Disaster preparedness, NIMS/ICS, Pandemic Flu, COOP, etc.). Qualifications/ Requirements : Master's degree in Business Administration, Community Planning or Environmental Studies with work relating to environmental quality, engineering, physical or biological sciences. OR Bachelor Degree in the above or a related field, plus two years of work experience in a similar area.  Education should include a broad background in disciplines and sciences related to the environment.  Additional background in technical writing, resources planning beneficial.  Should be proficient or able to attain proficiency in Word, Power Point, Excel and the Internet.  Some knowledge of soil science, chemistry, geology, biology, statistics, technical writing, resource planning, and computer programming preferred. Other:   Valid driver’s license or the ability to provide independent transportation; ability to lift 30 pounds; regular and reliable attendance. Preferences:   Experience working for a community/municipality.  Knowledge of business practices, to include financial management, planning, and personnel management; and their applicability to maintaining a sustainable public water system.  Experience operating and maintaining a community public water supply system, and a current Grade 1 – 4 Nebraska Water Operator License is also desirable. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Knowledge of:    Local, State and Federal environmental laws, regulations, and standards; biological, physical and chemical sciences; best management practices; fiscal considerations as they apply to the management and operation of a municipal public water supply.    Skill in : Working with small communities and understanding small community dynamics.  Building teams and coordinating various interests in a synergistic manner.  Excellent oral and written communications is required.  Ability to:  Establish and maintain effective working relationships with public and private officials and with the general public; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; organize, analyze and interpret data to draw conclusions and write reports.  Present and defend agency policy and procedures; prepare complex technical papers and reports; work independently and use the abilities of others to achieve objectives; use computers and other tools for data storage and analysis. 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Syngenta Greensboro, NC, USA
Oct 15, 2018
Full time
About this Job:  The overall purpose of the job is to act as primary HSE (Health, Safety, Environment) advisor / liaison for the various business units at the Greensboro. Ensure compliance with federal, state and local HSE regulations and Syngenta policies and standards. Responsible for all aspects of HSE program development, implementation and improvement. Add expertise and collaborate with the greater Syngenta HSE community.  Essential Duties & Responsibilities: Ensure site compliance with federal, state and local HSE regulations and Syngenta policies and standards in a complex site housing office, laboratory, and pilot plant operations. Coordinate the site Emergency Management Team, train the site spill team, and manage the site Greensboro HSES Integrated Contingency and Emergency Action Plan. Serve as site coordinator for the NC Department of Labor (DOL) Carolina Star Program and serve as an external Special Star Team Member (SSTM) in support of statewide program. Own the development, implementation, maintenance and improvement of a comprehensive HSE program and related management systems for the site. Coordinate and risk assess projects impacting HSE, e.g., management of change (i.e. experiments, process improvements, etc.), new construction, and other initiatives. Primary point of contact with North America (NA) HSE Regional experts. Compile and submit all required regulatory reports including Tier II, Bi-Annual Waste Report, Semi-Annual Air Permit, SERAM reporting. Lead, influence and own all HSE Site Inspections (regulatory or otherwise) through action plan closure. Communicate significant HSE risks/impacts to the business, and oversee action item closure. Provide HSE related guidance and training for all employees, 3rd party contract employees, trade contractors and visitors. Drive HSE awareness techniques, including safety meetings/committees and safety alerts; enhance employee engagement. Serve as site environmental expert (Hazardous waste, Air Permit, etc.). Ensure required Industrial Hygiene (IH) monitoring for the site is completed as required including but not limited to, respiratory fit testing, flex hood monitoring, and ergonomics assessments. Develop, improve and maintain site HSE Intranet information, databases and pertinent records, and other database entry as needed. Participate on site incident investigations and lead HSE communications regarding incident learning’s. Participate on cross-functional teams, partner with peers and support all HSE network-wide initiatives. Assist Management and Facilities as required in all areas of operations as it relates to HSE principles, including operational and capital budgets. Maintain a strong presence onsite through site walk-throughs, inspections, etc. Assist Regional HSE with project implementation and site audits and serve as site regulatory audit contact. Provide guidance and attend meetings with community organizations and professional development groups (i.e., LEPC, NCMA, CAPCA, ASSP).  Manage operational aspects of the site security program. Qualifications   A four-year technical degree required. A minimum of three years of HSE auditing/management experience Course work in safety or environmental issues preferred. Knowledge of HSE (Health, Safety, Environment) regulations, e.g. OSHA, NFPA, EPA, DOT. Ability to interpret legislation as it applies to agri-business. Ability to organize and conduct a site HSE audit, conduct risk analysis of HSE issues. Additional Knowledge, Skills, Traits & Abilities: Application of HSE experience and OSHA/EPA regulations to Syngenta systems/organization. Ability to identify potential risks and safety issues throughout the site & during design reviews. Ability to work with a variety of people and develop a strong HSE culture. Ability to create and communicate through networks, newsletters, safety bulletins and the intranet. Ability to conduct thorough HSE audits and inspections. Ability to communicate HSE information throughout organization and present key metrics to senior managers. Physical Requirements Ability to lift up to 50 pounds to waist. Ability to carry 50 pounds for a short distance. Must be able to walk long distances and stand on their feet for long periods of time. Must be able to climb multiple flights of stairs. Must be able to climb ladders and work at heights. Must pass a medical clearance to wear a respirator. Must pass a physical for a hazardous materials worker.  Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Syngenta Lone Tree, IA, USA
Oct 15, 2018
About this Job:   The overall purpose of the job is to act as primary Health, Safety, Environment and Security advisor / liaison for the site leadership team.  Ensure compliance with federal, state and local Health, Safety, Environment and Security regulations and Syngenta policies and standards.  Responsible for all aspects of Health, Safety, Environment and Security programs development, implementation and improvement.  Add expertise and collaborate with the greater Syngenta Health, Safety, Environment and Security community.    Essential Duties & Responsibilities:   Ensure site compliance with federal, state and local HSE&S regulations and Syngenta policies and standards, including security Own the development, implementation, maintenance and improvement of a comprehensive HSE program and related management systems for site(s) Coordinate and risk assess projects impacting HSE, e.g., management of change (i.e. quality changes, process improvements, etc.), new construction, and other initiatives Primary point of contact between NA HSE&S Corporate or HSE&S Regulatory Entity and Site(s) Lead, influence and own all HSE&S Site(s) Inspections (regulatory or otherwise) through action plan closure Facilitate Letter of Assurance and Operational Safety Profile process, communicate significant HSE risks to the business, and oversee action item closure Provide HSE&S related guidance and training for all employees, 3rd   party contract employees, trade contractors and visitors Employ HSE&S awareness techniques, including toolbox talks, safety meetings/committees and safety alerts; enhance employee engagement Develop, improve and maintain site Intranet information, databases and pertinent records, SAP and other database entry as needed. Participate on site incident investigations and lead HSE&S communications regarding incident learning’s Participate on cross-functional teams, partner with peers and support all network-wide initiatives Assist Manager as required in all areas of operations as it relates to HSE&S principles, including operational and capital budgets, may participate in performance reviews of personnel Maintain a strong presence onsite through site walk-throughs, inspections, etc. - expect 40% of time on the plant floor  Qualifications:   A four-year degree required.  HSE job experience considered a plus Course work in safety or environmental issues preferred Knowledge of HSE&S regulations, e.g. OSHA, EPA, DOT Ability to interpret legislation as it applies to agri-business Ability to organize and conduct a site HSE audit, conduct risk analysis of HSE issues A minimum of three years of HSE auditing/management experience All applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.      Additional Knowledge, Skills, Traits & Abilities:   Experience in the seed industry preferred Familiarity with seed/agricultural operations Position requires being able to lift 50 lbs. Position requires working 7 days a week during critical time of year Position requires travel by vehicle during certain periods of year Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Santa Clara Valley Water District San Jose, California, USA
Oct 15, 2018
Full time
Description Environmental Planning Unit (Position Code 0529) Salary: Assistant Environmental Planner I:  $7,266.13 - $9,301.07 Assistant Environmental Planner II: $7,827.73 - $10,015.20    Duties: The Assistant Environmental Planner I/II will work in the Environmental Planning Unit of the Watersheds Stewardship and Planning Division providing support to capital and operational projects in project development, impact avoidance and minimization, compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act, and regulatory permit acquisition.   Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Assist project teams with planning; impact avoidance and minimization Prepare and review environmental documents Direct consultants Prepare regulatory permit applications; negotiate terms Assist with implementation of Mitigation and Monitoring Plans Ideal Experience: Experience in land use or environmental planning in public agency or consulting firm Experience preparing regulatory permit applications and negotiating terms Project management  Ideal Knowledge: Bachelor's degree in Land Use Planning, Biology Chemistry, Geography, Environmental Science, or Ecology Experience preparing CEQA documents Knowledge of mitigating for impacts Federal, state, and local regulations and laws Project management Ideal Skills and Abilities: Assess, mitigate, monitor, and report environmental elements and impacts Formulate and evaluate proposals and alternatives for use in the environmental planning process Represent the District before federal and state regulators, local agencies, and the public Effective communication skills (both verbal and written) Ideal candidate's background includes: Public speaking and presentation skills Knowledge of regulatory permitting Good organizational, written and verbal communication  Typical Qualifications Experience: Assistant Environmental Planner I None. Assistant Environmental Planner II Three (3) years of experience performing professional-level responsibilities as an environmental planner. Substitution A Master's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in environmental studies, environmental planning, city and regional planning, environmental science, natural resources management, geography or related field may substitute for a Bachelor's degree and two (2) years of experience.   Two (2) years performing professional-level planning, not involving full time work on environmental regulations, may substitute for each year of the required environmental planning experience.   Professional certification in a relevant field or subject matter may substitute for a year of experience. This may include, but is not limited to, certification as an: AICP Certified Environmental Planner, AICP Certified Planner, AICP Certified Transportation Planner, Professional Wildlife Biologist, or other certification provided by the state of California or a nationally recognized professional organization related to environmental planning. Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in environmental studies, environmental planning, city and regional planning, environmental science, natural resources management, geography, or a related field. Special Requirement: Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver's license is required. Individuals who do not meet the driver's license requirement due to a disability will be considered for a reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis. To review the Classification Specification, please click   here   (Download PDF reader) Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Navy Facilities Command (NAVFAC) Naval Air Station Key West, FL, USA
Oct 15, 2018
Full time
Summary You will serve as a ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION SPECIALIST in the PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, ENVIRONMENTAL DIVISION, CODE PR74 of NAV FACILITIES ENGINEERING COMMAND SE. This is a RE-ADVERTISEMENT of Announcement Number: DE-10279247-LMH. Applicants that have previously applied NEED to re-apply to this announcement. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities You will conduct inspections, inventories, record keeping, and environmental deficiency identification and tracking in support of environmental laws and regulations. You will review data to determine corrective action to mitigate environmental consequences of pollution (e.g., hazardous waste disposal methods). You will administer hazardous waste plans, instructions, and operating procedures that apply to environmental programs. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Beaufort County, NC, USA
Oct 15, 2018
Full time
Description of Work Salary Grade GN09 - Recruitment Range $36,377 - $40,596   The Marine Fisheries Biologist I is responsible for designing, conducting, and evaluating scientifically sound projects that address fishery management needs for the Pamlico Office of the Division of Marine Fisheries.  The Biologist I is responsible for data analysis, preparation and review of technical reports, preparation and review of grant proposals for funding from state and federal sources, supporting fishery management plan development, and recommending management actions for finfish and shellfish resources.  The Biologist I will participate in state fishery management activities and work with other state and regional agencies.  Specifically, the Biologist I will be involved in SEAMAP and Fisheries Information Management Support (FIMMS) initiatives.  The Biologist I will assist in field sampling, conduct data quality and review measures, improve data collection and corrections processes, and facilitate transfer of data to the SEAMAP database and internet mapping system, including compliant metadata.  This Biologist I will operate trucks, boats with outboard motors, trailer boats, and use various types of sampling equipment. Strong oral and written communication skills are required for dealing with the public and colleagues. For additional information about the Division of Marine Fisheries, visit: http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/mf/home . Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application form. Any information omitted from the application form, listed under the text resume section, or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit. Thorough knowledge of marine and estuarine ecology, finfish and shellfish biology, and species identification are required.  Thorough knowledge of recreational and commercial fisheries, fishing techniques, and associated gears. Demonstrated knowledge of biological sampling techniques and equipment. Demonstrated ability to design and implement statistically sound sampling programs, analyze data, interpret results, and incorporate into technical reports and presentations. Experience creating, editing, and presenting professional reports and presentations. Experience operating small boats and general knowledge of U.S. Coast Guard navigational rules of the road. A valid driver's license is required. A skills test will be administered to all interviewed candidates.  Applicants who were born after January 1, 1988 must be in compliance with the requirements for boating safety education, General Statute 75A-16.2. Minimum Education and Experience Requirements Bachelor's degree in wildlife or fisheries management, marine biology, zoology or biology from an appropriately accredited institution and two years of experience in wildlife or fisheries management; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Some positions require coursework in forestry. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Washington Department of Transportation Olympia, WA, USA
Oct 15, 2018
Full time
The Opportunity:     The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has an exciting opportunity for an individual who wants to have a   major impact   on the way environmental data is collected, managed, and applied to transportation decision making. This position is responsible for leading the Environmental Information Program within the Environmental Services Office (ESO). This position provides strategic leadership, oversight and senior environmental management support of information technology needs for all programs in ESO and directs the development and operations of applications that support environmental functions statewide.    To thrive in this position, the successful candidate will need to be a self-starter and an exceptional communicator. A crucial part of the role is to effectively coordinate and problem-solve across a broad range of functions and in coordination with managers and application developers at the Information Technology Division, Development Division Managers, Headquarters Environmental Services Office personnel, and region and modal environmental managers throughout WSDOT.   At WSDOT, we value the importance of creating an environment in which all employees feel respected, included, and empowered to bring unique ideas to the agency. Our diversity and inclusion efforts include embracing different cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives while fostering growth and advancement in the workplace. To learn more, please watch the following video :  Why WSDOT?     This position will perform the following work: Developing the vision for strategic development and maintenance of an environmental data system and architecture that integrates with agency processes and supports environmental functions.  Plans, analyzes, and leads initiatives that require the development of new environmental information management solutions (that generally involve geospatial components). Leading projects that enhance or integrate the following environmental information management systems: Stormwater Monitoring Data, Stormwater Features Inventory, Storm Event Reporting and Forecasting, Wildlife Passage Assessment Survey, Commitment Tracking System, Environmental Review/Classification Summary, Fish Passage Site Management, Wetland Mitigation Site Management, and other emerging tools. Overseeing the operational delivery of environmental information through WSDOT's custom extension to ArcGIS called the GIS Workbench that provides easy access to the agency's GIS data and tool libraries.  Coordinates system releases and data integrations with other agency systems.  Supervises operational data development and maintenance activities for 300+ environmental data sets in the agency GIS library. Negotiating and managing contracts for technical resources (Staff, software, services) needed to implement environmental information management solutions, including monitoring financial resources. Program Management and Staff Development.  The position is responsible for leading the Environmental Information Program which includes the development and implementation of work plans, supervising staff, overseeing consultants, and managing a biennial budget of approximately $1 million per biennium. Determining and documenting business and technical requirements for agency-wide environmental application development and maintenance projects. Coordination, training, and outreach.  Including overseeing statewide training related to the use of environmental information management tools, representing WSDOT on multi-agency teams, and delivering presentations to communicate and promote new solutions. Coordinating with other WSDOT offices regarding the use of small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAV) to support environmental staff with data collection, environmental scoping and analysis, and to help ensure compliance with federal, state, and local environmental requirements.   An ideal candidate for this position will have the following skills and experience: Bachelor's or Master's Degree in geography, cartography, information management, data management or closely related field, or ten years of increasingly responsible experience building and developing a geographic information system support program servicing an environmental or natural resource management organization with 25 or more end users is required. Minimum two years of experience and demonstrated ability facilitating information system development and operational support for environmental or natural resources related business areas that largely focuses on the development and delivery of ESRI based geographic information system solutions is required. Knowledge of WSDOT's regional, modal, and HQ functional disciplines and business processes and how they work together to make environmental decisions, deliver projects, and ensure compliance. Skills, knowledge, and ability to develop environmental information management investment plans that align with Agency and Environmental Office strategic directions and goals. Ability to translate business requirements into applications prototypes; plan and design systems architecture and determine and design application architecture. Skills, knowledge and ability to elicit and analyze customer business needs, assess the feasibility of technical and business implementation options, recommend practical solutions that address business needs and improve existing processes. Skills and abilities to manage customer expectations by establishing schedules and project plans for solution development processes and deliverables, documenting requirements and change requests, and communicating risks and progress. Knowledge, skills, and abilities to establish, monitor, and manage contracts for goods and services, direct labor, and professional services. Certification as a Geographic Information System Professional (Geographic Information Systems Certification Institute https://www.gisci.org/). Experience developing and delivering GIS training materials and courses for working professionals. Experience applying LEAN principles to eliminate or reduce waste to improve an existing process. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Army Corps of Engineers Whitefield, OK, USA
Oct 15, 2018
Full time
Summary About the Position:   This is a Natural Resources Specialist (Ranger), GS-0401-05 position with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District, Operations Division, located in Whitefield, OK. Non-competitive promotion potential to the target grade based on time-in-grade requirements and demonstrated ability to perform the higher graded duties. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities You will be involved in all aspects of project operations including natural resources and recreation. You will participate with coordination of long and short-range planning and execution of all activities related to one or more of the following: Recreation and park administration Environmental stewardship. Fisheries and wildlife management. Soil and water conservation. Historic property management and protection. Visitor assistance, public safety and education. You will participate in the conservation, preservation, restoration, and use of project natural and cultural resources. You will work with other fish and wildlife specialists and state and federal wildlife management agencies to protect threatened and endangered species. You will also patrol project lands and waters to prevent unauthorized use, trespass, and destruction of property. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Bureau of Land Management Safford, AZ, USA
Oct 15, 2018
Full time
This job will close when we have received  50 applications  which may be sooner than the closing date.  Learn more Summary This vacancy announcement will close when 50 applications have been received. Explore a new career with the BLM - where our people are our greatest natural resource.   For additional information about the BLM, please visit   Our website . This position is located in the Gila District, Safford Field Office located in Safford, Arizona.  Information about Location and the Location area can be found at http http://www.cityofsafford.us/. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities At the GS-07 level : At this level the incumbent is an advanced trainee.  The incumbent is involved in the management of surrounding biological resources coordinating with wildlife management programs with other natural resources activities such as land use planning, and range management program.  With more independence at this level, the incumbent is expected to complete progressively more difficult developmental assignments.  Thus, duties include but are not limited to: -Assisting in implementing biological resource improvement and restoration projects. -Monitoring and surveying biological resources, as well as sensitive species and their habitats. -Evaluating and reporting data gathered form monitoring and surveys. -Identify impacts to wildlife habitat and threatened and endangered species and evaluates data to determine population trends and impacts. -Learning to collaborate with others that are responsible for writing and reviewing environmental assessments, biological assessments, protective stipulations and resource management plans. At the GS-09 level :  The incumbent will perform a variety of duties including primarily wildlife and threatened and endangered species and may include weed management, watershed, rangeland, botany and riparian duties. Thus, duties include but are not limited to: -Assisting in preparing proactive management approach to the wildlife and threatened and endangered species. -Assists in the collection and interpretation of scientific data in order to evaluate implemented management practices and/or prescriptions. -Provides input and/or participates in developing land use plans, resource management plans, coordinated resource management plans and activity plans. -Participates in ensuring ecological sustainability of all public land with emphasis on wildlife and threatened and endangered species. -Participates in the preparation and reviews of environmental documents. Physical Demands :  The individual works in an office setting at this level, however, field based activities will require the individual to frequently walk or ride vehicles over rough terrain, performing duties that require recurring bending, couching, stooping, reaching or lifting.  Work may also include lifting of moderately heavy items, such as equipment and samples. Work Environment :  Much of the work is performed in an office setting.  However, frequent field work is necessary to complete the work involving outdoor exposure.  Outdoor exposure involves some discomfort in extremes of temperature or inclement weather.  The incumbent may be subjected to hostile wildlife, chemical and physical hazards. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Indian Health Service Redding, CA, USA
Oct 15, 2018
Full time
Duties Summary Serves as an environmental engineer within a district office of the Sanitation Facilities Construction Division with responsibility for the planning, design, construction and technical assistance in providing essential domestic water supply, distribution and storage facilities, wastewater disposal facilities, pumping stations and sewer systems. Position reports to a District Engineer. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Collaborates with federal, state, and tribal officials, and community residents for the planning, design or design review, construction, and project management related to water, wastewater, and solid waste facilities to serve Indian homes and communities. Conducts site investigations of existing water and wastewater systems and environmental conditions. Evaluates existing facilities or systems and components, making calculations (e.g., to determine pressures or pressure losses) and determining types of processes, equipment or components needed to improve existing conditions. Prepares original designs and preliminary and final layout of systems, equipment and components, considering size, space, capacities and economy. Determines system requirements, prepares engineering designs for water, wastewater, and solid waste facilities including water pumping and treatment plants, water storage reservoirs, water supply distribution systems, sewage collection systems, wastewater treatment facilities, and solid waste disposal facilities. Reviews/inspects engineering work and construction performed by contractors. These duties are described at the full performance level (GS-11). The GS-7/9 level is developmental leading to such performance. Travel Required 25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Geological Survey
Oct 15, 2018
Full time
This is a term appointment not to exceed 13 months with possible extensions up to a total of 4 years without further competition. Appointment to this position will not convey permanent status in the Federal service. Summary What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position?   Salary (Per Hour Rates): $26.29 (Step 01) to $34.18 (Step 10);   NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.  There is one vacancy; however, this announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies if they become available. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities As a Fish Biologist within the Western Fisheries Research Center, some of your specific duties will include:  Participates in the planning and execution of complex studies and investigations concerning biological, chemical, and physical processes that affect fishery communities and ecosystems. Plans, organizes, and implements limited biological investigations that affect fishery resources and their habitat conditions. Gathers, organizes, and interprets a wide variety of biological, ecological, pathological data, and other information pertinent to studies or investigations.  Performs data analysis, prepares reports on progress and completion of studies, and writes reports to evaluate findings. Operates a government vehicle as an incidental driver. Operates a boat less than 25 feet in order to conduct field work. Physical Demands and Work Environment: The work requires some physical exertion such as walking over wet, rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces; bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities. The work requires moderate physical ability. Work is performed in an office, laboratory, and/or in the field. Temperature extremes may be encountered in the performance of the outdoor work. Field and laboratory duties may require the use of special protective gear.  Travel Required 50% or less - Overnight travel of up to 10 nights per month may be required. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Arlington, VA, USA
Oct 15, 2018
Full time
Summary Earth Day is every day at EPA!  At EPA, you can protect human health and the environment of all Americans, and you’ll discover that EPA is one great place to work!  We offer great benefits and work flexibilities, and our diverse workforce connects to more than just a career--we share a common passion to promote a cleaner, healthier environment.  Discover how exciting safeguarding our natural resources and protecting human health can be.  Find yourself at EPA. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities At the entry level of this position, you will: -Evaluate and assess the validity of laboratory studies from study types to identify possible adverse effects to animals and/or plants. -Participate in the review of biology, microbiology and toxicology literature with senior scientists and consultants.   -Assist in the preparation of reports used in the development of guidelines, pesticides classification, regulatory needs, scientific research and/or monitoring needs. -Research and provide scientific advice on matters related to pesticide programs. -Participate in meetings, workshops and other events related to biology, microbiology, toxicology, and pesticides. When entering a Federal job at a grade level lower than the highest promotion potential level, you may be promoted to more complex duties and work more independently, as your career progresses. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Houston
Oct 15, 2018
Full time
POSITION OVERVIEW Applications  Accepted from:   ALL PERSONS INTERESTED Service Line:   Houston Water  Section:  Waste Water Operations  Location:   10500 Bellaire Workdays & Hours:  M - F, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. *Subject to change  DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Performs varied technical inspections and investigative work in the Industrial Waste/ Pretreatment Program relative to the detection, analysis and elimination or control of environmental pollutants and contaminants. Investigates complaints concerning pollutant and contaminant sources, conducts on-site inspections, and collects samples of suspected pollutants and reports investigated findings. Conducts routine surveillance. Issues citations and violation notices to violators and testify during court proceedings. Promotes environmental awareness concerning the effects and hazards associated with illegal dumping and educate the public regarding pollution prevention and the proper transport and disposal of hazardous and solid wastes.   WORKING CONDITIONS This position routinely requires lifting of moderately heavy items (up to 40 pounds) and/or very long periods of walking on rough surfaces on a routine basis.  There are occasional exposures to significant levels of heat, cold, moisture and air pollution.  This position may involve infrequent exposure to chemical substances and physical trauma of minor nature such as cuts, bruises and minor burns. This is a Department of  Houston Public Works Emergency  Management position at the Tier   II   Level .   MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS Requires a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Health Engineering or a closely related degree. EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS One (1) years of pollution/environmental control experience are required. LICENSE REQUIREMENTS Valid Texas Driver License and compliance with the City of Houston's policy on driving (AP 2-2). PREFERENCES Preference will be given to the applicant with field experience related to industrial wastewater treatment, samples collection and investigation of the industrial users upstream from treatment plants. **Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.** Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com