Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The Nature Conservancy's GLOBE Program - for best consideration, apply by 1/4/16


SCA is partnering with The Nature Conservancy’s Growing Leaders On Behalf of the Environment (GLOBE) Program to offer students summer internships working for one of the field’s top organizations. If you are interested in starting a career in conservation while gaining hands-on experience with a non-profit environmental leader then GLOBE might be the program for you.

Each year, The Nature Conservancy hires under-graduate students, graduate students or recent graduates to fill over 30 paid positions during a 10-week summer internship. These positions are available throughout the country and provide a unique opportunity to bridge the gap between academics and the real-world conservation work that contribute to the health and sustainability of our world. GLOBE offers both field and office-based positions in areas including: marketing, law, policy, environmental studies, philanthropy, and government relations.

The purpose of the GLOBE program is to contribute to the diversity, size and effectiveness of the global conservation workforce as a whole and within The Nature Conservancy. SCA’s mission to empower the next generation of conservation leaders is helping place the right candidates in these GLOBE program positions.

SCA would like to make selections by January for this summer program. Interested candidates can contact Alvi Seda (below) directly to have their application fee waived and to get more information on the application process. 
  
Alvi Seda, Recruiting Coordinator for Diversity Initiatives, aseda@thesca.org
Student Conservation Association
National Office. 4245 North Fairfax Drive. Suite 825, Arlington, VA 22203
240-863-1825

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

6-8 Field Technicians – Amphibians – Apply by 1/8/16


The U.S. Geological Survey's Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative Northeast program will be hiring 6-8 student contractors/field technicians in 2016. Two (2) technicians will be hired for the spring & summer period (early March through July 2016), and four to six (4-6) technicians will be hired for the late spring & summer periods (late April through July 2016); Three technicians will have the possibility of extension for work during the 2016 fall field season (September through October).

These technicians will conduct amphibian surveys in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. The technicians will work on a team that surveys for amphibians within National Parks and National Wildlife Refuges in the Mid-Atlantic region, including work in the mountains of Shenandoah National Park.  Surveys will include wetland-associated amphibians as well as stream salamander and terrestrial salamander populations. Field work involves identifying, catching, measuring, and marking amphibians, as well as collecting water quality and environmental data. The students will be required to conduct field surveys using techniques including visual encounter surveys, dip netting, stream transect searches, temporary removal sampling, and conducting a mark-recapture study using visual implant elastomer. All fieldwork will be conducted as part of teams of 2-4 people, so a demonstrated ability and desire to work effectively with a group is imperative. Additional assistance conducting surveys and experiments involving the federally endangered Shenandoah salamander may also be required.

The position requires completion of academic coursework related to wildlife biology. Previous field experience with amphibians common in the Northeast US is highly recommended. The position requires the use of GPS units, digital cameras, and computer software for data entry and presentation (e.g. Microsoft Excel, Access). Technicians may also be asked to mark amphibians with injectable florescent elastomer and take voucher specimens related to amphibian disease studies. All of the work is outdoors, sometimes under harsh or hot conditions or in rain/snow.

The technicians need to be in good physical condition, as the job requires long hours in the field (including some night-time surveys) and hiking with up to 25 pounds of equipment for extended periods of time on rocky, steep terrain. The technicians must be willing to go on overnight field trips to Shenandoah National Park, VA, and other parks throughout the northeastern US, which will typically last 4-12 days at a time.Accommodations for overnight field work will be provided.

Technicians must be able to work at least 40 hours per week. Technicians are responsible for all costs of transportation to and from Patuxent. Government vehicles will be provided for all field work initiated from Patuxent. Housing costs are not included, but some housing may be available at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center; please contact Andrew Dietrich if you have questions. Every attempt will be made to assist technicians in finding affordable housing in the area.

Approximate wages are $13-16/hour; overtime pay is not provided. Only applicants who are current or recent students (graduated within 12 months of the position's end date) are eligible for these positions.

Principal Duty Station:
USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
12100 Beech Forest Road
Laurel, Maryland 20708-4038

To apply, send the following to Andrew Dietrich at the above address or via email (adietrich@usgs.gov; preferred) by January 8, 2016:

1) Letter of intent (please specify the time period in which you will be able to commit to this position)
2) Resume, including previous field experience, list of relevant course- work, contact information, and two or three reference contacts
3) One piece of evidence of current or recent (within past 12 months) enrollment in degree-seeking program (e.g., unofficial transcript, enrollment verification, a current registration card).  Candidates who graduated prior to July 2015 are ineligible (unless they have proof of acceptance into a graduate program beginning the following fall).

If you have questions, feel free to contact Andrew at 301-497-5842.

Paid Marine Naturalist -- San Juan Islands -- apply by 1/8/16


Outer Island Expeditions is based on Orcas Island in the heart of the San Juan Islands of Washington State, home of endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales. We also operate Orcas W.I.L.D. interpretive center and museum in Eastsound, collaborating with Cascadia Research Collective and Center for Whale Research.

We are currently hiring applicants to fill the position of Marine Naturalist for the 2016 season of April to mid-October (start and end dates flexible). Naturalists perform duties as kayak guides, deckhands on whale watching tours, interpretive center staff, and office staff. Schedules will be weighted accordingly based on applicants’ experience and aptitudes.

Kayak Naturalists independently lead tours off the north shore of Orcas Island and around Sucia Island, focusing on the coastal ecosystem and intertidal zone. We rent kayaks and canoes directly on site as well as offer the option to deliver them across the island.

Deckhands on whale watching tours are naturalists for powerboat tours, focusing on marine mammals, birds, and the ecology of the region. Deckhands are also responsible for fueling and cleaning boats before and after trips. Familiarity with vessel safety procedures, public speaking, strong communication skills, and guiding experience are strongly preferred.

We also operate OrcasW.I.L.D., an interpretive center/museum in the town of Eastsound. Naturalists operate the museum, gift shop, and additional kayak rentals in town. When working at the museum Naturalists also must maintain the touch tank and aquarium and oversee children interacting with various displays.

Responsibilities include: 
-Providing safe, educational tours to customers
-Educating the public about the birds, marine mammals, intertidal life, geology, ecology, and the natural and cultural history of the San Juan Islands.
-Daily cleaning and occasional maintenance of kayaking equipment and powerboats
-Providing safety orientations prior to each tour and rental
-Delivering kayaks across the island
-Running check-in including collecting payment and processing online transactions
-Office duties including answering phones, checking online reservations, coordinating with guides, customer service, etc.
-When guiding tours effective communication between guides and office staff is critical

Qualifications:
-CPR and First Aid Certified (before arrival)
-BS in Ecology, Wildlife Biology, Environmental Science, or related field
-Valid driver’s license
-Subject to random drug testing
-TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Card)
-Excellent customer service skills
-Strong communication and public speaking skills
-Self-motivated, enthusiastic, and strong work ethic
-Flexibility and open to an often unpredictable schedule
-Capable of working long hours in physically challenging outdoor environment (expect long hours June-August)
-Previous kayak guide experience strongly preferred
-Experience on powerboats strongly preferred

Abilities:
-Able to lift 50 lbs (capable of regularly lifting kayaks from storage racks, lifting kayaks onto truck racks, hauling kayaks, fuel, gear short distances, etc)
-Able to kayak for 6 hours
-Able to tow a kayak
-Able to communicate and work effectively with customers on the phone and in person
-Able to work independently and as part of a dynamic team 

$12/hr+ (DOE) April-October, Start and end dates flexible.

To apply send a cover letter, resume/CV, three references of past employers to outerislandx@live.com with the subject line “Marine Naturalist Application.” Join our team at one of the fastest growing marine tourism organizations in the region. This is an adventure.


Katie Dunbar
Outer Island Expeditions
outerislandx@live.com
www.outerislandx.com

Friday, December 4, 2015

LinkedIn - ENSP Alumni Network


Great news! ENSP has its very own ENSP Alumni Network group on LinkedIn

If you are interested in participating in discussions and connecting with ENSP alumni, we invite you to click on the link below to expand your network.
https://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&gid=6672125&trk=anet_ug_hm&goback=%2Egmp_6672125

94% of recruiters admit to using LinkedIn as their premier social network resource for recruiting. Social media is an essential recruitment tool across industries and creating a professional online presence will increase the chances of landing that next big internship or job.


Just getting started with LinkedIn?  Read these:

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Clean Energy Advocate


Environment America is seeking an experienced campaigner for our clean energy team to drive our campaigns for 100% renewable energy.  This person will work with our national program team, local organizers, and other key allies across the country to build momentum, expand support, and win policies that accelerate the shift to renewable energy.   
Candidates should have 5 years of relevant professional experience and a demonstrated commitment to environmental issues and to citizen-based social change as well as a track record of leadership. 
We're looking for goal-driven and results-oriented individuals who have excellent verbal, writing and analytical skills, the ability to speak persuasively in a charged atmosphere, and enthusiasm for the work. 
Please apply at: http://jobs.environmentamerica.org/apply.html and feel free to  contact Aminah Zaghab, aminah@environmentamerica.org, if you have questions.

Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA)

Youth and Family Coordinator Position


http://www.waba.org/blog/2015/12/were-hiring-youth-family-coordinator/

Apply by 12/18/15.

Feel free to contact Sarah Katz-Hyman (Wildlife Ecology and Management, 2013) if you have questions.

Friday, November 20, 2015

NPS Guides, National Mall - Apply by 11/30



Here at the National Mall and Memorial Parks we are currently advertising for numerous GS-5 career seasonal front-line interpreters. We have authorization to hire at least 16 new permanent positions with this cert, so there's an unprecedented opportunity for folks to not only apply for them, but also be very competitive.

These positions will be duty stationed at the National Mall, working at some of our nation's most beloved and iconic memorials. We're looking for interpretive rock stars who want to help us break the mold of what it means to be a 21st Century interpreter. NAMA is all about innovation and collaboration. It's an incredibly busy (29 million visitors a year) but fascinating and dynamic work environment, with tremendous opportunities for professional development and promotion through the ranks.

Energy Analyst

Aerotek.com


Job description:  Analyst will be responsible for providing analytical and organizational support to the Rebate Programs Manager by coordinating, implementing, and executing National Energy Rebate Programs. 
  • Develop planning and implementation of new projects
  • Manage project resource allocation
  • Plan and schedule project timelines
  • Perform complex data analysis using and developing advanced Excel worksheets
  • Monitor and research new energy rebate programs
  • Provide monthly, quarterly, and annual reports to staff

 Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Energy, Sustainability, Environmental, or related discipline
  • Expert in Excel
  • Data entry/analysis experience

To apply:  Qualified individuals can send resume to: Eric Abrams, erabrams@aerotek.com 

Saturday, November 14, 2015


Temporary Contract Position - apply by 11/27

From Jessica Zelt, ENSP-Wildlife, 2005:


The American Wind Wildlife Institute (AWWI) is a non-profit organization with the mission to facilitate timely and responsible development of wind energy while protecting wildlife and wildlife habitat.

Project Description

AWWI’s is seeking a temporary contractor(s) to accumulate, review, and pull pertinent data from publicly available wind-wildlife reports. The data will be stored in the American Wind Wildlife Information Center (AWWIC), a secure database containing proprietary and public data on wildlife at wind energy facilities. Deliverables include:
·         a complete list of the reports reviewed and their sources (if necessary), and
·         the completed spreadsheets with wind-wildlife data from each report.
Qualifications

Contractor(s)must:
1.       have knowledge of and access to a computer with Microsoft Word and Excel to summarize data,
2.       be able to communicate effectively in English both verbally and in writing, and
3.       be able to work for extended periods on the computer. 
A background in biology, wind energy, or wind-wildlife reports and data is preferred, but not required.

Compensation and Additional Information: The contractor(s) will be paid $20 per hour. Contract is not to exceed 450 hours. The project and contract must be completed by January 31, 2016. If interested, please send a resume, statement of interest, and at least two references to AWWI at info@awwi.org by November 27, 2015.

Friday, October 30, 2015

From the Global Marine Community listserv


Senior Associate, U.S. Oceans (Campaigning/Outreach)

  • Organization: The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Location: Washington DC
  • Description: 5+ years of advocacy and/or political campaign outreach and organizing experience. A Bachelor's degree is also required. This role is based in Washington DC and will work collaboratively with the team to establish an ecosystem-based approach to fisheries management in U.S. law and policy. This role will lead coalition-building and outreach efforts and provide strategic recommendations to promote Pew's policy objectives within the U.S. Congress and federal government agencies.
For more information and to apply:  https://jobs-pct.icims.com/jobs/4340/job


Senior Associate, Protecting Ocean Life on the High Seas

  • Organization: The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Location: Washington DC
  • Description: 5+ years of experience in the international conservation arena, with a particular focus on or familiarity with the international policy arena, including working with the U.N. is strongly preferred. A Bachelor's degree is also required. This role is based in Washington DC and will assist in developing and implementing a global campaign to advance a new international legal instrument enabling the establishment of marine protected areas and reserves on the high seas. 
For more information and to apply:  https://jobs-pct.icims.com/jobs/4326/job


Fishery Management Specialist 

  • Organization: Domestic Fisheries Division of the Office of Sustainable Fisheries
  • Location: Silver Spring, MD 
  • Description: This position is located in the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Office of Sustainable Fisheries. The Specialist will work in the Domestic Fisheries Division to implement sustainable management of U.S. federal marine fisheries under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and other related statutes and to support efforts to develop, review and implement national regulations and policies pertaining to fishery management.
For more information and to apply: http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/419084600


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From Mallory Shramek (2011)...

Program Associate

National Environmental Education Foundation


From Nicole Diven Applegate (2012)...

Customer Service Specialist

Ecobeco: COMFORT HEALTH AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY EXPERTS
http://www.ecobeco.com/jobs/


From the Global Marine Community listserv...

Seven (7) Marine Science Educator Positions

  • Organization: The Chincoteague Bay Field Station
  • Location: Wallops Island, VA
  • Description: Field Station Educator Position (5 positions available) and Adult and Family Educator Position (2 positions available) Application Due November 20th , 2015. Position Duration: February 22 to November 21, 2016 Salary: $330/week Chincoteague Bay Field Station is the residential field station of the Marine Science Consortium.  We are located near a wealth of ecologically significant and environmentally rich habitats, such as productive saltmarshes, pristine barrier island beaches, peaceful cypress swamps, and sheltering maritime forests. The Chincoteague Bay Field Station provides outstanding multi-disciplinary, educational and research opportunities that celebrate the rich natural, cultural, economic, and technological resources of the mid-Atlantic Coastal region through field-based and hands-on learning, often in affiliation with multiple public and private partners. To accomplish this mission, the Field Station provides  a unique set of educational and research experiences; expand research collaborations among member universities, NASA Wallops Flight Facility, US Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, and other public and private partners; expand and enhance programs for pre-college, university,  and adult learners.
For more information and to apply: https://msconsortium.wufoo.com/forms/2016-cbfs-educator-application/

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Junior Analyst Position

New West Technologies, LLC


There is a vacancy for a Junior Analyst position at my current company that would be great for recent alumni who want to assist with meaningful work for a government agency. The position isn't posted yet on the company's website, but interested/qualified candidates could send their resume to me: tluu@nwttech.com.

Thanks so much,

Truc-Mai Luu
ENSP-Soil, Water, and Land Resources (2010).

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Position Description


New West has successfully provided clients with innovative and effective program management and technical consulting services for the U.S. federal government, state governments, and tier-one commercial clients for nearly 20 years.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: • Assists management with the detailed tracking of data verifications and analysis. • Reports directly to Program Manager(s). • Works independently. • Abides by and adheres to all normal safety or security rules and regulations. • Reports infractions of safety or security rules and regulations. • Performs other duties as required or assigned, which are reasonably within the scope of the duties listed above. • Participates in weekly status conference calls.

Required Skills and Abilities: • Should be able to work in a fast-paced environment that requires balancing competing priorities. • In addition, candidate should have creative problem solving skills, including the ability to identify and implement innovative solutions to complex problems, especially using statistical and quantitative analysis, and ability to summarize those findings in a succinct and clearly written report. • Qualified applicants should possess excellent analytic skills as well as some writing and editing skills. • Applicant must be an energetic self-starter and able to work independently with minimal supervisory input on assigned projects. • Experience analyzing data and producing reports a must. • The employee must conceptualize, plan and implement means of achieving defined analysis tasks with little, if any, higher level of technical guidance available. • Organization, communication, customer service and a willingness to take on challenges are keys to success in this position.

Computer Equipment and Software Requirements: • Expert knowledge of MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Access is required. • Some working knowledge of GIS systems is a plus. • Intermediate knowledge of other office applications is necessary.

Education and Experience Required: • 1-3 years of relevant experience. • Bachelor’s Degree, social science or related field preferred (sociology, economics, demographics, etc.)

Monday, October 19, 2015

Education Coordinator

Washington Area Bicyclist Association

The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA) seeks a full-time Education Coordinator for our bicycle education and outreach programming dedicated to serving adults in DC region.
WABA’s education and outreach programs help adults throughout the DC region to learn to ride bikes, to ride safely and comfortably on city streets, and to use bicycles to commute to and from work. These programs create opportunities to engage with and educate adults no matter how they ride.
This position will coordinate several of WABA’s existing programs, as well as working with development staff to design, fund, and implement new ideas. WABA is a small but growing office, and on occasion, all staff are asked to assist in general WABA duties and major events.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015


DC Teaching Fellows – Early Deadline 11/9

How will you turn your background into a high-impact career in DC? 

DC Teaching Fellows trains accomplished professionals and recent college graduates to become exceptional, certified teachers for the DC students who need them most.  Residents become highly-effective teachers through intensive training and classroom-based coaching.  It’s an honor and a tremendous responsibility, which is why we hold the highest standards of effectiveness of any teacher preparation program in America. All majors are welcome to apply.

Do you have what it takes to join this elite group of educators? Learn more here – our next application deadline is Monday, November 9.  

Register to attend our upcoming October 28 webinar information session HERE.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Assistant College Program Coordinator

Organization: Chincoteague Bay Field Station, Wallops Island, VA


Description: Enjoy working with faculty and college students?  Do you like to organize people and things? Are you interested in field equipment and aquaria? Do you want to learn more about the Mid-Atlantic Coast? If so, the Assistant College Program Coordinator position might be right for you. This highly demanding, but rewarding, job best fits individuals who work well both independently and as part of a team. Candidates must demonstrate superior organization and problem solving skills, time and group management skills, and enthusiasm for education, research, and the environment. You will gain valuable program planning and coordination experience, as you assist the College Program Coordinator in running college field trips, summer courses, maintaining equipment and aquaria, and serving as a liaison to the college community. The College Program Assistant will also gain experience overseeing college summer staff, including college volunteers. You will gain valuable and diverse knowledge regarding aquarium and field equipment use and maintenance, boat crew skills and boat safety, group leadership in laboratory and field settings, time management and marine husbandry.

For more information and to apply: Parker McMullen-Bushman, Education Director, parker@cbfieldstation.org 

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND EXTENSION (UME)

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Title:  Extension Program Assistant
Functional Title:  Extension Program Assistant (Watershed Stewards)
Position Number:  121437
Category Status:  Non-Exempt, Staff Contingent II (Contract)
Unit:  AGNR-UME-Howard County

Location: UME - Howard County Extension Office, 3330 North Ridge Road, Suite 240, Ellicott City, Maryland

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
The Watershed Stewards Academy Coordinator is responsible for supporting the volunteer advisory committee, in-training and graduate Stewards, and partners including funding sources. The WSA Coordinator maintains internal and external partnerships to promote and expand the Academy with the goal of positively changing attitudes regarding ground water issues.

Responsibilities:
  •          Recruit participants into the WSA program. Setup and staff WSA table at events, marketing through various mechanisms (promotional items, newsletter, and social media).
  •         Review applications and interview Steward Candidates.
  •         Manage the 14-week training program for Stewards, including annual update of curriculum, securing and managing guest speakers, coordinating logistics for field trips, responding to Steward questions and concerns and providing guidance to ensure a positive experience, and responding to and managing the WSA Advisory Committee.
  •         Coordinate implementation of the annual class project and providing guidance and assistance to Stewards as they complete their Action Projects.
  •         Seek funding for the program, establishing partnerships and adaptively managing the program for increasing accomplishments with each successive year.
  •         Develop end of grant final reports as required.
  •         Maintain active relationship with funder(s) including regular updates, attending funder(s) meetings, etc.
  •         Coordinate with Educator to report results and impact statements in UMERS.
  •         Will recruit Advisory Committee members and work with them to support the Committee by preparing meeting announcements, agendas, background material, minutes, monthly program and financial reports, and produce an annual report
Qualifications:     

Required
  • High School Diploma or GED AND Five years’ experience performing a variety of duties in support of the teaching, demonstration, and advising work of Extension agents or in community outreach, health care, research, or social services programs.
  • If offered employment by UME, individual will be required before beginning work to obtain a background check by the State of Maryland and FBI.
Preferences         
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Two (2) years working directly with watershed related issues.
Additional Certifications:  
  •         Completion certificate from a Watershed Stewards Academy.
  •         Valid Driver’s License.

Salary & Benefits:
Salary commensurate with experience, with Hiring Range Minimum: $32,268. This is a contractual position, renewable pending performance and funding.

Application:  All candidates must apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu.   

Closing Date:  For best consideration apply by October 16, 2015.

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Community Planning Position


Kristina Carroll (2008, Environmental Restoration and Management) writes:  "I encourage those interested in applying to contact me at Kristina.carroll.2@us.af.mil for assistance through the application process. For more information about the PALACE Acquire process, please contact Kerry Williston at Kerry.williston@us.af.mil"  Applications are only accepted until 5 Oct.  

This position is open to those who have graduated within the last 2 years. The position is a PALACE Acquire position, which means that you have a 1-2 year trial period before being placed in a stable government position. There are locations throughout the US, but I work at McGuire Air Force Base in NJ.  Duties include land use planning, environmental planning, facility site planning, and airfield planning.


Eligibility Requirements:

1. Must be graduated by the start date or have graduated within the last 2 years from a nationally or regionally accredited college or university.
2. Qualified candidates will be considered in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management Pathways guidelines. You can also visit: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/index-Standards.asp for additional qualification standards.
3. Must have a degree in Community Planning or related degree.
4. Have a good academic standing (no less than 2.95 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 grading scale).
5. Meet the qualification standards of the position.
6. Provide proof of US Citizenship.

Locations:
McGuire AFB, New Jersey
Moody AFB, Georgia
Nellis AFB, Nevada
Travis AFB, California
Holloman AFB, New Mexico

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Three (3) positions for new/recent graduates

See application info in Careers4Terps if it's not included below.


1. Program Associate, Critical Issues program, American Geosciences Institute

Position Type:   Entry Level (New Graduates)

Desired Major(s):Behavioral and Social Sciences/Geographical Sciences, Behavioral and Social Sciences/Government and Politics, Behavioral and Social Sciences/Geospatial Information Sciences (GRAD), Behavioral and Social Sciences/Environmental Science & Policy,

Location: Alexandria, Virginia (United States)

Description:        The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) has an immediate opening for a Program Associate to work in our innovative Critical Issues program making impartial geoscience information more accessible to decision makers, particularly at state and local levels. This is a full-time position based at AGI headquarters in Alexandria, Va.

We seek candidates who are enthusiastic about promoting the importance of the geosciences to diverse audiences. The Program Associate will be the lead organizer for Critical Issues Forums, which are a key component of the program. S/he will work closely with the Critical Issues team to plan, organize, and publicize Critical Issues webinars, create geoscience-based content for the website, build strong audience participation in the program, and to serve all the needs of a developing program.

Candidates must be able to work collaboratively and tactfully with AGI staff and many external stakeholders; have superb organizational skills including scheduling time, tasks, and other people effectively, and paying careful attention to detail; have excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills; have strong computing skills (Word, Excel, Twitter essential; graphics and web page content management desirable); and candidates should understand the scope, content, and value of the geosciences.

Master’s or higher degree in geoscience, science communication, or science policy strongly preferred. Experience in outreach, event management, and/or science communication desired. Candidates must already be eligible to work in the United States.

To apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, salary expectations, names and contact information for three references to jobs@agiweb.org, listing “Critical Issues Program Associate” in the subject line. Review will begin on 8 September 2015; the position will remain open until filled. AGI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more information on the Critical Issues program, see http://www.americangeosciences.org/critical-issues.

The American Geosciences Institute is a nonprofit federation of geoscientific and professional associations that represent more than 250,000 geologists, geophysicists, and other geoscientists. Founded in 1948, AGI provides information services to geoscientists, serves as a voice of shared interests in the profession, plays a major role in strengthening geoscience education, and strives to increase public awareness of the vital role the geosciences play in society's use of resources, resiliency to natural hazards, and interaction with the environment. http://www.americangeosciences.org/.

Job Function:     Communication, Management/Administration, Sciences
Desired Class Level(s):   Recent Grad (up to 1 year out), Alumnus/a (beyond 1 year out)
Duration:             full-time job
Approximate Hours Per Week:  37.5 hours
Qualifications:   Master's or higher degree in geoscience, science communication, or science policy strongly preferred.
Experience in outreach, event management, and/or science communication desired.
Candidates must already be eligible to work in the United States.

2.  Program Coordinator, Chesapeake Bay Trust

Position Type:   Entry Level (New Graduates)

Desired Major(s):            Agriculture and Natural Resources, Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Behavioral and Social Sciences/Geographical Sciences, Behavioral and Social Sciences/Environmental Science & Policy, Public Policy/Environmental Policy

Location:              Annapolis, Maryland (United States)

Description:        The Chesapeake Bay Trust is seeking a qualified candidate to fill a Program Coordinator on our grants administration team. The Program Coordinator will serve as the lead for a stormwater restoration project rebate program focused on homeowners and other landowners in Prince George’s County. Duties will include soliciting, reviewing, and administering rebate requests from individual homeowners, businesses, non-profit groups and other landowners and working with our Prince George’s County partners. Site visits prior to and after rebate project completion will be required, with an anticipated average of three days office work and two days in the field per week. The Program Coordinator position will also contribute to other programs, including our environmental education work and other programs as the Program Coordinator progresses at the Trust. The position will report to the Director of Programs and Partnerships.

Established in 1985, the Chesapeake Bay Trust is a private, non-profit, grantmaking institution dedicated to promoting public awareness and participation in the restoration and protection of the Chesapeake Bay. In the past decade, the Trust has doubled its grantmaking, with current annual grant-making of $9 million. The individual will be a key member of a thirteen-person staff and his/her lead program will be a key components of a portfolio of grant programs focused on K-12 environmental education, citizen engagement, and on-the-ground restoration. The Trust embraces professional development and aims to help the successful candidate advance in his/her career, learn about the social science underpinnings of residential stormwater incentive programs, and become involved in other aspects of grant-making in watershed restoration and education.

Duties
  • Serve as lead of the Trust-Prince George’s County Raincheck Rebate Program, including:
  • Soliciting, reviewing, and administering rebate requests from individual homeowners, businesses, non-profit groups and other landowners
  • Advertising the opportunity at workshops, festivals, community events, and other appropriate venues as determined by the Program Coordinator and in cooperation with our county partners.
  • Working with homeowners and other applicants to understand the program and submit applications
  • Conducting site visits prior to and after rebate projects are completed
  • Reporting on the Raincheck Rebate Program to funding partners
  • Assist with review of small grant requests in K-12 environmental education and outreach.
  • Participate actively in the grants team at the Trust and in the Trust community.
  • As the Program Coordinator develops, as appropriate, assist or serve as lead of other Trust grant programs and initiatives.

Job Function:     Agriculture/Natural Resources/Environment, Sciences, Other
Desired Class Level(s):   Alumnus/a (beyond 1 year out)
Approximate Hours Per Week:  40
Salary Level:       $35,000 - $42,000

Qualifications:   Required Experience and Skills:
  • Minimum one year professional experience in the environment, natural resources, and/or policy fields.
  • Minimum bachelor’s degree in environment, natural resources, policy, or other closely related field.
  • Demonstrated experience with small-scale stormwater projects, such as rain gardens, rain barrels, and pervious pavement.
  • Demonstrated experience with outreach and working with diverse groups of people
  • Ability to conduct site visits to project locations submitted by grant/rebate applicants
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite of programs.
  • Ability to tackle multiple tasks in a timely and effective manner.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and in team settings in an office environment.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Personal vehicle and valid driver’s license required to facilitate site visit travel. 

3.  GIS Intern, CG/LA Infrastructure

Position Type:   Entry Level (New Graduates), Internship (Fall or Spring Part-Time)

Location:              Washington, DC, District of Columbia (United States)

Description:        Leading global infrastructure advisory group seeks intern with GIS skills for its internet startup located in Dupont .

About us:  CG/LA Infrastructure focuses on the creation of long-term value in the world's infrastructure markets. Our goal is to support the doubling of global infrastructure investment by 2020. Infrastructure is the internal framework for a country, allowing its economy and its citizens to be productive and healthy. CG/LA provides public and private sector firms with services based on over two decades of working in various infrastructure sectors in the developed and developing world.

Core services provided by CG/LA Infrastructure include the Infrastructure Leadership Forum Series, Strategic Consulting, Project Development, and Macroeconomic analysis based on proprietary tools. Together these services form a dynamic package allowing stakeholders to properly identify key market challenges and effectively develop business.

We are looking for an intern excited to use his or her technical abilities with GIS to serve an instrumental role in the constant improvement of this sophisticated platform. He or she must also enjoy the challenges that come with working in a dynamic work environment and with a rapidly growing knowledge platform.

Responsibilities:  Because CG/LA is a small firm, GIS interns are given the opportunity to take ownership of the GViP Platform through:
  • Using their experience and abilities with GIS to improve the platform’s mapping function;
  • Tackling key start-up issues like: creating client value through innovative features and technologies like GIS to drive user growth and platform utilization;
  • Collecting and compiling GIS data;
  • Inputting and converting GIS data;
  • Creating, manipulating, designing, and delivering GIS feature classes, maps, and databases as required by project developers and team members;
  • Interacting with high-level clients to insure a successful product. 

You will receive:
  • Hands-on experience with senior staff with a leading technology that will revolutionize the industry
  • Insight into the infrastructure sector and learn from visionaries in the field
  • Introductions to industry experts and thought leaders by attending our Infrastructure Leadership Forums
  • Opportunity to attend industry lectures and seminars in the DC area
  • And an awesome letter of recommendation if you are up to the task

Compensation:  Interns will receive a stipend to cover related costs:
  • Part time $100/month
  • Full time $250/month

How to Apply:  Interested candidates should send a resume and a cover letter to hr@cg-la.com noting GViP Intern in the subject line.  Thank you for your interest in becoming an intern for CG-LA Infrastructure.

Job Function:     Computer Science/Statistics, Engineering, Research
Duration:             Four Months
Approximate Hours Per Week:  20-40
Salary Level:       Stipend: Part time $100/month Full time $250/month

Qualifications: 
  • Undergraduate student in their final year, or graduate student, with background in Business, Marketing, Economics, Engineering or Computer Science
  • Experience and significant comfort with GIS, either from previous academic or professional experience
  • Spanish or Portuguese desirable
  • Exceptional oral and writing communications skills
  • Capacity to operate and interact with high-level executives
  • Ability to work independently and in a group setting
  • High-level research and organizational skills
  • Must be highly organized, detailed oriented, self-motivated and able to work in a dynamic and fast
  • paced environment