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Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership Kianjavato, Madagascar
Nov 15, 2018
Temporary
Affiliated with the  Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium's Conservation Genetics Department About us : The Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership is a Malagasy NGO founded and piloted by Dr. Edward Louis Jr., Director of the Conservation Genetics Department at OHDZA in Omaha, Nebraska. Together they work to protect and restore Madagascar's remaining forests and diverse wildlife. Project Overview:   During a 12-week tenure, volunteer cohorts will spend half their time monitoring lemurs and half their time participating in the community-based reforestation effort.  Lemur Monitoring (5 weeks):  Volunteers will follow social groups of either the greater bamboo lemur ( Prolemur simus ) or the black-and-white ruffed lemur ( Varecia variegata ) within the mountainous terrain of the Kianjavato-Vatovavy landscape. The longterm goal of this project is to offer protection for these two Critically Endangered species while gathering information on habitat usage, population dynamics, and territorial range. Reforestation Project (5 weeks) : This grassroots reforestation effort reconnects and expands natural habitats over the mountainous terrain around Kianjavato while sustainably benefiting the 14,000 area residents. Through this project we have planted over 2 million trees in Madagascar. The overall goal of this project is to restore habitats for wildlife and alternative resources for the local community.    2019 Volunteer Cohort Schedule: January Cohort (January 15 – 17 arrival in Madagascar; April 9 – 11 departure from Madagascar) March Cohort (March 19 – 21 arrival in Madagascar; June 11 – 13 departure from Madagascar) May Cohort (May 21 – 23 arrival in Madagascar; August 13 – 15 departure from Madagascar) July Cohort (July 23 – July 25 arrival in Madagascar; October 15 – 17 departure from Madagascar) September Cohort (Sept 24-26 arrival in Madagascar; December 17 – 19 departure from Madagascar) 2019 costs for participating in the MBP Volunteer program (flights, tent/sleeping materials, and vaccines not included): 250 USD non-refundable deposit (to secure your placement with the program) 750 USD accommodation fees (includes airport assistance, travel costs to/from field station, tent site rental, and food) 55USD/50Euro 90 day tourist Visa (payable at the airport upon your arrival) Qualifications/Experience :  We want volunteers who are going to be 100% dedicated to the projects and go above and beyond to contribute to the NGO. We prefer volunteers with at least a BA or BS in the biological or environmental sciences, and tropical restoration or forest management experience is a plus.  Some independent research experience will be an advantage, as will work or travel experience in tropical countries.  A willingness to work in isolated conditions, the ability to solve problems independently, and dedication to a positive and respectful working environment is vital.
Ceres Boston, MA, USA
Nov 15, 2018
Full time
Director, Events and Sponsorship   Organization  Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization leading the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. Through powerful networks and advocacy, Ceres tackles the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses.   For more information about Ceres, please visit our web site ( www.ceres.org ).  Description & Responsibilities The Director leads the Events & Sponsorship team in their responsibilities of planning, organizing and executing the annual Ceres Conference (a signature event), the biennial Investors Summit, anniversary special events and other day/half-day events throughout the year.  The team coordinates sponsorship for these events through research, internal/external outreach and follow-up, and by tracking all sponsorship on an organization-wide basis.  The Events & Sponsorship team engages with all Ceres program teams on these efforts and works closely with the Development, Operations, and Communications and Marketing teams. This is a full-time, staff position that will report to the Chief Operating Officer.  Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following: Oversee and direct development of the annual Ceres Conference, the biennial Investor Summit, anniversary year events and other special events for program teams. Coordinate and oversee the execution of all Ceres-wide events within a fiscal year. Collaborate with senior program staff to develop the strategic direction of the annual Conference and special program events. Oversee development and management of the Events annual budget including securing over $1 million in sponsorship revenue annually. Oversee the development of the sponsorship program for all major events for fiscal year or longer time periods, balancing immediate needs with longer-term organizational priorities and sponsor relationship development. This includes marketing materials, budget, outreach and stewardship and provide guidance to the Manager of Sponsorships to achieve sponsorship goals. Oversee appropriate integration of sponsors into Ceres’ events including integration of sponsors as speakers in events in alignment with the organization’s goals and global outcomes. Partner with Communications and Marketing to develop materials to promote Ceres’ events. Conduct evaluation of events and incorporate findings into future activities. Supervise Events and Sponsorship staff in executing logistical and programmatic details of events. Determine events temporary staffing needs and research, contract and oversee temporary staffing for the conference, Investor Summit, anniversary year events and other major events as needed. Research and recommend venues for the conference, Summit and other special events and lead contract negotiations for final approval by the CFO. Engage with Human Resources in hiring, training, managing, retaining, and terminating Events and Sponsorship staff. Qualifications Bachelor degree required.  Graduate degree preferred. Minimum 10 years events management experience in roles of progressive responsibility, including team management/supervisory experience. Track record of securing significant sponsorship funds. Must possess strategic and creative ability to identify and implement sponsorship strategies to grow event revenue. Familiarity with nonprofit organizations and management, a plus. Familiar with organizing events attracting 600+ attendees for nonprofit organizations. Excellent oral and written communication skills.  3+ years of experience supervising staff, including ability to provide training and support staff development. Motivational manager that can stimulate effective action by and collaboration among colleagues. Demonstrated success in building and managing diverse teams, including gender identity, people of color, and people from various socio-economic backgrounds, and supporting an inclusive work place, where everyone has an opportunity for advancement. Marketing background, a plus. Strong team leader and comfort working in a team-based atmosphere.  Demonstrated ability to deliver specific projects and initiatives independently and as part of a team.  A confident and poised demeanor, demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with corporate partners. Superior organizational, planning, and team management skills. Passion for Ceres’ mission and ability to inspire others in that mission. Willingness to travel domestically as needed to meet with donors and prospects. How to Apply  We encourage all applicants to review our website to familiarize themselves with Ceres before applying:   www.ceres.org . If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit a resume, cover letter, and a list of three references, as well as complete the additional information as instructed.    Ceres is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any individual based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, disability, or any factors prohibited by applicable law. 
Ceres Boston, MA, USA
Nov 15, 2018
Full time
Senior Associate, Company Network   Organization  Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization working with the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. Through powerful networks and advocacy, Ceres tackles the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses. For more information about Ceres, please visit:   www.ceres.org .  Description and Responsibilities   The Senior Associate, Company Network supports the company engagement and programmatic work of the Company Network team. We seek an energetic, highly motivated, self-starter to play a critical programmatic and  support role, both internally and externally. The Associate will be part of a fifteen-person team working with companies to integrate sustainability into core business strategies, leveraging the   Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability . This is a full-time position, based in our Boston office, with line reporting to one of the Directors of the Company Network. Desired content knowledge encompasses environmental and social sustainability issues, with specific focus on those issues within the corporate and investor communities.  Specific duties include, but are not limited to the following: Manage, or support the management of, relationships involving Company Network (CN) members, Ceres Non-profit Network organizations, and prospective Network companies or organizations. Play a key supporting role in, and in some cases organize and lead, ongoing engagements that bring investors and representatives of environmental, social and other public interest groups together with Network member companies for the purpose of advancing company performance relative to the Ceres Roadmap expectations. Play a key supporting role in, and in some cases organize and lead, special projects advocating for leading disclosure, governance, stakeholder engagement, and performance commitments involving the Ceres Company Network members, Non-profit Network members, investors, and prospective Ceres companies. Conduct research and analysis on corporate sustainability performance, including benchmarking sector performance, writing briefs and memos, and creating presentations with associated speaking notes. Develop briefings or presentations for members of the Ceres leadership team in support of their engagement with companies, investors or other external audiences. Demonstrate attention to detail and project management skills for planning, logistics, scheduling, note taking, and memo drafting, amongst other tasks to deliver high impact engagements with Network member companies and partner organizations. Advocate to Network member companies positions aligned with Ceres’ organizational goals. Facilitate team meetings (on rotating basis), working with the Senior Directors to set meeting agendas and ensure follow up. Contribute to tracking, for internal and external purposes, the impact of the Company Network team’s engagement with member companies, as well as the impact of company engagement and project work beyond the Ceres Network. Coordinate with other program teams (e.g. Investor Network, Communications, Development, Operations) as needed to accomplish organizational objectives. Assist team in roll out and distribution activities of key reports and special projects. Assist in the planning of the annual Ceres Conference program and other events. Travel to meetings and events, as required. Qualifications Bachelor degree. In absence of bachelor degree, at least 7 years relevant work experience or 5 years relevant work experience plus associate degree. Minimum of 4 years professional experience demonstrating excellent interpersonal skills, leadership ability, and project management abilities. Three years or more direct experience working on sustainability and corporate responsibility issues in the corporate, investor or non-profit sectors. In-depth knowledge of environmental and sustainability issues and an understanding of corporations (including corporate reporting and business strategy tools), the socially responsible investment community, and the environmental and sustainability movements. Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills for both internal and external audiences. Effective facilitation skills with the ability to bring divergent ideas to a productive conclusion. Sound judgment, sensitivity to diverse constituencies, excellent interpersonal skills, strong initiative and motivation. Ability to move seamlessly between collaborative, team-driven activities and independent projects. Ability to bring a positive outlook and energetic commitment to working at Ceres on a daily basis and to thrive in a fast-paced environment. Demonstrated ability to be an advocate. Experience in North American context is required, coupled with an understanding of the broader international context for sustainability. Willingness to travel as needed to accomplish duties noted above.  Passion for accelerating and expanding the adoption of sustainable business practices and solutions to build a healthy global economy. How to Apply  We encourage all applicants to review our website to familiarize themselves with Ceres before applying:   www.ceres.org .  If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit a resume, cover letter, and list of three references, as well as complete the additional information as instructed.  Ceres is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any individual based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, disability, or any factors prohibited by applicable law.
Ceres Boston, MA, USA
Nov 15, 2018
Full time
Assistant, Company Network   Organization  Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization working with the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. Through powerful networks and advocacy, Ceres tackles the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses. For more information about Ceres, please visit:   www.ceres.org .  Description and Responsibilities  The Assistant, Company Network supports the Senior Directors of the Company Network and their team.  We seek an energetic, highly motivated, self-starter to play a critical administrative and programmatic support role, both internally and externally.  The Assistant will be part of a fourteen-person team working with companies to integrate sustainability into core business strategies, leveraging the   Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability . This full-time position reports to one of the Senior Directors and will be located in Boston, MA.   Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following: Provide administrative and logistical support to the two Senior Directors of the Ceres Company Network by: acting as a primary point of contact, prioritizing phone calls, correspondence, and meeting requests, managing calendars/schedules, and ensuring follow-through of specific activities and projects to completion;  Support the Senior Directors in setting agendas for weekly team meetings, taking and disseminating meeting notes, and ensuring appropriate follow-up; Attend internal and external meetings, as assigned, in order to take notes, identify next steps, and ensure follow-through of activities to completion;  Assist in development and management of team planning, goal setting, and impact tracking, working in concert with Senior Directors and project leads; Support coordination, logistics, and management of bi-annual team retreats, working closely with Senior Directors and project leads; Assist team in roll out and distribution activities of key reports and special projects; Provide event and development activity support for Senior Directors, including conducting research, drafting speaking points and/or presentations, and attending meetings, as needed; Assist with planning, coordination, and logistics for Ceres annual conference, Investor Summit, and other organization-wide events; Book travel, schedule meetings, and draft trip itineraries for Senior Directors; Process Senior Directors’ expense reports, reimbursements, and other finance-related administrative duties; Support engagements with Ceres Company Network members and special projects, as necessary; and Travel to meetings and events, as required.  Qualifications  Associate degree with 3 years of relevant work experience, or Bachelor degree with minimum of one year of relevant work experience. In absence of either associate or bachelor degree, at least 5 years relevant work experience required. Outstanding organizational and administrative skills. Experience as an assistant to a senior executive, a plus. Demonstrated initiative and motivation, and ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Sound judgment and high level of integrity and professionalism, with an ability to manage confidential information and maintain discretion, diplomacy, and courtesy in all contacts. Strong organizational and time management skills, with keen attention to detail. Highly developed communication skills, both written and verbal. Excellent research and problem-solving capabilities. Ability to work pro-actively, both independently and collaboratively with a team. Proficiency with word-processing, spreadsheet, database, e-mail, and presentation programs. Knowledge of, or experience with, sustainability issues, particularly understanding of the role of business, the investment community, and/or NGOs, a plus. Familiarity with Salesforce, a plus. How to Apply We encourage all applicants to review our website to familiarize themselves with Ceres before applying:   www.ceres.org .  If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit a resume, cover letter, and list of three references, as well as complete the additional information as instructed.  Ceres is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any individual based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, disability, or any factors prohibited by applicable law. 
Mothers Out Front California, USA
Nov 14, 2018
Full time
California Organizing Manager Mothers Out Front is seeking a talented organizer and staff manager to lead and expand our organization’s work in California . As the organizing manager, you will help build diverse and powerful movement of mothers, grandmothers, and caregivers advocating for a swift transition away from fossil fuels towards clean and renewable energy.  You will recruit, train, and manage staff working with volunteer-led teams and support and mentor the California state volunteer leadership team. You will work with and draw leadership from the frontline communities who are experiencing the worst effects of fossil fuels — from the dangers and challenges caused by extreme weather patterns to devastating health effects like asthma and other respiratory illnesses — with particular attention to low-income communities and communities of color. You will support the statewide volunteer leadership in developing and implementing community and state-based campaigns, while coordinating with national organizing efforts to make urgently needed progress toward a healthy and livable climate. About Mothers Out Front: Mothers Out Front builds our power as mothers to ensure a livable climate for all children. We are building a diverse national movement of mothers, grandmothers, and caregivers dedicated to convincing elected officials and business leaders to work for a swift, complete, and just transition away from fossil fuels to clean and renewable energy. We know that mothers have an important role to play in the climate change movement, and, when it comes to protecting their children, mothers are an unstoppable force for change! Our goal is simple: to enable mothers to take active leadership in climate change work by providing the structure, training, and tools for them to work together on campaigns in their communities and at the statewide level. We are a member-led, national organization that is growing quickly. Founded in 2013, this year’s operating budget is $3.7m. We currently have staff working in eight states and are a fast growing organization with no plans of slowing down .   Your responsibilities will include: Develop and support statewide teams of leaders to build power and win campaigns across the state. Manage state organizers to ensure productive, strategic campaigns and to drive growth. Ensure that the organizers are effectively deploying training tools, coaching resources, data and membership support. Coordinate communications resources to ensure that Mothers Out Front is visible across the state, that members are informed of our collective work, and that the campaigns at the local and state level have effective communications plans and support. Lead, in partnership with our development team, the cultivation and procurement of sustainable funding for our work in the state. Work with the state leadership team and organizers to build state coalition and partner relationships. Manage the state budget in partnership with the state leadership team and national leadership. Participate in the Organizing Manager Team to ensure collective impact and growth goals are set and achieved.   What we’re looking for in you: At least five years of experience in a grassroots organizing or a campaign setting, including a background in staff management or demonstrated readiness to manage. Experience and comfort with fundraising. A strong understanding of campaign development, ideally including experience developing strategic and effective campaigns at the statewide and municipal level. Understanding of how strategic communications planning integrates into larger campaign plans. Experience in organizing and movement building with an emphasis on effective leadership development and a co-collaborative style. A passion for climate justice issues, including an analysis around climate change. Demonstrated ability and commitment to working with people from a variety of backgrounds, especially ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds. It’s also helpful if you have experience working with people from different religious, education, generational, and gender identity backgrounds as well as those with physical disabilities and from the LGBTQ community. An understanding of the political landscape in California. Strong administrative skills, ideally including experience with databases, setting up efficient systems, and budget management. A passion for developing the leadership of mothers. Active and reflective listening skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills with flexible and creative thinking. An ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced, campaign-oriented environment. The ability to work evenings and weekends, as needed, and to travel across the state.   Details: Mothers out Front is a virtual organization. Candidates can be based anywhere in California and will work from a home office. You will report to the National Organizing Director. This a full-time position. Salary and benefits: The salary range is $60K to $75K, depending on experience. Benefits include health and dental benefits, a 401(k) plan, flexible spending plan, paid vacation, holidays, sick days, and support for remote work set-up. We offer ongoing training opportunities, a fast-paced, dynamic, supportive, and collaborative setting and we are proudly women-led! To apply: Please forward a cover letter and resume to jobs@mothersoutfront.org with the title of the job in subject line and include where you heard about the position. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.   Mothers Out Front is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and members of other historically disenfranchised groups are especially welcome and encouraged to apply.
Izaak Walton League of America Gaithersburg, MD, USA
Nov 13, 2018
Full time
The Izaak Walton League was founded in 1922 to conserve outdoor America for future generations. We are one of the earliest conservation organizations to set an aggressive course to defend wild America by changing public policy. League members and staff combine hands-on conservation with policy work and public education to pursue our conservation goals at the local, state, and national levels. As a strong, responsible voice representing hunters, anglers, and outdoor recreationists, we occupy a special niche in the conservation community. POSITION OVERVIEW Are you a social media powerhouse with top-notch writing and website management skills? Then our Communications Associate position might be right for you! As Communications Associate, you will manage the League’s social media channels, including developing new content, building new audiences, and analyzing what works. You’ll also manage our corporate website, email newsletters, and other electronic communications. Your role is to produce highly sharable content that is creative and on-brand. You will report to the Director of Communications at the League’s national headquarters in Gaithersburg, Maryland. RESPONSIBILITIES Manage the League’s social media channels, website, and electronic newsletters. Write and edit content for League communications, including social media channels, website, electronic newsletters, and  Outdoor America  magazine. Create simple graphics for use in social media posts, e-newsletters, and website. Analyze online activity and develop recommendations for improved effectiveness of League communications. Monitor changes in social media tools and trends to ensure the League remains current with such developments. Provide support to League chapter leaders on web-based communications, including social media and websites. With staff assistance, develop a substantive understanding of conservation and outdoor recreation issues relevant to the League to effectively write and edit content. Support development of videos and other multimedia content. QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIRED SKILLS Demonstrated experience managing social media channels (including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube), preferably using a social media management tool such as Hootsuite. MUST have experience using Facebook Business Manager to publish ads, create new audiences, and analyze results with an eye toward improvements. Demonstrated experience with website content management systems (such as Sitefinity, Drupal, or Word Press) and Google Analytics. Demonstrated experience with Web-based email tools, such as Campaign Monitor. Experience with video editing a plus but not required. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Bachelor’s degree in English, communications, marketing, journalism, or relevant field of study and 3 to 5 years of experience managing social media channels and websites, preferably for nonprofits. Understanding of conservation and sportsmen’s issues preferred. Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with League staff and members/volunteers. Well organized and detail oriented. A positive, professional, and solutions-oriented attitude. Ability to travel (less than 5%). Some meetings and events will require overnight stays. SALARY & BENEFITS This is a full-time position. The Izaak Walton League of America provides a competitive salary and benefits package for full-time staff. Compensation will be dependent on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. APPLICATIONS Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, salary history, and writing samples – including two bylined articles/blogs and several sample social media posts – to   Dawn Merritt , Communications Director. No phone calls please. The Izaak Walton League of America is an equal opportunity employer.   Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Geological Survey
Nov 13, 2018
Full time
Summary What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position?   Salary: $50,598 (Step 01) to $65,778 (Step 10);   NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.  Learn more about this agency Responsibilities As a Fish Biologist within the Columbia Environmental Research Center, some of your specific duties will include: Conduct sampling and assessments of endangered sturgeons in rivers. Perform procedures to obtain gonad and blood samples for reproductive assessments. Surgically implant transmitters into endangered sturgeons and other fishes. Participate in the planning and execution of complex studies and investigations concerning biological, chemical, and physical processes that affect fishery communities and ecosystems. Gather, organize, and interpret a wide variety of biological, ecological, pathological, public use data or other information pertinent to scientific studies or investigations. PHYSICAL  DEMANDS The work requires some physical exertion such as walking over wet, rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces; bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities. The work requires moderate physical ability and average agility and dexterity. WORK ENVIRONMENT Work is performed in an office, laboratory, and/or in the field. The office is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated. Temperature and weather extremes may be encountered in the performance of the outdoor work. Field and laboratory duties may require the use of special protective gear. The incumbent is expected to conduct duties in a safe and orderly manner so as not to endanger self, fellow workers, or property with which entrusted. Travel Required 25% or less - Overnight travel of 5-7 nights per month may be required. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Army Installation Management Command Fort Devens, MA, USA
Nov 13, 2018
Full time
Summary About the Position:   The mission of Devens Reserve Forces Training Area is to provide training facilities and training support to all military services, reserve and active. It is a small base, and is located approximately 50 miles northwest of Boston, Massachusetts, in a small, rural community. This position is located in the Environmental Division within the Directorate of Public Works. The incumbent will report to the Environmental Division Chief. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Administer a Natural Resource Management Program for Devens Reserve Forces Training Area. Plan, coordinate, and oversee various natural resources monitoring and improvement activities in the areas of forestry, wildlife, wetlands, threatened/endangered species, nuisance/invasive species, wildfire, and more. Prepare and implement short and long-range natural resource plans, including an Integrated Natural Resource Management Plan (INRMP). Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to create a well-balanced natural resources management program that aligns with other requirements, priorities, and activities. Perform contract administration duties as the Point of Contact and/or Contracting Officer's Representative (COR). Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Stantec Plymouth Meeting, PA, USA
Nov 13, 2018
Full time
Your Opportunity You will perform program research, planning and development, permitting, compliance monitoring, inspections/enforcement, and technical support services in relation to air, water, waste, corrective action, mining, biology, and other environmental programs. May be required to write reports, develop plans, and implement steps to move projects toward closure in the most cost effective manner Your Key Responsibilities Perform and document field data collection activities (including oversight of subcontractors);assist in the completion of project level work (data management, report preparation) on environmental remediation/management projects for commercial/industrial clients. Conduct multi-media sampling (soil, groundwater, surface water, sediment, soil gas, indoor air, etc.). May be required to oversee advancement of soil and rock borings, installation of groundwater monitoring wells, manage subcontractors and minor soil excavation projects. Prepare soil boring log and well construction diagrams. Perform operation and maintenance on remediation systems; significant decisions and deliverables reviewed by higher level staff. Learn and follow standard operating procedures for work assigned, while continues to develop skills Demonstrate ability to analyze field and technical data, and draft technical reports Complete applicable company and client required health & safety training (including OSHA required training) and follow health & safety policies and procedures. Follows established standards, policies, procedures, and guidelines to complete entry level and routine assignments. This position works as part of a larger natural resources team and will likely require support to multiple Stantec offices. A willingness to travel is preferred. Candidates will also likely be requested to support other service areas related to environmental assessment and remediation projects. Completion of fieldwork, including groundwater sampling and installation of groundwater monitoring wells, soil characterization and sampling, and soil vapor/indoor air sampling. Complete site inspections, Phase 1 Site Assessments, and compliance audit support. Complete aquifer testing, water level measurements, and elevation surveying. Provide oversight of subcontractors including drillers, utility locators, etc.Additional duties may include handling day to day tasks such as: Data management, Writing and preparation of reports, work plans, letters, and memoranda, Preparing cost estimates, Conducting project-related research (historical data, regulations, etc.), Preparing periodic status/program reports Your Capabilities and Credentials Working understanding of policies and procedures for HSSE, including client-specific training (as required). Working knowledge of field sampling techniques. Must have the willingness to learn new skills while conducting field work in rural wilderness settings and flexibility in undertaking work assignments and work independently for long hours in the field as necessary. Experience/knowledge of hazardous materials as emergency response are desirable. Demonstrates use and understanding of these policies and procedures as appropriate to their work. Basic understanding of technical writing skills. Shows initiative in integrating creativity and innovation in all work tasks. Exhibits a strong attention to detail. Conscientious, organized, and disciplined. Open minded and curious; shows an ability to focus on possibilities, not preconceived solutions. Builds and maintains productive professional and personal networking relationships within their technical team and Business Center. Some knowledge of use of field equipment, GIS-related mobile data collection, reporting software (e.g., Parcel)and GINT for borehole logs is an asset Pre-Employment drug and alcohol screening and physical are required. Good driving record and valid driver’s license required. Education and Experience Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, or related field. Minimum of 0-2 years work experience. Co-op / Internship experience preferred. Typical office environment working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods of time. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather. Ability to lift and move items and equipment up to 50 lbs. This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice. Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Stantec Bellevue, Washington, USA
Nov 13, 2018
Full time
Your Opportunity Stantec’s Environmental Services team is looking for a mid- to senior level NEPA practitioner and project manager with at least 8 years of experience preparing environmental documents pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The office locations for this position include: Bellevue, WA, Portland, OR, and the following California offices: Redding, Chico, Petaluma, San Francisco, San Jose, Walnut Creek, Sacramento, Rocklin and Nevada City .The primary duty of this role is to manage multiple planning and permitting projects for a wide range of government and non-government environmental clients across diverse geographic locations. Your Key Responsibilities Guide the NEPA planning process and oversee all aspects of a project, including client contact, budget control and invoicing, schedule, personnel allocation/planning, public interest facilitation, technical approach, and subcontractor involvement Working understanding and interrelation of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for California positions and working understanding and interrelation of the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) for Washington positions Coordinate with clients, regulatory/resource agencies, local governments Manage technical studies and ecological resource assessments such as traffic analyses, air & noise analyses, socio-economic analyses, wetland delineations, habitat assessments, and other natural resource surveys Perform research, conduct environmental analyses (field and desktop), develop recommendations, and prepare technical reports under NEPA and CEQA (for California positions) and SEPA (for Washington positions) Prepare NEPA documentation including environmental impact statements (EISs), Environmental Assessments (EAs), Categorical Exclusions (CEs) Provide quality assurance and quality control for all final products to ensure technical accurateness and regulatory compliance Assist in the preparation of proposals and other marketing endeavors Your Capabilities and Credentials Thorough understanding of technical environmental impact analysis methods and sound knowledge of NEPA and CEQA (for California positions) and SEPA (for Washington positions) requirements and related environmental regulations Team oriented with strong capability to motivate others Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills with experience either presenting at public workshops and/or facilitating meetings with regulatory/resource agencies Demonstrated experience managing multiple planning projects and ability to motivate self and others to overcome obstacles and achieve goals Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure and to prioritize and balance sometimes heavy workloads to achieve goals while keeping up with a highly mobile and changing environment Must demonstrate an ability in collaborative problem solving with stakeholders, clients, and teammates Must be a highly motivated self-starter Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint Team player with demonstrated ability to work well with others, to keep other team members aware of project and client needs Must have the ability to work in the field if necessary for long hours in all weather conditions Must be able to travel as needed for project assignments Must have a good driving record and valid driver’s license Education and Experience B.S. in planning and/or related environmental discipline; Masters degree in planning and/or related environmental discipline preferred. Eight or more years of experience performing analysis, consulting, and providing recommendations for various types of clients Typical office environment working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods of time. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather. Ability to lift and move items and equipment up to 50 lbs. This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice. Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best. See additional NEPA Specialist job listings for : Chico , California San Jose , California Petaluma , California San Francisco , California Nevada City , California Sacramento , California Portland , Oregon Rocklin , California Walnut Creek , California Redding , CA Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service Atlanta, GA, USA
Nov 13, 2018
Full time
Summary IMPORTANT:  Open & closing dates -    11/13/2018   to   11/20/2018.  This job will close when we have received 75 applications   which may be sooner than the closing date.   Learn more. TERM   positions do not convey permanent status in the Federal service and will be for a period not to exceed thirteen months, with possible extensions up to a total of four years without further competition. O pen to the first 75 applicants or until 11/20/2018 whichever comes first. All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities The incumbent will serve as a Wildlife Biologist for the Southeast Region Division of Science and Natural Resources Management. Prepares categorical exclusions (CE), environmental assessments (EAs), biological assessments (BA), and other planning/compliance products to preserve and enhance wildlife species, habitats, and values. Provides advice and guidance regarding compliance with the the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act of 1934, as amended, the Lacey Act, the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the Migratory Bird Act, and other such Federal and/or State Acts, Orders, and Regulations relating to wildlife conservation management. Conducts technical evaluations and field assessments of wildlife species and habitats involving collection, analysis, arid interpretation of data and information needed to resolve wildlife-related issues and problems. Develops major sections of park planning documents that require the application of wildlife management and ecological principles. Identifies planning or research needs, prepares requests for proposals or statements of work, and provides oversight for projects. Represents the NPS in dealings with Federal, State and local agencies and private organizations on technical aspects of wildlife and protected species issues. Develops and maintains liaisons and effective working relations with related groups and individuals, agencies, and the public in order to encourage and facilitate cooperative regional management strategies. Prepares issue papers, briefing documents, reports, and portions of management plans, and provides verbal briefings to management and others regarding issues that could affect individual species and habitats. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Army Corps of Engineers Montgomery County, TN, USA
Nov 13, 2018
Full time
Summary About the Position:   Assists in administering the timber disposal program, coordinating forestry management responsibilities with installation foresters, and providing advice and assistance on economical management of forestry resources. Administers the Agricultural Outlease Program. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Assist in development of annual harvesting plans which requires evaluation and consideration of sales designs, layout of sales compartment, safety and conservation matters, fire protection, and effect on reforestation or stand improvements. Devises plans which will stimulate market interest in timber and timber by-products. Compile and analyze data, prepares disposal plans, administers the bidding and award process, inspect contractor's activity for compliance with contract, and billing problems. Participate in both long-range and short-range forest management planning. Assist to determine method of sale, value of timber, and logging conditions. Participates in such forest management activities as reforestation, sales boundary, identification, wild fire control, maintenance of accesses, soil and wildlife conservation, vegetation control, and sale of timber by-products. Provides services and support to the installation in support of the Agricultural Outlease Program. Assist with outgrant administration. Travel Required 50% or less - You may be expected to travel up to 25% for this position Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Park Service
Nov 12, 2018
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Timmons Group Richmond, VA, USA
Nov 12, 2018
Full time
Timmons Group is currently accepting applications for entry level  Environmental Technicians  for future needs in our  Raleigh NC and Richmond, VA  office locations.  The Environmental Technician is responsible for the delivery of technically sound products that meet internal and external client expectations, on time and on/under budget, provides technical support for field decisions on natural resource projects, and other related projects with input by an Environmental Scientist and the Project Manager.  Essential Duties and Responsibilities  of a successful candidate include but are not limited to assisting  with field investigations and report preparations, performing wetland delineations, wetland data forms, joint permit applications (JPAs), Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessments, Threatened and Endangered Species Searches, Wetland Mitigation Monitoring and assist with NEPA documents.  Education and/or Experience  of a successful candidate include but are not limited to: Must have a bachelor or master's degree in environmental science or a closely related discipline. Ideal candidates will have some studies, internships or practical experience in wetland science. Must be capable of correctly operating technical analysis and computer equipment. Strong plant identification and soils classification skills preferred Must possess strong technical verbal and technical writing skills, and be able to read technical literature and engineering plans. Must possess strong analytical and problem solving skills, and be able to apply professional knowledge to the solution of both routine and non-routine tasks and activities. Must be capable and willing to performing field tasks in all types of weather in often demanding outdoor conditions and terrain The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. We are looking for high energy, creative, flexible, patient, self-starters who are willing to work at a dynamic pace.  Candidates must share a commitment to our company’s Vision, Mission, and Shared Values. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Union of Concerned Scientists Cambridge, MA, USA
Nov 12, 2018
Full time
Two-Year Temporary Position Center for Science and Democracy Union of Concerned Scientists Cambridge, MA or Washington, DC The Position Do you want to help coordinate a network of super motivated, politically engaged scientists and experts who have volunteered to put their specialized skills to work for the public good? As a member of the Center for Science and Democracy team, the outreach coordinator will design and implement engagement opportunities for scientists, activists, and partners to protect science-based health and environmental safeguards, deploy science as a tool to address inequities in public health and safety, and defend science from attacks and political interference. To do that, the coordinator will recruit, cultivate, and mobilize the UCS Science Network--a national community of thousands of scientists, engineers, economists, public health specialists, and other experts who share the desire to put their knowledge to work in protecting our health, safety, and environment. They will offer educational resources, create engagement opportunities, and develop leadership among Network members to strengthen their skills and impact as advocates. Now more than ever, we need this community to stand up for science and to defend health, safety, and environmental safeguards from politically motivated attacks. Help further the Center’s vision to advance the role of science for a just, functioning democracy and evidence-based policy making in service of public good. Responsibilities include: Coordinate educational opportunities and opportunities for scientists to guard against attacks on science, defend public protections, and push for science-based solutions to public safety challenges such as poor air quality, unsafe water, or chemical safety risks. Develop resources and organize training and peer-learning opportunities for scientists to strengthen their skills and deepen their involvement as advocates. Help scientists craft communications that showcase the real-world value of science in policy making and the unique role for scientists as informers, partners, and advocates. Identify and cultivate scientists seeking to grow as local leaders, who, in turn, offer opportunities for peers to join. Help foster and maintenance partnerships with science advocacy networks for resource-sharing and collaboration. Create opportunities for scientists and supporters to connect, learn, and take action together. Lead educational and action opportunities for UCS supporters to advocate for state and local efforts to increase voting rights, with a focus on supporting environmental justice communities most targeted by voter suppression policies. Offer educational tools and opportunities for UCS supporters to strengthen their role as inclusive advocates working towards equitable, evidence-based decision-making. Support other efforts of the UCS Center for Science and Democracy. REQUIREMENTS Qualifications and Experience The ideal candidate will be a strong community organizer comfortable working with experts and people from a wide variety of backgrounds. Experience and skills in leadership development, volunteer management, and advocacy trainings is required. Demonstrated competency in outreach/organizing on the regional and/or national level and legislative and media strategy is required. Demonstrated understanding and commitment for equity and inclusion is necessary; experience in equity- and justice-based organizing is preferred. The ability to work independently, balance a multitude of tasks, and collaborate as a member of a multidisciplinary team is essential. Work requires three to five years of relevant and comparable experience in an outreach, organizing, campaign, or advocacy position, preferably in a non-profit environment. Position prefers a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related field. Applicants should be able to demonstrate the ability to conceive, plan, and implement effective outreach campaigns and engagement strategies. Strong written and oral communication skills, are necessary, as are strong skills in internet-related communications, including the presentation of and analyzing information on the web, database software, and word processing. Successful candidates will be able to articulate a passion for promoting the role of science and scientists in public policy making. May spend extended periods at computer. May occasionally lift boxes of materials (less than 70 lbs.). Significant travel (10 or more overnights per year) is required. Regular office hours. At UCS, comparable training and/or experience can be substituted for degrees when appropriate. UCS is an equal opportunity employer continually seeking to diversify its staff. In particular, we’re dedicated to broadening opportunities for individuals from demographic groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences and in environmental advocacy. We’re also committed to building an inclusive workplace culture where talented people of widely diverse backgrounds can thrive. We've adopted this commitment because we believe the inclusion of culturally diverse perspectives will improve our work and produce better societal and environmental outcomes for all, including historically disenfranchised communities. We are actively seeking people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in this work. BENEFITS Compensation, Hours and Location:   This is a full-time two-year temporary position based in UCS’s Cambridge, MA or Washington, DC office. For those who meet all position requirements, the salary is around $52,500. UCS offers excellent benefits and a rewarding work environment. Information about the organization is available at   http://www.ucsusa.org . A listing of all open jobs is available at   https://www.ucsusa.org/about/jobs-ucs . Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Global Reporting Initiative Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nov 12, 2018
Internship- Paid
Internship Summary GRI is looking to recruit two interns interested in sustainability reporting and sustainability data. The main tasks will be to assist in locating and registering reports and reporting organizations based on GRI’s data classification, highlighting sustainability reporting trends through regular statistical analysis of the collected data. Other tasks Support the Report Services team with tasks related to Sustainability Disclosure Database and other related projects e.g. Reports List etc. Web-based research along with data analysis Assist with maintaining GRI’s Contact and Relationship Management system Assist with different research projects and any ad hoc tasks that may arise Support the Report Services team with other administrative tasks Key competencies/requirements Personal traits as accuracy, thoroughness and attention to detail are of the greatest importance Fluent in written and spoken English Knowledge of additional language is an advantage Knowledge of using Microsoft Excel or the ability to quickly acquire these skills Ability to work with individuals from different cultural backgrounds Good team player with a “can do” attitude Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com