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Institute of Bird Populations Fort Bragg, NC, USA
Jan 21, 2019
We have two openings during spring/summer 2019 for a point count project at Fort Bragg, NC PROJECT DATES : Approximately late April – early June (exact start date TBD) RESPONSIBILITIES : On a typical day, working in a team of two, biologists will wake up before dawn drive and hike to a point count transect starting point. Over the course of the next several hours, biologists will hike to points along a transect, recording all birds seen and heard. Point counts will generally conclude by about 11:00 am each day. Additional work will be spent entering data, planning for the next day’s work, etc. The work is physically demanding, sometimes involving hiking several miles per day, in areas with ticks, mosquitoes, bears, rattlesnakes, and other field hazards. Candidates must be in very good physical condition, and must be comfortable with off-trail hiking and orienteering. Applicants must provide their own transportation to the work site, but will be provided with a work vehicle once there. Lodging will be provided free of charge. REQUIRED SKILLS and EXPERIENCE : Candidates MUST have previous experience conducting avian point counts, and be able to identify Southeastern U.S. birds by sight and (especially) by call and song. TO APPLY : Submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references (all as a single attachment) to: Mandy Holmgren The Institute for Bird Populations Phone: (415) 663-1436 Email: mholmgren@birdpop.org .  Please put Fort Bragg Point Count Position in the subject line Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Kleinfelder Fishkill, NY, USA
Jan 21, 2019
Full time
Kleinfelder has been connecting great people to the best work since 1961. We are engineers, scientists, and construction professionals providing solutions that improve our clients’ transportation, water, energy, and other private infrastructure. As a responsive, cross-disciplinary team of bright, curious, and innovative problem-solvers, we are dedicated to doing the right thing, every day, on every project from over 60 offices in the US, Canada and Australia.  Built on a foundation of excellence, Kleinfelder is committed to client-focused solutions. Through our depth of experience and thorough understanding of environmental, regulatory, economic, and civic conditions, we identify and address challenges with innovation and common-sense. Kleinfelder’s integrated, award-winning experts collaborate with clients to meet their objectives - from project inception through design and execution. Connecting great people to the best work is our purpose – together, we deliver.   The Fishkill NY office has an immediate opening for an Environmental Scientist with 3 to 6 years of experience.     The successful candidate will work with a dynamic team of environmental professionals to develop and implement innovative technical solutions for the projects.  Responsibilities include: authoring technical reports, performing calculations, and conduct analyses. federal, state, and local permit preparation. planning and performing field investigations (natural resource surveys, sampling, and wetland delineations, in accordance with federal and state protocols). communicating with staff. ensuring quality execution. Strong attention to detail with excellent analytical, judgment and problem-solving capabilities to ensure compliance with relevant state/federal regulations and client-specific requirements.   Qualified candidates should possess: 3 to 6 years of related experience. Knowledge of state and federal environmental laws and regulations. Experience with natural resource surveys (habitat assessment, wetland delineations, etc.). Experience with preparing reports, including but not limited to: Federal and State Permit Applications, etc., environmental impact statements, etc.). Strong written and data evaluation skills.  Required: 3 to 5 years of relevant experience. Bachelor’s degree in Environmental, Biological, Environmental Science, Environmental Policy or related discipline; Masters in a relevant Biological field of study is a plus. Knowledge of MS Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as effective oral and written communication skills. A demonstrated ability to follow direction and work independently, as well as, in a team environment and a positive professional attitude. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as organization and multi-tasking skills. Ability to prioritize effort and effectively be engaged on multiple projects at one time. Ability to work flexible work schedules and availability to meet priority deadlines. Ability to travel; valid driver’s license. Experience with a Trimble GPS and ArcGIS is a plus.   Kleinfelder offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid holidays.  Kleinfelder is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans (Compliant with the new VEVRAA and Section 503 rules)  Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Kleinfelder Houston, TX, USA
Jan 21, 2019
Full time
Kleinfelder has been connecting great people to the best work since 1961. We are engineers, scientists, and construction professionals providing solutions that improve our clients’ transportation, water, energy, and other private infrastructure. As a responsive, cross-disciplinary team of bright, curious, and innovative problem-solvers, we are dedicated to doing the right thing, every day, on every project from over 60 offices in the US, Canada and Australia. Built on a foundation of excellence, Kleinfelder is committed to client-focused solutions. Through our depth of experience and thorough understanding of environmental, regulatory, economic, and civic conditions, we identify and address challenges with innovation and common-sense. Kleinfelder’s integrated, award-winning experts collaborate with clients to meet their objectives - from project inception through design and execution. Connecting great people to the best work is our purpose – together, we deliver.  The Kleinfelder Houston office has an immediate opening for a Technical Environmental Professional with 8 to 10 years of experience to support Environmental Projects.  We are seeking a motivated and organized individual who can assist Project Managers in the stewardship and execution of multiple assessment, remediation and compliance projects. The ideal candidate will: Prepare proposals, designs, permit applications, reports and calculations on complex projects with minimal supervision and guidance; Perform and develop scopes for field and office tasks (technical and non-technical) and independent analysis; Coordinate assigned staff; and Under minimal supervision from Manager, work within specific guidelines and protocols on highly complex assignments/problems of limited scope. Requirements  (must be able to): Consult staff professionals conducting field investigation, sampling, inspection, auditing, analysis and technical support with minimal oversight; and Coordinate technical aspects of small to moderate size projects with on-going review and interaction by PMs, senior operations and technical staff. Experience : 8 to 10 years of environmental  consulting experience   Desired Attributes: Working knowledge of applicable TX state laws and regulations; Emphasis on RCRA compliance, corrective action, and TRRP as applied to industrial facilities; Data analysis in support of scientific investigations and engineered solutions; Conduct regulatory compliance inspections, audits and assessments; Effective oral and written communication skills; Client interaction / communications; Proven ability to work in a team environment; The position requires strong attention to detail in order to ensure compliance with relevant state/federal regulations and client specific requirements; The ideal candidate must have previous experience working on environmental projects and a strong technical background in geology, engineering or compliance. Education : B.S. degree in geology, environmental engineering or the sciences. OSHA 40HR HAZWOPER training is also a requirement. PG or PE licenses are a plus.  Kleinfelder offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) plan, and paid holidays. Kleinfelder is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans. (Compliant with the new VEVRAA and Section 503 rules) Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Wild Turkey Federation Edgefield, SC, USA
Jan 21, 2019
Full time
JOB SUMMARY Responsible for all aspects of day-to-day maintenance and general operation of the Palmetto Shooting Complex (PSC) and Outdoor Education Center (OEC).   ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Preventative maintenance, maintenance and repair of all equipment associated with the PSC Operate heavy equipment and secure attachments as needed Lawn, cart path and roadside maintenance Ability to operate tractors/attachments Ability to operate a chainsaw Unloading and storing pallets of clay Positioning, loading, maintenance and repair of all Promatic equipment Carpentry as needed Minor maintenance of facility structures Ability to pass and maintain shooting instructor status Ability to learn and operate Point of Sale (POS) system Ability to communicate well with others Maintain fleet of UTVs, ATVs and golf carts Clean and maintain firearms Landscaping Assist with prescribed burning, herbicide applications and other habitat management activities Assist with forestry and food plot management activities Assist with mentored hunts Other land management and event coordination duties Other duties as assigned REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS High School Diploma or GED 1 to 2 years previous maintenance, landscape and/or construction experience Good driving record Flexible work attitude: the ability to work productively in a team environment and independently, and willingness to meet unexpected demands   PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 3 to 5 years previous maintenance, landscape and/or construction experience Previous wildlife and forestry management experience Ability to multi-task; ability to work under pressure; exceptional attention to detail Computer skills   PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS Must be willing and able to work in outdoor conditions Must be able to lift 50 pounds Must be able to sit, bend or stand for long period of times Must be able to operate farm machinery, trucks, ATVs, UTVs, and occasionally watercraft Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
National Wild Turkey Federation Edgefield, SC, USA
Jan 21, 2019
Full time
JOB SUMMARY Serving as the administrative assistant to the Chief Information Officer. Other responsibilities include media coordination and reporting metrics and coordination of IT and Communications travel and correspondence.   ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Administrative Assistant to Chief Information Officer Schedule meetings, meeting prep and note keeping Schedule CIO travel and other related department travel coordination Assist with CIO correspondence (inbox: mail and email, outgoing) Monitor calendar and requests (edits, reviews, etc.) of CIO Manage 3rd party vendor relationships i.e. Verizon Wireless, Ticketprinting.com, etc. Maintain files and other forms of records Department-wide duties Keep IT and Communications department calendar Organize meetings Registrations / details on conferences and related travel Order / maintain communications supplies and promotional materials Handle general department correspondence Assist with IT tape backups Media Coordination Maintain schedule of media deliverables (working with corporate relations and communications on scheduling content, gathering materials, reminders, etc.) Compile proof of performance reports for account managers / clients Media metrics reports for post-events and initiatives NWTF Convention and Sport Show Assist in coordination of the Grand National Calling Championships Maintain rules and results for the contest and sanctioned calling contests Maintain registrations for the GNCC Order supplies/trophies and other awards   REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Minimum of High School Diploma, in addition to five years in office administration   Experience in Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Explorer Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing Ability to make decisions and judgments Ability to work independently   PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Five Years' Experience   PHYSICAL QUALIFICATIONS Must be able to lift 25 pounds Must be able to sit, stand, and bend for long periods of time. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission Germantown, MD, USA
Jan 21, 2019
Full time
Description The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), a six-time National Recreation and Parks Association Gold Medal Award Winner, is seeking a Principal Natural Resources Specialist - Vegetation Ecology Program Coordinator The Department has a career staff complement of nearly 800 employees and serves a diverse population of more than one million residents. The Department manages 421 parks on nearly 37,000 acres of parkland with an annual operating budget of over $100 million, and a six-year Capital Improvements Program of over $200 million. This is an exciting opportunity to join a team that is working to help shape the future of one of nation's largest and most diverse park systems in the nation. In addition to having a world-class park system, Montgomery County, Maryland is a metropolitan destination for technological innovation, world-class higher education, performing arts, hospitality and tourism, and entrepreneurship. Parkland managed by the Department of Parks makes up more than 11% of the County's land and serves as the County's "back yard", providing safe, green outdoor spaces; fun, educational programs and events; and a wide variety of recreational opportunities. Our mission is to protect and interpret our valuable natural and cultural resources, balance the demand for recreation with the need for conservation, offer a variety of enjoyable recreational activities, and provide clean, safe, and accessible places for leisure-time activities.   This is a full-time career position (40 hours per week) in support of Natural Resources Stewardship on County Parkland. The incumbent will lead the Vegetation Ecology and Management Unit – which currently consists of 3 full time career staff - within the Natural Resource Stewardship Section of the Park Planning and Stewardship Division. The Vegetation Ecology Program Coordinator will be  responsible for; the stewardship of forest and meadow resources throughout parkland; the development of best management practices; reforestation and habitat restoration plans, natural resource management plans, managing a volunteer program that currently has 700 certified volunteers dedicated to eradicating non-native invasive plans on parkland, conducting and/or coordinate inventory and monitoring of flora, fauna, and habitat resources; maintaining detailed records, reports, and maps; and budget management. This position may require occasional weekend and evening work.   The successful candidate will have extensive experience in one or more of the following; Expertise of Maryland piedmont flora, forestry, silviculture, and/or terrestrial habitat ecology; botany; wetland ecology; natural resource management; urban forestry; environmental review of development projects; volunteer program coordination; and/or habitat restoration. Other desirable characteristics include; knowledge of Federal, State, and County environmental and forest conservation laws, policies and plans; knowledge of habitat restoration methodology, design and/or construction techniques; experience in the inventory, collection and identification of regional flora and/or fauna; experience in wetland delineation; non-native invasive plant identification and management; excellent people skills; excellent writing, organizational, word processing and computer skills; and/or knowledge of GIS. Preferred Education and Experience: Master's Degree Herbaceous and Woody plant ID expertise ArcGIS desktop and Collector capable Administration; supervision, budget and performance tracking  The position requires a combination of field and office work and includes exposure to inclement weather and outdoor hazards.  Minimum Qualifications 1. Bachelor's Degree in natural resource management, environmental science, forestry, wildlife management, fisheries management, or related field; and 2. Four years of progressively responsible experience; or 3. An equivalent combination of education and experience. 4. A valid driver's license or the ability to acquire one. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Iowa Department of Natural Resources Wallingford, IA, USA
Jan 21, 2019
Job Description The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has a vacancy for two Natural Resource Technician 1 positions, within the Wildlife Buruea located at: Priarie Lakes Wildlife Unit (inham HQ) in Wallingford, IA Missouri River Wildlife Unit in Whiting, IA  The job responsibilities include: Habitat Management : The NRT1 positions oversee the implementation of the management plans for each of the Wildlife Management Areas within the Prairie Lakes or Missouri River Wildlife Management Unit. Primary responsibilities are for the restoration and maintenance of quality wildlife habitats. Activities include:completing all phases of grass/forb seedings and prairie restoration and management including planting recommendations, site preparation, planting, maintenance, controlled burning, and competition control; restoring wetlands including topographical surveys, soils analysis, design of small sites, contract supervision, and actual construction; monitoring and manipulating seasonal water levels within wetlands to maintain desired wetland habitat conditions during nesting, brood-rearing, and migration; completing tree plantings and forest stand improvement practices; planting and managing wildlife food plantings with equipment, herbicide, and tillage; monitoring habitat leases; and controlling noxious and other weeds.    Facility Development and Maintenance : This employee is responsible for the repair and maintenance of all WMU facilities, including: buildings, signs, parking lots, roads, bridges, culverts, dikes, water control structures, boat ramps, fences, and so forth. These activities include annual boundary sign and fence monitoring and repair, grading roads and placing rock, repair and service of farm equipment, renovation of dikes and access roads with earth movers and backhoes, and replacing water control structures.  The NRT1 is also responsible for facilities construction including recommending locations and specification for facilities. Constructing new facilities including ID signs, boundary fences, roads, parking lots, and boat ramps. Activities include heavy equipment operation and supervising contractors.   Project Administration : Assist the NRT2 with the preparation of reports, records, and documents. Provide daily oversight, leadership, and direction to temporary staff at the Prairie Lakes or Missouri River Unit. Instruct safe work practices and procedures, communicate with the Biologist and Supervisor concerning personnel problems that affect Unit operations. Inform the Biologist and Supervisory staff within 24 hours of any station emergency, property damage, or personal injury. Attend and participate in all required district and statewide meetings, share and exchange technical expertise. Record equipment use, repair, and service schedules and recommend equipment budget. Record work activities and work product records. Keep banding records. Assist with purchasing, bids, and contract supervision. Attend professional and and departmental training. Complete information and education activities such as programs for local schools and presentations at departmental meetings.   Population Management :  The NRT1 participates in the trapping and banding of wood ducks, Canada geese, mourning doves, and other animals as part of ongoing population monitoring efforts and research projects. This employee will conduct annual deer counts, roadside game bird surveys, weekly waterfowl counts during the fall migration, mid-winter waterfowl counts, and other surveys of both game and non-game species and their habitats as requested to fulfill the mission of the Wildlife Bureau.   Utilize a weapon in performance of duties in compliance with the State of Iowa's Violence-Free Workplace Policy and related waivers, including taking all requisite training and conforming to written handling procedures for such weapons. Such duties shall include: dispatching injured or wounded animals when a law enforcement officer is not readily available; dispatching feral or dangerous animals when a law enforcement officer is not readily available or assigned to the detail; conducting demonstrations utilizing the weapon; collecting samples; conducting research on diseased animals and/or plants; clearing brush to access remote areas.   Essential Functions 1) Must function within a small field work team to accomplish needed land management activities.   2) Perform strenuous, physically demanding work. 3) Knowledge of wildlife management techniques and the ability to perform techniques used to conduct basic wildlife management projects. 4) Work outside under inclement conditions and various types of weather conditions. 5) Knowledge of basic state and federal laws, rules, and regulations as they relate to wildlife resources. 6) Must be able to operate a motor vehicle.     Critical Job Competencies Accountability, Integrity, High Productivity, Customer Focus, Team Player, Interpersonal Skills, Communication Skills, Self-Management, Computer Skills,  Technical skills (wildlife management) The DNR seeks to hire individuals who wish to support our mission, which is to conserve and enhance our natural resources in cooperation with individuals and organization, to improve the quality of life in Iowa and ensure a legacy for future generations. The starting salary for the Natural Resource Technician 1 is $35,630.40 annually. Typical hours are from 8am – 4:30pm, M-F, but will have evening/weekend/holiday work as needed and occasional in-state travel. The starting salary for new state (Executive Branch) employees will be at the base of the pay range.  This position offers a competitive salary schedule and benefit package. The State of Iowa is an EEO/AA Employer. Applicants may attach a resume/cover letter to the online application. Minimum Qualification Requirements The equivalent of two years of full time experience involving facilities maintenance in plumbing, electrical, and/or heating and cooling, or semi-skilled or technical work in a biological, horticultural, conservation, or natural resources program; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience substituting 30 semester hours of college level course work in a biological or natural resources program for the required experience. For additional information, please click on this   link to view the job description   (Download PDF reader) . Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Washington Department of Transportation Shoreline, WA
Jan 21, 2019
Internship- Paid
The Opportunity:   WSDOT Northwest Region Environmental Office has two exciting internships for   currently enrolled students   who want to observe and participate in real world application of their current field of study. This is a great opportunity to learn about the exciting work WSDOT is doing to meet environmental stewardship goals in a real world setting. The Environmental Office directly supports the transportation needs of Washington State by providing environmental technical studies, field investigations, interagency coordination, and construction support to WSDOT projects and operations. The successful candidates will receive exposure to the various roles in the Environmental Office and WSDOT project teams and gain hands-on experience assisting the program in hydraulics, fish & wildlife, environmental permitting, cultural resources, air quality, acoustics, water quality, and wetlands studies. This is a temporary position/internship lasting approximately three to five months.    The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is the steward of a multimodal transportation system and responsible for ensuring that people and goods move safely and efficiently. In addition to building, maintaining, and operating the state highway system consisting of over 18,000 lane miles and 3,600 bridge structures, WSDOT is responsible for the largest ferry system in the nation and owns three Talgo train sets in the Amtrak Cascades fleet. WSDOT works in partnership with other agencies to maintain and improve local roads, railroads and airports, as well as to support alternatives to driving, such as public transportation, bicycles and pedestrian programs. Additionally, WSDOT manages the world's widest tunneling project and the world's longest floating bridge.  WSDOT's diverse programs and projects are supported by more than 6,800 full-time employees, including engineers, vessel captains, maintenance technicians, environmental specialists, planners, and more. We take pride in our workforce, community engagement, and strive for excellence and integrity in everything we do.   Depending on the specific assignment, the position will perform the following work: Serve as an assistant to Environmental team members; mark and set stakes; collect samples; compile data. Assist with preparing environmental documentation (assembling data, performing studies, writing reports, developing graphics/maps, etc.). Assist with biological, stormwater, hazardous materials, stream, and environmental impact assessments. Assist with preparation of plans, specifications and estimates. Create related charts, maps, graphs, diagrams, and exhibits. Learn processes for performing job-site tests and analyzing test results. Assist with project inspections, community engagement, and stakeholder coordination. Assist Environmental Project Controller with coordinating projects. Perform other tasks as needed.   An ideal candidate will have the following qualifications: Currently enrolled and pursuing a degree or certificate in Environmental Sciences, Biology, Natural or Physical Sciences, or other related fields of study. A great attitude and interest in a career related to transportation and environmental interactions. Valid driver's license and ability to travel to job sites. Excellent communication skills both written and verbal. Proficient with computers and office software.. Knowledge of environmental processes laws and regulations. At WSDOT, we honor diversity in the workplace and support one another with respect and trust. If you would like to join our team-oriented and continuous improvement environment, with a great deal of career stability and growth, definitely consider this opportunity with WSDOT. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Vancouver WA Vancouver Water Resources Education Center, Southeast Columbia Way, Vancouver, WA, USA
Jan 21, 2019
Internship- Paid
Definition ABOUT THE WATER RESOURCES EDUCATION CENTER : The City of Vancouver's Water Resources Education Center is a public environmental education and science center that opened its doors in February 1996 in concert with the adjacent Marine Park Water Reclamation Facility. Overlooking the Columbia River, the Water Center provides opportunities for community members of all ages to explore wetlands, count critters, enjoy festivals, share Second Saturday activities, and learn about water through interactive exhibits. Education programs are designed to fulfill the Water Center's mission to teach us all how to be excellent stewards of water resources and how to use water wisely. The Water Center, a division of the City of Vancouver's Department of Public Works, is also caretaker of one of the metropolitan area's few remaining natural Columbia River riparian areas--nearly 50 protected acres of adjacent wetlands providing feeding, nesting and resting habitat for more than 120 species of fish and wildlife. The Water Center is part of the Vancouver National Historic Reserve. To learn more about the Water Center's programs, visit our website:   www.cityofvancouver.us/watercenter College students seeking an internship to fulfill a science, education, environmental studies, public relations or an elective requirement are encouraged to apply to the Water Center for an internship position. The Water Center offers three part-time Education internships. Both paid and unpaid internships are available. For both of these programs, candidates must currently be enrolled in a college level academic program. This position affords the unique opportunity to work in a public science center as a member of the Water Center's Education team. Acquire teaching, environmental interpretation, curriculum development, public speaking, event planning, exhibit development, and animal husbandry skills. Learn about the City of Vancouver's water infrastructure including freshwater delivery systems, wastewater treatment, and stormwater management. Learn how to teach and interpret these topics to multi-generational audiences and inspire visitors to become effective stewards of our water resources. Under the direct supervision of Water Center education staff, Education Interns assist with the coordination and implementation of the Water Center's school field trip programs, teacher workshops, visitor programs, community outreach, special events, and wetlands stewardship and restoration projects. Education Interns also assist with exhibit development research and develop animal husbandry skills while caring for the Water Center's live animal collection.   Salary range:   $12.12 - $13.05 per hour, depending on qualifications and nature of assignment   Work schedule:  The start date for this position will be mid-late February 2019. The successful candidate will be required to work 15-20 hours per week, including two mornings a week (preferably Tuesdays through Fridays), approximately 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., to teach school field trip programs. Interns must also be available to work Saturdays, holidays, winter and spring breaks. Work schedules can be adjusted each academic term to accommodate class schedules. Vacations/holidays can be taken by coordinating coverage of shifts with other Interns. To maximize learning potential and skill development, the preferred duration of this year-round internship is one to two years, including a probationary period of three months. Application Process: Complete the entire on-line job application and answer supplemental questions thoughtfully and thoroughly. Attach required documents, if applicable. Receive confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation email following submission, check your junk/spam mail. Contact HR Assistant Liz Penner at liz.penner@cityofvancouver.us or (360) 487-8411 immediately.   Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the relevant information in the online application and include the information only on the resume. Applications and/or Supplemental Questions that state "see my resume" or "see my personnel file" are considered incomplete and will not be accepted. Cover letters and/or optional resumes are not accepted in lieu of a completed application. Functions Lead classes of K-12 students in age-appropriate, hands-on science activities focused on water resources in classroom and outdoor settings. Provide interpretation about Water Center exhibits and live animals. Lead school groups on outdoor tours to adjacent wetlands and water reclamation facility. Lead school groups in field-based water quality monitoring program. Provide a high quality learning experience for students and teachers during their visit to the Water Center. Assist education staff with curriculum development and updates as needed. Assist with planning, development, and implementation of Teacher Workshops as needed. Research water-related themes for visitor and community programs such as Second Saturdays, Reading in the Wild, Sturgeon Festival, Earth Day, Science in the Park, etc., and work cooperatively with education team to create engaging science activities that connect multi-generational audiences to nature and the environment. Provide education programs to community groups upon request (Girl/Boy Scouts, afterschool programs, senior centers, etc.). Work alongside education team to support volunteers (ages 16-80+) during Second Saturday education programs, community outreach, and special events. Lead beach clean-up volunteer events with community groups. Learn about and assist with restoration projects and removal of invasive species in wetland areas adjacent to Water Center. Support interpretation and landscape maintenance projects in outdoor classroom and wildlife habitat garden areas adjacent to the Water Center. Learn how to care for and maintain aquaria containing native fish, reptile, and amphibian species. Work as part of the Water Center team assisting with set-up and clean up of program materials and activities, making photocopies, filing, purchasing supplies, and covering the reception area as needed (greeting visitors, answering phones). Carry out other tasks as needed. Minimum Qualifications Must currently be enrolled in a college level academic program Must be 18 years of age or older Preferred Experience Experience working with K-12 students in a classroom, recreational, and/or educational setting. Prior experience caring for plants, amphibians, reptiles, and/or fish. Prior experience in a leadership role (academic, professional, or volunteer)   Preferred Education Completion of one or more years of science coursework (with good standing) with focus on Biology, Geology, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Resource Management, or comparable science major, and/or... Currently pursuing a certificate or degree in teaching/education.   Computer Skills Experience with PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Publisher computer programs.   Knowledge Knowledge of or interest in the environment, water-related issues, science (Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Resource Management, Geology, etc.), teaching and education, and museum studies.   Abilities Ability to lead and facilitate hands-on science activities in a classroom setting for 30+ kindergarten-grade 12 students. Ability to research, create, and implement engaging science activities that connect multi-generational audiences to nature and the environment. Ability to lead outdoor tours and stewardship projects in unfavorable weather conditions (wind/rain). Ability to care for live animal collection (feed, clean tanks, monitor health). Excellent interpersonal communication skills with a variety of ages (preschool-senior citizens), both oral and written. Enjoy working with people of all ages. Ability to provide excellent customer service to visiting families, teachers, parents, and students. Display a friendly and helpful attitude. Ability to work effectively as a member of a team. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with volunteers, teachers, students, staff, and others. Be a self-starter, have the ability to problem solve and work independently and on your own initiative. Artistic and creative (i.e. drawing, crafting, graphic design, photography, theater, etc.) Flexibility to work in a constantly changing environment. Ability to follow instructions provided by supervisor. Must be reliable, punctual, and detail-oriented with excellent time management skills. Be organized; possess the ability to work on numerous projects simultaneously (multi-task). Have reliable transportation. Maintain a professional, well-groomed appearance, wear a Water Center uniform (navy blue polo, t-shirt), and follow dress code policies. Ability to walk over uneven ground and carry up to 25 pounds. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Wake County, NC, USA
Jan 21, 2019
Full time
Position Information: This position is physically located at the Raleigh Regional Office in Raleigh, NC. This position coordinates and conducts ambient monitoring in streams, rivers, lakes, and aquifers within the 16 county region around Raleigh. In addition, this person plans, researches, organizes and conducts special studies assigned within the regional office and assists with regulatory compliance activities. Special studies include surface water and groundwater reclassification efforts, use attainability evaluations, water quality impact analyses, basin wide management assessments, and source investigations. This position may also conduct toxicity sampling at wastewater facilities. This position is field intensive and will need to routinely pick up coolers, samples, sample equipment and ice (e.g. 60-70 lbs).   The position also provides program support for complaint investigations, emergency response, single family residence wastewater permit/compliance activity, NPDES and non-discharge wastewater facilities, wetlands, and riparian buffer/stream determinations. Because of the familiarity with field and laboratory procedures for sample preparation and analysis, this position provides critical input and training relative to quality assurance and quality control procedures used in the regional office for all staff.   This position will also prepare staff reports with appropriate recommendations regarding the issuance or renewal of permits, conduct inspections, collect samples, and participate in special water quality studies as needed. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies **To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application. Any information omitted from the application, listed under the text resume section, or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit** Qualified applicants must possess, and the application must clearly reflect, the minimum education and experience requirements and work experience that demonstrates the following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Demonstrates direct knowledge and skills as they relate to water quality issues, wastewater, and wetlands. Knowledge/abilities associated with the processes of water quality sampling, sample preservation, testing, toxicity sampling, chain of custody, quality assurance and control, and related areas. Experience to conduct facility compliance inspections and prepare reports. Demonstrates strong written and oral communication skills. Other Requirements: - A valid driver's license  - Physical ability to carry monitoring equipment and samples - Physical ability work in field conditions and traverse uneven terrain - Prefer strong computer skills, including databases, spreadsheets, and considerable knowledge of ecology and the environmental areas of biology, hydrology, chemistry or soils. Interviewed candidates may be required to complete a skills assessment.  Minimum Education and Experience Requirements Associate's degree in one of the agricultural, biological, engineering, environmental or natural resource sciences or a closely related curriculum from an appropriately accredited institution and two (2) years of experience in environmental or natural resources management work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Colorado Dept. of Natural Resources Denver, CO, USA
Jan 21, 2019
Full time
If your goal is to invest in a career that makes a difference, consider joining the dedicated people of the   Colorado Department of Natural Resources (DNR) .  Our professionals are committed to supporting state government and the citizens of Colorado.   Our mission is to develop, preserve, and enhance the state's natural resources for the benefit and enjoyment of current and future citizens and visitors.  In an effort to build diversity and inclusion we welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.   Customer service is a key component for every position across state government.  We are focused on improving Efficiency (use of resources), Effectiveness (impact of our work), and Elegance (graceful service interactions). Colorado State Land Board The State Land Board (SLB) is a unique, entrepreneurial agency within Colorado state government.  The agency manages a 140 year old, multi-billion dollar endowment of assets for the benefit of Colorado's K-12 school children. The endowment holds more than 3 million acres of land that is carefully managed for grazing and agriculture, natural resource extraction, renewable energy, recreation and other uses. Over the past several years, the revenues generated by these activities have funded the construction or renovation of nearly 300 schools around the State. The State Land Board is composed of six primary work groups. Asset Management incorporates our District field offices, Resource Extraction, Real Estate and other programs. The Service groups include Transactions and Records Services, Data Services/GIS, Finance and outreach/external affairs. Description of Job The Colorado State Board of Land Commissioners manages Colorado's state trust assets.  The agency's mission is to earn reasonable and consistent income over time by managing the assets in a manner that preserves the long-term productivity and value of the land, minerals and improvements.  The Asset Management Section is responsible for planning and managing all of the revenue generating activities of the agency.  The Surface and Sustainability Section is responsible for all activity associated with the Stewardship Trust, general stewardship of all state trust land and ecosystem services line-of-business. The Stewardship Trust, which was created in 1996 by the passage of Amendment 16 to the Colorado State Constitution, is a 300,000-acre subset of the agency's 2.8 million acre surface land portfolio.  This Stewardship Trust Manager obtains and reviews all data and information necessary to understand the lands designated into the Stewardship Trust, prepares management plans, implements management plans with the cooperation of the agency's field staff and lessees, reviews lease applications for new uses on Stewardship Trust properties and performs field inspections of designated properties to ensure proper management.    Every three years the Stewardship Trust manager reviews the entire portfolio of state trust land properties designated into the Stewardship Trust and makes recommendations to the Board regarding whether any changes to the portfolio are appropriate or necessary. Specific job responsibilities include: Decide how to inventory critical biological and natural values resources on each property Create baseline documentation of current conditions, prepare written monitoring reports and maintain document files according to agency policies Work cooperatively with agency Staff to evaluate applications for other uses on Stewardship Trust lands, including but not limited to grazing, recreation, solid mineral, oil & gas development, renewable energy, and rights of ways Develop leasing recommendations for Board actions, including timing and spatial stipulations Work with District staff and lessees to develop new management practices and manage site restoration projects to improve ecological outcomes on Stewardship Trust lands Decide how data will be stored in the agency's GIS and database systems and create digital records Regularly visit properties to provide on-site staff presence and perform property condition assessments Work with District Staff and agency lessees to achieve the desired resource management outcomes on a particular property Decide when third party consultant expertise is necessary, what budget is appropriate for the required services and which consultants will be selected to do the work Negotiate complex and controversial issues with landowners, lessees, agencies and/or other jurisdictional entities Determine when a property should be recommended for designation into, or removal from the Stewardship Trust Support agency work towards implementation of management plans and strategies Support the work associated with adopting best practices related to management of state trust lands Serve as the point of contact for all inquiries and issues associated with land designated into the Stewardship Trust Conduct outreach and communication with key partners and other state agencies Work with State Land Board communications staff to develop and deliver messaging related to the Stewardship Trust Present recommendations and findings to the senior staff and Board Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights OPEN TO STATE OF COLORADO RESIDENTS ONLY The Colorado Constitution, Article XII, Section 13 requires that applicants for state classified government jobs be residents of Colorado, unless this requirement is waived by the State Personnel Board. This announcement does not include a residency waiver. Minimum Qualifications Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in Natural Resources, Range Management, Forest Management, Conservation Biology, Botany, Landscape Architecture or closely related field AND two (2) years of professional experience in land stewardship and management, restoration ecology, ranch operations, cultivating and maintaining relationships with property owners/lease holders and/or management of open lands. Substitutions A combination of professional work experience which provided the same kind, amount, and level of knowledge acquired in the required education, may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the bachelor's degree. A master's or doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in a field of study related to the work assignment may be substituted for the bachelor's degree and one year of general experience. Conditions of Employment : Former employees of the State of Colorado MUST have concluded employment in good standing to be eligible for rehire. Must be willing and able to possess and maintain a valid State of Colorado driver's license Must be willing and able to travel within the state by personal or state vehicle Desired Characteristics and Attributes The SLB is a small agency of approximately 40 staff members and places significant emphasis on the promotion and maintenance of a positive work environment. That environment includes transparent and open communication, work-life balance, a focus on training and development, recognition for hard work and a strong team spirit. The successful candidate for this position will demonstrate the following characteristics and attributes: Problem solving and critical thinking Customer service, respectful and helpful Keen attention to detail Self-motivated Ability to multi-task and identify systematic approaches to problem solving Demonstrate sensitivity and appreciation for diverse viewpoints Establish and maintain effective working relationships with State Land Board lessees and other partners Ability to work well independently as well as in/with a team Self-confident and self-aware Strong work ethic, disciplined, conscientious, thorough and diligent Honest, trustworthy and dependable Enthusiastic, energetic, optimistic, positive attitude Personally and professionally accountable   Preferred qualifications The successful candidate will possess knowledge and experience in some or all of the following areas: Range Management Practices Wildlife science and management Stream and wetland ecology and function Noxious weeds and treatment strategies Developing and implementing resource management plans Field inventory and assessment of ecological resources and site integrity Identification of flora and fauna native to Colorado Technical Skills Microsoft Office products Google Apps ArcMap GIS Database systems Conditions of Employment Former employees of the State of Colorado MUST have concluded employment in good standing to be eligible for rehire. Must be willing and able to possess and maintain a valid State of Colorado Driver's License Must be willing and able to travel statewide by personal or state vehicle Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Washington Department of Natural Resources Sedro-Woolley, WA, USA
Jan 21, 2019
Full time
POSITION PROFILE:   Under direct supervision of a Region Fish & Wildlife Biologist, you will support the department's mission and goals in the development of timber sales within the Northwest Region by helping to determine the extent and quality of habitat of an ESA-listed species. The work performed adheres to principles, procedures and criteria established by the department's Habitat Conservation Plan and interim conservation strategy for marbled murrelets.   This is primarily a field position focused on conducting habitat evaluations and involves following established procedures and scientific criteria. The Assistant Wildlife Biologist works independently using scientific field equipment to collect data, make informed "real-time" decisions, and communicate significant findings to supervisor(s) and foresters.   You will regularly use geographic information systems (GIS) for complex tasks including data uploading and downloading, shapefile creation, database editing, and map preparation. Spreadsheet, word processing, and email software are used to coordinate and schedule work and to prepare and distribute maps and written summaries. Qualifications REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Advanced skills and demonstrable experience using GIS including database creation and editing, data uploading and downloading to and from GPS, and map preparation. Knowledge and experience using scientific field equipment (e.g. Laser rangefinder, digital caliper, diameter tape). Proficiency with Microsoft office applications (including prior use of word, excel, and PowerPoint). Ability to safely operate a 4-wheel drive vehicle on unmanaged forest roads with attention avoiding injury to self and others and/or damage to vehicle. Ability to interpret and follow technically complex procedures and protocols. Ability to maintain observational focus for long periods under cold and inclement weather conditions. Ability to work independently, as well as with others.    DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge of wildlife habitat relationships, and skills with a variety of wildlife and habitat management and evaluation methods. Experience in identifying murrelet habitat based on forest structural components desirable. Skill in general bird identification by sight and sound. Ability to collaborate on other wildlife projects as needed.   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. This position requires driving as an essential function.  Employees who drive for state business, whether in a state or privately-owned vehicle, are required to possess a valid license as defined in policy PO02-006 and abide by all other driver responsibility requirements. Supplemental Information WHO MAY APPLY This recruitment is open to anyone who meets the required qualifications for this position. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation $46,752.00 Annually
Jan 21, 2019
Full time
Job Overview Summary:   Under general supervision, may be responsible for professional environmental, natural resources and/or similar science related program work of average difficulty; and performs related work as required.  Distinguishing Features:   *This is the advanced working and/or lead level in the TDEC Environmental Scientist sub-series. An employee in this class will perform a full range of complex environmental compliance inspection, monitoring, problem identification, corrective action and enforcement duties in an environmental regulatory or assistance division.  An employee in this class may perform natural resource management and/or inventory duties in conservation or other non-regulatory programs.  Minimum Qualifications LOCATION OF (1) POSITION TO BE FILLED: DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION, TDEC ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST 3, DIVISION OF WATER RESOURCES COMPLIANCE AND ENFORCEMENT, DAVIDSON COUNTY Education and Experience:  Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in environmental science, physical sciences (e.g. physics, chemistry, geology, meteorology), ecology, sustainability or applied science in sustainability, life sciences (e.g. biology, microbiology, health physics or biophysics), environmental health, pre-medicine, engineering or other acceptable science or natural resource related field and three years of full-time professional environmental program, natural resource conservation work or full-time professional work that involved ensuring compliance with radiation safety standards and/or regulations. Substitution of a Specific Bachelor's Degree for Experience: A bachelor's degree in health physics or nuclear engineering may substitute for one year of the required experience in the Division of Radiological Health.  Substitution of Education for Experience:  Graduate coursework in environmental science, biology, chemistry, geology, engineering, physics, ecology, sustainability, applied science in sustainability, or other acceptable science or natural resource related field may be substituted for the required experience, on a year-for-year basis, to a maximum of two years (24 semester hours or 36 quarter hours is equivalent to one year). Substitution of Experience for Education : Qualifying fulltime environmental, sustainability, or natural resource conservation program experience may substitute for the required education, on a year-for-year basis, to a maximum of four years.  OR   Three years fulltime professional environmental, sustainability, or natural resource conservation program work with the State of Tennessee. Other Requirements Necessary Special Qualifications:   Applicants for this class must: Possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license at the time of appointment in some positions; Applicants who are working in the Division of Radiological Health must have successfully completed the training courses offered by the Division of Radiological Health. Failure to do so may result in termination; TDEC Environmental Scientist's 3 performing geologic duties the major portion of their time must: Either a.) have completed the required college course work at the time of appointment to be eligible to take the licensing examination offered by Tennessee's Department of Commerce and Insurance's Board of Professional Geologists, or b.) hold and maintain a current Geologic license from the State of Tennessee during employment or hold a current Geologic license from another State that Tennessee has evaluated and granted reciprocal licensing rights. Applicants hired with a current Geologic license from a reciprocal licensing State must obtain, and then maintain, a current license in Geology from the State of Tennessee Board of Professional Geologists within one year of appointment; Some TDEC Environmental Scientist 3 positions assigned to function as Biologists must meet the specific educational requirements for Biologists, as follows: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree, including at least 36 quarter hours (or 24 semester hours) in biology, in one of the following areas: (1) biology or biological sciences, (2) botanical sciences, (3) environmental or conservation sciences, (4) zoological sciences, or (5) aquatic, terrestrial, or wetland biology or ecology or other acceptable biological science related field.   Examination Method:   Education and Experience, 100%, for Preferred Service positions.  Competencies (KSA's) Competencies: Decision Quality Functional/Technical Competency Problem Solving Written Communications Building Effective Teams Directing Others Technical Learning Time Management Listening Planning Customer Focus Knowledge: Biology Chemistry Geology Physics Law & Government Mathematics Skills: Complex Problem Solving Science Judgment & Decision Making Critical Thinking Time Management Instructing Active Listening Active Learning Quality Control Analysis Equipment Selection Abilities: Written Expression Oral Expression Written Comprehension Oral Comprehension Gross Body Coordination Deductive Reasoning Inductive Reasoning Stamina Static Strength Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Baltimore County Towson, MD
Jan 21, 2019
Full time
Baltimore County, Maryland seeks a dynamic and innovative professional to lead the Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability (DEPS). The position offers an opportunity to lead the department responsible for a range of functions impacting environmental protection, sustainability, and quality of life in Baltimore County, including development coordination, environmental impact review, groundwater management, stormwater management, forest management, watershed management and monitoring, and watershed restoration. The Director of Environmental Protection and Sustainability reports to the County Executive and/or senior staff designee(s).   NOTE:    Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume, directly to:  recruitment@baltimorecountymd.gov .   Please state in the subject line, the title of the position for which you are applying. Examples of Duties Under the direction of the County Executive, Oversees and directs various environmental health programs involving the regulation of community sanitation, food service facility sanitation, solid and hazardous waste management, recreational hygiene, and air quality. Oversees the review of environmental impact studies for proposed developments, including wetlands, streams, and watersheds.  Oversees and directs the review and approval of building plans and permit applications. Administers and enforces environmental laws, regulations, programs, and activities for the purposes of conserving, enhancing, and perpetuating the natural resources of the county and preserving and protecting the environmental health of its citizens. Provides the County Health Officer with assistance in the administration and enforcement of all state health laws and regulations adopted by the State Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene. Develops reports and provides reports to the County Health Officer; Works with the County Health Officer and County Board of Health on Federal, State, and County compliance initiatives. Manages professional and support staff; Manages departmental programs and new initiatives. Coordinates and manages activities with those of other local, state, agencies. In partnership with the Office of Budget and Finance, manages the $5.6 million departmental budget, ensuring strong expenditure controls and financial management policies are in place. Fosters effective communications and strong relationship building with residents, businesses, community groups, elected officials, and other department partners. Leads the development and implementation of a departmental strategic plan; Develops departmental objectives and short and long term goals. Builds a department culture that instills a customer-service mindset. Identifies and implements opportunities for innovation, efficiencies, and process improvement within the department. Builds a department that embraces inclusiveness and diversity in the workplace. Performs other related duties as directed by the County Executive. Qualifications Graduation with a Master's degree in environmental engineering, environmental science, public administration, or a related field. Plus At least ten years' experience in positions of progressive responsibility in development coordination, environmental impact review, groundwater management, stormwater management, forest management, watershed management and monitoring, and/or watershed restoration, five years of which were at a managerial level with supervision of professional, technical and clerical staff. Preferred Knowledge and Experience Comprehensive knowledge of federal and state environmental laws, regulations, permits, and funding Experience developing and implementing a department-level strategic plan Experience leading change and fostering a customer-oriented culture Experience developing and managing budgets Strong written and verbal communication skills Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Minneapolis Minneapolis, MN, USA
Jan 21, 2019
Full time
General Duties: The City of Minneapolis Coordinator's Division of Sustainability is hiring a part-time (20-25 hours/week) temporary Food Policy Program Aide. The Food Policy Program Aide will assist with planning, development and implementation of events, activities, policies, research, engagement and communications for the City of Minneapolis food policy and Homegrown Minneapolis initiatives. The work is both independent and collaborative in nature. The position may last up to 12 months in duration.   Education and Experience: High School Diploma or Equivalent.  Two years' experience performing duties similar to those described. May use advanced education, volunteer positions, previous internships and school projects as equivalency for professional work experience. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Gainesville FL Gainesville, FL, USA
Jan 21, 2019
Full time
The City of Gainesville is seeking a dynamic and experienced individual who is innovative and forward thinking that will embrace the organization's citizen-centered vision. The community, its elected leaders, and executive leadership team have embraced this vision. The  City of Gainesville's Public Works Department   currently has an opening for a qualified  Sustainability Manager   to join our team to perform managing, planning and providing leadership for the Solid Waste Program, Zero Waste Initiative, Recycling Program, Yard Waste Program and Commercial Waste Program, Development Review (as relates to solid waste management) and Strategic Planning for the solid waste program and the Zero Waste Initiative projects (including planning, development, implementation and analysis). The Sustainability Manager creates strategies to make the workplace greener and is also responsible for communicating and marketing sustainability campaigns to internal and external stakeholders. Will working closely with internal staff, Communications and Marketing, and vendors to educate and inform on the sustainable changes to be implemented and how they will impact the environment and workplace.  This position will be responsible for being the environmental steward for the City's Solid Waste Program and related initiatives. The Sustainability Manager reports to an assigned supervisor.Work in this class is distinguished from higher classes by its emphasis on Solid Waste/Recycling Programs and Zero Waste Initiative and from lower classes by its departmental, managerial responsibility.   Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major course work in public administration, planning, economics, environmental studies, or related subject,   and   five (5) years of experience in solid waste,   including   two (2) years of experience in a supervisory capacity;   or   any equivalent combination of education and experience. Valid Florida Driver License required. Certification as a Recycling Coordinator by the State of Florida is desired.     Embracing change is the Gainesville way of life. Come join our team as we shift the culture from "No to Yes", "from reactive to proactive," "from policy-oriented to services-oriented", and "from silos to teams". Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Washington Department of Natural Resources Tacoma, WA, USA
Jan 21, 2019
Full time
POSITION PROFILE:   Working across the diverse landscapes of Western Washington, the Easement Land Manager works to authorize sustainable uses of DNR-managed lands. The Land Manager is part of a seventeen-member team.  This position specializes in negotiating easements crossing state-owned aquatic lands (SOAL). SOAL includes tidelands and bedlands in marine areas, and shorelands and bedlands of larger rivers and lakes. Crossings may be aerial (such as power lines), subterranean (such as pipelines) or in between (such as bridges or outfalls.)  If you are interested in working with a broad range of businesses, governmental entities, and private individuals in 5 western Washington counties, this could be the job for you. As part of the Shoreline District team, you would be working with colleagues who have local-area, habitat, and technical expertise.   The primary responsibility of the Land Manager is to negotiate, prepare, and manage aquatic land use authorizations (easements, licenses, and/or leases) on behalf of the citizens of the state. The Land Manager is expected to become the subject matter expert on uses of SOAL for easements throughout the Shoreline District.  Specific tasks include reviewing applications; determining ownership; calculating fees; reviewing property surveys; assembling contracts; coordinating with DNR environmental scientists and policy experts; ensuring compliance with contract terms; performing site inspections; and resolving unauthorized uses. Additional duties include conducting stakeholder outreach; developing and maintaining strong intergovernmental relationships; and providing information regarding department laws, policies, and guidance to the public and to other government entities pertaining to management of SOAL. The Land Manager must be able to work independently – planning, prioritizing, and coordinating his/her own workload, with guidance and support from the District Manager. The majority of the work is performed in an office environment. The ideal candidate will be a proven self-starter who: Enjoys work that is non-routine, frequently complex, and always detail-oriented. Works well independently. Enjoys being part of a team, working with and learning from his/her colleagues at all levels. Is eager to become highly proficient in all aspects of the position, and welcomes feedback and coaching. Qualifications REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:   Experience managing multiple complex tasks, setting workload priorities, and completing tasks on time. Knowledge of and/or experience with contract, business, or property management. Experience interpreting and implementing guidelines, regulations, and laws. Experience working with natural resource management/environmental protection issues. Demonstrated ability to provide good customer service. Experience negotiating contentious issues in a respectful, responsive, and informed manner. Demonstrated ability to speak and write clearly and succinctly, and use typical office software. Demonstrated ability to collaborate on internal and external issues in active, respectful, cooperative, and professional manner.   DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:   Bachelor's Degree and two years' experience in natural resource management, real estate, forestry, science, engineering, land use or environmental planning, business or other relevant field. Knowledge and understanding of land use authorizations (leases, easements, licenses, etc.) and other legal instruments associated with land management. Experience working for or with other resource agencies, tribes, or local governments. Knowledge of environmental permitting/regulatory processes and rules. Experience working in commodity industries (e.g., shellfish, minerals, timber, or agriculture.) Experience using business management software and/or GIS. Experience with site analysis and/or sampling programs. Experience working on public access, recreation, or parks issues. Experience operating small motorboats.   SPECIAL POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS: The incumbent in this position may be required to travel. Must have a valid driver's license and have two years of driving experience. This position requires driving as an essential function.  Employees who drive for state business, whether in a state or privately-owned vehicle, are required to possess a valid license as defined in policy PO02-006 and abide by all other driver responsibility requirements. Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of hire. WHO MAY APPLY This recruitment is open to anyone who meets the required qualifications for this position. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Eden Prairie MN Eden Prairie, MN, USA
Jan 21, 2019
Internship- Paid
General Duties: The Sustainability Intern role is to support the implementation of the Sustainable Eden Prairie Initiative. Assist in providing technical support to residents, businesses and other interested persons on waste reduction, water conservation clean/energy conservation, native landscaping and other sustainable issues. Engage community stakeholders to raise awareness about the Energy Action Plan and available programs. Position begins in March 2019, 3-5 days per week through September.   Minimum Requirements: High school diploma required; must be pursuing or have recently completed a bachelor's or master's degree in a related field such as environmental science, sustainability, environmental policy, or similar. Must have experience working independently with minimal supervision in a busy environment.   Apply: Application deadline Friday, February 8, 2019 at 4:00pm.   For the complete job profile and to apply online go to  www.edenprairie.org  under "Employment". Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Conservancy of Southwest Florida Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Smith Preserve Way, Naples, FL, USA
Jan 19, 2019
Temporary
Six to nine month positions available on a rotating basis The Intern will work with the Conservancy’s highly skilled Environmental Policy Team to research environmental issues and advocate for the Conservancy’s positions on a local, state, and/or federal level. As an environmental policy intern, you will assist with the creation of comment letters, presentations, and handouts. You will sit in on and participate in relevant meetings to help protect Southwest Florida’s land, water, and wildlife as well as conduct public outreach on Conservancy programs and positions. Daily administrative duties will include tracking issues in the media and other office tasks as required. This position is office-based, but also entails offsite meetings. If you thrive in a fast paced, detail oriented environment, we are the team for you! The Estuaries Report Card Intern will have a similar experience to the Natural Resources Intern but will work primarily on updating the Conservancy’s Estuaries Report Card, a snapshot of the health of our regional estuaries in Southwest Florida. Major responsibilities include conducting literature review and evaluating wildlife habitat, water quality, and other ecosystem health indicators. This is a special opportunity for the intern to have his/her work published and gain comprehensive knowledge of Southwest Florida’s water quality issues. Qualifications Strong commitment to the conservation of water, land and wildlife. BS or BA, preferably in environmental policy or the environmental studies. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Working knowledge of spreadsheets and word processing applications. Strong organizational and leadership abilities. Willing to work variable hours and to travel locally as necessary. Must possess a valid driver's license and clean driving record. Ability to work independently under rapidly changing situations and be flexible. Ability to work well with and appreciate your co-workers is a must. GIS experience preferred Benefits Interns will leave this experience with a better understanding of the government’s legislative and regulatory processes as well as deeper insight into the politics behind policy. Successful interns will become more skilled at the tasks assigned to full-time policy professionals and build lasting professional connections with the Conservancy Team. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Ceres
Jan 18, 2019
Full time
Associate, Web Development and Administration Organization Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization leading the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. Through our powerful networks and advocacy, we tackle the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses.  For more information about Ceres, please visit our web site ( www.ceres.org ).  Description & Responsibilities  Ceres is launching a new digital marketing effort and is looking for an innovative, detail-oriented web developer and administrator to help build the Ceres brand and market the organization on the digital stage. We’re looking for someone who is excited about trying new things, who isn’t afraid to have bold new ideas and who is passionate about using data and metrics to inform and drive digital marketing strategies. This is a great opportunity to join a fast-paced, dynamic organization and put your digital and analytic skills to good use to help us create and maintain a dynamic, engaging digital presence that will attract new users and better communicate the impacts of Ceres mission. The Website Associate will join the Communications and Marketing team to help Ceres develop maintain its suite of websites, improve user experience and design, manage online distribution and marketing platforms and inform web and digital strategy decisions with curated data analysis. This person will work across the organization to effectively communicate our work and impact across various issues and sectors, build our online presence and increase brand recognition, and attract new interest and support for Ceres mission with a digital audience. This is a full-time position, based in our Boston office and will report to the Digital Director of Communications and Marketing.  Specific duties include, but are not limited to: Overall maintenance of the Ceres websites (ceres.org, engagethechain.org, feedingourselvesthirsty.ceres.org and ceres.org/turningpoint), including posting new content, building new sections and pages and updating stats and figures on a regular basis. Building new Drupal-based modules and plugins, including lightboxes, forms, new page elements and features to drive more signups, donations and other conversions goals. Work with overall marketing team to identify, build and test new web marketing tactics to optimize pages, content and user experience across the site. Responsible for regularly auditing and updating programmatic and other website content to ensure site is fresh, accurate and engaging to visitors. Providing website support for Ceres major events and campaigns by building and maintaining event websites, mobile apps and registration systems, and supporting the events team on site during events. Using Google Analytics to monitor and analyze key metrics and work with programs, teams and the Digital Director to make strategic recommendations based on your analysis. Providing regular website statistics reports on online engagement to the digital communications and Ceres leadership teams and help evaluate and assess key metrics against marketing strategies and goals. Use Google Adwords to market Ceres website, events, projects and reports. Manage Ceres Google Adwords program to drive high quality traffic to the Ceres website. Manage external online news posts, including posting original Ceres content on Forbes, Huffington Post, National Geographic, 3BL and other online distribution platforms. Other duties, some administrative, as assigned by the Digital Director and Senior Director of Marketing and Communications. Qualifications Associate or Bachelor degree, preferred.   2-3 years of relevant work experience, required. Experience building and maintaining Drupal-based websites. Working knowledge of HTML, required. Demonstrated interested in environmental or sustainability issues, preferred. Prior office experience, preferred. Prior experience with data analysis platforms, like Google Analytics, Google Data Studio, or AddThis, preferred. Strong organizational skills. Ability to translate highly technical things to a non-technical staff. Ability to evaluate workload and prioritize projects. Able to manage multiple tasks at the same time, and shift quickly from one to the next. Able to work well independently and as a team member. Comfortable working with different personalities. Desire to work in a mission-driven / nonprofit environment. Marketing/Branding experience a plus. Strong sense of design and knowledge of Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Creative Suite, InDesign, Illustrator, preferred. How to Apply We encourage all applicants to review our website to familiarize themselves with Ceres before applying:  www.ceres.org .  If you are interested in applying, please submit a 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.