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San Francisco Bay Conservation & Development Commission San Francisco, CA, United States
Nov 17, 2017
Full time
Department Information About BCDC.  The award-winning San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) is a State of California government agency located in San Francisco with regulatory and planning responsibilities over San Francisco Bay and within the Bay Area’s nine-county shoreline. BCDC is guided in its actions by state and federal laws, policies, and regulations, including the McAteer-Petris Act and San Francisco Bay Plan, the Suisun Marsh Preservation Act, and the Coastal Zone Management Act. Job Description and Duties The Position.  The Regulatory Analyst focuses on legal, policy, regulatory, and technical issues of concern to BCDC’s Commissioners and various stakeholders. The Analyst evaluates projects and permit applications to ensure consistency with BCDC’s laws and policies, and develops solutions to complex estuarine and land use management issues. Other responsibilities include: negotiating with project sponsors; writing correspondence, reports, and permits; making verbal presentations; responding to public inquiries; leading and participating in meetings; conducting site visits; researching coastal and estuarine trends and issues; and learning about technical issues on climate change and sea level rise, land use design, wetland restoration, engineering, Geographical Information Systems, transportation, recreation, hydrology, and fish, wildlife, and plant biology. Duties will be commensurate with the level at which the position is filled. Essential Job Functions. Research and analysis of complex development and habitat restoration proposals, in some cases involving enforcement issues, and guiding permit applicants and stakeholders on project issues in relation to BCDC’s laws, policies, and regulations. Write correspondence and reports on matters of relevance to BCDC and its advisory boards on proposed projects, including those proposed by the federal government, private and public sectors, and non-government organizations, and coastal policy and regulatory issues. Negotiate with project proponents and stakeholders. Lead and participate in meetings, planning and policy discussions, site visits, and workshops. Review local, state, and federal planning and regulatory documents, and environmental impact reports, and prepare comments on compliance with BCDC’s laws and policies. Respond to inquiries on general BCDC matters, assist with report mailings and filing, and other related duties. Desirable Qualifications In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate: The Candidate.  The candidate should be an effective and analytical problem solver with excellent writing and public speaking skills and the capacity to become a strong negotiator. The person should be dedicated, motivated, mature, collaborative, and independent. The candidate should be able to manage multiple complex tasks and projects. The person should have knowledge of California land use and environmental law, be familiar with relevant trends in coastal and land use planning and policy, possess a background in or familiarity with resource conservation, urban and natural resource project design, and the social, natural and political sciences.  Lastly, the candidate should appreciate BCDC’s mandate to balance conservation and development of the Bay’s diverse resources. Special Requirements Eligibility.   Individuals on the Coastal Program Analyst I or Coastal Program Analyst II eligible lists may apply.  Current State employees or former State employees with transfer or reinstatement rights at the CPA I/II level may also apply. To be eligible for transfer or reinstatement, applicants must meet the minimum qualifications of the CPAI/II classifications. Appointment is subject to the State Restriction of Appointment (SROA) provisions. Applicants must clearly indicate the basis of their eligibility, including SROA, surplus, transfer, reinstatement status, or list eligibility in the Examination or Job Title section on the State Application Form #678. If you are not a current or past State employee and have not successfully participated in an appropriate civil service examination, you cannot be considered for this position. For more information on the State hiring process, please visit the CalHR website at . NOTE:  Also see COASTAL PROGRAM ANALYST II vacancy announcement Remember to say you found this opportunity at
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Dinosaur State Park, West Street, Rocky Hill, CT, United States
Nov 17, 2017
INTRODUCTION Dinosaur State Park, Rocky Hill, CT. If you like dinosaurs, you'll love our 200 million-year-old fossil trackway, interactive exhibits and the chance to cast your own dinosaur footprint to take home. Dinosaur State Park will be hiring 1-2 Environmental Protection (EP) Seasonal Resource Assistants for winter 2018. These specific EP Seasonal Resource Assistants will provide support in a naturalist environment. The primary duty of these positions is to assist with guided programs for school groups and informal programs for family groups including nature walks, track talks and animal demonstrations. Other duties include working the front desk, answering the phone, taking questions from the public and assisting with reports. These individuals may write articles for the Friends newsletter, create temporary displays and care for a small animal collection of reptiles.  Selected candidates must be at least 18 years of age. Pay rates vary from $10.10 to $12 per hour depending on education and experience.  There are no benefits or paid holidays.  Hours per week are 9:00 to 4:30 pm.  Weekly hours will range from 21-35 per week.   Anticipated Length of Positions:  January 1 – August 31, 2018. The position does require working some holidays and weekends. We are looking for individuals who can continue working through the summer. SELECTION PLAN This is a non-competitive position. Open to the public. PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK) In the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station as a limited duration employee, performs one or more of a variety of tasks and assigned duties of a seasonal nature. EXAMPLES OF DUTIES Loads and unloads supplies; collects and disposes of waste material; assists employees of higher grade; plants, transplants, cuts or trims trees; drives a motor vehicle or other power equipment; maintains campsites and grounds; assists in the maintenance of farm plots; performs first aid duties; performs landscaping and snow removal duties; sells tickets and collects money; performs fire fighting duties; works as a deckhand on a boat; acts as a special patrol person or watch person; works as a seasonal supervisor of a recreational unit; performs a full range of lifeguard services at agency swimming areas; performs technical duties in connection with a pollution control program; performs duties under the direction of a research assistant in the field or laboratory; assists in fish culture and stocking activities; assists in conducting surveys and experiments in the field and forests; performs a variety of entry level clerical duties; performs lower level/general maintenance duties; performs related duties as required. KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY Ability to follow instructions. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS 1. Incumbents in these classes who are assigned as patrol persons or supervisors of small recreational units will perform emergency first aid as needed and will be required to obtain and retain a Basic First Aid Certificate. 2. Incumbents in these classes may be required for certain positions to meet any of the following: a. Proof of possession of a valid Motor Vehicle Operator license. b. Possession of a valid license to apply pesticides. c. College training in a specific field. d. Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification may be required by specific State facilities. 3. Incumbents performing patrol officer functions must currently possess Police Officer Standard Training (POST) certification or be eligible for POST recertification without completing the Basic Training program again (i.e. must be current or retired within two (2) years of last POST certified required employment) or Connecticut State Police (CSP) Academy certification (must be current or retired within two (2) years of last CSP certified required employment). Must pass a seasonal patroller training course as approved by the Connecticut State Police. 4. Incumbents performing lifeguard services must have and retain an American Red Cross (ARC) Lifeguarding Certification (includes CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Basic First Aid). An EMT or MRT certification may be substituted for the CPR and First Aid requirements. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS 1. Incumbents in this class must possess and maintain adequate physical strength and stamina to perform the duties of the class. 2. Incumbents performing lifeguard services must be able to demonstrate American Red Cross (ARC) waterfront lifeguarding swimming skills. CONCLUSION AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities. Close Date12/1/2017 11:59:00 PM Remember to say you found this opportunity at
American Rivers, Inc. Washington, DC, United States
Nov 17, 2017
Full time
JOB SUMMARY Reporting to the Senior Director of Major Gifts, the Major Gifts Director will be responsible for soliciting gifts of $10,000 and above for the assigned region. This position is instrumental in promoting the goals of American Rivers, creating strong and solid relationships with individual prospects and donors, qualifying prospects identified through screenings and referrals, and raising funds to meet annual revenue goals. The Major Gifts Officer will work from our Washington, D.C. headquarters and travel throughout the Eastern U.S. to meet with donors up to 60 percent of the time. We are seeking a dedicated, energetic, and passionate Major Gifts Director to grow philanthropic support for American Rivers. The ideal candidate will have a history of cultivating, soliciting, and closing major gifts from individuals; a track record of identifying and developing a portfolio of individual donors with major gift giving potential; success in building sustainable donor engagement and relationships; knowledge of best practices in major gift philanthropy; and ability to see the big picture and translate strategy into targeted goals and actions. The position interacts with the President/CEO as well as board members and other leadership. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a talented, high-energy team of professionals who are making a difference in the environmental field. PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES Develop and execute personalized solicitation strategies for each donor/prospect in assigned portfolio with information about specific initiatives, persons involved in each task, and target dates for each purposeful action; track activities and information in CRM. Conduct a significant number of qualified contacts per month with donors and prospects to form and strengthen relationships for long-term support and engagement. Prepare and conduct donor briefings for President/CEO’s assigned visits or solicitations. Prepare personalized materials, including correspondence, solicitation materials, briefing materials, and other items for face-to-face meetings and other donor interactions. Solicit assigned prospects to meet or exceed annual fundraising targets, as specified in annual budget and work plan. Build a robust portfolio through prospect discovery and qualification; contacting and qualifying high-capacity prospects identified through screenings. In conjunction with Senior Director of Major Gifts, explore creation of a River Council (Eastern location TBD) that would include recruiting and managing high profile volunteers who contribute a personally significant gift to form the core group to cultivate and solicit others within their network. Work closely with the major gifts team on strategy for the overall major donor program as well as for individual prospects. Prepare fund-raising reports, budgets, and analyses for assigned region. Develop and execute an annual work plan for identifying, cultivating, and soliciting prospects for major and planned gifts in assigned region; assist Senior Director of Major Gifts in developing the major gift division’s overall plan and procedures. Ensure that donor contact reports are compiled and maintained; maintain up-to-date CRM reports and contact log. OTHER Stay current with major gift trends and best practices. Enthusiastically participate in department meetings, organization-wide meetings and activities, and staff committees. Organize or participate in other initiatives to promote the organization and build a culture of philanthropy amongst the American Rivers community. Complete administrative requirements such as timesheets, performance evaluations, and expense reports in an accurate and timely manner. Perform other fundraising duties and special projects in support of the Advancement Department, as needed. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS An advanced degree and a minimum of 7 years of significant fundraising experience working with individuals. Or an appropriate combination of education and at least 9 years of relevant experience in sales or business development or other related fields, in a confidential environment to a sophisticated audience, will be considered. History of closing five, six and seven-figure gifts or sales/ marketing accounts, including the ability to evaluate, qualify, and move prospects through the identification, cultivation and solicitation cycle. Understanding of planned giving principles and vehicles; and ability to coordinate interactions with donors to facilitate a deferred gift. Experience interacting with high-net worth individuals and the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality. Excellent communication skills coupled with strong writing and presentation skills. Proficiency with donor database/CRM applications (ROI preferred). Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Excellent planning and organizational skills, ability to prioritize, and manage time efficiently. Ability to travel frequently, outside of normal work hours, to meet donors and attend functions; amount varies depending on portfolio. Prefer candidate with knowledge of and interest in conservation and environmental issues. Personal commitment to American Rivers’ mission. COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS Salary is commensurate with experience. Full-time and full-time equivalent employee benefits include health, dental and life insurance, retirement plan, and generous leave time.  Washington, DC is the preferred location for this position, however, the successful candidate may be considered from another geographic location where American Rivers already has a presence. APPLICATION PROCESS Applications will be considered immediately. Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: with “Major Gift Director, Eastern Region” in the subject line. No phone calls please. American Rivers is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control Auburn Heights Preserve, Kennett Township, DE, United States
Nov 17, 2017
Summary Statement The Park Interpreter Position for Auburn Heights is responsible for developing and conducting historical, cultural, and environmental interpretive programs that will increase the public’s awareness of their surrounding environment and foster the appreciation, enjoyment and utilization of Delaware State Parks.  Work is performed indoors and outdoors under various weather conditions.  Applicants must be available to work weekends, evenings and holidays as scheduled.   Essential Functions Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all position in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class.  Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here. Develops and facilitates educational programs for schools and special events. Lead school environmental education programs tied to state standards to increase student understanding of Delaware’s natural and cultural resources. Deliver interpretive programs to participants of all ages in a variety of contexts. Helps coordinate and implement special events held at Alapocas Run and Wilmington State Parks. Assists in grant and program attendance tracking. Provide general customer service and park information to visitors. Distribute interpretive publications. Leads educational and recreational hikes and programs for park visitors. Must be able to demonstrate responsibility, dependability and good communication skills. Maintain a positive attitude. Other duties as assigned. JOB REQUIREMENTS for Seasonal Naturalist Please attach a resume with your online application or use the resume tab in DEL to provide a detailed description of how your education, training and/or experience meets each job requirement including employer, experience/responsibilities and dates (month/year) of employment/training. Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas. Six months experience planning and delivering interpretive programs for adults and children. Six months experience coordinating and promoting special events or initiatives. Knowledge of public speaking or interpretation. Knowledge of natural history, anthropology, entomology, ornithology, cultural history, recreation science, and/or ecology. Possession of a valid driver's license (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving). Closing Date 11/24/2017 11:59:00 PM Remember to say you found this opportunity at