Thursday, August 27, 2015

For recent grads:

Student Services Contract Position - US EPA

A student services contracting position has recently opened up in the National Center for Environmental Assessments and it may be a great opportunity for someone just graduating and looking to get their foot in here at the EPA. I'd be happy to help with any students looking to apply. Please feel free to contact me if you need any more information. I would love to see more Terps in my office =+) 

Here's the link:

Naseera H. Bland
B.S., Environmental Science and Policy, Land Use (2014)
University of Maryland, College Park

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Environmental Underwriter - AIG - Philadelphia

Dan Weber (Politics and Policy, 2007) writes, "I currently have a job opening in my office for an environmental underwriter - please share with the ENSP alumni - the link to the posting is below"

Rather than apply online, interested candidates should email me directly ( [at] with their resume since I am the hiring manager.  

Ultimately, I am looking for someone with a few years work experience, the ability to analyze complex environmental liability exposures, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and a desire to work in sales.  

Moving to California to work in the energy sector?

Sara Kamins (Politics and Policy, 2003) has sent the following information for job-seekers.

Thanks, Sara!

Intern, Maps (Fall) - Temporary, Full-time

National Geographic Magazine

Summary -- National Geographic magazine is seeking a talented intern to contribute to and learn about the production of maps. The intern will work closely with graphic editors to learn about the development of and production processes for maps and graphics in the magazine or online.

  1. Collaborate with graphic staff in the design and production of maps and information graphics for use in print, tablet or on the web. These duties may include processing spatial data, researching data sources, map compilation, production and design, and and generating relief for maps.  (80%)
  2. Help develop story ideas by researching science, wildlife, geo-political, cultural, and historical topics.  (10%)
  3. Experience firsthand how the magazine is produced.  (5%)
  4. Learn how to operate effectively in a professional office environment by attending meetings, corresponding with external partners and consultants, working both independently and collaboratively, and troubleshooting software and data problems.  (5%)
  5. Responsibility percentages may vary depending on business needs
Related Field of Study -- Applicant should be a college junior, senior, or graduate student pursuing a degree in geography, cartography, GIS, or related major. Recent graduates are also eligible.

Knowledge and Skills Required -- Superior organizational skills, ability to juggle multiple projects at once, and acute attention to detail are required.  Have an eye for design, interest in journalism, and visual storytelling. Experience using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign CS6 on Macintosh platform. Experience using ArcGIS: familiarity with data editing and creation, knowledge of relational databases and attribute tables, knowledge of geoprocessing functions (ArcToolbox). Familiarity with HTML-CSS, Javascript, After Effects, Adobe Edge and/or Natural Scene Designer a plus. Prior internship, and experience working on a publication (such as school newspaper or website) preferred but not required.

Additional Submission Requirements 
  • Submit a cover letter detailing your background and why you want to be a journalistic cartographer.
  • Submit a portfolio of 5 samples reflecting a variety of work in cartography. Information graphics are a plus.
National Geographic's headquarters is located in the heart of Washington, D.C. In addition to a unique and dynamic work environment, National Geographic offers its employees a comprehensive benefits package, including health and dental benefits, generous vacation and leave time, a 401(k) plan, and flexible work options.  Please visit our careers site at to view this job as well as our full listing of career opportunities.  National Geographic is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Temporary - Full-Time - Limited-Term/Project Position

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Several openings - The Solar Foundation

The Solar Foundation has several job openings that they are looking to fill in the next few weeks. Descriptions are  located on their website 

Agency Name:
Mass. Dept. of Fish and Game
Official Title:
Wildlife Technician III
Functional Title:
Western District Wildlife Technician
Full-Time or Part-Time:
Salary Range:
$40,539.72 to $55,239.60 Annually
Bargaining Unit:
Number Of Vacancies:
Facility Location:
Division of Fisheries & Wildlife,  Western District Office,                              88 Old Windsor Road, Dalton, MA 01226
Application Deadline:
Apply Online:
Posting ID:

This position is funded from the Commonwealth's annual operating budget.
The Department of Fish and Game, Division of Fisheries and Wildlife, seeks qualified applicants for the position of Wildlife Technician.

The Wildlife Technician (Wildlife Technician III) assists biologists and scientists by performing a variety of tasks associated with fisheries and wildlife management, data collection, habitat management, wildlife-related public recreation, public access to state-owned conservation lands, equipment operation and maintenance, education, licensing, law enforcement and public relations.

The basic purpose of this work is to contribute to the protection and management of the state’s diversity of plants and animals, their habitats, and the public’s ability to access and enjoy wildlife resources. The Wildlife Technician is assigned to the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife’s Western District Office in Dalton, MA.

Under the direction of the District Manager, Wildlife and Aquatic Biologists, the Wildlife Technician III:

Assists District Manager and Biologists in coordination of District activities. Prioritizes, manages and supervises assigned projects.

Provides functional direction to Wildlife Technician I & II, students, volunteers and/or other employees of a lower grade through advice, work assignments, instruction, and review. Incumbents may participate in the training and mentoring of new employees.

Collects various environmental and biological data, including conducting surveys and census information.

Compiles, organizes and enters data into database, and performs basic statistical functions for analysis by Biologists. Prepare summaries of data for others’ use in fish and wildlife population monitoring and management. Assists others in compliance determinations, monitoring, and conservation efforts; assist in various projects, performing activities such as population monitoring, tagging and banding.

Perform field investigations to determine compliance with conditions of environmental permits

Maintains, performs minor repairs, and set-up power equipment and apparatus for collection of samples/data; operate a variety of hand and power tools and equipment (e.g., chain saws, motors, pumps, nets, etc.).

Provide support and supervise the construction and repair of nesting structures. Assists as needed in maintaining and enhancing habitats by constructing and repairing nesting structures and using a variety of equipment, including brush cutters, backhoes and bulldozers, to preserve and protect the state’s natural resources while promoting a well-rounded and diverse community of plants and animals.

Handles animal complaints by providing technical assistance by telephone or by making site visits and intervening in the best interest of the public and the resource.

Serves as a resource for the public regarding wildlife issues or questions; educate, inform, and address the public’s concerns regarding interpretation of rules and regulations; lead tours of facilities; and coordinate volunteers to help build awareness of conservation and protection and to promote the state’s wildlife and natural resources. Assist in preparation of public information and education and participate in its dissemination.

Transports and distributes fish and game (i.e., pheasants, quail, hare, and hatchery raised fish) to provide the public with hunting, fishing, and wildlife viewing recreational opportunities.

Performs routine preventative maintenance on vehicles and equipment; and perform general maintenance activities for buildings and grounds to contribute to the safety, effectiveness, and lifespan of the equipment or facilities; Performs related duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Applicants must have at least (A) 3 years of full-time or equivalent part-time, experience in work associated with fish or game management, of which (B) at least one year must have been in a supervisory or professional capacity.

Substitutions:  I. A Bachelor’s degree with a major in fisheries or wildlife technology, fisheries or wildlife management, or fisheries, marine or wildlife biology or a related field may be substituted for 2 years of the required non-supervisory experience.

II. A Master’s degree with a major in fisheries or wildlife technology, fisheries or wildlife management or fisheries or wildlife biology may be substituted for an additional year of the (A) non-supervisory experience.

Incumbents may be required to have a current and valid motor vehicle driver’s license at a class level specific to assignment.

Preferred Qualifications: While performing these duties, Wildlife Technicians are regularly required to stand and walk for long periods of time, bend, handle materials and tools or equipment, and reach with hands and/or arms. Incumbents are occasionally required to sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Incumbents must occasionally lift, carry, push, or pull up to 50 pounds with or without assistance and with or without the use of devices and/or equipment to assist in the lifting effort.

Knowledge of basic principles and techniques of fisheries and wildlife biology.
General working knowledge of all division programs.
Ability to convey complex concepts of fisheries and wildlife management to the general public
Knowledge of hunting and fishing rules and regulations of the state.
Willingness and ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions.
Ability to perform basic mathematical formulas to analyze data.
Basic understanding of routine operations of Fisheries and Wildlife Districts and Hatcheries.
Ability to supervise employees.
Ability to operate heavy equipment, boats, and motors and use hand and power tools.
Ability to use a computer to enter data and produce written documents.
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to maintain accurate records.
Ability to work independently and in a team setting.

Incumbents are required to have a current and valid motor vehicle driver’s license at a class level specific to assignment.

How To Apply: Interested persons should respond in writing, accompanied by a resume, cover letter, and a Commonwealth of Massachusetts Application for Employment, no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date to:

Johanna Zabriskie, Director of Human Resources, Department of Fish and Game
251 Causeway Street, Suite 400, Boston, MA 02114

Resumes will not be considered without an application. Applications are available on the Department of Fish and Game website at under Employment Opportunities. You may also request an application be sent to you. Please reference the Posting ID on all correspondence. Please submit a separate resume and cover letter if applying for multiple job postings.

The Department of Fish and Game, is an affirmative action employer. This document is available in other formats to accommodate the needs of individuals with disabilities.

Agency Web Address:

The Commonwealth acts in good faith to affirmatively recruit a diverse population. If you wish to self-identify, please click on the links below. Completing this form is voluntary. If you choose to self-identify, please note that all Affirmative Action and Disability data is kept in a confidential file.

Link to Disability Form (return this form to the ADA Coordinator listed below)
Link to the Veterans Forms (return this form to the Diversity Officer listed below)
Diversity Officer/ADA Coordinator: Johanna Zabriskie, 617-626-1599

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Program Associate Position

Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium
1302 Main Street
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819

The Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium seeks a qualified individual to assist the education
team in a variety of science program areas for one full year. This is Jaclyn Mertz's (Wildlife Ecology and Management, 2014) old position and she would be happy to talk to you about it if you're interested: jac589 [at]

Position Title: Science Educator, AmeriCorps Service Member

Position Description: As an AmeriCorps Member Program Associate, you will share
responsibility for providing and developing educational programs to students and the
general public. Duties will include planetarium-based program design and presentations,
outdoor astronomy programming, and other educational programming and initiatives as
assigned. As part of the Museum’s science education team, your goal is to inspire
wonder in the natural world for Museum visitors.

The right candidate is a self-starter who has experience working with kids, working with
a public audience, is both familiar with and comfortable spending time in the out-ofdoors,
is a problem-solver, thinks quick on their feet, is patient and supportive of the
visitors we serve, is (or strives to be) a creative educator, and is committed to clear and
effective communication. Interest in natural history is a plus.

Length of Service: Full time position completing 1700 total hours, to be served from
September 2015 through August 2016. Can be a two-year position, subject to renewal by
the Executive Director.

Living allowance: Is a stipend through AmeriCorps that includes health insurance and an education award:

Schedule: Tuesdays through Saturdays

Application Deadline: August 15, 2015

Please submit resume and contact information for three professional references, to:

Leila Nordmann, Director of Programs at
Or mail to:
Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium
1302 Main Street
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819

Global Reptile Assessment Internship -- International Union for Conservation of Nature

An intern is needed to prepare Red List extinction risk assessments and digital species distribution maps as part of the ongoing Global Reptile Assessment, an initiative to evaluate the conservation status of every species of reptile. Beginning in late August, this internship will support work underway to assess the nearly 1,000 species of snakes and lizards found in Australia.

LOCATION:  The internship will be based in the IUCN-CI Biodiversity Assessment Unit at 2011 Crystal Drive, Suite 500, Arlington, VA 22202, USA.

STIPEND:  The intern will be paid a monthly stipend of USD 1,000.


• Identify and extract data from field guides and academic literature on individual species’ distribution, population status, natural history and threatening processes.

• Using IUCN’s Species Information Service database, in which training will be provided, enter data into species accounts.

• Using ArcMAP software (in which training will be provided as necessary), prepare digital maps for a subset of the snakes and lizards of Australia, and calculate estimates of distributional extent.

• Providing additional support for ongoing Global Reptile Assessment work as requested, including calculating distributional extent and completing attribute fields for assessments and maps prior to final publication on the Red List.

• There may be some opportunity to liaise with specialists (mainly authors of academic papers) as necessary to follow up on issues that may be uncertain from text or maps.


• A basic understanding of ecological science is desirable; familiarity with scientific writing will be helpful. 

• Prior experience in using GIS software is advantageous, but training will be provided in the necessary mapping standards and software. 

• Good general knowledge of Australian geography will be helpful; knowledge of the region’s herpetology will be particularly well-regarded. 

• Good attention to detail

Two Full-Time Paid Internships -- Alliance to Save Energy

The Alliance toSave Energy has positions for two full-time, paid internships August 17, 2015 through December 11, 2015.  Read about the Policy and Research Internship and the Grants & Development Internship and apply here.  Both positions pay $11 an hour.

Public Policy Internship - National Audubon Society - Paid, Full-Time, Fall 2015 - Apply by 8/14 

The National Audubon Society invites recent graduates or students pursuing graduate or legal studies to apply for our Public Policy Internship in Washington, DC. Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon’s mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action. 

Policy interns in the Washington, DC office will be managed and supervised by the National Field Director for Audubon. He will oversee their internship experience by mentoring interns on environmental public policy, assigning projects, and coordinating schedules. Policy interns in our DC office will gain real world practical experience that will also compliment their scholastic pursuits in conservation, public policy, communications or related fields. 

The internship experience is custom-tailored to give interns skills that match their career goals. Internships are full-time paid positions and housing is not provided. 

Major issues covered by Audubon's DC Office include:
·                     Global Climate Change and Renewable Energy
·                     Endangered Species
·                     Farm Bill and Private Lands Conservation
·                     Arctic National Wildlife Refuge & Other Alaska Issues
·                     Ecosystem Restoration including the Gulf Coast, Colorado River Basin, Everglades and more
·                     Conservation Programs Funding--Federal Appropriations
·                     Public Lands Advocacy 
·                     Volunteer Mobilization, Advocacy
·                     Use of Social Media and Online Advocacy platforms

Essential Functions:

Audubon's Public Policy Office is a dynamic, well-respected leader in environmental advocacy. Interns are mentored by Audubon's highly skilled lobbyists, policy advocates, and grassroots team. Through this experience, interns will develop a range skills that includes lobbying, policy, and outreach.

Expand your Wings at Audubon and learn how to:
·                     Conduct policy research and track bills moving through Congress
·                     Gather and analyze information about priority Audubon policy issues
·                     Write summaries of bills and administrative rules as well as educational fact-sheets for distribution to Audubon's networks
·                     Gain exposure to Audubon’s grassroots outreach programs and methodology
·                     Attend congressional hearings, help draft testimony, and accompany Audubon lobbyists and activists from the field on visits to congressional offices
·                     Represent a large conservation organization in meetings with other environmental groups
·                     Develop background information on Audubon priority issues and participate in Hill "drops"
·                     Prepare briefing materials and develop public presentation skills

Qualifications and Experience:
·                     Undergraduate degree (or will have completed degree by start date)
·                     Currently pursuing an advanced degree in Environmental science, Political science, Conservation Policy/Management is strongly desired
·                     Candidates with relevant experience in conservation policy, environmental science, public policy research, political campaigns or congressional internship and environmental law preferred
·                     Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
·                     Strong verbal and written communication skills
·                     Interested in environmental advocacy
·                     Ability to handle research assignments, manage multiple tasks simultaneously and work independently

Cover letter and resume are due by August 14. Apply here.


My office is looking for an LC to handle the energy, environment, ag, and transportation portfolio.  This is an entry level position in a Senate office, but the position is exposed to a lot of policy work, including developing ideas, helping write legislation, crafting vote recommendations, writing memos to the Senator, etc. I'm happy to talk with anyone who's interested. 

Lisa Hummon-Jones, lisahummon [at]
ENSP/Environmental Economics, 2001.

Job Referral Number: 222890

LEGISLATIVE CORRESPONDENT -- Democratic Senator seeks highly motivated Legislative Correspondent to handle the energy, environment, agriculture and transportation portfolio in a fun, fast-paced, team-oriented working environment. Primary duties include conducting research and drafting responses to constituents’ letters on a tight timeline. Other important duties include providing assistance to senior staff, drafting memos for the Senator, developing policy ideas, and meeting with constituents and interest groups. We place a high value on our LCs. They are an integral part of the team and are involved in all aspects of the office. Exceptional writing, communication, and organizational skills are essential. Relevant issue experience is required and previous Hill experience is recommended. Delaware ties are a plus. 

Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to indicating job referral number in the subject line.

ICF International

A few positions came up on my ENERGY STAR team at ICF international. If anyone is interested they should contact me (JKulp32 [at] and check out the job postings on our web page. The job numbers are listed below:

·           Federal Energy Efficiency Programs/ Implementation Support/ Research Assistant, Washington, DC (Job Number: 1500002073)
·           Product Development and Program Support for Federal Energy Efficiency Programs, Washington, DC (Job Number: 1500002343)
·           Energy Efficiency Specification Development Lead, Washington, DC (Job Number: 1500001928)

Thanks!  Jennifer Kulp, ENSP/Society and Environmental Issues, 2013