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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 Birmingham, AL, USA
Nov 13, 2018
Full time
2 vacancies in the following locations: Birmingham, AL Montgomery, AL Summary About the Position:   You will serve as a Regulatory Specialist with technical expertise in wetland delineations and jurisdictional determinations, permit applications, compliance, and/or enforcement cases for activities in waters of the United States and/or navigable waters of the United States. This is a Direct Hire Solicitation for Scientific, Technical, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) positions. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities Coordinate legal issues and prepares enviornmental assessments and factual photographic litigation materials and recommendations for legal action by the U.S. Attorney/ U.S Department of Justice. Assist the Office of Counsel in preparation of litigation reports. Coordinate legal issues with appropriate local, sate and Federal agencies, and assists Corps Office of Counsel and the Assitant U.S District Attorney when requested. Recommend issuance or denial of permits/modifications, or conditions for issuance and documentation of the weighing and balancing through processes in a Statement of Findings (SOF) leading to the recommended decision. Conduct the evaluation of applications for permits, and the modification of permits for activites or work in waters of the United States. Determine the appropriate type of authorization for proposed projects, evaluates permit applications/ proposed modifications and supplemental materials for completeness. Prepare and manage accurate and detailed documentation, e.g., environmental assessments (EAs) or Environmental Impact Statements (EISs), PIR and Section 404(b)(1) Guidelines analysis, correspondence and other types of documents as required. Review site-specific restoration/mitigation proposals using technical experience and judgment to determine the feasibility of proposals with respect to Corps mitigation policy and guidance. Advise lower grade employees on procedural aspects of the regulatory program. Provide advice and oversee lower grade employees on technical aspects of investigating unauthorized work, aerial imagery interpretation, legal procedures and documentation. Travel Required Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel up to 15% for this position. 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
International Institute for Sustainable Development Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Nov 12, 2018
Full time
Media and Communications Officer – Economic Law and Policy IISD is seeking an outgoing, motivated and highly organized individual to join our team asMedia and Communications Officer to support the Economic Law and Policy Program, including support to projects in China. In addition to being a strong communicator and adept in the use of cutting-edge communication strategies and tools, the incumbent must be a fluent or native speaker of Mandarin Chinese. The Media and Communications Officer should have experience in developing and implementing strategies to achieve policy influence through communications, including events, print and broadcast media, websites, apps and striking infographics. The successful candidate will have a strong eye for detail, communications, design and branding, and also be an excellent planner, organizer and multitasker. The Media and Communications Officer will report the ELP Group Director.   Responsibilities: Developing and implementing communication strategies and plans to ensure research, analysis and knowledge products have reach, engagement and impact Monitoring and evaluating impact against communications strategies and plans, including collecting and analyzing relevant data on communications efforts, maintaining and updating media contacts Maintaining web pages by posting edited content to the site using a designated CMS, creating pages and posts, tracking and compiling website analytics, and other related tasks Developing content, writing and editing press releases, newsletters, blogs, web content and other outreach materials Producing content and supporting the design of visual materials, including Twitter cards, posters, invitations, simple infographics, presentations, and other conference or workshop materials Working alongside staff to create videos, podcasts and stories to help make relevant issues accessible to a wider audience Identifying areas for improvement and working with the team to advise on approaches to increase clarity and usability, encourage engagement, boost impact and align with communications strategy Maintaining relevant social media channels, including developing social media packages, scheduling content delivery, monitoring feeds of partner organizations to identify content to cross-promote, and suggesting ways to grow audiences and encourage engagement Assisting staff to promote international events, workshops and webinars Supporting and sharing information across IISD’s wider global network of Communications Officers engaged in sustainable development.   Qualifications: Degree in communications, journalism, visual communication design, social media or other related social science discipline  At least 3–5 years of relevant professional experience in communications at a national or international level Fluency in Mandarin Chinese, both verbal and written communication skills are mandatory Fluency in English verbal and written communication skills Proven ability to make complex issues accessible to wide audiences Experience working with think tanks or other research-intensive organizations desirable, especially focusing on sustainable development issues Media relations experience an asset Competencies: Excellent track record in implementing strategic communication, including engaging with international media and designing and executing advocacy campaigns Excellent written and oral communication skills, and ability to translate technical findings to advance policy positions, including engaging with international media and international stakeholders Experience and comfort working with online content management systems and website monitoring (especially WordPress, Drupal, Google Analytics). Must be able to work in Word, Excel and PowerPoint (InDesign, Photoshop an asset) Proactive approach to meeting deadlines and delivering results with limited supervision Strong interpersonal and organizational skills Self-starter, able to work independently as well as within a team Use of design software such as Adobe Creative Suite, computer design competent   Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
International Institute for Sustainable Development Geneva, Switzerland
Nov 12, 2018
Full time
Policy Advisor , Adaptation The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is an independent think tank that delivers the knowledge to act. Our mission is to promote human development and environmental sustainability. Our big-picture view allows us to address the root causes of some of the greatest challenges facing our planet today—ecological destruction, social exclusion, unfair laws and economic rules, and a changing climate. With offices in Winnipeg, Geneva, Ottawa, Toronto and New York, our work affects lives in nearly 100 countries. IISD’s Resilience Team serves as the Secretariat of the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Global Network, a group of individuals and institutions that is working to enhance adaptation planning and action in developing countries.  Through a combination of peer learning, in-country technical assistance, and enhanced bilateral donor support, the Network is engaged with representatives from over 100 countries in advancing their NAP processes. The Policy Advisor will work as a member of the NAP Global Network Secretariat. In particular, they will oversee the development, implementation and management of programs of work to advance the NAP processes in Colombia and Peru, as well as lead related knowledge management and communications activities. The successful candidate may provide support to other related Resilience projects, as time permits. The Policy Advisor, Adaptation reports to the Director, Resilience or their designate. Responsibilities: Developing, overseeing and managing the NAP Global Network’s in-country programming in Colombia and Peru based on needs identified and communicated by in-country partners. Hiring and managing consultants to implement the in-country program workplan. Consulting with in-country contacts to collect key information on the status of NAP processes, as well as identifying trends, lessons learned and further needs for advancing NAP processes. Planning and facilitating workshops with government, donors and non-government stakeholders, particularly in Colombia and Peru and potentially other Spanish-speaking countries. Providing advice and expertise to requests for technical assistance from developing countries on topics related to adaptation, brokered through the NAP Global Network’s Country Support Hub. Contributing to the preparation of progress reports to funders. Leading and/or collaborating in the analysis and preparation of research papers, issue briefs, blogs and other knowledge products according to the needs of the Network. More broadly, and as time permits, contributing to the intellectual leadership of IISD by conceptualizing, developing and seeking funding for research and project management opportunities in the thematic areas of the Resilience program. Other duties as assigned. Skills: Knowledge of climate change adaptation and sustainable development more broadly. Organizational planning skills, including an ability to manage multiple tasks ranging from simple to more complex, under tight deadlines. Excellent writing skills and strong oral communication skills in both English and Spanish. Capacity to clearly and succinctly communicate policy issues and research findings to different audiences. Computer literacy, including Microsoft Office applications and experience using online knowledge management platforms including Google Apps. Ability to work as part of an international, geographically distributed team as well as independently with limited guidance. Strong interpersonal and networking skills. Qualifications: Masters degree or equivalent in a relevant social science (e.g., economics, political science, geography, environmental studies, international development). A minimum of five years of relevant work experience in the field of climate change adaptation and development. A minimum of three years of project management experience. Fluent written and spoken English  and  Spanish. French language skills would be an asset. Availability to travel within Canada and internationally on a regular basis. Work experience in developing countries, particularly in Latin America. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
Union of Concerned Scientists Oakland, CA, USA
Nov 12, 2018
Full time
The Position The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is an independent national nonprofit working to solve some of our planet’s most pressing environmental and safety problems. Our scientists and engineers develop and implement innovative, practical solutions to some of our planet’s most pressing problems—from combating global warming and developing sustainable ways to feed, power, and transport ourselves, to fighting misinformation, advancing racial equity, and reducing the threat of nuclear war. We are seeking a smart, forward-thinking climate analyst to join our team in Oakland, CA. In this role, you will research, analyze and write reports, fact-sheets and other materials on the preparedness of vulnerable sectors and populations in California to cope with the current and projected impacts of climate change, particularly related to water impacts. You will work in Spanish and English, in collaboration with our climate science team. You will also participate in outreach activities to strategically raise awareness in California and the west coast of climate change consequences, including ecological and economic costs that can be avoided by sound climate policies. This key position will help with UCS’ efforts to provide the public and policymakers with robust, timely, accessible and relevant information on climate science as it relates to water management. Responsibilities Plan, design and carry out primary analysis on how changing climate patterns are impacting key sectors and populations of the west coast states, especially regarding changing precipitation and water supply changes. Help develop, review and ensure that UCS produces high quality materials on climate science and adaptation in both English and Spanish. This includes press releases, web pages, science briefs, draft legislation, expert testimony and public presentations. Help establish and maintain strong working relationships with relevant experts and influential stakeholders at other institutions to strengthen UCS leadership role on climate science and water impacts in California and other western states. Serve as a project leader, helping guide research design and external expert collaborator engagement. Serve as an advisor to UCS media and outreach staff on climate science and water impacts initiatives. Act as a UCS spokesperson on climate science and water impacts to the media and public, with special focus on Spanish-language media and public forums. Provide occasional climate science review and input for high-priority projects in other UCS offices. REQUIREMENTS Qualifications and Experience In-depth knowledge of climate science and water impacts is required; a background in western states water issues in relation to climate change is highly desired Demonstrable understanding of the public policy aspects of climate change and the role of technical analysis and advocacy in informing public opinion and policy debates. Fluent in Spanish and English, both written and verbal, including strong public speaking skills and ability to write for non-technical audiences Able to work equally well on your own and as part of a multi-disciplinary team At least 5-7 years of comparable, relevant work experience, such as collaborative work on academic research teams or government research programs, or the application of climate science to public policy Experience managing scientific and technical groups, and supervising scientific staff is a distinct advantage A minimum of a master’s degree in a related field; PhD is desired but not necessarily required. (At UCS, comparable training and/or experience can be substituted for degrees when appropriate.) Occasional overnight travel (driving and flying) may be required. 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 are committed to this 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 our work. BENEFITS Compensation, Hours and Location : This is a full-time position based in our downtown Oakland, CA office. For those who meet all position requirements, the annual salary for this role is $66,500. The Union of Concerned Scientists 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 . To Apply : UCS has an exclusive engagement with an outside recruiting consultant, Reed Foster, to help us fill this particular position. Please email a cover letter, resume, salary expectations, and how you learned about the position ( EnvironmentalCareer.com ) to   reed@fosterpeople.com , and mention “West Coast Climate Analyst” in the subject line. Word or PDF format only. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com
U.S. Department of Transportation United States
Nov 08, 2018
Full time
1 vacancy in the following locations: Lakewood, CO Washington DC Springfield, IL Frankfort, KY Saint Paul, MN San Juan, PR Providence, RI Summary This position is for RECENT GRADUATES.  For additional information regarding the Recent Graduates program visit:  https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/hiring-information/students-recent-graduates/#url=graduates.  Duty locations will vary.  The difference in salary is determined by the locality pay in each location.  Salaries for all areas are available on the OPM website at:   https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/pay-leave/salaries-wages/2018/general-schedule/ Learn more about this agency Responsibilities The Recent Graduates - Environmental Protection Specialist: The candidate participates in the FHWA’s 24-month Professional Development Program (PDP) with a focus on environmental policies and programs; air quality and transportation conformity; bicycle, pedestrian, trails and enhancements; noise; sustainable transport and climate change; the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA); and project development and mitigation. The candidate will train to serve as a policy and technical advisor on program-and project-related issues associated with the Federal-aid Highway Program. The candidate's knowledge and guidance will be utilized internally and externally to ensure that State Department of Transportation (SDOT) develop and deliver Federal-aid transportation projects and programs appropriately while meeting social, economic, and environmental requirements.   During this developmental program, the employee will be expected to complete three major components including apprentice experience, developmental assignments, and a professional development academy. The apprentice experience will occur in one of FHWA’s offices which has agreed to develop and provide on-the-job training to the participant through a structured set of learning experiences described in the participant’s developmental plan. The ideal candidate has completed a Master’s degree in environmental planning or a related field within the last two years (veterans have up to six years) of the closing date of the announcement or are current graduate degree students, who are anticipating graduation in December 2018. Remember to say you found this opportunity at EnvironmentalCareer.com