Thursday, February 16, 2017

Associate Lobbyist
Pike Associates, LLC

Location: Washington, DC – Capitol Hill

Company Type: Boutique Government Relations firm
Salary Range: Starting $48,000--$54,000, depending on experience
Website: http://pikeassoc.com/

Pike Associates, LLC is seeking to fill its Associate Lobbyist position as soon as possible. The firm works primarily in the areas of oceans and the environment, domestic and international fisheries, maritime transportation and trade. Successful candidates should have at least a four year college degree (graduate work/degree preferred), excellent computer and writing skills, and a working knowledge of Congress. Candidates must also be detail oriented, organized, and able to work independently and on multiple projects.

Associates are expected to work closely with the CEO in servicing and lobbying on behalf of firm clients. General duties include: researching; writing internal & external documents, letters, reports, etc.; policy and political analysis; lobbying Congress and the Administration; representing clients at meetings, receptions, fundraisers, etc.; scheduling for CEO and clients; tracking legislation, working with CEO in developing legislative proposals; some light executive assistant responsibilities. The incoming Associate will also be very involved in managing and coordinating the Fishing Communities Coalition (FCC), a national coalition of fishing organizations representing small boat, conservation minded, and community based fishermen.

In addition to the duties listed above, responsibilities related to the FCC include managing and executing fishermen fly-ins and serving as general point of contact for the Coalition.

Pike Associates offers excellent benefits, a relaxed work environment, and many opportunities to work closely with Congress and learn the legislative process. Salary is competitive, based on experience and education. If interested, please email a resume and cover letter to lhabegger@pikeassoc.com. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
Clean Water for All Campaign Director
National Wildlife Federation


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The Director of the Clean Water for All Campaign will lead a collaborative effort to protect clean water for all communities through a multi-pronged, integrated, nimble campaign. The campaign will create an unprecedented national movement to protect drinking water supplies, restore waterways and promote wetlands, floodplains, and other natural infrastructure. This movement will have clear regional and local benefits, defend landmark clean water laws, rules, and regulations, and create or utilize opportunities to advance water protections, particularly through enhanced and targeted funding for ecologically sound water infrastructure.

This is a unique and exciting job requiring someone with strong collaboration and organizational skills, passion, and willingness to lead in a bi-partisan manner, and in an unsettled political climate. Of equal importance is the desire to authentically engage a diverse group of partners. The ability to adapt and multi-task is essential.

Campaign Overview
This campaign, Clean Water for All, will use targeted mobilization, coalition building, communications, on-the-ground field organizing, advocacy, education, and accountability tactics to communicate the importance of clean water and healthy waterways, and defending our fundamental clean water safeguards against any federal efforts to weaken clean water protections. What's built for defense must also support a highly targeted offensive strategy that seeks out opportunities where they exist. In particular, we will take advantage of opportunities to improve federal water infrastructure investment, pushing for investments that are smarter, nature-based, and more equitable. We will advocate for our approach in a bi-partisan fashion through our allies in Congress and through connections with the Trump Administration. We will also seek opportunities to reduce nutrient pollution from agricultural pollution in the 2018 Farm Bill. Please refer to attached summary for additional information.

Responsibilities:
Campaign Direction and Collaboration- The Campaign Director will be responsible for leading a diverse senior level steering committee representing environmental, sportsperson, water justice, faith based, business, labor, and related constituency groups. Specifically, day-to-day organization of the campaign will involve convening the steering committee, working closely with the executive committee and working groups, implementing the strategic plan and coordinating the messaging, policy and field strategies.

These responsibilities include:
· Serving as the principal point of contact for campaign stakeholders and donors
· Providing strategic campaign advice to coalition partners
· Leading stakeholder meetings and calls
· Providing regular, comprehensive updates on campaign activities including progress to goals.
· Hiring and supervising vendors, consultants and other service providers
· Overseeing the production and sourcing of all campaign materials for internal and external use
· Ensuring all campaign activities adhere to State and federal regulation, compliance and reporting
· Helping to guide and shape allocation and deployment of campaign resources

Campaign Strategy
The Campaign Director will lead the refinement and implementation of a strategy to advance national policy to protect water through tactics involving both offense and defense. The engagement of multiple partners working at the regional and local level will be a key aspect of the position.

The Campaign Director will develop integrated advocacy campaign strategy and activity plans to achieve goals. He/She will ensure that each component of the campaign has a clear set of metrics as agreed to by coalition partners and stakeholders and that the campaign is achieving appropriate return on investment in line with campaign goals and desired outcomes.


Support will be provided by an "intermediary" to help coordinate funding opportunities with Campaign resource needs.

Advocacy Strategy
Campaign implementation will focus on the achievement of national policy goals which will support local level needs. This will be accomplished through coordinated and targeted field and messaging campaigns that work in conjunction with a national policy education, communications, and action campaign to advance water protection priorities at the federal level.


Outreach
Meeting with partner organizations to build relationships and leverage work being completed nationally, regionally, and throughout targeted states will be essential components of the goal of diversifying and broadening advocacy for ongoing protection of critical water resources.

Fundraising and Accountability:
The Director will appropriately account for the uses of Campaign funding, secure additional financial support, and develop a coordinated annual budget.

Qualifications:
· Exceptional leadership, vision and integrity.
· Proven capacity to design, implement and adapt a national or regional campaign plan.
· Ability to direct and coordinate multiple activities in a collaborative fashion.
· Experience working with legislative and executive branches of government.
· Coalition or collaboration management experience, ideally including work with advocacy campaigns, grassroots organizing, media.
· Experience working with environmental justice and/or health advocacy groups a plus.
· College degree or equivalent.

The position will report to a Steering Committee of coalition partners, reporting directly to the Co-Chairs. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Please submit your application on or before Friday March 3, 2017.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

MULTIPLE JOB OPENINGS!
 
1. Executive Director, Penobscot East Resource Center
2. Development Officer (Full time), The Ocean Foundation
3. Accounting Clerk (Part-Time), The Ocean Foundation
4. Foundation Operations Associate (Full-Time), The Ocean Foundation
5. Marketing Associate (Full-Time), The Ocean Foundation
6. Constituent and Legislative Affairs Intern,NOAA Office of Response and Restoration
7. Science Educator, Loggerhead Marinelife Center
8. Deckhands aboard floating classroom and Seasonal Rangers at Paradise Creek Nature Park, Elizabeth River Project
9. Summer 2017 Internship Opportunity, The Center for Coastal Studies
10. Senior Program Assistant, National Academies of Sciences
11. Lead Educator for the 2017 sailing season, Deep Green Wilderness
12. Aquarium Conservation Partnership Coordinator, Aquarium Conservation Partnership
13. Ocean Conservation Policy Manager, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey Bay Aquarium
14. Constituent & Legislative Affairs Volunteer Internship,NOAA's  Office of National Marine Sanctuaries
15. Media Relations Volunteer Internship,NOAA's  Office of National Marine Sanctuaries
16. Destination Marketing and Outdoor Recreation Intern, NOAA's  Office of National Marine Sanctuaries
17. Associate or Full Professor to serve as Director, University of Rhode Island
18. Assistant Professor, Biological Oceanographer, University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography
19. Summer Camp Counselor, Greater Farallones Association
20. Climate Resiliency Specialist, County of San Mateo - Office of Sustainability

 

1. Executive Director
Organization: Penobscot East Resource Center
Location: Stonington, ME
 
Description: PERC seeks a talented and dedicated individual to assume the position of Executive Director in 2017. The new Executive Director will succeed Robin Alden who co-founded PERC in 2003 along with a small group of community leaders dedicated to the principle of joint stakeholder stewardship of Maine's coastal fisheries.  The organization has grown rapidly in its first 13 years and expects to expand its activities further.  PERC now has an annual budget nearing $2 million, employs 12 dedicated professionals and contractors, and has a talented and highly engaged Board of Directors. It is widely seen as a leader in the field of Maine fisheries policy and works both on its own and as a partner with other organizations dedicated to related programs or policy objectives. Advocacy for PERC's mission, vision and goals will be tireless, from the local cafĂ© to the statehouse to the White House. PERC's new Executive Director could come from any of a wide range of nonprofit, private, academic or governmental backgrounds. PERC seeks a person who earns the respect of fishermen, who brings a deep and sustained commitment to and passion for the institution's mission and values and the drive to make a difference in Eastern Maine, statewide and beyond

For more information and to apply: Go to www.penobscoteast.org for a full position announcement

 

2. Development Officer (Full time)
Organization: The Ocean Foundation
Location: Washington, DC
 
Description: Do you love of the ocean? Do you want to learn about global marine and coastal environments? Are you ready to be part of a team to support, strengthen and promote global organizations dedicated to preserving ocean environments around the world? The Ocean Foundation, a non-profit international community foundation is looking fora Development Officer to join our team!  The position will manage all aspects of fundraising for the organization including individual giving, foundation grants and Board giving. The Officer will lead grant proposal development, donor stewardship, prospective donor research and giving campaign design and implementation. The position will be part of the management team at the foundation. Excellent writing and communication skills a must!

For more information and to apply: Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@oceanfdn.org. Include "Development Officer" in the subject line. Deadline for applications is January 13, 2017.

 

3. Accounting Clerk (Part-Time)
Organization: The Ocean Foundation
Location: Washington, DC
 
Description:

Do you love of the ocean? Do you want to learn about global marine and coastal environments? Are you ready to be part of a team to support, strengthen and promote global organizations dedicated to preserving ocean environments around the world? The Ocean Foundation, a non-profit international community foundation is looking for an Accounting Clerk to join our team!  The position will support the accounting supervisors in processing of invoices and expenses through check processing and wire transferring, preparing and making bank deposits, maintaining master accounting files, and providing general support to accounting and program staff. English fluency a must, Spanish skills a plus!

For more information and to apply: Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@oceanfdn.org. Include "Accounting Clerk" in the subject line. Deadline for applications is January 13, 2017.

 

4. Foundation Operations Associate (Full-Time)
Organization: The Ocean Foundation
Location: Washington, DC
 
Description: Do you love of the ocean? Do you want to learn about global marine and coastal environments? Are you ready to be part of a team to support, strengthen and promote global organizations dedicated to preserving ocean environments around the world? The Ocean Foundation, a non-profit international community foundation is looking for a Foundation Operations Associate to join our team! The position will support all aspects of business operations including DC headquarter office facilities, program activities including grants management, monitoring and evaluations, and special project implementation. The position will assist marketing and fundraising campaign activities and participate in foundation and government grant proposal development. Strong planning and organizing skills a must!

For more information and to apply:  Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@oceanfdn.org. Include "Foundation Operations Associate in the subject line. Deadline for applications is January 13, 2017.

 

5. Marketing Associate (Full-Time)
Organization: The Ocean Foundation
Location: Washington, DC
 
Description:  Do you love of the ocean? Do you want to learn about global marine and coastal environments? Are you ready to be part of a team to support, strengthen and promote global organizations dedicated to preserving ocean environments around the world? The Ocean Foundation, a non-profit international community foundation is looking for a Marketing Associate to join our team! The position will support all aspects of marketing and communications including design of website and social media content, development of creative projects including newsletters, digital imaging, and implementation of marketing and fundraising campaigns. The position will coordinate the annual report design and development as well as other special projects including management presentations for speaking engagements. Excellent writing and design skills required!

For more information and to apply: Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@oceanfdn.org. Include "Marketing Associate in the subject line. Deadline for applications is January 13, 2017.

 

6. Constituent and Legislative Affairs Intern
Organization: NOAA Office of Response and Restoration
Location: Silver Spring, MD
 
Description: NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration is looking for motivated self-starters who enjoy independent as well as group work to join our team. The ideal candidate for the Constituent and Legislative Affairs internship will possess a strong academic background and the desire to immerse him or herself in the world of marine policy and the internal workings of a federal office. Major responsibilities include tracking key legislation and policy initiatives, assisting in preparation for and execution of congressional outreach events, and more. Interns are also expected to develop a project based on their interests and present on the project to the NOAA community.

For more information and to apply: http://response.restoration.noaa.gov/about/constituent-and-legislative-affairs-intern.html

 

7. Science Educator
Organization: Loggerhead Marinelife Center

Location: The Science Educator is directly responsible for the maintenance, creation, implementation, execution and volunteer training for both free and fee-based programs associated with the Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC).  The Science Educator is also responsible for evening seasonal programs and  programming for iconic LMC events.

Description: Interested applicants may submit their resume, cover letter and three (3) references to education@marinelife.org

For more information and to apply: www.marinelife.org/careers

 

8. Deckhands aboard our award winning Learning Barge floating classroom and Seasonal Rangers at our 40-acre nature park, Paradise Creek Nature Park
Organization: Elizabeth River Project
Location: Portsmouth, VA
 
Description: The spring season will run from March-June 2017 with field trips Mon-Fri. Deckhands and Rangers will educate, motivate, and mentor youth while sharing valuable knowledge pertaining to the Elizabeth River, Chesapeake Bay, Sea-level rise, and Stewardship among others.

For more information and to apply: http://www.elizabethriver.org/employment

 

9. Summer 2017 Internship Opportunity
Organization: The Center for Coastal Studies
Location: Provincetown, MA
 
Description: Intern will assist with environmental education programs, including on-site programs, off-site programs, and festivals, including CCS's signature summer week of events: Whale Week:  A Celebration of the Sea.  Interns will assist in staffing the Center's marine discovery center; designing and delivering presentations, answering questions about CCS, marine mammals and ocean conservation issues, and other general duties.

For more information and to apply: Send your resume, cover letter, and one letter of reference to Stephanie Richardson at srichardson@coastalstudies.org

 

10. Senior Program Assistant
Organization: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Science and Technology for Sustainability -- Policy and Global Affairs Division
Location: Washington, DC
 
Description: Science and Technology for Sustainability Program (STS) contributes to sustainable improvements in human well-being by creating and strengthening the strategic connections between scientific research, technological development, and decision-making. The program examines issues at the intersection of the three sustainability pillars-social, economic, and environmental-and aims to strengthen science for decision-making related to sustainability.

For more information and to apply: http://chk.tbe.taleo.net/chk06/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=NAS&cws=1&rid=8562

 

11. Lead Educator for the 2017 sailing season
Organization: Deep Green Wilderness
Location: Homeport in Seattle
 
Description: Do you love whales and working on wooden boats? Do you have a passion for using these things to teach marine conservation? Deep Green Wilderness is seeking a Lead Educator/Deckhand for our upcoming 2017 sailing season April-Oct.

For more information and to apply: http://www.deepgreenwilderness.com/employment.html

 

12. Aquarium Conservation Partnership Coordinator
Organization: Aquarium Conservation Partnership
Location: Monterey Bay Aquarium or remote
 
Description: The Aquarium Conservation Partnership (ACP) Coordinator conducts the implementation of the ACP Conservation Action Agenda by a 20-member coalition of U.S. aquariums, including a multi-aquarium plastic pollution initiative. The ACP was founded by Monterey Bay Aquarium, Shedd Aquarium and National Aquarium as a two-year (2016-17) proof-of-concept pilot designed to bring the nation's leading aquariums together to achieve collective impact for ocean and freshwater conservation. The ACP Coordinator is a FTE term position (through Dec 31, 2017) with the Monterey Bay Aquarium, but can work remotely.

For more information and to apply: https://montereybayaquarium.snaphire.com/jobdetails?ajid=hO5Z7 For more information, please contact Jayme Case, Human Resources Recruiter, jcase@mbayaq.org. 

 

 

13. Ocean Conservation Policy Manager, Monterey Bay Aquarium
Organization: Monterey Bay Aquarium
Location: Monterey, California
 
Description: The mission of the Monterey Bay Aquarium is to inspire conservation of the ocean. The Ocean Conservation Policy Manager develops and executes policy priorities to advance the ocean conservation goals of the Monterey Bay Aquarium with a focus on climate change and ocean acidification, ocean plastic pollution, and ocean conservation in California.

For more information and to apply: https://montereybayaquarium.snaphire.com/jobdetails?ajid=HQ5Z7 For more information, please contact Jayme Case, Human Resources Recruiter, jcase@mbayaq.org. 

 

14. Constituent & Legislative Affairs Volunteer Internship
Organization: NOAA's  Office of National Marine Sanctuaries
Location: Silver Spring, Maryland
 
Description: We invite you to join a dedicated and enthusiastic team at the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries where you will gain invaluable resume-building experience and an insider's perspective from the nation's leader in ocean conservation and management. The NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries conducts outreach with members of Congress and constituent groups on key issues, such as marine conservation, climate change and maritime heritage. As a volunteer intern, you will assist with constituent and congressional outreach efforts. We are looking for motivated self-starters who enjoy both independent and collaborative work. The ideal candidate for this volunteer position will possess a strong academic background and the desire to immerse oneself in the world of marine communications and the internal workings of a federal office. Please contact grace.bottitta@noaa.gov.

For more information and to apply:  http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/involved/pdfs/onms-constituent-&-legislative-affairs-volunteer-internship-dec2015.pdf

 

15. Media Relations Volunteer Internship
Organization: NOAA's  Office of National Marine Sanctuaries
Location: Silver Spring, Maryland
 
Description: We invite you to join a dedicated and enthusiastic team at the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries where you will gain invaluable resume-building experience and an insider's perspective from the nation's leader in ocean conservation and management. The Communications Team produces and distributes NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries messages through a variety of channels to a diverse audience - agency departments, news media and the public. As a volunteer intern, you will have the opportunity to participate in staff meetings; fine-tune writing, editing and proofreading skills; develop targeted media lists and media kits; learn media outreach strategies. Strong research and writing skills are a must, along with knowledge of social media trends and best practices. Please contact vernon.smith@noaa.gov.

For more information and to apply:   http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/involved/pdfs/onms-media-relations-volunteer-internship-dec2015.pdf

 

16. Destination Marketing and Outdoor Recreation Intern
Organization: NOAA's  Office of National Marine Sanctuaries
Location: Silver Spring, Maryland
 
Description:  As a volunteer intern, you will work with the Communications and Stewardship group to implement NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries Travel & Tourism Strategy and enhance visibility of responsible recreation opportunities in national marine sanctuaries. Relevant support tasks will include, but are not limited to, development of topical factsheets and articles for various audiences, outreach to travel bloggers and convention and visitors bureaus, and attendance at agency meetings. This is an exciting opportunity to explore sanctuary connections to the outdoor recreation and ecotourism industries in both public and private sectors, and assist in ensuring that ONMS place-based conservation efforts are recognized and publicized in local and interagency arenas.  Competitive candidates will have good communication skills and an interest in parks and recreation management, tourism development, or marine affairs.

For more information and to apply: Please contact chiara.zuccarino-crowe@noaa.gov
 
 
17. Associate or Full Professor to serve as Director
Organization: University of Rhode Island
Location: Kingston, RI
 
Description: Challenges facing coastal communities and ecosystems are increasing rapidly as pressures resulting from human activities continue to build (e.g. sea level rise, unsustainable fishing practices, coastal erosion, seawater inundation). Therefore, GSO is looking to grow our leadership in the use of science to inform coastal and marine development, policy, and management. We seek a dynamic scholar that will lead the CRC in efforts to provide sustainable solutions. We are looking for a bold visionary with a passion for coastal communities and ecosystems and respect for the role that science plays in informing management decisions. The successful candidate will be expected to initiate, design, and obtain funding for programs that support the CRC mission. The director will develop a long-term vision for CRC and enhance its position as a national and international leader. In addition, the director will be responsible for the strategic planning of CRC personnel and budget (currently ~$8 - 10M per year). The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to GSO's academic mission through teaching courses, conducting research and advising graduate students.
 
We invite applicants with a strong commitment to leading the CRC while engaging GSO through research and incorporating CRC work into our curriculum.
 
For more information and to apply: Applications must be completed online at the URI Human Resources webpage: Posting number F00023 https://jobs.uri.edu/postings/2043
 
18. Assistant Professor, Biological Oceanographer
Organization: University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography
Location: Narragansett, Rhode Island
 
Description: The Graduate School of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island (http://www.gso.uri.edu/) is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in Biological Oceanography.  This faculty position will be an academic-year appointment with an expected start date of September 2017.  We seek a biological oceanographer who will build a vigorous research program focused on understanding changing biological processes from the organismal to ecosystem levels.
 
For more information and to apply: The search will remain open until filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by 17 January 2017. Second consideration may be given to applications received by 15 February 2017. Applications must be completed online at the URI Human Resources webpage: Posting number F00012 https://jobs.uri.edu/postings/1943
 
19. Summer Camp Counselor
Organization: Greater Farallones Association
Location: San Francisco, CA
 
Description: The Greater Farallones Association is seeking a summer camp counselor for our Marine Explorers Camp. This is a full-time, temporary summer position with a possibility to extend past summer as a Marine Science Instructor. Note the deadline has been extended from an earlier announcement.
For more information and to apply: http://farallones.org/NewWebsite/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Summer-Camp-Counselor-Position-Description-2017-1.pdf
 
20. Climate Resiliency Specialist
Organization: County of San Mateo - Office of Sustainability
Location: San Mateo, CA
Description: $78,436.80 - $98,030.40 Annually. The County's newly created Office of Sustainability seeks well qualified applicants for the position of Climate Resiliency Specialist. We want aClimate Resiliency Specialist to empower our employees and our community members to embrace sustainability more fully and use resources more efficiently. The Climate Resiliency Specialist (CRS) is the lead staff person responsible for the coordination and implementation of the county's resilience strategy, with a focus on sea level rise vulnerability and adaptation. The CRS will enhance multi-departmental coordination and integrate resilience initiatives throughout the county and the cities of San Mateo County.  The CRS will convene a multi-departmental and multi-city leadership team and serve as the primary point of contact for the county-wide resiliency efforts, including the development of a sea level rise vulnerability assessment and adaptation framework. This effort, partially funded through a California State Coastal Conservancy Climate Ready grant, will be a collaborative effort between all the cities and the county to identify the vulnerable assets within the region and the risks present.
For more information and to apply: http://jobs.smcgov.org/climate-resiliency-specialist-open-and-promotional/job/6455169
 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Arborist/Urban Forest Manager
City of Takoma Park

The City of Takoma Park is hiring an Urban Forest Manager to start as soon as possible!  Bachelor's degree with 1-3 years of experience is required.  For more information and to apply, visit: https://www.dcjobs.com/j/t-urban-forest-manager-e-city-of-takoma-park-l-takoma-park,-md-jobs-j21198792.html

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Federal Opportunities
Park Ranger (Protection), GS-0025-05/07
Department: Department Of The Interior
Agency: National Park Service
Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s): 1 vacancies - Frederick, Maryland
Salary: $20.84 to $27.21 / Per Hour
Series and Grade: GS-0025-05/07
Open Period: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 to Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Position Information: Temporary NTE 1039 hours - Full Time
Who May Apply: United States Citizens


PROGRAM ASSISTANT
Department: Department Of Agriculture
Agency: Food Safety and Inspection Service
Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s): 1 vacancies - Washington DC, District of Columbia
Salary: $44,941.00 to $58,428.00 / Per Year
Series and Grade: GS-0344-07
Open Period: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 to Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Position Information: Permanent - Full-Time
Who May Apply: US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.


Visitor Services Assistant, GS-0303-04/05
Department: Department Of The Interior
Agency: National Park Service
Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s): 4 vacancies - Luray, Virginia
Salary: $13.84 to $15.49 / Per Hour
Series and Grade: GS-0303-04/05
Open Period: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 to Monday, January 16, 2017
Position Information: Temporary NTE 1039 hours - Full Time
Who May Apply: United States Citizens


Office Assistant (OA)
Department: Department Of Agriculture
Agency: Natural Resources Conservation Service
Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s): 1 vacancy - Richmond, Virginia
Salary: $41,791.00 to $54,332.00 / Per Year
Series and Grade: GS-0303-07
Open Period: Wednesday, January 4, 2017 to Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Position Information: Permanent - Full-Time
Who May Apply: US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.

Office Assistant (OA)
Department: Department Of Agriculture
Agency: Natural Resources Conservation Service
Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s): 1 vacancy - Richmond, Virginia
Salary: $41,791.00 to $54,332.00 / Per Year
Series and Grade: GS-0303-07
Open Period: Wednesday, January 4, 2017 to Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Position Information: Permanent - Full-Time
Who May Apply: US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.


To view the complete list of results on the USAJOBS web site, please click
View All Opportunities.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Job opportunity
Udall Foundation

The Udall Foundation’s U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution (U.S. Institute) is seeking a skilled professional to serve as a Program Associate based out of our Tucson, Arizona office. This job is a full-time, permanent, federal position in an Excepted Service Appointment.

They are looking for a dynamic, early career professional interested in the environmental, public policy, and conflict resolution fields. The successful candidate will provide support for mediation, facilitation, or training services. Projects often are complex and contentious, requiring independent thought and coordination.

The U.S. Institute is looking to fill this position by mid-January, 2017. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, with a deadline of January 3rd. A position description, with required qualifications is attached.

The U.S. Institute is part of the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation, an independent executive branch agency that promotes leadership, education, collaboration, and conflict resolution in the areas of environment, public lands, and natural resources. The position is a Program Associate at a level of compensation and responsibilities comparable to a GS-9 with opportunities for advancement. The successful candidate will be based in the Udall Foundation’s Tucson office. Travel is required for this position (up to 5 days per month on average).

Candidates may submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to:

Brian Manwaring, Senior Program Manager
U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution
520-901-8529
manwaring@udall.gov

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Job Opportunities
Feed the Future

The Feed the Future is a program of the U.S. government which focuses on improving the agriculture and the standard of living in developing countries. They have a variety of job postings open to support implementation of the U.S. Government Global Food Security Strategy.

You can find all opportunities listed here:

https://feedthefuture.gov/lp/opportunities-join-feed-future-team

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

USDA Forest Service jobs available
Rocky Mountain Region

Temporary and Permanent jobs are available in a variety of occupations such as fire, trails forestry, engineering, wildlife, recreation, fisheries, archeology and administrative support.

To learn more about these opportunities, visit: 

http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd525462.pdf

Friday, December 9, 2016

8 New Wildlife Positions Available
  1. Ecologist - U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
  2. Invertebrate Itern - USGS
  3. Biological Science Technician - U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
  4. AmeriCorps Member - Florida Department of Environmental Protection
  5. Bat Survey Research - OAU
  6. Senior Park Aide/Environmental Services Intern - California State Parks, Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area
  7. Fisheries Technician III - Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation
  8. PhD Assistantship on wading bird resource selection - Florida Atlantic University
To view more and to apply, visit:  http://careers.wildlife.org/jobseeker/search/results/
Job Announcement: Herpetologist
Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Division of Fish & Wildlife


JOB DESCRIPTION:
TITLE: Herpetologist
SUPERVISOR: Joe Rogerson
OFFICE LOCATION: 4876 Hay Point Landing Rd, Smyrna, DE 19977
SALARY RANGE: $44,755 - $51,242/year + Benefits
START DATE: March 5, 2017
WORK SCHEDULE: 37.5 hours/week M-F (occasional nights and/or weekends)


The Kent Conservation District, in cooperation with the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, is seeking a Herpetologist within the Division of Fish & Wildlife’s Species Conservation and Research Program. This program is responsible for conducting research and monitoring activities on Delaware’s wildlife (plants and animals) and developing actions to protect, conserve, and promote responsible resource management of these species for wildlife related recreational and educational opportunities.

Delaware plays a critical role in the conservation of many reptile and amphibian species. The focus of the position will be to conserve and manage these species by determining the distribution and relative abundance of reptiles and amphibians across Delaware and by developing and implementing species management plans. This position will conduct field surveys, prepare technical reports, and oversee a large volunteer network of citizen scientists that help collect information on species distribution. Surveys will also be completed to determine the extent of various factors negatively impacting herps in Delaware including ranavirus, chytrid fungus, pollutants, habitat loss, road mortality and other causes. The incumbent will also periodically assist other biologists on projects, serve on regional and national science and planning teams and technical committees, and assist with other conservation planning activities as needed. We are seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic biologist with analytical, writing, and wetland experience to join our team. 

Responsibilities:  
• Lead reptile and amphibian research and monitoring activities for Delaware. This includes capture, marking, and processing many species of herpetofauna.
• Lead investigator for managing, conducting research, and determining distribution of the federally endangered bog turtle within Delaware.
• Determine impacts of potential development on endangered herpetofauna.
• Develop/coordinate habitat management efforts for bog turtles and other rare species.
• Develop a monitoring program for herps to determine species richness and abundance across the state.
• Coordinate and lead a large team of volunteers to conduct herp monitoring work.
• Develop and implement the Delaware Herpetofauna Conservation Plan.
• Organize, process, and analyze large amounts of data.
• Ensure data is disseminated to partners in a timely manner.
• Oversee contracts.
• Work with seasonal and/or contractual staff.
• Respond to constituent concerns and conduct outreach as needed.
• Develop and administer grants ensuring various deadlines are met.
• Represent the Division of Fish and Wildlife on various technical committees.

Minimum Qualifications:
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
Possession of a Bachelors degree or higher in Life, Physical, or Applied Science or related field.
Six months experience in environmental or natural resources project management which includes planning, developing, implementing, managing and evaluating environmental or natural resources projects to ensure objectives are met.
Three years experience in analyzing and evaluating scientific data.
Three years experience in interpreting environmental laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies and procedures.
Six months experience in using an automated information system to enter, update, modify, delete, retrieve/inquire and report on data.
Six months experience in technical report writing.
Valid driver's license and willingness and ability to travel extensively throughout the state and on occasional out-of-state and overnight trips.

Preferred Qualifications:
Possession of a Master’s degree or higher in Wildlife Biology or closely related field.
Possession of scientific prominence or recognition with publication in a scientific or trade journal.
Six months experience with the capture, marking, and processing of reptiles and amphibians.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS & DEADLINE:
Please send a cover letter expressing your interest in the position, a separate letter explicitly explaining how you meet each minimum and preferred qualifications, and a copy of your resume to: Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife, Species Conservation and Research Program, 6180 Hay Point Landing Rd, Smyrna, DE 19977, Attn: Joe Rogerson or via email to
joseph.rogerson@state.de.us or via fax to (302) 653-6755 by midnight Sunday January 15, 2016. Following the deadline, applications will be reviewed and select candidates will be contacted for a required interview. 

CONTACT: Joe Rogerson, Environmental Program Manager II (302) 735-3600 or via e-mail at joseph.rogerson@state.de.us