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California Water Resources Control Board Oakland, CA 94612, United States
Nov 23, 2017
Full time
Job Description and Duties The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board has an opening for a Scientific Aid in the Enforcement Unit. The position location is 1515 Clay Street, Suite 1400, Oakland, CA 94612. The schedule is flexible, to be set by the incumbent (in consultation with direct supervisor) as any combination of days and hours between approximately 8 AM and 6 PM, Monday-Friday, with a maximum of 1,500 hours per calendar year. No irregular hours, weekends, or holidays are required for this posting. Desirable Qualifications In addition to evaluating each candidate's relative ability, as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, the following factors will provide the basis for competitively evaluating each candidate: Currently registered student or recent graduate from a science, engineering, or legal field of study. Coursework and experience in water science. Coursework and experience with data analysis. Coursework and experience with technical or legal writing. Knowledge of environmental law, regulation, and policy. Customer service work experience Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Ability to work independently and cooperatively with coworkers. Ability to manage multiple work tasks and meet deadlines. Applications will be reviewed for candidate’s ability to write clearly, communicate effectively, and follow directions. Final Filing Date:  12/14/2017 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
California Air Resources Board Sacramento, CA, United States
Nov 23, 2017
Full time
The California Air Resources Board’s Chair’s Office is searching for an experienced staff person to lead the agency in carrying out the California’s efforts to engage with other national and subnational jurisdictions to address climate change.  Job Description and Duties The incumbent will represent CARB on international activities in a variety of forums under supervision of the Senior Advisor to the Chair.  This will involve analysis of climate change and air pollution reduction programs and policies of national and subnational jurisdictions, coordination of CARB divisions and offices, serving as a liaison to Governor’s Office and CalEPA, and working directly with representatives of foreign governments, businesses, universities, nongovernmental organizations, public agencies and others. Position may serve as lead for special projects related to these functions.   The incumbent will analyze existing and potential programs and policies of national and subnational jurisdictions regarding climate change and air pollution. Possess substantive understanding of California climate change programs and policies including advanced clean cars program, low carbon fuel standard, cap and trade program, renewable energy and energy efficiency programs, and natural and working lands programs. Prepare clear, complete and technically accurate reports, briefing documents and materials related to climate change and air pollution policies and programs. Develop strategies and recommendations for engagement, coordination and collaboration with other jurisdictions.    Final Filing Date: 12/7/2017 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
California Department of Food & Agriculture Sacramento, CA, United States
Nov 23, 2017
Full time
Job Description and Duties Under the direction of the Senior Environmental Scientist (Supervisory), the Environmental Scientist performs a broad range of scientific and professional duties involving environmental analysis, research, surveys, investigations, and studies for CalCannabis. Responsibilities include environmental evaluation of license applications including California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) compliance, and approval of cultivation plans including those for indoor, outdoor, and mixed-light cultivation. The Environmental Scientist must establish effective working relationships and maintain cooperative liaison relationships with those contacted in the course of work.  Duties include, but are not limited to:  • Respond to public, industry, or local agencies inquiries regarding the requirements pertaining to licensing of indoor, outdoor, and mixed-light commercial cannabis cultivation in California via email, telephone, or formal written correspondence in an effort to promote licensure and compliance with laws and regulations. Utilize information contained in state regulatory manuals and enforcement policy documents to formulate responses. • Develop regulations, policies and guidelines to mitigate the environmental damage caused by commercial cannabis cultivation, including performing environmental analysis on the applicable state environmental laws including the CEQA. • Draft, review, and interpret compliance standards, policies, and regulations regarding indoor, outdoor, and mixed-light cultivation. • Analyze, and respond to public comments regarding environmental impacts submitted in response to draft regulation text; ensure the Program is compliant with the Administrative Procedures Act. • Review environmental components of cannabis cultivation applications and evaluate environmental mitigations required to offset environmental impacts. • Make recommendations for license approval or denial based on review of environmental compliance components. • Document reasons for license denial and inform applicants that they were not found compliant with the requirements of the Act. • Ensure licensees complete and understand environmental compliance agreements to meet the requirements of the CEQA. • Prepare and distribute manuals and training resources for use by State and local authorities; to ensure that commercial cannabis cultivation license procedures, regulatory actions, and policies are implemented consistently throughout the State and to address any environmental regulatory concerns. • Develop training and educational information for industry regarding Program environmental requirements and procedures to promote compliance among cultivators. Candidates may perform these essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Final Filing Date: 12/6/2017 Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Washington Department of Health Tumwater, WA, United States
Nov 23, 2017
Part time
About the Position     Reporting to the Built Environment Section Manager, these part-time (50% Time), non-permanent  Environmental Specialist 1   (ES 1) positions (3 positions) are a member of the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (CLPPP).     These positions will conduct drinking water sample collection for analysis to assess and reduce childhood lead exposure from drinking water in schools.  These positions are non-permanent,  part-time (50%), and required 90% travel.   These position serves as a front-line contact between Department of Health and school officials, and is responsible for creating and maintaining lasting relationships with the goal of reducing and eliminating childhood lead, consistent with the mission of DOH. These positions work with partners and represents from the Office of Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS) to schools and other stakeholders.  These positions are expected to contribute to a culture of excellence within the office with the full support of OEHS leadership   There are currently three (3) non-permanent, part-time (50% Time) Environmental Specialist 1 (ES 1) openings within the Office of Environmental Public Health Science.  These part-time (50%), non-permanent positions are anticipated to last through June 30, 2018.  This recruitment may be used to fill other ES 1 positions within the unit.     What will you be doing? – Duties include:   Assisting in the development and documentation of field sampling protocols and implementation strategies for the collection of drinking water samples in schools. Educating school officials on the health effects of lead. Traveling to schools and taking water samples before school starts. Organize and travel with sufficient and appropriate sampling supplies. Label samples, document sampling locations, and manage chain of custody documents. Follow sampling guidance provided by the Office of Drinking Water. Mail or physically bring samples to the public health lab. Be courteous and professional with school staff. Assisting with Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program activities that may include writing reports, grant applications, reports to the legislature. Provide case management and data compiler activity support. What we're looking for – Required Qualifications:   One (1) or more years (full-time equivalent) of professional experience working in local or state government, public health, non-profits, education, or closely related field. AND, demonstrated experience in the following competencies: Customer Focus –   Seeks ways to improve service delivery. Assesses the organization and its services from the customer's point of view. Emphasizes a team approach to providing great customer service Ethics and Integrity –   Keeps promises and commitments made to others. Does the right thing, even when it is difficult. Does not yield to pressure to show bias or manipulate others. Planning and Organization –   Identifies the sequence of tasks and the resources needed to achieve a goal, and prioritizes key action steps. Anticipates the impacts and risks of decisions and actions. Agency Representation –   Ability to effectively represent and support the agency position and carry it forward without personal bias. Accountability –   Accepts personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work. Can be relied upon to achieve excellent results with little need for oversight. Exhibits punctuality and regular work attendance. Teamwork –   Fulfills commitments to other team members. Promotes a friendly climate, good morale, and cooperation among team members. Puts team success ahead of individual success. Values all team members. Confidentiality –   Demonstrated ability to maintain the confidentiality of protected health information . Attention to detail –   Performs tasks with care; is thorough. Makes few if any errors. Desired Qualifications (NOTE:  Experience may have been gained concurrently.)   An Associate's degree or higher with coursework in Public Health, Environmental Sciences, Education, or a related field. Demonstrated experience following defined protocols for the collection and management of samples as part of a research project or program, including chain of custody documentation. Closing 12/6/2017 11:59 PM Pacific Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com