Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Outreach and Education, Planning Specialist (Grade 23) 

Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection -- apply by 8/9


Salary Range: $56,387 - $93,396

This position is part of the outreach team of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Division of Environmental Policy & Compliance, responsible for developing and implementing various outreach and education activities supporting the Division's programs focused on sustainability, energy, trees and forests, and other environmental activities. The successful candidate must have the ability to work in a collaborative environment within a large organization with multiple priorities.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Outreach support for program managers on short and long-term projects, including development of promotional materials, in-person and online communication campaigns, videography and photography, social media content and contract management.
  • Creating, designing and implementing visual communication campaigns, including advertisements, brochures, displays, signage, PSAs, and websites.
  • Program support for direct communication with the public through presentations, public events, fairs, festivals and other speaking engagements.
  • Content development, writing and copy editing for the My Green Montgomery (https://mygreenmontgomery.org/) educational website, social media sites and promotional materials.

The successful candidate must have experience in campaign design and marketing, social media engagement and other communication strategies and tools, and be able to use this understanding to engage Montgomery County residents, businesses, and DEP partners in the mission of DEP. The candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills, including superior writing, copy editing and proofreading ability. Experience in Adobe Creative Suite, photo and video editing, a plus. Experience in environmental programs and a passion for environmental issues, while not a requirement, is a plus.

This position requires the ability to attend meetings or perform work at locations outside the office, and occasional weekend and/or evening work may be required.

To view the complete job posting and submit an application, please visit  www.montgomerycountymd.gov/careers and then click on “Search Jobs.”

The Requisition Number is IRC22502. This Recruitment Closes August 9, 2016.

All resume submissions must address the preferred criteria for the position, which are listed in the full advertisement, preferably in a separate section of the resume.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the *Resume Tips and FAQs* on the Office of Human Resource’s Careers webpage for important information about the County’s application requirements and process.


EOE. M/F/H

Volunteer Engagement Assistant

Casey Trees   


Reports to:  Erica Young, Volunteer Coordinator

Job Summary:  Casey Trees, a nonprofit dedicated to restoring, enhancing and protecting the tree canopy of Washington, D.C., seeks a Volunteer Engagement Assistant to assist our Education team with volunteer programming and educational events.

Responsibilities include:      
  • Assist with the preparation, and coordination of volunteer tree plantings, tree care and tree pruning events
  • Be present at volunteer and education events; interact with Casey Trees constituents
  • Assist in managing program registration and logistics of volunteer activities  
  • Prep communications with partners and volunteers
  • Assist in management of volunteer programs
  • Update volunteer tracking mechanisms
  • Assist with the follow-up of volunteer events
  • Be a representative of Casey Trees at events
  • Assist with programming and education classes
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
  • Experience with volunteer programming and strategic volunteer engagement
  • Must be able to work with adults and children of varying ages
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must have excellent organization skills.
  • Must love working outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Strong Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) skills.
  • Enthusiastic with a positive attitude and strong work ethic; good sense of humor appreciated.
  • Demonstrated interest in Casey Trees’ mission.
  • Prior experience in the nonprofit sector highly desirable.
  • Available to work evenings on occasion.

Position duration and compensation:
  • The position will start the second week in August 2016 and end in December 2016.
  • This is a 32-40 hour per week position at $13 per hour.
  • The Volunteer Engagement Assistant will work Tuesday through Saturday.

To Apply:  Please email the following items to Erica Young, Volunteer Coordinator at jobs@caseytrees.org: 
  • Letter of interest
  • Résumé
  • Availability including start date
  • Contact information for three references
  • Enter position title only into email subject line. 

Applications are accepted until position is filled. No telephone or email inquiries please. 

Casey Trees is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Education Logistics Assistant

Casey Trees  


Reports to:      Volunteer Coordinator

Job Summary:  The Education Logistics Assistant will assist the volunteer engagement team with administrative and logistics tasks related to our fall 2016 tree planting events.

Responsibilities include:
  • Assist with the preparation and planning of volunteer and education events
  • Assist in managing program registration and logistics of volunteer activities  
  • Oversee the logistics prep and follow up of all education and volunteer events
  • Prep communications with partners and volunteers
  • Update volunteer tracking mechanisms
  • Be a representative of Casey Trees at events
  • Assist with programming and education classes
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
  • Must be able to work with adults and children of varying ages
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must have excellent organization skills.
  • Must love working outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Strong Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) skills.
  • Enthusiastic with a positive attitude and strong work ethic; good sense of humor appreciated.
  • Demonstrated interest in Casey Trees’ mission.
  • Prior experience in the nonprofit sector highly desirable.
  • Available to work evenings on occasion.  

 Position duration and compensation:
  • The position will start the second week in August 2016 and end in December 2016.
  • This is a 32-40 hour per week position at $13 per hour.
  • The Education Logistics Assistant will work Tuesday through Saturday.

To Apply:  Please email the following items to Erica Young, Volunteer Coordinator at jobs@caseytrees.org.
  •  Letter of interest
  • Résumé
  • Availability, including start date.
  • Enter “Education Logistics Assistant” into email subject line.

Applications are accepted until the position is filled. No telephone or email inquiries please.   Casey Trees is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Learn how to apply

Federal Jobs


DC Eco Women is partnering with The Society of Conservation Biology’s DC Chapter,  SCB in DC, to offer you an engaging skills training opportunity on applying for federal jobs!

  • WhenWednesday, June 8, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
  • Where: Friends Meeting House, 2111 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
  • Note: This is a co-ed event.

Our presenter, Corliss Jackson is an expert consultant on the Federal Government’s hiring process. She launched Federal Job Results, which provides guidance to individuals who are seeking Federal employment, as well as consulting with various Federal Government agencies about their recruiting and hiring practices. After the seminar she will be selling and signing her new book, Cracking the Federal Job Code.

Purchase tickets and RSVP using the following link 

Southern Teachers: 

Science Teachers Needed!


Since 1902, schools have trusted Southern Teachers to help them find great teachers, and as a result they pay for our work.  Consequently, our services are entirely free to you.  We have over 150 openings for science teachers at private & independent K-12 schools around the South. Go here for a list of current science openings.


Read more about Southern Teachers and our services for all majors and disciplines here.

Note that independent schools do not necessarily require teacher certification.  Therefore, these schools can hire recent college graduates who have not gone through a teacher-training program.
Interested teacher candidates should apply via our website.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Good listservs / blogs for recent grads


Social science grads - College of BSOS Blog

Non-profit jobs sector - Ideaslist.org

Wildlife Ecology grads - The Wildlife Society listserv


Marine and Coastal Management grads - Seven Seas


Conservation jobs, broadly speaking - Conservation Job Board and Ecolog


Finally, don't forget the ENSP Jobs Boards and Post-graduate internship opportunities.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Field GIS, 6-month post-grad internship

Southeast Conservation Corps - Great Smokey Mountains NP 


The Southeast Conservation Corps is seeking folks that know how to use a GPS and a computer, and are extremely capable in off-trail hazardous terrain.  Please note this particular position has an arduous duty work capacity certification.

The AmeriCorps recruit will work 40 hours/week on a Monday through Thursday schedule (4/10). Primary duties include researching, developing, presenting, and evaluating Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS) data used for water and hydrology resource management in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

The member will assist planners and resource managers in creating and evaluating data used by the park to ensure National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance as well as effective use and management of spatial and non-spatial data in support of park fisheries and water quality management operations. The member will also assist park staff in integrating planning and maintenance GIS data in other aspects of park operations, Wildlife, Fisheries Management, and Hydrology. This includes collection, development and deployment of data which supports visitor services such as campground facilities, Emergency Action Plans (EAP), trail maintenance, emergency spill response, real-time wildlife tracking, Search and Rescue, Cultural Resource Preservation, Environmental Impact Statements, and transportation planning. 

The goal of this project is to provide the park with a comprehensive inventory and assessment of park water resources. The focus of this project will be off-trail assessment of stream and stream corridor habitat assessment for the purpose of defining park streams for fisheries and water quality management. Most of the project time will involve navigation in some of the most difficult, steep, and dense vegetation areas of the park performing GPS stream assessments where no person has ever seen them before.

Primary Functions of Position:
  • Develop and Deploy daily travel maps using GIS software;
  • Operate GPS and photo equipment;
  • Perform Biologic, Hydrologic, and Geomorphologic stream assessments;
  • Perform data entry into a GIS;
  • Serve as members of the Search and Rescue Team

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Must have own transportation & a valid driving license (*no moving violations allowed) · Paid or unpaid experience with GIS and/or GPS and/or Databases · Paid or unpaid experience in the natural resource or environmental field · Strong interest in environmental natural resource conservation and civil planning or engineering · Must be able to work as a member of a diverse and complex team · Able to work independently and take leadership on goal accomplishment · Capable of working with people from diverse backgrounds · Solid organizational and leadership skills · Commitment to honesty, excellence and professionalism · Ability to quickly assimilate new technology · Strong technical writing skills · Above-average computer skills · Ability to hike long distances in adverse weather · Ability to stand for long periods of time while performing surveying operations · Strong attention to detail and accuracy ·Ability to navigate in very, very steep terrain, climb steep stream channels·Carry a 45lb pack three miles in 45 minutes·

Optional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: State or higher-recognized emergency medical training such as EMT, Medic, WFR · State or higher-recognized emergency response training such as “Red Card”, FEMA, Aviation · Verifiable climbing experience

Work dates:  Aug 15 - Nov7 2016
Housing:  Park housing provided

To apply:   Visit http://www.southeastconservationcorps.org/join/americorps-adult-conservation-programs/ and click the ‘General Internship Positions’ section to APPLY NOW and complete the application process. Specify that you are interested in the GIS internship when asked what program you have the most interest in.

Coordinator of Green Housing Program - apply by 5/13

UMD Office of Sustainability


The Office of Sustainability is hiring a Coordinator of Green Housing programs.  The Coordinator will develop, pilot, scale and manage programs that engage students living in residence halls, fraternity/sorority chapter houses and the departmental staff who work with these populations in sustainable behaviors and create a culture of sustainability in these residential communities.

The Coordinator will develop and oversee two new green housing programs: the Green Chapter Program in the Department of Fraternity/Sorority Life (DFSL), and the Green Challenge Program (already in development) in the Department of Resident Life (DRL). This position will interact with and/or advise staff and students in DRL and DFSL, and will collaborate as needed with staff in various offices, including but not limited to Living/Learning Programs, Facilities Management, and Residential Facilities.

This is a twelve-month contractual position with funding for two years and prospect of continuing funding for additional years based on the successful implementation of programs.

The posting can be found here: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/42300.

Best consideration date is Friday, May 13 and we will be conducting interviews shortly after.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Hiring: 

Env Studies & Sustainability Office Program Coordinator

Colgate University


Colgate University is pleased to announce a full-time position for a qualified individual to be the university's Environmental Studies & Sustainability Office Program Coordinator.  This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to Colgate’s nationally recognized and growing environmental studies and sustainability programs.  

To learn more about the position and to apply, click here and follow directions: https://careers.colgate.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp

Please share widely.

The Montgomery County GreenFest

  • Saturday, April 30, 2016
  • 11am - 4pm
  • The Takoma Park Community Center, 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912
  • Free! 

On April 30, the 2nd Annual Montgomery CountyGreenFest is taking over 2 blocks of Takoma Park with music, films, speakers, exhibitors and workshops all focused on building community and improving our environment. 

GreenFest has activities for all ages!
  • Join a nature photography walk with local artist Joanne Miller
  • Watch the award winning environmental documentary, E.O. Wilson: Of Ants and Men
  • Relax to the sound of local musicians at the outdoor stage
  • Bring the kids for tree climbing with Montgomery Parks, arts and crafts, a book reading and the electric vehicle show
  • Explore the more than 80 exhibitors and vendors
  • Get inspired! EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will be a featured speaker. She will be joined by the County Executive and other local dignitaries
  • Attend a workshop on backyard chickens, beekeeping, composting or lawn care
  • Check out our panel discussions on transportation, energy and the sharing economy
  • Grab a bite to eat at a food truck 

For the latest info and updates on the schedule, visit montgomerycountygreenfest.org.  Add GreenFest to your calendar: http://bit.ly/1OKAFW9

Montgomery County will provide sign language interpreters and other auxiliary aids or services upon request — with as much advance notice as possible, preferably at least three (3) business days before GreenFest. Contact Jessica Jones at 240-777-7753 (voice) or send a request to askdep@montgomerycountymd.gov. Taking these steps will help us have sufficient time to best meet your needs. 

The Montgomery County GreenFest is brought to you by Montgomery County Government, Montgomery Parks, the City of Takoma Park, WSSC, Silver Spring Green, Poolesville Green, Green Wheaton, Bethesda Green, the University of Maryland Extension, City of Rockville, City of Gaithersburg, Montgomery County Public Schools and Montgomery College. Hope to see you there!