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Sierra Club Oakland, CA, USA
Nov 17, 2018
Location:  Oakland, CA with flexible work time available Context:  Assists outings volunteer with routine administrative duties in order to maintain the smooth functioning of the program(s). Other duties include assisting staff update and maintain internal websites and systems. Scope:  The Administrative Assistant works with the Outings staff and volunteers to perform ongoing administrative tasks to ensure volunteer compliance with Sierra Club policies.  The incumbent maintains and update website content and  systems of filing, accounting, data management and insurance reporting.  Helps with special projects. Job Activities for Sierra Club Outdoors (Inspiring Connections Outdoors and Military Outdoors) (60%): Receives requests for program information and responds to inquiries from the public and the SCO constituency. Mails supplies, duplicates materials, and gathers information in a timely manner. Processes, tracks, and distributes quarterly insurance reports. Prepares annual insurance audit. Relays policies, insurance, and risk management information to leaders including processing background check reports. Works with the Sierra Club Foundation and Sierra Club Finance Department to process donations, advances, expenses reports, and reimbursements. Working with National Outings and ICO volunteers to coordinate annual service trips. Maintain SCO volunteer files and databases. Transfer and maintain SCO pages on the Sierra Club’s internal website. Other Job Activities (40%): Transfer other outings program pages to the Sierra Club’s internal website. Help keep these pages up to date as need. Assist local outings leaders to maintain LEADERS database and use Campfire Events and community. Performs miscellaneous duties as directed.   Knowledge & Skills: Required Proficiency with word-processing and spreadsheets (Microsoft & Google Suite) and basic database management Excellent communication skills Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to details General record keeping or accounting knowledge Ability to interact well with the public and volunteers on the telephone and email 1 year general office experience   Preferred Knowledge and/or experience with non-profit organization and volunteers Understanding and/or experience working with populations traditionally under-represented in the outdoors and in environmental organizations Interest in social justice Committed to applying the Jemez Principles for Democratic Organizing in their work Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Sierra Club Oakland, CA, USA
Nov 17, 2018
Context:   The Associate Communications Specialist works with Communications staff as well as staff in other departments on editing and writing national Sierra Club communications to the highest standard of editorial excellence and effectiveness. Scope:    Works with the Deputy Communications Director, Communications Specialist, and Content Producers to ensure deployment of timely, accurate, and engaging content that meets objectives appropriate for each type of material. Ensures that information is current and reflects Sierra Club priorities and strategic objectives. Job Activities: Researches, drafts, and/or edits communication materials for senior Sierra Club executives (e.g. executive director, chief of staff, and directors), including blog posts, magazine columns, speeches, and opinion pieces as assigned by Communications Specialist or Deputy Communications Director. Oversees message content of materials produced by the Sierra Club, including opinion pieces and high-level blogs, in coordination with the Communications Specialist. Coaches and mentors staff across departments to improve quality of writing: encourage genuine storytelling and remind of need to engage emotions as well as intellect. Teaches tools of basic reporting and research, encourages clear thinking, and advises on ways to assure accuracy, good grammar, and syntax. Reviews and edits public-facing communications to ensure highest editorial standards in those materials and to help raise the standard for all materials. Updates the Sierra Club Editorial Style Guide with Communications Specialist to promote highest standards and consistency in Sierra Club communications. Collaborates with Digital on updating editorial calendar for Sierra Club content; testing strategies; reviewing and reporting on relevant communications metrics for newsletters and blog posts. Develops and implements trainings for Communications staff and others on how to write stories that people want to read and how to message effectively. Works with Program staff to develop effective written communications materials for campaigns and issues in collaboration with Press Secretaries. Reviews, revises, writes, and edits public-facing campaign materials, including high-traffic sierraclub.org website pages and national email newsletters. Stays current on all Club messaging and Club issues in general. Participates in projects and other duties as assigned. Knowledge & Skills: 2-3 years of experience in the communications industry. Prior work experience in online or print publishing environments. Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Journalism, or related field or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Excellent writing and editing skills. Demonstrated expertise and skill using CMS platforms and basic familiarity with HTML code. Demonstrated ability to manage projects subject to shifting constraints and priorities and to achieve and track both quantitative and qualitative results. Ability to interact effectively with volunteers and staff. Demonstrated organizational, statistical, and analytical skills. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Environmental Defense Fund San Francisco, CA, USA
Nov 17, 2018
Full time
Overall Function The Executive Assistant provides executive-level support to the Project Director and supporting Program Management and Technical Advisory Team members of the MethaneSAT project, within the Office of Chief Scientist team in the San Francisco office.  The Office of Chief Scientist is the nexus of science at EDF, ensuring that the science (natural and social sciences) that is the backbone for all EDF policy positions is based on the best available information. To be most effective in this role, the Office of Chief Scientist provides programmatic support for all scientists at EDF and fosters relationships with scientists outside the organization. The Executive Assistant will report to a Senior Manager in the Office of Chief Scientist and support the team in five key areas: administrative support, project and contract management, research, computer systems maintenance, and board management. This is a full-time, 2-year term position. Key Responsibilities Maintain busy calendar and arrange extensive travel for the Project Director team members. Develop schedule effectively relative to Project Director’s short-term needs, long-term plan and yearly goals. Act as coordinator and manage Project Director’s day and maximize efficient use of  time with a focus on rapid day-of scheduling changes. Coordinate amongst OCS senior staff to ensure materials are developed in a time-sensitive way. Prepare Project Director for meetings including printing documents, collecting supporting documentation and researching background information. Keep informed about major project developments; learn and stay abreast of current priorities as they relate to the Project Director’s goals and strategy. Prepare written communications and correspondence on behalf of the Project Director and supporting team, including research as required. Answer and screen phone calls and emails. Take messages and field questions as appropriate.  Monitor  Project Director’s inbox for urgent needs. Proofread, edit, and facilitate program-wide documents and reports requiring multiple manager input. Organize meetings with internal programs as well as outside organizations. Create and maintain administrative systems. Facilitate expense reports, invoices, contracts, and other documents requiring Project Director’s and broader team’s engagement. Coordinate with Operations Manager to submit external expenses and invoices and if capacity, support with financial reports. Professionally handle confidential information including administration and personnel information with appropriate discretion. Act as liaison with other internal departments/programs and outside organizations. Assist other Program colleagues with meetings and special projects. Qualifications At least 5 years experience supporting a senior-level manager with demonstrable knowledge of impactful schedule management and travel coordination. Undergraduate degree preferred. Extremely organized and detail-oriented with a commitment to excellence. Strong problem-solving skills. Proficiency with MS Office applications, including Microsoft Outlook, and impeccable technical skills. High comfort level with numbers. Strong written and oral communication skills.  Research-savvy; internet and resource proficient. Good interpersonal skills, as this job requires frequent interaction with diverse individuals including board trustees and funders. Ability to create strong relationships, both inside and outside the organization, and represent the program in the most effective and gracious manner. Poised, confident, self-directed and assertive with high energy, resourcefulness, adaptability and creativity with an emphasis on diplomacy. Intuitive, with a proactive focus on supporting the goals of the Chief Scientist and Program staff. Formidable coordination ability in true partnership with Project Director and other team leaders. Ability and maturity to manage up as well as down. Excellent judgment and discretion. Ability to focus, multi-task, prioritize and meet deadlines in a rapidly moving environment. Enjoys a team-oriented, fast-paced and entrepreneurial culture. Knowledge of environmental issues and/or policy is a plus. Environmental Defense Fund  is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Atkins Global Epsom, UK
Nov 17, 2018
Full time
Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. We build long-term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas. Atkins is looking to recruit an enthusiastic and experienced individual to join our Waste & Resource Management Team in Epsom. The Team provides expert advice and support to clients across all Atkins’ key market sectors. Waste and Resource Management includes waste management plans and strategy, design in existing and new developments, sustainability and resource conservation, regulatory support, waste classification and characterisation and the development of waste and energy recovery infrastructure. We are looking for a motivated, client and solution-oriented individual to join our dynamic and expanding business. This is a great career opportunity for an experienced individual who is looking to progress their career. Requirements Candidates for this role must be open to UK and international travel. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate experience in several of the following: Working knowledge of UK and EU waste regulations; Providing practical construction waste and resource management advice to clients, both on and off site; Have extensive knowledge of solid waste treatment and management systems; and  Project and bid management. Experience in the following would be advantageous: Carbon modelling; Environmental Permitting (in relation to waste); and Supporting in business development. The individual Candidates for this role must be open to UK travel (with the possibility for occasional short-term international assignments). The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate evidence of: Ability to show initiative, with a confident, professional “Can Do” approach; Strong report writing, verbal and presentation skills; Strong analytical skills and the ability to think strategically; Have an interest in and understanding of broader environmental and sustainability issues; Working towards becoming (or already) chartered with an institution such as CIWM or IEMA; Have a full UK/EEC driving licence. Training Atkins develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. These are reviewed with individuals through an annual appraisal process. We actively support staff in achieving chartership and corporate membership of relevant institutions.
Atkins Global London, UK
Nov 17, 2018
Full time
Do you want to make a real difference in driving the sustainability performance of major infrastructure projects, contributing to the transition to a zero carbon and carbon positive future? Atkins is looking to recruit a   Senior / Principal Sustainability Consultant   with strong experience in sustainable design and management of built assets, in particular transport and utility infrastructure, to join our team of dedicated sustainability and environmental professionals located across the country. You will be working to deliver an exciting range of high profile projects, including large scale energy projects, major water infrastructure schemes, HS2 and other rail schemes, Smart Motorways and Highways Improvement Schemes. Key clients include Network Rail, TfL, Highways England, Environment Agency, water and energy companies.  Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. Our proven track record in delivering complex solutions is made possible by the collective breadth and depth of expertise, experience and resources of our people and businesses around the world.  Based in the Environment division of our UK Infrastructure business, the successful candidate will work collaboratively with our infrastructure and other built asset project teams throughout the project lifecycle, and in particular the design and construction phases of projects. This is an excellent career development opportunity for a candidate with proven experience, looking to progress their career to the next level through working on high profile infrastructure projects throughout the UK.  Key Responsibilities  • Identification, prioritisation and management of sustainability characteristics, risks and opportunities for projects and operations. • Development of sustainable design and management approaches, methods and solutions. • Development of sustainability strategies, design and management plans. • Work as part of project teams providing pragmatic technical support to influence project development and drive delivery of optimal project sustainability performance. • Project management and coordination of sustainability inputs on major projects. • Represent the company and continue to build personal, team and company reputation.  • Support on bid preparation and business development as required. Requirements The successful candidate will be educated to degree level in a sustainability / environment related or engineering discipline and will have achieved, or be working towards, chartered status and / or full or associate membership of a recognised relevant professional body. He / she will possess strong sustainability related expertise, a wide range of skill sets and a willingness to become involved in a broad selection of projects.  The successful applicant will: • Have an excellent understanding of sustainability, in particular carbon and resource efficiency, in an infrastructure project context. • Possess strong interpersonal skills and experience working collaboratively with a range of technical specialists at different levels. • Be highly self-motivated, possessing strong enthusiasm and commitment to delivering sustainable outcomes. • Be flexible, adaptable and prepared to take on new challenges and work from other Atkins or client office locations. • Have strong report writing, communication and presentation skills. • Have experience of UK sustainability and environmental regulations, guidance and standards. Knowledge of international regulatory frameworks, guidance and standards would be an advantage.  Training Atkins develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. These are reviewed with individuals through an annual appraisal process. We actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions such as IEMA, RTPI, LI, ICE, CIEEM, and CIWEM. Rewards and Benefits Please refer to our website for details of our full benefits package This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview. If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Helena, MT, USA
Nov 17, 2018
Full time
Summary This position is located in Region 8, Office of Eco Protection and Remediation, Helena, MT.  For more information on this office, visit their website: www.epa.gov/aboutepa/epa-region-8-mountains-and-plains   If selected, you must work at the location stated in this announcement. Except in special circumstances, those new to the federal government will be hired at the starting salary (step 1) of the applicable grade range listed above. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities At the entry level of this position, you will: Determine appropriate cleanup actions, methods and toots for toxic and hazardous waste sites and recommend to senior Remedial Project Manager or supervisor the most cost-effective solutions; Oversee and monitor contractual work efforts in routine cases where EPA must assume the cleanup duties to assure that federal funds are properly expended and that contractors are utilized effectively and efficiently; Monitor cleanup efforts for well-established site situations that involve toxic and hazardous waste cleanup: Participate in enforcement äctivities; Perform community relations activities. 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. You will spend less than 25% of your work time on contracts, grants/cooperative agreements, and/or interagency agreements. Travel Required Occasional travel - You may be required to travel 1 to 5 days per month Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Washington Department of Natural Resources Ellensburg, WA, USA
Nov 17, 2018
Internship- Paid
Duties Natural Areas and Wildlife Biology Intern Summer 2019 Recruitment # 2018-11-9334   Are you majoring in Biology or the Natural Resources and want to gain first-hand, real-world experience? If so, you may be perfect for the DNR Wildlife Biology/Natural Areas Internship Program. This opportunity with DNR offers interns valuable networking possibilities and on-the-job experience. SALARY RANGE:            Sophomore and under: $2,349 per month Junior: $2,523 per month Senior: $2,697 per month Graduate student: up to $3,219 per month * DNR provides housing in some locations or a $500/month (maximum of three months) housing stipend if free housing is not available.          TYPE OF POSITION:       One available position Exempt Position: Non-permanent, Part-time to Full-time (minimum 16 hours and up to 40 hours/week) Three month duration: April to June    POSITION PROFILE: This unique position will work primarily with the DNR Southeast Region Natural Areas Program but will also have the opportunity to work with the Southeast Region Wildlife Biologist on select projects. The Natural Areas Program is responsible for over 15,000 acres of across 15 sites that support rare and sensitive plant species, animals, and high quality native ecosystems. This intern will assist staff in ecological restoration projects, invasive species management, and data collection. These duties will be performed primarily under the direct supervision of Natural Areas Staff. Biologists in the DNR Forest Resources Program support region staff by providing consultation on land management activities that relate to wildlife habitat improvement and conservation. This portion of the internship will involve working directly with the Region Wildlife Biologist monitoring goshawk nest sites and conducting Northern spotted owl surveys across the region.   The internship program is designed to give students educational and hands-on field experience in a variety of duties that will include: Nest searches and surveys for Northern goshawks and Northern spotted owls Wildlife habitat assessments Various restoration activities Invasive species control and mapping GPS/GIS Mapping Botanical surveys Seed collection and planting Qualifications REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Applicant must be a student majoring in Biology, Ecology, Natural Resource Management or related field and will be returning to school in a following quarter/semester.  High level of attention to detail Physical ability to work alone or as part of a team in undeveloped, remote, forested or back-county landscapes and terrain Experience using Microsoft office products including Excel and Word   DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Desired course work includes: General Biology Wildlife and Fisheries Ecology Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Conservation Biology Field Techniques Ornithology Natural Resource Management Knowledge of plant identification including ability to use a dichotomous key Knowledge of standard field survey methods Experience using GPS equipment for mapping and data collection Candidates should have work or recreational experience driving on logging roads. SPECIAL POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS Ability to work on uneven terrain in all weather conditions. The incumbent in this position is required to travel.  Must have a valid driver's license and have two years of driving experience. Employees who drive for state business, whether in a state or privately owned vehicle, are required to possess a valid license and abide by all other driver responsibility requirements. Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of hire. Supplemental Information WHO MAY APPLY This recruitment is open to anyone who meets the required qualifications for this position. Note: Students graduating in or before June 2019 should call or email for information on permanent employment opportunities. You can also find our current job openings at   www.dnr.wa.gov/employment   a nd   www.careers.wa.gov .   Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Portland OR Portland, OR, USA
Nov 17, 2018
Full time
The Position                              Effective December 2018 the City of Portland will adopt a new classification and compensation structure, adjusting the pay range of this role to $111,696.00 - $189,842.00. Under the new structure this position will be classified as a Director I. An overview of the new classification and compensation structure is available her e   https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bhr/77674 . The City is seeking a Director to lead the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability. About Planning and Sustainability   The mission of the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) is to shape the future of Portland and advance climate protection for a more prosperous, healthy, equitable and resilient city now and for future generations. The bureau is known for its skill as a convener, leader, and designer of complex and collaborative projects, plans and decision-making processes that balance multiple objectives, advance equity and set the direction for Portland's future. BPS works to address climate change; advance sustainable development, energy efficiency and renewables; manage programs to prevent solid waste and maximize composting and recycling; and lead long-range planning projects that touch on a spectrum of topics including land use and zoning, economic and housing development, transportation and transit, community engagement and achieving equitable development outcomes, environmental resources, urban design and historic preservation. At the heart of the bureau's work and culture is a commitment to advance equity. BPS is working with local communities and our many business and government partners to leverage our resources to address the major issues facing Portland today, including racial and environmental justice, climate change, affordable housing for all, displacement and gentrification, and job creation.   Read more about our work and priorities in our  2018-2020 Strategic Plan .   The Planning and Sustainability Director reports to Mayor Ted Wheeler. The bureau includes approximately 105 FTE. The Director will lead a team of 4 direct reports and manage a budget of over $17M. The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies for success as well as the items listed in the "To Qualify" section:   Executive-Level Management:   Experience building and retaining teams and managing a large workforce including union-represented employees. Broad understanding of equity and inclusion practices, municipal government including policy development and implementation, budgeting, and asset and personnel management. Experience collaborating with other public-sector agencies.   Leadership:   Experience building a team and inspiring organizational development and community action with movement towards racial, economic and social justice. Proven leader in navigating difficult conversations and identifying solutions. Experience building collaborative systems and relationships in a complex organization. Adaptable and approachable.   Accountability and Transparency:   Commitment to efficient, effective, and equitable investment of resources to achieve policy goals. Experience prioritizing transparency and accountability in administration of public agency programs, and in quantitatively demonstrating outcomes through publicly-available and accessible data. Nuanced understanding of the multiple stakeholders to which the bureau is accountable: Portland community members -- particularly communities of color, City Council, public and private partners, etc.   Equity & Inclusion:   A visionary who understands that building a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment leads to innovative ideas and solutions. A leader who will use a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens both internally to improve workforce diversity, support and promote employees of color, address retention issues of employees of color, and externally to implement environmental justice and climate justice work in the community. Knowledge and experience implementing universal design principles and disability equity. Knowledge and understanding of environmental racism, and how planning has impacted marginalized communities, gentrification, affordable housing, education, and job opportunities.   Innovation:   Experience leveraging public-private partnerships and proactively pursuing new and entrepreneurial funding tools. Ability to foster a culture of creativity and innovation and to identify opportunities to carry out the bureau's core functions more efficiently.   Strategic Communication:   Experience being culturally responsive while effectively and strategically representing a large, complex organization to public and private sector partners, community organizations, the public, and the media.   Collaboration & Public Involvement:   Experience building and maintaining relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including other City bureaus and community partners. Ability to build relationships and share decision-making with other City bureaus and the community, particularly communities of color and historically under-served populations.
Seattle Public Schools Seattle, WA, USA
Nov 17, 2018
Description This position has leadership responsibility for the District's conservation program and the coordination, facilitation, communication, data analysis and documentation of program components. Duties include leading strategic conservation initiatives and serving as a technical resource. Researches, develops, plans, and implements projects associated with the conservation program. Under the general supervision of the Facilities Operations Program Manager, the responsibility of this position include electricity, natural gas, water, sewer, irrigation, waste management, recycling, composting, and stormwater conservation at all District schools and facilities, and across all departments in the District. Essential Functions 20% Manage the District's Natural Resources Conservation program, policy and procedures related to energy, water and waste conservation.  Perform program management responsibilities related to conservation of energy, water and waste to include electricity, natural gas, water, sewer, irrigation, waste management, recycling, composting, and stormwater conservation.  Oversee and promote the involvement of all levels of the District staff and students to take ownership for the success of conservation programs.  Develop, test and implement marketing strategies to promote, educate, motivate, and communicate conservation techniques. 20%   Analyze and manage utility usage, costs, and savings.  Identify and advise District staff and utility providers of opportunities to increase conservation effectiveness.  Monitor and analyze conservation performance for each utility service (electricity, natural gas, water, sewer, irrigation, waste management, recycling, composting, and stormwater conservation) and District building. Comply with appropriate technical specifications.  Research and analyze new and proposed utility conservation laws, regulations, policies, and programs to determine their impact on department operations and develop appropriate responses, including positions, briefing, papers, correspondence, and programs. Conduct research and analysis of complex, multi-disciplinary and/or multi-agency conservation issues.  Design, write, edit, and distribute internal and public information materials in various media, including brochures, handouts, flyers, newsletters, reports, manuals, exhibits, and correspondence. Direct department's input, review and comment on reports, technical documents, and long-range planning efforts. 15% Investigate opportunities, prepare grants and apply for external funding opportunities.  Coordinate with Utility Providers (electricity, natural gas, water, sewer, irrigation, waste management, recycling, composting, and stormwater), City, County, State, Federal, non-profit, and for-profit entities on rebates.   Identify, apply for and receive grants and rebates in varying amounts periodically throughout the year.  Comply with state laws and ordinances regarding electricity, natural gas, water, sewer, irrigation, waste management, recycling, composting, and stormwater conservation. 15% Develop District conservation goals and report regularly on progress.  Analyze and report on budgetary impact of District resource use including savings and cost avoidance.  Create a baseline and analyse data to achieve a high energy score and show compliance to help minimize additional work imposed by regulatory agencies.  Develop and maintain a database for all Utility bills (electricity, natural gas, water, sewer, irrigation, waste management, recycling, composting, and stormwater;) track building data, usage, calculate statistics, analyze saving as a result of new equipment or conservation measures, and analyse results.  Report back to schools, Senior Leadership, School Board, and the public on an annual basis with a tailored analysis and calculations of conservation savings.  Work with Utilities to test systems and software for trending data. 15% Provide advanced technical expertise to other departments, schools, and public agencies.  Serve as an expert in one or more areas of conservation such as regional energy, water and waste issues, energy and water efficient building systems including construction and codes, lifecycle cost analysis, advanced research and analysis methods, HVAC scheduling and occupant comfort, lighting, recycling and composting, behavior change and social marketing, stormwater runoff, solar and alternative energy generation, building performance benchmarking, operation and maintenance practices for sustainable buildings, electrical systems, building automation and direct digital controls, building commissioning and retrocommissioning, U.S. EPA's Energy Star and Portfolio Manager, Washington Sustainable Schools Protocol, U.S. Green Building Council LEED O & M for commercial buildings, City of Seattle Building Tune-Up Ordinance compliance, City of Seattle mandatory composting and recycling ordinance.  Review new buildings to ensure proper usage of lighting controls, ventilation, signage, and related conservation measures. Ensure conservation mechanisms and measures are incorporated into redesign of buildings for maximum efficiency.  Perform field inspections of in-progress and completed complex energy installations and existing buildings, as necessary. Review related technical documents.  Work with the Capital teams to address systems that need a major overhaul.  Identify where capital might be applied for maximum benefit. 15% Represent the District with utility providers, federal, state, and local governments, at meeting, seminars and conferences related to conservation and sustainability.  Develop, prepare and deliver user education to include presentations on conservation to the School Board.  Attend educational events and speak before a broad range of audiences.  Attend regular events and share information with other school districts.  Represent the District at public meetings.  Act as the building owner representative for major city and state initiatives.  Advocate at the city level to offset impacts of new legislation. OTHER FUNCTIONS: Performs related duties consistent with the scope and intent of this position.   KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Development of and presentation techniques Project management Collaborative problem solving Research and analysis techniques Energy, water, and waste conservation regulations and emerging trends Fiscal management practices and procedures Architecture and engineering Building codes and requirements Research techniques Funding opportunities Tracking methodologies Problem solving and decision making Oral and written communications Planning and organization Obtaining, clarifying, and exchanging information Operation of general office equipment Marketing and public relations Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, Publisher, PowerPoint, Outlook Database maintenance and design Arc GIS Work with a variety of different people and agencies in a culturally diverse community Develop and monitor budgets Research, analyze, and produce data for presentations, written documents, and applicable reports Work under pressure and meet deadlines Seek out funding opportunities Attend to detail and follow through Remain flexible and adapt to changing situations Provide training Coordinate multiple activities simultaneously Minimum Qualifications EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in Environmental Planning/Policy, Engineering, Urban Planning, Sustainability, Economics or related field. YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: Three (3) years of experience including program analysis, planning, development, and implementation of conservation plans. CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES (PREFERRED): Building Operator Certification, Certified Energy Manager, Energy Management Certification, and/or LEED AP O+M credentials preferred. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Olympia, WA, USA
Nov 17, 2018
This position is funded as a 0.75 FTE until June 30, 2019. This position reduces to a 0.5 FTE on July 1, 2019.   Do you enjoy working on behalf of students and education? The Learning and Teaching Division of the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) seeks a Program Supervisor for Environmental and Sustainability Education (ESE). OSPI supports all Washington students from the moment they begin learning until they graduate. We are a collaborative team that is passionate about partnerships and making an impact for students. This is an opportunity to work with people in all content areas, from Career and Technical Education to the Arts. This position is based in Olympia, Washington. We encourage interested candidates to visit the   OSPI website   to gain insight into our agency's mission and strategic plan.   Vision & Mission Vision: All students prepared for post-secondary pathways, careers, and civic engagement. Mission: Transform K-12 education to a system that is centered on closing opportunity gaps and is characterized by high expectations for all students and educators. We achieve this by developing equity-based policies and supports that empower educators, families, and communities.   Equity The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create an inclusive working environment that respects diverse backgrounds. Individuals from diverse gender, racial and ethnic backgrounds, religions and creeds, and national origins, individuals with any disabilities or the use of a trained service dog or service animal, individuals over 40 years of age, individuals in honorably discharged veteran or military status and individuals of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Please include your name and preferred pronouns in your application, to ensure we address you appropriately throughout the application process.   Position Overview This position provides leadership, guidance and resource development for the state's pre K-12 education system, and focuses on the areas of integrated ESE. This position connects and integrates statewide environmental and sustainability efforts. The efforts work in collaboration with all subject areas within the Learning and Teaching Division, and especially with OSPI's science and social studies teams. This position works with OSPI, the state's nine regional educational service districts (ESDs), state environmental, science, and social studies educator associations, informal environmental educators, sustainability educators, science educators, community based organizations and school districts. This position works with the aforementioned entities to identify technical assistance needs. This position works to provide targeted support and guidance focused on effective integrated environmental and sustainability instruction and programs, which includes state initiatives, proviso work and assessment processes.   Key Responsibilities Oversee the statewide development, revision and implementation support system for the Washington K-12 Integrated Environmental and Sustainability Learning Standards, as well as strategies in the Environmental and Sustainability Literacy Plan. Provide leadership for building statewide capacity for implementation of the Washington State Environmental and Sustainability learning standards, pre K-12 curriculum planning and development and effective instructional/assessment system practices. Develop, conduct and oversee professional development for educators on related state learning standards, and best practices in instruction for environmental and sustainability education. Establish and maintain direct liaison support, as well as agency representation, with key content-specific national and state education associations and agencies. As resources and time allow, represent OSPI by serving on related advisory committees. Serve as a member of the Learning and Teaching Science/ESE team. Provide support and input as needed to areas including (but not limited to) science standards and assessments, professional development, website management and technical support to the field. Serve as a content advisor with assessment system supports. Administer and manage federal, state and privately funded projects and grants. Occasionally travel across the state and nationally to facilitate meetings, attend conferences and conduct onsite reviews. Administer statewide educator/student/school awards including Washington State's U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools award program and selection of delegates to the annual National Youth Science Camp.  Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in environmental and sustainability education, or related field. Knowledge of, and experience with, environmental and sustainability education initiatives in Washington State and/or nationally. Experience delivering professional learning trainings and workshops to a variety of diverse audiences. This includes writing correspondence and preparing presentations related to environmental and sustainability education in Washington State, as well as communicating effectively with internal and external stakeholder groups. Project, budget and grant management experience.  Desired Qualifications: Master's (or advanced) degree in environmental and sustainability education, or related fields. Five (5) years of K-12 teaching experience and/or school district or relevant leadership experience in environmental, sustainability, science or social studies education. Knowledge of educational policy and law for state, federal and school district educational systems.  Compensation The annual compensation for the position is $49,197-$57,879 per year at the current 0.75 FTE funding rate. The position reduces to a 0.5 FTE funding rate on July 1, 2019, and its salary will subsequently adjust to $32,798-$38,586 per year. Compensation ultimately depends upon experience, educational background and qualifications. Washington State offers a generous benefit package including health, dental and life insurance, retirement and an optional deferred compensation program. Please visit   Health Care Authority   for information regarding health benefits and the   Department of Retirement Systems   for retirement plan information. This position serves at the pleasure of the Superintendent, and is Civil Service Exempt. This position is not represented by a bargaining unit. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
King County Seattle, WA, USA
Nov 17, 2018
Full time
Summary The King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks (DNRP) is looking for a person with strong project management skills and ability to coordinate across multiple programs and provide leadership in growing and implementing the County's Clean Water and Healthy Habitat agenda.   The Environmental Affairs Officer position will work with several programs in the Department of Natural Resources and Parks and other departments to enhance the clean water and habitat programs and create a Clean Water/Healthy Habitat strategic plan that includes targets, measures and actions similar to King County's Strategic Climate Action Plan. In the long term this position will monitor the implementation of the strategic plan and ensure work is achieving the intended outcomes. This position will also assist in developing positions on state and federal legislation and regulations and programs related to natural resources, habitat protection and restoration, water quality, wastewater, stormwater, toxics reduction, and climate change.   Who may apply:   This position is open to all qualified applicants.   King County and the Department of Natural Resources and Parks values diverse perspectives and life experience and encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, women, people with disabilities, and veterans.   Work schedule : The workweek is normally Monday through Friday with occasional weekend or evening work as needed. This position is exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act and is not eligible for overtime pay. However this position will be eligible for approved Executive Leave. Application Procedure:   This posting will remain open until the position is filled.   Applications submitted by December 16, 2018 will be screened and considered first. Applicants must submit a (1) King County Application, and (2) letter of interest. The letter of interest should describe how your experience meets the qualifications and has prepared you to perform the essential functions of the job.   About King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks (DNRP):   The King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks works to advance sustainable and livable communities and a clean and healthy natural environment that support a prosperous and resilient economy.  With roughly 1800 employees, its mission is to provide regional parks and trails; protect the region's water, air, land, natural habitats and historic properties; and reduce, safely dispose of, and create resources from wastewater and solid waste.   The Department is comprised of Parks and Recreation, Solid Waste, Wastewater Treatment and Water and Land Resources divisions.  The Director's Office coordinates between divisions and departments, and leads or supports several countywide initiatives, including key roles in the County's response to climate change, and in equity and social justice issues.   About King County's Clean Water and Habitat Programs:   King County has a long history of protecting and restoring clean water and healthy habitat, through land conservation, habitat restoration, wastewater treatment, stormwater management, and clean-up of historic pollution.  Even with these efforts, orca remain critically endangered and Puget Sound salmon runs continue to decline. As this region experiences rapid growth and a changing climate, we must focus our future investments on actions that will bring the greatest gains for orca, salmon, and our quality of life before it's too late.   King County has important roles and responsibilities in the protection and restoration of healthy watersheds and the salmon that depend on them. The County provides regional wastewater treatment for 1.7 million residents and local stormwater services in unincorporated King County.  King County protects forested headwaters, critical habitat, and river corridors that are essential to salmon conservation and recovery and works with partners to restore watershed functions.  We also have a key role to play in cleaning up historic pollution and keeping toxics out of waterways. Through growth management and development regulations, we shape our natural and built environment for generations to come.     Examples of Duties: Building upon substantial work that is already underway, work with agency leads and stakeholders to develop a strategic clean water and healthy habitat plan that includes overarching targets, measures, and actions. Coordinate implementation of high priority clean water and healthy habitat initiatives across DNRP Divisions, Division of Permitting and Environmental Review, Public Health, and Roads, working with agency leads on each of these efforts. Develop overall schedule and milestones for this work. Examples include: Shoreline Master Program Updates Wastewater Treatment Division Comprehensive/System-wide Plan and additional analysis of WQ alternatives King County Culvert Strategy Enhancement of instream flows/Watershed Planning Shellfish Protection On-Site Septic Systems Land conservation Green Building Code Revisions Water and habitat-related updates to the King County Comprehensive Plan. Flood Plan Updates Salmon Recovery Plans Sediment clean-up plans Flag policy, schedule, resource, and legislative and communications issues for Department Director/Deputy Director and Executive Office. Work with DNRP Council relations to support development, transmittal, and review of legislation related to clean water and habitat. Work with DNRP Communications and Executive Office to bring more visibility to Clean Water and Health Habitat Agenda actions. Help to develop budget guidance and to help integrate budget proposals across divisions/departments. Act as the resident/subject matter expert and coordinator/advisor for DNRP and the Executive. Work with regulatory agencies on regulatory requirements, environmental issues and standards. Make recommendations on policy, procedures and operational actions. Provide direction to researchers and analysis of environmental issues or topics. Review research and analysis conducted by the other staff and make recommendations on appropriate actions. Meet with department management, elected officials and stakeholders on a regular basis to convince others to initiate action. Prepare legislation and other materials in support of revised/new policy initiatives. Represent the department or the County at the state and federal levels to advocate for improved water quality and habitat outcomes. Prepare regular reports. Our ideal candidate will have: Bachelor's degree in environmental science or closely related field and four years of increasingly responsible experience in environmental/sustainability programs or a closely related field OR a combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the work. Demonstrated experience with and knowledge of state, federal and local legislative processes and rule/regulation approvals Extensive demonstrated experience developing and analyzing public policy and regulations Demonstrated success working with all levels of government, community organizations and private sector businesses to develop and implement projects and strategies Knowledge and experience in developing project management plans and performance frameworks to achieve sustainability goals. Skill and experience in working with operations staff, managers, and elected leaders or CEOs across different programs to develop implementation plans. Knowledge of local, state and federal environmental laws and regulations and emerging trends and best practices relating to environmental and sustainability topics particularly as it relates to water quality and habitat Knowledge of the legislative process at the local, state and federal level Knowledge of research, analytical techniques and principles Strong facilitation and strategic planning skills to support the development of shared goals, outcomes, and performance measures for the County's Clean Water and Health Habitat agenda. Skill in communicating information to non-technical audiences Skill in handling multiple competing priorities and political sensitive issues in a tactful and diplomatic manner Ability to work independently and as a team member Demonstrated proficiency with business applications, such as Microsoft Office suite other software applications relative to the position. Contact Information:   For questions regarding this announcement, please contact Prakash Meloot at   prakash.meloot@kingcounty.gov   . Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Republic Services Milpitas, CA, USA
Nov 17, 2018
Full time
Job Description The Environmental Manager is responsible for the preparation of the Landfill budget, managing all spending for the Engineering department, and overseeing consultants and contractors during site development. The Environmental Manager is also responsible for permitting and ensuring the Landfill remains in compliance with all applicable regulations during operation. Knowledge, Skills & Abilities • Thorough knowledge of environmental regulations relating to air, water, solid waste, and material recovery/recycling.  • Strong written and oral communication skills.  • Effective interpersonal communication across various levels of the organization and with external customers, vendors and government agency representatives.  • Strong project management skills.  • Strong analytical skills and a focus on adding value to the Company.  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret business documents, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations. Preferred Qualifications • Certified Professional Engineer and/or Certified Professional Geologist designation. Principal Responsibilities • Manages construction projects for Landfill cells and sites, including capacity calculations, scheduling/timeline, management of third-party CQA and contractors, and resource and material coordination.  • Prepares Landfill construction and ongoing operational budgets.  • Maintain financial responsibility for construction/cell development, closure/post-closure, engineering, operations, and cost tracking.  • Coordinates completion of permit applications and designs, including regulatory interface, site expansion, modification or changes to the operating plan application, and other related data.  • Prepares notifications/responses to regulatory inspections, administrative warnings.  • Assists Landfill and Site Managers with development of fill sequencing plans.  • Participates in review of targeted acquisitions, including Phase I assessment/property survey coordination, engineering review of design and operations, and pro-forma modeling assistance.  • Performs ongoing public relations and due diligence activities through communication with corporate office, regulatory agency representatives, third party consultants and investors.  • Completes monthly soil tracking reports and other status reports.  • Regularly supervises Environmental Technicians and Specialists, including responsibility for hiring, training, mentoring, developing, scheduling, directing, managing performance and other related issues; review the work of, and is accountable for the performance of Environmental Technicians and Specialists.  • Attends regulatory and association sponsored informational and policy meetings.  • Ensures continued compliance by coordinating air, water monitoring, environmental data review and reporting.  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned. The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required by personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company. Qualifications • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Geology, Biology or related science. Rewarding Compensation and Benefits Eligible employees can elect to participate in: • Comprehensive medical benefits coverage, dental plans and vision coverage. • Health care and dependent care spending accounts.  • Short- and long-term disability. • Life insurance and accidental death & dismemberment insurance. • Employee and Family Assistance Program (EAP). • Employee discount programs. • 401(k) plan with a generous company match. • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP). Republic Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Lincoln Park Zoo Lincoln Park Zoo, North Clark Street, Chicago, IL, USA
Nov 17, 2018
Full time
JOB DESCRIPTION Lincoln Park Zoo inspires communities to create environments where wildlife will thrive in our urbanizing world. The zoo is a leader in local and global conservation, animal care and welfare, learning, and science. A historic Chicago landmark founded in 1868, the not-for-profit Lincoln Park Zoo, is a privately-managed, member-supported organization and is free and open 365 days a year. Visit us at  lpzoo.org . GENERAL SUMMARY Under general supervision, coordinates daily operations of the Regenstein Small Mammal and Reptile House (small mammals, reptiles and amphibians), Pritzker Family Children’s Zoo (North American animals), Camel/Zebra building (hoofed mammals and red kangaroo) including supervising keeper staff. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Supervises a keeper staff of twenty that is responsible for all aspects of animal care including but not limited to all cleaning, feeding, watering, observing, record keeping, and maintaining exhibits.   Supervises and maintains animal exhibits including use of chemical agents and special tools which are used to assure the health and safety of the animals as well as the proper presentation of the public. Able to perform animal keeping duties extending to all animal husbandry and exhibit maintenance functions if necessary. Includes observing and reporting abnormal behavior, dispensation of drugs and treatments prescribed by authorized veterinarian.   Manages area personnel including but not limited to work assignments, schedules and coordination of staffing levels.  Prepares and tracks timekeeping and other related reports. Works with appropriate staff in preparation of performance evaluations of area personnel.  Implements and oversees training of area personnel. Participates in selection and interview process of candidates for temporary, animal keeper, assistant lead, and lead keeper. Assists curator in development of annual operating plan and implements plan. Provides departmental oversight of electronic records, monthly reports, and assists with the development and review of protocols and policies. Responsible for conforming to all zoo, local, state, federal, foreign, and international laws/guidelines regarding acquisition, maintenance, health, shipment and welfare of the animals. Ensures compliance with AZA accreditation standards and USDA AWA. Advances mission of the zoo through participation in and coordinating conservation, research, and education programs -- serving as departmental liaison with on-grounds education programs, assisting curator with ongoing in situ and ex situ conservation initiatives, facilitating non-invasive research involving the zoo species, coordinating tours, preparing and presenting training programs for assigned staff and volunteers. Makes recommendations regarding animal husbandry and management changes/modifications including diet changes, habitat redesign, and operational efficiencies. Serves as a departmental liaison between veterinary, nutrition, and facilities departments and keeper staff. Oversees the general maintenance and ongoing furnishing, modifying and upgrading of existing or planned exhibits as appropriate.  Assists in exhibit design and renovations. Oversees handling and transport of animals, and assists veterinary staff in medical procedures as needed. Maintains detailed records on animal behavior, physical condition, reproduction, genealogy, facility condition and prepares comprehensive reports for departmental animal management staff, etc. Maintains animal inventory and initiates TRACKS records and specimen report entries. May assume leadership role in executing the zoo's established animal escape procedures.  Responds to emergencies, takes control of the situation and sees it through to conclusion. May be trained in the use of all the zoo's emergency equipment including but not limited to firearms, dart gun, blow gun, and anesthetic agents. Oversees adherence to departmental and institutional policies and procedures -- enforces and assists with updates of established animal handling and related safety guidelines, including extensive non-human primate personal protective equipment (PPE) and venomous snake protocols. Works with supervisor to update all departmental documents including, but not limited to, species plan and policies and procedures for the department.  With minimal oversight, assists curator in managing department budget, including purchase order requests. Participates in AZA programs (such as population management) and other related professional organizations. Manages the department’s enrichment and operant conditioning programs in collaboration with the curator and Behavioral Husbandry and Enrichment Manager. Assists in goal setting for these programs, the safety review process for individual animal training and enrichment plans, and provides routine oversight of keeper staff to ensure behavioral husbandry programmatic goals are achieved in a timely and safe manner. Assists curator with the organization and facilitation of all approved non-invasive research projects with keeper staff and in collaboration with on-grounds research staff, as well as external project investigators approved by the zoo’s Research Committee.  Oversees adherence to safety and communication policies for all research initiatives. Research projects may include Zoo Monitor behavioral data collection and biological sample collection. ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES May substitute for supervisor in his/her absence May serve on the Safety Committee or other zoo committees May attend regional/national or international conferences May be called on to represent the zoo to external donor, community, scientific, and government groups Other duties as assigned to maintain efficient and quality zoo operations. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES Ability to remain motivated with a high degree of autonomy, while providing clear leadership direction to the department, the collection, and personnel Strong interpersonal skills which foster a team approach to management.   Comprehensive knowledge of animal behavior and natural history; common environmental enrichment and animal training practices; biology and related subjects Comprehensive knowledge of animal behavior as an indication of general health, reproductive potential and well being Knowledge of occupational hazards involved and the safe work practices to employ while in proximity of potentially dangerous animals Comprehensive knowledge of materials, methods, tools and equipment used in cleaning operations Highly developed skill in making thorough observations and documenting observations Ability to keep comprehensive and accurate records according to established procedures Strong oral and written communication skills, ability to both give and follow oral and written directions effectively   Ability to organize tasks and time to ensure timely completion of all projects Demonstrated good judgment Ability to work in any of the assigned animal areas fulfilling all requirements of the title    Ability to exercise sound judgment in analyzing animal behavior problems or emergency situations, and to respond with appropriate action Ability to work with and be comfortable around potentially dangerous and unpredictable animal species Ability to work with potentially dangerous machinery, restraint devices and toxic chemicals and/or drugs Ability to interact courteously, respectfully and productively with supervisors, fellow employees, volunteers, zoo visitors and general public Computer competencies in Microsoft (Outlook, Word, Excel, Sharepoint, etc.)   Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment; balancing meetings, emails, and supervisory work, while maintaining a strong pulse on the daily operations of the keeper staff. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS A Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences or a closely related discipline is required.  An advanced degree in Biological Sciences or closely related discipline is preferred. EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS Successful candidates likely to have 3- 5 years experience in department species taxa in a zoo setting; at least 1-2 years experience in a supervisory position; and proficiencies in operant conditioning training using positive reinforcement, enrichment strategies, and applied behavioral research. Note: A comparable combination of education, experience or training that would provide the level of knowledge, skills and ability required may qualify individuals. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Ability to remain on feet for long periods of time Ability to regularly perform a variety of physical tasks that include but are not limited to climbing, bending, stooping, kneeling, twisting, reaching, crawling Physical strength, including ability to frequently move up to fifty (50) pounds Ability to work in small, confined spaces Ability to work in all weather conditions Ability to wear requisite Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that may include rubber/latex gloves, steel-toed boots/shoes, Tyvek suits, face shields, eye goggles, etc. No allergy related to plants or animals that may interfere with the ability to work No impairment of sight, smell, hearing, touch balance and ability of movement that might interfere with ability to work Ability to maintain immune response to exposure to infectious and parasitic diseases Risk exposure to fairly predictable and controllable hazards associated with wild animals and zoonotic diseases ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Available to work all necessary hours, including weekends, holidays, special events and all shifts, and be on-call after hours as needed. Regularly scheduled rotational weekend on duty assignments. Available to attend training sessions and conferences as needed.  Non-infectious status for TB. Valid driver's license with a good driving record. Lincoln Park Zoo is committed to an environment that is inclusive and welcoming.  We celebrate the diverse qualities, perspectives, values and experiences of all people.  For Wildlife.  For All. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
CSIRO Canberra ACT, Australia
Nov 17, 2018
The Opportunity Two outstanding opportunities to work with world-leading research scientists. Contribute to the curation and development of Australia’s largest insect collection. Join CSIRO Australia's premier scientific research organisation. The Position CSIRO’s Australian National Insect Collection (ANIC) is seeking to appoint a technician to carry out general curatorial and research assistant duties. As the successful candidate you will work collaboratively with colleagues to reach certain project objectives. You will work on improved solutions trying creative ways to deal with routine problems and opportunities. Your duties will include General curatorial duties in the Australian insect collection including:  preparation and preservation of dry, wet and slide mounted specimens; organising and packing loans; general sorting of specimens; data entry; imaging of specimens using various techniques and equipment; other curatorial and HSE duties as required. Communicate effectively and respectfully with all staff, clients and suppliers in the interests of good business practice, collaboration and enhancement of CSIRO’s reputation. Work as part of an often regionally dispersed team, to carry out administrative tasks and provide support under the direction of senior administrative staff. Tenure:  Indefinite Reference:  59064 To be successful you will need A relevant Certificate or relevant work experience. General knowledge of and the ability to work with and handle insects, including fragile collection specimens. Ability and willingness to perform repetitive tasks requiring accuracy and close attention to detail. Sound computer skills including the capability of record taking and use of databasing software. For details about who to contact and for more information please view  Position   Description We’re working hard to recruit diverse people and ensure all our people feel supported to do their best work and empowered to let their ideas flourish. Flexible Working Arrangements We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you.  Balance About CSIRO At CSIRO you can be part of helping to solve big, complex problems that make a real difference to our future. We spark off each other, learn from each other, trust each other and collaborate to achieve more than we could individually in a supportive, rewarding, inclusive and truly flexible environment.  Apply Online To apply online, please provide a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Arlington, VA, USA
Nov 16, 2018
Full time
Summary This position is located in the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, Office of Pesticides Programs, Registration Division, Invertebrate and Vertebrate Branch 3 in Arlington, VA. For more information on this office, visit their website:   https://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/about-office-chemical-safety-and-pollution-prevention-ocspp . If selected, you must work at the location stated in this announcement.  One or more positions may be filled. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities At the entry level of this position, you will: - Write scientific efficacy evaluations of vertebrate pest efficacy data and pesticide based studies used to support regulatory reviews. - Provide scientific and technical support of wildlife management in regard to the biology and behavior of mammals and other vertebrates that threaten human health, the food supply and sensitive ecosystems.  - Prepare and process pesticide evaluations and notices. - Participate in the review of enforcement cases to determine the compliance of pesticide product labeling. - Serves as a chairperson for pre-application/petition and registration decisions to establish labeling and data requirements for new chemicals, uses and products. 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
Brown and Caldwell Seattle, WA, USA
Nov 16, 2018
Full time
Description In this role you will lead and manage pursuits and projects in the Pacific Northwest, develop and maintain client relationships, and provide oversight on assignments. You will be expected to act independently on planning and technical matters pertaining to specialized areas, as well as direct the work of scientists and engineers to achieve project goals and meet client expectations. You are encouraged to engage and participate in workgroups that align with your interests, including our national One Water Team. Typical responsibilities include: Develop project approaches to meet specific goals and objectives including the preparation of detailed scopes, schedules, and budgets Manage multidisciplinary planning projects to achieve client goals within scope, schedule, and budget constraints Provide consultation in specialized technical areas related to integrated planning; for example, green infrastructure, alternative water resources, modeling and statistical analyses, asset management, scenario planning, or implementing multi-benefit projects Direct the preparation and completion of comprehensive planning reports and presentations Prepare and make presentations for professional meetings with clients and technical teams Support and lead business development endeavors such as client outreach, proposal writing, and interviews Participate in improving company resources and tools to improve quality and efficiency Supervise, delegate, direct, coach and mentor junior technical staff Desired Skills and Experience: M.S. or B.S. degree in planning, engineering or related science with a minimum of 10 years of related experience with utilities or in the water sector Experience in marketing and managing water related work for municipal clients Strong communication skills Strong supervisory, management and leadership skills are a plus Professional planning or engineering license is a plus Proven track record of effective management of key clients and projects Proven ability to provide effective mentoring and development of less experienced staff Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Environmental Career Center Decorah, IA, USA
Nov 16, 2018
Full time
Requirements : B.S. in Occupational Safety, Industrial Hygiene, Fire Protection, Environmental Science and Engineering. Masters degree required. 7+ years of continual environmental, health and safety leadership. Certification in CSP, CIH , CFPS and CHMM are all preferred. Building framework to be a creative advocate for the EHS site program is a must. Must be competent in communication, good teamwork orientation skills and great problem solving and analysis ability. Job Duties : Impact site with new capability in Environmental Health and Safety. Plans and achieve maintenance of EHS risk assessment tools. Analyze action based environmental, health and safety goals for site leadership. Lead the post incident review of high-consequence EHS incidents. Manage incident reviews Ensure corrective and preventative actions addressing root causes are deployed. Lead creation of annual, environmental, health and safety targets/objectives to reduce exposure to the site's health and safety risks and environmental impacts. Coordinate utilization of the company's change management process to evaluate potential hazards and environmental impacts. Industry: Logistics / Supply Chain, Manufacturing Type of Company: Distribution
Clark County Las Vegas, NV, USA
Nov 16, 2018
Full time
ABOUT THE POSITION : The Clark County Air Quality Department located in Las Vegas, Nevada, is seeking qualified applicants for Senior Air Quality Monitoring Technician.  The position performs a variety of advanced and highly specialized monitoring activity in air quality management and pollution control for Clark County. Performs advanced level research and analysis, participates in complex studies and projects, and provides information regarding pollution control compliance methods and devices. Provides lead direction and training to Air Quality staff. Promotes a positive image of Air Quality to the general public. This examination will establish an Open Competitive and Promotional list to fill current and/or future vacancies that may occur within the next six (6) months or may be extended as needed by the Office of Human Resources. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS Education and Experience:   Equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in chemistry, physics, mathematics, electronics or a related field AND three (3) years of full-time experience comparable to that of an Air Quality Monitoring Technician. Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application.  Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see attached resume" on your application.   Working Conditions:   Work out of doors in various weather conditions, dust and noise. May attend meetings outside of normal working hours. Licensing and Certification:   Possess a valid Nevada Class C Driver's License at time of appointment. Background Investigation:   Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation. Periodically after employment background investigations may be conducted. Medical Examination:   Employment is contingent upon the results of a physical examination performed by our examining physician. Pre-Employment Drug Testing:  Employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment drug screening. EXAMPLES OF DUTIES Performs highly responsible and specialized senior level professional and/or technical activities related to one or more major departmental operations within the Department of Air Quality Management. Provides assistance in the development of goals and objectives for the division and/or department. May be assigned to a specific operational unit within the department, but performs special projects and assignments which may be varied in nature and cross over several divisions/units; coordinates activities with other units. Performs initial and random site inspections to ensure proper functioning of air pollution control equipment. Calibrates complex air monitoring instruments in the field; performs maintenance of complex monitoring equipment. Performs on-site diagnosis of electronic equipment and directs the repair of, or repairs, malfunctioning monitoring equipment. Performs other highly specialized technical functions to assure the proper functioning of equipment. Directs and/or installs and maintains monitoring station shelter with environmental controls; records all maintenance and quality assurance procedures. Performs and documents calculations on certification transfer standards; compute data and product printouts, regression analysis, calibration graphs, pollution level graphs and other computer generated information. Refines air quality data and updates public information telephone services. Provides training and lead direction to AQ Monitoring Technicians. Establishes priorities, assigns and reviews work, provides input into performance appraisal process, makes recommendations regarding personnel actions. Makes oral and graphic presentations or prepares materials for presentation. Arranges meetings with related organizations for statewide project coordination. Assists the public with federal and local regulation compliance; reviews and explains air pollution control requirements and regulations. Maintains accurate computer files and records of departmental activities, inspections, maintenance and repair; produces reports on assigned activities. Drives a county or personal vehicle to various locations throughout the county in order to conduct on-site inspections and equipment maintenance/repair and to attend meetings. OTHER JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Promotes the public image of the Air Quality Department through professional interactions with large organizations, small businesses, and individuals. Assists in the planning and development of departmental and/or divisional internal policies and procedures. Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the unit's service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a work team. Uses standard office equipment including a computer, in the course of the work. Attends meetings and other departmental functions. Performs special assignments and projects. May be assigned to perform other air quality functions as necessity dictates and/or to train in other air quality specialties. PHYSICAL DEMANDS Mobility to work in a typical office and outdoor setting, use standard office equipment and to drive a motor vehicle in order to visit various job sites; strength and stamina to conduct various investigations at commercial and residential sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone. May involve significant walking, climbing, stooping, light lifting and performing functions in confined areas. Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
V3 Companies Chicago, IL, USA
Nov 16, 2018
Seasonal
V3 Companies is a growth-oriented organization providing professional engineering, construction, and science related services to clients.V3’s Construction & Ecological Restoration Division is seeking qualified candidates to fill multiple Field Technician positions in Illinois. For those students interested in the biological sciences (i.e., biology, botany, ecology, zoology, aquatic ecology, etc…), these positions offer valuable ecological field experience working within the Chicago region. Location:   Various sites in the Greater Chicago Metropolitan Area Starting Date:   March – May 2018 Completion:   July to November 2018 (project dependent / flexible) Hours per Week:   25 – 45 hours (project & weather dependent) Pay:   $11 – $14/hr (based on experience) Overtime Pay:   1.5x base wage for every hour worked over 40 in the same week Applications:   Accepted until positions are filled Field Technicians will assist V3 staff ecologists with a variety of field management activities for projects around the greater Chicagoland area. The primary responsibility of Field Technicians will be to conduct invasive species control (mechanical and chemical methods). Technicians will obtain an herbicide operator’s license issued by the State of Illinois. Technicians will spend 100% of their time in the field at various project locations as assigned. Technicians will work in vegetative communities such as prairies, wetlands, sedge meadows, woodlands, and naturalized basins. Technicians may also conduct wetland plant installation. Technicians will learn plant identification, plant ecology and invasive species control methods. Technicians will be exposed to various ecological management practices commonly used in the Great Lakes Region as well as various restoration and enhancement, wetland mitigation/creation, and naturalization projects. Other responsibilities may include irrigation, tree and shrub installation, select tree removal, and erosion control blanket installation. Technicians will be scheduled on various project sites, possibly on a daily basis, throughout the season. Project sites are located throughout the greater Chicagoland area, including DuPage, Cook, Will, Kane, and Lake Counties, Illinois and Lake County, Indiana. Technicians will likely be assigned to project sites located in most, if not all, of these counties throughout the duration of the season. Requirements: Must be at least 18 years of age; Must provide own private transportation to each project location; Must have the physical ability to work in up to 2 feet of muddy water and carry materials weighing up to 50 pounds, while exposed to outdoor elements such as heat and rain. Interested applicants should email their resume to Rachel Urbanski at  rurbanski@v3co.com  or Allison Stanislavski at  astanislavski@v3co.com . V3 IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER- “EEO Employer/ Vet/ Disabled” Qualified minority applicants encouraged. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
V3 Companies Woodridge, IL, USA
Nov 16, 2018
Full time
V3 Companies, Ltd. is a multi-discipline land surveying and engineering firm that provides services to clients in the public and private sectors throughout the Great Lakes region. V3 is looking for a full time Drone Mapping Specialist to join our UAV program in our Woodridge, Illinois office. In this position the ideal candidate must be able to work both independently and in a team based environment; and should possess the ability to manage several major activities at once. Responsibilities include: Operate UAV to comprehensively collect data required for our clients. Develop onsite flight plans to best obtain data. Work with professional civil and structural engineers, land surveyors and scientists to prepare georeferenced 2d mosaic images, 3d models, topographic surfaces and inspection documentation. Perform onsite flight preparation including: validation of flights, setting up sensors, setting up ground control points for aerial surveys, completing pre-flight checklists, flying unmanned (drone) aircraft and collecting aerial data. Occasionally assist with production of survey and design documents through the use of other CAD or GIS programs. The ideal candidate will have the following experience and/or qualifications: 1 – 3 years of experience with aerial drones, photography and knowledge of processing software such as Pix4D Mapper, and/or related software such as Autodesk Civil3D and ESRI ArcGIS products. Knowledge of mapping concepts and techniques, as well as working with imagery and various geospatial data formats is preferred. Knowledge and understanding of FAA rules and regulations is a plus. FAA Part 107 license is a plus. V3 offers a competitive salary and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k), annual retirement contribution, paid time off and holidays.  Please visit our website at   www.v3co.com   for additional information on V3.  Qualified candidates should submit their resume to Allison Stanislavski at   astanislavski@v3co.com   or by fax to 630.724.0385. V3 IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER- “EEO Employer/ Vet/ Disabled” Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com